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India Circuit

Kathmandu - Delhi

16 DAYS THROUGH India, Nepal
RATING:
PRICE FROM:
$1,220 (USD) + 500 KITTY (USD)
DURATION:
16 days
TRANSPORT:
Overland expedition vehicle, Private bus, Tuk-tuk, Boat
CREW:
2 Dragoman crew, Local guides where necessary
ACCOM:
20%
80%
PHYSICAL CHALLENGE:
LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE:
TRIP CODE:
WHI
DEPOSIT:
$350 USD

Highlights

  Wildlife safari time, Chitwan National Park

  Take a jeep safari around the stunning wetland area of 20,000 Lakes

  Drift down the holy River Ganges in Varanasi at dawn

  Explore Varanasi by auto-rickshaw

  Guided tour of the famous erotic temples at Khajuraho

  Walk around the iconic and stunning Taj Mahal

  Visit the impressive and sprawling Agra Fort

  Discover Akbar's 16th-century Mughal capil of Fatehpur Sikri

  Guided tour of Jaipur, the beautiful Pink City

  Visit the ancient citadel of the Amber Palace

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Kathmandu ( 7th Oct 2018 )

Border Information: If you are joining the trip in Kathmandu, you will most likely enter Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (IATA code: KTM).

Wrapped around the Himalayan mountain range is the remarkable country of Nepal. It is the birthplace of the Buddha and is a land of legend and beauty. Within its narrow confines Nepal contains an utterly spectacular variety of culture and landscapes. Nepal has a stunning natural beauty and a simple charm.

Please note: If joining in Kathmandu you will be met by a local guide on the first day where you will have a brief meeting at 6pm. On the second day you will be transported by private transport to Chitwan National Park where you will join your Dragoman Leaders and truck!

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Kathmandu before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Kathmandu.

In Kathmandu we stay in a good quality hotel.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Discover Kathmandu on a guided city tour

NPR 100

Visit the sacred Hindu Pashupatinath Temple, dedicated to Nepal's unofficial national deity

NPR 1000

Visit the former royal palace of Narayanhiti and see the crown jewels of Nepal

NPR 500
Get out of the city and explore the nearby national park of Sundarijal, and see its idyllic waterfalls and rock formations
NPR 250
Visit the beautiful and tranquil Durbar Square in the nearby medieval town of Bhaktapur, and visit its nearby museums
NPR 750
Day 2 - Chitwan National Park ( 8th Oct 2018 )

Today we will leave Kathmandu after breakfast, driving through stunning scenery down to the Terai grasslands. Our destination is Chitwan National Park, where we will stay for the next 2 nights.

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

If we arrive in good time we will make a visit to Bis Hajaar Tal, also known as 20,000 Lakes, which is a wetland area near the Royal Chitwan National Park. Here we will get the opportunity to see peacocks, wild boars, deer and there is also a slim chance of seeing tigers and rhinos. If we cannot visit 20,000 Lakes today we will make our visit tomorrow.

In Chitwan we will stay in a local guest lodge.

Daily Activities

Included Activities
Explore the village of Chitwan on a tour by traditional ox and cart
Included in Kitty

Take a jeep safari around the stunning wetland area of 20,000 Lakes

Included in Kitty
Witness the fascinating and impressive local tradition of Tharu stick dancing
Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Explore the heart of the incredible Chitwan National Park on a jeep safari (alternative to the 20,000 Lake excursion)
NPR 3500
Day 3 - Chitwan National Park ( 9th Oct 2018 )

Today we'll spend the day exploring the National Park by canoe and on foot, and there is the option to take a jeep safari! There will be an opportunity to see a traditional Nepali dance demonstration in the evening.

In Chitwan we will stay in a local guest lodge.

Daily Activities

Included Activities
Explore the village of Chitwan on a tour by traditional ox and cart
Included in Kitty

Take a jeep safari around the stunning wetland area of 20,000 Lakes

Included in Kitty
Witness the fascinating and impressive local tradition of Tharu stick dancing
Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Explore the heart of the incredible Chitwan National Park on a jeep safari (alternative to the 20,000 Lake excursion)
NPR 3500
Day 4 - Gorakhpur ( 10th Oct 2018 )

Border Information: Exit Nepal at Belhiya, enter India at Sonauli.

Today we enter the legendary country of India. India has so much to offer, from the beautiful landscapes of the Himalayas, to the amazing temples and coastlines, rich culture, and of course the food!

This morning we have a fairly relaxed start to the day before packing up and driving to the border. We will cross the border to India and continue on a short drive to the town of Gorakhpur.

We will stay in a local hotel in Gorakhpur.

Estimated Drive Time - 8-10 hours.

Day 5-6 - Varanasi ( 11th Oct 2018 to 12th Oct 2018 )

Today we will continue driving and reach the holy city of Varanasi in the evening.

Estimated Drive Time - 6-8 hours.

On the following day we will get up very early for an included boat trip down the Ganges. This is a magical time of day to see the famous ghats and watch the morning rituals of the thousands of people who come here to purify themselves in the holy river. We will have auto-rickshaws for the rest of the day to explore the rest of the city - we will have the opportunity to use them to visit a traditional silk workshop and the Mother India temple.

In Varanasi we will stay in a comfortable local hotel.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

At dawn drift down the holy River Ganges in Varanasi

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Explore the stupas and temples of Varanasi

Free
Visit the Mughal-era mosque of Gyanvapi in Varanasi
Free
Visit the ancient site of Isipatana and the museum in the town of Sarnath, one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world and where many Buddhist nations have built temples in their national styles
USD 5
Day 7-9 - Khajuraho ( 13th Oct 2018 to 15th Oct 2018 )

Today we will drive to the town of Khajuraho, having some free time to relax at our treehouse campsite when we arrive.

Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

On the next day we will head out for an included guided visit to the Khajuraho Erotic Temples.

The next day is free to explore the area, relax on the banks of the river, or take an optional jeep safari to the nearby Panna National Park in search of wildlife.

In Khajuraho we will stay in a campsite with good facilities.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Guided tour of the famous erotic temples at Khajuraho

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Jeep safari through Panna Game Reserve

INR 1500
Day 10-11 - Taj Mahal, Agra ( 16th Oct 2018 to 17th Oct 2018 )

After breakfast we leave our campsite and head to the city of Agra. Most of today will be spent travelling and we will arrive in the evening.

Estimated Drive Time - 9-11 hours.

On the following day we will have an included day tour of the major sites of Agra, starting with sunrise at the world-famous iconic mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, followed by a visit to the Agra Fort.

In Agra we will stay in a local hotel.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

See the stunning Taj Mahal and visit the Agra Fort at Agra.

Included in Kitty

Community homestay to experience true Indian hospitality

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Explore the peaceful grounds of the Itmad Ud Daulah mausoleum, often described as a 'draft' of the Taj Mahal
INR 100
Day 12-13 - Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri ( 18th Oct 2018 to 19th Oct 2018 )

We leave Agra today and head overland to the pink city of Jaipur, stopping en route at Fatehpur Sikri (the old capital of the Mughal Empire).

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

On the following day we will have a full day exploring the sites of Jaipur on the truck with our local guide. Whilst in Jaipur there will also be the option for an early morning or late afternoon hot air balloon ride over the city.

In Jaipur we will stay in a comfortable local hotel.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

2 night stay and guided tour of Jaipur, the beautiful Pink City

Included in Kitty
Explore the fascinating 18th-century astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar
Included in Kitty

Visit the ancient citadel of the Amber Palace, a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture

Included in Kitty

Discover the perfectly-preserved 16th-century Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri, and its beautiful temples and monuments

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take an unforgettable sunrise or sunset balloon ride over the forts and palaces of Jaipur

USD 265
See a traditional outdoor Rajasthani Kathputli puppet show in Jaipur
INR 100

Head out to see a Bollywood movie at the Raj Mandir, one of India's most famous and elegant cinemas

INR 170
Day 14 - Delhi ( 20th Oct 2018 )

Today we leave Jaipur and travel to the chaotic Indian capital of Delhi.

Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.

In Delhi we will stay in a friendly local hotel.

Day 15 - Delhi ( 21st Oct 2018 )

Today we will have an included guided tour of Old Delhi, heading to the Mughal Jama Masjid mosque, a local tea-maker, a Sikh temple, and the local spice markets. We will also have some free time to freely explore the sights of Delhi in the afternoon. 

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Take a walking tour through some of the back streets and narrow alleyways of Old Delhi, discovering the hidden side of the city

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Explore the Sanjay Colony 'slum' area of Delhi on a guided tour to see the micro-industries, schools and residential life there
INR 600

Freely explore the colossal Mughal Red Fort in Old Delhi, built by the emporer Shah Jahan in 1648 upon moving the capital there

INR 250

Visit the stunning Mughal-era mosque of Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, and climb its iconic minarets for an unrivalled view of the old city

INR 400

Visit the Indira Gandhi Museum in Delhi, dedicated to the former Prime Minister who was assassinated by her own bodyguards in 1984

INR 100

See the ground-breaking modern architecture of the Delhi Baha'i Temple, known as the Lotus Temple due to its unique shape

Free

See the India Gate at the end of Delhi's ceremonial axis, built to commemorate all Indians who have died in various wars

Free

Explore the site of Humayun’s Tomb, a phenomenal early Mughal tomb that is said to be a major inspiration for the Taj Mahal

INR 250

Discover the phenomenal 13th Century Qutab Minar and Mehrauli Archaeological Park in the south of Delhi, an intricately-carved pillar built during the Sultanate era of Indian history

INR 250
Day 16 - Delhi ( 22nd Oct 2018 )

Border Information: If you are leaving in Delhi, you will most likely exit India from Delhi's Indira Gandi International Airport (IATA code: DEL).

Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Delhi. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the Dragoman Sales team if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation in order to fully explore and take part in some of the optional activities listed below.

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Departing: 7 Oct 2018
Returning: 22 Oct 2018
Duration: 16 days
Route: Kathmandu - Delhi
$1,220 USD + $500 Kitty (USD)
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Returning: 19 Nov 2018
Duration: 16 days
Route: Kathmandu - Delhi
$1,230 USD + $500 Kitty (USD)
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Departing: 9 Dec 2018
Returning: 24 Dec 2018
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Departing: 13 Jan 2019
Returning: 28 Jan 2019
Duration: 16 days
Route: Kathmandu - Delhi
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Departing: 3 Feb 2019
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Returning: 23 Sep 2019
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Returning: 11 Nov 2019
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$1,255 USD + $500 Kitty (USD)
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Returning: 15 Feb 2021
Duration: 16 days
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WHAT OUR PASSENGERS SAY

I would have liked a bit more walking and activities if possible.
Margaret L
Full of exciting things to see and amazing experiences but not overloaded
Catherine B
Love being on the road in the truck, the people on the trip, the sights - too much to narrow down
Catherine B