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Taj Mahal, Agra
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Best of North India & Nepal Tour


Duration : 29 nights/30 days
Destinations : Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Chittourgarh, Pushkar, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhra

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This itinerary covers some of the most famous places in Rajasthan, a region known for its rich heritage and culture, beautiful historic monuments, vibrant cities and of course fascinating Forts, Palaces, Temples. Rajasthan is the most colorful region in India exhibiting splendor and royalty in every walk of life. It is truly said "a land of valiance and chivalry ", which is endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces, waves of sand dunes and serene lakes. No other region in the country assembles as many paradoxes of India as does the desert land of Rajasthan.  The Royal tour of Rajasthan comes with Agra - The world famous city known for Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. 

Royal Rajasthan Tours alongwith North India and most popular places of Nepal........Better come and experience the land of fantasies with a tour package of your dreams.....
Red Fort, Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi by flight (Kindly advise)
Arrive Delhi airport. After clearing your custom & immigrations you shall be met by our representative outside the exit gate of the arrival hall.  After meeting/assistance and traditional welcome at the airport transfer to hotel. Rest of the day/night at leisure to overcome jet-leg of the long flight & to recuperate to our weather conditions. Overnight stay at hotel Regent Continental.

Delhi - The capital of  kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India. Don't let your first impressions of Delhi stick like a sacred cow in a traffic jam: get behind the madcap façade and discover the inner peace of a city rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep with history and totally addictive to epicureans. Both Old and New Delhi exert a beguiling charm on visitors. Lose yourself unwinding the secrets of the city's Mughal past in the labyrinthine streets of Old Delhi before emerging into the wide open spaces of imperial New Delhi, with its ordered governmental vistas and generous leafy avenues.

Day 02 : Delhi
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs leave for combined city tour of old and new Delhi.

New Delhi - An extensive sightseeing tour of  New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, 12th century Minaret- Qutub Minar graceful and well sculptured and stands 75 meters, Lotus Temple, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President House, once the House of British viceroys and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Also visit newly made Akshardham Temple.

Old Delhi - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort-once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi/Mandawa (250 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive to Semi desert region of the Shekhawati is colourful fantasy having a fascination uniquely of its own and home of the Marwaris, India's mercantile community. This region is also known as "The Open air art gallery". Upon arival check in at hotel Heritage Mandawa. 

Shekhawati (Mandawa) - Semi desert region of the Shekhawati is colourful fantasy having a fascination uniquely of its own and home of the marwaris, India's mercantile community. This region is also known as "The Open air art gallery". Shekhawati is a region and not just a town or fort; it takes its name after its ruler Rao Shekha. Shekhawati means the garden of Shekha. The towns of Shekhawati are eminent for their amazing painted havelis. Such is the appeal of the havelis that this region is dubbed as "open art gallery of Rajasthan". The plethora of painted Havelis in rich artistic tradition makes it commendable and fascinating. Most of the buildings are dated from 18th century to early 20th century.

Afternoon city tour visiting world famous old painted Havelies and rich painted frescoes which speak of rich cultural heritage of the region also visit local surrounding villages experiencing the daily village life.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04 : Mandawa/Bikaner (235 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0800 hrs drive to Bikaner the royal fortified city with timeless appeal. lying in the north of the Thar desert, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. Upon arrival check in at hotel Raj Villas Palace. Afternoon proceed to city tour of Bikaner.

Bikaner - The royal fortified city with timeless appeal. Lying in the north of the Thar Desert, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. Bikaner, the fabulous desert stronghold founded by Rao Bikaji. Undulating and shifting sand dunes of the rugged desertscape open out to a magnificent city of forts, palaces and markets fortified against marauders by seven km long embattlements. More popularly called the camel country, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. The ship of the desert is an inseparable part of life here. Be it pulling heavy carts, transporting grains or working on wells, camels are the prime helpers. The wells of Bikaner - an important source of water are other attractions of the city. These are built on high plinths with slender minareted towers on each of the Four Corners and can be noticed even from a distance.

