Classical India Nepal Tour
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Jhansi - Khajuraho -
Varanasi - Kathmandu - Delhi
1 - Leave Abroad
Leave Abroad by International flight for Delhi. (rooms booked from this day
to ensure immediate occupancy).
Day 2 - Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Morning City Tour of Old Delhi visiting Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal
Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, Raj
Ghat and Shanti Vana-the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal
Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Afternoon City Tour of New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din
Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshmi
Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House,
Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place-
shopping centre of New Delhi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 - Delhi - Jaipur
Depart by surface for Jaipur enroute visiting Amer Fort with elephant ride.
Amer Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Jagmandir
or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and Temple of
Kali. Ascend on Elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated. Rest
of the evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
4 - Jaipur
Morning City Tour of Jaipur visiting Maharaja's City Palace and the
Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the
rose-pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. Rest of the day at
leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 - Jaipur - Agra
Depart for Agra by surface visiting Fatehpur Sikri (40 kms.) built by
Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.
See the graceful building including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti,
Panch Mahal and other palaces. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the
Day 6- Agra
City sightseeing tour visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by the
Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her
mortal remains. Also visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Private and
Public audience and other palaces. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 - Agra - Jhansi -
Transfer to the railway station to board the train for Jhansi. Assistance
on arrival and transfer to Khajuraho by surface enroute visit Orchha. 16 km
from Jhansi, Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time; a
rich legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has
rested lightly and the palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in
the 16th and 17th centuries, retain much of their pristine perfection.On
arrival check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 - Khajuraho - Varanasi
Morning tour of temples. Transfer to the airport for the flight to
Varanasi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon City
Tour of Varanasi visiting the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of
India in marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University
which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb.
Overnight at the hotel.
9 - Varanasi
Early morning boat cruise on the River Ganges followed by tour of
Sarnath.Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the
Bathing ghats and Cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at
the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India.
Later excursion to Sarnath. Half day tour of Sarnath, the buried Buddhist
city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renowned school
of learning from 6th century B.C. to 12th century A.D. Visit the ruins, the
stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum.Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 - Varanasi - Kathmandu
Transfer to airport to board flight to Kathmandu. On arrival transfer to
the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 - Kathmandu
Morning tour of Kathmandu valley. Afternoon excursion to Patan. Overnight
Day 12 - Kathmandu
Mountain flight in the morning (Optional). Afternoon excursion to Bhadgaon.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13 - Kathmandu - Delhi
Transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Assistance on arrival and
transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14 - Leave Delhi
In time transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward