Rajasthan with Nepal
15 Days / 14 Nights
Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho - Fligth - Varanasi - Flight - Kathmandu - Baktapur - Nagarkot - Pokhara - Kathmandu - Flight - Delhi
Day 01 :
Welcome to India, You will be received and assisted by Ashok India Travel representative at International or Domestic Airport. Then drive to your hotel with your driver and exclusive car. In the hotel have a brief view about the tour from the representative. In the morning after breakfast city tour of India´s bustling capital city, Old and New Delhi present a stunning sights and sounds with the ancient city built by Emperor Shah Jahan the builder of the famous Taj Mahal, and the new garden city built in 1911 by the British. Drive through the old city past the Red Fort and visit the Jama Masjid – the biggest of its kind in India. Here take a walk through the winding streets of the old city to see the life of the people in this part of the world.Later visit the Qutub Minar – the tallest free standing minaret in stone in the world; then onto Humayun’s tomb – the first Mughal construction in India from 1565 AD. Also see the President House (Rashtrapati Bhawan), the India Gate built in the earlier half of the 20th century. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02 :
Delhi – Jaipur (250km)
After breakfast continue towards Jaipur and reach by lunch-time and check into hotel.After lunch set off to see the Pink city visiting the observatory Jantar Mantar built in 1727 by Sawai Maharaja Jai Singh II who was a mathematician , an astronomer an astrologer and a great musician of his era. He built five observatories throughout India – Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi, Mathura and Delhi but only the one at Jaipur is functional. Then visit the City Palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur with a fabulous collection of robes and saris in cotton and silk with gold latticed work. The City Palace houses a collection of paintings also in the painting gallery and of course a collection of arms and ammunitions in the ammunition gallery. Later visit the Birla Temple which is a great piece of work in marble.
Day 03 :
Visit the Amber fort in the morning which displays a beautiful mix of
Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture.; included an elephant ride at the Amber fort. See the marvelous Sheesh mahal built in the 17th century in a fusion style of Hindu and Islamic art. Also see the hall of public audiences and Maharaja Man Singh’s Palace who had twelve queens. Enroute visit Water Palace which was a resting place for the kings in past. Later visit Galta Sun Temple which is a beautiful place sorrounded by mountains, the temple is also known as Monkey temple, Here you can find a lot of monkeys who are friendly and doesn´t harm. In the evening enjoy a cinema in Asia´s Second Best Cinema - a highly recommended place. Later enjoy a Dinner in a typical Indian Restaurant with Folk Dances by Gypsy women.
Day 04 :
Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (232km)
Leave Jaipur after breakfast, On the way to Agra visit the ornithological reserve at Bharatpur – Keoladevi National Park. See the varied varieties of birds and animals during your tour inside the park. This is the only National Park where you get to see the rare species of the Siberian Crane during winter season. After lunch continue towards Fatehpur Sikri the Phantom city. Visit this abandoned city built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in the second half of the 16th century. Fatehpur Sikri was built by Akbar after his Hindu wife bore him the long awaited son who was born after the renowned sufi saint Salim Chisti blessed Jodhabai Akbar’s Hindu wife with a son. Also visit Jodhabai’s palace the biggest palace in Fatehpur Sikri even bigger than the emperor’s palace himself as this was the queen who bore him his heir to the throne.Continue towards Agra and reach Agra and then see the Agra Fort built by Akbar where Shahjehan’s own son Aurangzeb imprisoned Shahjahan. Late relax at your hotel or go to the local bazaar to see the lifestyle of the people.
Day 05 :
Agra - Orchha (205km)
Taj Mahal is awaiting your arrival today morning. A must see with the
rising sun as the Taj Mahal is bathed in the golden rays of the morning sun. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial that houses the tomb of his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design, balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen anywhere in the world. On the way, visit Gwalior- the erstwhile stronghold of the Scindia rulers, In Gwalior take a visit to the fort, Scindia Palace and the tombs of Ghaus Mohammed and Tansen. Other places to see in Gwalior are Gurjari Mahal - The palace of the Gurjar queen Mrignayani, Teli ka mandir, the Saas bahu ka mandir inside the fort. On the way also visit the Datia Palace of the Bundela Kings. Evening time arrive to Orchha, Rest of the time for leisure.
