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10 Days Classical India Nepal Tour

10 Days Classical India Nepal Tour


Itinerary Summary

India Nepal Tour starts from the capital of India Delhi with a lot of visitors attractions like Jama Masjid, Red Fort, India Gate,  Qutub Minar followed by a visit to the Pink City –Jaipur where Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, City Palace stand as the major tourists attractions. Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and Taj Mahal are visited in Agra. After paying visits to Jhansi, Khajuraho and Varanasi, Katmandu - the muti ethnicity Himalayan region is visited. The place has a lot to offer to the visitors. You can visit the Golden temple, Royal Palace, Durbar Square for a great time. The India Nepal Tour gives you the most memorable time of your life.

 

SUGGESTED HOTELS:

CITY DELUXE HOTELS LUXURY HOTELS NIGHTS
DELHI THE PARK / NIKKO THE OBEROI 2
JAIPUR JAI MAHAL PALACE RAJVILAS 1
AGRA TAJ VIEW AMARVILAS 2
KHAJURAHO RADISSON TAJ CHANDELA 1
VARANASI RAMADA TAJ GANGES 1
KATMANDU RADISSON HYATT 2

 

  • Day 1:

    Arrival at Delhi

    You will be met on arrival at the International airport. Transfer to your hotel. Relax.

    DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. Delhi is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land and a window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.

    Overnight will be at Delhi.

  • Day 2:

    Delhi

    After breakfast proceed for a day sightseeing tour of the city.
    Start with the sightseeing of Old Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama Masjid by bicycle rickshaws, one of Asia’s largest mosques. The magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Jamuna was built during the years 1638 - 48 when the Moghul Empire was at its peak. The tour continues toJama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques and which is viewed from the outside.

    People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet.

    Enjoy the rickshaw ride at Old Delhi.

    After visiting Old Delhi, you will be driven to New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New and Old Delhi is the division between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. The division in the walled city and New Delhi also marks the division in the life-styles. The walled city is all tradition where one will be able to glean a past life-style in all its facets, colours and spells. New Delhi in contrast, is a city trying to live up to the best of 21st century standards.

    Imperial Delhi will include the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President’s residence. If time permits then visit the Lotus temple located in south of Delhi. It is lotus shaped and has rightly been given the name. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. Its founder, Bahaullah (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahai as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.

    Enjoy the DANCES OF INDIA SHOW in the evening.

    Overnight will be in Delhi.

  • Day 3:

    Delhi – Jaipur

    (260 KM)

    Breakfast will be at the hotel.

    Drive to Jaipur.

    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 its character and history - A beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity. It is 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.

    Reach Jaipur and check in at hotel.

    Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting...

    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.

    JANTAR MANTAR - 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. It is a 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.

    Enjoy shopping in the evening or explore the temples and other monuments in the city. Overnight will be at Jaipur.

  • Day 4:

    Jaipur – Agra

    (260 KM)

    Breakfast will be at the hotel. Morning excursion will be taken to the Amber Fort. Climb the FORT on elephant back in royal style.

    AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. 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 its ultimate expression.

    Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route.

    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 its grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.

    Continue your drive to Agra and on 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.

    Overnight will be at Agra.

  • Day 5:

    Agra

    Breakfast will be at the hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing of Agra.

    TAJ MAHAL: 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 its 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 - 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. It lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.

    After Agra Fort we will visit BABY TAJ – The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj.

    Overnight will be at Agra.

  • Day 6:

    Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho

    Proceed to station for train to Jhansi after breakfast.

    Reach Jhansi and transfer to Orchha, 12 km away. It is a medieval city founded by the BUNDELA rulers with palaces and temples of the 16th & 17th century – which has remarkably withstood the onslaught of time. The town is known for its CHATTRIS which were built in the memory of the kings and the place is flanked by the river BETWA.

    Proceed for sightseeing of ORCHHA sites within the Fort Complex. Enjoy your lunch at Orchha.

    Continue drive to Khajuraho.

