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  This is just one of the many tours available in India.

SIGHTS OF NORTH INDIA & NEPAL

DAY 1 - DELHI
Arrive Delhi, on reaching Delhi International airport you'll be met & transferred to your Hotel. Accommodation will be available for occupancy by 12 noon. Day at leisure.

DAY 2 - DELHI ( B )
Full day city tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid (Mosque), local bazaars, Presidential
Palace, Parliament House, Humayun's' Tomb, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Qutub Minar, India Gate and Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru & Indira Gandhi memorials. Evening at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 3 -  DELHI / JAIPUR ( 270 Kms Approx 6.00 Hrs Drive by Surface) (B )
Travel to Jaipur by car / coach in the morning. It is a four and half hour drive. Afternoon city tour of 'Pink City' visiting the City Palace, Palace of Winds, local colorful bazaars and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 4 - JAIPUR / AGRA (  260 Kms Approx 5.00 Hrs Drive by Surface) (B )
Visit Amber Fort with elephant ride. Transfer to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. On reaching Agra check in at your Hotel.

DAY 5 - AGRA (B )
City tour visiting Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and local bazaars. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 6 - AGRA / KHAJURAHO ( By Air ) (B )
Fly to Khajuraho. Visit the World Heritage designated Chandela temples. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 7 - KHAJURAHO / VARANASI ( By Air ) (B)
Morning free. Fly to Varanasi. Visit Sarnath. Evening at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 8 - VARANASI / KATHMANDU ( By Air ) (B)
Boat ride on river Ganges at sunrise and city tour visiting various temples, Aurangzeb Mosque and Well of Knowledge. Fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 9 - KATHMANDU (B)
Morning proceed for City tour visiting Durbar Marg, Temple of Living Goddess  , Swayambhunath and local bazaars. Evening at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 10 - KATHMANDU / DELHI ( BY Air ) (B)
Checkout from the hotel by noon.  Transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi, on reaching Delhi you'll be transferred to Delhi International airport . Depart on your onward journey.

Price
Per person, double occupancy, minimum of 2 pax: $1,125.00
Air Fare :- Agra / Khajuraho / Varanasi / Kathmandu :
$383  Per Person. (subject to airfare changes)

Hotels to be used in First Class Category
Delhi: The Park  / Vasant Continental ( ***** )
Jaipur : Rajputana Sheraton ( ***** )
Agra : Trident  / Jaypee Palace ( ***** )
Khajuraho : Jass Trident  / Taj Chandela ( ***** )
Varanasi : Clarks Tower ( ***** )
Kathmandu: Hotel Everest (*****)

 

What's Included?

Services Included in the price are as follows :-
Accommodations as listed or similar
Breakfasts at hotels
Airport transfers
Land transport by private air conditioned car
Air Fare as per the actual fare at the time of booking..
Professional local English speaking guides for sightseeing
Entrance fees to monuments

TAJ & TIGERS

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI (B)
Arrive tonight in Delhi, India's bustling capital city. You are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to your Hotel.
DAY 2: NEW & OLD DELHI SIGHTSEEING (B/D)

After a morning at leisure, your tour of two cities includes a drive along Rajpath, where you'll see sights such as Parliament, the President's House, Qutab Minar and India Gate. Visit colorful Birla Mandir temple; spectacular Red Fort - with its Pearl Mosque and exquisite audience halls; the Mahatma Gandhi memorial; Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. Enjoy a special welcome dinner .  Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3: DELHI / RANTHAMBHORE (B/L/D)

An exciting journey through the countryside by train takes you to Ranthambhore, nearly a thousand-year-old fortress. Countless battles have raged around these walls. The great Mughal emperor Akbar laid siege here and built Lake Palace, summer gardens, temples, mosques, tombs and hunting towers, all overrun now by grass and shrubs. Today leopards and tigers prowl the ruins. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 4: RANTHAMBHORE GAME RESERVE (B/L/D )

