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Travelmarvel

Grand Tour of India and Nepal

Amritsar to Kathmandu

Trip Code: RJTKTJ18
18 Days
38 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 17 nights in premium accommodation
  • The services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort
  • 38 meals – Enjoy 17 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 17 Dinners
  • Airport transfers, tipping, internal flights and porterage

Travel & Accommodation

Views of 3 adjacent mountains, half in sun and half in shade, India

India by Rail

Relax in comfort as you travel by train through some of India's most unique landscapes.

A rhino walking away from camera amongst vegetation, India

Chitwan National Park

Head out on a Jeep safari through Chitwan National Park and keep an eye out for elusive wildlife.

Coloured buildings set on the shore of the water, India

Magical Sunrise in Varanasi

Take a sunrise boat trip along the River Ganges in Varanasi and experience the spirituality of this sacred place.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Rail Itinerary operated with our partner Great Rail Journeys
  • Prices include transfers, tipping, internal flights and porterage
  • Prices are for land/rail and internal flights as specified only
Asia Map RJTKTJ14 2019
Amritsar to Kathmandu

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the stunning Golden Temple in Amritsar.


Your adventure begins today as you arrive in the Indian city of Amritsar. Here, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers before heading to the stunning Golden Temple, a Sikh holy shrine and one of India’s most beautiful sights. Here, you’ll also witness the Palki Ceremony, an atmospheric tradition where the Sikh Holy Book is paraded through a crowd of worshippers and ‘put to bed’.

Stay: Two Nights, Amritsar, Radisson Blu Hotel

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After a meeting this morning head out on a guided tour including another visit to the Golden Temple. You’ll go through Jallianwala Bagh Gardens, an important memorial site. Later head to the Wagah Border to s the ceremony marking the lowering of both countries’ flags. This evening enjoy a dinner at your hotel.

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Today enjoy time at leisure or perhaps embark on an optional heritage tour. This evening travel on the Shatabdi Express train to Delhi.

Stay: Two Nights, Delhi, Taj Diplomatic Enclave

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Set off on a rickshaw ride through Delhi’s lively bazaar.


Today you’ll take a tour through the historic streets and colourful markets of Old Delhi before moving on to New Delhi to see India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Journey to Agra on the Gatimaan Express train.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit one of the finest Mughal forts in India, Agra Fort, before crossing the city to see the spectacular Taj Mahal.


Travel to Agra and enjoy a number of Insider Experiences.

Stay: Doubletree by Hilton Agra Hotel

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Travel by coach to the city of Lucknow. On arrival you’ll head to the famous La Martiniere Boys’ School, founded by an endowment from Major-General Claude Martin. Then, you’ll be transferred to the hotel for a delicious dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Lucknow, Vivanta by Taj

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Today, set off on an included sightseeing tour of Lucknow and take in all of its incredible landmarks. Afterwards, proceed to the moving British Residency, which is the site of the tragic siege of 1857.

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Your final train journey of the tour takes you to Varanasi, the Hindu’s sacred city. It attracts thousands of pilgrims a year and is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Tonight, watch the spectacular Aarti fire ceremony at the Ghats (steps) on the banks of the River Ganges.

Stay: Varanasi, The Gateway Hotel Ganges

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This morning, experience sunrise during a boat ride on the River Ganges.


Hindus flock to the river at sunrise to cleanse themselves of their sins, creating one of the most spectacular sights in India. Later, take an excursion to Sarnath, now considered to be the place where Buddhism began. This afternoon, board your included flight to Delhi where you will spend the evening.

Stay: Delhi, Holiday Inn Aerocity

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Today, fly to Kathmandu. On arrival, check-in to the Gokarna Forest Resort, located in the peaceful forests just outside the city. This afternoon, explore the fantastic Boudhanath Stupa, the largest in the world, adorned with Nepalese prayer flags. Later, visit the Thangka Painting School and a local art gallery.

Stay: Two Nights, Kathmandu, Gokarna Forest Resort

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Explore Kathmandu and Patan’s historic Durbar Squares, the social, religious and urban hub of the cities.


Immerse yourself in the history of Kathmandu with an Insider Experience. Tonight, go for dinner at Rum Doodle restaurant.

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Leave the city today and drive west to Chitwan National Park, stopping for lunch. Chitwan is home to an incredibly diverse variety of wildlife, including rhinos, sloth bears, leopards, crocodiles and of course, the elusive Bengal tiger. Stay at the Safari Narayani Lodge this evening, which offers basic but comfortable accommodation. Later this afternoon, head to the ethnic village of Tharu on ox cart and take part in an interesting discussion with local naturalists.

Stay: Two Nights, Chitwan, Safari Narayani Lodge

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Set out on a Jeep safari through Chitwan National Park. Keep an eye out for rhino and the incredible tigers.


After lunch, take a canoe ride on the river to look for two breeds of crocodile and a variety of bird species. Later, set off on a jungle walk through the National Park and pay a visit to the Gharial Breeding Centre.

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This morning, drive back towards the Himalayas, past turquoise glacial rapids and jungle-covered peaks to Pokhara. Set on the shores of Lake Phewa, Pokhara is undoubtedly one of the world’s most scenic places. Stay for three nights at the Fish Tail Lodge, set on a peaceful island in Lake Phewa and accessible only by boat.

Stay: Three Nights, Pokhara, Fish Tail Lodge

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With a free day in Pokhara, explore this picturesque city at your own leisurely pace. Perhaps take a stroll along the shores of Lake Phewa, or spend some time being pampered at your hotel’s spa.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Today, you will drive up to Sarangkot, a mountain viewpoint that offers the once-in-a-lifetime experience of witnessing the incredible sunrise over the Himalayas.


After breakfast, explore Pokhara and visit Davi’s Waterfall and the Gurkha Museum, where you’ll have the chance to chat with an ex-British Army Gurkha. Then, embark on an early evening cruise on Lake Phewa to watch the sunset over Fish Tail Peak.

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Drive back to Kathmandu and check-in to your hotel. After a free afternoon, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel restaurant.

Stay: Kathmandu, Radisson Hotel

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Today you’ll return to Kathmandu Airport for your return flight home.

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