India to Nepal

10 Days: Delhi l Jaipur l Agar l Varanas l Bhaktapur l Kathmandu

This inspiring tour combines historic and unique monuments in India with natural snowcapped Himalayas of Nepal. Witness the contrast between Old and New Delhi, marvel at the beautiful Taj Mahal, visit the extraordinary Amber Fort in Jaipur, experience the humbling spectacle of thousands of devout Hindus bathing in the Ganges, explore the exotic Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, breathe in the beauty of Himalayan panoramas, interact with pilgrims, villagers, holy men and shopkeepers. It is a perfect journey to experience two very different neighbouring countries.

Day 1 - 2 Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. Experience a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi and see India’s largest mosque of Jama Masjid. Drive past Red Fort to New Delhi, visit World Heritage listed Humayun’s Tomb and take a photo stop at India Gate and Parliament Building. Explore Delhi’s local social hub of Connaught Place and indulge in a local specialty dinner. (1B/1D)

Day 3 Jaipur

Fly to Jaipur. See the beautiful Palace of Winds and take a photo stop at the charming Lake Palace before riding an elephant to Amber Fort to explore its magnificent interior with exquisite art and craftsmanship on the walls and ceilings. Explore local markets for souvenirs and handicrafts. (1B)

Day 4 - 5 Agra

Enjoy the countryside scenery while driving to Agra. Visit Fatehpur Sikri to see fascinating architectural details of the Mughal Empire. The next morning go to the magnificent Taj Mahal, marvel at its beauty, brilliance and exquisite craftsmanship as you bask in a spectacular sunrise. Visit the vast Red Fort and see craftsmen in action at a marble inlay workshop. Sample a local specialty dinner then experience a comfortable overnight train to Varanasi. (2B/1D)

Day 6 - 7 Varanasi

Arrive at the ancient holy city of Varanasi and transfer to your hotel. Visit the spiritual Sarnath, the place of the Buddha’s first sermon and watch people performing their rituals. Explore the incense-filled laneways of Varanasi and observe ancient traditions near the sacred Ganges River. Enjoy a morning cruise and witness temples bathed in soft light with locals washing clothes, practicing yoga and taking a spiritual dip in the river. Fly to Kathmandu - the capital of Nepal. (2B)

Day 8 Bhaktapur

Drive to the city of architecture and fine arts – Patan, explore the historic Durbar Square, immerse yourself in Nepalese culture and history. Observe the hand-weaving of carpets at Tibetan Handicraft Centre. Visit Bhaktpur, a World Heritage listed medieval city before transferring to Nagarkot for a panoramic view of Mount Everest and the Himalayan Ranges. (B)

Day 9 - 10 Kathmandu

Watch the breathtaking sunrise over Mount Everest and other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Drive back to Kathmandu to enjoy the serene and tranquil atmosphere at Boudhanath Temple, where the world’s largest stupa is sited. Visit Nepal’s most sacred Hindu Pashupatinath Temple, see the magnificent view of the entire Kathmandu Valley at Swayambhunath Temple and feel the religious harmony between Buddhists and Hindus. Visit the Royal Palace, stroll around Durbar Square which is surrounded by temples and shrines in woodcarved architecture. Enjoy an evening dinner with a Nepalese cultural show. The tour ends with an airport transfer on Day 10. (2B/1D)
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Trip Grading: Easy to Moderate

Pricing

* Standard package price from $2198p.p.
* Superior package price from $2378p.p.

Inclusions

8 nights selected hotel accommodation
Professional English speaking guide
1 overnight train
2 internal flights
Arrival/departure meeting and assistance
Sightseeing and associated entrance fees
Listed meals: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Exclusions

International airfare
Travel insurance
Personal expenses
Gratuity & tips
India & Nepal visa
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