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From the Ganges to the Himalayas

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Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Pokhra - Kathmandu

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DAY 01 : Welcome to India

On your arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be welcomed by the representative from Alluring India Tour, who will help you with your transfer to the hotel where you can relax.

Delhi Red-Fort-Delhi

Delhi

The Capital of India, Delhi is the 3rd largest city and an epitome of architectural extravaganza. It is often the starting city for the Indian Golden Triangle tour. Delhi also is the crowned city to lead the standards of hospitality, being numbered top in the list of Alluring India Tour’s luxury private tours. It comprises of “Old Delhi”- the capital of Muslim India and “New Delhi” the imperial city created as the nation’s capital by the British. A unique blend of tradition and modernity is prominently visible to its guests as soon they arrive. Here you can come across multiple cultures, languages, traditions and people in complete harmony. 

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DAY 02 : A Tour of The Mega City - DELHI .

Breakfast will be at hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing tour.

Full day sightseeing of Delhi visiting Red Fort, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhawan

Red Fort Red Fort

Red Fort

Red Fort was the seat of Mughal rulers in India and is one of the most popular sightseeing places in Delhi. Popularly known as the ‘Lal Quila’, it is one of the most significant monuments in Delhi. ‘Lal’ is the Hindi word for 'Red' and ‘Quila’ is the Hindi word for a 'Fort'. The famous ruler ‘Shah Jahan’ built this fort in the 17th century on the banks of the river Yamuna. It took around a decade for its completion with its construction beginning in 1938. While in the past it served as an important place for base of the Mughal empire, even today it is known for its architectural grandeur and the prime minister of the country addresses the citizens from this fort, on the Independence day of the country. Alluring India Tour offers the most comprehensive tour of Delhi including a visit to the Red Fort, with a highly experienced guide who will not leave any stones unturned to make your visit to Delhi truly worthwhile.

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India Gate India Gate

India Gate

India Gate is a memorial to the brave soldiers who were killed in the World War I.  It is build in shape of an arch that is 42 meters in height, and is called the ‘All India War Memorial’. It is considered as the national monument of the country and forms a vital component of the sightseeing in Delhi.  The monument comprises of an eternal flame dedicated to the Indian soldiers. This flame is known as ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ meaning the 'Flame of the eternal soldiers'.

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Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in the country, with a capacity to accommodate 25000 devotees at a time. It was built under the reign of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1656 AD. It is also called the Friday congregational mosque because people of the Islam faith turn up in large numbers to offer their prayers on Fridays. The mosque is a great example of architectural expertise that existed during the Mughal period. It is a blend of both Hindu and Mughal style of architecture. It is an important part of the sightseeing tour of Delhi due to its beautiful architecture and Alluring India Tour's knowledgeable guides will help you explore this part of old Delhi.

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Qutub Minar

The Qutub Minar is claimed to be the tallest brick minaret in the world and is a must visit during sightseeing in Delhi. The minaret is 234 feet high and the highest individual tower in the world, with other towers being the Great Pagoda in Pekin, China and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

It was built by the founder of the slave dynasty named ‘Qutub-ud-din Aibak’ in the 12th century to honor the victory of a Mughal King Mohammed Ghori over the Rajputs. It was completed in the 13th century by his son-in-law and successor Iltutmish.  Built exclusively in red brick and sandstone, this minaret is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architecture and is today a pat of the UNESCO World Heritage Site community.  It has often been viewed as a symbol of the military might of the Turko-Afghan dynasty.

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You shall also drive past the Parliament Building & the Rashtrapati Bhavan which is the President’s House. 

Day 03: Drive to 'The Pink City of Jaipur'


After a leisurely breakfast, you will start your drive for 'The Pink City' of Jaipur (264 kms / 5 to 6 hrs) where a representative from Alluring India Tour will meet you and assist with your check-in. You may opt for a visit to 'Choki Dhani Village' in the evening to savor an authentic Rajasthani Cuisine dinner. The village will be all lit up and will offer various traditional art presentations. 

