Destinations Covered : Delhi - Agra- Orcha - Khajurao- Panna National Park - Khajurao - Kashi - Gorhakpur - Kapilvastu - Kathmandu
Day 01 : Delhi Arrival Delhi in the morning. "Namaste" a warm welcome to India, a sincere greeting with a bow and folded hands. Transfer to a 5-star hotel in New Delhi. After a short break we embark on our first journey to discover India. Our introduction to India will be by a "Rickshaw" ride a mode of transport used in small towns and in Old Delhi.
We head for a guided city tour to the most interesting sights of the city that is the Red Fort a fort made of red sand stone which once housed the world famous PEACOCK throne and the Jama Masjid mosque. Welcome Dinner at the old Hauz Khas village complex overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Agra Early morning train journey to Agra transfer to the hotel after a short break leave for the Agra Fort a massive complex with exquisite work on pillars and ceiling. Emperor Shajahan the builder of Taj was held captive here by his son Emperor Aurangzeb who usurped the throne. It was from here that Emperor Shahjahn would view the Taj. From the fort we proceed to the Taj a monument of Love.
Day 03 : Orcha Early morning drive to Orcha enroute stopping at Gwalior to visit the magnificent fort from there carry on to Sonagiri a temple complex on a secluded hillock comprising of more than 100 exquisit temples next halt is a stop at Datia palace the inspiration of Luteyan the builder of New Delhi on to Jhansi and overnight at the Orcha Fort or the river side resort.
Day 04 : Khajurao Early morning visit the temple complex of Orcha and the centophas of the maharajas of Orcha after brunch proceed to Khajurao the city of Erotic temple sculpture. We check in to the hotel in late afternoon after a short break we take the first tour of the temple complex. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Panna National Park Next day we take another trip to the other temple complex drive to Panna national park lunch on a tree top restaurant on the banks of the river outside the national park . We will also try and visit the Panna Diamond mines. Overnight at the hotel in khajurao.
Day 06 : Khajurao Walk the streets of Khajurao leave for the airport around 11:30 A.M. to catch the flight for Varanasi the oldest living city in India and one of the worlds most ancient previously known as Kashi in the times of Puranas and Vedas. Its also the second most important religious city on the Ganges. After check in and a short break visit the bazar of Benaras which is an experience of a life time even for the Indians living in other cities. Varanasi is a city which can not be described it can only be experienced. Around sunset take a visit to the ghats (Banks of river ganga) and a boat ride in the Ganges to see the AARTI ( culmination of the days prayers with lamps) which are offered to the mother Ganga and left to float in the river. It's a spectacle seen nowhere else in the world. It seems that stars are floating in the river.
Day 07 : Kashi Early morning again visit the ghats before sunrise to see people praying to the Sun god another experience of its kind. After breakfast visit Kashi Vishwanath temple the most important temple of Lord Shiva in India Saranath where lord Budha preached his first Sermon. It was here he revealed the eight fold path to Nirvana. Catch the night train to Gorakhpur.
Day 08 : Gorhakpur Arrive Gorhakpur early in the morning transfer to the Royal Retreat Resort an heritage property. Breakfast at the Resort, after breakfast Elephant safari and picnic lunch in the jungle. Overnight at Retreat.
Day 09 : Kapilvastu Visit Kapilvastu the ancient capital of Lord Budha when he was still the Prince. After lunch drive to Lumbani in Nepal associated with Budha and then proceed to Chitwan National Park in Nepal.
Day 10 : Kapilvastu Early morning ride to park on Elephants you will see rhinos and other animals. Late afternoon canoe ride in the river.
Day 11 : Kathmandu Early morning jeep ride to the core of the park to see some more wildlife. After late breakfast drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Kathmandu Take the special flight along the highest mountain in the world Mount Everest. Afternoon local sight seeing in the evening dinner at resturant in the streets of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Delhi Half day sightseeing take the evening flight to India. Transfer to hotel.
Day 14 : Delhi Sight seeing in Delhi late check out evening farewell dinner and back to airport to catch the flight.