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Indian Sub-Continent Tours
Rates Validity: 01.08.2023 – 31.03.2025

Program Package
1 Nepal + Bhutan + Tibet + India & Sri Lanka Tour | 19 Nights / 20 Days

Kathmandu – Paro – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Kathmandu – Lhasa – Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Colombo – Bentota – Colombo

2 Nepal + Tibet + Bhutan + East India Tour | 15 Nights / 16 Days

Kathmandu – Lhasa – Gyantse – Xigatse – Lhasa – Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Kathmandu – Paro – Thimpu – Punakha – Phuntsholing – Gangtok – Darjeeling – Delhi

3 Sri Lanka + Maldives | 12 Nights / 13 Days

Colombo – Polonoaruwa – Habarana – Sigiriya – Kandy – Nuwaraeliya – Yala – Galle – hikkaduwa – Colombo – Maldives – Colombo

4 Essence of Sri Lanka + Maldives Tour | 10 Nights / 11 Days

Colombo – Pinnawala – Dambulla – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Yala – Galle – Colombo – Maldives

5 Glimpses of Sri Lanka + Maldives Tour | 08 Nights / 09 Days

Colombo – Negombo – Anurdhapura – Habarana – Polonnaruwa – Habarana – Sigiriya – Kandy – Colombo – Maldives

6 Bangladesh + East India + Mumbai | 15 Nights / 16 Days

Dhaka – Sonargaon – Tangail – Bogra – Mahasthan Garh – Dinajpur – Rangpur – Paharpur – Rajshahi – Gaud – Rajshahi – Puthia – Jessor – Khulna – Bagerhat – Khulna – Benapole / Petrapole – Sunderbans – Kolkata – Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Bagdogra – Kolkata – Mumbai

7 Discover East India + Bhutan Tour | 13 Nights / 14 Days

Delhi – Bagdogra- Darjeeling – Gangtok – Kalimpong – Phuntesholing – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Delhi

8 Grand Tour of Nepal + Bhutan + Tibet Tour | 13 Nights / 14 Days

Kathmandu – Paro – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Kathmandu – Zhangmu – New Tingri (Xegar) – Xigatse – Gyantse – Lhasa

9 Historical Nepal + Tibet + Bhutan Tour | 16 Nights / 17 Days

Kathmandu – Zhangmu – Shegar – Shigatse – Gyantse – Lhasa – Kathmandu – Paro – Thimpu – Punakha – Thimpu – Paro – Kathmandu

10 East India + Bhutan + Nepal & Tibet Tour | 15 Nights / 16 Days

Kolkata – Darjeeling – Gangtok – Phuntsholing – Thimphu – Taktshang – Paro – Kathmandu – Lhasa

11 Eastern India Toy Train + Bhutan Tour | 13 Nights / 14 Days

Delhi – Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Pelling – Gangtok – Kalimpong – Phuntsholing – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Delhi

12 Gateway to Taj + Nepal + Bhutan Tour | 12 Nights / 13 Days

Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Delhi – Kathmandu – Paro – Thimpu – Paro – Delhi

13 Nepal + Tibet + Gateway to Ganges | 17 Nights / 19 Days

Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Chitwan – Pokhara – Kathmandu – Lhasa – Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi

14 Glimpses of Nepal + Tibet + India Tour | 13 Nights / 14 Days

Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu – Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Orchha – Jhansi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Delhi

15 Nepal + Cultural Tibet Tour | 11 Nights / 12 Days

Kathmandu – Zhangmu – Shegar – Shigatse – Gyantse – Lhasa – Kathmandu

16 Sikkim – Bhutan Tour | 12 Nights / 13 Days

Delhi – Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Gangtok – Phuntsholing – Thimphu – Punakha – Dochula Pass – Paro – Delhi

17 Himalayan Trails | 13 Nights / 14 Days

Delhi – Darjeeling – Pelling – Gangtok – Jaigaon – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Delhi

18 East India + Bangladesh Journey | 14 Nights / 15 Days

Kolkata – Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Gangtok – Bagdogra – Dhaka – Sreemangal – Sylhet – Chittagong – Cox’s Bazaar – Chittagong – Dhaka

19 East India + Sunderban NP + Bangladesh Journey | 14 Nights / 15 Days

Kolkata – Sunderban NP – Kolkata – Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Bagdogra – Dhaka – Sreemangal – Sylhet – Chittagong – Cox’s Bazaar – Chittagong – Dhaka

PROGRAM – 1

Nepal + Bhutan + Tibet + India & Sri Lanka Tour | 19 Nights / 20 Days

Kathmandu – Paro – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Kathmandu – Lhasa – Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Colombo – Bentota – Colombo

Day 01 Arrive KathmanduKathmandu – Nagarkot D By FlightBy Road 29 Kms. / 1 hr. appx.

Arrive Kathmandu, meet – assist & transfer to Nagarkot.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 02 Nagarkot – Kathmandu B – D By Road 29 Kms. / 1 hr. appx.

Early Morning Sunrise View. Breakfast at Hotel and Drive back to Kathmandu.

Enroute visit Bhaktapur Durnbar Square.

Later drive to Sightseeing tour of Patan City.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Nagarkot is a popular and romantic tourist spot of Nepal. It is situated 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175 Mts. above the sea level. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Mt. Everest, can be seen from here. And also good view for Sun rise and Sun Set.

Bhaktapur Durnbar Square A former capital of the valley, it was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. It has preserved its traditional character better than the other two cities, due to its more isolated location. It is regarded today as a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. It is situated in the east of Kathmandu valley about 14 km. away. It today retains much of its beauty in ornate woodcarvings and in the famed Golden Gate.

Patan City: Patan is one of the most historically important city of the Kathmandu valley. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans. Essentially a Buddhist city, historic inscriptions establish Patan as an important town from early times said to have been founded by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C., although no historical proof exists. The Patan Durbar Square has been acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world. Most of the monuments seen today were built between the 16th – 18th centuries.

Day 03 Kathmandu B – D

In the morning after breakfast half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath & Boudhnath

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Pashupatinath Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva it is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It lies 5 km. east of the city on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every year during Shivaratri, the birthday of Lord Shiva. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. The Large, gilded triple-roofed temple was built in 1696 A.D. though 300 years earlier this was a structure on this site. Hindus are cremated on the cremation ghats here and their ashes scattered in the sacred river. One can usually see a cremation in progress

Boudhanath: This is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world located east of the valley. It was built by the Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the 5th century A.D. The Rinpoches who reside here have established Boudhanath as one of the most flourishing centers of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The colossal ancient stupa is 36 meters high.

Swayambhunath: Atop a green hillock west of Kathmandu,stands the great stupa of Swayambhunath. This is a site that is over 2500 years old marking the point where the legendary patriarch Manjushri discovered the lotus of the ancient valley lake. For centuries an important centre of Buddhist leaving, the painted eyes of the Buddhist gaze out from all four sides of this monument. Constructed to specific rules each with a symbolic meaning, the stupa of Swayambhunath is a model of its kind.

Day 04 Kathmandu – ParoParo – Thimpu B – L – D By FlightBy Road 51 Kms. / 1.5 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Paro.

Arrive Paro, meet – assist at airport & drive to Thimpu.

En route to Thimphu, stop at Ta-chhoggang temple.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Afternoon: Visit the National Museum Ta Dzong, originally built as a watchtower in 1649 by the first governor of Paro. In was converted into a museum by the third King of Bhutan in 1968. Today, it houses a fascinating collection of arts, relics, religious thangka paintings, and exquisite Bhutanese postage stamps.

Visit Paro Rimpung Dzong, also known as the “Fortress on the Heap of Jewels.” Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the founder of Bhutan, built it in the year 1646. After visiting the dzong, walk down to a traditional wooden covered bridge. The walk from the dzong to the bridge offers good view that will allow you to appreciate the architectural wonder of the dzong.

Ta-chhoggang temple and hike down to the 14th-century suspension bridge and to the temple Stall around Thimphu town.

Day 05 Thimpu B – L – D

In the morning after breakfast visit Thimphu.

In the evening visit Trashichhodzong

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Visit the following places in Thimphu:

Takin
reserve: The national animal of Bhutan, called the takin, is found only in the eastern Himalayas. In Bhutan, it is found only in the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Park in the northern part of the country.

This photogenic animal was believed to be created by a lama called Drukpa Kuenley, who is also popularly known as “the Divine Madman.” It was said that he had joined the head of a goat and body of a cow to form the takin. See what you think…

Memorial Chorten: It is one of the best places to take pictures, given the many pilgrims walking around this huge stupa. It was built in memory of the revered third king who passed away in 1972.

Buddha point: Overlooking the Thimphu town, it is one of the biggest statues of Buddha in the country.

Archery : National game of Bhutan, you will come across lot of Bhutanese men playing everyday.

Changangkha monastery: Built in 13th century, this is one of the most important monasteries for the people of Thimphu. Children born in Thimphu are brought to this monastery for blessing and protection.

Evening visit Trashichhodzong: Built in the 17th century, this dzong is the summer residence of the central monastic body headed by the Je Khenpo chief spiritual leader. The king’s office is also located inside this dzong. The woodwork and the paintings are among the finest in the country. You may take pictures in the courtyard.

Day 06 Thimpu – Punakha B – L – D By Road 77 Kms. / 3 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast drive to Punakha.

En route to Punakha, stop at Dorchula Pass.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Dorchula Pass 3150m/10,000ft with its panoramic views of the Himalayas. The pass is decorated with 108 Druk Wangyel Chorten, which were built to celebrate the stability and progress, brought to Bhutan by His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King. These stupas symbolize Bhutanese spiritual and artist traditions. Spend some time photographing this most beautiful pass in Bhutan.

As you descend from the pass, you will observe dramatic changes in vegetation. At the lower elevations in Punakha and Wangdue, cacti, banana plants, poinsettias, and other semi-tropical plants dominate the exotic landscape.

Visit the Punakha dzong. Built in 1637 between the confluence of the Po chu male river and Mo chu female river, this fortress monastery is the winter residence of Bhutan’s spiritual leader, the Je Khenpo Head Abbot and the central Monk Body comprised of over 350 monks. Many have said that this is the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan.

On the way back, stop at Lobesa and take a short hike to Chhi-med Lhakhang, which means “no dogs” temple in the picturesque valley, to visit the temple of Bhutan’s foremost Saint, the Lama Drukpa Kuenley popularly known as the “Divine Madman”.

Hike to Rinchengang village in the evening. This place will provide you with a general sense of the traditional Bhutanese way of life, and it will also give you an opportunity to photograph the local villagers.

Day 07 Punakha – Paro B – L – D By Road 143 Kms. / 5 hrs. appx.

Transfer to Paro early in the morning and hike to Tiger’s nest or Takshang. Hike to the Guru’s glory.

Stop for lunch at the teahouse on the way back.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Takshang 2900m/10,000ft is considered one of the holiest sites in the entire Buddhist faith. It was said that Guru Rimpoche, the founder of Buddhism in Himalayan countries, came to this place riding on the back of a tigress and meditated here for about three months. As a result, Takshang has been an important place of pilgrimage and reflection for more than 1200 years. The monastery clings to a sheer cliff two thousand feet above Paro valley.

The total hike will take the average person about 4 hours. From the parking area, it will take about one hour to reach the teahouse, and then another one and a half hours to the temple. You can visit the different temples inside the main Takshang complex.

Takshang is a paradise for photographers. Apart from the stunning view, you will see beautiful waterfalls, meditation caves, water prayer wheels, many prayer flags, and stupas.

In the evening, visit a farmhouse to try a traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath, which will allow you to relax after the long hike.

Day 08 Paro – Kathmandu B – D By Flight

In the morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu.

Arrive meet – assist and drive to Hotel.

Remaining time your own for shopping etc.

Evening dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with culture show overnight at hotel.

Day 09 Kathmandu – Lhasa B – D By Flight

In the morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Lhasa.

Arrive Lhasa, meet assist & transfer to hotel.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 10 Lhasa B – D

In the morning after breakfast visit Lhasa.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street. Potala was the winter palace of the Dalai lama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in 1416 by Tsongapa’s disciple—Jamyang-choje. Jokhang Temple, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7thcentury by the 33rdking—Sontsanganbu. Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang Temple.

Day 11 Lhasa B – D

After breakfast visit Lhasa.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Visit Drepung Monastery and Norbulinka, Sera Monastery

Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa.Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama.Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama’s summer palace,

it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa’s disciple—Sakya-yeshi.Situated at the heart of theoldest section of the Lhasa city.

Day 12 Lhasa – KathmanduKathmandu – Delhi B – D By Flight

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.

Arrive Delhi meet assist at airport & transfer to hotel. free relax

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Meet assist at airport & transfer to hotel Check-In time 12 noon.

Half day city tour of Delhi.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Qutab Minar – In 1199, Qutbuddin raised the Qutab Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. From a base of 14.32 mtrs. it tapers to 2.75 mtrs. at a height of 72.5 mtrs.

The Bahai Temple Lotus Temple – Completed in 1986, the Bahai temple is set amidst pools and gardens, and adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate silently according to their own religion.

Jantar Mantar literally the ‘instrument and formula’ and often called the Jantar Mantar, is located in the modern city of New Delhi.

India Gate is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of WW1, the North-West Frontiers operations and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. Below the arch is the memorial to the Unknown Soldier. India Gate is surrounded by green grass lawns and trees.

Humanyun Tomb – It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares chaharbagh with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.

Jama Masjid – One of the Architectural gift given by Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India.

Day 13 Delhi – Agra B – D By Road 205 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast drive to Agra.

On arrival city tour of Agra, visit Taj Mahal & Fort.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Agra, a romantic city in India, is known for the marble edifice ‘Taj Mahal’ Besides Taj Mahal, Agra is also known for the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone city made by Emperor Akbar. Agra is a medieval city situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the Ruler of Delhi Sultanate founded it in the year 1504. After the sultan’s death the city passed on to his son Sultan Ibrahim Lodi who ruled his Sultanate from Agra until he fell fighting to Babur in the First battle of Panipat fought in 1526.

Taj Mahal – Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, it was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete 1630-1652 AD. Ustad Ahamad Lahori, a Persian Architect, is said to be the main designer and planner for this magnificent memorial. On full moon nights, the glory of the Taj is at its best. Over the centuries, the Taj has attracted more visitors than perhaps any other Monuments in the country, and it is all too easy resort to conventional superlatives when describing it. What makes the Taj Unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day and glowes pearl-like in the moonlight and during the monsoon.

Agra fort – Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of the Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, though additions were made up until the rule of his grandson, Shah Jahan. In Akbar’s time the fort was principally a military structure, but during Shah Jaha regin it had partially become Palace. It is an imposing strcture with walls of red sandstone almost three kilometers long. Entered through the Amar Singh Gate, the eastern part of the fort contains palace, audience hall and mosques built by three emperors.

Day 14 Agra – Fatehpur SikriFatehpur Sikri – Jaipur B – D By RoadBy Road 35 Kms. / 1 hr. appx.205 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.

After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri.

After visit Fatehpur continue drive toward to Jaipur, Arrive and transfer to hotel.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Fathepur sikri – This magnificent fortifield ghost city was the capital of the Mughal emperor Akbar between 1571 and 1585. The downfall of this once magnificent capital of the Mughals started with the rise of the Jats when Emperor Aurangazeb left this place never to return again. The credit for preserving the ancient monuments situated here goes to Lord Curzon. Since then , these protected monuments and the environs of the city have been well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. The city is rectangular in shape with nine huge gates – Delhi Darwaza, Lal Darwaza, Agra Gate, Suraj and Chandra Darwaza, Tehra Gate and Ajmeri Darwaza.

Day 15 Jaipur B – D

In the morning after breakfast full day city tour of Jaipur.

Evening, transfer back to the hotel.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Jaipur the vibrant capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the ‘ Pink City ‘ because of the pink-coloured buildings in its old city. It sits on a dry lake bed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by forts and crenellated walls.

Amber Fort – Amber is located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur and was the old fort of the Kachhwaha clan of Amber, which used to be the capital, till it was moved to Jaipur. The construction of the Amber Fort began in the year 1592 and was started by Man Singh I, but it was finished by his descendant Jai Singh.

City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons.

Jantar Mantar – the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal.

JALMAHAL – 6 kms on the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.

Hawa Mahal – The palace is shaped like a pyramid and is a five-storied building, with number of small windows and screens, with arched roofs. As one looks at this building, one realizes that the rear side of the building is comparatively very plain and lacks much of ornamentation.

Day 16 Jaipur – DelhiDelhi – Colombo

Colombo – Beruwla

B – D By RoadBy Flight

By Road

260 Kms. / 5 hrs. appx.103 Kms. / 2.5 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast transfer to Delhi airport for flight to Colombo.

Arrive Colombo meet-assist & drive to Transfer to Bentota.

Evening enjoy water sports at Bentota.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 17 Beruwla – GalleGalle – Beruwla B – D By RoadBy Road 55 Kms. / 1.5 hrs. appx.55 Kms. / 1.5 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast visit Turtle Hatchery at Kosgoda and World Heritage Site –Galle.

Return to Beruwala & transfer to hotel.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery- operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.

The beaches of Sri Lanka are the nesting grounds for five species of marine turtles. They are the Green Turtle, the Leatherback, the Hawksbill, the Loggerhead and the Olive Ridley. All 5 species have been recorded to nest along specific areas of Sri Lanka’s coast. Studies have indicated that beaches can be categorized in accordance with visitation by different species of turtles. For example Leatherbacks nest at Walawe Modera and Godawaya. Hawksbill nests at Bentota while Green Turtle nests at Rekawa and Kosgoda. Loggerheads nest at Welipatanwala. Olive Ridleys are the only species of turtle that nest everywhere.

Transfer to Galle Galle is an exquisite city filled with colonial Dutch and Portuguese history and architecture and once a major port. The imposing Fort is a tourist’s treasure; it houses the national Maritime Museum, the National museum and the more recent 1938 lighthouse. The Fort overlooks the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and it is easy to get lost in its atmosphere, rich with memories of a bygone era.

Galle, famous for its lace, is filled with priceless crafts and antique treasures like jewellery, ceramics, and Dutch period furniture and brass work. The little city of Galle is a fascinating stop, not just for historians, but for anyone interested in learning more about Sri Lanka’s historical experience.

Day 18 Beruwla – Colombo B – D By Road 103 Kms. / 2.5 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast and transfer to Colombo.

Afternoon visit Colombo city tour.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

COLOMBO – A drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at.

Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square. Visit the Mlesna exquisite tea boutique, cashew nut shop, readymade garments and all sorts at Majestic City. Visit the Lanka Ceramics Centre, a place where you can buy “NORITAKE SET” or other ceramic items, visit the Odel shop at Lipton place and’ House of Fashion’

Day 19 Colombo B – D

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast enjoy Colombo shopping.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Colombo is a great place to shop for jewellery, shoes, Ceylon tea and of course clothes! Sri Lanka is a world renowned manufacturer of designer clothes and travellers from all across the globe will have the chance to purchase such clothes for a very low price. In other words, the price tag will simply surprise you. Places like Beverly Street, House of Fashion and Odel offers a wide array of fashionable clothes and accessories. Odel is a unique upmarket store that features designer clothes, accessories, shoes, bags and so much more. Paradise Road is an interesting and posh boutique that sells top quality home furnishings and unique local crafts.  For the gem and jewellery aficionado, the Colombo Jewellery Store and Zam Gems are ideal places to visit.

Sri Lanka is also famous for its world-class produce of tea, thereby Colombo offers its visitors both local and international the real taste of Ceylon tea at places such as Mlesna Tea and Tea Tang.

Colombo’s renowned shopping arcades include Crescat Boulevard, Liberty Plaza and Majestic city.  Featuring, in house supermarkets, theatre and a vast number of retail shops, these shopping complexes are known to be convenient, modern and so much fun for the shopaholic.

Day 20 Colombo – Home By Flight

Transfer to airport for flight back to home.

Hotels

City Night(s) 5* Hotels
Nagarkot 01 The Fortress
Kathmandu 02 Soaltee Crown Plaza
Thimphu 02 Le Meridien
Punakha 01 Dhensa Boutique Resort
Paro 01 Le Meridien
Kathmandu 01 Soaltee Crown Plaza
Lhasa 03 Xinding Hotel
Delhi 01 Radisson Blu
Agra 01 Radisson
Jaipur 02 Radisson Blu
Beruwala 02 Cinnamon Bey
Colombo 02 The Kingsbury Hotel

Flight Details

Flight Name Flight No. Departure / Time Arrival / Time Duration Remarks
Druk Air KB 401 KTM / 09:45 AM PBH / 11:20 AM 1h 35m Direct Flight
Druk Air KB 204 PBH / 09:00 AM KTM / 09:55 AM 55m Direct Flight
Air China CA 407 LXA / 11:05 AM KTM / 10:30 AM 1h 40m Direct Flight
Air India Economy DEL / 12:25 PM CMB / 16:05 PM 3h 40m Direct Flight
SriLankan Economy DEL / 18:35 PM CMB / 22:10 PM 3h 40m Direct Flight
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 5650 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 1240 PP

Includes

  • Meeting and assistance by our representative.
  • Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
  • 19 Nights hotel accommodation.
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner at hotels.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary.
  • Internal flight Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu – Lhasa – Delhi – Colombo in economy class.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions in each city.
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
  • Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
  • All present government taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 2

Nepal + Tibet + Bhutan + East India Tour | 15 Nights / 16 Days

Kathmandu – Lhasa – Gyantse – Xigatse – Lhasa – Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Kathmandu – Paro – Thimpu – Punakha – Phuntsholing – Gangtok – Darjeeling – Delhi

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu D By Flight

Arrival in Kathmandu. City tour Durbar square, Bhaktapur, Hanumana Dhoka palace, Taleju and Kasthamandap temples. Visit of the palace of Kumari, continue to Swayambhunath. Accommodation in Kathmandu.

