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Day 1: Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu! Upon arrival we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Kathmandu

Todays sightseeing includes enjoy a city tour and tour of the Buddhist Swayambhunath Pagoda. We also visit Pashputinath Temple complex which is one of the most significant Hindu temples in the world and Bodhnath the large and beautiful Buddhist stupa of Bodhnath, adorned with thousands of candles made with butter. Later this afternoon we visit Patan a a Tibetan Refugee Center.

Day 3: Kathmandu

From Nagarkot a number of trails return back to Kathmandu, probably the easiest and the best known is the route to Changunarayan an ancient temple site close to Bhaktapur. In this trek you will walk through the Forest and local villages Trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan takes approximately three and half hours and drive from Changunarayan to Kathmandu takes about one and half hours. The most popular walk leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple of Changunarayan-with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left. Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley. After excursion in and around Changunarayan you board the vehicle to get back to Kathmandu.

Day 4: Kathmandu - Pokhara

Today we travel approx. 6 hours onward 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.

Day 5: Pokhara

An early start as you are driven to Sarangkot enjoying the views of the landscapes and mountains and observing local people, villages and farms. After breakfast enjoy half day sightseeing tour of Pokhara visiting Seti Gorge, Bindebasini temple, Devi's Fall and boat ride at Pehowa Lake.

Day 6: Pokhara - Kathmandu

After breakfast today we journey approx. 6 hours back to Kathmandu. Check into your hotel and the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 7: Kathmandu - Delhi

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight departing approx. 11:40 to Delhi arriving approx. 13:15. Upon arrival we will be there to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for the night.

The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 8: Delhi

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi this morning, taking in the Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque and the bazaars of Chandni Chowk. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of New Delhi, designed by the eminent Sir Edward Lutyens. Highlights include the India Gate, Rajpath and bustling Connaught Place. A visit is also made to Qutab Minar, essentially a massive tower built to proclaim the arrival of Islam in the 11th century and a carpet emporium.

India Gate

Day 9: Delhi

Today is a free day for you to explore or relax independently.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 10: Delhi - Varanasi

This morning we will transfer you to the airport to fly to the holiest of Hindu pilgrimage destinations in India – Varanasi departing approx. 09:05. Upon arrival at 10:05 we will be there to pick you up. This evening go to see aarti ceremony by the Ganges.

Varanasi Ghats

Day 11: Varanasi

Abundant with temples and a labyrinth of streets, Varanasi is exciting, enticing and a city not to be missed. Early this morning we enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges to view the sunrise and the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the ghats (riverside steps). Enjoy a tour of the city, with its numerous temples and wonderful historic feel and Sarnath. This evening you will be transferred to the train station for your overnight train departing apporx. 18:02 to Agra.

Sunrise on the Holy Ganges in Varanasi

Day 12: Varanasi

A free day for you to relax or explore independently.

Bathers in the morning

Day 13: Varanasi - Agra

Upon arrival very early this morning at 03:35 we will be there to pick you up and drop your bags at the hotel (early check-in subject to availability and not guaranteed). Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Possibly the most recognised of all India’s landmarks, the Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in the 16th century. This afternoon visit to the colossal 15th century Agra Fort.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 14: Agra - Jaipur

Today we travel to Jaipur and enroute visit to the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 15: Jaipur

This morning take a stately elephant ride (subject to availability) to the 15th Century Amber Fort, after which enjoy a city tour of the City Palace, followed by a visit to the Jantar Mantar space observatory. Don’t miss the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) with its incredible façade of balconies.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 16: Jaipur - Mumbai

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight departing 13:20 to Mumbai arriving approx. 15:10. Upon arrival into Mumbai we will be there to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for the night.

Crawford market architecture

Day 17: Mumbai

Today enjoy the amazing Elephanta Caves and later enjoy a city tour.

Victoria Terminus

Day 18: Mumbai - Goa

Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to departing approx. 12:05 to Goa arriving approx. 13:00. Upon arrival we will transfer you to your hotel.

Days 19-20: Goa

Thanks to its picturesque location on the Mandovi River, between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Goa is one of India’s prime destinations. The next two days are free for you to relax or explore independently.

Se Cathedral

Day 21: Goa - Chennai

Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight departing 14:55 to Chennai arriving approx. 16:35. We will be there to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for the night.

Chennai Sadhu

Day 22: Chennai

Today you can enjoy a sightseeing tour of Chennai and the remainder of the day is free.

Chennai street

Day 23: Chennai

Sadly your last day with us, hotel check-out on 4th December and transfer to the airport.

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