Golden Triangle, Tigers and the Ganges (with Nepal)

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Embark on a soul-stirring journey to Nepal, an ancient mountain kingdom whose palaces and temples reveal centuries-old traditions. Travel to India’s popular Golden Triangle for a inspiring encounter with the Ganges and sacred Varanasi, where the rugged wilderness of Ranthambore comes to life.
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Jaipur: Savor dinner with a local family at their home in Jaipur.
    • Delhi: Take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi.
    • Jaipur: Visit a local market in Jaipur.
    • Bhaktapur: Observe the skills of a master pottery at a pottery workshop in Bhaktapur.
    • Jama Masjid: Admire the red sandstone and marble details of Jama Masjid during your visit to one of the largest mosques in the country.
    • Delhi: Visit Agrasen Ki Baoli and take in the arched niches of this citybound step well.
    • Delhi: See Old Delhi's Red Fort.
    • New Delhi: During your orientation of New Delhi, visit Humayun's Tomb, and see India Gate and the Qutub Minar complex.
    • Taj Mahal: View the Taj Mahal, known as one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.
    • Agra: Inside Agra’s red sandstone fortress, witness the fairytale palaces, audiences halls and mosques of the Mughal rulers.

What's this trip about?

    Embark on a soul-stirring journey to Nepal, an ancient mountain kingdom whose palaces and temples reveal centuries-old traditions. Travel to India’s popular Golden Triangle for a inspiring encounter with the Ganges and sacred Varanasi, where the rugged wilderness of Ranthambore comes to life.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityKathmandu
End CityVaranasi

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning

Destinations

  • Asia
  • India
  • Nepal

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

Trip includes

    • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Delhi

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu

Keep a keen eye out for the rainbow-colored prayer flags flapping in the wind as your transfer from Kathmandu Airport takes you to your hotel. Spirituality is the cornerstone of Nepalese culture, and this is revealed in the many shrines and temples that dot its capita...

Day 2: Stupas and Temples of Kathmandu and Patan Make Travel Matter

Your first stop today is the UNESCO-listed shrine of Swayambhunath. Uncover its history spanning millennia. Admire the galleries of prayer mills and gleaming white stupa, whose gilded spire provides the colorful eyes of Buddha a lofty vantage point from which to surve...

Day 3: Explore Kathmandu Dive Into Culture

The UNESCO-listed city of Bhaktapur and its impressive Durbar Square are the main attractions today. While the city is rebuilding its fallen temples, it remains a cultural center. Stroll along narrow alleys and admire artisans at work. Watch how they weave cloth, carv...

Day 4: Kathmandu to Delhi

Your soulful encounter with Nepal at its end, but your journey through India is just beginning. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Delhi. India's vibrant capital extends a lively welcome, launching an unforgettable experience through northern India’s mo...

Day 5: Discover the Delights of Old Delhi Dive Into Culture

Savor the scents of spice as you embark on an exhilarating rickshaw ride, navigating the busy streets of Old Delhi. See the Red Fort, a sandstone fortress which once housed the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for centuries. Next, Dive Into Culture as you ride through t...

Day 6: See the Sights of Delhi Make Travel Matter

This morning, embark on a guided walking tour to discover the work done by the Salaam Baalak Trust, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. This non-profit organization that aims to provide a caring environment for street children. Later, we'll walk through the bazaar of Pa...

Day 7: Sunset at the Taj Mahal

It’s time to leave Delhi behind, bound for the Uttar Pradesh city of Agra. There are many reasons to love Agra and its own ‘monument to love’, the Taj Mahal, is perhaps the most captivating of all. Marvel at its elegant marble façades awash with the sunset's rose and ...

Day 8: From the Taj to the Tigers

There’s more to Agra than the Taj Mahal as you’ll come to discover this morning during your visit to the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort. Stroll through the chambers of a 17th-century royal residence which served as the principal residence of the influential Mughal emperors u...

Day 9: Roam Ranthambore in Search of Tigers

Start the day with an early morning visit to Ranthambore National Park, which was once the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Before the heat of the day sets in and the wilderness awakens, keep a keen eye out for the resident animals and birdlife that find sanc...

Day 10: Onwards to Jaipur Dive Into Culture

Continue your journey to Jaipur, the Pink City. After some free time for lunch, join a workshop on hand-block printing, one of the most famous traditional art forms of Rajasthan. A Local Specialist will show you the tricks of the trade as you observe how the prints ar...

Day 11: Explore Colorful Jaipur

One of today's highlights is a visit to the UNESCO-listed Amber Fort. But first, stop to admire the red and pink façades of the Palace of Winds, whose latticed windows once revealed the outside world to the sheltered ladies of the royal household. Continue with a visi...

Day 12: Venutre to Varanasi Dive Into Culture Make Travel Matter

Depart Jaipur this morning and board your included flight to embark on a pilgrimage to the sacred city of Varanasi to explore the city's role as the center of Hindu religion. There’s a palpable sense that life begins and ends on the shores of Ganga Mata (Mother Ganges...

Day 13: Witness Local Life Along the Ganges

Admire the changing light as the sun rises over the Ganges, and the sights and sounds of Varanasi come to life along the banks of the river. Observe locals taking their morning bath in the holy water and worshipping the rising sun. Afterwards explore the city on foot,...

Day 14: Farewell Varanasi

Your spiritual and cultural encounter with India at its end, it's time to bid farewell to Varanasi. Take a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • 6 Dinner (D)
  • 3 Lunch (L)
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