9 Days Mini Group Tour to India & Nepal Highlights

With a mini group of maximum 6 travelers and professional local guides, you will explore the top highlights of the Indian Golden Triangle and Nepal Kathmandu, including an interesting rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk and sightseeing tour of heritages such as Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Amber Fort, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and so on. A real hassle-free tour with no shopping detours will provide you an easy travel experience.

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$1,756

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Duration

9 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Economy-class airfare from Delhi to Kathmandu
    • Hotel accommodation based on twin-sharing room
    • English-speaking guides for sightseeing tours
    • Entrance fees for all sights mentioned
    • Rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk bazaar
    • Round-way jeep at Amber Fort in Jaipur
    • 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day & wet tissues in vehicle
    • All presently applicable taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Qutub Minar
    • Entry/Admission - Humayun's Tomb
    • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
    • Entry/Admission - Mehtab Bagh
    • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
    • Entry/Admission - Fatehpur Sikri
    • Entry/Admission - Amber Fort
    • Entry/Admission - City Palace of Jaipur
    • Entry/Admission - Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
    • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
    • Entry/Admission - Changu Narayan
    • Entry/Admission - Swayambhunath Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
    • Entry/Admission - Patan Durbar Square
    • Entry/Admission - Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)
    What's excluded :
    • International flights into Delhi and out of Kathmandu
    • Meals except for those mentioned in the itinerary
    • Gratuities
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Visa fees & camera fees

  • Day 1: Delhi Airport Pick-up

    Stop At: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
    Your driver will pick you up at the Indira Gandhi International Airport and escort you to the well-selected hotel by private vehicle. The rest of the day is free for your own.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini (4 stars) or similar

    Day 2: Raj Ghat, Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), Chandni Chowk, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, & Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

    Stop At: Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi Road, New Delhi 110002 India
    After breakfast, you will meet your group at the hotel lobby and have a warm welcome meeting. Then you will start your Delhi day tour at Raj Ghat. It is a black marble platform built in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi - the father of India, as it is the place where he was cremated. It is a perfect start point for your Delhi day tour.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), 6 km North of Connaught Pl. across from Lal Qila, New Delhi India
    After a photo stop at the splendid Red Fort, you will visit the Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), one of the largest mosques in India. Besides its beautiful designs, you will also be amazed by its enormous courtyard, which can accommodate 25,000 devotees.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chandni Chowk, Near Red Fort, New Delhi 110006 India
    For a change, an interesting rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk follows. The rickshaw tour of this 360-year-sold bazaar allows you to indulge in the local lifestyle. The various stalls selling delicious street food, clothes, and jewel compose an unforgettable scene.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Qutub Minar, Qutb Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030 India
    Later, you will visit a UNESCO World Heritage site - Qutub Minar, a Mughal minaret built in 1192. Learning about its history from your guide, you will shock at its soaring height of 240 feet (73 meters) and the exquisite carvings on its facade.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Humayun's Tomb, Mathura Road Opp Nizamuddin Mosque, New Delhi 110013 India
    Your next attraction Humayun's Tomb is also a famous world heritage listed by UNESCO. Here you will witness the delicate and unique structure of the first garden-tomb in India. And also admire the perfect blend of Islamic and Hindu architecture.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: India Gate, Rajpath Near Connaught Place New Delhi, New Delhi 110001 India
    Next, you will have a photo opportunity at the iconic India Gate, built in memory of the Unknown Soldier. It has an impressive façade with the similar designs of the Arc de Triomphe.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Ashoka Road Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001 India
    Your last stop today is Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a holy Sikh house of worship. You will appreciate the white walls with the golden domes and enjoy a spiritual experience by getting close to this tolerant religion.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini (4 stars) or similar

    Day 3: Drive to Agra, Agra Fort, Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah, & Mehtab Bagh

    Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India
    In the morning, you will be escorted to your hotel in Agra by an air-conditioned vehicle. On arrival, you will meet your local driver and head to Agra Fort for a guided tour. Visiting this 16th-century Mughal fort complex, you will marvel at its sublime facade and fairy-tale palaces while learning about the vicissitude of the Mughal Empire.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Yamuna River, Agra 282001 India
    After visiting the splendid fort, you will then have a guided tour of the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah (the Baby Taj) to explore the inspiration for the Taj Mahal's design. This small but elegant tomb elegant will feast your eyes by its finely carved decoration and delicate lattice screens.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mehtab Bagh, Nagla Devjit Etmadpur, Agra India
    After enjoying the splendid structures, you will then have a leisurely walk in Mehtab Bagh, a tranquil garden park nearby the Yamuna River. Here you will catch a beautiful distant view of the Taj Mahal during the sunset. The spectacular comprising the orange sky, the golden river, and the splendid Taj Mahal will leave you with a pleasant evening. After the visit, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road (4 stars) or similar

    Day 4: Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, & Drive to Jaipur

    Stop At: Taj Mahal, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra 282001 India
    A morning tour of the must-see Taj Mahal will start your day. With sunrise, this architectural wonder becomes more charming and romantic. You will admire its pure white marble walls carved with exquisite patterns and learn about the moving stories between its builder - the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Fatehpur Sikri India
    After admiring the wonder, your driver will bring you to your hotel in Jaipur, the Pink city. Halfway, you will enjoy a guided tour of the 16th-century Fatehpur Sikri, a famous UNESCO World Heritage site. Although it is now a ghost town, its exquisite red sandstone structures and fine carvings will tell you the past glory of the Mughal civilization.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre (4 stars) or similar

    Day 5: Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, City Palace of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar, & Hawa Mahal

