Small Group Journey - Treasures of India & Nepal W/AIR

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Experience the best of India and Nepal on this incredible fully guided small-group tour, explore the ancient city of 17th century Delhi, climb aboard a bicycle rickshaw, visit the world’s best-known symbol of love…the unrivaled Taj Mahal, spot tigers frolicking in the wilderness, delight in the colorful pink city of Jaipur with a visit to the majestic Amber Fort.  Finally, you will amaze as will the elaborate, ornate palaces, temples, and squares of Nepal’s capital city, an extremely captivating, interesting place to visit. As you wander through the city squares, you will come across many markets and craft shops where you can buy locally made goods. The people of Nepal are known to be some of the friendliest people in Asia, and you will be captivated by their hospitality everywhere you go. Nepalese cuisine is also going to tempt your palate as you experience the region’s tastes and flavors. As you visit the Durbar Square with its highly detailed wooden temples and Swayambhunath, a 2,000-year-old Buddhist stupa, you will begin to appreciate the history of this enchanting ancient land.

Tour Highlights

  • Take an exhilarating bicycle Rickshaw ride through the historic back lanes of Old Delhi and visit the centuries-old Spice market.
  • Step back in time and into the last footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi as you walk through his home for the last 144 days of his fascinating life.
  • Witness the breathtaking transformation of the Taj Mahal as the sun rises over the majestic Mughal structure taking it from the splendor of the night to its magical presence at daybreak.
  • In Agra, you will feel the passion of Shah Jahan & Mumtaz in adapting their love saga in the musical play entitled Shah Jahan O-Mumtaz.
  • Experience the majestic Amber Fort Palace in Jaipur, built-in 1592
  • Spot the elusive tigers of Ranthambore National Park with the help of a Naturalist/Guide.
  • Experience the life and style of this ancient kingdom as you visit Durbar Square.
  • Gain spiritual insight as you visit the ancient temples and holy monuments of this captivating land.
  • Explore the unique streets of Thamel while enjoying the sights and sounds of this bustling area.

Day 1: Depart Canada

Depart Canada for India. Your international flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment.

Day 2: Arrive In India (New Delhi)

Welcome to Delhi, a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling Havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings.

You will be greeted by an Explore India representative at the airport and then taken to the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi

Accommodation: Sheraton New Delhi Hotel

Sheraton New Delhi Hotel


District Centre, Saket, New Delhi 110017 India
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/delsn-sheraton-new-delhi-hotel/
+91 11 4266 1122

Find total comfort in our 220 guest rooms & suites, ranging from 340 to 1,020 square feet , designed to offer the discerning business & leisure traveler ‘A Home Away From Home Experience’ The hotel’s highly awarded food and beverage outlets offer a variety of delectable cuisine spanning Indian fare, Southeast Asian specialties and continental favourites. The beautiful and spacious ballroom, with pre-function area and large wooden doors, is exquisitely decorated with crystal chandeliers, It is ready to welcome weddings and cocktail dinners for up to 350 guests, theatre-style conferences for up to 250, and receptions for up to 300. The hotel offers Efficient business center with essential secretarial services.

  • Sheraton New Delhi Hotel
  • Sheraton New Delhi Hotel
  • Sheraton New Delhi Hotel
  • Sheraton New Delhi Hotel

Day 3: Old Delhi | Rickshaw Ride | Jama Mosque | Humayun’s Tomb & Hindu Temple

After a leisurely start, we take a tour through Delhi. We begin exploring Old Delhi by visiting the Jama Mosque, the royal mosque built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1656. Then we ride a bicycle rickshaw through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, the spine of Old Delhi that houses the spice market and jeweler’s lane. Next, we drive past the Red Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). We also visit Rajghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s final journey.

Later proceed to visit Humayun’s Tomb, which was built in 1565 A.D., nine years after Humayun’s death, by his senior widow wife. The most notable features are the garden squares (Chahar bagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome inside the walled enclosure. There are several graves of Mughal rulers located inside the walled enclosure, and from here in 1857 A.D, Lieutenant Hudson had captured the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II.

