India
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19 days
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After breakfast , enjoy sightseeing tour of Old Delhi; visit the Raj Ghat; the black marble platform where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948 AD. After that we will give you some free time to take your lunch on own in nearby restaurant like Karim’s, Al Jawahar, Aslam Chiken, famous for Mughlai food.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Delhi
TOUR DURATION 19 Days
TOUR ROUTE Delhi-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Karauli-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra-Jhansi-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Kathmandu-Delhi

 

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi international airport, meet – greet with our office representative & your group leader at the airport and they will escort you by bus-car to your hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast , enjoy sightseeing tour of Old Delhi; visit the Raj Ghat; the black marble platform where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948 AD.
After that we will give you some free time to take your lunch on own in nearby restaurant like Karim’s, Al Jawahar, Aslam Chiken, famous for Mughlai food.
After lunch visit Jama Masjid; the largest mosque of India with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. Thereafter proceed to take Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chock; one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan . After visit return back to hotel for welcome dinner in hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 03: Delhi

After breakfast, sightseeing tour of New Delhi; visit Qutub-Minar; the red and buff sandstone is the highest tower in India.
Noon lunch at city restaurant.
After lunch walking around Lutyens Delhi to take pictures of beautiful building of British era; the Presidential House, Parliament and India Gate; the memorial bears the name of more than 13516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the 1st World War near the frontier of Afghan in 1919 AD, it was build in 1921 AD. Evening visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; is one of the most prominent Sikh Gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar.

Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 04: Delhi-Jaipur

After breakfast drive by surface to Jaipur. (approx 270 kms – 6 hrs drive)
Noon lunch at en route restaurant. Afternoon arrive Jaipur and check-into hotel.
Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’, has been the capital of erstwhile Jaipur state since its inception in 1727 AD, It was founded by Sawai Jai Singh II, a great ruler as well as renowned mathematician and astrologer.

Later on enjoy the walking tour of Bapu bazaar and other old bazaar of walled Pink city.
Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 05: Jaipur

After breakfast an optional hot air balloon ride to enjoy the bird’s-eve view of Jaipur.
Or after breakfast sightseeing tour of Pink city. Visit Jantar Mantar; a stone observatory, part of the city palace complex, Jantar Mantar is one of several other astronomical observatories created by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. At the heart of the complex is seven-tiered Chandra Mahal where the erstwhile royal family is still in residence, though only a small part of the apartments are occupied.
These also form part of a museum which includes everything from Grand outfits to swords and two silver urns that are believed to be the largest silver objects in the world.
After visit lunch at city restaurant.

Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 06: jaipur

After breakfast take you to the Hawa Mahal (the Palace of the winds) for exterior view and beautiful pictures. After that we will drive to visit Amber Fort (11 kms away from city), Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh.
On a way back photo stop to take the beautiful pictures of Jal Mahal.

Noon lunch at city restaurant on your own.
After lunch you will be free for your own to explore the city.
Evening we will gather to go for a home hosted dinner with a Rajput local family.
After dinner return back to hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 07: Jaipur - Ranthambore

After breakfast drive by surface to Ranthambore (approx 180 kms – 4 hrs drive).
Ranthambhore National Park, one of the most important National Parks in the state. The Ranthambore national park was the private hunting reserves of the royal family of Jaipur till 19th century and founded by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I.

Noon arrive and check-into lodge for lunch.
Afternoon optional tour to the Ranthambore Fort; has a torrid history of battles of valiant and brave warriors. Ruled successively by; the Yadavs and Chauhans, Alauddin Khilji and the Mughals.
After visit return back to lodge and dinner.
Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 08: Ranthambore

Early morning and afternoon game viewing in Ranthambore national park.
Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 09: Ranthambore - Karauli

After breakfast drive by surface to Karauli (approx 120 kms – 4 hrs drive)
Karauli was founded 1348 A.D. by Yaduvanshi Raja Arun Pal Ji from whom the present maharaja and the owner of present royal family palace Bhanwar Vilas now a heritage luxury hotel.
Noon arrive and check-into palace for lunch. After lunch sightseeing tour of Karauli, visit the old monument City Palace is exemplary in architecture, stone carvings and paintings.
After that we will go for the charitable school visit (when is session) run and taken care by the royal family of Karauli and after we will go for the village visit to know the local people life, we may have chance to test the Indian Masala CHAI in a local house in the village.
In the evening we will witness the aarti (ritual) ceremony at the temple of Madan Mohan Ji is an unforgettable experience with elaborate rituals and depth of feeling attached to it.

(Optional cooking demonstration can be organize).

Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 10: Karauli - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

After breakfast drive by surface to Agra (approx 250 kms – 6 hrs drive).
En route visit Fatehpur Sikri – the extraordinary city built by Akbar the Great, deserted 14 years later, but which, during its brief span, exceeded London in both grandeur and population.
Noon after visit lunch at restaurant in Fatehpur Sikri.
After lunch continue drive to Agra. Late afternoon arrive and check-into hotel.
Evening optional visit of the Mohabbat-the-Taj show in Kalakriti. Expression of Love… The effort to hold up the cultural and historical legacy of India is worth a glance.
Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 11: Agra

Early morning sunrise visit of the world famous Taj Mahal a monument of love built by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, an incredible 20,000 workman’s labored on it, day and night. The construction of the Taj Complex began about 1631 AD. The principal mausoleum was completed in 1648 AD by employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen, whereas, the outlying buildings and gardens were finished five years later in 1653 AD. After visit return back to hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast drive to visit the Red Fort built by three generations of Mughal emperors, between 1565 and 1573. It housed both the residential palaces of the Royal family and the military quarters.
After visit lunch at city restaurant on your own.
Afternoon will be free to visit the local market and relax in hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 12: Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho

Morning after breakfast transfer to railway station.
0820 hrs depart by Bhopal Shatabdi to Jhansi. (tea and coffee with breakfast on board).
1035 hrs arrive at Jhansi railway station- meet and drive to Khajuraho.
En route visit Orchha – an ancient capital of a powerful Rajput kingdom between 1531 & 1783, situated on a large rocky island in the Betwa River. Rarely visited, it is one of India’s surprises for the visitors.
Noon lunch at restaurant in Orchha.
Afternoon continue drive to Khajuraho.
Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho. The amazingly short span of 100 years, from 950 AD – 1050 AD, saw the completion of all the temples, in an inspired burst of creativity.
Evening arrive and check-into hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 13: Khajuraho - Varanasi

Morning after breakfast sightseeing of Khajuraho. World famous for its magnificent temples built by the rich and powerful Chandela emperors. The temples present the best examples of Indian art and architecture. Visit the temples where forthright sculptures celebrate the joy of life and love for which there is no equivalent in the world. The Western Group of temples: This is certainly the best known, because it is to this group that the largest and most typical Khajuraho temple belongs: The Kandariya Mahadev. The Eastern Group of temples: Hindu and Jain temples make up the Eastern Group, which lies close to the Khajuraho village. The largest Jain temple, Parswanath, is in this group. After visit early lunch at city restaurant.
After lunch transfer to airport.
1405 hrs depart by Jet airways – air India to Varanasi
1455 hrs arrive Varanasi – meet & transfer to hotel.
Evening visit the Ghats to see the Puja ceremony on River Ganges.
Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 14: varanasi – delhi

Your day begins early to soak in the view of the Taj Mahal at sunrise. It is said the Taj looks best at sunrise almost ethreal. Back to the hotel for breakfast and get ready for your trip back to Delhi (5 hours).
You arrive in Delhi by evening and proceed to Delhi International airport for your flight back home.
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Day 15: Delhi

Transfer to Delhi international airport to board the schedule flight back to home.

Extension to Kathmandu

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Day 16: varanasi – Kathmandu

After breakfast if someone wants optional tour to Kathmandu.
Transfer to Varanasi international airport.
Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel for lunch.
Afternoon: Kathmandu City: Known as Kantipur, the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kasthamandap – the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar Square ate with it’s array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 17: Kathmandu

After breakfast Boudhanath; this stupa, situated 11 Km. from the center of Kathmandu, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions, keeping a lookout for righteous behavior and human prosperity. Thereafter visit Pashupatinath; 6 Km from central Kathmandu, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pashupatinath is the centre of an annual pilgrimage on the day Shivaratri, which falls in February or March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.
Noon lunch at city restaurant.
Afternoon drive to visit Patan – 20 kms from Kathmandu – the city with thousands of golden rooftops where they made the film “Little Buddha”. An important ancient city of Kathmandu valley.
Later on drive to visit Swayambhunath: located approximately 4kms, Buddhist stupa this is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa, which forms the main structure, is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt.

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 18: Kathmandu

After breakfast excursion to visit Bhaktapur;14Km east of kathmandu city. This place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like a conch shell. Time permitting, a visit to the museum of Thanka painting can also be considered. A 30 minute walk brings you to the Dattatraya temple and Pujari Math which can also be done provided there is plenty of time at the clients’ disposal.
Thereafter drive to visit Nagarkot; it is situated about 35Km. Nagarkot is located between Kathmandu valley in the west and Indravati in the east. It is also very popular for the viewing sunrise and sunset.
Noon lunch at city restaurant.
Later on drive to visit Dhulikhel; 32 Km. From Kathmandu City. Dhulikhel is famous for its vantage location in viewing the Himalayan ranges, from Cho Oyu in the east to Himalchuli in the west. It is popular for viewing the sunrise and sunset.
After visit return back to Kathamndu.

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 19: Kathmandu

After breakfast transfer to Kathmandu airport to connect flight back to home.
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