CROSS COUNTRY TOUR: INDIA & NEPAL
Unveil the mysteries of two beautiful countries
From USD 2200 Per Person
Beginning in the hustle and bustle of Delhi, travel through Jaipur, Varanasi & Nepal (Kathmandu) all-encompassing journey that delves deep into the heart of India and Nepal.
Sightseeing and local guides.
Breakfast & room inclusive of taxes.
Hotels 5-star category mixture of boutique and heritage hotels.
Transportation by Aircon car.
Evening dance performance at Agra.
Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur.
Evening prayer ceremony and boat ride at the Ganges in Varanasi
All domestic flights and International flights (Delhi/ Kathmandu and Kathmandu/ Varanasi)
Overnight train Varanasi/Agra (First or Second Class)
All the entrance fees to the monuments.
Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different to home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
Day 01:- Arrive Delhi.
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to the hotel. Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping center. Overnight Delhi.
Day 02:- Delhi - Kathmandu
Morning transfer to airport for Kathmandu flight. Arrive & transfer to Hotel. Overnight Kathmandu.
Day 03:- Kathmandu
Morning visit the Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter, Mahadev and Parvati Temple and other temples. Afternoon free. Overnight Kathmandu.
Day 04:- Kathmandu
Day free in Kathmandu. Overnight Kathmandu.
Day 05:- Kathmandu - Varanasi (Banaras)
Transfer to the airport for Varanasi flight. Arrive Varanasi & transfer to Hotel. Overnight Varanasi.
Day 06:- Varanasi
Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. People bathe early in the morning to offer prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns Day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Rest of the leisure. Overnight Varanasi.
Day 07:- Varanasi - Agra
Day free. Check-out at 1200 hrs. Evening transfer to rail-station for Tundla (Agra) night train. Night on board.
Day 08:- Agra
Morning arrive Agra and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon visit the world-famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience.
The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Overnight Agra.
Day 09:- Agra - Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 10:- Jaipur
Morning visit Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince and ever since it has retained this color. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 11:- Jaipur - Delhi
Drive to Delhi airport in time for a return flight. No hotel.
This itinerary is correct at the time of issue and in good faith but is liable to change at any time or place for any reason.
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays