Holy North India & Nepal
Suitable for:
Spiritual, Cultural, Artistic & Gastronomic Interests
Friends & Family Travel
Solo Female Travel
Corporate Travel
Journey Overview
Come and understand the vibrant Nepalese culture made of ancient cities, unique majestic mountains, lakes, medieval cities, and mystical temples that are experienced while this journey.  
A small Himalayan country where Lord Buddha was born and Buddhism is expressed in many ways.
Strident, modern and multicolour city.
Old Delhi is where all shades of humanity could be seen and felt.
A town built in 18th. Century located in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Expect an outdoor museum every step while experiencing the heritage walks around its Havelis (Traditional, exquisitely decorated mansions during Silk Route) . Enjoy and ease your spirit in our Mandawa Kothi property.
Capital of Rajasthan.  Historical and royal Pink City where at the city’s heart, the Palace continues to house the former Royal Family. A flamboyant state where past and present merge in a unique way.
The place where the legacy of the Mughal empire has left a   Wonder of the World born from a love story: The Taj Mahal.

Fascinating tombs and mausoleums, forts and bustling chowks (marketplaces), await you.
Holy River Ganges made of sacred waters where liberation of the soul is awaited.  Mysticism is expressed in every cremation and puja ceremony. Hinduism Sanctuary where devotees await rebirth of their souls.
The birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama – better known as Lord Buddha – in the 7th century BC. During the years following the Buddha's lifetime, was a teeming monastic complex and a major place of pilgrimage, but the site was lost to history until the discovery in 1896 of an inscribed pillar left behind by the Buddhist emperor Ashoka, amidst a sea of monastery ruins. 

A contemplative mood prevails in the city.
Chitwan National Park
A unique natural World Heritage Park in the Terai. The subtropical southern part of Nepal with total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, and 126 species of fishes. Reknown for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.
Spectacular scenery, adventure activities, accommodation and food choices galore. Known for being the gateway to the world-famous treks around Annapura and beyond.

Lakeside Pokhara is the perfect place to recharge your batteries.
A city where all is experienced at once: riot of sights, sounds and smells, timeless cultural and artistic heritage that still reveals itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chilies and rice.

Endlessly fascinating, and sometimes infuriating, place.
Well know for being top spot for enjoying Himalayan views from the comfort of your hotel balcony. Broadest incredible views of the Himalaya, with eight ranges visible: Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh  Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Everest and Numbur.
Journey Highlights
Qutub Minar 
Humayun’s Tomb 
Rajpath Red Fort 
Akshardham Temple
India Gate
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gandhi Memorial
Jama Mosque
Castle of Mandawa
Old step well
Old Havelies
City Palace
Amber Fort
Hawa Mahal
Jantar Mantar Observatory
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah
Mehtab Bagh for best Sunset view of Taj Mahal 
Dayal Bagh
River Ganga
Boat ride
Saarnath Temple (Bodh Stupa)
Banaras Hindu University
Maya Devi Temple
Lumbini Musium
China Temple
World Peace Pagoda
Mayanmar Golden Temple
Ashokan Pilar
Phewa Lake
Matepani Gumba
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
Devi’s Falls
Begnas Lake
Lemonade Café
Pashupatinath Temple
Boudha Stupa
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Hanuman Dhoka
Nature in all its splendour
Journey Day By Day
Day 1 - 3 DELHI
You will be picked up from Delhi Airport with a signed board under your name, as per your arrival details. Taken to your hotel to be recovered.  

Early arrivals have the possibility to explore Delhi, depending on your preferences.
Immerse yourself into Indian History, Politics and Religion. Discover The Independence Struggle, Major sites of Democratic India (India Gate, President’s House, Parliament House) and today´s life of Indian Capital city. Experience Gandhi Smriti, Qutub Minar (The insignia of Islamic Dynasties in India and Mughal Empire). Experience by Rickshaw Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad). Impressive monuments: Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (A Sikh Temple), Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple and Sufi Saint Mosque known as Nizamuddin. Awake every sense by visiting Chandni Chowk market. 

Some places would be visited according to your time and personal interests.

Next Stop: Mandawa
Delhi to Mandawa: 5 h (230 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Grand Godwin
Semi Luxury: Vivanta by Taj
Luxury: Taj Palace
A genuine town where you could appreciate rural and traditional life in Rajasthan. An outdoor museum displaying unique architecture and mural paintings every step you take. Experience the Heritage Walk to witness the mansions built during the Silk Route, known as Havelis.

Next stop: Jaipur
Distance from Mandawa to Jaipur : 3h 20min (180 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Shahi Palace
Semi Luxury: Mandawa Kothi
Luxury: Castle Mandawa
Day 5 -7 JAIPUR
Rajasthan Pink City and capital surrounded by monuments, palaces and magic. 
Live the City Palace, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), Jantar Mantra (Astronomical Observatory built in 17th Century).

In the evening you could have a walk in Old Walled City and through the area of local market. Experience the mind blowing Amber Fort and its countless stories and the beautiful Birla Temple. Later on, immerse yourself in the markets known as Johri Bazar and Choti Chopper. Jaipur is famous for its unique Jewellery market.

Next stop: Agra
 Distance from Jaipur to Agra: 4h 30min (240 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Khandela Haveli
Semi Luxury: Shahpura House
Luxury: Samod Haveli
Day 7 – 9 AGRA
Arriving to Agra means to experience the utmost romantic history of all times in front of your eyes. 
Closed on Friday, be aware. You could enjoy the sunset Taj Mahal view from the backside of River Yamuna. If time permits, you could visit the Red Fort on same day.  If not, the day after sunrise, with Taj Mahal visit.