Junagarh FortJunagarh Fort - Built of Red sand stone give the impression of rich inlay of pietra dura and apartments are merely richly painted. lies to the northeast of the walled old city of Bikaner. Raja Rai Singh, a general in Akbar's army built the fort in 1593 for the Mughal Army, and its most unusual feature is that this Fort was built at ground level and not on high ground. Interestingly, it is one of the few Forts in India that was never conquered - maybe its inconspicuousness proved to be its best defence. Junagarh Fort built of Red sand stone give the impression of rich inlay of pietra dura and apartments are merely richly painted. Suraj Pol or Sun Gate is the main entrance to the Junagarh Fort. The fort is encircled by a moat that protects the splendid complex of thirty-seven palaces, pavilions and temples added by different rulers, the last one, as recently as 1943. Their lavishly adorned interiors are much better preserved than those in any other palace in the region.

Lal Garh Palace – An architectural masterpiece in red sandstone, typical of the area. This palace was built by the greatest of Bikaner kings, Maharaja Ganga Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. The palace has beautiful latticework and filigree work in sandstone that closely resembles lacy confections in its intricacy. Well laid out gardens, sprawling lawns on which peacocks dance and play amidst a riot of colourful bougainvillea make it a delight for the eyes. Part of the palace has been converted into a luxury hotel and a museum.

Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum – The best amongst the many royal museums in Rajasthan. Its reputation has been enhanced by its rare collection of terra-cotta ware, weapons, miniature paintings from the Bikaner School and coins. Most of the exhibits are masterpieces of Harappan civilization obtained from the archaeological excavations in the vicinity, as well as some from the Gupta and Kushan periods.

Also visit Asia's biggest camel breeding farm to watch different breeds of Camels. Overnight stay  at hotel.

Day 05 : Bikaner/Jaisalmer (320 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive to Jaisalmer - The place rising from the heart of the Thar desert like a Golden mirage and simply wonder and get lost in it. A small place totally unspoiled and very remote. Upon arrival check in at hotel Deoki Niwas.

Jaisalmer - The place to simply wonder and get lost. It is a small place totally unspoiled and very remote. Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert near Rajasthan's remote western border, surrounded by sand dunes. It would be just any Rajasthani town but, looming over the city, towering nearly 100 metres over the city and apparently rising out of the desert haze, is the spectacular golden Jaisalmer Fort. Made of yellow sandstone, the fort inspires wonder at its beauty like perhaps none other in India. It has the appearance of a giant sandcastle shimmering in the desert heat like a mirage that will soon disappear.

Evening visit the sunset point and witness the most spectacular sun set with gold all around reflecting on the ramparts and atop terraces The setting sun turning Jaisalmer into beautiful golden brown. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: Jaisalmer
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs leave for city tour.

The Golden Jaisalmer Fort - Built of jurassic yellow sandstone  housing the entire township within its ramparts its houses Palaces and old Jain temples dating back to 12th- 15th century. The very first place for most visitors to this desert outpost. Made of yellow sandstone, the fort inspires wonder at its beauty like perhaps none other in India The Fort towering high above the sprawling city of Jaisalmer has an exciting, almost fairytale quality to it. The fort is often spoken of as a 'living museum' because of its many 'havelis' - the mansions of the rich merchants built in the 19th century.

Hidden deep within a labyrinth of narrow old world lanes with shops, houses and hotels is the Main Chowk (square) dominated by the Palace of the Maharawal, several Hindu temples and exquisitely sculpted trio of Jain temples. The residential area of the fort takes visitors back in time with beautiful 'havelis' with breath- takingly exquisite intricately latticed golden yellow sandstone facades. The most famous homes are Nathmalji ki Haveli, whose interiors are extensively decorated with splendid miniature paintings, Salim Singh ki Haveli capped with blue cupolas and superb peacock shaped brackets, and The Patwon ki Haveli is five storied and is the largest and most elaborate of all with multiple carved pillars and colonnades, wall murals, long corridors and ornate chambers. The Gadsisar Lake is an artificial water body that stores rainwater - in the harsh desert landscape; it becomes a major attraction and a favourite picnic spot.

