Into the Heavens, India to Nepal
This exceptional trip to India and Nepal gives you the chance to explore both India and Nepal. Visit India, the religious diverse land, covered in magnificent architecture, the land of the many that begs to be explored. Visit India's cities Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Temples dot the scope of many cities, beautifully rendered to serve their deities. Proceed and head to Nepal, described as a paradise. Nepal is noted by many to heaven on earth. It is known for its Green valleys, amazing waterways, and mountains which silhouettes casts its magical beauty all around. Visit Nepal's city Kathmandu. Discover Nepal's landmarks Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, the Kumari Chowk, Monkey Temple, Lalitpur City and more.
- Meet, greet, assistance at the airport and transfers to the hotel.
- Arrival and departure transfers, visits etc. with transportation air conditioning;
- 2 Nights’ accommodation in Delhi at listed hotel Half board basis.
- 1 Night accommodation in Agra at listed hotel Half board basis.
- 2 Nights’ accommodation in Jaipur at listed hotel Half board basis.
- 3 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at listed hotel Bed & Breakfast basis.
- All tickets according to the itinerary.
- Elephant ride in Jaipur in forte Amber, by Jeep if it can't be by elephant for any reason.
- Shoes boots to visit the TAJ Mahal
- Round trip by e-bus from the car park to the entrance of Fatehpur Sikri and at Taj Mahal
- Aarti Ceremony at Birla Temple in Jaipur
- English -speaking accompanying guide
- 01 bottle of mineral water in the vehicle during visits/ transfers
- Receiving with garlands at the Delhi Airport
- All taxes and tolls applicable to the date. (Subject to change without notice)
- International Airfare
- Delhi – Kathmandu Flight
- International air taxes
- Entry visa to India
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Meals and/or drinks not specified above
- Camera tickets
- Luggage carriers
Day 1: Arrival New Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be greeted by our representative outside Gate 5 with a name sign. He will welcome you with a garland of flowers and take a photo, he will take you to the hotel in a private car. Upon arrival at the hotel, he will perform check-in formalities. Overnight at the hotel.
DELHI: The Moderna capital of India is also a very ancient city whose origins are lost in legend. Hundreds of monuments adorn it, with its carved and millenary history. From this city numerous Hindu and Muslim dynasties, including the Mughals, ruled India. No less than 7 successive cities existed here before the arrival of the British, who would create, by the hand of Sir Edwin Lutyens, their dream capital.
Day 2: New Delhi City Tour
Breakfast. We will start the visit with a photo stop at the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk is located nearby, in times imperial avenue that Shah Jahan liked to ride along, and from there we will go to, passing through the alleys of old Delhi, Jama Masyid, one of the largest mosques in India, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the seventeenth century.
Next, we will visit Gandhi's tomb and drive through the New Delhi area to see the India Gate, the Presidential Palace and the parliament. Then we will go to visit the temple of the Sikh religion and we will sit for about 10 minutes in the prayer hall to observe the visitors and listen to the prayer.
A visit to the New Delhi will allow us to discover the Qutab Minar (XII century), gracefully fluted and completely carved by hand on its shaft; nearby is the Iron Column, which has impassively attended to the misfortunes of Time and is not even rusty, after 1500 years of history.
Return to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur 256 KMS
Breakfast. In the morning, departure by road to Jaipur.
Jaipur: The pink city of Rajasthan. Jaipur is perhaps one of the most picturesque cities in the world. It was built according to the canons of the Shilpa Shastra, the ancient Hindu treatise on architecture.
Divided into seven rectangular sectors, with well-laid streets, right angles, its planning is a marvel of eighteenth-century urbanism, when not even in Europe there was a similar systematization. Surrounded by steep hills at three of its heart points, the city is guarded by a powerful fortified wall, with seven gates.
In the afternoon, panoramic tour of the city of Jaipur, where in addition to an orientation tour of the pink city its bazaars, you will be able to contemplate the Albert Hall (Palace built by the Maharaja of Jaipur to commemorate the visit of King George of England), today converted into a museum, then we will visit the Birla temple of the Hindu religion. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 4: Jaipur - Amber Fort – Jaipur
Breakfast. In the morning, we will drive through the residential and business areas of the "pink city", passing in front of the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), one of the most well-known monuments of Jaipur. Next, we will go to Amber Fort, the former state capital until 1728. A unique experience: we will climb on the backs of elephants to access the top of the hill on which the fort stands.
