India & Nepal

People say it’s a life-changing experience. And there’s no doubt that when you make the incredible journey to India and Nepal, you’ll return with a new outlook on life and endless extraordinary memories. Fascinating and intriguing, this is a world that’s far removed from our western way of living.

Our wonderfully designed tour encompasses the very best that Northern India has offer. From fascinating Delhi and the Taj Mahal to Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world, you’ll visit holy temples and mosques, exquisite palaces, the mighty fortresses of the Moghul Empire and many powerful reminders of the past glories of the Raj.

City of temples, palaces and “ghats” descending to holy waters, Varanasi has been a cultural and religious centre for thousands of years. Legend has it that the city was founded by the Hindu deity Lord Shiva 5,000 years ago, growing famous for its fine muslin and silks, perfumes, ivory works and sculpture.

Then it’s off to Nepal, a complete contrast and rich in some of the world’s most astonishing natural beauty. You’ll take a once-in-a-lifetime flight to the Himalayas, seeing the staggering white peaks of Mount Everest, visit the captivating mediaeval city of Kathmandu, seek out rhinos, bears and tigers on an elephant-back safari through the jungles of Chitwan National Park, and share the peace and tranquillity of Buddhist monks at prayer.

You’ll be amazed and rewarded every day by the most dazzling and colourful array of unexpected sights, heady aromas, and a true culture shock of astonishing contrasts.

Holiday Highlights

  • A superb tour covering some of India’s greatest sights, including the Ganges at Varanasi, the unforgettable Taj Mahal, plus Nepal’s most fascinating landscapes and monuments
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow and Manchester
  • Stay in hand-picked hotels, ranging from a simple three-star lodge in Chitwan National Park to five-star luxury in Delhi and Kathmandu
  • Visit the major sights of Old and New Delhi
  • See the breathtaking Taj Mahal and wonder at its incredible purity and symmetry
  • Spend two nights in the fascinating city of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges, with boat trips on the river and a rickshaw ride through its teeming streets
  • Take one of the world’s most exciting flights – to see Mt. Everest and the Himalayas from the air
  • Take a once-in-a-lifetime elephant-back safari through the lush forests of Chitwan National Park, in search of rhinos and tigers
  • Gaze in awe at the remarkable artistry of the temple carvings of Khajuraho, expressing a joyous celebration of physical love
  • Visit Kathmandu, the centre of Nepali culture and wander through the famous Durbar Square, where royalty were once crowned
  • Stay in Pokhara, with its amazing close-up view over the great Annapurna range
  • Daily breakfast and five meals included
  • Escorted by our experienced tour manager

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