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Welcome to India. We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free.
This morning we transfer you to Delhi station for your train to Gwalior (Shatabdi Express – 0615 / 0930 hrs – Executive AC Chair Car Class) Arrival in Gwalior and we transfer you to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the city including the Fort of Gwalior, Man Mandir Palace, Teli ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace and more. Evening at leisure.
Morning early drive to Orchha first stop Datia mentioned in Mahabharata as the Daityavakra it is most famous for the 17 th century Palace of Raja Bir Singh Deo. We then proceed to Orchha - which is approximate 18 kms. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of some of the many temples and palaces built by Bundela rulers in the area. Evening at leisure.
A morning drive and we arrive in Khajuraho, famed for its stunning temples built in the Chandela dynasty over a 100 year burst of creative genius from 950 - 1050AD. The carved temples display exceedingly artistic aspects of Indian life a millennium ago. How and why they were built still remains a mystery. We’ve plenty of time to see the temples on your afternoon sightseeing tour.
Morning free time to revisie the temples. This afternoon we bid farewell to Khajuraho and fly east to Varanasi. Perhaps the holiest city in India; Varanasi, also known as Benares or the city of Shiva, is also one of the oldest cities on earth which you will see and feel the minute you arrive with your transfer to visit Sarnath where Buddha made his first sermon, after this a short transfer to your hotel.
This morning, we enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where we’ll view the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore.
Midday today we take to the skies and fly to Katmandhu (IC 751 - 1230 / 1340) Arrival in Katmandhu and our Nepal team will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.
Full day of touring some amazing sites today! In the morning an excursion to Patan and the Tibetian Refugee Camp and in afternoon a visit to Kathmandu city and Swyambhunath. Evening at your leisure.
Leaving Katmandhu, we drive to Royal Chitwan National Park. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest National Parks in Asia, Chitwan supports a population of a variety of species including Indian one horned rhino, bison, sloth bear, wild boar, deer, leopard and of course the magnificent, if elusive, Bengal tiger.
Widely acknowledged as one of the finest National Parks in Asia, Chitwan supports a population of a variety of species including Indian one horned rhino, bison, sloth bear, wild boar, deer, leopard and of course the magnificent, if elusive, Bengal tiger. This morning and evening we enjoy elephant back safari on the hunt to sight some of the many species of wildlife in the park.
Today we drive to Pokhara. Perhaps the most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the spectacular backdrop panorama of the Annapurna range. Although the highest among them is Annapurna (8091m), it is the fish tailed summit of Machhapuchhre (6977m) spectacularly rising behind Lake Phewa that completes the vista.
The day is free to hike, bike, shop or relax - the choice is yours.
Departure transfer to Pokhra airport for flight to Kathmandu (1200 / 1230 - Approximate time) Arrival transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.
We bid you farewell with a transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.
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