India and Nepal
- Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi
(15 Nights/16 Days)
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 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, Red fort, 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.
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
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.
Day 12/ Varanasi - Kathmandu
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
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
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