Day 01. Delhi (Arrival)
Fly from your country to Delhi The Political and Cultural Capital of Incredible India. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Our airport representative or your leader will be waiting for you in the arrival hall located after passing out of the customs area and
beyond the airport travel desks and exchange counters. Look out for the Peregrine signboard. The drive from the airport to the hotel is
around 45 minutes. Most flights arrive in Delhi in the late evening so the rest of the day is at leisure. If you have arrived early your
leader will brief you with sightseeing options.Day
02. Old & New Delhi Tours
After breakfast in the
morning at the hotel leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New
Delhi. Drive into the heart of Indias Capital to explore Old
Delhi visiting the famous Jamia Mazjid, walk through the Chandini
Chowk and Indias oldest and busiest market, Sish Ganj
gurudwara, Enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through
Kinari Bazaar and the 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, stop
for photos at the colorful market before finishing the Victorian
Cannaught Place One of the most prominent architectural
remnants of British Rule. Later visit Birla Temple (Also known as
Lakshminarayan Temple), Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple, Humanyu
Tomb, Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Parliament House, Presidential
House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar and other
countless monuments. In the evening you will have time for shopping
Return to the Hotel for overnight stay.Day
03. Delhi Jaipur (260 Kms 5 hrs)
breakfast in the morning at the hotel check out and drive to Jaipur.
The historic pink-city Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh
in 1727 AD after shifting his capital from Amber valley to newly
formed and planned city of its time after consulting so many maps of
the world and finally organized own religious map Shilpa Shastra
with the help of a young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Batacharya.
Maharaja Swai Jai Singh was a builder, astronomer, astrologer,
soldier, and philosopher. Presently, Jaipur is the capital of
Rajasthan & is world famous as the Pink City . Wide-avenued
Jaipur is one of the most important heritage cities in India , and
home to India s second most visited site.
Later in the day
after change, wash and little relaxation go for a half day
sightseeing of Jaipur. Today visit the Amber Fort on the foothills
of the hill, where from Elephants will carry you to the famous Amber
Fort on the mountain top, the elephant ride gives you the experience
and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were
using the services of elephants. Visit the Amber Fort. Later drive
ahead and check into your hotel. Evening is for leisure and shopping
activities in the busy colorful bazaars of Jaipur.
stay is at Hotel.Day 04. Jaipur
breakfast in the morning at the hotel go for a full day sightseeing
of the beautiful historic Pink City . You will visit the marvelous
City Palace the current generation of the Maharajas (King)
still live here, Museum, Astrological Observatory, Hawa Mahal (wind
palace) where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and
daily life. Constructed of red and pink sandstone highlighted with
white lime, the five-storied facade is peppered with 953 small
windows. The breeze (hawa) that comes through the windows keeps it
cool even in hot months, and gives the palace its name. Evening is
for shopping in the busy streets and some excellent souvenir shops.
to the hotel for overnight stay.Day 05.
Jaipur Fatehpur Sikri Agra (230 Kms 5 hrs)
breakfast in the morning at the hotel check out and drive to Agra .
Enroute visit one of the most important places of Mughal Era -The
Fatehpur Sikri - the abandoned Mughal Kingdom , founded by Akbar in
1569 AD as a ceremonial capital. But unfortunately this magnificent
city was abandoned due to scarcity of drinking water and Akbar went
back to Agra . Walk the aisles of the Jama Masjid mosque, entered by
way of the impressive Victory Gate, and lose yourself in the throngs
of pilgrims at the tomb of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti, his white
marble-encased tomb enclosed within the Jama mosque's central
courtyard. Considered the crowning architectural legacy of Akbar
(who also built the Red Fort) and still almost perfectly preserved,
today the site is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
in the city of Love and commitment. Check into the hotel. After
change and wash visit one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal
(monument of love), built by 5th great Mughal Emperor Shahi Jahan in
the memory as mausoleum of his beloved queen Anjuman Bano Begum (
with love emperor called her Mumtaz ). After her death in 1627 AD,
in her memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal ( Taj means crown &
Mahal means Palace, so it is Crown Palace ) from 1631 to 1653 AD
with 22000 labors working since sun rise to sun set in 22 years. It
is the romantic origin of Taj as much as its architectural splendor
that has led to its fame worldwide. Actually an integrated complex
of many structures The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of
Mughal architecture, itself a combination of Islamic, Hindu, Persian
and Turkish elements. Built in pure white marble which was
transported from Makrana in Rajasthan by the help of animals Taj
Mahal is one of the man made wonders of the world. Later in the day
visit Agra Fort which was built by three emperors, Akbar &
Jahangir in red sand stone & Shahi Jahan in white marble. The
Fort is 2.5 Km long and during Mughal rule 1/3rd of the Fort was
occupied by the army. When British ruled India , they repeated same
tradition and now traditionally Indian army has occupied the same.
