Colours of Rajasthan & Nepal

  • days: 30
  • from $10,805

Flights Included

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Countries Visited:

  • India
  • Nepal

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2 countries

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13 UNESCO World 
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Manvar Desert Camp 

★ NEW TOUR!

Experience modern and ancient cities, arid deserts, lush jungles and breathtaking Himalayan views on this journey through India and Nepal. From the Taj Mahal and the Amber Fortress to Pashupatinath Temple and the three ancient Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, this tour is a fusion of wonder, adventure and spirituality.

Colourful Delhi

We explore both the old and new parts of the city - you'll be amazed by the array of colour on display. We'll also take an exciting rickshaw ride through the colourful streets of the bustling bazaars at Chandni Chowk.

Unforgettable experiences

Visit grand palaces, sweeping deserts and majestic forts. We’ll take an exhilarating camel ride across the desert, spend a night at a dune safari camp and spot game on safari at Ranthambore National Park.

Breathtaking Nepal

From the frenetic city of Kathmandu, to the incredible wildlife in Chitwan National Park and the historic Maya Devi Temple, it's impossible not to be swept up in the beauty of Nepal.

Itinerary

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia - Arrive Delhi

Welcome to Delhi, India’s bustling capital!

Day 2. Delhi

A busy morning touring Old Delhi. We’ll discover the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, take a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk and an exotic spice tour of Khari Baoli market. Enjoy a group welcome dinner this evening. [B,D]

Day 3. Delhi - Jaipur

This morning we depart for the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur. [B,D]

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Special Experience: Visit a local market and interact with a local family during a traditional Indian cooking lesson before sharing dinner.

Day 4. Jaipur

Our day in the Rajasthani capital begins at the majestic Amber Fort, built from red limestone and marble by Raja Man Singh in 1592. Later we visit the Palace of Mirrors and the Palace of Winds, the City Palace Complex and the Jantar Mantar Observatory. [B]

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Special Experience: India is famous for its palmistry tradition. Today we’ll meet a local palmist who will read the lines of your hand for indications about your personality and destiny, based on Indian astrology.

Day 5. Jaipur - Bikaner

Our journey continues to Bikaner, a vibrant desert town with imposing forts and beautiful temples. This afternoon we explore Junagarh Fort and visit a camel-breeding farm. [B]

Day 6. Bikaner - Jaisalmer

This morning we travel to Jaisalmer, the ‘Golden City’. We’ll stop along the way at the unusual holy shrine of rats - Karni Mata Temple. This afternoon we’ll tour the Jaisalmer Fort, the Jain temples and the intricate sandstone havelis of the wealthy merchants. [B]

Day 7. Jaisalmer - Manvar

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Special Experience: We drive to Manvar, a beautiful, tented camp in the Thar Desert where we’ll be spending the night. This evening we’ll travel out to the sand dunes on a camel safari to experience the enchanting serenity. [B,L,D] 

Day 8. Manvar - Jodhpur

Today we depart for the ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. [B]

Day 9. Jodhpur

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Special Experience: We begin the day exploring a traditional Bishnoi village by jeep. Famous for their passionate commitment to the protection of the environment, Bishnois typically live in distinct hut-like dwellings in groups around Rajasthan.

This afternoon we discover the sights of Jodhpur, including the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, the marble cenotaphs and Jaswant Thada. [B]

Day 10. Jodhpur - Udaipur

Today we travel south to Udaipur, visiting the marble Jain Temple at Ranakpur, famed for its 1,400 pillars. We’ll also visit beautiful Kumbhalgarh Fort with its numerous palaces, temples and gardens. [B]

Day 11. Udaipur

We spend the morning touring the sights of this beautiful city. Highlights include the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and the Garden of the Maidens. In the late afternoon we’ll cruise across Lake Pichola to visit the island of Jag Mandir. [B]

Day 12. Udaipur - Bundi

This morning we depart for the hillside town of Bundi. The surroundings are dominated by an extraordinary palace rising out of the rockface above the town. [B]

Day 13. Bundi - Ranthambore National Park

Famous for its tiger population, Ranthambore National Park is our destination today. This afternoon we’ll head out on a safari in search of these beautiful predators in their natural environment. [B,L,D]

Day 14. Ranthambore National Park

Our search for tigers continues today. We’ll also try to spot leopards, hyenas, porcupines, crocodiles, deer and gazelle. [B,L,D]

Day 15. Ranthambore National Park - Agra

Today we enjoy a short journey on the local train to Bharatpur to visit the deserted yet well-preserved Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. We’ll continue to Agra this afternoon. [B]

Day 16. Agra

Watch the sun rise this morning over the breathtaking Taj Mahal, coating it in a pearly-pink mist. We’ll also explore Agra Fort, known for its fine Mughal architecture, and Baby Taj, otherwise known as the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. [B]

A note on Taj Mahal renovations: For the past two years the iconic Taj Mahal has been undergoing a mud-pack therapy treatment to clean and protect its ivory-white surface. The restoration process is nearing the end, however some restoration may continue into 2019.

