Highlights of India and Nepal

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A Journey to Common Cultures of Distant Lands

Divided as well as united by the great Himalayan Range, the ethos, values and culture of India and Nepal shares many similarities though with differences. India, the country, a home to largest hindu population and Nepal, the only declared Hindu nation of the world has deeper roots mentioned in the Great Indian epic Ramayana where Goddess Sita the wife of Lord Rama hailed from Nepal. The common temples of deities in India and now a Himalayan Democracy, Nepal has so much common to share.

The Himalayan range containing some of the highest peaks of the world shared between India and Nepal has been remained great center of attractions for Adventure Seekers and explores. A pilgrimage tour to Nepal through India to Nepal takes a devotee to scores of scared temples in Indian and Nepal including the most revered Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. The great tract of plains irrigated with common rivers in Nepal and India has developed into one of the largest and rich forest area encircling the best of best wild life sanctuaries with inevitable and unmatched flora and fauna. And not to mention of the Mount Everest, the highest peak on the earth there are lots of other wonders to be visited on this tour of India and Nepal Highlights.

Detailed itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

Welcome to India and Nepal highlights tour package!!! Upon arrival at Delhi airport you will be escorted to your hotel for night stay.

Day 02 Delhi sightseeing

The sightseeing tour of Delhi will start after breakfast .Our knowledgeable and very friendly guide will take you to various historical monuments, government buildings and temples in the city. Start the tour from Laxmi Narayan Temple and then proceed to visit India Gate, President’s Palace, Raj Ghat and Jama Mosque. In the second half of the day you will visit Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar. Night stay at the hotel.

Day 03 Delhi to Jaipur

After breakfast drive to the beautiful city of Jaipur. Surrounded by Aravalli hills from three sides, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is one of the most visited cities in North India by travelers from around the world. The beautiful monuments and buildings of Jaipur are the finest example of Rajput architecture and lifestyle of the Royal families. During Jaipur sightseeing you will visit Hawa Mahal (Palace winds) and Jantar Mantar (One of the largest observatories in India). Night stay at the hotel.

Day 04 Jaipur

Early breakfast in the hotel restaurant and head to Amber, where you enjoy elephant ride to reach the fort situated on the top of Aravalli hill. Overlooking the city of Jaipur this stunning palace fort of Jaipur built in white marble and red sandstone. Also visit City Palace museum, Johari bazaar and handcraft factory. In the evening visit Chokhi Dhani where you may enjoy watching folk dances, puppet show, magic show etc and also take part in some typical Rajasthan village games. Night stay at the hotel in Jaipur.

Day 05 Jaipur to Agra

Head to Agra, after breakfast. Enroute to Agra stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the Forbidden City showcasing Mughal architecture. 30 kms from Agra towards Jaipur, this city was built by the emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate the birth of his elder son Jahangir. Mughals later shifted their capital to Agra and left Fatehpur Sikri due to shortage of water. After visiting Fatehpur Sikri drive to Agra. Check in at hotel. In the evening visit the world famous and the most beautiful monument Taj Mahal. Also visit Agra Fort and Itmad Ud Daulah (Mini Taj). Night stay at the hotel in Agra.

Day 06 Agra to Khajuraho

After early breakfast take an express train journey to Jhansi. Depart from Agra at 8 AM to reach Jhansi at 11 AM. On arrival at Jhansi station meet our driver who will drive you to Khajuraho. Enroute visit 16th century temples and palace of Orchha. Once the capital of Bundelkhand Empire, Orchha is a small but beautiful village on the bank of the Betwa river. Proceed to Khajuraho and check into the hotel. Khajuraho is the beautiful village in the central India world renowned for its beautifully carved erotic temples dating back to 600 AD. Khajuraho temples have been listed a UNESCO world heritage site and attracts a large number of travellers every year, from around the world. In the late afternoon visit the western group of temples at Khajuraho and also enjoy light and sound show near the temples. Night stay at the hotel.

Day 07 Khajuraho to Varanasi

In the morning, after breakfast visit the eastern group of temples in Khajuraho and then take flight to the holy city of Varanasi.

Day 08 Varanasi

This morning wakeup early and proceed for boat ride on holy river Ganges. The city was founded by Lord Shiva, approximately 5000 year ago according to the legend. As per Hindu mythology the holy river Ganges plays very important role in Hindu Religion. As Hindus consider bathing in Holy River Ganga which remits there all sins. Afterward return to hotel for breakfast.

Later we proceed for sightseeing tour of holy city Varanasi visiting the Banaras Hindu University one of the largest & oldest university in north India. Inside the University one can found Bharat Kala Museum and the huge Vishwanath Temple. Later on visit Bharat Mata Temple which is dedicated to Mother India. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 09 Varanasi to Kathmandu

After breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight for Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and check-in. This afternoon visit Durbar Square, located in the middle of Patan city, Durbar Square Complex is also known as Lalitpur, was the residence of Patan royal family. Patan Square is surrounded by ancient buildings and its good example of Newari architecture. There are 03 main squares in Durbar Square Complex: Sundari Chowk, Keshav Narayan Chowk & Mul Chowk. Mul Chowk, is one of the oldest among these, it comes in the middle of Patan Square. Overnight stay at Kathmandu

Day 10 Bhaktapur

This morning enjoy sightseeing tour of the beautiful town of Bhaktapur which is situated in the Bagmati zone. One of the largest cities in Kathmandu Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal during the kingdom of great Malla in 15th century. Afterward proceed for Pashupathinath. Pashupathinath is one of the most holy Hindu temples in Nepal, adjacent to river Bagmati. Later we proceed for Boudhnath the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. Afternoon we visit Tibetan & Patan handicrafts center. This evening enjoy the local folk dance performance of Nepalese. Overnight is at Kathmandu.

Day 11 Nagarkot

This morning enjoy the excursion to Nagarkot situated approximately 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, and one of the international tourist destination with beautiful sights of the whole Lang tang range ,views the beautiful landscapes and mountains with the Kathmandu valley. It is famous for its sunrise view of the Himalaya with Mount Everest as well as other peaks of the Himalayan range. Nagarkot also offers a wonderful view of the Kathmandu Valley and enjoy the cool mountain air in the town of Nagarkot. Afterward return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12 Kathmandu to Delhi

After leisurely breakfast, in time you will be transferred to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport to board the flight to home ex Delhi/or direct. Your India and Nepal Highlights tour package ends here and you leave to home with happy memories of your India Nepal tour Package which will cherish forever.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

11 nights in handpicked hotels

Meals

11 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips, ac chair car train travel

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Activities

Rickshaw ride, Elephant ride, Folk dances, sound and light show, boat ride, aarti at ganges

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Accommodation Style Max Holidays

Accommodation style

Our tour India and Nepal highlight tour package offers a mix of some handpicked hotels selected by our experts and recommended by our past customers. We mix a taste of beautiful guesthouses, modern hotels and heritage hotels. Some of them are uniquely located.

Normally our tour cost offers are based on room sharing basis until specified unless. Single room supplement can be provided upon request for those willing to stay in a single room only.

Remark : You can ask us to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu at additional cost.