India to Nepal Tour
Package Inclusions :
- Room on optional (as per plan) Occupancy as above stated hotels.
- Night accommodation as per plan.
- Daily Breakfast at the Hotel.
- Transportation with Service oriented driver.
- Fuel, Toll, Parking Fee and Driver Allowance.
- Arrival/ Departure Assistance.
- All prevailing taxes.
Package Exclusions :
- Monument Entrance Fee, that has to be paid directly on arrival at the monuments.
- International / Domestic Flights.
- Personal expense such as use of mini bar, mineral water, laundry, telephone etc. at the hotels. All such expenses will have to be paid directly.
- Any other thing that has not been mentioned in the "Cost Inclusions”.
Detailed Itinerary :
Later in the day after change, wash and little relaxation go for a half day sightseeing of Jaipur. Today visit the Amber Fort on the foothills of the hill, where from Elephants will carry you to the famous Amber Fort on the mountain top, the elephant ride gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants. Visit the Amber Fort. Later drive ahead and check into your hotel. Evening is for leisure and shopping activities in the busy colorful bazaars of Jaipur. Overnight stay is at Hotel.
Walk the aisles of the Jama Masjid mosque, entered by way of the impressive Victory Gate, and lose yourself in the throngs of pilgrims at the tomb of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti, his white marble-encased tomb enclosed within the Jama mosque's central courtyard. Considered the crowning architectural legacy of Akbar (who also built the Red Fort) and still almost perfectly preserved, today the site is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Arrive in the city of Love and commitment. Check into the hotel. After change and wash visit one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal (monument of love), built by 5th great Mughal Emperor Shahi Jahan in the memory as mausoleum of his beloved queen Anjuman Bano Begum (with love emperor called her Mumtaz).
After her death in 1627 AD, in her memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal ( Taj means crown & Mahal means Palace, so it is Crown Palace ) from 1631 to 1653 AD with 22000 labors working since sun rise to sun set in 22 years. It is the romantic origin of Taj as much as its architectural splendor that has led to its fame worldwide.
Actually an integrated complex of many structures The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, itself a combination of Islamic, Hindu, Persian and Turkish elements. Built in pure white marble which was transported from Makrana in Rajasthan by the help of animals Taj Mahal is one of the man made wonder s of the world.
Later in the day visit Agra Fort which was built by three emperors, Akbar & Jahangir in red sand stone & Shahi Jahan in white marble. The Fort is 2.5 Km long and during Mughal rule 1/3rd of the Fort was occupied by the army. When British ruled India, they repeated same tradition and now traditionally Indian army has occupied the same. Afterwards visit Itma-ud-ullha the baby Taj. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Orcha is a medieval city founded by Bundela rulers with palaces and temples of the 16th and 17th century – which have remarkably withstood the onslaught of time. The river Betwa picturesquely flanks the city. Transfer to hotel. Later go for a tour of this historical site with magnificent temples and monuments.
Some of the palaces were decorated with painted murals which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela School of painting. Visit beautiful Palace Complex – Jahangiri Mahal and the Raja Mahal. Closely study the intricacies of the mural paintings in the Raja Mahal and visit the Laxminarayan Temple. Overnight stay is in Orcha.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Khajuraho is home to India’s largest group of medieval Hindu temples, famous for their erotic sculptures depicting scenes from the Kama Sutra. Only discovered in the 20th century after being reclaimed by jungle, the Khajuraho group of monuments is today protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Khajuraho was once the religious capital of the Chandela Rajputs, a Hindu dynasty that ruled this part of India from the 10th to the 12th centuries. The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of a hundred years, from 950 to 1050, with the whole area enclosed by a wall with eight gates, each flanked by two golden palm trees.
There were originally over 80 Hindu temples, of which only 22 now stand in a reasonable state of preservation, scattered over an area of about 21 km² (8 square miles). Learn the history of these world-famous temples on a guided tour and enjoy a taste of a little erotica from the Middle Ages.
Rest of the day is free to watch all the erotic temple sites and the sensuous artifacts carved on the walls of these temples. Explore the temples while your guide explains the intricate meaning and legends behind each describable sculpture. In the evening you can enjoy evening dance performances and a sound and light show within the temple complex itself. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Later in the day check out and drive to the airport to board flight to Varanasi situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, Varanasi has been a center of pilgrimage and learning for over 2000 years and is considered to be one of the oldest surviving cities in the world. It is also the unofficial spiritual capital of India. Varanasi is the quintessential Indian holy city, where millions of Hindu travels to for pilgrimage, to worship, mourn or die.
You will be received at the airport and transferred to the hotel for check in. In the evening take a stroll around the ancient city located on the banks of river Ganges. Walk the narrow twisting alleys, poke around some of the literally thousands of temples and shrines, and experience the energy of the dawn rituals of bathing and burial as you float past the famous ghats of the Ganges on our included sunrise boat excursion.
Sitting on the banks of the Ganges River, Varanasi is the oldest continually inhabited city in the world, dating back thousands of years. The culture of Varanasi is deeply associated with the river Ganges and its religious importance. Finish your day with the sunset ceremony at the Ganges. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Later in the day check out and transfer to the airport to board flight to Kathmandu (Nepal). You will be greeted at the Kathmandu International airport and transferred to the hotel for check in. Rest of the day is free for leisure activities. Dinner will be served at the Casino. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
It was built in 1596 by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla. It is said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. It is believed that Kathmandu derived its name from Kastha Mandap, Kumari Temple: It is the residence of Living Goddess (Virgin Goddess). The building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screens. The non-Hindu visitors may enter the courtyard, but may not go beyond.
The Kumari acknowledges their greetings from her balcony window. Photography is prohibited. After lunch we will visit to Patan Durbar Square full of Hindu temples & Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, also known as the city of artists that offers many artistic handicrafts. Return back to the hotel in the evening for leisure and shopping activities. Dinner and overnight stay is at the Casino / Hotel.
The Pashupatinath Hindu temple of Lord Shiva, renowned for its gold gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. Our next stop will be Tibetan refugee camp where one can see spinning, dyeing and weaving of Tibetan carpets. In the evening, we will proceed to see cultural show. Return back to the hotel for Casino / Dinner or overnight stay.
Lunch enroute and upon reaching Pokhara, commence brief sightseeing of Pokhara visiting Seti Gorge, Bindhyabasini temple, Barahi Temple, Old Bazaar and 1 hour boating on Fewa Lake you can enjoy. The evening can be spent most enjoyably on the bank of the Fewa Lake which reflects the towering Fishtail Peak in its water. Overnight stay is at the hotel on the lake side.
Transfer to the international airport to take your connecting flight to your final destination or continue for you’re onwards destination. Fly back to your country with the everlasting memories of the magnificent glimpses of Incredible India.