India and Bhutan Highlights

India and Bhutan Highlights

From Mumbai to Thimphu, experience the highlights of India and Bhutan on this 11-day journey.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

    You will be met on arrival at Mumbai International Airport and transferred to the Trident Nariman Point Hotel, Marine Drive, for one night (bed & breakfast basis; superior room).

  2. Day 2: Mumbai to Delhi

    An early start to catch the morning flight from Mumbai to New Delhi (10:50/12:55). On arrival in Delhi, you will be met by your private driver and transferred to the Claridges Hotel, in the city centre, for two nights (bed & breakfast basis; deluxe room).

  3. Day 3: Delhi

    After breakfast, embark on a guided rickshaw tour of Chandni Chowk, once one of the grandest of India’s markets. Perennially choked with traffic, Chandni Chowk remains as busy today as one imagines it was in its heyday in the 17th and 18th centuries, and still retains much of its historical character.

  4. Day 4: Delhi to Kaziranga National Park

    Depart Delhi on the morning flight to Guwahati (10:00/12:30). Meet with your driver on arrival and depart for Kaziranga National Park, 200km north-east of Guwahati (approx. 4 hours’ drive time).

  5. Day 5: Kaziranga National Park

    Explore Kaziranga on shared morning and afternoon game drives, accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide.

  6. Day 6: Kaziranga National Park to Guwahati

    Optional early start for an early morning game drive in Kaziranga National Park, before returning to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, check out and meet with your driver for the return journey to Guwahati.

  7. Day 7: Guwahati to Thimphu

    Bid farewell to your hosts after breakfast and transfer to the airport to catch the morning flight to Paro, in Bhutan. Your driver will be waiting to greet you on arrival at Paro International Airport for the 45 minute drive through the Paro Valley to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan. In Thimphu, check into Hotel Kisa for two nights (full-board; standard room)

  8. Day 8: Thimphu

    Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Thimphu and the surrounding region accompanied by a local guide.

  9. Day 9: Thimphu to Paro, via Taktsang Monastery

    Leave Thimphu after an early breakfast and drive to the Taktsang trailhead, aiming to arrive in good time to begin the hike before the midday heat sets in.

  10. Day 10: Paro to Agra

    An early start to catch the morning flight to Delhi (08:50/10:40). You’ll be met by your driver on arrival in Delhi and set off right away for Agra, a drive of four hours with lunch en route.

  11. Day 11: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort; International departure

    The culmination to your journey, wake early today for a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal, India’s most famous and spectacular monument. We recommend an early start to capture Taj Mahal in the best light, and to allow yourself ample time for photographs and exploration before continuing to Agra Fort.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared double/twin accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.
Pricing

11 days from £2575pp

Pricing

11 days from £2575pp

Testimonial

Just a quick note to say thank you for one of the most memorable expeditions I have ever been on.

Al Chambers MBE