INDIA NEPAL CULTURAL TOUR PACKAGE

Tour Plan

Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Samode - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Kathmandu - Delhi

Tour Briefs (daywise tour plan)

Day - 1 : Arrive Delhi
Day - 2 : Sightseeing of Delhi
Day - 3 : Visit the Samode Palace and Bagh
Day - 4 : Visit Jaipur - The Pink City
Day - 5 : Visit Amber Fort - Jaipur
Day - 6 : Travel to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Day - 7 : Visit Taj Mahal - Agra
Day - 8 : Drive to Jhansi Orchha Resort
Day - 9 : Visit Temples of Khajuraho
Day - 10 : Visit Lord Buddha city - Varanasi
Day - 11 : Visit Temples of Kathmandu
Day - 12 : Sightseeing of Kathmandu
Day - 13 : Drive to Nagarkot
Day - 14 : Arrive Delhi
Day - 15 : Board flight for onward journey

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Day 1 - Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 2 you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel you are received with a traditional welcome of TIKKA and ARTI. Rest of the day is relaxing and for free activities. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 2 - Delhi

This morning we visit Old Delhi, built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan the Magnificent ( who also built the Taj Mahal). First we will be visiting the famous Jama Masjid mosque with its 9,000 sq. ft. courtyard, three domes and two minarets, and then proceed to the massive complex known as the Red Fort.


Afternoon we'll visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, a Spectacular structure that's just 60 years old , and then proceed via India Gate and the Governmental building to Qutub Minar, the 240 foot tower built in 1190 to commemorate the arrival of Islam in India, the Bahai Temple with its nine pools on an elevated platform, and the Crafts Museum, which replicates and Indian street with over 50 artists and craftspeople at work.
Overnight at the Hotel.


Day 3 - Delhi - Samode

Today morning we leave after breakfast for Samode . Upon arrival checking at Samode Palace. Samode Palace is one of India's most charming and romantic hotels. If offers a quiet, elegant and luxurious atmosphere. The Palace has been meticulously restored offering a retreat into an aesthetically beautifully environment where visitors can enjoy India's natural beauty and rich history.


Samode Palace was transformed into one the country's premium palace hotels in 1987, and is a perfect example of Rajput-Moghul architecture. The Palace is built on a small hillock and planned in a progression of countryards of increasing height. Nestles among the 'Aravali ranges' -(a very old formation of banded gneiss dating back to some 3 thousand million years). The Samode Palace comes into view like a mirage rising above cobbled streets and stone houses of the village of samode.


Samode according to the Rajputana Gazetteer of 1879 was a large and flourishing town. The Zamindars (landlords) of Samode the principal thakurs of the state of Amber were the Nathawat clan from Chomu, a branch of the house of Amber, tracing their relation to the Jaipur Maharaja the fabled Prithviraj Singh ji the 17th Prince of the house of Kacchwaha Rajputs. Overnight at the Palace.

Day 4 - Samode - Jaipur

After breakfast we leave for Jaipur popularly known as the Pink City, was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Designed in accordance with Shilp Shastra - an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture - Jaipur follows a grid system. Upon arrival check in your pre booked Hotel. Afternoon - tour of City Palace and Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The Palace of winds - a five storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life.


Day 5 - Jaipur

Today morning we visit the Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills, which is a super example of Rajput (Medieval Hindu) style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes us to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings and temple. Afternoon at leisure.


In the evening, we visit Chokhi Dhani where an ethnic village atmosphere is recreated each evening with thousands of oil lamps, folk dancers, arobats, snake charmers, puppeteers etc.
Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 6 - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur sikri - Agra

This morning travel to Bharatpur for a tour of the world famous bird sanctuary here. The reserve bosts of river 300 species of resident and migratory birds. From here we drive to the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri (ghost capital) for a tour of the magnificent and world heritage buildings still in a state of perfect preservation. We continue our journey for Agra and upon arrival check into Hotel.