    Situated in the northernmost part of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is famous for its enchanting temples and its legendary Khajuraho dance festival. The name Khajuraho is derived from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree) which is grown abundantly in the region. The Khajuraho Temples are dedicated to a celebration of womanhood, her myriad moods and facets. Famous for its erotic architecture, the carvings include, women writing a letter, applying eye makeup, combing her tresses, dancing & playing with her child. Her innocent, blushed, charming, seductive, ardent beauty, all depicted in exquisitely sculptured details. These temples have been designed and carved to lead the eyes from ground level upward till you seem to be looking at heaven.

    Reach Khajuraho. Transferred to hotel and relax. Evening will be free and you can also go out for a stroll.

    Overnight will be at Khajuraho.

  • Day 7:

    Khajuraho – Varanasi

    Proceed for a guided tour of the exotic temples of Khajuraho after breakfast.

    Transfer in time to airport for flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be met and transferred to hotel.

    Picturesquely situated on the crescent shaped left bank of the holy River Ganges, Varanasi, one of the ancient seats of learning in India, is said to be a compound of the names of two streams, the Varuna and the Assi, which still flow in the north and south of the city respectively. This name seems to have been corrupted, in medieval times to Varanasi, which was in use till May 1956, when it was changed to Varanasi, by an order of the Government of India. Varanasi is probably one of the most ancient living cities in India. From time immemorial it has been a great religious center for Hindus and one of their most sacred places of pilgrimage, being visited by millions of people every year. To every visitor Varanasi offers a breathtaking experience. The rays of the dawn shimmering across the Ganges; the high-banks; the temples and shrines along the banks bathed in a golden hue …soul stirring hymns and mantras along with the fragrance of incense filling the air…and the refreshing dip in the holy waters gently splashing at the Ghats. Varanasi – The land where experience and discovery reach the ultimate bliss. Varanasi is also renowned for its rich tapestry of music, arts, crafts and education. Some of the world – renowned exponents India has produced in these fields were schooled in Varanasi’s cultural ethos. Luminaries apart, Varanasi abounds in the art of silk weaving, an exotic work of art which manifests itself in precious Banarasi silk sarees and silk brocades which are cherished as collector’s items across the world today.

    Proceed for day guided tour of Varanasi including the Bharat Mata Temple, which features a big relief map of Mother India engraved in marble. Also visit the 18th century Durga Temple, commonly known as the Monkey Temple due to the huge population of the monkeys. Proceed to the Tulsi Manas Temple, crafted from white marble which features the entire Ramayana inscribed on its walls. Also visit the BHU considered as the biggest residential university in Asia. The University Campus houses an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

    Spend the evening shopping in the lanes of Varanasi and watching the AARTI CEREMONY from the boat. Overnight will be at Varanasi.

  • Day 8:

    Varanasi – Katmandu

    Morning drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. (To start at 0500 hrs. for the best lifetime experience) For you to appreciate this remarkable city, we’ll transfer you to the banks of the River Ganges before the sun rises. Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you. Thousands of faithful come daily to the banks to bathe and pray while in the background, temples and palaces rise in tiers from the water’s edge. Return for a walk through the cobblestone streets along the banks of "Ganga". As shops are opening, the place now becomes a beehive of activity as the faithful are coming and going.

    Return to hotel for a sumptuous breakfast.

    Visit Sarnath ‑ 5 miles out of Varanasi for a day excursion: One of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world, where Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC. Here he revealed the eight fold path that leads to the attainment of inner peace, Enlightenment andUltimate Nirvana. Witness the ruins of a once flourishing Buddhist monastery and then visit a fine Museum which houses an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculptures found at the site.

    Transfer to airport for flight to Katmandu. Reach Katmandu.

    The Katmandu Valley, the political, commercial and cultural hub of Nepal, is the first for the majority of visitors to Nepal. Once a separate kingdom in itself, it contains three fabled cities – Katmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Each is an artistic exposition of graceful temples, elegant palaces, brick paved courtyards and quaint streets. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage sites in the valley.
    Afternoon tour will be covering Swambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.It is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to see here are: Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction, Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the Big Drum and the Jagannath Temple.

