We Love —
- Discover two awe-inspiring countries with an exhilarating journey through India and Nepal - a life-changing experience letting you experience religious landmarks and grand architecture
- Travel across India's famous Golden Triangle as well as the capital of Nepal and the idyllic riverside city of Pokhara
- Stay in quality accommodation throughout, each offering modern, spacious rooms and luxury facilities for you to enjoy
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Your Destination —
India can make a strong claim to be the most exciting and rewarding travel destination in the world. From the exhilarating pace of life in its colourful and vibrant cities to its exquisite temples and superb scenery, few visitors ever leave disappointed.
This is a journey through the heart of India to explore old and new part of Delhi the capital city, the Taj Mahal in Agra exemplifies the art and architecture of the Mughals; the beautiful palaces and bustling bazaars of Jaipur epitomise the rich culture of Rajputana. Isn't it wonderful to find all of this within close proximity of each other? A definitely well preserved haven of history, art, architecture and culture despite the onslaught of modernity and urbanisation in the region.
From rugged, snow-capped mountains to monumental landscapes, breathtaking scenery to tropical jungles, Nepal has it all! The history and culture of Nepal is both rich and vibrant and the locals are renowned for their warm and friendly hospitality. Ensure you soak in the enlightening and awe-inspiring atmosphere which is bound to leave a lasting impression!
Your Itinerary —
The tour starts and finishes in New Delhi and comprises 10 nights and 11 days of exploring the Indian Golden Triangle & Nepal
This morning you will arrive at Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a SITA representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building and transfer you to your hotel. Where you will proceed for check-in
India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern.
Amidst the fast spiralling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. The first impressions for any visitor traveling in from the airport are of a specious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks.
Today spend your day relaxing at the hotel.
You will spend 2 nights in New Delhi at The Suryaa Hotel on Bed and Breakfast in a Deluxe Room
Proceed for a full day combined city tour of Old and New Delhi. (The Guide will meet you at the hotel at approximately 0900 hrs. unless you request otherwise). In Old Delhi you will visit the 17th century Jama Masjid and walk through the narrow, winding lanes of colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk. You have the option of taking a rickshaw ride through these bazaars.
Also visit the Mughal Empire’s most opulent fort, the Red Fort for a photo stop. Visit Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Afternoon proceed to New Delhi. Drive past The Presidential Palace, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, the India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and a drive along the Rajpath past the Parliament House and secretarial buildings. Visit Qutab Minar, the 12th century tower of victory built by a slave king and prototype of all minars (towers) in India. Also visit the 16th century Humayun’s tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal.
Day 3 - Delhi to Jaipur
After breakfast you will drive to Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur, proceed to check in at your hotel. You will be met by a SITA representative. Rest of the day is at leisure.
In the evening you will be taken for a typically Rajasthani meal with a local family.
You will spend 2 nights in Jaipur at Fortune Select Metropolitan on Bed and Breakfast in a Standard Room.
Travelling Distance approx. 260 km – Driving Time approx. 06 hours
Following buffet breakfast you will proceed to visit the capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravali hills and sprawling crenulated walls lattice the surrounding area.
An elephant or alternatively a jeep will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.
This afternoon, you will visit the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings.
This morning after breakfast proceed to Agra, visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route.
Fatehpur Sikri is the deserted red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. It was abandoned soon after it was built when the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago. It is complete with palaces and mosques and used to be a town larger than London when it was originally constructed. Now it is an extraordinary place to wander around with its buildings in near perfect condition.
Upon arrival at Agra you will check-in at your hotel and a SITA representative will assist you to complete your check-in formalities.
Agra came into the limelight during the rule of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi - who had made it the capital of his empire. Later in 1526 A.D., the Mughal Emperor Babar took upon himself the task for rendering Agra, a unique character and beauty of its own. The next few hundred years of Agra witnessed the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal monarchs - Emperor Akbar, Jehangir and Shahjahan. In modern times, the city of Agra is a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather workers, sandstone and marble sculptors, some of whom claim to be direct descendants of the craftsmen who had helped build the Taj Mahal.
You will spend 2 nights in Agra at The Gateway Hotel on Bed and Breakfast in a Standard Room.
Travelling Distance approx. 232 km – Driving Time approx. 05 hours
Morning, proceed to visit the Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble. The Mughals perfected the art of embedding semi-precious stones into marble and the Taj is the finest example of this special process called pietra dura. It begins with a marble plate, varying in size. Then jewels are sliced paper thin and embedded in the marble with such precision that the joints are invisible to the naked eye.
Day 7 - Agra to Delhi & flight to Kathmandu
After breakfast you will drive to Delhi airport to connect flight to Kathmandu. You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Welcome to Nepal! Following customs, immigration formalities & baggage collection, receive the assistance of our representative at the airport terminal, and be welcomed with Khada (Tibetan silk scarf) in front of the arrival hall. At the vehicle, wet tissue paper will be provided for your refreshment.
As soon you reach the hotel welcome drinks will be served. In the meantime our assistantant will help you to check in and brief you about the program. He will also collect the return flight tickets for reconfirmation.
You will spend 1 night in Kathmandu at Hotel Shambala on Bed and Breakfast in a Standard Room.
Travelling Distance approx. 205 km – Driving Time approx. 04 hours
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, drive Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Pokhara is the third largest city in Nepal. It is the starting point for most of the treks in the Annapurna area. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful place. This enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks.
The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. Pokhara spans 8 km from north to south and 6 km from east to west but, unlike Kathmandu, it is quite loosely built up and still has much green space. The Seti Gandaki flowing through the city from north to south divides the city roughly in two halves.
