15 days tour of India and Nepal Tour

The Best of Two Worlds … India & Nepal

Explore and experience the diversity of India & Nepal, the neighbors. India, known for its unity in diversity and rich cultural heritage has always been in globe trotters’ bucket-list. The varying colors of Indian culture, believes & ethos has always attracted travelers from far & wide. Festivals & culture, nature & wildlife, heritage & history, rural & urban, adventure, Ayurveda and lot more has been prime tourism attractions here and has kept tourists engaged. Nevertheless, Nepal’s culture & heritage has attracted many from ages. These two destinations when combined as a single holiday serves to be the right blend.

Your search for a special holiday in India & Nepal end here, as Max Holidays brings forth this 15 days tour of North India and Nepal. The package is perfect to explore the best of both the countries. The places you explore include Delhi, Royal Rajasthan (Udaipur – Jaipur), Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal at Agra, Jhansi (Orcha village, Orcha fort, and World Heritage Site at Khajuraho), Varanasi (city tour, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Arti at Ganga ghat etc.) and from here you take a flight to Nepal - Kathmandu, a beautiful Himalayan valley. Visit Swayambhunath Temple, Bouddanath, and Pashupatinath Temple and enjoy the awesome Nepalese momos and other delicacies. Another place worth the visit is the historic Bhaktapur Town, which is has sites of medieval heritage and a many cultural and historical squares such as Bhaktapur Square, Golden Gate, Darbar Square and other places of interest. The tour covers exposure to heritage, culture, lifestyle and sightseeing of some marvels of these two destinations.

Day 01 : Arrive in Delhi

Delhi the capital city of India welcomes you as you arrive at Indira Gandhi International airport. Meet with our representative outside the airport who will greet you with a smile and escort you to your hotel for a leisurely night stay.

Day 02 : Delhi sightseeing

Start the tour with a combined tour of Old and New parts of Delhi city. The fastest growing city of Delhi is a rare blend of age old history and utlra modern city facilities. Visit the famous Hindu Temple of Laxmi Narayan, visit Chandni Chowk where you enjoy a rickshaw ride to Jama Masjid through the busy streets.

Drive past through the beautiful monuments of India Gate, President’s Palace and Parliament buildings reminding of the British Raj in India. One can stop in a city restaurant near the city centre to taste delicious Indian cuisine on lunch.

Post lunch visit the Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar – the tallest concrete building in India and a perfect example of Persian art, and Lotus Temple (Bahai’s Temple)

Later drive to your hotel for night stay.

Day 03 : Delhi - Udaipur (Flight)

After breakfast get assisted transfer to the airport to board your flight to the romantic lake city of Udaipur in Rajasthan. Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Udaipur and transfer to your hotel. After some relaxed time enjoy sightseeing trip of Udaipur visiting City Palace Museum, Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of royal maids), Jagdish Temple and Vintage Car Gallery.

In the evening enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Pichola to have a panoramic view of beautiful palaces and temples dotted along the lake. The picturesque boat ride will take you to Jagmandir Island where one can get off and spend some leisurely time to explore the beautify of Udaipur.

Come back to the mainland by boat and drive to your hotel for night stay.

Day 04 : Ranakpur Temple Tour

Meet with your guide in the lobby of the hotel after early breakfast. Take an excursion trip to beautifully carved Jain temple of Ranakpur. Listed among the five major pilgrim sites of Jains the temples are located 95 kms from Udaipur city. Since the tourist guides are not allowed to work inside the temple complex, the guide will explain you about the temple before you enter the complex. One can take an audio tour which is available at the ticket counter.

After completing the tour of Ranakpur temples drive back to Udaipur and spend free time enjoying the beauty of the city OR walk through the markets of Udaipur in the evening to come closer to the life of the locals.

Day 05 : Udaipur - Jaipur (flight)

After lavish breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to airport of Udaipur to board the flight to Jaipur popularly known as “Pink City”. On arrival at Jaipur airport assisted transfer to your hotel.

