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Dunbar Square,Kathmandu,Nepal

North India & Nepal

Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Destination Cover: Delhi/ Jaipur/ Agra/Fatehpur Sikri/ Kathmandu/Patan/ Bhadgaon/Chitwan/Lumbini

The North India and Nepal Tour would give you the best of North India's attractions together with the peerless charm of Nepal nestling in the lap of the mighty Himalayas. Trace spirituality, chase a tiger, meditate beside ebullient rivers or enjoy a red carpet treatment in all the luxurious accommodations that roost on the royal sands of Rajasthan.
Day 1 : Arrival at Delhi
  • Received at the airport with absolute customized assistance
  • Warm welcome at the hotel reception.
  • A lavish dinner at the hotel premises is the highlight of the evening.
As soon as you touch the holy land of India at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, the shimmering breezes of this capital city will beckon you with a superb holiday trip, courtesy to Shubhyatra. Transfer to Hotel Imperial, a 5 star deluxe hotel, nestling on Janpath at a stone's throw from the most happening place in the capital, the Connaught Circle. You will be delighted with a grand welcome at the Hotel reception with garlands, tilak and a welcome drink. Afterwards, escorted to your private alcoves, where you can relax in the luxurious ambience and laze in the cozy beds, a preparatory leave for a wonderful itinerary ahead.
Day 2 : Old & New Delhi Sightseeing
  • Entire day sightseeing tour of the capital city of Delhi.
  • Visit historical monuments Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate etc.
  • Rendezvous with street life of royal Chandni Chok on an exclusive rickshaw ride.
  • Fill your bags with the precious yellow metal and gems from Dariba Kalaan.
  • Delicious Lunch at Karim's Restaurant.
  • Sound and Light show - venue Red Fort.
India Gate DelhiAfter buffet breakfast, we will take you to a happy sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi on a luxurious Volvo bus. Enjoy your ride through the colonial streets of Delhi as our guide will tell you many interesting stories about the history and architecture of Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President's House) and other government buildings located in the vicinity. Every road and street in Delhi have something to say, and our trained guide will translate the feelings for you. A visit to Qutab Minar, the famous five storey (72.5 m) minaret made in red sandstone, and housing the stately Iron Pillar will be a memorable experience. You will be amazed to know that it is the highest brick tower in the world and the 98% pure pillar didn't rust for centuries!

Continue with us to the seventh city of India, Shahjanabad or Chandni Chowk, as it is popularly known as. For you, there is another excitement of a rickshaw ride through the narrow alley of Chandni-Chok, the bustling whole sale market of India. Wander around the slender streets stuffed with gorgeous jewellery, in gold and silver. Pick up some ornaments made by the articulate craftsmen for your loved ones. Fill your holiday appetite with a sumptuous lunch at Karim's, the only restaurant that still serves original Mughal delicacies, hot from the kitchen of royal cooks! After lunch, we will take you to the famous Red Fort, where our trained guide will entertain you with many Mughal myths and legends of Akbar and Shahjahan. If you want, we will also arrange for the demanding light-and-sound show at Red Fort premises. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : Delhi - Jaipur
  • Visit to National Museum and Akshardham Temple.
  • Freaking out at Delhi Haat.
  • Travel to Pink City Jaipur in the afternoon.
  • Evenings at your leisure.
In the morning, we will take you to the National Museum. This three-storeyed building on Janpath Road houses some of the most interestng artifacts of the prehistoric era including the famous bronze dancing girl statue from Mohenjodaro. Our escort will take you to every corner of this curious building stuffed with Mughal clothes, tapestries, ornaments and jewelleries of the Mughals as well as the tribes dwelling in various parts of India. After you are through with history, let us take you to the glorious chapters of architecture, the famous Akshardham Temple, nestling on the banks of River Yamuna in South-east Delhi. You will be fascinated to know that this beautiful temple is built without steel! Hunt for the 20,000 statues, splendid floral motifs, magnificent arches and exquisitely carved pillars, that adorn the beautiful precincts of the sanctum sanctorum. Your next visit to Delhi Haat will be a surprise for you. No matter how much we tell you about this interesting market, you wil find enough things to surprise you. Enjoy shopping rural handicrafts and eating any part of India at this popular place which is a miniature replica of the whole country. In afternoon, we will leave for the Pink City of India, Jaipur, the erstwhile capital of Sawai Man Singh. Overnight at Trident Hotel on Amber Fort Road.
Day 4 : Jaipur
  • Elephant ride to Amber Fort.
  • Visit to Hawa Mahal and shopping at Johari Bazaar.
  • Visit to Jantar Mantar after lunch.
  • Evening at Chowki Dani.
 Amber Fort JaipurWake up to a delicious Rajasthani breakfast at Trident, just a tip of the iceberg that is called Rajasthan. Prepare yourself for a thrilling elephant ride all the way to the famous Amber Fort. Do carry a binocular and a camera to view every niche of the mighty Jaigarh Fort perched on more alleviated height. This grand heritage is an amazing item in our itinerary. Don't worry, our guide will always by your side to help you through the exquisite works of art displayed on its ramparts. Come with us, then, to the famous five storied Hawa Mahal. The 953 windowed grand facade is famous for its winds and hence aptly named as the Palace of Winds. Visit the Johari Bazaar, that will cater your needs of precious and semi precious stones, if interested in readymade using local fabrics then 'Anlkhi' at Tilak Marg is an ideal station.

