Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Delhi
Visit amazing temples and magnificent forts
Witness artistic palaces
Discover diverse India
Experience the diverse culture and lifestyle of Nepal
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
4 to 20
Rail, Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
|02 Oct 2019||31 Oct 2019||Available||AUD $10,220|
|27 Nov 2019||26 Dec 2019||Available||AUD $10,420|
|12 Feb 2020||12 Mar 2020||Available||AUD $10,520|
|11 Mar 2020||09 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,420|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to Delhi, India’s bustling capital!
A busy morning touring Old Delhi. We’ll discover the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, take a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk and experience an exotic spice tour through Khari Baoli market. Enjoy a group welcome dinner this evening. [B,D]
This morning we depart for the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur. [B,D]
Special Experience: Visit a local market and interact with a local family during a traditional Indian cooking lesson before sharing dinner.
Our day in the Rajasthani capital begins at the majestic Amber Fort, built from red limestone and marble by Raja Man Singh in 1592. Later we visit the Palace of Mirrors, the City Palace Complex and the Jantar Mantar Observatory. [B]
Special Experience: India is famous for its palmistry tradition. Today we’ll meet a local palmist who will read the lines of your hand for indications about your personality and destiny, based on Indian astrology.
Our journey continues to Bikaner, a vibrant desert town with imposing forts and beautiful temples. We’ll stop along the way at the unusual holy shrine of rats - Karni Mata Temple. This afternoon we explore Junagarh Fort and visit a camel-breeding farm. [B]
This morning we travel to Jaisalmer, the ‘Golden City’. This afternoon we’ll tour the Jaisalmer Fort, the Jain temples and the intricate sandstone havelis of the wealthy merchants. [B]
Special Experience: We drive to Manvar, a beautiful, tented camp in the Thar Desert where we’ll be spending the night. This evening we’ll travel out to the sand dunes on a camel safari to experience the enchanting serenity. [B,L,D]
Today we depart for the ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. [B]
Special Experience: We begin the day exploring a traditional Bishnoi village by jeep. Famous for their passionate commitment to the protection of the environment, Bishnois typically live in distinct hut-like dwellings in groups around Rajasthan.
This afternoon we discover the sights of Jodhpur, including the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, the marble cenotaphs and Jaswant Thada. [B]
Today we travel south to Udaipur, visiting the marble Jain Temple at Ranakpur, famed for its 1,400 pillars. We’ll also visit beautiful Kumbhalgarh Fort with its numerous palaces, temples and gardens. [B]
We spend the morning touring the sights of this beautiful city. Highlights include the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and the Garden of the Maidens. In the late afternoon we’ll cruise across Lake Pichola to visit the island of Jag Mandir. [B]
Today we depart for Bundi and visit Garh Palace, known for its artistic Rajput-style architecture. Later we explore a traditional market with age-old charm. [B]
Famous for its tiger population, Ranthambore National Park is our destination today. This afternoon we’ll head out on a safari in search of these beautiful predators in their natural environment. [B,L,D]
Our search for tigers continues today. We’ll also try to spot leopards, hyenas, porcupines, crocodiles, deer and gazelle. [B,L,D]
Today we enjoy a short journey on the local train to Bharatpur to visit the deserted yet well-preserved Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. We’ll continue to Agra this afternoon. [B]
Watch the sun rise this morning over the breathtaking Taj Mahal, coating it in a pearly-pink mist. We’ll also explore Agra Fort, known for its fine Mughal architecture, and Baby Taj, otherwise known as the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. [B]
A note on Taj Mahal renovations: For the past two years the iconic Taj Mahal has been undergoing a mud-pack therapy treatment to clean and protect its ivory-white surface. The restoration process is nearing the end, however some restoration on the dome is still continuing.
This morning we return to Delhi. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax or explore before our group farewell dinner. [B,D]
Enjoy a relaxed morning before our flight to Kathmandu this afternoon. [B]
After breakfast we'll enjoy a full day of sightseeing around frenetic Kathmandu, including Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. [B]
Special Experience: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before traveling by rickshaw to Thamel were we will stroll the narrow streets and alleys.
Later we visit UNESCO World Heritage Listed Patan Durbar Square.
Our tour of Kathmandu continues, which will include the third Durbar Square of Bhaktapur, as well as Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temple. [B]
Today we fly to Chitwan where we'll begin exploring the national park with our naturalist guide this afternoon. [B,L,D]
We'll start the day with a can safari before being led on a nature walk by an elephant, and later by ox cart. This evening we're treated to a Tharu dance performance. [B,L,D]
Today we drive to Lumbini and stop en route to visit Ramgram. This evening we'll explore the beautiful Mayadevi Garden. [B,D]
We fly to Pokhara via Kathmandu. After reaching Lumle by road, we will commence the 3 hour trek to our accommodation in Tomijung. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: Join a Gorkha family for lunch in a traditional Nepalese village, and learn about their culture, customs and traditions. [B,L,D]
This morning we commence our journey back to Pokhara with a 3 hour trek to Lumle. From here we will travel by road back to Pokhara, and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. [B]
We'll travel across Fewa Lake today and visit the Gurkha Memorial Museum. [B]
Today we travel back to Kathmandu. Enjoy some last minute shopping, exploration or relaxation before tonight's group farewell dinner. [B,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]
Level of fitness: This tour features 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity on 1 or more days.