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Combining the vibrant culture of these neighboring countries, this tour features some of the most visited sights of the Indian subcontinent. Start with exploring the varied sights of India's financial capital - Mumbai and then take a flight to Udaipur - the City of Lakes. Continue to the popular Golden Triangle, visiting the Pink City of Jaipur and Agra - the city of Taj Mahal and proceed to visit New Delhi. After a  flight to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu visiting the ancient sites at Patan and Bhatgaon in addition to the Darbar Square, experience the serene Himalaya in Pokhara, returning to Kathmandu before your onward departure.

Destinations & Night Stays

12 Nights/13 Days

Essence of India & Nepal

Day 1 Mumbai
Arrival at Mumbai's International Airport. Meet and greet by our staff and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at the Hotel. Afternoon city tour of Mumbai visiting the Gateway of India, drive past the Rajabhai Clock Tower, University buildings , Churchgate Station and visit the Hanging Gardens, Dhobi Ghat (washerman's colony) and Mani Bhawan ( Gandhi'd House) Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 Mumbai
Brakfast at the hotel. Morning, Elephanta Caves excursion The Elephanta Caves are a great tourist attraction in the vicinity of the large Mumbai metropolis. The Elephanta island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. These caves house rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century CE. The Elephanta Island was so named by the Portuguese, after the statue of an elephant near the landing area of the island. These rock cut temples dedicated to Shiva Mahadeva are rich in sculptural content. Motorboats take passengers from Appollo Bunder near the Gateway of India. * Elephanta Caves are closed on Every Monday * Afternoon free for personal activities. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 3Mumbai/Udaipur By Flight
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer to the Airport for flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival, transfer to the Hotel & check-in. Udaipur : Possibly no city in Rajasthan is quite as romantic as Udaipur, even though the state is replete with fantastic hilltops fortresses , exotic fairy-tale palaces and gripping legends of medieval chivalry and heroism. The French Impressionist painter’s, Brother Grimm‘s justification Udaipur is the “Venice of the East “ Founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh, following the final sacking of Chittorgarh by the Mughal emperor Akbar, Udaipur rivals any of the world-famous creations of the Mughals with its Rajput love of the whimsical and its superbly crafted elegance. Afternoon, visit the Fort and Royal Gardens The City Palace built on the bank of the Pichola Lake, by Maharana Udai Singh in 1570. The impressive complex of several palaces is a blend of Rajput and Mughal influences. Half of it is still occupied by the Royal family, and part converted into a museum. Sahelion-ki-Bari an ornamental pleasure garden specially made for the ladies of the palace in the 18th century. It has beautiful fountains, trees and flowers. Late afternoon, enjoy a Boat Ride at Lake Pichola A man made lake, Lake Pichola is one of the prime attractions of Udaipur. The lake is known for the palace build amidst the lake. The lake was built by Maharana Udai Singh II. It was made basically for defense purpose. Cradled amongst hills, gardens, havelis, temples and ghats, Lake Pichola is the picturesque spotlight of Udaipur. The lake sports two islands palaces- Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and Jagmandir. Overnight at the Hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a full day excursion to see the beautiful Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Ranakpur: is a captivating village which is located between the cities of Jodhpur and Udaipur. It lies in the Pali district of Rajasthan and is known for the spectacular range of Jain temples that can be found here. Ranakpur is a pilgrim destination which is indispensable in the itinerary of a tourist who is on his pilgrim tour of north India. Gather some important facts about Ranakpur that will prove to be of great help before you set out for a tour to this place. Return to Udaipur in the evening. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 5Udaipur/Jaipur By Car
Breakfast at the hotel Leave for Jaipur by Car Jaipur: The capital city of the state of Rajasthan is popularly known as the “Pink City “because of the pink paint applied to the buildings in the old walled city. (In Rajput culture, pink was traditionally a color associated with hospitality.) The city owes its name, its foundation and its careful planning to the great warrior, astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II (1699-1744). In 1727, with Mughal power on the wane, Jai Singh decided the time was ripe to move down from his somewhat cramped hillside fortress at nearby Amber to the new site. He laid out the city, with its surrounding walls and six rectangular blocks, according to principals of town planning set down in the Shilpa-Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel Late afternoon, enjoy a Rickshaw Ride thru the colorful Bazaars of Jaipur Enjoy a Cycle rickshaw ride through the busy bazaars of the city area - Explore this part of Jaipur... that sells dreams and desires. Unravel this horizon that will not only fascinate you but also enthrall you with its dynamic colors aura. Overnight at the Hotel
Day 6 Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel Morning visit to Amber Fort 11 kms from Jaipur – Marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Moat Lake below. The fort interior has various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory work, exquisite wall paintings and tiny mirror chips, which create a tantalizing reflection effect. Enroute, photo stop at the Hawa Mahal ( Palace of the Winds) Afternoon visit the famous City Palace and the Observatory City palace museum – an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of Royal Princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (observatory) – which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the City Palace, the observatory has 17 curiously shaped instruments, many of them still in working condition. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7Jaipur/Agra By Car
