Duration: 11 Nights /12 Days
Location: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi - Kathmandu
|Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, President's House, Humayun's Tomb & Qutub Minar
Optional: Sound & Light Show at Red Fort with dinner at Chor Bizarre
|Elephant ride to Amber Fort Palace , City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)
Optional: Cultural evening at Chokhi Dhani
|Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti
|Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandara
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Arrive by International flight, after traditional "Swagat"(Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in. Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern.Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.
Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles.
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Day 02? Delhi
Today we take a tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.
In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Evening at leisure.
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Day 03 Delhi - Jaipur
Today we drive to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.
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Day 04 Jaipur (Full day tour)
Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort (11 km); the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.
Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows).
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Day 05 Jaipur - Agra Via Fatehpur Sikri
Today we drive to Agra, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. Further we continue our drive to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Day 06 In Agra (Full Day Tour)
Today we visit Taj Mahal (Closed on fridays), symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. En route We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613.
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Day 07 Agra - Delhi Enroute visit Mathura
Today we drive to Delhi and visit Mathura.
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Day 08 Delhi – Kathmandu by Flight
Today morning drive to International airport to board the flight to Kathmandu. After a traditional Welcome our representative would assist you at the airport & take you to hotel for check in.
Later we take excursion to Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon)- The Golden Door – in the palace with the 55 windows. The Temple Nyatapole the highest of the country, the Temple Dattatreya and Pujari Math with the windows made in woor.
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Day 09 Kathmandu
Post breakfast full day sightseeing covering Pashupatinath Temple, the most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the most important sites in the world for Shiva worshippers, followed by Boudhnath Stupa, the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters tall and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Followed by Bhaktapur, the city of devotees situated at an altitude of 1401m, reminds one of a conch shell. Visit to Patan City known as Lalitpur, the city of fine arts and beauty. Next comes Swambhunath stupa, which watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of Kathmandu valley out of a primordial lake. Kathmandu is also famous for its night life, scattered with many luxury casinos.
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Day 10 Kathmandu
Today a visit to Nagarkot, a sunset view.
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Day 11 Kathmandu- Delhi
Today we transfer to Kathmandu airport to board flight for Delhi. Arrive and transfer to hotel.
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Day 12 Delhi - DepartureGet Free Tour Quotes
Our tour concludes: We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serve you again in near future.