Jaipur

Rajasthan came in existence post India’s independence by merger of the princely states of the region, also once known as “The Land of the Maharajas”. This is when the picturesque city of Jaipur was chosen as the capital of the newly formed state of ‘Rajasthan’. Jaipur today is one of the important cities of the Golden Triangle and can be explored in a royal manner through the private luxury tours offered by Alluring India Tour. These tours are the best way to soak in the grandeur of this royal city. For those who have limited time in hand, may choose for a tour package for Jaipur from Delhi as there are flights available and one can also travel by road. If you have more time in hand, then you must visit the other cities in Rajasthan besides Jaipur and can choose from many of our Rajasthan luxury tour packages.

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Return to your hotel and tuck yourself in your cozy bed for an exciting day to come.

Day 04: A Tour of The City of Jaipur.

Have a comfortable breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for a sightseeing tour of Jaipur.

City Palace Jaipur

The City Palace is a living example of the royal heritage from the glorious Indian history. While the current king and his family still reside in a part of the palace, the other part is open for the visitors to admire and know about the royal India it has always been! City palace can be easily visited during a Jaipur tour from Delhi for a couple of days or through the golden triangle luxury tours offered by Alluring India Tour. Such beautiful palaces take you back in the historic area of the ‘Maharajas’ and ‘Maharanis’ as you explore their biographies and witness the grand lifestyle through the collection of the Royal objects, armors, artifacts etc. The palace is a huge complex comprising of several buildings, gardens, courtyards and gates. The intricately carved marble interiors, magnificent pillars, lattice work and inlaid ornamentations depict the skills of the craftsmen and artisans from the royal era. 

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Jantar Mantar

The words ‘Jantar Mantar’ have several interesting meanings as per the Hindi dictionary. The word ‘Jantar’ refers to an instrument whereas the word ‘Mantar’ means to calculate or consult. Sometimes the word Mantar also refers to ‘witchcraft’. However, it actually means an instrument used to calculate and is basically an observatory used to measure time, predict eclipses and to ascertain other astronomical events. There are five such observatories in India with this one at Jaipur being the largest. Jantar Mantar is also believed to have the world’s largest stone observatory. It is amazing to explore how these simple stone structures were used to make predictions that are done today with the modern  complex equipments.

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Hawa Mahal Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

This monument is one of the favorites in Alluring India Tour's list of Jaipur sightseeing. The plan of the Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace of Winds’ was initiated in the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. However, it was his grandson Sawai Pratap Singh, son of Maharaja Sawai Madhosingh I, who built the Hawa Mahal in 1799 as a continuation of the Royal City Palace. It is a five storied pyramid shaped building made with 953 small windows. These windows are made in pink sand stone and are known as ‘Jharokhas’. The windows are decorated with tiny lattice work and actually resemble a giant honeycomb. The multiple windows keep the palace cool even in summers and was basically used by the royal women of the palace. There is an imperial door connecting the Hawa Mahal to the City palace.

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Return back to the hotel and overnight will be at Jaipur.

Day 05: Drive to Agra - The City that hosts the 'Symbol of Love' - TAJ MAHAL.


After a leisurely breakfast, you will start your drive for Agra (233 kms/ 5 hrs). You can do all but can't help holding your breath to get a glimpse of the dome shaped building that is one of highest visited monuments in South Asia. However, you will have to be patient for today, as you will be checking in to the hotel and relax for the evening. 

However, if you choose not to wait for the next day, you can opt for a visit to the Taj Mahal during the Sunset.

Agra

Agra is one of the most important cities for any traveler seeking heritage tours of India! The presence of 'Taj Mahal' has even immortalized its city Agra as ‘The City of Taj’. Alluring India Tour, takes its guests down the lanes of this historical town giving them, a memorable experience. Through A.I.T.'s luxury tours of North India, a traveler gets to experience the grandeur of the monument, along with high quality services crafted especially for the elite.

It does not take much for a traveler’s eye to discover that there’s more to Agra than just the enchanting Taj Mahal. The city is a virtual gateway to a world of discovery… where moments of an era that’s long gone, still echoes the tale of this glorious town. The older city of Agra has impressively retained much of its resplendent history.

