North India With Nepal
Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Destination Covered: Delhi- Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra- Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi –Kathmandu – Pokhara- Royal Chitwan wild life park-Kathmandu–Delhi
Day 01: Arrival Delhi Arrive New Delhi, India’s Capital, where you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome on arrival at the airport and escorted to the hotel. After check in at hotel our representative will explain you the travel plan and hand over the essential travel documents to you. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi Morning start full day city tour. Start from Old Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat which is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, followed by photo stop at Red Fort. Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India. Here you will enjoy Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride. The pleasure associated with the rickshaw ride here is ultimate. The rickshaw pullers here take you on a ride through various routes, offering you a different experience all together. In the afternoon you will visit New Delhi. Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, The impressive Qutub Minar, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199 from sandstone and marble, Humayun’s Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. India Gate (War Memorial Arch) and drive past the President’s House, Parliament House and Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi –Jaipur (265kms) Morning drive to Jaipur, The “Pink city”. Jaipur is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, famous for forts, palaces, lakes, sand and colorful culture. On arrival check in at hotel. The evening is at leisure to explore the colorful markets of the pink city. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 : Jaipur Morning start sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Start with Amber Fort. Here you will enjoy an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience. Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows). Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur –Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (235kms) Morning drive to Agra on the way visit Fatehpur Sikri. (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India’s Mughal Empire under Akbar’s reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. Further drive to Agra. On arrival check in at hotel. After wash & change at hotel visit great Red fort of Agra. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. Evening free. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Agra – Jhansi (By Train ) – Orchha – Khajuraho (165kms) An early morning during sunrise time visit Monument of Love Taj Mahal, The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built this lovely dream in white marble as a tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, later he was also buried alongside his wife in the same tomb. It took 20,000 workers to complete this monument in a period of 22 years. Later we will drop you at Jhansi railway station to board on train to Jhansi. On arrival our representative will meet you at railway station and take you to Khjauraho on the way you will visit Orchha. Orchha is known for is resplendent rural attractions. Situated on the banks of River Betwa, visit Temples & Forts. Continue drive to Khajuraho. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening watch light and sound show at temple.(Optional). Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Khajuraho – Varanasi Khajuraho is a fascinating village with a quaint rural ambience and a rich cultural heritage. The monuments of Khajuraho, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site are extremely controversial yet showcase exceptions artwork and craftsmanship. The engravings on these temples are highly sensual and erotic and much has already been discussed their symbolic importance. Morning visit western & eastern group of temples. Later transfer to airport to board on flight to Varanasi. Varanasi – situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, Varanasi has been a center of pilgrimage and learning for over 2000 years and is considered to be one of the oldest surviving cities in the world. On arrival, meeting assistance by our representative and transfer to hotel. Evening one can see AARTI at river ghat- Worship of the river goddess with incense, camphor, flowers and earthen lamps. Thousands of illuminated lamps are immersed in the waters of the holy Ganges and the floating lamps add a divine look to the river at dusk. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Varanasi An early morning enjoy boat ride on the river Ganges. The boat ride takes you past the various ghats of Varanasi, offering a glimpse of the city at its religious best, with the men getting ready for their daily prayer, the sages lost in prayer and ritual. Afterwads return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast visit temples & Banaras University ( Kashi Hindu University) also excursion to Sarnath. Lord Buddha preached his first Sermon and which thus making it one of the four holiest places to the Buddhist world. Evening return to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Varanasi – Kathmandu Morning transfer to airport to board on flight to Kathmandu. On arrival transfer to hotel. The Kathmandu Valley, the capital, is the political, commercial and cultural hub of Nepal. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 :Kathmandu Morning start city tour. You will visit , Darbar Square, Durbar Square is UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal. It is home to Katmandu’s Old Royal Palace and several beautiful temples. Bodhnath, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest Buddhist stupa in Asia. The eyes of the Buddha over the white stupa in Kathmandu is the most common images seen in an around the city and very common throughout the country. Swayambhunath – The most ancient and enigmatic of the Valley’s holy shrines the golden-spired stupa of Swayambhunath tops a wooded hillock. Pashupatinath – This is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the subcontinent’s great Shiva sites. Patan – This ancient city, once a kingdom in itself, is situated across the Bagmati River to the south of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 :Kathamndu – Pokhara (160Kms) Morning drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panaromic views of Himalayan peaks. On arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon Deep Gorges, Devi’s Fall, World Peace Pagoda and the Tibetan Refugee Camp. Late enjoy boat ride at Phewa Lake. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13 : Royal Chitwan Natioanl park. Full day enjoy Safari in the park. Day free for Jungle activities such as Nature walk, bird watching, village visiting. Elephant back Safari, etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu (185Kms) Morning drive to Kathmandu. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Kathmandu – Delhi (By Flight) Morning transfer to airport to board on flight to Delhi. On arrival connect International flight for onward destination.