The 16 days grand India and Nepal Tour takes you through India's cultural and historical sites before connecting to the naturally beautiful Nepal. The tour combines heritage, culture, religion, nature, and wildlife in the most beautiful cities of the South Asian countries; India and Nepal.
The tour begins from India and passes the cities of Delhi, Jaipur, and Srinagar before connecting to Nepal via a flight to Kathmandu. The tour then continues to explore the landmarks of Bhaktapur, Pokhara, and Chitwan cities. Throughout the journey, you will visit various sights, enjoy cable car rides, take a mountain flight, and experience a jungle safari.
In the India and Nepal Tour, you will witness the world's highest mountain, Asia's largest and highest cable car, the most beautiful forts, one of the 7 wonders of the world, and several UNESCO World Heritage sites, among others.
|Day 1||Arrival in Delhi and go Sightseeing, then Drive to Agra - 4 hours (180 km)|
|Day 2||Visit Taj Mahal, then drive to Jaipur; visit Fatehpur Sikri on the way - 5 hours (243 km)|
|Day 3||Sightseeing in Jaipur, then drive back to Delhi - 5 hours (265 km)|
|Day 4||Flight from Delhi to Srinagar, Kashmir, then Sightseeing - 1 hour 30 minutes|
|Day 5||Drive to Sonamarg, then back to Srinagar - 3 hours (84 km)|
|Day 6||Drive to Gulmarg, then back to Srinagar - 2 hours (51 km)|
|Day 7||Drive to Pahalgam for Sightseeing, then drive back to Srinagar. Flight to Delhi - 3 hours drive (90 km)|
|Day 8||Fight from Delhi, India to Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Day 9||Everest Sightseeing Flight, then Kathmandu sightseeing tour|
|Day 10||Sightseeing in Bhaktapur, Panauti, and Sanga, and drive to Nagarkot|
|Day 11||Sunrise view from Nagarkot, drive back to Kathmandu, then flight to Pokhara- 30 minutes flight|
|Day 12||Drive to Sarangkot Viewpoint (1,600m/5,249ft) then Pokhara Sightseeing|
|Day 13||Flight to Chitwan and Sightseeing tour - 20 minutes flight|
|Day 14||Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park, Tharu Cultural Program|
|Day 15||Jungle Activities in Chitwan National Park and fly back to Kathmandu|
|Day 16||Final departure from Nepal|
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Once you land in New Delhi, the capital of India, you will be greeted by our representatives at the International Airport terminal. After lunch, your guide will take you around different monumental sights. Your first stop will be Jama Masjid, one of India's largest mosques. Following that, you can stroll the streets of Delhi and head to India gate, a monumental site commemorating the soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War.
You will observe the Presidential House and Lotus Temple as you visit the Akshardham Temple, one of the most architecturally beautiful marble-laden temples. Qutub Minar is next on the list, the tallest brick-made Minaret in the world. You can also visit the 16th-century Red Fort of the ancient Mughal Emperors. If time permits, you can visit Humayun's Tomb, the first garden tomb in India.
After the tour, you will be driven to Agra and transferred to a hotel.
Overnight in Agra.
Begin this exciting day by heading out to visit the mighty Taj Mahal. It is the world's most famous Mausoleum, built in the 1630s with white marble by a Mughal emperor in remembrance of his wife. When the sun hits the white marbles, the view looks mesmerizing. After enjoying the visit, head back to the hotel to have breakfast, then drive to Jaipur.
On the way, you will stop at a UNESCO World Heritage site called Fatehpur Sikri, a royal fortress of Indo-Islamic architecture built by the Mughal empire. Following your excursion, you will continue to drive to Jaipur.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.
It is an exciting day as you will visit some of Jaipur's most significant cultural and historical sites. Your guide will take you to the Amer Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 9th century by Rajput rulers in Mughal architecture.
Following the visit to Amer, Sightseeing continues to Hawa Mahal, called Palace of Breeze, built beautifully with red and pink sandstone. From there, visit the City Palace, designed in a mixture of Rajput, Mughal, and European architecture in the 17th century.