Day 17. Agra - Delhi

This morning we return to Delhi. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax or explore before our group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 18. Delhi - Kathmandu

Enjoy a relaxed morning before our flight to Kathmandu this afternoon. [B]

Day 19. Kathmandu

After breakfast we'll enjoy a full day of sightseeing around frenetic Kathmandu, including Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. [B]

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Special Experience: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before traveling by rickshaw to Thamel were we will stroll the narrow streets and alleys.

Later we visit UNESCO World Heritage Listed Patan Durbar Square. 

Day 20. Kathmandu

Our tour of Kathmandu continues, which will include the third Durbar Square of Bhaktapur, as well as Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temple. [B]

Day 21. Kathmandu - Chitwan

Today we fly to Chitwan where we'll begin exploring the national park with our naturalist guide this afternoon. [B,L,D]

Day 22. Chitwan National Park

We'll start the day with a canoe safari before being led on a nature walk by an elephant, and later by ox cart. This evening we're treated to a Tharu dance performance. [B,L,D]

Day 23. Chitwan - Lumbini

Today we drive to Lumbini and stop en route to visit Ramgram. This evening we'll explore the beautiful Mayadevi Garden. [B,D]

Day 24. Lumbini - Pokhara - Tomijung

We fly to Pokhara via Kathmandu. After reaching Lumle by road, we will commence the 3 hour trek to our accommodation in Tomijung. [B,L,D]

Day 25. Tomijung

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Special Experience: Join a Gorkha family for lunch in a traditional Nepalese village, and learn about their culture, customs and traditions. [B,L,D]

Day 26. Tomijung - Pokhara

This morning we commence our journey back to Pokhara with a 3 hour trek to Lumle. From here we will travel by road back to Pokhara, and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. [B]

Day 27. Pokhara

We'll travel across Fewa Lake today and visit the Gurkha Memorial Museum. [B]

Day 28. Pokhara - Kathmandu

Today we travel back to Kathmandu. Enjoy some last minute shopping, exploration or relaxation before tonight's group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 29. Depart Kathmandu

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 30. Arrive Australia

 

Walking Man

Level of fitness: This tour features 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity on 1 or more days.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to India and Nepal. Taxes included
  • 1 economy-class international flight between India and Nepal
  • 3 economy-class flights within Nepal
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding jeep & Canter safari vehicles and water-based activities)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $550pp pre-paid 

Accommodation & Meals

  • 27 nights in good quality hotels (3-5 star)
  • 1 night at Manvar Desert Camp, a permanent dune safari camp with proper beds and attached bathroom with running hot and cold water facilities
  • 28 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 12 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • English-speaking national guide throughout in India
  • English-speaking national guide throughout in Nepal

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Sightseeing 

Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Delhi

  • Explore the bustling city of Delhi, including visits to Red Fort (inside), Jama Masjid (inside), Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar and Humayun Tomb. Take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk and an exotic spice tour of Khari Baoli Market, and drive past the Rajpath, Lutyen's Buildings and India Gate.

