10 Days Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Kathmandu, Delhi
Old Delhi, New Delhi, experience the best of Delhi with a visit to the mile-long Chandni Chowk Bazaar followed by a tour of the modern city. You'll see an abandoned ghost city, the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunset, a boat ride on the Ganges and a breathtaking excursion to Kathmandu, Patan and Bhadgaon.
Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Welcome to India's capital city! upon arrival you are treated to a traditional Indian greeting before being escorted to your hotel.
Day 2 - Old Delhi Sightseeing
After a morning of leisure, you will explore the many sights of Old Delhi, including the Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. Welcome dinner at the hotel. (BD)
Day 3 - New Delhi Sightseeing / Jaipur
Enjoy a morning tour of New Delhi driving past the Parliament House, the President's House and India Gate. Later visit Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple. In the afternoon, you will be driven to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, where you will check in at your hotel. (B)
Day 4 - Amber Fort Excursion / Jaipur Sightseeing
Visit Amber Fort for this morning. Visit the mountain fortress of Amber where you have a choice of ascending the fort, riding royally atop elegantly draped and painted elephants or by jeep. Amber is a superb example of Rajput architecture with its complex of palaces, temples and ornate apartments. In the afternoon you will tour Jaipur City and visit the Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the ancient observatory. (B)
Day 5 - Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra
This morning drive to Agra, en route, visiting the abandoned ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. In Agra, visit the 16th century Agra Fort and enjoy the magnificent Taj Mahal in the warm glow of sunset. (B)
Day 6 - Agra / Khajuraho
Today, board the train for Jhansi. Visit the medieval city of Orcha en route to Khajuraho. This afternoon visit the Western group of temples. Not much has changed to the appearance of the city since the 17th century. (B)
Day 7 - Khajuraho / Varanasi
Fly out to the holy city of Varanasi (Benares) after visiting the Eastern Group of Temples. Later visit Sarnath, site of Buddha's first sermon, with its stupas and museum. In the evening proceed to the ghats in cycle rickshaws to witness the evening aarti ceremony.(BD)
Day 8 - INDIA - Depart Varanasi
Early this morning embark on a cruise on the Ganges. Witness a stunning sight as a multitude of devotees swarm the river and pay obeisance to the rising sun. Later continue on a walking tour of the historic city where spiritualism permeates the walls around you. Fly to Kathmandu, the capitol of Nepal, this afternoon. (B)
Day 8 - Nepal - Arrive Kathmandu
Today you arrive in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. This afternoon visit Durbar Square, Temple of the Living Goddess and Swayambhunath. (D) *Note: Times are estimated and subject to change.
Day 9 - Mt. Everest Flight-Seeing / Patan / Bhadgaon Excursion
Experience a one hour flight over the majes-tic Himalayas to see Mt. Everest, the tallest peak in the world. Following your flight, you will visit the charming towns of Bhaktapur, Pashupathinath and Bodhnath. The afternoon will be in Patan and the Tibetan handicrafts center. This evening enjoy a presentation of Nepalese folk dances. (B)
Day 10 - Nepal - Depart Kathmandu / Delh
Explore Durbar Square, Temple of the Living Goddess and Swayambhunath before boarding your flight for Delhi. upon arrival in Delhi you will be provided a day room for your rest and relaxation before being transferred in the eve-ning to board your flight home. (B) *Note: Times are estimated and subject to change.
Day 10 - India - Arrive / Depart Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi you will be provided a day room for your rest and relaxation before being transferred in the evening to board your flight home. (B)
*Note: Times are estimated and subject to change.