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13 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Delhi
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Delhi-Kathmandu & Kathmandu-Delhi
  • 10 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Delhi
    • 2 nights Jaipur
    • 2 nights Agra
    • 1 night Gurgaon
    • 3 nights Kathmandu
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 14 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Taj Mahal
  • Elephant-back ride to Amber Fort
  • Durbar Square

DAY 1, Monday or Thursday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for India. Your flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment

DAY 2, Tuesday or Friday - Arrive in Delhi
On arrival in Delhi, you will be welcomed by a representative and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Delhi

DAY 3, Wednesday or Saturday - Old & New Delhi City Tour
This morning, there will be a welcome orientation meeting your tour manager. Later, enjoy a tour of Old Delhi, an ancient historical city with more than 60,000 identifiable monuments. Visit the Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Enjoy exploring the Old Delhi on a cycle rickshaw that takes you through the narrow and bustling lanes of Chandi Chowk. After lunch, in New Delhi you'll see the Birla Temple, the India Gate, the Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy a visit to the Gandhi Smriti which is formerly known as Birla House and is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi where he spent the last 144 days of his life. The tour continues with a visit to Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a landmark in the development of Mughal architecture. The significance of Humayun's Tomb lies in the fact that it was the first garden-tomb in India
Overnight: Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Thursday or Sunday - Travel to Jaipur
This morning, en route to Jaipur take a brief stop for a photo opportunity at the UNESCO World Heritage Qutab Minar, the world's tallest brick minaret. Continue traveling to Jaipur, the famed Pink City of India. The entire city was painted its unique pink color in 1876 to celebrate the visiting Prince of Wales. Several legends exist to explain why the color pink was chosen, but no matter the reason, it has come to represent the welcoming hospitality of Jaipur. Later, enjoy a stop at a Jewelry Shop and a local market
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday or Monday - Elephant Ride to Amber Fort
This morning's excursion takes you to the 16th century Amber Fort. Ascend the hill to the fort by jeep or on the back of an elephant if available and admire views of Jaipur's original city walls and the Maotha Lake below. At the conclusion of the morning's tour, stop for refreshment and browse a local Rajasthan textile and handicrafts market. Marvel at the silk-weaving, embroidery, clothing and housewares created by humble villagers. You may choose, on your own, to see the massive City Palace or stroll through the delightful gardens dotting the city. For a more lively scene, independently visit the city's colorful bazaar, filled with vendors selling everything from sacks of spices to personal electronics and flowers
Optional: Half Day Jaipur City Tour
Optional: Dinner in a Local Restaurant with Show
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday or Tuesday - Travel to Agra via Abhaneri
Today, travel to the medieval city of Agra, stopping in Abhaneri to visit the Chand Baori (stepwell). Created by King Chandra of the Nikumbha Dynasty, this stepwell is among the oldest in India dating from his reign during the 8th and 9th centuries. It is located adjacent to a temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness. In the past, locals would rely on stepwells to contain rainwater for their use. Upon arrival in Agra, the remainder of your day is at leisure
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday or Wednesday - Taj Mahal
This morning, visit the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen Mumtaj Mahal. This monumental construction, which took 22 years to complete (1631-53), is most famous for its imposing white-marble dome, and is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture in the world. Tour concludes with a visit to a local Marble Shop which offers incredible beautiful marble art and craft
Optional: Half Day Agra City Tour
Optional: Dinner at a Local Agra Restaurant with Show
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday or Thursday - Travel to Delhi
This morning depart Agra for Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant. Remainder of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday or Friday- Flight to Kathmandu
This afternoon you will head to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of day at leisure to explore the city independently. Kathmandu is the capital and largest city in Nepal, serving as a governmental and cultural focal point for the country
Optional: Traditional Nepalese Dinner
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday or Saturday - Rural Nepal Excursion
Venture into rural Nepal this morning and enjoy visits to Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Bhadgaon and Nagarkot. Located on the banks of the Bagmati River, the Pashupatinath Temple is believed to mark the site where Shiva worshipped in the form of Lingam (only Hindus are permitted entrance). Continue to visit Bouddhanath, an important Buddhist pilgrimage center and home to one of the world's largest Buddhist stupas. Also visit Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur), a Newar city founded in the 9th-century. Here you will see the royal residential quarter of King Bhupatindra Malla and the Nytapole Temple. The tour concludes with a stop at Nagarkot, where you will see a spectacular view of the Himalayan Mountains and Mt. Everest when the weather is clear
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Thursday or Sunday - Kathmandu City Tour
Drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Durbar Square, showcasing some of the finest architecture in Central Asia with more than 50 palaces, pagodas, and temples. The square is home to two important temples, the Kastamandap (Rest House of Wood), considered one of the oldest wooden structures in the world, and the 16th-century Taleju Temple, which honors a form of the Goddess Durga. Visit the temple of Machhendranath and the great stupa of Swayambhunath, with the eyes of Buddha painted on all four sides. See the Royal Palace complex with its gilded doorway and the shrine of Taleju. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the city on your own
Optional: Mount Everest Flightseeing
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday or Monday - Flight to Delhi
This afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel to freshen up. Late evening transfer to the airport for all flights departing at or just after midnight
Optional: Half Day Patan City Tour
Day use: Gurgaon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Saturday or Tuesday- Arrive USA

