Highlights of India & Nepal

10/25/2020 through 12/19/2022
10/25/2020 through 12/22/2022
Intrepid Travel

Highlights of India & Nepal

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.

Activities

  • Delhi – Leader-led Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
  • Delhi – Jama Masjid
  • Delhi – Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Jaipur – Leader-led walking & market tour
  • Jaipur – Amber Fort
  • Delhi – Leader-led Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
  • Delhi – Jama Masjid
  • Delhi – Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Agra – Taj Mahal
  • Agra – Akbar’s Mausoleum
  • Orchha – Leader-led walking tour
  • Orchha – Ram Raja Temple ceremony
  • Agra – Agra Fort
  • Orchha – Orchha Palace
  • Orchha – Taragram visit
  • Orchha – Cooking demonstration
  • River Ganges – Boat trip & camping
  • Varanasi – Sunset candle flower ceremony
  • Varanasi – Leader-led Old City walking tour
  • Varanasi – Sunrise Ganges boat trip
  • Lumbini – Heritage Park
  • Madi Valley – Magar Cultural Performance
  • Chitwan – Village Bike Tour
  • Chitwan NP – Park entry
  • Chitwan – Canoe trip
  • Chitwan – Canoe safari, Bird Watching walk or Jeep safari
  • Kathmandu – Swayambhunath Temple
  • Kathmandu – Bodhnath Stupa
  • Kathmandu – Pashupatinath Temple

Highlights

  • Rise in the cool half-light of dawn and watch the sunrise while you glide over the River Ganges on a small riverboat.
  • Stay in a riverside jungle lodge in Chitwan National Park, then embark on a safari in search of rhinos, Bengal tigers, monkeys, and more.
  • Join pilgrims during a visit to the birthplace of Gautama Buddha in Lumbini, where evidence of a shrine dated before 550 BC was uncovered in 2013.
  • Enjoy a relaxing evening at a community homestay in the Madi Valley, a lush Nepalese valley bordered by forest and river.
  • Immerse yourself in the holy city of Varanasi, exploring the Old City by day and soaking up the atmosphere of a candle flower ceremony as the sunsets.

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi
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Day 2 Delhi
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Day 3 Jaipur
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Day 4 Jaipur
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Day 5 Karauli
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Day 6 Agra
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Day 7 Agra – Orchha
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Day 8 Orchha
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Day 9 Orchha - Overnight train
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Day 10 River Ganges
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Day 11 Varanasi
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Day 12 Varanasi
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Day 13 India/Nepal border crossing – Lumbini
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Day 14 Chitwan National Park - Madi Valley
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Day 15 Chitwan National Park
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Day 16 Chitwan National Park
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Day 17 Kathmandu
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Day 18 Kathmandu
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Day 19 Kathmandu
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