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Destinations Covered : New Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Chitwan National Park - Bandipur - New Delhi

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Durations 20 D / 19 N

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Day1:  Depart for India

Depart for India. Your international flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment.

Day2:  Arrive in New Delhi

Welcome to India! Arrive in the energetic capitall city New Delhi; meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone. Dinner will be served at The Park, New Delhi and overnight stay.

Day3:  Old and New Delhi

This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi – the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the ‘rickshaw ride’ for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through “Chandni Chowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jamia Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

Later in the afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi continues ‐ drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace following by the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar. Overnight at hotel

Day4:  Travel to Jaipur and Jeep Safari

Depart from New Delhi to Jaipur, gateway to the desert state of Rajastha. Nearing Jaipur, we stop for a village jeep safari to have a glimpse of the village life followed by lunch at a hotel. After lunch we continue to drive to Jaipur. Drive past stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces en route to the hotel. Time to explore the bargain- filled bazaars bursting with treasures and jewelry shops galore. Tonight share a flavorful Jaipur dinner together with your fellow travelers. Overnight stay at hotel Trdent Jaipur, Jaipur

Day5:  Amber Fort and the Palace of Mirrors

Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort was completed in the early 18th fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.

Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at hotel Trident Jaipur, Jaipur

Day6:  Travel to Agra, Abhaneri Village

Depart from Jaipur to a small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at ChandBaori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea, conceived by the early natives to function as a water reservoir, is located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness. Afterwards, continues to Agra with its enchanting past, rich heritage and architectural masterpieces. The rest of the day is free to enjoy all of the delights of the splendid city. Dinner will be served in the hotel Jaypee Palace, Agra and overnight stay.

Day7: visit to amazing Taj Mahal

Morning visit the famous Taj Mahal - This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14 child. The central structure has the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday). Visit the Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat. Dinner will be served in the Jaypee Palace, Agra and overnight stay.

Day8:  Depart Agra, Travel to New Delhi

Morning depart from Agra to Delhi. Upon arrival, spend the day at independently re-visiting some of New Delhi’s astonishing sights, or shop for souvenirs at the lively markets. Afterwards a “tuk-tuk” (auto-rickshaw) takes us to the nearest metro station, where we take the express train back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Lemon Tree Premier, New Delhi

Day9:  Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Afternoon city tour of Kathmandu – locked in by the towering snow-clad mountains of the Himalyan range, Kathmandu is the capital of the ‘Hindu Kingdom of Nepal’ – an extraordinary land only now entering the 20th narrow cobbled lanes of the old Kathmandu city visiting its many ancient temple among which the most or ‘the living Goddess’ where a little girl lives in her temple residence showering blessings to her many followers. Visit the unusual is the Temple of Kumari Hanuman Dhoka the courtyard of which Nasal Chowk is still used for Royal ceremonies including coronation. Overnight at hotel de l’ Annapurna, Kathmandu

 

Day10:  Kathmandu, meet Everest Trekker

Morning, city tour of Kathmandu – locked in by the towering snow clad mountains of the Himalayan range, Kathmandu is the capital of the Hindu Kingdom of Nepal. Walk through the narrow cobbled lanes of old Kathmandu city visiting its many ancient temples among which the temple of Kumari or the ‘Living Goddess’ is the most unusual. Visit Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient Royal Palace and Kasthamandap or “the house of wood”. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbolsin Nepal, designated a World Heritage Site. This evening enjoy a lecture and one – on –one conversation is with a Nepalese mountaineer who has climbed Mt. Everest. Dinner is followed by the lecture.

Day11:  Explore Bhaktapur, Traditional Village Themed

After a morning at leisure, experience the rich culture and hospitality of the Nepalese people as we enjoy a traditional village inspired lunch. Bhaktapur has the best preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal, and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. This is supported by the restoration and preservation efforts of German-funded Bhaktapur Development Project (BDP).

The city is famous for special type of curd called "Ju Ju(king) dhau(curd). It is experienced by the curd makers that the taste of curd prepared in this location cannot be found elsewhere all over Nepal.

Dinner will be served in the hotel and overnight stay at De l’ Annapurna, Kathmandu.

Day12:  Explore Temples and Stupas, cooking lesson

Morning city tour of Kathmandu – locked in by the towering snow-clad mountains of the Himalyan range, Kathmandu is the capital of the ‘Hindu Kingdom of Nepal’ – an extraordinary land only now entering the 20th century. Walk through the narrow cobbled lanes of the old Kathmandu city visiting its many ancient temples among which the most unusual is the Temple of Kumari or ‘the living Goddess’ where a little girl lives in her temple residence showering blessings to her many followers. Visit the Hanuman Dhoka the ancient Royal Palace complex that comprises of a series of 14 courtyards of which Nasal Chowk is still used for Royal ceremonies including coronation. Dinner and overnight stay at the De l’ Annapurna, Kathmandu.

Day13:  Travel to Chitwan National Park, Elephant Safari

Travel this morning towards Bharatpur and Chitwan National Park. It is the first national park in Nepal. It was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 932 km(360 sq mi) and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the Chitwan District. In altitude it ranges from about 100 m (330 ft) in the river valleys to 815 m (2,674 ft) in the Churia Hills. Dinner will be served at Temple Tiger Green Jungle Resort, Chitwan and overnight stay.

