Looking through the culturally vivid kaleidoscope of Indian subcontinent is absolutely magical. As you begin to rotate it, the fascinating visuals of majestic heritage, unique traditions and extravagant celebrations appear one after the other, leaving spectators completely mesmerized. When you decide to build one for yourself, you will be amazed to find the choicest of colors willing to go onboard. One option is the astounding land of Rajasthan where forts and palaces emerge out from the desert sand and handsomely rugged hills like poetry written on a golden canvas.
Add a pleasant contrast to the trip visiting the holiest Hindu city Varanasi located amidst the fertile Northern Plains of River Ganges and filled with unsurpassable mysticism. On the next turn of this heart-warming expedition is the breathtaking Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal where historical durbar squares and rich amalgamation of Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas overwhelm the visitors. The itinerary also reveals the magnetic Mughal heritage at Delhi and Agra to entertain your cravings for more. Embark on this entertaining journey and you will be all in love with this spellbinding part of the world.
The tour begins as you arrive at Delhi Airport and are escorted to the booked hotel. Get an overview of the itinerary and stay overnight at Delhi.
Start the day with breakfast and visit Old Delhi, which served as the glorious capital of Mughal Empire. Dotted with historical gates, royal mansions, bustling bazaars and narrow alleys, it is home to many world-famous monuments that flaunt Mughal Architecture in style. Explore the World Heritage Site of Red Fort; India’s largest mosque Jama Masjid and Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation site Raj Ghat. Extend the trip to New Delhi and visit the architecturally stunning Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Drive by the government buildings like Secretariat and President’s House known for their contrasting modern architecture. Also visit the war memorial called India Gate and the very charming Lotus Temple. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Today, you will drive to Jaipur after breakfast. Fondly called the Pink City, Jaipur is Rajasthan’s capital and adorned with fairy-tale palaces, richly carved monuments and colossal fort complexes. Visitors to the city find it simply irresistible to shop at the traditional bazaars and splurge on the ethnic cuisines laden with spices and aromas. On arrival, check-in at the booked hotel and relax. Spend rest of the day at leisure and stay overnight at Jaipur.
Have breakfast and start the city sightseeing tour with Amber Fort. Located on a hilltop, the fort houses beautiful palaces and offers outstanding views of the entire region. Enjoy a wonderful elephant ride to access the fort and discover the stunning structures. Later, visit other popular hotspots like Jai Mahal, Goddess Kali Temple, Hawa Mahal and others. You will be surprised by the inimitable mirror work, inlay work and other extraordinary artistic expressions at these structures. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Ranthambore is located in the Aravallis and Vindhyas, this park is home to diverse species of wildlife. Jungle Safari during the day and overnight stay at Hotel / Resort.
Bid adieu to Jaipur after breakfast as we guide you to the historical city of Agra. Enjoy the halt at the World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri, the city constructed by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar but later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Get ready to be enchanted by the use of marble and red sandstone in the splendid architecture of massive gateways, tombs, palaces and royal residences and other grand structures. Continue the drive to Agra and check-in at the booked hotel on arrival.
Meet our representative at the railway station and transfer to the booked hotel. Varanasi is famed as one of the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world. After relaxing for few hours, visit Sarnath, the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Feel blessed as you wander through the Deer Park and various Buddhist monasteries and temples. Return to Varanasi by evening and get ready to watch the unbelievable spectacle of evening Ganga aarti (prayers). You will be bowled-over by the sight of thousands of earthen lamps at the shores of the holy river. Overnight stay at Varanasi.
Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Kathmandu. The capital of Nepal is located in the pristine Kathmandu Valley and has spectacular historical landscape with structures you will instantly fall in love with. On arrival, check-in at the booked hotel. Today, you will visit the World Heritage Site of Kathmandu Durbar Square where hundreds of years old structures are simply amazing to explore. Later, climb a hill to visit the very interesting Swayambhunath complex (popular as Monkey Temple) which houses a Buddhist stupa, a Tibetan monastery and many Hindu temples. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Visit the World Heritage Site of Pashupatinath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later, visit Boudhanath, the incredible Buddhist stupa which is also a World Heritage Site. Going further, drive to Patan and explore the World Heritage Site of Patan Durbar Square which houses eye-catching temples, palace and monuments. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Drive to Nagarkot after breakfast and visit Changu Narayan Temple on the way. Believed as Nepal’s oldest temple, it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is among the finest specimen of brilliant art and architecture. Explore the nearby World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur which houses historical durbar square and temples showcasing unmatchable architecture. Arrive at Nagarkot and transfer to the booked hotel for night stay.
Have breakfast and enjoy the picturesque beauty of the region. You will be left speechless by the striking views of the soaring Himalayan peaks. Later, transfer to the airport to board flight to Pokhara. The starting point of world-famous trekking and hiking routes, Pokhara is home to several lakes, waterfalls, caves and vantage points. Explore the wondrous nature’s hotspots and enjoy a thrilling boat ride at the exquisite Phewa Lake. Overnight stay at Pokhara.
Spend few hours after breakfast at leisure before we transfer you to the airport. Board the flight scheduled for Kathmandu. Our representative escorts you to the hotel where you can relax before going out for shopping. You may buy Buddhist paintings, carpets, rugs, silver jewelry and cultural artifacts. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Reach airport on time to board the scheduled flight to Delhi. On arrival, board the connecting flight to home.
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