Nepal and India Overland Overview

Join Intrepid on the ultimate adventure travel experience in Nepal and India. From Kathmandu, travel into the heart of India and visit the coast before returning to Nepal.

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The ultimate adventure travel experience in Nepal and India

Journey Overland through the amazing lands of Nepal and India, taking in the colourful cultures, impressive icons and stunning sights along the way. Experience the very best of these two countries - from the busy cities filled with animated people, crowded bazaars and commercial enterprise, to the small, remote villages where a slow-paced rural life endures. Be awed by the immense beauty of the Taj Mahal, the warm glow of a Goan sunset and the displays of faith around every corner in Varanasi. Escape the heat in the cool climate of Darjeeling plantations, cruise the waters of Kerala, try to spot tigers and elephants in national parks and embark on an exciting safari into the desert. Mix with local children, pilgrims, market traders, tribal people and farmers and see the heart and soul of India and Nepal in these proud people. This adventure travel experience delivers many moments of breathtaking beauty and thrilling fun - don't miss the chance to see the very best of Nepal and India.

  • Admire the exquisite palaces of Jaipur
  • Behold the beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Dive into the chaos of Delhi
  • Explore the historic streets of Kathmandu
  • Get spiritual in Varanasi
  • Laze on the beaches of Goa
  • Mix it up in Mumbai
  • Sleep under the stars in the Thar Desert

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Finish:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 21
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Beach hut (1 nt), Bush camp (no facilities) (6 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (12 nts), Guesthouse (9 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (49 nts), Houseboat (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    4x4, Camel, Overland vehicle, Train
  • Included activities:

    Agra - Guided Taj Mahal tour, Agra - Red Fort, Agra - Rickshaw ride, Ajanta - Guided Buddhist Caves visit, Bandhavgarh NP - Tiger Safari, Bikaner - Karni Mata Rat Temple, Chitwan NP - 20,000 Lakes wetland area, Chitwan NP - Elephant Safari, Ellora - Guided Caves & Rock Temples visit, Gangtok - Rumtek Monastery, Ganpati Temple, Goa - Guided Old Goa tour, Hampi - Guided village tour, Jaipur - City tour, Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri, Jaisalmer - Overnight Camel Safari, Jodhpur - Megerangarh Fort & Palace, Karmi Farm - Charity Clinic visit, Khajuraho - Guided temple tour, Kochi - Fort Kochi boat tour, Kochi - Kathakali performance, Madurai - Kanyakumari visit, Madurai - Sri Meenakshi Temple, Mahabalipuram - Shore Temples & Pagodas, Mysore - Maharaja's Palace, Orissa Tribal Area - Guided village & market tours, Puri - Konark Sun Temple, Tirupati - Sri Venkatesvara Tirulalai Temple, Trichy - Roch Fort & Sri Ranganathaswamy Temples, Varanasi - Ganges boat trip

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    2509kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. With increasing concerns about tourists embarking on tribal safaris, the government of Orissa has imposed strict rules for trips to areas inhabited by tribal groups. As a result, the Orissa part of our itinerary has changed and we will now stay in hotels, lodges, or campgrounds associated with local NGOs rather than bushcamping in villages. We will also travel with a local guide for the duration of the visit to the tribal area and have more meals and activities included. This has all resulted in a significant increase in the kitty for this trip compared to what has previously been advertised. 2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 3. In order to confirm your place on this trip we will need a scanned copy of your passport, passport photo and your Indian visa as soon as possible after booking. 4. For trips in Southern India that occur over Christmas and New Year please allow approximately $130USD extra on the kitty for seasonal increases in accommodation costs.

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Day 52 Pondicherry

A former French colony, Pondicherry (now Puducherry) has a distinct French feel while retaining its Indian roots, making it one of India's more surprising and delightful cities.

Day 53 Mahabalipuram

Mamallapuram (also Mahabalipuram) is a town with ancient origins. It has nice beaches, good restaurants and the intricately carved Shore Temple, still standing from the 9th century.

Day 54 Chennai

Located in India's Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a Tamil cultural centre and home to India's second largest film industry, known as Kollywood.

Day 55 Tirupati

Tirupati attracts millions of pilgrims to its Hindu temples each year and is especially revered for the Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara.

Day 56 Bush Camp

Journey through remote areas of beautiful India countryside, bush camping along the way.

Day 57 Visakhapatnam

Spend time in the beachside town of Visakhapatnam before travelling into the hinterland to camp under the stars and get a a slice of rural life in tiny villages.

Days 59-63 Orissa Tribal Area

Home to over 60 tribal communities, Orissa's tribal areas are fascinating with music, dance, villages, markets and agriculture unlike anywhere else in India.

Days 64-65 Puri

A Hindu holy city, Puri is revered for its Mathas (Hindu monasteries) and monuments, admired for its wonderful swimming beaches and treasured for its numerous fairs and festivals.

Days 66-67 Kolkata

With its colonial architecture, mouth-watering cuisine and celebrated intellectual and arts scene, Kolkata confronts in so many ways but surprises in just as many.

Day 68 Bush Camp

Journey towards Sultanganj and see life on the famous River Ganges, setting up camp for the night in the bush.

Day 69 Siliguri

An important trade centre due to its proximity to Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Siliguri is a large Indian city bustling with modern life.

Days 70-71 Darjeeling

Famed the world over for its tea, Darjeeling sits high in green hills with steep streets, picturesque architecture and views of the Himalayas on a clear day.

Days 72-74 Karmi Farm

Looking out over misty, verdant mountains, Karmi Farm is a delightful family-run farmstay that offers trekking, birdwatching, yoga and pure relaxation.

Days 75-77 Gangtok

Built into the Shivalik Hills, Gangtok is home to a diverse number of religious groups and is a centre for Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Day 78 Siliguri

With the Mahananda River running through, Siliguri sits at the base of the Himalayas and connects India to the various hill stations in the area.

Day 79 Bush Camp

Leave India for Nepal, travelling through the awe-inspiring vistas of the Himalayan foothills before camping under Nepalese skies.

Day 80 Khatauti Khola

Khatauti Khola is home to the eco-adventure Royal Beach Camp, a water adventure paradise in the Nepalese mountains.

Days 81-82 Kathmandu

With the two sister cities of Bhaktapur and Lalitpur (Patan) close by, Kathmandu has a wealth of sights to explore, markets to discover and places to relax in.
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