Highlights of India Nepal covers the sacred River Ganges to the summits of the Himalayas, tour India and Nepal on a trip where adventure and discovery await. After visiting the bustling bazaars of Delhi and Jaipur, the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra, the deserts of Rajasthan, the bathing Ghats of Varanasi and the erotic temples of Khajuraho. The tour ends with a visit to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. After crossing the India- Nepal boarder at Sunauli, you will visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha at Lumbini. In Chitwan National Park, you would love to chase the Rhinos sitting on the back of elephant. The Himalayas are undoubtedly the planets most spectacular phenomena, and youll experience all the natural grandeur and rich cultural heritage of this remote region. You will enjoy the overwhelmingly beautiful panorama view in Pokhara and explore the Durbar Squares, temples, stupas, monasteries and many more in Katmandu Valley.
Trip Highlights of Highlights of India Nepal:
- Visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including ;Kathmandu Durbar square,Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, & Swoyambhunath Stupa: gaze in awe at the golden spire of the 5th-century. Medieval times architecture, wood carving, festivals & cultures can been seen in the street of valleys.
- Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park, Elephant back safari, Canoeing, Birdwatching, Elephant breeding camp visit.
- In Nagarkot, you will be amazed to see the romantic sunrise view over the Himalayas. A wide range of majestic Himalayas from Mt. Everest to Langtang is right at your front.
- You will visit one of the 7 wonders of the world- the Taj Mahal which is in fact is a poetry in marble.
- Maharajas palaces in Jaipur-the Pink City, Temples of Kamasutra Teachings in Khajuraho, mystical ghats of Varanasi-the holiest city in India.
- Allahabad is situated at the confluence of Indias three holy rivers namely- Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati.
|Day 01:||Arrival in Delhi|
|Day 04:||Sightseeing tours in Agra|
|Day 06:||A full day sightseeing tour in Khajuraho.|
|Day 09:||Varanasi-Sunauli-Bhairahawa (Nepal)|
|Day 10:||Bhairahawa- Chitwan|
|Day 12:||Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tours|
|Day 13:||Bhaktapur Sightseeing and drive to Nagrkot|
|Day 14:||Nagakot- Patan- Kathmandu|
|Day 15:||Transfer to airport for departure|
Day 02: Delhi- Jaipur
We drive to Jaipur through the authentic villages. Before we reach Jaipur, we visit Amer Fort, a first time introduction for you of Rajput architecture. Overnight Hotel in Jaipur.
Day 03: Jaipur- Agra
Before, we set out for Agra, we will take sightseeing tours in Jaipur: Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is also famous by the name Pink City because of the pink sandstone of which city wall and palaces and most of the houses have been built. You would love to visit the Wind Palace or Hawa Mahal. Queens would watch the street life down through the checkered windows of the palace in olden times. Visit the observatory, a curious collection of sculptures but in fact, each construction has specific purpose, such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes, calculating and forecasting the eclipses. You will also visit the City Palace where still resides the present Maharaja of Jaipur. The palace houses a museum, which has collection of art, carpets, enamel ware, costumes and textiles of former Maharajas, weapons etc. In the afternoon, we drive to Agra and overnight hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing tours in Agra
After breakfast, we set out for days cultural excursion. You might have been already excited to see Taj Mahal- one of the worlds 7 wonders. Taj Mahal is so beautiful that no poets can describe its beauty with words. You can just feel it. Emperor Shahanjanha of 17th century built this tomb to cherish the memory of his beloved wife- Mumtaj Mahal. There after you will visit the Agra Fort, Sikandara etc. Overnight Hotel in Agra.
Day 05: Agra- Orcha-Khajuraho
Today we have to set out early for a long drive to Khajuraho. We have a stop for the lunch at Orcha, a well-preserved city on an island in Betwa River. We will also visit there the Orcha Fort and some temples. Again we board on bus for a long drive to Khajuraho. Overnight Hotel in Khajuraho.
Day 06: A full day sightseeing tour in Khajuraho.
For many centuries, a small village in central India. In 1838 a British Engineer, Captain T.S. Burt, visited the area and discovered an amazing and extraordinary group of temples built between the 10th and 14th centuries. There is a belief that there were 80 temples built in and around Khajuraho, out of which only 20 exist today in fairly good repair. According to the text, the temple symbolizes the universe and must be built to face the four cardinal directions. Several theories have been laid to explain why the artists have decorated the temples with such erotic figures. One of them is that the explicit scenes of lovemaking and rather acrobatic type of sexual positions were a form teaching, a way to train people in the art of love as specified in the famous Kama Sutra texts. Overnight Hotel in Khajuraho.