Next stop: Varanasi
 Distance from Agra to Varanasi: 1h 30min (Flight)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Parador
Semi Luxury: Radisson
Luxury: Mughal Sheraton
Day 9 – 11 VARANASI
You will be picked up from Varanasi Airport with a signed board under your name, as per your arrival details. 

Varanasi to Lumbini: 9h ( 340 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Rashmi Guest House
Semi Luxury: Meraden Grand
Luxury: Taj Gateway
Day 11 – 13 LUMBINI
Land of Holy Gautam Buddha. Visit the Sacred Garden with Maya Devi temple where Lord Buddha´s life is depicted.

See the Ashoka Pillar listed as World Heritage site and Shakya Tank temple. As well the remmnants of Monasteries and Chaityas built over centuries.

Excursion to Tilaurakot, the ancient capital of Kapilvastu, ancient Kingdom of Shakya Dynasty, Zone Monastery  and Lumbini village.

Next stop: Chitwan National Park
Distance from Lumbini to Chitwan Park: 3h 30min (140 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Ananda Inn
Semi Luxury: Nansc Lumbini
Luxury: Buddha Maya
Experience a fascinating wildlife reserve of grasslands with elephant ride. Adventure yourself traversing streams on canoes and open jeep safaris in mud tracks going deep into this unique jungle.

Next stop: Pokhara
Distance between Chitwan National Park to Pokhara: 4h (150 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Jungle World Resort
Semi Luxury: Machan Country Villa
Luxury: Meghauli Serai A Taj Safari
Day 15 – 17 POKHARA
In the heart of Nepal this naturally gifted valley will mesmerize you. Drive and spot the glimpse of the Mt. Machapuchare among other peaks. Transfer to your hotel by boat ride and experience the peaceful Fewa and Barahi Lakes.

Witness a breathtakingly sunrise over the array of snow capped mountains. As well an spectacular sunrise on the way to Sarangkot. 

Visit to The Tibetan Refugee Camp and Monastery.

Next stop: Kathmandu.
Distance from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5h 30min  (200 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Dahila Boutique House
Semi Luxury: Treck-O-Tel
Luxury: Fish Tail Lodge
Day 17 – 19 KATHMANDU
Explore Durbar Square (Court of Royalty), History and Art Scene. Live colourful bazaars and market squares of Thamel with its lively nightlife.

Discover the amazing Heritage Haunts of Kathmandu, Patan, the city of Fine Arts, and Bhaktapur, the city of devotees from the historic, artistic and cultural Kathmandu Valley.

Next stop: Nagarkot
Distance from Kathmandu to Nagarkot: 1h  (30 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Kathmandu Guest House
Semi Luxury: Shankar Hotel
Luxury: Shangri-La
Day 19 - 20 NAGARKOT
Witness and breathe the beauty and majesty of Himalaya Mountains, while driving to Nagarkot at the height of 2000 meters.

Next stop: Delhi
Distance from Kathmandu to Delhi: 2h  (Flight)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Peaceful Cottage &
Café du Mont
Semi Luxury: Fort Resort
Luxury: Mystic Mountain
Day 20 DELHI
You have the option to prepare for the next day departure and stay relaxed at your hotel. Or visit Delhi if you are very active and would like to explore some markets in the city:  Chandni Chowk Market, The Kinari Bazaar (Wedding Market), Textile Market (Wholesale Market), The Book Market, the very interesting Spice Market (Grind and Whole Spices).

If your preferences are around art and architecture you could visit: Fateh Puri Mosque, Sis Ganj Guradwara, Jain Temple and The Shiva Temple as well. Depending on your peace and comfort.
Relaxed and ready for travelling back home, your driver will take you to the airport as per your flight schedule.
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Grand Godwin
Semi Luxury: Vivanta by Taj
Luxury: Taj Palace
Included in Holy North India & Nepal
-Selected 20 night accommodation based on single/double occupancy in mentioned hotels
-Full breakfast daily
-Air Conditional Comfortable Vehicle with WI-FI for your connectivity
-Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
-English-Speaking Local Driver and Private Guide
-Driver expenses, fuel, insurance and all taxes covered
 -Entrance Fees and Taxes
-Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi City Market
- All three meals included at the stay in Chitwan Park
- Private Jeep Safari in the Jungles
- Sunrise Boat ride in Holy River Ganges to see the life on Ghats
- Evening Boat ride in Holy River Ganges to see the  Evening Pray
-Flight Ticket from Delhi to Varanasi
-Flight Ticket from Kathmandu to Delhi
-Bottle of water while in the car
-Cooking classes with dinner in Jaipur
Excluded Services in this Journey:
 -International or Domestic flights
-Gratuities/tips for bellboys and housekeeping staff. This is left to your discretion.
-Indian visa (most people will require an Indian visa - Please note we don’t provide advice on visas and it is your responsibility to obtain the correct information/visa)
-Meals not specified in your journey
- Beverages, unless specified.
-Tips/gratuities for meals not specified in your journey
- Travel insurance. Please be aware that comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory 
-Laundry and telephone bills.
-Entrances to monuments
-Movie/video camera fee at monuments 
-Medical  Insurance
-Baggage Insurance
-Airport Departure Taxes 
-Any other service that has not been specified
-Your Game Safaris at any National Park, unless specified in your journey
Holy North India & Nepal
21 Days & 20 Nights
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