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A Private Tour of India & Nepal – Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Kathmandu

 11 Days / 10 Nights  – Tour Code (DAA)

Land Only – Departs Daily

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This program features an uncommon adventure to the mysterious lands of India and Nepal. Beginning with India, a vast country of diverse culture bounded by the majestic Himalayan ranges in the north and edged by a spectacular coastline surrounded by three seas, India is a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes, magnificent historical sites and royal cities, golden beaches, misty mountain retreats, colorful people, rich cultures and festivities. After an enlightening visit to India, We invite you to Nepal, a country of amazing extremes, is the home of the world’s highest mountains, historic cities and the forested plains where the lordly tigers and the great one-horned rhinoceros trundle at ease. Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalayas, Nepal is a land of sublime scenery, time-worn temples.

Dazzling landmarks, uncommon sightings, luxurious accommodations and impeccable hospitality, activities, they’re all here!  This is an awe-inspiring tour that will leave even the most sophisticated traveler breathless. Get ready for your adventure of a lifetime!


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Economy Class Airfare between  Khajuraho / Varanasi / Kathmandu per itinerary (priced separately)
  • All ground transportation per itinerary
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Private Tour Throughout: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and Professional Guides

DELHI (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Shangri-la New Delhi (Deluxe) OR The Oberoi New Delhi (Premium) in Delhi
  • Private sightseeing of Delhi including Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and ruins of Quwat-ul-Eslam

JAIPUR (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at the Trident Hotel | ITC Rajputana (Deluxe) OR Oberoi RajVilas (Premium) in Jaipur
  • Extensive sightseeing per itinerary including elephant ride to Amber Fort

AGRA (1 night)

  • 1 night at ITC Mughal Agra (Deluxe) OR Oberoi AmarVilas (Premium) in Agra
  • Extensive sightseeing of Agra including visit to the magnificient Taj Mahal

KHAJURAHO ( 1 night)

  • 1 night at Taj Chandela (Deluxe) OR Lalit Temple View (Premium) in Khajuraho
  • Private city tour of Khajuraho including Chaunset Yogini Temple, Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple, Vishwanath and Nandi Temples

VARANASI (1 night)

  • 1 night at Taj Gateway Varanasi (Deluxe) | Taj Nadesar Palace (Premium) in Varanasi
  • Half-day excursion to Sarnath
  • Morning boat ride on the Holy Ganges river and city tour of Varanasi

KATHMANDU (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Hyatt Regency (Deluxe) OR Dwarikas (Premium) in Kathmandu
  • Private sightseeing of Dubar Square in Pathan. Visit Bhadgoan and the Nyatapol Temple

 

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Agra Fort


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Temples of Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, Nepal


 

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Delhi
Arrive at Delhi, transfer to your hotel for your next 2 nights’ accommodations.

Day 2: Delhi 
Enjoy a morning tour of Old Delhi starting with the Red Fort, the 300-year-old walled city built of red sandstone that dates from the very peak of the Mughal power.  Opposite the fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India. Drive past Kotla Firoze Shah, ruins of an old fort of the 14th century with the 13 meter high Ashoka Pillar of 3rd BC. Visit Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. In the afternoon, proceed to New Delhi. Drive past the Presidential Palace, the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the secretariat buildings, the impressive Rajpath to the World War I memorial arch, the India Gate, the High Court Building and the Old Fort. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, ruins of Quwat-ul-Eslam (Light of Islam) Mosque and Iron Pillar that dates back to the 4th century AD. (B)

Day 3: Delhi / Jaipur
After breakfast, travel overland to Jaipur. Upon arrival, enjoy a brief tour of the city before checking-in at your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 4: Jaipur
Today, enjoy a full day tour of Jaipur. The day begins with a visit to the Amber fort with an elephant ride (subject to availability & local conditions) to  wander around the beautiful palace including a visit to the Shiladevi temple. Next visit, Hawa Mahal, a prominent landmark of Jaipur affectionately known as the “Palace of Winds” It is a five-story structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. In the afternoon proceed to City Palace that boasts a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture and houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. We end the day with a visit to Jantar Mantar, the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories consisting of outsized astronomical instruments that are still in use today. Overnight in Jaipiur. (B)

Day 5: Jaipur / Agra
After an early morning breakfast, depart by road for Jaipur (4-5 hours). As time permits, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned red sandstone city built in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The architecture at Fatehpur Sikri is a combination of Hindu and Muslim styles, expressing Akbar’s vision of synthesizing the cultures. Upon arriving Jaipur, visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shahjahan in white marble in the early 1600’s for his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. With its incredible lacy white grandeur the Taj Mahal is perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world. Afterwards, proceed to Agra Fort. Situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, Agra Fort comprises of palaces, mosques and audience halls contained within its massive wall of red sandstone are perfect examples of blending Islamic and Hindu traditions. Overnight in Agra. (B) ****Note: Taj Mahal closed on Fridays***

Day 6: Agra / Khajuraho
This morning, board your train to Jhansi and followed by a private car transfer to Khajuraho, visiting Orchha en-route. Upon arrival, visit the city’s revered temples including the Chaunset Yogini Temple,Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple, Vishwanath and Nandi Temples. Check-in at your hotel in Khajuraho. (B)

Day 7: Khajuraho / Varanasi
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy an excursion to Sarnath, a large complex of ruined monasteries covering the area north of the stupas belonging to the Kushan and Gupta period some dating back to 3rd B.C. Overnight in Varanasi. (B)

Day 8: Varanasi / Kathmandu  
Enjoy  an early morning boat trip on the holy River Ganges.  The Gange is the river of India, which has held India’s heart captive and drawn uncounted millions to her banks since the dawn of history.  It has long been considered the holiest of all rivers by Hindus and worshiped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism where many former provincial and imperial capitals have been located on its banks throughout India’s history. Your two-hour journey spans three miles down the Ganges offering an inspiring glimpse of rural life in India. Here, you will witness the daily rituals prevalent throughout India during the Aryan age dating back 3,000 years.  Return to Varanasi city visiting Bharat Mata Temple, Emperor Aurangazeb’s Mosque, Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and Durga (Goddess of Power) Temple popularly known as the Monkey Temple . Board an afternoon flight for Kathmandu. Upon arrival, bet me and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. (B)

Day 9: Kathmandu
Sightseeing of Patan where you will see the Dubar Square. In the afternoon, visit Bhadgoan and the Nyatapol Temple. (B)

Day 10: Kathmandu
This morning visit Pashupatinath, Bouddanath Stupa or visit Nagarkot or Dhulikhel. (B)

Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)


PRICE CHART

2017/18 Price Chart (Price valid through March 31st, 2018)

Hotel

Twin Sharing Single Supplement
LS HS LS HS
Deluxe 3,795 3,965 1,195 1,555
Premium 5,375 6,745 2,855 4,125
Supplement for 1 person traveling alone: $750



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • Prices do not include airfares – domestic airfare (HJR/VNS/KTM) at approx. $700 (subject to change)
  • Low Season (LS): Apr. 16 – Sep.
  • High Season (HS): Oct. – Apr. 15
  • *Taj Mahal closed on Fridays.
  • Price excludes all airfares, lunches & dinners, personal expenses, gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Visas are required to enter India and Nepal. NOT included in package.
  • All hotels and land services are subject to availability at time of reservation



ACCOMMODATIONS

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Delhi – Shangri-La Eros

New Delhi - The Oberoi Hotel

New Delhi – The Oberoi Hotel

Jaipur - ITC Rajputana Hotel

Jaipur – ITC Rajputana Hotel

Jaipur - Trident Hotel

Jaipur – Trident Hotel

Jaipur - Oberoi Rajvillas Hotel

Jaipur – Oberoi Rajvillas Hotel

Agra - ITC Mughal Hotel

Agra – ITC Mughal Hotel

Agra - Oberoi Amarvillas

Agra – Oberoi Amarvillas

Varanasi - Taj Gateway Hotel

Varanasi – Taj Gateway Hotel

Varasani - Taj Nedesa Palace

Varasani – Taj Nadesa Palace

Kathmandu - Dwarika's Hotel

Kathmandu – Dwarika’s Hotel

Kathmandu - Hyatt Regency Hotel

Kathmandu – Hyatt Regency Hotel

Nargarkot - Club Himalayas

Nargarkot – Club Himalayas

 


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Extensive private sightseeing of Delhi & New Delhi including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Old Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and the ruins of Quwat-ul-Eslam (Light of Islam) Mosque
  • Private excursion to Sarnath and the Gange river in Varanasi
  • Private visits to the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort in Agra
  • Extensive private sightseeing in Jaipur including Amber fort, Shiladevi temple, “Jantar Mantar”, the City Palace and Hawa Mahal
  • Extensive sightseeing in Kathmandu, Nepal

Price Starting From: $3,795