Highlights of India and Nepal

Highlights of India and Nepal information and booking

from
$1825
  • Duration
    19
    days
  • Physical rating
    6
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
New Delhi
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities), Deluxe permanent tent, Guesthouse, Heritage Property, Hotel, Lodge
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Transportation
Auto rickshaw, Canoe, Cycle rickshaw, Jeep, Local bus, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private vehicle, Shuttle Bus, Train
Important Notes
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

Highlights

Visit the sights of Old Delhi, Discover the Taj Mahal of Agra, Quietly enter the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri, Peak through the windows of the Hawa Mahal, Explore rural life and crumbling ruins in Orchha, Boat down India's holy River Ganges, See sunset soften the city of Varanasi, Visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha , Spot wildlife in Chitwan National Park, Experience the sublime beauty of the Himalayas, Wander the atmospheric streets of Kathmandu

Tour description provided by Intrepid

From the sacred River Ganges to the summits of the Himalayas, tour India and Nepal on a trip where adventure and discovery await. From the most exciting places to visit in Delhi to the towering peaks surrounding Kathmandu, discover the spirit, culture and nature of this fascinating region. Visit the Taj Mahal of Agra, experience the chaos and colour of India's villages and marvel at the daily pilgrimage to the ghats of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges. Delve into the history and religion of these two fascinating countries as you enjoy the highlights of India and Nepal.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Delhi
It's big, it's bold, it's busy - and there is nowhere in the world quite like it. Delhi's sights and sounds are sure to engage and intrigue.
Days 3-4 Jaipur
Jaipur was designed by royalty and has delighted visitors for centuries with its pink-hued buildings, wonderful bazaars and rainbow of bright colours dancing along hectic streets.
Day 5 Rural Heritage Stay
A small town by India's standards, Karauli retains a lovely rural feel and has some impressive palaces and heritage buildings.
Day 6 Agra
Famed for the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, Agra is a city with a fascinating history and is rich in Mughal heritage, lush gardens and exquisite buildings and temples.
Days 7-9 Orchha
Meaning 'hidden', Orchha is a small village with a grand history and is covered with 16th-century temples and buildings still standing proud.
Day 10 Ganges Boat Trip
Allahabad is the second oldest city in India and sits on the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. Sacred to the Hindus as a place of worship and ritual, the Ganges is also the lifeblood of millions of Indian people.
Days 11-12 Varanasi
The holy city of Varanasi, sitting on the River Ganges for thousands of years, attracts scores of pilgrims and travellers wanting to discover something divine.
Day 13 Lumbini
The great pilgrimage site where Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) was born, Lumbini is awash with monasteries, temples and saffron-coloured robes.
Days 14-16 Chitwan National Park
Home to tigers, one-horned rhinos, leopards and hundreds of other species, beautiful Chitwan National Park covers hundreds of square kilometres of forests, grasslands and flood plains.
Days 17-19 Kathmandu
Kathmandu is like an alluring whirlwind of sights, sounds, smells and colours. Almost overwhelming, its charm and history peaks out from the most unexpected places rendering most visitors enamoured.