No trip to Jaisalmer complete without a trip to the most picturesque dunes of sam evening visit Sam sand dunes and enjoy Camel ride at sand dunes.

Overnight stay at hotel..

Jaisalmer FortDay 07 : Jaisalmer/Jodhpur (280 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Suncity Jodhpur - Tales of Grandeur and great heroes. Jodhpur set at edge of the Thar desert, the Imperial city echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. The city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Check in at hotel.  Overnight stay at hotel Pal Haveli

Jodhpur - Set at the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Jodhpur The Sun City known for fascinating history is replete with sagas that tell the tales of proud kings, brave warriors, court intrigues, colourful stories of velour and romance. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajput who claimed to be descendants of Rama - the epic hero of the Ramayana. Jodhpur retains much of the medieval flavour and ambience that instantly bring to mind the grandeur and glory of another era. Dotted with palaces, havelis, temples and houses washed pale blue also known as Blue city.

Day 08 : Jodhpur :
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs leave for city tour of Jodhpur.

Mehrangarh Fort - Standing sentinel to the grandeur of the past, and houses a Palace intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows exqisitely wrought from red sandstone. with rich collection of palanquins, howdas, royal cradels, miniature paintings etc. Down the road from Mehrangarh fort is Jaswant Thada, an attractive marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh some sections of the thin marble walls are translucent,a feature extolled by resident guides as some thing of a miracle. Takes pride of place as the first destination on any visitor's list. From the outside its wide, high walls and sheer cliffs appear unassailable, imposing and austere, but once inside you discover several lavishly decorated palaces, with intricate carved 'jalis' and panels that take your breath away. Seven heavily fortified gateways led to the palaces, armoury and royal chambers. Few of these gates remain but the palaces are impressive in their variety and ornamentation. The notable ones are the Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), with its beautifully painted walls, Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace) with its Shringar Chowk (coronation seat) featuring peacock armrests and gilded elephants, Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), the Sileh Khana, the Umaid Vilas and the Daulat Khana. At the Daulat Khana, visitors get to see a rich and varied collection of royal memorabilia, fine Rajput miniatures and Ragmala paintings. The Mehrangarh Fort Palace Museum and the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum house a fine collection of royal memorabilia, armours and arms, bejewelled howdahs, palanquins etc. Jaswant Thada, a few metres below the fort, is the site of the white marble royal cenotaph of Jaswant Singh II and four of his successors. The Mahamandir, dedicated to Lord Shiva is an architectural wonder, built in 1812, with 84 intricately carved pillars. As it was outside the city walls it was given its own protective fortifications, a sign of those turbulent times!

Umaid Bhawan Palace - Only Palace built in mid 20th century in India this palace is also known as Chittar Palace as local Chittar stone is used. it is splendid example of indo-colonial style. 

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09 : Jodhpur/Ranakpur/Udaipur (260 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Udaipur- City Of Lakes or Veince of East founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1567 AD surrounded by Lovely land around the azure water lakes hemmed in by the lush hills of the  Aravali ranges.

Ranakpur - The pilgrimage town of the Jains, renowed for some merveellously carved Jain temples.  later visit Ranakpur temple exquisite architectural Jain temples amidst the peaceful Aravalli range three storied stracture, with 29 halls, 80 domes and 1,444 pillars and no two pillars are alike every pillar is intricately carved with equal delicacy in Amber stone. One of the five main pilgrim centres for the Jains. The main shrine in the 500-year old temple complex (preserved in near perfect condition) is the huge Chaumukha Temple dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain saint. It is the largest and most complex Jain temple in India with 29 halls and 80 domes supported by 1444 ornately carved pillars, no two pillars alike. There are two other Jain temples in the complex, and, some distance away, a Sun temple.

Enroute visit Ranakpur - The pilgrimage town of the Jains, renowed for some marvelously carved Jain temples.  later visit Ranakpur temple exquisite architectural Jain temples amidst the peaceful Aravalli range three storied structure, with 29 halls, 80 domes and 1,444 pillars and no two pillars are alike every pillar is intricately carved with equal delicacy in Amber stone.  Thereafter continue your drive to Udaipur, upon arrival check in at hotel.