Day 7 - Agra

Agra was the capital of India under the Moghuls in the 16th and 17th centuries. This morning we see the exquisite tomb of the emperor Jehangir's chief minister and father-in - law, often called the 'BABY TAJ' because its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal,. Then we tour Agra's Red Fort, built over three generations by the moghul emperors. Following an afternoon free, we go at sunset to see the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by a sorrowing Shah Jahan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Building's stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking.


Day 8 - Agra - Jhansi by Shatabdi Express - Orchha

Morning after breakfast we are transferred to the railway station to board shatabdi express departure at 0820 arrival in Jhansi at 1030. Upon arrival in Jhansi we are met and transferred to Orchha. Orchha a place that makes one feel the pulse of warm soul of India with temples, magnificent palaces, splendid cenotaphs and river betwa gurgling through zero pollution surrounding where TIME slumbers for good. Overnight at the Orchha Resort.


Day 9 - Orchha - Khajuraho

Morning drive to Khajuraho. Upon arrival we are transferred to our pre booked hotel.


Afternoon tour the spectacular ninth to thirteenth century temples of Khajuraho, built by Chandela kings, The temples are exquisitely carved with graceful statues and frieze gods and goddesses.

Day 10 - Khajuraho - Varanasi by Flight

Today we take a short flight to the Varanasi. Upon arrival we are met and transferred to our pre booked hotel . In the afternoon proceed to the village of Sarnath on the outskirts of town. It was in this Deer Park that the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the Park and Museum.. Sarnath was made a centre of Buddhist worship by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. We will visit the Main Shrine and Ashoka's Pillar. In the Archaeological Museum we will see the beautifully carved capital from the pillar along with many other priceless Buddhist artifacts. The highlight of this tour would be a participation in the evening Aarti (prayer service) at the main Buddhist temple here. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 11 - Varanasi - Kathmandu by Flight

An early morning boat ride presents an incredible, surrealistic scene as multitudes of devotees come to the river to pay homage to the Sun God, Surya, Pass the bathing ghats where thousands of pilgrims purify themselves in the holy water of the Ganges River, and the burning ghats where cremations are conducted.. Later today, fly to Kathmandu, ancient capital of the mountain kingdom of Nepal. Your tour includes exploration of the Durbar Square with its abundance of lovely temples, bazaars and the Royal Palace. Enjoy a magnificent view of Kathmandu from Swayambunath, also known as the monkey temple. Continue to Bodhnath to see the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. At Pashupatinath, view Nepal's most sacred Shiva shrine, located near the holy river Bagmati. Overnight at the Hotel.


Day 12 - Kathmandu

Patan is the oldest of the three cities of the ancient Kathmandu Valley. Originally founded in the 03rd Century, this medieval " City of Beauty" features hundreds of temples and palaces. The art and architecture feature intricate carvings with an interesting mixture of Hindu and Buddhist influence. Visit the Tibetan refugee camp - actually a mini village, for a rare chance to observe the deft hands of these skilled artisans and craftsmen weaving carpets and engaging in other ancient, distinctly Tibetan handicrafts, Later enjoy a drive through the beautiful countryside to the primitive city fo Bhadgaon, also known as Bhaktapur - "City of Devotes.". The Durbar Square includes interesting temples and palaces, the Big Bell - once rung to usher in curfew, the Bell of the Barking Dogs, the Lion Gate, the Picture Gallery and the famous Golden Gate - opening the way to the courtyard of the palace of 55 Windows, topped by the figure of Goddess Kali.


Day 13 - Kathmandu - Nagarkot

After breakfast we drive to Nagarkot.The whole day is spent at leisure enjoying the scenic beauty of the valley. Overnight at the Hotel.


Day 14 - Nagarkot - Kathmandu - Delhi

This morning transfer to airport to flight for New Delhi. Arrival and transfer to our hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. This evening we will travel into Old Delhi , to witness the sound and light show at the Red Fort.


Day 15 - Leave Delhi

Departure transfer to the Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal II airport to board flight back Home.


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