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NORTH  INDIA  &  NEPAL
13 Nights / 14 Days
Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Delhi
 
 
 

 

DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
India toursOn arrival in Delhi meet & assist at the airport & transfer to prebooked hotel for overnight stay.

Delhi : India's capital & a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind . The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor goes, he will invariably confront the city's past.

DAY 02 : DELHI
After breakfast, half day city tour of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was started in 1844 and was not completed until 1658; drive past Red Fort, which was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648; Chandni Chowk and Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

Afternoon, city tour of New Delhi. Visit Humayuns Tomb : built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture; Qutab Minar, drive past India Gate, President House, Connaught Place. The tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple.

DAY 03 : DELHI - JAIPUR                            (260 kms.,  approx. 05 hrs. drive)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur : The capital city of the state of Rajasthan also know as "Pink City" owes its name, its foundation and planning to the great warrior astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. The city of Jaipur has broad avenues. The city sits on a dry lake bed in a wild and somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by fortresses and crenellated walls.

Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 04 : JAIPUR
After breakfaIndia toursst, excursion to Amber Fort enroute witness the façade of Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds which was built in 1799. Amber Fort - The ancient capital of the state until 1727 when Jai Singh decided to move from his hillside fortress at Amber to new site on the plains. The construction of this fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbars army. The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects its terraces and ramparts. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jal Mahal & temple of Kali. Ascend on elephant back, t
he hill, on which the fort is situated.

Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the Jantar Mantar the observatory built by Jai Singh in 1728; the City Palace which is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. It also has a museum with an extensive collection of art, carpets, paintings, enamel ware and weapons dating back to the 15th century.

DAY 05 : JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA
After breakfast, leave for Agra, enroute visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri : built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory. Continue drive to Agra. Arrive Agra in the evening and checkin at prebooked hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 06 : AGRA
After breakfast, city tour of Agra. Visit Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structues; IIndia tourstmad-ud-daulah, which was contructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the tomb she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore in Pakistan; the highlight of the day - The Taj Mahal,  which was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Contruction of the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653.
Afternoon, free for individual activities.

DAY 07 : AGRA - JHANSI   (BY TRAIN),   JHANSI-ORCHA-KHAJURAHO  (BY ROAD)
After breakfast, transfer to the railway station to board train for Jhansi at 0800 hrs. Arrive Jhansi at 1030 hrs and board our car/coach which awaits you to drive you to Khajuraho, enroute visit Orchha : Once the capital of Bundelas, Orchha is a village, set amongst a complex of well preserved palaces and temples. Though Orcha was founded in 1531, it's golden age was during the first half of 17th century. When Jahangir visiting the city in 1606, a special palace, the Jehangir Mahal was built for him. Visit the Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal & Ram Raja temple which also dates back to the 17th century. Arrive Khajuraho and check in at hotel.

DAY 08 : KHAJURAHO - VARANASI  (BY FLIGHT)
After breakfast visit Khajuraho :  Built by the warrior Chandela dynasty that rose to power in Central India between 10th & 11th centuries, the 25 odd surving temples display different facets of life, including the sensual. These erotic carvings on some panels have given rise to much speculation since Khajurahos re-discovery by a British officer in 1838. To preserve it for posterity, Khajuraho has been declared a World Heritage Site.

Visit the world famous Khajuraho temples built by the Chandela Kings between 950 AD & 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, the Mahadev temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji temple with lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishwanath & Nandi temples, Lakshmana temple, Visha temple dedicated to Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples.

Afternoon, transfer to airport to board flight for India toursVaranasi. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to prebooked hotel. 

DAY 09 : VARANASI
Early morning, leave for boat ride on the Ganges  to see the bathing Ghats (river bank) & cremation site. Sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be a spiritually uplifting sight. The life on the Ghats bound in an endless string of rituals, ever-changing aspects of the river & the wide landscape across have fascinated visitors from all over the world.  Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, city tour of Varanasi. Formerly known as Kashi - the city that illuminates. The religious capital of Hinduism, Varanasi is the oldest living city of India & one of the worlds most ancient. The present name is derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of the rivers Varuna & Asi. Visit the Bharat Mata temple with a big relief map of India in Marble, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Benaras Hindu University which has an art gallery & the mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb. 

Afternoon, excursion to Sarnath - the buried Buddhist city where  Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining Enlightenment at Bodhgaya.

DAY 10 : VARANASI - KATHMANDU   (BY FLIGHT)
After breakfast, free. Later, transfer to the airport to board flight for Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu meet and assist at the airport and transfer to prebooked hotel.

DAY 11 : KATHMANDU
India toursIn the morning, visit the valley of Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal, Swayambhunath & Museum. Afternoon, excursion to Patan.& Tibetan Handicraft centre.

DAY 12 : KATHMANDU
After breakfast, visit Bhaktapur, Boudhnath & Pashupatinath.
Afternoon, excursion to Dhulikhel to witness the beautiful sunset. Return to Kathmandu after sunset.

DAY 13 : KATHMANDU - DELHI   (BY FLIGHT)
After breakfast, free for individual activities.
Afternoon, transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to prebooked hotel.

DAY 14 : DEPART DELHI
Transfer to the airport to board flight back home/onward destination.

 


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