Day 1: Arrive in Delhi. Arrive in Delhi, meet and greet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi. Morning tour of historic city of Old Delhi to include magnificent Red Fort, The Jama Masjid, India`s largest mosque, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi abd a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk. Afternoon sightseeing in New Delhi to include Humayun`s Tomb, Bhai Temple, Qutab Minar, India gate and Government buildings overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur. Morning drive to Jaipur en route optional visit to Samode, rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur. Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Afternoon tour of the Pink City will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra. Morning after breakfast drive to Agra en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri designed by Akbar as his capital, was lived in for only a very few years. It is beautiful architectural city built of Red sandstone. Evening arrive in Agra. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Agra. Morning proceed for half sightseeing of Agra Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal and the famous Red Fort. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan built the extravagant Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his most beloved wife and was imprisoned in the Red Fort overlooking the Taj by his son until death. Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Agra - Jhansi - Orchha. Morning after breakfast transfer to Railway way station to connect Shatabdi express to Jhansi, on arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon tour of Orchha - walk by the century old temples and forts, each with its own poignant history, and rest amidst the beauty of the ruins. Amongst the various imposing edifices, of particular interest are the Jehangiri Mahal, built by Raja Bir Singh Deo to commemorate the visit of Moghul Emperor Jehangir, the Raj Mahal and the Laxmi Narayan temple, both noted for their fine frescoes and mural. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: Orchha - Khajuraho. Morning travel by car to Khajuraho (170 km), afternoon sightseeing in Khajuraho. Afternoon visit the most important and fascinating western group of temples. The temples of Khajuraho have been declared a "world heritage" site by UNESCO in order to preserve the rich legacy of architecture, bequeathed to future generations by the Kings of the Chandela dynasty. These temples are famous for their intricate sculptures and erotic carvings that are one of the outstanding achievements of Indian art. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 9: Khajuraho - Varanasi. Morning free later transfer to fly to Varanasi (1:30 pm - 2:10 pm), on arrive transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Varanasi - Delhi. This morning an early start for a dawn boat ride on the Ganges river. Ritual is a very important aspect of Hinduism and there is no better place to observe it than at the Ganges. You will view the thread ceremony, head shaving and food being offered to the departing souls. Also along its bank witness devotees bathing, cremating their dead and doing laundry. A walk through narrow twisting lanes will give you a chance to witness the various rituals of the pilgrims and followed by city tour. Afternoon fly to Delhi (2:40 pm - 4:00 pm), on arrival transfer to airport for your onward flight.
Day 10: Kathmandu. Morning visit Kathmandu city and Swaymbhunath. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Kathmandu. Full day visit of Pashupatinath, Boudhnath and Patan City and Tibetan refugee camp. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Kathmandu - Delhi. Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to International airport to board the flight for onward destination.
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