16 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal
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|2020 Dates & Prices|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Khajuraho-Varanasi and Varanasi-New Delhi, New Delhi-Kathmandu, & Kathmandu-New Delhi.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
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Escorted Package Includes
- Round trip flights New York-New Delhi, New Delhi-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Khajuraho-Varanasi, Varanasi-New Delhi, New Delhi-Kathmandu, & Kathmandu-New Delhi
- 14 nights First Class accommodations
- 3 nights New Delhi
- 2 nights Jaipur
- 2 nights Agra
- 1 night Khajuraho
- 2 nights Varanasi
- 4 nights Kathmandu
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 24 meals: 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- Raj Ghat, cremation site and memorial to Mahatma Gandhi
- Rickshaw ride through Old Delhi’s frenetic 400-year old Chandni Chowk bazaar
- Amber Fort with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors
- Visit the Taj Mahal, considered the most perfect architectural monument in the world
- Khajuraho Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Boat ride at dawn on the Ganges
- Durbar Square, clustered with over 50 ancient temples, pagodas and palaces
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
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This moderately paced program has a few long travel days with five to eight hours driving between cities and one early wake-up call between 4 and 5 am for sightseeing in Varanasi. Some days will require walking for extended periods of time, walking over uneven terrain, travel in 4x4 vehicles over rough terrain. The optional flight to Mt Everest will be subject to weather conditions and an early wake-up will be required. Air pollution is a problem in many of India's major cities. Please see the CDC website and/or consult with your healthcare provider for specific recommendations. The usage of a bandana or, light scarf might help screen out some of the pollutants in the air. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
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This first class hotel is located in the South Delhi neighborhood, overlooking the Lotus Temple.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is situated nearby the Jawahar Circle garden.Hotel Details
This superior first class hotel is a ten minute drive from the Taj Mahal.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is located in a quiet area less than a mile from the Khajuraho Temples.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in the heart of the city in the Cantt area.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located along the prestigious “embassy road.”Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Enjoy the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a popular local restaurant. You’ll be entertained by performers in traditional attire as they re-enact stories of a past era with dance and music. This is a typical folklore show, not to be construed as a professional performance. Included will be an amateur puppet show, dancing with props and audience participation. Transfers to and from the venue are included.
Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #5||01 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2020||$29.00|
Travel this evening to Dasawamedh Ghat on the Ganges River, aglow with oil-lamps and candles. Here, witness the unique collective prayer known as the "Aarti" ceremony and watch as the floating oil lamps illuminate the river. A group of priests perform the choreographed musical ritual with lamps, incense, and conch shells in perfect harmony, making their offerings to the deities. The entire atmosphere at river side is lively and bright and is a not-to-be-missed experience.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
Although a unique experience in the Ganges river, cremations are an important element in the Hindu religion. This tour may pass a Ghat where cremations are taking place.
|Day #9||01 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2020||$19.00|
This evening savor an authentic Nepalese meal at a traditional style restaurant accompanied by a cultural program including local ethnic dancing along with live traditional music while you enjoy your dinner.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #12||01 Jan 2019 - 30 Sep 2020||$32.00|
Enjoy an early morning flight on a small aircraft, with a window seat, for an hour of spectacular scenery over the tallest mountain peak on earth. You will be able to view some of the most incredible, and famous sights that Nepal has to offer. This is weather permitting so tour might be delayed or an alternative day may be scheduled.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #14||01 Sep 2019 - 31 May 2020||$239.00|
Today, enjoy a city tour of Patan, also known as Lalitpur or the "City of Beauty", designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is filled with Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments exhibiting skillful carvings, which makes it especially attractive for breathtaking photos. Visit Patan Durbar Square, a cluster of fine pagoda temples and stone statues, also serving at the economic hub of the city. At every step, you’ll see a magnificent piece of art or an image of a deity, testifying to the consummate skill of Patan's anonymous artists. The ancient palace of the Malla kings and the stone baths associated with various legends and episodes of history are especially interesting stops, along with the stone temple of Lord Krishna and the Royal Bath (Tushahity) with its intricate stone and bronze carvings.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #15||01 Sep 2019 - 31 May 2020||$39.00|
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It was a fantastic trip. Heshan our guide was knowledgeable and nice. Fantastic food and wonderful country.Douwe D. Flagstaff Hill, Australia
