Visit India and Nepal on an adventure from Delhi to Kathmandu
Travel from India to Nepal on an overland trip from Delhi to Kathmandu. From reminders of the Mughal dynasty in northern India to the snow-capped Himalayas of Nepal, this trip will truly inspire. Witness the colour and contrast between the bazaars of Delhi, the jungle in Orchha and the sacred Ganges. Be awed by the Taj Mahal and see sunrise over the holy city of Varanasi. Come face-to-face with pilgrims, villagers, holy men and shopkeepers. For those wanting to travel by land between these two very different neighbours, this is the perfect journey.
Explore Old Delhi by foot and cycle rickshaw, where ancient temples stand against extravagant billboards advertising Bollywood films
Discover how the Taj Mahal, one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, still has the power to surprise even the most experienced travellers
Forget about setting an alarm, there’s only one way to wake up in this world and that’s with a sunrise sail along the Ganges
The chance to come face-to-face with black-horned rhinos in Chitwan National Park
Fall in love with Nepal, prayer flags and spicy chai in stunning Kathmandu
This trip includes several long travel days including the overnight sleeper train in the evening of day 5 (approx. 15 hrs) and Varanasi to Lumbini (Nepal) on day 9 (approx. 10 hours) Some patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment here. Sit back, relax, watch the scenery go by, and embrace travelling like a local.
This trip crosses the India-Nepal border on Day 9.
Long distance and overnight trains can often be delayed and occasionally cancelled due to heavy fog between Dec-Feb. Please see the transport section of the essential trip information.
It does get cold in winter in the north of India and Nepal. Please keep this in mind when packing.
From April 2017, the main dome of the Taj Mahal will undergo mud pack therapy to restore its original colour. It is expected the dome will be covered in iron scaffolding during the process which is expected to last a year.
This trip starts in Delhi on day one at 1pm.
A single supplement is available on this trip and is applicable for all nights with the exception of night 5 on the overnight train. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.
TAJ MAHAL DOME RESTORATIONS
The main dome on the Taj Mahal will undergo mud pack therapy due to begin in April 2017. It is likely the entire dome will be obscured by iron scaffolding. Portions of the white marble façade will be covered in mud and plastic sheets during the cleaning process. The restorations will be carried out in sections and the work on the dome is expected to last one year.
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Review submitted 22 Jul 2017
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