North India and Nepal Tour
India holiday package with highlights of North India and Glimpse of Nepal
Maharajas forts & palaces, Temples, monasteries, mosques, local market, Elephant ride experience, Bird watching, Mountain viewing, Cultural performance, local cuisines and some optional hikes.
Northern India is a pastiche of myriad cultures and architectural styles that evolved from Hindu and Mughal origins. This India-Nepal tours begin in Delhi with excursions to significant monuments representing its ancient and modern history. Continuing on this India tour package to Rajasthan, we visit Jaipur, the rose-pink capital of the region. Travel overland to Agra visiting magnificent Ghost City of Fathepursikri and world famous bird sanctuary en-route. View sunset or sunrise at Taj Mahal in Agra. Explore the magnificent Hindu temples of Khajuraho and the tiered bathing Ghats of Varanasi before flying to Himalayan country of Nepal.
Spend three days in Nepal viewing peaks from its hill resort at Nagarkot. While in Nepal, tour the ancient cities, palaces, including Buddhist and Hindu temples. A flight back to Delhi from Kathmandu completes our Nepal India tour with an introduction to this rich and endlessly intriguing region.
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
Day 2: In Delhi
Day 3: Drive to Jaipur
Day 4: In Jaipur
Day 5: Dive to Agra(via Baratpur and Fatehpur Sikri)
Day 6: In Agra
Day 7: Drive to Jhansi(via orcha and Khajuraho)
Day 8: In Khajuraho
Day 9: Drive to Varanasi
Day 10: In Varanasi
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu(Nepal)-Drive to Nagarkot
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 13: In Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure
Arrive in Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, meet and transfer to a hotel. Take a rest to recover from jet lag. Overnight in Delhi.
Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi attractions: Red Fort, Jama Mosque, Chadani Chowk Market and Raj Ghat. Lunch at a restaurant followed by a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and other sites around the city. Drive through Rajpath Avenue viewing India Gate, President’s House, Parliament and other historical sites. Overnight in Delhi.
Drive to Jaipur
Travel overland to Jaipur. Visit Amer Fort just before arriving Jaipur. Free evening to stroll around. Overnight in Jaipur.
Sightseeing tour covering the highlights of Jaipur (Pink city) that includes: Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, City Palace museum, the Jantar Mantar Observatory and walk through the Johari Market. Overnight in Jaipur.
Drive to Agra(via Bharatpur and Fatehpur Sikri)
En-route to Agra, we stop to visit World Heritage Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and Fatehpuri Sikri. Overnight in Agra.
Visit the world famous monument Taj Mahal and Agra Red Fort. In the afternoon visit Itmad-ud-Daulah tomb. As time permit, visit the marble artwork and other displays at the local markets. Overnight in Agra.
Drive to Khajuraho(via Orcha and Jhansi)
Take a short train ride to Jhansi on Shatabdi Express. Transfer and visit Orcha Fort and continue driving to Khajuraho. Overnight in Jhansi.
Sightseeing of Eastern and Western Group of temples in Khauraho. Free afternoon to rest or pursue your own interest. Overnight in Khajuraho.
Drive to Varanasi
Visit the Southern group of temples and fly to Varanasi. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to a hotel. Later drive and visit Sarnath. Overnight in Varanasi.
Early morning, ride a boat on Ganges and explore the Ghats. Return to the hotel for breakfast and rest. Later, visit Benaras Hindu University, walk through a crowded alleyways, temples and market. Free afternoon to rest or shop. Overnight in Varanasi.
Fly to Kathmandu(Nepal)-Drive to Nagarkot
Fly to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon arrival, meet and drive to Nagarkot Hill Resort. This will be quite a change from the hustle and bustle of India. En-route to Nagarkot, we stop to visit the beautiful medieval city of Bhaktapur. Overnight in Nagarkot.
Drive to Kathmandu
Sunrise view over the Himalayas from your resort. After breakfast, we have optional 2-3 hour countryside walk to visit local villages in the morning. Drive back to the valley and en-route we stop at Patan, which is known for arts and crafts. Next stop at Bungamati, home to a traditional Newari Village. In the evening, we will have dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural performance. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa in the morning. In the afternoon, visit Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu’s Durbar (Palace) Squares. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
- Accommodations in listed 4 star hotels (or similar) or heritage hotels
- Daily breakfast as per itinerary
- One lunch in Delhi and one dinner in Kathmandu as per itinerary
- Entrance fees to the monuments listed
- Private AC transport for entire journey
- Service of English speaking local guides
- All applicable taxes for above services
- Internal flights (Varanasi –Kathmandu) cost as mentioned.
- India and Nepal Visa.
- Flight in and out of Delhi.
- Any other tourist activities not mentioned in the program.