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Classical India Nepal Tour

Places covered: DELHI, JAIPUR, AGRA, KHAJURAHO, VARANASI, KATHMANDU
Durations: 11 Nights/12 Days

Day 01 Arrival Delhi – Jaipur (By Road, 05-06 hours drive)

Upon arrival you will be met by Yajat World Travels Representative and drive to Jaipur straight from the Airport.

This famous city is the capital of Rajasthan and has earned universal renown as the " Pink City ", and pink it is, with beautiful constructed palaces, havelis and forts. Tall, rugged men with handle-bar whiskers sport bright pink turbans. Jaipur which means the city of victory was built exactly 273 years back and is 262 km by road from Delhi ( Capital of India ). A strong wall encircles the old city and even today has a suggestion of formidable strength, its function of protecting all within is obvious.

Arrive Jaipur and check in at hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner & Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 IN JAIPUR

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning you will be given excursion to Amer Fort, which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seems to be a beautiful illusion.Ascend on Elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.

Afternoonyouwill be given city tour of Jaipur, gets its name from its founder Maharaja JaiSingh II (1693-1744) the great warrior and astronomer visit Jantar-Mantar, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose-pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.

Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 JAIPUR - AGRA Via Fatehpur Sikri (By Road, 07-08 Hours drive including fatehpur Sikri visit)

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning drive to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri - Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.

Continue drive to Agra. Agra is a part of Brijbhoomi the land associated with the birth and legendry activities of lord Krishna. In Agra city there are five Shiva temples which are the symbols of ancient culture. Agra was the capital city of Sikander Lodhi, the second ruler of the Lodhi dynasty, who defeated by the persain King Babur in 1526 A.D. Babur too made Agra his capital city and so began the great Moghal rule. It was Babur who build the first monument in Agra, a planned garden garden call Gul-e-Afgaan or the Aram Baugh.

Upon arrival check in at hotel.

Afternoon you will be given city tour of Agra visit the world famous Taj Mahal is one amongst the World’s Wonders, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is a legend of eternal love of an Emperor fr his favourite Queen, Dayal Bagh, Local Marbal Market etc. Also visit the Agra Fort also known as the “Lal –Qila”, “Fort Rouge” or “Qila-i-Akbari”, A symbol of power, strength and resilience

Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 AGRA – JHANSI
(By Fastest Train) – KHAJURAHO (By Road, 03-04 Hours Drive)

Breakfast at hotel.

In time transfer to Railway station to connect Shatabdi train for Jhansi at 0830 hours.

Arrive Jhansi at 1040 hours. Meeting and assistance on arrival and drive to Khajuraho en route visiting Orchha - grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time; a rich legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries, retain much of their pristine perfection.

Arrive Khajuraho and check in at hotel.In the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput Kings of Central India , 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly craved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho.

Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 KHAJURAHO – VARANASI (By Flight)

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning city tour of Khajuraho by an air conditioned vehicle visit Easter and Western Temples.In time transfer to Airport to connect flight for Varanasi.
Arrive Varanasi. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Evening view Aarti on River Ganges.

Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 IN VARANASI

Varanasi, or Benaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi`s Prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrevealed. Mark Twain, the English author and literature, who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Benaras, once wrote : "Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together" . According to the ‘Vamana Purana’, the Varuna and the Assi rivers originated from the body of the primordial Person at the beginning of time itself. The tract of land lying between them is believed to be ‘Varanasi’, the holiest of all pilgrimages. 

Early Morning Boat excursion on River Ganges to see the Bathing ghats and Cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India.

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning city tour of Varanasi visiting Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Banaras Hindu University etc. Than one can see making of Banarasi Carpet and Handicraft of Banaras. leisure.

Afternoon excursion Sarnath. Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century B.C. to 12th century A.D. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum.

Dinner & Overnight at Varanasi.

Day 07 VARANASI –KATHMANDU (By Flight)

Breakfast at hotel.

In time transfer to Airport to connect flight for Kathmandu. The Kathmandu Valley may have been inhabited as early as 300 BCE, since the oldest known objects in the valley date to a few hundred years BCE. The earliest known inscription is dated 185 CE. The oldest firmly dated building in the earthquake-prone valley is almost 1,992 years old. Four stupas around the city of Patan, said to have been erected by a certain Charumati, a purported daughter of Ashoka the Great, a Mauryan king, in the 3rd century BCE, attest to the ancient history present within the valley. As with the tales of the Buddha’s visit, there is no evidence supporting Ashok’s visit, but the stupas probably do date to that century.

Arrive Kathmandu and check in at hotel.

Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 IN KATHMANDU

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning visit Kathmandu city & Swoyambhunath:-
Kathmandu Durbar Square:- with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Here, the kings of Nepal are crowned and solemnized. Interesting things for visitors to see are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kalbhairav (the god of destruction), Basantapur Durbar, and Temple of Kumari (living goddess).

Swaymbhunath:- The world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas built 2000 years ago situated on a hillock about 77 meter above the level of the Kathmandu valley. Visitors will also have a grand view of the valley from this spot.

Afternoon visit Patan city & Tibetan handicraft Centre:- Patan:- The square boasts of many famous sites and unique architecture. Krishna Mandir in the Patan Durbar Square was built to honor an incarnation of Vishnu. Krishna was a favorite among the gopini (cowgirls). His temple is the best example of stone architecture in the World. Scenes from the Mahabharat, Asia's greatest mythological war, are carved on the temple's walls.

Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 IN KATHMANDU

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning excursion to Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur) City:-
Bhaktapur:- is known as the ‘open museum’ and a ‘living heritage’. Brick paved enclave of the old royal palace buildings dating back 13th to 14th centuries, artistic temples and exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. Bhaktapur will surprise visitors with its presentation of innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces - Nyatapola, Bhairavnath, Dattatreya, Pujari math with peacock window and many more.

Afternoon city tour of Pashupatinath & Boudhanath Pashupatinath:- is Nepal's most important Hindu temple. Built in the pagoda style of architecture, Pashupatinath stands on the banks of the Bagmati river, has a distinctive gilded rooftop, intricately carved rafters (featuring members of Shiva's family) and four silver-plated main doors surrounded by statues of deities.

The Boudhanath stupa:- (aka the Boudha, Chorten Chempo and Khãsa Caityais) is one of the holiest and most recognisable sites in Kathmandu. Assigned UNESCO world heritage status in 1979, the stupa has a height of 36 metres and a diameter of 120 metres, making it the largest in Nepal and one of the largest in the world. It has a tall central spire from which colourful prayer flags are draped and is built on an octagonal base surrounded by scores of prayer wheels.

Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 KATHMANDU – DELHI (by Flight)

Breakfast at hotel.

In time transfer to Airport to connect flight for Delhi. Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi's rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. Arrive Delhi and check in at hotel.

Afternoon city tour of New Delhi by an air conditioned vehicle visiting India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place- shopping centre of New Delhi.

Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 In DELHI

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning city tour of Old Delhi. Visit Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana-the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also

drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.

Later visit Akshardham Temple:- The beautiful mandir built without steel, consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and 20,000 murtis and statues of India’s great sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personalities. The mandir is a fusion of pink stone and pure white marble, where pink stone symbolizes bhakti in eternal bloom and white marble that of absolute purity and eternal peace.

Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 DEPARTURE DELHI

In time transfer to International airport to connect flight for back home.

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