( 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS )
Day 1: Arrive New Delhi
Arrive at Indira Gandhi international airport. Met and transferred to your pre booked hotel for overnight rest from jetlag.
Day 2: New Delhi
After breakfast meet your expert guide at the hotel lobby and proceed for a wonderful guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi to visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi's famous Chandni Chowk area, Raj Ghat - cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi, drive past through Rashtrapati Bhawan (President's house), India Gate and Parliament house. After lunch visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb and Lotus Temple.
Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur (265 kms / 05 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel followed by leisurely drive to Jaipur. Check in hotel on arrival. Afternoon half day guided sightseeing of Jaipur - known as 'the pink city'. Visit the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur
After breakfast, guided excursion to Amber (Amer) Fort - the ancient capital of the state until 1728. Ascend the fort on a gaily-decorated elephant back. Visit the palace buildings Afternoon, sightseeing of the Jaipur City. Evening free for shopping around the bazaars where one can choose from precious gems to variety of handicrafts. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur - Agra
After breakfast, drive for Agra, the city of world famous 'Taj Mahal' - 7th Wonder of the world. Enroute halt in the vicinity of Agra city to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. On arrival visit Taj Fort and Itmad Ud daulah tomb. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Agra - Orchha (train)
Enjoy the beauty of Taj Mahal at dawn. On time transfer to Agra Cantt. Railway station to board train to Jhansi. On arrival met and drive to Orchha visiting the famous Jhansi fort. On arrival check in at hotel. Half day sightseeing of Jehangir Mahal, Chatturbhuj temple, Rajmahal and cenotaphs. Evening (Optional) visit to the Sound and light show at Jehangir Fort. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Orchha - Khajuraho
After breakfast leisurely drive to Khajuraho. Check-in hotel and later proceed for a guided tour of Chandela dynasty temples famous for their spectacular sculptures and erotic carvings. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Khajuraho - Varanasi
After breakfast, visit the Southern group of Khajuraho temples. Afternoon transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. On arrival assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Evening optional visit to the ghats (banks) of river Ganges (Ganga) to see the Aarti - thousand of lamps floating on river Ganga. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Varanasi
Early morning, boat ride on river Ganges followed by city tour including Benaras Hindu University, the ancient centre of Hindu education. Excursion to Sarnath. Eveninng free for own activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Varanasi - Kathmandu (flight)
After breakfast, transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight for Kathmandu. On arrival assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Evening free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Kathmandu
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Kathmandu including Pasupatinath, Boudhanath, Budanilkantha. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Kathmandu - Pokhra
After breakfast drive to Pokhra. Check-in to the hotel. Later half day sightseeing of Pokhra. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Pokhra - Kathmandu
After breakfast drive leisurely to Kathmandu. On arrival check into the hotel. Day free to relax and last minute shopping/packaging. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Kathmandu - New Delhi - Onward destination
On time transfer to the airport to board a flight to New Delhi. On arrival check-into the hotel for wash & change. Later after dinner on time transfer to the Indira Gandhi International airport to board a sweet home bound flight/onward destination with cherishable memories of India and Nepal tour.
Any international airfare/trainfare, VISA fee, Entrance fee, Camera/Video Camera fee, if any. Any tips/gratuities to hotel/service staff, Portage, any expenditure of personal nature viz. alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, internet/fax/telephone usage, laundry, shopping or any other item not specifically mentioned in “Inclusion” column above.