18 Night / 19 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi Gorakhpur - Pokhara - Chitwan - Kathmandu - Delhi
Day - 01 : Arrive Delhi
Lotus Temple, Delhi Travel GuideUpon anival you are met and transferred to your pre-booked Hotel. Upon anival at the hotel you are received with a traditional welcome. Rest of the day is relaxing and for free activities. Overnight at Hotel.
Day - 02 : Delhi
This morning we visit old Delhi, built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan the magnificent (who also built the Taj Mahal). First we will be visiting the famous Jama Masjid mosque with its 9,000 sq. ft. courtyard, three domes and who minarets, and then proceed to the massive complex known as the Red Fort. Afternoon we'll visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple, a spectacular structure that's just 60 years old, and then proceed via India Gate and the governmental building to Qutab Minar, The 240 foot tower built in 1190 to commemorate the arrival of Islam in India, the Bahai Temple with its nine pools on an elevated platform, and the crafts museum, which replicates and Indian street with over 50 artists and crafts people at work. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day - 03 : Delhi -Jaipur (by surface)
After breakfast we continue our journey for Jaipur popularly known as the Pink city, was built in 1724 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Designed in accordance with shilp shastraan ancient Hindu treatise on architecture-Jaipur follows a grid system. Upon arrival check in your Hotel. Afternoon-tour of city palace and observatory. The city palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The palace of winds - a five storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day - 04 : Jaipur
The capital of Rajasthan is the most colourful city in India. Today morning we visit the Amber fort in the Aravali Hills, which is a super example of Rajput (Medieval Hindu) Style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes us to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings. Afternoon is spent visit the local bazaar. In the evening, we visit chokhi Dhani where an ethnic village atmosphere is recreated each evening with thousands of oil lamps, folk dancers; arobats, snake charmers, puppeteers etc.
Overnight at the Hotel.
05 : Jaipur - Agra (by surface) via. Fatehpur Sikri
This morning travel to Agra via the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri (ghost capital) for a tour of the magnificent and world heritage buildings still in a state of perfect preservation. We continue our journey for Agra and upon arrival check into Hotel.
Day - 06 : Agra
Agra was the capital of India under the Mughals in the 16th and 17th centuries. This morning we see the exquisite tomb of the emperor Jehangir's chief minis:ter and father-inlaw, oftel1 called the 'Baby Taj' because its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal,. Then we tour Agra's Red Fort, built over three generations by the mughal emperors. Following an afternoon free, we go at sunset to see the Taj Mahal, the Mausoleum built by a sorrowing Shah, Jehan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Building's stupendous seals, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day - 07 : Agra - Khajuraho (By surface)
After breakfast we leave for Khajuraho. Upon arrival check in at your pre-booked Hotel.
Day - 08 : Khajuraho
Morning city tour visit the spectacular ninth to thirteenth century temples of Khajuraho,
built by chandel kings, The temple are exquisitely carved with graceful statues and frieze gods and goddesses, Overnight at Hotel.
Day - 09 : Khajuraho - Varanasi (by Surface)
After breakfast w~ leave for varanasi. Upon arrival check in at you pre-booked Hotel. In the evening proceed to the village of Sarnath on the outskirts of town. It was in this deer park that the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the park and Museum.. Sarnath was made a centre of Buddhist worship by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C. We will visit the Main shrine and Ashoka's pillar. In the archaeological Museum we will see the beautifully acrved capital from the pilar along with many other priceless Buddhists artifacts. The highlight of this tour would be a participated in evening Aarti (prayer service) at the main Buddhist temple here.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Day - 10 : Varanasi
Varanasi formerly known as Banares, is the city where the Hindu faithful come to bathe in the sacred waters of the Ganges. Early this morning get ready,for a dawn boat ride on the river Ganges. The Ganges is the most sacred and venerated river in India. Besides the ritualistic aspect of Hinduism (thread ceremony, head shaving food to the departed souls etc.) also see the bathing. Laundry and the cremation of the dead that take place here on the banks of the rive. After the boat ride walk through the fascinating narrow twisting lanes of the city to watch the performance of various Hindu rituals by the pilgrims. After the boat trip on the Ganges we return back to the Hotel. After breakfast we will proceed for a city tour. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Day - 11 : Varansi - Gorakhpur (by surface)
After breakfast we leave for Gorakhpur. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Gorakhpur.
Day - 12 : Gorakhpur - Pokhara (By surface)
Today you will transferred to Pokhara in Nepal. Upon arrival check in at your Hotel. Afternoon boating on famous pokhara lake for 1 hr. Overnight at Hotel.
Day - 13 : Pokhara
Morning sightseeing tour of pokhara and afternoon free for personal activities.
Day - 14 : Pokhara - Chitwan (by surface)
Pokhara Valley ToursToday we continue our drive towards Chitwan - The first National Park of Nepal was set up in 1973. It encompasses in area of 932 sq. Km. is the subtropical inner terai lowlands of south-Central Nepal and it was known as a hunting reserve until 1950. It is considered among the best wildlife parks in Asia. Chitwan is synonymous with tigers and Rhinos. There are a total of 43 species of birds found here. Elephant rides of view the wildlife are most popular. The boat trips in chitwan along the rapti or Narayani rivers are the most peaceful,way of experiencing the wildlife and the surrounding scenery.
Day - 15 : Chitwan
Morning and evening jugle activities.
Day - 16 : Chitwan - Kathmandu (By surface)
Today we continue our drive towards Kathmandu-ancient capital of the mountain kingdom of Nepal. Your tour includes exploration of the Durbar square with its abundance of lovely temples, bazaars and the Royal palace. Enjoy a magnificent view of kathmandu from swayambunath, also known as the monkey temple. Continue to budhnath to see the largest Buddhists stupa in the world. At pashupatinath, view Nepal's most sacred Shiva shrine, located near the holy river Bagmati.
Day - 17 : Kathmandu
Kathmandu Travel & ToursPatan is the oldest of the three cities of the ancient Kathmandu valley. Originally founded in the 03rd century, this medieval "City of Beauty" features hundreds of temples and palaces. The art and architecture feature intertie carvings with an interesting mixture of Hindu and Buddhist influence. Visit the Tibetan refugee camp - actually a mini village, for a rare chance to observe the deft hands of these skilled artisans and craftsmen, Later enjoy a drive through the beautiful countryside to the primitive city of Bhadgaon, also known as Bhaktapur - "City of Devotees". The Durbar square includes interesting temples and palaces the Big ben- Once rung to usher" in curfew, the bell of the barking dogs, the lion gate, the picture Gallery and the famous Golden Gate-Opening the way to the courtyard the palace of 55 windows, topped by the figure of Goddess Kali.