Destination Covered: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Kathmandu
Tour Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at the international airport, meeting and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Delhi
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2 : A day in Delhi for the visits
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi
Old Delhi – A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting – Red Fort – The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 meters on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. Jama Masjid – Jama Masjid The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara. Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Also, visit the Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
After visits, experience an Indian lunch at the Chor Bizaare
Proceed for the visit of New Delhi
New Delhi – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit:- Humayun’s Tomb – Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun’s Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. Qutub Minar – 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 mts high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Qutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. A drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President’s Residence, and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. End with the visit of the Lotus temple at the sunset
Overnight at Delhi
Day 3 : Drive from Delhi to Jaipur
After breakfast, proceed for Jaipur(5hrs). Jaipur’s past is never too far from hand. The city of victory, Jaipur presides over the fascinating desert state and its people: surrounded by rugged hills, each crowned by a formidable fort; and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens dotted throughout its precincts. The palaces and forts of yesteryear that were witness to royal processions and splendour are now living monuments, accepted quite naturally into the lifestyles of the people of the “pink city”. Except for the busy traffic of bicycles, cars and buses, little seems to have changed. There is a timeless quality to Jaipur’s bazaars and its people. With its historical past, Jaipur revives legends of the ancient Rajputs. The dresses of the women and the turbans of the men add colour to this fascinating city. Upon arrival at Jaipur check-in at hotel
Rest of the day free at leisure
Overnight in Jaipur
Day 4 : A day in Jaipur for visits
After an early breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort – remarkable for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces.
Ascend the hill on which the fort is situated on the back of an Elephant or by a jeep In the afternoon, visit the City Palace – where the former Maharaja still resides in a part of it, but rest now serves as a Museum. Also visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by a great astronomer Sawai Jai Singh and drive past through the Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds). Overnight in Jaipur
Day 5 : Drive from Jaipur to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to the city of Taj Mahal – Agra [6 hrs including visits and stops] Enroute visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins, situated 26 miles west of Agra, it was build at orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Arrive Agra in the evening and transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Agra
Day 6 : Visit Agra and Drive to Delhi
Early morning, visit the Taj Mahal at the sunrise – a white marble Tomb build in 1631 – 1648, seat of the Mughal Empire by Shah Jahan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum or Mumtaz Mahal
Return to the hotel for breakfast
Proceed to visit the The Agra fort – situated on the banks of Yamuna River, North West of the Taj Mahal, this majestic fort was started by the Emperor Akbar and it developed as a strong hold of the Mughal Empire, under successive generations. This majestic fortress of red sandstone encompasses within its 2.5 km long endosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many visionary palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan, audience halls such as the Dewan I Khas and two very beautiful mosques.
Later leave for Delhi [4hrs]
Upon arrival in Delhi, check-in at hotel
Overnight in Delhi
Day 7 : Take a flight from Delhi to Kathmandu
After early breakfast, proceed to the airport to board your flight to Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon, proceed for a half day orientation tour of Kathmandu. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square – It is a historic seat of royalty. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations celebrated. It is most impressive sight and is crowded with ancient temples and palaces reflecting the religious and cultural life of the people. It is also home to Kathmandu’s Kumari, or ‘living goddess’, a young girl believed to be a reincarnation of the goddess Durga. It is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979.
Later visit the Swyambhunath Stupa – This is one of the world’s most famous Buddhist Chaityas. The 2000-year-old Chaityas is commonly known as the ‘monkey temple’ because of its resident population of monkey. This spectacular Buddhist Stupa, from which the Buddha’s eyes gaze serenely down, lies on a hilltop only 2km from the center of Kathmandu. The views of Kathmandu and the surrounding valley are superb from here. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979.
Overnight in the hotel.
Day 8 : A day in Kathmandu for visits
Breakfast in the hotel. Proceed for a full day guided city tour of Kathmandu
Visit Pashupatinath Temple – Situated 5km east of Kathmandu, the temple of lord Shiva, Pashupatinath, with two tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. Other religion people can see from out of the temple premises. The temple was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument list in 1997.
Bouddhanath Stupa – The Stupa of Bouddhanath lies eight kms east of the centre of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in the World and the centre of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. It was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1979.
Patan Durbar Square – Patan (The City of beauty) is situated on the southern bank of the holy river Bagamti (a tributary of the Ganges) some five kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. Nowadays, it has virtually become part of sub metropolitan Kathmandu. The city is famed for its wealth of Buddhist and Hindu temples with an abundance of fine bronze gateways and wonderful carvings. Patan is known for its expert craftsmen and metal workers. The Patan Durbar square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone architecture, the Royal Bath called Tushahity. It was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Take a flight from Kathmandu to Delhi After Breakfast morning free at leisure, in time transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport to connect your flight to Delhi.Upon arrival in Delhi, meeting and transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Delhi
Depart Delhi for onward Destination flight After breakfast rest of the morning at leisure. Later on time transfer to the airport to board international flight