DELHI - KATHMANDU - VARANASI - KHAJURAHO - AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR - PUSHKAR - DELHI TOUR
The North India & Nepal 2 weeks holiday package is a Golden Triangle tour package starting from Kathmandu. You are visiting Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal, Varanasi the holy city, Khajuraho known for its erotic temples, Agra with Tajmahal, Jaipur the Pink City, Pushkar known for its camel fairs and ending the tour in Delhi the capital city of India. Your trusted tour operator Services International Ltd offers you the best of luxury tours of Nepal & India.
Day 01 : - Arrive Delhi.
On your arrival in Delhi the capital of India, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This magnificent city has been inhabited from the 6th century BC and has been a capital of many kingdoms. Delhi's culture has been influenced by its different rulers and the city is full of beautiful monuments. The Mughal rulers influenced the food habits of the residents and Mughlai cuisine originated here. Old Delhi is a maze of small lanes lined and old buildings and New Delhi has large road with huge buildings.
Your morning Old Delhi tour starts with Raj Ghat where father Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. You will be driven past the iconic Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a very popular and a busy market in Old Delhi to the next stop - Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic and largest mosques in India - built by Shah Jahan. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk is worth taking. The numerous shops here sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household goods, etc. and are virtually a shopper's paradise.
In the afternoon New Delhi tour you will visit Qutub Minar a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1192 by Turk ruler Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak. You will then move forward to Humayun’s tomb, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. Your next stop is India Gate, built in memory of the Unknown Soldier. You will drive past Parliament House, President’s House and other Government Secretarial Buildings. Your final stop is Lakshminarayan Temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. Overnight is in Delhi.
Day 02 :- Fly Delhi to Kathmandu.
Today you will be transferred to the airport in time for your Kathmandu flight. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Kathmandu is the largest metropolis and capital city of Nepal. This city has indeed a lot to offer including a number of exotic attractions carrying full of historical importance as well as religious significance. Kathmandu has a rich history, spanning nearly 2000 years. Most of Nepalese follow Hinduism and Buddhism. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight is in Kathmandu.
Day 03 :- Kathmandu.
This morning you will be visiting Durbar Square, the heart of Kathmandu, built between 12th to 18th centuries. This site displays brilliant architectural structures and comprises within itself numerous fortresses, temples, religious shrines, figurines, fountains, etc. You will be taken to the Mahadev and Parvati Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Next destination is Hanuman Dhoka, built by ancient monarchs, comprising of numerous palaces, shrines, Afternoon is free. Overnight is in Kathmandu.
Day 04 :- Kathmandu.
The entire day is at leisure in Kathmandu to give you the possibility of visiting the various nearby places of interest. Patan also known as Lalitpur is a large town across the Bagmati River from Kathmandu. The places of interest in Patan are the Durbar Square, The Museum, Ashok Stupa and the various temples some of the which are Krishna temple, Shankar Narayan temple, Vishnu temples, Vishwanath temple, Mahaboudha Temple, Machchhendranath temple, Golden Temple, etc. Overnight is in Kathmandu.
Day 05 :- Kathmandu.
You have another free day in Kathmandu for discovering the nearby areas in the Hindu kingdom. Nagarkot surrounded by thickly forested hills of pine trees offers you magnificent sights of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise. On a clear day, you may be able to see the tip of Mt. Everest from Nagarkot. Dhulikhel offers you good views and a number of temples like Kali Temple, Bhagwati Temple, Hanuman Temple, etc. Changu Narayan a small town offers you the oldest temple in Nepal of Lord Vishnu and a museum. Panauti is another old town full of ancient temples. The Indreswor Temple is a large pagoda style temple. Kakani offers you a good view of the valleys. Overnight is in Kathmandu.
Day 06 :- Fly Kathmandu to Varanasi.
Today you will be taken to the airport in time for your flight to Varanasi. This morning, on your arrival in Varanasi, you will be transferred to your hotel. Your have time is at leisure. Varanasi or Benaras or Banaras or Kashi is said to be the oldest living city in the world, dating back to 5000 years. It was the cultural and spiritual capital of North India. Varanasi is also known as the holy city of India or the city of temples, or the city of learning. Hindus believe that death in Varanasi leads to salvation. Varanasi is known as the holy city of India, the city of temples and the city of learning. Overnight is in Varanasi.
Day 07 :- Varanasi.
This morning, you will be taken to the River Ganges for a boat ride. Two of most renowned ghats Manikarnika and Harishchandra are frequented by hundreds of devotees. These two ghats are quite famous not only for taking a holy dip, but also for cremation purposes. You may witness numerous funeral pyres burning around in these ghats. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the city of Varanasi. A walk in the narrow streets of Varanasi is worth doing.
The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the city. Or an optional visit to Sarnath or the evening Arti at the River Ganges Ghats is worth watching. Every evening priest perform "Agni Puja" dedicated to Lord Shiva, River Ganges, Surya, Agni, and the universe is performed at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. There is a special Arti on Tuesdays and other festivals. Watching the rituals and "Puja" (prayers) at the river Ganges Ghats is a soul touching treat. Overnight is in Varanasi.
Day 08 :- Fly Varanasi to Khajuraho.