Day 06 :
Orchha - Khajuraho (182Km)
Today we board our car to proceed towards Orchcha via Datia and visit the palace of the Bundela kings. Datia and Orchha are two twin cities from the medieval times. In these villages time has stopped. And you feel the timelessness of this spot. Orchha is a medieval city founded by Bundela rulers with palaces and temples of the 16th and 17th century – which have remarkably withstood the onslaught of time. The river Betwa picturesquely flanks the city. In Orchha, see the beautiful Palace Complex – Jahangiri Mahal and the Raja Mahal. Closely study the intricacies of the mural paintings in the Raja Mahal and visit the Laxminarayana Temple. Post lunch continue towards Khajuraho about 182 km away by road. In the evening, You can take a dinner in a restaurant having typical Indian Dance shows in Khajuraho.
Day 07 :
Khajuraho – Varanasi ( By flight )
Morning sight seeing shows us the temples built during the 9th to
the 11th centuries by the powerful dynasty of Chandela rajputs. The temples with their erotic sculptures are a feast to the eyes. The Chandelas built 85 temples in all but today only 20 temples stand intact. Visit the eastern and western group of temples before being transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Varanasi. (1525hrs), Upon your arrival (1605hrs) in Varanasi transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free.
Day 08 :
Early in the morning (0500hrs) we take you to banks of the river Ganges where we board a boat to see the morning ablutions of the Hindus from the security of our boat. The boat ride starts from Dasashwamedh Ghat and ends at Manikarnika Ghat along the sacrend the Gyanvyapi kund and the mosque attached to it. Also visit the Benares Hindu University the largest residential university in India with more than 3000 residential students. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later visit Sarnath the sacred city for the Buddhist all over the world. It was here that Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to his first five disciples. Also worth visiting is the museum with artifacts dating back to 3rd century BC. Visit the nearby ruins of the ancient seat of learning in Sarnath. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 09 :
Varanasi - Kathmandu (By flight)
In the morning take a leisurely breakfast, Later take a flight to Kathmandu (Nepal), At airport you will be received by Driver, Later move around Thamel Markets and rest of the day for your leisure.
Day 10 :
Early Morning at 06:30, Take a Flight to Everest to fly above the top of the world - the mighty Himalaya! You will be awe inspired by the majestic 8000 meter snow capped peaks flying over the top of the world. Later after breakfast, move out to an touristic city tour which includes Boudhanath Temples, Pashupatinath Temples - one of the holiest Hindu temples in Nepal. Later move out to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Temples. Rest of the day is at your leisuere.
Day 11 :
Kathmandu - Baktapur - Nagarkot - Kathmandu
Morning drive to visit the city of Bhaktapur. Founded in the 9th
century, the city is traffic free, lined with cobblestone streets linking temples, monastery courtyards and monumental squares. Also climb in altitude to the village of Nagarkot, lying at 7200 feet above sea level, you will be dazzled with a view that encompasses 200 miles of snow capped peaks stretching across the Himalaya range - simply breathtaking!. Evening back to Kathmandu and overnight in Hotel.
Day 12 :
Kathmandu - Pokhara (200kms)
Early morning drive to Pokhara, On the way visit Bandipur Village - 8kms on the side of the highway. In Pokhara visit The Fewa or Phewa Lake, 1.5 kilometer long, second largest lake in Nepal. In the evening, take dinner in the beautiful street markets of Pokhara.
Day 13 :
Morning move to Sarangkot to see the Annapurna Himalayan Range, a lifetime experience. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Later visit Davis Fall- Witness a unique waterfall that lies 2 Km from central Pokhara City. Evening move out in the beautiful markets of Pokhara.
Day 14 :
Pokhara - Kathmandu (200km)
In the morning, after breakfast move to Kathmandu passing through the beautiful scenery, mountains. Later arrive to kathmandu, Rest of the day is free for shopping or to move in the Thamel Markets. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 15 :
Kathmandu - Delhi (By flight)
Morning after breakfast, take your flight to Delhi. Upon Arrival in Delhi, You will be recieved by Driver. Before taking your International Flight, You can visit Sikh Temple or you can walk around Cannaught Place, Take a dinner in the restaurants at this center of the city. Late you will transferred to the International airport 3 hours before to board the International flight time for your further journey back to your Country.