Bhaktapur Durnbar Square A former capital of the valley, it was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. It has preserved its traditional character better than the other two cities, due to its more isolated location. It is regarded today as a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. It is situated in the east of Kathmandu valley about 14 km. away. It today retains much of its beauty in ornate woodcarvings and in the famed Golden Gate.

Hanuman dhoka – the gate leading to the courtyard of the Royal Palace. Hanuman statue marks the dhoka entrance to the Hanuman Dhoka and has even given the palace its name This statue is dated 1672; guards the gate. The statue is decked in a red cloth and an umbrella; face smeared with red paste. Hanuman is always clothed as women believe that seeing him without clothes would leave them infertile as Hanuman is a bachelor.This is a highly revered statue by the believers of Hinduism.

Taleju temple – The 35m-high temple was built in 1564 by Mahendra Malla. Taleju Bhawani was originally a goddess from the south of India, but she became the titular deity, or royal goddess, of the Malla kings in the 14th century. The temple stands on a 12-stage plinth, dominating the Durbar Sq area. The eighth stage of the plinth forms a wall around the temple, in front of which are 12 miniature temples. Four more miniature temples stand inside the wall, which has four beautifully carved wide gates

Kasthamandap temple is believed to be built in the 12the century by Laxmi Narsingha Malla with the woods of a single tree. The present building was renovated during the seventeenth century. The building has an idol of Gorakhnath at the center the second floor has four idols of Lord Ganesh on its four sides. Also religious texts of Ramayana and Mahabharata are inscribed on the four walls. It is opened during the mid-day until the mid-night and everyone is allowed to go inside.

Palace of Kumari These kumari, or “living goddesses,” are pre-pubescent girls considered to be the earthly manifestations of divine female energy, incarnations of the goddess known as Taleju, the Nepalese name for Durga. Selected as children, they live in temples, are carried in chariots during festivals and are worshipped by thousands of Hindus and Buddhists. They retire upon puberty.

Swayambhunath: Atop a green hillock west of Kathmandu,stands the great stupa of Swayambhunath. This is a site that is over 2500 years old marking the point where the legendary patriarch Manjushri discovered the lotus of the ancient valley lake. For centuries an important centre of Buddhist leaving, the painted eyes of the Buddhist gaze out from all four sides of this monument. Constructed to specific rules each with a symbolic meaning, the stupa of Swayambhunath is a model of its kind.

Day 02 Kathmandu B – D

After breakfast, sightseeing flight if weather doesn’t permit, we have the possibility for do this on the next morning. We continue the city tour in Kathmandu Pashupatinath, Boudhanath’s stupa.

Afternoon travel to Patan Mangala bazaar, Mahaboudha temple, Gold Temple. Travel back to Kathmandu. Overnight.

Pashupatinath Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva it is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It lies 5 km. east of the city on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every year during Shivaratri, the birthday of Lord Shiva. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. The Large, gilded triple-roofed temple was built in 1696 A.D. though 300 years earlier this was a structure on this site. Hindus are cremated on the cremation ghats here and their ashes scattered in the sacred river. One can usually see a cremation in progress

Boudhanath: This is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world located east of the valley. It was built by the Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the 5th century A.D. The Rinpoches who reside here have established Boudhanath as one of the most flourishing centers of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The colossal ancient stupa is 36 meters high.

Patan City: Patan is one of the most historically important city of the Kathmandu valley. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans. Essentially a Buddhist city, historic inscriptions establish Patan as an important town from early times said to have been founded by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C., although no historical proof exists. The Patan Durbar Square has been acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world. Most of the monuments seen today were built between the 16th – 18th centuries.

Day 03 Kathmandu – Lhasa B – D By Flight

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Lhassa Tibet.

On arrival meet-assist & transfer to hotel.

Afternoon free-time. Overnight in Lhassa.

Day 04 Lhasa B – D

Breakfast. Visit Potala Palace, Barkhor market, Jpkhang Monastery and Norbulingka. Afternoon visit of a tapestry manufactory.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street. Potala was the winter palace of the Dalai lama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in 1416 by Tsongapa’s disciple—Jamyang-choje. Jokhang Temple, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7thcentury by the 33rdking—Sontsanganbu. Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang Temple.

Day 05 Lhasa B – D

Breakfast. Visit Ganden, Drepung, Sera Monastery.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Visit Drepung Monastery and Norbulinka, Sera Monastery

Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa.Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama.Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama’s summer palace,

it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa’s disciple—Sakya-yeshi.Situated at the heart of theoldest section of the Lhasa city.

Day 06 Lhasa – GyantseGyantse – Xigatse B – D By RoadBy Road 258 Kms. / 06 hrs. appx.94 Kms. / 03 hrs. appx.

Breakfast. Travel to Gyantze. En-route picnic lunch next to the Yambdrok-lake.

Continue to Xigaze. Overnight.

GYANTSE which is 2 hrs. Gyantse is small bustling town steeped in history. It lies 264 km Southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of NYANG CHU River. In the 15 Th. Century is served as the Capital of a small Kingdom. Visit KUMBUM CHORTEN & PHKLKOR MONASTERY which was built around 1400 AD It later became the main center for trade with British / India. O/N in Gyantse.

Day 07 Xigatse – Lhasa B – D By Road 268 Kms. / 06 hrs. Appx.

Breakfast. City tour: Tashilumpo Monastery, etc. Travel back to Lhassa. Overnight.

Xigatse Located about 300 Km away from Lhasa Xigatse City is the second largest city in Tibet. The word Xigatse means ‘fertile land’. Situated at the height of 3500 m above the sea level Xigatse city receives the largest number of tourist and adventurers every year in Tibet. This is probably because where the city is located and what it offers to its visitors.

Tashilhunpo Monastery is located on the southern slope of the Nyiseri Mountain to the west of Shigatse City. It is largest monastery of the Gelug Sect in Rear Tibet, and the main stage where generations of Panchen Lamas carried out religious and political activities.

Palkhor monastery: Also called “The Baiju Monastery” by the Chinese, this monastery is situated in Xigatse city which is about 230 Km away from capital Lhasa. Implausible combination of temples and Stupas will attract anyone. The architecture you will see in this place, are form the 14th and 15th

century which make this place a Hotpoint for ancient archeological researchers. This place has more than 3000 statues from the statues of Buddha to famous King Songtsen Gampo. Number of tourist visiting this place has been increasing every year.

Sakya Monastery: Can magic be carved in Stones? If your answer is a “NO” then you must visit this place. You will find the perfect answer there.  Considered as “the second Danhuang”, Sakya monastery must be the most treasured part in Tibetan land. Build around in 1073 this monastery houses 3000 pieces of sutras and fantastic work of art that are over thousand years old. Covering an area of 5500 sq. m and with 40 huge pillars the Lakhang Chenmo happens to be the main attraction of this place. Visit to the Sakya Monastrery is going to be a real treat for antique and art craft lovers. Not only the people who visit this place but also the governments of other countries should take this place as an example and learn how old time classics should be preserved. Thanks to the Tibetan people and its government for preserving such marvelous beauty for us and the future generations.

Day 08 Lhasa – KathmanduKathmandu – Nagarkot B – D By FlightBy Road 29 Kms. / 1 hr. appx.

Breakfast. Flight back to Nepal, Kathmandu. Visit Bhaktapur, Royal Palace, Pottery Square. Travel to Nagarkot. Overnight in Nagarkot.

Bhaktapur,Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known as the ‘City of Devotees’, the ‘City of Culture’, the ‘Living Heritage’, and ‘Nepal’s Cultural Gem’. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley.

Royal Palace The palace interior is more gaudy than opulent. The highlights are the impressive throne and banquet halls and the modest royal bedrooms check out the great armchair with built-in speakers. Stuffed gharial, tigers and rhino heads line the halls next to towering portraits of earlier Shahs and photos of the royal family taken with other doomed leaders – Yugoslavia’s Tito, Romania’s Ceaușescu and Pakistan’s Zia ul-Haq.

Pottery square is, Suryamadhi, located to the East of Dattatreya temple and square. This one is said to be the oldest pottery square, but it’s also a little commercial. Pottery square is running at full blaze. The wide open brick courtyard will be awash with a mix of small grey and brownish red clay pots, all sectioned off depending on design or purpose. In among this maze of clay ware you’ll see a person tending to each pot much like a dedicated gardener might tend to their plants. Every pot is examined by hand before being turned to face the sun at new angle or dipped into a bucket of colored water.

Day 09 Nagarkot – KathmanduKathmandu – Paro B – D By RoadBy Flight 29 Kms. / 1 hr. appx.

After breakfast, travel back to Kathmandu. Flight to Paro. The flight into the Himalayas is among the most scenic and breathtaking you will encounter, with views of some of the tallest mountains of the world. Upon your arrival at Paro international airport, an Across Bhutan representative will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel.

Afternoon: Visit the National Museum Ta Dzong, originally built as a watchtower in 1649 by the first governor of Paro. In was converted into a museum by the third King of Bhutan in 1968. Today, it houses a fascinating collection of arts, relics, religious thangka paintings, and exquisite Bhutanese postage stamps.

Visit Paro Rimpung Dzong, also known as the “Fortress on the Heap of Jewels.” Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the founder of Bhutan, built it in the year 1646. After visiting the dzong, walk down to a traditional wooden covered bridge. The walk from the dzong to the bridge offers good view that will allow you to appreciate the architectural wonder of the dzong.

Drive to Drugyel village and visit the old fortress in ruins. Built in 1649, this fortress was built to protect Tibetan invasion. Stall around Paro town.

Overnight: hotel.

Day 10 Paro – Thimphu B – D By Road 55 Kms. / 1 hrs. appx.

Hike to Tiger’s nestearly in the morning. Visited and sanctified

Guru Rimpoche, this place is one of the most venerated pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan world. Over the years, many great Buddhist masters have visited and mediated here. Later, in the year 1692 AD, the fourth temporal ruler of Bhutan built the monastery over the cave where Guru Rimpoche and his consort Khandro Yeshi Tshogyal mediated. The monastic complex clings to the rock towering 800 meters above the valley 2950 meters above sea level.

PM: In Thimphu visit the following places.

Memorial chorten, situated in the heart of the town, this stupa was built in memory of third king in 1974.

Visit Buddha point; considered to be the biggest statue of Buddha in Bhutan, it dominates the Thimphu valley.

Zoo, to see the national animal of Bhutan. Drive bit further for view over Thimphu town.

Visit Tashichho Dzong, whose name means “the Fortress of Glorious Religion.” The main secretariat building is where His Majesty the King has his throne room. It is also the summer residence for His Holiness the Je Khenpo spiritual leader and the central monk body.

Stall around Thimphu town.

Overnight hotel.

Day 11 Thimpu – Dochula Pass – Punakha B – D By Road 77 Kms. / 03 hrs. appx.

Early in the morning hike to Chimi Lhakhang monastery. The 15th century monastery built by Lam Ngawang Chogyal on the spot where his cousin Lam Drukpa Kuenley popularly known as the “Divine Madman” subdued a powerful demon. This monastery is also referred to as the “Abode of Fertility.”

On the way to Punakha visit Dochula Pass.Visit Punakha’s Punthang Dechen Phodrang the name means “Palace of Great Bliss”, which stands on the spit of land where two rivers Pho chu and Mo chu meet. Punakha Dzong has special significance in Bhutanese history as the place where Bhutan’s first King, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned in 1907. It is also the winter residence for the Je Khenpo spiritual leader and the entire Central Monk Body.

Overnight hotel.

Day 12 Punakha – Phuntsholing B – D By Road 176 Kms. / 7 hrs. appx.

In the morning visit Changangkha monastery. Built in 12th century, it is one of the most important temple for the people of Thimphu.

En route to Phuntsholing, visit Kharbandi temple.

Overnight hotel.

Changangkha Lhakhang is an old fortresslike temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, southeast of Motithang. It was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet. The central statue is Chenresig in an 11-headed, thousand-armed manifestation. There are enormous prayer wheels to spin and even the prayer books in the temple are larger in size than usual Tibetan texts.

Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan, and is the administrative seat dzongkhag thromde of Chukha District. The town occupies parts of both Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog.Phuentsholing lies opposite the Indian town of Jaigaon, and cross-border trade has resulted in a thriving local economy. Phuentsholing is the second largest town in Bhutan.

Kharbandi Gompa : This is a monastery located amongst garden of tropical plants and flowers. The monastery was in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron. The monastery garden provides great views of the Phuentsholing town and the plains of West Bengal.

Day 13 Phuntsholing – Gangtok B – D By Road 220 Kms. / 06 hrs. appx.

Breakfast. Transfer from Phuntsholing to Gangtok via Rumtek Monastery. Overnight in Gangtok.

Rumtek Monastery The largest monastery in Sikkim, Rumtek Monastery is the seat of the Karmapa Lama, the third highest monk in Tibetan Buddhism. It also serves as one of the most important seats of the Kagyu Black Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet and is also known as Dharmachakra Centre. Located about 23 km from Gangtok, the monastery was built by the fourth King of Sikkim under the supervision of the ninth Karmapa head of the Karma Kagyu sect.

Day 14 Gangtok – Darjeeling B – D By Road 106 Kms. / 3 hrs. appx.

Early morning sunrise from Tashi view point & on the way back visit Enchey Monastery.

After breakfast transfer from Gangtok to Darjeeling via Namchi, visit statue of Guru Rinpocse and also visit Korosi Csoma Sandor on the way. Also, visit Tea Plantation on the way to Darjeeling. Overnight in Darjeeling.

Enchey Monastery is approximately 200 years old and is located 3 km northeast of Gangtok. It belongs to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism. The location was blessed by Lama Drupthob Karpo, a renowned exponent of tantric art adept in Buddhism with flying powers. It is believed that initially a small Gompa was established by him after which he flew from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim to this site. The literal meaning of ‘Enchey Monastery’ is ‘the solitary temple’. It is also said that the Monk built a small hermitage at the site of the monastery, after he came here flying from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim. 

Guru Rinpocse This is place where tourist can admire the tallest statue of Guru Padmasambhava. This wide gigantic statue of Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rimpoche, is known to have blessed Sikkim more than 1,200 years ago, and is considered as a tribute to the saint. Within the complex, there’s a permanent photo exhibition of archival images from India’s history, including a rare photo of Mahatma Gandhi. The statue of Guru Padmasambhava is visually stunning and therefore is a must visit attraction for any tourists visiting the area.

Day 15 Darjeeling – BagdograBagdogra – Delhi B – D By RoadBy Flight 70 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.

In the morning travel to the Tigerhill and Ghoom Monastery.

After breakfast Travel to Bagdogra airport for flight to Delhi.

Arrive Delhi meet-assist & transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Delhi.

Ghoom Monastery is one of the major attractions in Darjeeling. The Ghoom Gompa was founded by a Mongolian astrologer/monk in the year 1875. The place is also well-known as Yogachoeling Gompa. One is greeted by a huge ‘Maitreya Buddha’ statue at the entrance gate of the Gompa. Visitors also find bells, ornate thanka scrolls as well as drums inside the Gompa

Day 16 Delhi – Home By Flight

Departure flight in the morning.

Hotels

City Night(s) 5* Hotels
Kathmandu 02 Soaltee Crown Plaza
Lhasa 03 Xinding Hotel
Shigatse 01 Shigatse Hotel
Gyantse 01 Gyantse Hotel
Lhasa 01 Xinding Hotel
Nagarkot 01 The Fortress
Paro 01 Le Meridien
Thimphu 01 Le Meridien
Punakha 01 Dhensa Boutique Resort
Phuntsholing 01 Druk Hotel
Gangtok 01 Mayfair Himalayan Spa
Darjeeling 01 Mayfair Darjeeling
Delhi 01 Radisson Blu
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 5250 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 1020 PP

Includes

  • Welcome on arrival with fresh flower garlands.
  • Meet assist at airports / hotels by our office representative.
  • 15 Nights hotel accommodation.
  • 01 Picnic lunch next to the Yambdrok-lake.
  • Bhutan Visa.
  • All Inner line permits If any to travel in Nepal / Bhutan / Tibet / East India.
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinners at the hotels.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary.
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu – Paro and Bagdogra – Delhi economy class flight ticket.
  • English speaking guide.
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions as per mentioned in the itinerary in each city.
  • Transportation by Luxury Coach.
  • All present Government taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 3

Sri Lanka + Maldives | 12 Nights / 13 Days

Colombo – Polonoaruwa – Habarana – Sigiriya – Kandy – Nuwaraeliya – Yala – Galle – hikkaduwa – Colombo – Maldives – Colombo

Day 01 Arrive Colombo – – – By Flight

“Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality. Representative will welcome you at the Airport and Transfer to Colombo.

Proceed to Colombo and check in to the hotel.

Evening leisure at the hotel.

Dinner & Over Night Stay.

Day 02 Colombo – PolonoaruwaPolonoaruwa – Habarana B – D By Road Approx 06 -07 Hrs.

After a scrumptious breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Polonnaruwa.

En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE- App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0915-0945 hrs and 1415-1445 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-11.00 hrs and 1500-1600 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

Proceed to Polonnaruwa and explore the Ancient Kingdom,

The history Polonnaruwa goes as far as 6th century BC when a minister of the king Vijaya From whom the Sinhalese race was born established a town called “Vijitha Grama” on the area now called Kaduruwela. This is also the place for the famous “Battle of Vijithapura” between the Great King Dutugamunu 161-131 BC and the Tamil invader Elara in his effort to re-unite the country under one Sinhalese King. This area was gradually developed as an influential agricultural town with large irrigation tanks and complex waterways built by various kings who ruled from Anuradhapura.

Return to Habarana and check in to the hotel.

Dinner &Overnight stay.

Day 03 Habarana – SigiriyaSigiriya – Kandy B – D By Road Approx 03 Hrs.

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Sigiriya.

Originally called Sihagiri Remembrance Rock and later dubbed Sigiriya Lion Rock, the rock mass is actually the hardened magma plug of an extinct volcano that long ago eroded away. Pocked with natural cave shelters and rock overhangs – supplemented over the centuries by numerous hand-hewn additions and modifications – the rock may have been inhabited in prehistoric times.

Popular myth says that the formation served royal and military functions during the reign of King Kassapa AD 477–495, who allegedly built a garden and palace on the summit. According to this theory, King Kassapa sought out an unassailable new residence after overthrowing and murdering his own father, King Dhatusena of Anuradhapura.

Return to Kandy and on the way visit Dambulla Rock Temple & Spice Garden at Mathale.

The rock of Dambulla is the centre of a Buddhist cave-temple complex established in the 3rd century BC and occupied continuously until today. Its location has marked a transportation node between the Eastern and Western Dry Zones and between the Dry Zones and the central mountains throughout the history of Sri Lanka. The cave-temple complex is established on an inselberg or erosional remnant of importance in the study of the island’s geological history. The site also includes evidence of human occupation going back to the prehistoric period, including the megalithic cemetery at Ibbankatuwa.

SPICE GARDEN – You will see many spice gardens at Matale and in Mawanella on the Colombo-Kandy road where Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pepper Creepers and all other spice trees, plants and creepers are planted for visitors to see them. Spice products are also available for those who would like to buy them. At all Spice Gardens visitors are taken round explaining each tree and plant and at the end explaining the use of them in food preparations.

Afterwards visit a Batik Factory where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints. These shops contain a wide variety of Batik items.

Proceed to Kandy and check in to the hotel.

KANDY – The hill capital is another “World Heritage Sites”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the e Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhist of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace Maha Wasala, Palle Wasala- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, Meda Wasala where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated. The Bathing Pavilion Ulpenge is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” Milk white ocean used by the kings as the summerhouse.

Evening visit Cultural Show at Kandy city centre.

CULTURAL SHOW – Today Kandy is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. Visitors can see these dance & music performances at the daily cultural performance that starts in the evening and runs for more than 1 hour. With more than 7 different dance performances, captivating drumming and the skills of the traditional musicians on display, this show will give you a great insight to traditional Sri Lankan culture.

Dinner & Overnight stay.

Day 04 Kandy – Nuwaraeliya B – D By Road Approx 03 Hrs.

After a scrumptious breakfast check out from the Hotel transfer to NuwaraEliya .On the way visit Royal Botanical Garden & Tea Factory.

It was British colonialist rulers 1815-1948 of Ceylon, who destroyed the invaluable forest cover of a thousand wooded hills from Kandy to Badulla of Central Highlands of Ceylon that was protected by the gentle sway of Buddhism, which indoctrinated the respectforalllivingbeings.The wooded hills were converted to hill after hill of Ceylon Coffee and following the devastating “coffee rust” a leaf blight – Hemileia vastratrix in 1869 to seamless hill plantationsof CeylonTea.The very same British Colonialist rulers of Ceylon established the Peradeniya Botanic Gardens that contribute, today, towards the enlightenment of concepts of floriculture conservation, birdlife conservation, butterfly conservation, biodiversity and sustainability of the island of Sri Lanka: 5% of the school children of Sri Lanka visit the Peradeniya gardens every year.

Sri Lanka Become the bets land of most renowned beverage of the world. Sri Lanka silvering water falls process naturally the beauty of nature , also the most favorable factor of the climate and the best soil conditions required for the health grow of the Tea Plant. Experience , dedication and the practice of the correct technology and along with its natural resources Sri Lanka to earn the best reputation for its tea , Ceylon tea all over the world. Glen tea is one of the giant partners of its significant endeavor of Sri Lanka to become the world No:01 and the biggest producer of quality tea.

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya & check in to the hotel.

Evening visit Nuwara Eliya city tour.

Nuwara Eliya is a mountain station at 1,868 m 6,128 ft of altitude, in a splendid landscape. The city pretends to be particularly well-kept and neat, and the always green grass gives to the locality an aspect of “colonial British style”.

Nuwara Eliya was built entirely during the 19th century and its architecture mimics that of an English country town, with red-brick walls, country house like hill club and mock-Tudor half-timbering.

Blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it’s hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo. Temperatures are 14C-21C Jan- April 16C-18C May-Aug 15C- 18C Sept-Dec.

Return to hotel for overnight stay. Dinner & Overnight stay.

Day 05 Nuwaraeliya – Yala B – D By Road Approx 06 – 07 Hrs.

After a scrumptious breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Yala.

Proceed to Yala and enjoy Wild Life Safari at Yala National Park.

Yala National Park or Ruhuna National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres 378 sq mi and is located about 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 300 km 190 mi from Colombo.

It had originally had been designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu it was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of its wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.

Check in to the hotel.

Dinner & Overnight stay.

Day 06 Yala – GalleGalle – Hikkaduwa B – D By Road Approx 06 – 07 Hrs.

After a scrumptious breakfast check out from the Hotel transfer to Hikkaduwa via Galle

Galle is an exquisite city filled with colonial Dutch and Portuguese history and architecture and once a major port. The imposing Fort is a tourist’s treasure; it houses the national Maritime Museum, the National museum and the more recent 1938 lighthouse. The Fort overlooks the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and it is easy to get lost in its atmosphere, rich with memories of a bygone era.

Galle, famous for its lace, is filled with priceless crafts and antique treasures like jewellery, ceramics, and Dutch period furniture and brass work. The little city of Galle is a fascinating stop, not just for historians, but for anyone interested in learning more about Sri Lanka’s historical experience.

Proceed to Hikkaduwa and check in to the hotel.

Dinner & Overnight stay.

Day 07 Hikkaduwa – ColomboColombo – Maldives B – D By RoadBy Flight Approx 02 Hrs.

After a scrumptious breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Airport by Southern Express Way to connect with your departure flight. Arrive Maldives & transfer to hotel.

Over night at Maldives.

Day 08 Madives B – D
Day 09 Madives B – D
Day 10 Madives B – D
Day 11 Madives B – D

Day at leisure in Maldives. Over night at Maldives.

Day 12 Madives – Colombo B – D By Flight

“Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality. Representative will welcome you at the Airport and Transfer to Colombo.

Proceed to Colombo and check in to the hotel.

Evening leisure at the hotel.

Day 13 Depart Colombo B – – By Flight

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast check out from the hotel and enjoy Colombo city tour and shopping.

COLOMBO – A drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square. Visit the Mlesna exquisite tea boutique, cashew nut shop, readymade garments and all sorts at Majestic City. Visit the Lanka Ceramics Centre, a place where you can buy “NORITAKE SET” or other ceramic items, visit the Odel shop at Lipton place and’ House of Fashion’

Colombo is a great place to shop for jewellery, shoes, Ceylon tea and of course clothes! Sri Lanka is a world renowned manufacturer of designer clothes and travellers from all across the globe will have the chance to purchase such clothes for a very low price. In other words, the price tag will simply surprise you.

Places like Beverly Street, House of Fashion and Odel offers a wide array of fashionable clothes and accessories. Odel is a unique upmarket store that features designer clothes, accessories, shoes, bags and so much more.

Paradise Road is an interesting and posh boutique that sells top quality home furnishings and unique local crafts. For the gem and jewellery aficionado, the Colombo Jewellery Store and Zam Gems are ideal places to visit.

Sri Lanka is also famous for its world-class produce of tea, thereby Colombo offers its visitors both local and international the real taste of Ceylon tea at places such as Mlesna Tea and Tea Tang.

Colombo’s renowned shopping arcades include Crescat Boulevard, Liberty Plaza and Majestic city. Featuring, in house supermarkets, theatre and a vast number of retail shops, these shopping complexes are known to be convenient, modern and so much fun for the shopaholic.

Evening transfer to Airport connect with your departure flight.

Hotels

City Night(s) 5* Hotels
Colombo 01 The Kingsbury Colombo
Habarana 01 Water Garden Sigiriya
Kandy 01 Grand Kandyan
Nuwara Eliya 01 Araliya Green City
Yala 01 Grand Tamarind Lake
Hikkaduwa 01 Riff Hikkaduwa Hotel
Maldives 05 Sun Island Resort
Colombo 01 The Kingsbury Colombo
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2550 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 550 PP

Includes

  • Welcome on arrival with fresh flower garlands.
  • Meet assist at airports / hotels by our office representative.
  • 12 Nights in hotels on DBL / TWIN sharing basis in Standard Room.
  • Meal Plan: Half-Board.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary.
  • Colombo – Male one way economy class air ticket.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions in each city.
  • Transportation by AC Coach
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
  • All present Government taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 4

Essence of Sri Lanka + Maldives Tour | 10 Nights / 11 Days

Colombo – Pinnawala – Dambulla – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Yala – Galle – Colombo – Maldives

Day 01 Arrive Colombo – – – By Flight

Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality. Representative Travels will welcome you at the Airport and Transfer to Colombo.

Proceed to Colombo and check in to the hotel.

Evening visit Colombo city tour and shopping.


COLOMBO –
A drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square. Visit the Mlesna exquisite tea boutique, cashew nut shop, readymade garments and all sorts at Majestic City. Visit the Lanka Ceramics Centre, a place where you can buy “NORITAKE SET” or other ceramic items, visit the Odel shop at Lipton place and’ House of Fashion’

PM: Enjoy unlimited shopping in Colombo.

Colombo is a great place to shop for jewellery, shoes, Ceylon tea and of course clothes! Sri Lanka is a world renowned manufacturer of designer clothes and travellers from all across the globe will have the chance to purchase such clothes for a very low price. In other words, the price tag will simply surprise you.

Sri Lanka is also famous for its world-class produce of tea, thereby Colombo offers its visitors both local and international the real taste of Ceylon tea at places such as Mlesna Tea and Tea Tang.

Colombo’s renowned shopping arcades include Crescat Boulevard, Liberty Plaza and Majestic city.  Featuring, in house supermarkets, theatre and a vast number of retail shops, these shopping complexes are known to be convenient, modern and so much fun for the shopaholic.   Dinner & Over Night Stay at Colombo.

Day 02 Colombo – PinnawalaPinnawala – Dambulla B – D By RoadBy Road Approx 05-06 hrs.

After a scrumptious breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Dambulla.

En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE– App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0915-0945 hrs and 1415-1445 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-11.00 hrs and 1500-1600 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

Proceed to Habarana and enjoy village tour at Habarana,This maximum three hour program is designed for your to experience the real traditional Sri Lankan rural village style,where you will travel in Bullock Cart to a rural village through lush green paddy fields where you will be served Tea & juggery along with Lunch made to paddy filed to see how the local farmers protect their crops from the wild animils,will be demonstrated.The finale of this excursions wiil be a traditional canoe ride in a lake in Habarana.Highley recommended as a must do activity when you are in Habarana to get fell the real Sri Lanka.

Evening visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Originally called Sihagiri Remembrance Rock and later dubbed Sigiriya Lion Rock, the rock mass is actually the hardened magma plug of an extinct volcano that long ago eroded away. Pocked with natural cave shelters and rock overhangs – supplemented over the centuries by numerous hand-hewn additions and modifications – the rock may have been inhabited in prehistoric times.

Popular myth says that the formation served royal and military functions during the reign of King Kassapa AD 477–495, who allegedly built a garden and palace on the summit. According to this theory, King Kassapa sought out an unassailable new residence after overthrowing and murdering his own father, King Dhatusena of Anuradhapura.

Dinner &Overnight stay at Dambulla.

Day 03 Dambulla – MathaleMathale – Kandy B – D By Road Approx 03 hrs.

In the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Kandy.

On the way visit Dambulla Rock Temple and Spice Garden at Mathale.

After visit Proceed to Kandy and check in to the hotel.

Evening visit Cultural Show at Kandy city center.

Dinner & Over Night Stay at Kandy.

The rock of Dambulla is the centre of a Buddhist cave-temple complex established in the 3rd century BC and occupied continuously until today. Its location has marked a transportation node between the Eastern and Western Dry Zones and between the Dry Zones and the central mountains throughout the history of Sri Lanka. The cave-temple complex is established on an inselberg or erosional remnant of importance in the study of the island’s geological history. The site also includes evidence of human occupation going back to the prehistoric period, including the megalithic cemetery at Ibbankatuwa.

SPICE GARDEN – You will see many spice gardens at Matale and in Mawanella on the Colombo-Kandy road where Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pepper Creepers and all other spice trees, plants and creepers are planted for visitors to see them. Spice products are also available for those who would like to buy them. At all Spice Gardens visitors are taken round explaining each tree and plant and at the end explaining the use of them in food preparations. Afterwards visit a Batik Factory where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints. These shops contain a wide variety of Batik items. Cookery Demonstration at Spice Garden itself.

KANDY – The hill capital is another “World Heritage Sites”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the e Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhist of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace Maha Wasala, Palle Wasala- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, Meda Wasala where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated. The Bathing Pavilion Ulpenge is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” Milk white ocean used by the kings as the summerhouse.

CULTURAL SHOW – Today Kandy is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. Visitors can see these dance & music performances at the daily cultural performance which starts in the evening and runs for more than 1 hour. With more than 7 different dance performances, captivating drumming and the skills of the traditional musicians on display, this show will give you a great insight to traditional Sri Lankan culture.

Dinner &Overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 04 Kandy- Nuwara Eliya B – D By Road Approx 03 hrs.

In the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to NuwaraEliya.

En route visit Royal Botanical Garden & Tea Factory.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Evening visit Nuwara Eliya city tour.

Dinner & Over Night Stay at Nuwara Eliya.

It was British colonialist rulers 1815-1948 of Ceylon, who destroyed the invaluable forest cover of a thousand wooded hills from Kandy to Badulla of Central Highlands of Ceylon that was protected by the gentle sway of Buddhism, which indoctrinated the respect for all living beings. The wooded hills were converted to hill after hill of Ceylon Coffee and following the devastating “coffee rust” a leaf blight – Hemileia vastratrix in 1869 to seamless hill plantationsof CeylonTea.The very same British Colonialist rulers of Ceylon established the Peradeniya Botanic Gardens that contribute, today, towards the enlightenment of concepts of floriculture conservation, birdlife conservation, butterfly conservation, biodiversity and sustainability of the island of Sri Lanka: 5% of the school children of Sri Lanka visit the Peradeniya gardens every year.

Sri Lanka Become the bets land of most renowned beverage of the world.  Sri Lanka silvering water falls process naturally the beauty of nature  , also the most favorable factor of the climate and the best soil conditions required for the health grow of the Tea Plant. Experience , dedication and the practice of the correct technology and along with its natural resources  Sri Lanka to earn the best reputation for its tea , Ceylon tea all over the world. Glen tea is one of the giant partners  of its significant endeavor of  Sri Lanka to become the world  No:01 and the biggest producer of quality tea.

Nuwara Eliya is a mountain station at 1,868 m 6,128 ft of altitude, in a splendid landscape. The city pretends to be particularly well-kept and neat, and the always green grass gives to the locality an aspect of “colonial British style”. Nuwara Eliya was built entirely during the 19th century and its architecture mimics that of an English country town, with red-brick walls, country house like hill club and mock-Tudor half-timbering.

Blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it’s hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo.

Dinner &Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

Day 05 Nuwara Eliya – Yala B – D By Road Approx 06-07 hrs.

In the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Yala.

Proceed to Yala and enjoy Wild Life Safari at Yala National Park.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Dinner & overnight at Yala.

Yala National Park or Ruhuna National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres 378 sq mi and is located about 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and  300 km 190 mi from Colombo. It had originally had been designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu it was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of its wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.

Dinner &Overnight stay at Yala.

Day 06 Yala – GalleGalle – Colombo B – D By Road Approx 06-07 hrs.

In the morning after breakfast check-out from hotel & transfer to Colombo via Galle.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Dinner & overnight at Colombo.

Galle is an exquisite city filled with colonial Dutch and Portuguese history and architecture and once a major port. The imposing Fort is a tourist’s treasure; it houses the national Maritime Museum, the National museum and the more recent 1938 lighthouse. The Fort overlooks the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and it is easy to get lost in its atmosphere, rich with memories of a bygone era.

Galle, famous for its lace, is filled with priceless crafts and antique treasures like jewellery, ceramics, and Dutch period furniture and brass work. The little city of Galle is a fascinating stop, not just for historians, but for anyone interested in learning more about Sri Lanka’s historical experience.

Dinner &Overnight stay at Colombo.

Day 07 Colombo – Male Maldives B – D By Flight

In the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Airport. On arrival Maldives airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 08 Maldives B – D
Day 09 Maldives B – D
Day 10 Maldives B – D

Free at Leisure for your own activities.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 11 Depart Male B – – By Flight

Transfer to the airport for flight back home.

Hotels

City Night(s) 5* Hotels
Colombo 01 The Kingsbury Colombo
Dambulla 01 The Elephant Corridor
Kandy 01 Grand Kandyan
Nuwara Eliya 01 Araliya Green City
Yala 01 Grand Tamarind Lake
Colombo 01 The Kingsbury Colombo
Maldives 04 Sun Island Resort
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 1450 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 460 PP

Includes

  • Welcome on arrival with fresh flower garlands.
  • Meet assist at airports / hotels by our office representative.
  • 10 Nights hotel accommodation.
  • Meal Plan: Half-Board.
  • Return Airport Transfers on shared basis Airport – Resort – Airport by speed boat.
  • Village tour with lunch & Cookery demonstration with lunch is include the packages.
  • Colombo – Male one way economy class air ticket.
  • Entrance fees to the monuments.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions in each city.
  • Transportation by AC coach.
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
  • All present Government taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 5

Glimpses of Sri Lanka + Maldives Tour | 08 Nights / 09 Days

Colombo – Negombo – Anurdhapura – Habarana – Polonnaruwa – Habarana – Sigiriya – Kandy – Colombo – Maldives

Day 01 Home – Colombo AirportColombo Airport – Negombo – – – By FlightBy Road Approx. 20 mins.

“Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality. Representative from Sanyog Gupta Voyages will welcome you at the Airport and Transfer to Hotel.

Check in to the hotel.

Dinner & Overnight stay in Negombo.

Day 02 Negombo – AnurdhapuraAnuradhapura – Habarana B – D By RoadBy Road Approx. 05 hrs.Approx. 1 hr.

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Anuradhapura.

Evening explore ancient Kingdom.

Anuradhapura is situated in the North Central province of Sri Lanka. It can be reached from Colombo via Kurunegala -Dambulla -Anuradhapura road, or via Kandy-Dambulla- Anuradhapura road or from Puttalam along Trincomalee road.

Anuradhapura city became the Capital of Anuradhapura Kingdom in the 4th Century BC. It remained as the capital city for 15 centuries and was a prominent political and trade center in South Asia during this period.

According to the Chronicle Mahawanasa, Anuradhapura was called by that name after the minister Anuradha, who came along with Prince Vijaya and hundreds of followers from Dambadiva, India in the 6th Century BC and started the settlement by the side of Malwathu Oya River Malwatu.

It is said that the Sinhala nation has originated from the natives of the island and the Indo aryans like Vijaya and followers, who came and settled in the island from around 6th Century BC and there onwards. The native clans were called as Yakshas and Nagas. In the 4th century BC, King Pandukabhaya made Anuradhapura the capital of his Kingdom.

Transfer to Habarana for overnight stay.

Dinner & Overnight stay.

Day 03 Habarana – Polonnaruwa – Habarana B – D By Road Approx. 02 hrs.

After breakfast transfer to Polonnaruwa.

The history Polonnaruwa goes as far as 6th century BC when a minister of the king Vijaya From whom the Sinhalese race was born established a town called “Vijitha Grama” on the area now called Kaduruwela. This is also the place for the famous “Battle of Vijithapura” between the Great King Dutugamunu 161-131 BC and the Tamil invader Elara in his effort to re-unite the country under one Sinhalese King. This area was gradually developed as an influential agricultural town with large irrigation tanks and complex waterways built by various kings who ruled from Anuradhapura.

After lunch visit Minneriya National Park.

Being part of the elephant corridor which joins up with Kaudulla and Wasgomuwa parks, Minneriya National Park affords the opportunity to sight herds of Elephants throughout the year.May to October is the best period to visit Minneriya National Park in view of the famous Gathering of the wild elephants. Gathering is the largest known meeting place of Asian Elephants in the world. During this period herds up to 300 elephants are seen at the 8,890 hectare park within a few square kilometers of the Minneriya Reservoir.

In August and September each year during the dry season, wild elephants from the surrounding wilderness in search of food and water, makes their way to the shores of the Minneriya Reservoir adjoining the Minneriya National Park. Huge herd of elephants, sometimes numbering up to 300, converge together within a few square kilometers of the lake. This Elephant Gathering is a thrilling spectacle that would be remembered for rest of the life of all those who were fortunate to witness it.

Dinner & Overnight stay.

Day 04 Habarana – Sigiriya – Dambulla – Kandy B – D By Road Approx. 05 – 06 hrs.

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Sigiriya.

Originally called Sihagiri Remembrance Rock and later dubbed Sigiriya Lion Rock, the rock mass is actually the hardened magma plug of an extinct volcano that long ago eroded away. Pocked with natural cave shelters and rock overhangs – supplemented over the centuries by numerous hand-hewn additions and modifications – the rock may have been inhabited in prehistoric times.

Popular myth says that the formation served royal and military functions during the reign of King Kassapa AD 477–495, who allegedly built a garden and palace on the summit. According to this theory, King Kassapa sought out an unassailable new residence after overthrowing and murdering his own father, King Dhatusena of Anuradhapura.

Transfer to Kandy on the way visit Dambulla Rock Temple & Spice Garden at Mathale.

The rock of Dambulla is the centre of a Buddhist cave-temple complex established in the 3rd century BC and occupied continuously until today. Its location has marked a transportation node between the Eastern and Western Dry Zones and between the Dry Zones and the central mountains throughout the history of Sri Lanka. The cave-temple complex is established on an inselberg or erosional remnant of importance in the study of the island’s geological history. The site also includes evidence of human occupation going back to the prehistoric period, including the megalithic cemetery at Ibbankatuwa.

SPICE GARDEN – You will see many spice gardens at Matale and in Mawanella on the Colombo-Kandy road where Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pepper Creepers and all other spice trees, plants and creepers are planted for visitors to see them. Spice products are also available for those who would like to buy them. At all Spice Gardens visitors are taken round explaining each tree and plant and at the end explaining the use of them in food preparations.

Afterwards visit a Batik Factory where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints. These shops contain a wide variety of Batik items.

Proceed to Kandy and check in to the hotel.

Day 05 Kandy B – D

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast visit Royal Botanical Garden, Kandy city and Temple of tooth relic,

It was British colonialist rulers 1815-1948 of Ceylon, who destroyed the invaluable forest cover of a thousand wooded hills from Kandy to Badulla of Central Highlands of Ceylon that was protected by the gentle sway of Buddhism, which indoctrinated the respectforalllivingbeings.The wooded hills were converted to hill after hill of Ceylon Coffee and following the devastating “coffee rust” a leaf blight – Hemileia vastratrix in 1869 to seamless hill plantations of CeylonTea.The very same British Colonialist rulers of Ceylon established the Peradeniya Botanic Gardens that contribute, today, towards the enlightenment of concepts of floriculture conservation, birdlife conservation, butterfly conservation, biodiversity and sustainability of the island of Sri Lanka: 5% of the school children of Sri Lanka visit the Peradeniya gardens every year.

KANDY – The hill capital is another “World Heritage Sites”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the e Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhist of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace Maha Wasala, Palle Wasala- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, Meda Wasala where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated. The Bathing Pavilion Ulpenge is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” Milk white ocean used by the kings as the summerhouse.

Evening Dinner and visit cultural Show at Kandy.

CULTURAL SHOW – Today Kandy is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. Visitors can see these dance & music performances at the daily cultural performance which starts in the evening and runs for more than 1 hour. With more than 7 different dance performances, captivating drumming and the skills of the traditional musicians on display, this show will give you a great insight to traditional Sri Lankan culture.

Overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 06 Kandy – Colombo AirportColombo Airport – Maldives B – D By RoadBy Flight Approx. 03 hrs.

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Airport.

On the way, pass Colombo city and take some pictures from outside.

COLOMBO – A drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square. Visit the Mlesna exquisite tea boutique, cashew nut shop, readymade garments and all sorts at Majestic City. Visit the Lanka Ceramics Centre, a place where you can buy “NORITAKE SET” or other ceramic items, visit the Odel shop at Lipton place and’ House of Fashion’

Transfer to Airport with connected with your departure flight to Male, Maldives.

Arrival in Male, meeting upon arrival and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Maldives B – D
Day 08 Maldives B – D

Days at leisure.

Day 09 Depart Male B – – By Flight

Free morning.

Transfer to the airport for flight back home.

Hotels

City Night(s) 5* Hotels
Negombo 01 Jewting Beach
Habarana 02 Water Garden Sigiriya
Kandy 02 Grand Kandyan Hotel
Maldives 03 Sun Island Resort
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 1290 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 410 PP

Includes

  • Welcome on arrival with fresh flower garlands.
  • Meet assist at airports / hotels by our office representative.
  • Total 08 Nights in hotel accommodation in Standard Room.
  • Meal Plan: Half-Board.
  • Speed Boat transfers in Maldives.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Colombo – Male one way economy class air ticket.
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions in each city.
  • Transportation by AC Luxury Coach.
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions in each city.
  • All present Government taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 6

Bangladesh + East India + Mumbai | 15 Nights / 16 Days

Dhaka – Sonargaon – Tangail – Bogra – Mahasthan Garh – Dinajpur – Rangpur – Paharpur – Rajshahi – Gaud – Rajshahi – Puthia – Jessor – Khulna – Bagerhat – Khulna – Benapole / Petrapole – Sunderbans – Kolkata – Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Bagdogra – Kolkata – Mumbai

Day 01 Home – Dhaka – – – By Flight

Arrive Dhaka, meet assist and transfer to the hotel.