Afterwards visit Itma-ud-ullha the baby Taj.
Return back to the
hotel for overnight stay.Day 06. Agra - Orcha
(Via Jhansi Train 2.5 hrs + Car 0.5hrs)
breakfast in the morning at the hotel check out and transfer to the
railway station to board express train to Jhansi . Travel in A/C
Chair Car for 2.5 hrs by Shatabdi express Train to Reach Jhansi
Station. You will be greeted upon arrival and driven to Orcha.
is a medieval city founded by Bundela rulers with palaces and
temples of the 16th and 17th century which have remarkably
withstood the onslaught of time. The river Betwa picturesquely
flanks the city. Transfer to hotel. Later go for a tour of this
historical site with magnificent temples and monuments. Some of the
palaces were decorated with painted murals which represent the
finest flowering of the Bundela School of painting. Visit beautiful
Palace Complex Jahangiri Mahal and the Raja Mahal. Closely
study the intricacies of the mural paintings in the Raja Mahal and
visit the Laxminarayan Temple.
Overnight stay is in Orcha.
Day 07. Orcha Khajuraho (150 kms 3 hrs)
breakfast in the morning at the hotel check out and drive to
Khajuraho. Driving past Orcha and country side villages for 3.5 hrs
arrive at the hotel in Khajuraho for check in. The temples at
Khajuraho form probably one of the best examples of Indian art and
architecture. One of the most popular tourist destinations in India
, Khajuraho is home to India s largest group of medieval Hindu
temples, famous for their erotic sculptures depicting scenes from
the Kama Sutra. Only discovered in the 20th century after being
reclaimed by jungle, the Khajuraho group of monuments is today
protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Khajuraho was once the
religious capital of the Chandela Rajputs, a Hindu dynasty that
ruled this part of India from the 10th to the 12th centuries. The
Khajuraho temples were built over a span of a hundred years, from
950 to 1050, with the whole area enclosed by a wall with eight
gates, each flanked by two golden palm trees. There were originally
over 80 Hindu temples, of which only 22 now stand in a reasonable
state of preservation, scattered over an area of about 21 km²
(8 square miles). Learn the history of these world-famous temples on
a guided tour and enjoy a taste of a little erotica from the Middle
Rest of the day is free to watch all the erotic temple
sites and the sensuous artifacts carved on the walls of these
temples. Explore the temples while your guide explains the intricate
meaning and legends behind each describable sculpture. In the
evening you can enjoy evening dance performances and a sound and
light show within the temple complex itself.
Overnight stay is
at the hotel.Day 08. Khajuraho
After breakfast in the morning visit
the Eastern and Western group of temples where fortnight sculptures
celebrate the joy of life and love for which there is probably no
equivalent in the world.
