Day 01: Flight to India
Around Midnight arrival in Delhi. You are met by our
representative and transferred to your Hotel.
Day 02: Old - New Delhi
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old
Delhi. You will take a Rickshaw Ride parallel to the Red
Fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and
Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes Rajghat,
Jama Masjid, Humayun Tomb and Qutub Minar. Before you
proceed to the Hotel you will visit the India Gate,
Government Buildings and Embassies.
Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur (about 270 km)
Today you will drive to the Pink City, Jaipur.
Day 04: Jaipur
After breakfast drive to the ancient capital of Amber,
laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient
capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it
was moved to newly created Jaipur. You will ascend to
the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute
to Amber you will visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the
Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small
casements with each having its own balcony. In the
afternoon you will visit the City Palace which is still
the formal residence of the royal family, built in a
blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the
museum of the city palace you will visit the private
collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. You continue to
Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai
Singh's five remarkable observatories. In the afternoon
you will have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of
Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block
printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In
the evening visit “Laxmi Narayan Mandir”, a Hindu temple
made out of white marble.
Day 05: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260
Today you will leave Rajasthan and drive through a
series of fields, small towns and villages to Agra.
Enroute you make a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which
was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed
by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. Late evening
arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 06: Agra
You will start today your sightseeing by a visit to the
Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal
emperors. The construction of this massive structure
began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the
time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the
impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit
of Agra Fort you will proceed to visit the most
beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring
monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty.
It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between
1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife
Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age
of 39 giving birth to her 14th child.
Day 07: Agra - Gwalior (about 120 km)
Today you will leave Agra, the city of Taj Mahal and
drive to Gwalior. After a break in the Hotel in Gwalior
you will visit the famous Fort which was built by Raja
Man Singh of Tomar dynasty in the 6th century. The fort
of Gwalior is considered to be one of the most powerful
Fort in India having a further advantage of its
unlimited supply of water. After the visit of Fort you
will visit an old Hindu Temple (10th century) dedicated
to god Vishnu.
Day 08: Gwalior - Orcha - Khajuraho (about 300
On the way to Khajuraho you will visit the city of
Orchha. After the visit of Orchha you will drive through
the colourful villages and proceed to Khajuraho.
Khajuraho was the capital of the Chandela dynasty.
Day 09: Khajuraho - Varanasi (by air)
Today you will visit the temple complex of Eastern Group
and Western Group to see the most beautiful temples in
India. Most famous among them is the Laxmana Temple
which is dedicated to god Vishnu. In the evening flight
to Varanasi. The rest of the day at leisure.
Optional: A drive can be organized to Sarnath (10 km).
Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first
sermon at deer park.
Day 10: Varanasi - Kathmandu (by air)
In the early morning you will take a boat ride on the
holy river Ganges and enjoy sunrise on the boat. Ghats
(flight of steps) and the activities of pilgrims on that
are the principal attraction for visitors to Varanasi.
Thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit this city to
make holy prayers, to meditate and to purify themselves
through taking a bath in the holy river Ganges. In the
afternoon flight to Kathmandu. Rest of the day at
leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Kathmandu Excursion: Swayambhunath,
In the morning you will start your sightseeing by
visiting Durbar Square. Durbar Square is the spiritual
heart of Kathmandu. This is the most important point in
Kathmandu to observe the culture and religion of Nepal.
After visiting Durbar Square you will visit
Swayambhunath. The stupa at Swayambhunath is the most
important and oldest site of Buddhist worship in Nepal.
Swayambhunath Stupa is famous for the eyes of Buddha
which seem to observing the world from all 4 directions.
After Swayambhunath you will visit Bodnath. Bodnath is
the largest Stupa of Nepal. Now you proceed to the
temple city of Pashupatinath which is Nepal’s most
important Hindu pilgrim site on the banks of the Bagmati
river. The temple of Pashupatinath is dedicated to god
Day 12: Kathmandu Excursion: Patan, Bhaktapur
Today you will drive to Patan. Patan was the second
largest town in the valley but it has been absorbed into
Kathmandu. Patan was previously known as Lalitpur (the
beautiful city). After Patan you will proceed to
Bhaktapur, the third biggest city of the valley.
Bhaktapur has preserved its medieval character better
than Patan. You will visit the golden door, the Palace
of 55 windows (15th century) and Pagoda Nyatapola (18th
Day 13: Kathmandu Excursion: DakshinKali
Kathmandu - Delhi (by air)
Today you will drive to Dakshinkali. The temple of
Dakshinkali is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus where
animals sacrifices for the goddess Kali are still
performed. In the afternoon flight to Delhi.
Day 14: Flight to Home
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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