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Symphonic Journey of India and Nepal

Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Satna - Agra - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Jodhpur - Udaipur - Bombay - Cochin - Periyar - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Cochin
Delhi - Kathmandu - Pokhra - Delhi
29 Nights - 30 Days
 
01 Day: Arrival Delhi
On arrival at Delhi at international Airport you will be welcomed by our representative then transfer to the hotel where we hold the room on ready occupancy basis. Overnight stay in Delhi.
02 Day: Delhi
After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi to see magnificent Red Fort, The Jama Masjid, India`s largest mosque, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk, Later New Delhi to include Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple , Qutab Minar , built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening you can visit to see light an sound show at Red fort. Return to the hotel for overnight at Delhi Hotel.
03 Day: Delhi – Varanasi (By Air)
Early morning transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight to Varanasi at 0940 hrs, arrival at 1055 hrs. Early morning boat ride on the Ganges at dawn when it is full of pilgrims is an amazing place to witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. While on the boat you will also see the cremation ceremonies of dead bodies as per Hindi Rituals. After lunch visit to Banaras Hindu University - probably the largest residential university in Asia, in the university visit at Bharat Kala Museum. Later proceed on a tour of the temples of Varanasi visiting the Golden Temple dedicated to lord Shiva, the Durga temple dedicated to goddess Durga. Interestingly the Durga Temple is also known as the Monkey Temple due to the large number of monkeys found in the Temple premises, In the evening you can take a walk through the narrow lane to explore and colourful market of the ancient city. Rest of the evening free for leisure. Overn ight at the hotel.
04 Day: Varanasi - Khajuraho (By Air)
Early morning take excursion tour to Sarnath – 10 kms visit the deer park and Bodhi Tree where Lord Buddha preached his First Sermon. Drive back to Varanasi, checkout and transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight 9W723 to Khajuraho at 1220 hrs, arrival in Khajuraho at 1300 hrs. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Western group of Temples consisting of the massive Laxman Temple dedicated to lord Vishnu, the Laxmi and Varaha temples dedicated to Vishnu’s consort Laxman, the Kandariya Mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Chausath Yogini temple dedicated to goddess Kali. Also visit Archaeological museum with its collection of stone sculptures of the Chandela dynasty. Return to the hotel for overnight
05 Day: Khajuraho – Satna – Agra (By train)
Early morning visit the visit Eastern group of Temples and visit the Jain temples of Parsvanath, Adinath, and Shanti Nath. Also visit the temples of Vamana and Brahma/Hanuman both dedicated to lord Vishnu. Later drive to Satna 117 kms, on arrival transfer to the railway station to board the schedule train to Agra at 1750 hrs, arrival in Agra next day morning. Overnight at the board.
06 Day: Agra
Assistance on arrival at Railway station 0625 hours and transfer to the hotel. After relaxation witness incomparable Taj Mahal with its’ speculative view. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, which lies, across the river Jamuna. Return to the hotel for overnight stay. Later visit the Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Optionally in the evening you may visit to the souvenirs market of Agra, one should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to complete the mini replica of t he Taj. The show room conducts free sound & light show showing the eras of Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra.
07 Day: Agra – Ranthambhor (280 kms – 5 hours)
After breakfast drive to Ranthambhor enroute visit the Old Deserted Town of Mughal Dynasty – Fathepur Sikri, visit Panch Mahal, Bulund Darwaza & Shrine of Shaikh Salim Chisti. Later continue to proceed to Ranthambhor. On arrival transfer to the jungle resort. Rest of the evening free to interact about jungle activities with the expert. Overnight at Jungle Resort.
08 Day: Ranthambhor
Today morning take Jungle Safari by open Jeep or Canter accompanied by an expert naturalist to explore The Ranthambhor wildlife Sanctuary, one of the best places in India to see a tiger in its natural habitat. In the dry season tigers can be seen near the watering holes and are clearly visible in the dry forest. Return to the hotel for a lunch. Later visit Ranthambhor Fort over looking the National Park and Jogi Mahal. Also visit the famous Temple of Ganesha in the Fort. Rest of the evening free for leisure activities at the jungle resort. Overnight at Ranthambhor.
09 Day: Ranthambhor – Jaipur (180 kms – 4 hours)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur transfer to hotel. After a relaxation in the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator marble temple, glitters in the in the night, later at the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, camel ride, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight.
10 Day: Jaipur
Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Later late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. One can also visit Nahargarh Fort to see it illuminated over the floodlights. Optionally in the evening you can take Cycle Rickshaw ride to enjoy the city atm osphere. Overnight at the hotel.
11 Day: Jaipur – Bikaner (330 kms,  7 hours)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel, after relaxation visit to Deshnok to see the Temple of Karnimata – at this temple rats are held sacred & roam freely within the temple complex. Spotting a white rat in this temple is believed to by lucky. Drive back to Bikaner for overnight.
12 Day: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (330 kms - 7 hrs)
After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Bikaner covering Junagarh Fort – constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort has a 986 meter long wall with 37 bastions & two entrances, Bandh Sagar Temple – The 16th century Jain temple, is the most important temple of this complex. If time permits visit Camel breeding farm Late afternoon drive to Jaisalmer, en route you can visit Pokharan Fort Continue to drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening you can enjoy the city atmosphere. Overnight at the hotel.
