Take the road less travelled from Nepal to India on this 10-day tour. Despite beginning and finishing in two well-known cities – Kathmandu and Delhi – this adventure avoids the tourist crowds in favour of slices of authentic daily life. Look for Bengal tigers in the jungle during two safari excursions in Bardia National Park, where recent Nepalese efforts have resulted in tiger populations doubling since 2009. Explore the palatial hallways and gardens of Lucknow’s Mughal- and colonial-era buildings. Check out the murals of the Beatles that decorate a deserted ashram where they had composed some of their hit songs at in the 60s, then watch a fire ceremony along a clear and blue stretch of the holy Ganges River.
- Look for Bengal tigers and other wildlife on two safari excursions in Bardia National Park, where recent Nepalese efforts have resulted in tiger populations doubling since 2009.
- Explore the faded beauty and mural-lined corridors of Chaurasi Kutia, a deserted ashram made internationally known after members of The Beatles resided there in the 1960s.
- Watch the nightly Ganga Aarti ceremony unfold along the Ganges River in Rishikesh, gathering with the local community to watch this captivating ritual involving fire and music.
- Discover the delights of under-touristed Lucknow, from the palatial grounds of the Bara Imambara religious complex to the rich, spice-heavy Awadhi food the city is famous for.
- Spend the evening between safaris in a riverside lodge in Bardia National Park, surrounded by nature and falling asleep to the sounds of the jungle.