North India, Kathmandu & Bhutan Tour 19 Nights/20 Days Tour (Make Customise Tours)
There are not many trips in the world that can capture the charm of a single tour of North India, Nepal, and Bhutan.
Through the Glimpses of North India, Kathmandu & Bhutan Tour by Grand Travel Planner, you can get a peek into the culture,
beliefs, values, traditions, natural and religious sites, and more that defines different parts of these three nations.
In this tour, you will also get to see some of the best architectural works in the world today.
Highlights of North India, Kathmandu & Bhutan Tour 19 Nights/20 Days:
♦ Explore Paro Taktsang monastery, one of the most revered places of Himalayas.
♦ Explore mystic Bhutan, being one of the happiest countries in the world.
♦ Explore the majestic fort of royal Rajasthan.
♦ Feel charmed with the past glory of the Mughal era in historical monuments of Delhi.
♦ Admire the true wonders of Rajput history at Jaipur, the Pink City.
Tour Route: Delhi-Udaipur-Jodhpur-Jaipur-Agra-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Kathmandu-Paro-Thimpu-Paro-Delhi.
Duration:19 Nights/20 Days
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
you would be arriving in Delhi, where our representative would be there to welcome you and take you to your designated hotel and give a brief regarding your tour program. You would be free to spend the day as you want. You would be staying at the hotel for the night
Day 02 - Delhi Exploration
after a healthy breakfast, you would begin your Delhi sightseeing tour. You would visit both Old and New Delhi. In the Old Delhi, you would be driving past Red Fort and visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, and explore the old market of Delhi, Chandni Chowk, in a fun-filled Rickshaw ride.
Afterward, you would be visiting parts of New Delhi including Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple, India Gate, and more. Then you would be returning to the hotel for overnight stay
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Day 03 - Delhi to Udaipur by air
Day 17 - Thimphu Sightseeing
On day 3, after breakfast, you would be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport to board your flight for Udaipur. On your arrival in Udaipur, you would be welcomed by our representative, who then will take you to your designated hotel.
Udaipur is the City of Lakes, founded by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1567 AD. The city has many monuments and lakes that will make your visit a worthwhile experience.
Day 04 - Udaipur Sightseeing
On day 4, after breakfast, you would be visiting Udaipur City. You would be taken to visit famous monuments like the City Palace Museum, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari, and famous Eklingji, Nagda, and Nathdwara temples. Afterward, you would be returning to the hotel for overnight stay
Day 05 - Udaipur to Ranakpur to Jodhpur by road
On day 5, after breakfast, you would be driven to Jodhpur and on the way, you would also be visiting Ranakpur temples. Ranakpur is famous for Jain Temple which was built during the reign of Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. It is one of the most famous temples of Rajasthan. It has 1440 columns, and none of them are alike.
Arriving at Jodhpur, you would be transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Day 06 - Jodhpur Sightseeing
after breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Jodhpur will begin. You would get to visit the renowned Mehrangarh Fort, located on a hilltop, overlooking the city creating a beautiful vista. The fort has many palaces, paintings, and other historical items. Then you would be visiting Jaswant Thada Memorial and proceed to visit Umaid Bhawan Palace. You would return to the hotel for overnight stay
Day 07 - Jodhpur to Jaipur by road
after breakfast, you would be driving for Jaipur. On your arrival there, you would be transferred to your designated hotel. You would be free for the rest of the day
Day 08 - Jaipur Sightseeing
after breakfast, you would be visiting Amer Fort, the former capital of the royal Rajputs. Located on the hilltop in the Aravalli region, this fort is a great illustration of the combination of Rajput and Islamic architecture. The fort has many famous monuments and the best way to get up to the fort would be through an elephant ride in royal style.
In the afternoon, you would be taken to visit the monumental Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, City Palace & Observatory – a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, Jantar Mantar, and visit the liveliest markets of Jaipur with some of the best work of arts and crafts.
Day 09 - Jaipur to Fatehpur Sikri to Agra by Road
in the afternoon, you would be driven to Agra and en route, you would be visiting Fatehpur Sikri (ghost town). There, you would get to see Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Salim Chisti, and Jama Masjid. On your arrival at Agra, you would be transferred to your hotel for check-in
Day 10 - Agra Sightseeing
after breakfast, you would be visiting Agra Fort, the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire for succeeding generations. The fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its construction was initiated by Emperor Akbar. Later on, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb also made significant additions in it. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.
