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Overland Tour of India and Nepal (16 Nights / 17 days )

Duration :16 Nights / 17 Days

Destination :Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Orchha Khajuraho - Varanasi - Sunauli Border - Lumbini - Chitwan - Pokhara - Kathamndu

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Day 01 - Delhi
Meeting and greetings on arrival at International Airport and transfer to the hotel for check in.

Day 02 - At Delhi
Morning breakfast and full day tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi covering Red Fort - most opulent Fort built by the Mughals, Raj Ghat - memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk- bustling and colourful bazaar of the old city.

In New Delhi you will impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens, Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar, Rajpath, India Gate and Parliament house for photos. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 - Delhi - Jaipur
Morning buffet breakfast and leave by car to Jaipur. Check in at the hotel on arrival.

Afternoon tour of Jaipur City visiting City Palace Museum you will see here traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art., Jantar Mantar or Observatory - built in 1726 AD and Hawa Mahal of Palace of Winds - a five storeyed building with pyra midal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 - At Jaipur
Morning post breakfast excursion trip to Amber Fort where you will ride and enjoy an elephant ride.

Afternoon is left free to explore this city of colours on your own. Car will remain on disposal if required to be used.
Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 05 - Jaipur - Agra
After breakfast at the hotel and drive to Agra by car (5 hours) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
After the visit continue your drive to another an hour to Agra and check in at the hotel.
Afternoon tour of Agra city including world famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 - Agra Orchha
Morning after breakfast transfer to Agra Cantt Railway Station to board Superfast Shatabdi Express train for Jhansi at 8.11 AM. Meeting on arrival at Jhansi railway station at 1045 AM and transfer to Orchha. Afternoon tour of medieval city of Orchha including palaces and temples built in the 17th and 18th century. The four main and important temples worth a visit are The Chaturbhuj, Janaki, Laxmi and The Raja Ram temples.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Orchha Khajuraho
Relaxed breakfast leave for Khajuraho and check into the hotel on arrival. Afternoon tour of Khajuraho temples visiting Western and eastern group of Temples. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Fly
Morning free for self exploration of this erotic temple town. Afternoon transfer to Airport to board flight for Varanasi. Met on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is left free to relax.

Evening pay a visit to the Ganges for Sunset view and watch live Ganga Arati.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 At Varanasi
Early morning pay another visit to River Ganges for boat ride at dawn followed by visiting various temple tour situated in narrow streets of Old Varanasi. While coming back to the hotel you will also Visit will also include Bharat Mata or Mother India Temple and the Benares Hindu University.

Afternoon commence tour to visit Sarnath around 10 kms out of Varanasi city. Sarnath is believed to be the birth place of Buddhism. Lord Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community. Later visit adjoining Sarnath Museum one of most important in India and contains carvings in styles like Archaic and work of sculptors from 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 - Varanasi to Sunauli Border to Lumbini
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Later take your waiting car and leave for your adventurous drive to Sunauli - border between Indian and Nepal which will take approximate 7 hours. Arrive border and say good by to your Indian driver and cross the border by doing formalities like immigration and customes and even if you have not obtained Nepalese visa already, you can obtain here by filling in visa form and paying nominal visa fee.

After crossing border take your another waiting car from Nepal and proceed to Lumbini (the birth place of Lord Budha. Later in the evening tour of Maya Devi Temple dedicated to the mother of Lord Buddha, Sidhartha pond where Gautam Buddha was bathed after his birth.
Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 11 - Lumbini - Chitwan (192 km.)
Morning post breakfast leave by surface for Chitwan in around 5 hours time, on arrival check into the Jungle Lodge. After lunch leave for Jungle Safari in to the Royal Chitwan National Park to view game. (One horned Rhino, Bengal Tiger, Gharial, Striped Hyena and the Gangetic Dolphin etc.) Evening at leisure. Overnight at Jungle Lodge.

Day 12 - Chitwan
Early morning and late afternoon Jungle Safari in to the national Park, rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Jungle Lodge.

Day 13 - Chitwan - Pokhara
Morning after relaxed breakfast proceed to Pokhara. Pokhara is a legendary lake valley of Nepal lying quite relaxed on the lap of the most magnificent range of Annapurna range of Mountains. On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon enjoy boat ride on Lake Phewa and visit Pokhara town. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 - Pokhara - Kathamndu
Morning after breakfast leave for Kathamndu by car in around 5 hours time, on arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure (optional half day excursion to Nagarkot) Nagarkot, is a fascinating Mountain Village (7,135 ft.) for most spectecular mountain range includes Mt. Everest, Manaslu, Makalu and many others. Later return to Kathamndu. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 - At Kathmandu
Morning after breakfast commence Sightseeing to visit City of Kathmandu visiting The Hanumandhoka, Kathmandu's Durbar Square, Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairav, Temple of Kumari (Vestal Virgin) or the Living Goddess. Later in the morning visit UNESCO World Heritage of Swombhunath Stupa.

Afternoon tour of Patan city where you see Durbar Square, Mahaboudha, Krishna Mandir and Hirayana Mahabihar Temple (The Golden Temple).
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16 - At Kathmandu
Morning after breakfast at the hotel day is left free for you to feel Kathmandu independently. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17 - Depart Kathmandu
Transfer to the airport in time to board flight for onward destination.

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