Tajmahal and Nepal
Duration : 9 Days/ 8 Nights
Destinations: New Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - New Delhi - Varanasi - Flight - Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Nagarkot - Kathmandu - Flight - New Delhi
Day 01: Arrive in New Delhi »
Traditional welcome - Atithi Devo Bhava (Guest is god) - on arrival with garlanding at Delhi international airport by a Holiday India Travel’s executive. Transferred in your exclusive airconditioned deluxe car to your hotel. Afterward, take a tour of the historic city of Delhi, where you can experience the influence of those who once ruled this region; a city built and destroyed and rebuilt seven times. The tour takes you to the monuments that depict the different eras, including a visit to a Hindu temple of Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth; the magnificent Red Fort (exterior); Jama Masjid, one of Asia's largest mosques; Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation". Afternoon tour of New Delhi to include Humanyun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, India Gate, President's House and a drive through Connaught Place. Overnight at a hotel in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi — Jaipur - 5 Hrs Drive »
In the morning, proceed for a drive to Jaipur - the Pink City of India. Upon arrival in Jaipur, transfer to your hotel to freshen up before taking a city tour of Jaipur covering Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), City Palace, and Jantar Mantar (Royal Astronomical Observatory). Overnight at a hotel in Jaipur.
Day 03: Jaipur »
Breakfast at your hotel is followed by an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort on an elephant, the erstwhile capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs before they moved to their newly built capital in Jaipur. This is the only fort where one can still go by elephant like a Maharaja. Then visit Jaigarh Fort and Tiger Fort on the way to Water Palace. Take leisure time to shop in this famous city of gems and jewels, or enjoy a walk in the colorful bazaar. In the evening, go to Birla Temple. Overnight at a hotel in Jaipur.
Day 04: Jaipur — Agra - 5 Hrs Drive»
Breakfast at your hotel, then driven to Agra - the city of world famous Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned 15 years later due to scarcity of water. See Darbar-e-Aam, Palaces, Panch Mahal and Taansen Seat. Continue to Agra and check into hotel. Later visit Agra’s Red Fort, built in red sandstone by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. Visit the halls of private and public; Itimad-Ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) described as a 'Jewel Box' and often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal. It was built between 1622 and 1628. Also visit a local marble factory to witness the inlay work of precious stones known as Pietra dura. It's the same art of stonework illustrated on the Taj Mahal and Baby Taj. It's a learning experience and a treat to the eyes to see the artistry. Overnight at a hotel in Agra.
Day 05: Agra – Delhi – 4 Hrs Drive »
Dawn-view visit of Taj Mahal to witness the wonder of marble that seems to change colors as the sun rises. A UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is best viewed and enjoyed in this non-chaotic and less crowded time of the day. Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later, driven back to Delhi and rest in your hotel. In the evening, you can go to Connaught Place for dinner. Overnight at a hotel in Delhi.
Day 06: Varanasi — Flight to Kathmandu »
In the morning, take a flight to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport our representative welcomes you and assists your transfer to your hotel. At the evening, you'll be taken to a welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with the cultural and musical program in the heart of Kathmandu. You’ll be briefed about your trip and returned to spend the night at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 07: Kathmandu »
After breakfast, your day will start with a trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley, including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world largest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as monkey temple, and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures, and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduction to your adventure trip staff. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 08: Kathmandu »
Today, we pick you up for an early morning mountain flight and drive 20 minutes to a domestic airport. You will have a one-hour exciting mountain flight closest to the northern Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, the highest peak. This flight will be a memorable lifetime Himalayan experience with fantastic mountain views, some being the highest peaks in the world. After your amazing flight, you will be transferred to visit old Patan Durbar Square. The principal attractions of this place are fine pagoda temples and stone statuary. Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. After your lunch at Patan, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The main attractions there are the palace of 55 windows, Nyatapola Temple constructed as a pagoda style, Dattatraya Temple, museum, and pottery squar. Then you will transfer back to your Kathmandu hotel for overnight.
Day 09: Kathmandu — Flight to Delhi »
In the morning, take a flight to Delhi. You will be received by your driver at the Delhi airport. According to your flight timing, you can spend some time in Delhi. Check-in for international flights beginning 3 hours prior to flight departure time for economy class or 2 hours before business/first class.