India Nepal Tour

India Nepal Tour

Tourism in India

Destination Covered:

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Nagarkot

Duration:
12 Nights / 13 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, the capital city of India. After completing formalities with customs and immigration, you will be received by our representative with Traditional Indian Welcome (with garlands).

Delhi is the capital of India since old times. Delhi's history dates back to the first millenium BC, when it was known as Indraprastha. The Tomar Rajputs built Lal Kot, the core of the first of Delhi's seven cities. It is the epicenter of the nation's politics, economy and culture. History is alive and throbbing in Delhi, the capital of India. Afterwards transfer to your hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 02 - Delhi
After breakfast embark on sightseeing trip of Delhi City which would include the visit to Old Delhi to New Delhi.

Old Delhi: An ancient walled city. Here you would see the Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire, Rajghat the Samadhi of our Father of Nation, Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk the bustling and colourful market of the old city.

New Delhi: The city designed and built by the British in the 1920’s- a city of wide boulevards impressive Government Buildings, green parks and gardens. First you will visit the two monuments from the Delhi’s past Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the Imposing India Gate and Parliament House.
After completing the sightseeing return back to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 - Delhi - Jaipur (250 Kms, 06 Hrs)
After breakfast, we drive to Jaipur.
Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, also known as 'Pink City' is surrounded by an ancient 20ft high wall and eight gates. Situated at a distance of 280 km away from Delhi, today, Jaipur is the personification of the old order influence the new. An inherent interest for colour and design penetrated over stratum of society, and jewelry, crafts and architecture became objects of fascination equally between prince and peasant. Jaipur is also the main tourist hub of Rajasthan tourist circuit. From here you can reach out to places like Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Pushkar, and many more such destinations from Jaipur. Jaipur is also the third corner of the famed Golden Triangle tourist circuit of India along with Delhi and Agra.

Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 - In Jaipur
After breakfast you embark on your sightseeing tour of Amer Fort and Jaipur City.

Amer Fort: 11 Kms from Jaipur- A marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and reflected in Matao lake below. The magnificent old Citadel, a labyrinth of massive walls and towers, shrouds an exquisite marble palace, pillared and carved glimmering with a million tiny mirrors, which creates tanatalising reflection effect. The ascent to the fort is on a gaily caparisoned elephants.
Afternoon sightseeing of Jaipur City visit the-

City Palace Museum: An imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princess, carpets an armoury of old weapons , miniature paintings portraying court scenes , battle scenes and processions.

Jantar Mantar: (Observartory): Jantar Mantar, built between 1728 and 1734, literally means the ‘instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens’. Jai Singh, the brain behind the grand project, chose stone with marble facing. This was the biggest of all his observatories and the only one built of stone. He used it daily, often with his astronomy gurus Pandit Jagannath and Kewal Ram. In all there are 17 instruments in the Jantar Mantar complex. The function of each instrument is rather complex but serves a particular function where time plays the main theme.

Hawa Mahal: (Palace of Winds): A five storeyed wonder with a spectacular pyra midal façade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.
After completing the sightseeing return back to the hotel for overnight. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (255 Kms, 06 Hrs by surface)
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri: A fascinating ghost town lies little beyond Agra the deserted Red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its ruins are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life would have been like in the days of its grandeur. Set like a jewel in a court yard of pink sandstone is the marble tomb of Saint Salim Chisti, enclosed by delicately carved marble screens.
Afterwards you continue your drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra you check in to your hotel.

Agra is the one of the prominent destinations of the World Tourism map with three heritage monuments - The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri. It is more just a dacadent city of graveyards and stones, but it is a vibrant centre of Culture, Art and Religious philosphies that have enriched mankind and shaped humen thought over centuries.

Rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 - In Agra
After Breakfast you embark on your sightseeing tour of the Agra city including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort-

Taj Mahal: The 17th Century master piece named Taj Mahal ,which of course is the most splendid of all the buildings – perhaps the most perfect architectural monument of the world. It was built in the memory of the beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal by one of greatest king of Mughal Empire Shah Jehan.

Agra Fort: Built primarily as a military establishment by Emperor Akbar in 1565,the redstone Agra Fort, was partially converted in to a palace during the tenure of Emperor Shah Jehan. Though the principal structure was built by Akbar, many more additions were made by his grandsons. This massive fort is 2.5 Kms long and is considered the predecessor of the Red Fort of New Delhi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 - Agra - Jhansi (Train) - Jhansi - Khajuraho (170 Kms, 04 Hrs)
After early morning breakfast, transfer to Railway station to board the train for Jhansi. On arrival drive to “Orchha” (Approximately 01hr drive).

