The contrasts of India & Nepal 12 days

The contrasts of India and Nepal Itinerary: Delhi | Kathmandu | Varanasi | Khajuraho and other places The map is availableДоступен просмотр фотоVideo is currently unavailable
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Price: from $ 840 per person / tour upon request

Explore treasures of Kathmandu Valley and Northern India!

The tour give you a rich experience of Northern India and the capital of Nepal - Kathmandu. Have a sight of the richest historic architecture, sculptures and fabulous landscapes. Visit one of the wonders of the world Taj Mahal, the capital of the Empire Mogul'skii Jaipur, resplendent Hindu temples at Khajuraho which tell the story of Kama Sutra without words by admiring its erotic sculptures and the Heart of Nepal - Kathmandu, with a lot of temples and monasteries.

Day 1: Delhi (Arrival)
On arrival in Delhi our executive meets you at the airport and accompanies you to the hotel. After refreshment we take you on a sightseeing tour around New and Old Delhi. We visit Qutb Minar, the imposing Tower of Victory, the Lotus Temple with its distinctive lotus-shaped marvel in marble which manifests a symbol of peace, the India Gate and the House of the President from outside. Overnight stay in Delhi.


Day 2: Delhi ~  Kathmandu    (Flight IC 751 at 12:10 pm / 13:20 pm)
After breakfast we bring you to the airport for a flight for Kathmandu. Welcome in Kathmandu - a  "the museum city". On arrival in Kathmandu our representative meets you at the airport and accompanies you to the hotel. After check out at the hotel, the day is free for you to acclimatize, lounge around or take a stroll in the market place. Special note: Nepal is a place to be savored! Abandon your desire to see everything and go everywhere. Descover the new world. Watch the people interact, watch their mannerisms, dress, rituals and their faces, absorb the culture, understand the religion, embrace it and you will love the past kingdom - Shangri La. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.


Day 3: Kathmandu ~ Bodhnath ~ Bhaktapur ~ Patan ~ Kathmandu

After breakfast, we go on an excursion to some fascinating architectural sites around Kathmandu. On the route to Bodhnath stop at Pashupatinath, the most famous temple of Hindus in Nepal (World Heritage Site). Welcome at Bodhnath – the center of Tibetan Buddhists in Nepal.  On arrival at Bodhnath we visit one of the biggest stupas in the world. Here you can see many Tibetan refugees  and large number of monasteries. After lunch we proceed with our excursion tour to Bhaktapur. Also called as Bhadgaon (batgown) Bhaktapur is both the most medieval and the least transformed by change of the three valley cities. Here you can sense the atmosphere of ancient-something graceful monumental and stimulating to imagination about the old buildings, with their thousands of fine detailed decorations, the stone figures- the lions, and elephants which look like fossils from a time long gone, where reality was about glory, written in legends and myths and ruled by mystical creatures-like the image of Garuda. On the way back to Kathmandu we visit our last spot for today Patan, predominantly Buddhist town. At durbar Square we visit historic monuments. Patan is also a good place to buy fine bronzes  and woodwork at a reasonable price. Overnight at Kathmandu.


Day 4: In Kathmandu
Today we visit the Kathmandu’s Durbar Square with the monuments constructed by different rulers in several centuries. The most famous ones are the Old Royal Palace and the Kumari Bahal, the residence of the living Goddess, and also one of the holiest Buddhist sites in entire Nepal the Swayambhunath Temple (also called monkey temple) the most. The rest of the day is free for your own activities. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.


Day 5: Kathmandu ~ Varanasi (flight schedule Tue | Thu | Sun)

After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Varanasi. India welcomes us in the city Varanasi, the great Hindu city, also known as Benares. The city of light, believed to be founded by Shiva  - Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. It has maintained its religious life since centuries. Varanasi stands at the centre of the Hindu universe, the focus of a religious geography that reaches from Himalayan cave of Amarnath in Kashmir, to India’s southern tip at Kanniyakumari, Puri to the east, and Dwarka to the west. On arrival our representative will meet you at the airport and accompany to the hotel. After short relaxation at the hotel we take a half-day excursion to Sarnath, the place where Lord Buddha gave his first ceremony after the enlightenment, or as the Buddhist says, set the “Wheel of Dharma”. Overnight stay in Varanasi.


Day 6: Varanasi ~ Khajuraho (flight IC-752 14:00 - 14:50)

In the early morning (around 6:00 am) we take a cruise on the great riverbanks, along the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century pavilions and palaces, temples and terraces,  lined with a chain of stone steps – the Ghats.  While our cruise you can observe early-morning bathers, Brahmin priests offering Puja ceremony, and people practising meditation and yoga. * River Ganges in Hindu religion is elixir of life, which brings purity to the living and salvation to the dead. On arrival at the hotel we have breakfast brake and proceed to the airport for the onward flight to our next destination – Khajuraho. Welcome in the city of the greatest architectural achievement of the Chandella dynasty. On arrival our representative will meet us at the airport and accompany to the hotel. In the afternoon we visit Western and Eastern Group of temples. The temples are beautifully and exquisitely carved with erotic images tell us the ritual and Tantric cults, which use sex as a pivotal part of worship. Overnight stay in Khajuraho.


