Cultural Tour Of India & Nepal
Places : : Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Khajuraho -
Varanasi - Kathmandu - Delhi
Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
India and Nepal share rich cultural
roots; have same beliefs and follow the identical ethics. Cultural tour of
India and Nepal bring out the same cultural essence both the neighbouring
countries share through the exclusive package. From Delhi, Jaipur, Agra,
Khajuraho and Varanasi in India, the travellers get to discover Kathmandu,
the capital of Nepal and understand the rich cultural assimilation both
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
arrival, meet India Budget tour representative for assisted transfer to
the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 - In Delhi
Morning begin the sightseeing of Old Delhi by visiting the magnificent
Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid. Stroll around the Chandni Chowk, if
time permits. Afternoon begin the sightseeing of New Delhi visiting Qutub
Minar, Humayun's Tomb, the mausoleum of second Mughal Emperor and drive
past the India Gate, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings before
returning to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 - Delhi-Jaipur (252 km / Approx. 5 hrs)
Today, move westwards in the royal state of India, Rajasthans
capital Jaipur. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Rest of the time is
free at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 04 - In Jaipur
Morning, visit Amber Fort. It is a classic, romantic citadel atop the
hill, now the world heritage site. The way to this fortress is equally
grand. Here, instead of walking through the steep way, one has to sit atop
the elephants, for a royally unique experience. after the excursion is
over, begin discovering Jaipur with a visit to the Maharaja's City Palace,
Jantar Mantar, the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the
world. In the evening, stroll around the colourful bazaars for prized
colourful purchase. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 05 - Jaipur -Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (232 km / Approx. 5 hrs)
Leave Jaipur for Agra, en- route visit the Fatehpur Sikri built by
Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of
water. Evening is free to visit the local markets of Agra. On arrival,
check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06 - In Agra
embark on the visit to the most illustrious monument of India, Taj Mahal.
Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz
Mahal, this colossal structure enshrines her mortal remains and also of
the wailing emperor. Later, visit the Agra Fort with magnificent halls and
Mughal majesty. In the afternoon, move for an excursion towards Akbar's
Tomb at Sikandra, located in a large walled garden. Overnight at hotel.
(Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)
Day 07 - Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho
Transfer to railway station in the morning and board the connecting train
# 2002 Bhopal Shatabdi Express (dep. 08:12 hrs / arr. 10:38 hrs) towards
Jhansi. Drive to Khajuraho, stop over at Orchha Temples. On arrival,
transfer to the hotel. Khajuraho was the capital of Chandela Rajputs who
ruled between 9th and 13th centuries. Due to a dream visitation, the ruler
here commissioned the sculpting of 85 temples, out of which only 22 are
present. But these 22 temples are great enough to show the world its
former glory and fused artistic brilliance on stone. Begin discovering the
temples with a visit to the Western Group of Temples. The most important
temple here being the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Also see the Chitragupta or Bharat Ji Temple. Overnight in Khajuraho.
Day 08 - Khajuraho - Varanasi By Air
In the morning, begin a sightseeing tour of Eastern Group of Temples. In
time transfer to the airport for a flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival in
Varanasi, meet India budget tour representative for assisted transfer to
hotel. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 09 - In Varanasi
Early morning, begin a boat cruise on river Ganges, one of the most
enchanting attractions in this holy city. Herein, you get to see the
morning rituals of bathing, worshipping and cremation along the
riverfronts or Ghats. Later, stop over at the breakfast. Return to hotel.
Later, proceed for the half day sightseeing tour of city situated on the
banks of the Ganges. Visit the Bharat Mata temple and Durga temple to know
more of the citys deep seated culture. Also, move towards the
Banaras Hindu University, the largest university complex in Asia.
Afternoon move towards an excursion to Sarnath (10 kms away from
Varanasi.) It is the fabled place, bearing testimony to its great past
where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples, expounding
the principles of Buddhism. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 10 - Varanasi-Kathmandu By Air
to airport in time for flight to Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance on
arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing tour visiting
Mahadev and Parvati Temple, Machhender Bahl, Temple House of Kumari, the
vestal virgin or the living goddess. Later, visit Swyambhunath, a
2,500-year old site. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 - In Kathmandu
Morning begin a half day excursion to Patan. Visit the old Newar City,
the historic Durbar Square, the Golden Gate, the sky piercing temple of
Teleju and the statue of Yogendra Malla. Afternoon free. Overnight stay at
Day 12 - In Kathmandu
Morning excursion to Bhadgaon, Bodhnath and Pashupatinath. Bhadgaon
-visit the ancient Gateway, Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter
of Bhupendra Malia, the famous five-storeyed temple of Nytapole in
pagoda-style and other temples. Later, visit Bodhnath, the 2,500- year old
Buddhist Stupa. Also visit Pashupatinath where Shiva is worshipped in the
form of lingam. Afternoon free. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13 - Kathmandu / Out
Transfer to airport in time to connect onward destination flight.
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