Orcha: A city founded by Bundela rulers with palaces and temples of the 16th and 17th century-which have remarkably withstood the onslaught of time. The river Betwa picturesquely flanks the city. At Orchha see the beautiful Palace Complex - Jahangir Mahal and the Raja Mahal, closely study the intricacies of the mural paintings in the Raja Mahal.
After the visit resume drive to Khajuraho, on arrival check-in at your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 - Khajuraho - Varanasi (Flight)
After breakfast embark upon the sightseeing of temples, built during the 9th to the 11th centuries by the powerful dynasty of Chandela Rajputs.

The temples with their erotic sculptures are a feast to the eyes. Visit the “Eastern and western group of temples”. The Eastern group of temples are Jain temples. The Chandelas built 85 temples in all but today only 20 temples stand intact. After sightseeing, return to the hotel and check-out.

Afterwards transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival, you will be met and driven to Sarnath (half an hour drive),

Sarnath: Which symbolizes the birth of Buddhism. It was here that Lord Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community. The Museum at Sarnath is amongst the most important in India and contains carvings representing a whole range of styles - Archaic, the covering work of sculptors from 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. After visit, transfer to the hotel and check-in.

Evening witness the Aarti ceremony on the ghats of river Ganges. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 - Varanasi - Kathmandu (Flight)
Early morning (0500hrs) visit the banks of river Ganges where you board a boat to see the morning ablutions of the hindus from the security of the boat.

“Boat ride” will also give you a spectacular view of Sun rise on River Ganges. Later visit Durga temple - Built in the 8th century, is one of the most important temples in Varanasi. This temple is built in Nagara Style. The shikhara of the temple is formed by many small spires which are built one on top of the other. Also, visit the Monkey temple on account of the large number of monkeys residing there. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

Later, transfer to airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu & after clearing immigration and customs, step into the receiving area where you will be met and assisted by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 - Kathmandu
Today after breakfast visit the -

Swayambhunath temple: This great Stupa is said to have been built around 250 B.C. Its main feature, the white dome is identified with a spotless pure jewel of Nirvana and a thirteen tiered golden spire in conical shape surmounted on the dome. Underneath this towering structure is a pair of all seeing eyes of Buddha painted on all four sides of the Stupa.

Boudhanath One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal, Boudhanath is an imposing structure standing some 36 m. The basic feature of this great stupa is very much like that of Swayambhunath stupa except its finial displaying. The site is considered very much like Mecca for the Tibetan Buddhists and every year tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the Himalayan region visit the stupa.
Later in the afternoon visit -

Patan which is one of the oldest and the most beautiful royal city of Nepal. It is the fourth largest city of Nepal. Numerous Buddha Vihars and Hindu temples can be found here. The historical background of the city can be traced back to the 3rd century B.C. An interesting aspect of this city is that it is built in the shape of the Buddhist Dharma Chakra (The wheel of Religion). After sight- seeing return to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 - Kathmandu
Today after breakfast you will visit Bhaktapur.

Bhaktapur is also known as "the city of Devotees". It is renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colourful festivals, traditional dances and indigenous lifestyle of different people of different religion. Given such unequalled opulence in ancient art and culture, Bhaktapur is more like an open museum. This conch shaped historic city was founded in the 12th century by King Anand Dev Malla and was the capital city of the greater Malla Kingdom till the 15th century AD. The many of Bhaktapur's greatest monuments were built by the then Malla rulers.
Later this afternoon’s, You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of -

Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine. On the 14th day of the new moon in early March each year, up to 100,000 pilgrims descend on the temple for the Shivratri Festival, which involves a full night’s devotion at the shrine of the Lord Shiva.
Please note that non-Hindus are not allowed into the shrine itself, but can peer through the entrance gate and view from the terracing on the opposite bank of the river. Evening is at leisure.Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 - Kathmandu - Nagarkot (35 kms, 01 Hr)
After breakfast drive to Nagarkot and on arrival check-in at hotel. Located on the rim of the Kathmandu Valley,

Nagarkot boasts a 200-mi panorama of the Himalayas that extends from Dhaulagiri in the west to beyond Mt Everest in the east. At dawn and dusk, the snow-covered peaks are painted in shades of lavender, rose, pink, orange, and gold. It is a sight not to be missed, though you can never be sure that the mountains will be visible, even in the usually clear winter months. Fog and low clouds often obscure the view, though seeing a single jagged, pink peak suddenly appear can be as thrilling as seeing the whole 200-mile panorama. Since mornings are usually clearer than afternoons. Later in the evening set off to see the sunset which Nagarkot is famous for.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 - Nagarkot - Kathmandu departure (B)
Today wake up early to see the sun rise which is a must see of Nagarkot. You will be later assisted and driven to Kathmandu airport by our representative to board your onward flight to Delhi.

Upon arrival at Delhi, you remain in transit to connect your onward flight.
 
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