Udaipur - City Of Lakes or Veince of East founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1567 AD surrounded by Lovely land around the azure water lakes hemmed in by the lush hills of the  Aravali ranges. One of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes. The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens and the lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage in the desert. The founder of Udaipur, Maharana Udai Singh, was overcome by the misfortunes that his old capital of Chittaurgarh had to face due to repeated attacks by the Mughal armies. On the advice of a holy man, Udai Singh shifted his capital to the banks of Lake Pichola- the city was named Udaipur after him.

Rest of the day at leisure. Evening optional visit to Lok kala mandir for cultural program on direct payment basis. Overnight stay at hotel Rampratap Palace.

Day 10 : Udaipur
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs leave for city tour of Udaipur.  Evening enjoy boat ride on lake Pichola .

Lake PicholaLake Pichola - The largest and the most beautiful of Udaipur's lakes - it is overlooked by hills while palaces, mansions, bathing ghats, gardens and temples dot its banks. Jag Mahal and Jag Niwas are the two island palaces that add to the lake's romantic ambience. City Palace, on the banks of the Lake Pichola. The magnificent and awe inspiring citadel is, in fact, a complex of several buildings that were added at different times by different rulers spanning nearly three hundred years. A ticketed 'Mewar Light & Sound Show' is hosted every evening within the Palace premises. Happily, they harmonise beautifully with each other and maintain an overall homogeneity of design. There are terraces, courtyards, pavilions, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens, with lavish Mughal-inspired decorative art on their walls, floors and ceilings. Simply astounding! The main part of the Palace is now a museum. You should see the Mor Chowk for the gorgeous peacock mosaics, Chini Chitrashala for the striking blue and white ceramics and Dutch inlaid tile work, Manak Mahal for glass and porcelain figures and Krishna Vilas for miniature painting. The Jagdish Temple, built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh, is located within easy walking distance from the Palace gate. It is an impressive, beautifully proportioned structure, covered with carved friezes and heavily decorated inside. In the middle of Lake Pichola stands the exquisite fairy tale Lake Palace, seemingly afloat on the tranquil water that reflects the rugged hills that surround it. Designed to beat the heat and dust of summer, the Lake Palace or the Jagmahal was built by Maharajah Jagat Singh II in 1754. The pretty white marble palace is now a luxury hotel that attracts thousands of guests each year. A memorial to Maharana Pratap (Pratap Smarak) is located on top of Moti Magri (Pearl Hill), which overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake. Sahelion Ki Bari, (Garden of the Maids of Honour), a small ornamental garden with fountains, once the site for royal picnics, or the impressive Gulab Bagh (Rose garden).The 18th century monsoon palace, Sajjangarh, sits dramatically on top of a hill just outside Udaipur from where you get spectacular views of the city's lakes, palaces and the surrounding countryside.

City Palace - The largest palace complex of Rajasthan it is a completely white structure standing majestically on a hill surrounded by crenellated walls.

Lake Palace or Jag Niwas - One of the most beautiful palaces of the world, Jag Mandir - The island palace was commenced maharana Jagat singh. and Jagdish Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids) etc.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 : Udaipur/Chittorgarh/Pushkar (290 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Pushkar.

Chittaurgarh - The Epitome of Romance and velour also the pride and glory of Rajasthan. Chittorgarh town known for its massive fort atop a hill.

Chittaurgarh Fort - Quintessence of rajput heroism, Chittorgarh is aproud witness of the bravery and chivalry of its inhabitants. other places to see are The Palace of Rana Kumbha, Vijay stambh or Tower of Victory, Kirti Stambh or Tower of Fame etc.

 Thereafter continue drive to Pushkar. Overnight at hotel. Upon arrival check in at hotel Pushkat Fort.