Later visit India Gate (the war memorial dedicated to the martyrs of World War I), The President’s Palace – formerly Viceroy’s Palace, the Parliament House, and the Secretariat buildings – an interesting blend of Victorian and 20th-century architecture,

Later, we will visit a Hindu temple followed by a welcome dinner in Connaught place. Overnight stay at the hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Sheraton New Delhi Hotel

Sheraton New Delhi Hotel


District Centre, Saket, New Delhi 110017 India
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/delsn-sheraton-new-delhi-hotel/
+91 11 4266 1122

Find total comfort in our 220 guest rooms & suites, ranging from 340 to 1,020 square feet , designed to offer the discerning business & leisure traveler ‘A Home Away From Home Experience’ The hotel’s highly awarded food and beverage outlets offer a variety of delectable cuisine spanning Indian fare, Southeast Asian specialties and continental favourites. The beautiful and spacious ballroom, with pre-function area and large wooden doors, is exquisitely decorated with crystal chandeliers, It is ready to welcome weddings and cocktail dinners for up to 350 guests, theatre-style conferences for up to 250, and receptions for up to 300. The hotel offers Efficient business center with essential secretarial services.

  • Sheraton New Delhi Hotel
  • Sheraton New Delhi Hotel
  • Sheraton New Delhi Hotel
  • Sheraton New Delhi Hotel

Day 4: New Delhi | Jaipur – The Pink City

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, known all over the world as the Pink City. Jaipur will amaze you with the architecture and planning of both its old and new cities. Experience how the city explodes into a kaleidoscope of colors and sounds at each and every corner. Jaipur is an excellent place to shop for textiles, rugs, and designer jewelry.

In the evening, enjoy an authentic dining experience with a cultural Rajasthani traditional dance and music performance.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur

Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur


Ashram Marg, Near Jawahar Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302015, India
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jaimc-jaipur-marriott-hotel/
+91 141 456 7777

Experience a winning combination of traditional luxury and modern convenience at the Jaipur Marriott Hotel. Entrenched in the cultural legacy of India’s Pink City, our hotel welcomes guests with refined elegance, contemporary amenities, and a prime location near Jaipur International Airport. Our rooms and suites are designed with your comfort in mind and feature luxury bedding, marble bathrooms, and high-speed Internet access. Enjoy all-day dining at our award-winning Okra, Indian cuisine at Saffron, or tasty baked goods at Jaipur Baking Company. And our unparalleled Jaipur location makes it easy for you to enjoy area attractions, including the famous City Palace. Your India getaway awaits here at the Jaipur Marriott Hotel.

  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur

Room Features – General Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bottled water : Complimentary
  • Coffee maker/tea service
  • Crib/Play Yard : Portable play yard-type crib with coverplay Complimentary
  • Electrical adapters
  • Individual climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini fridge
  • Pillows: down/feather
  • Pillows: foam
  • Rollaway bed : 1500.00 INR Per Room Daily
  • Safe

Hotel Amenities

  • All public areas non-smoking
  • Babysitting
  • Barber/Beauty shop
  • Buffet breakfast, fee from: 725.00 INR
  • Cash machine/ATM, nearby
  • Coffee/tea in-room
  • Complimentary local calls time limit
  • Concierge desk
  • Continental breakfast, fee from: 385.00 INR
  • Evening turndown service
  • Florist
  • Foreign exchange
  • Full American breakfast, fee from: 435.00 INR
  • Gift/newsstand
  • Hot breakfast, fee from: 385.00 INR
  • Housekeeping service daily
  • Laundry on-site
  • Limousine service
  • Local restaurant dinner delivery
  • Mobility accessible rooms
  • Newspaper delivered to room, on request
  • Newspaper in lobby
  • Room service
  • Room service, 24-hour
  • Safe deposit boxes, front desk
  • Shoeshine
  • Shoeshine stand
  • Valet dry-cleaning
  • Virtual Concierge Available

Bathroom Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate tub and shower

Room Entertainment

  • Cable channel: CNN
  • Cable channel: ESPN
  • Cable channel: HBO
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Color TV
  • DVD movies available
  • Mini-bar: all rooms, beverages and/or snacks for a fee
  • Movies/videos