PM: Half-day city tour of Dhaka.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. It is the principal city of Dhaka District and Dhaka Division. The Dhaka Metropolitan Area is the 11th largest city proper in the world, with a population of 12 million people.

Visit most interesting sites like Majestic Pink Palace Ahsan Manjil, Lalbag Fort built in 1678 during Mughol Dynasty and the Famous Dhakeshweri Mandir Hindu Temple, Curzon Hall, Shahid Minar, National Mosque, Star Mosque etc. After lunch visit National Museum, Muktijodha Museum, Bangobandhu Museum.

Day 02 Dhaka – SonargaonSonargaon – Tangail

Tangail – Bogra

B – D By RoadBy Road

By Road

48 Kms. / 2 hrs. appx.136 Kms. / 3.5 hrs. appx.

105 Kms. / 2.5 hrs. appx.

Morning after breakfast drive to Bogra via visit Sonargaon, Tangail.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Sonargaon was made a secondary capital to the main capital of the Sultanate of Bengal. This subsidiary position that Sonargaon had now taken, lasted until the arrival of the Mughals. The Mughal Empire originated in India and was first founded in 1526 by Babur, a Turco-Persian leader. The imperial Mughal viceroys ruled Bengal, and thus Sonargaon, for nearly a century before Bangladesh was founded in 1608.

Tangail district is located in the central part of Bangladesh. There are various opinions about the naming of Tangail region. Renell showed the entire region as Atiya in his atlas published in 1778. Before 1866, there was no distinct local identity of the region. Their religious personalities of Mughal culture were called Tengaile in their own language. The word Tangail came from the Tengaile.

Day 03 Bogra – Mahasthan GarhMahasthan Garh – Rangpur B – D By RoadBy Road 15 Kms. / 40 mins. Appx.129 Kms. / 3 hrs. appx.

Morning after breakfast drive to Rangpur via visit Mahasthan Garh.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Bogra is a historical northern town of Rajshahi division in Bangladesh found in the map. This country has the real source of entertainment and happiness in Bogra. It stands by the beautiful flowing Karatoya River. Bogra is the main point of business arena in Rajshahi division.

Mahasthangarh is the oldest archaeological site in Bangladesh. It dates back to 700 BCE and was the ancient capital of the Pundra Kingdom. Mahasthangarh is the earliest urban archaeological site so far discovered in Bangladesh. The village Mahasthan in Shibganj thana of Bogra District contains the remains of an ancient city which was called Pundranagara or Paundravardhanapura in the territory of Pundravardhana. A limestone slab bearing six lines in Prakrit in Brahmi Script, discovered in 1931, dates Mahasthangarh to at least the 3rd century BC. The fortified area was in use till the 18th century AD. Mahasthan means a place that has excellent sanctity and garh means fort. Mahasthan was first mentioned in a Sanskrit text of the 13th century entitled Vallalcharita. It is also mentioned in an anonymous text Karatoya mahatmya, circumstantially placed in 12th-13th century.

Day 04 Rangpur – DinajpurDinajpur – Rangpur B – D By RoadBy Road 60 Kms. / 2 hrs. appx.60 Kms. / 2 hrs. appx.

Morning visit Rangpur.

Later round trip to Dinajpur.

After visit return back to hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Rangpur is the newest and seventh administrative division in Bangladesh. The region is famous for its cheap labors. It is located in the northern part of Bangladesh and bordered by West Bengal Indian state to the north,Rajshahi division to the south, Assam, Meghalaya Indian state and a part of Dhaka division to the east and west Bengal to the west. The ancient name of the region is “Mughalbasa”.

Dinajpur district is located in the northern part of Bangladesh. The region was once a part of the ancient state of Pundrabardhana. The previous name of the region was “Gandowana Land”. It is one of the ancient districts during the beginning of British ruled. After the eight years of the battle of Palashi, the British East India Company established administrative control of the region in 1765. By ending the Nababi ruled of Ghoraghat, Dinajpur town formed day by day.

Day 05 Rangpur – PaharpurPaharpur – Rajshahi B – D By RoadBy Road 115 Kms. / 3 hrs. appx.103 Kms. / 3 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast drive to Rajshahi via visit Paharpur.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Paharpur The Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur contain a Buddhist Monastery dating from the late 8th century. It is located in Paharpur, in the northwest of Bangladesh. It is said to be the second largest single Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas. It was made a WHS as a tribute to the Pala dynasty, that ruled Bengal and Bihar for 3,5 centuries from the middle of the 8th century.

Day 06 Rajshahi – GaudGaud – Rajshahi B – D By RoadBy Road 80 Kms. / 3 hrs. appx.80 Kms. / 3 hrs. appx.

Morning visit Rajshahi.

Later round trip to Gaud.

After visit return back to hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Rajshahi town is situated besides the river Padma. In monsoon the great Padma is in full spate with its tides and waves whereas in winter it dwindles and you will feel the desert by the side of river. Rajshahi Division is famous for archeological and historical places like Mohastnangor, Paharpur Buddhist Monastery, Kantajee’s Temple, Ramshagar Dighi, Choto Sona Masjid, and Shopnopuri etc. You can visit Rajshahi University. It’s a very well planed University and you can visit The Shahid Smriti Sangraha Shala in the University, you can see the documents and photography’s from the language movement of 1952 to the liberation was 1972. You can also visit Borendra Research Museum. There you will find the ancient elements of Paharpur, Mohasthangar and Mohenjodaro.

Gaud is the border place with India. There are many ancient Mosques. Most of them were built during the rule of the Muslim Sultanate of the Ilyas Shahi period.

Day 07 Rajshahi – PuthiaPuthia – Jessore

Jessor – Khulna

B – D By RoadBy Road

By Road

28 Kms. / 50 mins. Appx.215 Kms. / 5.5 hrs. appx.

74 Kms. / 2.5 hrs. appx.

Morning after breakfast drive to Khulna via visit Puthia & Jessor.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Jessore is a district under Khulna division of Bangladesh. It is bordered by India to the west. Once, the area was a deep forestry. In the last few decades of 17Th century and up to mid of 18Th century, Jessore was an self-governing state. . Jessore district once belonged to the ancient Janapada kingdom of Samatat Janapada.

Puthia Temple Complex consists of a cluster of notable old Hindu temples in Puthia. The temples were built by Hindu Landlords & Kings of the Puthia Royal family. The temples have been built in terracotta in a variety of styles combining the typical Jor-angla architecture with other influences. The Palace of the King of Puthia and the exquisite and unique Dol Mancha is part of the complex.

Day 08 Khulna – BagerhatBagerhat – Khulna B – D By RoadBy Road 45 Kms. / 1hr. appx.45 Kms. / 1hr. appx.

In the morning after breakfast visit Bagerhat.

Later round trip to Bagerhat.

Evening return back to hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Khulna division, in the southwest of the country, is made up of marshland, dense jungle and numerous rivers, which once formed natural barriers against invasion from the west or east. Khulna division proudly claims the Sundarbans Beautiful Forest, an enormous network of waterways through waterlogged jungle that is haven for wild life. The monuments and mosques scattered around Bagerhat also make a worthwhile excursion.

Day 09 Khulna – Benapole BorderBenapole – Petrapole Border

Petrapole – Sunderbans

B – D By RoadBy Road

By Road

150 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.2 Kms. / 1 hr. appx.

85 Kms. / 3 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast drive to Godkhali Three hours of road to Godkhali enroute visit Benapole, Petrapole Border. Cross over to the island of Gosaba, reach at Gosaba Village and visit Becon Bunglow & Hamilton Sahib Bunglow. After visit this historical Bunglow. Will enter inside the world’s biggest mangrove forest for sundarban tiger reserve Safari.

During this Journey tourist will spot seven types of kingfisher, black cormorants, egret, pond heron, Brahmani eagles, magpie robin, green bee eaters and above all getting introduced to the lovely mangroves, with surreal creatures like mud skipper fish, fiddler crabs etc.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Sunderbans national park is located at the South Eastern tip of the 24 Paraganas district in the state of West Bengal. It got its name from one of the mangrove plants known as Sundari Heritiera Minor. The Sundarbans are a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the rivers Ganges,Brahmaputra and Meghna. Sundarban is a vast area covering 4262 square kms in India alone, with a larger portion in Bangladesh. 2585 sq. kms of the Indian Sundarban forms the largest Tiger Reserve and National Park in India.

Day 10 Sunderbans B L D

Early morning we will start Sunderban delta Safari through boat.

We will start our thrilling boat Safari through various rivers , Islands & small Creeks covering Pirkhali, SarakKhali, Gazikhali, Deul Varani, Banbib Varani. In this Tiger Reserve area for our share of viewing animals like spotted deer, crocodile, wild boar, snakes, water monitor lizard, different types of birds and also Royal Bengal Tiger if you are lucky.

Visit Do-Banki Tiger Reserve Area & Watch Tower. The 896 meter canopy walk at Do Banki gives you an opportunity to view wildlife from a netted enclosure.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 Sunderbans – Kolkata B – D By Road 99 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.

Early morning we will start Boat Safari.

Visit Sudhanyakhali Tiger Reserve & Watch Tower.

We will start our jungle Safari through Sarakkhali 1, Sarakkhali 2 & between differnt island.

Later back to Kolkata with sweet memories.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12 Kolkata – BagdograBagdogra – Darjeeling B – D By FlightBy Road 96 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.

Morning transfer to airport for flight to Bagdogra.

On arrival meet-assist at airport & drive to Darjeeling.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13 Darjeeling B – D

Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing Full Day – Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak subject to clear weather –

On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop.

Back to hotel for breakfast – After breakfast rest for half an hour After breakfast next round of sight seeing –

Half day city  tour includes  Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Closed on Thursday,  Ropeway, Tensing   Gumpo  Rock, Tibetan  Refugee Self  Help Center Closed on Sunday, Tea Estate. PM toy train ride upto Ghoom and back. Evening free to stroll around the area –

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14 Darjeeling – BagdograBagdogra – Kolkata B – D By RoadBy Flight 96 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Kolkata.

Arrive Kolkata meet-assist & transfer to hotel.

Pm – City tour of Kolkata.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Kolkatta -It is interesting to explore the origin & history of kolkata, the capital of British India. Calcutta history is not that old as that of Delhi. Calcutta, the city of joy was established in the year 1686, as a result of the expansion plans of the British Raj

Fort William is a must visit tourist attraction place of Calcutta. Situated at the banks of river Hooghly, it was named after King William III of England. Fort William of Kolkata, India, was established during the tenure of British Raj in 1696.

Calcutta Victoria memorial hall is a fabulous museum that was established in the year 1921. The credit for designing and drawing the plan for this monument goes to Sir William Emerson, President of the British Institute of Architects.

Saheed Minar, situated near Esplanade on the Kolkata Maidan, was initially known as Octerloney Monument. It was named after its founder, Sir David Ochterlony. This magnificent monument was established in the year 1848 so as to mark the founder’s victory in the Nepal War 1814-1816. The construction of Calcutta Saheed Minar follows an architectural variety. Howrah Bridge, located over the Hoogli River in West Bengal, India, is said to be the busiest bridge of the world. Hawrah Bridge in Kolkata, India, also known by the name ‘Rabindra Setu’, was set up in 1874. It stands on two 270 feet high pillars.

Day 15 Kolkata – Mumbai B – D By Flight

In the morning after breakfast transfer to airport flight to Mumbai.

Arrive Mumbai city tour of Mumbai. Later transfer to hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Gateway of India– the Gateway of India is the main attraction of Mumbai city. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in 1911. Situated at the Apollo Bunder, the gateway holds greater historical significance as the last of the British troops that left India by sea, marched through its portals.

Prince of Wales Museum -The Prince of Wales museum is another major attraction of Mumbai. Built in the year 1914, it is surrounded by a beautiful landscape forming an ideal getaway for the people of Mumbai. The museum houses art, sculpture, rare coins, and old firearms and a priceless collection of miniature paintings.

Marine Drive– A stroll down the Marine Drive is the best way to discover Mumbai. This winding stretch of road with tall buildings on one side and sea on the other extends from Nariman Point to Malabar Hills. Due to its curved shape and many street lights, it was once called the Queen’s Necklace

Hanging Gardens – The Hanging Gardens makes another must see site in Mumbai. The park was built during the early 1880s over Mumbai’s main reservoir at the top of the Malabar Hills. The reason of its location being to cover the water from the potentially contaminating activity of the nearby Towers of Silence.

Day 16 Depart Mumbai B – – By Flight

Departure transfer to the airport for flight back home.

Hotels

City Night(s) Hotels
Dhaka 02 Pan Pacific Sonargaon
Bogra 01 Momo Inn
Rangpur 02 Grand Palace
Rajshahi 02 Star International
Khulna 02 Castle Salam
Sunderban 02 Sunderban Tiger Camp
Kolkata 01 Hyatt Regency
Darjeeling 02 Mayfair Darjeeling
Kolkata 01 Hyatt Regency
Mumbai 01 Hyatt Regency

Flight details

Flight Flight No. Class Depart / Time Arrival / Time Duration Remarks
Air India AI 721 Economy CCU / 13:40 PM IXB / 14:40 PM 01h 00m Direct
IndiGo 6E 434 Economy IXB / 12:45 PM CCU / 13:45 PM 01h 05m Direct
IndiGo 6E 318 Economy CCU / 06:00 AM BOM / 08:55 AM 02h 55m Direct
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2450 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 510 PP

Includes

  • Meeting and assistance by our representative.
  • Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
  • 15 Nights hotel accommodation.
  • Meal Plan – Half Board
  • Meal Plan Full Board during the stay in Sunderban. B+L+D
  • Live traditional fold dance with music in Sunderban Tiger Camp.
  • Cruising during the stay at Sunderban Tiger Camp.
  • Sunderban Village Walk with the guide.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary.
  • Kolkata – Bagdogra – Kolkata – Mumbai economy class air ticket.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Visit of Sunderban.
  • Toy Train Ride in Darjeeling.
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions in each city.
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
  • Cruise to / from Sunderbans.
  • Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
  • All present government taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 7

Discover East India + Bhutan Tour | 13 Nights / 14 Days

Delhi – Bagdogra- Darjeeling – Gangtok – Kalimpong – Phuntesholing – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Delhi

Day 01 Arrive Delhi – – – By Flight

Arrive Delhi.

Meet assist at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel.

Early check in with breakfast.

Later, city tour of Delhi.

Overnight at hotel.

Delhi- India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively.

Places Covered: Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Red Fort (Outside), India Gate, Parliament, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple.

Day 02 Delhi – BagdograBagdogra – Darjeeling B – D By FlightBy Road (90 Kms. / 4.5 hrs. appx.)

After breakfast transfer to Delhi airport for catch flight to Bagdogra. On arrive, Bagdogra airport

and drive to Darjeeling.

Overnight at hotel.

On arrival, visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Zoological Park (Closed on Thursday)

More about Darjeeling:- The name Darjeeling is a composition of ‘Dorje‘ meaning ‘Thunderbolt‘ and ‘Ling‘ meaning ‘Place‘ … ‘The Land of Thunderbolt’. This beautiful hill station of Darjeeling lies in northern West Bengal, India. Darjeeling district lies between 26° 31′ and 27° 13′ north latitude and between 87° 59′ and 88° 53′ east longitude. This little town founded by the two British officers during the British rule in India (Dr. Campbell and Lieut. Napier).

Day 03 Darjeeling B – D

Early morning visit Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery.

After breakfast enjoy Joy Ride on World Heritage Toy Train, Darjeeling to Ghoom and back and Tibetan Refugee Centre (Closed on Sunday).

Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 Darjeeling – Gangtok B – D By Road (97 Kms. / 04 hrs. appx.)

Morning drive to Gangtok en-route visit Rumtek Monastery .

Afternoon visit Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa), Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays), Enchey Monastery (closed on Sundays) and Cottage Industry (closed on Sundays).

Over night at hotel.

Rumtek monastery is one of the largest in Sikkim and belongs to the Kargyu sect of Buddhists which originated in the 12th century in Tibet. The architecture of the monastery is one of the finest in the world and resembles the original one in Tsurphu, Tibet. It was built by Gyalwa Karmapa in 1960s, who was the 16th Karmapa of the monastery. Karmapa is the head of a monastery. He came from Tibet and settled here when the Chinese invaded Tibet. However the 16th Karmapa passed away in 1981. Since his death, search began for the 17th Karmapa.

Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa), This huge stupa or monument is located at a short walking distance from the Research Institute of Tibetology and on a hillock. Car will drop you at the base from where a short but steep uphill pathway leads to the stupa. The Chorten Stupa is marked by a golden top dome. This golden top can be seen from various places in Gangtok.

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology The site on which the institute was established was donated by the late Chogyal (king) of Sikkim Sir Tashi Namgyal. The foundation stone of the institute was laid by the 14th Dalai Lama on the 10th of February 1957 and the institute was declared open by the late Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the 1st of October 1958. The institute’s main building is an imposing monument and a splendid example of Sikkimese architecture.

Enchey Monastery is approximately 200 years old and is located 3 km northeast of Gangtok. It belongs to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism. The location was blessed by Lama Drupthob Karpo, a renowned exponent of tantric art adept in Buddhism with flying powers. It is believed that initially a small Gompa was established by him after which he flew from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim to this site. The literal meaning of ‘Enchey Monastery’ is ‘the solitary temple’. It is also said that the Monk built a small hermitage at the site of the monastery, after he came here flying from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim.

Cottage Industry The unique culture and tradition of Sikkim needs no illustrative information to prove its identity. Diversity that works in common fold to preserve the ethnicity of the land is so much sealed and allure within the Cottage industries of Gangtok that it has grown as a new tourism sector of Sikkim.

Day 05 Gangtok B – D

Full day visit of Gangtok.

Overnight in Hotel.

Gangtok – is the capital of Sikkim and is situated at a height of 5,500ft above sea level. The city has become the famous centre for Buddhist learning and culture, along with political, commercial, religious and cultural activities of the people of Sikkim.The city attracts a major crowd ever year for it is provided with a number of tourists attractions by nature itself. Start your trip, by visiting the famous 200-year-old, Enchey (meaning solitary) Monastery or Gompa, located in the middle of a forest and offering a brilliant view of the Kanchendzong range. Also, catch the famous mask dance performances called ‘Cham’ in the months of August and January. For flower and bird lovers, hit the Deorali Orchid Sanctuary nearby, which houses 200 different species of birds and also an exhibition centre displaying varieties of orchids

Day 06 Gangtok – Kalimpong B – D By Road (75 Kms. / 03 hrs. appx.)

Morning drive to Kalimpong.

Afternoon Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gumpa and flower nursery.

Overnight at hotel.

Kalimpong is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations due to its green surrounding, historical importance and the hospitality of the locals. Gangtok or Darjeeling has gained importance only a century before but Kalimpong has gained importance from time unknown. Kalimpong is nestled in the Shiwalik Hills or the Lower Himalaya. It is located on a ridge connecting two hills, Deolo Hill and Durpin Hill, in the Indian state of West Bengal, India. Geographically located at 27.06° N 88.47° E (latitude & Longitude) at an average elevation of 1243 meters or 4078 feet it enjoys a temperate type of climate throughout the year. It is a heritage town dating back to pre historic age was basically a trading center. Kalimpong is a quieter destination, fabled for orchids, rarest cacti and nurseries. Major tourist destinations includes Samthar, Charkhole, Raliekhola, Lava, Lolaygaon, Pedong, Reshi, Rishyap, Neora Valley wildlife and many more places are nearby.

Day 07 Kalimpong – Phuntsholing B – D By Road (175 Kms. / 5.5 hrs. appx.)

Drive to Phuntsholing.

Received by the local representative at the border and process the visa formalities for Bhutan.

In the evening stall around the town.

Overnight hotel.

Day 08 Phuntsholing – Thimpu B – D By Road (153 Kms. / 4.5 hrs. appx.)

Transfer to Thimphu. En route visit kharbandi Gompa.

Built by the queen mother, the monastery has a stunning view over the plains.

Continue towards Thimphu. On the way, you can make numerous stops to take pictures of waterfalls, landscape, villages, prayer flags and prayer wheel turned by water.

Visit Memorial chorten in the late afternoon.

Built in memory of the third king, it is located in the heart of the city.

In the evening stall around the town.

Overnight hotel.

Day 09 Thimpu B – D

Visit the following places in Thimphu

National Institute for Zorig Chusum (Institute for 13 different traditional arts and crafts): 
 Established in 1971 by the Royal Government of Bhutan, it is one of the two institutes in the country that provide training in the 13 traditional arts and crafts.

National Library: Established in 1967 by the Royal Government of Bhutan, its aim is to collect, preserve, and promote literary works relating to religion, history, philosophy, and the traditions of the Kingdom.

Buddha point: It has the biggest statue of Buddha looking over the Thimphu valley.

Textile Museum: The textile museum was founded in the year 2000 under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck.  The general objectives of the museum are: (1) to preserve national textile heritage; (2) to document and to conduct research on traditional methods; and (3) to provide a center for study and research.

Taking enclosure to see the national animal of Bhutan.

Archery – Natonal game of Bhutan

Tashichho Dzong: The name “Tashichho dzong” means “the Fortress of Glorious Religion.  The main secretariat building is where His Majesty the King has his throne room.  It is also the summer residence for His Holiness, the Je Khenpo (spiritual leader) and the central monk body.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 Thimpu – Punakha B – D By Road (77 Kms. / 03 hrs. appx.)

After breakfast, drive to Punakha over the Dochula pass (3150m).  On a clear day, you will see breathtaking views of the eastern Himalayan range.  After another 2-hour drive,

we will reach a place called Lobesa. Transfer to Punakha and visit Punakha’s Punthang Dechen Phodrang (the name means “Palace of Great Bliss”), which stands on the spit of land where two

rivers (Pho chu and Mo chu) meet.  Punakha Dzong has special significance in Bhutanese history as the place where Bhutan’s first King, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned in 1907.  It is also the winter residence for the Je Khenpo (spiritual leader) and the entire central monk body.

