Maharajahs, Temples & Taj

Kathmandu - Kolkata

67 days through Nepal, India
FROM: $8540 USD
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Tuk Tuk, Boat, Camel, Train
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Comfortable Hotel 11 nights
Basic Hotel 30 nights
Camping 5 nights
Guesthouse 14 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Overnight Train 1 night
Overnight Boat 1 night
Breakfasts x 35, Lunches x 16, Dinners x 18
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice
This 67 day overland tour journeys from Kathmandu to Kolkata through Nepal, India
Explore the backstreets and alleyways of bustling Delhi
Witness the holy rats in the Karni Mata rat temple near Bikaner
Explore Jaisalmer and all its fascintating sites
Overnight Rajasthan camel safari into the Thar Desert
Explore the blue city of Jodhpur and the mighty Mehrangarh fort
Overnight in a community guesthouse to experience true Indian hospitality
Visit and support the Sambhali Trust near Jodhpur
Discover the stunning white city of Udaipur
Visit an extensive hill-top fort from the Mughal era at Mandu
Explore the Buddhist, Jain and Hindu Caves and templed of Ellora and Ajanta

Witness the fascinating and impressive local tradition of Tharu stick dancing

At dawn drift down the holy River Ganges in Varanasi

Guided tour of the famous erotic temples at Khajuraho

Explore the peaceful grounds of the Itmad Ud Daulah mausoleum, often described as a 'draft' of the Taj Mahal

Visit the Agra Red Fort and see some of the most exquisite architecture of the Mughal Period

Day 1 - Kathmandu

Border Information: If you are joining the trip in Kathmandu, you will most likely enter Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (IATA code: KTM).

Wrapped around the Himalayan mountain range is the remarkable country of Nepal. It is the birthplace of the Buddha and is a land of legend and beauty. Within its narrow confines Nepal contains an utterly spectacular variety of culture and landscapes. Nepal has a stunning natural beauty and a simple charm.

Please note: If joining in Kathmandu you will be met by a local guide on the first day where you will have a brief meeting at 6pm. On the second day you will be transported by private transport to Chitwan National Park where you will join your overland leaders and truck!

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Kathmandu before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the beautiful and tranquil Durbar Square in the nearby medieval town of Bhaktapur and visit its nearby museums

Entrance: 1,500 NPR

Visit the oldest Hindu temple still in use in the Kathmandu Valley

Entrance: 300 NPR

Visit the ancient stupa of Boudhanath. It is one of the largest stupas in the world and on clear days offers views of Everest

Entrance: 400 NPR

Visit Durbar Square, the heart of the old town from where kings once ruled

Entrance: 1,500 NPR

Swayambhunath, or Monkey Temple as it is known, is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. It has ancient carvings, superb views of the surrounding valley and is crowded with monkeys mingling with the visitors.

Entrance: 200 NPR

Visit the former royal palace of Narayanhiti and see the crown jewels of Nepal

Entrance: 500 NPR

Visit the sacred Hindu Pashupatinath Temple, dedicated to Nepal's unofficial national deity

Entrance: 1,500 NPR

Visit Lalitpur city and view a mass of temples in the Newa architecture style

Entrance: 1,000 NPR

Get out of the city and explore the nearby national park of Sundarijal and see its idyllic waterfalls and rock formations

Entrance: 600 NPR

Day 2 - Chitwan NP
Day 3 - Chitwan NP
Day 4 - Gorakhpur
Day 5 - Varanasi
Day 6 - Varanasi
Day 7 - Khajuraho
Day 8 - Khajuraho
Day 9 - Khajuraho
Day 10 - Agra
Day 11 - Agra
Day 12 - Jaipur
Day 13 - Jaipur
Day 14 - Delhi
Day 15 - Delhi
Day 16 - Delhi
Day 17 - Bikaner
Day 18 - Jaisalmer
Day 19 - Jaisalmer
Day 20 - Jaisalmer
Day 21 - Jodhpur
Day 22 - Jodhpur
Day 23 - Udaipur
Day 24 - Udaipur
Day 25 - Udaipur
Day 26 - Mandu
Day 27 - Mandu
Day 28 - Ajanta
Day 29 - Ellora
Day 30 - Mumbai
Day 31 - Mumbai
Day 32 - Mumbai
Day 33 - Goa
Day 34 - Goa
Day 35 - Old Goa
Day 36 - Old Goa
Day 37 - Hampi
Day 38 - Hampi
Day 39 - Mysore
Day 40 - Mysore
Day 41 - Wayanad
Day 42 - Wayanad
Day 43 - Kochi
Day 44 - Kochi
Day 45 - Alleppey
Day 46 - Varkala
Day 47 - Varkala
Day 48 - Varkala
Day 49 - Kanyakumari
Day 50 - Madurai
Day 51 - Pondicherry
Day 52 - Pondicherry
Day 53 - Chennai
Day 54 - Chennai
Day 55 - Tirupati
Day 56 - Vijayawada
Day 57 - Visakhapatnam
Day 58 - Odisha Tribal Area
Day 59 - Odisha Tribal Area
Day 60 - Odisha Tribal Area
Day 61 - Odisha Tribal Area
Day 62 - Odisha Tribal Area
Day 63 - Puri
Day 64 - Puri
Day 65 - Puri
Day 66 - Kolkata
Day 67 - Kolkata