Business Amenities

  • Electrical outlet: desk level
  • Phone feature: cordless
  • Phone feature: speakerphone
  • Phone feature: voice mail
  • Two-line phone

Other Information :

Check-in and Check-out

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Express Check-In and Express Checkout

Internet Access

  • Guest rooms Wireless, Wired
  • High Speed: Check email + browse the Web for 600.00 INR/day
  • Enhanced High Speed: Video chat, download large files + stream video for 900.00 INR/day
  • Lobby and public areas: Complimentary Wireless, Wired
  • Meeting rooms: Wireless, Wired

Parking

  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • Complimentary valet parking

Property Details

  • 7 floors , 327 rooms , 15 suites
  • 8 meeting rooms, 28,126 sq ft of total meeting space

Smoke-free Policy

  • This hotel has a smoke-free policy

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed

Day 5: Jaipur | Amber Fort | Ride An Elephant & City Palace

In the morning, we visit the magnificent Amber Fort, situated in the outskirts of Jaipur.

Later, we proceed for a city tour and stop for a photo at the Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of the Winds.’ It was built to allow the palace’s royal ladies to watch the grand processions along the main street discretely.

Next, we visit the City Palace Museum, which has a priceless collection of antiques, costumes, and armory of the Mughals and Rajputs, including swords of different shapes and sizes. Next, we continue to the Jantar Mantar Observatory, built in the early 1700s by Maharaja Jai Sing II, the great warrior-astronomer to which this city owes its name. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur

Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur


Ashram Marg, Near Jawahar Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302015, India
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jaimc-jaipur-marriott-hotel/
+91 141 456 7777

Experience a winning combination of traditional luxury and modern convenience at the Jaipur Marriott Hotel. Entrenched in the cultural legacy of India’s Pink City, our hotel welcomes guests with refined elegance, contemporary amenities, and a prime location near Jaipur International Airport. Our rooms and suites are designed with your comfort in mind and feature luxury bedding, marble bathrooms, and high-speed Internet access. Enjoy all-day dining at our award-winning Okra, Indian cuisine at Saffron, or tasty baked goods at Jaipur Baking Company. And our unparalleled Jaipur location makes it easy for you to enjoy area attractions, including the famous City Palace. Your India getaway awaits here at the Jaipur Marriott Hotel.

  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Jaipur

Room Features – General Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bottled water : Complimentary
  • Coffee maker/tea service
  • Crib/Play Yard : Portable play yard-type crib with coverplay Complimentary
  • Electrical adapters
  • Individual climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini fridge
  • Pillows: down/feather
  • Pillows: foam
  • Rollaway bed : 1500.00 INR Per Room Daily
  • Safe

Hotel Amenities

  • All public areas non-smoking
  • Babysitting
  • Barber/Beauty shop
  • Buffet breakfast, fee from: 725.00 INR
  • Cash machine/ATM, nearby
  • Coffee/tea in-room
  • Complimentary local calls time limit
  • Concierge desk
  • Continental breakfast, fee from: 385.00 INR
  • Evening turndown service
  • Florist
  • Foreign exchange
  • Full American breakfast, fee from: 435.00 INR
  • Gift/newsstand
  • Hot breakfast, fee from: 385.00 INR
  • Housekeeping service daily
  • Laundry on-site
  • Limousine service
  • Local restaurant dinner delivery
  • Mobility accessible rooms
  • Newspaper delivered to room, on request
  • Newspaper in lobby
  • Room service
  • Room service, 24-hour
  • Safe deposit boxes, front desk
  • Shoeshine
  • Shoeshine stand
  • Valet dry-cleaning
  • Virtual Concierge Available

Bathroom Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate tub and shower

Room Entertainment

  • Cable channel: CNN
  • Cable channel: ESPN
  • Cable channel: HBO
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Color TV
  • DVD movies available
  • Mini-bar: all rooms, beverages and/or snacks for a fee
  • Movies/videos

Business Amenities

  • Electrical outlet: desk level
  • Phone feature: cordless
  • Phone feature: speakerphone
  • Phone feature: voice mail
  • Two-line phone

Other Information :

Check-in and Check-out

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Express Check-In and Express Checkout

