Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations - The Art of Touring in Style
13 days "See Dates & Prices" (Per Person Two Sharing)
Tour Includes : India||Nepal
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 ashy presence of Hindu holy men and the world's only official living goddess. These two countries move in their own mysterious ways, often inundating the senses, so its comforting to know you are in the expert care of Insight's Luxury Gold Travelling Concierge and enjoying a superior level of quality, comfort and service. Tour Pace - Comfortable
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Delhi, a Rich Melting Pot of Old and New
Welcome to India! On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you are greeted with a traditional floral garland and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with a delicious meal.
(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.
Kathmandu, Legendary Gateway to Mountains, Monasteries & 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.
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.
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.
Varanasi, the oldest Living City in the World
(Relaxed Start) This morning, relax and take advantage of some of the facilities in your hotel before being transferred to the airport for the 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.
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.
The Spectacular Carvings & 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?
Orchha - Agra
(Relaxed Start) 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.
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. This afternoon you are free to explore this vibrant city. Another option is to attend a spectacular stage musical production which follows the ‘Saga of Love' that inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal.
Jaipur, the 'Pink City'
Set off this morning for the ancient Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted city full of architectural wonder. Stop for lunch in historic Bharatpur before driving to the ‘Pink City' of Jaipur where there is time to freshen up. Later, join a jeep safari through the picturesque Aravalli hills. Stop and spend time with the Meena tribe, learning about their way of life and farming rituals before continuing on past village hamlets and fields to Dera Amer where dinner is served.
(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.
Your tour draws to a close after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Delhi Airport at 17:00. The transfer will continue on to your chosen extra night hotel. If you are joining a Mini Trip which starts in Delhi, your transfer will take you to your first night hotel. For those taking an early morning flight home the following day, and needing to stay overnight at a hotel close to the airport, see the date chart below for prices. Please do not schedule flights before 21:00. Perhaps extend your stay with an Mini Trip?
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