Golden Triangle Tour, Golden Triangle with Kathmandu

Indian Golden Triangle with Kathmandu Tour

(16 Days / 15 Nights)
(Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi - Kathamandu - Pokhara - Chitwan National Park - Swayambhunath -
Bodhanilkanta - Patan - Bhaktapur - Pashupatinath - Dakshinkali - Kathmandu)

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Golden Triangle with Kathmandu tour is the classical tour which gives you an opportunity to know India and Nepal. In this tour you find the best what India has to offer to the visitors. In the first part of the tour you visit Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Delhi, the capital of India was destroyed and reconstructed seven times and offers us the monuments from last mazny centuries. Jaipur, the Pink City of Rajasthan, reflects the glory of its marvelous Rajput history. It is a favorite tourist destination. Agra was once the capital of the Mughal empire an the Mughal emperors endowed the city with some of the finest structure in the world, Taj Mahal. In the second part of the tour we visit Nepal. This tour through Nepal includes the visit and stay in Chitwan National Park and Pokhara thus making it possible for us to explore Nepal intensively.

Day 01. Flight to India (Delhi)
Around Midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to your Hotel.

Day 02. Old - New Delhi
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a Rickshaw Ride parallel to the Red Fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat", the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun Tomb". Humayun Tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Before we proceed to the Hotel we drive through the embassy area in New Delhi where we visit the India Gate and see some impressive Government Buildings.

Day 03. Delhi - Jaipur (about 270 km / 5-6 hours)
Today we drive to the Pink City, Jaipur. This city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones. In the afternoon we visit the City palace which is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the city palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy.

Day 04. Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being seen. In the afternoon we have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance.

Qutub Minar Delhi Amber Fort Jaipur
Qutub Minar Delhi Amber Fort Jaipur

Day 05. Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260 km / 5-6 hours)
Today we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive through a series of fields, small towns and villages in direction of Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply. Late evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 06. Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. We proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home. After the visit of Taj Mahal we have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.

Fatehpur Sikri Taj Mahal
Fatehpur Sikri Taj Mahal

Day 07. Agra - Delhi (about 200 km / 4 hours), Delhi - Kathmandu (by air)
In morning, after having our Breakfast we drive to Delhi Airport for the flight to Nepal. Arrival in Nepal. The cosmopolitan City and capital Nepal is the main gateway for travellers to Nepal. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to your Hotel.

Day 08. Kathmandu
In the morning we enjoy the first impression of Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley is the cultural and political heart of the country. The city enjoyed its most glorious time under the reign of Mallas in the 16th and 17th century.

Day 09. Kathmandu - Pokhara (about 200 kms / 4 hours)
In the morning after having our breakfast, drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is the gateway to Himalaya. The Pokhara valley is the second biggest valley in the central hilly region of Nepal after Kathmandu. The town of Pokhara itself, at an altitude of just 900 m on the Seti Khola river is overshadowed by the fishtail mountain (6,999 m), one of the most beautiful mountain of the world.

Kathesimbhu Stupas Kathmandu Pokhara
Kathesimbhu Stupas Kathmandu Pokhara

Day 10. Pokhara Excursion: Begnas Lake
In the early morning we drive to the north of Pokhara to the view point and enjoy the panorama view of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains which are only 30 km away from us. In the morning time these mountain appears to be in the golden light. After the breakfast in Pokhara we drive 15 km to Begnas lake and have a Boat ride on the lake. The Begnas lake is the biggest lake in the Pokhara valley with beautiful surrounding. We can have a walk here and see the life in the villages of Himalayas.

Day 11. Pokhara - Chitwan National Park
Today we leave the world of mountains and drive to the south of Nepal to the Royal Chitwan National park. This National Park is situated near the Indian Nepal border. The area of the National Park covers around 950 square km. The Chitwan National park is the natural habitat of the Tiger, great one-horned Indian rhinoceros, leopard, gaur, sloth and wild bear, sambar. We have our overnight stay in a comfortable Lodge in the National Park.

Day 12. Chitwan National Park
We take the best possibility to explore the National Park on the back of elephants. In the early morning there are more than 450 different bird species who make this National Park full of life. In the afternoon we take a ride in Canoe on the Naryani river and after than get on to jeeps to explore the park more intensively in the accompany of a forest officer.

Begnas Lake Pokhara Chitwan National Park
Begnas Lake Pokhara Chitwan National Park

Day 13. Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu
Today we leave Chitwan National Park and drive Kathmandu. The afternoon is at leisure. We have enough time today to discover the coloured bazaar of Kathmandu.

Day 14. Kathmandu Excursion: Swayambhunath, Bodnath, Pashupatinath
In the morning we start our sightseeing by visiting Durbar Square. Durbar Square is the spiritual heart of Kathmandu. The old royal palace at the centre of the city was surrounded by temples and other important buildings. This is the most important point in Kathmandu to see the culture and religion of Nepal. We also visit the temple of living goddess Kumari. After Durbar square we visit Swayambhunath. The stupa at Swayambhunath is the most important and oldest site of Buddhist worship in Nepal. Swayambhunath Stupa is famous for the eyes of Buddha which seem to observing the world from all 4 directions. After Swayambhunath we visit Bodhnath. Bodhnath is the largest Stupa of Nepal. Around the octagonal base of Stupa there are 108 images of Buddha where prayer ceremonies of Buddhist Lamas are taking place since over 2000 years.

Swayambhunath Pashupatinath
Swayambhunath Pashupatinath

Day 15. Kathmandu Excursion: Patan, Bhaktapur
Today we will drive to Patan. Patan was the second largest town in the valley but it has been absorbed into Kathmandu. Patan was previously known as Lalitpur (the beautiful city). The famous King Ashoka built the Stupas at four corners in the 250 BC. The temple architecture here gave this city fame to be unique and most beautiful. After Patan we proceed to Bhaktapur, the third biggest city of the valley. Bhaktapur has preserved it's medieval character better than Patan. We visit the golden Door, the Palace of 55 windows (15th century) and Pagoda Nyatapola (18th century).

Patan Durbar Square Durbar Square Bhaktapur
Patan Durbar Square Durbar Square Bhaktapur

Day 16. Kathmandu Excursion: Dakshin Kali Flight Back Home
Today we start for our last excursion to Dakshinkali. On the way we pass through the villages and small localities. Today we see the rural area where most of the people make their living by cultivating their fields. The temple of Dakshinkali is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus where still animals sacrifices for the goddess Kali are performed. In the evening transfer to the Airport. Flight to the home destination.

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We provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above in the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour. Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels. Luxury hotels are all five stars or of above standard. Deluxe would be a combination of 3 and 4 star Hotels and standard would be a combination of 2 and 3 star or similar hotels. The criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your money. We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.

 Our Services Include:
      Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
         chosen category. 
     
Rooms on the departure day.
     
American/continental Breakfast.
       Rickshaw Drive in Delhi.
       Elephant Ride in Amber.
      
Elephant ride in Royal Chitwan National park.
       Boat ride on the Begnas lake in Pokhara.
       One Dinner will be with a presentation of Indian music and dance in Jaipur.
     
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice)
         at every place of sightseeing.
     
All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
         representative.
    
  All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with
         driver. For groups an individual air-conditioned bus (Except Standard Hotels) will be
         provided.   


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         beverages.
     
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Any Flight Charges.
     
Monument Entrances.
     
Unspecified Meals etc.

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