Internet Access

  • Guest rooms Wireless, Wired
  • High Speed: Check email + browse the Web for 600.00 INR/day
  • Enhanced High Speed: Video chat, download large files + stream video for 900.00 INR/day
  • Lobby and public areas: Complimentary Wireless, Wired
  • Meeting rooms: Wireless, Wired

Parking

  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • Complimentary valet parking

Property Details

  • 7 floors , 327 rooms , 15 suites
  • 8 meeting rooms, 28,126 sq ft of total meeting space

Smoke-free Policy

  • This hotel has a smoke-free policy

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed

Day 6: : Jaipur | Ranthambore (approx.. 4 hrs. drive)

After leisurely breakfast, drive towards the Ranthambore National Park, a true den of  tigers. Near the confluence of the lakes, namely Padam Talab, Raj Bagh Talab, and Milak Talab. Apart from the Bengal Tiger, other wildlife in the Park include the Sloth Bear, Jackals, Marsh Crocodile, Leopard, Gazelle, Indian Hare, Porcupines, Jungle Cat, Sambhar, Chinkara, Mongoose, Nilgai, Wild Boar, and Monitor Lizards. The park is also equally rich in flora trees like Banyan, Dhok, Mango, and Pipal. The landscape of the park is dominated by shallow lakes, gentle slopes, and plateaus. Birds can also be seen in huge numbers. Arrive and check in at your resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Pugmark – A Wildlife Resort

The Pugmark – A Wildlife Resort


Village Khilchipur, Ranthambhore Rd, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001, India
https://www.thepugmarkresort.com/
+91-982-987-8468

Nestled at the edge of Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan and set over an area of 10 acres, The Pugmark is the true combination of sheer comfortability and resplendent luxury. The judicious blend of modern architecture and inventive landscaping are the glittering gem of the resort. And as far as services and facilities are concerned, The Pugmark has left no stone unturned in catering modern conveniences in order to serve all guests flawlessly.

  • The Pugmark – A Wildlife Resort
  • The Pugmark – A Wildlife Resort
  • The Pugmark – A Wildlife Resort
  • The Pugmark – A Wildlife Resort

Day 7: Ranthambore | In Search of Bengal Tiger

Your day will begin with pre-dawn coffee and biscuits before setting off on an early morning game drive by private jeep with an accompanying naturalist in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Return to your hotel for breakfast.

Time permitting: visit the women’s craft village to see the unique talents of displaced villagers used to generate income for this region. What started out in a tiny room in the Sherpur village, has now become an organization that has provided new means of livelihood to these villages.

In the late afternoon, we will return to the park for another game drive, ending our day just before sunset.

Lunch & dinner at the hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Pugmark – A Wildlife Resort

The Pugmark – A Wildlife Resort


Village Khilchipur, Ranthambhore Rd, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001, India
https://www.thepugmarkresort.com/
+91-982-987-8468

Nestled at the edge of Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan and set over an area of 10 acres, The Pugmark is the true combination of sheer comfortability and resplendent luxury. The judicious blend of modern architecture and inventive landscaping are the glittering gem of the resort. And as far as services and facilities are concerned, The Pugmark has left no stone unturned in catering modern conveniences in order to serve all guests flawlessly.

  • The Pugmark – A Wildlife Resort
  • The Pugmark – A Wildlife Resort
  • The Pugmark – A Wildlife Resort
  • The Pugmark – A Wildlife Resort

Day 8: Ranthambhore – Agra (by train: 0700-0925 hrs.) Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri

After early breakfast, we are transferred to the train station to board our first Indian railway trip to Bharatpur.

Indian Railway, the largest employer in the world, employees nearly 1.5 million people. The history of Indian Railway in India began in the mid-nineteenth century. The core of the pressure for building railways in India came from London. In 1848, there was not a single kilometer of railway line in India. A British engineer, Robert

Maitland Brereton, was responsible for the expansion of the railways from 1857 onwards. Arrive in Bharat, transfer to our coach and drive to Agra. On our way, we will visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569. This was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to the scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other palaces that are still preserved in their original glory. Later continue to Agra and check in at your hotel followed by lunch.

