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The Nepal and India tour will take you through the various important tourist sites of India and Nepal. The fifteen-day trip will be filled with many sightseeing tours and fun-filled activities. India is a colorful land, and this is the best trip to explore it. This sojourn will take you on an unforgettable journey through India and Nepal. Apart from visiting Kathmandu, Varanasi, Pokhara, Delhi, Agra and so much more, you'll also get the exciting opportunity to go on an Everest flight, and experience the breathtaking view of the Himalayas and the Everest. Get ready for a trip like never before.
Once you arrive at the International airport in Delhi, your Nepal and India tour begins! Soon you'll be transferred to your hotel. Delhi is the perfect way to start this journey, as it represents a blend of all the cultures that make up India. The city that was once the pride of kings and emperors alike, is now an infrastructurally-advanced metropolis. You'll be spending your night in Delhi itself.
Your tour begins right after breakfast. Old Delhi is filled with sightseeing adventures. Your first stop will be at Raj Ghat, the revered memorial for Mahatma Gandhi. Cycle Rickshaws take you to Jama Masjid; you'll pass Red Fort on your way. Jama Masjid is undoubtedly one of Asia's largest mosques. You'll get to see Old Delhi through the eyes of a rickshaw rider and Navigate through Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk- a street famous for its history, street food, creative jewelry pieces, and vibrancy, and Red Fort or Lal Qila- the pride of Old Delhi. Rickshaw rides are quintessential to the Indian culture, and therefore will form a crucial part of your visit to Old Delhi. From here your tour will take you to New Delhi. While Old Delhi has marks of Mughal rule, New Delhi speaks volumes about British rule. There's a wide disparity in the lifestyles of the two places. While Old Delhi will take you back in time, New Delhi is the modern 21st Century metropolitan version. A visit to Delhi is incomplete without visiting the famous Qutub Minar- the tallest stone tower in India, the India Gate- a formidable structure that speaks of bravery, the Parliament building- the political hub of Delhi and the nation, and the Rashtrapati Bhawan - the President's House. This sightseeing tour also includes a visit to the lotus-shaped Lotus Temple. You'll spend your night in Delhi itself.
After breakfast, you'll visit Jaipur. Jaipur, the capital of the royal Rajasthan, is fondly known as the pink city. A city is strewn with resplendent palaces, formidable fortresses and the historic tales of royal kings, you're bound to be filled with a sense of awe. Rajasthan is famous for its Rajputs. Named after Jai Singh II, who was renamed Sawai Maharaja because of his value to the Mughals. These buildings were colored Pink in 1856, to honor a visit by Prince Albert. Jaipur finds its roots in its religion; you'll get a chance to know more about this when you visit the Birla Temple in the evening. Make sure to visit the Narayan and Lakshmi statues, decorated in resplendent attire. Your visit to the Birla Temple will conclude with the evening aarti. You'll be spending the night in Jaipur.
Your first stop is the Amer Fort or Amber Fort. In a royal place, you should do as the royals do; enter the fort, riding an elephant, just like a Maharaja.
Amber Fort- While the construction was started by Man Singh I, it was completed by his descendant Jai Singh. Among the popular sections of this part, is the Diwan-i-Khas. The Fort is an example of an amalgamation of Mughal and Hindu architecture.
City Palace- This palace extends to one-seventh of the entire city's area. It will take you one or two hours to explore it in its entirety. You'll also visit the City Palace Museum, Chandra Mahal and Shri Govind Dev Temple.
Jantar Mantar- Constructed by Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar is essentially a large equinoctial sundial. Out of the five observatories built by him, this one is the biggest and in the best condition.
Hawa Mahal- Nicknamed the "Palace of Winds", this red and pink sandstone structure has elaborate balconies and is an extension of the Royal Palace. Built-in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, this five-storeyed structure has 953 windows, called "Jharokhas".
Later in the evening, a pleasant trip to the Evening Bazaar awaits! Since its creation in 1727, the craftsmen, artists, and chefs have been encouraged and patronized by the royal lineage. You'll find many experienced artisans in the areas of Ghat Darwaza and Vishveshwar Ji. All in all, the colors, street food, and jewelry will make for an exciting treat! You'll spend your night in Jaipur itself.