After you stroll through the museum and temples of the palace, you can also observe Jantar Mantar - the world's largest stone sundial. It is an excellent collection of 19 astronomical instruments that help predict the time and astronomical movement. From there, you will be driven back to Delhi and transferred to a hotel.
Overnight in Delhi.
Catch an early morning flight to Srinagar, the largest city and the summer capital of Kashmir. After arriving at Srinagar, you will be transferred to your houseboat, where you can unpack. From there, you will be guided to Hari Parbat, a hill comprising a fort with a huge 100 feet tall Indian Flag, a Hindu temple, a gurudwara, and a mosque. From there, you will be driven to Mughal gardens, a garden built by Mughals with a Persian touch.
After enjoying the natural beauty, head to Pari Mahal - The Palace of Fairies, a seven-terraced garden with Islamic architecture built by a Mughal emperor on top of the Zabarwan mountain range. Next up, you will drive to Shankaracharya temple, located on the top of a historic hill. It is one of the most iconic Buddhist architectural temples connected to the Persian and Muslim faith alike. After the excursion, return to your houseboat.
Overnight in Srinagar.
After having early morning breakfast, take a drive to Sonamarg, which is known to be a historical gateway of the Silk Road which connected China and Kashmir. The name is translated to 'meadow of gold. Filled with snow, Sonamarg is the base camp for Ladakh. You can observe the glaciers that remain there throughout the year. Make sure to carry something warm to wear. After enjoying the hill station views, head back to Srinagar for the night.
Overnight in Srinagar.
Like the previous day, we will visit yet another amazing scenic place. After breakfast, you will be driven to Gulmarg, translated to 'Meadow of Flowers, ' which is situated on the Pir Panjal Range of the western Himalayas at an altitude of 8,700 ft and is almost dreamlike and beautiful. Due to the silver snow falling all year, it is also known as the world's highest 18-hole Golf course and the popular Ski Resort. It is Asia's 7th top ski spot. To make the experience more dreamlike, you can take a cable car ride to enjoy views of Kongdori. The Gulmarg cable car is Asia's largest and highest and the world's second-largest and second-highest cable car attractions, so expect the unexpected. After the amazing time there, you will be transferred back to Srinagar.
Overnight in Srinagar.
After breakfast, drive to Pahalgam, the Valley of Shepherds. It is the main highlight of the Liddhar valley, surrounded by the Himalayas. You can also witness people trekking, hiking, and fishing in the river. Make sure to visit the holy Amarnath cave if time permits. The scenic valley looks as good as Switzerland's alps in Baisaran. Of Course, this place also has a golf course, not to forget the amazing Sheshnag, Marsar, and Tullian lakes, as well as the unique Kolahoi glacier. You can indulge in pony rides as well.
Betaab valley is another attraction named after the Hindi movie Betaab shot here. This valley is green and picturesque. After enjoying the excursion, you will return on time to Srinagar Airport and board a flight that takes you to Delhi. After reaching, you will be taken to your hotel.
Overnight in Delhi.
Bidding farewell to our representative there and the beautiful and incredible India, you will fly to yet another amazing tourist destination, Nepal. Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel in Thamel.
After some rest in the hotel, you can stroll around the streets of Thamel to enjoy the evening and nightlife. You can buy some souvenirs or enjoy authentic local meals.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
This is one of the tour's most exciting and thrilling days as you will be hovering around the gigantic Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Before having breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport. From there, you will take 40 minutes to 1-hour flight in the Everest region to the northeast of Kathmandu. The mountain flight offers a birds-eye view of the panoramic mountain ranges. Some of the most notable highest 8000m mountains in the flight are Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse.