The city offers a combination of nature and culture and is mostly known as the gateway to the trekking route "Round Annapurna". The major touristic attractions of Pokhara are its scenic views in and around town, Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, World Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa), Davi’s fall, Sarangkot, Gupteswore cave, Mahendra cave, International Mountaineering Museum etc.
On arrival at Pokhara, proceed to check in at your Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure
You will spend 2 nights in Pokhara at Atithi Resort on Bed and Breakfast in a Standard Room.
Travelling Distance approx. 210 km – Driving Time approx. 06 Hours
Day 9 – Pokhara
Early morning drive to Sarangkot (14 km) for sunrise view. Return to hotel for breakfast.
In the morning: Half day sightseeing at Pokhara city.
Devi's Fall: Devi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about 2-Km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.
Gupteswore Cave: This large limestone cave, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is another nature's wonder in Pokhara
Seti Gorge: Pokhara valley is a valley of geological wonder. Because of the three major caves and Seti River the inner part of the valley has many natural tunnels. They are still to be explored. Seti River has made awesome gorges in many sections. In some section the gorges goes more than 200 metres deep whereas the width is just about 20 metres. The best places to observe the wild feature of Seti River are K. I Sing Bridge, Mahendra Pool Bridge, Prithvi Chowk Bridge and Some other small crossing.
Afternoon Boating at Fewa Lake: The centre of attraction in Pokhara is the Phewa Lake - the second largest lake in the kingdom. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across to the water or visit the island temple in the middle. The favourite home base for travellers is the eastern shore.
Day 10 – Pokhara - Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel. Today you will drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, proceed to check in at your hotel. Rest of the day is free.
You will spend 1 night in Kathmandu at Hotel Shambala on Bed and Breakfast in a Standard Room.
Travelling Distance approx. 210 km – Driving Time approx. 06 Hours
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, sightseeing of Kathmandu City/Swayambhunath.
Swyambhunath was built over 2,500 years ago. It is also known as monkey temple as there are holy monkeys living in part of the temple. The site is about 70 metres above on the west side hill of Kathmandu and 3 kilometres from the city centre. An excellent view of Kathmandu valley can be observed from this UNESCO World heritage cultural site. This Buddhist Stupa holds a special position both among Buddhists and Hindus. Swyambhunath is perhaps the best place to observe the religious harmony in Nepal.
Later today a SITA representative will meet you and assist you to transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight back home. (Approximately 4 hours prior to flight departure time). The standard check out time at the hotel is 12pm.
What's Included? —
• 11 night's accommodation at The Suryaa Hotel, Fortune select Metropolitan, The Gateway Hotel, Hotel Shambala and Atithi Resort on twin sharing at the hotels mentioned above or similar.
• Daily buffet breakfast all hotels at all places.
• 1 Dinner with an Indian Family in Jaipur.
• Entrance fees at all monuments (one time only) as per the itinerary, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges & interstate taxes.
• All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned large car
• Services of an English-speaking local guide shall be provided for the sightseeing & excursion tours as per the itinerary.
• 1 Bicycle rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
• 1 Horse carriage ride from the nearest parking of Taj Mahal in Agra.
• 1 Elephant ride (alternatively by jeeps) to ascend Amber Fort in Jaipur (subject to availability)
• SITA representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
• All currently applicable taxes
• Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, any insurance etc.
• Any meals other than the mentioned.
• Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
• Our cost is not valid for any period other than mentioned above.
Your Hotels —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay throughout.
Enjoy the premier service and modern comforts that The Suryaa can provide. This luxury New Delhi hotel is an ideal choice for discerning travellers visiting India. The hotel follows the cosmic Surya by creating a warm, vibrant and lively ambience for its guests. The spacious and stylish accommodation is just the start of the impeccable hotel experience waiting for you. A taste of pure contentment is guaranteed with a host of dining options and custom-crafted celebrations.
Fortune Select Metropolitan, Jaipur - 2 nights
Located in the heart of this historical city, where ancient traditions and rich culture blend perfectly with modern way of life is Fortune Select Metropolitan. Just 10 km away from the airport and 2 km from the railway station, the hotel is the preferred destination for most travellers. The hotel boasts of the ability to provide first class facilities and efficient service with traditional Indian hospitality.
The Gateway Hotel, Agra - 2 nights
Gracious interiors, personalised service and The Gateway Hotel's unique style are complemented by Agra's glittering monument to love, the Taj Mahal. Set amidst six acres of landscaped gardens, this tranquil retreat is an ideal spot for a leisure stay.
Hotel Shambala, a contemporary Tibetan themed boutique hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal offers unparalleled comfort and luxury with the best in Tibetan and Nepalese hospitality. Inspired by Tibetan art and architecture, all 65 rooms feature beautiful handmade furniture, rugs and painted motifs; creating an ambiance that is traditional yet modern.
Atithi Resort and Spa is an unique resort seated at the heart of the city of lakes, Pokhara. The eternal intimacy of Mount Fishtail and Fewa Lake has been the source of inspiration to serve guests together with the pristine beauty of Pokhara and its exquisite surroundings. Atithi is richly furnished with modern architecture and amenities. The beautiful wild rosewood furniture, well designed swimming pool along with rejuvenating spa, private Jacuzzi and sauna rooms have carved a niche of luxury in it.
Please note that should accommodation in the above listed hotels not be available at the time of your visit we will offer a similar standard.
Your Journey —
Flights: Return flights from London Heathrow are included.
London Heathrow to Doha
15:05 - 00:40 +1
Doha to Delhi
01:30 - 07:25
Delhi to Kathmandu
13:40 - 15:40
Kathmandu to Doha
12:30 - 15:25
Doha to London Heathrow
17:20 - 22:20
All flight times are local.
Transfers: Transfers are included throughout.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.