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India: Land of the Taj & Tigers with Kathmandu & Varanasi 2024 - Small Group

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Embark on a vibrant adventure of culture, and wildlife in Nepal and India. Start in fascinating Kathmandu where you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in Nepal’s iconic capital city, including a visit to the historic seat of royalty at Hanuman Dhoka and the Hindu and Buddhist sites in Patan’s exciting Durbar Square. Next, travel to Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu pilgrim cities, to witness the striking Ganga Aarti (spiritual worship) on the ghats (steps) leading to the sacred Ganges River. In Delhi, visit the India Gate and the pink Presidential Palace. You’ll travel through the vibrant Chandni Chowk bazaar by rickshaw. Visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar before departing Delhi for Agra. Here, you’ll marvel at the splendid Taj Mahal at sunset as the sun rays reflect changing hues of the spectacular marble monument to love. Embark on two thrilling open-air safari game drives through Ranthambore National Park in search of marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and the elusive Bengal tiger. Continue with two nights in the pink city of Jaipur—home to the legendary Amber Fort. Explore its alabaster Hall of Victory and incredible Chamber of Mirrors. Visit Jantar Mantar and the City Palace Museum to browse ancient art and artifacts. This value-minded tour to see the treasures of Nepal & India is not to be missed!

Countries Visited

India , Nepal

  1. Day 1
    KATHMANDU, NEPAL
    Welcome to Kathmandu. Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
  2. Day 2
    KATHMANDU–EXCURSION TO PATAN
    Today, travel to Bouddhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to Patan, formerly known as Lalitpur (City of Beauty). Stop in Durbar Square, the city’s center of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. Day 3
    KATHMANDU–VARANASI, INDIA
    Your morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Hanuman Dhoka, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the Temple of Kumari, residence of the Living Goddess, believed to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. Later, fly to Varanasi. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  4. Day 4
    VARANASI
    Near dawn, board a boat and watch a striking religious ritual—the Hindus devotional bathing in the Ganges. You’ll observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river’s edge, practicing yoga, meditating, or dipping into the water for a cleansing ritual bath. Return to your hotel for breakfast and some time at leisure. Early this evening, witness the Ganga Aarti (spiritual worship) on the ghats (steps) leading to the sacred Ganges River. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    VARANASI–DELHI
    Today, fly to Delhi, capital of India. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    DELHI
    Your day starts with an orientation drive to see India Gate and the Presidential Palace. Then, take a rickshaw ride through the alleys of Chandni Chowk, a captivating bazaar, and visit Jama Masjid. After lunch, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, explore Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  7. Day 7
    DELHI–AGRA
    Drive to Agra this morning. This afternoon, visit Agra Fort, a colossal, red sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days. End your day with a sunset visit to the famous Taj Mahal. This remarkable monument, commissioned by Sjahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, took 22 years to build. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–SAWAI MADHOPUR
    Today, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when water was no longer available. After lunch, travel to Sawai Madhopur, gateway to Ranthambore National Park. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    SAWAI MADHOPUR–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
    Today, explore Ranthambore National Park on morning and afternoon game drives in an open-air safari vehicle. In addition to Bengal tigers, the park is home to leopards, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and more. Between game drives, enjoy free time to relax. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    SAWAI MADHOPUR–JAIPUR
    Today, drive to Jaipur, often referred to as the “Pink City.” After lunch, visit Jantar Mantar and explore the City Palace Museum with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes. Lastly, visit Ladli, a training program teaching orphaned and destitute children valuable skills to keep them employed and off the streets. Learn about the project and interact with the children and help them practice their English. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  11. Day 11
    JAIPUR
    Visit the legendary Amber Fort, the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan.” This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. The afternoon and evening are at yours to explore Jaipur. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  12. Day 12
    JAIPUR–DELHI
    Today, drive back to Delhi. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  13. Day 13
    DELHI
    Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Small Group Discoveries
Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Asia tour dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on day 13, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening of day 12 or just after midnight on day 13.
Meals:
12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners

Health and Safety Protocols for Cosmos Tours

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And along the way, we’re step-for step with you to remove the worries and hassles that might make aspiring globetrotters hesitate when taking that first step in discovering dream destinations once again. With exceptional health and safety protocols and on-trip contingency plans for unexpected surprises, Cosmos travelers see more of the world with more peace of mind.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

We will conduct tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start and peace of mind throughout the journey. This includes proof of vaccination for all guests. See our complete Health & Safety Pre-Trip Screening Instructions on our website for full details.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

There may be times on tour or on the motorcoach when social distancing is required. We will take care in assuring any local guidelines are followed in a safe and comfortable way for our guests. For any cases where masks are required due to local guidelines, we ask that guests bring their own approved N95 (FFP2) masks for their own comfort and safety. Our wireless listening technology enables safe distances between our guests and other travelers during excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for each of our guests and our team, our Tour Directors, Local Hosts, and motorcoach drivers are fully vaccinated, and we are also requiring that all travelers are fully vaccinated before joining our trips. Additionally, we will conduct regular guest checks, and, when required by local guidelines, masks will be worn by our guests and by our team when accompanying guests. In all other cases, masks are optional for guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Cosmos removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Cosmos are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Cosmos will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Cosmos' commitment to clean, Cosmos is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures. And our motorcoaches are equipped with air filters that clean the air as well as provide constant ventilation.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Cosmos has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Kathmandu: Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu
Varanasi: Hotel Madin
Delhi: Jaypee Siddharth Hotel
Agra: Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Center
Sawai Madhopur: Abhyaran Resort & Spa
Jaipur: Four Points by Sheraton Jajipur, City Square
Delhi: Ibis New Delhi Aerocity

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Cosmos Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
3.5
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.8

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Great experience! Tour driver and guides are very professional, efficient, accommodating, and friendly. Visited places as advertised.

Very organized and when adjustments are needed all necessary arrangements are made. Well-educated and courteous tour guide and expert bus driver

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Excellent itinerary that matched the description. Knowledgeable, helpful, patient & courteous tour director, competent driver. Coach had ample leg room. Most hotel rooms were better than expected for this discount tour operator.

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The services we experience thru Cosmos were so wonderful, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, he did extra miles in effort to make our trip convenient and unforgettable. I would love to book with them in the next trip i'm going to have in the furure. Thank you AFFORDABLE TOUR and COSMOS. I definitely will book again with your company. Have a wonderful day and GOD BLESS US ALL Herminia

The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable and informative. She made the trip very pleasurable.

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