Royal and Cultural India - Nepal
Day 01: Arrival New delhi
Upon arrival meet and greet at the Airport. Directly transfer to your hotel. New Delhi, the capital of India, sprawled over the west bank of the river Yamuna is one of the fastest growing cities in India.It is surrounded on three sides by Haryana and to the east, across the river Yamuna by Uttar Pradesh. Historically, the cityhas long since been the foremost in political importance with successive dynasties choosing it as their seat of power,between the 13th and the 17th centuries. Remnants of the glorious past survive as important monuments in different parts
of the city. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : New delhi
After breakfast at Hotel. full day old delhi & New Delhi sightseeing. Covering Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Chandani Chowk,Rajghat and India Gate, President House, parliament house, Lotus temple, Qutub Minar.The myriad faces of the city are simply fascinating. In some places it remains a garden city, tree lined and with beautiful
parks, but in some places it can also be crowded with heavy traffic. Turbaned Sikhs, colourfully dressed Rajasthani and Gujarati women working in offices, Muslim shopkeepers along Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, Tibetans and Ladakhis in thestreet stalls along Janpath and Kashmiris in the handicraft emporia around Connaught Place, all add to the cosmopolitan feel of the city. In the evening cultural dance show program. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: New Delhi – Jaipur
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check in to hotel.Jaipur, is the largest city in Rajasthan and not only provides a stepping stone to the enchanting desert cities of Jodhpur andJaisalmer, but offers several massive forts of its own - tributes to the Rajputs who once ruled the land. It is called the "pink" city because of the color of its historical buildings built by Maharajah Jai Singh. Inside the historical area, city regulations require that all buildings be painted pink so that the character is maintained. It is a bustling, dusty, chaotic city that will confuse and overwhelm an ordinary traveler's senses. Jaipur, Delhi and Agra make up the famous Golden Triangle, the most popular tourist route in the country. Brass and lacquer work, enamel work,gems and jewelery, granite tiles, handloom, marble statues, printed cloth and textiles, readymade garments, woolen and silk carpets.
Day 04: Jaipur
In the morning visit Hawa Mahal and afterthat visit Amber Fort, City palace and Observatory.Amber Fort : The Amber fort greets one with regal architecture (and elephants giving rides to tourists!) derived from Hindu and Muslim styles. There are two main halls 'Diwan-e-Aam' (hall for commons) and 'Diwan-e-khaas' (hall for dignitaries).Inside the fort are two palaces where the king used to stay, one for summer and one for winter. The winter palace is called the 'Sheesh Mahal' (house of glass). There's a 'Kaali' temple inside the fort. One cannot wear leather and enter this temple.Beware of monkeys at this fort. There are a lot of handloom shops at the bottom of the fort but the prices are high and the
quality may not be very good.
Day 05: Jaipur – Ajmer & Pushkar - Jodhpur
In early morning start journey to Jodhpur. In the middle stop at Ajmer for Breakfast or lunch and see the cultural and traditional city of Rajasthan Ajmer and Pushkar. In late afternoon again start for Jodhpur. Overnight in Jodhpur.(There is special village hut and camp with Camel safari and jeep Safari in traditional village of Jodhpur). This is very much recommended.
Jodhpur is wrapped in pristine beauty. With its breathtaking attractions, the city dominates the preference of tourists coming to Rajasthan. Popularly known as the “Blue City”, Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha in the 15th century. The renowned English author Rudyard Kipling was charmed by Jodhpur and chose it as a venue for shooting some of the scenes of his famous film “Jungle Book”.
Day 06: Jodhpur
After breakfast visit most important attractions of Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada and enjoy Bisnoi village trip with Camel Safari(Ultimate thing to do in Rajasthan). Overnight in hut or camp or guest house in Jodhpur. Day 07 January 17, 2012: Jodhpur – Udaipur(start at 10:30 am) After breakfast start journey to another mind blowing heritage city of Rajasthan. Udaipur is a fairy-tale city steeped in celestial beauty, and attracts tourists from all over the world. The wondrous city of Udaipur has fascinated and inspired many a poet, painter and writer. Udaipur is a princely city of Rajasthan teeming with mesmerizing attractions. The city is bordered by hills and mountains offering picturesque views. The city is popularly known as the "City Of Lakes". The Pichola lake, Fateh Sagar lake, Udai Sagar lake and Swaroop Sagar lake are the beautiful lakes located in Udaipur. The city was once the historic capital of Mewar and was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1568. On your Udaipur tour you will come across several enchanting palaces. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 07 : Udaipur
After breakfast visit all attractions of Udaipur Lake Palace, Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir, The City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 08 : Udaipur - Agra.
After breakfast start journey for monument of love and The woder of World “The Taj Mahal”. The Emperor Shah Jahan has never imagined something like Taj Mahal will come up when he ordered to built Taj. It is ultimate beauty. After full day journey on arrival overnight stay in Agra.
Day 09 : Agra
After breakfast visit the symbol of love “ The Taj Mahal” and Agra fort. Overnight in Agra.
Day 10 : Agra - Jhansi - Orccha
After breakfast start journey to Orchha. On arrival visit Raj Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, Cchantris Cenotaph near Betwa river. Overnight in Orccha.
Day 11 : Orchha - - Khajuraho
In morning start journey to khajuraho where visit western style temple and other temples. Later evening on leisure. Overnight in Khajuraho.
Day 12 : Khajuraho - Varanasi
In morning drive from Khajuraho to Varanasi. Later evening on leisure. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 13 : Varanasi
In early morning enjoy sunrise boating in Ganges and visit Buddhist temples in Sarnath , Sankat Mochan(Monkey Temple), Durga Temple, Manas Temple, Vishwanath Temple B.H.U. Relax in guest next to Ganges. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 14 : Varanasi to Pokhara Enroute Stay at Lumbini
In morning start the journey to Kathmandu. Travel through the Indo – Nepal Border and Stay overnight in Lumbini.
Day 15 : Lumbini – Pokhara
In early morning start onward jouney to Pokhara Valley. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 16 : Pokhara
In morning visit sarangkot for awesome views of mountains then visit attractions like Devis fall, Gupteshwar Cave, Sati River and evening boating in fewa lake. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu
In morning start journey to Kathmandu enroute visit Manokamana Temple with cable(at own expense) - Optional. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Kathmandu
In morning visit attractions of Kathmandu valley. Swyambhunath, Pashupati Nath, Budha Nilkant, Durbar square and ISCON. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 19 : Kathmandu
In morning visit Nagarkot for sunrise view then see 6 top peaks including Mt. Everest. Return to Kathmandu stay overnight.
Day 20 : Kathmandu
In morning transfer to Kathmandu airport. Tour Ends.
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