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Day 1- Arrive Mumbai 
Arrive Mumbai and meet the representative at arrival hall and transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mumbai including The Gateway of India is the main attraction of Mumbai city. The Mani Bhawan or the Gandhi memorial was once used to be the residence of Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai. Also known as Queen’s Neckless, Marine Drive, Juhu is a 5-km-long beach that attracts a large number of visitors on any day of the week. Also visit gardens like the Hanging Garden and the Kamla Nehru Garden and the Chowpatty gives you the view of one of the most happening beaches of Mumbai.

Day 2- To Udaipur 
Intime transfer to airport to board flight for Udaipur. Afternoon free to take a walking tour on your own through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur upto the Washing Ghats at the lake Pichola. Visit one of the fine downtown restaurants for an optional dinner

Day 3- In Udaipur 
Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan The Pichola Lake is situated in the heart of the city with its area of 12 sq km Udai Sagar lake was constructed to secure regular water supply to the city of Udaipur in case of war. Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple is situated near the city palace. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden. Later in the day enjoy a two hour boat-ride on Lake Pichola visiting many Ghats (banks) of washing, bathing etc

Day 4- To Jaipur 
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Late morning excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts . You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork, Another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.

Day 5- To Agra 
Morning drive for five hours to the City of Taj, enroute visiting the deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri, In the afternoon reach Agra and check in at your hotel. Later proceed for the city sightseeing tour visiting The Taj Mahal, which is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work.

Day 6- In Agra 
In the morning enjoy a tour of the other monuments in Agra. The Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort) makes an interesting sight. The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula is located in a walled garden overlooking the Yamuna. Akbar’s tomb at Sikandra, located in a large walled garden on the road to Delhi. Pay another visit to Taj Mahal and ride a cycle rickshaw to the monument.

Day 7- To Khajuraho 

Intime transfer to Railway Station to board Shatabdi Express for Jhansi. Arrive Jhansi and drive to Khajuraho visiting Orchha enroute. The Chaturbhuj Temple and Laxmi Narayan Temple are two other important religious attractions in Orchha. Arrive Khajuraho by late afternoon and check – in at hotel.

Day 8- To Varanasi 

Morning sightseeing tour of Khajurhao Temples. The Chaunsath Yogini, Lalguan Mahadev, Parvati, Varaha, Matangesvara, Lakshmana, Vishvanath and Nandi, Chitragupta, Devi Jagdamba and Kandariya Mahadeo temples belong to this group. Later transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi - the oldest city in India. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel enroute visiting Sarnath. It was here that Buddha preached his message of the ‘middle way’ in order to achieve nirvana.

Day 9- To Kathmandu 
Enjoy a boat ride on river Ganges. There are about hundred ghats in the city Also visit The Vishwanath Temple, built by the Birlas, was planned by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The Bharat Mata Temple houses, instead of gods and goddesses, a huge relief map in marble of the whole of Indian subcontinent. The Tulsi Manas Temple, built in 1964, is dedicated to Lord Rama. Intime transfer to airport to board flight for Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Day free for independent activities.

Day 10- In Kathmandu 
Given clear sky you can enjoy a mountain flight for an hour for a close view of various Himalayan peaks. Morning visit Hanuman Dhoka, the name of the old royal palace has been derived from the statue of Hanuman (the monkey god of Hindu mythology) Also visit the hilltop Stupa of Swayambhunath, considered 2,000 years old.

Day 11- In Kathmandu 

Morning visit The Pashupatinath Temple, situated on the banks of River Baghmati around 8 km from the city, is one of the holiest Hindu shrines. Also visit Boudnath is one of the largest stupas in the world

Day 12- To Delhi 
Intime transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon proceed on a tour of the capital city. The important places in Old Delhi includes the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, besides Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, In New Delhi visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxminarayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Baha’i Temple.

Day 13- Leave Delhi

You will be accompanied by a   representative to airport to board flight for onward destination. End of our services……………

Hotel Options

Cities

Superior

Standard

Mumbai

Marine Plaza

Sahil

Udaipur

Fateh Prakash Palace

Hilltop Palace

Jaipur

ITC Rajputana

Mansingh Towers

Agra

Jaypee Palace

Howard Park Plaza

Khajuraho

Jass Radisson

Clarks Khajuraho

Varanasi

Taj Ganges

Clarks

Kathmandu

Yak N Yeti

Royal Singhi

Delhi

Le Meridien

Siddharth

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in all the hotels on single/twin/triple sharing basis, as per the list above.
  • Breakfast on all days.
  • All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Expenditure tax wherever applicable.
  • All transfers to or from hotels, city tours, excursions, drives by non air-conditioned transport.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide.
  • Inter state road tax, toll tax, driver’s allowance, parking etc.
  • Train fare as per the itinerary.

Exclusions:

  • Any lunch, dinner, snacks, mineral water etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fee to any monuments or camera fee.
  • Any airfare or airport tax
  • Tips, gratuities.
  • Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature.


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