Nepal & 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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      CHF FR4,290
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

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 backwaters 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 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
  • Be impressed by the temples of Puri
  • Behold the beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Cruise the backwaters of Kerala
  • Get spiritual in Varanasi
  • Laze on the beaches of Goa
  • Look for elephants in the Royal Chitwan National Park
  • Mix it up in Mumbai

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) (5 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (12 nts), Guesthouse (8 nts), Homestay (3 nts), Hotel (43 nts), Houseboat (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    4x4, Camel, Overland vehicle, Overnight sleeper train, 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, Chennai - Snake & Crocodile Farm visit, Chitwan NP - 20,000 Lakes wetland area, Chitwan NP - Elephant Safari, Chitwan NP - Nepali dance performance, Ellora - Guided Caves & Rock Temples visit, Gangtok - Rumtek Monastery, Goa - Guided Old Goa tour, Hampi - Guided village tour, Jaipur - City tour, Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri, Jaisalmer - Overnight Camel Safari, Jodhpur - Megerangarh Fort & Palace, Jodhpur - Sambhali Trust visit, 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, Wayanad - Day trek to tea & coffee plantations

  • 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. 5. Local Partner: Please note this Intrepid trip is operated by our experienced local partners Dragoman Overland. Your departure will be run in a Dragoman vehicle with a Dragoman crew.

  • Trip price from

    USD $4,805
    CAD $4,905
    AUD $5,005
    EUR €3,660
    GBP £2,995
    NZD $5,935
    ZAR R45,555
    CHF FR4,290
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    USD $1,970
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    USD $6,775*
    CAD $7,001*
    AUD $7,182*
    EUR €5,175*
    GBP £4,300*
    NZD $8,516*
    ZAR R65,377*
    CHF FR6,157*
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    USD $82
    CAD $85
    AUD $87
    EUR €63
    GBP £52
    NZD $103
    ZAR R797
    CHF FR75
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Nepal & India Overland Summary

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Day 1 Kathmandu

Visit Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, and soak up its rich atmosphere. Perhaps sit on the steps in Durbar Square to see Nepali life swirl past or head out to visit the temples of Pashupatinath and Bodhnath.

Days 2-3 Chitwan National Park

After the bustle and crush of Kathmandu, travel down to the jungle lowlands for a touch of peace and quiet. Visit the local elephants and seek out rare wildlife in the Royal Chitwan National Park.

Day 4 Sonauli

Spend a morning seeking out Chitwan's shy and rare one-horned rhino on a jungle walk or jeep safari then travel to the Nepal-India border.

Days 5-6 Varanasi

Set on the banks of the sacred River Ganges, Varanasi is awash with sights and sounds to overwhelm the senses. Learn the different uses of the ghats - both spiritual and secular.

Days 7-8 Bandhavgarh National Park

Visit a second Indian national park - this one is famous for its tiger population. Take a safari and keep an eye out for the big cats, as well as deer, hyenas and porcupines.

Days 9-10 Khajuraho

Khajuraho was once the capital of the Chandella Kings who built the magnificent Hindu and Jain temples here around 1000 AD. Considered to be 'one of the seven wonders of India', the temples have been almost perfectly preserved.

Days 11-12 Agra

Home to the glorious Taj Mahal, Agra also boasts the sprawling Red Fort. Take a rickshaw ride to these impressive monuments.

Days 13-14 Jaipur

Experience the eerie desolation of Fatehpur Sikri and explore the amazing palaces of the renowned 'Pink City'.

Days 15-16 Delhi

The journey concludes in Delhi - a metropolis crammed with the magic and mystery of a million stories. Dive into the chaos and perhaps celebrate the adventure with a Kingfisher beer.

Day 17 Bikaner

Located in the Thar desert, Bikaner is known for its camel farm, great food, rustic charm and extraordinary palaces, fort and temples.

