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India and Nepal: Culture and spirituality

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A circuit trip off the beaten track: live a unique cultural experience and discover a complex spirituality.

Duration: 12 Nights in India / 13 Days

ITINERARY: 

Delhi (2 nights) – Kathmandu (3 nights) – Varanasi (2 nights) – Khajuraho (1 night) – Agra (1 night) – GHS (1 night) – Jaipur (2 nights)

Highlights of the trip:

  1. Delhi : Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Qutub Minar – World Heritage Sites in Delhi
  2. Kathmandu Pashupatinath Temple & Boudha Nath Temple in Kathmandu.
  3. Trekking near Kathmandu.
  4. Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world
  5. Khajuraho Temples – World Heritage Site
  6. Orchha – Medieval town
  7. Taj Mahal – the most extravagant monument
  8. GHS Tour (Garh Himmat Singh Village) Off the Beaten Path and Lunch
  9. Jaipur 

PROGRAM  :

Flight to Delhi

Arrival at Delhi International Airport and welcome reception by our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight in Delhi.

After a good breakfast at the hotel, guided tour of Delhi: The Jama Masjid, one of the architectural gifts offered by Shah Jahan, is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India . Chandni Chowk: One of Delhi’s main markets . The Qutub Minar,  one of the World Heritage Sites, – the Victory Tower, which Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak built in 1199, after the Sultan of Delhi. Humayun’s Tomb , this red sand stone structure is considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Overnight in Delhi.

In the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Kathmandu. Transfer on arrival to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit  Pashupatinath Temple – the holiest Hindu temple in Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva, built in 1696. Boudha Nath Temple – the largest stupa in the world. Night at the hotel.

Name and flight numberDeparture timeTo / Time of arrival
Royal Nepal Airlines/RA06Delhi 10:40 a.m.Kathmandu 12:40 p.m.

After breakfast, visit Swayambhunath Temple – Swayambhu – is said to be two thousand years old, making it one of the oldest and most glorious Buddhist shrines in the world.  Kathmandu durbar square – the temple of the living goddess and the former royal palace. Finally, visit Kasthamandup  – a temple built from a single tree, from which Kathmandu takes its name. Visit Patan – A city of architecture and fine arts. Night at the hotel.

 Breakfast at the hotel and free day in Kathmandu. 

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Varanasi. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Visit of Sarnath in the afternoon. The city where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma and where the Sangha monastic order was formed. Hence, it is one of the top 4 Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. In the evening, you attend the famous prayer ceremony at the Ghats. Night at the hotel. 

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Early in the morning, enjoy the boat ride on the Ganges. Return to the hotel for breakfast and visit the ancient city ghats, temples and street bazaars. Rest of the day free. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi. 

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for the flight to Khajraho. Transfer to the hotel for a stay of 01 night. You visit the temples of Khajuraho in the afternoon.

Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples in India. The temples are famous for their erotic sculptures, as well as for the representation of life in all its forms.

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After breakfast, drive to Orchha (medieval town), visit the complex: the Fort, the Raja Mahal, the Jehangir Mahal and finally Ram Raja Mandir. Evening transfer to Jhansi railway station for train to Agra. Transfer on arrival to the hotel for a stay of 01 night.

Train name and numberFrom / Departure timeTo / Time of arrival
Shatabdi Exp 1200118:37Agra Cantt 21:15

Visit the Taj at sunrise. Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays) – the most extravagant monument ever built for love, by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1633. Return to hotel for breakfast and visit Agra Fort. Road to GHS (Garh Himmat Singh), an old medieval fort, transformed into homestay accommodation, for a stay of 01 nights. 

Early breakfast at home and visit of the village. GHS (Garh Himmat Singh) is a small village – on the eastern edge of Rajasthan and is an off the beaten track visit. 

Visit of the village. This visit to the village is special because it is an interactive visit between the guest and the host, with the discovery of an authentic lifestyle, off the normal tourist paths and monuments. 

Explore Garh Himmat Singh village: potter’s house, Panchayat Bhawan (village seat), village boys and girls schools, local bazaar. Later depart for Jaipur and visit the Galta ji temple. Installation at the hotel for a stay of 02 nights. In the evening, a city walk, including the old alleys and the local bazaar. 

End your walk at Govind Devji Temple to witness the mesmerizing evening paymaster ceremony. The temple represents the royal past of Jaipur and dedicated to Govind Dev Ji (another name of Lord Krishna), Govind Dev Ji Temple Jaipur is located in the City Palace complex.Overnight in Jaipur.  

Morning after breakfast at hotel, visit Amber Fort. It is the classic romantic fort palace of Rajasthan. Its exterior hides an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.

Later, city tour of Jaipur: The City Palace, a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture. The City Palace covers one seventh of the area of ​​the walled city. Continue the visit by the   Jantar Mantar, which is the largest and best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. 

This observatory, made up of extraordinary astronomical instruments, is still in use. Visit  to Hawa Mahal , the ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is an important landmark in Jaipur. Its five-story structure of pink plastered sandstone encrusted with fine latticework and elaborate balconies. Overnight in Jaipur

In the morning, after breakfast, drive to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to IGI airport for the return flight with sweet memories OR Optional: Extension to the beaches of Goa 

Price: From 1650€/p. in a double room min. 2 people and max 8 people to allow a personalized stay.

Included in the price:

  • 4 star hotels or equivalent with breakfasts
  • Half board
  • Toyota Innova vehicle with AC and driver or mini van from 5 people
  • All transfers in India including all domestic flights and train.
  • French-speaking guides
  • All taxes and site entrances

Not included in the price:

  • International flights
  • personal expenses
  • Tips