Day14:  Cruise the Narayani River, visit Tharu Village

Today is filled with wondrous explorations, beginning with a morning jeep Safari, followed by a boat or canoe ride on the Narayani River. Guests will travel in our jeep insideChitwan National Park for a picnic lunch in these gorgeous surroundings. Later in the afternoon guests will ride to an authentic Tharu village. The Tharu people are an ethnic group indigenous to the Terai, the southern foothills of the Himalayas in Nepaland India. The Tharus are recognized as an official nationality by the Government of Nepal. Guests will visit the home of one of the villagers before returning to the resort. In the evening guests will enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner and a performance by a local Tharu dance group. Overnight stay at Temple Tiger Green Jungle Resort, Chitwan.

Day15:  Transfer to Bandipur

Wake up early in the morning for one more thrilling elephant safari – the morning is definitely the best time for sightings when the animals are most active – or opt to spend the morning at leisure before our departure. Bandipur National Park was established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, is a national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka. It was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore. Bandipur is known for its wildlife and has many types of biomes, but dry deciduous forest is dominant. Dinner and overnight stay at Gaun Ghar Hotel, Bandipur

Day16:  Depart for Pokhara, Cruise Phewa Lake

Morning depart to Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. Along the way guests will see miles of rice paddies, mustard fields and rural areas dotted with villages. Lunch will be held upon arrival in Pokhara. It is also the second largest city of Nepal with an area of 55.22 km2 and a population of 264,991 according to 2011 census.[2]The city is located approximately 200 km west of the country's capital, Kathmandu. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world — Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu — are within 30 miles of the city. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range, the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit through the ACAP region[5]of the Annapurna ranges in the Himalayas.

Pokhara is home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is the second most expensive city in the country after Kathmandu, with the Cost of Living Index of 95.

Dinner and overnight stay at Temple Tree Resort and Spa, Pokhara

Day17:  Tour Pokhara, Enjoy Home Hosted Dinner

Begin the day at Pokhara’s World Peace Pagoda. A short boat ride and trek leads us to this pristine, white stupa created by a Japanese monk, who was inspired by a peaceful techings of Gandhi. Pokhara lies on an important old trading route between China and India. In the 17th century it was part of the Kingdom of Kaski which was one of the Chaubise Rajya ruled by a branch of the Shah Dynasty. Many of the hills around Pokhara still have medieval ruins from this time. In 1786 Prithvi Narayan Shah added Pokhara into his kingdom. It had by then become an important trading place on the routes from Kathmandu to Jumla and from India to Tibet. Guests will be taken to a local Pokhara family for a delicious home cooked dinner along with tales of local legends. Overnight stay at Temple Tree Resort and Spa, Pokhara

Day18:  Fly to Kathmandu, Explore Patan

Morning flight to Kathmandu and arrive to the ancient city of Patan which is known as the City of Fine Arts. Patan is on the elevated tract of land in Kathmandu Valley on the south side of the Bagmati River, which separates it from the city of Kathmandu on the northern and western side. The Nakkhu Khola acts as the boundary on the southern side. It was developed on relatively thin layers of deposited clay and gravel in the central part of a dried ancient lake known as the Nagdaha. Dinner and overnight stay at de l’ Annapurna, Kathmandu

Day19:  Flight to New Delhi

A morning free for last minute exploration. After that guests will take a direct flight to New Delhi and transfer to a hotel to relax. Overnight at the hotel.

Day20:  Return Home

Hotel Details:

City Hotel Name Category No. of Nights
New Delhi Park Hotel 5 Star 02
Jaipur Trident Jaipur 5 Star 02
Agra Jaypee Palace 5 Star 02
New Delhi Lemon Tree Premier 5 Star 01
Kathmandu Hotel de l’ Annapurna 4 Star 05
Chitwan National Park Temple Tiger Green Jungle-Resort 3 Star+ 02
Bandipur Bandipur Mountain Resort 3 Start 01
Pokhara Temple Tree Resort and Spa 4 Star 02

 

The above cost includes:

  • Round trip international flights New York – New Delhi, New Delhi – New York
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: New Delhi – Kathmandu, Pokhara – Kathmandu and Kathmandu – New Delhi
  • 17 night accommodations
  • All transfer and sightseeing per itinerary in modern air – conditioned vehicles
  • 39 meals: 17 breakfast, 10 lunches, 12 dinners (including 2 home hosted dinners and welcome and farewell dinners.)
  • Bottled water provided during sightseeing excursions
  • Services of English – speaking tour managers throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features

The above cost does not include:

  • Any personal expenses such as laundry bills, telephone bills, alcoholic beverages and airport tax.
  • Any other cost that is not mentioned in the itinerary & inclusions.
  • Tips and other such cost, which is to be paid to the drivers, guides, porters etc.
  • The cost is based on current fuel prices, taxes and other statutory levies.  In case of any increase in the same or any other inputs, we reserve the right to amend the price accordingly.
  • The cost is based on current exchange rates. In case of more than 4% difference in exchange rates (at the time of operation of the tour) we reserve the right to adjust prices accordingly.