the North India and Nepal Tour by Road you will get to know about the North India and Nepal
by Road. The highlights of Mughal architecture like Humayun Tomb,
Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort,
and Hindu Temples in Jaipur, Varanasi and Buddhist Temples in Kathmandu will
not only leave an unforgettable impression but will also accompany you during your
tour by road. One of the highlights
of the tour would be in Varanasi where you will have a boat ride on the holy river
of Ganges and observe the rituals performed by Hindu devotees in the early morning.
The North India and Nepal Tour by Road is an ideal tour to travel by Road
which starts from Delhi, the capital of India and ends in Kathmandu,
the capital of Nepal.
Day 01: Flight to India (Delhi)
The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is the main gateway for
travellers. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and
transferred to the Hotel.
Day 02: Old - New Delhi
is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a
Rickshaw Ride parallel to the
through the old city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar.
Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat", the site where
Gandhi was cremated, and
the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous “Humayun
which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in
India and “Qutub
which is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199. Before we
proceed to the Hotel we have a drive through New Delhi where we see
Government Buildings and Embassies.
Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur (about 270 km)
Today we drive to
the Pink City,
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
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
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
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
(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.
Humayuns Tomb Delhi
Day 05: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260 km)
Today we leave Rajasthan, the
biggest state in India and drive through a series of fields, small
towns and villages to Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit
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
Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 06: Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a
visit to the
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. After the visit
of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of
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
Day 07: Agra - Gwalior – Orchha
(about 250 km)
After the breakfast
we drive to Orchha. In route we will visit the
strategic position between North and
South India has made it's Fort an important possession and it was
captured by several ruling houses. Some left almost as soon as they
came, while others stayed on to build and beautify the citadel. We
will visit the fort of Gwalior. After sightseeing in Gwalior we
drive to Orchha. Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone,
frozen in time, a rich legacy to the ages. In this medieval city,
the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and temples
built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries retain
much of their pristine perfection.
Day 08: Orchha – Khajuraho (about 178 kms)
In the morning we visit the temples
and palaces in Orchha and later drive to
Khajuraho was the capital of the Chandela dynasty. The Chandela
Kings claimed descent from the moon. The temples of Khajuraho are
among the finest examples of temple craftsmanship in the whole of India. Today
we visit the temple complex of
to see the most beautiful temples in India. Most famous among them
is the Laxmana Temple which is dedicated to god
Vishnu. The presence
of erotic sculptures in the Temples at Khajuraho is one of the
expression among others of the celebration of all human activities
displaying different aspects of Hinduism.
Laxaman Temple, Khajuraho
Day 09: Khajuraho - Varanasi (410 km)
Early morning we
Varanasi. It is going to be a long drive and we will reach Varanasi
in the evening. Varanasi is without doubt India’s most sacred city
and thus visited by over one million people. Varanasi is also called
the city of light. Buddha visited this city in 500 BC.
Day 10: Varanasi
In the early morning we take a boat
ride on the Holy River Ganges and enjoy sunrise on the boat.
(flight of steps) and the activities of pilgrims on that are the
principal attraction for visitors to Varanasi. Thousands of pilgrims
and devotees visit this city to make holy prayers, to meditate and
to purify themselves through taking a bath in the holy river Ganges.
In the noon we visit
the city of Varanasi.
Optional: A drive can be organized to
(10 km). Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first
sermon at deer park.
Day 11: Varanasi
- Lumbini (about 325 km)
Breakfast at Hotel
in Varanasi. Today we drive from Varanasi to
Lumbini. On arrival
check into the Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Lumbini.
Day 12: Lumbini - Pokhara (about 194 km)
In the morning after having our breakfast, we will drive to
Pokhara is the gateway to Himalaya. The Pokhara valley is the second
biggest valley in the central hilly region of Nepal after
The town of Pokhara itself, at an altitude of just 900 m on the Seti
Khola river is overshadowed by the fishtail mountain (6999 m), one
of the most beautiful mountain of the world. We will drive further
to the north of Pokhara.
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. It is a home to thick
forests, gushing rivers and emerald lakes.
Day 14: Pokhara - Chitwan
Breakfast at Hotel in Pokhara. After breakfast drive to Chitwan. On
arrival transfer and check into the Hotel. Late afternoon elephant
safari at Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is the most
famous national park in Nepal which offers 450 species of birds
including four species of deer, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar &
many other wildlife. This park is well known for one horned
Rhinoceros & it is a shelter for few Royal Bengal Tigers. Besides
this Chitwan also supports a great variety of flora & fauna. Dinner
at Hotel. Overnight at Lodge at Chitwan.
Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu (about 194 km)
Today we leave Chitwan National Park and drive to Kathmandu. Evening
is at leisure. We have enough time today to discover the coloured
bazaar of Kathmandu.
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 observe the culture and
religion of Nepal. We also visit the temple of living goddess Kumari.
After Durbar Square we will 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 Bodnath. Bodnath 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. Now we proceed to the temple city of
Pashupatinath which is Nepal’s most important Hindu pilgrim site on
the banks of the Bagmati River. The temple of Pashupatinath is
dedicated to god Shiva.
Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu Excursion: Patan, Bhaktapur
Today we 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
third biggest city of the valley. Bhaktapur has preserved its
medieval character better than Patan. We visit the golden door, the
Palace of 55 windows (15th century) and Pagoda Nyatapola (18th
Kathmandu Excursion: Dakshinkali Kathmandu - Delhi (by air)
Today we drive 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 animals
sacrifices for the goddess Kali are still performed. In the
afternoon flight to Delhi.
Day 19: Flight to
midnight flight to home destination.
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