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Introduction

Travel with us through the cultural heart of vibrant northern India. We explore the region's Golden Triangle: from the capital Delhi to the city of Agra and Jaipur in the Rajasthani Desert. We watch Sunrise at the Taj Mahal, visit the abandoned red sandstone settlement of Fatehpur Sikri and discover the palaces of Jaipur's Pink City.



Pricing Details
Trip Highlight
  • Delhi - A chance to explore Old Delhi by rickshaw and metro
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  • Agra - Visit the incredible Taj Mahal at sunset
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  • Fatehpur Sikri - Stroll through Akbar the Great's famous deserted city
    Fatehpur Sikri - Stroll through Akbar the Great's famous deserted city Image
  • Jaipur - Explore the sprawling Amber Fort, Observatory and City Palace
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Day 1

Delhi

Our journey begins upon arrival in the Indian capital New Delhi. Proceed to check in hotel.
(No Meals)

Stay at: Holiday Inn
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Stay at: ITC Dwarka Delhi
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Delhi
Delhi International Airport

Day 2

Delhi - Agra

This morning we include a half-day city tour of the sights of New Delhi. The Indian capital has long been a phoenix rising again and again out of its own ruins. New Delhi was the creation of the British Raj of the 30's and includes the Lok Sabha (Parliament) and The India Gate which we will view on our way to explore the Qutub Minar.
Post lunch, we will travel to Agra, the City of Taj. Upon arrival proceed to visit Agra Fort. We will also visit the exquisite Itmad-ud-Daulah on the east bank of the river, a 17th century tomb built for the Emperor Jehangir's chief minister, also known as the Baby Taj.
Check in hotel and overnight in Agra.

(Breakfast)
Stay at: Ramada Plaza
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Stay at: Clarks Shiraz Delhi
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Agra
The Taj Mahal.

Day 3

Agra - Jaipur

This morning we visit Taj Mahal to watch the sun rise over this incredible building—one of the most universally recognised monuments on the earth. The Taj Mahal was built by the emperor Shah Jahan to honour the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, and was once described by Rudyard Kipling as '…the embodiment of all things pure'. Built of marble and decorated with the most exquisite inlay work, it required the labours of 20,000 men and is estimated to have cost something in the region of 3 million rupees (at today's prices around $70 million). We'll watch the sun rise over this iconic masterpiece. Return to hotel for breakfast and check out. Post lunch, we head west to the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, lying close to the western boundaries of Agra. After exploring we continue our drive and make our way to Jaipur. Visit Hawa Mahal (photo stop) before arriving hotel for overnight stay in Jaipur
(Breakfast)
Stay at: KK Royal
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Stay at: Royal Orchid Jaipur
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Jaipur
City Palace.
Fact Check
The land of royals, Rajasthan, is the Indian state dotted with magnificent forts and palaces, twin symbols of power and hospitality, in almost every corner of the land and the state now is one of the most visited tourist destinations of India. Your visit to India cannot be completed unless you experience the touch of royalty here, existing even now.

Day 4

Jaipur

Post breakfast visit Amer Fort (jeep ride). We will spend some time exploring the lavish and well-preserved City Palace. Here, we will find a fine collection of textiles, costumes and armoury. Later this afternoon, we will visit the extraordinary Jantar Mantar – a star-gazing observatory built by Jai Singh, the great Maharajah - astronomer. Explore local market in Jaipur. Overnight in Jaipur.
(Breakfast)
Stay at: KK Royal
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Stay at: Royal Orchid Jaipur
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Jaipur
Hawa Mahal

Day 5

Jaipur - Delhi

After breakfast we return to Delhi (group taking Extension tour to Ranthambore wildlife will start from here). Upon arrival in Delhi, post lunch, we will visit Lotus Temple, Birla House and Humayun's Tomb. Overnight in Delhi.


