Splendors of India & Nepal

India & Nepal Tour Packages
Duration : 13 Nights/14 Days
Destinations : Delhi – Kathmandu – Varanasi – Sarnath – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Udaipur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – MumbaiThis Tour Itinerary can be customized according to your travel needs & requirement.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at IGI airport, an Indian Horizons representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds – the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. The first impressions for any visitor traveling in from the airport are of a specious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks. Upon arrival at the hotel, proceed for check-in at your room.
Overnight at Delhi

Day 2: In Delhi

Experience the contrasting images of Delhi, old and new, as you explore India’s “green” capital city with an insider guide. Wide avenues, grand vistas and colonial mansions welcome you to New Delhi, home to the city’s imperial government buildings and the embassy district. Sightseeing includes the classical Secretariat buildings, Parliament House and Presidential Palace flanking Vijay Chowk, a grand piazza known as Victory Square. See India Gate, commemorating Indian and British soldiers, and visit the Mahatma Gandhi National Museum, housing the Indian leader’s personal letters and diaries. View the five-storied Qutb Minar Victory Tower, built in 1193, and the inspiring Humayun’s Tomb, set in beautiful Persian paradise gardens, both designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Overnight at Delhi

Day 3: In Delhi
Inspirational antiquities abound as you explore Old Delhi, the capital of Muslim India from the 12th through the 19th centuries. Travel by rickshaw through labyrinthine streets of colorful bazaars, sacred temples and colonial monuments, alive with the pulse of the city. See the sumptuous palaces of the magnificent Red Fort, a powerful symbol of Indian nationhood; visit India’s largest mosque, the white marbled Jama Masjid; and see Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation site. Join us for a festive welcome dinner tonight. Overnight at Delhi.

Day 5: Delhi / Kathmandu
Morning departure by air for Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Upon arrival, you will be met, assisted by Indian Horizons representative and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, visit Durbar Square, Temple of the Living Goddess and Swayambhunath with Indian Horizons guide. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 6: Patan & Bhadgaon Excursion
Your morning tour with Indian Horizons guide includes visits to the charming towns of Bhaktapur, Pashupathinath and Bodhnath, followed later in the afternoon by a visit to Patan and the Tibetan handicrafts center. This evening, enjoy a presentation of Nepalese folk dances.
Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 7: Kathmandu / Varanasi-Sarnath

Today you will fly to Varanasi, India’s holiest city, which is located on the sacred Ganges River. Upon arrival, you are met and assisted by Indian Horizons representative and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon visit the stupas, ruins and museum at Sarnath with Indian Horizons guide, which is the site of Buddha’s first sermon.
Overnight at Varanasi

Day 8: Varanasi / Khajuraho
In the early morning, enjoy the sunrise on the Ganges River with a boat ride followed by a walking tour of the old city with Indian Horizons guide. Later depart by air to Khajuraho, capital of the Chandela Dynasty from the 9th to the 13th century. Upon arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Western group of temples with Indian Horizons guide, which contains the largest and loveliest temples, including Kandariya Mahadev, which represents Chandela art at its best. Evening attend sound and light show at Khajuraho. Overnight at Khajuraho.

Day 9: Khajuraho / Agra
This morning, visit the principal Eastern group of temples with Indian Horizons guide, which are modest and less ornate than the Western group. These temples reflect the simplicity inherent in Jainism. Later, drive to Jhansi to board the train to Agra, stopping en route to visit Orchha, a medieval city frozen in time and space, existing to this day as it must have in the 17th century. Upon arrival you are met, assisted by Indian Horizons representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at Agra.

Day 10: Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur
Early morning visit the magnificent Taj Mahal for a sunrise view. After breakfast visit Agra Fort followed by a drive to Jaipur, stopping en route to visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Jaipur

Day 11: Amber Fort Excursion & Jaipur Sightseeing
In the morning, visit the mountain fortress of Amber, riding royally atop regally painted and decorated elephants. Later, enjoy a tour of Jaipur City with Indian Horizons guide, visiting Hawa Mahal, or the “Palace of Winds,” City Palace and the ancient observatory.
Overnight at Jaipur

Day 12: Jaipur / Udaipur

Morning departure by air to Udaipur. Upon arrival, you are met, assisted by Indian Horizons representative and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, tour this famous “City of Lakes,” which is known as one of the most picturesque and romantic cities in India and perhaps the world with Indian Horizons guide. Visit City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of Maidens and the folklore museum, where you can see a presentation of the string puppets typical to this area. Overnight at Udaipur

Day 13: Ranakpur Excursion
Today’s excursion with Indian Horizons guide brings you to the beautiful 15th-century sculpted Jain temples of Ranakpur. The intricately carved white marble temple of Adinath is perhaps the most well-preserved and impressive examples of Western Indian Temple architecture. The temple dedicated to the Sun God is famed for its erotic sculpture. Stop for lunch at Maharani Bagh, a mango grove and the private gardens of the Maharajah of Jodhpur. Overnight at Udaipur

Day 14: Udaipur / Mumbai (Bombay)
Morning departure by air to Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India’s most cosmopolitan city. Your tour of Mumbai with Indian Horizons guide includes the British-built “Gateway of India,” the Hanging Gardens and Malabar Hills- where Mumbai’s rich and famous live—the Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandhi Memorial Museum and Jain Temple. A room will be provided for washing up and changing clothes at the hotel. Later this evening, Indian Horizons representative will transfer you to the international airport for your flight back home.