Taj Mahal With North India & Nepal
Rajasthan is where all the country's similes and metaphors appear to have come together. Sand dunes, wooded hills and amazing lakes, palaces and rugged forts, men and women in colorful turbans and skirts, bustling towns and quiet villages, camels, elephants and tigers, harsh sunlight and the cool evening breeze - are all there in abundance.
The construction of Taj Mahal was started in A.D. 1632 and completed at the ended in 1648 A.D. For seventeen years, twenty thousand workmen are said to have been employed on it daily, for their accommodation a small town, named after the deceased empress- 'Mumtazabad', now known as Taj Ganj, was built adjacent to it.
The designer of Taj Mahal was Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. The material was brought in from allover India and central Asia and it took a fleet of 1000 elephants to transport it to the site. The central dome is 187 ft. high at the center.
Tour Duration: 10 days
Group Size: 2+
Destinations: India and Nepal
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey Archeology/History
Season: January - December
Day 1: Arrive Delhi.
You will be met on arrival at the International airport. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi.
Breakfast at hotel. Full day tour of Old & New Delhi. Enjoy the Dances of India Show in the evening and retire early. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur.
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Drive to Jaipur. Reach Jaipur and check in at hotel. Afternoon sight-seeing tour of Jaipur visiting... Proceed for dinner at a Village Theme Restaurant. Overnight at Jaipur hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur - Agra.
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Morning excursion will be taken to the Amber Fort. Climb the Fort on elephant back in royal style. Continue your drive to Agra and on arrival check-in at Hotel. Overnight will at Agra Hotel.
Day 5: Agra.
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Proceed for the sight-seeing of Agra. Overnight will be at Agra.
Day 6: Agra - Jhansi - Khajuraho.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to station for train to Jhansi. Reach Jhansi and transfer to Orchha, 12 km away. Reach Khajuraho. Transferred to hotel and relax. Evening free. Can go out for a stroll. Overnight at hotel, Khajuraho.
Day 7: Khajuraho - Varanasi. Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for a guided tour of the exotic temples of Khajuraho. Transfer in time to airport for flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be met and transferred to hotel. Overnight at Varanasi.
Day 8: Varanasi - Kathmandu.
Morning drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. Relax for the rest of the day. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 9: Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel. Day tour covering Swambhunath and Patan Durbar Square. Shopping and rest of the day will be at leisure. Proceed to Dhulikhel. Reach and check in at resort. Overnight will be at resort with a panoramic view of the Himalayan Range.
Day 10: Dhulikhel - Kathmandu.
Leave after breakfast and proceed to Kathmandu for your onward destination.