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Treasures of India with Nepal

17 Days 2 Countries 7 Cities

In India see the beauty of the Taj Mahal and trace this magical land's ancient traditions before embarking on this spiritual interlude to Nepal.

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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: The following departures of 17 February, 17 March, 21 April, 27 October and 24 November 2019 and 19 January, 16 February and 15 March 2020 include a discount of up to 9% on our standard single supplement.
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    • Important Information: For the trip starting in Delhi on 15 December, a Gala Dinner is included at the Hotel Trident by Oberoi in Udaipur on 24 December.
    • Flights: Prices include internal airfare and taxes for flights: Udaipur to Mumbai and Mumbai to Kathmandu and are accurate as of 1st June 2018.
    • A short walk through the narrow lanes in Old Delhi is a great experience. You get to see the daily activities of the inhabitants, like people sitting on a tea stall and chatting about political affairs or devotees offering prayers in a small temple for the neighbourhood. It's very insightful.Pankaj, India Travel Director
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      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: The following departures of 17 February, 17 March, 21 April, 27 October and 24 November 2019 and 19 January, 16 February and 15 March 2020 include a discount of up to 9% on our standard single supplement.
      • 2020 departures are subject to change of itinerary, price, discount and hotels. These will be confirmed in June 2019.
      • Important Information: For the trip starting in Delhi on 15 December, a Gala Dinner is included at the Hotel Trident by Oberoi in Udaipur on 24 December.
      • Flights: Prices include internal airfare and taxes for flights: Udaipur to Mumbai and Mumbai to Kathmandu and are accurate as of 1st June 2018.
      • A short walk through the narrow lanes in Old Delhi is a great experience. You get to see the daily activities of the inhabitants, like people sitting on a tea stall and chatting about political affairs or devotees offering prayers in a small temple for the neighbourhood. It's very insightful.Pankaj, India Travel Director
      • Visas are required for India and Nepal. Please contact the consulate/embassy for further information.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      In India see the beauty of the Taj Mahal and trace this magical land's ancient traditions, unforgettable flavours and beautiful landscapes before embarking on this spiritual interlude to the ancient mountain kingdom of Nepal.


      Trip type: Regional Explorer i

      Trip code: RAMUN

      16 Nights

      accommodation

      27 Meals
      • 16 buffet breakfasts

      • 4 lunches

      • 7 dinners (including Connect with Locals)

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of Old and New Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Kathmandu and Patan

        • CRUISE across Mumbai Harbour to Elephanta Island

        • VIEW the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur, the Hanuman Dhoka palace complex, Mahadev Temple, House of the Goddess Kumari, Taleju Temple in Kathmandu and the Krishna Temple and Golden Temple in Patan

        • VISIT Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar in Delhi, Agra Fort, the Taj Mahal in Agra, City Palace, Amber Fort in Jaipur, the Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai, the shrine of Swayambhunath near Patan, a local market in Kathmandu


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 16 buffet breakfasts

        • 4 lunches

        • 7 dinners
          (including Connect with Locals)


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Treasures of India with Nepal

      Your Itinerary

      1. ARRIVE DELHI (3 NIGHTS)

      Immerse yourself in the buzz of India's vibrant capital, Delhi. On arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers this evening.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Sheraton New Delhi

      2. DELHI

      The heady scents of spice linger throughout our rickshaw ride, navigating the busy streets of Old Delhi. We'll see the Red Fort, with its towering sandstone walls, before riding through the colourful Chandni Chowk market. Watch it rise and shine as the day's trading begins amidst the sounds of traffic. We'll visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India and admire its grandeur before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      3. DELHI

      We 'Dive into Culture' this morning, embarking on a guided walking tour to discover the work done by the Salaam Baalak Trust. Your visit will 'Make a Difference' to this non-profit organisation which aims to provide a caring environment for street children. Later, we'll walk through the bazaar of Paharganj, rubbing shoulders with the locals who flock to the market to shop every day. Lunch is at a local restaurant, before we head to the district of New Delhi, designed and built by the British in the 1920s. Here we'll visit the UNESCO-listed Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar before driving past Parliament House and India Gate, commemorating the Indian soldiers who died during WWI.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch

      4. DELHI - AGRA

      Delve into the imperial history of the Mughal Empire as you explore the iconic, yet unexpected highlights of Agra. Visit the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort and stroll through the chambers of a royal residence that lay at the centre of the dynasty until the 17th century. As you drive through the city's crowded streets, connect with its vibrant spirit and raw energy.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Double Tree by Hilton

      5. AGRA - JAIPUR (3 NIGHTS)

      Gaze at the sun-kissed white marble of the Taj Mahal, arriving just before sunrise to see its elegant walls glow with rose and golden hues. Learn how this well-preserved landmark stands today as a monument of love, then return to the hotel for breakfast. Later, journey to Jaipur, the Pink City and gateway to the colourful state of Rajasthan, stopping for lunch en-route.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch
      Hotel
      Hilton

      6. JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

      Visit the ornate City Palace this morning, as well as the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar, featuring the world's largest sundial. Make a stop to admire the red and pink ornate façades of the Palace of Winds, whose latticed windows once revealed the outside world to the sheltered ladies of the royal household. This afternoon learn the art of turban tying and a favourite pastime in Jaipur, kite flying - giving you insights into the ancient customs and pastimes of the city.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      7. JAIPUR

      Admire the jaw-dropping architecture and intricately designed interiors of the UNESCO-listed Amber Fort this morning, before meeting a 'Local Specialist' to learn about the tradition of hand block printing. See how the Jaipur's exquisitely patterned cottons have been made for centuries, then witness the delicate art of crafting Jaipur's elegant blue and green pottery. We 'Connect with Locals' this evening, joining a local family for a Be My Guest dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      8. JAIPUR - NARLAI (2 NIGHTS)

      We journey to Narlai and check into Rawla Narlai, a beautifully maintained heritage resort, which was once one of the Jagir villages of Jodhpur's royal family. Experience royal Rajasthan within its lavishly decorated walls.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Rawla Narlai

      9. NARLAI

      Embark on a Jeep safari into the nearby countryside and keep a keen eye open for deer and leopard in their natural habitat. Later, take a walk around Narlai village and gain insights into the traditional way of life of the villagers before they depart for the days' grazing. Later, meet one of the family members who'll share fascinating stories about the hotel and the locals. At dinner, descend into the 16th century baori (step-well) for delicious Rajasthani flavours.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      10. NARLAI - UDAIPUR (2 NIGHTS)

      Leave Narlai behind and later revel in the romance of Udaipur - a mystical encounter with culture and traditions, enjoyed against the backdrop of the Aravalli Hills and shimmering Lake Pichola. Admire your colourful surrounds, boarding a scenic boat ride to watch the sunset glint off the lake's tranquil waters.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Trident by Oberoi

      11. UDAIPUR

      Delve into the history of the Maharana era during a visit to Udaipur's exquisite City Palace, whose ornate walls overlook Lake Pichola. We trade tranquillity for the city's spirited markets and bazaars next, gaining a deeper understanding of the day-to-day lives of the citizens of Udaipur. Visit the Jagdish Temple built in 1651 with its ornate carvings and bronze figure of the Garuda, then proceed to the enclosed Garden of the Maids of the Honour, watching as water spurts from its marble elephants. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy some free time or consider joining an Optional Experience.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch

      12. UDAIPUR - MUMBAI (2 NIGHTS)

      Feel the passion and verve of cosmopolitan Mumbai, visiting Dhobi Ghat where you'll 'Dive into Culture' exploring the world's largest outdoor laundry. See the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a historic railway station built to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. This afternoon, marvel at the colossal Gateway of India, a huge archway on the water's edge that welcomed the first-ever visit to India of a British Monarch in 1911. Explore the exhibits of the Prince of Wales Museum, then stroll through the famous Crawford Market.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      ITC Grand Central

