India with Nepal Tour
Duration : 23 Days / 22 Nights
Route : Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra –Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Kathmandu – Delhi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Welcome to India, You will be received by Discovery Prime Tours representative at international airport and assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel you will have a brief description of your tour and the representative will hand over your documents regarding the tour, Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
The second day of your travel will bring you opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of viewing numerous historic and religious places. Begin your sightseeing tour post breakfast with a ride to the historic monument at Old Delhi, which will include majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat – memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk, the city tour continues covering New Delhi, visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple , Qutub Minar , built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening you can visit see speculative Light and Sound Show at Red Fort. Return to the hotel for overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi – Mandawa (260 Kms)
This day after breakfast drive to Mandawa is a semi desert region of Shekhawati is a colorful fantasy having a fascinating uniquely of its own. The open air art gallery, as it is popularly called is famous for its plethora of painted Havelis, all commendable pieces of the rich artistic traditional of this region. Visit Havelies in Shekhawati Region. Explore the nearby village to experience the like, culture and tradition of the people. Also visit a few old Havelis, frescos, paintings etc in the town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Mandawa – Bikaner (180 Kms)
This day explore Bikaner popularly called camel country. It is situated in the northern part of Rajasthan founded in 1488 by Rao Bikaji a descendent of the founder of Jodhpur. After Freshen up at hotel later enjoy the sightseeing tour of Bikaner, offer several attractions to the tourist besides, of course, the exotic camel safaris. The main key attractions of the city are Junagarh fort, camel Breeding farm and Gajner Palace. Over night at hotel.
Day 05 : Bikaner – Jaisalmer (330 Kms)
Enjoy a traditional meal at hotel and get ready for another joy ride through the Thar Desert for Jaisalmer, en-route visit Pokharan — the birth place of Akbar the Great (3rd Mughal Empror). Visiting the local market in the heart of the village and after taking lunch we proceed towards Jaisalmer. Arrive there by early evening. Let the Sun set view of this desert city weaves magic on you, leaving you speechless and mesmerized. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 : Jaisalmer
On this day visit Jaisalmer a place of must visit in Rajasthan. Moreover a visit to the Jaisalmer Fort (the second oldest fort in Rajasthan after Chittaur), Patwon ki Haveli, (the grandest haveli of Jaisalmer), Desert Culture centre and museums gives you some glimpse of this small town’s past. The Jain temples meet your religious taste; Salim Singh ki haveli and Nathmal-ki-haveli give you some more idea of the haveli architecture of the town. Besides these, Gadsisar Lake which had once supplied water to the city is also an interesting spot that you must visit in this desert city. Afternoon excursion to sam 45 Km away, is known for its sand dunes and is the venue for the desert festival. Get the actual feel of the desert by enjoying a camel ride on the sand dunes and witness a magnificent sun set.
Day 07 : Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (280 Kms)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur- A flourishing trading center of the 16th century; the fortress city of Jodhpur is now second largest city of Rajasthan and a major tourist attraction in the country. Explore the Magnificent, fort gives you a feel of the time when the Rajput might were at its peak. The wall of the forts speaks of the battles they have witness. Some other attraction around Jodhpur is Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan & the Government Museum and Zoo. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08 : Jodhpur – Bishnoi Villages – Ranakpur (185 km)
After breakfast, drive to Ranakpur via Bishnoi Village. Bishnoi tribes lead a vegetarian life style, they respect and conserve nature in all aspect after passing lush green valley and stream and the heart capturing view drive away any fatigue of the journey on arrival visit beautiful Jain Temple. It would take anyone by surprise to learn that they were built in 1460, so well preserved and sparkling is the marble. The main temple is supported on 1,444 pillars none of which is similar carved. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09 : Ranakpur – Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur (140 km)
After breakfast, drive to Udaipur enroute visit Kumbhalgarh Fort one of the few impregnated forts in Rajasthan, the fort stand This fort stands on a rocky hill commanding an excellent view of the wild and rugged scenery of the Aravallis and the sandy desert of Marwar. .On arrival at Udaipur, check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and you are free to experience the city by your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 : Udaipur
This day after breakfast you will have an opportunity to explore romantic city of Udaipur famous for its palaces, lake, museums, temples, and gardens. The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan and its museum has stunning collection of objects collected by different Maharanas of Udaipur over the centuries. The Picholia Lake, Udai Sagar, and Pratap Sagar are some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. Some other attractions in the city are the Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, & Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir. Afternoon free for independent activities, Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 : Udaipur – Pushkar (275 Kms)
After breakfast leave Udaipur and head towards Pushkar the holy lake of Pushkar is believed to have been created by Lord Brahma himself. It is as important as Banaras or Puri. Devout Hindus believe that it is essential to visit Pushkar at least once in their lifetime. Pushkar has as many as 400 temples and 52 ghats and the only temple in the country that is dedicated to Brahma is to be found here. It is also the venue of one of the country’s most colorful cattle fairs – the Pushkar Fair. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 : Pushkar – Jaipur
Welcome to the capital city of Rajasthan which is also known as Pink City. Rest of the day at leisure, in the evening hours enjoy walking in the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most common places such as its squares and lanes. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13 : Jaipur
This day at the ‘Pink City’ of Rajasthan, will begin with an appetizing meal at the hotel offering new vigor for a new journey ahead. Enjoy the spectacular sites at this regal city enjoying an extended sightseeing tour with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Later late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. One can also visit Nahargarh Fort to see it illuminated over the floodlights. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 14 : Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (232 Kms)
This morning will bring you an opportunity to explore world heritage site of Old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty Fatehpur Sikri built in honor of Saint Salim Chisti. Who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. The main key attractions of this place are Diwan-e-Khas, Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Bulund Darwaza. Later proceed to Agra and later enjoy city tour with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Jamuna, followed by visit to Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. In the evening you are free to explore Agra city by your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15 : Agra – Delhi (205 Kms)
In the early morning hours make a visit at Taj once again and spent few hours there, then come back to hotels have your breakfast and then start driving to Delhi you are free to enjoy your time, in time you will be transfer at international Airport 3 hrs before as per your flight schedule.