(Breakfast)
Stay at: Holiday Inn
OR
Stay at: ITC Dwarka Delhi
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Delhi
Qutub Minar

Day 6

Delhi departure

Post breakfast, check out from hotel. Your free time at Delhi starts now till you head toward airport for international departure.
(Breakfast)
Delhi
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Delhi
Delhi Airport Departure
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Introduction

Sri Lanka, like a small teardrop in the ocean, is where terraced Ceylon tea plantations are enveloped by misty highlands, herds of elephants criss-cross the lush wilderness, and balmy palm-fringed beaches are blessed by tranquil cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean.



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Trip Highlight
  • Get up close and personal with elephants at Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage
    Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage
  • Observe Sri Lanka’s vibrant wildlife on a safari at Yala National Park
    Yala National Park
  • Climb the astonishing Sigriya Rock Fortress and see the remnants of an ancient city
    Sigriya Rock Fortress
  • Discover Sri Lanka’s most famous export at a tea factory & plantation
    Tea Plantation
  • Retreat to the timeless seaside harbour and town of Galle
    Galle Seaside Harbour

Day 1

Arrival at Anuradhapura

On arrival at the Bandaranayaka International Airport, you will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality from our local representative who will welcome you at the Airport and proceed to Dambulla (approx: travel time 4 hrs.).

Enroute visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage (approx: travel time – Airport – Pinnwela 02 ½ hours.).

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian Elephants located at Pinnawala village. Pinnawala is notable for having the largest herd of captive Elephants in the world. The Orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to many of the orphaned unweaned wild Elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife.

(Approx: travel time – Pinnawela – Dambulla 02 ½ hours.)

Stay at: Miridiya Lake Resort Anuradhapura
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Anuradhapura
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Day 2

Anuradhapura - Jaffna

After breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura and do the city tour Anuradhapura is the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagabas constructed of small sun-dried bricks and hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagabas are the Ruvanveli which dates to the 2nd Century BC and is 3 00ft in diameter, the Jetawanarama is 370ft and the Thuparama which enshrines the collarbone of the Buddha. The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo-Tree which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historic tree in the world. In completion, proceed to Jaffna (approx: Travel time from Anuradhapura to Jaffna – 4 hrs). Check in to Green Grass hotel in Jaffna.

Stay at: Green Grass Hotel Jaffna
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Anuradhapura
dagaba
Fact Check
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was established by the Sri Lankan Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1975 for feeding and providing care and sanctuary to orphaned baby elephants that were found in the wild.

Day 3

Jaffna

After breakfast do the city tour in Jaffna. Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. It is the administrative headquarters of the Jaffna district located on a peninsula of the same name. Jaffna is Sri Lanka's 12th largest city. The majority of the city’s population are Sri Lankan Tamils, although there was a significant number of Sri Lankan Moors, Indian Tamils and other ethnic groups present in the city prior to the civil war. Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil is one of the most significant Hindu temples in the Jaffna District of Northern Province, Sri Lanka. It stands in the town of Nallur. The presiding deity is Lord Murugan in the form of the holy 'Vel' in the Sanctum, the primary shrine, and in other forms, namely, Shanmugar, Muthukumaraswami, Valli Kaanthar with consorts Valli and Deivayanai, and Thendayuthapani, sans consorts in secondary shrines in the temple. Nagadeepa Purana Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Jaffna district of Northern Province, Sri Lanka. It is among the country's sixteen or seventeen holiest Buddhist shrines (Solosmasthana). According to contemporary history, the Gautama Buddha visited the site after five years of attaining Enlightenment to settle the dispute between two warring Naga kings, Chulodara and Mahodara. Jaffna Fort is a fort built by the Portuguese at Jaffna, Sri Lanka in 1618 under Philip De Olivera following the Portuguese invasion of Jaffna. The fort is located near Karaiyur. Due to numerous miracles attributed to the statue of Virgin Mary in the church inside the fort, Jaffna Fort was named as Fortress of Our Lady of Miracles of Jafanapatão.

