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India & Nepal Wildlife Tour
Destinations : Delhi - Agra - Ranthambhore – Jaipur - Delhi- Kathmandu - Chitwan - Kathmandu
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi
After breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar ,India Gate and the grand President's House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 / Delhi - Agra (By Train Dep 0615 Hrs arr 0815 Hrs)
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the superfast airconditioned train to Agra . Breakfast in the train , Arrive Agra in approx. 02 hours & transfer to hotel. Later visit the magnificient Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Also visit the Agra fort – the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Evening free to explore the Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in Agra.
Day 04 / Agra – Ranthambhore (by road) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfa st drive to Ranthambhore-famous for the wildlife sanctuary which is said to have the India's friendliest Tigers and also considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat, also a wonderful place for bird watching enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Ranthambhore & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Ranthambhore.
Day 05 / Ranthambhore
Early morning 3 hrs Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is open on the top) enjoy the game viewing in the national park and back to the hotel. After lunch second visit to jungle and enjoy the game viewing again. Night stay in Ranthambhore.
Day 06 / Ranthambhore – Jaipur (By Road)
Early morning 3 hrs Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is open o n the top) enjoy the game viewing in the national park and back to the hotel, later in the evening drive to Jaipur - the fabled “pink city” of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors are now living monuments . Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 07 / Jaipur - Delhi ( By train dep 1745 arr 2230 )
Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal , this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening transfer to railway station to board the train for Delhi. Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 08 / Delhi - Kathmandu (by flight dep 1200hrs Arr at 1345hrs)
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Kathmandu .Arrive Kathmandu , meet assist at airport and transfer to hotel. Kathmandu- the capital town of Nepal, the house of the highest mountains, kathmandu is as much steeped in beauty as in the history of this wonderland. The place has ever since been the center for art, crafts, culture and a rich heritage. Rest of the day at leisure .Night stay in Kathmandu
Day 09 / Kathmandu
After breakfast Sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu City : The Hanumandhoka - Kathmandu's Durbar Square is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square with its old temples and palaces epitomises the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Also visit the Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairav - the God of destruction and the temple of Kumari (Vestal Virgin) or the Living Goddess - represents a very ancient Hindu deity of Nepal locally known as Taleju is Buddhist by birth. The Kumari acknowledges greetings from her balcony window. Once a year during Indra Jatra festival, the King of Nepal seeks the Kumari's blessing. Kasthamandap - Located near the Kumari Temple is said to be built from the wood of a single tree from the city. The city of Kathmandu derives its name from this temple. The Kathmandu Durbar Square was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.
BOUDDHANATH STUPA: The stupa of Bouddhanath lies 8 kms east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in the world, and is the centre of Tibetan Buddism in Nepal. Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.
PASUPATINATH TEMPLE: This important Hindu temple is the temple of Lord Shiva, The temple with a two tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can witness the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. The temple was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979 .Night stay in Kathmandu
Day 10: Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park (By Road or Flight)
After breakfast drive to Chitwan National Park by Car or Fly to Bharatpur. It will be better to fly during the Monsoon season that is May - August as the Highway will be in the poor condition. Arrive Bharatpur & drive to Chitwan and transfer to Hotel.. Night stay in Chitwan.
Day 11 / Chitwan National Park
After Breakfast visit the most ancient royal reserve of Nepal, having thousands of rhinoceros, 300 bird species, tigers and leopards. Enjoy the programmes at jungle lodge. Encounter wildlife on elephant back , Jungle walk, Bird Watching tour, Village visit and many more. Night stay in the Chitwan.
Day 12 / Chitwan National Park
After Breakfast enjoy the programmes at jungle lodge. Encounter wildlife on elephant back, Jungle walk, Bird Watching tour, At sundown, tribal folk will regale you with song and dance. Night stay in Chitwan..
Day 13 / Chitwan – Kathmandu (By road or Flight)
After breakfast Drive back to kathmandu or transfer to Bhatatpur to board the flight to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel . Afternoon visit SWAYAMBHUNATH STUPA- the oldest Buddhist shrine. It is said to be 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire's base are the all - seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is 3 km west of Kathmandu City and is situated on a hillock about 77 m above the level of Kathmandu Valley and commands an excellent view of the Valley. This Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal. It was also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.
Evening, enjoy a live Nepalese Cultural programme performed by beautiful young girls dressed in ethnic traditional Nepalese costumes and jewelry representing various parts of Nepal. Dinner will follow this programme. Night stay in Kathmandu.
Day 14 / Kathmandu - Departure
After breakfast, Enjoy the free time and shopping then transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey.