Classic India Nepal Tour

Classic India Nepal Tour

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

15 Days
10 Places

Destination Covered

Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Orchha, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Lumbini, Chitwan, Pokhra, Kathmandu

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DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi

We start the Classic India Nepal Trip from the capital of the country, Delhi, where you will be greeted at the airport by a Memorable India representative, after which you will be transferred to the hotel for an overnight stay and day of leisure and rest.

Day 02: Delhi - Jaipur

Today, you can visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in Delhi. Then, continue your journey to Jaipur which is popularly known as the "Pink City." You can travel around this gorgeous city and you will get a chance to watch a Bollywood film as well.

Delhi Orientation Tour Delhi 2h-4h

Delhi is India’s capital city and you can enjoy the beauty of the city by means of visiting Connaught Place by metro. A walk to India Gate, a majestic memorial established for Indian soldiers who sacrificed their life in the World War I, can make you joyous.

Private Vehicle Delhi - Jaipur 6h

Explore the scenery through a private vehicle.

Orientation Walk Jaipur 1h-2h

Enjoy Representative-led orientation walk. Walk around the markets of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, and it’s an important heritage city in India.

Optional Activities

Choose to watch a Movie in Jaipur. Visit the fantastic Raj Mandir Cinema and watch a spectacle Bollywood film. It will be 350 INR per person.

Day 03: Jaipur

Today, visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and Amber Fort.

Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur. Constructed of red and pink sandstone, the palace is basically a tall wall built to allow the women of the royal family to watch street festivals without appearing in public.

If we get sufficient free time, you can see the sights of near villages, the Jantar Mantar observatory or enjoy a drink in the renewed palace. You can visit the near village of Sanganer and observe blue pottery, handmade paper and hand block printing. You can also choose to watch a Bollywood film in the fabulous Art Deco film house, the Raj Mandir.

Amber Fort Visit Jaipur

Explore the Hindu and Muslim architecture of the stunning Amber Fort. Amber Fort is located in Amer, Jaipur and it is famous for its artistic style, unifying both Hindu and Rajput elements.

Optional Activities

Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) Visit Jaipur 100INR per person

Visit the beautifully constructed Hawa Mahal. It is also known as “Palace of the Winds," due to the cool wind that gets through the structure. The breeze keeps the palace comfortable, even during the burning Jaipur summers. Walk around the main complex, gardens, and the lake.

Jantar Mantar Visit, Jaipur. 200INR per person & 1000INR per group

Visiting the Jantar Mantar observatory will present you a chance to observe how people viewed the stars and planets in ancient India. You can observe many collections of astronomical instruments here. Some of the collections of astronomical instruments date back to 1727.

City Palace Visit, Jaipur. 300INR per person

Visit the glorious City Palace and explore its courtyards, gardens, museum and buildings. The palace is a unification of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. The museum here has a lot of ancient carriages and the past maharaja’s gold-embroidered wedding outfit.

Day 04: Jaipur - Agra

Today, you can travel to Agra. Visit the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal at sunset.

Private Vehicle: Jaipur - Agra

Sit back and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Agra Fort: Visit Agra-3h

Visit and enjoy Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a remarkable Mughal fort built with red sandstone and white marble.

Taj Mahal: Visit Taj Mahal                              

Visit Taj Mahal in the evening for the best light. Being one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal is a symbol of Mughal architecture.

Day 05: Agra - Orchha

Get ready to explore the rural charisma of Orchha. Visit the Orchha Palace complex. Witness an evening puja.

You are required to travel by train and local tempo in order to get to Orchha. Every visitor can enjoy India’s rural life from here.

Visiting the Orchha Palace complex will help the visitors to know more about the earliest history of the city.

Make sure to give time for witnessing an evening puja ceremony.

Train Agra - Jhansi 4h30m

Get into the train and enjoy the travel.

Auto rickshaw: Jhansi - Orchha 30m

Go around the charming city in an auto rickshaw.

Orchha Palace: Visit Orchha 1h-2h

Visit the three separate palaces including the Raj Mahal, Jehangir Mahal, and Rai Parveen Mahal. Get to know more about medieval architecture and its detailed history.

Optional Activities

Puja Ceremony.

Visitors can take part in a Hindu prayer ceremony.

Day 06: Orchha - Varanasi

Today, you can visit Tarragram. It is a distinctive paper-making plant and you can also help tribal women here. Enjoy some free time in Orchha. You can go for a cooking class and enjoy lunch with a local family. Catch a train to Varanasi in the evening.

You can enjoy some free time and then, choose to rent a bike or leisurely walk along the river.

For lunch, you can go for a cooking class and enjoy lunch with a local family.

Move to Varanasi by train in the evening.

Tarragram Visit Orchha 1h

Visit to unique paper-making plant and assist tribal women here. Know more about how the paper is made from second hand clothing and wood pulp.

