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12 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal - Sunday Departure

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

India , Nepal

Cities Visited

Agra , Jaipur , Kathmandu , New Delhi

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for India
Depart for India

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in New Delhi
Welcome to India! Arrive in the energetic capital city of New Delhi; meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest and relax after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone
Overnight: New Delhi

DAY 3, Tuesday - Old & New Delhi City Tour
Begin in the walled city of Old Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Travel along the winding streets to Jama Masjid, the largest and best known mosque in India. On a cycle rickshaw, continue along the lanes of Chandni Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty. After lunch, on to New Delhi, a city of airy boulevards, lush parks and gardens. Visit the Sikh Temple and drive past the imposing India Gate War Memorial to Indian and British soldiers, Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy a visit to the Gandhi Smriti, the official residence of Mahatma Gandhi, where he spent the last 144 days of his life, that is now a museum. The tour continues with a visit to Humayun's Tomb set in stunning gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday - Travel to Jaipur, India's Pink City
Depart New Delhi to Jaipur, gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. En route, stop for some photos at the graceful sandstone Qutab Minar Victory Tower, the world's tallest brick minaret, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in glorious Jaipur, with its stucco buildings lining the wide streets and you'll understand why it is nicknamed the "Pink City." The city was painted its unique color in 1876 to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales. Drive past stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces on the way to a jewelry wholesaler renowned for its quality and design. View a spectacular array of gems, available loose, or uniquely set in gold, plus traditional gold enamel Mughal jewelry, and an extensive collection of artwork. Then, visit a bargain-filled bazaar before dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - Amber Fort, Jaipur
Excursion to the spectacular Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors. Ascend the hill to the ramparts by jeep. From here, see the panoramic views of Jaipur's original city walls and the lake below. Stop for refreshments before shopping the vast collection of local handicrafts at a store, offering premium quality handmade carpets, textiles, pashminas, pottery and paintings. Fabrics in all colors and textures are available for loose purchase as well as custom design work. Spend the afternoon at leisure strolling through the city or, join the optional tour to view the well-preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory and drive past Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds" with its lacy ornamental fa├žade. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. Tonight's optional evening is highlighted by the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a local neighborhood restaurant, while you're entertained by performers in traditional attire as they execute various dance moves to the rhythm of the accompanying musical instruments
Optional: Half Day Jaipur Tour (PM)
Optional: Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Travel to Agra via Abhaneri
Depart Jaipur to the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Upon arrival, if time allows, visit a local school and meet the children. Continue to the Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea was conceived by the early natives to work as a water reservoir, located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness - an architectural jewel. Then after lunch, continue on to Agra, with its celebrated past, rich heritage and architectural delights. Relax and freshen up before dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Taj Mahal
A memorable day as you visit the astonishing Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen. Perhaps, this is the most perfect architectural monument in the world, built of white marble and precious stones over a 22 year period - considered the finest example of Mughal architecture. Afterwards, stop at a handicraft gallery and showroom displaying a unique collection of sculptures, and intricate inlaid marble work. Marvel at the museum quality workmanship as you watch a demonstration of the timely process of marble carvings, filigree and stone inlay. In the afternoon, participate in the not to be missed optional tour to the red sandstone Agra Fort, with its incredible maze of walled courtyards, mosques and lavish private chambers reflecting the grandeur of the Mughal Empire; this monument has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semiprecious stones. Enjoy the evening at leisure
Optional: Half Day Agra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Travel Back to New Delhi
Depart Agra this morning and return to New Delhi on your last day in India. Upon arrival, time to freshen up before tonight's festivities. Tonight, attend a festive dinner at the hotel
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - Flight to Kathmandu, Pashupatinath
This morning, depart India for Kathmandu, Nepal, "The Roof of the World". Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed with a traditional flower garland and embark upon a spiritual journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pashupatinath. One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, attracting thousands of pilgrims each year. The Temple, on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, a tributary of the Ganges, is renowned for its beautiful architecture. Home to Kathmandu's funeral ghats, a series of cremation platforms are spread along the river. You'll experience throngs of devotees, meditating and praying on the steps throughout the temple. Tonight, do not miss out on the opportunity to partake in the optional dinner of traditional Nepalese cuisine
Optional: Traditional Nepalese Dinner
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Tuesday - Dhulikhel, Temple Complex in Bhaktapur
The day starts with a visit to Dhulikhel, a Newari town, known for having spectacular views of the Himalayas. Afterward, depart for the medieval city of Bhaktapur, known as the "City of Devotees", named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk along the maze of winding streets lined with homes and temples dating back to the 13th century. Marvel at the intricately carved deities of the richly molded Golden Gate and the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows, with its exquisite wood carvings. View the Golden Sprout, the Taleju temple complex, and Nyatapola, the five storied temple in Taumadhi Square. Next, you visit Boudhanath, the largest Stupa of its kind in the world. The unique aspect of this extraordinary Buddhist monument, is the hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 images of Buddha set into the niches around this mesmerizing structure from the 5th century
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Wednesday - Kathmandu City Tour
Join the optional Mt Everest Flightseeing and enjoy an hour of spectacular scenery over Mt Everest, during an early morning flight. Begin the day with a tour of Kathmandu City, capital of Nepal. Visit Durbar Square, an amazing cluster of ancient temples and palaces epitomizing the religious and cultural life of the people. Stop at sprawling Hanuman Dhoka, ancient palace of Nepalese Royalty and the Temple of Kumari, home to Nepal's most important living goddess. See the stone carved statue of ferocious Kal Bhairav, a colorful memorial to the Hindu God of destruction, followed by a view of the magnificent Temple of the Goddess Taleju. Later continue to Swayambhunath, a 2,000 year old Buddhist Stupa, celebrated as the oldest Buddhist shrine in the world, with its lofty copper spires adorned with fluttering prayer flags. This majestic ancient structure crowns the hilltop overlooking the Kathmandu Valley - the four sides painted with the compassionate eyes of Buddha. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, return to your hotel. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure or join the optional Half Day Patan City Tour. Known as Latipur or the "City of Beauty", Patan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is filled with Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments exhibiting skillful carvings. Tonight at dinner, bid goodbye to your Tour Manager
Optional: Mount Everest Flightseeing (AM)
Optional: Half Day Patan City Tour (PM)
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Thursday - Depart Nepal
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-New Delhi, Kathmandu-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flights: New Delhi-Kathmandu
  • 10 nights accommodations
  • 3 nights New Delhi
  • 2 nights Jaipur
  • 2 nights Agra
  • 3 nights Kathmandu
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 17 meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