Ranthambhore is one of the few preserves where the camera-shy tigers may be seen in daylight. You'll take thrilling jeep rides in the morning and evening in search of wildlife. You sometimes chance upon these fleet-footed and silent creatures, the embodiment of grace. In the afternoon, explore the lakes on your own and visit the imposing Ranthambhore Fort. Overnight .
DAY 5: RANTHAMBHORE / JAIPUR (B)

After a morning game drive you leave for the "pink city" of Jaipur, where the old city is surrounded by a massive wall pierced by magnificent doorways. Your tour of Jaipur takes you to Hawa Mahal or "Palace of Winds". Continue to City Palace, characterized by balconies, tiny windows, cupolas, courtyards and arched entrances. It now houses an excellent collection of Rajasthani costumes, miniatures, and an armory of weapons. The Maharajah's observatory looks like a collection of abstract sculptures, but is in fact a collection of effective instruments for studying the heavens. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 6: AMBER FORT / KEOLADEO BIRD SANCTUARY, BHARATPUR (B/L/D)

Ride by elephant high up to Amber, a spectacular fortress-palace, protecting a complex of palaces, temples, exquisite marble and mirror-inlaid halls and apartments. Continue to the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, home to over 350 species of birds. Walk along the beautiful trails in the sanctuary lined with Babul trees. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 7: BHARATPUR / FATEHPUR SIKRI / AGRA (B/L)

Rise early to see Bharatpur at its most glorious. Enjoy either a pedicab or boat ride (water levels permitting), with the opportunity to see flocks of ducks, widgeon, heron and spoonbill in graceful flight. After lunch at the lodge, drive to the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of Muslim architecture. The Buland Darwaza or "Sublime Gate," flanked by colossal statues of elephants, served as the principal entrance. Continue to Agra, the last capital of the Mughal empire in India. Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal, a perfect structure whose delicate beauty is beyond description. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 8: AGRA / BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK (B/D)

View the Taj by sunrise. Built in 1632 by Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal, it took 21 years for 20,000 men to complete the Taj Mahal. Also visit the 16th-Century Agra Fort, where Shah Jahan spent his final days imprisoned by his son. Take an overnight train to Bandhavgarh National Park in the hills of the Vindhyan Range.  Overnight .DAYS 9 -11: - BANDHAVGARH GAME VIEWING (B/L/D)
Arrive in Bandhavgarh this morning, home of white tiger and other species such as Indian bison, sambar, barking deer & blue bull. Bandhavgarh's large tiger population offers the best chance to see this elusive cat. Spend two days of game viewing and bird watching in these valleys. On the highest hill stands the 14th-Century Bandhavgarh Fort, surrounded by numerous caves containing shrines and ancient Sanskrit inscriptions. Horizon Worldwide resident wildlife expert and tour escort. Having grown up in Bharatpur, famous for the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary with the largest concentration and variety of birdlife in all of Asia. Evening at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
DAYS 12-13: KANHA NATIONAL PARK (B/L/D)

After a morning game drive in Bandhavgarh, travel to Kanha, the original country Rudyard Kipling so vividly described in his Jungle Books. Kanha has some 22 species of mammals: most commonly spotted are langur, jackal, wild pig, spotted deer, swamp deer, sambar and black buck. You may also see tiger, Indian hare, wild dog, barking deer, Indian fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, panther, mouse deer, Indian bison, jungle cat, four horned antelope, blue bull, ratel and Indian porcupine. Kanha also has some 200 species of birds. Spend two days game viewing and bird watching in Kanha, a true haven for the animal and avian population. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 14: KANHA / MUMBAI (BOMBAY)

Depart for Nagpur this morning, where you catch your flight to Mumbai (formerly Bombay). You will be provided a day room at the Hotel Holiday Inn . After a day at leisure, depart India late this evening.
RATE: $2,300.00 PPDO, min.2 pax. Domestic airfares will be charged at the actual fare at the time of ticketing. International airfares are not included.

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