Later visit the beautiful monuments of the historical city. The sightseeing trip will include a visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the largest observatory of Jantar Mantar and the rare collection of arts and armoury displayed at City Palace Museum. A rickshaw ride in the busy streets of Jaipur markets will add charm to your travel experience.

Night stay at the hotel.

Day 06 : Jaipur sightseeing

Jaipur is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan with age old history, magnificent forts and palaces and a simple relaxed lifestyle. We start the day with a visit to Amer Fort which is situated 11 kms outside the city on the top of Aravali Hills. While travelling to the fort you will enjoy a ride on a decorated elephant from the foothill like a king. Amer Fort offers a beautiful view of the Jaipur city from the top. It was once the capital of Rajput dynasty. The fort has many beautiful and important halls, courtyards, gardens and gates.

After visiting Amer Fort, if interest once can travel from the foothill to ‘Cheel ka Tila’ on the top of nearby Aravali hill. The drive will take us to Jaigarh fort where we will see the largest canon of the world displayed for the visitors.

Spend leisurely time in Jaipur, do some shopping and enjoy walk in the old markets near Hawa Mahal. Night stay in the hotel.

Day 07 : Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri- Agra

After breakfast drive to Agra, the city of Mughals famous for the most gorgeous monument of Taj Mahal.

Our first stop will be at a small and quiet village of Abhaneri which is situated 95 kms from Jaipur. This tiny and quiet village attracts attention of world travellers and specially the historians, architects and students due to ‘Chand Baoli’ stepwell which is considered to be one of the largest in the world.

Continue drive to visit another spectacular site of Fatehpur Sikri which is situated 30 kms before Agra. This deserted walled city was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar after the birth of his elder son Jahangir. It is where the sufi saint Salim Chishti had predicted the birth of a son of Amperor Akbar. The major attraction here are Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of public audience), Diwan-i-Khaas (Hall of Private Audience), Dargah of Salim Chishti and Buland Darwaja.

Continue drive to Agra for stay in the hotel.

Day 08 : Agra

The most awaited morning of the trip has arrived. The sunrise brings you the most amazing movement of witnessing the stunning Taj Mahal. Wake up early morning to see Wonder of the Word changing its colours during sunrise. A ‘Tonga ride’ from Shilpgram to the entry point of Taj Mahal is another amazing travel experience to add to your card today.

After visiting Taj Mahal come back to your hotel for breakfast and relaxed time. Later drive into the city to explore the red sandstone structure of Agra Fort situated on the right bank of river Yamuna. There are many important and beautiful structures inside the fort but the window of a room will catch your attention from where Shahjahan used to see Taj Mahal and remember his wife during his last years. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (creator of Taj Mahal) was kept under house arrest here by his son Aurangzeb. Also visit Itmad Ud daulah (often referred as ‘Baby Taj’).

Rest of the time free to visit local bazaars OR visit Sikandra Fort.

Remarks : One can opt to watch ‘Mohabbat-e-Taj’ show organised by a private group in a theater. This one hour show is about the history of Mughals and creation of world’s most beautiful monument Taj Mahal.

Day 09 : Agra – Jhansi (Shatabdi Express train) - Khajuraho (drive)

Early breakfast in your hotel and then transfer to Agra Cantt railway station to board superfast airconditioned train to Jhansi. The train departs from Agra at 08.10 hrs to reach Jhansi railway station at at 10.45 hrs. Take a short and comfortable drive to Orchha village. Visit Orchha Fort, Temple and then continue drive to Khajuraho.

After wash and change, we will visit the Eastern group of Kamasutra temples which is famous for its Jain and Hindu temples and attract most of the tourists visiting India with its erotic sculptures view. Evening experience ‘Light and Sound’ at Khajuraho temples which represents the story of the unique temples from the 10th Century to the present day during the Chandela king and narrated in the voice of Sh. Amitabh Bachchan – the Bollywood legend.

Overnight stay will be at Khajuraho.

