Journey through India, Nepal & Bhutan Tailor-made

Bhutan

Journey through India, Nepal & Bhutan Tailor-made

This is a breath taking tour of discovery encompassing some of the finest sights and sounds of India, Nepal and Bhutan. Starting in pulsating Delhi the tour journeys to the soft beauty of the Taj Mahal, the mighty monuments of the Mughal Emperors and Rajput’s in India, before flying to Nepal to see the superb Newari architecture and stunning Buddhist shrines - next experience the thrill of a Tiger expedition in Chitwan. Finally explore the Land of the Thunder Dragon - Bhutan.

19 days from £4,275.00 per person
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park - Pokhara - Kathmandu - Thimphu - Paro - Delhi

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Day 1: To Delhi

Fly direct from Heathrow to Delhi on British Airways or Virgin Atlantic.

Day 2: Delhi

Morning arrival in Delhi. Afternoon sightseeing of Old Delhi including an exhilarating cycle rickshaw ride to the Jama Masjid through the bustling Chandni Chowk and it’s back roads, once the centre of the city Shah Jehanabad in the Mughal times. Finally continue onto the moving Raj Ghat- Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation site, before returning to the hotel. Overnight at Colonel’s Retreat B

Accommodation: Colonel’s Retreat – Delhi

Day 3: To Agra

Morning sightseeing of vibrant New Delhi including the imposing Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and the India Gate. Afternoon drive to Agra. Two nights at Mansingh Palace. B

Accommodation: Mansingh Palace, Agra

Day 4: Agra

Breath-taking sunrise visit to the serene Taj Mahal to watch the sun slowly caress the white marble, awakening the day and distant memories. After breakfast explore Agra Fort built by successive Mughal rulers to show their power and might! Notice the many varied architectural styles of the complex reflecting each Emperor’s taste. Also visit the lovely Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. B

Day 5: To Jaipur

Morning drive to Jaipur en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful deserted city, built by the remarkable Mughal Emperor Akbar. Pause by the graceful marble Tomb (Mazar) of Salim Chisti in the middle of the Emperor’s courtyard, where generations of women have come to pray for a male heir. Also visit en route the Abhaneri Stepwell built in 800 AD. Two nights stay at the Diggi Palace. B

Accommodation: Diggi Palace – Jaipur

Day 6: Jaipur

Morning excursion to Amber Fort by jeep. Inside the fort with its austere exterior, there’s a delight of murals, frescoes, paintings, wonderful intricate carvings and complex mirror work. Afterwards visit the extraordinary Astronomical Observatory, Palace of Winds and City Palace Complex with its fascinating museum. B

Day 7: To Kathmandu via Delhi

Early morning flight to Delhi. Connect to flight to Kathmandu. Evening walking tour of Pashupatinath, followed by a tour of Boudhanath. Two nights at Kathmandu Guest House. B

Day 8: Kathmandu

Morning Kathmandu sightseeing including Durbar Square & Swayambhunath. Remainder of day at leisure. B

Day 9: To Chitwan National Park

Morning fly to Bharatpur. Transfer to Chitwan National Park. Afternoon jungle safaris seeking out the elusive tiger and one horned rhino. Two nights at Jungle Villa Resort. D

Accommodation: Jungle Villa Resort – Chitwan

Day 10: Chitwan

Full day of jungle activities. B, L, D

Day 11: To Pokhara

Morning drive to Pokhara. Evening a boatride on Lake Phewa watching the flickering images of the mountains in the waters. Two nights at Temple Tree resort and spa Resort. B

Accommodation: Temple Tree Resort & Spa – Pokhara

Day 12: Pokhara

Early morning drive to Sarangkot for incredible sunrise. After breakfast Pokhara sightseeing. B

Day 13: To Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu through stunningly scenic countryside. Overnight at Kathmandu Guest House. B

Day 14: To Thimphu via Paro

Morning fly to Paro. Met and transferred to Thimphu. Two nights at Hotel Phuntsho Pelri or similar. B

Day 15: Thimphu

Full day sightseeing of the capitol city includes the Trashichhodzong - the beautiful medieval fortress/Monastery, the National Library which houses an extensive collection of Buddhist literature, Institute for Zorig Chusum, the National Memorial Chorten, the governmentrun Handicrafts Emporium and privately owned crafts shops, the Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums. B

Day 16: To Paro

Morning drive to Paro. Afternoon visit the Ta Dzong, originally as a Watch Tower, houses the National Museum. Then follow the trail down to Rinpung Dzong. Two nights at Olathang or similar. B

Day 17: Paro

After breakfast in the hotel, drive to Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress from where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago. Along the way, see the 7th C. Kyichu Lhakhangone of the most sacred shrines in the country. Visit also includes the Taktsang Monastery (approx 4 hours steep walk) famously known as the Tiger’s Nest. B

Day 18: To Delhi

Morning fly to Delhi. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Colonel’s Retreat. B

Accommodation: Colonel’s Retreat – Delhi

Day 19: To Heathrow

Fly to Heathrow on British Airways or Virgin Atlantic flight.

Looking to extend your holiday ? Contact our consultants today for your options. B

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Prices

Price per person (Double/Twin share)
£4,275.00
Cost includes:
  • International & internal flights in economy class.
  • Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
  • Bed & Breakfast (Chitwan National Park & Bhutan on Full Board)
  • Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Bhutan Visa & Royalty Fees.
  • Full ATOL Bonding.
Cost does not include:
  • Visa Fee for India & Nepal
  • Any optional Excursions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.

What our clients say

Just to say a very big thank you for arranging our wonderful holiday in Nepal. We had a marvellous time and were so beautifully looked after. The magnificence of the mountains together with the kindness and consideration of everyone we met hopefully will call us back before too long. 10 days was just too short.

K Bennet - India & Nepal Holiday