Check out India and Nepal on this awesome 13-day adventure
Head from bustling Delhi to remote Tordi, get down and dirty with the best street food, gape at the Taj, cruise down the holy Ganges in Varanasi, hang in Buddha’s hometown (Lumbini), search for sloth bears and rhinos at Chitwan and finish up in Kathmandu. Got a sweet tooth? India's got the cure. Take one soft, fluffy ball of buffalo milk dough. Deep fry until it's the texture of a donut. Drop into sugar syrup flavoured with cardamom powder, rose essence and saffron. Eat. Repeat.
Delhi is all kinds of delhi-ciousness – wash down the beautiful street chaos with a fresh fruit beer and some delectable street food.
You might think you’ve seen the Taj Mahal, but you ain’t seen nothing yet until you’ve checked out this teardrop in the morning light.
Ditch your alarm, there’s only one way to wake up in this world and that’s with a sunrise sail along the Ganges.
Lumbini is no ordinary town. Visit the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, and tour its temples and the legendary Ashoka Pillars.
Spot rhinos and other exotic wildlife in Chitwan National Park, one of the best places to view wildlife in Asia.
This trip has several long travelling days, including an overnight train on Day 6: Agra to Varanasi (approximately 12 hours), Day 9: Varanasi to Lumbini (approximately 10 hours)
Although conditions are basic, these are true local experiences and the best way to travel long distances, meet locals and maximise time at your destinations. On the train, occasionally passengers of different genders will be required to share a compartment and/or you'll be sharing with locals or travellers from other groups.
1. A Single Supplement to have your own room on this trip and is applicable for all nights with the exception of the overnight train.
2. Hot air balloon flights are operated by Sky Waltz in Jaipur. Flights operate mornings from September to June and morning and evening from September to March. Morning flights depart around sunrise and evening flights late afternoon and last 60 minutes. Return transfers, tea and coffee plus light refreshments and a certificate of flight are included in the cost. You can register your interest and pay your tour leader at your joining meeting on Day 1 of your trip. Payment must be made in cash - INR/USD/AUD/GBP only please. Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions (tickets are fully refundable in case of bad weather).