Embark on a captivating adventure through North India and the stunning landscapes of Nepal, immersing yourself in a world of rich history, architectural wonders, and breathtaking natural beauty. From the bustling streets of Delhi to the majestic Taj Mahal, from the ancient temples of Khajuraho to the spiritual city of Varanasi, and from the mountain kingdom of Nepal to the wildlife haven of Chitwan National Park, this itinerary promises an unforgettable experience. Let us guide you through this remarkable journey of discovery.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi – The Gateway to Incredible India
Upon your arrival in Delhi, the vibrant capital of India, you will be greeted and transferred to The Oberoi Hotel, a luxurious haven in the heart of the city. Take some time to relax and rejuvenate after your journey, preparing yourself for the incredible adventures that lie ahead.
Day 2: Delhi – Exploring the Contrasts of New and Old
Begin your exploration of Delhi, a city that seamlessly blends the old and the new. Start with a visit to Lutyens’ New Delhi, where wide boulevards and grand monuments stand as a testament to the city’s colonial past. Marvel at the iconic India Gate and the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India.
From there, venture into the narrow lanes of Old Delhi, where history comes alive in the bustling markets and ancient monuments. Explore the magnificent Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in India.
Day 3: Delhi to Agra – Witnessing the Timeless Beauty of the Taj Mahal
Rise early and embark on a scenic train journey to Agra, the city that houses the crown jewel of India – the Taj Mahal. Upon arrival, check in to the sumptuous The Oberoi Amarvilas, offering unparalleled views of this architectural masterpiece.
After a leisurely lunch, visit Fatehpur Sikri, a magnificent deserted city built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Explore the beautifully preserved palaces, mosques, and courtyards that showcase the grandeur of Mughal architecture.
As the day draws to a close, witness the Taj Mahal bathed in the golden hues of the setting sun. Experience the enchantment and romance of this iconic monument, a testament to eternal love.
Day 4: Agra to Orchha – Unveiling the Hidden Gems of Bundelkhand
Embark on an early morning train ride to Jhansi, followed by a scenic drive to the picturesque town of Orchha. Check in to the Amar Mahal Hotel, a heritage property that exudes charm and elegance.
Spend the day exploring the hidden treasures of Orchha, starting with its magnificent fort. Climb to the top and be rewarded with panoramic views of the town and the Betwa River. Marvel at the intricately carved temples that adorn the fort complex, each telling stories of devotion and artistic brilliance.
Day 5: Orchha – Discovering the Rich Heritage of Datia and Sonagiri
Embark on an excursion to the nearby town of Datia, home to a beautiful 17th-century palace. Admire the architectural splendor of this royal residence, with its intricate frescoes and ornate decorations.
Continue your journey to Sonagiri, known for its Jain temples nestled amidst the natural beauty of the hills. Climb the long flight of steps to reach these sacred sites and be awed by the serenity and spirituality that permeate the air.
Day 6: Orchha to Khajuraho – Exploring the Erotic Temples
Embark on a scenic drive to Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its exquisite temples. Check in to the Lalit Temple View Hotel, located close to the temple complex.
Spend the afternoon exploring the extraordinary temples that date back to the 10th and 11th centuries. Marvel at the intricate carvings depicting various aspects of human life, including the famous erotic sculptures that have captivated visitors for centuries.
Day 7: Khajuraho to Varanasi – A Spiritual Journey Along the Ganges
Catch a morning flight to Varanasi, one of the oldest and holiest cities in India. Check in to the Gateway Hotel, a tranquil oasis overlooking the sacred River Ganges.
In the evening, embark on a boat ride along the Ganges to witness the mesmerizing Aarti ceremony. Experience the spiritual fervor as priests perform rituals and offer prayers to the river, creating a spectacle of lights and chants.
Day 8: Varanasi – Immersing in the Spiritual Essence
Embark on an exclusive early morning boat ride to witness the riverside rituals that unfold along the ghats of Varanasi. Observe devotees performing their morning prayers, bathed in the soft light of the rising sun. Experience the profound spirituality that permeates the air and gain a deeper understanding of the Hindu rituals and beliefs.
In the afternoon, embark on a guided tour of the city, exploring its ancient temples, narrow lanes, and bustling markets. Visit the revered Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the city’s cultural heart.
Day 9: Varanasi to Kathmandu – From India to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
Bid farewell to India as you embark on an afternoon flight across the majestic Himalayas to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Check in to Dwarika’s Hotel, an architectural masterpiece that reflects the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Day 10: Kathmandu – Unveiling the Ancient Charms of the Valley
Embark on a morning tour of Kathmandu, a city steeped in history and spirituality. Visit Swayambunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, and marvel at its stunning architecture and panoramic views of the city.
After lunch, explore the ancient city of Bhaktapur, known for its well-preserved palaces, temples, and courtyards. Witness the exquisite artwork and craftsmanship that adorns every corner of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Conclude your day with a visit to the majestic Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world.
Day 11: Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park – A Wildlife Safari
Take a morning flight to Bharatpur, followed by a scenic drive to Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest wildlife reserves in Asia. Check in to Taj Meghauli Serai Lodge, an eco-friendly retreat nestled in the heart of the jungle.
Embark on an afternoon game drive, either by jeep or on the back of an elephant, in search of the elusive Bengal tiger and other wildlife that call this park home. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the jungle, as you witness nature’s raw beauty unfold before your eyes.
Day 12: Chitwan National Park – Exploring the Wilderness
Wake up early and embark on a morning game drive, seizing the opportunity to spot more wildlife and perhaps catch a glimpse of the majestic tiger. Explore the diverse ecosystems of the park, from grasslands to dense forests, and encounter a myriad of species, including rhinos, elephants, and a variety of birdlife.
In the afternoon, engage in optional activities such as nature walks, canoe rides, or a visit to the local Tharu village, gaining insights into the traditional way of life in this region.
Day 13: Chitwan to Pokhara – A Serene Retreat in the Himalayan Foothills
Embark on a morning drive to Pokhara, a picturesque city nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Check in to the Shangri-La Village, a tranquil oasis surrounded by towering peaks and serene lakes.
The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, taking in the breathtaking views or indulging in optional excursions such as boating on Phewa Lake or visiting the ancient Bindabasini Temple.
Day 14: Pokhara to Delhi – Reflecting on the Journey
Catch a morning flight back to Kathmandu and connect on to Delhi. Check in to The JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity and enjoy the comfort of your room at your leisure. Take this time to reflect on the incredible journey you have embarked upon, cherishing the memories and experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Day 15: Depart Delhi – Farewell to the Land of Wonders
As your journey comes to an end, bid farewell to India as you embark on your onward flight. Depart with a heart full of memories, a deeper understanding of the rich cultural heritage of North India and Nepal, and a desire to return to this enchanting part of the world.
- The best time to embark on this journey is during the winter months, from October to March, when the weather is pleasant and ideal for exploring the region.
- It is recommended to book this tour in advance to secure the best accommodations and ensure a smooth travel experience.
- This itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences, with additional destinations or activities added as per your request.
- Our experienced tour guides and drivers will accompany you throughout the journey, providing you with insights and assistance to make your trip seamless and memorable.]*
Embark on this extraordinary adventure through North India and Nepal, and immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures, architectural wonders, and natural beauty that await. Let us be your guide as you create memories that will last a lifetime. Contact us now to begin planning your dream journey.