Northern India & Nepal 2025

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Visit Kathmandu and Bhaktapur in the Himalayas... the Taj Mahal... Delhi... Mumbai... go on jungle safaris in Bandhavgarh and Chitwan national parks, and gain new insights into the amazing natural and cultural worlds of Nepal and India.
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • From the Arabian Sea to the Himalayas
    • from the ultramodern architecture of New Dehli to the forests of Bandhavgarh National Park in India and Chitwan National Park in Nepal
    • our unique experiences show you the incomparable cultural diversity
    • compelling history
    • and spectacular natural beauty of the Indian subcontinent.Set off on game-viewing safaris in search of the elusive tiger... fly over the landscapes of Mt. Everest on a flightseeing tour… visit a Buddhist monastery in Kathmandhu… discover the architecture of Bhaktapur
    • along the ancient trading route from Nepal to Tibet… feel the spiritual passion of the Taj Mahal
    • poetry in marble… explore the Heritage section of Mumbai… wander awestruck among the eye-opening Hindu temples of Khajuraho… and enjoy an unusual opportunity to join in hands-on community projects as a volunteer in places where there is need
    • working with local villagers to improve their lives
    • forging friendships across cultures.

What's this trip about?

    Visit Kathmandu and Bhaktapur in the Himalayas... the Taj Mahal... Delhi... Mumbai... go on jungle safaris in Bandhavgarh and Chitwan national parks, and gain new insights into the amazing natural and cultural worlds of Nepal and India.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City New Delhi, India
End CityMumbai

Travel Themes

  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Asia
  • India
  • Nepal

Attractions

  • Agra
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Delhi
  • Kathmandu
  • Khajuraho
  • Mumbai

Activities

  • Culture

Trip includes

    • Private flightseeing charter overthe Himalayas, for magnificent panoramic mountain views including Mount Everest On-Tour Air included (6 flights) Small group adventure averaging 20 guests per departure Stays at luxurious Oberoi hotels in Delhi, Agra and Mumbai A morning visit to the Taj Mahal A three-night stay in Bandhavgarh National Park, one of India's most important tiger reserves, with daily safaris

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive New Delhi

Tour begins: 2:00 PM, The Imperial, New Delhi.
A transfer is included from Indira Gandhi International Airport to The Imperial, New Delhi. Most international flights arrive between 11:00 PM and 3:00 AM local time, 10 1/2 hours ahead of the U.S. (EST). To ease the effects of jet lag, consider traveling to India a day ...
Day 2 Old & New Delhi, Past and Present

Discover not one, but two UNESCO World Heritage Sites today as you explore the centuries-old history and culture of Old Delhi and environs. Following a morning orientation tour of Old Delhi, visit Humayun's Tomb, constructed for the...

Day 3 A flight to Kathmandu

Late this morning, let your imagination take flight as you board a plane bound for Kathmandu in Nepal. Touch down for a three-night stay that celebrates the natural beauty and spiritual tapestry of this small mountainous country. Yo...

Day 4 Himalayas Flightseeing and a sherpa

Today your Nepal and India trip continues as you set off early this morning for spectacular flightseeing* above the Himalayan landscapes of Mount Everest – an unforgettable experience. Back on the ground in the Kathmandu Valley, exp...

Day 5 Monks and a medieval town

On a lofty hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley, adorned with colorful prayer flags, statuary and sacred art, Kopan Monastery draws seekers of spiritual enlightenment from all over the world. Join the Tibetan Buddhist monks as they sta...

Day 6 Fly to Chitwan National Park

This morning fly to Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the foothills of the Himalayas. The flora and fauna are particularly rich here. One of the few remaining populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros live...

Day 7 Explore Chitwan National Park by Jeep

In an open-topped vehicle, head into Chitwan National Park for a jungle safari. Later, watch the elephants take a bath in the river – and interact with them! After lunch enjoy a free afternoon as you wish.

MEALS : B, L, D

LODGING : Meghauli Serai, A Taj Safari

PORTOFCALL : Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Day 8 Bhaktapur and a mountain resort

Pack your bags for a morning flight back to Kathmandu. When you land, explore Bhaktapur, the third largest city in the valley, where cobblestone streets free from traffic make walking in this ancient, picturesque town of traditional...