Later in the day check out and drive to
the airport to board flight to Varanasi situated on the banks of the
sacred Ganges, Varanasi has been a center of pilgrimage and learning
for over 2000 years and is considered to be one of the oldest
surviving cities in the world. It is also the unofficial spiritual
capital of India. Varanasi is the quintessential Indian holy city,
where millions of Hindu travels to for pilgrimage, to worship, mourn
You will be received at the airport and transferred to
the hotel for check in. In the evening take a stroll around the
ancient city located on the banks of river Ganges. Walk the narrow
twisting alleys, poke around some of the literally thousands of
temples and shrines, and experience the energy of the dawn rituals
of bathing and burial as you float past the famous ghats of the
Ganges on our included sunrise boat excursion. Sitting on the banks
of the Ganges River , Varanasi is the oldest continually inhabited
city in the world, dating back thousands of years. The culture of
Varanasi is deeply associated with the river Ganges and its
religious importance. Finish your day with the sunset ceremony at
Overnight stay is at the hotel.Day
09. Varanasi Kathmandu / Nepal (Flight)
the morning go for a boat ride to watch the sunrise over the Ganges
when hundred of people are worshiping & taking bath. Breakfast
is at the hotel. Later tour the old city visiting the principles
temples including Kashi Hindu University where more than 50,000
students from all over the world are learning. Drive outside the
city to monasteries and nearby Sarnath where the Buddha first
preached his message of enlightenment 24 centuries ago.
the day check out and transfer to the airport to board flight to
Kathmandu ( Nepal ). You will be greeted at the Kathmandu
International airport and transferred to the hotel for check in.
Rest of the day is free for leisure activities. Dinner will be
served at the Casino.
Overnight stay is at the hotel.Day
Wake up early in the morning in the
capital of Himalayan Kingdom to enjoy the beautiful sunrise view.
After breakfast at the hotel go for a half day sightseeing of
Katmandu city and valley. Visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square , the
place of the Malla and then the Shah kings of Nepal . Places of
interest here are the Kasthamandap : It lies near the
Kumari . It was built in 1596 by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla. It is
said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. It is
believed that Kathmandu derived its name from Kastha Mandap, Kumari
Temple : It is the residence of Living Goddess (Virgin Goddess). The
building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screens.
The non-Hindu visitors may enter the courtyard, but may not go
beyond. The Kumari acknowledges their greetings from her balcony
window. Photography is prohibited. After lunch we will visit to
Patan Durbar Square full of Hindu temples & Buddhist monuments
with bronze gateways, also known as the city of artists that offers
many artistic handicrafts.
Return back to the hotel in the
evening for leisure and shopping activities.
overnight stay is at the Casino / Hotel.
Day 11. Kathmandu
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel go for half day sightseeing of Kathmandu visiting the most famous Hindu Temples- P ashu patinath Temple , Boudhnath & Bhaktapur City . Start your day with visit to the great Durbar square full or ancient places, temples, and artistic shrines and out door deities of Malla Kings. We also visit the Swayambhunath sputa, A 2000 years- old Buddhist Charity's. The Pashupatinath Hindu temple of Lord Shiva , renowned for its gold gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. Our next stop will be Tibetan refugee camp where one
can see spinning, dyeing and weaving of Tibetan carpets. In the evening, we will proceed to see cultural show.
Return back to
the hotel for Casino / Dinner or overnight stay.Day
12. Kathmandu Pokhra (210 Kms 4.5 hrs)
early breakfast at the hotel check out and drive to Pokhara through
scenic mountain terrain. This picturesque town set on the laps of
Annapurna Mountains is the staging area of all treks in this region.
Lunch enroute and upon reaching Pokhara, commence brief sightseeing
of Pokhara visiting Seti Gorge, Bindhyabasini temple, Barahi Temple,
Old Bazaar and 1 hour boating on Fewa Lake you can enjoy. The
evening can be spent most enjoyably on the bank of the Fewa Lake
which reflects the towering Fishtail Peak in its water.
stay is at the hotel on the lake side.Day 13.
Early morning after breakfast at the hotel go for
one hour boat ride at Phewa Lake and then visit the Temple situated
in the middle of the lake. Later return back and take an excursion
to Sarangkot. Later in the day drive back to Pokhara.
stay is at the hotel.Day 14. Pokhra
Kathmandu (Flight) Delhi (Flight)
in the morning at the hotel check out and transfer to the airport to
board flight back to Delhi (Via Katmandu). Arrive Delhi early in the
evening. Depending upon your further Tour program you have time to
explore the city and last minute shopping activities. Transfer to
the international airport to take your connecting flight to your
final destination or continue for youre onwards destination.
Fly back to your country with the everlasting memories of the
magnificent glimpses of Incredible India.