2017: India's Golden Triangle with Southern India & Nepal (IAIH)
16 days from Mumbai to Kathmandu
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- 16 Days
- Escorted - No
|Day 1||Mumbai||Welcome to Mumbai, a multicultural metropolis with a colorful history. This vibrant city is now India's premier seaport, center of culture and industry, and home to 'Bollywood.' Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.|
|Day 2||Mumbai||This morning's PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes the GATEWAY OF INDIA, Mumbai's most famous monument, which commemorates a visit by Queen Mary. Then, drive along Marine Drive, a seafront promenade, and see a traditional Dhobi Ghat (an open-air laundromat). You will also visit the HANGING GARDENS, MANI BHAVAN (former residence of Mahatma Gandhi), and the MUMBAI MUSEUM (closed Mondays). The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L)|
|Day 3||Cochin||Fly to Cochin. (B)|
|Day 4||Cochin||Your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes the CHINESE FISHING NETS that are the livelihood of many fishermen in the area. You will also see St. Thomas Church, Hill Palace Museum (closed Mondays), and Dutch Palace (closed Fridays), and will walk through the Jewish quarter. This afternoon, enjoy an unforgettable CRUISE on the backwaters of Kerala. Explore and witness local life along these serene waterways surrounded by lush palm trees and paddy fields. (B,L)|
|Day 5||Delhi||Fly to Delhi, India's capital city. (B)|
|Day 6||Delhi||This morning, explore Delhi on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start at QUTAB MINAR, the world's tallest brick minaret. Next, visit HUMAYAN'S TOMB and GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB, Delhi's largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). You will also stop at GHANDI SMIRTI before time on your own for independent exploration. (B,L)|
|Day 7||Delhi||Your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING starts with an orientation drive to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a RICKSHAW RIDE through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs-from silver and saris to spices and electronics. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 8||Agra||Today, drive to Agra, where much of the city's impressive past is still evident in the majesty of her buildings. Later, a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR brings you to AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Moghul Emperor Akbar, this impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. (B)|
|Day 9||Agra||Meet your Local Guide for a special PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL (closed Fridays) at sunrise. This extravagant marble monument was built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. To add to this memorable experience, you'll travel by tongas (horse carriage) during your visit. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Your Local Host can help plan your day. (B)|
|Day 10||Jaipur||Today, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes a visit to FATEHPUR SIKRI (the City of Victory) and the KEOLADEO GHANA BIRD SANCTUARY, home to more than 370 species of birds. Continue on to Jaipur, known as the 'Pink City.' (B,L)|
|Day 11||Jaipur||The highlight of today's PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING is the amazing AMBER FORT. Later on, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining museum that houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also stop at the famous HAWA MAHAL (Palace of the Winds) and JANTAR MANTAR, and take a WALKING TOUR through a local market. (B,L)|
|Day 12||Kathmandu||Drive back to Delhi and board a flight to Nepal. Your afternoon PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR starts with a visit to HANUMAN DHOKA, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the TEMPLE OF KUMARI, residence of the Living Goddess and said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. (B)|
|Day 13||Chitwan National Park||Enjoy the morning at leisure in Kathmandu. Later, fly to CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK, Nepal's famous wildlife reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will enjoy a GAME-VIEWING ACTIVITY. (B,L,D)NOTE:Game activities vary depending on where you stay and will be finalized upon your arrival.|
|Day 14||Chitwan||This morning, head back out for another GAME-VIEWING ACTIVITY in the park and search for some of the native wildlife. Chitwan protects more than 347 square miles of forest, grasslands, and marshes, and is home to many animals, including the elusive tiger, leopards, and the endangered great onehorned rhinoceros. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B,L,D)|
|Day 15||Kathmandu||Today, return to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR takes you to BOUDDHANATH, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to PATAN, formerly known as Lalitpur ('City of Beauty'). Here, stop in DURBAR SQUARE, the city's center of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites. (B)|
|Day 16||Kathmandu||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Prices based on double room occupancy and a minimum of two travelers. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at some hotels.2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2017.Travel Terms & Conditions
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