8 Days from USD 899

Delhi | Agra | Kathmandu | Chitwan | Delhi


Day 1: Delhi

Visit full day city tour of Delhi to include the magnificent Red fort , the Jama Masjid - India's largest mosque, Rajghat - memorial to Mahatma Gandhi , Humayun's tomb , Bahai temple, Qutab Minar and India Gate.

Day 2: Day trip to Agra

Visit Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort.

Day 3: Delhi/Kathmandu (by flight)

Board the morning flight to reach the "Home of the highest mountains of the world". Morning, tour of the three Durbar squares in the valley, the cultural, social, architectural and urban focus of the cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Relish the experience of a typical "Tharu village evening", created in the sprawling lawns of the hotel specially for you. Tharus, a tribe who were amongst the first settlers in the inner terrain of Nepal, bring the evening alive with a colourful display of their lifestyle and culture. Artisans display their skills while dancers twirl to the tribal music and "rakshi", a local alcoholic drink helps you wash down the rich and ethnic food of the tribe.

Day 4: Kathmandu

Morning excursion to Balaju which consists of a sprawling garden of stone water-spouts (carved in the shape of sea dragons where devotees take ritual baths under the gush of water), religious shrines and fish ponds. Drive back to the hotel to view the festivities of "Mani Rimdu" (monks and masked dances) in a theme lunch created specially for the group to give you an insight into this greatest annual festivity of the sherpas. An orchestra of cymbals, horns, flutes and conch shells announces the start of the celebrations with the Chief Lama, accompanied by other monks in their maroon robes arrive on the stage. Prayers are chanted and gratitude extended to God with the crowd rising up to its feet to receive blessings, holy water and auspicious pellets from the Lam humorous interludes end with a sumptuous traditional lunch. Post lunch tour of the Budhanilkantha, situated in the foots of the Nilgiri hills and Bouddhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in the valley which presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa architecture.

Day 5: Kathmandu

Morning excursion to the Pashupatinath temple, one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and the Changu Narayan temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Afternoon at leisure for shopping the endless specialities of this valley like carpets, thangkas (traditional paintings of deities on paper or silk), papier mache masks, colourful Nepali caps, Nepalese and Tibetan handicrafts, beads, block prints of Tibetan and Nepalese deities on local rice paper, khukuris (Nepalese knife), Nepalese tea, cloth and jewellery, a wide range of attractive terracotta posts, bowls and flowerpots and electronic goods. Later, drive to the village of Nagarkot, situated on a ridge to the northeast of the valley, offering the best views of eight of the ten highest mountain peaks in the world. It is known for its enchanting sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas.

Day 6: Kathmandu/Chitwan National Park

Drive to Chitwan National Park, situated 120 krns south west of Kathmandu. Enjoy a canoe ride in the nearby river to view wildlife like marsh mugger, gharial crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins. Evening, bonfire and bar-be- cue dinner with local tribals performing to their rustic village tunes.

Day 7: Chitwan

You will be kept busy the whole day with activities like wildlife safaris on elephant back, a drive through the jungle in Land rovers, bird watching and nature walks to the local villages.

Day 8: Chitwan/Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu in time for connecting flight to international destinations.


Room with breakfast + air-conditioned car with driver + English speaking/language guide/naturalist for all sightseeing& safari.