Days 18-20 Jaisalmer/Camel Safari

Located within the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is like an ancient oasis with its heritage architecture, medieval temples and crumbling, yet majestic, fort. Journey into the desert of Jaisalmer on camels, watching the sun set over the dunes and enjoying a campfire evening before sleeping under the stars. Like a city risen from the desert sands, Jaisalmer's sand-coloured buildings, busting bazaars and fascinating living fort all help give the city a wonderful old-world feel.

Days 21-22 Jodhpur

India's enigmatic 'Blue City', Jodhpur, has a captivating Old Town with palaces, heritage buildings, colourful streets and the Mehrangarh Fort shining like a jewel high above the city.

Day 23 Pushkar

With an ethereal lake in its centre and dusty desert hills in the background, Pushkar is resplendent in its natural beauty, spiritual heritage and architectural loveliness.

Days 24-25 Udaipur

With dusty hills in the background and tranquil lakes its centrepiece, Udaipur is a truly beautiful city with fabulous heritage buildings, restaurants and narrow laneways.

Day 26 Ratlam

Once a well-known trading town, Ratlam is now known for its gold and silver shops, and its khoa (like ricotta cheese).

Day 27 Mandu

Founded in the 6th century, Mandu was an important military outpost for many centuries and is now the site of some remarkable and well-preserved ruins.

Days 28-29 Ajanta/Ellora

Thirty spectacular cave monuments, decorated in Buddhist paintings and sculptures and dating from the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD, can be found in Ajanta. Between the 5th and 10th century AD, Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples, monasteries and chapels were intricately carved into the hills around Ellora - the result is breathtaking.

Days 30-31 Mumbai

A city of contradictions and never dull, Mumbai has truly wonderful sights vs the hard to see; incredible cultural depth vs rampant consumerism; immense riches vs crippling poverty.

Days 32-33 Goa

Tinged with a Portuguese flavour, the state of Goa is blessed with lovely beaches, rich traditions, mouth-watering cuisine, World Heritage buildings and a wealth of attractions.

Days 34-35 Old Goa (Agonda Beach)

Take a break from the world on the southern beaches of Goa, where sun-filled days, fresh tropical foods and relaxation play a big part of the day.

Days 36-37 Hampi

Hampi is a relaxed village awash with captivating ruins and temples of the 15th-century city Vijayanagar, now a World Heritage site.

Day 38 Bush Camp

Travel through the heart of southern India taking in sights, colours and Indian rural life along the way. Set up camp among the wilderness.

Days 39-40 Mysore

The peaceful city of Mysore has a score of lovely parks, grand buildings, well-regarded yoga centres and an incredible palace, the product of its Wodeyar Dynasty heritage.

Days 41-42 Wayanad

Home to natural beauty and a wondrous wildlife sanctuary, India's Wayanad District has verdant hills, lush plantations and the aroma of spices in the air.

Days 43-44 Kochi

As a centre for the spice trade for centuries, cosmopolitan Kochi has an intriguing mix of cultural influences from both the Indian continent and overseas.

Day 45 Allepey

With numerous canals linking the countryside and being the gateway to the gorgeous Kerala backwaters, life in Alleppey centres around the water.

Days 46-48 Varkala

Blessed by dramatic cliffs falling into the Arabian sea, Varkala is an unassuming town with a relaxed feel and some great temples, beaches and eateries.

Day 49 Madurai

With incredible temple complexes and a recorded history going back to the 3rd century BC, Madurai has some wonderful buildings and heritage sites to discover.

Day 50 Trichy

Tiruchirappalli - or Trichy to most - is famed for its cheroots (cigars) and temples, especially the colourful and ornate Ranganathaswamy temple complex and sacred, towering Rockfort.

Day 51 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.
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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $4,805
      CAD $4,905
      AUD $5,005
      EUR €3,660
      GBP £2,995
      NZD $5,935
      ZAR R45,555
      CHF FR4,290
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $1,970
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $6,775*
      CAD $7,001*
      AUD $7,182*
      EUR €5,175*
      GBP £4,300*
      NZD $8,516*
      ZAR R65,377*
      CHF FR6,157*
      *
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