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Namaste! Welcome to New Delhi, the capital city of India and the start of your eye-opening adventure! Our friendly team will be waiting in the arrivals hall to transfer you to your hotel where you can relax for the rest of the day.
Today enjoy sightseeing of Delhi both new and old with visits to the battlemented Red Fort - built by Shah Jahan in the 16th century, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - a marble memorial marking the spot where the great leader- Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination. We also visit Humayun’s Tomb and India's largest mosque, Qutab Minar.
This morning we make our way out of the city to Jaipur. You'll understand why it is nicknamed the "Pink City". The city was painted its unique color in 1876 to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales.
An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty 16th century Amber Fort for our morning sightseeing. Later, see the Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds" with its lacy ornamental façade and then, explore the City Palace containing an interesting museum of regal attire. Just over the road is Jantar Mantar, an observatory of astronomy built by Jai Singh in 1728. At first glance, Jantar Mantar resembles a sculpture park, though in fact, each construction has a specific scientific purpose. Some measure the positions of stars, whilst others calculate eclipses, the lunar calendar and simply the time of day. Even today, most of the constructions remain accurate!
Departing Jaipur we stop in the village of Abhaneri to see Chand Baori, which is the largest and deepest step well in the world. This incredible well has a staggering 3500 steps and is 13 stories deep. After time for lunch, we continue to the city of Agra, home to the incredible Taj Mahal.
This morning we head out early to witness sunrise at the magnificent Taj Mahal which is followed with a guided tour of the site. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semi-precious stones. Lastly we explore the Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind it’s fortified walls. During its history it has been a palace, a fort and a prison!
Today we drive to Delhi. Arriving here, settle into your hotel. Later, you will be taken out for a festive dinner at one of Delhi's many themed restaurants.
This morning we set off to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Arriving here, our Nepalese team are on hand to transfer you to your hotel. Today explore Durbar Square, an amazing cluster of ancient temples and palaces epitomizing the religious and cultural life of the people. Stop at sprawling Hanuman Dhoka, ancient palace of Nepalese Royalty and the Temple of Kumari, home to Nepal's most important living goddess. After, explore Swayambhunath, a 2000 year old Buddhist Stupa, celebrated as the oldest Buddhist shrine in the world.
First stop on our morning exploration of the city is the World Heritage Site of Pashupatinath, one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. Next, we visit Boudhanath, the largest Stupa of its kind in the world. The afternoon is spent exploring the the medieval city of Bhaktapur, known as the "City of Devotees", named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Last stop is Nagarkot, known for having one of most spectacular views of the Himalayas when the weather is clear, especially Mt. Everest.
This morning we set off on a long but very scenic drive to Chitwan National Park. Hailed as one of Asia’s finest game parks, Chitwan is home to elephants and rhinos, sloth bears and striped hyenas. Arriving here, settle into your jungle surroundings, enjoy some lunch then head out on a exciting Elephant Jungle Safari. (OVERNIGHT Temple Tiger Green Jungle Resort)
After breakfast Today's adventures begins with a morning Jeep Safari. Afterward, board a boat down the Narayani River. There'll be many of opportunities to look out for the local wildlife of the Park. Then, travel by jeep inside Chitwan National Park for a picnic lunch. Late afternoon enjoy an ox-cart ride to an authentic Tharu Village, visit the home of one of the villagers before returning to the resort. (OVERNIGHT Temple Tiger Green Jungle Resort)
This morning we return to Katmandhu by road. Arriving here, enjoy downtime to explore at leisure or relax.
Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to Kathmandu Airport for your flight to Delhi where, on arrival you can connect to your flight home.
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