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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.
This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We’ll then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.
Bright and early we hit the road and drive to Jaipur. En route we will visit the small rural town of Shahpura here your driver will take you to see the old fort, ancient temples around town. After we take you for some lunch at a good eatery then after time for lunch we continue to drive onto Jaipur.
Look out for the snake charmers that dot our route, as we travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. Later in the afternoon we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.
This morning we will drive to Deeg interestingly during the Raj the British people couldn't enter the city, the last wish of British people was to see the Deeg palace when they were leaving India but the royal jat raja did not allow them. Today you get to see the famous Water Palace. Enjoy lunch in a historic mansion in Bharatpur before our drive to Agra but first stop to visit the deserted city of Fahetphur Sikri.
Today we visit the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind it's fortified walls. Later on we take a motorised buggy to the legendary Taj Mahal and witness a magical sunset.
Morning you have the option to revisit the Taj at sunrise (transfers included entry ticket or guide not) After we transfer to the station for express train to Jhansi where on arrival a driver awaits to take you onto Orchha. Afternoon enjoy free time to explore the historic temples and buildings in the town.
Enjoy the day with free time to explore the historic temples and buildings in the town. Later transfer to the train station for the 12002 - Shatabdi express - 1800 / 2250 to Delhi - Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Morning transfer to Delhi airport for your flight to Katmandhu. -- Arrival transfer Bhaktapur to a typical Newari town. Despite its close proximity to Kathmandu, Bhaktapur seems worlds apart. This enchanting old town is peacefully traffic free and has retained its centuries old traditions, crafts and trades. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is home to beautifully carved Malla dynasty palaces and pagodas and the cobblestone streets, temples, shrines and squares are full of character. Overnight stay at the Hotel Heritage in Bhaktapur not Katmandhu.
Today we drive you to spectacular Pokhara gateway to the magnificent Annapurna Range, which consists of five mountains over 7200m including the Machhapuchare, which although falling short of 7000m, is one of the most extraordinary mountains due to its unique ‘fishtail’ peak. The local people believe it is sacred to the god Shiva and therefore is off limits to climbing. Upon arrival this afternoon, spend the rest of the day at leisure.
An early start as we drive to Sarangkot enjoying the views of the landscapes and mountains and observing local people, villages and farms. After breakfast we visit the thundering waterfall known as Devi’s falls where the Pardi River, which drains Phewa Lake, enters a grottoed channel and sinks underground in a sudden rush of foam and fury. We then visit a Tibetan refugee camp, and a local school and monastery, and have the chance to pick up some souvenirs from small stalls and a carpet-weaving hall, before returning to our hotel.
There is some free time to participate in optional activities such as paragliding, mountain biking, cycling, boating and horse riding in the morning. When ready today we will transfer you to Kathmandu.
Today we enjoy guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley. Admire the view from Swayambhunath Stupa, the most ancient of the Valley’s holy shrines, also known as Monkey Temple because of the many holy monkeys residing here. Visit the large and beautiful Buddhist stupa of Bodhnath, adorned with thousands of candles made with butter. These unusual lights are said to aid meditation and are replenished by worshippers who donate butter as a way of gaining extra karmic merit. Then explore magical Durbar Square - a complex of royal palaces and temples, and the social, religious and urban focal point of the city.
Hotel check-out and onward transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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