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Grand Tour of India and Nepal

Delhi to Kathmandu

Trip Code: RJTKTJ18
18 Days
38 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

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

Travel & Accommodation

City buildings between still water and hazy sky in the background, India

Sacred Varanasi

Join thousands of pilgrims who venture to Varanasi every year in search of spiritual and religious guidance.

Red train travelling through lush green vegetation, India

See India by Rail

Journey through India's diverse landscapes by rail, from lush tea country, to bustling cities and mountain scenery.

Leopard laying on the ground, India

Chitwan National Park

A Jeep journey through Chitwan National Park affords a closer look at Bengal tigers, leopards, sloth bears and wild dogs.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Rail Itinerary operated with our partner Great Rail Journeys
  • Prices are for land/rail and internal flights as specified only
  • Upon arrival into Delhi, ensure your flight lands before 10am
  • Prices include transfers, tipping, internal flights and porterage
Europe Map RJTKTJ18 2019 & 2020
Delhi to Kathmandu

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Arrive in the Indian capital of Delhi and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, you’ll head out for a guided sightseeing tour of Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar in New Delhi. Meet your Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort at a Welcome Dinner this evening in your hotel.

Stay: Delhi, Taj Palace Hotel

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  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Following dinner this evening, visit the Golden Temple, a Sikh holy shrine and one of India’s most beautiful sights, and marvel at a traditional Palki Ceremony.


After breakfast early this morning, you’ll be taken to the station for your Shatabdi Express rail journey to Amritsar. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city at your own leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Amritsar, Radisson Blu Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, return to the Golden Temple to explore the ancient site in all its daytime glory. Walk to the Jallianwala Bagh Gardens and Memorial Site to see the shrine built after a massacre in 1919. This afternoon visit the Wagah Border to witness the ceremony marking the lowering of Pakistan and India’s flags. Head back to the hotel in time for dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Set off on a rickshaw ride through the lively bazaar of Delhi.


Fly to Delhi and enjoy an Insider Experience, and visit Old Delhi. Move on to New Delhi to see India Gate and the President’s Palace.

Stay: Delhi, Taj Palace Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Red sandstone building surrounded by arched columns with an ornate onion shaped dome on the roof surrounded by manicured gardens and palm trees

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Upon arrival in Agra, explore one of the finest Mughal forts in India, Agra Fort.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cross the city to see the iconic Taj Mahal at sunset in all its mesmerising beauty.


After breakfast, board the Gatimaan Express train to Agra where two Insider Experiences await.

Stay: Agra, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, you will travel by coach to the city of Lucknow. Check in to your hotel where you’ll enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Lucknow, Vivanta by Taj

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, set off on a sightseeing tour of Lucknow. Afterwards, visit the famous La Martiniere Boys’ School, founded by an endowment from Major-General Claude Martin. Later, proceed to the moving British Residency, which is the site of the tragic siege of 1857.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Pradesh Chota Imambara Lucknow, Lucknow Uttar, India

Your final train journey of the tour takes you to Varanasi, the Hindu’s sacred city. It attracts thousandsof pilgrims a year. 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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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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.


After your Insider Experience this morning, take an excursion to Sarnath, now considered to be the place where Buddhism began. This afternoon, board your included flight to Delhi.

Stay: Delhi, Pride Plaza Aerocity

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, fly to Kathmandu. Explore the fantastic Boudhanath Stupa, the largest in the world. Later, visit the Thangka Painting School and a local art gallery. This afternoon, check in to the Gokarna Forest Resort, located in the peaceful forests just outside the city.

Stay: Two Nights, Kathmandu, Gokarna Forest Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Explore Kathmandu and Patan’s historic and cultural Durbar Squares.


Set of on an Insider Experience today. Tonight, go for dinner at Rum Doodle restaurant.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Durbar Square in Bhaktapur on a clear day

Visit Pashupatinath Temple after breakfast. Then be taken to Chitwan National Park, where a naturalist will talk to you about the resident wildlife, including rhinos, sloth bears and Bengal tigers. Later this afternoon, head to the ethnic village of Tharu on an ox cart.

Stay: Two Nights, Chitwan, Jungle Villa Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Rise early for a Jeep safari through Chitwan National Park, keeping an eye out for rhino and tigers.


After your Insider Experience and breakfast, head to Rapti River to witness elephants bathing. After lunch, ride a canoe on the river to look for two breeds of crocodile and a variety of bird species. Later, visit the Gharial Breeding Centre and set off on a jungle walk through the national park.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, drive to Pokhara, set on the shores of Lake Phewa. Stay for three nights at the Fish Tail Lodge, set on a peaceful island and accessible only by boat.

Stay: Three Nights, Pokhara, Fish Tail Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

With a free day in Pokhara, explore at your own pace.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Drive up to Sarangkot to see sunrise over the Himalayas.


Following your Insider Experience, explore Pokhara and visit Davi’s Waterfall, the Gurkha Museum, and the Tibetan Camp. Then, cruise on Lake Phewa with views over Fish Tail Peak.

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  • Dinner
Looking over the town at the Himalayas

Today you’ll drive through the rolling terrain back to Kathmandu where you will check in to your hotel on arrival. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Kathmandu, Radisson Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Return to the airport this morning.

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In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.