Day 1 Delhi
Arrive Delhi by International flight. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer the hotel .
Afternoon combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar, India Gate (War memorial), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple, and driving past President's Estate, Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings. Also visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk
Day 2 Delhi - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur (260 km, approx 6 hrs drive). On arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728 AD. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. Ascent on Elephant back, the hill on which the fort is situated.
Afternoon city sightseeing tour. Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince. Ever since it has retained that color. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit the Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory. Albert Hall and Museum, Ram Niwas Gardens; drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 Jaipur - Agra
Morning drive to Agra (235 km. Approx.4 ½ hrs drive) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Visit the remains of its fortifications within the city including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing tour visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal, to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit Itmad-ud-Daula's tomb built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 Agra - Khajuraho
Transfer to the airport in time for flight to Khajuraho. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. The world famous Khajuraho temples were built between 950 AD and 1050 AD by the Chandela Kings, who claim descent from the moon God. These temples are famous for their exotic sculptures. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, the Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bhaatji temple with an image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples. Lakshmana Temple, Viraha Temple dedicated to Shiva, which is the largest and most typical of the Khajuraho Temples. Also visit Javeri Temple and Parasvanath Temple dedicated to Jainism and the only Temples still surviving in the Eastern group. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 Khajuraho - Varanasi
Transfer to the airport in time for flight to Varanasi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon city sightseeing tour. Varanasi the holiest city of the Hindus and one of the oldest living cities in the world was already old when Rome was founded and a flourishing trade centre when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. It was a city of great wealth and religious importance when the Chinese traveler Hymen Tsang visited in the 7th Century. Visit the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble. Durga Temple. Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University and its Art Gallery and the Mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple. Overnight at the hotel.Day 7 Varanasi - Kathmandu
Day 8 Kathmandu
Morning sightseeing tour of city and Swayambhunath. CITY: Visit the Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal resident quarter, Mahadev and Parvati Temple, Machhender Bahl - (a royal place for the Buddhists and Hindus). Temple House of Kumari the restal virgin or the living goddess. Walk around the local bazaars.
SWAYAMBHUNATH: A 2500 years old site where, it is believed, the Radiant Lotus of valley mythology settled when the water was drained by Manjushri, the God of Wisdom. The 5 dhyani Buddhas attended by their consorts are enshrined at the base of the stupa. Also visit the adjoining Museum (closed on Tuesdays).
Afternoon tour of Patan visiting the Old Newar City, and the historic Durbar Square. See the golden Gate, the sky piercing temple of Teleju and the statue of Yogendra Malla among other temples. Walk through streets lined with old windows, carved balconies of wood, curio shops and bazaars.
Day 9 Kathmandu
Morning excursion to Bhadgaon, Pashupathinath and Bodhnath.
BHADGAON : A newar city of 9th century. Visit the ancient gateway. Durbar square, royal residential quarter of Bhupendra Malla, temple of Natyapole in pagoda style and other temples.
PASHUPATINATH : The Varanasi of Nepal is the most revered shrine of Shiva sited on the banks of the sacred Bagmati. While non Hindus are not permitted inside the temple precincts- a walk in the environs is a richly rewarding experience of colour and custom.
BODHNATH : This collosal Stupa is one of the largest in the world. The Stupa has the all seeing-eyes of the Lord Buddha. It was built by king Mana Deva in expiation of his sins in the 5th century A.D. on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels.
Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 Kathmandu - Delhi
Airport transfer in time for flight to Delhi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 DELHI
Transfer to International airport in time for flight to your onward destination.
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