Day 10 : Khajuraho – Varanasi (flight)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to visit the most important and fascinating Western group of temples. These temples are popularly known for its erotic carving and intricate sculptures inlay on the wall for making this temple a world heritage site. Khajuraho is a destination that makes its viewer speechless, words are limited to express the beauty of Khajuraho, what can only be done is to explore the place yourself.

Afternoon catch a flight to Varanasi. Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Varnasi and transfer to your hotel.

Visit the Ghats in the evening to have a magnificent view of ‘Aarti’ to know the traditional way of offering prayer to the holy river Ganges. Explore the local market and near by places. Overnight stay in Varanasi.

Day 11 : Varanasi sightseeing

A morning boat ride on river Ganges is an excellent opportunity to witness the early morning life and offerings on the bank of river Ganges. Start the boat ride from Dashashwamedh Ghat covering a strech of 4 kms and disembark at Manikarnika ghat. Take a walk through the narrow strees in the old city of Varanasi to reach your car.

After having breakfast in the hotel proceed for visit to the main temples of Varanasi including Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple) dedicated to lord Shiva, Durga temple dedicated to goddess Durga (also known as the Monkey Temple due to the largenumber of monkeys found in the temple premises). Drive through the Benaras Hindu University.

Evening is at leisure to explore the ghats at your own.

Day 12 : Varanasi - Kathmandu (by flight)

After breakfast, transfer to the airprot to board your flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Kathmandu and you will be shifted to your hotel in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

Kathmandu is beautiful Himalayan valley presenting a beautiful blend of adventure, art, culture and heritage. This evening wonder around in the local markets and enjoy Napalese cuisine with folkloric dances in a local restaurant.

Day 13 : Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today after breakfast at hotel, enjoy full day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu visiting Swayambhunath Temple populary known as monkey temple, Bouddanath built in the 5th century and is the world’s biggest stupa which gives it a reason to get listed in the World’s Heritage Site, Pashupatinath Temple – another world Heritage site waiting for you situated on the bank of sacred river Bagmati and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It attracts visitors from all over the world. Overnight stay will be at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14 : Bhaktapur and Darbar Square

Get up and enjoy an excursion to the historic Bhaktapur Town which delivers sites of medieval heritage and a many cultural and historical squares. At an altitude of above 1400 meters the town is also a perfect hill station for spending leisurely time in beautiful Himalayan ranges. Visit Bhaktapur Square, Golden Gate and other places of interest. Later visit the eye catching highlight of Darbar Square. Night stay will be at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15 : Leave Kathmandu

After breakfast, spend leisurely time and then transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport to board your flight back to home or next destination direct or via New Delhi.

Day 01 : Arrive in Delhi

Delhi the capital city of India welcomes you as you arrive at Indira Gandhi International airport. Meet with our representative outside the airport who will greet you with a smile and escort you to your hotel for a leisurely night stay.

Day 02 : Delhi sightseeing

Start the tour with a combined tour of Old and New parts of Delhi city. The fastest growing city of Delhi is a rare blend of age old history and utlra modern city facilities. Visit the famous Hindu Temple of Laxmi Narayan, visit Chandni Chowk where you enjoy a rickshaw ride to Jama Masjid through the busy streets.

Drive past through the beautiful monuments of India Gate, President’s Palace and Parliament buildings reminding of the British Raj in India. One can stop in a city restaurant near the city centre to taste delicious Indian cuisine on lunch.

Post lunch visit the Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar – the tallest concrete building in India and a perfect example of Persian art, and Lotus Temple (Bahai’s Temple)

Later drive to your hotel for night stay.

Day 03 : Delhi - Udaipur (Flight)

After breakfast get assisted transfer to the airport to board your flight to the romantic lake city of Udaipur in Rajasthan. Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Udaipur and transfer to your hotel. After some relaxed time enjoy sightseeing trip of Udaipur visiting City Palace Museum, Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of royal maids), Jagdish Temple and Vintage Car Gallery.