      13. MUMBAI

      We sail across Mumbai Harbour to see the centuries-old rock-cut temples on Elephanta Island. The labyrinth of UNESCO-listed cave temples represents some of India's most impressive temple carvings. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience. Join your fellow guests and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner later.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      14. MUMBAI - KATHMANDU (3 NIGHTS)

      Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims throughout the ages, travelling to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal and its capital, Kathmandu. On arrival, check in to your hotel, then join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner in a local restaurant.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Crowne Plaza Soaltee

      15. KATHMANDU AND PATAN SIGHTSEEING

      Kathmandu's golden roofs glow brightly on your City Tour to the heart of its old town and Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you will gain a deeper understanding of its role in the centuries of rule over this mountain kingdom. Admire the traditional pagoda-style architecture reflected in the temples and palaces that surround the square - the Hanuman Dhoka palace complex, the Mahadev Temple, the House of the Goddess Kumari and Taleju Temple. Journey to nearby Patan next, renowned for its collection of ancient temples, carvings and palaces, which you will see first-hand during a visit to Patan Durbar Square, a generic name given to plazas and areas located opposite Nepal's old royal palaces. Delve into the ancient Buddhist heritage of the City of Beauty and visit the Krishna Temple and Golden Temple. The delicate art of thangka painting takes centre stage next, as you continue to a painting school to observe students painting religious scenes on cotton and silk. Later, 'Make a Difference' with a visit to the Tibetan Refugee Centre which features a handicraft centre and provides employment to the Tibetan refugees whose forefathers fled the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959. Among these were gifted Tibetan carpet weavers whose talents remain on display today at the Jawalakhel Handicraft Centre, along with traditional Tibetan handicrafts.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      16. KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

      Looming over Patan lies the UNESCO-listed shrine of Swayambhunath, which you will have an opportunity to visit today. Uncover its history spanning millennia and admire the galleries of prayer mills and gleaming white stupa, whose gilded spire provides the colourful eyes of Buddha a lofty vantage point from which to survey the surrounding valley. Share the intricately carved stone façades with the resident monkeys and admire the artistry of Nepalese craftsmanship as you walk through the remnants of Buddhist and Hindu iconography, said to be around 2000 years old. Then, visit a local market in the Thamel area and stroll through its narrow alleyways in search of the perfect mementoes of your trip. Return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      17. DEPART KATHMANDU

      Your soulful encounter with Nepal at its end, take a transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your onward flight.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Enjoy dinner with a local family at their home in Jaipur. (Day 7)

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        Take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi. Learn about the daily lives of the street children of Delhi and share their life stories (Day 2). Learn the art of Rajasthani Turban Tying and Kite Flying, a very popular pastime in Jaipur (Day 6). Interact with the head of a noble family in Narlai (Day 9) and visit a Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai (Day 12). Visit to a thangka painting school in Patan (Day 15).

      • LOCAL SPECIALIST
        Local Specialist in Jaipur. (Day 7)

      • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
        by embarking on a walk with the Salam Baalak Trust which cares for and rehabilitates the street children of Delhi (Day 3) and with a visit to the Tibetan Refugee Centre (Day 15).

      • STAYS WITH STORIES
        Stay in a beautifully maintained heritage resort in Narlai, which was once a hunting lodge of Jodhpur's Royal Family. (Day 8)

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of Old and New Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Kathmandu and Patan

        • CRUISE across Mumbai Harbour to Elephanta Island

        • VIEW the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur, the Hanuman Dhoka palace complex, Mahadev Temple, House of the Goddess Kumari, Taleju Temple in Kathmandu and the Krishna Temple and Golden Temple in Patan

        • VISIT Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar in Delhi, Agra Fort, the Taj Mahal in Agra, City Palace, Amber Fort in Jaipur, the Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai, the shrine of Swayambhunath near Patan, a local market in Kathmandu


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 16 buffet breakfasts

        • 4 lunches

        • 7 dinners
          (including Connect with Locals)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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