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Nepal with North India Tour

Tour Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destination Covered : Mumbai - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varansi - Khathmandu - Patan - Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive Mumbai
Jain Temple, MumbaiOn arrival you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to your hotel. Bombay is India's most cosmopolitan city, an ancient port and trading centre, Rest of the day is ot leisure.

Day 02 : Mumbai City Tour
Tour Bombay, a rich blend of East and West. An extensive tour of the city includes the British - built arch "Gateway of India", Bombay landmark the Hanging Gardens and the affluent community of Malabar Hills, the stately domed Prince of Wales Museum, with its rich collection of miniature paintings, ancient sculptures and jade, among the best in India, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandhi Memorial Museum and Jain Temple.

Day 03 : Mumbai / Udaipur
Fly to Udaipur, famous as the "City of Lakes" and known as one of the most picturesque and romantic cities of India. Transfer to hotel the world famous Lake Palace hotel, once a royal island retreat and now a luxurious hotel. It seems to float upon the waters of Lake Pichola. You will visit city palace with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies and cupolas, Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of Maids and the folklore museum where you can see a presentation of the string puppet show typical to thisarea.

Day 04 : Udaipur /Jaipur
By morning flight. Transfer to hotel. Full day free to explore the city. Overnight Udaipur.

Day 05 : Amber Fort Excursion And Jaipur City Tour
Amber Fort, JaipurYou are transported back in time today, riding like royalty atop elegantly draped and painted elephants, into the high mountain fortress of Amber. Once the capital of royals, the fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture-a complex of Palaces, temples, exquisite marble and mirror-inlaid halls and apartments. In the old city, still encircled by a crenulated wall, visit the Hawa Mahal or "Palace of Winds", Jaipur's central landmark, from where royal ladies once watches daily life on the streets below. Explore city Palace, characterised by balconies, tiny windows, cupolas, courtyards and arched entrances.

It now houses an excellent collection of Rajasthan costumes, minitures and an armory of weapons. The restored observatory, orginally built in the city's early years, first appears as a collection of abstract sculptures, but is in fact a collection of effective instruments for studying the heavens. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 06 : Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra
Drive to Agra, stopping en route to visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. This nearly intact Mughal city is a masterpiece of Muslim architecture unique in India. Your afternoon tour of Agra, the last Capital of the Mughal empire in India, includes a visit to 1 6th century Agra Fort before experiencing the magnificent monument to the memory of love, the Taj Mahal. Your romantic encounter is further enhanced by the opportunity of viewing this magnificent edifice in the warm glow of sunset.

Day 07 : Agra / Khajuraho
KhajurahoOptional visit to the Taj by sunrise this morning. Later, a short flight to Khajuraho or train & car transfer. The religious and political capital of the Chandela Dynasty during the 9th to 13th centuries. Although once a splendid city, today Khajuraho is best known for its amazing Tantric temples built in the graceful Nagara style of architecture and enveloped with erotic sculptures the oldest site of its kind int he world. Visit the eastern group of temples this afternoon. Khajuraho temples are noted for their exquisitely carved sculptures. The shrines of buff-colored sandstone stand on height terraces, and every square inch of surface in covered with detailed sculptures depicting humans and divine beings indulging in literally every aspects of everyday life.

Day 08 : Khajuraho / Varanasi - Sarnath
Visit the Western group of temples containing the largest and loveliest temples. Later, you fly to Varonasi (Banaras), the holy city of Indio located on the sacred Ganges river. From there it's a short drive to Sarnath - scene of Buddha's first sermon. Visit the museum- one of the most important in India. See the many stupas, ruins and Mutogandhakuti Vihara, containing relics found during the early excavations of this buried city.

Day 09 : Varanasi / Kathmandu
An early morning boat ride presents an Incredible scene as multitudes of devotees come to the river to pay homage to the Sun God. Pass the bathing ghats where thousand of pilgrims immerse themselves in the holy water of the Ganges river, and the burning ghats where cremations are conducted. Later, you are flown to Kathmandu, ancient capital of the mountain kingdom of Nepal. Your tour today includes exploration of Durbar Square with its abundance of lovely pagoda -shaped temples, many bazaars and the royal palace. See the temple of the living Goddess- a young girl worshiped as a deity by all devout Nepalese. Continue to Bodhnaih to see the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. At Pashupatinath, view the most sacred of Nepal's Shiva shrines, located near the holy river Bogmati. This Hindu temple's twin-roofed pagoda is of gold-gilt-brass, the gateways are silver-plated. Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 10 : Patan / Bhadgaon
Jain Temple, MumbaiPatan is the oldest of the three cities of the ancient Kathmandu valley. Originally founded in the 3rd century, this medieval "City of Beauty" features hundreds of temples and palaces. The ort and architecture 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 hand of these skilled artisans and craftsmen weaving corpets and engaging in other ancient distinctly Tibetan handicrafts. Later, enjoy a drive though the beautiful countryside to the primitive city of Bhadgaon, also known as Bhaktapur "City of Devotees". The Durbar Square includes interesting temples and palaces, 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.

Day 11 : Kathmandu/ Delhi
Arrive today in India's busting capital city of delhi, where you are greeted with a traditional India welcome.

Day 12 : New & Old Delhi Sight-seeing
Your tour of two cities includes a drive along Rajpath, where you 'II see sights such as Parliament, the Presidents House, Qutab Minar and India Gate. Visit colorful Birla Mandir Temple, spectacular Red Fort with its Pearl Mosque, and exquisite audience halls, The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar completes our tour. Evening farewell cocktails and bar-be-que at the 150 yrs old Delhi Gymkhana club next to the Prime-Ministers House. Overnight Delhi.

Day 13 : Depart Delhi

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