India Nepal Super FamTour
Culture, History and Adventure, Exotic Sounds, Sights, spiritualty & Shopping
Departure April 16, 2018
Get set for an incredible India and Nepal Fam trip experience. Highlights include camel caravans, elephant rides, Himalayan resorts, historical monuments, shopping and more. Trip will start in Delhi the majestic capital city built during the British Raj, Jaipur the pink city of Rajasthan, Agra, home of the world famous Taj Mahal and Agra Red Fort, center of the 17th. Century Mogul Empire. Then it is over the mighty Himalayas to Kathmandu. Here you will come face to face with the Living Goddess in Kathmandu Durbar Square, visit the ancient capital city of Patan and Bhaktapur, the cradles of art and culture of the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.
Day 1 NEW YORK /DELHI: 4/16
Welcome aboard our flight to Delhi, enjoy onboard hospitality. Indulge yourself with delicious Indian and Continental cuisine,
Day 2 DELHI: 4/17
Arrival in Delhi, your first stop of the India fam tour trip, after a traditional Indian garland reception transfer to Hotel Park.
Day 3 DELHI/JAIPUR: 4/18
Breakfast at your hotel. Sightseeing in Old Delhi takes us through Chandni Chowk, the bustling bazaar, Jama Masjid, the oldest and largest Mosque in India, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial and return via Connaught Circus. Sightseeing of New Delhi includes, Birla Temple, Qutab Minar Tower, India Gate and Raj Path. Drive to Jaipur. A city built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1727, who, besides being a prince was also soldier, astronomer and builder. Arrive jaipur and check in at hotel ManSingh Palace Evening free for optional activities.
Day 4 JAIPUR: 4/19
Breakfast at the hotel, departure to Amber Castle in the Aravalli hills, we'll travel in the Maharajah style aboard decorated elephants to the Amber Palace. Sightseeing includes sensual Sheesh Mahal, Marble palace and Vijay Temple, which are marvelous examples of Rajput architecture.
This afternoon, visit Jai Singh's Observatory built in the 17th century by the founder of Jaipur who, besides being a prince was also soldier, astronomer and builder, this is an architectural feat. Drive past the Hawa Mahal an elaborate building encrusted with delicate honeycomb screens and carved balconies from behind which the royal Zanana, could view the world outside, the City Palace now a museum exhibiting fine Rajput and Mogul paintings, rare manuscripts and an armory, and explore the exotic bazaars. This evening at leisure.
Day 5 JAIPUR/AGRA: 4/20
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Agra, home of world famous Taj Mahal. En-route to Agra we'll stop at Fatehpur-Sikri, the deserted Sandstone City built by King Akbar in 17th. C. This imperial complex of forts, palaces, mosques and temples was short lived and today is a haunting testament to that era. This evening arrive in Agra and check into Hotel Shiraz.
Day 6 AGRA/DELH: Taj Mahal and Red Fort 4/21
Early this morning visit Taj Mahal, the most extravagant monument ever built for love. On the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan built her this memorial over which 20,000 men labored for 22 years to create a masterpiece in white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones; the art is called pietra dura. This mesmerizing monument of love will leave you speechless. After breakfast, Agra Fort where Shah Jehan spent the last years of his life, imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb. The most impressive part of the Fort are the Dewan-e-Am, Hall of Public Audience and the Dewan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience where he received foreign dignitaries. This afternoon visit marble handicraft workers creating the jewel inlaid furniture and decorative articles in the same traditional ways passed down generation to generation. Drive to Delhi for evening free for optional activities to soak in the night bazaars and hustle and bustle of Delhi.
Day 7 DELHI/KATHMANDU: 4/22
Morning flight to Kathmandu. Arrival transfer to Hotel Yak N Yeti. Afternoon tour of Kathmandu city, visiting the Temple of Hanuman, Dhoka Square, The House of the Living Goddess, Royal Palace, the city bazaars.
Day 8 KATHMANDU- Patan & Bhaktapur 4/23
Morning 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. 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. Evening at leisure.
Day 9 KATHMANDU/DELHI: Mt. Everest Flight & PashupatiNath 4/24
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning is free with an optional (recommended, not included) flight-seeing tour of Mt. Everest available on request. Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Stupa. Bouddhanath Stupa lies about six km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the Valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Bouddhanath, a World Heritage Site, rising up out of the terraced fields of the Kathmandu valley, visible for miles. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in Nepal. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred lingam, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple's existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple, also a World Heritage Site. Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi and onwards connection for homeward bound flight.
Day 10 DELHI/USA: 4/25
Fly to New York and connect with other cities.
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