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Tour Overview

Delve into an unforgettable 11-day journey through India and Nepal, where ancient traditions meet architectural marvels. Begin in Delhi, exploring historic sites like Jama Masjid and Qutb Minar. Witness Varanasi's spiritual essence along the Ganges River. Marvel at the Taj Mahal and Jaipurr's royal forts. In Nepal, absorb Kathmandu's cultural richness and embrace Bhaktapur's timeless charm. End with a Himalayan sunrise in Nagarkot. This odyssey weaves together diverse cultures, spiritual experiences, and breathtaking landscapes, leaving you with enduring memories.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Immerse in Spiritual Majesty: Explore ancient temples in Varanasi, witness Ganga Aarti, and cruise the sacred Ganges River at sunrise.
  • Marvel at Mughal Grandeur: Stand in awe before the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, epitomes of Mughal architectural brilliance and historical significance.
  • Embrace Rajasthani Heritage: Experience Jaipur’s charm at Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort, enriched by intricate details and centuries of royal legacy.
  • Discover Delhi's Diversity: Traverse bustling markets, visit Jama Masjid, Qutb Minar, and Humayun's Tomb, capturing Delhi’s rich historical and cultural tapestry.
  • Soak in Nepal’s Spirituality: Visit Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa, immersing in Nepal's religious heritage.
  • Step into Bhaktapur’s Timelessness: Roam Bhaktapur Durbar Square, adorned with ancient temples and intricate carvings, reflecting Nepal’s architectural and artistic prowess.
  • Cherish Himalayan Vistas: Witness sunrise at Nagarkot, offering breathtaking views of Mount Everest and the Himalayan range, a surreal experience etched in memory.
  • Navigate Cultural Crossroads: Explore diverse bazaars, delve into spiritual rituals, and savor architectural marvels, embracing the tapestry of cultures in India and Nepal.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Delhi, your guide and driver will warmly greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You'll have the rest of the day at your leisure to unwind, adjust to the new time zone, and perhaps enjoy a relaxing spa treatment or a dip in the hotel pool.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Delhi

  2. Start your day with a visit to Jama Masjid Mosque, a masterpiece of Mughal architecture. Marvel at its imposing domes and elegant minarets. Immerse yourself in the vibrant chaos of Chandni Chowk Market. Indulge in local delicacies, shop for souvenirs, and witness the lively atmosphere of Delhi's oldest and busiest market.

    India Delhi Jama Masjid
    Jama Masjid, an architectural masterpiece

    Explore the historical Qutb Minar, an ancient tower that stands as a symbol of Delhi’s rich history. Next, visit Humayun's Tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the exquisite Mughal architecture and the serene gardens surrounding the tomb.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Delhi

  3. After a leisurely breakfast, board a flight to Varanasi, the spiritual heart of India. In the afternoon, embark on a soul-stirring boat tour on the Ganges River. Witness the magical spectacle of evening prayers and Aarti ceremonies along the ghats.

    Visit the revered Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and participate in the Ganga Aarti, a mesmerizing ritual that illuminates the riverbanks with lighted lamps.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Varanasi

    India Varanasi Ganga Aarti
    Ganga Aarti Ceremony

  4. Experience the spiritual energy of Varanasi with a serene boat trip at sunrise. Witness locals performing morning rituals, washing clothes, and practicing yoga against the backdrop of ancient temples. Explore Varanasi's labyrinthine streets and visit its numerous temples, each with its unique history and significance.

    India Varanasi Ganges River Sunrise
    Enjoy a serene boat trip on the Ganges River at sunrise

    Fly to Jaipur, the Pink City, and check into your hotel. Relax and prepare for the adventures ahead.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Jaipur

  5. Visit the iconic Hawa Mahal, a stunning pink sandstone palace known for its intricate lattice work. Capture beautiful photographs of its unique facade.

    Explore the grandeur of Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Roam through its opulent halls, courtyards, and the mesmerizing Hall of Mirrors, adorned with intricate mirror work.

    India Jaipur Amber Fort Hall of Mirrors
    Hall of Mirrors in Amber Fort

    Discover the royal heritage of Jaipur at the City Palace, a complex of palaces, courtyards, and museums. Visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing ancient astronomical instruments.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Jaipur

  6. Drive to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal. Visit the exquisite Tomb of Itimad ud Daulah, often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal and a splendid example of Mughal architecture.

    India Agra Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
    Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

    Explore Mehtab Bagh, a garden complex offering a panoramic view of the Taj Mahal across the Yamuna River. Witness the sunset painting the Taj in hues of gold and orange, creating a breathtaking sight.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Agra

  7. Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the most iconic monuments in the world. Marvel at the pure white marble structure and learn about its fascinating history.

    India Agra Taj Mahal
    Taj Mahal, a pure white marble structure

    Explore the historic Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which served as the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty.

    Drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival, relax at your hotel or explore nearby markets for some last-minute shopping and souvenirs.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Delhi

  8. Fly from Delhi to Kathmandu, Nepal's vibrant capital city. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historical site featuring ancient palaces, courtyards, and temples. Admire the intricate wood carvings and architecture.

    Nepal Kathmandu Durbar Square
    Kathmandu Durbar Square

    Climb the steps to Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, situated atop a hill. Enjoy panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley as the sun sets and the city lights begin to twinkle.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kathmandu

  9. Visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the holiest Hindu temples in Nepal. Observe religious rituals and ceremonies along the Bagmati River.

    Explore Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal and an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Experience the spiritual ambiance and spin the prayer wheels as you circumambulate the stupa.

    Nepal Kathmandu Boudhanath Stupa
    Boudhanath Stupa

    Drive to Bhaktapur, a well-preserved medieval city. Explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing ancient architecture, temples, and artistry.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kathmandu

  10. Visit Durbar Square in Patan, renowned for its historical and cultural significance. Admire the intricately carved temples and palaces, reflecting Newar architecture.

    Explore Changu Narayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest Hindu temple still in use in the Kathmandu Valley. Marvel at the exquisite stone carvings depicting Hindu deities and mythological figures.

    Nepal Changu Narayan Temple
    Changu Narayan Temple

    Drive to Nagarkot, a hill station offering panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and watch the sunset casting a golden glow on the snow-capped peaks.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Nagarkot

  11. Wake up early to witness the breathtaking sunrise over Mount Everest and the surrounding mountains from Nagarkot. Capture the magical moments and savor the serene ambiance.

    Nepal Nagarkot Sunrise
    Nagarkot Sunrise View

    Your guide will accompany you to Kathmandu Airport, where you can catch your flight home or proceed to your next destination. Take with you the memories of a remarkable journey through the diverse cultures and landscapes of India and Nepal. Safe travels!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $1855 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 10 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Air tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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