After lunch at Trident, let us take you to Jantar Mantar, the largest of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in northern India. Experience with us some cosmic calculations and you will be amazed to see how the ancient instruments still calculate the accurate position of stars and trace them to predict human fortune till today. Get ready for a memorable evening at Chowki Dani, a replica of a typical Rajasthani village furnished with modern pleasures to allure every tourist. Ride a camel, paint your palms orange with henna or behold a magical puppet show performed by rural folks..pick up as much memories as you want in this pristine sector. And let us put a cherry on your holiday cake. A complimentary dinner at Choki Dani Kitchen, a sumptuous Rajasthani cuisine with its never-ending delicacies. Back to your hotel accommodation for an overnight stay.
Day 5 : Jaipur - Agra
  • Visit to City Palace in the morning.
  • Travel to Agra after lunch.
  • Evening at Taj Mahal, seeing the monument of love by moonlight.
  • Overnight at Clarks Shiraz.
Savour a wide array of cuisines at the grand lobby of Trident, before we take you to the Royal Palace or City Palace, as it is better known. Believe us, you will be overwhelmed to see such a rich collection - miniature paintings, arms, chariots, palanquins, manuscripts and also the voluminous outfit of the king - being taken care of under one roof. After lunch, we will leave for the City of Love, Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughals. Check into Clarks Shiraz Hotel and relax for a while. In the evening, we will take you to the world famous mausoleum of love, Taj Mahal, praised as one of the wonders of the medieval world. The white marble monument looks majestic by the moonlight and casts an eternal spell on every holidayer. Don't forget to have a glance over the symmetrical pattern of architecture dotting both the sides of Taj. You can also buy a miniature copy of the Taj, available at the bustling stalls, just outside the premises. Overnight at Clarks Shiraz.
Day 6 : Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Delhi
  • Visit to Agra Fort in the morning.
  • Shopping at Government Emporia.
  • After lunch, travel to Fatehpur Sikri for sightseeing.
  • Return to Delhi to fly to Nepal.
  • Overnight at Kathmandu.
Panch Mahal Fatehpur SikriMeet a completely new Agra in the morning, full of life. You can also enjoy a Mughal cuisine for your breakfast. Next, our escort will take you to the colossal Agra Fort. Interestingly, this mighty fort carved out of red sandstone is much bigger and specious then Delhi Red Fort. Come with us for a spectacular view of the Taj, clearly visible from its ramparts. For a different shopping extravaganza, let us take you to the Taj Mahal shopping arcade near the western gate where state governments have located their emporia. Fill your bags with exquisite chikan work fabrics and semi-precious and precious jewellery made in the ornate Mughal style. Enjoy your lunch at Clarks and let us move to the eternal poetry in stone at Fatehpur Sikri. The towering walls that surround the rectangular-shaped capital of Akbar indeed create an impressive sight. Experience with us the gigantic Buland Darwaza, the delicate Panch Mahal, Diwani-aam, Salim Chisti's Mausoleum and Joda Bai's palace. In the evening, leave for Delhi from where we will move further for the only Hindu nation in the world, Nepal. Overnight at Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 7 : Kathmandu
  • Whole day sightseeing of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
  • Visit to Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square.
  • Picnicking at Sundarijal, famous for waterfalls.
  • Visit the residence of Living Goddess Kumari in the evening.
Wake up in the mist of Himalayas and enjoy a hot mug of special Nepal tea. Refresh yourself and join us to visit Pashupatinath Temple, one of the sub-continent's most famous Hindu shrines, nestling on the banks of the sacred Bagmati river. Look for the numerous pilgrims that crowd this temple places and you can see waves of devotion flowing in. Come with us to the famous Durbar Square, an intrinsic complex of complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, lying in the heart of the city. Our guide will make you see the 17 th century intriguing piece of architecture carrying esoteric stone inscription that is set into the wall of the palace in 15 languages. Try to decode the fonts and who knows you can make the milk flow from the spout, which lies just below the inscripted stone wall. Kick back your afternoon lazing on the sprawling greens of Sundarijal, famous for its scenic beauty. Climb the potruding rockheads and then refresh yourself in the gurgling waters of the bubbling waterfall, all amidst a perfectly picturesque ambience. In the evening, we will gift you a different experience, a rendezvous with a living goddess. The beautifully carved temple or the residence of Living Goddess, Kumari, is situated in the vicinity of Hanuman Dhoka Palace. You can see the goddesss greeting everyone from her wooden balconies, an awe-inspiring sight to behold. Overnight at Yak & Yeti.
Day 8 : Patan
  • Visit to Patan, the City of Fine Arts.
  • Sightseeing including visit to Krishna Temple.
  • Tour to the four Buddhist stupas sprawled all around the city.
  • Trekking at Phulchowki.
  • Evening at your leisure.
Krishna Temple PatanIn the morning, we will leave for Patan, known as the City of Fine Arts. We are sure you will love this 7 km ride through scenic locations, and if you want we can even take a halt by some cascading waterfall that makes its way through labyrinthine stoneways till it reaches some deep gorge resting with its mouuth split wide open. Our cab will take you to Patan Durbar Square, from where our guide will escort you to various exquisite temples nestling in the vicinity. Visit with us to the ancient Krishna Temple, portraying a handsome specimen of the Shikhara style of architecture. Built in the 17th century, you will be amazed to know that this sacred shrine is the only temple in Nepal having 21 spires which is completely made of stone. Get in the cab and let us take you to another architectural masterpiece, roosting on the pillars of Buddhism - the four Buddhist stupas made by Ashoka in 250 B.C., guarding the four directions of this revered town.

