Tour of India and Nepal

Indian Treasures and the Roof of the World

The highlights of India combined with the treasures of the Himalayan republic of Nepal - truly the adventure of a lifetime. Join us to explore these two countries of incredible diversity, from the extraordinary wonders of the natural world to amazing examples of human creation.

Sample India and Nepal Tour Itinerary

Day One: US Departure

Day Two: Delhi

  • Delhi - arrival and evening at leisure.

Day Three: Delhi

  • Old Delhi - capital of Muslim India from 17th to 19th century. See the Jama Masjid, the royal mosque of the Mughal Empeor Shah Jahan; enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the spine of Old Delhi; visit the Red Fort with its audience rooms Diwan-E-Khas and Diwan-E-Am.
  • New Delhi - the elegant city created by the British and designed by Edwin Lutyens as the capital of India. See Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, and the war memorial of India Gate. Visit Humayun's Tomb, regarded as the prototype for the Taj Mahal of Agra and Qutab Minar, a soaring tower of victory.
Jaipur

Jaipur

Day Four: Delhi - Jaipur

  • Jaipur - the 'city of victory' which was painted pink for a visit of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1876. See the Jantar Mantar Observatory, the City Palace with the Maharaja's unique collection of textiles and armory, and most photographed of all, the Hawa Mahal, better known as the 'Palace of the Winds'.

Day Five: Jaipur

  • Jaipur - a highlight of any visit to Rajasthan is the Amber Fort, with its blend of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles set against the perfect proportions of the landscaping of Charbagh garden.

Day Six: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

  • Fatehpur Sikri - see the deserted red sandstone city, whose ruins still conjure pictures of former grandeur and Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world, which towers above the courtyard of the mosque.
  • Agra - transformed by two Mughal monarchs into the favorite city of the Mughals, with its contrasting buildings of red sandstone and white marble.

Day Seven: Agra - Taj Mahal

  • Taj Mahal - before breakfast is the most stunning time to visit this iconic landmark, the 'love poem in stone' created by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
  • Agra - after breakfast visit Agra Fort with its two miles of red sandstone walls, containing palaces, audience halls and mosques.

Day Eight: Agra - Train to Jhansi - Khajuraho

  • In Jhansi transfer from the train to complete the journey by coach.
  • Khajuraho - world famous for its exquisite temple architecture, all of which date back 1000 years. This afternoon visit the western group of temples.

Day Nine: Khajuro - Fly to Varanasi

  • Khajuro - see the eastern group of temples.
  • Varanasi - on a bend in the River Ganges, the holiest of places for Hindus. Here gods and goddesses can descend from heaven and it is the goal of every Hindu, once in his lifetime, to bathe in this sacred place. Visit Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon and witness an evening Hindu prayer ceremony 'aarthi' by boat.

Day Ten: Varanasi - Fly to Kathmandu

  • Varanasi - before breakfast, a cruise along the Ganges is the best way to witness the pilgrim masses descending the thousands of stone steps to bathe in the spiritually cleansing waters and the funeral pyres smoking on the river bank.
  • Afternoon flight to Kathmandu - Nepal is unmatched for dramatic scenery, dominated by the Himalayas and the world's highest mountain Everest, but also home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur

Day Eleven: Kathmandu

  • Kathmandu - see the Royal Palace on Durbar Square, with its courtyards, chambers and temples and the oldest Buddhist shrine of Swayambhunath Stupa.

Day Twelve: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu

  • Bhaktapur - most popular of the three cities of Kathmandu Valley for its traditional art and architecture in wood, stone and metal and for its pottery and weaving crafts. See the potters' city, the Nyatapala pagoda temple, the Royal Palace with its famous Golden Gate.

Day Thirteen: Kathmandu - Delhi - USA


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