Day 9 Singing Bowls and Cooking

Today, you'll have the opportunity for a bit of rest and relaxation as you may indulge and enjoy the many amenities offered to you at your hotel. Tonight, a singing bowl demonstration and a cooking demonstration precedes dinner at t...

Day 10 Fly to Delhi & on to Agra

A morning flight takes you back to Delhi followed by a drive to Agra, home to one of the world's most famous edifices – and monuments to love – the Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, as a memorial to his wife. A per...

Day 11 The Taj Mahal & Agra Red Fort

This morning, explore the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a jewel of Muslim architecture renowned as one of the "wonders of the world." Next up is a visit to the city of Agra and the 16th-century red sandstone Agra Fort,...

Day 12 The Temples of Khajuraho

Take a train this morning from Agra to Jhansi followed by a drive to Khajuraho for an overnight stay. This small town is the site of a famous group of temples built between the 9th and 10th centuries by the Chandella Dynasty, praise...

Day 13 Bandhavgarh National Park

Drive to Bandhavgarh National Park, a wildlife reserve where leopards, deer, jungle cats, wild dogs, and tigers live – although it is very rare to spot the elusive tiger, a master of camouflage. After lunch embark on a jungle safari...

Day 14 Jungle Safaris Morning & Afternoon

At daybreak, drive with expert trackers into the heart of the Bandhavgarh Forest, one of India's most scenic areas, on a jungle safari followed by a picnic breakfast. Keep your camera handy – the wildlife at home here include tigers...

Day 15 Safari Drives & Village Life

Enjoy a morning jungle safari drive in Bandhavgarh National Park; in the afternoon, you can choose between further exploration on another jungle excursion, or lending a hand with one of several ongoing community projects alongside v...

Day 16 Flight to Mumbai

Depart Bandhavgarh National Park this morning for a flight to Mumbai on the Arabian Sea. Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai today is India's richest city: hip, multicultural, cosmopolitan, home to Bollywood and a thriving financial ce...

Day 17 Colonial Mumbai

Begin today's discovery of Mumbai, India's economic powerhouse, with a visit to the famed Gateway of India, a regal arch built to commemorate the 1911 visit of King George V and Queen Mary during the British Raj; this colossal water...

Day 18 Journey Home

Tour ends: Mumbai.
Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Oberoi, Mumbai to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Most international flights depart between 2:00 – 3:00 AM; you should allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.

MEALS : B

PORTOFCALL : Mumbai, India

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Price per day$722
Last Updated: 10/19/2023

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It's easy to see the world's sights. To stand in long lines, push through the crowds, and generally have the same standard-issue vacation as everyone else. But that's not good enough for us, and it's not good enough for you. We believe that travel should be easy. It should be fun. It should be worth your time and the price you paid. It should re-energize and transform. And above all else, it should be beyond the ordinary. Because how you see the world matters.

In 1882, Herman Tauck arrived in New York City from Germany in search of the American dream. His determination and values were passed on to his son, Arthur Tauck, who would realize that dream. With ingenuity and an innovative spirit, Arthur started Tauck Motor Tours, a travel company that would give birth to a new industry. The first tour, through the back roads of New England, was created by this 27-year-old in 1925. It embodied the same successful formula used by Tauck today: do the right thing. Craft a life-enriching travel experience; provide it at a single all-inclusive price; ensure there is great value for money; and rely on recommendations of satisfied customers to build a following and grow the business.

Two elements that did change over the next 90+ years – and three generations of Taucks – were the scope of destinations served and the variety of modes of travel used. Today Tauck delivers life-enriching travel experiences to every corner of the globe, incorporating small cruise ships, premium riverboats, trains, helicopters and more. What started as a New England motor coach tour company has truly evolved into an extraordinary global travel company. The fourth generation of Taucks is now involved in the company. While remarkable in any business, this seamless continuity across generations speaks to shared vision and values.

Throughout its history, the concept of “family” at Tauck has gone far beyond those sharing the surname to include hundreds of valued employees, and hundreds of thousands of loyal guests. The story of Tauck is the story of a unique American family company celebrating a passion for travel – a story that will continue to inspire generations to come.

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