Highlights of Northern India
Northern India conjures up impressive and colorful sites including the Taj Mahal, the holy River Ganges, tigers, turbans, saris, delicious and spicy food and rickshaws. You visit Fatehpur Sikri and the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, home to the great former Maharaja's Palace and the marvelous hilltop Amber Palace. Agra and the tranquil Taj Mahal are not to be missed on any visit to India and fully live up to expectations.
Varanasi is the city that lingers longest in the memory; situated on the River Ganges it is one of the most sacred in India. Religion dominates life with throngs of pilgrims around countless Hindu temples and ghats, creating an unforgettable onslaught of the senses. For a change in pace you visit the serene Ranthambore National Park that boasts an abundance of prey animals, monkeys and bird life - a truly fantastic spectacle, especially if you see the mysterious tiger!
Northern India – itinerary
Day 1: Arrive at Delhi, transfer to Jaipur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal; free time for exploring or visit to Amber Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: To Ranthambore, afternoon game drives in search of elusive tiger. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Morning game drive, drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Visit the incredible Taj Mahal and Red Fort, overnight train to Varanasi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Relax and enjoy the wonders of Varanasi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Dawn boat ride on the Ganges visiting the bathing ghats; overnight at Varanasi.
Day 8: Transfer to airport, fly to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 9: Join the Nepal adventure activities with Alpine Eco Trek. Or transfer to Kathmandu airport fly back to home.
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Note: After end of the India trip, you can extend your great holiday to Nepal for trekking to the World’s highest peak Mt Everest (8848m) base camp, visit to Buddha’s birth place-Lumbini, and sightseeing tour in holiest Pasupatinath temple including lots of historical and world heritage sites. You can also combine a trip Tibet through Nepal.