This Nepal and India Tour is a joyful journey to the culturally, historically and archeologically important places of both nations. There exist beautiful geographical diversity and the amazingly attractive weather and climate. This Nepal and India tour sounds like a luxurious trip as you will be traveling in private transport as far as possible and will be taking flights from one city to another. Though both countries are rich in culture and full of stunning landscapes, they have their own identity.
Nepal is a Hindu kingdom, considered as a heavenly land full of temples of different gods and goddesses. The hidden beauty of nature and the geography of Nepal are astonishing and exquisite. The Himalayan ranges full of glittering snowy peaks, the mountains with the green lush vegetation and forests and the plain lowlands of the Terai region feature the geographical diversity. The people from varieties of caste following different religions mainly Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Christianity, etc. maintain here peace and harmony. Tour to places enlisted under UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa, etc. will endure you in this short visit in Nepal. Strolling around the local markets will entertain you with the beautiful enchanting handicrafts, arts, and architectures around the whole city.
Likewise, India also reflects various places where different entities of history and culture coexist. The beauty of nature in India to bestows the land here giving amazing picturesque views. The snow-covered Himalayan ranges, the colorful mountains and the arid landscapes of India show the variations in geographical distribution. There are also many castes and creeds in India following the aforementioned religions. The places like India Gate, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Taj Mahal, etc. are some places where we will stop by to enjoy the unique cultures and traditions, costumes, handicrafts, and the archeological variances. The journey to bustling cities of India like Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra is wonderful, a handful of pleasant memories. The end stop of this Nepal and India tour for 10 days in Darjeeling from where the breathtaking sunrise can be watched from the famous vantage point, Tiger Hill. Here comes Step On Himalaya giving you the hands of assistance to travel to both these countries with any hindrances. Step On Himalaya will make sure of all the required documentation and necessary permits and comfortable stay in all the places of Nepal and India. So, grab the chance with Step On Himalaya team to explore the diversities of both Nepal and India.
Upon arrival at the Delhi airport, the representative from Step On Himalaya will welcome you and then take you to the hotel. After freshening up, you can either rest or roam around the local bazaars of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi
Delhi is the capital city of India and is famous for the historical places. Delhi was inhabited since the 6th century B.C. there were invasions, robberies and destructions before and hence was rebuilt many times during the medieval period. Delhi city, at present, is full of houses of ancient and new times, many archeological sites and remains of monuments, palaces, temples, forts, etc. are still present. After having breakfast, you will start the sightseeing tour in different places of Delhi along with the Tour Guide. Some of the important landmarks you will be visiting are India Gate, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, etc. Overnight in Delhi.
You will have your early morning breakfast and leave Delhi city for Jaipur driving for about 5 hours. On the way, you will visit the statue of Lord Shiva. Jaipur, also famous as the “Pink City”, is full of wonders like Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh forts, City Palace, Amber forts, etc. After reaching Jaipur, you will check-into the hotel and then you can stroll around the markets or do shopping if you wish. Camel-leather slippers, bangles, handicrafts, etc. are the souvenirs found in Jaipur. Overnight in Jaipur.
Today, you will explore the pearls of Jaipur. The representative will take you around the different landmarks of Jaipur after having breakfast. Birla Temple, Nahar Garh Fort, Ram Bagh palaces, Jal Mahal, etc. are some historical places you will be visiting. Elephant ride is also an option. You can then visit the Handicraft bazaar where you can see the handmade uniquely designed crafts. Overnight in Jaipur.
Agra is today’s destination. After having breakfast, you will drive from Jaipur for about 2 hours to Agra. Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal, which is the tribute for Queen Mumtaz by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in her memory dedicated as a token of love. You will visit the Etmad-Ul-Ah, Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri and Red Fort. The tour will end in the lively handicraft bazaar. Overnight in Agra.
You will drive today for about 4 – 5 hours from Agra to Delhi Airport in order to catch the flight in the afternoon for Kathmandu. It is about 90 minutes flight from Delhi to Kathmandu. After reaching Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, the representative of Step On Himalaya will welcome you and escort you to the hotel. After being fresh, you can take rest or roam around the appealing Thamel markets. Overnight in Kathmandu.
You will today be visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley. After taking breakfast, you will be escorted in a private vehicle and taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath temple.
Kathmandu Durbar Square displays the arts and architectures of the medieval period. The Malla dynasty ruled over Nepal during the period from 12th to 18th century. Swayambhunath Stupa is famous as the Monkey Temple. An astonishing view of Kathmandu valley can be seen from here. Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest and oldest stupas in South Asia. Pashupatinath temple is a famous Hindu temple of Lord Shiva situated on the bank of the holy Bagmati river. After visiting these places, you will be taken back to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
You will catch an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. After landing in Bhadrapur, you will begin your tour to Darjeeling. The road distance from Bhadrapur to Darjeeling is about 135 km that takes about 4 hours drive. Darjeeling is a small hill town, cushioned among the glistening snowy peaks of Mt Kanchenjunga towering in the amazing blue sky. Darjeeling is also known popularly as the “Queen of the Hills”. Darjeeling is also full of muscatel flavored tea which is world-wide revered by the aficionados. Overnight in Darjeeling.
You will get up early in the morning if you do not want to miss the view of the exquisite sunrise from the Tiger Hill. You will visit the Ghoom Monastery, the Himalayan Mountain Institute, the Peace Pagoda, the Darjeeling Toy Train and Tea Estate. The Ghoom Monastery was established by Lama Sherub Gyatsho in 1850 A.D. The Himalayan Mountain Institute was built as an encouragement for mountaineering as an organized sport. The tea-gardens in Darjeeling are simply marvelous which lie about 1 km away as tourists spots. Overnight in Darjeeling.
You will drive for about 3 hours to Bagdogra airport and take a flight to Delhi. From Delhi airport, you will board onto the International flight to your home.