Stay at: Green Grass Hotel Jaffna
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Jaffna
Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Day 4

Jaffna - Sigiriya

After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya (Approx: travel time from Jaffna to Sigiriya 5 hrs:). Check-in to Fresco Water Villa Sigiriya. Spend the rest of the day at Leisure.

Stay at: Fresco Water Villa Sigiriya
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Sigiriya
Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Day 5

Sigiriya - Matale - Kandy

After breakfast climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sigiriya - the 5th Century Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A Moat, Rampart, and extensive Gardens including the renowned Water Gardens ring the base of the Rock. Visit the world-renowned Frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the Rock approached by a Spiral Stairway. These Frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. Afterwards proceed to Kandy via Matale. Visit Muthmari Amman Hindu Temple in Matale. (Approx: travel time – from Sigiriya to Matale 02 hour.) The main Hindu temple in Matale is dedicated to Muthumariamman. The goddess Mariamman (speak “Muri-um-man”) is very popular among Tamils in India and Sri Lanka. “Amman” The prefix “Muthu”, literally meaning “pearl”, is an honorific title, similar to “Sri”. The last part of the name, “Amman” simply means “mother”. "Mari" means "rain". The name recalls that this deity was originally an ancient Tamil fertility goddess. For today’s devotees, Mariamman is as a helper against all febrile diseases. In particularin she is the smallpox goddess in southern India. Enrotue Visit “Spice Gardens” in Matale. Sri Lanka is famous for it’s Spices and Spice Gardens. These Spice Gardens offer tourists memorable visits to various Spice Plantations in Sri Lanka. In order to promote and uplift Spice Farming and Spice Gardens of Sri Lanka, a Spice Council was established with all key industry private and public sector stakeholders. During early historical times Sri Lanka was known as Taprobane, was world renowned for it’s quality Spices. During ancient times the Greeks, Romans and Arabs maintained their links with Sri Lanka through the Spice trade. (Approx: travel time – from Matale to Kandy 01 hour.) Check-in to Oak-Ray Regency Hotel in Kandy. The Hotel is situated just below the Mahaweli River bordering. It has beautiful view with a quite surrounding. It’s ten minutes’ drive to the city and temple of tooth. Easy access to all interesting places such as the historical Wales Park, Botanical garden.

Stay at: Oakray Regency Hotel Kandy
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Matale
Muthmari Amman Hindu Temple

Day 6

Kandy - Colombo

After breakfast do the city tour in Kandy Kandy where traditional culture abounds was the last stronghold of Sri Lankan kings conqueredby the colonial rulers. It is richly set against Tea and Spice lands, surrounded with hills through which the Mahaweli, the longest River in the Island, beautifully winds it’s way. The Dalada Maligawa, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha, is the major tourist attraction in Kandy and is located spectacularly against a vast serene lake. The Tooth Relic is a symbol of sovereignty and receives state protection. Kandy is an excellent place for shopping forSouvenir’s in Wood, Copper, Silver, Brass, Ebony,Bronze, Ceramic Lacquer Work, Hand Loom and Batik Fabric & Clothing andJewellery. In completion of the city tour, proceed to Colombo. (Approx.: Travel time: 04 hrs.) Check-in to the Mandarina Colombo. Like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings

Stay at: Mandarina Colombo Colombo
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Kandy
Kandy Lake

Day 7

Departure

Transfer to Colombo International Airport in time to connect with the departure flight.

Colombo
Colombo International Airport
Colombo
Colombo International Airport
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Introduction

Landlocked by China in the north and India in the east, south and west, Nepal’s façade is dramatically given away by the magnificent mountain range of the Himalayas, with the jagged snow-capped summit of Mount Everest soaring skywards into the heavens above. Down below, cities are like painted canvasses of labyrinthine streets, flecked with a stunning array of medieval-style pagodas, stupas and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.



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Trip Highlight
  • Stop by a Tibetan refugee camp and observe the life of Tibetans in exile
    Tibetan Refugee Camp
  • Gaze up at the Himalayan mountain range, with stunning views of Mt. Everest
    Mt. Everest
  • Marvel at Boudhanath Stupa adorned with colourful prayer flags
    Boudhanath Stupa
  • Retreat to the beautiful Phewa Lake in the lakeside city of Pokhara
    Phewa Lake

Day 1

Arrival Kathmandu

Greet and meet upon arrival and transfer to hotel.