In the evening enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Pichola to have a panoramic view of beautiful palaces and temples dotted along the lake. The picturesque boat ride will take you to Jagmandir Island where one can get off and spend some leisurely time to explore the beautify of Udaipur.

Come back to the mainland by boat and drive to your hotel for night stay.

Day 04 : Ranakpur Temple Tour

Meet with your guide in the lobby of the hotel after early breakfast. Take an excursion trip to beautifully carved Jain temple of Ranakpur. Listed among the five major pilgrim sites of Jains the temples are located 95 kms from Udaipur city. Since the tourist guides are not allowed to work inside the temple complex, the guide will explain you about the temple before you enter the complex. One can take an audio tour which is available at the ticket counter.

After completing the tour of Ranakpur temples drive back to Udaipur and spend free time enjoying the beauty of the city OR walk through the markets of Udaipur in the evening to come closer to the life of the locals.

Day 05 : Udaipur - Jaipur (flight)

After lavish breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to airport of Udaipur to board the flight to Jaipur popularly known as “Pink City”. On arrival at Jaipur airport assisted transfer to your hotel.

Later visit the beautiful monuments of the historical city. The sightseeing trip will include a visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the largest observatory of Jantar Mantar and the rare collection of arts and armoury displayed at City Palace Museum. A rickshaw ride in the busy streets of Jaipur markets will add charm to your travel experience.

Night stay at the hotel.

Day 06 : Jaipur sightseeing

Jaipur is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan with age old history, magnificent forts and palaces and a simple relaxed lifestyle. We start the day with a visit to Amer Fort which is situated 11 kms outside the city on the top of Aravali Hills. While travelling to the fort you will enjoy a ride on a decorated elephant from the foothill like a king. Amer Fort offers a beautiful view of the Jaipur city from the top. It was once the capital of Rajput dynasty. The fort has many beautiful and important halls, courtyards, gardens and gates.

After visiting Amer Fort, if interest once can travel from the foothill to ‘Cheel ka Tila’ on the top of nearby Aravali hill. The drive will take us to Jaigarh fort where we will see the largest canon of the world displayed for the visitors.

Spend leisurely time in Jaipur, do some shopping and enjoy walk in the old markets near Hawa Mahal. Night stay in the hotel.

Day 07 : Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri- Agra

After breakfast drive to Agra, the city of Mughals famous for the most gorgeous monument of Taj Mahal.

Our first stop will be at a small and quiet village of Abhaneri which is situated 95 kms from Jaipur. This tiny and quiet village attracts attention of world travellers and specially the historians, architects and students due to ‘Chand Baoli’ stepwell which is considered to be one of the largest in the world.

Continue drive to visit another spectacular site of Fatehpur Sikri which is situated 30 kms before Agra. This deserted walled city was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar after the birth of his elder son Jahangir. It is where the sufi saint Salim Chishti had predicted the birth of a son of Amperor Akbar. The major attraction here are Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of public audience), Diwan-i-Khaas (Hall of Private Audience), Dargah of Salim Chishti and Buland Darwaja.

Continue drive to Agra for stay in the hotel.

Day 08 : Agra

The most awaited morning of the trip has arrived. The sunrise brings you the most amazing movement of witnessing the stunning Taj Mahal. Wake up early morning to see Wonder of the Word changing its colours during sunrise. A ‘Tonga ride’ from Shilpgram to the entry point of Taj Mahal is another amazing travel experience to add to your card today.

After visiting Taj Mahal come back to your hotel for breakfast and relaxed time. Later drive into the city to explore the red sandstone structure of Agra Fort situated on the right bank of river Yamuna. There are many important and beautiful structures inside the fort but the window of a room will catch your attention from where Shahjahan used to see Taj Mahal and remember his wife during his last years. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (creator of Taj Mahal) was kept under house arrest here by his son Aurangzeb. Also visit Itmad Ud daulah (often referred as ‘Baby Taj’).