In the evening, take a short hike through the rice field to Chimmi Lhakhang, the 15th-century monastery built by Lam Ngawang Chogyal on the spot where his cousin Lam Drukpa Kuenley (popularly known as “the Divine Madman”) subdued a powerful demon.  This monastery is also referred to as the “Abode of Fertility.”

Overnight: hotel

Day 11 Punakha – Paro B – D By Road (143 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.)

Transfer to Paro and visit the following places: Visit the National Museum (Ta Dzong), originally built as a watchtower in 1649 by the first governor of Paro.  In was converted into a museum by the third King of Bhutan in 1968.  Today, it houses a fascinating collection of arts, relics, religious thangka paintings, and exquisite Bhutanese postage stamps.

Visit Paro Rimpung Dzong, also known as the “Fortress on the Heap of Jewels.”  Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the founder of Bhutan, built it in the year 1646.  After visiting the dzong, walk down to a traditional wooden covered bridge.  The walk from the dzong to the bridge offers a good view that will allow you to appreciate the architectural wonder of the dzong.

Kichu Monastery: This is one of the oldest monasteries, which dates back to the 7th century.  It is believed that in the 7th century, there was a Tibetan king named Songtsen Gampo, who built 108 monasteries in the region in order to subdue a powerful demon; these monasteries were located on different parts of the demon’s body to pin her to the earth forever.  Kichu monastery is believed to be built upon the left leg of the demon.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 Paro B – D

After breakfast, drive 15 minutes to the starting point in order to hike to Takshang Monastery (the “Tiger’s Nest”).  Visited and sanctified by Guru Rimpoche, this place is one of the most venerated pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan world.  Over the years, many great Buddhist masters have visited and mediated here.  Later, in the year 1692 AD, the fourth temporal ruler of Bhutan built the monastery over the cave where Guru

Rimpoche and his consort Khandro Yeshi Tshogyal mediated.  The monastic complex clings to the rock towering 800 meters above the valley (2950 meters above sea level).

After visiting the monastery, stop at the teahouse cafeteria half way down for lunch.

In the evening, visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse to experience the local hospitality.

Dinner at the farm-house.

Overnight: hotel

Day 13 Paro – Delhi B – D By Flight

After breakfast at your hotel, our local representatives, your tour guide and driver, will transport you to the airport for flight to Delhi. On, arrival visit half day city tour Delhi / New (Qutab Minar, India Gate / Laxmi Narayan Temple with visit local market and shop & later transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Delhi- India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively.

Qutab Minar – In 1199, Qutbuddin raised the Qutab Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. From a base of 14.32 mtrs. it tapers to 2.75 mtrs. at a height of 72.5 mtrs.

India Gate is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of WW1, the North-West Frontiers operations and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. Below the arch is the memorial to the Unknown Soldier. India Gate is surrounded by green grass lawns and trees.

Chandni Chowk: One of the main markets of Delhi, Chandni Chowk was once lined with beautiful fountains. But today the place is very crowded and congested. Chandni Chowk is located opposite the Red Fort.

Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, this temple was built by GD Birla in 1938. This beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. When finished, return to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight. Overnight in Delhi

Day 14 Depart Delhi – – – By Flight

Early morning transfer to the airport for flight back home.

Hotels

City Nights 5* Hotels
Delhi 01 Radisson Blu
Darjeeling 02 Mayfair Darjeeling
Gangtok 02 Mayfair Gangtok
Kalimpong 01 Mayfair Himalayan Spa
Phuntesholing 01 Druk Hotel
Thimpu 02 Le Meridien
Punakha 01 Dhensa Boutique Resort
Paro 02 Le Meridien
Delhi 01 Radisson Blu

Flight Details

Flight Flight No. Dep. / Time Arr. / Time Class Duration Remarks
Air India AI 879 DEL / 11:00 AM IXB / 13:00 PM Economy 02h 00m Direct
Go Air G8 153 DEL / 11:35 AM IXB / 13:55 PM Economy 02h 20m Direct
Indigo 6E 471 DEL / 14:10 AM IXB / 16:15 PM Economy 02h 05m Direct
Druk Air KB 204 PBH / 11:25 AM DEL / 13:15 PM Economy 01h 45m Direct
Druk Air KB 204 PBH / 11:25 AM DEL / 14:15 PM Economy 02h 45m Via KTM
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2650 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 610 PP

Includes

  • Welcome on arrival with fresh flower garlands.
  • Meet assist at airports / hotels by our office representative.
  • 13 Nights hotel accommodation
  • Bhutan Visa fees.
  • English speaking guide.
  • All Inner line permits (If any) to travel in Bhutan / East India.
  • Delhi – Bagdogra and Paro – Delhi economy class air ticket.
  • Meal Plan – Half Board.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions as per mentioned in the itinerary in each city.
  • Transportation by Luxury Coach in Delhi and Bhutan.
  • Transportation by Innova / Tata Sumo / Qualis in Darjeeling, Kalimpong & Gangtok.
  • All present Government taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 8

Grand Tour of Nepal + Bhutan + Tibet Tour | 13 Nights / 14 Days

Kathmandu – Paro – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Kathmandu – Zhangmu – New Tingri (Xegar) – Xigatse – Gyantse – Lhasa

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu – – – By Flight

Arrive Kathmandu, meet and assist on arrival, welcome with fresh flower garlands and transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02 Kathmandu B – D

Morning after breakfast go for full day city tour of Kathmandu.

Patan Durbar Square: (World Heritage Site) Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Later, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple & Dattatreya Temple.

Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur Durbar Square): (World Heritage Site) As you walk in, you cannot but be overcome by a feeling of inner harmony. Such is the art and architecture and the spatial layout here. The 15th-century Palace of 55 Windows, situated to the left as you enter through the city gate, inspires admiration. The National Art Gallery is also housed inside. The entrance to the palace, the Golden Gate, is a masterpiece in repousse art. In front of the palace building is a medley of temples of various designs.

The Nyatapola Temple: One of the temples that are still in existence today is the Nyatapola Temple, which was built in 1702 A.D. under the rule of King Bhupatindra Malla. This beautifully sculptured building is considered one of the tallest pagodas in the country and is a lovely example of the immense workmanship that went into buildings of this type. This five-storey temple with a five-tier roof that stands just over thirty meters high can be reached by walking up a flight of steps that leads to the top of the platform. As you walk up these terraces you will notice that there are statues on either side of you, on every step.

Bhairavnath Temple was constructed as a single storey pagoda initially by King Jagat Jyoti Malla. Later on it was constructed into a three-tier temple. King Bhupatindra Malla did this in the year 1718. The temple was dedicated to Lord Bhairav. Lord Bhairav was considered to be the God of Terror. The inner part of the temple has the head of Bhairav. It is said that the head of Bhairav was chopped off by a tantric with an intention to keep him back in Bhaktapur city. This temple is also made in the style of a pagoda.

Dattatreya Temple: Like some other important structures in the valley it is said to have been built using the timber from a single tree. The temple is dedicated to Dattatreya, a blending of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, although the Garuda-topped pillar and the traditional weapons of Vishnu (conch and a disc) on their pillars indicate the strong influence of Vishnu. The temple is important to Shaivites, Vaishnavites and Buddhists. The three-storey temple is raised well above the ground on its base, the sides of which are carved with some erotic scenes. The front section, which was a later addition to the temple, stands almost separate and the same two Malla wrestlers who watch over the first plinth of the Nyatapola Temple guard the temple entrance.

Later drive back towards Kathmandu.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 Kathmandu B – D

Breakfast at the hotel.

City tour of Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Known as Kantipur, the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence.  Kashtamandap – the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar Square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.

Pashupatinath Temple – situated 5 kms east of Kathmandu on the bank of sacred Bagmati river, the temple of Lord Shiva with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its super architecture. It is a centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Maha Shivaratri.

Boudhanath – the colossal Stupa, one of the biggest in the world, has the all seeing eyes of the Buddha. The shrine is ringed by houses of Goddess Mani Jogni. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels and is situated 8 kms east of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Swayambhunath: Said to be 2000 years old and one of the World’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas.

The Chaitya or Stupa that forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.

Day 04 Kathmandu – ParoParo – Thimpu B – D By FlightBy Road (KB 401) (09:45 AM/11:20 AM)55 kms / 1½ hrs approx

Early morning transfer to airport to board the flight to Paro with Druk Air, Bhutan National Airline. The flight takes you over the great Himalayas, offering the most beautiful scenery of the snow-capped mountains and lush valleys. As you enter Paro valley, you will see the Paro Dzong (Fort), the National Museum and the Paro town.

Our representative will receive you at the airport & welcome you to Bhutan. After completing the formalities, you will drive through fascinating valley of Paro to Thimphu. A mixture of rice fields, apple orchards and farm houses. After passing the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers, the road ascends and the valley turns into a narrow gorge before widening out at Namseling, and soon the quaint shrubs of Thimphu begins to appear.

Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and is the only large settlement in Bhutan. Thimphu has a special charm and it is fascinating to sit and watch a gathering of local people in the town square, wearing their traditional dress, and going about their business in a typically unhurried Bhutanese way. Depend on time you can visit memorial Chorten built in memory of third king Jime Dorji wangchuk by the order of her late Mother Ashi Phuntsho Choden in 1774. Stroll in the town, buy souvenir from Bhutan as you like, and visit weekend market where you have immense opportunity to take pictures of the people and the goods they displayed for sell; both produced locally and imported from neighboring India. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Thimpu – Punakha B – D By Road 72 kms / 2 hrs approx.

Following your breakfast, enjoy full day of sightseeing that includes: Memorial Chorten: This is a most impressive stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s third King by the order of Grand Queen mother Ashi Phuntsho Chhoden in 1974.

Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in Thimphu dating back to 15th century. Mini Zoo to see Takin, the national animal of Bhutan, Sangaygang view point from here the whole of Thimphu valley can be seen. Nunnery where the Bhddhist nuns are practicing dharma

National Library: It holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts, manuscripts and also modern academic books. Handicrafts Emporiums: It displays wide range of products such as beautifully woven fabrics for man & women, crafted products & other decorative items.

National Institute for Zorig Chusum (thirteen traditional arts & crafts). The Royal Government of Bhutan has sponsored and established this national institute in the year 1971 mainly to preserve and promote culture and to contribute to the country’s economy through quality products and services. In the course of history Bhutan has developed a unique artistic tradition, which has played a vital role in modeling its distinct cultural heritage and this tradition is reflected in thirteen traditional arts & crafts.

Traditional medicine Institute: It was established with the help of Italian government to improve traditional medicine. The rich herbal medicines abundant in the kingdom are prepared here.

Tashichhodzong: The biggest fort of Bhutan built in 1648. It houses secretariat building, King’s throne room and other government offices. It is also the summer residence of Chief Abbot.

In the afternoon, drive to Punakha, the winter residence of chief abbot. The road climbs for about an hour till you reach a pass at Dochula at an altitude of 3150M. Weather permitting, this pass offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of the eastern Himalayas. After hot cup of tea/coffee at the Dochula tourist’s café, continue to descend a long way to Punakha & Wangdue through temperate forest of rhododendron & magnolia bloom in spring then a semi-tropical zone where orange trees, banana trees and cactuses are found in abundance. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Punakha – Paro B – D By Road 135 kms / 4-5 hrs approx

Following breakfast, visit the Punakha Dzong some 7-8 km away from the hotel. Punakha Dzong is the most impressive dzong in Bhutan situated in the confluence of Phochhu & Mochhu (male & female rivers). It looks like a giant ship with excellent wood work and detail of paintings. It was here that the first King was crowned in 1907. It was capital of Bhutan until 1955 and then it was shifted to Thimphu.

Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel built this dzong in 1637. Punakha dzong is still serves as winter resident of the chief lama of Bhutan and houses both administrative & religious centre of Punakha district. Drive some 8 km north; cross the suspension bridge and hike for 45 minutes to a newly built Kham Sum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten built by one of the 4 queen mothers for the protection of the country and to bring peace in the world. The view from this temple below is superb.

Visit Ta Dzong: The National Museum an ancient round building, which served as watch tower to the Paro Rimpong Dzong until 1968 when it was converted into museum. The museum collection includes displays of spectacular thankas (religious scroll painting), ancient artifacts dating from 7th century onwards, beautiful Bhutanese stamps, temple with tree of wisdom depicting the history of Buddhism, collection of animals, birds & butterflies and the good collection of ancient armors such as canons, guns, shield, bows & arrows, spears etc.

Visit the Rimpong Dzong (fortress), the administrative & religious centre of Paro district. This dzong was built in 1646 by the order of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the one who unified Bhutan in the 17th century. It was built in 1647 by Shabdrung to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in 1644.

Taktsang Pelphug (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), the closest viewpoint. Normally the visitors go till the café as entering inside the temple is prohibited. This café is located little more than half way and is also a good viewpoint. It is believed that Guru Rimpoche flew here on the back of a tigress and meditated here for three months and subdued the local deities and converted them to Buddhism. Later in the 17th century, the fourth Desi or temporal ruler of Bhutan Tenzin Rabgye built a temple in 1692 in its present form thus fulfilling the wishes of Shardrung Rimpoche who died before he built this temple.

Kyichu Lhakhang: It is one of the most sacred temples in Bhutan built in circa 636 AD by a Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo. From then on Buddhism was flourished in Bhutan.

Later drive back towards Paro. Arrive and check in at your hotel for overnight.

Day 07 Paro – KathmanduKathmandu – Kodari (Border) B – D By FlightBy Road (KB 204) (09:00 AM/09:55 AM)115 kms / 4 hrs approx

Early morning transfer to airport to board the flight to Kathmandu. Meet and assist on arrival and drive towards Kodari Border (Nepal – Tibet Border).

On arrival, transfer to the guest house / hotel at Kodari border.

Time to relax and acclamatize.

Overnight in Kodari.

Day 08 Kodari Border – Zhangmu BorderZhangmu – New Tingri (Xegar) B – D By WalkBy Road 100 mtrs.242 kms / 8 hrs approx.

Morning after breakfast, cross the border and enter into Zhangmu- Tibet.

Full-fill custom formalities and immigration formalities.

Our Tibetan Guide will receive you at the Zhangmu Border.

Meet assist and drive to Xegar crossing Nyalam (3800 m) and Lulung (5050 m) passes. The journey is an absolute dream for all nature lovers as one gets stunning views of the high Himalayas including the great Mt. Everest. This 8 hrs journey is long but the entire stretch of 242 km is full of wonderful sceneries. On arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 09 New Tingri (Xegar) – Xigatse B – D By Road 240 kms / 8 hrs approx.

Morning after breakfast continue drive towards Xigatse enroute visit Sakya Monastery.

Sakya Monastery is the first monastery of Sakyapa Sect. Like other monasteries, this one is also famous for its uniqueness. The monastery is more than 900 years old and has the collection of few of the most valuable pieces of Tibetan history. Most important of all are the handwritten sutras of about 3000 in number. The main attraction of the monastery is the central hall called Lakhang Chenmo Hall. The name of the monastery means ‘Grey Soil’ because of its surroundings heavily dominated by grey colour. The monastery is open from 9 AM to 12 noon and reopens at 2 PM till 6.30 PM.

Arrive Xiagatse and check in at your hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 Xigatse – Gyantse B – D By Road 90 kms / 1½ hrs approx.

Morning after breakfast visit Shigatse.

Shigatse is the second biggest city in Tibet, 90 kms away from Gyangtse. It takes around 1:30 hours to reach Gyantse. The first Dalai Lama built the famous Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse, seat of the Panchan Lama, one of the six important Gelupa monasteries in China, in 1447.

Later drive towards Gyantse. Arrive and visit Phalkor Monastery.

Phalkor monastery was built in the 15th century by the local chieftain Raptan Kunsang under the guidance of the first Panchan lama. There are 100,000 images in the Kumbum Pagoda, both solid and painting. It is a real work of art; one of the most magnificent buildings in Tibet, strongly of Newari (Nepal) architecture, erected in 1440 by Rabtan Kunsang. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 Gyantse – Lhasa B – D By Road 260 kms / 6-7 hrs approx

Morning after early breakfast drive towards the capital city of Lhasa.

Arrive Lhasa and visit Drepung & Sera Monastery.

Drepung Monastery in the west of the city, constructed in 1416, it has been the largest Tibetan Buddhist Monastery with seven splendid palaces and over 10,000 monks. During the Shoton Festival around every August, hundreds of thousands of disciples and travelers will assemble here to worship the 40-meter-long and 37-meter-wide Buddha painting which is to be gradually unfurled on the back mountain.

Sera Monastery another greatest monastery of Gelugpa in Tibet. Finally, you could enjoy a quiet time in the charming Norbulingka Park. Originally one of the political centers of Tibet, it is now the largest and most beautiful man-made park opened to public. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 Lhasa B – D

Morning after breakfast visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, & Norbulinka Palace.

Potala Palace – looking like a red and white castle on the mountain, the Potala Palace has played a vital role in polity and religion of the area during the 1,300 years since constructed.

Jokhang Temple, Gyangjian Tangka Art Gallery and the Barkhor Street around the temple. Enjoying the same fame with Potala, Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet, attracting a great number of worshipers every day. Affiliated to the temple, the Barkhor Street which keeps its ancient appearance has been a prosperous commercial area both for locals and travelers.

Ramoche Temple is a Buddhist monastery widely considered to be the second most important in Lhasa after the Jokhang Temple. Situated in the northwest of the city, it covers a total area of 4,000 square meters (almost one acre). This temple is one of the key cultural relic protection sites of the Tibet Autonomous Region as well as a popular attraction in Lhasa. The original building complex reveals a strong Tang architecture influence as it was first built by Han Chinese architects in the middle of the 7th century (during the Tang Dynasty). Han Princess Wencheng took charge of this project and ordered the temple to be erected facing towards her home in the east to show her homesickness.

Tibet Museum – The Tibet Museum houses an important collection of Buddhist sculptures, paintings, and ritual objects. It consists of about three hundred objects, mainly originating from Tibet. Among the statues, however, are a number of objects that were manufactured in the ancient Buddhist cultures surrounding Tibet: rare Buddhist sculptures from Nepal, Kashmir, Swat, and other Himalaya regions, in addition to examples from Northern India and Burma (Myanmar). Like other collectors of Tibetan art.

Norbulingka Palace – the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama’s summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo. Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was added as an extension of this Historic Ensemble in 2001. It was built by the 7th Dalai Lama and served both as administrative centre and religious centre. It is a unique representation of Tibetan palace architecture. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 Lhasa B – D By Flight

Early morning transfer to airport to board the flight to Kathmandu. Meet and assist on arrival and go for city tour of Kathmandu.

Walkabout – A colorful and enlightening walk that gives you a feel of Kathmandu starts at Rani Pokhari, the large pond at Jamal beside the clock tower (Ghanta Ghar). The first stretch of the diagonal street leading southwest from here is called Kamalachhi. It is lined with bicycles and garment stores and brings you to the stone-paved market square of Ason, where the Annapurna temple presides over the motley of spice, grain and oil shops. Keep on walking and you come to Kel Tole after passing shops overflowing with brass utensils. Further on is the junction of Indrachowk with the temple of Akash Bhairav occupying one side.

Your next stop after threading your way through the street lined with cloth shops is the stone-paved plaza of Makhan, where the Taleju temple towers over a row of handicraft shops. Walk on through Durbar Square to the intersection of Maru where you are surrounded by temples of all shapes and sizes.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: It is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar square, with its old temples and places, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowed and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to see her are Taleju Temple built by Mahendra Mall in 1549 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairav, the god of destruction, Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of King Pratap Mall, the Big Drum, the Jagannath temple and  Kasthmandap. It was listed in the UNESCO World  Heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.

Goddess Kumari (the only living goddess in the world): Kumari (Vestal Virgin) or the only living Goddes in the world, who represents a very ancient Hindu deity of Nepal locally known as Taleju, is Buddhist by birth, The temple Kumari is situated in the vicinity of Hanuman Dhoka Palace. The building has intricately carved wooden balconies and window screens. The Kumari acknowledges greetings from her balcony window. Once a year during Indra Jatra festival the king of Nepal seeks the Kumari’s blessing.

Later after farewell dinner with traditional dance at Nepali local restaurant.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14 Depart Lhasa By Flight

Early morning departure transfer to the airport.

Hotels

City Night(s) Standard & Deluxe Hotels
Kathmandu 03 Soaltee Crown Plaza
Thimpu 01 Le Meridien
Punakha 01 Dhensa Boutique Resort
Paro 01 Le Meridien
Kodari 01 Guest House
New Tingri (Xegar) 01 New Tingri Hotel
Xigatse 01 Shigatse Hotel
Gyantse 01 Gyantse Hotel
Lhasa 03 Xinding Hotel

Flight Details

Flight Name Flight No. Departure / Time Arrival / Time Duration Remarks Prices
Druk Air KB 401 KTM / 09:45 AM PBH / 11:20 AM 1h 35m Direct Flight USD 230 PP
Druk Air KB 204 PBH / 09:00 AM KTM / 09:55 AM 55m Direct Flight USD 250 PP
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2450 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 520 PP

Inclusions

  • Meeting and assistance by our representative.
  • Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
  • 12 Nights hotel accommodation sharing DBL/TWIN in Standard Room.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotels.
  • Meal Plan – Half Board Basis (Breakfast + Dinner).
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Air Tickets in Economy Class for Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu.
  • Visa fee & all required permits & Tourism Dev. Fund in Bhutan.
  • Tibet Permit.
  • Tibet Visa Fee.
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions in each city
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
  • All present applicable taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 9

Historical Nepal + Tibet + Bhutan Tour | 16 Nights / 17 Days

Kathmandu – Zhangmu – Shegar – Shigatse – Gyantse – Lhasa – Kathmandu – Paro – Thimpu – Punakha – Thimpu – Paro – Kathmandu

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu – – – By Flight

Upon arrival met with guide and transfer to Hotel. After arrival in Kathmandu you are free as your own in Kathmandu. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner with Nepali culture dance await for you. O/N in Kathmandu.