13 Day: Jaisalmer
After breakfast a sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer Golden Fort – built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill, consisting of 99 bastions. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli & Patwon–Ki-Haveli – some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and latticework of breathe taking intricacy, followed by visit to Gadisar Lake. After lunch drive to Sam Sand Dunes – 45 kms enroute visit the ancient Temple of Lodurwa, Amar Sagar and Mool Sagar Lakes. Arrive Sam Sand Dunes and transfer on Camels and enjoy camel rides on the dunes till the sunset. Overnight at the hotel.
14 Day: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (290 kms,  6 - 7 hrs)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Jodhpur, en route you can have lunch at Manvar Desert Resort. Continue to precede Jodhpur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Day free for leisure and individual activities. If time permits you can take Jeep safari to a Bishnoi Village, a memorable outing in jeeps visit various traditional village seeing local handicrafts viz. shoe makers, pottery hand weaving and also men in their traditional attire, women clad with ancestral silver Jewellery, en-route watch and photograph wildlife black buck, chinkaras, peacock etc. freely moving in abundance protected by “Bishnois” Protectors of wildlife and tree. Return to the hotel for overnight. .
15 Day: Jodhpur
Morning after breakfast take a sightseeing of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Later drive to Mandore 10 kms from Jaipur where are the cenotaphs of Jodhpur rulers, Evening visit Balsamand Lake. Evening free for relax, you can visit to Open Air restaurant at Ajit Bhawan for a dinner, return back to Hotel for overnight.
16 Day: Jodhpur – Udaipur (276 kms - 6 hours)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Udaipur, enroute visit the famous Ranakpur Temples of 12th Century, and later visit Kumbhalgrah Fort enroute to Udaipur. Kumbhalgrah Fort is known for its longest wall of 36 kms surrounding the fort with 360 inbuilt temples in the wall, some of the temple now leis in the state of ruin. Proceed to Udaipur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free to relax, overnight at the hotel.
17 Day: Udaipur
After breakfast visit City Palace – located amidst Lake Pichola, comprising of Crystal Gallery, Durbar Hall and Jagdish Temple. After lunch visit Saheli – Ki – Bari – The garden for the maids of honour of the queen. Evening visit Eklingji & Nagda Temples – built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela – 22 kms from Udaipur. Optionally you can visit to Lok Kala Mandal & Shilpgram to see the village arts & crafts. overnight at the hotel in Udaipur.
18 Day: Udaipur – Bombay (By Air)
Early morning checkout and transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight to Bombay at 0820 hrs, arrival in Bombay at 0935 hrs. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later take a sightseeing visiting Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Return back to the hotel for overnight.
19 Day: Bombay
After breakfast takes a sight seeing tour of Bombay, drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboat to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling, which is made up of cross beams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India; one can have lunch at the Taj Hotel or other several good Restaurants serving continental cuisines. You can also go for shopping at biggest shopping mall of Mumbai: Cross Road, West Side, and Fashion Street. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
20 Day: Mumbai – Cochin (By Air)
Morning after breakfast checkout and transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight to Cochin by flight 1040 hours. Assistance on arrival at 1224 hours, transfer to the hotel. After lunch we will proceed for a Harbour cruise to visit Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Vypeen and Gundu islands to see the Chinese fishing nets. In the evening enjoy the Kathakali, one of India's most famous Classical dances. Lavish Costumes & Exotic makeup & Masks intensify the beauty of the dancers, intricate moments. Overnight at Cochin.
21 Day: Cochin - Munnar (130 kms - 3 hours)
After an early breakfast drive to Munnar, on arrival transfer to the hotel, Munnar is located at the Idukki district of Kerala State in India. The word "Munnar" means three rivers. 3 mountain streams (Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala) are joining together here. During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate throughout the year make it the favourite tourist place There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. The tea estates, hills, lakes and forests inside Munnar range exposes it's beauty. The Munnar hills are covered by tea plants, which makes the feeling of seeing a wide green carpet. Later take visit at Rajmalai Wild Life sanctuary – this is the only sanctuary in India where Indian Ibex’s are found, followed by visit at Kannan Devan Hills from here you can have a panoramic view of Munnar Tea Estates & the Lake of Munnar. Overnight at the hotel.
22 Day: Munnar - Periyar: (110 kms - 2 ½ hour drive)
After breakfast check out and drive to Periyar. On arrival transfer to the hotel, later visit at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of India's biggest wildlife sanctuaries covering 777 sq. Km (300 Sq.miles) is a Tiger Reserve. Its centerpiece, the man-made Periyar Lake at the height of 2000 ft. covers 26 sq.km, running through the forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala & Play. Afterwards take a boat ride in Periyar Lake to see wild animals specially elephants who come with their siblings on the bank of the lake to Bath & Play Rest of the day free for walk around in the peaceful town known for various spice and coffee plantations. overnight at the hotel.
23 Day: Periyar – Alleppey (114 kms – 2 ½ hours) Backwaters tours through sailing boat to Kumarakom.
After breakfast checkout and drive for Alleppey, on arrival embark at the houseboat. The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppey by regattas (snake boats) for which Kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land, you also enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats, moving towards Kumarakom. The Houseboats have generated electricity; sitting cum dinning area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loade d kitchen with a Chef, and Srank (Driver). Overnight at the houseboat.
24 Day: Kumarakom

