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Golden Triangle & Kathmandu Valley

India & Nepal in 12 Days, 10 Nights in Destination

Dreams shouldn't wait

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Our classic tour of India's Golden Triangle combined with an unforgettable journey through Nepal, home of the Himalayas.

Trip Highlights

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    Kathmandu
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    Patan
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    Agra
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    Delhi
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    Jaipur

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until September 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + £ 300

  4. Add up to 4 nights to your stay

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  • Accomodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Day 2 to 4

Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shahdara

Location

Delhi

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Rating TripAdvisor travelers

The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Sahibabad, Park Inn By Radisson New Delhi IP Extension

Itinerary

From the bustling streets of Delhi to the pink city of Jaipur and the historic, romantic Agra, your time in India will be awe-inspiring. Head to Nepal and Kathmandu, to discover the ancient history and bustling atmosphere of the capital.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Delhi. Night on board.

2nd Day: Delhi
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Arrive in the capital of India and transfer to the hotel. Delhi is a city with an impressive architectural legacy of its Islamic conquerors along with a spectacular historical centre. Rest of the day is free to rest or to get to know this lively, fascinating city. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shah... or similar

2716 Reviews

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3rd Day: Delhi
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit Old Delhi including the Jama Masjid Royal Mosque and the lively Chandi Chow Street. Ride a tricycle around the Red Fort, the former residence of the Imperial Family and admire the Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. In the afternoon, explore New Delhi, passing through the India Gate, the Mausoleum of Emperor Humayun, the majestic government buildings and the Presidential Palace. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shah... or similar

2716 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Guided Tour with Panoramic View of New Delhi

Moderate

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included
Tour of Old Delhi

Moderate

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4th Day: Delhi - Jaipur
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave by road to Jaipur, the Pink City of India. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur was built in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Its architecture is a magnificent confluence of Hindu, Jain and Mughal architectural styles. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to get to know this vibrant city. In the evening light, the pink and the orange buildings exude a magical glow, which is complemented by the vibrantly attired Rajasthanis. Camel drawn carts are characteristic of Jaipur's passing street scene. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Golden Tulip Jaipur or similar

2654 Reviews

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5th Day: Jaipur
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for the Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, on your way to the Amber Fort. Explore the majestic Amber Fort with a Jeep transfer. In the interior, cross the premises of the palace Jag Mandir and the famous Sheesh Mahal, a room embedded with beautifully bright pieces of mirror. Continue to tour the city of Jaipur including a visit to the Palace of the Maharaja, former royal residence, where a part of it has been converted into a museum. Also experience the wonder of the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory in the world, made of marble. Overnight stay in Jaipur. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Golden Tulip Jaipur or similar

2654 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Jaipur

Moderate

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included
Photo Stop at the Palace of the Winds

Light

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Visit to the Amber Fort

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6th Day: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for Agra and along the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, an impressive ghost town. Next, pass by Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Arrive in Agra and enjoy a world of contrasting edifices of red sandstone and white marble and that irresistible charm that this favourite city of the Mughals still retains. Transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Agra Fort. Inside the fort, discover the picturesque Pearl Mosque. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Agra.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Royale Regent or similar

120 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit Fatehpur Sikri

Moderate

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7th Day: Agra - Delhi
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, experience the legendary splendour of the Taj Mahal, the ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river and a universal symbol of love. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his beloved wife. Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon drive back to Delhi. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shah... or similar

2716 Reviews

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Activities

included
Taj Mahal Visit

Light

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8th Day: Delhi - Kathmandu
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Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Kathmandu. Arrival to the capital of Nepal, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free. The largest urban agglomeration in Nepal, with 2.5 million inhabitants, consists of the core of the metropolitan city of Kathmandu. Its sister cities are Patan, Kirtipur, Thimi and Bhaktapur, including recently the urban areas of Shankhapur, Karyabinayak, Champapur, Banepa, Dhulikhel and Panauti. The capital of the country is located at 1,400 meters in a bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar

613 Reviews

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9th Day: Kathmandu
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a guided visit to Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath. The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, one of the largest in the world and icon of Nepal, sits on an octagonal base and is surrounded by the houses of the Lamas. Discover Pashupatinath Hindu Temple from the east bank of the river, the most important and oldest of the Kathmandu Valley, which is dedicated to Shiva and built-in an exuberant natural environment. Free afternoon to stroll through the city or make last-minute souvenir purchases. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar

613 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half Day Excursion to visit Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa
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10th Day: Kathmandu - Patan - Kathmandu
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Breakfast at the hotel. Head out to explore the medieval city of Kathmandu and discover the rich culture of the Newari people and their bustiling narrow streets. We start with a visit to the vegetable and spice market in Ason, the oldest shopping place in Kathmandu and an intersection to many streets where you can witness the traditional Newari culture or the customary Newari houses. Continue to explore through jammed bazaars and visit the Kumari Temple which houses the living Goddess Kumari and is a great example of Nepal’s magnificent architecture with its intricate wood carvings of gods and various symbols. Continue to enjoy an external view of the Taleju Temple followed by a visit to Kal Bhairab. In the afternoon, we step into the Temple of Swayambhunath - a stupa on the top of hill - which is one of most prominent Buddhist pilgrimage sites, for an overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley. Later proceed to Patan city (about 15min driving) to visit the Patan Durbar Square - the oldest of the three cities in the Kathmandu Valley and one of the oldest Buddhist City in the world. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

