Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Kathnadu - Patan - Katmandu - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Agra - Jaipur - UdaiPur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Mumbai
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Splendors of India and Nepal Tour begin upon arrival at IGI Airport, India Holiday Packages representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. India’s capital and a major gateway to the country Delhi, successfully combines in its folds - the ancient splendors with the modernity. Upon arrival at the hotel, proceed for check-in at your room. Over night stay at Delhi.
Day 2: In Delhi
Experience the contrasting images of Delhi, old and new, as you explore India’s “green” capital city with an insider guide. Sightseeing of Delhi includes the classical Secretariat buildings, Parliament House and Presidential Palace flanking Vijay Chowk, a grand piazza known as Victory Square. See India Gate, visit the Mahatma Gandhi National Museum, housing the Indian leader’s personal letters and diaries. View the five-storied Qutb Minar Victory Tower and the inspiring Humayun’s Tomb, set in beautiful Persian paradise gardens; both designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 3: In Delhi
Spend the next day of Splendors of India & Nepal tour in Old Delhi, the capital of Muslim India from the 12th to 19th centuries. Travel by rickshaw through labyrinthine streets of colorful bazaars, sacred temples and colonial monuments, alive with the pulse of the city. See the sumptuous palaces of the magnificent Red Fort, visit India’s largest mosque the Jama Masjid and see Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation site. Join us for a festive welcome dinner tonight. Over night stay at Delhi.
Day 4: Delhi / Kathmandu
Get ready for morning departure by Air for Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Upon arrival, you will be met, assisted by India Holiday Packages representative and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, visit Durbar Square, Temple of the Living Goddess and Swayambhunath Temple. Over night stay at Kathmandu
Day 5: Patan & Bhadgaon Excursion
Your morning sightseeing tour with India Holiday Packages guide includes visits to the charming towns of Bhaktapur, Pashupathinath and Bodhnath, followed later in the afternoon by a visit to Patan and the Tibetan handicrafts center. In the evening, enjoy a presentation of Nepalese folk dances. Over night stay at Kathmandu.
Day 6: Kathmandu / Varanasi-Sarnath
The next destination of Splendors of India & Nepal tour is Varanasi. Fly to Varanasi the holiest Indian city located on the banks of River Ganga. Upon arrival met and assisted by India Holiday Packages representative and he transferred you to your hotel. In the afternoon visit the stupas, ruins and museum at Sarnath with India Holiday Packages guide, which is the site of Buddha's first sermon. Over night stay at Varanasi.
Day 7: Varanasi / Khajuraho
In the early morning, enjoy the sunrise on the Ganges River with a boat ride followed by a walking tour of the old city with India Holiday Packages guide. Later depart by Air to Khajuraho. Upon arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Western group of temples with India Holiday Packages guide, which contains the largest and loveliest temples, including Kandariya Mahadev, which represents Chandela art at its best. In the evening attend sound and light show at Khajuraho. Over night stay at Khajuraho.
Day 8: Khajuraho / Agra
Next morning, visit the principal Eastern group of temples with India Holiday Packages guide, which are modest and less ornate than the Western group. Later, drive to Jhansi to board the train to Agra, stopping en route to visit Orchha, a medieval city frozen in time and space, existing to this day as it must have in the 17th century. Upon arrival you are met, assisted by India Holiday Packages representative and transferred to your hotel. Over night stay at Agra.
Day 9: Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur
Early morning Splendors of India & Nepal tour takes you to the magnificent Taj Mahal for a sunrise view. After breakfast visit Agra Fort followed by a drive to Jaipur, stopping en route to visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 10: Amber Fort Excursion & Jaipur Sightseeing
In the morning, visit the mountain fortress of Amber later; enjoy a tour of Jaipur City with India Holiday Packages guide visit Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Over night stay at Jaipur
Day 11: Jaipur / Udaipur
On the next morning depart by air to Udaipur. Upon arrival, you met and assisted by India Holiday Packages representative and get transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, tour the famous "City of Lakes," Udaipur. Visit City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of Maidens and the folklore museum, where you can see a presentation of the string puppets typical to this area. Over night stay at Udaipur.
Day 12: Ranakpur Excursion
Today's excursion with India Holiday Packages guide brings you to the beautiful 15th century sculpted Jain temples of Ranakpur. The intricately carved white marble temple of Adinath is perhaps the most well-preserved and impressive examples of Western Indian Temple architecture. The temple dedicated to the Sun God is famed for its erotic sculpture. Stop for lunch at Maharani Bagh, a mango grove and the private gardens of the Maharajah of Jodhpur. Over night stay at Udaipur.
Day 13: Udaipur / Mumbai (Bombay)
Next morning depart departure by air to Mumbai. Your tour of Mumbai with India Holiday Packages guide includes the British-built "Gateway of India," the Hanging Gardens and Malabar Hills,the Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandhi Memorial Museum and Jain Temple. Check in to the hotel and have some rest. Later in the evening, India Holiday Packages representative will transfer you to the International Airport for your flight back home. With this concludes the Splendors of India & Nepal Tour.