Northern Sights & Nepalese Heights
DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival transfer and stay at The Oberoi Hotel.
DAY 2: DELHI
After a leisurely start, explore the wide boulevards and grand
monuments of Lutyens' New Delhi, before venturing into the narrow
streets of Old Delhi to see its many fascinating monuments.
DAY 3: DELHI - AGRA
Very early morning train to Agra. On arrival stay 1 night at the
sumptuous The Oberoi Amarvilas, with its exceptional views of the
Taj Mahal. Proceed to nearby Fatehpur Sikri, a magnificent deserted
city, originally built by Akbar as his capital. After lunch see
Agra Fort before visiting the glorious Taj Mahal at sunset.
DAY 4: AGRA - JHANSI - ORCHHA
Early morning train to Jhansi and drive to Orchha for 2 nights at
the Amar Mahal Hotel. Spend the day exploring the fort and the
stunning hilltop and riverside temples that dominate this small
DAY 5: ORCHHA
Excursion to the beautiful 17th century palace at Datia. Continue
to the fine Jain Temples at Sonagiri which are reached by a long
flight of steps.
DAY 6: ORCHHA - KHAJURAHO
Morning drive to Khajuraho. Stay 1 night at the Lalit Temple View
Hotel. Afternoon explore the extraordinary temples scattered around
the town, which date back to the 10th and 11th centuries.
DAY 7: KHAJURAHO - VARANASI
Morning at leisure. Afternoon flight to Varanasi and stay 2 nights
at the The Gateway Hotel. Afternoon excursion to nearby Sarnath,
where Gautama Buddha preached his first sermon.
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DAY 8: VARANASI
Morning tour of what is considered to be one of India's oldest and
holiest cities. Afternoon at leisure.
DAY 9: VARANASI - KATHMANDU
Early morning boat ride on the holy River Ganges. Early afternoon
flight across the Himalayas to Kathmandu in Nepal. Stay 2 nights at
DAY 10: KATHMANDU
Morning tour of the city, seeing Swayambunath and the heart of the
'old town'. After lunch explore the sights of the Kathmandu valley,
including Bhaktapur and the stupa at Boudhnath.
DAY 11: KATHMANDU - MEGHAULI -CHITWAN
Morning flight to Meghauli and drive to Chitwan. Stay 2 nights at
Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge, deep in the heart of the park. Afternoon
game drive either by jeep or on elephant-back.
DAY 12: CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Early morning and afternoon game drives, searching for wildlife
and hopefully to spot a tiger.
DAY 13: CHITWAN - POKHARA
Morning drive to Pokhara which is surrounded by towering Himalayan
peaks. Stay 1 night at the Shangri-La Village. Afternoon at leisure
or optional excursions.
DAY 14: POKHARA - KATHMANDU -
Morning flight to Kathmandu and connect on to Delhi. Room at
disposal at the Taj Palace Hotel until late tonight. After dinner,
depart for the airport.
DAY 15: DEPART DELHI
Early morning departure for onward destination.