From the airport, you will be driven to your hotel for breakfast. Then you can enjoy sightseeing visits to some notable religious sites like the popular Swayambhunath and Boudhanath Stupa, best known for being some of Nepal's most beautiful and largest stupas. You can also visit the Pashupatinath, the holiest Hindu temple in Nepal.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
You will be taking a short drive to Bhaktapur, one of the valley's three major cities. You can explore the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, museums, temples, and statues in the courtyards. To get a clearer picture of the Newari culture and tradition, you can visit Panauti, one of the oldest towns in Nepal. It is situated in the southeast of the city. Visit the Panauti Durbar Square built by the Malla kings and witness the different shrines and statues of religious significance. Also, observe the Indreshwar temple, one of Nepal's largest and tallest pagoda-style temples. From Panauti, drive to Sanga, known best for the tall statue of Shiva.
In the late afternoon, you will be taken to the hill station of Nagarkot to witness the sunset scene from the top of the hill, which is breathtaking. Then you will stay at a hotel in Nagarkot for the night.
Overnight in Nagarkot.
Early in the morning, even before dawn, you will take a short hike to the watch tower of Nagarkot to witness the amazing sunrise. At the altitude of 2,175m, you will witness the views of Mt.Everest towards the North-East and Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Annapurna as well. Following that, you will hike back to your hotel for morning breakfast. From there, drive back to Kathmandu and then board a flight to Pokhara city.
Upon reaching Pokhara- the City of Lakes, you will be transferred to your hotel. From thereon, you can freshen up and head out for some sightseeing activity. You can go short boating in the Phewa Lake and visit the Tal Barahi Island temple. In the evening, enjoy the live music near the Phewa lakeside.
Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Before dawn, you will get ready for a drive to Sarangkot hill station for the most amazing sunrise view. The magical hill will offer views of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mt. Annapurna, to name a few. After witnessing the sunrise, you can have breakfast at the nearby hotel. From there, drive back to Pokhara to begin a sightseeing tour.
Your first stop can be the Davis Falls, a popular waterfall gushing onto a cave. Nearby, you can visit the Gupteshwor cave and the Bat cave. Then to witness the ancient Himalayan culture and tradition and understand mountaineering, you can visit the International Mountain Museum.
Once the Sightseeing is done, head back to the hotel and enjoy warm, authentic Nepali food.
Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Wake up early in the morning for a transfer to the domestic airport to take a flight to Chitwan. You will immediately feel the difference in the climate, so make sure to bring appropriate summer clothes. After settling down, you can visit the various Tharu communities around Chitwan. You can visit Sauraha village, 7 km from the national park. You can witness the dioramas and paintings of ancient Tharu communities in the Tharu Cultural Museum and Research Center. You can have the exquisite cuisines of Chitwan, mainly authentic local foods like marinated duck, snail soup, and dumplings.
Overnight stay in Chitwan.
In the morning, you will fully explore the Chitwan National Park and witness its diversity with various jungle activities. Going on a jungle safari is a must in the region. You can interact with the experienced guides and witness diverse wildlife like wild elephants, one-horned rhinos, swamp deer, leopards, kingfishers, and occasionally Bengel tigers. You can opt for a jungle safari by jeep or ride elephants too. You should visit the Elephant breeding center, a sanctuary established to protect the endangered elephants of the region.
After the safari, you can entertain yourself with the Tharu cultural program from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The main objective of this program is to introduce the Tharu culture to tourists through dances like the Danda Nach (Stick Dance) and Ago Nach (Fire Dance), and Mayur Nach (Peacock Dance).
Overnight stay in Chitwan.
This morning, fully explore the Chitwan National Park with various jungle activities. You can take part in the activities that you missed out on the day before. Such activities include village walks, bird watching, boating in the Rapti river to observe the activities of Gharial crocodiles, and viewing the sunrise from the bank of the East Rapti river.
Immediately after, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu. As the rest of the day is yours, you are free to do as you please. If not for resting, you could go on a shopping spree in the streets of Thamel for souvenirs or even visit more religious sites in the city. Finally, you can enjoy your last dinner in Nepal.
Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.
After an amazing time in two mesmerizing countries, it is finally time to bid farewell. You will be dropped at the international terminal of the Airport in Kathmandu for your flight back home. Remember the architectural beauties observed in India and the naturally beautiful cities in Nepal. As you leave, plan another successful Nepal tour with our support.