Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi , meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi
After a leisurely
breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate
buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown
of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar ,
India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s
House , Mahatama Gandhi Memorial . Also visit Laxmi Narayan
temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 / Delhi - Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur,
the fabled “pink city” of the desert named after Jai Singh, the
former Maharaja of Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel.
Later visit the City Palace - the royal residence of the
Maharaja of Jaipur and is known for its stunning architecture,
it also houses a museum later enjoy the dinner at Chokhi dani
(an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the
village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various
traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other
interesting activities. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 04 / Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast
proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur visiting the majestic Amber
Fort where you ride upon Elephants back to the former capital of
the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Post
lunch tour of Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this
elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted
with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal
ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the
outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's
observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the
17th century. Evening free to explore the colourful bazaars
where one can shop for various handicrafts. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 05 / Jaipur - Agra
Morning drive to Agra via
Fatehpur sikri , a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost
town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar,
built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive
Agra by lunch and transfer to hotel. After lunch visit Agra
Fort- a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and
gates. Evening free to explore the Agra’s rich heritage of
handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in Agra.
Day 06 / Agra
Early morning visit the
magnificient Taj Mahal at sunrise- one of the seven wonders of
the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever
created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this
memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife continue visiting the
Agra Fort- a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains
and gates. Night stay in Agra.
Day 07 / Agra - Gwalior (by train)
Gwalior- Orchha (by surface)
Morning transfer to railway
station to board the train to Gwalior, arrive Gwalior, meet at
the railway station & proceed for sightseeing tour of Gwalior
known for its spectacular hilltop citadel. Within walls lie Jain
statues, Rajput Palaces, Hindu temples and a Victorian school.
Later drive to Orchha , a historical site with magnificient
temples and monuments. Some of the palaces were decorated with
painted murals which represent the finest flowering of the
Bundela school of painting. Night stay in Orchha.
Day 08 / Orchha - Khajuraho
After breakfast drive to
Khajuraho Khajuraho- the legendary temples of khajuraho are an
incomparable experience. Acknowledged as one of the world’s
artistic wonders, these temples dedicated to the Hindu pantheon
of Gods are covered in carvings that are a paean to life and
love. Built within a short span of a hundred years by the
Chandela Rajputs, the 10th century temples lay forgotten until
they were discovered in the present century. Khajuraho has
achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures.
Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to hotel.Night stay in Khajuraho.
Day 09 / Khajuraho
After breakfast proceed for
sightseeing tour of khajuraho- famous for the legendary temples
of khajuraho built in the 9th and the 10th century. Acknowledged
the world’s artistic wonders. Khajuraho
has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic
sculptures. Night stay in Khajuraho.
Day 10 / Khajuraho - Varanasi (by Flight)
After a relaxed breakfast
transfer to airport to connect flight to Varanasi - said to be
the India’s most sacred city situated on the western bank of the
holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in the
world. As a place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of
temples dotting the city , sunrise on the river front as seen
from a boat can be a spiritually uplifting sight. It has a
fascination uniquely its own, a quality of sublime beauty, a
timeless eternal appeal. Varanasi is the city which cannot be
described, only experienced. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to
hotel. Later half day sightseeing tour of varanasi visiting the
temples and in the evening view “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats.
Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 11 / Varanasi
Morning boat cruise at the
river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats.
Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms. East of Varanasi, is one of
the Buddhism’s major centers of India. After attaining
enlightenment, the Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his
first sermon. Visit the deer park and the museum and later back
to Varanasi. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 12 / Varanasi - Kathmandu
After breakfast transfer to the Airport to connect flight for
Kathmandu- the capital town of Nepal, the house of the highest
mountains, kathmandu is as much steeped in beauty as in the
history of this wonderland. The place has ever since been the
center for art, crafts, culture and a rich heritage. Arrive
Kathmandu, meet & assist at the airport & transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Kathmandu.
Day 13 / Kathmandu
After breakfast Sightseeing
tour of the KATHMANDU
CITY - The Hanumandhoka - Kathmandu's Durbar Square is the
historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square with its old temples
and palaces epitomises the religious and cultural life of the
people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their
coronations solemnized. Also visit the Taleju Temple built by
King Mahendra Malla in 1549 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairav - the
God of destruction and the temple of Kumari (Vestal Virgin) or
the Living Goddess - represents a very ancient Hindu deity of
Nepal locally known as Taleju is Buddhist by birth. The Kumari
acknowledges greetings from her balcony window. Once a year
during Indra Jatra festival, the King of Nepal seeks the
Kumari's blessing. Kasthamandap - Located near the Kumari Temple
is said to be built from the wood of a single tree from the
city. The city of Kathmandu derives its name from this temple.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square was listed in the UNESCO World
Heritage Monument List in 1979.
BOUDDHANATH STUPA: The stupa of Bouddhanath lies 8 kms east of
Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in
the world, and is the centre of Tibetan Buddism in Nepal. Listed
in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.
PASUPATINATH TEMPLE: This important Hindu temple is the temple
of Lord Shiva, The temple with a two tiered golden roof and
silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus.
Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can
witness the activities performed in the temple premises from the
eastern bank of the Bagmati River. The temple was listed in the
UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.
Evening at leisure. Night stay in Kathmandu.
Day 14 / Kathmandu
After breakfast visit
SWAYAMBHUNATH STUPA- the oldest Buddhist shrine. It is said to
be 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire's
base are the all - seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is 3 km west
of Kathmandu City and is situated on a hillock about 77 m above
the level of Kathmandu Valley and commands an excellent view of
the Valley. This Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal. It
was also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in
Evening transfer to Nepalese Restaurant Bhanchaghar for a
Traditional Nepali Welcome reception and dinner. Here you will
have the opportunity to enjoy a live Nepalese Cultural programme
performed by beautiful young girls dressed in ethnic traditional
Nepalese costumes and jewelry representing various parts of
Nepal. Dinner will follow this programme. Night stay in
15/ Kathmandu - Delhi
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi .
Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel. Evening explore the local
markets etc. for last minute shopping activities. Night stay in
Day 16 / Departure
Transfer in time to the airport
to connect the flight back home.