After lunch, enjoy some time at your leisure to relax before we leave for our evening activity.

In the evening enjoy a fascinating play that depicts the saga of love and a memorable journey into the history of Taj Mahal. The drama portrays the Mughal era in the 16th century. It is series of plays depicting the true and immortal love of Shahjahan for Mumtaz Mahal, his beautiful wife;
the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era; and the hardship of the artisans who worked for 22 years to create the most precious specimen of craftsmanship. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Agra

Courtyard by Marriott Agra


Taj Nagri Rd, Basai Khurd, T.Y.C. Phase-II, Basai, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/agrcy-courtyard-agra/
+91 562 662 7777

Enjoy 5-star service at the Courtyard Marriott Agra. Set on the famed Fatehabad Road, just minutes from jewels of India like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, our luxury hotel offers easy access to all points of interest. Enjoy spacious, elegant rooms and suites with contemporary decor, resort-like amenities, plush pillowtop bedding and high-speed internet. Take a dip in our pool or break a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center. When you’re ready to unwind, visit Unora Spa for an Indian or international massage and beauty treatments. Dine at one of our four restaurants – MoMo Cafe, Anise, Onyx and MoMo 2 Go – for innovative cuisine. If you’re in Agra for commerce, we offer our business center, 24,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues, culinary experts and high-tech equipment. Our ‘City of Love’ location is ideal for vacations, weddings, getaways and even for business. Convenient to Agra Cantt Railway Station, our 5-star hotel welcomes you with traditional Indian hospitality in a modern setting.

  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra
  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra
  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra

Day 9: Visit The Mesmerizing Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Mohabbat The Taj Show

Early morning Tea, coffee, cookies will be serviced in the hotel lobby, followed by our  visit one of the most incredible monuments ever built in the world, Taj Mahal. The monument of love was built between 1631 and 1648 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. The Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the world’s most highly revered masterpieces. Return to hotel for breakfast.

Later we will continue our sightseeing tour with a visit to Agra Fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565; additions were made up until his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structures. The afternoon is free to be spent as you wish. Dinner & overnight stay in the hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Agra

Courtyard by Marriott Agra


Taj Nagri Rd, Basai Khurd, T.Y.C. Phase-II, Basai, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/agrcy-courtyard-agra/
+91 562 662 7777

Enjoy 5-star service at the Courtyard Marriott Agra. Set on the famed Fatehabad Road, just minutes from jewels of India like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, our luxury hotel offers easy access to all points of interest. Enjoy spacious, elegant rooms and suites with contemporary decor, resort-like amenities, plush pillowtop bedding and high-speed internet. Take a dip in our pool or break a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center. When you’re ready to unwind, visit Unora Spa for an Indian or international massage and beauty treatments. Dine at one of our four restaurants – MoMo Cafe, Anise, Onyx and MoMo 2 Go – for innovative cuisine. If you’re in Agra for commerce, we offer our business center, 24,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues, culinary experts and high-tech equipment. Our ‘City of Love’ location is ideal for vacations, weddings, getaways and even for business. Convenient to Agra Cantt Railway Station, our 5-star hotel welcomes you with traditional Indian hospitality in a modern setting.

  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra
  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra
  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra

Day 10: Agra – Delhi (approx. 3 ½ hrs. drive)

After breakfast, you will be driven to Delhi, followed by a visit to the UNESCO World heritage site Qutab Minar, located in South Delhi; this magnificent monument in red and buff sandstone is the highest tower in India, built in the early 13th century.

Later check-in at your hotel. Dinner & overnight stay in the hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi


Asset 5A, Hospitality District, Aerocity, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
http://www.pridehotel.com/delhi/new-delhi-aerocity/
+91 11 6600 7700

Located in close proximity to Delhi and Gurgaon, Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi is the first luxury hotel in the capital by the Pride Group of Hotels.

  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi
  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi
  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi
  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi

Day 11: Delhi - Kathmandu (Flight 6E45/0715-0920 hrs.)

This morning you will be transferred to Delhi’s International airport to board a flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are met by our representative and then transfer to hotel.

This afternoon, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city including Durbar Square, the hub of Nepal’s traditional culture and arts. Explore the historic and artistic temples, monuments, and mountain views.

Later, proceed to Thamel on the rickshaw, the best ways to explore narrow streets of Kathmandu and its little alleys with local residential areas. Stroll through nearby markets, where you can admire the work of local Thanka painting. Thamel also acts as the pre-base camp for mountaineers. It boasts a wide range of mountaineering gear shops, foreign money exchange booths, mobile phone shops, pubs, clubs, and nightlife, along with numerous guest houses.

This evening, enjoy the local Nepali cuisine for dinner while witnessing the local folk dance show. Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee


https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/kathmandu/ktmnp/hoteldetail
977-1-4273999

Experience the natural beauty of Nepal when you stay at Crowne Plaza Kathmandu – Soaltee, the preferred hotel for guests including the Heads of States visiting Kathmandu. Conveniently located in the peaceful Tahachal area, just 8 km from the Tribhuvan International Airport and 4 km from the city centre, the hotel is spread across 12 acres of landscaped grounds that echo the mountainous beauty of the valley. You can stroll the grounds in peace and then drop in at the Rodi Bar for a refreshing drink. The Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage Program ensures a restful night’s sleep for the business and leisure travelers in the 282 spacious rooms and suites. While staying at this 5-star hotel in Kathmandu, you enjoy a range of prime amenities. Gaze up at the mountains while you float in the pool or unwind with one of our rejuvenating therapies at the Tranquility Spa. Enjoy Chinese flavours at Bao Xuan, relish the best of North Indian cuisine at our Indian restaurant Kakori and indulge in the true taste of Italy at Terrace Alfresco. You can host stylish banquets, conventions and conferences in one of the 10 elegant meeting rooms with space for 20 – 1200 people. To ensure success, our extremely talented Crowne Plaza Meetings Director will assist you from start to finish. When you’re done with business, visit the popular Thamel or ask the Concierge to arrange hiking trips into the mountains and villages. When you return from your inspiring adventure sink into your room’s inviting warmth.

  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee
  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee
  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee
  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

Day 12: Kathmandu

Early morning optional activity. The thrilling panoramic views greet you as you experience the top of the world in a once-in-a-lifetime plane ride with views of Mt. Everest. Add on $299 pp.

Breakfast at the hotel

After breakfast, we begin the sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath Temple is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva’s devotees. Built-in the 5th century.

The largest temple complex in Nepal stretches on both sides of the Bagmati River, considered holy by Hindus. The main pagoda style temple has a gilded roof, four sides covered in silver, and wood carvings of the finest quality. Temples dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist deities surround the temple of Pashupatinath.

Bouddhanath Stupa which is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal. Built sometime around the 14th century, the huge meditative monument has been created just after the passing of the Buddha. The huge offering site quickly becomes a focal point of worship and offering in the area.

Later, proceed to Patan, the oldest of all the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is best known for its artistic heritage. It is probably one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the world. You will experience the Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities, and wonderful carvings,  Dinner and overnight stay in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee


https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/kathmandu/ktmnp/hoteldetail
977-1-4273999

Experience the natural beauty of Nepal when you stay at Crowne Plaza Kathmandu – Soaltee, the preferred hotel for guests including the Heads of States visiting Kathmandu. Conveniently located in the peaceful Tahachal area, just 8 km from the Tribhuvan International Airport and 4 km from the city centre, the hotel is spread across 12 acres of landscaped grounds that echo the mountainous beauty of the valley. You can stroll the grounds in peace and then drop in at the Rodi Bar for a refreshing drink. The Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage Program ensures a restful night’s sleep for the business and leisure travelers in the 282 spacious rooms and suites. While staying at this 5-star hotel in Kathmandu, you enjoy a range of prime amenities. Gaze up at the mountains while you float in the pool or unwind with one of our rejuvenating therapies at the Tranquility Spa. Enjoy Chinese flavours at Bao Xuan, relish the best of North Indian cuisine at our Indian restaurant Kakori and indulge in the true taste of Italy at Terrace Alfresco. You can host stylish banquets, conventions and conferences in one of the 10 elegant meeting rooms with space for 20 – 1200 people. To ensure success, our extremely talented Crowne Plaza Meetings Director will assist you from start to finish. When you’re done with business, visit the popular Thamel or ask the Concierge to arrange hiking trips into the mountains and villages. When you return from your inspiring adventure sink into your room’s inviting warmth.