Rest of the time free to visit local bazaars OR visit Sikandra Fort.

Remarks : One can opt to watch ‘Mohabbat-e-Taj’ show organised by a private group in a theater. This one hour show is about the history of Mughals and creation of world’s most beautiful monument Taj Mahal.

Day 09 : Agra – Jhansi (Shatabdi Express train) - Khajuraho (drive)
Early breakfast in your hotel and then transfer to Agra Cantt railway station to board superfast airconditioned train to Jhansi. The train departs from Agra at 08.10 hrs to reach Jhansi railway station at at 10.45 hrs. Take a short and comfortable drive to Orchha village. Visit Orchha Fort, Temple and then continue drive to Khajuraho.

After wash and change, we will visit the Eastern group of Kamasutra temples which is famous for its Jain and Hindu temples and attract most of the tourists visiting India with its erotic sculptures view. Evening experience ‘Light and Sound’ at Khajuraho temples which represents the story of the unique temples from the 10th Century to the present day during the Chandela king and narrated in the voice of Sh. Amitabh Bachchan – the Bollywood legend.

Overnight stay will be at Khajuraho.

Day 10 : Khajuraho – Varanasi (flight)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to visit the most important and fascinating Western group of temples. These temples are popularly known for its erotic carving and intricate sculptures inlay on the wall for making this temple a world heritage site. Khajuraho is a destination that makes its viewer speechless, words are limited to express the beauty of Khajuraho, what can only be done is to explore the place yourself.

Afternoon catch a flight to Varanasi. Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Varnasi and transfer to your hotel.

Visit the Ghats in the evening to have a magnificent view of ‘Aarti’ to know the traditional way of offering prayer to the holy river Ganges. Explore the local market and near by places. Overnight stay in Varanasi.

Day 11 : Varanasi sightseeing

A morning boat ride on river Ganges is an excellent opportunity to witness the early morning life and offerings on the bank of river Ganges. Start the boat ride from Dashashwamedh Ghat covering a strech of 4 kms and disembark at Manikarnika ghat. Take a walk through the narrow strees in the old city of Varanasi to reach your car.

After having breakfast in the hotel proceed for visit to the main temples of Varanasi including Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple) dedicated to lord Shiva, Durga temple dedicated to goddess Durga (also known as the Monkey Temple due to the largenumber of monkeys found in the temple premises). Drive through the Benaras Hindu University.

Evening is at leisure to explore the ghats at your own.

Day 12 : Varanasi - Kathmandu (by flight)

After breakfast, transfer to the airprot to board your flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Kathmandu and you will be shifted to your hotel in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

Kathmandu is beautiful Himalayan valley presenting a beautiful blend of adventure, art, culture and heritage. This evening wonder around in the local markets and enjoy Napalese cuisine with folkloric dances in a local restaurant.

Day 13 : Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today after breakfast at hotel, enjoy full day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu visiting Swayambhunath Temple populary known as monkey temple, Bouddanath built in the 5th century and is the world’s biggest stupa which gives it a reason to get listed in the World’s Heritage Site, Pashupatinath Temple – another world Heritage site waiting for you situated on the bank of sacred river Bagmati and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It attracts visitors from all over the world. Overnight stay will be at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14 : Bhaktapur and Darbar Square

Get up and enjoy an excursion to the historic Bhaktapur Town which delivers sites of medieval heritage and a many cultural and historical squares. At an altitude of above 1400 meters the town is also a perfect hill station for spending leisurely time in beautiful Himalayan ranges. Visit Bhaktapur Square, Golden Gate and other places of interest. Later visit the eye catching highlight of Darbar Square. Night stay will be at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15 : Leave Kathmandu

After breakfast, spend leisurely time and then transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport to board your flight back to home or next destination direct or via New Delhi.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

14 nights in handpicked hotels

Meals

14 Breakfasts

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Activities

Rickshaw ride, Elephant ride, Folk dances, sound and light show, boat ride, aarti at ganges

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets, pony rides,

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

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