Delhi – Agra – Orchha – Varanasi – Lumbini – Kathmandu
Arrive in Delhi and be immersed in its beauty, expanse and regal monuments. Watch the organised chaos around historical sites from different eras, visit the museums and galleries, shops and endless bazaars. Take an excursion into the sights and sounds of Old Delhi. Set off on the city’s modern metro system, with an optional cycle rickshaw ride through chaotic streets of Old Delhi. Visit the Jama Masjid, Delhi’s oldest mosque, then visit the Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) to learn about the Sikh religion.
You can soak in the unique atmosphere of Orchha and also enjoy the local flavours too. Learn about the local cuisine in a cooking demonstration. Taste the delectable cuisine. Take an overnight train to Allahabad, the starting point for your Ganges boat trip.
Leave your boats at Chunar and drive to Varanasi. Regarded as one of the holiest city for Hindu pilgrims, it has travelers coming from far and wide to experience this spiritual city. Set off on a walking tour of the oldest part of the city and witness the locals and the different rituals being performed. Get immersed in the maze of narrow alleyways with its small shops and stalls. In the evening relish the magical atmosphere of a candle flower ceremony at sunset.
Head towards Chitwan National Park at the base of the Himalayas. This UNESCO World Heritage site has some of the best wildlife viewing in Asia, including; rhino, deer, monkeys and a wide array of birdlife.
Head from Chitwan to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Soak in the sights and smells of Nepal: beautiful rice terraces, deep gorges and looming mountains. Kathmandu has a fine blend of ancient architecture and modern development. It has rich artistic and cultural heritage. You can enjoy crowded markets and bazaars and the narrow streets that are home to holy men and monks. Go to Durbar Square, in front of the old royal palace and visit the numerous beautiful temples.