Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs through this 12 days tour package. Starting from Delhi and to explore the vast city palace of Jaipur, next to Agra and moving back to Delhi airport to board flight to Kathmandu. On arriving at Kathmandu, visit Pokhara and later to Himalaya - Himalayas are undoubtely the planet's most spectacular phenomena, and you'll experience all the natural grandeur and rich cultural heritage. Later travelling back to Kathmandu, visit Swayambhunath stupa. In Bhutan, explore Gangteng monastery, Tashichho Dzong and Decheen Phodrang monastery.
Upon arrival at Delhi airport, meet the guide. Check into the hotel /resort.
Morning after breakfast, sightseeing in Delhi
DELHI - the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. Head to crowded bazaars of Old Delhi.
OLD DELHI- Old Delhi was established by Mughal Emperon and the streets are narrow and bustling.
Raj Ghat- the cenotap site where the father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Masjid- architectural monument built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Jama Masjid is the city's oldest and largest mosque.
OVERNIGHT STAY AT HOTEL
Morning after breakfast, travel to Jaipur by 0830 hrs.
JAIPUR - the fabled "Pink City" of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. Jaipur is the picturesque capital of Rajasthan. It was first planned city in India, beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, which were once the residence of Maharajas, are worthy of administration. Jaipur is an enthralling historical city and the gateway of India's most flamboyant state.
After reaching Jaipur, check into the hotel. After some rest, visit Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar.
JANTAR MANTAR - The Jantar Mantar is an equinoctial sundial, consisting a gigantic triangular gnomon with the hypotenuse parallel to the Earth's axis. On either side of the gnomon is a quadrant of a circle, parallel to the plane of the equator. The instrument is intended to measure the time of day, correct to half a second and declination of the sun and the other heavenly bodies. The words Jantar and Mantar ( or yantra and mantra) means calculation instrument.
HAWA MAHAL - "Palace of Winds" is a papce in Jaipur, India, so naed because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. Constructed of red and pink sandstones the palace sits on the edge of the city palace, and extends to the Zenana, or women's chambers. The palace is a firv storey pyramidal shaped monument that rises 50 feet from its high base. The top three floors of the structuee have a dimension of one room width while the first and second floors have patios in front of them. The front elevation, as seen from the street, is like a honeycomb web of a beehive, built with small portholes.
OVERNIGHT STAY AT HOTEL
After breakfast at hotel, travel to Agra (242 km).
AGRA - is a medieval city on the banks of Yamuna River was founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in 1956. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Morning from Delhi airport board flight to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, travel to Pokhara.
POKHARA - is a sub-metropolitan and the second largest city of Nepal as well as the headquarters of Kaski District, Gandaki Zone and the Western Development Region. It is located 200 km west of the capital Kath,andu. Despite being a comparatively smaller valley than Kathmandu, its geography varies dramatically within just few kilometres from north to south. The city has a humid subtropical climate; however, the elevation keeps temperatures moderate. Pokhafa lies on an important ald trading route between China and India. Early morning day excursion to sarangakot to see the sunrise & Mr. Fishtail & Himalaya.
HIMALAYA - The Himalayan range has the Earth's highest peak, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over a hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 metres in elevation. The Himalayas are spread across five countries. Bhuyan, India, Nepal, People's republic of China, and Paksitan, with the first three countries having sovereignty over most of the range.
Morning, travel back to Kathmandu . On arrival at Kathmandu, check into the hotel.
Morning after breakfast, a tour of Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU - Kathmandu is the capital and largest municipality of Nepal. It also hosts the headquarters of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC). Kathmandu is the gateway to tourism in Nepal. Most of Kathmandu's people follow Hinduism and many others follow Buddhism. There are people of other religious beliefs as well, giving Kathmandu a cosmopolitan culture. Nepali is the most commonly spoken language in the city. Visit Swayambhunath.
SWAYAMBHUNATH - is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. The Tibetan name for the site means 'Sublime Trees', for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a Stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. According to Swayambhu Purana, the entire valley was once filled with an enormous lake, out of which grew a lotus. The valley came to be known as Swayambhu, meaning "Self-created".
OVERNIGHT STAY AT THE HOTEL
Morning after breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport to board flight to Paro. After reaching Paro, travel to Thimphu.
Upon arrive at Thimphu, check into the hotel. After some rest, sightseeing in Thimphu.
THIMPHU - the capital and largest city, the kingdom of Bhutan. The city, situated in the west-central part of the country, is in the Himalaya Mountains on the Raidak river, which also known as the Thimphu river. The culture of Bhutan is fully reflected in Thimphu in respect of literature, religion, customs and national dress code, the monastic practice of the monasteries, music, dance, literature and in the media.
OVERNIGHT STAY AT HOTEL
Morning after breakfast, visit Dechen Phodrang Monastery, Tashichho Dzong, Gangteng Monastery.
DECHEN PHODRANG MONASTERY - Dechen Phodrang meaning "Palace of Great Bliss" is a Buddhist monastery in Thimphu, Bhutan. It is located to the north of the city. The monastery contains a number of important hisgorical Bhutanese artifacts including 12th century paintings monitored by UNESCO and a noted statue of Shabdrung Namgyal on the upper floor. In the downstairs chapel, there is a central Sakyamuni Buddha.
TASHICHHO DZONG - Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimphu in Bhutan, on the western bank of the Wang Chu. It has traditionally been the seat of the Druk Desi, the head of Bhutan's civil government, an office which has been combined with the kingship since the creation of monarchy in 1907, and summer capital of the country. There are thirty temples, chapels and shrines within Tashichho Dzong.
GANGTENG MONASTERY - The Gangteng monastery generally known as Gangteng Gonpa or Gangteng Monastery, is an important monastery of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism, the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition, located in the Wangdue Phodrang District in central Bhutan. The monastery is one of the main seats of the religious tradition based on Pena Lingpa's revelations and one of the two main centres of the Nyingmapa school of Buddhism in the country.
Morning after breakfast, transfer to airport to board flight to back to Destination.
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