Classic India & Nepal 11 Day Tour
Come along for an incredible India Nepal trip experience, which include camel caravans, elephant rides, Himalayan resorts, and historical monuments and shopping. Stops include Delhi the majestic capital city built during the British Raj, Jaipur the pink city of Rajasthan, Agra, home of the world famous Taj Mahal, Agra Red Fort, center of the 17th. Century Mogul Empire. Then it is up to Nepal over the mighty Himalayas to explore the famous Kathmandu and its twin city of Patan and ancient cultural center of Bhaktapur.
Day I NEW YORK/DELHI:
Welcome aboard jumbo jet, flight to Delhi, enjoy the regal hospitality. Indulge yourself with delicious Indian and Continental cuisine. A great way to start your India trip.
Day 2 DELHI:
This evening arrive in Delhi, where you'll be received and escorted to Hotel Connaught/ Hotel City Park.
Day 3 DELHI:
Breakfast at the hotel. Delhi sightseeing tour includes, the Presidential-Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, Qutab Minar Tower, Jantar Mantar, and the fashionable Connaught Circus. Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Mahalaxmi Temple and Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi. Evening free.
Day 4 DELHI/JAIPUR:
Morning drive to Jaipur, transfer to Hotel Trident/Ashok. Afternoon sightseeing includes the City Palace, Albert Museum, and Jantar Mantar and the Observatory. For this evening, we recommend a rickshaw drive around the city displaying local life style.
Day 5 JAIPUR/AGRA:
Today you'll travel in the royal style of Emperor Akbar to the Amber Fort atop festive Indian Elephants. Here you will see the Maharaja Palace and its memorabilia. Afterwards enroute to Agra you'll stop at Fatehpur-Sikri, the deserted Sandstone City built by King Akbar. This imperial complex of forts, palaces, mosques and temples was short lived and today is a haunting testament to that era. Hotel Jaypee/Hotel Howard Park.
Day 6 AGRA:
After breakfast, we are out to visit the long awaited the romantic marble and Jewel encrusted Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 16th. Century for his beloved Queen Mumtaz. This mesmerizing monument of love will leave you awestruck. After a detailed tour of the Taj we will head to Agra Red Fort, an important piece of the big Mogul puzzle. Agra Fort is a very important part of the history of India the last 4 centuries, from the Mogul era to the British Raj to current Independent Republic of India.
Day 7 AGRA/DELHI/KATHMANDU:
After breakfast drive to Delhi for flight to Kathmandu. Arrival reception and transfer to Hotel Del,Annapurna/Royal Singhi.
Day 8 KATHMANDU:
After breakfast, begin the day with morning tour of Kathmandu city, visiting the Temple of Hanuman, Dhoka Square, and The House of the Living Goddess, Royal Palace, and the city markets. Afternoon tour of Patan, a city of ancient architecture, fine arts, and renowned for its' silver, copper and bronze work. We'll also visit the Tibetan Handicrafts Center. Evening at leisure.
Day 9 KATHMANDU:
Morning is free with an optional (recommended) flight-seeing tour of Mt. Everest available. Ample time for shopping for antiques and gifts. This afternoon we'll visit Bhaktapur, the city of religious devotees built in the shape of shell, visit the Lion Gate, the Picture Gallery, the Golden Gate and the Palace of Windows.
DAY 10 KATHMANDU/DELHI:
Morning free. Afternoon fly to Delhi, time free for last minute shopping for gifts and prepare for homeward bound departure.
Day 11 DELHI/USA:
Early morning transfer to airport for flight bound for New York
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