Start and end in New Delhi! With the eco tour Wildlife & Cultural Trails of India and Nepal, you have a 18 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 8 other destinations in Asia. Wildlife & Cultural Trails of India and Nepal includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transport and more.
Arrive Delhi. ?Arrive Delhi and transfer to your prebooked hotel. later tour to old Delhi with a fun rickshaw ride among the crazy crowds/markets of Chandni chowk. Evening reserved for a spectacular sound and light sow in Akshardham temple (closed on Monday).. Overnight stay at the hotel in DelhIStart point IGI Airport / Delhi hotels, New Delhi, Delhi, India 06:00 - 11:00
Delhi/Jaipur:- ?After Breakfast check out from hotel and drive for 05-06 hours to another historical and imperial city - Jaipur. On arrival check-in to your hotel , night stay at the hotel in Jaipur
3. Jaipur:- ?After Breakfast excursion to Amer fort on a hill with a optional Elephant ride (one way ascend), Soon after we visit, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Walled Pinkcity & Albert Hall Museum. By the evening we experience the Rajasthani dinner, folk music and dance with complete rural atmosphere in an ethnic village. night stay at the hotel in Jaipur
4. Jaipur/Ranthambore (park opens after 01st October till May 30). ?After Breakfast check out from hotel and drive for 03 hours Ranthambore. Later Evening game drive into the forest.
Ranthambore/Agra ? ?After Breakfast check out from hotel and drive for 05-06 hours Agra.
6. Agra. ?Breakfast at the hotel, Soon after we visit the world-famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, voted as the top wonder of the world by citizens all over the world. Later also visit the red fort the seat of emprie of the Mughal capITAL.
7. Agra/Delhi & Fly Varaansi. ?After Breakfast check out from hotel and drive for 03-04 hours to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and checkin hotle in Varanasi. night stay
Varanasi ? ?Starts early with a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges, watch the light gradually illuminate the many ghats and temples along the river as you pass. Later take a trip to nearby Sarnath, one of the four main Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. The site is where Buddha preached his message of the path to enlightenment and features a number of stupas and museums to explore. ? Evening transfer to the river banks to witness the famous fire paryer ceremony known as "ganga aarti". Overnight at hotle in Varanasi.
Varanasi to Lumbini ?This day say namaste to Nepal, as you cross the border at Gorakhpur. Traverse through the green fields dotted with small villages in the hinterland of rural india, there?s always something to look at out the windows. On entering Nepal, complete border formalities, change your vehicle to nepalaese vehicle, transfer to the hotel in Lumbini (approximately 1 hour). This is no ordinary border town, but the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, and one of his four holy places of pilgrimage. Its said in the Parinibbana Sutta that Buddha identified the sites as those of his birth, enlightenment, first discourse and death. You?ll visit the beautiful Ashoka Pillars and hop on cycle rickshaws to the Maya Devi Temple, the actual site where Lord Buddha is thought to have been born. ?overnight at the hotel in Lumbini.
Lumbini to Chitwan. It?s a drive of 6-7 hours and scenic through lush green and hilly countrysidede. after breakfast get driven to the Chitwan National Park. Nepals best known National park, less than 150 kms away from both Pokhara and Kathmandu. Covering an area of 932 sq km., Royal Bengal tiger , freshwater dolphins, One horn Rhino, Genetic crocodile are the main attraction of this National Park. Up on your arrival at Hotel in Chitwan, refreshment break followed by lunch. At evening, slow walk to visit indigenous people of this National park with their native, unspoiled tradition & customs. . Overnight at hotel. overnight at Jungle Lodge
Chitwan: ?we will drive you to the Jungle safari, that will last for 2 hours. (This tour is very famous for observing one horn Rhino, Royal Bengal tiger and many more). Overnight at hotel.Jungle safari, explore in Chitwan Jungle.
Chitwan/Pokhra Drive , 6hrs The next stop on your tour is Pokhara, a significant tourism destination in between the great Himalayas and Mahabharata Range in the central region of the country. It is the world from where one can enjoy the magnificent view of mountains having elevation above 8000 meters while sitting below 1000 meter above sea level. Out of the highest mountains of the world, which are known as eight thousanders having elevation above 8000 meters - Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu can be seen from Pokhara. It is an enhancing city nestled in a tranquil valley, which is also gateway to the world famous Annapurna Circuit Trail. Overnight in Pokhara
Pokhra: ?Early morning, we drive to Sarangkot for the sunrise. From Sarangkot, one can enjoy clockwise view of snowcapped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, streams and gorges, picturesque villages inhabited by friendly smiling Gurungs, Magars and other ethnic tribes. After noon, Sightseeing includes visits to nearby Tibetan villages, Davids Fall, Mahendra Cave, the famous Seti George and some beautiful temples like Bindhabasini Temple and Pokhara Museum. Sightseeing in Pokhara, also includes a boat ride on Lake Phewa - Phewa Lake is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara
Pokhra to Kathmandu , ?it?s a scenic drive through mountains and countryside. after breakfast get driven to the Nepals capital, Kathmandu (approximately 7 hrs). This panoramic ride takes in all the sights that define Nepal: iridescent rice terraces, deep gorges, fast-flowing rivers and looming mountains. Kathmandu is a mixture of classical ancient architecture and modern development and, with its rich artistic and cultural heritage, it remains the epic destination it has been for decades. Crowded markets and bazaars are the centre of Nepali life and the narrow streets are home to holy men, monks, bicycles, incense, goats and sacred cows. Perhaps head out into Durbar Square, in front of the old royal palace and home to numerous beautiful temples, and browse the stalls of merchants wares. overnight at hotle in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu full day sightseeing ?After breakfast head out to the ancient Bodhnath Stupa ? the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. Its the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu, rich in Buddhist symbolism, and you can observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. ?Later visit hindu pilgrim centre Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating and pilgrims bathing. ?overnight at the hotle in Kathmandu
Kathmandu full day sightseeing ?After breakfast head out to the city of Patan, almost everyone who comes to Kathmandu also visits Patan?s spectacular Durbar Sq ? even after the 2015 earthquake, this remains the finest collection of temples and palaces in the whole of Nepal.Later visit ancient Swayambhunath Temple, also known as the Monkey Temple and Kathmandus most important Buddhist shrine. The sleepy, all-seeing Buddha eyes that stare out from the top have become the quintessential symbol of Nepal. Night sty at Nepal
Fly back to delhi. arrive and checkin hotel. evening you will be taken to a spectacular water fountain show at Akshardham temple. night saty at delhi.
after breakfst in time transfer to delhi airport to board flight for onward journeyEnd point IGI Airport/delhi hotels, New Delhi, Delhi, India 15:00 - 23:00