Visit amazing temples and magnificent forts

  • Ride by Jeep up to the magnificent Amber Fort in Jaipur, followed by a tour of its many beautiful rooms within the fort including the amazing Hall of Mirrors. Here the light of a single match sets off a dazzling display as it is reflected by thousands of tiny mirrors that line the walls.
  • Tour the 'Pink City' of Jaipur including the Jantar Mantar Observatory, Sawai Man Singh 11 Museum, Hawa Mahal and the colourful bazaar.
  • Explore Junagarh Fort and visit a camel breeding farm in the fortified city of Bikaner.
  • Visit Karni Mata Temple at Deshnoke, an unusual holy shrine and home for thousands of protected rats.
  • Half day tour of the desert city of Jaisalmer, including a visit to the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort and some of the city’s historic sandstone havelis of the wealthy merchants.
  • Spend 2 nights in Jodhpur, known as the 'Blue City' because local Brahmins have painted their homes blue to show their status to all. Our touring includes the Mehrangarh Fort and its beautiful palaces - Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal, and the marble monument of Jaswant Thada.
  • Visit the incredible marble Jain Temple at Ranakpur (of which no 2 of its 1,400 pillars are the same) and beautiful Kumbhalgarh Fort enroute to Udaipur.
  • Visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri which was built in 1569 but abandoned 15 years later due to lack of water. The sheer size of this city and its well-preserved state will astound you!
  • Take a city tour of Agra, including the imposing Agra Fort, known for its fine Mughal architecture.
  • Visit Agra’s stunning Taj Mahal. A symbol of India, it is considered by many to be the most beautiful monument in the world.

Witness artistic palaces

  • Morning tour of Udaipur, the 'City of Lakes', which includes the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion-ki-bari.
  • Visit Garh Palace in Bundi, known for its artistic Rajput style architecture.

Discover diverse India

  • Excite your taste buds with a market experience, cooking class and dinner with a local family in Jaipur.
  • Experience a mysterious Palmistry session in Jaipur.
  • Trek through the sand dunes by camel between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer and stay overnight at the Manvar desert safari camp. Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning sunset over the desert dunes!
  • Discover the diversity of India during a jeep safari of a traditional Bishnoi Village.
  • Enjoy an afternoon cruise on the calm waters of Lake Pichola in Udaipur (subject to water levels) to visit the island of Jagmandir.
  • Explore Ranthambore National Park, home to the elusive tiger.

Experience the diverse culture and lifestyle of Nepal

  • Explore Kathmandu, a living museum of ancient traditions, faith, arts and architecture. Visit the Buddhist Stupa Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Thamel, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath.
  • Discover the shopping mecca of Nepal while transversing the narrow alleyways and streets of Thamel by rickshaw.
  • Spend two days in Chitwan National Park, rich in Flora and fauna, the wildlife and landscape is breathtaking.  Famed as being home to the Bangal Tiger, we'll go in search of the diverse wildlife that Chitwan National Park is home too including rhinoceros, leopards elephants and much more.
  • Let your mind relax as you float down the Rapti River in a traditional dugout canoe. Spot crocodiles and other reptiles sunning themselves on the riverbanks and witness the amazing birdlife that inhabit the area, both migratory and endemic.
  • Visit Ramgram Stupa enroute to Lumbini, believed to be the maternal home of Queen Mayadevi and Prajapati Gautami. A Buddhist pilgrimage site, it is believed it was constructed some 2,500 years ago and contains relics of Gautama Buddha.
  • Visit Maya Devi Garden, Temple and World Peace Flame. Maya Devi Temple is believed to be the birth place of Lord Buddha.
  • Visit a Nepalese Village and learn about their customs and traditions while joining a Gorkha family for lunch. The Gorkha people were well known for being recruited by the British Army during their occupation in the late 19th and 20th centuries and were known for their military prowess, courage and loyalty.
  • Enjoy a soft trek to and from Lumle & Tomijung, 3 hours each way.
  • Enjoy a boat trip on Fewa Lake and visit the Ghurka Memorial Museum.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

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Tips: Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $550pp pre-paid
Taxes: Total cost includes - air taxes, $235pp
Single supplement: from $2,750
  • Day/Date Variations: Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
  • Taxes & Fuel Costs: Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
  • T&C: All prices shown are per person based on twin share and include airfares, all taxes and tips (if applicable). Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

Fitness to Travel

Let's Talk Fitness

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At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.
We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.
At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.
Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.
Our tours include:
1. Generous amounts of free time
2. Lots of walking
3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation
In some regions travellers can also expect:
1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda
4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas
Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:
1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces
2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
4. Carry their own luggage
5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

Optional Excursions

Nepal

 

Flight over Everest – 5:30am, 2hr 30mins (dependent on weather) – US$180pp

The excitement builds as you take off at 6:30am for an early flight up towards Mt Everest. As if appearing like magic the snow tipped mountains are soon in view from your own window seat while witnessing the unmatched tranquillity of the snow-capped peaks in front of you. These memories will stay with you for a lifetime. Enjoy a glass of champagne to top off this amazing experience.  The flight crew will help you to view points of interest along the way.

