Delhi to Kathmandu resources

Exodus trip info: http://www.exodus.co.uk/holidays/ain.html *

BBC Country profiles

India
Nepal

Visa

Royal Nepalese Embassy, London – Visa information

(No need to get there early, well in January at least….! I didn’t see more than 10 people there when I applied for and then returned to collect my visa the next morning. If you ignore the hour I waited from 9am to 10am for the Visa section to open, during which time I was joined by 5 other “queue-beaters”, the waiting time was less than 5 mins.)

Guidebooks: India

Guidebooks: Nepal

BBC weather forecasts

Delhi
Allahabad
Varanasi
Kathmandu
Nepal Weather Report

Newspapers

The Pioneer
The Kathmandu Post

Itinerary and map (http://www.exodus.co.uk/mappages/ain.html *)

Day 1 Start Delhi.
Day 2 Visit Red Fort and New Delhi; free afternoon to explore.
Day 3 To Jaipur; afternoon sightseeing including City Palace and Amber Fort.
Day 4 Morning sightseeing in Jaipur; afternoon to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri.
Day 5 Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal and visit Red Fort. Overnight train to Allahabad.
Day 6 To Chunar Fort via Vindachal Temples at Mirzapur; board boats and cruise on Ganges to Varanasi.
Day 7 Dawn boat ride by bathing Ghats. Free to explore, or visit Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s first sermon.
Day 8 Cross border to Nepal.
Day 8-10 To Chitwan N.P. Elephant safaris, jungle walks and river trips.
Day 11 To Pokhara with views of Annapurnas.
Day 12 Sunrise over mountains. Free to explore or daywalk to Sarankot.
Day 13 To Kathmandu, following Marsyangdi and Trisuli river valleys.
Day 14 Visit Pashupatinath and Bodnath; free afternoon to explore.
Day 15 End Kathmandu.

* 28 March 2014 Update: Well, that’s a first – Exodus have asked me to remove my links back to their website as they’re having trouble with their Google rankings due to “unnatural links” pointing to their website. Hence the unlinked URL to the trip and map pages (v old style!).