In the evening, you would get to witness the magic of the ultimate symbol of eternal love, and the major Mughal accomplishment, The Taj Mahal at Sunset. It was built by Shah Jahan to honor the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You can also enjoy Tonga Ride or Tuk Tuk ride near Taj Mahal
Day 11 -Agra to Jhansi to Orchha to Khajuraho by Shatabdi Express
On day 11, in the morning, after breakfast, you would be transferred to the railway station in time to board the train for Jhansi. On your arrival at Jhansi, you would be welcomed by our representative; then you would be transferred to Khajuraho by road. On the way, you would also be visiting the historical site of Orchha. Later the drive will continue to Khajuraho and on arriving there, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 12 - Khajuraho Sightseeing
On day 12, after breakfast, you would be visiting Khajuraho, which is famous for temples and erotic sculptures. You will get to see the western group of temples including Chaunset Yogini temple, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta temple, Vishwanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple and the Visha Temple. In the afternoon, you would visit Parsvanath Temple, dedicated to one of the Jain Tirthankaras.
In the evening, you will get to enjoy the Light & Sound Show at temples.
Day 13 - Khajuraho to Varanasi by air
On day 13, after a leisurely breakfast, you would be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Varanasi. On your arrival there, you would be transferred to your hotel.
In the afternoon, you would be visiting Bharat Mata Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University, and Alamgir Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
Later on, you would be taken to visit Sarnath, located 5 miles out of Varanasi. It is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, where Lord Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC. You would also get to see the ruins of a once thriving Buddhist monastery and then visit a fine Museum which contains an exceptional collection of Buddhist art and sculptures discovered at the site. In the evening, you would be visiting Ghats for magnificent Aarti Ceremony
Day 14 - Varanasi to Kathmandu by air
in the early morning, you would be taken for a boat excursion on the holy river Ganges where you would get to see the bathing Ghats where people take bath and worship. Visiting Ghats is one of the most amazing experiences of a visit Varanasi.
Then you would get to enjoy healthy and delicious breakfast, and afterward, you would be transferred to the airport to board your flight for Kathmandu. Arriving at Kathmandu, you would be welcomed by our representative and then you would be transferred to your designated hotel.
Soon after, you would be taken for a sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a world heritage site, and there you will get to see Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. Later on, you would get to enjoy local Nepalese cuisines at Dinner and witness some great cultural programs
Day 15 - Kathmandu Sightseeing
On day 15, after breakfast, you would be taken to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath Stupa a.k.a. Monkey Temple, and after that, you would be having one-hour exploration in Thamel. Bhaktapur houses medieval art & architecture and still preserves the elements of medieval times.
Patan Durbar Square is located in Lalitpur, the city of fine arts. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of its main attractions is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur used to live. You can visit the palace and other sites in Patan like Oku Bahal, Mahaboudha, Kumbeshwar, and Achheswar Mahavihar.
Swayambhunath Stupa is also called the Monkey Temple as hundreds of monkeys scurry around the temple at night after the pilgrims and priests have left. In the evening, you would free to spend the time as you wish and if you want, you can also explore the Thamel tourist market
Day 16 - From Kathmandu to Paro by air
after breakfast, you would be taken airport to board your flight for Paro in Bhutan. Arriving there, you would be driven to Thimphu. You would be having your lunch at a local restaurant service delicious cuisines of Bhutan.
On the way to Thimphu, you would be visiting Tamchhog Lhakhang. It is a temple built by Thang Thong Gyalpo of Tibet, who was also responsible for constructing many iron bridges all over Bhutan.
Later on, you would also be visiting, Paper factory, which is handmade papermaking in Bhutan working with age-old tradition initiated in the 8th century of Bhutanese history
after breakfast, you would be visiting the market in Thimphu, which is held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. People gather there, attired in colorful outfits, and they go to stalls and do bartering. It is a fun-filled experience.
After that, you would be visiting Kuenselcholing View Point, from where you can get a good view of the Thimphu valley. Next, you would be seeing Memorial Chorten, a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan.
Then you would be taken to visit Post office of Bhutan, Bhutan Craft Bazaar, Textile Museum, and Tashichho Dzong, which houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body. After that, you can spend some time walking around the city. You will also be having your lunch and dinner at local restaurants serving delightful local cuisines
Day 18 - Thimphu to Paro by road
in the early morning, you would be driven to Paro and take a hike to Taktsang Monastery. It is Bhutan's most recognizable cultural monument perched on a cliff of 2640 ft in height. After having a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, you would be visiting a local farmhouse. There eating, taking bath and (at times, staying for a night), can give you a chance to see the inside life of such a home. Later on, you can stroll around the town and see the lifestyle of the locals
Day 19 - Paro to Delhi by air
In the morning after an early breakfast at the hotel and you would be driven to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. Our representative will help you through the formalities before you board the plane.
Arriving at Delhi, you would be transferred to your hotel and you can spend the rest of the day shopping in the local markets, or do whatever you want to do. You would be returning to the hotel for the night
Day 20 - Departure from Delhi
After having your breakfast at the hotel, you would be taken to the International airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.
Hopefully, you would take some sweet and memorable memories with you from this tour and come back for more .
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