Free Time: Orchha Full Day

Relax, refresh and enjoy some free time.

Auto rickshaw: Orchha - Jhansi 30m

Go around the delightful city in an auto rickshaw

Overnight train (beds) Jhansi - Varanasi 13h

Relax and take much required rest on the way to the next stop.

Optional Activities

Cooking Class Orchha 550 INR per person

Enjoy the delicious taste of Indian food by visiting a local family for a cooking class and enjoy lunch or dinner with the family.

Bike Rental

Choose to rent a bike from a local shop and travel around the town.

Day 07: Varanasi

Today, you will arrive in Varanasi, the holy city. You can walk along the Ghats and visit the old city. Visitors can opt for a boat trip on the Ganges in the evening.

During the free time, you can choose to walk the thin alleys, visit temples and holy places or travel around the Old City.

Visit the site of the Buddha’s first oration. Opt for sitting on the banks of the Ganges.

Orientation Walk Varanasi 1h-2h

Varanasi is packed with temples and holy places. So, experience the spiritual energy that the city brings by walking around the holy city. You can watch a lot of Hindus in Varanasi coming from inside and outside India. Explore the beauty of the holy River Ganges.

Free Time Varanasi

Travel around this holy city.

Evening Ganges Boat Tour Varanasi 1h-2h 7km

The travelers can go for a boat ride on the sacred Ganges River in the evening. You will be able to see a lot of Hindu pilgrims coming here to sweep away their sins and cremate their dear ones. You can also involve yourself in a candle and flower ritual.

Optional Activities

Sarnath Visit: 100 INR per person, 5000-9000 INR per group

Visit Sarnath and observe the remains at the site of the Buddha’s first oration. The site is one of the most important holy sites to Buddhists. It is considered that Buddha moved to Sarnath subsequent to accomplishing enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. He made his first oration in a deer park and commenced the ’Wheel of the Dharma’.

Lord Hanuman Temple Visit Varanasi Free

Visit the holy Lord Hanuman Temple.

Day 08: Varanasi

Today, the travelers can take pleasure in a sunrise boat tour along the Ganges. Then, enjoy some free time in Varanasi.

Morning Ganges Boat Tour Varanasi 1h

You can observe sunrise from a boat cruise through the sacred Ganges River. Ganges River is a holy river for Hindus and you can see a lot of Hindu pilgrims around the world come here to sweep away their sins and cremate their dear ones. You can see the rituals of bathing and burning at the Ganges River.

Free Time Varanasi

You can use up the free time for seeing the sights of the alleys, temples, and holy places seen greatly in this holy city. Varanasi is one of world’s oldest living or oldest inhabited cities in the world and is also labeled as the religious capital of India. Become acquainted with the culture and history of the city.  Explore the shops and stalls in the Old City.

Lord Hanuman Temple Visit Varanasi Free

Visit the sacred temple of the Hindu god Hanuman.

Day 09: Varanasi - Lumbini

Today, the travelers can move to Nepal and visit Lumbini where Buddha was born.

It is required to take a long journey to reach Nepal. However, you can enjoy the changing and good-looking landscapes right through the journey.  Once you reach Nepal, you will get to know more about the history and culture of Nepal.

Fun fact: Nepal is 15 minutes ahead of India. Hence, set your watch accordingly.

Train Varanasi  - Gorakhpur 6h

Get inside the train, find your seat, and start a pleasure filled journey.

Taxicab Gorakhpur - Sunauli2h-3h

Catch a taxi cab and enjoy the ride.

Border Crossing (Nepal) Sunauli - Bhairāhawā30m

Make sure that you have your passports and other documents with you to cross the border.

Private Vehicle Bhairāhawā - Lumbini30m-1h

Sit back and observe the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Buddha’s Birthplace Visit Lumbini 1h-2h

Visit Lumbini and according to Buddhist tradition, Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha. It’s a well known Buddhist pilgrimage site. You can see many monasteries in this World Heritage Site.

Day 10: Lumbini - Royal Chitwan National Park

Take a trip to Royal Chitwan National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can have an overnight Homestay with the local Tharu community here. Go for a cycling trip so as to see the views of the area.

You can take pleasure in a travel through boggy grasslands, savannas, and forests at the bottom of the Himalayas. You will be able to see rhinos, elephants, Bengal tigers, bears and leopards out there.

Get ready to meet the local Tharu community in the evening and experience their unique culture.

Private Vehicle Lumbini - Royal Chitwan National Park 4h-5h

Repose and enjoy the scenery via a private vehicle.

Tharu Community Experience and Royal Chitwan National Park.

Travelers will be able to enjoy the hospitality of the Tharu. They are a local community and they reside in eco-friendly homes. You can experience their unique culture by observing dance and songs. The travelers can enjoy a traditional meal as well.

Optional Activities

Cycling Royal Chitwan National Park

The travelers can opt to travel around the village and its surroundings through a bike ride. Get pleasure from observing sunset on the bank of the Narayani River.

