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See the bustling bazaars of Delhi and Jaipur, the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra, the deserts of Rajasthan, the bathing Ghats of Varanasi and the erotic temples of Khajuraho. The tour ends with a visit to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.
Discover the intricate and diverse architecture of Rajasthan's capital
Gaze in awe at the marble-white of Taj Mahal, India's most famous landmark
Cruise on the Ganges to view the Ghats at sunrise
Stroll through the unique architecture of Durbar Square
Our Highlights of India & Nepal itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly overnight to Delhi, India's capital city.
Sightseeing today begins with a visit to the Red Fort and a walk through Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid, Indias largest mosque. We have a brief stop at India Gate and Parliament House. We also visit Gandhi Smriti, where Gandhi was assassinated, and Qutab Minar.
Fly to Varanasi. This evening take a rickshaw to the ghats of the River Ganges to witness the Puja ceremony of Ganga Aarti.
Take an early morning boat ride along the River Ganges, followed by a brief city tour of Varanasi. Later this afternoon visit the Buddhist sites at Sarnath.
Fly to Khajuraho. Tour the Western groups of Temples. This evening enjoy a cultural dance performance.
Depart for Jhansi, stopping in Orchha en route. In Jhansi board the Shatabdi Express train to Agra arriving the same day.
This morning explore the impressive Agra Fort and Sadar Bazaar. Your afternoon is at leisure.
Depending on the time of year the tour operates different itineraries.
January to May: Agra to Ranthambore
View the Taj Mahal in all its glory as the sun rises. Drive to Bharatpur, visiting the fortified ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, and board the train to Ranthambore National Park.
September to December: Agra to Bharatpur
View the Taj Mahal in all its glory as the sun rises. Travel by road to Bharatpur, visiting the fortified ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. Return to Bharatpur overnight
January to May: Ranthambore
Enjoy morning and afternoon canter safaris around the park.
September to December: Bharatpur
Visit Keoladeo National Park for a morning rickshaw safari, and visit a nearby village.
January to May: Ranthambore to Jaipur
Enjoy a canter safari this morning before departing Ranthambore and driving to Jaipur. This afternoon, shop at the local bazaar in Choti Choper, located inside the walled city.
September to December: Bharatpur to Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur. This afternoon, shop at the local bazaar in Choti Choper, located inside the walled city.
Start with a photo stop this morning at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before visiting Amer Fort. Later this afternoon visit the City Palace, a handicraft centre and Jantar Mantar. Watch a traditional dance performance while enjoying dinner this evening.
Transfer to Jodhpur by road this morning. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where the remainder of your afternoon is at leisure.
This morning visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Take an auto rickshaw to a local restaurant for lunch followed by a walking tour through Subzi Mandi, the local vegetable and spice market.
Drive to Udaipur, a city of lakes, palaces and temples. Stop to visit the Jain temple complex of Ranakpur en route. The City Palace of Udaipur is still home to Maharana Udai Singh’s descendants who remain rulers of this independent state.
Fly to Kathmandu. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to acclimatise.
Transfer to the airport early this morning to board your flight to Delhi, where you will disembark and board the connecting flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is free at your leisure to acclimatise to the higher altitude.
Visit Dakshinkali Temple before continuing to Patan. Explore the 14th Century UNESCO World Heritage Royal Palace and Patans Durbar Square.
Sightseeing includes a visit to Kathmandus Durbar Square and Kumari Temple. Youll also visit the Monkey Temple of Swayambhunath and Bodnath Stupa, which is the largest in Nepal. Enjoy a stroll through Thamel Market. We will also visit the Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva.
Travel to Dhulikhelm stopping at Changu Narayan Temple en route. In Dhulikhel, explore the Newari Houses and visit local markets.
Travel to the 9th Century town of Bhaktapur to visit the Golden Gate at the Palace of 55 Windows before returning to Kathmandu to watch a traditional Nepalese dancing show.
Fly to the UK.
Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.
Well-placed in the sightseeing, shopping, and culture area of New Delhi and NCR city, Hotel The Royal Plaza provides access to the city's biggest attractions including; The National Philatelic Museum, Parliament Building, and Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory. The hotel has luxurious en-suite rooms, and also features a fitness centre, sauna, outdoor pool, and spa where guests can relax and unwind after a busy day. ...Read more
Hotel Hilltop Palace is situated atop Ambavgarh Hill, overlooking Lake Fatehsagar and the historic Udaipur Town. The hotel offers 62 tasteful rooms with modern amenities, including air-conditioning, a safety deposit box and television. The hotel boasts an on-site restaurant serving Northern Indian cuisine, as well as Rajasthani Folk dances arranged on request. ...Read more
The luxurious 5 Star Park Plaza Jodhpur is a state-of-the-art business boutique hotel, ideally located in the heart of the city, in close proximity to the market. The hotels 45 guest rooms are all elegantly designed, offering the latest amenities and facilities, including Wi-Fi, satellite cable TV and a tea/coffee maker. Other features include a swimming pool, health club, and currency exchange service....Read more
The Fern Hotel, Jaipur is centrally located, placing the hotel within a 20-minute drive to all of the key tourist attractions in Jaipur, including the City Palace and the walled area of the Old City. The award-winning hotel boasts 85 modern en-suite rooms, an exclusive club floor, executive lounge, and rooftop pool....Read more
Nestled at the edge of Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan and set over an area of 10 acres, The Pugmark is the true combination of sheer comfort and luxury. The hotel offers 33 well-appointed en-suite rooms, and also boasts a spa, garden, and poolside bar. The restaurant offers a delicious multi cuisine....Read more
Overlooking the magnanimous “Taj Mahal”, The Mansingh Palace Hotel provides 100 well-furnished en-suite rooms all equipped with modern amenities including; LED TV, Electronic safe deposit, mini bar, hair dryer and electric kettle. The hotel also boasts a delicious multi-cuisine restaurant, health club and swimming pool....Read more
Situated in the lush green grasslands on the banks of river Khuddar, Hotel Clarks Khajuraho is a 10 minute drive from the 9th century temples. With 104 tastefully decorated en-suite rooms, modern amenities include; air-conditioned rooms, television and a telephone.
Dining in Khajuraho includes Darpan, the multi cuisine restaurant and The Coffee Shop, which serves refreshing snacks and coffee. Other features include a poolside barbeque and bar facility.
Located a short distance from the historical Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, 5* Hotel Mansingh comprises of elegantly decorated en-suite rooms, featuring a television, personal safe and mini bar. Wi-Fi, dry cleaning and an outdoor pool are other commendable features.
The in-house restaurant serves a selection of excellent local and international dishes. Guests can also dine at Ripples Cafè – a coffee shop stocked with an assortment of snacks and beverages.
The Mirabel Resort is situated amidst unique natural beauty and is 30 km east of the capital-city Kathmandu. The hotel provides guests with spacious, comfortable en-suite rooms, all featuring a TV and telephone. Other facilities include superb restaurants boasting delicious Nepalese and Continental Cuisine. ...Read more
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
A visa is required by all nationalities. A single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visas in the price of our tour. We handle the entire visa process – all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044 then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625. Mobile Phones Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Bhutan is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
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