Your movements through Nepal and India will be essential on account of the subtleties. While Mt. Everest and the Taj Mahal may give fantastic photographs, these puzzling nations are likewise critical for the little minutes that no one else sees. From the head squirm of a boatsman on the Ganges, and a rhino that takes a gander at you through the hedges to the preferences on the tongue and sounds that glide around 3,000-year-old city roads, each second will be exceptional. Voyaging gradually will be compensating as it uncovers the best of Nepal and India. This private three-week visit has been customized for senior voyagers looking for a moderate and restful methods for investigation. While you travel one route from Kathmandu to Delhi, your excursion through the nations’ renowned and lesser-realized features will comprise of private visits all through the outing.
Start your time in Nepal, where astounding scenes put things in place for social associations. Perceive how Buddhism and Hinduism meet up in Kathmandu, take a helicopter trip to the world’s most noteworthy mountains, and spend tranquil evenings sitting above World Heritage Sites. At that point, fly to Chitwan, and you’ll be submerged in an alternate world on a wilderness safari that carries you eye to eye with probably the best creatures to walk the earth. In the lavish foliage, rhinos and elephants will turn into your neighbors as you evaluate an assortment of safari exercises. A short time later, it will be headed toward Lumbini, where the origination of Buddha is about serenity and moving minutes with local people.
Your first stop in Quite a while will be Varanasi, the nation’s holiest city. Investigate the River Ganges, follow the otherworldliness, and open your faculties to all the distinctive Indian impressions. Next, you’ll visit Orchha, a majestic town that is off the standard way, apparently solidified in a far off time. Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi will fill your last week, and these well known goals are stuffed with both engineering relics and new encounters. You’ll encounter the genuine India just as the notable attractions, as appeared by master directs in every city. Journey over the Pink City in a sight-seeing balloon, cook with local people, visit notable bazaars, and appreciate the idea of moderate travel through the avenues of Nepal and India.
- Take a helicopter to Mt. Everest and relax in the marvel of the world's most noteworthy mountain go
- Go looking for rhinos and tigers on a three-day wilderness safari to Chitwan National Park
- Discover the entirety of the glorious marvels of Agra, including the Taj Mahal
- Spend a day at the origin of Buddha, an opportunity to interface with the Buddhist religion and its standards
- Savor the inheritance of India's Mughal Empire with multi day s in Jaipur, including a sight-seeing balloon ride over the Pink City
- Connect with culture during your threeday s in Kathmandu on a visit that incorporates everything from a monkey-covered sanctuary to Hindu-Buddhist harmonies
- Feel the air of Varanasi, India's most seasoned city, which is constantly an erotic prologue to the nation it graces
- Complete the excursion in Delhi, to find the customary charms and current highlights
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DAY 01 - ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU - A WARM WELCOME TO A DIVINE LAND
Arrive Kathmandu, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Kathmandu is the capital and largest metropolitan city of Nepal. The city is the urban core of the Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas, which also contains two sister cities namely Patan or Lalitpur, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to its southeast and Bhaktapur, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) to its east. Kathmandu is not only the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal but also the headquarters of the Central Region (Madhyamanchal) among the five development regions constituted by the 14 administrative zones of Nepal located at the central part of the country. Night stay in Kathmandu.
DAY 02 – IN KATHMANDU – BUDDHIST MONUMENTS, MONKEY TEMPLES AND HALLOWED PAST
After breakfast visit Pashupatinath, the majestic temple with golden roof. It is considered the most important Hindu pilgrim centre. Located on the banks of the Bagmati River - one can even witness cremations taking place. Later visit Bouddhanath. This colossal stupa is one of the biggest in the world and also serves as the centre of Tibetan Buddhism. In the afternoon visit Patan City; Patan Durbar Square (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Marvel the ancient palaces, temples and shrines with their splendid courtyards including the major monuments of Talaju Temple, Krishna Temple & Golden Temple. Night stay in Kathmandu.
DAY 03 – IN KATHMANDU – HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER EVEREST AND A SILENT AFTERNOON AT BOUDHANATH
After breakfast enjoy helicopter flight over everest and a silent afternoon at Boudhanat. Night stay in Kathmandu.h
DAY 04 - KATHMANDU TO CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK – WITNESSING RHINOS IN THE JUNGLE
After breakfast depart by surface to Chitwan National Park. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Chitwan National Park has long been one the country' treasures of natural wonders. The park is situated in south central Nepal, covering 932 sq. km. in the subtropical lowlands of the inner TERAI. The area comprising the Tikauli forest-from Rapti river to the foothills of the Mahabharat-extending over an area of 175 sq. km. was declared Mrigakunja in 1959. In 1963, the area south of Rapti river was demarcated as a rhinoceros sanctuary. The area was gazetted as the country's first National Park in 1973. Night stay in Chitwan National Park
DAY 05 – IN CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK – ENGAGING IN A SAFARI INCLUDING BOAT & JEEP EVENTS
After breakfast visit National Park. Night stay in Chitwan National Park.
DAY 06 – IN CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK - ADVENTUROUS SAFARI INCLUDING CANOE & JEEP ACTIVITIES
After breakfast adventurous safari including canoe & jeep activities. Night stay in Chitwan National Park.
DAY 07 - CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK TO LUMBINI – A DAY AT THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE GREAT GAUTAM BUDDHA
After breakfast depart by surface to Lumbini. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon city tour of Lumbini. DescriptionLumbinī is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Province No. 5 in Nepal. It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mahamayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE. Gautama, who achieved Enlightenment some time around 528 BCE, became the Buddha and founded Buddhism.Night stay in Lumbini.
DAY 08 - LUMBINI TO VARANASI – ENTERING INDIA’S HOLIEST CITY
In time transfer to airport to your flight for Varanasi. On arrival meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. The city of Varanasi is situated along the west bank of the Ganges in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Called Benaras by the British, Varanasi is an important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. The city finds mention in the great epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. It was a flourishing trade center when Buddha came to Sarnath, about 10 kilometres away, to preach his first sermon in 500 BC. The renowned American novelist Mark Twain once wrote, ”Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” Right from the ancient times, Varanasi has stood as a symbol of Hindu renaissance and preserved the rituals and traditions of Hindu philosophy. Down the ages, pilgrims from distant lands have come to Varanasi in search of divine blessings. Summers can be quite harsh in Varanasi with the temperatures going up to 45°C. The monsoon season, which starts by late June or early July, brings in the torrential rains and high humidity. Winters are quite pleasant with temperatures remaining at around 20°C in the day. However, the early part of the day can remain enveloped in the fog. Night stay in Varanasi.
DAY 09 – IN VARANASI – VIEWING THE SUNRISE ON A BOAT RIDE, SWELTERING GHATS AND SUNSET RITUALS
Early morning boat ride. After breakfast city tour of Varanasi. Temples form the major source of attraction in this ancient city. The banks of the Ganges, considered to be a sacred river by the Hindus, are the centre of much of the religious activity that occurs in the city. The ghats built along the banks of the river for such religious activity also form a major source of attraction here. Some of the other interesting places to visit around the city are Alamgir Mosque, Durga Temple, Vishwanat Temple, Bharat Mata temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Banaras Hindu University and the Archaeological Museum. Night stay in Varanasi.
DAY 10 – IN VARANASI – VIEWING THE SUNRISE ON A BOAT RIDE, SWELTERING GHATS AND SUNSET RITUALS
Early morning viewing the sunrise on a boat ride, Afternoon visit sweltering ghats and sunset rituals. Night stay in Varanasi.
DAY 11 - VARANASI TO KHAJURAHO - THE DELICATE SCULPTED TEMPLES
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Khajuraho. On arrival meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Afternoon City tour visiting the Western Group , situated opposite the Government of India Tourist Office, has 14 temples. The Chaunsath Yogini, Lalguan Mahadev, Parvati, Varaha, Matangesvara, Lakshmana, Vishvanath and Nandi, Chitragupta, Devi Jagdamba and Kandariya Mahadeo temples belong to this group. The Eastern Group, 2.4 km from the Tourist Office, consists of seven temples (four Jain and three Hindu). The Parsvanath, Adinath, Shantinath, and Ghantai temples belong to the Jains while the Vamana, Javari and Brahma are Hindu temples. Night stay in Khajuraho.
