Explore two beautiful lands together in a single trip. North India and Nepal Tour will take you to the lands of spirituality and tradition. A visit to Northern India with Nepal tour packages is the best way to get the blessings of Mother Nature while experiencing the richness of cultures. Though the area of north India with Nepal is itself packed with boundless pleasures but when the journey is combine with neighboring country of Nepal the delights becomes doubled. North India with Nepal Tour, a tour package of 13 days, offers you a chance to visit well-known destinations of the northern India along with Nepal. During the tour, you cover the important tourist attractions of places such as Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, as well as Varanasi. When in Nepal, you visit important cultural destinations like Kathmandu.
Day 1Arrive Delhi
Begin your tour.
Arrive into Delhi.
Welcome to Vardhman's`North India & Nepal Tour`! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Overnight: Hotel
This morning after breakfast proceed on a City Tour of Old & New Delhi
Combined tour of New & Old Delhi.
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping center of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi. Overnight: Hotel
This morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur and transfer to hotel.
Visit the Amber Fort on the way, a spectacular fortress-palace protecting a complex of palaces, temples, exquisite marble and mirror-inlaid halls and apartments. The highlight of the tour is an elephant ride up the hill at the Fort like a Maharaja !.
Upon arrival at Jaipur check into your hotel. Overnight: Hotel
In the morning after breakfast at the hotel, visit the "pink city" so-called because a great deal of the older part is built of pink-colored stone. Visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind ), a high and intricately carved wall behind which women of the court were sequestered while watching processions. Also see the Observatory and the City Palace, which houses an excellent collection of Rajasthani costumes, miniatures and an armory of Rajput weapons.
Enjoy lunch at a local Rajasthani Restaurant and see the largest turban museum in Rajasthan. Enjoy dinner in the hotel. Overnight: Hotel
This morning, you will proceed for onward journey by road to Agra ( 5.5 hours). En route stop at the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Akbar the Great to commemorate the birth of his son. Visit the red stone mosques, courtyards and the palace where Akbar once played chess using slave girls as pawns. Continue for Agra, arriving Agra around lunch time. Enjoy lunch in the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight: Hotel
City tour of Agra.
Visit Taj Mahal & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula.
Afternoon, we ride to the massive Agra Fort. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. The Moti Masjid & other magnificent buildings reflect the skill of the ancient Indian architectsLater you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop! Overnight: Hotel
After breakfast proceed on a city tour of Khajuraho.
Khajuraho, once the great capital of Chandela, now a quiet town, Khajuraho temples here were built during the Chandela period from 950 to 1050 AD. Almost intriguing as the sheet beauty and the size of the temples is the question of why and how they were built here as Khajuraho is isolated, 1000 years ago as it is even today. The temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture and depict images of gods and goddesses, warriors and musicians, real and mythological animals and in great detail - women and sex. Overnight: Hotel
After brreakfast transfer to airport to catch flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival at varanasi check into your hotel.
Afternoon city tour of Varanasi.
Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world, believed to be founded 3000 years ago, is one of the 7 holiest cities of Hindus. It was a flourishing trading centre 500 BC when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. A city of great wealth and religious importance when the Chinese traveller, Hiuen Tsang, visited it in the 7th century. Visit the Vishwanath Golden Temple, the abode of great God Shiva, Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir and Banaras Hindu University. Overnight: Hotel
Early morning boat cruise on river Ganges. Thousands of pilgrims throng the water's edge, bathing, worshipping, meditating. On stone platforms under palm leaf umbrellas, the Pandas-Brahmin priests preside over rites and rituals. The boat trip will cover various ghats including the cremation sites. Because every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi (Varanasi)and to be cremated on the banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Afternoon visit Sarnath Sarnath, 7 km from the city where Buddha preached his first sermon more than 2500 years ago. Overnight: Hotel
Morning city sightseeing tour to visit Machhendra Nath Temple, a two tiered bronze roof pagoda, Hanuman Dhoka - the historic seat of Royalty, Durbar Square which houses Teleju temple built in 1549 AD, figure of Kal Bhairav - God of Destruction, statue of King Pratap Malla, Temple House of Kumari - the residence of living Goddess. Overnight: Hotel
Morning visit Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur) means the city of devotees, situated at an altitude of 4600 ft., 13 kms east of Kathmandu. Durbar Square - the main Square of the city contains the Lion Gate with the lovely stone figures of Hanuman. Boudhnath - the colossal Stupa, one of the biggest in the world, has the all seeing eyes of the Buddha. The shrine is ringed by houses of Goddess Mani Jogni. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels and is situated 8 kms east of Kathmandu . Pashupatinath Temple - situated 5 kms east of Kathmandu on the bank of sacred Bagmati river, the temple of Lord Shiva with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its super architecture. It is a centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Maha Shivaratri. Overnight: Hotel
This morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of "North India & Nepal Tour" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.