From reminders of the Mughal dynasty in India to the snow-capped Himalayas of Nepal, this journey will inspire you. Witness the colour and contrast from the plains of central India to the sacred River Ganges, from across the grasslands of the Terai to the foothills of the Himalayas. Our adventure brings us face to face with pilgrims, villagers, sadhus and shopkeepers.
Day 1 Delhi
Colourful, chaotic and steeped in history, the capital of India, Delhi, will leave a lasting impression. Visit fortified Old Delhi - the crowded, narrow alleyways overflow with exotic sights and smells. Explore India's largest mosque and stop by a Sikh temple.
Day 2 Agra
Visit the Taj Mahal of Agra - the ultimate monument to love. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the ornate carvings and bejewelled marble of this mausoleum are truly breathtaking. Also see where Shah Jahan was later imprisoned at the Red Fort.
Days 3-5 Orchha
One of the most incredible tourist spots in Madhya Pradesh, Orchha's temple spires and domes rise from the jungle in the crumbling palace complex. Witness a cooking demonstration by a local family and visit a community project for an insight into papermaking.
Days 7-8 Varanasi
Nestled on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi is India's sacred heart and the ultimate destination for Hindu pilgrims. Wander the Old City, take part in a traditional candle-lit flower ceremony and boat down the river at sunrise, past pilgrims absolving their sins on the ghats of Varanasi.
Day 9 Lumbini
Travel to the birthplace of Buddha, the beautiful town of Lumbini on the Nepalese border.
Days 10-12 Chitwan National Park
Travel to Nepal and visit an elephant breeding centre and keep an eye out for rhinos, monkeys, deer and the infamous Nepalese wild chickens at the Chitwan National Park.
Days 13-15 Kathmandu
Pass rice terraces, deep gorges, pounding rivers and the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas en route to Kathmandu. Visit the 'Monkey Temple', see the Pashupatinath pires and join the pilgrims at Bodhnath Stupa.
Day 6 Ganges Boat Trip
Sail down India's River Ganges and camp overnight on the banks of the sacred river.