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Nepal and Taj Mahal Tour :
Nepal and Taj Mahal Tour: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Varanasi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri,
Price from 1563 USD /person
Duration of 12 days
Starts at N/A
Finishes at N/A
Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu Arrive in Kathmandu. The cosmopolitan
city and the capital Kathmandu is the main gateway for travellers to
Nepal. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and
transferred to the Hotel.
Day 2 - Kathmandu In the morning we start our sightseeing by
visiting Durbar Square. Durbar Square is the spiritual heart of
Kathmandu. Temples and other important buildings surrounded the old
royal palace at the center of the city. This is the most important
point in Kathmandu to observe the culture and religion of Nepal.
After visiting Durbar Square we will visit Swayambhunath. The stupa
at Swayambhunath is the most important and oldest site of Buddhist
worship in Nepal. Swayambhunath Stupa is famous for the eyes of
Buddha that seem to observing the world from all 4 directions. After
Swayambhunath proceed to the temple city of Pashupatinath that is
Nepal's most important Hindu pilgrim site on the banks of the
Bagmati River. The temple of Pashupatinath is dedicated to god
Day 3 - Kathmandu Excursion: Bodhnath, Patan and Bhaktapur Today we
drive to Bodhnath. Bodhnath is the largest Stupa of Nepal. Around
the octagonal base of Stupa there are 108 images of Buddha where
prayer ceremonies of Buddhist Lamas are taking place since over 2000
years. Then we drive to Patan. Patan was the second largest town in
the valley but it has been absorbed into Kathmandu. Patan was
previously known as Lalitpur (the beautiful city). The famous King
Ashoka built the Stupas at four corners in the 250 BC. The temple
architecture here gave this city fame to be unique and most
beautiful. After Patan we proceed to Bhaktapur, the third biggest
city of the valley. Bhaktapur has preserved it's medieval character
better than Patan. We visit the golden Door, the Palace of 55
windows (15th century) and Pagoda Nyatapola (18th century).
Day 4 - Kathmandu - Pokhara In the morning transfer to the airport
for the flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is the gateway to Himalayas. The
Pokhara valley is the second biggest valley in the central hilly
region of Nepal after Kathmandu. The town of Pokhara itself, at an
altitude of just 900 m on the Seti Khola River is overshadowed by
the fishtail mountain (6999 m), one of the most beautiful mountains
of the world. In the afternoon visit the Pokhara city and lake side.
Day 5 - Pokhara In the early morning we drive to the north of
Pokhara to the view point and enjoy the panorama view of the
Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains which are only 30 km away from
us. In the morning time these mountain appears to be in the golden
light. After the breakfast in Pokhara we drive 15 km to Begnas Lake.
The Begnas Lake is the biggest lake in the Pokhara valley with
beautiful surrounding. We will have boat ride in the lake.
Day 6 - Pokhara - Kathmandu - Varanasi In the morning drive to
Kathmandu airport for the flight to Varanasi. Varanasi is without
doubt India's most sacred city and thus visited by over one million
people. Varanasi is also called the city of light. Buddha visited
this city in 500 BC. In the evening a drive can be organised to
Sarnath which is only about 10 kms. Sarnath is the place where
Buddha delivered his first sermon at deer park.
Day 7 - Varanasi - Agra In the early morning we take a boat ride on
the holy river Ganges and enjoy sunrise on the boat. Ghats (flight
of steps) and the Packages of pilgrims on that are the principal
attraction for visitors to Varanasi. Thousands of pilgrims and
devotees visit this city to make holy prayers, to meditate and to
purify themselves through taking a bath in the holy river Ganges. In
the afternoon we have the sightseeing of the city of Varanasi. In
the night we will have train to Agra.
Day 8 - Agra In the morning arrive in Agra. Later we start our
sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the
greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure
began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his
grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial
quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to
visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an
enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It
was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a
tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the
Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child.
We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory
Day 9 - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur Today we leave Agra and then
we will drive to Pink City Jaipur. Enroute we make a stop and visit
Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time,
constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful
city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it
had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to
failing in the water supply. In the evening we will arrive in Jaipur.
This city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the
great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is
the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious
and semiprecious stones.
Day 10 - Jaipur - Delhi After breakfast we drive to the ancient
capital of Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the
ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was
moved to newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress
on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we visit the Hawa Mahal
(Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small
casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool
air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without
being seen. In the afternoon we visit the City Palace that is still
the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the
Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the City Palace
we will visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We
continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, and the largest of
Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments
reveal us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy. In the evening
we will drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi
Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might
have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. In the night
you will have train from Jaipur to Delhi.
Day 11 - Delhi In the morning arrive in New Delhi. In the afternoon
we take a Rickshaw ride parallel to the Red Fort through the old
city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old
Delhi includes "Rajghat" , the site where Mahatma Gandhi was
cremated and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of Old Delhi.
Day 12 - Delhi Today we visit the famous "Humayun Tomb" which is the
first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India and "Qutub
Minar" which is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199. Before we
proceed to the Hotel we will drive through New Delhi where we will
visit the India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies. In the
night transfer to the international airport.
Duration: 12 days - Starts at: N/A - Finishes at: N/A
Starting point: Kathmandu
Finishing point: Delhi
Payment Types: Wire Transfer
We speak: German, English, Hindi
Inclusions: - Accommodation in double room on twin sharing basis
with bath and WC in the chosen category.
- Rickshaw Ride in Delhi.
- Elephant ride in Amber (Jaipur).
- Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages
of your choice) at every place of sightseeing.
- All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Angel
Tours - Vacations representative.
- All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an
air-conditioned Car with driver.
Exclusions: - Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry,
Telephone Bills and Alcoholic beverages.
- Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
- Any Flight Charges.
- Monument Entrances.
- Unspecified Meals etc.
- Insurance Cover
Given cost if on per person basis on minimum two travelers. There is
discount available between April and September. Please write us to
receive more details !
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