Destinations includes in this itinerary :
Delhi / Jaipur / Ranthambore / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra / Orchha / Khajuraho / Varanasi / Katmandu - Pokhara / Chitwan / Katmandu / Delhi
Day 01 - Arrival and overnight stay in Delhi - Once landed at Delhi's international airport, a member of our staff will welcome you and assist you on checking into your hotel.
After refreshing yourself, you will spend the day sightseeing the town. In Old Delhi, you will visit huge sandstone Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Qutab Minar. In New Delhi, you will visit the Parliament House, India Gate and Bahai Temple. - You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 02 - DELHI / SAMODE / JAIPUR - 300 KM - 06.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast and, then, on your way to the city of Jaipur, you will stop at Samode village, a heritage site which includes Samode Palace and Samode Fort. Afterwards, you will reach Jaipur, where you will check into your hotel and refresh yourself. Later, you can have an evening walk around the place. You will go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 03 - Amber Fort in Jaipur - You will have breakfast and, then, will leave for Amber Fort, 11 Km off Jaipur, where you can have an elephant ride to the fort, which comprises several palaces and imperial edifices.
Afterwards, you can spend the whole day exploring the city of Jaipur, also known as 'The Pink City'. It was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. There, you can enjoy splendid fa?ade of Hawa Mahal Palace, the City Palace (including its museum) as well as Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. Later, you can enjoy an evening walk around the city streets and colored bazaars, where you can find numerous types of manufactures products, textiles, ceramics and buy what you need. You will go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 04 - JAIPUR - RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK - 180 KM - 04.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, you will reach Ranthambhore and check into your hotel in the afternoon. After refreshing yourself, you will tour around the place and explore neighboring Sawai Madhopur, famous for its manufactured products and frescos. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 05 - Ranthambhore National Park -
Early in the morning you will reach Ranthambore National Park, one of India's best places to see tigers and have an electrifying safari tour. You will see the felines near the lakes, in the jungle or in the shadow of the Park's monuments. In addition to tigers, on your jeep safari you will see other animals, such as monkeys, various species of birds, crocodiles, l You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 06 - RANTHAMBHORE / BHARATPUR / AGRA - 300 KM - 05.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast at your hotel and, then, on your way to Agra, you will enjoy sightseeing the Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur and the splendid town of Fatehpur Sikri, which was founded by the Emperor Akbar but subsequently deserted. It comprises numerous splendid monuments, such as: Jama Masjid (a wonderful palace), a big mosque (Panch Mahal), and a splendid great gate (Buland Darwaza).
Once checked into your hotel in the city of Agra, you will visit imperial Agra Fort, built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and subsequently modified by the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan. The fort comprises great palaces, both private and public audience rooms and formal gardens. You will spend the night at your hotel. You can get the chance to buy unique marble made items and manufactured products, too.
Day 07 - AGRA / GWALIOR / ORCHHA - 225 KM - 04.30 HRS IN CAR
Early wake up to get to Taj Mahal at 6:00 in the morning in order to enjoy a mind blowing sunrise sight of the wonderful white marble monument. It is the perfect moment to take breath taking photos of the best emblem of the country's Islamic architectural style, which the Emperor Shah Jahan built for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal as an emblem of his endless love for her.
You will leave in the afternoon to reach Orchha, in Madhya Pradesh, situated 199 Km off Gwalior. The town has numerous monuments like palaces and temples. Once checked into your hotel in Orchha, you will sightsee some palaces (Jehangir Mahal, Rai Parveen Mahal, and Raj Mahal) and temples (Ram Rajya Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, and Lakshminarayan Temple). You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 08 - ORCHHA - KHAJURAHO - 200 KM 04.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast at your hotel and, then, will reach Khajuraho in order to visit its renowned temples constructed by the Chandellas. Once at your hotel in Khajuraho, you will check in and, afterwards, will sightsee the Eastern and Western groups of temples world famous for their erotic sculptures. Among the local temples, Kendriya Mahadev is the most famous. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 09 - KHAJURAHO - VARANASI - FLIGHT - 00.45 MINUTES
125 KM RIDE FROM KHAURAHO TO SATANA TAKES 3 HOURS
THE (DAY/NIGHT) TRAIN FROM SATANA TO VARANASI TAKES 6 HOURS
You will have breakfast and, then, get to the airport in order to fly to the city of Varanasi. Once in Varanasi, you will check into your hotel and refresh yourself. The history of Varanasi is more than 25 centuries old. It is also called Kashi. Legend has it that it was built in 1200 BC by King Kashya.
