In this 17 days journey, you will get to know the magic of Indian subcontinent and how enchanting it is to be there! Discover the best of India, Nepal & Bhutan and let us take you to the world of mysticism and spirituality.
Day 1-2: Delhi
Our representative will receive you on arrival at the airport in Delhi and will take you to your hotel.
New Delhi the capital of India is one of the most charming & happening place in the world. With thousands of sightseeing places like India Gate, Red fort, Jama Masjid and of course The Connaught Place. This city has been beautifully planned with extra greenery to suite your eyes! Delhi is surely the travelers delight.
Activities: Our full day tour of Delhi will highlight the remarkable contrast between Old and New Delhi. We will visit iconic historical monuments like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and the Jama Masjid which is also the largest mosque in Asia. Form the mosque we will take a ride in Rickshaw to absorb the sights and sounds of the famous Chandani Chowk market in the heart of Old Delhi.
We will also visit the Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Presidents residence, National Museum and modern wonders such as the Akshardham Temple.
Day 3-4: Delhi – Jaipur by road
Jaipur the largest city in the state of Rajasthan is rich in heritage, culture and architecture with splendid forts, palaces, temples and beautiful quiet havelis. Apart from these captivating attractions, Jaipur also shows exquisite craftsmanship and stunning jewelry. These intricate artwork give life and color to the uniqueness of this pink city. In addition, the serenity of lush gardens and floral variety gives us a fabulous scenery.
Activities: We will begin our Jaipur excursion with a ride on decorated elephants to visit the Amber Fort Palace, a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu style of architecture. Later, back in the city we will visit the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (the Palace of the Winds), Jantar Mantar – world’s largest stone observatory and the Birla Temple. In the evening, explore the Old City of Jaipur and visit Choki Dhani to enjoy an exuberant Folk Dance performance and a puppet show.
Day 5-6: Jaipur – Agra by road
Agra “the love city”, “the wonder city” or the “Taj city” whatever you call- it mean the same, the wonder of the world – The great Taj Mahal, which is perhaps the world’s largest token for love. Visit the massive structure master piece to explore the white marble mausoleum which is the pinnacle of architecture. Apart from Taj Mahal, Agra also has some other place of attraction like Agra Fort and Buland Darwaja.
Activities: Here we will enjoy the visit (at sunrise and sunset) to the legendary Taj Mahal, built as a memorial to the wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. We will also see the Red Fort, where Shah Jahan spent the last few years of his life after being imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb and Itmad-ud-daulah, at times also known as the “Baby Taj”. People also say that the interiors of this tomb are better than that of Taj Mahal.
While driving from Jaipur to Agra, we will visit Fatehpur Sikri which is also one of the best preserved collections of Mughal architecture in India. The finest example is the Buland darwaja which is stupendously made entrance gate to a mosque. We can also visit the Tomb of Salim Chisti which is a white marble encased tomb of Sufi saint Salim Chisti.
Day 7: Agra – Jhansi by train
Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho by road
En route visit to Orchha where we can witness the magnificence of the ancient India. We will visit Ram Raja Temple, Jahangir Mahal and Chaturbhuja Temple which makes Orchha noteworthy.
Khajuraho Its name comes from the word Kajur in Hindi language which means ‘date palm”. Here we can see the largest set of Hindu temples of the country, famous for their erotic sculptures (famously known as Kama Sutra). The entire area is walled, with eight doors that allow the entrance to the complex. Each one of these doors is flanked by two palm trees. Originally there were about 80 temples of the remaining 22 in a good state of preservation.
The temples were built in a space of time of about a hundred years, between the 950 and the 1050 and are considered by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
Activities: We will visit the Western and Eastern group of temples which contains sculptures of lovers and women playing various musical instruments or performing actions such as make-up or bathing, temples decorated with erotic sculptures. See a giant statue of Lord Vishnu at the Chaturbhuja Temple.
In the evening we will enjoy the Light and Sound Show in the temple complex.
Day 8-9: Khajuraho – Varanasi by flight
One of the most ancient cities of the world often referred to as the ‘Spiritual Capital of India’, Varanasi is just abode of Gods. Located on the bank of holy river Ganga, religious souls from all over the globe gather here to take a holy dip into its sacred water. There are hundreds of ‘Ghats’ (embankments) there on which rituals are performed every evening. The mystifying spiritual essence in the air will surely make your mind pious and afresh.
Activities: We will enjoy an early morning boat ride on the Ganges following with visits to various temples on the Ghats. Later we will visit the BHU (the biggest university campus in Asia) and Bharat Kala Bhawan.
In the afternoon we will visit Sarnath, the place where the legendary Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma. You can also call it a “monument city”, as from the periphery to the center, Sarnath is full of magnificent architectural masterpieces. Murals [wall paintings] are just visual treats!
Day 10-12: Varanasi – Kathmandu by flight
Kathmandu is the capital and one of the most beautiful place of Nepal! It is basically conglomeration of cities like Patan, Kritipus and thimi. Surrounded on all sides by major mountain ranges Kathmandu is a visual delight for hill lovers. Also Buddhist and Hindu Pilgrims from all over the world visit Kathmandu’s religious sites such as Pasupathinath and Baudhnath.
The whole of Kathmandu offers a lively and unique atmosphere with myriad cultural treasures waiting to be discovered.
Activities: We will the visit the Durbar Square, the centerpiece, where temples, palaces and golden gates create a magical outdoor theatre; Baudhnath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple & Pasupathinath Temple. We will also visit Bhaktapur – best preserved Palace courtyards in old city center in Nepal and is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO for its culture, temples and wood, metal and stone work; and Patan – famous for the Golden Temple monastery.
Day 13-14: Kathmandu – Thimpu by flight
Thimpu: The capital town of Bhutan and the center of government, religion and commerce, Thimpu is a unique city with usual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions and maintain a strong national character in its architectural styles.
Activities: During our city excursion we will visit Trashichhoedzong, also known as “fortress of the glorious religion”, which houses the main secretariat building and the throne room of the King of Bhutan; Memorial Chorten, built in memory of Bhutan’s third King Jigme Dorji Wnagchuk; Simtokha Dzong, a 16th century Dzong which now houses the Scholl for Buddhist Studies; National library and Arts & Crafts School. We will also visit Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum and various handicraft emporiums.
Day 15-16: Thimpu – Paro by road
Paro: This beautiful valley encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is also home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport.
Activities: Hike to the Taktshang Lhakhang also known as “Tigers Nest”, one of the most famous monasteries of Bhutan perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley. We will also visit Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong, which once served as a watch tower to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, is now serving as the National Museum of Bhutan; Drukgyel Dzong, built by Shabdrung to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders.
Visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century.
Day 17: Paro – Delhi by flight
On our arrival in Delhi we will visit the famous Dilli Haat, an exotic and very picturesque bazaar with big variety of art & crafts from different parts of the country all together at one place. Here you will get a variety of things ranging from carved sandalwood, handlooms, jewelry, craft metals etc. If you have forgotten to take some souvenir from India for any of your friends or family, then this is the place.
As per your international flight schedule you will be transferred to airport for flight back home.
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