Behold the virgin beauty of the Himalayas as we take you to Phulchowki, 10 km from Patan downtown. Enjoy a memorable hike through the curved roads and virgin bushes as our guide takes you to the top where a Buddhist shrine is located amidst picturesque backdrops of the Himalayas - a visual treat you can only savour on magazines' pages! Relax with a delicious array of multicuisine lunch amid the cool breezes of the Himalayas and beautiful sunlight. Laze out your evening, sipping chilled martinis and enjoying traditional Nepalese snacks. Overnight at Yak & Yeti.
Day 9 : Bhadgaon - Chitwan
  • Special Nepali breakfast in the morning.
  • Visit to Bhaktpur, the city of devotion.
  • Sightseeing including Palace of Fifty Five Windows, Bell of Barking Dogs and National Art Gallery.
  • Travel to Royal Chitwan National Park.
  • Visit to neighbouring tribal villages, Tharu.
  • Overnight at Machan Wildlife Resort.
Splurge on a plate of Chatamari with Meat topping (Rice Mini-Pizza) before you leave your luxurious alcove for an eventful day. Don't expect to end your day the way it starts. You might be somewhere else with some other experiences, you don't know! Let us begin the day with a visit to Bhaktipur (Bhadgaon) or the 'City of Devotion'. Located at 14 km from the state capital at Kathmandu, Bhadgaon is renowned for its pottery and weaving cottage industry. Come with us to experience different Nepal from the 55 different windows of the Palace of Fifty Five Windows. But before that we would help you through one of the finest gateways in the Asian sub-continent, known all over the world for its exquisite and intricate carvings and designs. Our guide will also tell you about the humoungous bronze bell that nests on the terrace of the temple, more popular as the 'Bell of Barking Dogs'! If you are an art or occult enthusist, our next visit to the National Art Gallery will be a memorable experience for you. Walk with us inside the treasure trove of ancient Hindu and Buddhist art depicting Tantrism of various periods and descriptions of various schools that existed in that era. Treay yourself with a sumptuous lunch at the Bhadgaon Guest House before tuning your holiday strings with the rhythm of nature.

