Major Attractions: Historical Palaces/Forts,Old & New Delhi Sightseeing,Buddhist sites,Keoladeo Ghana National park,The Taj Mahal,Mughal architecture,Elephant ride at Amber Fort,7 UNESCO world Heritage sites,Colourful culture,Ancient Temples,1000 Years Old Step Well, Spectacular Boudhanath Stupa & Darbar Square
The stunning Golden Triangle and Nepal tour render an enlightening journey to 2 different countries which have similar cultures. From the historical monuments of Jaipur to the summits of the Himalayas, the tour discovers the spirit, culture, and nature of both countries. Visit the Taj Mahal of Agra, experience the chaos and color of Bharatpur villages, and marvel at the daily pilgrimage to Darbar Square and Pashupatinath Temple. Delve into the history and religion of these two fascinating nations as you enjoy the highlights of India and Nepal.
On arriving at Delhi airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by Indian Marvels representative and transferred to the hotel to check-in. After brief leisure, proceed to explore Delhi. Visit the Raj Ghat stands as a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Later drive past the Universal Mosque of Jama Masjid and the Red Fort. Drive past the fabled Chandni Chowk (Silver street). Here, alleys filled with Gold and Silversmiths, the exotic spice market and colourful fabric merchants are some of the sights that will amaze and tempt you. Evening, enjoy the Dances of India Show. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Morning proceed for the sightseeing tour of Delhi. Your guide will escort you through bustling New Delhi with the imposing Qutab Minar (A 70 meter high victory tower built about 800 years ago), Emperor Humayun's Tomb which had served as the base model for the other Mughal Monuments to follow-including the Taj Mahal. Visit the Houses of Parliament, and the Presidential Palace. Drive past India Gate, built to pay tribute to the 30,000 Indian soldiers, who lost their lives while fighting for the British during the First World War. Evening transfer to your hotel & stay overnight.
Delhi - Jaipur
Morning after breakfast drive to the Pink city and the capital of the state of Rajasthan i.e. Jaipur. The 'pink city' applies specifically to the old walled quarter of the Rajasthani capital, while in the northeast of the town, glorious palaces and temples, in an assortment of styles, spanning over many centuries, are scattered throughout the predominantly urban area. Evening free to explore the colourful markets of Old Walled city through Cycle Rickshaw. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Morning, visit the fairy tale like Amber Fort, as you ascend the hill like a Maharaja on the back of an Elephant. En route photo-stop at the honey-comb designed Hawa Mahal also known as the "Palace of Wind " from where the royal ladies, who lived in seclusion, observed life on the outside. Afternoon visit to the City Palace of the Jaipur Maharaja and the amazingly accurate Jantar Mantar, the medieval stone Observatory. Later free to explore this vibrant city, with its colourful bazaars filled with exquisite jewellery, textiles, carpets, artefacts and much more! Stay overnight at your hotel.
Jaipur - Bharatpur
Late Morning, drive to Bharatpur, a bird-watcher’s paradise and the prized capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. On arrival, check in at your heritage hotel. Evening enjoy a rickshaw ride inside Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary to see the migratory birds.
Bharatpur - Agra (via Fatehpur Sikri)
Morning have another cycle Rickshaw ride with a naturalists to see this magnificent birds paradise and the nesting ground of thousands of Siberian Cranes, Migratory Water fowls, Egrets and other birds. Later, drive to Agra en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri - the Capital city of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. This is one of the most beautiful fortresses in India and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. It is built entirely of red sandstone and the tomb of the saint Salim Chisti is built in pristine white marble and lends a stunning contrast. On arrival in Agra, check into hotel. Transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.
Morning visit the legendary Taj Mahal. Considered "poetry in marble", the Taj Mahal is a symbol of eternal love. It is truly awe inspiring and more beautiful than words can describe. Later, proceed with the tour of the Agra Fort, reminiscent of the glorious and sorrowful Mughal reign. Later you will be driven to Delhi. On arrival, check in at the Hotel. Rest of the day free at own discretion. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Delhi â€“ Fly to Kathmandu
Morning at appropriate time you will be transferred to Delhi airport to fly to Kathmandu- the capital of Nepal. The beautiful Himalayan Kingdom has snow-capped mountains and rolling green hills. Small as the country may be, the land is diverse geographically as well as ethnically. You will find rich cultures and vibrant traditions, exquisite temples and monuments as well as fast flowing rivers and tropical jungles teeming with wildlife, making your trip an unforgettable one. It is a country where people of different races and religions live in harmony. On arrival, the group will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel, dinner and overnight.
Morning sightseeing of Kathmandu visiting the Durbar Square, the temple of the living goddess- this is an 18th-century palace in Kathmandu with beautifully carved window frames, some of them carved in the shape of peacocks while the central one is covered in gold. The palace is known as Kumari Bahal, where Kumari, the living goddess of Kathmandu, resides. The goddess appears out of the windows in the courtyards sometime and it all depends on your luck whether you can see her or not and walk through the Durbar Square of old Kathmandu with its craft shops and superbly carved wooden houses. Transfer to your hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, visit to Durbar square of Patan, also known as Lalitpur, the city is a concentration of Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples and ancient palaces. Swyambunath, this sputa is said to be over 2500 years old and one of the world's most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. Afternoon at leisure. Evening walk through the Durbar Square of old Kathmandu, with its crafts shops and carved wooden buildings. Transfer to your hotel, dinner and overnight.
Kathmandu - Fly to Delhi
Morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Katmandu airport to board a direct flight to Delhi for your onward journey. Tour ends.