Tour Nepal and India from Kathmandu to Delhi
Embark on an adventure tour of Nepal and India, from the rich wildlife of the Himalayan foothills, across the sacred River Ganges, to the birthplace of Buddha. Between Kathmandu and Delhi see the pilgrimage to the ghats of Varanasi, tip-toe through the most exciting places to visit in Delhi and visit the magnificent Taj Mahal of Agra. An adventure that will bring all your senses alive, this trip through Nepal and India is an incredible way to see the best of the region.
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Fall in love with Nepal, prayer flags and spicy chai in stunning Kathmandu
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
You must have an Indian visa in your passport prior to starting this trip.
This trip crosses the Nepal-India border on Day 7. Indian e-visas do not apply when entering overland. Please see the visa and passport section of the Essential Information for more information.
This trip involves travel on public transport and some long days of driving – Day 7: Lumbini to Varanasi (approximately 10 hours), an overnight train on Day 10: Varansi to Orchha (approximately 15 hours) – so 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.
Nepal and Nth India can get very cold in winter, please pack accordingly
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.
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.
A valid Indian visa is required prior to travel. This trip arrives into India overland from Nepal and e-visa's are not valid.
A single supplement is available on this trip and is applicable for all nights with the exception of night 10 on the overnight train. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.
Please note that due to train arrival times there may not be any free time in Delhi at the end of this tour. We advise booking additional accommodation to extend your stay.
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
Our Kathmandu to Delhi trips score an average of 4.55 out of 5 based on 60 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid manages to finely smooth off the rough edges so that you don't have to panic or stress about getting the wrong train, not having a place to sleep that night, or doing the wrong thing, but still provides the full travel experience.
Review submitted 25 Jun 2017
Great trip, got to see the highlights of Nepal and India Leader was knowledgeable and lots of fun Very organised, would definitely recommend
Review submitted 12 May 2017