Holiday Inn New Delhi, New Delhi

This deluxe hotel is centrally located in the financial district.

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Ramada Jaipur, Jaipur

This first class hotel is located in the business district of the Pink City close to Albert Hall and the Birla Temple.

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Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

This superior first class hotel is located in the heart of Agra, not far from the Taj Mahal.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Gurgaon, Gurgaon

This first class hotel is located in Gurgaon close to the city's shopping, dining and entertainment district.

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Soaltee Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu, Kathmandu

This deluxe hotel is located on 11 acres of gardened grounds in the suburban area of Tahachal.

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Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

Half Day Jaipur Tour

Day #5 01 Sep 2012 - 31 Dec 2014         $19
The afternoon city tour of Jaipur begins at the magnificent 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds" built in 1799, with its lacy ornamental façade, allowing royal ladies to view the city from the windows. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal style, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Traditional Folk Dance

Day #5 01 Sep 2012 - 31 Dec 2014         $29
Enjoy the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a popular local restaurant. You’ll be entertained by performers in traditional attire as they re-enact stories of a past era with dance and music. Transfers to and from the venue are included.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Half Day Agra Tour

Day #7 01 Sep 2012 - 31 Dec 2014         $19
Afternoon visit to the red sandstone Agra Fort, built by Moghul Emperor Akbar in 1565. The Fort's incredible maze of courtyards, marble mosques and lavish private chambers reflect the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah "a jewel box” built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semi-precious stones. In the central chamber, view the yellow marble tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and his wife, hand-painted with floral decorations and screens of geometric latticework. Based on its layout, designs and latticework, this mausoleum is considered the imminent precursor to the Taj Mahal.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Dinner at Local Agra Restaurant with Bollywood Dance

Day #7 01 Sep 2012 - 31 Dec 2014         $29
Dinner at a local restaurant along with an evening of Indian culture. You’ll discover all the fun & excitement of bollywood beats with the dance performance by a dancer on recorded music that will take place during or after your dinner. Transfers to and from the venue are included.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Traditional Nepalese Dinner

Day #9 01 Oct 2013 - 31 Aug 2014         $29
This evening savor an authentic Nepalese meal at a traditional style restaurant accompanied by a cultural program including local ethnic dancing along with live traditional music while you enjoy your dinner.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Mount Everest Flightseeing

Day #11 01 Jan 2013 - 31 Aug 2014         $200
Enjoy an early morning flight on a small aircraft with a window seat for an hour of spectacular scenery over the tallest mountain peak on earth. You will be able to view some of the most incredible, and famous sights that Nepal has to offer. This is weather permitting so an alternative day maybe scheduled.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Half Day Patan City Tour

Day #12 01 Sep 2012 - 31 May 2014         $39
Today, enjoy a city tour of Patan, also known as Lalitpur or the “City of Beauty", designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is filled with Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments exhibiting skillful carvings, which makes it especially attractive for breathtaking photos. Visit Patan Durbar Square, a cluster of fine pagoda temples and stone statues, also serving at the economic hub of the city. At every step, you’ll see a magnificent piece of art or an image of a deity, testifying to the consummate skill of Patan's anonymous artists. The ancient palace of the Malla kings and the stone baths associated with various legends and episodes of history are especially interesting stops, along with the stone temple of Lord Krishna and the Royal Bath (Tushahity) with its intricate stone and bronze carvings.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Delhi-Kathmandu and Kathmandu-Delhi.

Passengers should select flights that depart Delhi no earlier than 11:59 pm on Day 12.

Hotel check out for a Day Use Room is 9:30 pm.

Triple Rooms at The Trident Agra will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

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