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Classic India and Nepal

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu (15 Nights / 16 Days)

 

India Nepal tours’ accommodates you to visit the most prominent cities of India including the fascinating state of Nepal: Kathmandu. This tour will guide you through the cities forming golden triangle where the cultural heritage of India rules, Gwalior having excellent hilltop citadel and palaces, Orchha and Khajuraho which are filled with ancient temples and bewitching sculptures, the holy juncture of the physical and spiritual world at the Ghats of Varanasi and Kathmandu which epitomizes the life of Nepal.

India is cultural, prosperous in heritage which sustains its vast history and traditional values. In this trip the clients can go to places like Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi – Kathmandu where they can see get to known about its customs, tradition, moral and ethical values and religious significance. All these cities are having significant place in the history and in which the tourists can see the Delhi’s old history and its historical forts like Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings. Moreover, in Jaipur the clients can see the forts and monuments built in medieval period. Further with these splendid cities the tourists can go for Nepal trip where they can visit to Kathmandu which is known as one of the oldest shrine of Buddhism. Here, the clients can experience the Buddhism religion and see the birth place of Lord Buddha.

Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi , meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.


Day 02 / Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar , India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House , Mahatama Gandhi Memorial . Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.


Day 03 / Delhi - Jaipur

After breakfast drive to Jaipur, the fabled “pink city” of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Later visit the City Palace - the royal residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and is known for its stunning architecture, it also houses a museum later enjoy the dinner at Chokhi dani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities. Night stay in Jaipur.


Day 04 / Jaipur

After a leisurely breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur visiting the majestic Amber Fort where you ride upon Elephants back to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Post lunch tour of Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening free to explore the colourful bazaars where one can shop for various handicrafts. Night stay in Jaipur.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Day 05 / Jaipur - Agra
Morning drive to Agra via Fatehpur sikri , a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Agra by lunch and transfer to hotel. After lunch visit Agra Fort- a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates. Evening free to explore the Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in Agra.

Day 06 / Agra
Early morning visit the magnificient Taj Mahal at sunrise- one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife continue visiting the Agra Fort- a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates. Night stay in Agra.

Day 07 / Agra - Gwalior (by train) Gwalior- Orchha (by surface)
Morning transfer to railway station to board the train to Gwalior, arrive Gwalior, meet at the railway station & proceed for sightseeing tour of Gwalior known for its spectacular hilltop citadel. Within walls lie Jain statues, Rajput Palaces, Hindu temples and a Victorian school. Later drive to Orchha , a historical site with magnificient temples and monuments. Some of the palaces were decorated with painted murals which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting. Night stay in Orchha.

Day 08 / Orchha - Khajuraho
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho Khajuraho- the legendary temples of khajuraho are an incomparable experience. Acknowledged as one of the world’s artistic wonders, these temples dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods are covered in carvings that are a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs, the 10th century temples lay forgotten until they were discovered in the present century. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to hotel.Night stay in Khajuraho.


Day 09/ Khajuraho

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of khajuraho- famous for the legendary temples of khajuraho built in the 9th and the 10th century. Acknowledged as one of the world’s artistic wonders. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Night stay in Khajuraho.

Day 10/ Khajuraho - Varanasi (by flight)
After a relaxed breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight to Varanasi - said to be the India’s most sacred city situated on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in the world. As a place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples dotting the city , sunrise on the river front as seen from a boat can be a spiritually uplifting sight. It has a fascination uniquely its own, a quality of sublime beauty, a timeless eternal appeal. Varanasi is the city which cannot be described, only experienced. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Later half day sightseeing tour of varanasi visiting the temples and in the evening view “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats. Night stay in Varanasi.

Day 11/ Varanasi

Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms. East of Varanasi, is one of the Buddhism’s major centers of India. After attaining enlightenment, the Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon. Visit the deer park and the museum and later back to Varanasi. Night stay in Varanasi.

Khajuraho

Day 12/ Varanasi - Kathmandu (By flight)
After breakfast transfer to the Airport to connect flight for Kathmandu- the capital town of Nepal, the house of the highest mountains, kathmandu is as much steeped in beauty as in the history of this wonderland. The place has ever since been the center for art, crafts, culture and a rich heritage. Arrive Kathmandu, meet & assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Kathmandu.