Day 02 Kathmandu B – D

After breakfast 10:AM, we will visit to Boudhanath Stupa, is the oldest shrine and pilgrimage place in the world. We also visit The Golden Roof Temple – Pashupatinath, an important pilgrimage place for the devoted Hindus that located on the Bagmati riverbank, where cremation takes place. After that, we will drive to Durbar Square and time for Lunch. After lunch, we continue visit to the Splendid Royal Palace, the colorful Kathmandu Durbar Square, and fascinating temple of living Goddess Kumari.

After the tour around 4PM, drive back to hotel. O/N in Kathmandu.

Bouddhanath: The stupa of Buddhanath is lies 8km east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal stupa is one of the biggest in the world, and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.

Pashupatinath temple: One of the most sacred hindu shrines in the world, pashupatinath lies 5 Km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronical indicates the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple, also a World heritage site.

Kathmandu City: Durbar Square complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCo as a world heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building.

Day 03 Kathmandu – Zhangmu B – D By Road 115 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.

Departure at 5:30 hr. from Adventure Silk Road Inc, Thamel after an approx. 6 hours drive we reach KODARI China / Nepal Border. Our Nepali Guide will travel with group and he will help for group in immigration office and change the currency etc. After completion of Immigration formalities all check and transfer to hotel. O/N in Zhangmu.

Day 04 Zhangmu – Shegar B – D By Road 244 Kms. / 6 hrs. appx.

From Zhangmu, the road follows the BHOTE KOSHI river in the deep valley with plenty of Waterfalls. After 1.5 hrs drive bring us to NYLAM PASS 3800m with the JUGAL HIMALA in view. A continued drive via LALUNGLA 5050m will bring us in view of MT. LANGTANG 7245m, MT. XIXAPANGMA 8013m, & MT. DORJE LAKPA 6980m, MT. MAKALU 8464m, MT. EVEREST 8848m, MT. LHOTSE 8516m & MT. CHOOYU 8201m. O/N in Shegar.

Day 05 Shegar – Shigatse B – D By Road 244 Kms. / 6 hrs. appx.

Lhatze is 3 hrs away over a 5220m pass near the petrol station, there is a small restaurant where tea / snakes are available. Depending upon the road conditions, SAKYA MONASTERY, which is 26km. Off from the main road, will be visited. SAKYA is one of the oldest and most important monasteries. Reach XIGATSE, the place of the famous TASHILUMPO MONASTERY the seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge Thanka Wall clearly visible on north side of the road. O/N in Shigatse.

Day 06 Shigatse – Gyantse B – D By Road 60 Kms. / 2.5 hrs. appx.

After visiting TASHILUNPO MONASTERY in the morning including the Bazaar of XIGATSE, drive to

GYANTSE which is 2 hrs. Gyantse is small bustling town steeped in history. It lies 264 km Southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of NYANG CHU River. In the 15 Th. Century is served as the Capital of a small Kingdom. Visit KUMBUM CHORTEN & PHKLKOR MONASTERY which was built around 1400 AD It later became the main center for trade with British / India. O/N in Gyantse.

Day 07 Gyantse – Lhasa B – D By Road 260 Kms. / 5 hrs. appx.

Today we take you to Lhasa crossing the KAROLAPASS 5010m and KAMBALA PASS 4794m. The KAROLA climbs between two lofty mountains, NOZING KHANGSA 7223m and RALUNG 6236m while driving you will see the YAMDROK TSO Turquoise Lake, which takes approx. 1hr to cross around. After passing KAMBALA, Lhasa Valley is seen to the north. You will also cross the Brahmaputra Rover. Reaching Lhasa and check in hotel. The accompanied guide will reconfirm your onward airline ticket. O/N in Lhasa.

Day 08 Lhasa B – D

You will have a full day tour in Lhasa. The highlight today is the Magnificent Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; the place where the former great Dalai Lama’s stupas are being kept; once the seat of the Tibetan government. With a history of over 1,300 years, the Potala Palace is the treasure of Tibetan religion and culture, storing plenty of figures of the Buddha, murals, sutras etc. After visiting Potala Palace, you will visit one of the three largest monasteries of Gelugpa, the Sera Monastery, and Dalai Lama’s summer palace of, the treasure Park of Tibet, the Norbulingka. After the day’s sightseeing, you will be offered an insight into the daily life of the Tibetan people, you may also be served tea in their home. O/N in Lhasa.

Day 09 Lhasa B – D

In the morning, you will visit the No. 1 Monastery of Gelugpa, Drepung Monastery, which is the richest monastery ever in Tibet, and is still active today. Then you will be guided to visit the spiritual center of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, where you might meet many pilgrims, who even prostrate by full length to the threshold of the temple. You will visit the sacred pilgrim path, the oldest street in Lhasa, the Barkhor Street, which is the place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble. In the afternoon, you can pay a visit to the Tibetan Traditional Hospital, where you will see how the Tibetan doctors treat patients in their traditional ways, and in its library, you will find massive medical sutras and medical thangkas. The Lhasa Carpet Factory is also a place you should not miss. The carpets there are all hand-made on old-styled vertical looms in traditional processes. O/N in Lhasa.

Day 10 Lhasa – Kathmandu B – D By Flight

Transfer to airport 2 hrs drive – Representative will assist you. Departure of flight for KATHMANDU.

During the flight you will see the following: YARLUNG TSANGPO RIVER, LAKE YAMDROK, MT. KANCHANJUNGA 8586m, MT. MAKALU 8463m and MT. EVEREST 8848m. If weather permitting. Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport met with Guide and transfer to hotel. You are free in Kathmandu as your own. O.N in Kathmandu.

As per your request, I can provide either trip to Thamel – one of the famous tourist area where you can visit and buy last minute souviners or can arrange village trip to Kritipur where client can see way of Nepali life or can organize any small trip as per group interested discuss with group and can provide on spot which is not big deal.

Day 11 Kathmandu B – D

This morning, 10AM we will drive to Swayambunath Stupa, also known as Monkey Temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. You will then processed to visit Patan Lalitpur – which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley – famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals. After Lunch, drive to Bhatapur – one of famous and old Dubar Square in Nepal. After Bhaktapur excursion, drive back to Hotel around 4 to 5pm.

O/N in Kathmandu.

Patan City: Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former Royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu go Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Bhaktapur: Situated at an altitude of 1,401m, Bhaktapur covers an area of four square miles.

Bhaktapur or the City of Devotees still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rulers continues to be reflected at the Durbar Square. Pottery and weaving are its traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the Bhadgaolen topi or cap. The city lies about 14km east of Kathmandu and can be reached by public transport and by trolley buses.

Day 12 Kathmandu – Paro B – D By Flight

Arrival Paro airport from Kathmandu by Druk Air : departing Kathmandu at about 09:20 hrs. and arruival Paro airport at about 10:35 hrs. You will be received at Paro Airport by our company representative and transferred to your hotel in Paro.

Afternoon sightseeing in Paro:

Visit inside the 7th century Kyichu Monastery which is believed to have been built in one day miraculously. Afternoon visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong which was built in 1646. It was burned down by tragic accident in 1951 and since then has been in ruins.

Evening visit to a Bhutanese Farm House where you will be served traditional salt/butter tea, traditional snacks made from rice/maize and locally brewed liquor.

Overnight in Paro.

Day 13 Paro – Thimpu B – D By Road 65 Kms. / 1.5 hrs. appx.

Morning hike to the Taktsang Monastery perched on a cliff 800 mtrs. above Paro valley. Horse riding to Tiger‘s Monastery. The local name for Tiger`s Nest Monastery is `Taktsang Gompa` which translates to the name in english. It is a very sacred religious site in Bhutan. It is beleived by local folks that one must at least see the monastery once in lifetime to gain a better rebirth in the next life. The hike to Taktsang is gradually uphill on zig-zag trial which takes about 1 hr. till the Taktsang Cafeteria and another about 2 hrs. hike to Taktsang Monastery from the cafeteria. The cafeteria is located at a spot facing the Tiger`s Nest Monastery.

Afternoon Paro sightseeing:

Vist the Paro National Museum which houses collection of art and artifacts from all over Bhutan. The museum is housed in the ancient watch tower to the Paro dzong. Later visit the massive Paro Dzong old name is Rinpung Dzong built in 1645. Visit inside the Paro Dzong courtyard and the `Kuenray` where monks dine and peform their daily prayers. Paro Dzong is also the location where part of the the Holliwood movie `Little Buddha` was filmed sometimes in 1991.

Drive to Thimphu 1 hr. 15 mins. drive / 63 kms.

Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

Day 14 Thimpu B – D

Thimphu sightseeing: -Traditional Painting School where students are taught the traditional arts of painting, wood/slate carving, sculpturing and enbroidery.

-Traditional Medicines Hospital where patients are treated with traditional herbal medicines made at the Traditional hospital itself.

-National Library which houses collection of books on Bhutanese history/religon and the world. The Library also showcases the largest book in the world.

-Textile Museum which showcases the rich hand-woven textiles of Bhutan. The museum is set for awareness and preservation of the rich textiles of Bhutan.

-Handicraft Emporium where a wide varieties of authentic Bhutanese handicraft itmes like paintings, embroideries, the national dresses, jewelleries and bamboo/wood based products are on display.

-Memorial Stupa built in memory of the late third of Bhutan who is also known as the `Father of Modern Bhutan`.

-Thimphu week-end market. It is a place where the Thimphu residents do their week vegetable shooping. The market sells vareties of vegetables and fruits. Across the river near the market, visit the handicraft shops colony for a god variety of gift items.

-Witness a game of Archery national game of Bhutan at Changlimithang. The game is played with two target boards place at a distance of about 150 metres apart and each player can shoot two arrows each to/fro the target boards.

-Buddha Point where we have one of world’s largest statue of Lord Buddha. It is an outdoor giasnt-size statue built at a location south-west of Thimphu overlooking the valley.

-Takinsnational animal of Bhutan mini zoo at Motithang. Takins are a rare species animal which habitats Bhutan and parts of China and Burma only. It is more or less the size of a cattle with the head like of a goat and are expert steep cliff climbers.

– Zilukha NunneryBuddhist monastery for female monks.It is one of the very few nunneries still in existence.

-Evening after 5pm visit the Trashichho Dzong, which houses the office of our King, Govt. headquarters and the Central Monastic body.

Overnight hotel in Thimphu

Day 15 Thimpu – Punakha / Wangdu B – D By Road 77 Kms. / 3 hrs. appx.

Early morning drive to Punakha/Wangdi Valley about 3 hrs. drive / 73 kms.

En-route visit the Simtokha Dzonginside courtyard, the oldest ancient castle fortress in Bhutan, built in 1629.

The drive to Punakha/Wangdi will take you via the Dochula Pass 3150 mtrs. altitude. A wide range of the east Himalayan ranges are visible from the pass on a clear sky. Also on the pass are the 108 Druk Wangyel Stupas and the Druk Wangyel Monastery built by one of the queen mothers of Bhutan.

When in Punakha drive north from Punakha Dzong and hike to the Khamsum Yulay Namgyal Stupa built by the queen mother of Bhutan. The hike trial to the stupa is gradually uphill. It took over eight years to complete the stupa. The hike takes about an hour.

On your way back, visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong built in 1637visit inside courtyard and the main Kuenray where monks dine and perform their daily prayers. It was also in Punakha Dzong when the first king of Bhutan was enthroned on 17th Dec. 1907. Thereafter we celebrate 17th Dec. as the ‘National Day’ of Bhutan.

Drive south of Punakha Valley and hikeabout 30 mins hike one way to Chimi Lhakhang monastery. The hike trial will take you via village houses and rice/wheat fields. Iy is beleived that women who cannot bear children can do so after receiving blessings from the monastery.

Overnight hotel in Punakha/Wangdi valley.

Day 16 Punakha / Wangdu – Thimpu B – D By Road 77 Kms. / 3 hrs. appx.

Morning drive to Gangtey/Phobjikha valley about 3 hrs. drive / 65 kms.

En-route visit the ancient Wangdi Dzongalso known as Wangdi Phodrang Dzong built in 1638.

In Gangtey, visit the Gangtey Monastery and nature walk in the valley. The valley is also the winter habitat of the endangered black-necked cranes which migrate from Tibet.

1:00PM after lunch drive back to Thimphu 5 to 6 hrs. drive / 137 kms. Reach Thimphu at around 6:30PM.

Evening in Thimphu enjoy a specially organized program of Traditional Folk Music/Dances and Masked Dances. The specially organized program will be live performance by a local band of traditional Bhutan songs by both female/males performers with traditional musical instruments along-with masked dances like at our festivals. It will be about an hour show. Clients will also be served hot beverages during the show. The program would be an experience of traditional Bhutanese entertainment passed down through generations. The program will be staged in the evening at your hotel over dinner.

Overnight hotel in Thimphu

Day 17 Thimpu – ParoParo – Kathmandu – – – By RoadBy Flight 65 Kms. / 1.5 hrs. appx.

Morning drive to Paro airport and departure to Kathmandu.

On arrival, connecting flight back home.

Hotels

City Night(s) Deluxe Hotels
Kathmandu 02 Soaltee Crown Plaza
Zhangmu 01 Zhangmu Hotel
Shegar 01 Shegar Hotel
Shigatse 01 Shigatse Hotel
Gyantse 01 Yeti Garden
Lhasa 03 Xinding Hotel
Kathmandu 02 Soaltee Crown Plaza
Paro 01 Le Meridien
Thimpu 02 Le Meridien
Punakha 01 Dhensa Boutique Resort
Thimpu 01 Le Meridien

Flight Details

Flight Flight No. Class Depart / Time Arrival / Time Duration Remarks
Air China CA 407 Economy LXA / 11:05 AM KTM / 10:30 AM 01h 40m Direct
Druk Air KB 403 Economy KTM / 07:35 AM PBH / 09:10 AM 01h 30m Direct
Druk Air KB 204 Economy PBH / 11:25 AM DEL / 14:15 PM 02h 05m Direct
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2990 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 590 PP

Includes

        • Meeting and assistance by our representative.
        • Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
        • 16 nights hotel accommodation as per the program.
        • Meal Plan – Breakfast + Dinners.
        • Lunches as mentioned in the program.
        • Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
        • Lhasa – Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu economy class air ticket.
        • Visa fee & all required permits & Tourism Dev. Fund in Bhutan.
        • Tibet Permit.
        • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions in each city.
        • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
        • Entrance fees to monuments.
        • Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
        • All present government taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 10

East India + Bhutan + Nepal & Tibet Tour | 15 Nights / 16 Days

Kolkata – Darjeeling – Gangtok – Phuntsholing – Thimphu – Taktshang – Paro – Kathmandu – Lhasa

Day 01 Arrive Kolkata – – – By Flight

Arrival at Kolkata airport. Meeting & assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Later city tour visiting the below mentioned places.

Dalhousie Square Covering Raj Bhavan, St. John’s church, High Court, GPO, Town Hall, Writer’s Building and other important colonial buildings.

• Flower Market.

• Howrah Bridge.

• Kumartuli The Potter’s Colony.

• College Street Book Market Closed On Sundays.

The former Dalhousie Square, now known as Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh, is an oasis at the heart of modern Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, in eastern India. Occupying an area of over two square kilometers, the plaza is ringed by historic architecture and contains the Lal Dighi, or “Red Tank,” a body of water that reflects the buildings above. The space was originally named for James, Marquess of Dalhousie, who served as the Governor-General of India from 1847 to 1856. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Calcutta was the capital of British India and Dalhousie Square was the city’s financial, social, and political nucleus. Calcutta’s first parish church, St. John’s, faces the square with its classical exterior and its early nineteenth-century steeple, modeled after Gibbs’s St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields in London’s Trafalgar Square

Day 02 Kolkata B – D

After breakfast proceed for a full day city tour visiting the below mentioned places.

  • Kalighat Kali Temple.
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral Church.
  • Victoria Memorial Closed On Mondays & National holidays.
  • Indian Museum Closed On Mondays & National holidays.
  • South Park Street Cemetery.
  • Mother House Closed On Thursdays & National holidays.
Day 03 Kolkata – BagdograBagdogra – Darjeeling B – D By FlightBy Road 96 Kms. / 4.5 hrs. appx.

Later on time departure transfer to city airport to board a flight for onwards destination.

Arrive at Bagdogra and transfer to Darjeeling 93 kms 3 hour approx.

Day 04 Darjeeling B – D

Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing Full Day – Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak subject to clear weather –

On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop.

Back to hotel for breakfast – After breakfast rest for half an hour After breakfast next round of sight seeing –

Half day city  tour includes  Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Closed on Thursday,  Ropeway, Tensing   Gumpo  Rock, Tibetan  Refugee Self  Help Center Closed on Sunday, Tea Estate. PM toy train ride upto Ghoom and back. Evening free to stroll around the area.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Darjeeling – Gangtok B – D By Road 96 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.

Morning transfer to Gangtok via Rumtek Monastery 120 kms 5 hour approx.

Afternoon Sightseeing in Gangtok visiting Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology closed on Sundays, Cottage Industry closed on Sundays and Enchey Monastery.

Rumtek monastery is one of the largest in Sikkim and belongs to the Kargyu sect of Buddhists which originated in the 12th century in Tibet. The architecture of the monastery is one of the finest in the world and resembles the original one in Tsurphu, Tibet. It was built by Gyalwa Karmapa in 1960s, who was the 16th Karmapa of the monastery. Karmapa is the head of a monastery. He came from Tibet and settled here when the Chinese invaded Tibet. However the 16th Karmapa passed away in 1981. Since his death, search began for the 17th Karmapa.

Gangtok – The capital of the 22nd State of India, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful hill station with varied options for tourist – Gangtok the beautiful city of Sikkim suits all tourist due to its options i.e. tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals at an height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited spot of India – It is one of the most beautiful towns with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and butterflies – The road is along the River Teesta and is picturesque – Check into hotel at Gangtok – Evening free to roam around M G Road Mall or local Shopping center.

Day 06 Gangtok – Phuntsholing B – D By Road 220 Kms. / 6 hrs. appx.

Morning transfer to Phuntsholing for your onward journey 227 kms 7 hour approx.

Received by the local representative and transfer to hotel

Process the visa formalities

In the visit Zangtopelri temple and stall around the town

Overnight hotel.

Day 07 Phuntsholing – Thimphu B – D By Road 150 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast drive to Thimphu, stop at Kharbandi Gompa.

Kharbandi Gompa – Built by the queen mother, the temple houses some monks. The temple has a great view over the plains.

Continue drive towards to Thimphu. On arrival visit Thimphu. Evening transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Thimphu is one of the most beautiful drives in Bhutan with the view over the remote villages, rice fields, water falls and virgin forest. You can make numerous stops to take pictures of people in the villages, beautiful landscape, prayer wheels turned by water and prayer flags.

Visit the Simtokha dzong. Built in 1629, it is the oldest fortress in Bhutan. It has some of the most beautiful paintings and temples.

Tashichhodzong: Built in the 17th century, this dzong is the summer residence of the central monastic body headed by the Je Khenpo chief spiritual leader. The king’s office is also located inside this dzong. The woodwork and the paintings are among the finest in the country. You may take pictures in the courtyard. Explore the town

Day 08 Thimphu – TaktshangTaktshang – Thimphu B – D By RoadBy Road 64 Kms. / 2 hrs. appx.64 Kms. / 2 hrs. appx.

Visit the following places in Thimphu.

Takin
reserve: The national animal of Bhutan, called the takin, is found only in the eastern Himalayas. In Bhutan, it is found only in the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Park in the northern part of the country. This photogenic animal was believed to be created by a lama called Drukpa Kuenley, who is also popularly known as “the Divine Madman.” It was said that he had joined the head of a goat and body of a cow to form the takin.

Memorial chorten: It is one of the best places to take pictures, given the many pilgrims walking around this huge stupa. It was built in memory of the revered third king who passed away in 1972. Explore the town and its many photo opportunities.

Changgangkha monastery: Overlooking Thimphu valley, this one of the most popular monasteries in Thimphu. Lot of people visits this monastery to get blessing and to name their children.

Archery: It is the national sport of Bhutan

Zhilukha nunnery: There are about 30 nuns living in this monastery.

Tashichhodzong: Built in the 17th century, this dzong is the summer residence of the central monastic body headed by the Je Khenpo chief spiritual leader. The king’s office is also located inside this dzong. The woodwork and the paintings are among the finest in the country. You may take pictures in the courtyard.

Free time in the town.

Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 09 Thimphu – Paro B – D By Road 51 Kms. / 1.5 hrs. appx.

Transfer to Paro early in the morning and hike to Takshang

Takshang 2900m/10,000ft is considered one of the holiest sites in the entire Buddhist faith. It was aid that Guru Rimpoche, the founder of Buddhism in Himalayan countries, came to this place riding on the back of a tigress and meditated here for about three months. As a result, Takshang has been an important place of pilgrimage and reflection for more than 1200 years. The monastery clings to a sheer cliff two thousand feet above Paro valley.

The total hike will take the average person about 4 hours. From the parking area, it will take about one hour to reach the teahouse, and then another one and a half hours to the temple. You can visit the different temples inside the main Takshang complex.

Stop for lunch at the teahouse on the way back.

Takshang is a paradise for photographers. Apart from the stunning view, you will see beautiful waterfalls, meditation caves, water prayer wheels, many prayer flags,

Day 10 Paro – Kathmandu B – D By Flight

Transfer to airport for departure.

Arrive Kathmandu airport meet-assist & transfer to hotel.

Over night at hotel.

Day 11 Kathmandu B – D

After breakfast visit Pashupati , Sweamhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Squire.

Later transfer to hotel. Over night at hotel.