Pushkar - Amongst the grandeur of Rajasthan, discover a unique gem - Pushkar. Lord Brahma - The creator of the world in a search for his abode on earth, performed the supremely spiritual VEDIC YAGNA at Pushkar. It is thus the site of the only Brahma Temple in the world. Blessed with cultural blends, it is the venue for the famous Pushkar Fair, with people coming from all over Asia to buy and sell cattle of breeds from across the world. The consecrated mausoleum of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer attracts pilgrims from all over the world. A city of Pilgrimage from time immemorial with over 500 temples and Ghats Pushkar begets a legacy of timeless architectural heritage. Pushkar radiates an ambience of peace and spirituality that casts a lure to visit again and again. The Pushkar fair is amongst the largest cattle fairs in the world and amongst the oldest cities in India, with references in mythology and the Mahabharata. There are 52 bathing Ghats, which are linked to the lunar calendar, enclose the lake. Each Ghat has its own miraculous qualities and powers of healing and this city of temples has over 500 temples built over different eras with varied architectural styles. The rose garden of Rajasthan - the essence of the famous Pushkar rose is exported the world over. Pushkar has the most varied terrain in Rajasthan with sand, rock, hills, and proximity to a number of heritage properties in the area and a number of fairs and festivals - especially on the new and full moon days.  

Day 12 : Pushkar/Jaipur (145 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive Jaipur - The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, built by the warrior-astronomer Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727, it is full of formidable Forts, enchanting Palaces and lovely temples.  Upon arrival check in at hotel Sarang Palace.

City Palace, JaipurJaipur - The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains it's character and history - A beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity. Popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens.

Evening visit "Chokhi Dhani" - A five star ethnic village resort to visit "village area" - for traditional Rajasthani dinner  and witness number of cultural activities, traditional dance, folk music, magic show, Village marriage procession Puppet/magic show camel/elephant ride, bullock cart and at last witness the local martial arts with swords, fire dance performed by local artists alongwith various other activities in the tradtional village ambience followed by Rajasthani dinner on direct payment basis.  Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13 : Jaipur
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0800 hrs proceed to city tour of Jaipur.

Amber Fort Palace - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Enjoy ride the hill on the back of decorated elephant ascent to the fort and feel like Maharaja. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.

City Palace - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. Complex which houses the rare and rich colection of ornaments, arms, royal costumes, carpets and decorative art objects of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art and architecture

Jantar Mantar - A 18th century Observatory. This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

Hawa Mahal - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Its five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

Visit a rug factory and see the ladies at the intricate work or a gem factory and see the gem cutting and polishing process. Also visit Birla Temple.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14 : Jaipur/Fatehpur Sikri/Agra (235 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Agra - The Royal seat and capital of the province of yesteryears, Agra the City of Mughals.

Fatehpur Sikri - The city of victory beautifully preserved.  The sandstone mansions of Sikri are experiments in art and architecture and to a great extent uphold Akbar's ideals and visions. The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of it's grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.

Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - The city of victory beautifully preserved.  The sandstone mansions of Sikri are experiments in art and architecture and to a great extent uphold Akbar's ideals and visions.  Thereafter continue your drive to Agra upon arrival check in at hotel.  Rest of the day at leisure.  Overnight stay at hotel Pushp Villa.

Agra - Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously. A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai Cuisine.

Taj Mahal, AgraDay 15 : Agra
Morning breakfast at the hotel and at 1000 hrs leave for full day city tour of Agra.  Enjoy battery van ride to the Taj.

Taj Mahal - One of the seven wonder of the world. A pristine monument of undying love. Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder, which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from it's stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.

Agra Fort - The first of the great mughal buildings where three Mughal emperor left there foot prints. Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.

Also visit Itmat-Uddaullah and other places of tourist interest.  Rest of the day at leisure.  Overnight stay at hotel. 

