Nepal & India Overland Itinerary

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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      CAD $4,414
      AUD $4,504
      EUR €3,294
      GBP £2,695
      NZD $5,341
      ZAR R40,999
      CHF FR3,861
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      USD $6,294*
      CAD $6,511*
      AUD $6,682*
      EUR €4,809*
      GBP £4,000*
      NZD $7,923*
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Camels trekking across desert dunes under blue skies

Visitor to India perched on bench in front of Taj Mahal

Markets and local sail boats spread along Goa beach

Local men canoeing along narrow river through heavy greenery

Birdseye view of blue village in India

Locals congregating at bank of the Ganges in Varanasi

Smiling local woman hard at work picking tea

Baby elephant investigating the vast environments of Chitwan National Park

View of Durbar Square from top of temple steps

Friendly locals interacting with tourists in Kathmandu

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

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.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Day 4 Gorokphur

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 13-14 Jaipur

Experience the eerie desolation of Fatehpur Sikri and explore the amazing palaces of the renowned 'Pink City'.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 17 Bikaner

Make the journey to Rajasthan's Bikaner, a fascinating town to explore with its striking palaces, temples and fort.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 18-20 Jaisalmer/Camel Safari

Explore the Thar Desert outside Jaisalmer from high atop a camel and perhaps even sleep out among the dunes. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort and marvel at the huge city walls.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Hotel - 2

Days 21-22 Jodhpur

The mighty Mehrangarh Fort dominates Rajasthan's second largest city. Climb the ramparts and look down over the quirky blue city of Jodhpur.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1, Hotel - 1

Days 23-25 Udaipur

An essence of romance is imbued in every stone of Udaipur and a walk through the old town brings a surprise with every corner. Walk the shores of Udaipur's Lake Pichola, look up at the towering City Palace and enjoy an evening haveli cultural performance.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 26 Mandu

Once known as the 'city of joy' and dating back many centuries, the hilltop fort of Mandu is an evocative and slightly eerie place to explore.

Days 27-28 Ajanta

The tour continues to the caves at Ajanta and Ellora. Discover these remarkable, ancient complexes which feature beautifully decorated paintings and sculptures.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 29 Ellora

Days 30-32 Mumbai

Home to massive bazaars and the lights of Bollywood, Mumbai has a wealth of things to sample, taste, try and buy - and plenty of top notch sightseeing. Set off to explore this quintessential Indian city and mark the conclusion of the trip with a hot curry and cold beer.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 33-34 North Goa

ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 35-36 South Goa

ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 37-38 Hampi

Discover the village of Hampi, a picturesque town located within the ruins of Vijayanagara.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 39-40 Mysore

Breathe in the scent of sandalwood with a visit to the Maharaja's Palace of Mysore. Count out 1,000 steps on the climb up Chamundi Hill.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 41-42 Wayanad

Explore the tea and coffee plantations and surrounding hills of the Wayanad District.
ACCOM: Homestay - 2

Days 43-44 Kochi

Explore this island city on a boat tour. See India’s oldest church and witness the virtuosity of the Kathakali dance performers.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 45 Allepey

Cruise the canals of the picturesque backwaters, stop for chai and visit the markets of Alleppey.
ACCOM: Houseboat - 1

Days 46-48 Varkala

Unwind another notch with a beach break in Varkala. Soak up the sun, play in the surf and taste the local tropical fruits.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 49 Kanyakumari

ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 50 Madurai

Stand on the southernmost tip of India then shop up a spice-scented storm in the streets and shops of Madurai.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 51 Pondicherry

Soak up the French atmosphere of Pondicherry and seek out crepes as a change from curry.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Day 52 Mahabalipuram

Visit the shore temples in laidback Mahabalipuram.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 53-54 Chennai

Wind up your India adventure in the humid, historic city of Chennai.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 55 Tirupathi

Travel to the town of Tirupathi and follow a trail of pilgrims to the Sri Venkateswara Temple. This revered Hindu temple sits high above the town on the holy site of Tirumala.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 56 Vijayawada

Head off the beaten track and into the heart of rural India. Travel Overland through the remote state of Andhra Pradesh, spending the night camping in the countryside.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 57 Visakhapatnam

ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 58-62 Odisha Tribal Area

ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 63-65 Puri

ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 66-68 Kolkata

Complete your journey from Chennai to Kolkata by soaking up this vibrant city. See the Howrah Bridge, take a ride on a tram or check out some of India’s finest art galleries – your Overland tour of India is now complete.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 69-71 Darjeeling

ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 72-74 Karmi Farm

Gain a fascinating insight into the lives of Indian hill farmers by staying at the Karmi Farm tea plantation. This atmospheric and scenic spot is the ideal place for a bit of rest and relaxation. For those feeling energetic, take a trek to the surrounding foothills and spot local birdlife.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 3

Days 75-77 Gangtok

Considered to be one of the last Himalayan Shangri-las, Gangtok is packed with monasteries and temples to explore. Visit a centre for Tibetan Buddhism or take a stroll through an orchid sanctuary.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 78 Barhara

ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 79 Chitwan

Cross the border into Nepal and spend a night camping in the shadow of snow-capped Himalaya mountains.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 80 Khatauti Khola

Pass rice terraces, deep gorges, pounding rivers and the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas en route to Khatauti Khola. Those feeling adventurous might want to try their hand at whitewater rafting.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 81-82 Kathmandu

Complete your India to Nepal adventure in cultured Kathmandu. Search hole-in-the-wall shops for souvenirs or trek to a nearby lookout for spectacular views of the Himalayas.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1