Day 7: Khajuraho ~ Orcha (172 km / 5 h)

After breakfast we drive to Orcha. A hidden place amid forest is famous for its magnificent fortifications, palaces and temples. On arrival check in to the hotel. Overnight stay in Orcha.


Day 8: Orcha ~ Jhansi  ~ Agra (Train: 2001 Shatabadi Express 18:50 - 20:30)
After breakfast we proceed for an excursion of Orcha. In the afternoon we return to the hotel check out and drive to the railway station to take a train to Agra via Jhansi. Agra the capital of Moguls empire in the past, remains undiminished, by its extravagance, blended with exquisite taste in all the arts, from the massive forts to the magnificent Taj Mahal. On arrival transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight stay in Agra.


Day  9: Agra ~ Jaipur (240 km / 5 h)
In the early morning we take you to sight the monument of immeasurable beauty, the Taj Mahal. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday). Inextricably associated with the royal love legend of Shaj Jahan and his wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal is regarded as the symbol of eternal love. We come back for breakfast, and after proceed with sightseeing to Agra Fort. Built alongside the Yamuna River the magnificent Agra Fort symbolizes the stature and power of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The elegant building complex reflects an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. It was the place where the emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb. Later check out from the hotel and we drive to Jaipur. On the way we stop at the magnificent city Fatehpur Sikri the “City of Victory”, where we visit the Red Sandstone Palace. Fatehpur Sikri is another fine example of the Mughal architectural splendour. Welcome to Rajasthan! On arrival in Jaipur, also called “Pink City” check in at the hotel and after refreshment you experience the traditional Rajasthan art, the carpet weaving, block printing and turban wearing. Overnight stay in Jaipur.


Day 10: In Jaipur  
Today we take you on an excursion around the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. First we visit Amber Fort, a romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura. At the bottom of the fort you climb up an elephant and ride up to the hilltop of the fort. (Elephant is subject to availability) At Amber Fort we visit the Sheesh Mahal, the Ganesh Pol, the Shila Devi Temple and the Kesar Kyari Bagh. In the afternoon we visit the Hawa Mahal from the outside, the City Palace and Jantar Mantar. In the evening a romantic rickshaw ride takes you around the Pink City. Overnight stay in Jaipur. 


Day 11: Jaipur ~ Delhi (265 km / 5 h)
After breakfast we drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi check in at the hotel and you can take rest till the evening. At later hour a light show is awaiting us at Akshardham Temple. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.


Day 12: Delhi (Departure)
After breakfast, in regard of your departure schedule, our representative accompanies you to the airport. We wish you a safe flight back home.. 

During the tour you stay at the hotels:

Places Hotels 3* Hotels 4* Hotels 5* Nights
Delhi Aster Inn
Oberoi Maiden
The Lalit
2
Kathmandu Marshyangdi
Shankar / Grand Hotel
Yak&Yeti / Radisson
3
Varanasi Hotel India
Ideal Tower
Ramada Plaza
1
Khajuraho
Usha Bundela
Ramada Plaza
Radisson
1
Orcha Bundelkhand River Side
Bundelkhand River Side
Orchha Resort
1
Agra Utkarsh Vilas
Howard Park Plaza
Jaypee Palace
1
Jaipur
Mandawa Haveli Ramada Jaipur
ITC Rajputana Sheraton
2

Price applicable for the season: 2012/13

15.09.12 - 30.04.13
 Number of person Hotels 3* Hotels 4* Hotels 5*
2 $1 080
$1 215
$1 339
3-4 $940
$1 055
$1 195
5-7 $840
$ 980
$1 100
Supplement for SGL room $215
$ 315
$430
International flight Delhi - Kathmandu - Delhi
$ 415 / person

Price includes

  • Our representative’s welcome at the airport
  • Accommodation in the mentioned category of hotels or similar
  • Transfers from / to the airport
  • All excursions by an A/C vehicle except of Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing tours mentioned in the program
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guide for tours as per the itinerary
  • Excursion to Amber Fort with elephant ride (Subject to availability of elephant).
  • Train tickets for the sector Agra – Varanasi by 2nd Ac Sleeper
  • Boat ride on River Ganga in Varanasi (common boating).
  • Rickshaw ride in Jaipur
  • All Currently Applicable Govt. Taxes

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