* Optional Mount Everest Flight-seeing Excursion: One-hour long sightseeing on a fixed-wing aircraft for an experience of a lifetime. All the spectacular glaciers, snow-capped peaks and gorges glide below as you fly towards Mt. Everest. Includes a flight certificate awarded at the end of the excursion. Return to Kathmandu to begin the rest of the day sightseeing.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar

613 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Excursion to Kathmandu

Moderate

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Optional
Mount Everest Flight-Seeing

Light

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11th Day: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit "the city of the devotees", Bhaktapur, to admire the great architectural beauty of the third of the three royal cities of the Kathmandu Valley, also declared a World Heritage Site and whose Durbar Square is the best preserved in the valley. The Royal Palace stands out, whose entrance door is a masterpiece in embossed art, as does the Nyatapola Temple, known as the Temple of the Five Roofs, which is a pagoda of five magnificently sculpted floors and one of the highest in the country. Later, continue to the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley, the Changu Narayan Temple located in the Changu village and dedicated to the god Vishnu. From here there is a beautiful view of the surroundings. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar

613 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Excursion to Bhaktapur

Moderate

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12th Day: Kathmandu - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast * at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport and check-in for your return flight back to the UK or Ireland. Night on board. (Dependent on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the UK or Ireland today.) 

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included

Guided Tour with Panoramic View of New Delhi

Included activity for day 3 in Delhi

Embark on a tour of New Delhi with a spectacular panoramic view of the city, where you will be stopping by its most emblematic sites, including the India Gate, the Mausoleum of Emperor Humayun and the Presidential Palace.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Tour of Old Delhi

Included activity for day 3 in Delhi

Explore Old Delhi, seeing sites like the Jama Masjid Royal Mosque and Chandi Chow Street. End at Raj Ghat, where Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

Duration 03:15h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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City Tour of Jaipur

Included activity for day 5 in Jaipur

Discover Jaipur on a city tour, including the illustrious Palace of the Maharaja, home to an informative museum. Afterwards, get to know a little about India's scientific achievements at the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory in the world.

Duration 02:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Photo Stop at the Palace of the Winds

Included activity for day 5 in Jaipur

Make a photo stop at the legendary Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds, one of India's most beloved historic buildings with a fascinating past.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Mount Everest Flight-Seeing

Suggested activity for day 10 in Everest

One hour long sightseeing on a fixed-wing aircraft. All the spectacular glaciers, snow-capped peaks and gorges glide below as you fly towards Mt. Everest. Includes a flight certificate awarded at the end of the excursion.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Delhi, Kathmandu - UK/Ireland. *
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  • Internal flights: Delhi - Kathmandu. **
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  • 10 nights accomodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 10 Breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicle.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary. ***
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Private transfers in Delhi, airport-hotel-airport, with complimentary bottled water.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Jeep Transfer at the Amber Fort.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Indian visa and Nepalese Visa (required), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

If you are traveling to India with a UK passport, you will require an Indian visa. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Indian Embassy for further details: https://www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.htm

Nepalese visa: If you are travelling to Nepal with a UK passport, you will require a Nepalese visa. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Nepalese Embassy for further details: http://www.nepembassy.org.uk/tourist-visa/ 

* Due to the customs clearance rule of the government of India, if your flight calls at another city in India before arriving in Delhi, confirm at the departure desk in the UK / Ireland whether you should pick up your suitcase and pass customs control at the airport where the connection is made. Remember that if the flight stops in Mumbai you will need to pick up your luggage. Keep in mind that normally this whole process takes approximately 60 minutes. 

** Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

*** India: The order of the itinerary may differ depending on your arrival day at the destination.

Monday/ Friday: 2 nights in Delhi at the beginning, 1 night in Delhi at the end.

Tuesday/ Saturday: 1 night in Delhi at the beginning, 2 nights in Delhi at the end.

  • India
  • Nepal
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity and at least two blank pages.

    • Visa

      A visa is required to enter the country. Issued by the embassy or online E-Visa application one month before arrival in the country.

    • Currency

      Indian Rupee.

    • Language

      Hindi and English.

    • Electricity

      220 V in the majority of the country. Electrical sockets are European style however an adapter may be useful.

    • Health

      High levels of air pollution during winter (October to February). Northern cities are the most affected.

    • Time zone

      GMT + 5:30.

    • Other useful information

      Foreigners cannot bring Indian Rupees into the country, although you can bring foreign currency and exchange it once you arrive.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.incredibleindia.org/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Expected or similar hotels. In the case of change, the accommodation provided will always be of an equal or superior category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    Tips in India are subject to the decision of the client based on the level of satisfaction of the service provided and the experience in general. Taking into account that they are not obligatory, they are usually expected.

    Children: 2 - 11 years old. Additional bed.

    Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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    Kathmandu · Nepal

    Nepal

    Had a wonderful experience visiting Nepal

    The guide and driver were fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble. They even took us to go on the longest zip line in the world! All the places we visited were wonderful, especially the flight to Everest which is a must-do. All hotels were great. The staff and food in hotels were lovely.

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