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Classical India with Nepal

Exclusive Insights - Epicurian Dining - Outstanding Hotels - Travelling Concierge

 

SAVE  $ 995.00 per booking until April 27, 2017

Journey into a wonderland of the exotic and enigmatic, full of strange fascination - from the erotic temples of Khajuraho and the splendid Taj Mahal, to the robed Hindu holy men and the world’s only official living goddess.

 Day 1 Your Journey Begins     Board your overnight flight
 

Day 2 Delhi, a Rich Melting Pot of Old and New

Welcome to India! On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted with a traditional floral garland and transferred to your hotel. In the evening, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception with a delicious meal.

    Hotel: Le Meridien, Delhi    Welcome Reception and Dinner
Day 3 Delhi Sightseeing

    (Relaxed Start) Ride by rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi. See the Red Fort, visit the Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat and the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. See the Qutub Minar and drive along the Rajpath past the India Gate and Parliament House to visit the Tomb of Humayun.

    Hotel: Le Meridien, Delhi     Buffet Breakfast
 Day 4 Kathmandu, Legendary Gateway to Mountains, Monasteries and Temples

    Transfer to the airport after breakfast for your flight to Nepal - a mystical country nestled in the folds of the Himalayas. Relax at your exquisite, centrally located hotel. This afternoon, with a Local Expert, take an intimate look at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace and the rooms where the royal family ate, slept, worked, held ceremonies, and entertained guests, along with the wonderfully eclectic decor.

    Hotel: Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu    Buffet Breakfast
Day 5 Durbar Square and Holy Shrines

    (Relaxed Start) In the morning, explore Durbar Square and the ancient Royal Palace complex, laced with a myriad of temples, courtyards, statues and home to the Kumari (the Living Goddess). On the outskirts of town see Swayambhunath. Continue to Patan to visit the sky piercing temple of Teleju, Statue of Yogendra Malla and Tibetan Handicraft Centre. In the evening, dine at a Local Restaurant.

    Hotel: Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu     Buffet Breakfast, Restaurant Dinner
Day 6 Magnificent Temples and Splendid Stupas

    (Relaxed Start) View Pashupatinath Temple on the banks of the Bagmati, one of the holiest Hindu shrines. Continue to Bodhnath, a colossal stupa, and Nepal's most important Buddhist site. Round off your sightseeing with a visit to the ancient capital of Bhadgaon, the main square containing innumerable temples and architectural showpieces.

    Hotel: Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu     Buffet Breakfast
Day 7 Varanasi, the oldest Living City in the World

    (Relaxed Start) This morning, relax and take advantage of the facilities in your hotel before being transferred to the airport for your flight to India's holy city of Varanasi. In the evening, take in a special, spiritual experience as you witness the holy Hindu Aarti ceremony at the riverside steps of the Ganges.

    Hotel: The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi     Buffet Breakfast
Day 8 Ganges and City Sightseeing

    As the sun rises, enjoy tea or coffee at the hotel before embarking on a boat cruise to witness the scenes of devotion on Ganges River. Return to the hotel for breakfast followed by a city tour visiting some famous temples. Your adventure continues at nearby Sarnath, the deer park where the Buddha preached his first sermon. Visit the museum which rates among the most important in India.

    Hotel: The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi     Buffet Breakfast
Day 9 The Spectacular Carvings and Erotic Sculptures of Khajuraho

    There's an early morning yoga session at the Ganges Ghats (if possible) where the air is filled with spirituality. Later board a short flight to Khajuraho, where you enjoy a tour of one of India's ‘seven wonders' - the medieval Hindu and Jain temples, celebrated worldwide for their intricate and erotic carvings. Tonight, why not witness the Sound & Light Show?

    Hotel: Radisson, Khajuraho     Buffet Breakfast
Day 10 Orchha - Agra

    En-route to Jhansi, visit the citadel at Orchha, containing grand 16th century palaces and temples. After a delicious vegetarian lunch in a magnificent resort, transfer to the train station in Jhansi and board the Shatabdi Express to Agra.

    Hotel: ITC Mughal, Agra     Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
 Day 11 Agra & the Taj Mahal

    (Relaxed Start) Agra's fine heritage is revealed. Appreciate the flawless marble symmetry of the exquisite Taj Mahal, built by an emperor in memory of his beloved wife. Move on to the impressive Agra Fort to explore the palatial Royal Pavilions and gardens. Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Enjoy tea and pakoras on a rooftop with exceptional views.

    Hotel: ITC Mughal, Agra     Buffet Breakfast, Afternoon Tea
Day 12 Jaipur, the 'Pink City'

    Set off this morning for historic Bharatpur, where you will stop for lunch before driving to the ‘Pink City' of Jaipur, where there is time to freshen up. Later, join the Meena tribe and learn about their way of life and farming rituals before continuing on past village hamlets and ?elds to Dera Amer where dinner is served.

    Hotel: Fairmont, Jaipur     Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Highlight Dinner
Day 13 Jaipur Sightseeing

    (Relaxed Start) Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort, its royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirrors, glass and exquisite paintings. Back in Jaipur, see the ‘Hawa Mahal' (The Palace of Winds) and visit the city Palace Museum and royal observatory. Later, at the evening Celebration Dinner, enjoy drinks and authentic cuisine.

    Hotel: Fairmont, Jaipur     Buffet Breakfast, Celebration Dinner
Day 14 Depart Delhi

    Experience a typical morning for most Hindus with a puja at one of the most important Krishna Temples in the country, Govind Dev Ji temple. Then, visit the vegetable market and try your hand at bargaining with the stall holders. Departure transfers arrive at Delhi Airport at 17:00. Please do not schedule flights before 21:00. For those taking an early morning ?ight home the following day, and needing to stay overnight at a hotel close to the airport, post-tour accommodation is available. The transfer will continue on to your chosen extra night hotel.

    Buffet Breakfast

   $ 6650.00 per person double occupancy  - save 498.00 per person by April 27, 2017

 

 

Tour prices are based on double occupancy and subject to availability and currency fluctuation at time of booking. Airfare is extra. Bonus savings listed are available until April 27, 2017 and will be reduced to $ 300 /booking on April 28, 2017.

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