Breakfast at the hotel Leave for Agra by Car En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. It was a veritable fairy-tale city and its ‘ruins are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur Further drive to Agra Agra became the capital of Sikander Lodi in 1501, but was soon passed on to the Mughals, both Babur and Humayun made some early Mughal constructions here. It was under Akbar that Agra first aspired to its heights of magnificence from 1570-85 he ruled from nearby Fatehpur Sikri , when he abandoned that city he moved to Lahore ( now in Pakistan ) but returned to Agra in 1599 , all later Mughal rulers ruled from Agra till 1761 it fell to the Jats who did much damage to the city. Check-in at the Hotel Afternoon visit the Taj Mahal and Red Fort Taj Mahal( Taj Mahal is Closed on Friday) Taj Mahal (1631-1653), a poem in white marble, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. Rabindranath Tagore calls "a teardrop on the cheek of time". Taj Mahal means "Crown Palace" and is in fact the most well-preserved and architecturally beautiful tomb in the world. It is best described by the English poet, Sir Edwin Arnold, as "Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones." Later visit the Red Fort built alongside the Yamuna River stretching almost 2.5 km. The fort’s colossal double walls rise 20 m in height and measure 2.5 km in circumference. The fort is surrounded by a moat. The fort is on the bank of the river Yamuna, and only the south gate can be used to enter. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8Agra/Delhi By Car
Breakfast at the hotel Leave for Delhi by Car Upon arrival, visit Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) - the 300-year-old walled city, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 as his capital. The focus of the city is the magnificent Red Fort and Jama Mosque built of red sandstone. Drive past the Red Fort from where the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on India’s Independence Day. Visit Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India that stands high on a hillock. In between and around these two focal points of the 17th century city is a thriving modern city in medieval setting. This area once had a tree-lined central avenue, with a canal dividing the thoroughfare. Later, drive past the India Gate & Government Buildings and visit the Qutab Minar - at 72.5 meters the world's tallest brick minaret. Construction commenced in 1193 under the orders of India's first Muslim ruler Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and the topmost storey of the minaret was completed in 1386 by Firuz Shah Tughluq. The Qutab Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. The complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9Delhi/Kathmandu By Flight
Breakfast at the Hotel Transfer to the Airport for flight to Kathmandu. Presided over by snow-covered mountains, the Kathmandu Valley is surrounded by verdant agricultural hills scattered with traditional villages and brick houses, rich in ancient holy temples and shrines used by both Buddhists and Hindu worshipers reflecting a great wealth of culture and tradition. Most of the country's ethnic groups are represented in the Valley, particularly in Kathmandu itself, but it is the Newars who are the original inhabitants responsible for development and the splendid art and architecture in the cities. Upon arrival, transfer to the Hotel. Check-in at the Hotel. Afternoon City Tour of Kathmandu This capital city of the kingdom of Nepal is situated at 1355 mt. above sea level, is full of shrines, temples and ageless sculptures. During the sight-seeing tour of this city you will visit Old Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Taleju Temple, Jagannath Temple, Gigantic figure of Kala Bhairaba - The God of Destruction, Shiva Parbati Temple, Kumari Ghar ( The Temple of Living Goddess) and Kasthamandap Overnight at the Hotel
Day 10 Kathmandu
Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning visit Pashupatinath and Bodhnath. Pashupatinath - Pashupatinath is a pagoda style Hindu Temple with gilt roofing and richly carved silver doors dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated at the bank of River Bagmati 5 km east of Kathmandu city. This temple is regarded as one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world. Only Hindus are permitted to enter the main courtyard of the temple. Alien tourist can view the temple from the eastern side of the river. Boudhanath - The colossal stupa of Boudhanath was built in the 5th century AD is supposed to be the biggest in the world. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheel is surrounded by a circular market which forms a part of Tibet Town. The four pairs of the Buddha's eye painted on the stupa give a vivid flash to the four cardinal directions, meaning to keep a diligent watch over the people and their commitments all the day and night. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel
Day 11Kathmandu/Pokhara By Car
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Pokhra by car. The Pokhara valley is one of the most picturesque spot of Nepal. Its lovely lakes Phewa, Begans and Rupa enhance the beauty of the valley, which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna Range of the Himalayas, situated at an altitude of 900 mt. From the sea level. For the mountain viewers Pokhara offers the magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhre, five peaks of Mt. Annapurna and others. Pokhara is one of the few places in the world to provide such a dramatic views in a subtropical setting. Machhapuchhre for example, is only 28 km from hotels on the bank of Phewa Lake, and not a single mountain range intervenes between the two. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 Pokhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Kali Temple – It is located on the top of a small hill at the north end of the Old Bazar. This is believed as one of the oldest temple in the valley, and is most famous in Pokhara on lucky days, one may get to witness a Hindu wedding ceremony taking palace, in the premises of this temple. Gupteshwor Cave : Gupreshwor Cave is situated in the south east part of the Pokhara at Chhorepatan. This Cave is one of the outlet of Devi’s fall. It is believed to be 500 years old and was discovered in 1992. The cave is damp and stairs are slippery. Drops of water drip continuously from the ceiling but a string of electrical light bulbs emit enough light so that stairs are visible. Gupteshwor Cave is situated on Pokhara Tansen Road. It is at a walking distance from Lakeside and damside. It is very close from Devi’s Fall. Afternoon at leisure In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Phewa Lake , the second largest lake in Nepal and lying at an altitude of 784 m (2,572 ft) it covers an area of about 4.43 km2 (1.7 sq mi) with an average depth of about 8.6 m (28 ft) with maximum water depth is 19 m (62 ft). Annapurna looms in the distance from the lake and the lake is famous for the reflection of Mount Machapuchare on its surface. Overnight at the hotel
Day 13Pokhara/Kathmandu By Car/Flight
Departure After breakfast, leave for Kathmandu Airport for your onward International flight.

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- This Tour Includes 12 nights accommodation with Breakfast in India

- Prices are Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis

- Prices are based on 02 persons traveling together by Private Chauffer Driven Air-conditioned Car

- Prices include the services of an English Speaking guide for all sight seeing and Single entrance fee to all monuments mentioned in the itinerary.

- Air Fare Supplement is Extra

- Prices are not valid during Christmas & New Year period

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