DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT
Today you will arrive at Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal building and transfer you to your hotel.
Delhi – India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds – the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy.
On arrival, check in at your hotel. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 02: DELHI
Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby, to review the suggested itinerary and plan the pace and inclusions of your days. Today, discover Delhi in all its majesty.
Enjoy unique yet fascinating experience of Old Delhi – Happily Chaotic. You will visit Jama Masjid – the largest mosque of Asia, followed by a private tricycle rickshaw ride through the lanes of Chandni Chowk, also known as Silver Street. Next we shall drive past the mighty Red Fort, built by the Emperor Shah Jahan – the builder of Taj Mahal. Conclude the tour of Old Delhi with visit to Gandhi Memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead.
The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a visit to the Qutub Minar, which is the tallest stone tower in India. The Qutub Minar was started in 1199 AD by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak and completed by the sultan’s successor and son-in-law, Iltutmish. The building is 72.5 m high and has 379 steps from the bottom to the top. Then visit Humayun’s tomb, built by the widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun’s, it is an outstanding monument in the Indo-Persian style, a precursor of the Taj Mahal.
Our drive back to the hotel will be through one of the most colonial part of New Delhi called Raisina Hill. Drive past the Presidential House and India Gate – a war memorial arch. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 03: DELHI – AGRA: BY: SURFACE
After breakfast you will drive to Agra (200 Kms / 4 Hrs). Upon arrival at Agra proceed to check in at your hotel.
Afternoon, you will proceed for visiting Agra City Tour: Agra – Medieval city situated on the banks of river Yamuna, it came into prominence when a lavish patronage of Mughal rulers created forts, tombs, and palaces in red sandstone and marble inlaid with semi precious stones.
Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays), a UNESCO world heritage site was built in white marble in 1635 by Emperor Shahjahan as a mausoleum for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. It is a universal symbol of love, and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Agra Fort, Construction of Agra Fort was originally started by Emperor Akbar in 1565, but his son, Jehangir, and grandson Shahjahan, later made additions. It houses the Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Aam (Halls of Private and Public Audience) and its walls are a silent witness to the rise and fall of the Imperial Mughal Empire. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 04: AGRA – JAIPUR: BY: SURFACE
After breakfast drive towards Jaipur (235 Kms /6 Hrs). On your way, you’ll visit Fatehpur Sikri, a fort palace that was the onetime capital of the Mughal Empire and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fatehpur Sikri -the deserted red sandstone city, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.
Jaipur (City of Victory) was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. It is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the Universe through nine rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. The architect who formalized the city’s plans on the Shilpa Shastra, the epic Hindu treatise on architecture, mixed it with the sublimity of the Mughal and Jain influences of those times.
On arrival check in at your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05: JAIPUR
You will be chauffer driven to Amber Fort – the former capital of Jaipur state stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects its terraces and ramparts to add the spirit of adventure and royalty. You will ascend the fort on Elephant back – the Royal path..!! (subject to availability of Elephants)
Post Amber, our tour will begin with a photo stop at Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Winds, it has no less than 953 little windows and balconies, and it is a stunning example of Rajput artistry. It was originally built to enable ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life in the streets below through the delicately honeycombed sandstone windows.
Visit the City Palace, now a museum, which was the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. It offers a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of the Mughals and Rajputs. Proceed to Jantar-Mantar – the ancient Observatory which is acute even today..!! Overnight at Hotel
DAY 06: JAIPUR – DELHI: BY: SURFACE , DELHI – KATHMANDU: BY: FLIGHT
After breakfast drive to Delhi Airport (250 Kms, 05 Hrs), on arrival, board flight to Kathmandu. Flight TBA
You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. After going through immigration procedure, the representatives from Nepal office will meet & welcome you. Then you will be assisted to board the waiting vehicle and to be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 07: KATHMANDU
After breakfast you will visit Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhnath and Patan.
Swoyambhunath one of the oldest Buddhist stupa overlooking entire Kathmandu valley also known as the Monkey Temple.
Pashupatinath – famous Lord Shiva temple is about 5 Kms northeast of Kathmandu, and is situated amidst many other temples on the right bank of the river Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the guardian spirit and the holiest of all Shiva shrines in Nepal. It draws tens of thousands of pilgrims and devotees from Nepal and India during the festival of Mahashivaratri (the night of Lord Shiva) Though Non Hindus are not allowed to go inside the temple; one can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.
Boudhnath – the 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan City – the City of arts and architecture founded in 250 A.D. and also known as Lalitpur – meaning city of beauty. It is indeed a city of beauty and grace and is planned on a circular format with Buddhist stupas at each of the four points of the compass. The city is three kilometres southeast of Kathmandu across the southern bank of the river Bhagmati. Like Kathmandu, its most photogenic centre of attraction is its Durbar Square complex, situated right in the middle of the market place. The city is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, with fine bronze gateways, guardian deities also and wonderful carvings. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is also known as the city of artists. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 08: KATHMANDU
Post breakfast you will proceed for the half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city. In this tour visit the 17th Century Durbar complex & Hanuman Dhoka, temple of living goddess, Narayan Mandir, & Kasthmandap a wooden temple built from a single tree, Shiva Parvati temple, great Bell & Drum, Seto Bhairav, Kal Bhairav & Taleju Temple.
Afternoon visit Bhadgaon or Bhaktapur, the city of devotees, founded in the 9th century, view the life size gilded statue of a Malla king facing sun Dhoka or “Golden gate”, a gilded copper gate erected in 1753 and generally held to the single most precious masterpiece of art in the valley. Then drive to the five-storied temple of Nytapole, a pagoda style temple and Nepal’s tallest. Return to Kathmandu to visit Boudhnath, the larges stupa in all of Nepal. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 09: KATHMANDU – BACK HOME: BY: INTER FLIGHT
After breakfast transferred to airport to board your flight to Back Home.
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