As the "Jaipur" chapter of our Nepal and India tour ends, a new chapter has opened. After breakfast, your journey will bring you to Agra, and you'll get a chance to visit Fatehpur Sikri. This red sandstone city, built by a Mughal emperor, is cluttered with imperial buildings. Make sure you visit the Buland Darwaza, at the entrance of the Jama Masjid; it's the largest gateway in the world!
Agra, a royal city, situated on the banks of river Yamuna, was transformed into Dar-ul-Khilafat or the Seat of the Emperor, by Akbar and Shah Jahan. Mughlai cuisine of Agra will attract any tourist, like a moth to a flame. You'll be spending your night in Agra.
No sightseeing tour in Agra is complete without visiting the grand Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal- This white-marble monument, which took 22 years to be made, was built by Shah Jahan for his wife, Mumtaz. People from far and wide come to see this heavenly structure. Facing the south bank of the Yamuna river, this ivory structure is as beautiful within as it is without.
Sikandra- This is the place where Emperor Akbar rests, in his death. You'll find solace and a quaint peaceful atmosphere. The vibe is solemn, and yet positive. It's strange to know that one of the greatest emperors of India and the world, rests right here.
Agra Fort- Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar, used to be the primary residence for the emperors of Mughal Dynasty. Situated in the heart of Agra, Agra Fort is famous for its picturesque Pearl Mosque.
After Agra Fort, you'll also visit the Baby Taj. Often described as the jewel box, Itmad-ul-Daulah has beautiful interiors. You'll be staying in Agra for the night.
After breakfast, you'll be taking a train to Jhansi. Orchha, a medieval city, established by Rudra Pratap Singh is only 12 km away from Jhansi. Flanked by the river Betwa, this city narrates the tales of its warrior kings through its temples and palaces. Explore Orchha to your heart's content; lunch will be served here itself. After this, you'll relax once you reach Khajuraho. A quintessential element to Khajuraho's lure is its temples. Covered with sensual carvings, these temples tell a modern tale of the many moods and aspects of mystical women.
The Western Group of Temples- The temples are divided into three parts- the southern, the eastern and the western side. Out of all these zones, the Western Group of Temples is the most popular among tourists.
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple- The Great God of the Cave is one of the most ornate Hindu temples from the medieval era. It is covered with carvings that depict elaborate tales. These tales seem to bring the characters to life.
Lakshmana Temple- One of the most revered temples, it is dedicated to the man-lion-boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. There are detailed sculptures that depict many mythological stories.
Vishwanath Temple- Once decked with jewels, this temple now possesses only a stone lingam. Beautiful erotic carvings decorate the structure.
Sound and Light Show- The Sound and Light show is a creative evening activity that will bust the myths about the Khajuraho Temple, and also expand your knowledge on the same. The use of artificial lighting makes the entire show very enthralling to watch.
You'll be spending the night at Khajuraho.
Before you set out for Varanasi, you'll visit the Eastern set of Temples. This will include the Brahma and Hanuman Temple, The Vamana Temple, the Ghantai Temple and theParsvanath and the Shantinath temple.
Once you reach Varanasi by your allotted flight, you'll be guided by our representative. Varanasi is an unmissable part of this Nepal and India tour. The entire city of Varanasi, located beside the mighty Ganges, reeks of spiritual divinity. Well rooted in its traditions and foundations, Varanasi- named after the rivers Varuna and Assi, attracts tourists from all over the world, who come to catch glimpses of this pious city. People yearn to imbibe the tranquillity in their souls and are mesmerized by the beauty of the city. Varanasi or Banaras is known for its art and craft, spiritual identity, music, evening prayers and Banarasi silk.
In the evening, you'll get the lifetime opportunity of being a spectator of the evening aarti.
Hindu priests offer prayers to Lord Shiva and the Ganges, by lighting hundreds of lamps and chanting prayers in unison. The entire area is flooded with the smell of incense sticks and flowers. People stand in extreme devotion and watch the mystical scene unfold. We assure you, you'll have goosebumps by the end of the aarti ceremony.
You'll be spending your night in Varanasi itself.
Before sunrise, you'll be taken to the River Ganges for a boat ride. As soon as the sun rises, the sky will change hues and devotees shall come to offer their prayers. You'll see the temples come alive with the sounds of priests and worshippers. Make sure to see the cremation Ghats, an essential aspect of Varanasi. Before returning to your hotel, you can take a walk and explore the streets. You can also visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Your sightseeing tour begins right after breakfast. You'll visit many temples today, such as the Bharat Mata temple- it has a large map of India inscribed on marble Navigate through the city's lanes and try the local street food. You'll be spending your night in Varanasi.
