North India & Nepal Tour
Places Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Delhi
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive into Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by company's representative to your hotel. Rest of the day at Leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast proceed on a city tour of Old & New Delhi.
Combined city tour of Old & New Delhi.
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi - Jaipur
This morning drive to Jaipur, the capital city of the state of Rajasthan. Also known as Pink City owes its name, its foundation and planning to the great warrior astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. The city of Jaipur has broad avenues. The city sits on a dry lake bed in a wild and somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by fortresses and crenellated walls.
Upon arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 : Jaipur
After breakfast visit Amber Fort. Elephant ride from the foothills of the Aravallis to the fort entrance.
Amber Fort : At a distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army and is a super example of Rajput architecture.
Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons; Jantar Mantar - the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 : Jaipur - Agra
Morning drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri, the birth story of this beautiful city is interesting. There, in a grotto in Sikri, lived a Muslim Saint , Sheikh Salim Chishti by name. Akbar hearing of his renown, asked of the blessings of a son, and when a son was born, not only was the child named Salim, the site for a mighty and ambitious project - a city - was chosen near the residence of the saint erected in 1569. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 : Agra
This morning after breakfast proceed for city tour of Agra.
Agra, the home of the immortal Taj Mahal, the inimitable poem in white marble is the first expression of love of an Emperor Shahjehan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This great monument was completed in 1653 AD. Agra Fort, the imposing structure on the banks of the river Yamuna is replete with priceless examples of craftsmanship in the Mughal period, including the beautiful pearl Mosque, it was designed and built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 : Agra - Khajuraho (By flight)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch flight for Khajuraho. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08 : Khajuraho
After breakfast proceed on a full day sightseeing tour of Khajuraho.
Khajuraho, once the great capital of Chandela, now a quiet town, Khajuraho temples here were built during the Chandela period from 950 to 1050 AD. Almost intriguing as the sheet beauty and the size of the temples is the question of why and how they were built here as Khajuraho is isolated, 1000 years ago as it is even today. The temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture and depict images of gods and goddesses, warriors and musicians, real and mythological animals and in great detail - women and sex.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09 : Khajuraho - Varanasi (By Flight)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi and transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon city tour of Varanasi.
Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world, believed to be founded 3000 years ago, is one of the 7 holiest cities of Hindus. It was a flourishing trading centre 500 BC when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. A city of great wealth and religious importance when the Chinese traveller, Hiuen Tsang, visited it in the 7th century. Visit the Vishwanath Golden Temple, the abode of great God Shiva, Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir and Banaras Hindu University.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 : Varanasi
Early morning enjoy boat cruise on river Ganges. Thousands of pilgrims throng the water's edge, bathing, worshipping, meditating. On stone platforms under palm leaf umbrellas, the Pandas-Brahmin priests preside over rites and rituals. The boat trip will cover various ghats including the cremation sites. Because every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi (Varanasi)and to be cremated on the banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Afternoon visit Sarnath Sarnath, 7 km from the city where Buddha preached his first sermon more than 2500 years ago.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 : Varanasi - Kathmandu (By flight)
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight for Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu,transfer to your hotel.
Rest of the day at lesiure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 : Kathmandu
This morning after breakfast proceed on a city tour of Katmandu.
Visit Machhendra Nath Temple, a two tiered bronze roof pagoda, Hanuman Dhoka - the historic seat of Royalty, Durbar Square which houses Teleju temple built in 1549 AD, figure of Kal Bhairav - God of Destruction, statue of King Pratap Malla, Temple House of Kumari - the residence of living Goddess. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13 : Kathmandu
This morning visit Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur) means the city of devotees, situated at an altitude of 4600 ft., 13 kms east of Kathmandu. Durbar Square - the main Square of the city contains the Lion Gate with the lovely stone figures of Hanuman. Boudhnath - the colossal Stupa, one of the biggest in the world, has the all seeing eyes of the Buddha. The shrine is ringed by houses of Goddess Mani Jogni. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels and is situated 8 kms east of Kathmandu . Pashupatinath Temple - situated 5 kms east of Kathmandu on the bank of sacred Bagmati river, the temple of Lord Shiva with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its super architecture. It is a centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Maha Shivaratri.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14 : Kathmandu - Delhi
After breakfast transfer to Kathmandu airport to catch flight for Delhi.
On arrival at Delhi transfer to International airport to board the flight for your onward destinations with sweet and unforgettable memories.