Day 13 / Kathmandu

After breakfast Sightseeing tour of the KATHMANDU CITY - The Hanumandhoka - Kathmandu's Durbar Square is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square with its old temples and palaces epitomises the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Also visit the Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairav - the God of destruction and the temple of Kumari (Vestal Virgin) or the Living Goddess - represents a very ancient Hindu deity of Nepal locally known as Taleju is Buddhist by birth. The Kumari acknowledges greetings from her balcony window. Once a year during Indra Jatra festival, the King of Nepal seeks the Kumari's blessing. Kasthamandap - Located near the Kumari Temple is said to be built from the wood of a single tree from the city. The city of Kathmandu derives its name from this temple. The Kathmandu Durbar Square was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.

BOUDDHANATH STUPA :- The stupa of Bouddhanath lies 8 kms east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in the world, and is the centre of Tibetan Buddism in Nepal. Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.
PASUPATINATH TEMPLE: This important Hindu temple is the temple of Lord Shiva, The temple with a two tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can witness the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. The temple was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Kathmandu.

Day 14/ Kathmandu
After breakfast visit SWAYAMBHUNATH STUPA- the oldest Buddhist shrine. It is said to be 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire's base are the all - seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is 3 km west of Kathmandu City and is situated on a hillock about 77 m above the level of Kathmandu Valley and commands an excellent view of the Valley. This Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal. It was also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.
Evening transfer to Nepalese Restaurant Bhanchaghar for a Traditional Nepali Welcome reception and dinner. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a live Nepalese Cultural programme performed by beautiful young girls dressed in ethnic traditional Nepalese costumes and jewelry representing various parts of Nepal. Dinner will follow this programme. Night stay in Kathmandu.

Day 15/ Kathmandu - Delhi
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi . Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel. Evening explore the local markets etc. for last minute shopping activities. Night stay in Delhi

Day 16 / Departure
Transfer in time to the airport to connect the flight back home.

Bouddhanath Stupa
 
Cost Per Person
Category Twin Single
Luxury (5* Deluxe) USD 6089 USD 11385
Royal (5* Deluxe) USD 2701 USD 4898
Classic (4*) USD 2139 USD 3773
Jewel (3*) USD 1695 USD 2885
Economy (2* Moderate) USD 1532 USD 2512
01 Oct 2013 - 31 Mar 2014
 
City Name Luxury (5* Deluxe) Royal (5*) Classic (4*) Jewel (3*) Economy (2* Moderate)
Delhi The Oberoi /
The Leela Palace
The Metropolitan / Hilton / The Suryaa / Crowne Plaza Jivitesh / Hotel City Park / Amber Gautam Deluxe / Gulnaar / Sunstar Moments / YugVilla / Sunstar / Sisley
Agra The Oberoi Amarvilas Radisson /
Wyndham Grand / Jaypee
Clarks Shiraz / Hotel Marina Taj Inn / Crystal Inn / Amar / Raj Mahal Bhoomi Residency / Crystal Retreat
Jaipur The Oberoi RajVilas Marriott / The Lalit Hotel Clarks Amer / Ramada Plaza / Four Points by Sheraton Mosaic / Vesta Maurya / Hawa Mahal / Umaid Mahal Avana / Palms
Orchha Orchha Resort / Amar Mahal Orchha Resort / Amar Mahal Orchha Resort / Amar Mahal Orchha Resort / Amar Mahal Bundelkhand Riverside / Sunrise
Khajuraho Lalit Temple View Radisson / the Taj Chandela Ramada / Clarks Khajuraho Usha Bundela Greenwood / hotel Surya
Varanasi Nadesar Palace Radisson / Taj Ganges Hindustan International / Ideal Tower/ Surya / Rashmi guest house Meraden Grand / Hotel India / Heritage Inn Pradeep / New Temple’s Town / Atithi
Kathmandu Hotel Dwarika's Soaltee Crowne Plaza / Hyatt Hotel Himalaya Manaslu Thamel / Kathmandu Guest House
 
Includes:
» 15 nights accommodation as per the itinerary.
» Daily breakfast.
» Train tickets for Agra - Gwalior in air-conditioned chair car.
» Surface travel by exclusive air-conditioned medium car.
» All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the itinerary.
» Local english speaking professional guides.
» Rikshaw ride in Old Delhi.
» Elephant ride in Jaipur.
» Tonga ride ( Horse Cart ) upto Taj.
» Sound and light show in Khajuraho.
» Boat ride in Varanasi.
» Our personal assistance.
» All taxes, driver allowances, parking etc.
Does not include:
» Entrance fee to monuments.
» Any airfare.
» Any meals except breakfast.
» Tips, beverages, laundry etc.
» Any item not shown in cost Includes
INTERNAL FLIGHTS / COST PER PERSON
Khajuraho - Varanasi -Kathmandu-Delhi : USD 415 per person in economy class.
Airfares are subject to change any time without any prior notice.

 

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