Day 01 : Arrival
Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel. Check in at hotel. Overnight stay in the
Day 02 : Delhi / Kathmandu
After breakfast at the hotel
transfer to airport to
board flight for Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. In the
afternoon visit Pattan, the ancient royal capital which contains ancient
Royal residences, Hanuman Dhoka, and temples of Mahadev and Parvati among
others. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 03 : Kathmandu
Morning drive to Pattan. the ancient royal capital which contains a dozen
temples and pagodas of all styles. You will proceed to Pashupathinath, one
of the most holy temples of Nepal. Visit Swyambhunath Stupa, it is the most
ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Visit
Darbara Squares it is located in the heart of the Patan city is the most
popular historical place. The square is full of ancient temples and
carvings. Afternoon optional excursion to various caves. Overnight stay in
Day 04 : Kathmandu / Lumbini
After connect flight to Lumbini, a Buddhist city where Buddha was born. It
is a small city. Later leave full day sightseeing of Lumbini visiting
Mayadevi temple, Ashokan Pillar and the Buddhist Monastery. Overnight at
Day 05 : Lumbini / Kushinagar
Morning drive to Kushinagar and check into hotel. Visit Nirvana Stupa and
temple, Mahaparinirvana temple, Wat Thai temple, Ramabhar Stupa and the
Japanese temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06 : Kushinagar / Varanasi
Morning drive to Varanasi. Upon arrival check into hotel. Afternoon city
tour visiting Bharat Mata temple, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas, Benaras Hindu
university. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07 : Varanasi-Satna-Khajuraho
Early morning enjoy boat ride at holy river Ganges, see Hindu rituals.
Return to hotel for breakfast. Later excursion to Sarnath, the place where
Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. In the evening connect overnight train to
Day 08 : Khajuraho
Arrive Khajuraho in the morning. Check into hotel. Later visit the ancient temple complex of the Chandela dynasty, with magnificent relics and religious customs on the walls, known as the erotic sculptures. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 : Khajuraho-Orchha-Jhansi-Agra
Morning drive to Orchha and visit Jehangir Mahal, Chhatris Cenotaphs, Orchha Fort, Chaturbhuj Temple, Raja Mahal, Ram Raja Temple etc. Proceed to Jhansi Railway station in the evening board train for Agra. Proceed to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10 : Agra
After Breakfast, Visit Taj Mahal- The monument of love, built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 to enshrine the mortal remains of his queen Mumtaz Mahal. Later visit Agra Fort dominated by red sandstone construction & houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque. Overnight at hotel.(Note : Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)
Day 11 : Agra / Jaipur (265 kms / 6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Fatehpur Sikri, 40 km from Agra. Fatehpur Sikri was once the capital of the Mughals, later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Later drive to Jaipur and check in to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 12 : Jaipur
After breakfast excursion to Amber Fort, situated on a hill overlooking a lake. Ascend the fort on an elephant or in a jeep. Visit marble palace, Temple of victory and Sheesh Mahal. Afternoon City tour of Jaipur. Visit City Palace and Museum. Also visit Jantar Mantar and Birla Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Jaipur / Delhi (250 kms / 5hrs)
After Breakfast, drive to t Delhi. Afternoon visit Old Delhi, drive past Red Fort, visit Jama Masjid the biggest mosque, Raj Ghat (the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi) and Chandni Chowk - the main market of Old Delhi.
Day 14 : Delhi
Morning visit New Delhi, the Qutub Minar, India Gate the memorial arch, drive past the Government Buildings, Presidential Palace, Parliament House and Hindu Temple of Laxminarayan. In time transfer to airport to board flight for return journey.