Katmandu, the capital of Nepal & the second largest city, dotted with many historic buildings and is home to the largest of the ancient royal palaces and important religious sites. Visit several temples like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath, Swyambhunath, Durbar Square and Patan during Katmandu Tours Nepal. Later return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Katmandu.

Bhadgaon : Bhaktapur Durbar Square: World Heritage Site As you walk in, you cannot but be overcome by a feeling of inner harmony.

Pashupati Nath: Pashupati Nath is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. There are linga images of Shiva along with statues, shrines, and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A temple dedicated to Shiva existed at this site in AD 879.

Swayambhu Nath Stupa watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake.

Day 12 Kathmandu – Lhasa B – D By Flight

Transfer to Kathmandu airport for flight to Lhasa.

Our guide pick up the clients from airport and transfer to hotel.

KTM is 1200m above sea level. Lhasa is 3650m. So it needs some time to acclimatize the altitude.

Day 13 Lhasa B – D

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street

Potala was the winter palace of the Dalai lama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in 1416 by Tsongapa’s disciple—Jamyang-choje. Jokhang Temple, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7thcentury by the 33rdking—Sontsanganbu.

Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang Temple.

Day 14 Lhasa B – D

Visit Drepung Monastery,Sera Monastery and Norbulinka Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa.Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama. Sera is

the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa’s disciple—Sakya-yeshi.Situated at the heart of the oldest section of the Lhasa city.Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama’s summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.

Day 15 Lhasa B – D

Lhasa-Yamdro tso Lake-Lhasa

Yamdro tso Lake is 120kms from Lhasa city one way. The Yamdok Yumtso, one of the three largest lakes of Tibet, lies about a hundred kilometers’ distance to the southwest of Lhasa, is within Langkamu county, with an area of 638 square kilometers and a coastal line of 250 kilometers. The deepest point is 60 metres. To the interior of the lake ten or so hilly islands stand independently one from the other which give homes to flocks of wild ducks. A lot of colorful ducks and geese are swimming on the surface of the lake. There is also plenty of natural fodder for the fish in the lake. The lake has a fish reserve of about 300 million kilograms.That is why it is called “the Fish Store of Tibet”. The coast of the lake is an ideal pasture. All these make an intoxicating quite picture.

Day 16 Depart Lhasa – – – By Flight

Transfer to airport for departure.

Hotels

City Night(s) 5* Hotels
Kolkata 02 Hyatt Regency
Darjeeling 02 Mayfair Darjeeling
Gangtok 01 Mayfair Gangtok
Phuntsholing 01 Druk Hotel
Thimphu 02 Le Meridien
Paro 01 Le Meridien
Kathmandu 02 Soaltee Crown Plaza
Lhasa 04 Xinding hotel

Flight Details

Flight Flight No. Class Depart / Time Arrival / Time Duration Remarks
IndiGo 6E-503 Economy CCU / 10:40 hrs IXB / 11:45 hrs 1h 50m Direct
GoAir G8-532 Economy CCU / 11:05 hrs IXB / 12:15 hrs 1h 10m Direct
IndiGo 6E-503 Economy CCU / 14:25 hrs IXB / 15:45 hrs 1h 20m Direct
Druk Air KB 204 Economy PBH / 11:25 hrs KTM / 12:10hrs 45 m Direct
Air China CA 408 Economy KTM / 11:30 hrs LXA / 15:15 hrs 01 h 30 m Direct
Air China CA 407 Economy LXA / 11: 55 hrs KTM / 10:30 hrs 01h 40 m Direct
Air China flight KTM – LXA – KTM operates only three days a week Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 3150 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 610 PP

Includes

  • Meeting and assistance by our representative.
  • Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
  • 15 Nights hotel accommodation.
  • Meal Plan – Breakfast + Dinners.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Kolkata – Bagdogra, Paro – Kathmandu – Lhasa economy class air ticket.
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions in each city.
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
  • Bhutan Visa
  • Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
  • All present government taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 11

Eastern India Toy Train + Bhutan Tour | 13 Nights / 14 Days

Delhi – Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Pelling – Gangtok – Kalimpong – Phuntsholing – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Delhi

Day 01 Arrive Delhi – – – By Flight

Arrival at Delhi international airport, welcome with fresh flower garlands. Transfer to pre booked hotel and later proceed for combined city tour of Old & New Delhi.

Delhi – India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively.

Tourist Attractions: Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, Red Fort, Humayun Tomb, India Gate, the Presidents House & the Parliament, Qutab Minar – Qutubuddin Aibak laid the foundation of Qutab Minar, as a victory tower, in 1199 AD. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 Delhi – BagdograBagdogra – Darjeeling B – D By FlightBy Road 88 kms / 3 hrs approx

After breakfast transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight to Bagdogra. Meet and assist on arrival at Bagdogra and straight drive to Darjeeling and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 Darjeeling B – D By Road

Early in the morning tiger hill to see the sun rise over the Mount Everest, the highest mountain peek of the world. On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery.

More about Darjeeling:- The name Darjeeling is a composition of ‘Dorje’ meaning ‘Thunderbolt’ and ‘Ling’ meaning ‘Place’ … ‘The Land of Thunderbolt’. This beautiful hill station of Darjeeling lies in northern West Bengal, India. Darjeeling district lies between 26° 31′ and 27° 13′ north latitude and between 87° 59′ and 88° 53′ east longitude. This little town founded by the two British officers during the British rule in India Dr. Campbell and Lieut. Napier.

The Mall: The Mall is Darjeeling’s popular commercial street. It is lined with Tibetans selling hand-knitted sweaters and souvenir shops chock-full of Himalayan artifacts and both real and imitation antiques. Photo shops carry turn-of-the-century photos as well as specialising in hand-painted black and white prints with glowing oil colours. The Mall leads to Chaurasta, a square, which doubles as a bandstand, a pony riding arena for children and a haven for lovers.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 Darjeeling – Pelling B – D By Road 108 kms / 4 hrs approx

In the morning after breakfast, drive to Pelling.

Later afternoon visit Pemayangtse Monastery & Kheoparly Lake.

Pemayangtse Monastery: The history of the monastery is very closely linked to the reign of Chodar Namgyal at Rabdentse. Chador, a very religious person, had taken several initiatives to the spread of Buddhist religion in Sikkim. He had decreed that the second of every three sons of Bhutia family shall be ordained a monk of the Pemayangtse Monastery. During his reign, the Guru Lhakhang Tashiding 1715 was built. He not only patronized Buddhist religious places but also introduced the religious dances mystery plays to highlight the martial and native traditions of Sikkim.

Khecheopalri Lake, originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri meaning the heaven of Padmasambhava, is a sacred Lake for both Buddhists and Hindus, which is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake. It is located near Khecheopalri village, 147 kilometers 91 mi west of Gangtok and 34 kilometres 21 mi to the northwest of Pelling town in the West Sikkim district of the Northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Pelling – Gangtok B – D By Road 132 kms / 5 hrs approx

After breakfast, drive to Gangtok, visiting Monastery at Tashiding enroute.

Arrive Gangtok & check in at hotel, later visit Enchey Monastery, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

Tashiding Monastery is a Buddhist monastery of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism in Western Sikkim, northeastern India. It is located on top of the hill rising between the Rathong chu and the Rangeet River,

The Enchey Monastery was established in 1909 above Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim in the Northeastern Indian state. It belongs to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism. The monastery built around the then small hamlet of Gangtok became a religious centre. The location was blessed by Lama Drupthob Karpo, a renowned exponent of tantric adept art in Buddhism with flying powers; initially a small Gompa was established by him after he flew from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim to this site.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Gangtok – Kalimpong B – D By Road 77 kms / 3 hrs approx

Morning after breakfast drive towards Kalimpong. Arrive and check in at your hotel.

Kalimpong – Established in 1922, the Tharpa Choling Gompa belongs to the Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, founded in the Tibet in the 14th century and to which the Dalai Lama belongs. It’s a 40 minute walk from town; take the path to the right off KD Pradhan Rd, just before the Milk Collection and Extension Wing Building. Flower Nurseries Kalimpong produces 80% of India’s gladiolas and is an important orchid – growing area; flowers are exported from here to many cities in northern India. The Sri Ganesh Moni Pradhan Nursery and the Udai Mani Pradhan Nursery are among the most important in the area. The Standard and the Universal Nurseries also specialise in cacti. There’s a flower festival in Kalimpong in October. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Kalimpong – Phuntsholing B – D By Road 174 kms / 7 hrs approx

After breakfast, drive to Phuntsholing. Arrive & check in at the hotel.

Phuntsholing: The gateway to the south, it is a thriving commercial centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains. Situated directly at the base of the Himalayan foothills, Phuntsholing is a fascinating mixture of Indian and Bhutanese, a perfect example of mingling of people and their culture. Being the frontier town Phuntsholing serves as the convenient entry/exit point for Bhutan and also the important link to visit the Indian state of West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam. What to see in Phuntsholing:- Kharbandi Gompa: The beautiful monastery situated at an altitude of 1,300 feet, in garden of tropical plants and flowers was founded in 1967 by Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron. The monastery contains paintings on the life of Buddha and statues of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rimpoche. From the monastery garden there is a fascinating view of Phuntsholing town and surrounding plains. Zangtho Pelri: A small temple built in the centre of Phuntsholing town, represents the heaven of Guru Rimpoche. On ground level there are statues of the eight manifestations of Guru Rimpoche and paintings on Buddha’s life. Next floor contains eight Bodhisattavas and statues of Avalokiteshwara and Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal while on top floor, the main statues is of Amitabha. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08 Phuntsholing – Thimpu B – D By Road 178 kms 7 hrs approx

After breakfast, drive to Thimpu.

Arrive & check in at the hotel rest of the leisure.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 Thimpu B – D

After breakfast visit Thimpu, Today’s sightseeing include following:

National Memorial Chorten: The building of this Chorten stupa was originally the idea of Bhutan’s third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck the father of modern Bhutan, who had wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity, but was unable to give shape to his idea in his lifetime due to pressures of state. After His Majesty untimely death in 1972, the Royal Family and Cabinet resolved to fulfill his wishes and erect a memorial that would perpetuate his memory and also serve as a monument to peace. The National Memorial Chorten was consecrated on July 28, 1974. The finely executed wall paintings and delicately fashioned statues within the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.

Buddha Point: The only huge standing Lord Buddha stupa ever made in Bhutan & it’s considered to be one the guiding deity of Bhutan. Its takes about 10 minutes reach.

Takin Zoo: Located in the Motithang district of Thimphu, Bhutan is a wildlife reserve area for takin, the National Animal of Bhutan. Originally a mini-zoo, it was converted into a preserve when it was discovered that the animals refrained from inhabiting the surrounding forest even when set free. The reason for declaring takin as a National Animal of Bhutan on 25 November 2005 Budorcas taxicolor is attributed to a legend of the animal’s creation in Bhutan in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kunley.

Tashichhodzong: The fortress of the glorious religion was initially erected in 1641 and rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. Tashichhodzong houses some ministries, His Majesty secretariat, and the central monk body. It is open to visitors during the Thimphu Tsechu held in autumn and while the monk body is resident in its winter quarters in Punakha. Evening mingle with local peoples. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 10 Thimpu – Punakha B – D By Road 70 kms / 3 hrs approx

Morning after breakfast drive towards Punakha. Arrive and check in at your hotel.

Punakha: Blessed with temperature climate and fed by pho-chu [male] and Mo-chu [female] rivers Punakha is the most fertile valley in the country. Untill 1955, Punakha served as the capital and is even today the winter seat of the Je Khenpo [Chief Abdot] and the central monk body. The Dzong was built at the junction of the rivers in the 17th century by Shabdrung Ngawang. Overnight at Punakha.

Day 11 Punakha – Paro B – D By Road 143 kms / 5 hrs approx

After breakfast, visit the Punakha Dzong some 7-8 km away from the hotel. Punakha Dzong is the most impressive dzong in Bhutan situated in the confluence of Phochhu & Mochhu male & female rivers. It looks like a giant ship with excellent wood work and detail of paintings. It was here that the first King was crowned in 1907. It was capital of Bhutan until 1955 and then it was shifted to Thimphu. This dzong was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1637. Punakha dzong is still serves as winter resident of the chief lama of Bhutan and houses both administrative & religious centre of Punakha district. Visit Chime Lhakhang en route. This temple is dedicated to famous Drukpa Kagyud Lama “Drukpa Kuenley”. The temple is situated on a hillock above Yoakha village. It is about 20 minutes walk from the road through rice terraces and village houses of Yoakha. This temple was built in 1499 by his descendent Ngawang Chogyel. This temple is popularly known as “temple of fertility” and is the pilgrim site for couple who are unable to bear children. Walk back to the road and continue drive to Wangdue to enjoy the scenic and lush valley and Wangdue Dzong perched on a hill. Continue drive back to Paro visa the same road crossing over the most famous Dochula pass from where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayas on clear weather. On arrival, check in to the hotel.

Day 12 Paro B – D

After breakfast, drive 10km north through the beautiful valley of Paro and hike to Taktsang tiger’s Den monastery hanging on a cliff 800m above the valley. In the 8th century Guru Rimpoche flew here on the back of a tigress in one of his eight forms called Guru Dorje Drolo and meditated for 3 months in a cave and converted Paro valley into Buddhism. Later in the 17th century, the 4th temporal ruler of Bhutan Tenzin Rabgye built this present temple and named it Taktsang meaning; tiger’s nest/den in the same spot where Guru meditated. This temple is one of the most sacred and also a pilgrimage centre for Buddhists from all over the world.

It takes 2 hours ascend till the closest view point and 1 hour descend to the valley. Stop at tourism café situated half way for refreshment. Continue to walk down to the bottom of the valley where your vehicle is waiting. Drive further north and visit the Drukgyel Dzong fortress of victorious Drukpas. It was burnt in 1951 by the tilting of butter lamp in the middle of the night so in present days it remains as ruins preserved as monument. It was built in 1647 after Bhutan stand victorious against Tibetan invasion. On your way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest and the most sacred temple in Bhutan built in 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gompo. The legend says that he built 108 temples throughout the Himalayan regions in a single day to subdue the demoness who was terrorizing the whole of Tibet, Nepal & Bhutan. Overnight in Paro.

Day 13 Paro – Delhi B – D By Flight

After Breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi.

Arrived Delhi transfer to hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 Depart Delhi – – – By Flight

In time transfer to the airport to board the flight for you onward destination.

Hotels

City Nights 5* Hotels
Delhi 01 Radisson Blu
Darjeeling 02 Mayfair Darjeeling
Pelling 01 Elgin Mount
Gangtok 01 Mayfair Gangtok
Kalimpong 01 Mayfair Himalayan Spa
Phuntsholing 01 Druk Hotel
Thimpu 02 Le Meridien
Punakha 01 Dhensa Boutique Resort
Paro 02 Le Meridien Paro
Delhi 01 Radisson Blu

Flight Details

Flight Flight No. Dep. / Time Arr. / Time Class Duration Remarks
Air India AI 879 DEL / 11:00 AM IXB / 13:00 PM Economy 02h 00m Direct
Go Air G8 153 DEL / 11:35 AM IXB / 13:55 PM Economy 02h 20m Direct
Indigo 6E 471 DEL / 14:10 AM IXB / 16:15 PM Economy 02h 05m Direct
Druk Air KB 204 PBH / 11:25 AM DEL / 13:15 PM Economy 01h 45m Direct
Druk Air KB 204 PBH / 11:25 AM DEL / 14:15 PM Economy 02h 45m Via KTM
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2550 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 490 PP

Includes

  • Meeting and assistance by our representative.
  • Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
  • Meal Plan – Half Board basis.
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation.
  • All Transfers, Sightseeing tours and excursion tour shall be provided by Air Conditioned vehicle in India
  • Delhi – Bagdogra and Paro – Delhi economy class air ticket.
  • Non Air Conditioned vehicles in East India & Bhutan.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 12

Gateway to Taj + Nepal + Bhutan Tour | 12 Nights / 13 Days

Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Delhi – Kathmandu – Paro – Thimpu – Paro – Delhi

Day 01 Arrive Delhi – – – By Flight

Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel.

Afternoon half day tour of New Delhi /Qutub Minar, Humayan’s Tomb, India Gate, Parliament building, Rastrapathi Bhawan/.

Dinner in hotel included.

Overnight in Delhi.

Qutab Minar – In 1199, Qutbuddin raised the Qutab Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. From a base of 14.32 mtrs. it tapers to 2.75 mtrs. at a height of 72.5 mtrs.

Humanyun Tomb – It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares chaharbagh with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.

Parliament House– Sansad Bhawan or the Parliament house is the supreme law making body in the country. It is the center of power and politicians decide the fate of the Indian Democracy here.

India Gate is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of WW1, the North-West Frontiers operations and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. Below the arch is the memorial to the Unknown Soldier. India Gate is surrounded by green grass lawns and trees.

Rashtrapati Bhavan is multi-dimensional. It is a vast mansion and its archit picture is breathtaking. More than these, it has a hallowed existence in the annals of democracy for being the residence of the President of the largest democracy in the world. Few official residential premises of the Head of the State in the world will match the Rashtrapati Bhavan in terms of its size, vastness and its magnificence.

Day 02 Delhi B – D

Half day tour of Old Delhi /Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid/.

Afternoon at leisure with optional Sound and Light Show at Red Fort or some other interesting evening show with a dinner. Overnight in Delhi.

The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort Lal Qila rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city.

Raj Ghats – Along the banks of Jamuna are located the places were the leaders and freedom fighters of India were cremated. The Raj Ghat is one of the most visited ghats. A simple square platform of black marble marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination in 1948.

Jama Masjid – One of the Architectural gift given by Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets.

Day 03 Delhi – Agra B – D By Road 205 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.

Drive to Agra; Visit Taj Mahal at sunset.

Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Taj Mahal – Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, it was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete 1630-1652 AD. Ustad Ahamad Lahori, a Persian Architect, is said to be the main designer and planner for this magnificent memorial. On full moon nights, the glory of the Taj is at its best. Over the centuries, the Taj has attracted more visitors than perhaps any other Monuments in the country, and it is all too easy resort to conventional superlatives when describing it.

Day 04 Agra – Fatehpur SikriFatehpur Sikri – Jaipur B – D By RoadBy Road 35 Kms. / 50 mins. Appx.205 Kms. / 4.5 hrs. appx.

Visit Agra Fort in the morning; Drive to Jaipur visit Fatehpur Sikri en route;

Arrive in Jaipur.

Transfer to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

Agra fort – Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of the Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, though additions were made up until the rule of his grandson, Shah Jahan. In Akbar’s time the fort was principally a military structure, but during Shah Jaha regin it had partially become Palace. It is an imposing strcture with walls of red sandstone almost three kilometers long. Entered through the Amar Singh Gate, the eastern part of the fort contains palace, audience hall and mosques built by three emperors

Fatehpur Sikri – Built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. The sloping levels of the city were connected into terraces which were utilized for various complexes such as Jami masjid, Buland-Darwazah and tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti; Khass Mahal, Shahi-Bazar, Mina-Bazar, the Panch-Mahal, Khwabgah, Diwan-i-Khass, Anup-Talao, Chaupar and Diwan-i-Am. The efficient system of drainage and water supply adopted here suggest an extremely intelligent town-planning by the Mughal emperor.

Day 05 Jaipur B – D

Sightseeing in Jaipur – Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, the city of Jaipur.

Dinner and overnight in Jaipur.

Jaipur the vibrant capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the ‘ Pink City ‘ because of the pink-coloured buildings in its old city. It sits on a dry lake bed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by forts and crenellated walls.

Amber Fort – Amber is located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur and was the old fort of the Kachhwaha clan of Amber, which used to be the capital, till it was moved to Jaipur. The construction of the Amber Fort began in the year 1592 and was started by Man Singh I, but it was finished by his descendant Jai Singh.

Hawa Mahal – The palace is shaped like a pyramid and is a five-storied building, with number of small windows and screens, with arched roofs. As one looks at this building, one realizes that the rear side of the building is comparatively very plain and lacks much of ornamentation

Jantar Mantar – the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal.

Day 06 Jaipur – DelhiDelhi – Kathmandu B – D By RoadBy Flight 260 Kms. / 5.5 hrs. appx.

Drive from Jaipur to Delhi; Arrive in Delhi and board afternoon flight from Delhi to Kathmandu.

On arrival, meet assist and transfer to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Kathmandu B – D

Kathmandu. After breakfast, proceed for a full day tour of Kathmandu. Visit Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath. Afternoon visit to Patan. Return to hotel.

Dinner in a local restaurant with folklore show and overnight.

Katmandu, the capital of Nepal & the second largest city, dotted with many historic buildings and is home to the largest of the ancient royal palaces and important religious sites. Visit several temples like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath, Swyambhunath, Durbar Square and Patan during Katmandu Tours Nepal. Later return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Katmandu.

Bhadgaon : Bhaktapur Durbar Square: World Heritage Site As you walk in, you cannot but be overcome by a feeling of inner harmony.

Swayambhu Nath Stupa watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake.

Patan is one of the most historically important city of the Kathmandu valley. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans. Essentially a Buddhist city, historic inscriptions establish Patan as an important town from early times said to have been founded by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C., although no historical proof exists. The Patan Durbar Square has been acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world. Most of the monuments seen today were built between the 16th – 18th centuries.

Day 08 Kathmandu B – D

Kathmandu. Visit to Pashupatinath, Boudhnath. Return to hotel.

Dinner and overnight.

Pashupati Nath: Pashupati Nath is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. There are linga images of Shiva along with statues, shrines, and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A temple dedicated to Shiva existed at this site in AD 879.

Boudha Nath: Boudhanath is among the largest stupas in South Asia, and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal

Day 09 Kathmandu – ParoParo – Thimpu B – D By FlightBy Road 65 Kms. / 2 hrs. appx.

Morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Paro.

Arrive Paro meet-assist at airport & drive to Thimphu.