Day 10 - Varanasi - You will enjoy an early morning cruise along Ganges, which is holy to Hindus. On the ghats (the steps which lead to the river), you will see pilgrims bathing, praying and flower offering. You will smell the spiritual atmosphere of Varanasi as the day rises. You will enjoy an afternoon sightsee of Varanasi and Sarnath Temple, where Lord Buddha first preached, Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamek Stupa and 20 meter tall Ashoka Pillar, erected in 258 B.C. by the Emperor Ashoka. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 11 - VARANASI / KATMANDU - FLIGHT - 001.00 HR IN FLIGHT
You will enjoy a morning tour around the city of Varanasi and fly to Katmandu in the afternoon. Once in Katmandu, you will check into your hotel and relax. After a tour around the city, you will go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 12 - Katmandu - You will have breakfast and, then, spend the day wandering around the city. You will sightsee ancient royal palace Hanuman Dohka, sacred Hindu Pashupatinath Temple as well as several Buddhist sites, including Swayambhunath Stupa and Boudhnath Stupa. You will go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 13 - KATMANDU / POKHARA - 250 KM - 05.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast and, then, reach Pokhara. You will get there in the afternoon and check into your hotel. Afterwards, you can enjoy a walk around the city and visit its historical monuments and edifices. You will go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 14 - Pokhara - You will have breakfast and, then, sightsee the city of Pokhara. You can explore its splendid lake and enjoy breath taking panorama of Himalayas. You can visit the monastery and heritage edifices, too. You will go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 15 - POKHARA / CHITWAN - 250 KM - 05.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, you will reach Chitwan National Park, where the kings of Nepal used to hunt. Chitwan, meaning 'Jungle Heart', is on the list of World Heritage Sites and Nepal's first National Park. While riding to Chitwan, you will explore the splendid surroundings. Once in Chitwan, you will check into your hotel, where you will spend the night.
Day 16 - Chitwan - You will have breakfast and, then, reach Chitwan National Park where you can have an enthralling safari tour, see numerous kinds of animals, including tigers, deer, wild elephants, rhinos and further more. You will go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 17 - CHITWAN / KATMANDU - 250 KM - 05.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast and, then, reach the city of Kathmandu, where you will check into your hotel and freshen up. Later, you can enjoy an evening walk around the city.
Day 18 - KATMANDU / DELHI - FLIGHT 01.15 HRS
You will have breakfast and, then, get to the airport in order to fly to Delhi. Once in Delhi, you can enjoy a tour around the city. After lunch, you can explore its city center Connaught Place. Afterwards, you will get top the airport in order to fly to your next destination, at the conclusion of your Travel to India and Nepal Tour provided by Popular India Vacations.
Note - Every day you can arrange with the driver your time of departure from one place to another according to your convenience as well as to the distance from the two destinations and to length of the ride.
We recommend that you leave your hotel from 7:30 to 8:30 in the morning in order to reach another city. However, if you want to visit TAJ MAHAL, you should leave at 6:00 a.m. in winter and at 5:45 a.m. in summer for you to sightsee the breath taking monument at the break of day. If you want to visit the town of Varanasi, you should leave at 5:30 a.m. in summer and 6:00 a.m. in winter in order to sunrise boat and pray along holy Ganges.
The itinerary will let you visit splendid and major heritage sites, including:
- India Gate, President House, Parliament, Lotus Temple in New Delhi
- The tomb of Humayun, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Old Delhi
- Jaipur: Amber Fort, Elephant Safari
- Jaipur: Amber Fort, City Palace, Observatory, old Pink City, Galta and Laxminarayan Temple
- Ranthambhore: tigers and further animals in the National Park
- Ghana National Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur and Fatehpur Sikari on the way to the city of Agra
- TAJ MAHAL (world renowned emblem of love), Agra Fort and Itmadulla in the city of Agra
- On the way to Orchha: Gwalior Fort
- Jahangir palace, Laxminath Temple and Ram Raja Temple of Orchha on River Betwa
- Khajuraho: Jain and Chaturbhuj temples of the eastern group of temples
- Khajuraho: Kama Sutra temples of the western group of temples
- Boating both in the morning and in the evening along sacred Ganges in the city of Varanasi (Benaras)
- Sarnath and old city of Varanasi
- Darbar Square, Rana Palace (Singha Darbar), Hanuman Dhoka in Katmandu
- Katmandu: Pashupatinath and Shambhunath temples and Patan
- Tour around Katmandu: Dhulikhel, Bakhtapur, Bodhnath, Nagarkot
- Jeep and elephant tour around Chitwan National Park
- Boating and temple sightseeing on an island in Lake Phewa in Pokhara
- Connaught Place (Delhi city center) before you leave