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Home > India Tour Packages > India and Nepal Panorama
India and Nepal Panorama
Duration : 11 Nights & 12 Days
Destination : Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Kathmandu - Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Today on your arrival at Delhi, meet our company representative who will be waiting for you at the International airport to welcome you on the land of Incredible India. Later he will escort you to your hotel for assistance with the check-in formalities. Delhi – the capital as well as the largest city of India that attracts a large number of tourists every year towards it sprawling markets and Mughal-era buildings. Overnight stay is in Delhi

Day 02 : Delhi sightseeing
Morning after a lavish breakfast, we embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Old Delhi & New Delhi. Begin your sightseeing with the Old Delhi, considered to be one of the most posh areas of those times, filled with beautiful houses and grand mansions.  Here we visit Mahatma Gandhi memorial, situated on the banks of river Yamuna. Thememorial is also known as Raj Ghat, where a black marble platform marks the spot of cremation after a day, of his assassination. Thereafter enjoy a leisure walk in the narrow lanes of the oldest market of Delhi and visit Jama Masjid – the largest and best-known mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan 1650.

Later in afternoon after having lunch in city hotel or restaurants, we head for New Delhi, epitomizes modernity and progress. The city was designed by British architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens under the British. Here pay your visit to the Humayun’s Tomb - built in the year 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.  Next we visit Qutub Minar, originally an early Islamic Monument inscribed with Arabic inscriptions is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the tallest brick minaret of India made of red sandstone and marble. Later enjoy a silent drive along the ceremonial boulevard in New Delhi – Rajpath, drive past the imposing India Gate commemorating the 70,000 Indian soldiers, Parliament House and President’s House. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 03 : Delhi – Jaipur (300 kms / 04 ½ hrs)
Morning after breakfast, check-out from your hotel and drive towards the vibrant capital and largest city of Rajasthan “Jaipur”, often called as the ‘Pink City’ of Rajasthan. The city was chosen by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743) forhis capital. On arrival at Jaipur, check-in to your hotel and relax. Later in evening pay your visit to Chokhi Dhani, capturing the spirit of Rajasthan and ensuring the perfect Rajasthani experience. Situated 20 kms away in the south of Jaipur, Chokhi Dhani is a five star ethnic village resort where can experience, a true Rajasthan culture. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.

Day 04 : Jaipur sightseeing

Morning after a lavish breakfast, visit Amber Fort – the formidable, magnificent, honey-hued fort–palace, situated 11 kms from Jaipur on the topof the hill. It is one of the most attractive forts of Rajasthan built in the red sandstone and marble. One can see the influence of Hindu and Mughal style in the architecture of the fort. To reach the entrance of the fort one has an option to enjoy an elephant back ride like the past king and queens. Thereafter visit City Palace complex - a wonderful blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The palace is a former royal residence, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. Next we visit Hawa Mahal also known as ‘Palace of Winds’ built in the 18th century, whose facade is adorned with elaborate, perforated screens. Lastly we visit 18th century, Jantar Mantar Observatory which is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments. It is the largest and best preserved of the five observatories built by the astronomer prince, Sawai Jai Singh. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.

Day 05 : Jaipur – Agra (Via Fatehpur Sikri) (235 kms / 04 hrs)
Morning after breakfast, we drive towards Agra – a medieval city on the banks of the Yamuna River, founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in the year 1506. The city has been marked as the world’s architectural splendor map with the construction of the Taj Mahal. En-route we visit Fatehpur Sikri – a magnificent fortified ancient city, located 40kms in the west of Agra and founded by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. It is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site that has served as the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under his reign, from 1571 until 1585. Later continue your drive towards Agra and on arrival, we visit the massive Agra Fort which was initially built by Emperor Akbar in theyear 1565. Later it was renovated and converted into a palace during the time of Shah Jahan and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay. Overnight stay is in Agra.

