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Tale of Two countries

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Delhi - Amritsar - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Kathamandu

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Day 01: Arrival at Delhi and day at leisure.

On your arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be welcomed by a 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: This morning you shall be transferred to the airport to board flight for Amritsar.

Amritsar

Apart from being the home of the world's largest Gurudwara (the Golden Temple), Amritsar is also known for its Sikh history and culture.  Amritsar was founded by the 4th Sikh Guru - Guru Ram Das and in the earlier  days, it was called as Rāmdāspur.

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Check-in on arrival and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day 03: Have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel and proceed for the sightseeing tour of Amritsar visiting Golden Temple, Jalian Wala Bagh, Wagha Border.

Golden Temple Golden Temple

Golden Temple

The Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara , popularly known as Golden Temple, is the most glorious Sikh temple, built by the 4th Sikh Guru – Guru Ram Das and was completed by his successor - Guru Arjan Dev (5th Sikh Guru). This temple has the most elegantly decorated shrines in the whole world and has been praised widely by generations for its architecture. Till today, lakhs of people visit this temple on a daily basis to worship the God.  

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Jalian Wala Bagh

As much as Amritsar is known for its pious Golden temple, it is also known for its tragic event at Jalianwala Bagh. At this garden, mass killing of the locals were ordered by the British Lieutenant Governor - General Dyer, to suppress the Indian freedom movement. Around thirteen hundred men, women and children were killed here. They had gathered to celebrate the local festival of Baisakhi but since all public meetings were banned at that time, it was considered to be a revolt and the British general ordered the brutal killing of all those gathered at this garden.

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Wagah Border

Situated in between Lahore, Punjab of Pakistan and Amritsar, Punjab of India, Wagah Border is the only road border crossing between India and Pakistan. It is an army checkpoint to protect any intruders from Pakistan and also restrict any Indian from going to Pakistan without permission. The boundary line dividing India and Pakistan upon the Partition of India, was drawn through the village of Wagah at the time of independence in 1947 and hence the eastern half of this village is in India and the other half is in Pakistan.

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Day 04: Have your breakfast and transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi.

You will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, you shall be welcome by our representative who will assist you to transfer to the hotel. Reach and check in at the hotel. Overnight will be at hotel in Delhi.

Day 05: Full day sightseeing of Delhi visiting Red Fort, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhawan.

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

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 06: Have your breakfast and drive to Agra (210 kms / 4 hrs)

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 07:Enjoy your breakfast & later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Agra visiting the ‘Taj Mahal’ and ‘Agra Fort’.

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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Day 08: After an early breakfast, proceed for Jaipur (250 kms / 5 hrs) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur sikri

Fatehpur Sikri has a vital place amongst the heritage India tours and has an interesting legend for its inception. It was built by the Mughal ruler Akbar as a tribute to a Sufi saint know as ‘Salim Chisti’. When Akbar seeked the blessings of this saint, he was blessed with 3 sons and thus to honor the saint, he built this magnificent city around 37 kms from Agra. Akbar also named one of his sons after the name of this sage - ‘Salim’. He took great interest in the building of this city and greatly influenced the architectural style. It took several years in its construction but the Mughal rulers could not rule here for a long period. When functional, this city did serve as a seat of governance for the Mughal rulers and was the capital of Mughal empire. However, legend goes that due to an injustice done in the court of Akbar, whereby he wrongly sentenced punishment to a female dancer for theft, this city was cursed by her father. The dancer was named Zarina and she was accused of theft of a golden bangle belonging to the Queen. It was a conspiracy by a fellow member in the service of the Queen. She did not steal the bangle and could not bear the accusation, ending her life. After her death, her father cursed the king and there was scarcity of water in the kingdom due to which the emperor had to abandon the city within two decades of their rule. Fatehpur Sikri gradually emerged as a must visit destination among the sightseeing places near Delhi and Agra. Alluring India Tour offers an option to visit Fatehpur Sikri either from Agra or en-route while traveling by road between Jaipur and Agra.

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Continue your drive to Jaipur.

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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On arrival at Jaipur, a representative from Alluring India will meet you and assist with your check-in.

Day 09: Have a comfortable breakfast at the hotel & proceed for a sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting the Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar & Hawa Mahal.

Amber Fort Amber Fort

Amber Fort

‘Amber Fort’ usually pronounced as ‘Amer Fort’ is an important sightseeing in Jaipur, located at a distance of about 11 kms from the city. It is also one of the favorites among the guests of Alluring India. Amer was known as Dhundar (symbolizing a sacrificial mount in the western frontiers) in the medieval period and was ruled by the Kachwahas from the 11th century onwards, till the capital was moved from Amer to Jaipur. Amber was historically part of the Meena clan, who had built a fort at this very site until the king ‘Raja Man Singh’, commander in Chief of Akbar’s army, built over the fort of the Meenas. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Sawai Jai Singh I, the Amer fort is a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. While the interior walls depict expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings, the breathtaking Maota Lake in the foreground adorns the grand structure. The mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seem to be a beautiful illusion enhancing the gorgeous structure built in white marble and red sandstone. The sightseeing at Jaipur is incomplete without a visit to this famous fort.

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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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Day 10 : Have your breakfast at the hotel & start your drive for Delhi. On your arrival at Delhi, transfer to the airport to board flight for Kathmandu.

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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Day 11: Have a leisurely breakfast and proceed for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu visiting Patan, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath & Pashupatinath.

Patan

Patan, also referred to as Lalitpur, is one of the royal cities in Kathmandu valley. Patan is known for its rich Buddhist history and heritage. This city is filled with diverse temples, monasteries  and is also known for its fine architectural religious sites containing wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture. Hence this city is often known as a ‘city of festival and feast’.

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Durbar square Durbar square

Durbar square

Kathmandu's Durbar Square is one of three durbar (royal palace) squares in the Kathmandu Valley and all of them are  UNESCO World Heritage Site.  This site consisting of old temples and palaces  symbolize the religious and cultural life of the ancient people. It is here where the coronation of the Nepalese monarch took place.

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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.

Day 12: Have your breakfast and you shall be transferred to the airport to board flight for Next Destination

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

Inclusions


TOUR LAND PRICE INCLUDES:

  1. Double / twin room accommodation
  2. Breakfast in Hotel as per the Itinerary
  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. Train tickets for air conditioned class for Delhi-Amritsar-Delhi
  8. All Monument Entrances
  9. Services of English Speaking Guide
  10. Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi
  11. Tonga Ride In Agra
  12. Elephant Back Ascent at Amer Fort in Jaipur
  13. Extensive Sightseeing as Per the Tour Program
  14. Hand phone with Indian Number for 24 x 7 customer support
  15. All Transport Taxes, Inter State Vehicle Permit, Driver Allowance
  16. All hotel & Govt. Tax.
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