India: Land of the Taj & Tigers with Kathmandu, Varanasi, Udaipur & Mumbai

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Embark on a vibrant adventure of culture, and wildlife in Nepal and India. Start in fascinating Kathmandu where you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in Nepal’s iconic capital city, including a visit to the historic seat of royalty at Hanuman Dhoka and the Hindu and Buddhist sites in Patan’s exciting Durbar Square. Next, travel to Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu pil...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy

What's this trip about?

    Embark on a vibrant adventure of culture, and wildlife in Nepal and India. Start in fascinating Kathmandu where you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in Nepal’s iconic capital city, including a visit to the historic seat of royalty at Hanuman Dhoka and the Hindu and Buddhist sites in Patan’s exciting Durbar Square. Next, travel to Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu pilgrim cities, to witness the striking Ganga Aarti (spiritual worship) on the ghats (steps) leading to the sacred Ganges River. In Delhi, visit the India Gate and the pink Presidential Palace. You’ll travel through the vibrant Chandni Chowk bazaar by rickshaw. Visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar before departing Delhi for Agra. Here, you’ll marvel at the splendid Taj Mahal at sunset as the sun rays reflect changing hues of the spectacular marble monument to love. Embark on two thrilling open-air safari game drives through Ranthambore National Park in search of marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and the elusive Bengal tiger. Continue with two nights in the pink city of Jaipur—home to the legendary Amber Fort. Explore its alabaster Hall of Victory and incredible Chamber of Mirrors. Visit Jantar Mantar and the City Palace Museum to browse ancient art and artifacts. In Udaipur, explore the Jagdish Temple and take a sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola. Tour bustling Mumbai and witness its tiffen lunch box deliver system and visit the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi. This value-minded tour is a treasure not to be missed!

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityKATHMANDU, NEPAL
End CityMUMBAI

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Asia
  • India
  • Nepal

Attractions

  • Agra
  • Delhi
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Jaipur
  • Kathmandu
  • Mumbai
  • Udaipur
  • Varanasi

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Day 1: KATHMANDU, NEPAL

Welcome to Kathmandu. Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2: KATHMANDU–EXCURSION TO PATAN

Today, travel to Bouddhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to Patan, formerly known as Lalitpur (City of Beauty). Stop in Durbar Square, the city’s center of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites. (Breakfast,Lunch)

Day 3: KATHMANDU–VARANASI, INDIA

Your morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Hanuman Dhoka, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the Temple of Kumari, residence of the Living Goddess, believed to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. Later, fly to Varanasi. (Breakfast,Lunch)

Day 4: VARANASI

Near dawn, board a boat and watch a striking religious ritual—the Hindus devotional bathing in the Ganges. You’ll observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river’s edge, practicing yoga, meditating, or dipping into the water for a cleansing ritual bath. Return to ...

Day 5: VARANASI–DELHI

Today, fly to Delhi, capital of India. (Breakfast)

Day 6: DELHI

Your day starts with an orientation drive to see India Gate and the Presidential Palace. Then, take a rickshaw ride through the alleys of Chandni Chowk, a captivating bazaar, and visit Jama Masjid. After lunch, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, the world’s talle...

Day 7: DELHI–AGRA

Drive to Agra this morning. This afternoon, visit Agra Fort, a colossal, red sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days. End your day with...

Day 8: AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–SAWAI MADHOPUR

Today, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when water was no longer available. After lunch, travel to Sawai Madhopur, gateway to Ranthambore National Park. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 9: SAWAI MADHOPUR–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

Today, explore Ranthambore National Park on morning and afternoon game drives in an open-air safari vehicle. In addition to Bengal tigers, the park is home to leopards, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and more. Between game drives, enjoy free time to relax. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 10: SAWAI MADHOPUR–JAIPUR

Today, drive to Jaipur, often referred to as the “Pink City.” After lunch, visit Jantar Mantar and explore the City Palace Museum with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes. Lastly, visit Ladli, a training program teaching orphaned and destitute ...

Day 11: JAIPUR

Visit the legendary Amber Fort, the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan.” This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. The afternoon and evening are at yours to explore Jaipur. (Breakfast)

Day 12: JAIPUR–UDAIPUR

Fly to Udaipur, known as the “City of Lakes.” (Breakfast)

Day 13: UDAIPUR

Your morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the City Palace, the largest palace in Rajasthan. Then, visit the Jagdish Temple and the Crystal Gallery. After free time in the middle of the day, embark on a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola. (Breakfast)

Day 14: UDAIPUR–MUMBAI

Today, fly to Mumbai, a multicultural metropolis with a fascinating history. This vibrant city is now India’s premier seaport and home to the “Bollywood” movie industry. (Breakfast)

Day 15: MUMBAI

Your Guided Tour starts with an orientation for photos at famous Mumbai sites, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the Gateway of India. Then, witness Mumbai’s fascinating tiffen lunch box delivery system. At Churchgate Station, the dabbawalas (box carriers) t...

Day 16: MUMBAI

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Accommodation

Fairfield by Marriott KathmanduHotel MadinJaypee Siddharth HotelJaypee Palace Hotel & Convention CenterAbhyaran Resort & SpaFour Points by Sheraton Jajipur, City SquareShahpura Dev PanacheHotel Suba Palace,

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