Day 01: Arrive in Delhi
Delhi, the capital city, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries and gardens. It is comprised of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable mosques and forts. The imperial city of New Delhi displays the finely curved architecture of British Raj.
Late evening arrive in Delhi. On arrival, you will be welcomed by our staff and transferred to your hotel in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
In the morning have sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi.
In Old Delhi, drive past Red fort, built in Red Sand stone this imposing fort is 3 Kms in perimeter with the height of the wall varying from 18 to 30 meters at places.
Visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India where more than 20.000 people can kneel in prayer. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets.
Visit Raj Ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna, Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948.
In New Delhi, visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple – This temple was build by G. D. Birla in 1938. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of prosperity and good fortune.
Drive past Janpath, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament, Government Buildings and India Gate. India Gate was built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers killed in the First World War.
Also visit Qutab Minar, ornamented by bands of inscriptions and by four projecting balconies supported by elaborately decorated brackets. It is 238 feet in height, 47 feet at the base and tapers to nine feet at the apex
Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi / Agra
In the morning drive to Agra. Upon arrival check in the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 04: Agra
In the morning visit the Taj Mahal (1631-1653 & Closed on Fridays), a poem in white marble, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal.
It took twenty-two years and hard toil of more than twenty thousand workers to construct Taj Mahal. The beauty of the Taj Mahal is enchanting and it reflects the marvelous beauty of architecture and richness of art of the Mughal period.
In the afternoon visit Agra Fort, built alongside the Yamuna River stretching almost 2.5 km. The fort’s colossal double walls rise 20 m in height and surrounded by a moat. The lofty battlements of the Agra fort cast its protective shadow over the far stretching mansions of nobles and princes built along the riverfront.
Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 05: Agra – Jaipur
In the morning, drive to Jaipur. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikiri.
Fatehpur Sikri is a beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. The Mughals later abandoned this city for lack of water. Fatehpur Sikri had a short life of splendor. Once Akbar left it in 1585, it never regained its lost importance and has remained the well-preserved ghost city of India.
Later proceed to Jaipur. Upon arrival check in the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 06: Jaipur
After breakfast, have excursion trip to Amber Fort with Jeep / elephant ride.
Amber Fort is situated on the crest of a hill seven miles north of Jaipur is Amber, capital of the Kuchwaha Rajputs from 1037 to 1728. Man Singh I built it in a style to rival Mughal grandeur and opulence. The city-palace is protected by towering outer walls, a further wall runs for miles along the hills surrounding the palace.
In the afternoon have sightseeing tour of Jaipur.
Make a photo stop at the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Hawa Mahal is a sample of the perfection of the architecture.
You will visit City Palace, a combination of conventional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. City Palace is a huge complex, which houses many courtyards, gardens and buildings. The city palace houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the city palace museum.
Also visit Jantar Mantar, built between 1716. It is located within the city palace. Jantar Mantar contains a collection of instruments for observing the movements of sun, moon, planets and stars. It was built to develop the interest of the people in Astronomy.
Later return back to Hotel for Dinner and overnight.
Day 07: Jaipur – Delhi – Kathmandu
In the morning drive to Delhi airport to board the flight for Kathmandu.
Upon arrival check in the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 08: Kathmandu
In the morning visit Kathmandu city, a city that looks likes a living museum.
You will visit the Durbar square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter, Mahadev and Parvati temple, Machhender Bahl holy place for the Buddhists and Hindus, temple house of Kumari, the vestal virgin or the living goddess.
At the Pashupatinath Temple view the most sacred of Nepal’s Shiva shrines. You will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.
Bodhnath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world built in 5th century. Bodhnath has all seeing eyes of Buddha and believed to be built by King Manadeva. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.
Later visit Swaymbhunath stupa, a Buddhist shrine believed to be more than 2000 yrs old on the hillock of western part of Kathmandu.
Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 09: Kathmandu
In the morning visit the second Sister City of the capital, Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur) “the City of Devotees”. You will visit Durbar Square with King Palace specially its golden gate and 55-Windows-Palace (15th century), the 5- story Nyatopala-Temple, the highest and probably the finest temple in Kathmandu Valley, built by King Bhupatindra. The 2-story Bhairabnath-Temple (18th century) as well as the Dattatraya Temple dedicated to God Vishnu and the Pujahari Math with its famous Peacock Window.
Later visit Patan also known as Lalitpur (City of Beauty and Fine Art). Patan is an ancient city filled with exotic pagodas, intricate gateways, fabulous deities, and endless carvings. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10: Kathmandu
In the morning, transfer to Airport to board the flight for onward destination.