Tour Nepal and India from Kathmandu to Delhi
Embark on an adventure through Nepal and India, from the rich wildlife of the Himalayan foothills, across to the sacred River Ganges, via the birthplace of Buddha. At key destinations between Kathmandu and Delhi witness pilgrims in Varanasi and visit the magnificent Taj Mahal of Agra. An adventure that will bring all your senses alive, this overland trip through Nepal and India is an incredible way to see the very best of the region.
Rise in the cool half-light of dawn and watch the sunrise while you glide over the River Ganges on a small riverboat
Spend an evening ‘glamping’ in a cool and comfortable permanent tented camp in Orchha
Stay in a riverside lodge and wake to the calls of the jungle in Chitwan National Park, then embark on a jeep or canoe safari (season depending) in search of rhino, deer, monkeys and a wide array of bird life
Learn to whip up some central Indian staples during a cooking demonstration at home with our friends in Orchha, the perfect opportunity to experience an authentic slice of Indian family life
Join pilgrims during a visit to the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, where evidence of a shrine dated before 550 BC (of unknown denomination) was uncovered in 2013
Bigger and more beautiful than any photo can capture, the Taj Mahal is a triumph of Mughal architecture that promises to inspire even the weariest travellers
Explore the extravagant red sandstone, marble courtyards and throne rooms of Agra Fort
Be overwhelmed by the lively ghats, funeral processions, wafts of smoke and the sound of chanting and prayer while you explore Varanasi
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 are not valid for entering the country at land borders.
This trip involves travel on public transport, covering long distances and subsequently some long days of travel. Long distance and overnight trains can often be delayed and occasionally cancelled due to heavy fog between December and February. Some patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment here. Sit back, relax, watch the scenery go by (a book or podcast won't hurt either).
Nepal and north India can get surprisingly cold in winter, please pack accordingly so you aren't caught out!
Speaking of the weather, it also has the potential to be very hot, depending on the season. Please make sure you check seasonal weather guides and pick a travel time that suits your comfort level.
If you would prefer to travel from Delhi to Kathmandu on a similar itinerary, see trip code HHSK on our website. For journeys between Kathmandu and Delhi for travellers aged 18-29 who prefer to keep their crew young see trip codes HHYK or HHYD.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
1. You must have a valid Indian visa in your passport prior to travel. This trip enters India overland from Nepal and e-visas are not valid at land borders.
2. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and is applicable for all nights with the exception of Day 10 (Overnight train).
3. 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 post trip accommodation to extend your stay.
4. Using mud pack therapy the Archaeological Survey of India is planning to clean the four small canopies around the main dome of the Taj Mahal from the start of April 2018. This will be followed by the cleaning of the main dome but that could take some time as ASI is yet to calculate its load bearing capacity. The ASI’s science branch officials have stated that cleaning the four canopies will take approximately 2 months while main dome cleaning will be completed in phases. We will continue to update as information becomes available.
Our Kathmandu to Delhi trips score an average of 4.65 out of 5 based on 135 reviews in the last year.
This trip was very enjoyable especially if you come with an open mind and heart. The people are friendly the scenery is colouful and the atmosphere endearing. My guide was especially good at making sure my experience was memorable. Thankyou
Review submitted 15 Sep 2018
The itinerary maximizes your time in both Nepal & India. You can experience Varanasi in a very different day. I learned so much about the 2 countries culture and history. The Taj Mahal was very beautiful. It was a sight to behold. Great trip. I highly recommend it.
Review submitted 08 Sep 2018