perfect blend of North India & Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is designed to bring out the diversity of the subcontinent. Culture, history, people, medieval towns, bewitching natural beauty along with the visits to some outstanding monuments, ancient temples & monasteries are combined with exciting visits to two most popular game reserves- Ranthambore & Royal Chitwan National Park. Restful days in the midst of serene Himalayas, a train journey, a visit to a village and ethnic meals, colourful bazaars, and cultural programmes make this trip a wonderful holiday to be cherished for long time.
 
Day 01: NEW DELHI: Welcome in India. Transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure.
   
Day 02: DELHI: Daylong tour of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and Lutyn's Delhi (New Delhi). Also visit Sikh Temple. Evening enjoy Dances of India show followed by dinner at Chor Bizarre.
   
 
Day 03: RANTHAMBORE: Train to Sawai Madhopur. Afternoon Jungle Safari in jeep to see the rare Indian Tiger (Time permitting), or visit well-preserved Ranthambore Fort, built in 10th century

Tiger in search of its prey- Ranthambore

 
Day 04: JAIPUR: Chase the wild once again in the morning. Later drive to Jaipur. Evening enjoy rickshaw-ride through colourful bazaars of the Pink City.
 
Day 05: JAIPUR: Early morning walk through some interesting lanes of the pink city to witness as to how the old city comes into life.Later visit Amber Fort, which is ascended on elephant back.
  Afternoon sightseeing trip includes Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds), Jantar-Mantar (the Observatory) and Maharaja's City Palace.
   
Day 06: AGRA: Drive to a typical rajasthani village of Pehrasar to relish a delectable lunch in Chandra Mahal Haveli. Later visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary to see 415 species of birds, 117 of which migrate from as far as Siberia & China. Continue to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute.
   
 
Day 07: AGRA: Morning visit Taj Mahal - A beautiful poem written in white marble, and the impressive Agra Fort. Evening enjoy a high tea, especially arranged for you in a setting overlooking the Taj Mahal.

Orchha by sunset

 
Day 08: ORCHHA: Morning train to Jhansi. Arrive and transferred to Orchha Resort, on the serene banks of river Betwa. Afternoon visit Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal,
  Chaturbhuj temple, and Ram Raja Temple- one of the most exquisite in India.
   
Day 09: KHAJURAHO: Drive to Khajuraho. Afternoon visit famous Chandela Dynasty Temples built between 950 and 1050 AD. Immortalized in stone, these temples are a wealth of sensuous and erotic sculptures, a minute description of human life and emotions.
   
Day 10: VARANASI: Morning at leisure or optional visit to Raneh Falls. Reach Varanasi by flight. Evening walking tour through the colourful narrow lanes of the spiritual city that ends up at the Ghats of the Ganges. Here, you enjoy Aarti of the Ganges- a spiritual experience! 
   
Day 11: VARANASI: Early morning boat ride on the river Ganges to witness holy rituals on ghats. Later visit temples including the most famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University and a factory weaving the famous Benares silk in pit looms. Afternoon visit Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon.

Morning rituals on the Ghats of Varanasi

   
Day 12: KATHMANDU: Fly to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu enjoy Nepalese folk dances show in the evening, which is followed by dinner in a traditional setting.
   
Day 13: KATHMANDU: Daylong sightseeing tour includes Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Darbar Square, Pashupatinath, Baudhnath and colourful market of Thamel.
   
Day 14: KATHMANDU: Day excursion to Dakshinkali Temple, Chobhar Gorge, and the ancient city of Patan. Also visit Tibetan Refugee Centre.

Ancient city of Patan

 
Day 15: KATHMANDU: Early morning drive to the hill station of Nagarkot for viewing beautiful sunrise. Later enjoy sightseeing of Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan temple, and
  Thimi- a rural settlement that is a synonym for traditional craftsmanship & creativity.
   
Day 16: CHITWAN: Drive through endless expanses of wheat & paddy fields to Chitwan. Arrive & check in your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
   
Day 17: CHITWAN: Daylong jungle safari (including Elephant safari, Nature walk, and Canoe ride) in Royal Chitwan National Park, habitat of more than 43 species of animals and over 450 species of birds. At sundown, tribal folk will regale you with song and dance.
   
Day 18: POKHRA: Reach Pokhra by road. Later visit lovely Devin's waterfall and enjoy boat ride on the Lake Phewa- The second largest lake of the Kingdom.
   
Day 19: POKHRA: Day free to stroll around the beautiful town and visit traditional bazaar.
   
Day 20: DHULIKHEL: Proceed to the village of Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayas and the farmed valley of Punchkhal. Sunset and sunrise are simply transcendental here. Arrive & check in your hotel.
   
Day 21: KATHMANDU: Sunrise from Dhulikhel, a view one should not miss to watch. Later drive to Kathmandu airport in time to board the return flight to Delhi.
   
Day 22: DELHI: Stay in transit & board your flight to onward destination.

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