Then, sightseeing tour of Jaipur (which takes its name from Maharajah Jai Singh, prince and astronomer, who designed and founded the city in 1727). We will get to know the astronomical observatory that the monarch himself built, equipped with instruments designed by himself, of considerable size, and whose precision is difficult to match even today. We will also visit the Maharaja's Palace, former royal residence and nowadays museum of manuscripts, Rajput and Mughal paintings and weapons. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 5: Jaipur - Monkey Temple - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra 236 KMS
Breakfast. In the morning, departure at 07:30 hours to Agra visiting on route the monkey temple, the Abhaneri stepwell and Fatehpur Sikri
ABHANERI - This is Chand Baori a famous stepped well located in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan. It is located in front of the Harshat Mata Temple and is one of the largest and deepest in India. It was built in the 9th century and has 3300 steps, 13 levels and 100 feet deep
Rebuilt in the 10th century, the incredible Chand Baori stepped well was a practical solution to the water problem in this area of India, where the arid climate forced the local inhabitants to make deep excavations in search of underground streams. According to a legend, the building was built by ghosts in a single night.
FATEHPUR SIKRI: Just over 40 kms from Agra is the dead city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned due to his inability to provide it with a water supply. The buildings of the city are incredibly preserved, notably the Jama Masjid Mosque, the tomb of Salim Chisti, the Panch Mahal and other places.
Arrival in Agra and check-in at the hotel.
OPTIONAL - You can watch the Taj Mahal musical show at Kalakriti Theater from 18:30 to 20:00 hours with direct payment at the theater window. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 6: Agra
Breakfast. Early in the morning, visit including one of the most important monuments in the world, the Taj Mahal, a hymn to love built by Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 to serve as the mausoleum of his queen, Mumtaj Mahal. This architectural wonder is a proportioned masterpiece, entirely erected in white marble. Artisans coming from Persia, the Ottoman Empire, France and Italy took, helped by 20,000 workers, 17 years to complete it (ATTENTION: THE TAJ MAHAL CLOSES ITS DOORS ON FRIDAYS, A MUSLIM HOLIDAY).
Next, we will visit the Agra Fort, on the banks of the Yamuna River, in the heart of the city. It reflects the Indian architecture under three Mughal emperors: Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. Within the complex there are some interesting structures, such as the Jehangiri Mahal, the Anguri Bagh, the Khas Mahal and the Moti Masjid Mosque.
We will visit the Akbar Church, the most important Christian building in Agra bears the enigmatic name of "Akbar Church". The Church of Akbar founded in 1600 by the Jesuit fathers at the invitation of Emperor Akbar. This is the first Roman Catholic Church of the Mughal Era. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 7: Agra – Fly Delhi - Kathmandu
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport to board a flight for Kathmandu.On arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 8: Kathmandu Tour
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Kathmandu. You will begin with Patan City and visit Patan Durbar Square. Then, you will visit Tibetan Refugee Camp.
Afterwards, you will visit Swoyambhunath, the four seeing eyes of Swoyambhunath Stupa. Then, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square which is a complex of palaces, courtyards, and temples.
Discover Kumari temple and Kasthamandap. After enjoying your day, you will return to your hotel.
Day 9: Kathmandu Tour
After your breakfast, enjoy city tour Kathmandu. You will visit Bhaktapur City Bhaktapur Durbar Square to explore The Lion Gate, The Golden Gate, The Palace of Fifty-five Windows, The Art Gallery and The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. Then, you will visit Boudhanath which is among the largest stupas in South Asia. Afterwards, you will move to Pashupatinath which is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal.
See Guheswari Temple, Rajrajeswari Temple, Gorakhnath temple, and the courtyard of Biswarup. Proceed to see The Bagmati River flows close by and the Arya Ghat cremation grounds.
After enjoying your day, you will return to your hotel and overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Kathmandu Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to board flight for onward journey.
Note: Prices are valid till September 2024