Duration : 14 Days / 13 Nights
Route : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Pokhra - Kathmandu - Delhi
Category : India & Nepal Tours
Welcome to India!!
You will be received by one of the representatives of “Times India Travels” or your driver at the international airport and you will be assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel, the representative/ driver will provide your documents regarding the tour.
Overnight in Hotel.
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of historic city by visiting Old Delhi. We will visit the majestic Red Fort- a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid- the largest mosque in India (both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame), Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, and a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandni Chowk. The city tour continues covering New Delhi by visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan- the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate- a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple- built by the Birlas which is among the leading industrial families of India; lotus-shaped Bhai’s Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar- built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. In the evening, you can visit to enjoy the speculative Light and Sound Show at Red Fort.
Overnight stay at New Delhi hotel.
Enjoy the moth-watering breakfast and then drive to Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur check in your schedule hotel. Later visit City Palace, Wind Palace (Hawa Mahal) Observatory in the evening, and take a walking tour of the colorful streets and bazaars of Pink City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning are visible even in the most common places such as its squares and streets. In Jaipur visit City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory.
Overnight at Jaipur hotel.
After breakfast, take a tour of the Pink City with a tour of the Amber Fort located outside the city, and enjoy the experience of riding the elephant back from the hill on which the fort is situated. The afternoon tour of the City Palace, located in the middle of Jaipur, is known for its blend of tourist Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. There is no distant central museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. All the monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. The late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Carpets, Gems, and handicrafts. One can also visit Nahargarh Fort to see it illuminated over the floodlights.
Again overnight at Jaipur hotel.
After breakfast, move towards the the Agra en-route Fatehpur Sikri, built in red sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chishti, the old deserted city of the Mughal dynasty, which foretells the birth of Emperor Akbar's 3 sons, and is an example of the combined with originality is one of the strong stability. Each important edit here represents a type by itself. Notable among them are Diwan-i-Khas, Salim Chishti's Tomb, Panch Mahal, and Buland Darwaza. Later continue to proceed to Agra and later enjoy city tour with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Jamuna, followed by a visit to Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah built by Empress Noor Jahan in memory of her father. In the evening you may visit the souvenirs market of Agra, one should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a Mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to complete the mini replica of the Taj. The showroom conducts a free sound & light show showing the eras of Taj Mahal. Overnight stay at Agra hotel.
In the early morning visit the Taj Mahal with Rising Sun. return to the hotel for breakfast and start driving to Orchha, on the way visit Gwalior fort and town, after lunch starts driving again for Orchha. Orchha is a beautiful medieval town, was once the capital of Bundela Kings. Built along the banks of the river Betwa, flowing through a rugged country century side, it still retains the captivating air of a bygone era. Amongst the various imposing edifices, of particular interest, are the Jehangir Mahal, built by Raja Bir Singh Deo to commemorate the visit of Moghul Emperor Jehangir, the Raj Mahal and the Laxmi Narayan temple, both noted for their fine Frescoes and Mural paintings. Overnight stay at Orchha hotel.
After breakfast drive to Alipura a small town, here you can feel, experience real people with their culture, heritage and tradition. From here start driving to Khajuraho on arrival check-in your hotel. Later enjoy some temples of Khajuraho. Overnight stay at Khajuraho hotel.
Khajuraho: - The temple city of central India is famous throughout the world for its exquisitely carved temples in stones. Thousands of visitors and tourists from all over the world flock together to envisage this immortal saga of Hindu art and culture engraved in stone by sharpies (stone craftsmen) a millennium ago.
Today, apart from the temples, Khajuraho is a small village but a thousand years ago it was a large city of the Chandelas, medieval Rajput kings who ruled over Central India. Khajuraho is 595 km (370 miles) south-east of Delhi and can be visited by air, rail or road. The visitor to Khajuraho cannot but be attracted to the vivid erotic sculptures on the walls of the temple. The idols are Mithun i.e. couples in different erotic poses. There have been various interpretations of their presence and some have strongly criticized them. According to an authority, in the erotic embrace a man and woman complete the final union of the soul, such erotic motifs protect the temple from lightning strikes. The reason given for this is that Indra, Lord of rain and lightning who himself is a great connoisseur of Kama, will not damage anything about that.
Breakfast at Hotel; Once again visit the temple and surroundings, in time transfer to Airport. Upon arrival meet and move to the hotel. Later in the day enjoy boat ride at Hotel River Ganges and experience sunset and evening prayers. Varanasi or Banaras is the holy city of India, The original name of Varanasi is Kashi. The origin goes to a Sanskrit word ‘kas’ meaning light. The city is the seat of religious and spiritual learning was perhaps thought of as an elucidation of life and thereby the name. Mythology also holds that this was the original piece of land created by the creator of the Universe, Lord Shiva after which the rest of the Universe came into being. The name Varanasi also has its origin from the rivers Varun and Asi between which Varanasi exists. The onslaught of various cultures in the city converted its name to Benaras. Now it has officially been re-christened Varanasi. Enjoy evening time at Ghats and by strolling on river Ganges by boat. Enjoy sunset and evening prayer at Ghats. Overnight at Hotel
Morning at Leisure, the time before scheduled flight explore Varanasi on your own, in time transfer to Airport for flight to Kathmandu. Meet and transfer to the Hotel. Rest of the time at Leisure. The next day enjoy morning 1hrs flight over the Himalayas and later sightseeing city tour of Kathmandu including a visit at Hanuman Dhoka, Kal Bhairav, Kumari Mandap, the museum and bazaar. Later return to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
Morning drive to Pokhara. Pokhara, an enchanting natural paradise offers a heavenly beauty and serenity for the inquisitive travelers. The Valley is of 124 square feet, the home of several lakes including the most renowned, Phewa Lake. In the middle of the lake, the temple of goddess Barahi is situated. Boating and fishing are the major charms of Phewa Lake. Boating on the lake is a lovely way to spend your time here. Pokhara is famous for its lake and its amazing views of the Annapurna range include Annapurna I and VI, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. When the sunrises, you can see the reflection of the mountains in the lake, truly a photographers paradise. Palaces of Interest are Phewa Lake, Barahi Temple, Devi’s Fall, Mahendra Cave, Seti Gandaki Gorge, The Old Bazar & Bindhyabasini Temple, World peace pagoda, Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake.
In the morning we will drive to Kathmandu and visit the destinations which we have not visited earlier. Rest of the time is for leisure.
Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
Rest of the day is for leisure. Transfer to Airport for flight back to Delhi- and connecting flight back home.
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