Golden Triangle with Nepal and Wildlife
Destination Covered: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Pokhara – Chitwan
Duration: 15 Days & 14 Nights
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Group Size Large Group
On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal III, meet and greet at the airport and then transfer to the hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
The visit of the old city ( belongs to XVIIth century) includes the Great Mosque, Jama Masjid and the Red Fort, a perfect example of Mughal architecture built by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1639 and 1648. Enjoy cycle rickshaw ride around the colorful giant bazaar, Chandni Chowk.
In the new part of the city visit – theQutab Minar (built in XIIth century), a splendid monument minaret of the Afghan period. Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, and the Mausoleum of Humayun – a huge building that inspired Persians, is the precursor of the Taj Mahal. Rajpath, the equivalent of the Champs Elysees in France, the India Gate (erected in the memory of unknown soldiers died during First World War), The Parliament, and the house of the President.
Overnight in Delhi.
Drive Delhi – Agra (220 Kms / 04 Hrs)
After breakfast drive by surface for Agra, the city of Seventh wonder of the world.Agra which is known for its world famous buildings constructed by the Great Mughals, situated on the bank of the river. On arrival in Agra, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure walking around or enjoying the hotel facilities.
Overnight in Agra
Early morning experience the sunrise visit of the famous TAJ MAHAL This spectacular white marble mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jehan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is a most extravagant monument ever built for love. After viewing Taj Mahal, return back to the hotel. After having a relaxed breakfast continue your city tour visiting Agra Fort, the construction of the massive fort was began by Emperor Akbar following with the additions by the different Mughal emperors, followed by visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah — which was built for the Chief Minister of Jehangirs. Very often it is also called the because its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Agra
Drive Agra – Jaipur (250 Kms / 05 Hrs) Enroute Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast drive by surface for Jaipur. Popularly known as the Pink City, built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Designed in accordance with Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. En-route visit Fathepur Sikri, this magnificient fortified city was the Capital of the Mughal empire between 1517 and 1585, but had to leave because of shortage of water. After the visit, continue your drive for Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur, check into hotel. Rest of the day spend at leisure or visiting the surroundings.
Overnight in Jaipur.
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting — The Amber Fort situated on the one of the ancient ranges Aravali Hills, 11 kms from Jaipur which was the ancient capital of Jaipur Maharaja, a good example of Rajput
style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes you to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings and a temple of Kali. Later visit City Palace and Observatory. City palace is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The son of the last maharaja and his family still reside in the part of the palace. Observatory – Jantar Mantar, built by Jai Singh in 18th Century which is the finest observatory built by Jai Singh out of five Observatories.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Drive Jaipur – Delhi (265 Kms / 06 Hrs)
Morning at leisure and later in time drive to Delhi. On arrival in Check, check into hotel.
Night in Delhi
Delhi – Kathmandu (By Flight)
Morning after breakfast, transfer to Delhi airport in time to board flight for Kathmandu. Located at 1350m altitude, in a wide valley surrounded by mountains, the capital of Nepal has kept all its charm of yesteryear. The city had a period of great celebrity in Europe. In the 1960s, it was the favorite destination of hippies who made the road to Kathmandu. Meet on arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Spend the day at leisure walking around the markets of Thamel.
Night in Kathmandu
Morning after breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
Visit of the main sites of the Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Durbar Square, the heart of old Kathmandu. This large square immerses visitors in the history of the city. We visit the Old Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace guarded by the monkey-god Hanuman. As well as Kumari Bahal, home of the living goddess Kumari, and finally the Statue of Kala Bhairab, the ferocious god fighting the demons. All these deities, and so many others, seem to watch over the city. The Nepalese come to honor them in turn before stopping at the markets of Asan Tole or Indra Chowk. Then visit Swayambunath stupa surrounded by several other temples is erected on a hill overlooking Kathmandu.