    On the right hand corner, a large wooden lattice screen hides an enormous gilded face of Sweta Bhairav. The screen is removed only during the Indra Jatra festival. There are also the Numismatic Museum and Tribhuvan Museum inside the Hanuman Dhoka Palace building. Photography is prohibited inside the museum. Both the museums remain closed on Sundays, Mondays and government holidays.

    The Buddhist temple of Swayambhunath situated on the top of a hill west of the city is the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially know as the 'monkey temple after the large tribe of handsome monkeys which guards the hill and amuses visitors and devotees with tricks, including slinding gracefully down the double banisters of the main stairway to the temple. The roving monkeys quickly snatch up any offerings of food made by devotes and will just as quickly grab anything you may be carrying.

    Overnight will be at Katmandu.

  • Day 9:

    Katmandu

    Breakfast will be at hotel.

    Proceed to Bhaktapur. Situated at an altitude of 1,401m, Bhaktapur covers an area of four square miles. Bhaktapur or the city of Devotees still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rulers continues to be reflected at the Durbar Square. Pottery and weaving are its traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving, the Bhadgaolen topi (cap) and curd and is 14 km east of Katmandu.

    After sightseeing proceed for a tour of PATAN. Patan, the second-largest city in the valley, lies just across the Bagmati River from Katmandu, but it's a much quieter and less frenetic place to visit. The city is justly proud of its temples and artisans and it is their handiwork that provides the focus of the stunning Durbar Square - choc-a-block with the largest display of Newari architecture in Nepal. It includes the Royal Palace, which contains a richly decorated bathtub, and the two-tiered brick Jagannarayan Temple.

    Look up to the roof struts to see carvings of figures engaged in quite athletic acts of intercourse. A few minutes' walk north of the square is the Golden Temple, a Buddhist monastery guarded by sacred tortoises that potter around the courtyard; and the Kumbeshawar, reputedly the oldest (1392) temple in Patan. Patan's other attractions are flung further. Among them is a collection of four stupas, thought to have been built over 2500 years ago, and Nepal's only zoo, which features a reasonable assortment of rhinos, tigers, leopards and bird life. Palm readers gather in the park outside - they may be able to point out which animal you'll be reincarnated as.

    Proceed to visit the Buddhist monuments and the ancient temples. Overnight will be at Katmandu.

  • Day 10:

    Katmandu – Delhi – Next Destination

    Breakfast will be at hotel.

    Proceed for a visit to PASUPATINATH. Situated 5 km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath, with two tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindu. It is Top Hindu temple of the world. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.

    Proceed to visit BOUDDHANATH. The Stupa of Bouddhanath lies 8 km east of Katmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in the world, and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world.

    Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Reach Delhi and will be received at international airport. Take connecting flight to the next destination.

  1. ACCOMMODATION (IN DOUBLE ROOMS) AT MENTIONED HOTELS,
  2. PRIVATE VAN WITH DRIVER AT DISPOSAL,
  3. DAILY BREAKFASTS,
  4. MONUMENT ENTRANCES,
  5. ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE FOR ALL MENTIONED SIGHTSEEING,
  6. ASSISTANCE AT THE AIRPORTS ON ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE,
  7. ASSISTANCE AT STATIONS ON DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL,
  8. TRAIN FARE IN AC FIRST CLASS BETWEEN AGRA – JHANSI,
  9. ALL APPLICABLE TAXES AND SERVICE CHARGES,
  10. RECONFIRMATION OF RETURN INTERNATIONAL AIR TICKETS,
  11. ALL ROAD TAXES, GOVERNMENT TAXES AND DRIVER ALLOWANCES,
  12. DANCES OF INDIA SHOW WITH TRANSFERS AT DELHI,
  13. KATMANDU LOCAL CUISINE & CULTURAL EVENING,
  14. ELEPHANT RIDE AT AMER FORT – JAIPUR,
  15. SOUND & LIGHT SHOW AT KHAJURAHO,
  16. ECONOMY CLASS KHAJURAHO – VARANASI – KATMANDU – DELHI AIRFARE,
  17. EVENING GANGES AARTI AT VARANASI AND
  18. BOAT-RIDE AT RIVER GANGES IN VARANASI.

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