The Golden Triangle & Nepal Tour





Itinerary


Destinations :- Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Kathmandu



Day 1 : Delhi


Arrival in Delhi.
Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Meals on own.

Overnight in the Regent Continental.


Day 2 : Delhi to Agra


Breakfast at your hotel.
Morning depart by taxi for Agra. (Approx 4 ½ hrs)
Upon arrival check in at your hotel and have lunch.

Agra stands on the right bank of the Yamuna River and was once the seat of the Mughal Rulers. A city enshrined in romance and famous for its beautiful medieval monuments. The passion of the Mughals for building endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world.

After lunch, visit the famous Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world, built by Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz Mahal by the banks of the Yamuna River. The Taj Mahal  built in 1631- 1653, has been referred to as a poem in white marble. Taj Mahal means "Crown Palace" and is in fact the most well-preserved and architecturally beautiful tomb in the world. The dome is made of white marble, but the tomb is set against the plain across the river and it is this background that works its magic of colours that, through their reflection, change the view of the Taj.

The colours change at different hours of the day and during different seasons. Like a jewel, the Taj sparkles in moonlight when the semi-precious stones inlaid into the white marble on the main mausoleum catch the glow of the moon. The Taj is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden when the moon shines. These changes, they say, depict the different moods of woman.

Later in the afternoon, visit the Agra Fort. This too was built alongside the Yamuna River and stretches for almost 2.5 km. The fort contains splendid palaces both in red sandstone and white marble, built by two generations of prolific master builders. Of the nearly 500 Akbari buildings built in the Bengal and Gujarati traditions, only a few have survived, arrayed in a band on the riverfront. 
Evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight stay in Howard Park Plaza.


Day 3 : Agra to Jaipur


After breakfast, depart by taxi for Jaipur (Approx 5 hrs), visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Visit the remarkably well-preserved, graceful buildings within the 'Ghost City' including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal empire at the height of its power.

After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, continue on drive to Jaipur. In the Afternoon after lunch, visit the “Pink City” of Jaipur. The City Palace occupies the centre of Jaipur. It now houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, armoury, manuscripts, paintings etc. Enjoy a bicycle rickshaw ride in the bazaar during the sightseeing tour.
Evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight stay in the Mandawa Haveli.


Day 4 : Jaipur to Delhi


After breakfast, excursion to the magnificent Amber Fort by jeep.

After visiting the Amber Fort, drive onwards to Delhi. (Approx 5 hrs) After lunch, take a city sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit the city of Delhi. Visiting the Raj Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna River and Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial. Later proceed for New Delhi.

Visit the mausoleum of Emperor Humayun - a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture. Drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the those Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during WW11), the President's residence which was formerly the Viceroy's Palace, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings. All displaying an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture.
Evening meal at your hotel.
Overnight in the Regent Continental


Day 5 : Delhi to Kathmandu


After breakfast, transfer to Delhi Airport for your flight to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel and have lunch. Afternoon will be at Leisure.
Evening meal at your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Marshyangdi.


Day 6 : Kathmandu


After breakfast, you will visit Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur), the home of medieval art and architecture. The city was probably founded by King Ananda Malla in 889 A.D. and is shaped like a conch shell. Bhaktapur, the city of devotees, lies nine miles east of Kathamndu and its traditional crafts are pottery and weaving.

At the Siddha Pokhari there is a historic reservoir near the city gate and it was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla. At Durbar Square you will find innumerable temples and other architectural show pieces: The Lion Gate adorned with the splendid stone figures of Hanuman, Bhairab & Narsingha Narayan; The Golden Gate built by Raja Ranjit Malla, which is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows. The door is surmounted by a figure of Goddess Kali and Garuda, the winged carrier of Lord Vishnu and attended by two sky nymphs;

The Palace of Fifty Five Windows was erected during the reign of King Yaksha Malla in 1427 A.D. and was remodelled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th century. Among the bricks of the walls, with their gracious setting and sculptural design is a balcony of 55 windows - a master piece of wood carving. On the way back to Kathmandu, stop at Pashupatinath Temple standing on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, with its two-tier golden roof and silver doors. It is famous all over the world for its superb architecture. Entrance into the temple precincts is restricted to Hindus only. The temple of Pashupatinath is a centre of an annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri. Only Hindus are allowed to go inside the courtyard of the temple.

Therein, tourists and visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. Finally stopping at Boudnath Stupa. This colossal and ancient Stupa is one of the biggest in the world. Four pairs of eyes of Buddha, in four cardinal directions are keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.
Lunch and evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Marshyangdi.


Day 7 : Kathmandu


After breakfast at the hotel, continue with a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu City and Swayambhunath.
Lunch and evening meal at your hotel?

Overnight at Hotel Marshyangdi.


Day 8 : Kathmandu


After breakfast, transfer to the International Airport for your onward destination.
Check out time at hotel 12:00 noon.
Delhi - Kathmandu Airfare Supplement: £91 per person (air fare may change at the time of Ticket issuance)


Mountain Flight (OPTIONAL) £118
Enjoy the early morning Mount Everest Flight in Kathmandu, (subject to weather conditions) Fly to the highest mountain on Earth. No wonder mountain fly-bys have become a popular tourist attraction in Nepal. Much has already been written about Mt Everest itself, but to actually witness it face to face during a mountain flight is something else. Even while it looms there in front of the eyes, it remains an unbelievable sight - the highest place on earth!

Price


Tour Cost



Prices shown are per person, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required.









Package Includes:


The Tour cost includes



  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival by our representative
  • Transfer from airport to hotel & vice-versa by Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation on a full board basis
  • Sightseeing excursions, intercity drives as per above itinerary using air conditioned Innova Taxi
  • Local English speaking guides for sight seeing as per itinerary
  • Entry/Admission fees at the places of visits/monuments as per above itinerary


The Tour cost does not include



  • Any international airfares or airport taxes
  • Internal airfares
  • Indian Visa
  • Tips, video camera charges (still/digital cameras are free) or beverages
  • Personal insurance or any other expense of a personal nature, or any other items not specified above as included

Cancellation Policy



All cancellations must be advised in writing by the lead guest on the booking. Our cancellation charges are based on the number of days before departure that we receive your written request. These charges are a percentage of your tour cost, excluding any non-refundable elements.
  • More than 56 days prior to departure - loss of deposit (amount as advised at the time of booking)
  • 56-43 days prior to departure - 25% of holiday cost*
  • 42-29 days prior to departure - 50% of holiday cost*
  • 28-15 days prior to departure 75% of holiday cost*
  • Within 14 days of departure - 100% of holiday cost*
*being the percentage of the total cost of any applicable refundable amounts (i.e. excluding any non refundable / non changeable elements booked where INDIAN WILDLIFE TOURS have already incurred the cost or charges.) Read more