A 08 night journey to India’s most popular tourist circuit will bring you one step closer to exploring India. For first timers, this tour has time and again proved to be the best choice. This tour includes the history & modern life of Delhi, Jaipur’s culture and heritage & Agra’s majestic Taj Mahal.
The city of Kathmandu has a lot to offer, starting from its varied religious beliefs to the diverse landscapes. The surrounding city of Bhaktapur has the olden charm to captivate you and of course the region of Patan, will leave you speechless with its magnificent structures. You will simply be enthralled to visit this vibrant city of Nepal.
Arrive at New Delhi’s ‘IGI International Airport’. Meet with our company representative, warm welcome with fresh flower garlands & then transfer to hotel in your private car.
On arrival, check-in. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Delhi.
Start the tour with visit to a Sikh Temple ‘Bangla Sahib’ & then drive past major govt buildings such as Presidents Palace, Parliament House, India Gate circle. Later stop at Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Temple.
Continuing with the tour visit Humayun’s Tomb – The tomb that inspired Taj Mahal, Lotus Temple (exterior photography stop only) & then visit a local co-operative society showcasing Kashmiri Arts & Crafts. Late afternoon, visit Qutub Minar – tallest stone minaret in India.
Transfer to your hotel at the end of the tour & overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Old Delhi’s tour before leaving for Agra.
Start the tour by visiting memorial of Mahatma Gandhi ‘Raj Ghat’ & then visit Jama Masjid (one of India’s biggest mosque). A rickshaw-ride through the narrowest lanes of Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi) will entice you, surprise you & might intimidate you, but for sure, these chaotic streets will give you an experience of a lifetime.
Cruise on your rickshaw through many small lanes, such as silver market, book market, wedding market etc. Your rickshaw will come at a halt in ‘Khari Baoli’ – spice market, and then have a walk around in the area. Return to your vehicle by rickshaw-ride & then drive past the majestic Red Fort- where Indian PM unfurls the flag every 15th August (Independence Day) & addresses the nation.
End the tour around mid-afternoon and then drive to Agra (200kms,4 hours). On arrival check-in & overnight in hotel.
Early morning visit Taj Mahal a UNESCO world heritage site constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal that has left tourist spellbound by its beauty for years. Then return to the hotel for your breakfast.
Post breakfast head for the sightseeing for Agra covering places like Agra Fort an exemplary example of Mughal architecture, Itimad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb (also knows as baby Taj) and Marble workshop, a place to witness the unusual Marble Inlay work done on Taj Mahal.
Post sightseeing drive to Fatehpur Sikri(50kms,1-1.5 hours), best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. And said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture. Highly popular amongst them is Buland Darwaza, which is titled as the largest gateway in the world.
Continue your drive toward Jaipur(200kms,4-4.5 hours). On arrival, check-in & overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur
We start with Amber Fort. Jeep ride uphill & downhill at the fort. Nostalgic Amber Fort, near Jaipur in Rajasthan, is one of the most well-known and most-visited forts in India. During downhill, visit a very heritage structure – Panna-Meena ka kund, which is a square-shaped stepwell, with adjoining stairs on all four sides and a room on the northern wall.
We will make our way back to the city, en-route we will stop at Jal Mahal, Possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the Water Palace. Short stops at the Jewel & Carpet Workshops in Jaipur are must to witness how the local artisans create marvels from raw materials.
Later in the second half of the day, visit Jantar Mantar, a large grassy enclosure containing eighteen huge stone astronomical measuring devices constructed between 1728 and 1734. City Palace, originally built by Jai Singh in the 1720s and having lost none of its original pomp and splendour. Before you start exploring the local markets, stop for photography at the one world’s most famous façade Hawa Mahal.
Post your exploration in the local market. Return to hotel & overnight.
Post breakfast and check out from the hotel and proceed to the Delhi airport to take flight for Kathmandu
Upon arrival Kathmandu transfer to your pre-booked hotel & check in. (Check in as per hotel policy) Free to self-explore Kathmandu as per your choice today.
Overnight in Delhi.
Breakfast at your hotel and start with your tour for Kathmandu.
First on the tour is Pashupatinath Temple : Dedicated to Lord Shiva it is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. The Large, gilded triple-roofed temple was built in 1696 A.D. though 300 years earlier this was a structure on this site. Hindus are cremated on the cremation ghats here and their ashes scattered in the sacred river. One can usually see a cremation in progress
Next is Boudhanath, This is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world located east of the valley. It was built by the Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the 5th century A.D. Continue with your tour and visit Swayambhunath, Atop a green hillock west of Kathmandu,stands the great stupa of Swayambhunath. This is a site that is over 2500 years old marking the point where the legendary patriarch Manjushri discovered the lotus of the ancient valley lake.
By late afternoon, end your tour with Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the popular places liked by many visitors due to its exquisite architecture and artistic embellishement. The complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built in 1200 to 1768 A.D. with hundreds of erotic carvings used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu which epitomizes the religions and cultural life of the people.
Evening, proceed for a traditional Nepali Dinner with Cultural Dance. Transfer to hotel, overnight.
Breakfast at your hotel and proceed for your excursion for Bhaktapur & Patan city.
Bhaktapur Durnbar Square – A former capital of the valley, it was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. It has preserved its traditional character better than the other two cities, due to its more isolated location. It is regarded today as a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life.
Later drive to Sightseeing tour of Patan City.
Patan City is one of the most historically important cities of the Kathmandu valley. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans.
Return to Kathmandu’s central market ‘Thamel’ and have a rickshaw tour in the market and explore Nepalese handicrafts. Overnight
After breakfast, transfer to airport to take flight for Delhi.
On arrival transfer to Delhi international airport for the flight back home to cherish the memories in your heart.