Kumarakom - for the nature-lover. Here in this backwater town, you can laze in a canoe amidst sylvan surroundings where the only presence is yours and the egrets. Later visit at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, to see bird viewing where numerous species of birds, including Darters, Bitterns, Brahminy kites, Marsh Harries, Teals and several varieties of Herons roost are found. For an inquisitive bird watcher, it is always advisable to carry their binoculars at all times. Return to hotel, Make sure you do not miss out on Karimeen and fresh toddy the favourite fresh water food and the local wine. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.

25 Day: Kumarakom - Cochin - Delhi - Kathmandu (By Air)
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Cochin airport –(90 kms 2 hours), to board the schedule flight IC 166 for Delhi depart at 1030 hours, arrival at Delhi airport at 1455 hours, relax and wait at the airport till departure of the connecting flight for Nepal RA 218 depart at 1925 hours arrival at Kathmandu at 2115 hours. Assistance on arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel at Kathmandu.
26 Day: Kathmandu
Morning visit The Pashupatinath Temple, situated on the banks of River Baghmati around 8 km from the city, is one of the holiest Hindu shrines. Also visit Guheshwari Temple near Pashupatinath is considered as the place where Yoni of Shiva’s consort Sati fell when Lord Vishnu cut her into pieces. Later visit Boudhnath, which is one of the largest stupas in the world. Afternoons relax, and early evening visit Patan is a spiritual city with Durbar Square in the center and many stupas, shikaras, and temples. Bhaktapur is again a royal city where most of the attractions revolve around Durbar Square and the Palace of 55 Windows. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
27 Day: Kathmandu – Pokhra (200 kms - 6 hours)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Pokhra, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later take a sight seeing tour of the town; Pokhara is its centre of adventure. An enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley; it is the starting point for many of Nepal's most popular trekking and rafting destinations. The atmosphere on the shore of Phewa Lake is one of biggest attraction, after visiting Phewa Lake, visit at vi Davis Falls, Binde Basini Temple, Mahindra Caves, and Seti George. Evening free for leisure activities. Overnight stay at hotel.
28 Day: Pokhra – Kathmandu (By Air/By Surface)
After early breakfast checkouts and transfer to the airport at Pokhra to board the flight RA168 for Kathmandu depart at 0940 hours and arrive at 1045 hours, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later take a sight seeing tour to Duliket and enjoy Air view by sightseeing plane to explore Himalayan Mountains. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
29 Day: Kathmandu – Delhi (By Air) 
After breakfast morning free to rest and relax. Later in the afternoon checkout and transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight 9w4108 for Delhi depart Kathmandu at 1415 hours and arrive Delhi at 1525 hours. Evening free for individual activities and visit to local market. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
30 Day: Delhi-Home:
The morning is free for relax and leisure at the hotel, due time transfer to the international airport to board the scheduled flight for hometown. On departure the tour concludes with happy memories.

Note:

1. Customized Tour: Above tour programme can be customized, as per the preference by the guest in terms of arrival and departure dates and destinations, adding or skipping of any destination, no. of days etc.,

2. Tour Cost: The cost of the above tour programme will be based on the preference of hotels’  category i.e. 2-  3 -  4 -  5 and 5 Star deluxe, as well as standard and deluxe heritage hotels, beside that no. of persons traveling together and travel period effect tour cost.

The tour package will be inclusive of: hotel accommodation, air-conditioned car with English speaking driver (24 hours at disposal) for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel, and guide at the time of sightseeing, meals as per hotel package. 

3. Individual Tour: The above programme   is exclusive for any individual guest and their family only, (no sharing with any other tourist).

4. Group
Tours: The above tour programme can be executed for group tours, if the guest or an agency forms a group in their own country. Conducting and forming a group tour in India with different nationals is not feasible.

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