Day 16 : Agra – Orchha (220 Kms)
After breakfast depart to Orchha situated on the bank of Betwa River, Originally a hunting area, it became the centre and capital of Bundelas. Orchha has more temple and places than any other town of this size. Afternoon tour of Orchha – walks by the century old temples and forts, each with its own poignant history, and rest amidst the beauty of the ruins. Amongst the various imposing edifices, of particular interest are the Jehangiri Mahal, built by Raja Bir Singh Deo to commemorate the visit of Moghul Emperor Jehangir, the Raj Mahal and the Laxmi Narayan temple, both noted for their fine frescoes and mural. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 17 : Orchha – Khajuraho (170 Kms)
This day you will have an opportunity to explore world famous Khajuraho Temple on arrival visit the most important and fascinating western group of temples. The temples of Khajuraho have been declared a ‘world heritage’ site by UNESCO in order to preserve the rich legacy of architecture, bequeathed to future generations by the Kings of the Chandela dynasty. These temples are famous for their intricate sculptures and erotic carvings that are one of the outstanding achievements of Indian art. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 18 : Khajuraho – Varanasi [By Flight]
Varanasi is the oldest living city of India and one of the worlds most ancient, formerly known as Kashi. The present name is derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of the river Varuna & Asi. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel after freshen up visit the colorful market of Varanasi and evening to witness the ceremonial worship or Aarti on the Bank of the Ganges. The sight presents a soothing experience to onlookers. An overnight stay at Varanasi is scheduled after a sumptuous dinner served at the hotel.
Day 19 : Varanasi
Enjoy early morning boat cruise at the holy River Ganges which will provide a soothing sight to onlookers. You will observe the way of life of pilgrims taking holy bath by the Ghats. Later you will enjoy an excursion to Sarnath which is 10 kilometers East of Varanasi. Sarnath is one of the Buddhist pilgrims in India. The place associated as a holy Buddhist pilgrim in India as Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at the city after attaining enlightenment. Also enjoy a trip to the deer park and the museum. Relocate back to Varanasi for an overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 20: Varanasi to Kathmandu [Flight] Post breakfast in time transfer to airport to board flight to Kathmandu, on arrival transfer to hotel after freshen up visit around the Thamel market. Over night at hotel.
Day 21 : Varanasi – Kathmandu
This day you will have an opportunity to explore Mountain King. At morning take flight to Everest to fly above the Mountain King of the world. Once in alifetime opportunity to witness a panoramic view of this natural wonders. Later visit Kathmandu which includes Pashupatinath Temple — Nepal’s most scared Hindu shrines and one of the subcontinent’s greatest Shiva sites. Later visit Boudhanath Stupa — center of Tibetan culture in Nepal. Later Move out to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 22 : Kathmandu – Bhakatpur – Nagarkot – Kathmandu
In the morning after breakfast drive to Bhakatpur which is 35 Kms from Kathmandu and relaxing place and has three interesting squares Taumadhi Tole, Durbar and Potter’s. Then move to Nagarkot village, at an elevation of 2,195 meters, it is considered one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur District. It is renowned for its sunrise view of the Himalaya including Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of Eastern Nepal. At evening return to Kathmandu for overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 23 : Kathmandu – Delhi [Flight]
After having a delectable meal, rest of the time free to explore the city by your own thereafter transfer to Airport for flight to Delhi. On arrival you are free to enjoy your time, in time you will be transfer to international Airport for your comfortable journey back home with illustrious memories of a fabulous India tour with Discovery Prime Tours.