Classical India with Nepal (Summer 2018)

10/24/2018 through 04/05/2019
10/24/2018 through 04/08/2019
Luxury Gold

Classical India With Nepal (Summer 2018)
Journey into a wonderland of the exotic and enigmatic, full of strange fascination – from the remarkable temples of Khajuraho and the splendid Taj Mahal, to the world’s only official living goddess. Uncover the mysterious ways of India and Nepal in luxurious comfort, knowing that every detail is taken care of by your Travelling Concierge. See how you travel like a VIP with Luxury Gold


Additional Included Highlights

  • Delhi: See the Red Fort and enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk Bazaar
  • Visit Raj Ghat
  • See Qutub Minar
  • Drive along the Rajpath to see the India Gate and Parliament House
  • Visit the Tomb of the Emperor Humayun. Kathmandu: See the Hindu Pashupatinath Temple
  • Visit the temple of the Teleju, Statue of Yogendra Mall. Varanasi: Enjoy a brief city tour visiting some famous temples
  • Visit Sarnath, where Buddha first taught the Dharma
  • Partake in an early morning yoga session at the Ganges Ghats (if possible.) Agra: Group picture taken at the Taj Mahal. Jaipur: See the Palace of Winds and visit the City Palace Museum.

Exceptional Dining

  • Delhi: Join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
  • Jaipur: Join a jeep safari through the picturesque Aravalli hills. Stop and spend time with the Meena tribe, before continuing on to Dera Amer where your Highlight Dinner awaits.
  • Jaipur: The mouth-watering Celebration Dinner with drinks features the best of Indian cuisine.
  • Dining Summary: 12 Buffet Breakfasts (FB), 2 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D) and 4 Dinners with Wine (DW). 17 Dec includes an additional Christmas Eve Highlight Dinner in Khajuraho.

Journey Highlights

  • Indian Festivals: Truly experience India by travelling during one of its famed festivals. Holi is the festival of colour, symbolising the end of winter and encourages the people to play, laugh, forgive and forget. Diwali is the festival of light celebrated by lighting oil lamps and fireworks to welcome in the Hindu new year.
  • Delhi: Ride by rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi.
  • Delhi: See the Red Fort and Qutub Minar. Drive along the Rajpath to view the India Gate and Parliament House.
  • Delhi: Visit Raj Ghat and the Tomb of the Emperor Humayun.
  • Fly to Kathmandu: Relax as you fly towards the Himalayas to reach Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu: With your Local Expert, take an intimate look the Narayanhiti Royal Palace and the rooms where the royal family ate, slept, worked, held ceremonies, and entertained guests, along with the wonderfully eclectic decor.
  • Kathmandu: Tour Durbar Square and Royal Palace.
  • Kathmandu: Visit sacred Swayambhunath, known as the Monkey Temple for its mischievous inhabitants.
  • Kathmandu: Visit Patan’s temple of Teleju, the Statue of Yogendra Malla and a Tibetan Handicraft Centre.
  • Kathmandu: See the holiest of Hindu shrines, Pashupatinath Temple.
  • Kathmandu: Enjoy an excursion to the ancient capital Bhadgaon.
  • Kathmandu: Visit the colossal stupa, Bodhnath.
  • Fly to Varanasi: Enjoy the scenery as your flight emerges from the Himalayas to reach Varanasi.
  • Varanasi: Join an expert in India’s religious rituals to learn more about the colourful candlelit tradition of Aarti as you participate in the sunset ceremony in the Ganges, against a backdrop of ringing bells and chanting music.
  • Varanasi: Take a dawn cruise past the Ghats on the Ganges River – an experience never to be forgotten.
  • Varanasi: During your brief orientation of the city, visit some of the famous temples. You’ll also visit Sarnath, where Buddha first taught the Dharma.
  • Varanasi: Partake in an early morning yoga session at the Ganges Ghats – your Travelling Concierge will confirm if this experience is possible on your departure.
  • Fly to Khajuraho: Board your short flight to Khajuraho.
  • Khajuraho: Tour the famous temples.
  • Orchha: Visit the palaces and temples of the fort.
  • Agra: Visit the Taj Mahal, a monument of love, built by a king in everlasting memory of his beloved queen.
  • Agra: Inside the red sandstone fortress, witness the fairytale palaces, audience halls and mosques of the Mughal rulers.
  • Agra: Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India’s most famous monument. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.
  • Jaipur: Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort and stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
  • Jaipur: Your Travelling Concierge will show you the Palace of Winds. You then visit the City Palace Museum.

Signature and Highlight Hotels

  • Jaipur: Experience the perfect blend of traditional decor and modern amenities at the luxurious Fairmont Jaipur.
  • Agra: Located close to the Taj Mahal and boasting beautiful gardens and opulent decor, the Mughal hotel perfectly recreats the splendour and majesty of the Mughal Dynasty.

VIP Experiences

  • Kathmandu: Meet a local who has summitted Everest, to hear a personal account of the Sherpa people and their role in Everest expeditions.
  • Agra: Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India’s most famous monument. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.


Inclusive Luxury Gold Services

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Relax in comfort on Luxury Gold’s air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the …

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi, a Rich Melting Pot.
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Day 2 Delhi Sightseeing.
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Day 3 Kathmandu: Mountains, Monasteries and Temples.
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Day 4 Durbar Square and Holy Shrines.
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Day 5 Magnificent Temples and Splendid Stupas.
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Day 6 Varanasi, World's oldest Living City.
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Day 7 The holy Ganges.
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Day 8 The Spectacular Carvings of Khajuraho.
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Day 9 From Orchha to Agra.
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Day 10 Agra and the Taj Mahal.
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Day 11 Jaipur, the Pink City.
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Day 12 Jaipur Sightseeing.
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Day 13 Depart Jaipur for Delhi.
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