11-Day Best of India and Nepal: Taj Mahal & Himalaya
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
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- Day 1
Welcome to India! Upon arrival at India Gandhi International Airport, you are greeted by our representative. Transferred to hotel where our representative helps you check in and briefs you about the following tours. Have some free time on your own to adjust to the new time zone.
- Day 2
After breakfast, start your tour today with the visit to Old Delhi to see Jama Masjid and then catch a unique glance at local life by an exploration to the bustling local bazaar of Chandni Chowk on rickshaw.Pass by Red Fort before driving to New Delhi for Qutub Minar. Continue to Raj Ghat, drive along the city landmarks of India Gate, President's House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings and stop for photo opportunities there. Finish today with an insight into the local religion at a colorful Hindu Temple - Laxmi Narayan Temple.
Note: Female tourists are asked to wear robes before entering Jama Masjid.Overnight: Delhi
- Day 3
After hotel checkout, our representative will escort you to Delhi airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, be greeted by our representative and transferred to hotel where our representative assists you with hotel check-in and briefs you about the following tours. Rest of the day is at leisure.
- Day 4
City tour starts with an exploration of Kathmandu Valley from Ason Tole Vegetable & Spice Market which offers vivid local life of Nepali people. Continue your visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will see Kumari Temple which houses the living Goddess and have an external view of Taleju Temple and Kala Bhairav. In the afternoon, proceed to Patan city (about 15min driving) to visit the Panta Durbar Square - one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley. Later at dusk, visit Swayambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill, offering the panorama of Kathmandu city.
Optional: If weather is nice, you could take a flight trip to see Mt. Everest & Himalaya up-close in the morning, which takes about one hour and all seats are window guaranteed. 1 hour schedule Flight USD200 per person.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- Day 5
After breakfast, you will visit Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. In the afternoon, head to Bhaktapur city where you will discover Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the seven UNESCO's World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. Later, transfer to Nagarkot, and check in to hotel. In the evening, enjoy the unobstructed sunset view from your lovely hotel (if weather permits).
- Day 6
Wake up in the early morning, enjoy the breathtaking sunrise view of high snow-capped mountains at your hotel. Have a good rest before checking out from hotel at noon. In the afternoon, you are escorted to the oldest temple in the Kathmandu - Changu Narayan Temple which boasts a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. Later, return to Kathmandu city and be escorted to airport for your flight back to Delhi. Upon arrival, be transferred to your Delhi hotel. Our representative assists you with hotel check-in and briefs you the itinerary for tomorrow.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- Day 7
After breakfast and hotel checkout, head to Agra by private AC vehicle (4-5 hours) with your private driver. Stopover for coffee break or photo opportunities are at your request any time en-route. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Later, enjoy high tea at Hotel Khema with the brilliant Taj Mahal backdrop.
- Day 8
Rise early for a visit to the Taj Mahal in all its glory as the sun is rising, which is the best time to see this world-famous manmade wonder. Return to your hotel for breakfast and freshen-up. In the afternoon, visit Agra Fort and end your day at Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden), on the opposite side of the Yamuna River, which is a nice place to witness Taj Mahal from a different angle.
- Day 9
After breakfast, head west to Jaipur (approx. 5 hours) stopping en route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the former royal city and capital of Emperor of Akbar, boasting one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its height. Check in to hotel upon your arrival in Jaipur. Rest of the day is at your leisure.
- Day 10
Today you have a full day private tour of Amber Fort and Jaipur city. The morning journey starts with a jeep ride ascend to the entrance of Hillside Amber Fort, located in Amer, a town 11 km away from Jaipur city. Inside also visit the fabulous Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors).
Return to Jaipur city and you will be taken to Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven storeys as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. This wonderful observatory is attracted by mathematician as well as astronomers of whole world. City palace is perfect blend of all three excellent styles (Mughal, Rajput and European). Another palace, Hawa Mahal is popular photo stop all over the world for its magnificent architecture. You will be taken through pink rose garden, the business center of Jaipur.
- Day 11
After check-out from hotel, transferred to Delhi (4.5-5 hours). Upon arrival, you may take advantage of this time for a last minute gift shopping before our representative escorts you to the international airport for your return flight.
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