INDIA AND NEPAL
Day 1. 26 SEPTEMBER THURSDAY / MIAMI- NEW DELHI
Departure from Miami to New Delhi International Flight Included (two nights aboard)
Day 2. 27 SEPTEMBER FRIDAY / NEW DELHI
Arrival in New Delhi. Assistance and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 3. 28 SEPTEMBER SATURDAY / NEW DELHI (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Visit of the city including Agrasen Ki Baoli Water Temple, archaeological monument of national importance; Dhobi Ghat, where the community of traditional laundry laundries lives and works; the Qutab Minar of the XII century; and the Tomb of Humayun, with its huge white marble dome. We will visit a Sikh Temple; and the Hindu temple Birla, inaugurated by Mahatma Ghandi. Then we will go to Old Delhi. We can have a panoramic view of the Red Fort on the way to the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, from whose steps you have a magnificent panoramic view of Old Delhi. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Gateway of India and tour the area of government buildings, where the Presidential Palace and the Parliament are located. We will visit Gandhi Smriti (also called Birla House), the house where Mahatma Gandhi lived the last 144 days of his life (on Monday you will visit Raj Ghat, the memorial in memory of Mahatma Gandhi). Back to the hotel.
Day 4. 29 SEPTEMBER SUNDAY / JAIPUR (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
In the morning, departure by road to Jaipur, capital of the state of Rajasthan. Arrival in Shahpur and brief visit of the village during which we can admire the work of making the bracelets and bracelets for which it is known. Lunch included in the old palace Shahpur Haveli. Continuation to Jaipur, called the “Pink City” by the color of their houses, built in the 18th century by the Maharaja Jai Singh II, from whom he gets his name. In the afternoon, departure to see a Hindu temple, where we can appreciate the Aarti Ceremony, a Hindu religious ritual. After the ceremony, transfer to the Narain Niwas Palace for dinner and attend a show of typical Rajasthan dances. Back to the hotel.
Day 5. 30 SEPTEMBER MONDAY / JAIPUR (breakfast, dinner)
In the morning, excursion to Amber Fort by jeep, visit of the chambers and lobbies of the palace, which are famous for the exquisite design and decoration. The main entrance to the Amber Palace is impressive; decorated with bas-reliefs and floral motifs, with the Ganesh-elephant God over the door, and with several windows with stone latticework from which women could see without being seen. The interior of the palace is also of great beauty, with its walls decorated with small encrusted mirrors, for what has been called Sheesh Mahal, or Palace of Mirrors. In the afternoon visit of the observatory of Jantar Mantar, built in 1700, and that even today looks futuristic, the City Palace or Maharaja’s Palace, the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Winds with its majestic façade in pink and white and with its numerous viewpoints filled with almost a thousand windows and lattices to be able to observe the outside without being seen. Back to the hotel,
Day 6. 01 OCTUBRE TUESDAY / JAIPUR, ABHANERI-FATEHPUR-SIKRI-AGRA (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Departure by road to Agra, on the way we will visit the town of Abhaneri that keeps one of the hidden wonders of India, with the stepped Chand Baori well and the temple of Harsha Mata dedicated to the god Vishnu. Lunch at Aagman Camp. Then, exit Fatehpur Sikri, imperial capital and last city built by Akbar. Continue to Agra, arrival at the hotel and check in. Dinner and accommodation
Day 7. 02 OCTOBER WEDNESDAY / AGRA-NUEVA DELHI (breakfast, dinner)
Very early in the morning, visit the most famous architectural monument in the world, the Taj Mahal, built between 1631 and 1654 on the banks of the Yamuna River, by the Muslim emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his favorite wife, Arjumand Bano Begum, better known as MumtazMahal Return to the hotel to have breakfast. Visit of Agra, including the Red Fort, built in red sandstone by the Mongol emperor Akbar between 1,565 and 1,573. It is a walled enclosure that contains in its interior an impressive set of palaces and stately buildings. We continue our visit with the Mausoleum of Itimad-Ud-Daulah, known as “the little Taj”, built between 1,622 and 1,628 on the right bank of the Yamuna River. Departure to New Delhi by road. En route, stop at the Hindu temple of Akshardham, sculpted with more than 20. 000 figures and floral motifs, animals, Hindu deities and with gold decoration. Arrival in New Delhi. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 8. 03 OCTOBER THURSDAY / NEW DELHI-KATHMANDU (breakfast, dinner)
Breakfast. Free time until the time of transfer to the airport to take the flight to Kathmandu. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 9. 04 OCTOBER FRIDAY / KATHMANDU (breakfast, dinner)
Breakfast. In the morning, visit the city called Ciudad de la Gloria to see the historical and cultural attractions. The visit includes Kumari Ghar, the temple of the only living goddess in the entire world. Short stop at Kal Bhairab, abode of the God of Destruction and the Taleju Temple, built in 1549 AD Next, visit the Stupa of Swoyambhunath, one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world, masterfully established on a hill with a wonderful view of the Kathmandu valley. This place receives the nickname Temple of the Monkey. In the afternoon visit of Patan, located on a plateau that extends over the Bagmati River, south of Kathmandu; famous as a center of fine arts and for the superb work of its artisans. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, the “beautiful city”. It is essentially a Buddhist locality, which is said to have been founded in the third century BC by the Emperor Ashoka, although there is no historical record of this. The inscriptions that have been discovered reveal that Patan was an important metropolis from very early times. It is famous for its crafts, with a recently opened Museum. Near this place are also the Krishna Temple, the Golden Monastery and the Mahabodhi Temple. Return to Kathmandu. Dinner and Accommodation Near this place are also the Krishna Temple, the Golden Monastery and the Mahabodhi Temple. Return to Kathmandu. Dinner and Accommodation Near this place are also the Krishna Temple, the Golden Monastery and the Mahabodhi Temple. Return to Kathmandu. Dinner and Accommodation
Day 10. 05 OCTOBER SATURDAY / KATHMANDU (breakfast, dinner)
In the morning, visit of Bhaktapur, “the city of the devotees”, where you can walk the narrow alleys contemplating the ancient temples and houses of the place. The tour will start with a visit to the Golden Gate and continue with the Palace of the 55 Windows, the Lion’s Gate, the Nyatpola Temple (the highest of its style in all Nepal), the Bhairab Temple and the Dattratraya Temple. In the afternoon, visit of Pashupatinath, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This huge complex sits on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. Only Hindus are allowed that tourists can contemplate it from the East side of the river. After, visit of Boudhanath, the Buddhist stupa considered as the largest in the world. This huge structure has the peculiarity of having four pairs of eyes, each oriented to the four cardinal points. Return to Kathmandu.
Day 11. 06 OCTOBER SUNDAY / KATHMANDU-NEW DELHI (breakfast)
Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Delhi. Transfer to the hotel and free day to enjoy the city. Accommodation.
Day 12. 07 OCTUBRELUNES / NUEVA DELHI (breakfast)
Free time until the time of transfer to the airport to take your return flight. End of our services.