  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee
  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee
  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee
  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

Day 13: Kathmandu – Nagarkot (28Kms / approx. 1 ½ Hrs)

Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Nagarkot, en route visiting Bhaktapur Village, also known as the ‘City of Devotees’, the ‘City of Culture,’ the ‘Living Heritage,’ and ‘Nepal’s Cultural Gem.’ It is one of the 3 royal cities in Nepal. Lying along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet, Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas.
Post lunch, continue to Nagarkot.
On arrival in Nagarkot, check-in at the hotel.

Nagarkot is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalayas. It is famous and one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal – It also offers an excellent view of the famous river valley to the east.  Witness sunrise at Nagarkot, a serene scenic view from Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. On a fine and clear day, one can watch Mount Everest’s snow peak right from here.
Nagarkot has a reputation as the top spot for enjoying Himalayan views from the comfort of your hotel balcony (weather permitting). Dinner and Overnight in Nagarkot.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee


https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/kathmandu/ktmnp/hoteldetail
977-1-4273999

Experience the natural beauty of Nepal when you stay at Crowne Plaza Kathmandu – Soaltee, the preferred hotel for guests including the Heads of States visiting Kathmandu. Conveniently located in the peaceful Tahachal area, just 8 km from the Tribhuvan International Airport and 4 km from the city centre, the hotel is spread across 12 acres of landscaped grounds that echo the mountainous beauty of the valley. You can stroll the grounds in peace and then drop in at the Rodi Bar for a refreshing drink. The Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage Program ensures a restful night’s sleep for the business and leisure travelers in the 282 spacious rooms and suites. While staying at this 5-star hotel in Kathmandu, you enjoy a range of prime amenities. Gaze up at the mountains while you float in the pool or unwind with one of our rejuvenating therapies at the Tranquility Spa. Enjoy Chinese flavours at Bao Xuan, relish the best of North Indian cuisine at our Indian restaurant Kakori and indulge in the true taste of Italy at Terrace Alfresco. You can host stylish banquets, conventions and conferences in one of the 10 elegant meeting rooms with space for 20 – 1200 people. To ensure success, our extremely talented Crowne Plaza Meetings Director will assist you from start to finish. When you’re done with business, visit the popular Thamel or ask the Concierge to arrange hiking trips into the mountains and villages. When you return from your inspiring adventure sink into your room’s inviting warmth.

  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee
  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee
  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee
  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

Day 14: Nagarkot- Kathmandu-Delhi

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kathmandu’s international airport to board a flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi


Asset 5A, Hospitality District, Aerocity, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
http://www.pridehotel.com/delhi/new-delhi-aerocity/
+91 11 6600 7700

Located in close proximity to Delhi and Gurgaon, Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi is the first luxury hotel in the capital by the Pride Group of Hotels.

  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi
  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi
  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi
  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi

Day 15: Delhi – Home

In time you will be transferred to Delhi’s international airport to board a flight back home.

Optional: 3 Day Trip to Varanasi. 

Extend your trip to the Holy City of Varanasi, the religious capital of Hinduism and one of the oldest living cities in the world. Ask us for more details?

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Coming from another gateway? Extending your stay? Have other travel plans? Contact us and our travel specialists would be happy to help you customize your experience to ensure your journey with us will be smooth and enjoyable.

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Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation in 5-star hotels & resort stay in Ranthambore Park
  • Escorted  transfers (airport to the hotel, hotel to airport)
  • Meals as specified as per the program
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Wildlife Safari at Ranthambore national park.
  • Services of an accompanying Explore India tour manager
  • Air-Conditioned Motor coach transportation throughout your trip
  • Bottled Water During Sightseeing Tours
  • Entrance fees to all the monuments

Tour Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Services other than in our inclusion
  • Nepal Tourist Visa Fees USD $25 per person.
  • India Tourist Visa Fees USD $25
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, porters etc. is at your discretion.

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