Day 10 of your Nepal tour package is going to take you to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. After breakfast, you'll take your allotted flight to Kathmandu, where you'll be guided by our people. The Kathmandu Valley is the junction of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, consisting of three major cities- Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. A wonderful sightseeing experience, the Valley has seven UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Darbar Square- This royal seat has seen many royal ceremonies and coronations. Important for both Buddhist and Hindu rituals, Darbar Square is a must-visit. It consists of numerous temples and palaces that have now been turned into museums. Taleju temple, the temple of Kal Bhairav, Nautale Darbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the Big Drum, the Jagannath Temple and the statue of King Pratap Malla. You should also take the opportunity to visit the Tribhuvan Museum and Numismatic Museum. You'll be staying in Kathmandu for the night.
After breakfast, this day is off to an exciting start as you'll be taking an early morning Everest Flight to visit the Himalayas and Mount Everest. Imagine a flight that takes you as close as possible to the Everest and the Himalayas. That's how this day will go, filled with brag-worthy tales of when you were in awe of the beauty and magnificence of the Himalayas and had an entire hour to bask in its glory.
Pashupatinath- Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple boasts of a silver door and a golden roof. While only Hindus are allowed, everybody else can visit it from the Bagmati river and observe all the activities being performed inside.
Swayambhunath- Riddled with playful monkeys, this religious architecture holds a central position in the lives and hearts of Buddhists.
Bouddhanath- One of the biggest stupas in the world, it is an important tourist attraction.
You'll be staying in Kathmandu for the night.
Get ready for your flight to Pokhara, after breakfast in the hotel. A metropolitan city in Nepal, Pokhara is known to be the gateway to Annapurna. Machhapuchhre, a primary part of the Annapurna circuit, is shaped like a fishtail, hence the name. Pokhara, home to Magars and Gurungs, who fight as well as they toil on their farms, the origin place of the fearsome Gurkhas, weaves a tale of valor, art, and magic for the beholder. Pokhara offers a beautiful landscape view, consisting of mountains, mules, and serene lakes. The evening is meant for a serene boat ride in the calm waters of Phewa Tal. The wooden doongas is a fun ride, as you watch the mountainous landscape pass you by, slowly and steadily.
You'll be staying at night in Pokhara.
Sarangkot is a popular tourist destination; watching the sunrise cast its glow on the snowy peaks is an exceptional experience. The Pokhara Valley and the lake look ten times more beautiful during the sunrise. After breakfast at the hotel, the entire day is filled with activities.
Watch the gushing water from a tunnel when it reaches the bottom at Devi's Fall, also known as Patale Chhango. You'll also be visiting the Bindhyabasini Temple, Seti Gandaki- a boisterous river, Mahendra cave- a rare cave made of stalactites and stalagmites and the Pokhara Museum.
Begnas and Rupa lakes, situated 15 km away from Pokhara, are scenic freshwater lakes- perfect for nature's retreat! The last stop will be the Tibetan Monastery, You'll be staying in Pokhara for the night.
After breakfast, you'll be flying back to Kathmandu. You'll be visiting two major destinations- Patan and Bhaktapur.
Patan, the valley's second-largest city, is also a quiet place to spend time with yourself. Filled with extremely talented artisans and craftsmen, you'll find pieces of immaculate handiwork that speak of the glory of Durbar Square. The Royal Palace and Jagannarayan Temple are important tourist sites.
Visit the Golden Temple- a Buddhist monastery and teaching center, guarded by sacred tortoises, and Kumbeshwar- the eye-catching temple, also one of the oldest ones in Patan.
Bhaktapur, with hints of the medieval era, recites tales of the glory of Malla rulers. There are many reasons to visit Bhaktapur, their art and craftsmanship being the primary one. Famous for woodcarving, curd, and the traditional Bhadgaolen cap, you will find it hard to tear your eyes away from the streets of Bhaktapur.
Enjoy a fun-filled and light-hearted cultural show along with a delicious and traditional meal; watch more than a hundred Nepali ethnic groups being represented through folk songs, dances, and shows. You'll have a gala time!
You'll be spending your night in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you'll be flown back to Delhi. From Delhi, you can catch your respective flights back home.