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Day 06: A Tour of the town of Agra

Well, if you have managed to be patient through the night, it is the big day today....your visit to THE TAJ MAHAL is first thing on the cards, today

Taj Mahal

There is no other word, but ‘Overwhelming’ that can best describe the emotions that our travelers experience standing in front of this exquisite monument! ‘Taj Mahal’ today is not only synonymous with ‘India’ but also with eternal love, due to the popular saga of Emperor ‘Shah Jahan’ and his queen ‘Mumtaz Mahal’. The narration mentions that the Emperor loved his queen immensely and promised to make a grand mausoleum in her memory. The architecture of the mausoleum and its surrounding gardens were made to match description of heaven as laid out in the holy Islamic texts. The gardens symbolize paradise gardens that are said to have four flowing rivers through them. As per the mystic Islamic texts of the Mughal period, Paradise is referred to as the ideal garden of abundance with four rivers flowing from a central spring, separating the garden into north, west, south and east. To organize a memorable visit to this exquisite monument, explore the tailor made luxury tour packages, offered by Alluring India Tour! 

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Agra Fort Agra Fort

Agra Fort

The ‘Agra Fort’ was built by the great Mughal Emperor ‘Akbar’. While the Taj Mahal is said to adorn the city of Agra with its beautiful architecture in white marble, the magnificent Agra Fort built in red sandstone is yet another jewel of the Mughal architecture that forms an important part of the sightseeing in Agra. This massive fort is considered as the predecessor of the Delhi Red fort and its wall stretches upto 2.5 kms. Its construction began during the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar and continued till the reign of his grand son Shah Jahan, who contributed to the construction of most of the buildings inside the fort. Travelers who opt for private tours to India with Alluring India Tour, are able to explore the massive Agra fort in a leisurely manner, as they have the freedom to move at their own pace.

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In the evening, you can visit an Indian Family for a cultural interaction over evening Tea. Here we shall also arrange for a demonstration of 'Heena application' (Indian Tattoo). Popularly known as 'Mehndi'It is a favorite amongst young and old women during celebration of festivals and wedding. Today, application of 'Mehndi' has become a part of the Indian Tradition.

This day will be overwhelming for many, after having visited one of the most beautiful piece of Architecture in the world. We won't be surprised if you spend the night at the hotel, dreaming of visiting it again.

Day 07: Flight to 'The Spiritual Capital of India' - Varanasi.

No matter how heavy the breakfast will be, this morning at the hotel; The next destination will make you feel lighter - 'Spiritually'. Let's check out to board a flight to Varanasi, also known as 'The City of Temples'.

Varanasi

Varanasi, known by many names such as Kashi, Benaras & Banaras, is an important pilgrim destination in India and is situated on the banks of the holy river ‘Ganga’ (Ganges). Varanasi is believed to be more than 5000 years old, which means that it is not only the oldest city in India but also one of the oldest living civilizations in the world.

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Our representative shall be waiting to receive you at the Varanasi airport and shall assist you with your check-in at the hotel. After a bit of relaxation, you shall proceed for the River Ganges to enjoy the evening Aarti at the Ghats. After the Aarti ceremony, you would be able to enjoy a sumptuous dinner at banks of Ganges river, in one of the ancient haveli hotels. Traditional Indian food served in silver dinnerware is quite an experience.

We shall now drop you back to your hotel, where you can spend a wonderful night and recharge yourselves for more cultural experiences coming up...

Day 08: Tour of the Ghats of Varanasi & Sarnath.

Drive to Dashashwamedh Ghat early in the morning and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. After the holy visit, drive through the most famous Banaras Hindu University of India.

Return to your hotel and relax until lunch time. Post Lunch you shall proceed for the sightseeing tour of Sarnath. It is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices in Sarnath.

Sarnath Sarnath

Sarnath

Sarnath is a small town situated  approx. 10 kms. from Varanasi. After attaining enlightenment  at Bodhgaya, Lord Buddha travelled to Sarnath. This town became popular because this is the place where Gautama Buddha preached his first sermon which is popularly referred to as the ‘Maha Dharm Chakra Parivartan’.

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Return to the hotel and enjoy your breakfast and later proceed for sightseeing tour of Varanasi cit visiting famous temples and one of the most famous University of India B.H.U.

Catch up on your sleep tonight, back at hotel. For tomorrow is a new day and a new country awaits you - 'NEPAL'.

Day 09: Flight to Kathmandu - Nepal.