Please Note: Bookings to be made at least 3 days prior to flight and flight is subject to weather conditions. Pick up time from hotel is 5:30am and there may be waiting time at the airport due to weather conditions. Transfers to/from airport included. Payment by Cash or Credit Card.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation is subject to change and every effort is made to avoid this. However if a change does become necessary, accommodation of a similar standard will be used.

Maidens Hotel, Delhi

Maidens Hotel is one of Delhi’s oldest hotels. Built in the early 1900s, it has retained its colonial charm and architecture. Set amidst eight acres of lush gardens and shady trees, it escapes the noise of the main city, but remains within easy access to some of the most magnificent Mughal monuments as well as the famous shopping centre, Chandni Chowk with its quaint bazaars and meandering lanes. Its spacious guestrooms with high ceilings are all unique.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Shahpura House, Jaipur

Shahpura House is located a short stroll from pleasant Bani Park and a short drive from the walls of the 'pink city', Jaipur. The guestrooms are reminiscent of the ones that were used by the royalties of the Shahpura family - spacious with elegant colonial furniture, all modern amenities, each having their own individual character.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Lallgarh Palace, Bikaner

The Lallgarh Palace is a luxury palace hotel with a rich heritage, built to celebrate royalty. It features imposing red sandstone and was built by Maharaja Ganga Singhji in memory of his father, Maharaj Lall Singhj in 1902 A.D. The oriental design is a mixture of Rajput, Muslim and European styles. The intricate carving on red stone is hall mark of great local craftsman. Open corridors run the length of the halls and rooms and are lined with a rare collection of old prints and vintage etchings. Lallgarh Palace offers a massage & beauty parlor, room service, open air dining by the bonfire, laundry service, currency exchange, tennis and badminton court.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; indoor and outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Hotel Rang Mahal, Jaisalmer

The Rang Mahal is a palace hotel where the traditional hospitality of India can be experienced at its very best. This hotel in Jaisalmer enjoys a reputation of being one of the few hotels that has retained the art of serving its guests while keeping in tune with the latest in modern hospitality. It is ideally located near the airport, railway station and major shopping areas.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Manvar Desert Camp

In the midst of the wilderness and surrounded by the sand dunes, is the isolated splendour of the Manvar Tented Desert Camp. The beauty is breathtaking and the feeling of viewing a sunset amidst the sand dunes is hard to describe. An oasis of rare exclusivity, the Manvar Desert Camp consists of colourfully decorated, safari-style tents arranged in a semi-circle around a central ‘Durbar Hall’ (Courtiers' Hall).

Ratan Vilas, Jodhpur

Built in 1920 by Maharaj Ratan Singhji of Raoti, a royal from Jodhpur and one of the finest horsemen and polo players of his time, Ratan Vilas is a genuine heritage edifice in a sylvan setting. Decorated aesthetically with period furniture, traditional hand block printed fabrics and old family photographs, the guestrooms and common areas are inviting and spacious to ensure a very comfortable stay.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Udai Kothi, Udaipur

The Udai Kothi Hotel is located on the banks of Lake Pichola, within walking distance to the city centre. The Udai Kothi is a boutique modern hotel featuring a rooftop swimming pool and restaurant. Rooms are individually styled using carefully selected furniture and soft furnishings. Here you will find the best of both worlds where modern facilities blend with old-world charm.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Hadoti Palace, Bundi

The Hadoti Palace is a picturesque hotel, featuring colonial architecture, landscaped lawns and an outdoor pool, while also offering views of Taragarh Fort. The hotel restaurant, Taragarh Restaurant, offers a variety of Indian delights, and can be served pool-side on request.

Facilities: air-conditioning, wifi; safe deposit box; swimming pool; fridge; tea & coffee making facilities

Ranthambore Kothi, Ranthambore

Built in a British bungalow style, Ranthambore Kothi is set within lush green forests and surrounded by a natural lake and picturesque landscapes. This hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, bar and restaurant.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Hotel Crystal Sarovar, Agra

With a convenient and strategic location in Agra's tourist hub, the 5-star Hotel Crystal Sarovar offers everything you could need in a hotel. From the opulent, intricately designed interiors and state of the art restaurant, to the magnificent view of the iconic Taj Mahal, the Hotel Crystal Sarovar is truly unique.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Hotel Shambala, Kathmandu

