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10 Days Fascinating India and Nepal

Tour Code: INP10E

Dates & Rates

Highlights

  • The Iron Pillar & Jama Masjid Mosque,
  • Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) & Taj Mahal
  • Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in New Delhi
Upon arrival in New Delhi, you will be transferred to the hotel and check-in. The remainder of the day will be yours to enjoy.
Hotel: Radisson Blu Plaza Airport/ Novotel or similar

Day 2: New Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a guided tour of New Delhi, Visiting such sights as, the Qutub Minar 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. The Iron Pillar which has survived the vagaries of weather for over 1500 years. Continue with a drive through Embassy area, the Government buildings (1921-1930) and Connaught Place, the heart and main shopping district of the capital. Later, cross the city and into the walled gates of the Old city with visits to the Jama Mosque (1650) and The highlight of this tour would be a ride on cycle rickshaws. This is a remarkable way to explore and picture the hustle and bustle as well as the color of the narrow winding streets bursting with people and pavement shops selling wares of all description where we drive through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk (aptly translates to Moonlight Square) where the throngs of shoppers and vendors meet in the oldest area of Delhi. Continue to Raj Ghat and nearby ghats where the founder of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi and thereafter Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were remated. (B)
Hotel: Radisson Blu Plaza Airport/ Novotel or similar

Day 3: New Delhi – Jaipur
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will be departing to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. The afternoon will be followed by sightseeing of Birla Temple. Overnight at Jaipur Hotel. (B)
Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton / Crowne Plaza or similar

Day 4: Jaipur
This morning, visit Amber Fort, the former capital of the royal Jaipurs. Overlooking Maota Lake We will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant, passing through the ancient main gate(Elephant ride is not included) where Maharajas of Jaipur have entered for four hundred years. We shall visit the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-Octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city.
Later in the afternoon, we proceed on a tour Of the City Palace. Next, we visit the Solar Observatory – an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that gives accurate predictions till date. During today, you will also have a Heena Experience where you can receive this traditional Indian body art on your hand. Lastly, you will also discover traditional Indian clothing as you witness the Saree Drapping demonstration (Photo experience). (B)
Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton / Crowne Plaza or similar

Day 5: Jaipur – Agra
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Then we drive to Agra stopping at deserted capital city of Fatehpur Sikri. This abandoned capital of the Mughals is a perfectly preserved city at the height of the empire’s splendour. The city divided into religious and secular parts has interesting well-sculpted buildings. From here we continue riding to Agra. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Evening, we will visit Mehtab Bagh. The Moonlight Garden was an extension of the Taj Mahal Garden – on the other side of the river. (B)
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton/ Radisson or similar

Day 6: Agra – New Delhi /Kathmandu, Nepal
At sunrise, we visit one of the greatest sights of one’s lifetime – Taj Mahal. A dawn visit to the fabled Taj Mahal to witness the magical effects caused by the reflections of the changing colors of the rising Sun on this brilliant white marble building. Later we return back to our hotel for breakfast. After that, we ride to the massive Agra Fort. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. In the later afternoon, we drive back to New Delhi to take the flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. (B)
Hotel: Hotel Shankar / Hotel Himalaya or similar

Day 7: Kathmandu
Enjoy breakfast in the Hotel and then depart to visit the world heritage sightseeing like Pashupatinath,  Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Begin the day with a trip to Pashupatinath. In Pashupatinath, there is a crematorium outside the temple by the side of the wide but shallow river and the wood surroundings are dotted with small shrines. Next on, we drive to Boudhanath which is a colossal stupa, one of the biggest in the world. Heading over to Swoyambhunath which is said to be two thousand years old, making it one of the world’s oldest and glorious Buddhist chaityas(Stupas). We end the day by visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square which is one of the famous sightseeing sports for the wood carving. We will serve Nepalese menus as dinner. (B/D)
Hotel: Hotel Shankar / Hotel Himalaya or similar

Day 8: Kathmandu – Patan – Bhaktapur – Kathmandu   
Enjoy leisurely breakfast in Hotel. Get ready for a more amazing Sightseeing tour around Patan and Bhaktapur. First, we visit the city, patan which is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateway, guardian deities and wonderful caving. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is also known as the city of artists. Next, we drive to Bhaktapur which is famous for the museum of medieval art and architecture with many fine examples of sculpture and woodcarving. (B)
Hotel: Hotel Shankar / Hotel Himalaya or similar

Day 9: Kathmandu
Begin the day with a delicious Breakfast at the Hotel. Followed by a tour to old villages and holy temples of Nepal like Kritipur, Khokana, Bungmati, Dakshainkali and Pherping. We begin our date with a visit to the village Kritipur that boasts many ancient monuments including the famed temple of tiger-faced Bhairva. Then we head over to the twin villages of Bungamati and Khokana. in the sun on the street and courtyards. Moving on to visit Dakshainkali temple. On the way up to the mountain to this temple, you will pass by many colorful small outdoor shops selling trinkets and offerings.  We will arrange a farewell buffet at the hotel this evening. (B/D)
Hotel: Hotel Shankar / Hotel Himalaya or similar

Day 10: Kathmandu ✈️ Home
After breakfast, get ready for the final departure to your hometown with the lifetime memories of India and Kathmandu, Nepal and their culture. (B)

Images

Remarks

  • The above tour fares are based on US Dollar.        
  • Adult rate is based on a minimum of 2 people group.
  • The rates exclude all the airfare, train fare, Visa fee, personal insurance, and expense.
  • The designated optional tours and gratuity will be charged mandatorily. 
  • The cancellation and change dates policies, please refer to the general terms and conditions.
  • An extra transfer to and from the hotel/airport is $30/per person
  • All the guests have to stay with the group at all time. If absent, a person will be charged $60/per day.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