    Stop At: Amber Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur 302001 India
    After breakfast, you will first visit the 17th-century Amber Fort, which was once the capital of Jaipur. On your arrival, the pale yellow walls on a hill will catch your eyes. As you explore this magnificent fort, you will be surprised by the beautiful temples and palaces inside, such as the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors).
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jal Mahal, Amer Road, Jaipur 302002 India
    Driving back to Jaipur, you will first stop by the five-storey Jal Mahal to take some nice photos. Known as the Water Palace, it is located centrally on the Man Sagar Lake and has four storeys in the water, which make it look like a floating palace.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Tripolia Bazar Near Jantar Mantar, Jaipur 3023002 India
    Your guided tour in Jaipur will start with the 290-year-old City Palace. Besides the fine structures, you will have a glance at the royal lifestyle by seeing many historic collections here like ancient weapons, royal costumes, and chariots.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Tripoliya Bazaar near entrance to City Palace, Jaipur 302020 India
    The next stop Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is an ancient observatory complex comprising nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, which are still operative nowadays. Here you will also see the world's largest sundial.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Hawa Mahal Tripolia Bazaar Road Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur 302002 India
    Lastly, you will enjoy the beautiful facade of Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds. Its distinct honeycomb-shaped walls, built of pink sandstone, make it a unique scenery near the ancient street.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre (4 stars) or similar

    Day 6: Drive to Delhi Airport & Fly to Kathmandu

    Stop At: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
    After breakfast, your driver will take you to Delhi airport and see you off. You will fly to Kathmandu and will be picked up on landing. Your local driver in Kathmandu will escort you to your hotel for the check-in.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel Himalaya (4 stars) or similar

    Day 7: Pashupatinath Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Dattatreya Temple, & Changu Narayan

    Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, 44621 Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    In the morning, you will first be guided to visit Pashupatinath Temple, the largest Hindu temple in Nepal and also a popular UNESCO World Heritage site. With a history of over 300 years, this holy temple witnessed countless devotees and the development of Hinduism. Although only Hindus are allowed to enter the main temple, you can still indulge in peace and enjoy its wonderful façade. Also, you could see some Hindus perform the cremation ceremony.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 00977-1-4701148 Nepal
    Next, you will be escorted to Bhaktapur for another UNESCO Heritage Site - Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Walking in this extensive square, you will see lots of Shikhara-style temples and buildings, which were parts of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom that will lead you to glance at the medieval art of Nepal.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Nyatapola Temple, Taumadhi Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal
    Nyatapola Temple is one of the most popular attractions in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Famous as the highest and largest pagoda in Nepal, its five-storey structures also feature artistic designs. The construction was based on religious theories, as the five storeys represent five basic elements.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Dattatreya Temple, Dattatreya Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal
    Your next stop is Dattatreya Temple, a 15th-century temple considered one of the oldest temples in Bhaktapur. You will enjoy its amazing wood carving designs, as it is said that the structures were made out of the wood from a single tree.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur Nepal
    Then you will visit today’s last stop - Changu Narayan Temple, a serene Hindu temple on a hilltop. Surrounded by the champak tree forest, you will soak in a peaceful ambiance while learning about the ancient legends of this temple from your guide. After the visit, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel Himalaya (4 stars) or similar

    Day 8: Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kumari Chowk, Kathmandu, Boudhanath Stupa, & Patan Durbar Square

    Stop At: Swayambhunath Temple, Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44620 Nepal
    Today your guided tour will start with one of the top highlights in Nepal - Swayambhunath Temple, also known as the Monkey Temple as it is easy to meet monkeys there. With a unique façade comprising a white spherical base and golden spire decorated with Buddha's faces, this Tibetan Buddhist temple will catch your eyes on your arrival.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Then you will visit another precious heritage - Kathmandu Durbar Square, which was the place where the Nepal kings were crowned. The square is full of ancient temples and palaces which are from the 16th to 19th centuries. The red brick structures with delicate carvings will show you the charm of this ancient city’s glorious culture.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kumari Chowk, Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    At the ancient square, you will see Kumari Chowk, a three-storey temple dedicated to the Living Goddess of Kathmandu. If lucky, you could see her in red clothing. The wooden balcony and sculptures are also nice views.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Degu Taleju Temple, Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Next, you will come to another muse-see in Durbar Square - Degu Taleju Temple. It is a 450-year-old Hindu temple built based on the shape of yantra - a magical diagram in this religion. The throngs of pigeons here add more peace to the ancient structures.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Kala Bairav, Layaku Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    In the square, you will also meet Kala Bairav, a large monument of Hindu deity Bhairava – the fiercest form of Lord Shiva. The vivid face and gesture, exquisite carvings, and the various colors form an unforgettable scene.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Afterward, you will continue to the iconic Boudhanath Stupa, a Tibetan Buddhist stupa with a large spherical base, which represents the massive Mandala. The peaceful Buddha eyes on the top express the central thought of Buddhism. The hundreds of Buddha bas-reliefs on the base are also impressive. The spiritual tour here will leave you with a lifetime experience.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Patan Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700 Nepal
    Then you will be escorted to Patan for visiting Patan Durbar Square, another valuable heritage of Nepal. Here you will admire many ancient temples and palaces, which will lead you to get a taste of royal life. And also learn about the Newari-style structures.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), Kwalakhu Rd North of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) 44600 Nepal
    At the Patan Durbar Square, you will also visit the Golden Temple, a 14th-century temple in pagoda designs. It is a stunning temple as its structures are gilded. The various lion sculptures and fine frescos depicting the life of Buddha are very beautiful.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel Himalaya (4 stars) or similar

    Day 9: Kathmandu Airport See-off

    Stop At: Tribhuvan International airport, Sinamangal, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
    After breakfast, your driver will escort you to the airport for your onward flight. We wish you a pleasant trip!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up at the airport in Delhi and drop you off at Kathmandu airport.Airports
    • Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

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Activity ID: V-7493P199

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