Day 16 : Agra/Gwalior (125 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive to Gwalior. Gwalior -  Gwalior was a former state, India, now part of Madhya Pradesh state; 26,367 square miles; capital Lashkar; one of the five chief Indian states, the dominion of the Scindhia family of Marathas; larger part between Rajputana on W and United Provinces and Central India on E, with Chambal river forming its N and NW boundary; other smaller sections in SW Central India. Gwalior was probably founded in the 3rd century AD, captured by the English in 1817, and measured 68.000 sq. km., where 3.000.000 inhabitants lived. The king of Gwalior had as title "maharaja". Presently it belongs to Madhya Pradesh.

Upon arrival check in at hotel for quick wash & leave for city tour of  Gwalior visiting Fort built by Tomar Raja Man Singh symbolises the grandeur of Gwalior within the fort is the Gujari Mahal, a magnificent Palace in stone which was built by Raja Man Singh for his favorite wife Mirgnayani  The Palaces now houses a museum with fine sculptures and replica of the Bagh Cave murals. Near by is six towered Palace crowned with domes the Man Mandir with its lattice work windows and vivid colours, Other spots in the Fort worth visiting are Chaturbhuj Temple, Sas - Bahu Ka Mandir and Teli Ka Mnadir and outside the Fort is Scindia's Jai Vilas Palace. Overnight at stay Hotel Tansen Residency.

Day 17: Gwalior/Orchha (125 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Orchha - The Kingdom of nowhere, once the capital city of the mighty Bundelkhand Empire. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
 
Orchha -
  Orchha was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela chief Rudra Pratap, who became the first Raja of Orchha. In the early 17th century, Raja Jujhar Singh rebelled against the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, whose armies devastated the state and occupied Orchha from 1635 to 1641. Orchha was the only Bundela state not subjugated by the Marathas in the 18th century. The town of Tehri, presently Tikamgarh, about 40 miles south of Orchha, became the capital of Orchha state in 1783, and is presently the district town. Tehri was the site of the fort of Tikamgarh, and the town eventually took the name of the fort.
 
Afternoon leave for city tour of Orchha visiting  various temple and Palaces  such as Raja Ram temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Shiva Mandir, Panch Mukhi Mahadev Mandir and other cenotaphs " Chhatries" on the bank of river Betwa and also visit Fort Palace of Raj Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, Diwan -I- Khas and Rai Praveen Mahal.  Overnight at Hotel Betwa Cottage.

Day 18: Orchha/Khajuraho (175 kms)
Morning after leisure breakfast at hotel and drive to Khajuraho - The many Explanations of Love. Khajuraho was the first capital of the Chandelas, who rose to rule the region in the 9th century. The Creators of Khajuraho claimed descent from the moon and the legend behind the founding of this great dynasty and the temples is a fascinating one. Hemwati, the lovely young daughter of a Brahmin priest, was seduced by the moon-god while bathing in a forest pool. The child born of this union was Chandravarman, founder of the Chandela dynasty. Ethereal enchanting and erotic Khajuraho conjures up images of a society that celebrated life and was not abshed by sex. Upon arrival check in at Hotel Usha Bundela

Rest of the day at leisure or free to explore local market.  Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 19: Khajuraho 
Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for city tour of Khajuraho discovered the great erotic temple complex of western and eastern group.The temples in the western group complex are large and lavishly decorated, displaying the wealth and power of its rulers, these are dedicated to either Lord Vishnu or Shiva. and the eastern group temples dived into two rough clusters.  Rest of the day free to stroll the city. Evening optional visit to cultural dance show (ticket on direct payment basis). Overnight at hotel.

Day 20: Khajuraho/Jhansi driver and Jhansi/Varanasi by overnight AC sleeper train at 2135 hrs
Breakfast at the hotel.  Morning free to explore local markets.  Afternoon drive back to Jhansi train station to board overnight AC sleeper class train for Varanasi at 2135 hrs. 

Overnight on board.  No hotel booking for tonight.

Aarti Ganaga Ghat, VaranasiDay 21: Varanasi
Arrive Varanasi at 1015 hrs.  Upon arrival in Varanasi meeting assistance at the train station and transfer to hotel.  Afternoon leave for Sarnath, ten kms north of Varanasi where the Buddha preached his first sermon and first organized an order of monks, the sangha. Among the excavated buildings are monasteries, shrines and the foundation stupas. 