You will be transferred to the Varanasi airport in time for your Khajuraho flight. On arrival in Khajuraho, you will be transferred to the hotel. Khajuraho is known for its erotic and beautiful temples. These temples were constructed by the Chandelas during 950 AD to 1050 AD. After the period of Chandelas, these temples were forgotten and covered with dense palm-date trees. The name Khajuraho comes from the date trees known as Khajur trees in Hindi. Overnight is in Khajuraho.
Day 09 :- By road and train Khajuraho to Jhansi to Agra.
This morning you will Chaunset Yogini Kali Temple, Bharatji or Chitragupta temple that is composed of magnificent 11 headed pictures of Lord Vishnu, Lakshmana Temple, Mahadev Temple, Vishvanath Temples and Shiva’s Visha Temple. The Parasvanath Temple is the only Jain temple that still exists. The Javeri Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu. The other temples you can visit are dedicated to Lord Brahma, Lord Adinath and Yamuna.
After the visits, you will be taken by road to the Jhansi rail-station. In Jhansi, board the train for Agra and on arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Agra. Agra the former capital of Hindustan is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is a major tourist destination of India and a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra also known as Akbarabad went through its peak during the time of Mughals and was the capital of under the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjehan. Overnight is in Agra.
Day 10 :- Agra.
The morning tour of Agra will take you to the Taj Mahal, which was built in white marble by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of wife Queen Mumtaz Mahal. You will continue with the tour stopping at the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will visit Khas Mahal, Jahangir Palace, Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas. TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS. Afternoon is at leisure. Or optionally, you could visit Sikandra or Dayal Bagh Mandir. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits.
Day 11 :- Drive Agra to Fatehpur Sikri to Jaipur.
Today morning you will be driven to Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World heritage site from the 16th century. Here, you will be visiting the Jama Masjid, the Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza. You will visit the other graceful buildings in Fatehpur Sikri - Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal’s house. After the visit of Fatehpur Sikri you will be transferred to Jaipur by road.
Jaipur, also known as the pink city is the capital of Rajasthan. Many captivating palaces are present here having breathtaking design and architecture. In the 18th century Prince of Wales had visited Jaipur and the entire city was painted in pink color and due to these pink buildings the city is known as the pink city. Origin of Jaipur lie 260 year back. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh and Jaipur got its name from this king. You have an afternoon at leisure or you could take an optional tour to Galtaji or Sanganer.
Galtaji with several temples and sacred water tanks is an important site for Hindus. The other important temples in Galtaji are Balaji temple, Sun Temple and Ramgopalji Temple. A large number of monkeys are ever present in the Ramgopalji Temple complex. Of the seven sacred water tanks known as kunds, the Galta Kund is the most sacred. On the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, large numbers of devotees bathe in these kunds.
Sanganer is famous for textile printing and its Jain temples. In the Sanganer prints, the designs in colors are printed on a white background. Lord Adinath is the deity in the red stone Shri Digamber Jain temple. This temple has fine carvings and was built in phases during different times, the last part in the 10th century AD as per an inscription on one of the Toranas. The temple has seven underground floors kept closed due to old beliefs. Visitors are not allowed to enter the underground floors and only an ascetic Digamber saint can enter these floors. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jaipur.
Day 12 :- Jaipur
This morning you will visit Amer fort also known as Amer Palace or Amber and was the ancient capital of Jaipur. This magnificent fort was constructed in red sand-stone and marble by Raja Man Singh. Near the Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Sheesh Mahal and Sukh Niwas are quite beautiful. At the he Sukh Niwas, a pleasant climate is created by winds that blow over a water cascade. You could ascend the fort by walking up the steps or on an elephant's back or in jeeps.
In the afternoon tour you will visit the seven storied Maharaja's City Palace which is a perfect blend of Mughal, Rajput and European architecture. Your next stop is Jantar Mantar, the observatory which attracts mathematician and astronomers from all over. You will visit Hawa Mahal popular for its magnificent architecture. A tour of Jaipur is not complete without shopping for clothes, carpets, jewelry, various handicrafts, silk paintings and miniatures. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jaipur.
Day 13 :- Excursion of Jaipur to Pushkar to Jaipur.
Today, you will enjoy a full day excursion of Pushkar. Pushkar is one of the most sacred pilgrimages for Hindus and considered to be one of the oldest existing cities in India. The legend is that Lord Brahma created this holiest of cities for the Hindus. When a demon Vajra Nabha killed Brahma's children, Brahma hit him with a lotus flower which killed the demon. A lotus petal fell in Pushkar and a lake was formed where Brahma performed a sacrifice on a full moon day.
In Pushkar, you will be visiting the various temples and also the sacred lake. A temple dedicated to the Lord Brahma is one of its kinds in the world. The Hindus believe that bathing in the lake will help in attaining Moksha or salvation. Pushkar is famous for its annual Camel fair where thousands of camels are traded. During this fair, on the full moon day, thousand of devotees flock to Pushkar. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jaipur.
Day 14 :- Delhi - departure
This day you will be transferred from Jaipur to Delhi airport in time for your return flight. As most of the flights depart after mid-night, accommodation is not included in Delhi.
Day 15 :- Departure
Depart for your return/onward journey.
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