Lumbini Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to Delhi and the start of your Indian Adventure. Upon arrival into Delhi you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Delhi.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

This morning enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Old Delhi was founded as Shahjahanabad by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1639. It remained the capital of the Mughals until the end of the Mughal dynasty. Today you will visit Taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation. This afternoon enjoy at your leisure. If you would prefer to continue the touring why not check out our enhance options. Overnight Delhi.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur

Leaving Delhi you will travel by road to the affectionately known Pink City of Jaipur. Maharaja Ram Singh had all of the Old City painted a welcoming pink in 1876 to herald a visit by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), it is also the bustling capital of the state of Rajasthan. Overnight Jaipur.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 4: Jaipur

This morning we visit the delicate pink, magnificent fort-palace of Amber - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture just north of Jaipur. Subject to Government regulations, we will arrive in style riding on an elephant! The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore this city further your way. Why not check out our enhance options for more suggested touring. Overnight Jaipur.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 5: Jaipur - Jodhpur

Leaving the Pink City today you travel by road to the Blue City of Jodhpur. This afternoon enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of this city. Overnight Jodhpur.

A local girl in the Blue City of Jodhpur

Day 6: Jodhpur - Udaipur

Enroute to Udaipur, you will visit the 14th century Jain temples at Ranakpur. An oasis of cool, with its massive lake and Venetian-like appearance, Udaipur is one of the most romantic towns in Rajasthan. A favourite amongst travellers, Udaipur is crammed full of palaces and temples. Overnight Udaipur.

Maharaja City Palace

Day 7: Udaipur

This morning will consist of an orientation and sightseeing tour of Udaipur - including the City Palace and museum - before having a few hours in the afternoon to explore for yourselves. This evening you will take ride in an private boat on Lake Pichola itself. Overnight Udaipur.

Jagdish Temple

Day 8: Udaipur - Delhi

This morning offers free time before you are transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Delhi. Overnight Delhi

Raj Ghat

Day 9: Delhi - Khajuraho

Taking to the skies again you are transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Khajuraho. This afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of Khajuraho. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculptures. Overnight Khajuraho.

The magnificent erotic temples of Khajuraho

Day 10: Khajuraho - Varanasi

Taking to the skies for the final time on this tour as you fly to one of the most holiest cities in India, Varanasi. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Varanasi.

Varanasi Ghats

Day 11: Varanasi

This morning enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats (riverside steps). Later, embark on a tour of the city and Sarnath this evening is yours at leisure, at sunset why not re-visit the ghats for the evening pilgramage, remarkably different from the dawn ritual.

Bathers in the morning

Day 12: Varanasi - Lumbini

Say good bye to Varanasi as you drive to Lumbini which was where the Buddha lived until the age of 29. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of this city. Overnight Lumbini.

Days 13-14: Lumbini - Chitwan N. P.

Travelling from Lumbini you will travel to Chitwan National Park. It is here that you will stay for the next 2 days enjoying "Jungle Activities" that are offered in this region. Overnight Chitwan National Park.

Day 15: Chitwan N. P. - Pokhara

Today continue your Journey as you Pokhara, known for its stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas and also lakes, a tranquil town to relax in and also the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations in Kathmandu.. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Pokhara.

Day 16: Pokhara

This morning enjoy brief sightseeing tour of Pokhara. Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. This afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Lake Phewa. Overnight Pokhara

Day 17: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Driving north, we arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free and at your leisure. Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 18: Kathmandu

Resembling a medieval city of temples, shrines and living gods, Kathmandu is Nepal’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city. You will see this first hand with a guided tour of the city including Swayambhunath, Kastha Mandap and Kumari Devi. This afternoon we visit the ancient capital of Patan and the nearby Tibetan Handicarfts centre. Evening at leisure.

Day 19: Kathmandu

Today continue your touring where you will visit Boudhnath and Pashupatinath. Later this afternoon visit Patan and Tibetan Refugee centre. Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 20: Kathmandu

Sadly your time with us has come to an end as you are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to your next destination.

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