Stay at: Hotel Royal Singi Kathmandu
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Kathmandu
Mount Everest

Day 2

Kathmandu - Nagarkot

Today Visit Kathmandu city. Visit Durbar Square complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO as a world heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. Also, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoymabhu is also known as Sengu and is listed as a World heritage site. Boudhnath Stupa lies about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters high and present one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Boudhnath a world heritage, is also known as Khasti. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. Afternoon before proceeding to Nagarkot, visit the Bhaktapur City: As you walk in you cannot but be overcome by a feeling of inner harmony. Such is the art and architecture and the special layout here. The 15th century palace of 55 windows, situated to the left as you enter through the city gate, inspire admiration. The National Art gallery is also housed inside. The Palace entrance, the golden gate is a masterpiece in repousse art. In front of the palace building is a medley of temples of various designs. Dinner and overnight stay at Nagarkot.

Stay at: Hotel Country Villa Nagarkot
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Nagarkot
Changu Narayan Temple

Day 3

Nagarkot - Pokhara

Watch the Sunrise and the beautiful scenery. Later drive to Pokhara which will take about 6 hours’ drive and is about 200 Km. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish tail summit rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. At an elevation, lower than Kathmandu, it has much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diversity of flowers which prosper in its environ. Indeed, the valley surrounding Pokhra is home to thick forest, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the world famous. Views of the Himalayas Dinner and overnight stay at Pokhra

Stay at: Da Yatra Courtyard Pokhara
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Pokhara
Phewa Lake
Fact Check
Other than Rice, "coconut" can be considered as the staple diet in Kerala. The widespread availability of coconut also means that you get to experience it in your food, your drink and your hair. In fact the state of Kerala, gets its name from the word "Kera" which means Coconut in the native language!!

Day 4

Pokhara

Morning visit Sarangkot. The view of the Annapurna Himalaya from Sarangkot is almost a religious experience. From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri 8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid of Machhapuchhare (6997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7937m) in the east. At dawn and dusk, the sun picks out the peaks in brilliant colors. Later visit the TIBETAN REFUGEE CAMP IN POKHARA The Tibetan people living in these villages keep themselves busy by producing and trading in woolen carpets and other handicraft items. They also run souvenir shops around lakeside. Some of them work like hawkers selling souvenirs at bargaining prices. Gupteswar is a famous cave in Pokhara. Inside the cave we can find the temple of the Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is great god of Hindu. People worship to Lord Shiva and pray for their happiness and wealth. You can also see the beautiful temple in this cave. Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave a huge stalagmite worshiped as a Shiva lingams. The ticket only covers the temple, there you can pay another a low tunnel behind the cave, the behind a spring waters of Devi's Falls. At the ceiling of the cave, you can see cracks and beautiful mark by the force of the waters. There are two cave inside it. You must pay entry fee to see the natural cave of Gupteswor, electricity is managed for convenience of visitors. Second part of the cave closes during the Jun, July, Aug and September due to heavy rain and flood from Devi’s fall. It is an interesting experience to visit Gupteswor Dinner and overnight stay in Pokhra.

Stay at: Da Yatra Courtyard Pokhara
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Pokhara
Barahi Temple

Day 5

Pokhara - Kathmandu

Post breakfast transfer to Kathmandu. Free time for shopping at Thamel. Evening Nepalese dinner and dance show.

Stay at: Hotel Royal Singi Kathmandu
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Kathmandu
Swayambhu Nath Stupa

Day 6

Kathmandu Departure

Morning visit the Patan City. Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former Royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu go Krishna, built entirely of stone. Later proceed for international airport to take flight back home.


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Kathmandu
Kathmandu International Airport
Kathmandu
Kathmandu International Airport
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