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India and Nepal Tour – Overland Tour (16 Nights / 17 Days )

Duration : Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days

Destination : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lumbini - Chitwan - Pokhara - Kathmandu - Delhi

Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Greetings on arrival and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 - Delhi
Morning breakfast and tour of Delhi visiting Birla Mandir or Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate - The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House, Qutab Minar Complex, Bahai Temple or Lotus Temple, Himayun’s Tomb, Rajghat – Cremation site of Mahatama Gandhi, Red Fort, narrow Streets of Chandani Chowk – enjoy Cycle rickshaw ride and Jama Mosque. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 - Delhi - Jaipur
Morning post breakfast leave for Jaipur and check into the hotel on arrival.
Afternoon visit Old part of the Pink city. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 -Jaipur
Morning after breakfast visit Amber Fort and enjoy an Elephant ride upto the Ramparts of the Fort – an excellent example of Rajput architecture. While driving to Amber Fort you will have a photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace). Later visit City Palace with its City palace Museum, courtyards, gardens & buildings and experience a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, Visit Jantar Mantar or Observatory and later explore the colorful Jaipur Bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 - Jaipur – Agra (Taj Mahal remain closed on Fridays)
Morning after an early breakfast at hotel leave from Jaipur to Agra and on the way visit Fatehpur Sikri – within the complex visit Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Bhawan & Panch Mahal.

Check into the hotel on arrival at Agra.
Afternoon first visit Red Fort overlooking River Yamuna and the Taj Mahal. Later visit Taj Mahal and stay till Sunset.
Evening enjoy Mohabbat The Taj show – a live drama played at Kalakriti Auditorium and a great combination of building of the Taj and Indian Culture. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 - Agra - Khajuraho
Morning after an early breakfast at the hotel transfer to Agra Cantt Railway Station to board Superfast Shatabdi Express trian to Jhansi. Meeting on arrival and drive to Khajuraho via visiting Medieval city of Orchha. Arrive Khajuraho and check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07 - Khajuraho - Varanasi
Morning visit Western and Eastern Group of Temples with its world famous Erotic Stone Carvings (Kamasutra). Afternoon transfer to Airport to board flight for Varanasi. Meeting on arrival at Varanasi Airport and transfer to the hotel. Evening visit River Ganges at Sunset to witness live Ganga Arati (Prayer). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 - Varanasi
Early morning visit River Ganges again for boat ride at Sunrise where you will see hundreds of people washing their sins by dipping in the waters of the sacred river at various bathing Ghats along the River.

Return to the hotel walking through narrow lanes of Old part of Varanasi and visiting Benaras Hindu University complex and Vishwanath Temple inside University Complex.
Later after breakfast visit some other interesting sites of Varanasi like Tulsi Manas Temple and Bharat mata Temple. Afternoon visit ruines and Museum at Sarnath. Rest of the evening free for self exploration. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 - Varanasi - Lumbini
Morning after an early breakfast drive to Bhairawa Border to cross over to Nepal. On arrival at Border you will leave Indian car and cross border by foot going through immigration and customes. On other side of the border you will be met by our Nepalese staff / car and will drive to Lumbini. Evening Lumbini - The birthplace of Buddha.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 - Lumbini - Chitwan
Morning post breakfast spend some time exploring Lumbini. Afternoon leave for Chitwan and check in into the Jungle Resort on arrival. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 - Chitwan National Park
Full day jungle activities inside the Park such as Nature walk, bird watching, village visiting and Elephant ride etc. In the evening enjoy Traditional Cultural Dance and the resort. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 - Chitwan - Pokhara
Morning after breakfast drive to Pokhara and check into the hotel on arrival. Afternoon walk around the Lake side and enjoy boat ride at Phewa Lake and visit Temple in the middle of the Lake. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 - Pokhara
Morning after breakfast excursion tour to Sarangkot and enjoy stunning mountain views. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Morning after relaxed breakfast at the hotel drive to Kathmandu and check into the hotel on arrival. Rest of the day free to relax and enjoy the facilities available at the hotel.

Day 15 - Kathmandu
Morning post breakfast full day guided city tour visting Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath and Bodhnath. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16 - Kathmandu
Morning post breakfast full day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city & Patan city. Overnight at hotel.

Day 17 – Depart Kathmandu
Transfer to the airport intime to board your home bound flight.

Bon Voyages !