  • The Iron Pillar & Jama Masjid Mosque,
  • Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) & Taj Mahal
  • Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in New Delhi
Upon arrival in New Delhi, you will be transferred to the hotel and check-in. The remainder of the day will be yours to enjoy.
Hotel: Radisson Blu Plaza Airport/ Novotel or similar

Day 2: New Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a guided tour of New Delhi, Visiting such sights as, the Qutub Minar 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. The Iron Pillar which has survived the vagaries of weather for over 1500 years. Continue with a drive through Embassy area, the Government buildings (1921-1930) and Connaught Place, the heart and main shopping district of the capital. Later, cross the city and into the walled gates of the Old city with visits to the Jama Mosque (1650) and The highlight of this tour would be a ride on cycle rickshaws. This is a remarkable way to explore and picture the hustle and bustle as well as the color of the narrow winding streets bursting with people and pavement shops selling wares of all description where we drive through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk (aptly translates to Moonlight Square) where the throngs of shoppers and vendors meet in the oldest area of Delhi. Continue to Raj Ghat and nearby ghats where the founder of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi and thereafter Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were remated. (B)
Hotel: Radisson Blu Plaza Airport/ Novotel or similar

Day 3: New Delhi – Jaipur
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will be departing to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. The afternoon will be followed by sightseeing of Birla Temple. Overnight at Jaipur Hotel. (B)
Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton / Crowne Plaza or similar

Day 4: Jaipur
This morning, visit Amber Fort, the former capital of the royal Jaipurs. Overlooking Maota Lake We will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant, passing through the ancient main gate(Elephant ride is not included) where Maharajas of Jaipur have entered for four hundred years. We shall visit the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-Octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city.
Later in the afternoon, we proceed on a tour Of the City Palace. Next, we visit the Solar Observatory – an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that gives accurate predictions till date. During today, you will also have a Heena Experience where you can receive this traditional Indian body art on your hand. Lastly, you will also discover traditional Indian clothing as you witness the Saree Drapping demonstration (Photo experience). (B)
Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton / Crowne Plaza or similar

Day 5: Jaipur – Agra
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Then we drive to Agra stopping at deserted capital city of Fatehpur Sikri. This abandoned capital of the Mughals is a perfectly preserved city at the height of the empire’s splendour. The city divided into religious and secular parts has interesting well-sculpted buildings. From here we continue riding to Agra. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Evening, we will visit Mehtab Bagh. The Moonlight Garden was an extension of the Taj Mahal Garden – on the other side of the river. (B)
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton/ Radisson or similar

Day 6: Agra – New Delhi /Kathmandu, Nepal
At sunrise, we visit one of the greatest sights of one’s lifetime – Taj Mahal. A dawn visit to the fabled Taj Mahal to witness the magical effects caused by the reflections of the changing colors of the rising Sun on this brilliant white marble building. Later we return back to our hotel for breakfast. After that, we ride to the massive Agra Fort. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. In the later afternoon, we drive back to New Delhi to take the flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. (B)
Hotel: Hotel Shankar / Hotel Himalaya or similar

Day 7: Kathmandu
Enjoy breakfast in the Hotel and then depart to visit the world heritage sightseeing like Pashupatinath,  Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Begin the day with a trip to Pashupatinath. In Pashupatinath, there is a crematorium outside the temple by the side of the wide but shallow river and the wood surroundings are dotted with small shrines. Next on, we drive to Boudhanath which is a colossal stupa, one of the biggest in the world. Heading over to Swoyambhunath which is said to be two thousand years old, making it one of the world’s oldest and glorious Buddhist chaityas(Stupas). We end the day by visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square which is one of the famous sightseeing sports for the wood carving. We will serve Nepalese menus as dinner. (B/D)
Hotel: Hotel Shankar / Hotel Himalaya or similar

Day 8: Kathmandu – Patan – Bhaktapur – Kathmandu   
Enjoy leisurely breakfast in Hotel. Get ready for a more amazing Sightseeing tour around Patan and Bhaktapur. First, we visit the city, patan which is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateway, guardian deities and wonderful caving. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is also known as the city of artists. Next, we drive to Bhaktapur which is famous for the museum of medieval art and architecture with many fine examples of sculpture and woodcarving. (B)
Hotel: Hotel Shankar / Hotel Himalaya or similar

Day 9: Kathmandu
Begin the day with a delicious Breakfast at the Hotel. Followed by a tour to old villages and holy temples of Nepal like Kritipur, Khokana, Bungmati, Dakshainkali and Pherping. We begin our date with a visit to the village Kritipur that boasts many ancient monuments including the famed temple of tiger-faced Bhairva. Then we head over to the twin villages of Bungamati and Khokana. in the sun on the street and courtyards. Moving on to visit Dakshainkali temple. On the way up to the mountain to this temple, you will pass by many colorful small outdoor shops selling trinkets and offerings.  We will arrange a farewell buffet at the hotel this evening. (B/D)
Hotel: Hotel Shankar / Hotel Himalaya or similar

Day 10: Kathmandu ✈️ Home
After breakfast, get ready for the final departure to your hometown with the lifetime memories of India and Kathmandu, Nepal and their culture. (B)

Images

Remarks

  • The above tour fares are based on US Dollar.        
  • Adult rate is based on a minimum of 2 people group.
  • The rates exclude all the airfare, train fare, Visa fee, personal insurance, and expense.
  • The designated optional tours and gratuity will be charged mandatorily. 
  • The cancellation and change dates policies, please refer to the general terms and conditions.
  • An extra transfer to and from the hotel/airport is $30/per person
  • All the guests have to stay with the group at all time. If absent, a person will be charged $60/per day.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

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