Lumbini Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF INDIA 2361

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to the start of your voyage of discovery through 'Incredible India'! You will be met at Delhi International Airport by our friendly local team and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore or relax as you like.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We’ll then enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. This afternoon why not further enhance your exploration of this busting city with an afternoon guided journey through the New Delhi area the highlights will include India gate a drive past parliamentary buildings and President's house, a guided visit to Humayun's tomb then concluding with sightseeing to UNESCO World Heritage Site Qutub minar. See enhance your holiday page for prices.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi

Enjoy today at your leisure to explore.

Raj Ghat

Day 4: Delhi - Agra

This morning a transfer to the station for the express train to Agra. Arriving here, a driver awaits to transfer you to your hotel. Today is at your leisure to visit the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 5: Agra - Varanasi

Enjoy a day to explore at your leisure. This evening our local driver will take you to the train station for the sleeper train to Varanasi.

Varanasi Ghats

Day 6: Varanasi

Welcome to Varanasi - Arrival transfer to your hotel awaits. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel (Pay locally) While waiting for your rooms to be free for check in.

Bathers in the morning

Days 7-9: Varanasi

For the next few days enjoy free time, or we have some options you can choose from. Have a read of the Enhance Your Holiday page for details.

Varanasi boats

Day 10: Varanasi - Lumbini

Today we drive north and cross the border into neighbouring Nepal. Our destination is Lumbini, where we can visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha in 623BC. The Lumbini Garden is famous for the Ashokan Pillar, which offers epigraphic evidence of Lord Buddha’s birth.

Day 11: Lumbini - Chitwan N. P.

Leaving Lumbini, 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.

Days 12-13: Chitwan N. P.

Today and tomorrow enjoy included game activities offered by your hotel.

Day 14: Chitwan N. P. - Pokhara

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.

Days 15-16: Pokhara

Today and tomorrow free days in Pokhara. Hike, bike, shop or relax - the choice is yours!

Day 17: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Driving north, we arrive in Kathmandu. Resembling a medieval city of temples, shrines and living gods, Kathmandu is Nepal’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city, a meeting place of a dozen ethnic groups and once one of the most important points on the caravan routes between Tibet and India.

Day 18: Kathmandu

Our sightseeing today will include an overview of the city taking in Pashupatinath Temple which stands on the banks of the River Bhaginiti, Swayambhunath Pagoda and colossal Bodhnath. We’ll explore Durbar square in the heart of Kathmandu, which is home to more than 50 stunning temples and shrines.

Day 19: Kathmandu

Enjoy a day to explore at your leisure.

Day 20: Kathmandu

Transfer included to the airport in time for your flight to Delhi - Arriving in the mid afternoon you can connect on your flight home.

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