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Tour to India

India And Nepal Tour

Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Samode - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Kathmandu - Delhi

» Arrive Delhi :
Upon arrival at the hotel you are received with a traditional welcome of TIKKA and ARTI. Rest of the day is relaxing and for free activities. Upon coming at Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 2 you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

» Delhi :
First we will be visiting the famous Jama Masjid mosque with its 9,000 sq. ft. courtyard, three domes and two minarets, and then proceed to the massive complex known as the Red Fort. This morning we visit Old Delhi, build in the 17th century by Shah Jahan the Magnificent ( who also built the Taj Mahal).

Afternoon we'll visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, a Spectacular structure that's just 60 years old , and then proceed via India Gate and the Governmental building to Qutub Minar, the 240 foot tower built in 1190 to commemorate the arrival of Islam in India, the Bahai Temple with its nine pools on an elevated platform, and the Crafts Museum, which replicates and Indian street with over 50 artists and craftspeople at work.

» Delhi - Samode :
Today morning we leave after breakfast for Samode . Upon arrival checking at Samode Palace. Samode Palace is one of India's most charming and romantic hotels. If offers a quiet, elegant and luxurious atmosphere. The Palace has been meticulously restored offering a retreat into an aesthetically beautifully environment where visitors can enjoy India's natural beauty and rich history.

Nestles among the 'Aravali ranges' -(a very old formation of banded gneiss dating back to some 3 thousand million years). The Palace is built on a small hillock and planned in a progression of countryards of increasing height. The Samode Palace comes into view like a mirage rising above cobbled streets and stone houses of the village of samode. Samode Palace was transformed into one the country's premium palace hotels in 1987, and is a perfect example of Rajput-Moghul architecture.

The Zamindars (landlords) of Samode the principal thakurs of the state of Amber were the Nathawat clan from Chomu, Samode according to the Rajputana Gazetteer of 1879 was a large and flourishing town.  a branch of the house of Amber, tracing their relation to the Jaipur Maharaja the fabled Prithviraj Singh ji the 17th Prince of the house of Kacchwaha Rajputs. Overnight at the Palace.

» Samode - Jaipur :
After breakfast we leave for Jaipur popularly known as the Pink City, was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Designed in accordance with Shilp Shastra - an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture - Jaipur follows a grid system. Upon arrival check in your pre booked Hotel. Afternoon - tour of City Palace and Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The Palace of winds - a five storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life.

» Jaipur :
Which is a super example of Rajput (Medieval Hindu) style construction. A slow elephant ride takes us to the top of the Fort, Today morning we visit the Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills, which houses several graceful buildings and temple. Afternoon at leisure.

In the evening, we visit Chokhi Dhani where an ethnic village air is recreated each evening with thousands of oil lamps, folk dancers, arobats, snake charmers, puppeteers etc.

» Jaipur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur sikri - Agra :
This morning travel to Bharatpur for a tour of the world famous bird sanctuary here. The reserve bosts of river 300 species of resident and migratory birds. From here we drive to the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri (ghost capital) for a tour of the magnificent and world heritage buildings still in a state of perfect preservation. We continue our journey for Agra and upon arrival check into Hotel.

» Agra :

Agra was the capital of India under the Moghuls in the 16th and 17th centuries. This morning we see the exquisite tomb of the emperor Jehangir's chief minister and father-in - law, often called the 'BABY TAJ' because its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal,. Then we tour Agra's Red Fort, built over three generations by the moghul emperors. Following an afternoon free, we go at sunset to see the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by a sorrowing Shah Jahan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Building's stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking.

» Agra - Jhansi by Shatabdi Express - Orchha :
Morning after breakfast we are transfer to the railway station to board shatabdi express departure at 0820 arrival in Jhansi at 1030. Upon coming in Jhansi we are met and transferred to Orchha. Orchha a place that makes one feel the pulse of hot soul of India with temples, magnificent palaces, splendid cenotaphs and river betwa gurgle through zero pollution surrounding where TIME slumbers for good. Overnight at the Orchha Resort.

» Orchha - Khajuraho :
Morning drive to Khajuraho. Upon coming we are transferred to our pre booked hotel.
Afternoon tour the spectacular ninth to thirteenth century temples of Khajuraho, built by Chandela kings, The temples are exquisitely carved with graceful statues and frieze gods and goddesses.

» Khajuraho - Varanasi by Flight :
Today we take a short flight to the Varanasi. Upon arrival we are met and transferred to our pre booked hotel . In the afternoon proceed to the village of Sarnath on the outskirts of town. It was in this Deer Park that the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the Park and Museum.. Sarnath was made a centre of Buddhist worship by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. We will visit the Main Shrine and Ashoka's Pillar. In the Archaeological Museum we will see the beautifully carved capital from the pillar along with many other priceless Buddhist artifacts. The highlight of this tour would be a participation in the evening Aarti (prayer service) at the main Buddhist temple here. Overnight at Hotel.

» Varanasi - Kathmandu by Flight :
An early morning ship ride presents an incredible, surrealistic scene as multitudes of devotee come to the river to pay homage to the Sun God, Surya, Pass the bathing ghats where thousands of pilgrims purify themselves in the holy water of the Ganges River, and the burning ghats where cremations are conducted.. Later today, fly to Kathmandu, ancient capital of the mountain kingdom of Nepal. Your tour includes exploration of the Durbar Square with its abundance of lovely temples, bazaars and the Royal Palace. Enjoy a magnificent view of Kathmandu from Swayambunath, also known as the monkey temple. Continue to Bodhnath to see the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. At Pashupatinath, view Nepal's most sacred Shiva shrine, located near the holy river Bagmati. Overnight at the Hotel.

» Kathmandu :
Originally founded in the 03rd Century, this medieval " City of Beauty" features hundreds of temples and palaces. Patan is the oldest of the three cities of the antique Kathmandu Valley.  The art and construction feature intricate carvings with an interesting mixture of Hindu and Buddhist influence. Visit the Tibetan refugee camp - actually a mini village, for a rare chance to observe the deft hands of these skilled artisans and craftsmen weaving carpets and engaging in other ancient, distinctly Tibetan handicrafts, Later enjoy a drive through the beautiful countryside to the primitive city fo Bhadgaon, also known as Bhaktapur - "City of Devotes.". The Durbar Square includes interesting temples and palaces, the Big Bell - once rung to usher in curfew, the Bell of the Barking Dogs, the Lion Gate, the Picture Gallery and the famous Golden Gate - opening the way to the courtyard of the palace of 55 Windows, topped by the figure of Goddess Kali.

» Kathmandu - Nagarkot :
After breakfast we drive to Nagarkot.The whole day is spent at leisure enjoying the scenic beauty of the valley. Overnight at the Hotel.

» Nagarkot - Kathmandu - Delhi :
Arrival and transfer to our hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. This evening we will travel into Old Delhi , to witness the sound & light show at the Red Fort. This morning transmit to airport to flight for New Delhi.

» Leave Delhi :
Departure transfer to the Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal II airport to board flight back Home.

Monuments In India

Lotus Temple Delhi
qutub minar (Delhi)
Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Taj Mahal Agra
  Forts & Palaces of India

Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Jaisalmer Fort Jaisalmer
City Palace Jaipur
Lalgarh Palace Bikaner

Wildlife Sanctuaries
In India

Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary
Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
B R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Parks In India

Bandhavgarh National Park
Corbett National Park
Ranthambore National Park
Kaziranga National Park
  Fairs & Festival of India

Onnam Kerala
Pushkar Festival
Baisakhi Punjab

  Temples In India

Birla Mandir Delhi
Iskon Temple Delhi
Jama Masjid Delhi
Sun Temple Konarak

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