DAY 12 - KHAJURAHO TO ORCHHA – VISITNG THE PALACES AND PROUD ACCOUNTS TO INDIA’S RICH PAST
after breakfast depart by surface to Orchha. On arrival check-in at Hotel.Afternoon city tour of Orchha. Orchha was once the capital of Bundela Rajput and later it came under the Mughals. It is 120 kms on the road to Khajuraho and has not been touched by destructive hands of time. For more information on the Orcha ruins. Night stay in Orchha.
DAY 13 - ORCHHA TO JHANSI TRAIN TO AGRA – WITNESSING THE WONDER OF TAJ MAHAL D
In time transfer to Jhansi railway station to board train for Agra. On arrival meet assist at the railway station & transfer to hotel. Agra is the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, The Taj-Mahal one of the wonders of the world. So overwhelming is the magic monument, that Agra has been immortalized, as the City of the Taj. As visitors walk down the narrow bustling streets, they can not help but wonder, if the man contentedly smoking a hookah, is a direct descendent of some bygone Mughal. Night stay in Agra.
DAY 14 – IN AGRA – EXPERIENCING THE SUNRISE AT THE TAJ MAHAL & MORE GORGEOUS MUGHAL MONUMENTS
After breakfast City tour visiting, Taj Mahal, built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Besides the Taj, the Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort) makes an interesting sight. Other major attractions include the tomb of Akbar’s tomb at Sikandra, Rambagh, the Mughal Garden and Dayal Bagh Temple, Itmad Ud Dauula. Besides the historical monuments, one can also explore Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in Agra.
DAY 15 – AGRA TO JAIPUR – LEARNING ABOUT THE HISTORY IN INDIA
After breakfast depart by surface to Jaipur. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon orientation tour. The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is color washed pink-the color associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This Beautiful city along with Agra and Delhi form what is known as the Golden Triangle of Indian tourist circuit. Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial . There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur's colorful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas are worth admiration. Not to mention the ambling camels and cheerful people in multi-hued costumes that make your trip to the pink city a memorable one. Night stay in Jaipur.
DAY 16 – IN JAIPUR – HOT AIR BALLOONING OVER THE CITY IN IT’S ELEMENT
After breakfast enjoy hot air ballooning in Jaipur. Night stay in Jaipur.
DAY 17 – IN JAIPUR - DISOVERING FORTS, VIEWPOINTS AND ROYAL HERITAGES
After breakfast full day city tour visiting City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts and gives a grand view of the city down below. Other attractions include the Jaigarh Fort, Birla Mandir, and Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh. Night stay in Jaipur.
DAY 18 – JAIPUR TO DELHI - CLASSIC DELHI
After breakfast depart by surface to Delhi. On arrival check-in at Hotel. This is the capital city of India, and can be called as a major gateway to India. Delhi is one of the most important metropolitan in India, as it is the city of power. It has a very good combination of both modern, as well as ancient culture. In these 3000 years of its existence, there has been the origin of seven more cities, where the traditional Indian capital is. Strategic location, mixture of modern and Indian culture, rich history, medieval market, beside the modern ones etc are the main reasons for choosing it, as the seat of power. Delhi is a city waiting to be explored. It is also known as the Headquarters of Indian politics, as most of the heads of the Indian government and other political parties; reside here, including the Prime Minister, and President of the country. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 19 – IN DELHI - SEEING THE BEST OF OLD AND NEW DELHI
After breakfast full day combined city tour Old & New Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Red Fort, Made by Mughal Empror Shahjahan, Jama Masjid, The largest in India, It has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Chandni Chowk, this main street of Old Delhi is the colorful shopping bazaar, known as Chandni Chowk. It has very sharp contrast to the open, spacious streets of Delhi. Laxmi Narayan Temple, dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. India Gate, this 42ms high stone of triumph is a war memorial. It bears the names of 85,000 Indian army soldiers, who died in the campaigns of WWI. Rashtrapati Bhawan - This palace-like building is the official residence of the President of India and an interesting blend of Mughal and western architectural styles. Qutab Minar - The highest monument of India, Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high, tapering from 2.75 m in diameter at its peak. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 20 – DEPART DELHI – BACK TO HOME
In time transfer to Delhi airport to your flight for onward destination.
How many people will be on my trip?
Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips, you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travelers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.