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Exclusive India and Spirit of Nepal

Exclusive India and Spirit of Nepal

Highlights

Culturally rich and extraordinarily beautiful, the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal offers a wealth of spectacular sights. This trip covers the best of both worlds of India and Nepal. It combines the ancient sites of the Kathmandu, the mountains and valleys of the Himalaya and the jungles of Chitwan, home to the rare Bengal tiger. Experience rural life in tiny Chanderi, explore countryside of Orchha, Marvel at Kama Sutra carvings, Experience sailing on the sacred river Ganges, Track wildlife in PannaNational Park, Experience ancient spirituality in Varanasi.

ROUTE :

19 NIGHTS / 20 DAYS

Delhi – Agra – Orcha – Khajuraho - Panna National Park - Satna – Allahabad – Sitamarhi - Sindra Island – Varanasi – Gorakhpur – Chitwan – Pokhara - Kathmandu

DAYS 1 - 2 Delhi

Arrival at Delhi airport and included transfer to your hotel. You can arrive at any time on Day 1 as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting with your tour leader.
Delhi known locally as ‘Dilli’. The metropolis incessantly buzzes with life, and a remarkable contrast exists between the historic Old City and the wide avenues of New Delhi. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Raj Ghat and India Gate.

Day 3 Agra

Arrive Agra by Private Car en route visit Sikandra Fort – Tomb of Akbar. On arrival transfer to hotel. Agra is the one of the prominent destinations of the World Tourism map, with three heritage monuments - Fatehpur Sikri, Red Fort and Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world! Visit Red Fort and Taj Mahal.

Day 4 Orchha

Board train for Jhansi, arrive and transfer to Orccha. The town was the seat of an eponymous former princely state of central India, in the Bundelkhand region. Visit Chanderi - Home of ancient Hindu and Jain temple ruins, fragments, statues, and idols in modern and medieval temples. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 5 Khajuraho

Proceed to Khajuraho by Private Car. One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. Visit Western group of Temples and enjoy sound and light show. Overnight stay at hotel.

Days 6 – 7 Panna National Park

Post breakfast depart for Panna National Park in Private Car. Later enjoy morning and afternoon game drive in shared Jeep. The park is inhabited with Tigers, Leopard, Wolf, the sloth bear and host of lesser fauna. Overnight stay at hotel / resort.

Day 8 Allahabad

Transfer to Satna Railway Station to board train for Allahabad. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight Stay.

Days 9 Vindhyachal

Depart for Vindhyachal by Private Car, arrive and start sailing down the Ganges River to Hindu pilgrimage town of Vindhyachal - a town in Mirzapur District. Overnight stay at Camps.

Day 10 Chunar

Post breakfast start sailing down the River with visit of Devi Temple
en route visit Mirzapur - the city surrounded by hills and famous for its artwork and craftsmanship. Arrive Sindra Island. Later visit Chunargarh Fort and Ramgarh Fort. Overnight stay at Camps.

Day 11 Varanasi

Breakfast at Campsite and thereafter start sailing for Varanasi.
Varanasi is a city situated on bank of the River Ganga (Ganges) and is regarded as holy by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, and is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12 Gorakhpur

Post breakfast in time transfer to Railway Station to board train for Gorakhpur. Arrive and transfer to hotel.

Day 13 Lumbini

Post breakfast depart for Lumbini by car. Lumbini is the birth place of Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama founded the Buddhist tradition. Arrive and check in at your hotel. Visit Mayadevi Garden and Monasteries.

Days 14 – 15 Chitwan National Park

Depart for Chitwan in private car. Chitwan National Park – is the first national park in Nepal. Enjoy Elephant Safari, Canoe Ride and Stick Dance performed by Tharu Community. Also visit Elephant Breeding Centre.

Days 16 - 17 Pokhara

Early morning depart for Pokhara by car. Pokhara lies on an important old trading route between China and India. Many of the mountains around Pokhara still have medieval ruins. Visit Sarangkot for beautiful view of Sunrise and later boat ride at Fewa Lake. Later visit David’s Fall, Vindyabasini Temple and Gupteshwar Caves.

Days 18 – 19 Kathmandu

Depart for Kathmandu by car. Kathmandu is now the premier cultural and economic hub of Nepal. Transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay. In Kathmandu various monuments are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site”. Visit Pashupati Nath, Bauddhanath Stupa, Patan Heritage Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa and later half day Excursion to Bhaktapur Durbar Square at Nagarkot.

Day 20 Depart

In time transfer to Airport to board flight for onward destination.

COST OF PACKAGES

COST OF PACKAGE: SILVER
Individual Tour Prices starting from £1,955 per person
Group Tour Prices (Min 8 to Max 35 persons) starting from £1,735 per person

HOTEL ENVISAGED

PLACE HOTEL
Delhi White House / Regent Continental / Similar
Agra Utkarsh Vilas / Yamuna View / Similar
Orchha Betwa Resort / Amar Mahal / Similar
Khajuraho Usha Bundela / Green Wood / Similar
Panna National Park Jewel of Jungle Rosort / Similar
Allahabad Kanha Shyam / Similar
Vindyachal Camps
Sindra Island Camps
Varanasi Meraden Grand / Ok International / Similar
Gorakhpur Hotel Bobina / Similar
Lumbini Hotel Pawan International / Similar
Chitwan Jungle Safari Lodge / Similar
Pokhara Kantipur / Similar
Kathmandu Hotel Mountain / Similar
COST OF PACKAGE: GOLD
Individual Tour Prices starting from £2,498 per person
Group Tour Prices (Min 8 to Max 35 persons) starting from £2,289 per person

