Rajasthan – Banaras – Kathmandu (Holy Ganges to the Height of Kathmandu)
- Mughal Majesty & Rickshaw Ride
- Taj Mahal –The Monument of Love
- Elephant Ride to Amer fort
- Ganga Aarti (worship of River Ganga)
- Pashupatinath Temple
- Elephants and Wildlife
|Title||Rajasthan – Benaras – Kathmandu (Holy Ganga To The Height Of Kathmandu)|
|Details||Delhi – Jaipur – Agra - Allahabad – Varanasi – Kathmandu - Royal Chitwan National Park- Pokhara - Kathmandu - Delhi|
|Duration||15 Nights / 16 Days|
Visit some of the famous forts, palaces and temples of India. Some of the world known places to visit here are Taj Mahal in Agra, Amber Fort in Jaipur, and Holy River Ganges in Varanasi. With an extensive list of cities to visit in India we are going to begin our tour from New Delhi, the capital of India, followed by Jaipur, Agra and Allahabad and so on. Here you will come across the major tourist attractions of each place which will make your trip memorable with their beauty and unique architectures. The wildlife sanctuaries will make your tour more adventurous. So, now you can capture the beauty of India for you future memories.
Some of them which could cherish your mind with the beauty of places are Red fort, India Gate, Jama Masjid. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi – a truly memorable experience. A visit to Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India
Drive to the land of India’s most fascinating and culturally rich destination Jaipur.The town was built from the greatness and the legends of the desert
You begin your day with an early morning excursion to the mountain fortress of which you ride upon elephants Visit City Palace & Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds
Drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri. A long day yet rewarding. Visit the Red Fort of Akbar, third of the Moghul Emperors. Visit the beautiful white marble Taj Mahal at sunrise; built by the Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan inmemory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631.
Day 05 : To Allahabad – by train mtj ald expss. dep 2140 hrs / arr 0500 hrs (overnight train)
The morning is free to explore the Agra city. Visit the market etc. Check out at 1200hrs. Visit the beautiful white marble Taj Mahal at sunrise. Later in time transfer to the Agra Railway station in time to board your train for Allahabad.
Overnight in train.
Allahabad is known for the Sacred 'Sangam', literally meaning confluence, this is where three of the holiest rivers in Hindu mythology meet; these are the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical underground river of enlightenment, Saraswati.
Day 07/08: To Varanasi - by boat on the Ganges river
Board to sail to Varanasi. During this time we will get an insight into the riverside way of life, passing through some of the paddy fields, we will get a chance to visit some river side villages to see how they live and work. We should also see some fishermen and if we are lucky we may also see some dolphins.
Disembark at the jetty in Varanasi will return to the river in the evening for the Pooja ceremony on the ghats.
Day 09 : In Varanasi
At dawn a boat ride on the Holy Ganges. Spend time exploring the area. Later in the afternoon drive to visit Sarnath, where Buddha preached his first speech in the teaching of the "middle path" to Nirvana.
Later in the evening if time permits stroll through the colorful bazaar streets of Old Town. Silks and brocades from Benaras are world famous, the huge selection will inspire you.
Day 10 : To Kathmandu – by flight
Nepal is a beautiful country situated between Indian plain and Tibetain plateau. The altitude goes up to 8848 meters (Mt Everest) to the north but in southern part it measures only 70 meters above sea level
On arrival international airport, traditional Khada (Tibetan silk scarf) welcome by representative and transfer to Hotel. Freshen up and rest of time at leisure.
After breakfast at the hotels morning sightseeing. Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNISCO World Heritage Site) Swoyambhunath(UNISCO World Heritage Site) - Swoyambhunath literally means 'Self-Existent One.' Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. Later in the afternoon visit Patan Durbar Square- the old Newar
Drive to Chitwan, you will enjoy the landscape on the way. Royal Chitwan National Park it stands today as a successful testimony of nature conservation in South Asia. This is the first national park of Nepal established in 1973 to preserve a unique ecosystem significantly valuable to the whole world.
Check in at hotel, lunch (fixed menu) will be served upon arrival.
PM: Visit Tharu Village on Ox Cart- This is the traditional transport of Tharu people.
AM: Elephant Safari: Guests will ride on elephant to explore, the jungle and wildlife the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. Return to hotel Breakfast –Breakfast at Hotel. Leisure Time until lunch. AM: Canoe Ride: After lunch, Canoe ride along the Rapti River. Evening - Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.
Drive to Pokhara (distance 160km / time app. 5-6 hour) after arrival, check in hotel. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty situated at an altitude of 900 m from the sea level and 200 km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure
Pm: sightseeing in David’s fall / Boating.Devi's fall (also known as devin's and david's) is a lovely waterfall lying about 2-km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha highway. Boating on Phewa Lake. The centre of attraction in Pokhara is the second largest lake in the kingdom. Enjoy one hour baoating on Phewa Lake.
Day 15 : To Kathmandu – by surface
Am: view sunrise Sarangkot and visit Bindabashini temple. This temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess durga (manifested as bhagwati, a blood-thirsty aspect of the goddess) is located near the busy old bazaar of pokhara. Back to hotel for breakfast. Transfer to airport. Fly back to Kathmandu (approx 30 min). Arrive in kathmadu.
Pm: Halfday sightseeing to Boudhanath and Pashuptinath temple.
Transfer to airport for your onward destination.