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.
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Fall in love with Nepal, prayer flags and stupas in stunning Kathmandu
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
There's a chance to come face-to-face with rare black-horned rhinos in Chitwan National Park if you are lucky
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
Experience the colour and chaos of Varanasi, and find tranquility and spirituality among the crowds
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 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 vast distances.
Nepal and north India can get surprisingly cold in winter, please pack accordingly so you aren't caught out!
Long distance and overnight trains can often be delayed and occasionally cancelled due to heavy fog between Dec-Feb.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
1. A valid Indian visa is required prior to travel. This trip arrives into India overland from Nepal and e-visas are not valid at land borders.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip and is applicable for all nights with the exception the 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 additional accommodation to extend your stay.
4. 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 4.66 out of 5 based on 92 reviews in the last year.
Overall an excellent trip. It was my second time to travel with Intrepid and it was all I expected. Tips for other travellers: It is an adventure holiday ...dont expect it to be 5* but that is what makes it what it is.......an opportunity to come close to the local way of life.
Review submitted 14 Dec 2017
The Kathmandu to Delhi trip was an exciting and well paced tour. The boat trip and camping on the Ganges River was relaxing and a real treat - the food the crew cooked was delicious. Looking for birds and wild animals in the Chitwan NP was also a highlight. The Taj in Agra, just awesome. We had lots of different experiences of the two cultures.
Review submitted 12 Dec 2017