Day 06 : Agra – Jhansi (By Superfast train Dep. 0815 Hrs  & Arrv. 1045Hrs) & Jhansi – Khajuraho (Via Orchha) (200 kms / 03 ½ hrs)

Early morning before sunrise, we visit the majestic Taj Mahal which looks even more beautiful in the rays of the rising sun. This monument of love insparkling white marble is the epitome of beauty and grandeur, ordered to be built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child. Later after having a lavish breakfast in hotel, you will be transferred to Agra railway station to board your superfast train for Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi, meet our company representative and straight drive towards Khajuraho famous for its erotic sculptured temples that rate a close second behind the Taj Mahal. Khajuraho temples burst of famous Hindu and Jain temples, built during the 9th and 10th century A.D under the patronage of Chandela Rulers.

En-route we stop at Orchha well-known for its fort and temples. The city lies on the Betwa River, was founded by the first king of Orchha, Chief Rudra Pratap Singh in the year 1531. Here we visit Orchha Fort and temples named Ram Raja Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple. Later after sightseeing, continue your drive towards Khajuraho; check-in to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay is in Khajuraho.

Day 07 : Khajuraho – Varanasi (By Flight)
Early this morning we embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Khajuraho visiting Eastern and Western group of Temples that draw their inspiration from the ancient art of Kama Sutra. Around the temples are bands of intricately carved stone work detailing Indian life and style a millennium ago. Western Group of Temples has the biggest as well as the most famous sacred temples well-known for their amazing elegance and wonderful framework while the Eastern Group of temples are quite different from the other temples and are dominated by the Jain temples.

Later after sightseeing on time you will be transferred to Khajuraho airport to board your flight for Varanasi. Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world and has been a popular Centre for learning for centuries together. For centuries, pilgrims have come here for blessings and purification in the holy waters. The city is situated on the banks of River Ganges and regarded as an eternal holy city. On arrival at Varanasi, meet our company representative who will escort you to your designated hotel. Later in evening pay your visit to the eye-catching Aarti ceremony on the Ghats. The atmosphere is lively and bright - this is truly a not-to-be-missed experience. Overnight stay is in Varanasi.

Day 08 : Varanasi sightseeing

Early this morning, we enjoy a leisure boat cruise on the River Ganges to witness the solemn sunrise ceremonies. From dawn to dusk the Ghats are thronged by thousands of devotees, who perform their holy rituals in the hope of attaining eternal salvation. Thereafter we return back to hotel and have your lavish breakfast in hotel. Later we headfor an excursion tour to Sarnath - one of the major Buddhist pilgrimage Centre, located 13kms in the north-east of Varanasi. It contains a number of Stupas, the first of which was erected by Emperor Ashok and now is one of the biggest Buddhist ruins. Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining Nirvana. Later after sightseeing drive back to the city and visit Durga Temple which can be visited, is teeming with monkeys. In this temple, Goddess Durga is worshipped as an embodiment of female power, clad in red and riding a tiger. Overnight stay is in Varanasi.

Day 09 : Varanasi – Kathmandu (By Flight)

Morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will be transferred to Varanasi airport to board your flight for Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, our Nepalese Team will meet you and welcome you. Later transfer to your designated hotel and relax. Kathmandu is a medieval city of temples, shrines and living gods. It is the largest and the capital city of Nepal, standing at an elevation of approximately 4,265ft. Overnight stay is in Kathmandu.

Day 10 : Kathmandu
Morning after a relishing breakfast, proceed for the guided sightseeing tour which includes visit to Swayambhunath, with the eyes of Buddha painted on all four sides. It is one of the biggest and world's most glorious Buddhist Stupas, situated atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. Thereafter we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kathmandu Durbar Square - showcasing some of the finest architecture in Central Asia with large complex of palaces, courtyards and temples that were built between the 12th and the 18th centuries. Lastly we visit Patan Durbar Square - a marvel of Newa architecture. There are various temples and structures in and around Patan Durbar Square build by the Newa People. Overnight stay is in Kathmandu.

Day 11 : Kathmandu

This morning we again proceed for sightseeing of Kathmandu valley visiting Boudhanath - an important Buddhist pilgrimage Centre and home to one of the world's largest Buddhist Stupas. Thereafter we visit Pashupatinath - one of the most significant Hindu temples of Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu. Lastly we visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square - the former capital of Nepal which was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. It is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight stay is in Kathmandu.

Day 12 : Kathmandu depart

Today on time you will be transferred to the Kathmandu airport to board your connecting flight to back Home from Delhi.