Our trip was wonderful. Our small group of 19 people was perfect. I have never been on a trip where everyone got along so well, nobody wanted to leave. This was due mostly to our guide Jimmy. He had to be the best guide I have ever encountered in my 40 years of traveling . His two assistants were as good also. They made our trip memorable, exciting and so much fun. We will surely recommend this trip to others. Also we will be using Gate 1 again.Wanda R. Hallandle Beach, FL
Simply wonderful. Nepal is bustling with activity, with smells, with life! Most enjoyable were the walkabouts through Bhaktapur, and Tharu village in Chitwan National Park which allowed us to chat with the locals and have a closeup look at the way they live. The dinner, home visits and the conversations about life in Nepal were priceless. Bhutan is more than amazing! It’s pristine environment and culturally rich history is fascinating. I loved the dress-up in traditional Bhutanese dres. The hike to Tiger’s Nest, is wonderfully rewarding ... At first sight, Tiger’s Nest was blanketed with clouds, but as the clouds lifted it was breathtaking and hastened our steps. Thanks to our guides Rajesh (Nepal), and Dawa (Bhutan) and our drivers who did a stellar job in ensuring everything went smoothly!Joy T. Sandys, BM
I have traveled on small group tours quite often, but this surpassed all expectations. Our guide in India was outstanding and the group I traveled with have all said they would travel again with her. I will certainly be booking through Gate 1 again.Robert G. Vermont South, Australia
My friend and I enjoyed our trip to India and Nepal with Gate 1. This was due primarily to our tour guide “Viney." Gate 1 has an excellent representative. I am also a tour guide (in Arizona) and have worked with many other guides. Viney is one of the very best ... He was very knowledgeable and shared India’s history and culture with us - just what I wanted to learn on this trip. It was due to this experience that I will be planning another Gate 1 adventure in the near future.Barbara R. Scottsdale, AZ
It was an amazing experience for both India and Nepal. Our guide Kapil was a delight, he was a wealth of information, humorous and attentive to everyone. I would definitely travel with Gate 1 again.Margaret C. New York, NY
It was wonderful!!! The sites were beautiful, the guides were knowledgeable and the hotels were great!! My daughters and I really enjoyed the trip!!Cecilia B. Palo Alto, CA
The trip was wonderful. Our two tour managers put their hearts in it and made our trip a life time experience ....The tour guide in Nepal was very thoughtful to prepare the masks for us when walking through the dusty city ...Christine L. Augusta, GA
Our trip to India was fantastic ! I'm more than happy with Gate1 and with your organized trips. India is our 3rd trip with Gate1 and I don't have one single thing to complained ... I personally would not be able to organize my own time better. Gate1 vision of traveling and seeing world is fantastic for people who likes to travel . Your tour guides makes trips really enjoyable and memorable . We arrived back to Canada and India was way more then just amazing trip.Aleksandra V. Ontario, CA
Our trip to India was incredible! Our tour guide, Jimmy, was attentive, helpful, personable, reliable, and approachable. His assistant and bus driver were also very helpful throughout the trip. I didn't know much about India and booked the trip because my friends found a great package. I was a little nervous since the culture is very different; however, all my doubts were gone once we arrived and met the Gate 1 team and our group. Everything exceeded my expectations and I wish we had more time in India. I will most likely book anther trip with Gate 1 in the future. Thanks again for an unforgettable trip.Estefania P. Parkland, FL.
Hi there, The India trip was so amazing, everything ran smoothly, I was impressed with how organized and detailed every aspect was. Jimmy, our tour guide did a fantastic job!Anastasia S. Los Angeles, CA
Our trip was everything we hoped for and more! Our tour guide Seema Singh was delightful and very organized. She was extremely knowledgeable about history and current events. She kept us on schedule and added other things such as an Indian wedding, which was delightful! She also gave great suggestions for things to do on our free time. I would suggest everyone sign up for the optional tours as they were all an added bonus to the trip. The motor coach in India was so nice, as was the driver and assistance. The food was so good, only too much of it! I loved trying all the new items...As for the hotels The Trident chain was so nice! We felt very cared for by the staff and the beauty and cleanliness of the hotels were so welcome after our long days. Our guide in Nepal Sanjay Nepal was great also. He has a great sense of humor, knowledge of his country and was flexible in his schedule which we had to be to see Mt Everest...We have traveled with Gate 1 before and will do so again. I tell everyone "Call Gate 1!"Marilyn R. Tooele, UT
It was wonderful. Gate 1 always does a great job. I especially loved the hotels and the ideal locations! Mandu, the tour guide was EXCEPTIONAL!! He was very helpful, caring and informative.Rose L. Alameda, CA
Highlights of my trip were Seema the guide, she was excellent. The bus was comfortable and the hotels (most of them were 5 star in my book. Plenty of opportunities for meals and all travelers were well taken care of. BUT the best of all was all the wonderful sites, history, culture, religions and philosophies. It was an education bar none. I definitely got my monies worth and more.Jeanne J. Shoreline, WA
The trip was amazing! What a wonderful and unique experience. We were awash in an explosion of cultural sights, sounds, emotions, and immersions...What made the trip especially memorable was all the people to people interaction. From riding on a rickshaw through the streets of Delhi, to visiting a local village in Nepal, to having dinner with a Tibetan refugee family, to interacting with children at a local school in Chitawan. That's what's so great about discovery tours: small groups and lots of interaction with people!Mike G. Lansdale, PA
