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overland border in Lumbini

Day 1

Varanasi, India to Lumbini, Nepal

You’ll leave Varanasi early this morning. There’s a long drive ahead, but by evening you’ll be in Nepal! Along the way you’ll pass small villages and see local people working on the land. Approaching the border town Sunauli, you’ll notice how the landscape becomes greener and greener. After the necessary paperwork, you’ll continue to your rustic, comfortable hotel in Lumbini, surrounded by mango and palm trees.

Lumbini to Chitwan

Day 2

Lumbini to Chitwan

After breakfast, you’ll visit the historic holy centre of Lumbini, scattered with ancient ruins. Since the late 1970s, Buddhist countries across the world have built their own temples here, each one more colourful than the last. It’s incredibly interesting to see how each nation interprets the Buddhist teachings. You’ll visit these temples by Rickshaw. The temples by Myanmar, Sri Lanka and China are particularly impressive.

Afterwards, you’ll drive to the subtropical lowlands of Chitwan, stopping for lunch at a restaurant with gorgeous views of the green valleys. We recommend trying the typical Nepalese thalis.

By the end of the afternoon you’ll arrive at our cozy lodge on the edge of Chitwan National Park. Get ready to start your Nepal adventure!

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India boats next to colourful murals

Sacred City on the Ganges

Duration 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

Duration Varanasi

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Chitwan Jungle and Rhinos

Chitwan Jungle and Rhinos

Duration 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

Duration Chitwan National Park

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Travel specialist Kate at Taj Mahal, India

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“After three unforgettable trips, I can’t wait to plan my next India holiday- there’s always somewhere new and exciting to explore! For me, nothing beats the delicious food and the colourful festivals.”

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