North India & Nepal (10 Days)

Duration

09 Nights
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10 Days

Destination Covered

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Kathmandu



Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi. You will be met on arrival and after traditional welcome transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi

After breakfast you will proceed to city tour of Old and New Delhi. This city containing both the spacious, planned New Delhi of late colonial Britain and Old Delhi its bustling and crowded medieval counterpart. Start your tour with a visit to Old Delhi. Built in the first half of the 17th Century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan , this old city is still a dense network of overcrowded homes, markets and numerous narrow lanes leading towards enormous Red Fort. Take a guided walk through the old city starting from Chawri Bazaar and ending in Chandni Chowk, a bustling thoroughfare of shops (most are closed on Sundays), craftsmen's workshops, mosques and temples.

On the way visit Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Shah Jehan and completed in 1656. One must be careful of personal possessions when walking through these busy streets. From Chandni Chowk continue to the Red Fort (drive past, closed on a Monday) with its imposing appearance and towering entrance. Also visit Rajghat, the cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi and the QutubMinar complex housing an impressive 13th Century 72m victory tower. In the afternoon drive south to New Delhi designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in a combination of western and eastern styles. Proceed up to RashtrapatiBhavan once the Viceroy's abode but now the official residence of the President of India and then across to the eastern end of the Rajpath to the impressive India Gate. This war memorial, designed by Lutyens, commemorates the Indian soldiers who died in the First World War, on the Northwest Frontier and in the Afghan War of 1919 and, most recently, in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.

Hotel in Delhi : Taj Palace , The Leela Palace, The oberoi - Gurgaon

Agra - Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal - Agra
Day 3: Delhi - Agra - 203kms / 4-5 hrs drive

After breakfast drive by your private car with driver to Agra. On your approach into Agra, transfer to hotel, check – in.

Afterwards continue to the Taj Mahal (closed Friday), a UNESCO world heritage site and the greatest monument of love, built by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz. The craftsmanship is outstanding with semi-precious stones inlaid into the marble in beautiful patterns, a process known as pietra dura, whilst the white marble reflects every change in light allowing the Taj to appear to change its hue according to the light and time of day. Later visit Red fort, built in red sandstone, another marvelous example of extra-ordinary mughal architecture.

Hotel in Agra : Amarvilas Agra

Day 4: Agra - Jaipur - 232kms / 5 hrs drive

This morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. On the way to Jaipur stop at FatehpurSikri the one time red sandstone capital of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Built during the second half of the 16th Century in honour of a local holy man who had helped, and then prophesised to Akbar that he would have the three sons and heirs that he so desperately desired, FatehpurSikri grew into a city that is still today a reminder of his power, lifestyle and vision. Unfortunately this city was abandoned in early 1600s. Arguments range from political and strategic motives, to lack of a consistent water supply and even the untimely death of a court singer! Afterwards continue your drive to Jaipur. Check - in at hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5: Jaipur
Jaipur - Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal - Jaipur

Today morning drive through the rugged hills that surround Jaipur city to visit Amber Fort a beautiful fort palace with coloured stone inlays, intricately painted murals, palaces, temples and cooling courtyard watercourses. In the afternoon take a guided walking tour through the old city to explore the colourful markets and bazaars before continuing onto the City Palace complex that occupies the centre of Jaipur. Painted pink as a mark of welcome, the City Palace was completed in 1732 and houses the intriguing Armoury Museum and the beautiful Peacock Gate. Nearby is the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, which forms part of the east wall of the City Palace complex. Built at the turn of the 19th Century this five storied structure with its elaborate façade was built for the ladies of the harem and is best seen from the street outside. Further along is the JantarMantar the largest stone observatory in world. Overnight stay at hotel.

Hotel in Jaipur : Rambagh Palace Jaipur, The Oberoi Rajvilas

Day 6: Jaipur - Delhi - 265 Kms / 5-6 hrs drive - Kathmandu (by flight)

After early breakfast drive back to Delhi and drop at airport to connect flight for Himalayan kingdom Kathmandu (Nepal). On arrival pickup from the airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7: Kathmandu

Morning proceed for full day guided sightseeing of Kathmandu city visiting Darbar square, temple of Kumari etc. Later afternoon excursion to Patan city.Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Kathmandu

Today morning you will be taken for guided excursion to Swaymbhunath and Boudhnath city. Afternoon at leisure.Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 9: Kathmandu - Delhi (by flight)

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to airport to connect your flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi directly connect your onward flight around midnight.

Hotel in Kathmandu : Dwarika Hotel Kathmandu, Hyatt Regency Hotel Kathmandu

Day10: Delhi

Depart

PACKAGE RATE (subject to 2 persons travelling together)

Valid from 01/10/16 - 31/03/17
Two pax traveling together

$ 3073 Per Person

* Note: A special 10% discount on above rates on travelling till 30th Sep 2016.
** Airfare for sectors Delhi - Kathmandu - Delhi would be extra as per current tariff

INCLUSIONS:
  • Accommodation in double/twin sharing room on Bed and breakfast basis for total of 9 nights inclusive of presently applicable taxes.
  • Arrival/departure transfers, sightseeing/excursions tours (as per program) using air-conditioned Toyota Innova
  • Services of an English speaking local guide for city tours as per program
  • Entrance fees at the monuments and place of visits
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • One visit to Taj Mahal, Agra
  • Assistance on arrival/departure by our representative in each city
  • Service Tax
EXCLUSIONS:

Not included any air fare, visa charges, airport tax, lunch/dinner, items of personal nature such as telephone bills, table drinks, laundry, tipping (driver and local guides), camera charges etc.

These rates are not applicable between 20-Dec-2016 to 10-Jan- 2017

WITH OUR COMPLIEMENTS:
  • Garlanding upon arrival at Delhi Airport
  • Surprise gift on final departure
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day