Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Meghauli - Chitwan - Pokhara - Kathmandu - Delhi
India and Nepal are two of the most popular destinations in the Indian subcontinent replete with rich culture and traditional, scenic beauty, exotic wildlife, historical monuments, magnificent forts, old temples etc. Wonders of India & Nepal is a well-planned tour package of 15 days offering you all these delights and more. In India, get a chance to explore the popular sites in northern and central region. Similarly, explore the beautiful cities and valleys of Nepal. Visit wonderful places such as Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho, Orchha, Varanasi, Pokhara, Chitwan and Kathmandu. Some of the highlights include world heritage sites like Fatehpur Sikri and Khajoraho temple, Ganga aarti in Varanasi, World Wonder of Taj Mahal, medieval fort of Orchha, wildlife safari in Chitwan and the old Kathmandu city.
On your arrival at the Delhi Airport, our tour representative offers you an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and relax. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can interact with the locals, can visit the popular markets, explore the place on your own, can binge on finger-licking food and so on.
The day is scheduled for city tour of Delhi. After having breakfast you will embark on the sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Glare at the contrast between the grand structures and wide roads of Lutyens' New Delhi, as you walk on the slightly cramped streets of Old Delhi, which has some wonderful historical monuments. Visit the popular attractions of Delhi which includes the Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Red Fort. Post-lunch you will be going to get a memorable and enriching experience by exploring the historical monuments such as Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar complex. Drive past the city's important landmarks such as India Gate, Rajpath, President's House, Parliament House Diplomatic Enclave.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
On the 3rd day of the tour, after having breakfast you will leave for Agra by road. As you reach, check-in at a luxury hotel. Later, head towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. It is an epitome of love and a burial site of the Mumtaz Mahal, the most beloved wife of Shah Jahan.
Then you will visit the Agra Fort. Another World Heritage Site in Agra, the Agra fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors till 1638. The massive fort complex was commissioned by Emperor Akbar with structures in red sandstone while Emperor Shah Jahan added structures in white marble. Some additions were also made by Emperor Aurangzeb. Then you will visit the Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah which is also renowned as the’ Baby Taj.
Return to the hotel after the sightseeing tour. Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.
Today, get an assisted transfer to the Agra railway station to go on-board an early morning train to Jhansi. From Jhansi, start your road journey to the medieval town of Orchha. Check-in at a hotel. This place was established in the 16th century by Rudra Pratap, Bundela Rajput Chief. Exploring the hilltop Orchha fort, which has a number of palaces and temples in its boundaries. The fort lies on the banks of River Betwa. Later, visit the temples built on the riverside.
Today, an excursion to the 17th century Datia Palace is planned. It is also known as Bir Singh Dev Palace and Bir Singh Palace. The fort was established in the year 1614 by Maharaj Birsingh Deo, the founder of the Datia state in Bundelkhand. Later, visit Sonagiri Jain Temples. The site is known to help the ascetic saints and the devotees in practising austerity and self-discipline and attaining salvation.
In the morning, start driving to the World Heritage Site of Khajuraho. Check into the hotel as you reach. Afternoon is scheduled for exploring the magnificent temples built by the rulers of Chandela dynasty between the 10th and 11th centuries. Promoting erotica, these temples have exquisite carvings of humans, mythical figures, animals and so on. Segregated in Western and Eastern group of temples, the popular ones include Kandariya Mahadev temple, Chaturbhuj temple, Lakshmana temple, Devi Jagadamba temple, and Javaru temple.
Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
Board morning flight to Varanasi. On arrival, check-in. Varanasi is known to be one of the world's oldest cities, offering spiritual experiences. In the evening, enjoy boat ride on the holy waters River Ganga and then the extraordinary Ganga Aarti ceremony. The city lies on the banks of the holy Ganges and holds a lot of religious importance.
Overnight in Varanasi.
Enjoy an early morning refreshing and enriching boat ride on the sacred Ganga ghats. Witness the riverside rituals. The afternoon is scheduled for the Varanasi city tour including its popular temples, ghats, local bazars and so on. Kashi Vishwanath temple, Kathewal temple, Tulsi Manas temple, Alamgir Mosque, Dasaswamedh Ghat, and Assi Ghat are some of the popular Varanasi attraction.
Morning of day 9 is at leisure. Board an afternoon flight Kathmandu in Nepal. As you reach, complete the check-in. The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu has fascinating sites and bustling streets. The historical and religious structures in the Kathmandu Valley are under the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
In the morning, sightseeing tour of Kathmandu including Swayambunath Stupa- founded 2000 years ago, this stupa lies on a hilltop and is the city's most important Buddhist site. Later explore the old city of Kathmandu with old temples and other delights, set in narrow alleys. One can also see houses and shops here. All this is set around the Durbar Square. Later, have lunch and visit the other attractions Bhaktapur (one of Kathmandu's 3 royal cities housing several cultural and religious gems) and the Boudhanath stupa (Nepal's largest stupa which is the city center of Tibetan culture).
On day 11, board a morning flight to Meghauli and from here drive to Chitwan. Check-into a wildlife resort. In the afternoon, enjoy elephant safari inside the national park. Spot exotic wildlife of the region. A World Heritage Site, Chitwan National Park is Nepal's first national park.
Early morning and afternoon wildlife safaris for spotting the region's wildlife. Lucky visitors can spot a tiger here. Whole of day 12 is going to be an exciting one. The park is home to various kinds of animals including single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, leopards, sloth bear, wild elephants, monkeys, deer and as many as 544 species of birds.
On day 12, in the morning, start your road journey to Pokhara, enveloped by soaring Himalayan peaks. As you reach, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. The afternoon at leisure. You can also go for optional excursions. The vibrant Pokhara city is known for its remarkable scenery, opportunities for adventure activities, wonderful accommodation and varied food choices. Some of the popular attractions here include Fewa Tal, Barahi temple, Begnas Lake, World Peace Pagoda, Devi's fall, Seti Gandaki, Gupteswar Gupha, Bindbyabasini Temple and Rupa Lake etc.
Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Go aboard a morning flight to Kathmandu from where you board another flight to Delhi.
Early morning departure for onward destination.