In the afternoon, we will leave to trespass the Gangetic flat lands of the Terai at Royal Chitwan National Park, known for a myriad range of flora and fauna including the famed one-horned rhino and majestic Royal Bengal tigers. Laze out for a while before we take you to the neighbouring 'Tharu' villages where you can have the pleasure the native tribes who still caress a primordial lifestyle, unique in its own way. Overnight at Machan Wildlife Resort wrapped in a perfect jungle beauty that makes one experience a fantasy most of us have cherished since infancy; the spirit of Mowgli in the heart of Rudyard Kipling.
Day 10 : Chitwan - Lumbini
  • Elephant safari at Royal Chitwan National Park
  • Knowing about jungle rules and other interesting features.
  • Travel to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
  • Sightseeing includes visit to Lumbini Gardens, Ashokan Pillar, Maya Devi Temple.
  • Ovrnight at Buddha Maya Garden Hotel.
Lord Buddha near his Birthplace in LumbiniWake up early for a memorable safari through the dense forests of Tarai, and that too, on an elephant's back. You can easily spot Indian tigers roaming majestically and if you have traveller's luck, you can even see one hunting before your peeled eyes! Listen to the euphonic chirping of the birds on the tree-tops, roosting much above the range of dangers. Blend yourself with the natural green sprinkled around. Trek with us sometime to see vulnerable herbivores grazing around. Believe us, a rendezvous with the short-tempered rhino while on an elephant's back is an experience of a lifetime. Relax your adventurous spirits on a canoe cruise through the shimmering waterways that crisscross the heart of this virgin patch of greens. Our trained guides will make you see ephemeral pugmarks of tigers, hyenas, leopards, wild boars on the banks, who gather here in the early mornings to quench their thirst.

After lunch, enjoy a 3 hour scenic drive through mesmerising locations to reach the birthplace of Lord Buddha. You will be enticed to see this site, described as a beautiful garden in the Buddha's time, still retaining its legendary charm and beauty. Wander around the lush green Lumbini garden and you can feel newer spiritual highs. Our guide will also tell you many interesting legends associated with this place. You can see the stately Ashokan Pillar bearing epigraphic evidences relating to the life history of Lord Buddha. Try to read the ancient Brahmi scripts engraved on its surface.. well let our trained guides do it for you. Walk with us to see the revered sanctum-sanctorum and the Maya Devi temple nestling inside the park premises, that attract thousands of Buddhist pilgrims from all corners of the world. Overnight at Buddha Maya Garden Hotel, a luxurious hotel built with modern amenities amid the glorious memories of Buddhism.
Day 11 : Lumbini - Kathmandu
  • Leave for Kathmandu in the morning.
  • Bajrayogini dance performance in the evening.
  • Special 'khukuri' dance performance to gift you vicarious feeling of combating.
  • Overnight at De L'annapurna on Durbar Road.
In the morning, leave for Kathmandu after breakfast. It takes around 7-8 hours to reach the capital of Nepal, but the road makes its way via many heart-touching scenic curves that evade all fatigue of the journey. In the evening, cheer up with an amazing Bajrayogini dance performance in the hotel. Based on the footmarks of Tantric Buddhism, this fascinating dance performance pulsates with ancient hymes and occult beats. Don't leave your seats, a group of Khukuri dance performers is already adorned to uplift your mood with awe-inspiring combat skills with 'khukuri', the Nepalese royal weapon. Overnight at De L'annapurna on Durbar Road.
Day 12 : Kathmandu - Delhi
  • Morning free to relax.
  • Options for photography is available.
  • After lunch, transfer to Delhi.
  • Farewell dinner at the hotel restaurant.
  • The tour ends here, your departure to Indira Gandhi International Airport.
After breakfast, enjoy a bath in the hotel's swimming pool. Or you can engage yourself in photography. Capture some exquisite moments in your camcorder, our tour operator will show you some pistine spots. Or just relax back on the comfortable stretchable seats closing your eyes deep lost in the golden memories of your trip. At noon, after lunch, we will take you back to Delhi. We are sure, you will not even come to know how the hours fly away and you are in to your departing city of Delhi. Enjoy a grand farewell ceremony before you are transferred to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Palam for your onward destination.

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