Then visit Patan, the second largest city in the valley south of Kathmandu, once called Lalitpur, the Beautiful City, is considered the cradle of Newar arts and architecture that have left their mark on the valley. . Patan is famous for its crafts and metalwork that are wonderful memories. There are various temples inside dedicated to the gods Shiva, Krishna, Ganesh and Vishnu. After the visit, return back to the hotel.
Night in Kathmandu
Kathmandu – Nagarkot - Kathmandu
Morning after breakfast, proceed for an excursion towards Bhaktapur. The ancient Newar city of Bhaktapur, located in the area of Bagmati, 13 km east of Kathmandu and 1,401 meters above sea level. The city is particularly known for its medieval character and its palace with 55 windows. Then continue driver towards Nagarkot.This typical newar village is located 30 km from Kathmandu and is famous for its views of the Himalayas.Located at an altitude of 2200 meters (7000 ft), it takes almost an hour to get there. Nagarkot is a small village from where we can see the Himalaya range: the Annapurna Range, the Langtang Range and the Everest Range including Everest. From here you can see a beautiful sunrise and sunset on the snow-capped peaks. After the visit, drive back to Kathmandu
Night in Kathmandu
Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara (210 Kms / Approx. 05 Hours)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Pokhara. Although Pokhara is not the first city visited in Nepal, it is undoubtedly the second largest tourist city in the country.A true paradise for thrill-seekers, Pokhara is often the starting point for many trekkers defying the Annapurna and other peaks of the Himalayas. Activities are not lacking in this city, and that one is exhausted after long weeks in the mountains or eager for discoveries, Pokhara is ideal for any sportsman but also for all those wanting to rest after the frantic city that is Kathmandu .Located in the heart of coffee shops and hotels, the Lakeside area, the equivalent of Thamel in Kathmandu, hosts yoga and meditation centers.
On arrival in Pokhara, check into hotel. Rest of the day free. You can stroll along Lake Phewa, the street is very lively with its souvenir shops and restaurants (good quality and very affordable
Overnight in Pokhara.
You get up early to discover the city of Sarangkot which is on the heights of Pokhara where you can admire the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas. Camera to remember. You then return to the hotel to have breakfast and start your day visiting the Pokhara Valley.The popular places to visit are Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, and the International Mountain Museum. Later rent a small rowing boat to enjoy the tranquility and peace of this beautiful lake.Rest of the day free.
Overnight in Pokhara
Drive Pokhara – Chitwan (160 Kms / Approx 06 Hours)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Chitwan. Chitwan means the “heart of the jungle”. This park is located in the lower region of the country, Terai, at the foot of the Himalayas. On the 900km² of Chitwan Park, the spectacle of fauna and flora is exceptional. There are very rare species, such as the Asian rhinoceros and the Bengal tiger. The conservation policy of Chitwan Park has increased the number of rhinos in Asia by 100 (there were only 60 left in 1974!). You will find, in bulk: leopards, crocodiles, dolphins of the Ganges, wild cats, or nearly 450 species of birds. The landscapes are superb: subtropical jungle, plains, lakes and rivers, a natural Eden. On arrival, check in at the hotel.Then, briefing for the afternoon safari followed by lunch.You have several possibilities to discover the park. There are jeep safaris, Elephant safari, as well as boat and canoe trips to rivers and lakes. In elephant, you will have the opportunity to observe animals as close as possible, especially white rhinos, which cannot be approached by jeep or on foot. On the rivers and lakes of Chitwan Park, you can get close to the crocodiles including the Gharial, which can reach 7 meters long.
Dinner and Night in Chitwan
Early in the morning you will go on an elephant ride and a 4×4 safari in the afternoon. The plains of southern Nepal were covered with dense tropical jungle teeming with fascinating wildlife and exotic birds.The one-horned rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal tiger, leopards, elephants, crocodiles, pythons and the Himalayan black bear were the stars of this permanent show among hundreds of other wild animal species, including 450 species of colorful birds.Stay on Full board
Night in Chitwan
Drive Chitwan – Kathmandu (160 Kms/Approx.05 Hours)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, check into hotel.
Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Kathmandu