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India Nepal Tour

Destination:
Delhi, Jaipur, Fatehpursikri, Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Kathmandu, Pokhra & Chitwan.
Duration: 15 nights / 16 days

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Birla Mandir Delhi, Tour PackagesArrive Delhi airport. After clearing your custom & immigrations you shall be met by our representative outside the exit gate of the arrival hall.  After meeting/assistance and traditional welcome at the airport transfer to hotel. Rest of the day/night at leisure to overcome jet-leg of the long flight & to recuperate to our weather conditions. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs leave for combined city tour of old and new Delhi.
 
New Delh
An extensive sightseeing tour of  New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, 12th century Minaret- Qutub Minar graceful and well sculptured and stands 75 meters, Lotus Temple, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President House, once the House of British viceroys and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.

Old Delhi
A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort-once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire.

Day 03: Delhi/Jaipur (265 KMS)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive to Jaipur - The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, built by the warrior-astronomer Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727, it is full of formidable Forts, enchanting Palaces and lovely temples.

Jaipur
The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains it's character and history - A beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity.  Popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens.
 
Upone arrival in Jaipur check in at hotel. Evening optional visit to Rajmandir cinema hall famous for its beautiful interiors or "Chokhi Dhani" - A five star ethnic village resort for dinner on direct payment basis. Overnight stay at hotel.  

Day 04: Jaipur

Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0800 hrs proceed to city tour of Jaipur.
 
Amber Fort Palace
Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Enjoy ride the hill on the back of decorated elephant ascent to the fort and feel like Maharaja. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.

City Palace
A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. Complex which houses the rare and rich colection of ornaments, arms, royal costumes, carpets and decorative art objects of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art and architecture

Jantar Mantar
A 18th century Observatory. This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

Hawa Mahal
The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Its five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Visit a rug factory and see the ladies at the intricate work or a gem factory and see the gem cutting and polishing process. Also visit Birla Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
 
Day 05: Jaipur/Fatehpur Sikri/Agra (250 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Agra - The Royal seat and capital of the province of yesteryears, Agra the City of Mughals.
 
Fatehpur Sikri
The city of victory beautifully preserved. The sandstone mansions of Sikri are experiments in art and architecture and to a great extent uphold Akbar's ideals and visions. The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of it's grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.
 
Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri
The city of victory beautifully preserved.  The sandstone mansions of Sikri are experiments in art and architecture and to a great extent uphold Akbar's ideals and visions.  Thereafter continue your drive to Agra upon arrival check in at hotel.
 
Agra
Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously. A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai Cuisine. Upon arrival in Delhi check in at hotel.  Enjoy battery van ride to the Taj.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal  Agra, Tour PackagesOne of the seven wonder of the world. A pristine monument of undying love. Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder, which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from it's stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.

Agra Fort
The first of the great mughal buildings where three Mughal emperor left there foot prints. Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.
Itmadullah's Tomb - Built by Empress Noor Jahan in memory of her father (The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj).
Overnight stay at hotel.
 
Day 06: Agra/Jhansi by Superfast Shatabdi Exp at 0815/1045 hrs.........................Jhansi/Orchha/Khajuraho (175 Kms)

Morning breakfast at hotel. Intime meeting/assistance at hotel and transfer to railway station to board superfast shatabdi express at 0815 hrs.  Reach Jhansi at 1045 hrs.  Meeting/assistance at railway station and drive to Khajuraho.  Enroute visit Orchha, visiting famous Raja Ram temple, Chaturbhuj Temple,Laxmi Narayan Temple, Fort Palace, cenotaphs "Chhatries" on the bank of river Betwa. Thereafter continue your drive to Khajuraho, the many explanations of Love.  Khajuraho was the first capital of the Chandelas, who rose to rule the region in the 9th century. Ethereal enchanting and erotic Khajuraho conjures up images of a society that celebrated life and was not bashed by sex. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities or stroll in local market for shopping. Overnight stat at hotel.
 
Khajuraho Temple, Tour PackagesDay 07 : Khajuraho
Morning breakfast at hotel and 0900 hrs leave for city tour of Khajuraho discovered the great erotic temple complex of western and eastern group.  The temples in the western group complex are large and lavishly decorated, displaying the wealth and power of its rulers, these are dedicated to either Lord Vishnu or Shiva and the eastern group temples dived into two rough clusters.  Overnight stay at hotel.
 
Day 08: Khajuraho/Varanasi by flight 9W - 724 at 1310/1410 hrs.
Morning after breakfast. Meeting /assistance at hotel and transfer to airport to board a flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival in Varanasi meeting/assistance at hotel and transfer to hotel. Afternoon leave for excursion to Sarnath, ten kms north of Varanasi where the Buddha preached his first sermon and first organized an order of monks, the sangha. Among the excavated buildings are monasteries, shrines and the foundation stupas. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09: Varanasi
Early Morning Boat ride on river The Ganges and return back to hotel for breakfast & wash and change. Afternoon temple/city tour of Varanasi, about 2,000 odd temples along the banks of the Ganges at Varanasi and bathe in the river. The Vishwanath temple in Benares is the goal of the thousands of pilgrims that visit this ancient pilgrimage site. The river Ganges dominates the life of the city. Bathing in the river is a daily act of a pilgrim. Varanasi has many ghats, these ghats rich in love and legend, over 5kms. in length. only few ghats are used for cremation, dead bodies are burnt and multitudes bathe in the sacred stream. Death in Varanasi, is way of life, to die here is a liberation from round of samsara (the unceasing cycle of life, death and rebirth). Overnight stay at hotel.
 
Day 10: Varanasi/Kathmandu by flight
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Intime meeting/assistance at hotel and transfer to airport to board flight to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu, meeting/assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city of Nepal. The city is situated in Kathmandu Valley that also contains two other cities - Patan and Bhaktapur. Nepali is the lingua franca of the valley and is the most widely spoken language. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 4,500 ft and is inhabited by about 700,000 people. Kathmandu is the most developed city in Nepal. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 : Kathmandu
Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for half day city tour of Pushupatinath temple, 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 12: Kathmandu
Morning breakfast at hotel and half day sightseeing tour of Swayabhunath stupa, 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 &  Patan city. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Kathmandu/Pokhra (200 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive to Pokhra Valley. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon leave for city tour of Pokhra valley including old Pokhra, Kali Temple and water fall followed by white water rafting on Trisuli river (on direct payment basis).  Evening Tibetan dance show (on direct payment basis). Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
 
Day 14: Pokhra/Chitwan(155 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive to Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival check in at hotel. After lunch leave for jungle safari and be ready for the encounter with The Tiger and other wild cats.  Also witness other wildlife and birdlife of Nepal in their natural habitat. The majestic predator assured of protection roams freely during the daytime and can be seen at close quarters. Other wildlife to be seen include Sambar, Chital, Nilgai  (blue bull), Chinkara, Hog deer and Barking deer, Langur, Wild boar, Wild  dogs White stockinged Gaur, Jungle Cat, Pythons and Leopards. Crocodiles abound in the lakes. The lakes also attract a large number of migratory and local birds.  Evening at leisure.  Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Chitwan
Early morning leave for one more jungle safari to explore the possibilities to see wild life and other flora and fauna in their natural habitat.  Return back to hotel for Breakfast.  Rest of the day at leisure in the natural surroundings.  Lunch, Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 16: Chitwan/Kathmandu (160 kms)........................Kathmandu/Delhi by flight
Morning breakfast at hotel and free for your own activities. Intime meeting/assistance at hotel and drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival direct transfer to airport to board your return flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in delhi transit to board your flight to your home country.

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