A private car and chauffeur
Double/twin room with breakfast
A camel safari in Jaisalmer
A memorable stay in tents in the sand dunes of the Thar Desert
A boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
Elephant ride up to the Amber Fort in Jaipur
A home-cooking experience in Jaipur
Two boat rides on The Ganges in Varanasi
Dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu
Night trains in 1st class
Flights between Varanasi - Kathmandu - Delhi
Everyone needs a VISA to travel to India and Nepal, and we haven't included international flights in this tour. If you have any doubts, just contact our team and we'll talk it over with you.
You can get the VISA for Nepal on arrival; just bring a passport size photo and $25USD (or equivalent)
Take out travel insurance, starting before you take your flight.
Remember to pack clothing that is appropriate, read up on India before the adventure and most importantly come to this beautiful subcontinent with patience, good humour and a smile.
Adventure of India
The Small Print!
Price is based on a twin-sharing basis, at medium category hotels in low season. Don't hesitate to ask for more details
EXPLORE NORTH INDIA AND NEPAL
A grand adventure of two incredible countries
Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Pokhara - Nagarkot - Delhi
We are going to take you on a circuit of Rajasthan in this tour, ending with two night stay in one of the world's oldest living cities: Varanasi. The tour doesn't end here, instead we will fly up to Nepal's capital and explore some magical places such as Pokhara and Nagarkot.
Starting in India's capital, we head west through Mandawa and Bikaner, then into the Thar Desert to Jaisalmer. We continue south to Jodhpur, Udaipur then up to Pushkar, home to the famous Brahma Temple. It's not over yet! We then head east to Jaipur and over to Agra to see the Taj Mahal before taking a train to Varanasi. We will then catcha flight to Kathmandu where you will spend some time before seeing the georgeous Pokhara and Nagarkot. Fly back to Delhi for a final night in India's capital before your departure the next day.
Day 1 > Arrive in Delhi as per your international flight details. Today's activities will depend on your arrival time.
Day 2 > Enter the Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan and enjoy Mandawa, full of old merchant houses called Havelis and intricate fresco paintings.
Day 3 > Our journey continues to Bikaner, home to the Karni Mata (Deshnok) Rat Temple, some beautiful Jain temples and museums. Don't forget to try Bikaner's local speciality of Namkeen.
Day 4 > We push deeper into the Thar desert to reach Jaisalmer, home to an incredible Fort and many beautiful havelis. Spend the afternoon and evening exploring the Golden City.
Day 5 > Today in Jaisalmer you will enjoy a camel safari followed by a unique stay in the desert, listening to local Rajasthani music and tasting delicious foods. Sleep in luxury tents in the sand dunes.
Day 6 > Onwards to the blue city, Jodhpur where you will head up to the Mehrangarh Fort, see the see the memorial of Jaswant Thada and marvel at the Umaid Bhawan Museum.
Day 7 > En route to Udaipur, we will pass through Ranakpur where you will see the most intricate Jain temples in Rajasthan. Continue to Udaipur and explore the Venice of the East.
Day 8 > A full day in Udaipur will begin with a visit to the City Palace. Take a boat ride on the Lake Pichola, lose yourself in the winding streets and see the Jagdish Temple.
Day 9 > Pushkar is our next destination, a spiritual little town near to Ajmer on the Pushkar Lake. Try your hand at negotiating in one of the many bazaars.
Day 10 > After breakfast we head down to Jaipur, the Pink City. On arrival checkin to your hotel and spend some time strolling through the bazaars, seeing the Birla Mandir or heading into the historic centre.
Day 11 > Today begins in Jaipur with an elephant ride up the winding battlements to the Amber Fort. Your day's sightseeing can include the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall, City Palace and much more.
Day 12 > An early start to see the famous Stepwells called Abhaneri. Afterwards, continue onto Agra not without exploring the ancient Mughal ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. Arrive in Agra and see the Fort depending on the time.
Day 13 > Today in Agra you will have the chance to see one of the most famous monuments of love in the world, the Taj Mahal. We recommend a sunrise visit. Later on take a night train over to Varanasi.
Day 14 > Your driver in Varanasi will pick you up and take you to the hotel to relax. Later on, lose yourself in this chaotic, sacred and wonderful city. Enjoy a sunset boat ride on the River Ganges and experience the Aarti Ceremony.
Day 15 > Start early to take a sunrise boat ride on the River Ganges. Later on explore the old temples of Varanasi and famous Ghats. Take an optional excursion to one of the nearby villages.
Day 16 > Today we will fly up to Kathmandu where you can get your VISA on arrival. Our team will pick you up on arrival and get you settled. Evening atl leisure, exploring Thamel Quarter.
Day 17 > Enjoy a full day's sightseeing in Kathmandu, seeing Swayambhunath and Durbar Square.
Day 18 > Another day in Kathmandu will show you more of this incredible capital city in all of its diversity. We will treat you to an authentic Newari dinner in the evening.
Day 19 > Take an early morning drive to Pokhara, a wonderful and picturesque town on the banks of the Lake Phewa. Enjoy a boat ride at your leisure and explore this serene town.
Day 20 > We are going to head across to Nagarkot today, a beautiful hill station with incredible views of the Annapurna mountains.
Day 21 > After a morning tea overlooking Everest (providing the weather is good) we will head back to Kathmandu to catch a flight towards Delhi. Enjoy an evening at leisure in India's capital before tomorrow's departure.
Day 22 > Today is your departure. Our team will take you to the airport with time to catch your international flight home. Services will end here.