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12 Day Luxury India & Nepal Tour with Flights

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Kathmandu

Roundtrip international flights

5-star hotel accommodation with breakfast

Includes flight from New Delhi to Kathmandu

Visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & more!

Discover Kathmandu's incredible ancient temples

From $2,999 Typically $3,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Discover the ancient history and rich culture behind some of India's most iconic sites as you make your way through Delhi, Jaipur and Agra before flying to Nepal, where you will have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu's beautiful temples and immerse yourself in traditional Nepalese culture. Your tour will take you through top attractions such as the Jama Masjid, India Gate War Memorial, Humanyun's Tomb & so much more! You can also hop onto a cycle rickshaw to explore the lanes of Chandni Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty. In Jaipur, you will visit the Amer Fort with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors and in Agra, you can tick off the iconic Taj Mahal from your bucket list. As you make your way to Kathmandu, prepare to be amazed by the sheer beauty of the sacred temples in Bhaktapur before ending your trip with an amazing Kathmandu city tour! 

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12

Day 1

Australia India

Your adventure starts today with your flight to New Delhi. Welcome to India! Arrive in the energetic capital city of New Delhi; meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest and relax after your journey and acclimatise to the new time zone.

Accommodation: The Park Hotel or similar, New Delhi

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Old & New Delhi City Tour

Begin in the walled city of Old Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Travel along the winding streets to Jama Masjid, the largest and best known mosque in India. On a cycle rickshaw, continue along the lanes of Chandi Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty. After lunch, on to New Delhi, a city of airy boulevards, lush parks and gardens. Visit the Sikh Temple and drive past the imposing India Gate War Memorial to Indian and British soldiers, Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy a visit to the Gandhi Smriti, the official residence of Mahatma Gandhi, where he spent the last 144 days of his life, that is now a museum. The tour continues with a visit to Humayun's Tomb set in stunning gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, meet with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager for an orientation meeting on the incredible journey in India and Nepal that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation: The Park Hotel or similar, New Delhi

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3

Delhi Jaipur

Depart New Delhi to Jaipur, gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. En route, stop for some photos at the graceful sandstone Qutab Minar Victory Tower, the world's tallest brick minaret, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in glorious Jaipur, with its stucco buildings lining the wide streets and you'll understand why it is nicknamed the "Pink City." The city was painted its unique color in 1876 to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales. Drive past stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces on the way to a bargain-filled bazaar. Dinner is at the hotel.

Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur City Square or similar, Jaipur

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 4

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Excursion to the spectacular Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors. Ascend the hill to the ramparts by jeep. From here, see the panoramic views of Jaipur's original city walls and the lake below. Stop for refreshments before shopping the vast collection of local handicrafts at Jaipur Handicrafts, offering premium quality handmade carpets, textiles, pashminas, pottery and paintings. Fabrics in all colours and texture are available for loose purchase as well as custom design work. Spend the afternoon at leisure strolling through the city's delightful gardens or join the optional tour to view the well-preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory and drive past Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds" with its lacy ornamental façade. Tonight's optional evening is highlighted by the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a local neighborhood restaurant, while you're entertained by performers in traditional attire as they execute various dance moves on the rhythm of the accompanying musical instruments.

Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur City Square or similar, Jaipur

Meals included: breakfast

 

Optional activities at additional cost

Half Day Jaipur Tour - The afternoon city tour of Jaipur begins at the magnificent 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds" built in 1799, with its lacy ornamental façade, allowing royal ladies to view the city from the windows. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal style, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours

Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance - Enjoy the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a popular local restaurant. You’ll be entertained by performers in traditional attire as they re-enact stories of a past era with dance and music. This is a typical folklore show, not to be construed as a professional performance. Included will be an amateur puppet show, dancing with props and audience participation. Transfers to and from the venue are included. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day 5

Jaipur Agra via Abhaneri

Depart Jaipur to the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea was conceived by the early natives to work as a water reservoir, located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness - an architectural jewel. Then after lunch, continue on to Agra, with its celebrated past, rich heritage and architectural delights. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the delights of this splendid city. Dinner is at the hotel.

Accommodation: Trident Agra Hotel or similar, Agra

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6

Taj Mahal, Agra

A memorable day as you visit the astonishing Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen. Perhaps, this is the most perfect architectural monument in the world, built of white marble and precious stones over a 22 year period - considered the finest example of Mughal architecture. Afterwards, stop at Kalakriti Marble. The Taj Mahal inspired the Kalakriti family to become the manufacturer of fine inlaid marble work. Marvel at the museum quality workmanship as you watch a demonstration of the timely process of marble carvings, filigree and stone inlay. Then browse Kalakriti’s home furnishings and decorative items. In the afternoon, participate in the not to be missed optional tour to the red sandstone Agra Fort, with its incredible maze of walled courtyards, mosques and lavish private chambers reflecting the grandeur of the Mughal Empire; this monument has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semi-precious stones. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Trident Agra Hotel or similar, Agra

Meals included: breakfast

 

Optional activities at additional cos

Half Day Agra Tour - Afternoon visit to the red sandstone Agra Fort, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar in 1565. The Fort's incredible maze of courtyards, marble mosques and lavish private chambers reflect the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah "a jewel box” built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semi-precious stones. In the central chamber, view the yellow marble tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and his wife, hand-painted with floral decorations and screens of geometric latticework. Based on its layout, designs and latticework, this mausoleum is considered to be the imminent precursor to the Taj Mahal. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day 7

Agra New Delhi

Depart Agra this morning and return to New Delhi on your last day in India. Upon arrival, time to freshen up before tonight's festivities. Tonight, attend a festive Farewell-to-India Dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation: The Park Hotel or similar, New Delhi

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 8

New Delhi  Kathmandu

Today, depart India for Kathmandu, Nepal, "The Roof of the World". Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed with a traditional flower garland and transferred to your hotel. Time to rest, relax or explore the city for the remainder of the day.

