Combine the best of India and Nepal in one superbly comfortable trip. Experience the colour and chaos of Delhi's bazaars, peruse erotic temple carvings in Khajuraho and witness intimate displays of faith on the burning ghats of Varanasi. Roam the grounds of the iconic Taj Mahal, head out on a jungle safari and listen for the whispering prayer flags of Kathmandu. Throw in temple towns and village visits, lakeside retreats and mountain hikes, spiritual moments and local interactions - and you have a grand tour bursting with incredible adventures.
Day 1 Delhi
Travel to India's enigmatic capital city where the adventure begins. Discover the country's largest mosque and a Sikh temple, before taking a walking tour through the intoxicating bazaars and spice markets of Old Delhi.
Days 2-3 Jaipur
A mesmerising explosion of colour and sound, Jaipur is a city like no other. Explore the Amber Fort and the ornate Hawa Mahal. Admire the brilliant costumes and thrilling dances of a Bollywood movie at the exquisite Raj Mandir Cinema - the quintessential Indian experience.
Day 4 Agra
Be enchanted by the magical Taj Mahal of Agra and discover the stories within the Red Fort.
Day 5 Orchha
Visit local tribal women at a papermaking plant en route to the delightful town of Orchha. Marvel at the stunning Mughal architecture of the Jehangir Mahal palace. Perhaps stroll beside the emerald Betwa River before tasting local delicacies at a cooking demonstration.
Day 6 Khajuraho
Travel across rural plains to discover erotic carvings at the remote Khajuraho temples.
Days 7-8 Varanasi
A crossroad between the physical and spiritual worlds of Hinduism, Varanasi is awash with intimate displays of faith. See pilgrims performing ablutions on the ghats of Varanasi and experience a candle flower ceremony at sunset.
Day 9 Delhi
Soak up a little more of Varanasi's magical atmosphere before a flight back to Delhi city.
Day 12 Bandipur
Surrounded by orchards and fields, Bandipur is a delightful place to explore by foot. Take an afternoon walk and meet locals while taking in glorious views of the Himalayan foothills.
Day 13 Begnas
Continue onwards to the Begnas Lake Resort. Try fishing, bend into a yoga pose or simply soak up the peace and tranquillity in this serene Nepalese town.
Days 14-15 Pokhara
Take time to discover the wares of local craftspeople in Pokhara. This relaxed lakeside town is simply overflowing with natural beauty and offers an abundance of outdoor pursuits. Journey to the World Peace Pagoda to admire views of the area or spend a leisurely day exploring the shores of Lake Phewa.
Days 18-19 Kathmandu
Discover the vibe of Kathmandu at the colourful local market. Celebrate the end of the India and Nepal adventure and bid new friends farewell.