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India & Kathmandu Highlights

SA01: 12 Days Delhi  Kathmandu Varanasi  Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
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Day 1 Arrival in Delhi
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Upon arrival at the Delhi airport, our local representative will meet you and then transfer you to check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to recover from jet lag.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini
Day 2 Delhi
Raj Ghat, Red Fort(drive by), Jama Masjid, a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, Lakshminarayan Temple. (B)
After breakfast, your Delhi to Kathmandu tour starts! We will first visit Raj Ghat. It is the Father of India, Mahatma Gandhi's mausoleum built with black marbles, unadorned and extremely simple. Then we will drive by Red Fort, the largest palace in India. This red sandstone octangle building is constructed in typical Mughal Empire architectural style. After that, our guide will take you to Jama Masjid, where you can feel the solemn religious atmosphere at one of the three largest mosques in the world. 

Then we will take a rickshaw ride in the busy Chandni Chowk area, full of noisy shops, street food and hawkers. There you can experience local people's life. We continue our trip to the tallest brick minaret in the world, Qutub Minar. It was made of red sandstone and marble around 1,000 years ago. Then we move on to Humayun's Tomb, which looks like a beautiful garden, said to be the design inspiration of the Taj Mahal. After that, you will visit the 42-meter-high India Gate built in memory of Indian soldiers who died during the World War I.

Today's Delhi to Kathmandu tour ends in Lakshminarayan Temple. It is a magnificent and modern marble building with Orissa architectural characteristics.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini
Day 3 Delhi - Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel. Pashupatinath Temple and Bhaktapur city. (B)
After breakfast, our guide will escort you to the Delhi Airport and help you to board the flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, our guide in Kathmandu will pick you up and then take you to the hotel. After a short refresh, we will start off your Kathmandu package from Delhi with visit to Pashupatinath Temple, which is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. Then we move forward to the Bhaktapur city, which is located around 14 km east of Kathmandu and is known "City of Devotees". 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Day 4 Kathmandu
Chandragiri Hill with cable car, Patan Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa. (B+L)
Today our guide will transfer you to Chandragiri Hill and accompany you to take the cable car up to the hill. On top of it, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley. After that, we will continue the visit to Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which still holds old residential houses and temples. We will finish the day at the Bouddhanath Stupa, which is considered one of the biggest spherical stupas in the world. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Day 5 Kathmandu
Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, some free time in the afternoon, dance show with Nepalese dinner. (B+D)
In the morning, we will visit the Swoyambhunath Stupa and Katmandu Durbar Square. There our guide will accompany you to see the immerse quantity of historical monuments remaining from the 16th to the 19th centuries, including fifty temples and palaces. Highlights include the Mahadev and Parvati Temple, housing the wooden statues of Lord Shiva and his spouse Goddess Parvati. They are lying in the windowsill watching the people in Durbar Square. In the afternoon, you will enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own pace. Later, our guide will pick you up at appointed time and transfer you to enjoy a dance show with a Nepalese dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Day 6 Kathmandu - Varanasi
Fly to Varanasi. Airport pick up & transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival in Varanasi, our local guide will pick you up and then transfer you to check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to make your own arrangements.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi
Day 7 Varanasi
A boat ride on River Ganges, Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats. Rest day is at leisure to discover the city or visit Sarnath. (B)
After breakfast, we will take a boat ride on the River Ganges, the Mother River in the hearts of Indians. It is the cradle of Indian civilization and regarded as the soul of India. Along the river we will visit two famous burial altars for Hindus: the Manikarnika and Harishchandra Ghats. The rest of the day is free at your leisure to discover the city. Or you can by yourself take an excursion by yourself to Sarnath gathering three treasures of Buddhism: Buddha, dharma and monk.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi
Day 8 Varanasi - Agra
You will have free time for more visits. In the evening, transfer to railway station & board train to Agra. (B)
The morning time is free for you to wander among the sites of city. At night, our guide will escort you to the railway station and help you board the train to Agra.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight Train
Day 9 Agra
Railway station pick-up & transfer to hotel, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort. (B)
After you reach Agra Railway Station, our guide in Agra will pick you up and then escort you to the hotel. After check-in, you will visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal is regarded as the most perfect gem of Indian Muslim art and Tagore (1861 - 1941), a famous poet in India, once highly praised it as a tear on the eternal cheek. As for Agra Fort, it was totally built entirely of red sandstone, and we will see hundreds of palaces, halls, towers and mosques in this grand castle.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road
Day 10 Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (244 km)
Drive to visit Fatehpur Sikri, then continue drive to Jaipur & check in at hotel. Rest time is free at leisure. (B)
After breakfast, our guide will escort you to visit Fatehpur Sikri by vehicle. Its exquisite layout and interior design make it possible to rival even the Taj Mahal. Then we will continue our drive to Jaipur. After you check in at your hotel, the rest of the time is free for you to make your own discovery at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre
Day 11 Jaipur - Amer Fort - Jaipur
Amer Fort, ascend the fort by walking or on an elephant's back or in jeep, Maharaja City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal. (B)
In the morning, you will be guided to ascend Amber Fort by walking or on an elephant's back or in jeep. Amber Fort was beautifully decorated with countless glass walls sparkling in the sun. Then we will tour the Maharaja City Palace, featuring Indian and Islamic cultures. Nowadays, it is not only a historic site, but also a museum with collections of clothes, weapons and art works witnessing the long history of India. After that, our guide will lead you to visit Jantar Mantar famous as India's largest ancient astronomical observatory. The largest sundial in the world lies there. Then we continue our trip to Hawa Mahal built of pink sandstone. This five-layer building looks like a grand palace from the front side but actually it is just a piece of thick wall.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 12 Jaipur - Delhi (274 km) & Departure from Delhi
Drive to Delhi airport & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
On the last day of your 11 days tour package in India, our guide will escort you from Jaipur to the Delhi Airport by vehicle for your departure flight. Wish you a safe and pleasant trip home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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