Accommodation: Soaltee Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar, Kathmandu

Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Dhulikhel, Temple Complex in Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath

Join the optional Mt Everest Flightseeing and enjoy an hour of spectacular scenery over Mt Everest, during an early morning flight. The day starts with a visit to Dhulikhel, a Newari town, known for having spectacular views of the Himalayas. Afterward, depart for the medieval city of Bhaktapur, known as the "City of Devotees", named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk along the maze of winding streets lined with homes and temples dating back to the 13th century. Marvel at the intricately carved deities of the richly molded Golden Gate and the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows, with its exquisite wood carvings. View the Golden Sprout, the Taleju temple complex, and Nyatapola, the five storied temple in Taumadhi Square. Later, embark upon a spiritual journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pashupatinath. One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, attracting thousands of pilgrims each year. The Temple, on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, a tributary of the Ganges, is renowned for its beautiful architecture. Home to Kathmandu's funeral ghats, a series of cremation platforms are spread along the river. You'll experience throngs of devotees, meditating and praying on the steps throughout the temple. Next, you visit Boudhanath, the largest Stupa of its kind in the world. The unique aspect of this extraordinary Buddhist monument, is the hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 images of Buddha set into the niches around this mesmerizing structure from the 5th century. Afterward, return back to the hotel. Tonight, do not miss out on the opportunity to partake in the optional dinner of traditional Nepalese cuisine.

Accommodation: Soaltee Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar, Kathmandu

Meals included: breakfast

 

Optional activities at additional cost

Mount Everest Flightseeing - Enjoy an early morning flight on a small aircraft, with a window seat, for an hour of spectacular scenery over the tallest mountain peak on earth. You will be able to view some of the most incredible, and famous sights that Nepal has to offer. This is weather permitting so tour might be delayed or an alternative day may be scheduled. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Traditional Nelapese Dinner - This evening savor an authentic Nepalese meal at a traditional style restaurant accompanied by a cultural program including local ethnic dancing along with live traditional music while you enjoy your dinner. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day 10

Kathmandu City Tour

Begin the day with a tour of Kathmandu City, the capital of Nepal. Visit Durbar Square, an amazing cluster of ancient temples and palaces epitomizing the religious and cultural life of the people. Stop at sprawling Hanuman Dhoka, ancient palace of Nepalese Royalty and the Temple of Kumari, home to Nepal's most important living goddess. See the stone carved statue of ferocious Kal Bhairav, a colorful memorial to the Hindu God of destruction, followed by a visit to the magnificent Temple of the Goddess Taleju. Later continue to Swayambhunath, a 2,000 year old Buddhist Stupa, celebrated as the oldest Buddhist shrine in the world, with its lofty copper spires adorned with fluttering prayer flags. This majestic ancient structure crowns the hilltop overlooking the Kathmandu Valley - the four sides painted with the compassionate eyes of Buddha. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, return to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation: Soaltee Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar, Kathmandu

Meals included: breakfast

Day 11

Kathmandu Australia

Transfer to the airport for your departure flights home*

Meals included: inflight only

(*a transit via Delhi may be required depending on the airline booked)

Day 12

Australia

Arrive home.

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide*, Hobart* or Canberra* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airlines, Thai Airways, Sri Lanka Airlines or Malaysian Airlines (subject to availability)
  • Roundtrip flights from New Delhi to Kathmandu
  • Roundtrip airport to hotel transfers
  • 10 nights 5-star hotel accommodation on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • Meals as indicated: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

 

5-star Luxury Accommodation

New Delhi - The Park Hotel or similar
Jaipur - Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur City Square or similar
Agra - Trident Agra Hotel or similar
Kathmandu - Soaltee Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar

 

Exclusions

  •  Any visas as required
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • All Drinks.
  • Any additional requests.
  • Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

 

Child Policy 

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $999.

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.

 

Extra Service

Looking to arrive early or stay late post-tour? Call on 1300 350 263 or email us at info@traveldream.com.au to inquire.

More details also available under Extra Services during checkout.

Departure Dates


FEB 2020
17 th
Monday 17 Feb 2020  ‐  Friday 28 Feb 2020
FEB 2020
24 th
Monday 24 Feb 2020  ‐  Friday 06 Mar 2020
MAR 2020
02 nd
Monday 02 Mar 2020  ‐  Friday 13 Mar 2020
MAR 2020
09 th
Monday 09 Mar 2020  ‐  Friday 20 Mar 2020
MAR 2020
16 th
Monday 16 Mar 2020  ‐  Friday 27 Mar 2020

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