Delhi to Kathmandu
India & Nepal, Discovery, 13 days - from £1,395 (land only) - from €1,675 (land only) - from $2,300 (land only)
- One of Asia`s great journeys
- Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal
- India`s `Pink City` of Jaipur
- Boat ride on the Ganges at Varanasi
- Safari on elephant-back at Chitwan, Nepal
This classic and deliberately relaxed overland journey between the Indian capital of Delhi and the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, stopping off at many of the outstanding highlights of northern India is one of the finest jorneys in Asia. Our 2 week touring holiday starts with Delhi sightseeing including a walk through the market of Chandni Chowk and a rickshaw ride to see the Red Fort. We then drive south into the princely state of Rajasthan where we have a day of guided sightseeing in each of the famous cities of Agra and Jaipur, including an unforgetable sunrise on the Taj Mahal and a visit by elephant back to the impressive Amber Fort. Continuing by sleeper train to Varanasi, a boat ride on the sacred River Ganges is amongst the undoubted highlights of the holiday. Crossing the border into Nepal, we visit the birthplace of Buddha at Lumbini, enjoy a variety of wildlife activities at Chitwan National Park and complete this sensational holiday with a day's exploration amongst Kathmandu's colourful temples.Adventure guaranteed - from the plains of India to the mountain kingdom of Nepal!
Is this holiday for you?
This is an active touring trip which involves some easy walking mostly when visiting monuments, forts etc. We will walk for a few hours (slowly and with with plenty of stops) on at least one of the wildlife safaris we undertake while staying in Chitwan National Park. Naturally there is a fair amount of time spent in vehicles but the itinerary is so designed to minimise the number of long journeys and with 2-night stays in Jaipur, Varanasi and Chitwan, this should not feel like an arduous overland journey.