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14-Day India, Nepal, and Bhutan Tour

14-Day India, Nepal, and Bhutan Tour

By Nora OuUpdated Jun. 24, 2022
Discover the Splendid Civilization of South Asia

Protected by the great Himalayas in the north and hugged by the ocean in the south, the Indian subcontinent cultivated its unique and splendid civilization throughout its long history. The incredible mahals and forts of ancient India, the mysterious temples and palaces of blessed Nepal, and the peaceful monasteries and towns of the hidden Bhutan - all of them will offer you a historical and cultural feast.

This 14-day trip will take you to experience the essence of India, Nepal, and Bhutan. It could be the trip of a lifetime.

  • Days:14±
  • Best For:First-timers
  • Price:from US$4,955 p/p

Tour Highlights

Visit the great monuments in Delhi to find the trails of the great dynasties in Indian history.

the red fort

Witness the miracle in the history of architecture and the symbol of true love, the Taj Mahal

the white Taj Mahal

Immerse yourself in the stories of the maharajas in the 'Pink City', Jaipur.

the pink building

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages in the temples and the palaces that are hidden in the Kathmandu Valley.

the old temple in Kathmandu

Find the most beautiful monastery in Punakha and experience the inner peace brought by Tibetan Buddhism.

the temple in punakha

Visit Taktsang Monastery to see where the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, Padmasambhava, meditated.

taktsang monastery

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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

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Day 1
Arrive in Delhi

Welcome to India. Meet our representative in the arrival hall of the airport and then he will escort you to your hotel and help you checking in.

Day 2
One-Day Tour in Delhi

Visit the biggest Mosque in India, Jama Masjid, to see how the Islamic and Indian cultures combine in this great architectural structure. Imagine how magnificent and solemn it is when 20,000 Muslims pray there. Then, take a rickshaw ride through the bustling Chandni Chowk market to the Red Fort.Explore this magnificent architecture of the Mughal dynasty.

In the afternoon, continue your visit to Qutub Minar. where Qutbuddin Aibak announced the advent of the Muslim sultans. It is a symbol of victory.

the Red Fort
The sandstone Mughal fort, Red Fort
Day 3
Delhi to Agra, Agra Fort

Drive to Agra in the morning and explore the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire. After lunch, visit Agra Fort, which is also called Red Fort. Imagine the luxurious lifestyle of the royal family in this fantastic palace. Don't forget to view the Taj Mahal in the distance from the Khas Mahal, feeling the loneliness of Shah Jahan as he missed his loved one. Then you will visit Mehtab Bagh for a romantic sunset view of the Taj Mahal. The Yamuna River flows between the garden and Taj Mahal peacefully, just like Shah Jahans love to his wife has never stopped.

the marble palace in Agra Fort
A beautiful marble palace in Agra Fort
Day 4
The Taj Mahal and the Itmad-ud-Daula, Drive to Jaipur

Visit the Taj Mahal in the early morning. The closer you walk to this ivory-white marble mausoleum, the more moved you will be by the spectacular architecture and the true love that sparked its creation. It is a miracle in the history of architecture and also a symbol of the most beautiful emotion of human beings

And then you will visit the Itmad-ud-Daula (the baby Taj Mahal) and be impressed by the thousands of beautiful inlaid patterns.

You will be driven from Agra to Jaipur in the afternoon.

the Taj Mahal
Admire the miracle in the history of architecture, the Taj Mahal
Day 5
One-Day Pink City Tour

On the way to Amber Fort, you will have a picture stop at the landmark of Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal. After entering the Amber For, you will feel that you have stepped back in time to the great dynasty. The corridor with elegant pillars, the lovely colors of the patterns on the walls, and the shining mirrors in Sheesh Mahal, any of them can make you forget to leave.

In the afternoon, continue your visit to Jaipurs City Palace. The abundant exhibits will highlight what life was like for the maharajas of Jaipur. Then visit the Jantar Mantar. Be impressed by the wisdom of the ancient Indians.

a colourful door in City Palace
Be attracted by a beautiful door in the City Palace
Day 6
Nahargarh Fort, Drive to Delhi

Visit the less touristy Nahargarh Fort in the morning to get a great view of Jaipur. It was originally built to enhance the city defenses and eventually became a summer house for the royal family. Your guide will show you the living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, washrooms, and cloakrooms of the maharajas and their wives. The beautiful colors on the walls of each room will impress you because of the natural resources they came from. The maharajas and their wives have gone forever now only the monkeys live nearby, guarding this old but beautiful fort.

The view of the city from Nahargarh Fort
Enjoy a birds eyes view of the city from Nahargarh Fort
Day 7
Fly to Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa

You will fly from Delhi to Kathmandu. You will walk around Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will get excited when the old temples and palaces come into view one by one. The whole square looks like a museum in the open air. You will travel back in time to the Middle Ages.