Day 22: Varanasi
Early morning leave for a dawn boat ride on river The Ganges and visit various Ghats and witness the religious activities performing by locals and Sadhus.  Later return to hotel and after breakfast leave for temple/city tour of Varanasi, about 2,000 odd temples along the banks of the Ganges at Varanasi and bathe in the river. The Vishwanath temple in Benares is the goal of the thousands of pilgrims that visit this ancient pilgrimage site. Also visit museum, Banaras Hindu University, Tulsi Manas Mandir etc.  The river Ganges dominates the life of the city. Bathing in the river is a daily act of a pilgrim. Varanasi has many ghats, these ghats rich in love and legend, over 5 kms. in length. only few ghats are used for cremation, dead bodies are burnt and multitudes bathe in the sacred stream. Death in Varanasi, is way of life, to die here is a liberation from round of samsara (the unceasing cycle of life, death and rebirth).  Rest of the day at leisure or free for independent activities.  Overnight stay at hotel Pradeep.

Day 23: Varanasi/Kathmandu by flight
Breakfast at the hotel.  Morning at leisure.  In the meantime direct transfer to airport to board your onward flight for Kathmandu.  Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meeting/assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel.  Rest of the day at leisure.  Overnight stay at hotel Marshyangdi.

Day 24: Kathmandu
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs leave for half day city tour of Pashupatinath temple, meaningful Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Boudhnath Stupa and Bhaktapur city.  Rest of the day at leisure.  Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 25: Kathmandu
Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for another half day sightseeing tour of Swayabhunath stupa and Kathmandu. Durbar Square - the main Square of the city contains the Lion Gate with the lovely stone figures of Hanuman (The Monkey God).  Evening join the New Year Party organized in hotel or in local restaurant on direct payment basis.  Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 26: Kathmandu/Pokhra (200 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0800 hrs drive to Pokhra Valley. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon leave for city tour of Pokhra valley including old Pokhra, Kali Temple and water fall.  Rest of the day at leisure or free for independent activities.  Overnight stay at hotel Tulsi.

Day 27: Pokhra
Morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure on the lap of nature and surrounded by the mountains.  Overnight stay at hotel.

This day you may explore some of the adventures activities like gliding, para gliding etc on direct payment basis.

Elephant Safari, ChitwanDay 28: Pokhra/Chitwan (155 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0800 hrs drive to Chitwan National Park.  Upon arrival transfer to hotel. After lunch set out for village tour (visit Tharu 's village , to acquire the knowledge on how they lived during maleria time  & their history) followed by visit to National Park visitors center to acquire knowledge on Flora & Fauna from the park.  Evening enjoy the sunset view from riverside.  Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel Parkside.

Today while you drive to Chitwan, you can have one river rafting for four hours on the bank of Trishuli river enroute on extra cost basis.

Day 29: Chitwan
Early morning at 0600 hrs wake up call with tea/coffee and after breakfast leave for Elephant back safari in Chitwan National Park and be ready for the encounter with The Tiger and other wild cats.  Also witness other wildlife and birdlife of Nepal in their natural habitat. The majestic predator assured of protection roams freely during the daytime and can be seen at close quarters. Other wildlife to be seen include Sambar, Chital, Nilgai  (blue bull), Chinkara, Hog deer and Barking deer, Langur, Wild boar, Wild  dogs White stockinged Gaur, Jungle Cat, Pythons and Leopards. Crocodiles abound in the lakes. The lakes also attract a large number of migratory and local birds.  In time return to hotel/resort for lunch and rest.  Afternoon leave for canoeing followed by Elephant breeding camp.  Evening join the dinner and enjoy the cultural dance of Tharu tribes.  Overnight stay at Jungle Lodge.

Day 30: Chitwan/Kathmandu (160 kms)..................Kathmandu/Delhi by flight 
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0800 hrs drive to Kathmandu to board your onward flight for Delhi.  Upon arrival, meeting/assistance at the airport and direct drop at the international airport to board your return flight.



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