  • Special Features

  • Enjoy a visit to Gandhi Smriti, the official residence of Mahatma Gandhi that now serves as a museum 
  • Rickshaw ride along the lanes of Chandni Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty
  • Amber Fort with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors
  • Visit the Taj Mahal, the most perfect architectural monument in the world
  • Tour Pashupatinath Temple, considered one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world
  • Visit Durbar Square, an amazing cluster of ancient temples and palaces
  • Swayambhunath, a 2,000 year old Buddhist Stupa, celebrated as the oldest Buddhist shrine in the world
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include the flight from New Delhi to Kathmandu.

    Flights from the USA may arrive on DAY 3. Included sightseeing commences in the morning on Day 3.

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    Accommodations

    The Suryaa New Delhi
    This first class hotel is located in the posh New Friends Colony neighborhood of New Delhi.

    Eros Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the South Delhi neighborhood, overlooking the Lotus Temple.

    Eros Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the South Delhi neighborhood, overlooking the Lotus Temple.

    Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur, City Square
    This first class hotel is located on popular Tonk Road close to shopping and restaurants.

    Trident Agra Hotel
    This superior first class hotel is located in the heart of Agra, within two miles of the Taj Mahal.

    Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
    This first class hotel is about a 30 minute drive away from the city center of New Delhi.

    Hotel Shambala
    This first class hotel is located along the prestigious "embassy road."

    Hotel Shambala
    This first class hotel is located along the prestigious "embassy road."

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