A Tibetan themed boutique hotel, Hotel Shambala in Kathmandu offers the best in modern amenities, combined with traditional Nepalese hospitality. With world-class facilities, including a roof-top pool overlooking the city, a spa retreat and a multi-cuisine restaurant, this 4-star hotel will provide the perfect base for your time in Kathmandu.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; swimming pool; spa retreat; tea & coffee making facilities

Jungle Villa Resort, Chitwan National Park

Located on the Northern Fringe of the incredible Chitwan National Park, the Jungle Villa Resort will give you every opportunity to get up close and personal with the local wildlife, including one-horned rhinoceros and royal bengal tigers. Take in the scenery from the banks of the Rapti River or explore the four hectares of lush green forest these unique cottage-style rooms are situated in.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi

Lumbini Hokke Hotel, Lumbini

Set within the picturesque parkland of Lumbini Development Trust, Lumbini Hokke Hotel combines Nepalese and Japanese culture to offer a truly unique and comfortable accommodation experience. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi 

Mala Lodge, Tomijung

Nestled in the lap of the Annapurna lowlands, amongst rice terraces and a quaint bee keeping village, Mala Lodge offers an accommodation experience like no other. With Macchapucchre Mountain looming tall in the background it is a truly breathtaking location.

Facilities: ensuite rooms; hot water bottles

Temple Tree Resort & Spa, Pokhara

Temple Tree Resort & Spa is a gorgeous boutique hotel, combining traditional Western Himalayan Architecture with western standards. Located just a stones throw away from Fewa Lake and nestled in the foothills of the Annapurna Mountain Range, it is the perfect place to relax after a busy day exploring. Indulge yourself with a massage or flower bath, or enjoy a meal at The Bay Lead hotel.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities; swimming pool; spa 

Weather

Weather

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Currency

Currency

Indian Rupee

The official currency of India is the Indian Rupee (INR; ₹).

  • 1 Rupee = 100 Paisa
  • Notes are in denominations of ₹5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 2,000 rupees
  • Coins are in denominations of ₹1, 2, 5 & 10 rupee and 50 paise 
  • Coins up to 50 paise are called 'small coins' and coins of Rupee one and above are called 'Rupee Coins'

Nepalese Rupee

The local currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR; ₹).

  • 1 Rupee = 100 Paisa
  • Notes are in denominations of ₹5, ₹10, ₹20, ₹50, ₹100, ₹500, ₹2,000
  • Coins are in denominations of ₹1, 2, 5 & 10 rupee and 50 paise
  • Indian Rupee is also widely accepted

Please Note:

If you are travelling from India, the Government has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee notes so please ensure you are not carrying these notes as they will be confiscated and you may be fined.

Visa Information

Visa Requirements

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Please note, Australian passport holders need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details.

  • Australian passport holders
  • Non-Australian passport holders
    • Please check with your travel agent on visa requirements.

The following government websites are also a handy source of general information.

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Special experiences!

  • Visit a local market and interact with a local family during a traditional Indian cooking lesson, then join them for dinner.
  • India is famous for its palmistry tradition. Meet a local palmist who will read the lines of your hand for indications about your personality and destiny, based on Indian astrology.
  • Spend the night in Manvar in a beautiful tented camp in the Thar Desert. Enjoy a camel safari into the sand dunes and experience the ever-changing landscape and enchanting serenity.
  • Explore a traditional Bishnoi village by jeep. Famous for their passionate commitment to the protection of the environment, Bishnois typically live in distinct hut-like dwellings in groups around Rajasthan.
  • Explore the backpacker district of Thamel and UNESCO World Heritage listed Patan Durbar Square by rickshaw.
  • Join a Gorkha family for lunch in a traditional Nepalese village, and learn about their culture, customs and traditions.

Trip Info

Group Size

Min: 4 | Max: 20

Transportation

Rickshaw, camel, boat, coach, local train, jeep & canter

Tips

Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $550pp pre-paid

Tour Highlights

• Discover the highlights of Old and New Delhi • Take a jeep up to Jaipur’s majestic Amber Fort and tour its beautiful rooms • Discover the 'Blue City' of Jodhpur • Safari in Ranthambore National Park • Visit Agra's stunning Taj Mahal, considered by many to be the most beautiful monument in the world • Explore Kathmandu, a living museum of ancient traditions, faith, arts and architecture • Spend two days discovering the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park • Visit Maya Devi Temple, believed to be the birth place of Lord Buddha

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