Day 11: Royal Chitwan National Park

Today, you can explore the beauty of Royal Chitwan National Park. Walk around the village and rice paddies. Enjoy night stay with Tharu community.

Chitwan 4x4 Safari Royal Chitwan National Park 1h-2h

Explore the Royal Chitwan National Park in a 4x4 vehicle. It has a particularly rich flora and fauna. Relax and observe many animals that live in the park including birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and rhinos. One of the very last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros and the Bengal tiger lives in the park. You may also observe an elusive tiger if you are fortunate.

Day 12: Royal Chitwan National Park - Pokhara

Today, you can take a trip to the lovely panorama of the Annapurna Range in Pokhara.

Pokhara is bestowed with many scenic lakes. The place presents dazzling and picturesque views of Himalayan peaks. Relax in a cafe. Rent a boat and move around the lake. Choose to shop for Nepali and Tibetan souvenirs from stalls and shops.

Private Vehicle Chitwan National Park - Pokhara 5h

Repose and explore the scenery in a private vehicle.

Orientation Walk 30m-1h

Walk around with your Representative. Representative will help you to find things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. If you would like to get exact or detailed information, an official guided tour is suggested.

Free Time Pokhara Afternoon

Relax and enjoy some free time.

Day 13: Pokhara

Today, you can visit nearby Sarangkot. Start your journey with a sunrise walk and enjoy incredible views of the Annapurnas. Travelers can visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project. You can share some time with the beneficiaries of the program. Enjoy a traditional local lunch. Travelers are able to travel around Pokhara during free time in the afternoon.

Move to Sarangkot to see fabulous sunrise over the surrounding mountains. It can be seen online if the weather is favorable. It is a good experience to walk through farms and forests in order to Pokhara. It takes between 2-2.5 hours.

Sarangkot Sunrise WalkSarangkot - Pokhara 2h-3h

Observe the stunning sunrise view of the contiguous the Annapurna Himalayas. Enjoy the 2.5 hour walk through farms and forests.

Sisterhood of Survivors Project Pokhara 1h-2h

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project. It is a proletariat organization intended to help and support renewed survivors of human-trafficking. They train women billowing out of trafficking to be trained paralegals. These women help other women who are coming out of exploitation to get back to normal life. G Adventures presents a hospitality program for the abused women to get back again into a decorous work environment. These women will aid the travelers to understand how to make momos (traditional dumplings) as well as a traditional delicious Nepali lunch. The Sisterhood of Survivors Project is entirely operated by survivors of trafficking.

Free Time Pokhara Afternoon

Repose and enjoy some free time.

Optional Activities

Paragliding Pokhara: 8500 INR per person

You can explore the beauty of Pokhara city through paragliding. The city is bounded by the snow-capped Annapurna mountain ranges. So, opt to enjoy it via paragliding.

Gorkha Museum Visit Sarangkot 200NPR per person

A visit to Gorkha Museum will assist you to learn in-detail about the popular Gurkha soldiers. Gurkha soldiers were renowned for their valor.

World Peace Pagoda Excursion Sarangkot 1000-1500NPR per group

Visit the World Peace Pagoda. Sitting atop a hill overlooking the Annapurna Mountain range, the World Peace Pagoda was built by Buddhist monks. Enjoy the exquisite structure and the eye-catching view around it.

Bike Rental

Hire a bike from a local shop and start out to explore attractive areas.

Day 14: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Move to Kathmandu and visit Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple.

On the road to Kathmandu, the visitors can visit Swayambhunath and it sits high above Kathmandu city.

Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture. You will have to climb 365 steps to get to Swayambhunath. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a stupa, many temples, painted images of deities and several other religious objects.

Take a short orientation walk to explore its gorgeousness. In Kathmandu, travelers can observe well-known Durbar Square, the King’s Palace, the burning Ghats at Pashupatinath and the Boudhanath Stupa.

Private Vehicle Pokhara - Kathmandu 5h

Repose and enjoy the scenery in a private vehicle.

Swayambhunath Temple Visit Kathmandu

Visit Swayambhunath Buddhist temple. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visiting the temple will be a glorious experience to travelers. The site is also recognized as the monkey temple because of the huge amount of monkeys seen here. It is said to the most ancient and unfathomable of all the holy places in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Orientation Walk Kathmandu1h

Orientation Walk lets you to taste the exquisiteness of this energetic city.

Day 15: Kathmandu

The travelers can take an optional Everest scenic flight. You can depart at any time.

We have not planned any activities for today and therefore, you can depart whenever you like. For the travelers who are eager to take a scenic flight to view Mt Everest, Representative can help them to book tickets.

Optional Activities

Everest Flight Mount Everest 250 USD per person

You can explore awe-inspiring and the highest mountain in the world, the Mt. Everest. You can enjoy one-hour plane tour.

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