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Offering an inspiring introduction to the Subcontinent, this journey combines northern India and Nepal's cultural and natural wonders, from ornate temples, magnificent Islamic architecture and marbled palaces to tropical jungles and the spectacular Himalaya.
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Arrive in Delhi and overnight at the Maidens Hotel. Afternoon tour of the architectural grandeur of Lutyens' New Delhi with highlights including the Parliament House, the War Memorial Arch and the Viceregal Palace. (N)
Explore Old Delhi on a morning guided tour to discover iconic sites such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque and Raj Ghat. Afternoon drive to Agra and stay at the Courtyard by Marriott for 2 nights. (B)
Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, a truly magical time to gaze in wonder at this ode to eternal love, built by Shah Jahan on the death of his bride Mumtaz Mahal. After breakfast, visit Agra Fort and in the visit Mehtab Bagh, to see the sun set over the Taj Mahal. (B)
Take the morning train to Jhansi and then travel by road to Orchha to explore the Bundela monuments, which are still in fairly good condition. Continue to Khajuraho for an overnight stay at Lalit Temple View. (B)
Explore the extraordinary temples at Khajuraho before taking a flight to Varanasi for a 2-night stay at Suryauday Haveli. Witness the evening Aarti ceremony performed every night on the banks of River Ganges at sunset (B)
Take an early morning boat ride along the river Ganges and see the famous bathing 'ghats', the stone steps which lead down to the river where the gathered faithful ritually cleanse themselves. Optional afternoon walking tour along the Bengali Tola Riverside. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Kathmandu via Delhi. Stay 3 nights at the Soaltee Crowne Plaza. Following day at leisure. (B)
Morning tour of Kathmandu, including Durbar Square and the Golden Swayambhunath stupa. In the afternoon visit Bhaktapurm the most medieval city in Nepal and one of the three kingdoms of the Mallas. Here you visit Lion Gate, the Gallery, the Golden Gate and the Palace of 55 Windows. (B)
After breakfast, travel by road to Chitwan National Park for 2 nights at the Taj Meghauli Serai. Containing a sizeable wildlife population, Chitwan was once a centre for hunting trips that were popular with the British and Nepali aristocrats. Afternoon jungle walk. (B, L, D)
Early morning elephant-back safari in search of rhinos and tigers followed by a boat safari in small dug-out style boats. You may spot marsh crocodiles, fresh water dolphin, otter and a wide variety of birds along the Narayani River. Afternoon 4x4 wildlife safari. (B, L, D)
Drive to Pokhara and stay 2 nights at the Shangri- La Village Resort. Afternoon tour of Pokhara which includes visits to the city, new market, Tibetan Camp, Gupteshwar Cave, Seti Gorge and Devi Fall. (B)
Morning trek to the World Peace Stupa for views over Pokhara and the Himalaya. Continue on foot to Phewa lake and take a boat back to Pokhara. Afternoon at leisure with optional walking tours in the beautiful surrounding area. (B)
Travel back to Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Soaltee Crowne Plaza. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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