Trip was amazing! Our guide, Neelam, was fantastic. Hotels and food were great. Everything went smoothly and seemed well organized. I'm going to look at Gate 1 first the next time I'm ready for another vacation!Spring Valley, CA
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Really enjoyed my 13 day India tour...Everything exceeded my expectations- hotels and coach transport were top notch and the historic buildings around the Golden Triangle and in Mumbai were wonderful. But the highlight for me (even slightly better than the Taj Mahal) was seeing a tiger up close in Ranthambore. I'm very impressed with Gate 1 tours and am considering another holiday with them.Glenda C. Bawley Point, NSW, AU
We had a wonderful trip to Sri Lanka, everything went smoothly. Stayed in superb hotels, food was really good, and really appreciated the food and beverage package. Nipuna the tour manager along with Ravi the bus driver were first class. Would like to have stayed in Nuwara Eilya an extra day. Gate 1 Travel is the best.....our second trip with you and hopefully not the last.Susan Y. Maleny, QLD, AU
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Our trip was a great success. Our guide Jay was very good, very passionate and knowledgeable about the subjects and good fun too. The hotels were all good and I enjoyed the restaurants we were taken to...I greatly enjoyed seeing the traditional dancers, seeing how bronzes are made, the silk weavers and much more...I would certainly not hesitate to travel with Gate 1 again.Christina C. Calico Creek, QLD, AU
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We had a wonderful time. I did a lot of research before we left on the historical aspects of the areas in India and Nepal which we were going to visit. And as always, it was more beautiful in person. Our guide Kapil was just the right blend for our group. Knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. Keeping a group that large happy, interested, and moving in the right direction must be a challenge. And he did it with seemingly no effort.Edward B. N Chesterfield, VA
My trip was fantastic!. The tour director in India did and exceptional job. I learned a lot from her not only about the history the culture at the religion of India but also know developments in the country. She did an excellent job of managing the entire tour and made it a very memorable experience. Her knowledge was incredibly impressive. Anil The tour director in Nepal Did an outstanding job. Incredibly knowledgeable and exceeded any expectations I had. I had such a great time that when I return home I started to look at other Gate 1 tours.Joffre M. Brightwaters, NY
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Our trip to India and Nepal met every expectation. I appreciated the diversity of experiences and the range of backgrounds and experiences of our fellow-travelers. The pace was just right...Our tour guide, Viney, was sensitive to the group's needs and provided the logistical and interpretive support we needed. Toward the end of the trip we fit in more cultural exposures with a bit less attention to temples and monuments, which was most welcome. This was our fifth trip with Gate 1 and I suspect it won't be our last.Bill M. W Hyannisport, MA
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Our Tour Guide, Kapil expertly presented, supervised, educated, and entertained us. We were lucky to have him. We’ve already been singing praises. Looking forward to traveling with Gate 1 again.Adam F. New York, NY
My trip was my dream come true, totally exceeded everything I dreamed India to be, it could not have been any more perfect. Our tour guide Sameer made the trip what is was. He went above and beyond to make my trip so beautifully spiritual, which is what I wanted it to be. Gate 1 is amazing, I am so pleased and so happy and feel so at peace and fulfilled knowing my dream came true...Thank you!!!!Diane L. Wast Palm Beach, FL
Our trip was perfect! Everything was organized very well. The hotels, the restaurants were beyond any praise. Our guide was the best. Thanks to him we fell in love with this beautiful country India forever! And Gate1 travel! Keep it up! We love you and for our next trip we plan to go with your company!Irina G. San Diego, CA
Thank you so much for providing us with the most exceptional India tour, and Tour guide in "Bhanu Mishra". My family had reservations about me travelling alone to India however I felt totally safe & well looked after in the Tour Manager / Guide's capable hands. It was my first "Gate1 Tour" & the itinerary was very well planned out, however the service, primarily because of Bhanu was a standout! Bhanu's care & attention to detail on the "Gate1 Classic India Tour" was extraordinary! His knowledgeable explanations, spiritual insights, stories, analogies & jokes I shall remember with great fondness ......( The whole 29 tour group was in raptures at his professionalism, calmness, & intelligent explanations to any question we asked of him) a true Gate1 treasure!Nila O. Northwood, NSW
India was everything we hoped and more. The culture, the energy, the chaos, the beautiful people, the architecture of the ancient sites, the TRAFFIC, and the itinerary were incredible. We loved it!! Gate 1 does a great job with choosing hotels that exceeded our expectations. We also loved Nepal and the differences between the two countries was noticeable. Nepal had a peacefulness that we really enjoyed especially after ending our trip of India in Varanasi. Great trip!!Paul C. Decatur, IL
Karen and I had the most marvellous time in India. The way the tour was organised was faultless. The hotels were fabulous especially the Jaypee Palace in Agra and the Eros Hotel in New Delhi. Food was wonderful too. And then there was our tour guide Seema. If we could give her 12 out of 10 we would. She was an absolute delight, so well informed and helpful. We learned so much of India’s history and political make up from her. What a treasure, Gate 1 should be very proud to have her. This was our first guided tour but I’m sure you will be seeing us again.Clifford D. Stawell, Australia
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