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Grand Tour of India with Nepal
 

Grand Tour of India with Nepal! (17 Nights - 18 Days)

 
 
Delhi - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Samode - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Nepal - Delhi
Overview
India....rich, varied, royal & mystic. There are more ways than one to describe the Indian Sub continent that has Traditions older than most of the civilizations & Culture richer than the gold mines. This tour encompasses for you're the modern face of India with the Capital City of New Delhi still protecting the head spinning exotic flavor of the old world in the charms of the old City, the Royal Rulers & their legacies of forts and Palaces that are symbolic of a glorious past to the Town of Khajuraho where Tantra & Kamasutra aren’t taboos but just the way of life and then to the holy city of Benares, where the beliefs instills life into the dead !! The Grand Tour of North India weaves for you the essence of India & unfolds the mystic!!
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival a warm welcome by our staff at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
 
Day 2 : Delhi
After Breakfast at hotel you proceed with your personal guide for a tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Lal Qila, Jama Masjid and the narrow busy lanes of Chandni Chowk. Then drive past Safdarjang's Tomb on the way to Qutab Minar, the Embassy area (Diplomatic enclave), Government buildings, India Gate, Sikh Temple, Birla Temple and Connaught Place, New Delhi's main shopping area. Also visit Humayun's Tomb. In the evening we host you a welcome dinner at one of the finest restaurants in town.
 
Day 3 : Delhi - Udaipur
Early Morning transfer to the domestic airport to connect to the flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival check in at the Hotel. Rest of the day free for individual activities.
 
Day 4 : Udaipur
After a relaxed breakfast begin with the morning tour of Udaipur city including, Sahelion Ki Bari, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Jagdish Temple. Later in the evening you take a boat ride in Lake Pichola and thereafter drive back to the hotel.
 
Day 5 : Udaipur / Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Ranakpur. Visit the famous Ranakpur Jain temples. After visit continue driving to Jodhpur. After checkin at the hotel, visit the wonderful Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. In the afternoon jeep safari to Bishnoi village to witness the opium ceremony, life of locals, potters house and wildlife.
 
Day 6 : Jodhpur / Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On arrival, check in at hotel. Evening we take you on a tour of Laxmi Narayan temple built in white marble, a heritage walk or a rickshaw ride through the illuminated bazaars of Jaipur.
 
Day 7 : Jaipur - Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, a 16th century deserted capital of the Mughals. We arrive at Agra late afternoon and check in at the Hotel.
 
Day 8 : Agra
Morning visit the great monument by sun rise. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Later in the day your guide takes you to the other breath taking sites from the Mughal era, including the Agra fort and Itmad-ud-Daullah, commonly known as baby Taj.
 
Day 9 : Agra - Khajuraho
After breakfast board the early morning luxury train Shatabdi Express till Jhansi. Assistance on arrival and further drive to Khajuraho stopping at Orchha for Lunch (on own).
 
Day 10 : Khajuraho - Varanasi
Morning visit the enchanting temples of Khajuraho with sculptures that draw their inspiration from the ancient art of Kamasutra. In the afternoon drive to airport for flight to Varanasi. Evening enjoy a rickshaw ride in the downtown area and then head to the Ghats of river Ganges for a boat ride and witness the Ganga Aarti.
 
Day 11 : Varanasi
Your day starts by a sunrise visit at river Ganges followed by a walk through the narrow lanes of the city to feel the life & culture of the holiest city of the country. Return back to the hotel for breakfast. After lunch in the afternoon visit to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples expounding the principles of Buddhism.
 
Day 12 : Varanasi - Delhi
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer to the airport to board flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the International airport to board onward flight back home.
 
EXTENSION TO NEPAL
Day 12 : Varanasi - Kathmandu
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival assistance and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free to either relax or take an optional tour into the city and enjoy souvenir shopping and bargain hunting in the local shops and stalls of Kathmandu.
 
Day 13 : Kathmandu
Tour the city and visit the most important Buddhist and Hindu sites. The tour guide remains at your disposal to recommend you various options of fine dining and shopping.
 
Day 14 : Kathmandu - Royal Chitwan
Track the Royal Bengal Tiger and Single Horn Rhinos. Then take a short flight to Bharatpur and continue drive to the interiors of the jungle where we find you a jungle retreat.
 
Day 15 : Royal Chitwan
This day is at your will and the choice is upto you to either stay back and relax in your cottage or to proceed for a safari into the jungle.
 
Day 16 : Royal Chitwan - Pokhara (170 km / 5 - 6 hrs.)
Early in the morning, after/tea coffee; set for the Jungle walk & bird watching. After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu. The drive from Chitwan to Pokhara takes about 6 hours. Upon arrival at Pokhara transfer to the hotel. Half day sightseeing of Pokhara visiting the Seti Gorge, Bindebasini Temple, Devi's Fall & boating at Pehowa Lake. NO GUIDE IN POKHARA
 
Day 17 : Pokhara - Kathmandu (200 kms/ 6 hrs)
Return to Kathmandu, Visit PATAN and catch up on your last minute shopping. Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese way.
 
Day 18 : Nepal - India
Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and connect flight back home.
 
End of Tour.
 
 
     
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