Have your breakfast at the hotel & board your flight for Katmandu.

Kathmandu Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. This city is surrounded by 4 major mountains namely Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun & Chandragiri. Kathmandu has a very rich history which is almost 2000 years old.

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On arrival at Katmandu, check in at the hotel and enjoy the day in leisure.

Day 10: The Tour of Kathmandu.

Have your breakfast at the hotel and get set to proceed for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

Patan is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. Patan is the second largest city in the valley. It is some time referred to as Lalitpur, which means city of beauty. A golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Bouddhanath is one of the world’s largest stupa and is generally acknowledged to be the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet.  The temple of Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated 5 Kms. East of Kathmandu on the banks of sacred Bagmati river.

Let us now take you back to your hotel, where you shall spend a peaceful night.

Day 11: Drive to Pokhra - Nepal.

Have your breakfast at the hotel & start your drive for and later start your drive for Pokhra. (230 kms /5 hrs).  

Pokhra

Pokhra is the 2nd largest city in Nepal. This city boasts of its stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks, several beautiful lakes and also is a home to hindu & Buddhist temples, and church. The city is considered even more a mystical place than Kathmandu. Pokhra is mainly known for adventure tourism as it is the base for the famous Annapurna Circuit trek.

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After arriving at Pokhra, check in at the hotel and rest of the day will be at leisure.

Day 12: The Tour of Pokhra.

We start our day with the early morning visit to Sarangkot for the fabulous sunrise. After the spectacular sunrise, we drive back to our hotel to start our remaining activities for the day with the breakfast at the hotel and proceed for the sightseeing tour of Pokhra.

The Old Bazaar, Pokhara's traditional bazaar is colorful and so are its ethnically diverse traders. The place remains bustling with traders from not only Nepal but also from places as far as Kashmir, Tibet, Ladakh and China. Annapurna Museum, the Natural History Museum is located at Prithvi Narayan Campus east of the old bazaar. Phewa Lake is situated at an altitude of 784m above the sea level with an island temple at the middle of the lake. Davi's waterfall is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep garge, leaping through several potholes. Barahi Temple is the most important religious monument in Pokhara, this two -stories pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector's deity representing the female force - Shakti.

Day 13:Drive back to Kathmandu.

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, proceed for Kathmandu. (158 kms. / 5-6 hrs.)

On arrival at Kathmandu, check in at the hotel and explore the colourful local markets. Also visit the Durbar Square which is the historic seat of royalty, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people.

Day 14: Flight back to Delhi to connect to your flight back home or to the next destination.

After having breakfast in the hotel, you shall be transferred to the airport to board your flight for Delhi.  On your arrival at Delhi airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will help you with your transfer to the hotel where you can wash and change. 

Your vehicle will be waiting for you at the hotel, to drop you to the airport to catch a flight back home or to the next destination.

 

Best Months for this tour: October, November, December, January, February, March

Inclusions

TOUR LAND PRICE WILL INCLUDE:

  1. Economy class domestic airfare for Delhi – Varanasi & Varanasi –Agra 
  2. 1 Double/Twin room accommodation with breakfast 
  3. Meet and Greet at the airport at all applicable places
  4. All airport transfers by Private Air Conditioned Car
  5. All sightseeing by Private Air Conditioned Car
  6. Inter-city transfers by Private Air Conditioned Car
  7. Services of English Speaking Guide
  8. Monument Entrances. Boat ride at Varanasi at the time of sunset
  9. Boat ride at Varanasi at the time of sunrise
  10. Maharajah Silver Thali Dinner at a Haveli hotel at bank of Ganges River in Varanasi 
  11. A brief Session on Astrology
  12. One hour session on Yoga and Meditation
  13. Cultural interaction with an Indian family over tea at their house
  14. Demonstration of Heena (Indian Tattoo) application on hand
  15. Elephant Back Ascent at Amber Fort in Jaipur 
  16. Evening visit to Choki Dhani in Jaipur along with Dinner
  17. Complimentary usage of Hand phone with Indian roaming number
  18. Complimentary packaged drinking water throughout sightseeing
  19. All Transport Taxes, Inter State Vehicle Permit, Driver Allowance and Parking Charges
  20. All hotel & Govt. Taxes
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