Day 07: Khajuraho-Allahabad
Allahabad is situated at the confluence of Indias three holy rivers namely- Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. However, Saraswati is a Mystic River and invisible. Allahabad is the place where, Bramha-the creator of the universe has himself performed a sacrifice here. This is also the hometown of Nehru- the first pri-minister of independent India. If time permits, you can still visit his residence- The Ananda Bhawan. Overnight Hotel.
Day 08: Allahabad- Varanasi
Today, we will drive to the eternal city of India- Varanasi or Benaras. This is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage sites of India. Situated on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi has been the center of learning Hindu religion and civilization for over 2000 years. Along the banks of Ganges, you will find several ghats for bathing proposes. You can also see the dead bodies being cremated on the bank. You will visit the Golden Temple, the great mosque of Aurangzeb, Durga Temple etc. Overnight Hotel.
Day 09: Varanasi- Sunauli- Bhairahawa (Nepal)
In the morning you visit the Ghats on wooden boats for an hour. Then you will have a long drive to India- Nepal boarder called Sunauli. After some immigration formalities, we drive further two kilometers to Bhairahawa. Overnight Hotel.
Day 10: Bhairahawa- Chitwan
In the morning, we visit the site of Lord Buddhas birthplace- Lumbini. The sacred spot is marked with a pillar by Emperor Ahoka (259 BC). There are ruins of monasteries, some newly built Stupas and temples to see around. Then you will drive to Chitwan National Park. In the afternoon, you will take an elephant back safari in the wilderness of Chitwan Park. Dinner and overnight in bungalow or tent.
Day 11: Chitwan-Kathmandu
This morning, you will go for a short bird watching tour in the forest of Chitwan Park. Then you will proceed onwards to Kathmandu. You will drive along the Trishuli River gradually gaining the altitudes from 150 of Chitwan till 1300m of Kathmandu Valley, through the roadside Bazaars, terraced fields and steep hills in the right OvernightHotel in Kathmandu.
Day 12: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tours
Today after the breakfast, you will go for cultural excursion of the valley. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River where you can see cremation going almost 24 hours a day, Bodhnath Stupa- the biggest stupa in the world, Swayambhunath Stupa which is 2000 years old and Kathmandu Durbar Square area where you will visit the medieval Malla Palace, Kumari Temple (The temple of Living Goddess of Nepal), Kasthamandap Temple and Freak Street- a paradise of the hippies in the 60s and 70s. Overnight Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Bhaktapur Sightseeing and drive to Nagrkot
After breakfast, we drive to Bhaktapur, one of the three independent principalities of medieval Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur is the youngest and the smallest, but has preserved its ancient look and originality. The Golden Gate at the entrance of famous Palace of 55 Windows is the masterpiece metal work in the valley. There is a five-storied temple Nyatapola, which remained undamaged even on the devastating earthquake of 1936. You would love to see intricate woodcarvings in the windows, balcony and doors in the houses and monastic complex. After the tour of Bhakatapur, you will drive to Nagarkot at 2000m. Overnight Hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 14: Nagakot-Patan-Kathmandu
In the morning you will be amazed to see the romantic sunrise view over the Himalayas. A wide range of majestic Himalayas from Mt. Everest to Langtang is right at your front. Then you will drive to another Malla principality of Medieval Kathmandu Valley. You will visit the main courtyard of the palace, visit the Golden Temple-a Buddhist monastery, Krishna Temple and many more. You can visit Patan Industrial State to see the arts and crafts of Patan. You would also love to see how Tibetan women weave exotic carpets with their skillful hands at Tibetan Refugee Camp. Then you will drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel.
Day 15: Transfer to airport for departure.
Note:Instead of Chitwan National Park, you can go to Pokhara form Lumbini on day 10. At Pokhara, you will have splendid view of Annapurna massif and Fish Tail.
Trip Includes :
- Accommodations in twin sharing basis in bed & breakfast except full board in Chitwan
- All Sightseeing as in itinerary
- All transportations by a private car
- English speaking guides in the cities
- All entrance fees as on itinerary
Trip does not Includes:
- Meals other than mentioned above
- Camera & video entrance fees to the monuments
- Personal Natured expenses like Shopping , Laundry , Telephone