India Nepal Sri Lanka by Intrepid Travel

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india north india highlights comfort 10 days ex delhi departs every fri aug to mar itinerary day 1 delhi see the jama masjid india s largest mosque wander the rajpath for a taste of british india or explore the bazaars of old delhi days 2-3 jaipur friendly jaipur plus local payment 15,000 rupees physical culture shock is brimming with palaces explore the hilltop amber fort before visiting the ornate hawa mahal or palace of the winds top off the day with an all-singing all-dancing bollywood blockbuster day 4 agra the majestic taj mahal must be seen to be believed built by emperor shah jahan as a memorial to his wife this incredible building has been described as a `teardrop on the face of eternity also visit the enormous red fort that lords it over the city from the banks of the yamuna river day 5 orchha charming orchha has more temples and palaces than you can poke a chapati at in the evening take a stroll along the river or join a cooking class with our local friends day 6 khajuraho tucked away in the remote plains of central india khajuraho s temples depict epic battles hindu legends and the full kama sutra on their delicately-carved exterior days 7-8 varanasi fascinating varanasi is one of india s most sacred cities mingle with pilgrims and devotees along the banks of the ganges and soak up the magical atmosphere at a sunset candle flower ceremony days 9-10 delhi do some last minute shopping in varanasi s colourful bazaars before a final flight to delhi photography competition 2006 varanasi bathing ghats fiona lubel accommodation comfort/palace hotels 9 nts transport air-conditioned trains private bus/vehicles cycle and auto-rickshaws river boat plane walking group size max 12 meals 9 breakfasts 1 lunch 3 dinners budget allow us$250 for meals not included departs every fri aug to mar notes 1 this trip starts at 13:00 after lunch on day 1 please be ready for your group meeting with local payment 2 arrival airport transfer is included so please advise flight details at time of booking 3 it is essential that you provide full details of passport number and date of issue gender date of birth and nationality when you make your booking traveller rating 4.42 out of 5 trip code · relax in tranquil orchha · mingle with pilgrims in varanasi · experience the taj mahal · visit the pink city of jaipur hkh delhi to kathmandu overland original 15 days delhi to kathmandu departs every sat sep to apr itinerary day 1 delhi step into the world of british india at rajpath explore the fragrant spice markets or admire the towering qutb minar minaret day 2 agra the ornate carvings plus local payment 10,000 rupees physical culture shock and bejewelled marble of the taj mahal is simply breathtaking built by emperor shah jahan as a memorial to his wife mumtaz this may very well be the ultimate monument to love days 3-5 orchha the delightful town of orchha combines the peaceful essence of village life with palace ruins and temples day 6 ganges sailing sail down india s sacred river ganges on local boats and enjoy delicious meals cooked on the floating kitchen camp on the riverbank and become part of local life days 7-8 varanasi set on the banks of the ganges and the ultimate destination for hindu pilgrims varanasi is india s sacred heart watch religious life in action in temples shrines and along the river ghats day 9 lumbini travel to the beautiful nepalese border town of lumbini where siddhartha gautama better known as the buddha was born days 10-12 chitwan national park visit an elephant breeding centre and keep an eye out for rhinos deer and even monkeys days 13-15 kathmandu journey past rice terraces deep gorges and the snow-capped peaks of the himalayas en route to kathmandu make sure you visit durbar square the `monkey temple and burning ghats at pashupatinath and boudhanath stupa photography competition 2006 buddhist prayer flags nepal tim hester accommodation hotels/guesthouses 9 nts basic guesthouse 1 nt river camping 1 nt deluxe air-conditioned tent 2 nts overnight train 1 nt transport train public bus private jeep cycle and auto-rickshaw small river boat canoe walking group size max 12 meals 4 breakfasts 3 lunches 1 dinner budget allow us$200 for meals not included departs every sat sep to apr notes 1 this trip starts at 13:00 on day 1 please be ready for the group meeting with your local payment 2 it is essential that you provide full details of passport number and date of issue gender date of birth and nationality when you make your booking traveller rating 4.76 out of 5 trip code · explore orchha · sail on the river ganges · see the pilgrims of varanasi · go on safari in chitwan national park · experience himalayan panoramas hsk 83