In the late afternoon, move to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple),which is a great place to enjoy the sunset and the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.You will find out how well Hinduism and Buddhism combine there. The eyes on the pagoda seem to have a magical power, which can comfort your mind.

the monkey temple
Visit the mysterious Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)
Day 8
Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa

Explore the most magnificent square in the Kathmandu Valley. Patan Durbar Square will impress you with the stone carvings in Krishna Mandir, the amazing religious artworks in Patan Museum, and the exquisite pool for the king in Sundari Chowk.

Visit Pashupatinath Temple in the afternoon, which is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal. You can feel the spiritual strength even if you are not a Hindu. Dont be surprised if you see a funeral at a cremation ghat it could be a moment that stuns your soul.

Continue to Boudhanath Stupa to experience the piety of Tibetan Buddhism. Join the monks as they walk around the pagoda to immerse yourself in the culture of Tibetan Buddhism.

Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Day 9
Fly from Kathmandu to Thimphu

Take a morning flight to another secret place hidden in the Himalayas. You will be driven to the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu from Paro.

On the way, you will visit the Buddha Dordenma.It is a massive golden statue of Shakyamuni on top of a hill and 125,000 smaller Buddha statues have been placed within it.

Afterward, visit the Memorial Chorten. This large Tibetan-style chorten is a landmark of Thimphu. For many Bhutanese, it is where they perform their daily worship.

Buddha Dordenma
Buddha Dordenma
Day 10
The highlights of Thimphu

You will start your Thimphu exploration with Tashichho Dzong. Tashichho Dzong has traditionally been the seat of the Dharma Raja and the summer capital of the country. It is the headquarters of the central government, just like the White House in America, Downing Street in Britain, and Zhongnanhai in China.

Visit the Folk Heritage Museum to discover the Bhutanese folk heritage and rural history and visit the National Library of Bhutan, which houses a collection of sacred religious books and priceless Buddhist manuscripts.

Finally, you will visit Bhutan Post Office Headquarters where you can make stamps with your own photos and put them on postcards for your family and friends.

Tashichho Dzong
The 'White House' of Bhutan, Tashichho Dzong
Day 11
Thimphu to Punakha and the Punakha Dzong

On the way to Punakha, you will visit Simtokha Dzong and Dochula Pass. At the Dochula Pass where you can have a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range. You will be impressed by the snowcapped mountains and the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass.

In the afternoon, you will explore the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan, the Punakha Dzong.It is also the most important dzong in Bhutanese history and is known as 'the palace of great happiness or bliss'.

the Punakha Dzong on the river bank
The most beautiful dzong in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong
Day 12
Punakha to Paro by Car (4 Hours), Paro Dzong, and the National Museum of Bhutan

You will be driven from Punakha to Paro in the morning. Visit Paro Dzong in the afternoon.The dzong has a long and fascinating history. Its full name is Rinpung Dzong, which means the fortress on a heap of jewels.

Afterward, you will visit the Ta Dzong,which houses the National Museum of Bhutan.The museum has a fascinating collection of arts, relics, religious thangka paintings, household items, arms, handicrafts, stuffed animals, and Bhutan's famous stamps, among others.

the round-shape Ta Dzong
The round-shape Ta Dzong
Day 13
Paro Taktsang

After breakfast, you will take an excursion to Paro Takts ang. It will take approximately 5 hours on a round-trip walk. Paro Taktsang is one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan. There are 13 taktsang or "tiger lair" caves in which Padmasambhava meditated. This site has been recognized as a sacred place and was visited by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646. It is visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. It is worth hiking all the way there to explore one of the top 10 monasteries in the world.

Enjoy your free time in the afternoon.

Paro Taktsang
Visit the incredible Paro Taktsang
Day 14
Paro to Delhi by Fligh

Your guide will escort you to the airport for your flight back to Delhi.

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

A Romantic Dinner in Amber Fort
A Romantic Dinner in Amber Fort

For couples

the Indian spices
Cooking Class in Jaipur

For foodies

red helicopter and snow mountains
Helicopter Tour for Mt.Everest

For adventurers

rhinoceros in the river
An Extension to Chitwan National Park

For families and adventurers

rafting
White Water Rafting in Nepal

For adventurers

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Hand-Picked Hotels

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the courtyard of hotel
Heritage hotel in old Delhi
heritage hotel in Jaipur
Heritage hotel in Jaipur
Hotel with the veiw of Taj Mahal
Hotel with a view of Taj Mahal
Hotle with pagodas
Hotel with Nepalese pagodas
Hotle with the view of Everest
Hotel with the view of Everest
Tibetan style on the river bank
Hotel with Tibetan style on the river bank
Hotle in the valley
Hotel with Bhutanese style in the valley

Our Service Includes:

14 days from
US$ 4,955
per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

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