Delhi – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Jaipur - Agra – Varanasi – Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Panauti – Nagarkot
15 Days / 14 Nights
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our representative & transferred to hotel. Delhi - capital of modern India. Many dynasties and rulers have flourished on its regal soil over the last 3000 years. The legacy still survives in many monuments varying from the 13th century mausoleum of the Lodi Kings to the buildings of British India's imperial past like the Parliament House and the Presidential Estate. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi Tour
Today proceed on a tour of Old Delhi, visit the Red Fort, Raj Ghat - a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. Later tour New Delhi, drive along Rajpath the capital’s broadest avenue, for a view of the Parliament House, the President’s House and India Gate. Visit the Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 03: Fly from Delhi – Udaipur & Udaipur city tour
Today early morning after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Delhi airport and fly to Udaipur - An enchanting and enthralling place of limpid lakes, verdant forests, palaces, and gardens, temples, aesthetically surrounded by the Aravalli hills. Founded in 1559 AD by Maharaja Udai Singh, this is popularly known as the City of Lakes and also as the Venice of the east. Moreover, this is well eminent for the performing arts, crafts, and miniature paintings throughout India. Later continue with Udaipur city tour visit City tour Palace, at this complex one will marvel at the rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, windows with colored glass, inlaid marble balconies and the peacock courtyard. Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-bari gardens, the Jagdish temple and the local museum. In the afternoon, enjoy a motor launch cruise on the placid waters of the beautiful lake Pichola, enlarged by Maharana Udai Singh after he founded the city. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. You can also visit the Jag Mandir Palace - which is a lovely island palace in the middle of the lake. Overnight at Udaipur
Day 04: Udaipur – Jodhpur & afternoon Jodhpur city tour
To day early morning checkout from hotel and drive to Jodhpur - known as the blue city, this land of royalty is a glittering jewel set in the golden sands of barren desert landscape. The light that reflects of the golden sands engulf a land renowned for its vibrant colours, people in the bright clothes and beautiful jewelry, living in city dotted and dominated by towering fort and palaces that rise from sand like a mirage. Afternoon continue with Jodhpur city tour - Meherangarh Fort with its graceful palaces, a spectacular setting for the rich past and culture of the imperial city. Jaswant Thada - a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899. Umaid Bhawan Palace - made of marble and pink sandstone, the construction of the Umaid Bhawan started in 1929 and it took 16 years to complete it. It is believed that the palace was constructed to give employment to the famine-struck population. Overnight at Jodhpur
Day 05: Jodhpur – Jaipur (06 hrs)
Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Jaipur - Jaipur - the capital city of the state of Rajasthan is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ of the terra-cotta-colored lime plaster that coats the old part of the city's walls, buildings, and temples. Arrive and check in. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 06: Jaipur Tour
Morning, proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort - the original Palace was built by Raja Mansingh and later additions were made by Sawai Jai Singh. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture. Enjoy the ascent to the Palace on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Visit the multiple chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous for their design and decorations.
Afternoon, proceed for a city tour to visit the unique Jantar Mantar, which is a magnificent stone observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728 and drive past the Hawa Mahal, an intriguing “Palace of Winds”. This was really a facade built in 1799, to allow royal ladies to view the city from the windows. Later visit the opulent City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal style which has grand museums displaying an excellent collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 07: Jaipur – Agra (05 hrs)
Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Agra - Agra - In the 16th and 17th Centuries, was the capital of Moghul India and its superb monuments date from that era. It has a magnificent fort and the building which so many people come to India solely to see - the Taj Mahal.
Day 08: Agra Tour & Drive Delhi
Early today on sun rise visit Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) - the mausoleum of Empress Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved spouse of Shah Jahan, who died in 1630. Generally considered the finest example of Mughul architecture - a style that combines elements of Persian, Turkish, Indian and Islamic elements - the Taj complex comprises a forecourt, lofty entrance and charming formal Mughal garden with canal and a central tank with a series of fountains. The tomb proper has an attached mosque on the west and its symmetrical counterpart on the east. The Taj is remarkable for its perfect proportions and rich pietra dura - the technique of using small, exquisitely cut and fitted, highly-polished coloured stones to create what is effectively a painting in stone. The building, often styled "a dream in marble" is said to have taken at least 22 years to build. Return to hotel for breakfast. Visit Agra fort - The magnificent towers, bastions, ramparts, and gateways of the Agra Fort symbolize the stature and power of Mughal Emperor Akbar. The Agra fort is built alongside the Yamuna River and stretches almost 2.5 km. It consists of a wall built in red sandstone with several buildings inside. Part of the Agra fort is still in use by the Indian Army and are not accessible to the public, but there's still enough left to get an insight on the way the Mughals lived in the 16th century. After lunch continue drive to Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 09: Fly Delhi – Varanasi
After Breakfast check out from the hotel .Transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi - the eternal city on the banks of the holy river Ganges. Considered to be among the ancient cities of the world, centre of learning and civilisation for over 2000 years. On arrival transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight at Varanasi
Day 10: Tour Varanasi
Start the day with a boat ride on the river Ganges at sunrise, presents a as multitudes of devotees pay homage to the Sun God. Cruise past the bathing ghats and crematoriums. Return for breakfast. Later proceed on a guided city tour of Varanasi visit Vishwanath temple, the Bharat Mata temple & Banaras Hindu University. Afternoon guided excursion to Sarnath - where Lord Buddha gave his first discourse after attaining enlightenment. Evening return back to the hotel. Overnight at Varanasi.
Day 11: Fly from Varanasi – Delhi
Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to Varanasi airport and fly to Delhi, arrive and check in, overnight stay at Delhi.
Day12: Delhi - Kathmandu
Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to Delhi airport and fly to Kathmandu - is the largest city and capital of Nepal and the namesake of the Kathmandu Valley. It is surrounded by four major mountains: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is part of three districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur), arrive and checkin to the hotel, overnight stay at Khathmandu.
Day 13: At Kathmandu city tour
After breakfast you will be having a guided tour of the Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhu. This tour will take you through the finest specimen of Temples in Kathmandu Square, which was enlisted in UNESCO heritage site in the 70’s and was one time home to the former monarchs of Nepal. Historical Temples and monuments including the Taleju, Bhairav, Kasthamandap and Kumari Temple (home of the Living Goddess) are located around the square. There is also a museum which is a huge archive of the country’s history. The Patan Durbar Square, believed to be founded by the medieval rulers as early as 299 AD, has many shrines and Temples noted for their fine carving including the famous Krishna Temple with 21 pinnacles. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 14: Bhaktapur - Panauti - Nagarkot
Located east from the two Durbar squares and in a different city is the Bhaktapur Durbar Square where the Kings of the Malla dynasty lived till 1769 and has left some of the finest examples of the architectural excellence. Walking around the square you can find the centuries old pagoda styled construction like the Nyatpole and Datta-Traya Temples. Further the ancient town of Panauti offers more of the medieval buildings and cultures.
Drive further to Nagarkot - a sleepy village in the outskirts of Kathmandu located at an altitude of 2175 meters, affords majestic views of some of the highest mountains on Earth. Mt. Everest, 8850 meters is visible from here and so are other peaks of the central Himalaya, including Gauri Shanker, Langtang, Choba Bhamare, Dorje Lakpa and Ganesh Himal. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Kathmandu airport for onward destination.