North India and Nepal
14 Days / 13 Nights
Delhi - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Lumbini - Chitwan - Kathmandu
Visit some of the most important monuments in India including Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi, then head to Nepal where after exploring Kathmandu you will visit Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha, then discover wildlife in Chitwan National Park.
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Day 1. Arrive Delhi (-/-/-)
Our representative will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Today spend the day resting or have a short sightseeing in the afternoon.
Day 2. Delhi (B/-/-)
Today proceed for the city tour of Old and New Delhi. In Old Delhi visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India; Raj Ghat, and enjoy a walking tour in Chandni Chowk - the silver street of Delhi bustling with activity and later visit the Red Fort built by Emperor Shah Jahan. In the afternoon visit Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India; Humayun’s Tomb; India Gate and drive past the President’s House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings.
Day 3. Delhi - Bharatpur - Agra (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer to Agra, en route visiting Bharatpur bird sanctuary followed by lunch at Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur. Later continue to Agra, upon arrival transfer to hotel for check in.
Day 4. Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (B/-/-)
Today you will spend a whole day in Agra. You start with the Taj Mahal at sunrise. The Emperor Shah Jahan built it for his queen Mumtaz Mahal, there to bury her remains. Then visit the Agra Fort - a masterpiece in design and construction. In the afternoon, excursion to Fatehpur Sikri, constructed in the 17th century, and later abandoned due to extreme water scarcity. The buildings here are excellent examples of the Moghul architecture. After the excursion return back to Agra.
Day 5. Agra - Jhansi / Jhansi – Khajuraho (B/-/-)
Today after breakfast check-out at the hotel and proceed to the railway station to board your train, the Shatabdi Express to Jhansi. Reach Jhansi railway station and continue by car to Khajuraho. En-route, visit Orchha, famous for its Jain temple. Arrive Khajuraho and check in to your hotel.
Day 6. Khajuraho - Varanasi (B/-/-)
After breakfast visit the Eastern and Western group of temples. Early lunch in Khajuraho. Later transfer to the airport to board your flight to Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi and check in to your hotel. In the evening witness aarti at the Ganges.
Day 7. Varanasi (B/-/-)
Today early in the morning proceed to the bank of the Mother Ganges for a boat ride, followed by some rituals and bathing, then return to the hotel for breakfast. Later, sightseeing of old Varanasi and it's temples.
In the afternoon proceed with an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath, about 10 km from the holy city of Varanasi, and it is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon.
Day 8. Varanasi - Delhi (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Delhi. Arrive and check in at hotel. Afternoon free at leisure.
Day 9. Delhi - Kathmandu (B/-/-)
In themorning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu.
Continue with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple. Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the popular places liked by many visitors due to its exquisite architecture and artistic embellishment. Swayambhunath Temple, located atop a green hillock west of Kathmandu is a site that is over 2,500 years old.
Day 10. Kathmandu (B/-/-)
After breakfast, visit Pashupatinath and Boudhnath. Pashupatinath is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the subcontinent’s great Shiva sites. Boudhanath Stupa is one of Nepal’s most distinctive monuments and one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal and, with a diameter of over 100 meters, amongst the largest in the world.
In the afternoon we will visit Gokarna Mahadev Temple.
Day 11. Kathmandu (B/-/D)
After breakfast in the hotel visit Patan and Bakhtapur. Bhaktapur is an ancient Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Bhaktapur is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artwork. Patan, once a fiercely independent city-state is now almost a suburb of Kathmandu, separated only by the murky Bagmati River. Six course Nepalese dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 12. Kathmandu - Lumbini (B/-/D)
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the airport and board your flight to Lumbini. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Later visit to Lumbini Garden.
Day 13. Lumbini - Chitwan (B/L/D)
After breakfast transfer to Chitwan. Arrive and check in to your hotel. Following lunch, take a tour of a nearby ethnic Tharu village, where you will learn more about the lifestyle of the Tharus. Enjoy a sunset view from the banks of the Rapti River, before watching a Tharu cultural dance performance, which you will also be invited to participate in by the villagers. Alternatively, a slide show presentation will be given about Chitwan before dinner.
Day 14. Chitwan (B/L/D)
Chitwan National Park is home to more than 530 species of birds. You will embark on an early morning canoe ride to observe some of these birds. Lunch will be followed by an elephant safari. Look out for 4 different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear, and – if your are really lucky - Royal Bengal tigers.
Enjoy another Tharu cultural dance presentation or slide show presentation in the evening before dinner.
Day 15. Chitwan - Kathmandu - Departure (B/-/-)
Another early wake-up call and breakfast is followed by a tour of the National Park Visitor's Centre, where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about the region’s wildlife. Depart at 10:00 for your return journey to Kathmandu. Transfer to the international terminal to board your flight home.
The itinerary may be subject to change depending on circumstances.
PRICES AND INCLUSIONS
15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS FROM £2,790 per person
based on 2 people travelling together
The price includes:
Domestic flights and train tickets according to the itinerary.
Medium range hotel accommodation on a twin-shared basis with breakfast.
Quality private air-con vehicles & experienced drivers for all transfers and sightseeing.
Experienced English-speaking local guides throughout the tour.
Entrance fees for all listed attractions.
All meals in Chitwan National Park (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
The price does not include:
Return flights from the UK to India
Anything not specifically mentioned above
Visa fee for India and Nepal
Tips to the guide and driver
Personal costs such as drinks, laundry, etc.
High season package price from £2,945 per person
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