HOTEL ENVISAGED

PLACE HOTEL
Delhi Mapple Emerald / Ferns / Country Inn and Suites (Gurgaon) / Similar
Agra Clarks Shiraz / Marina / Similar
Orchha Orchha Resort / Similar
Khajuraho Clarks / Similar
Panna National Park Ken River Lodge / Similar
Allahabad Kanha Shyam / Similar
Vindyachal Camps
Sindra Island Camps
Varanasi Clarks / Hindustan International / Similar
Gorakhpur Hotel Clarks Inn / Similar
Lumbini Hotel Nirvana / Similar
Chitwan Hotel Park Land / Similar
Pokhara Landmark Hotel / Similar
Kathmandu Hotel Himalaya / Similar
COST OF PACKAGE: PLATINUM
Individual Tour Prices starting from £3,529 per person
Group Tour Prices (Min 8 to Max 35 persons) starting from £ 3,331 per person

HOTEL ENVISAGED

PLACE HOTEL
Delhi Crowne Plaza Surya / The Grand / Metropolitan / Similar
Agra Jaypee Palace/ ITC Mughal / Similar
Orchha Orchha Resort / Similar
Khajuraho Radisson / Ramada / Similar
Panna National Park Ken River Lodge / Similar
Allahabad Kanha Shyam / Similar
Vindyachal Camps
Sindra Island Camps
Varanasi Meraden Grand / Ok International / Similar
Gorakhpur Hotel Clarks Inn / Similar
Lumbini Hotel Lumbini Garden New Crystal / Similar
Chitwan Chitwan Paradise / Similar
Pokhara Fishtail Lodge / Similar
Kathmandu Hotel Yak n Yeti / Similar


*Optional:Return International flight tickets from UK to Delhi/Mumbai can be included at an additional price



ABOVE QUOTATION INCLUDES:

- Accommodationbased on double occupancy for total of 19 nights.
- 19 Buffet Breakfast / 06 Lunches/ 06 Dinners (All meals can be included at extra cost).
- Services of Local English Speaking Guide at all the locations (Incase of a group there shall be accompanying English speaking guide provided except in National Parks and during the sail down the Ganges).
- Train ride inAir conditioned coaches from Agra to Jhansi, Satna to Allahabad and Varanasi to Gorakhpur.
- 02 Safaris at Panna National Park in Shared Jeep/ 01 Elephant safari at Chitwan national park/ 01 Canoe Ride at Chitwan /Boat Ride at Fewa lake, Pokhara /Visit to Sarangkot for Sunrise/ Thuru Stick Dance at Chitwan (For Groups only) / Sound and Light Show at Khajuraho/ Rickshaw Ride at Varanasi.
- All arrival/ departure transfers & road transport services are in Air conditioned chauffer driven private car/ coach.
- Assistance on arrival and departure in India by Epic India representative.
- 01 bottle of mineral water per person each day (except when in National Park).
- Traditional welcome atDelhi Airport upon arrival.
- Monument Entrance Charges as per the itinerary (for single visit only).

ENTRANCE INCLUDED :

Delhi:
Qutub Minar Humayun’s Tomb Akshardham
Agra:
Taj Mahal Agra Fort Sikandra Fort  
Khajuraho:
Sound and Light Show Western and Eastern Group Group on Temples  
Orchha:
Orchha Fort            
Mirzapur:
Chunar Fort      
Lumbini:
Maya Devi Garden          
Chitwan:
Elephant Breeding Farm Chitwan Park  
Kathmandu:
Swayambhunath Stupa Boudhanath Stupa  

ABOVE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

- International Flights, Airport Tax, Travel insurance charges and Visa fees.
- Tips for Driver, Hotel Staff, Escorts & Guide etc.
- Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, telephone calls and porterage etc.
- Liabilities due to loss of baggage, accident, injury or medical needs.
- Liabilities due to flight cancellation, and any extra cost involved due to transhipment occurring due to road blocks etc.
- Other personal expenses.
- Any other services not mentioned above.
- Costs of camera tickets are not included in any of our tours.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

- The cost has been calculated on the basis of existing tariffs/conditions and any charge in cost or modification in tax structure will oblige us to revise the same.
- Taj Mahal is closed on Friday, LotusTemple is closed on Monday.
- Between 1 July and 30 September each year the Panna National Park is closed.
- The cost has been calculated on the basis of base category of rooms andincase of non availability of same, supplement as applicable for higher category of room would be extra.
- Additional Lunch and Dinner (excluding drinks) if opted shall be provided in City Restaurants.
- Check-In, Check-out time in Hotels is 12 noon.
- Best Time to travel – October to March.
- All reservations will be subject to availability of accommodation / air seats.
- This document is a proposal of itinerary / quotation and not a confirmation of booking.

EPIC INDIA DIFFERNCE :

  • Comprehensive pre-departure kit for each destination visited containing detailed and up-to-date information on the local climate, suggested dress, tipping, cultural differences, visa requirements, shopping and a brief history of your destination.
  • Full documentation including copies of your final itinerary
  • Complimentary pass to selected Airport VIP lounges and complimentary to- fro car transfers to UK international airport (when you book international flights with our Platinum package)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance and access to emergency numbers.
  • The best guides, drivers and vehicles throughout touring.
  • Quality control across every aspect of the trip – nothing is left to chance.

TAILOR-MADE ALTERATIONS :

  • You are welcome to suggest changes or alterations such as a more relaxed tour with fewer activities or additional nights at places that may interest you.
  • Tell us about any special interests and we will incorporate them in to your tour schedule.
  • To design you own tour visit our tailor made section

Before booking please refer to our Terms and conditions, FAQ's and Before You Travel section for useful tips and advice

A reminder that you're travelling to India and that although we try to stick to the above itinerary it is subject to change at short notice. Remember to pack your patience and sense of humour!