En route to Thimphu, stop at Ta-chhoggang temple.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Afternoon: Visit the National Museum Ta Dzong, originally built as a watchtower in 1649 by the first governor of Paro. In was converted into a museum by the third King of Bhutan in 1968. Today, it houses a fascinating collection of arts, relics, religious thangka paintings, and exquisite Bhutanese postage stamps.

Visit Paro Rimpung Dzong, also known as the “Fortress on the Heap of Jewels.” Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the founder of Bhutan, built it in the year 1646. After visiting the dzong, walk down to a traditional wooden covered bridge. The walk from the dzong to the bridge offers good view that will allow you to appreciate the architectural wonder of the dzong.

Ta-chhoggang temple and hike down to the 14th-century suspension bridge and to the temple Stall around Thimphu town.

Day 10 Thimpu – Paro B – D By Road 65 Kms. / 2 hrs. appx.

Sightseeing tour of TIMPHU. Visit to National Memorial Chorten, National Textile Museums, Folk Heritage, Institute for Zorig Chusum, Institute of Traditional Medicine;

Drive to PARO and accommodation in Paro.

Dinner and overnight in Paro.

Visit the following places in Thimphu:

National Memorial Chorten The memorial chorten, with its sun-catching golden finial, is one of the most visible religious structures in Thimphu, and for many people it is the focus of their daily worship. Throughout the day people circumambulate the chorten, whirl the large red prayer wheels and pray in the adjacent shrine. The early morning is particularly tranquil as elderly people shuffle in and spruced-up kids on their way to school whiz in and out to pay homage.

Textile Museum: The textile museum was founded in the year 2000 under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck.  The general objectives of the museum are: 1 to preserve national textile heritage; 2 to document and to conduct research on traditional methods; and 3 to provide a center for study and research.

Folk Heritage The museum gives you a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle, in addition to artifacts from rural households; it also displays an impressive collection of typical household objects, tools and equipment. The museum also organizes regular demonstrations of rural traditions, skills, habits and customs as well as hosting educational programs for children. –

The Institute of Traditional Medicine Services is based in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, located on a hilltop above the Traditional Arts Center and the National Library. The Institute supplies traditional medicines and medical services, trains doctors, and conducts research on traditional medicinal plants to identify the ingredients and develop new products. The Institute has a library dating back to around 1616, when Tibetan Buddhism was introduced to Bhutan. The books and recipes were collected from monasteries where scholars had preserved the medical lore.

Day 11 Paro B – D

Full day tour of PARO.

Visit to Taktsang Monastery and Drukgyel Dzong.

Dinner and overnight in Paro.

Visit the National Museum Ta Dzong, originally built as a watchtower in 1649 by the first governor of Paro.  In was converted into a museum by the third King of Bhutan in 1968.  Today, it houses a fascinating collection of arts, relics, religious thangka paintings, and exquisite Bhutanese postage stamps.

Visit Paro Rimpung Dzong, also known as the “Fortress on the Heap of Jewels.”  Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the founder of Bhutan, built it in the year 1646.  After visiting the dzong, walk down to a traditional wooden covered bridge.  The walk from the dzong to the bridge offers a good view that will allow you to appreciate the architectural wonder of the dzong.

Day 12 Paro – Delhi B – D By Flight

Morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.

Arrive Delhi, transfer and accommodation in hotel.

Day 13 Depart Delhi – – – By Flight

Transfer to airport for flight back home.

Hotels

City Night(s) 5* Hotels
Delhi 02 Radisson Blu
Agra 01 Radisson
Jaipur 03 Radisson Blu
Kathmandu 02 Soaltee Crown Plaza
Thimpu 01 Le Meridien
Paro 02 Le Meridien
Delhi 01 Radisson Blu

Flight Details

Flight Flight. No. Class Depart / Time Arrival / Time Duration Remarks
Spice Jet SG 45 Economy DEL / 15:50 PM KTM / 17:50 PM 01h 50m Direct Flight
Druk Air KB 401 Economy KTM / 08:45 AM PBH / 10:20 AM 01h 15m Direct Flight
Druk Air KB 204 Economy PBH / 08:00 AM DEL / 10:45 PM 01h 55m Direct Flight
Druk Air KB 204 Economy PBH / 11:20 AM DEL / 13:10 PM 01h 55m Direct Flight
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2700 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 598 PP

Includes

  • Meeting and assistance by our representative.
  • Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
  • 12 Nights Hotel accommodation.
  • Meal Plan: Half-Board.
  • Bhutan Visa fees.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary.
  • Delhi – Kathmandu – Paro – Delhi economy class air ticket.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions in each city.
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
  • Visit to Taj Mahal.
  • Elephant / Jeep ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
  • All present Government taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 13

Nepal + Tibet + Gateway to Ganges | 17 Nights / 19 Days

Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Chitwan – Pokhara – Kathmandu – Lhasa – Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu – – – By Flight

Arrive Kathmandu, meet – assist & transfer to hotel.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 02 Kathmandu B – D By Road

In the morning after breakfast full day visit Kathmandu.

Dinner & overnight at Hotel.

Covering Pashupatinath Temple , Boudhnath, Kathmandu City & Swayabhunath.

Pashupatinath Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva it is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It lies 5 km. east of the city on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every year during Shivaratri, the birthday of Lord Shiva. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. The Large, gilded triple-roofed temple was built in 1696 A.D. though 300 years earlier this was a structure on this site. Hindus are cremated on the cremation ghats here and their ashes scattered in the sacred river. One can usually see a cremation in progress

Boudhanath: This is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world Located east of the valley. It was built by the Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the 5th century A.D. The Rinpoches who reside here have established Boudhanath as one of the most flourishing centers of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The colossal ancient stupa is 36 meters high.

Swayambhunath: Atop a green hillock west of Kathmandu,stands the great stupa of Swayambhunath. This is a site that is over 2500 years old marking the point where the legendary patriarch Manjushri discovered the lotus of the ancient valley lake. For centuries an important centre of Buddhist leaving, the painted eyes of the Buddhist gaze out from all four sides of this monument. Constructed to specific rules each with a symbolic meaning, the stupa of Swayambhunath is a model of its kind.

Kathmandu City: Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the popular places liked by many visitors due to its exquisite architecture and artistic embellishement. The complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built in 1200 to 1768 A.D. with hundreds of erotic carvings used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu which epitomizes the religions and cultural life of the people.

Day 03 Kathmandu – Nagarkot B – D By Road 29 Kms. / 1.5 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast half day sightseeing tour of Patan City & Bhaktpur Durbar Square.

PM: Drive to Nagarkot.

On arrival transfer to hotel

Dinner & Overnight at hotel.

Patan City: Patan is one of the most historically important city of the Kathmandu valley. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans. Essentially a Buddhist city, historic inscriptions establish Patan as an important town from early times said to have been founded by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C., although no historical proof exists. The Patan Durbar Square has been acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world. Most of the monuments seen today were built between the 16th – 18th centuries.

Bhaktapur Durnbar Square A former capital of the valley, it was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. It has preserved its traditional character better than the other two cities, due to its more isolated location. It is regarded today as a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. It is situated in the east of Kathmandu valley about 14 km. away. It today retains much of its beauty in ornate woodcarvings and in the famed Golden Gate.

Nagarkot is a popular and romantic tourist spot of Nepal. It is situated 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175 Mts. above the sea level. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Mt. Everest, can be seen from here. And also good view for Sun rise and Sun Set.

Day 04 Nagarkot – Chitwan B – D By Road 201 Kms. / 5 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast drive to Chitwan . Check in at hotel.

LUNCH at Hotel and Start Jungle activities.

Evening Cultural Program- watch programs consisting of traditional folk dance and songs.

Dinner & Overnight at hotel.

The Chitwan National Park CNP is a world heritage property, and it also contains a Ramsar Site – Beeshazari Tal in its buffer zone. The CNP has a history of over 3 decades in park management and a rich experience in resolving conflicts between the park and the people.

It is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.

Day 05 Chitwan – Pokhara B – D By Road 203 Kms. / 5 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast Start elephant safari then after Drive to Pokhara.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

After refreshment boat ride on Fewa Lake.

Dinner & Overnight at hotel.

The Chitwan National Park CNP is a world heritage property, and it also contains a Ramsar Site – Beeshazari Tal in its buffer zone. The CNP has a history of over 3 decades in park management and a rich experience in resolving conflicts between the park and the people.It is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.

Pokhara is the place of glorious and unique natural beauty in Nepal. The most serene environment in the city is Fewa Lake. The image of the snow-clad mountain peaks that falls in the tranquil water creating an ambience of peace and magic. It is at an elevation lower than Kathmandu. The fact is that Pokhara is much appreciated by the beautiful diversity of flowers which prosper in its environment.

Day 06 Pokhara B – D

Early morning Drive to Sarangkot for Sunrise view.

Return back to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Sarangkot – Western Himalayan Ranges including Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri etc..

Visit Davis Falls, Gupteswor Cave, Mahendra Cave , International Mountain Museum and Seti River George .

Davis Falls : About 2 km south of where Lake Phewa drains into the Pardi Khola the terrain drops sharply away and the river plunges over the Devi Falls, disappearing into a sink-hole. After about 200 m it re-emerges before flowing into the Phusre Khola. The falls are also known as David Falls, reputedly because someone of that name was sucked into the whirlpool and drowned .

Shri Gupteshwar Mahadev: Gupteswar means the one who is present everywhere in every form but still is not divulged. Hence those who visit the Gupteshwar Mahadev, will never be touched by any of the five doshas even in their dreams, all their desires are fulfilled and if the devotee carry’s out the Jal Abhishek ceremony with water from Maa-Narmada for a month, Lord Shiva is bound to provide a glimpse and fulfill all his worldly and heavenly desires no matter how colossal they may seem, for this what lord shiva pledged to lord shri Rama during his stay.

Mahendra Cave: This cave discovered in 1950 by young shepherds and it was named Mahendra Cave in honor of King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. Locals refer to the cave as the House of Bats Chamero Odaar due to this shy species of wildlife that call the cave home. The Mahendra Cave is a natural cave that is made from limestone. The entire cave is decorated in spectacular stalagmites and stalactites.

International Mountain Museum: The International Mountain Museum is devoted to the mountains of Nepal and the mountaineers who climbed them. Inside you can see original gear from many of the first Himalayan ascents, as well as displays on the history, culture, geology and flora and fauna of the Himalaya.

Seti River George : The river has carved a deep, narrow gorge through the middle of town, turning the water milky white in the process. At points, the gorge is less than a metre across and the river gushes by more than 50m below street level. If you peer down through the darkness, you can just see the water churning through the gorge.

Day 07 Pokhara – Kathmandu B – D By Road 205 Kms. / 5 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast drive to Kathmandu.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Free time for your own. Evening dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural show.

Overnight at hotel.

The highway is lined with modern townships that have sprung up around important road junctions and river crossings. The scenery along the road is dramatic. The highway follows a series of deep river valleys, passing ancient stone villages, cascading rice terraces, rocky gorges and roaring rapids crossed by precarious suspension bridges. On clear days, most of the way to Pokhara there are views of Machhapuchhare and the Annapurna massif.

Day 08 Kathmandu – Lhasa B – D By Flight

In the morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Lhasa.

Arrive Lhasa, meet assist & transfer to hotel.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 09 Lhasa

In the morning after breakfast visit Lhasa.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street. Potala was the winter palace of the Dalai lama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in 1416 by Tsongapa’s disciple—Jamyang-choje. Jokhang Temple, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7thcentury by the 33rdking—Sontsanganbu. Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang Temple.

Day 10 Lhasa

After breakfast visit Lhasa.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Visit Drepung Monastery and Norbulinka, Sera Monastery

Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa.Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama.Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama’s summer palace,

it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa’s disciple—Sakya-yeshi.Situated at the heart of theoldest section of the Lhasa city.

Day 11 Lhasa – KathmanduKathmandu – Delhi B – D By FlightBy Flight

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.

Arrive Delhi meet assist at airport and visit Delhi.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Meet assist at airport & transfer to hotel Check-In time 12 noon.

Half day city tour of Delhi.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

The Bahai Temple Lotus Temple – Completed in 1986, the Bahai temple is set amidst pools and gardens, and adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate silently according to their own religion.

Jantar Mantar literally the ‘instrument and formula’ and often called the Jantar Mantar, is located in the modern city of New Delhi.

India Gate is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of WW1, the North-West Frontiers operations and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. Below the arch is the memorial to the Unknown Soldier. India Gate is surrounded by green grass lawns and trees.

Humanyun Tomb – It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares chaharbagh with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.

Jama Masjid – One of the Architectural gift given by Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India.

Day 12 Delhi – Jaipur B – D By Road 260 Kms. / 5 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast visit Delhi and later drive to Jaipur.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Qutab Minar – In 1199, Qutbuddin raised the Qutab Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. From a base of 14.32 mtrs. it tapers to 2.75 mtrs. at a height of 72.5 mtrs.

Day 13 Jaipur B – D

In the morning after breakfast full day city tour of Jaipur.

Evening, transfer back to the hotel.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Jaipur the vibrant capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the ‘ Pink City ‘ because of the pink-coloured buildings in its old city. It sits on a dry lake bed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by forts and crenellated walls.

Amber Fort – Amber is located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur and was the old fort of the Kachhwaha clan of Amber, which used to be the capital, till it was moved to Jaipur. The construction of the Amber Fort began in the year 1592 and was started by Man Singh I, but it was finished by his descendant Jai Singh.

City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons.

Jantar Mantar – the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal.

JALMAHAL – 6 kms on the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.

Hawa Mahal – The palace is shaped like a pyramid and is a five-storied building, with number of small windows and screens, with arched roofs. As one looks at this building, one realizes that the rear side of the building is comparatively very plain and lacks much of ornamentation.

Day 14 Jaipur – Fatehpur SikriFatehpur Sikri – Agra B – D By RoadBy Road 205 Kms. / 4.5 hrs. appx.35 Kms. / 1 hr. appx.

After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri.

After visit Fatehpur continue drive toward to Jaipur.

On arrival city tour of Agra visit Taj Mahal & Fort.

After visit transfer to hotel.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Fathepur sikri – This magnificent fortifield ghost city was the capital of the Mughal emperor Akbar between 1571 and 1585. The downfall of this once magnificent capital of the Mughals started with the rise of the Jats when Emperor Aurangazeb left this place never to return again. The credit for preserving the ancient monuments situated here goes to Lord Curzon. Since then , these protected monuments and the environs of the city have been well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. The city is rectangular in shape with nine huge gates – Delhi Darwaza, Lal Darwaza, Agra Gate, Suraj and Chandra Darwaza, Tehra Gate and Ajmeri Darwaza.

Agra, a romantic city in India, is known for the marble edifice ‘Taj Mahal’ Besides Taj Mahal, Agra is also known for the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone city made by Emperor Akbar. Agra is a medieval city situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the Ruler of Delhi Sultanate founded it in the year 1504. After the sultan’s death the city passed on to his son Sultan Ibrahim Lodi who ruled his Sultanate from Agra until he fell fighting to Babur in the First battle of Panipat fought in 1526.

Taj Mahal – Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, it was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete 1630-1652 AD. Ustad Ahamad Lahori, a Persian Architect, is said to be the main designer and planner for this magnificent memorial. On full moon nights, the glory of the Taj is at its best. Over the centuries, the Taj has attracted more visitors than perhaps any other Monuments in the country, and it is all too easy resort to conventional superlatives when describing it. What makes the Taj Unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day and glowes pearl-like in the moonlight and during the monsoon.

Agra fort – Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of the Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, though additions were made up until the rule of his grandson, Shah Jahan. In Akbar’s time the fort was principally a military structure, but during Shah Jaha regin it had partially become Palace. It is an imposing strcture with walls of red sandstone almost three kilometers long. Entered through the Amar Singh Gate, the eastern part of the fort contains palace, audience hall and mosques built by three emperors.

Day 15 Agra – JhansiJhansi – Orchha

Orchha – Khajuraho

B – D By TrainBy Road

By Road

15 Kms. / 25 mins. Appx.180 Kms. / 4.5 hrs. appx.

After breakfast travel by train to Jhansi.

On arrival drive to Khajuraho short stop in Orchha: tour to all temples:

Arrive Khajuraho – Visit temples. After visit transfer to hotel.

Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Orchha – was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap, who chose this stretch of land along the Betwa river as an ideal site for his capital. Of the succeeding rulers, the

most notable was Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo who built the exquisite Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris. From here the view of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs is

spectacular. Jehangir Mahal built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo in the 17th century to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir to Orchha.

Khajuraho- The architectural style of the Khajuraho temples is very different from the temple prototype of that period. Each stands, instead of within the customary enclosure, on a high masonry platform. Combined with the upward direction of the structure, which is further accentuated by vertical projections, the total effect is one of grace and lightness, reminiscent of the Himalayan peaks.

Chaunsath Yogini Temple -Also featuring a fairly extensive collection of erotic stone carvings is the Chaunsath Yogini Temple, a structure dedicated to the goddess Kali and notable for being the only temple in the entire range to have been made from granite. The oldest shrine of any of the temples in the western group can be found at Chaunsath Yogini.

Hindu Temples Brahman, Vamana and Javari comprise the three Hindu temples within the eastern group. All three temples feature the same style of erotic carvings as the others; while Braham is known for its four-faced lingam statue, Vamana for its sculptures of nymphs, and Javari for its magnificent gateway.

Jain Temples Parsvanath which is dedicated to Jain Tirthankara Parshvanatha, is the largest of the Jain Temples and, like the somewhat smaller Adinath dedicated to the Jain Tirthankara Adinath, features a selection of erotic carvings as well as other stone works telling less sexually explicit stories. Ghantai Temple, meanwhile, features stone carvings that tell the stories of the 16 dreams of Mahavira’s mother. The Jain temples are all a part of the eastern group of temples.

Kandariya Mahadev Temple This is the tallest of the temples, not only in the western group but in the entire collection, and is believed to have been built around 1025 in honour of Lord Shiva. This 30-metre-high structure features erotic carvings along its northern and southern faces but also a variety of others depicting women engaged in non-sexual activity. Notable also, is the large lingam inside of the temple which is commonly held to be a representation of Shiva

Lakshmana Temple Lakshmana is a part of the western group of temples and among the most famous in this category on account of its erotic sculpture collection. While all of the temples in the town feature stone works of this nature, Lakshmana’s collection is especially extensive and the carving particularly sexually graphic, depicting a large number of coital scenarios.

Archaeological Museum -Situated in a building adjacent to the Matangeshwar Temple, the Archaeological Museum was established by government officer WA Jardine in 1910 as a place to house the loose statues and sculptures found lying on the grounds of the ruined ancient temples.

Day 16 Khajuraho – Varanasi B – D By Flight

After breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight to Varanasi.

Evening watch Aarti Ceremony on River Ganges.

Dinner & Overnight in the hotel.

Ganges: Ghats are the steps on the bank of Ganges which lead down to the river, from where the pilgrims make their sin-cleaning dip in the holy water of the river.

Day 17 Varanasi – Delhi B – D By Flight

Early in the morning boat ride on river Ganges.

Back to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast city tour of Varanasi.

Later, transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.

On arrival transfer to hotel. Free relax.

Dinner & Overnight at hotel.

Visiting the major temples Benares hindu university, Bharat Mata Mandir, Durga, Tulsi Manas Ki, Almagir mosque. After go to the Sarnath, visiting: Sarnath museum, all Sarnath temples.

Varanasi – It has been known as Kashi and Banaras, its present name is a restoration of the ancient name meaning the city between the two rivers – Varuna and Asi. The eternal city is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India. Situated on the banks of the sacred river Ganges Kashi Vishwanath Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is popularly known as the golden Temple due the Gold plating done on its 15.5 meter high spire.

Sarnath: One of the major Buddhist centers in India. Having achieved enlightenment in Bodhgaya, it was at Sarnath where Buddha came to preach his message of the middle way to final Nirvana. Later emperor Ashoka erected many magnificent stupas and other buildings here. Sarnath was at its peak when Chinese travellers Fa hian and Hiuen Tsang visited the site.

Day 18 Depart Delhi – – – By Flight

Transfer to airport for flight back to home.

Hotels

City Night(s) 5* Hotels
Kathmandu 02 Soaltee Crown Plaza
Nagarkot 01 Fort Resort
Chitwan 01 Barahi Jungle Lodge
Pokhara 02 Pokhara Grande
Kathmandu 01 Soaltee Crown Plaza
Lhasa 03 Xinding Hotel
Delhi 01 Radisson Blu
Jaipur 02 Radisson Blu
Agra 01 Radisson
Khajuraho 01 Radisson Blu
Varanasi 01 Radisson Blu
Delhi 01 Radisson Blu

Flight Details

Flight Flight No. Class Depart / Time Arrival / Time Duration Remarks
Air India AI-213 Economy DEL / 07:20 hrs KTM / 09:00 hrs 1h 25m Direct
Air China CA-408 Economy KTM / 12:20 hrs LXA / 15:55 hrs 1h 20m Direct
Air China CA-407 Economy LXA / 11:55 hrs KTM / 11:20 hrs 1h 40m Direct
Air India AI-216 Economy KTM / 15:40 hrs DEL / 17:00 hrs 1h 35m Direct
Air India AI-405 Economy VNS / 15:50 hrs DEL / 17:20 hrs 1h 30m Direct

Train Details

Train Train No. Class Depart / Time Arrival / Time Duration Remarks
Bhopal Shatabdi 12002 AC Chair Agra / 08:11 hrs Jhansi / 10:45 hrs 02h 34m Express Train
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 3210 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 643 PP

Includes

  • Meeting and assistance by our representative.
  • Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
  • 18 Nights hotel accommodation.
  • Meal Plan: Half-board.
  • All meals in Chitwan in Nepal.
  • All sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • All transfers and sightseeing by a/c private vehicle
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • All government tax and services charges
  • Tibet permit.
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa – Delhi and Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi economy class air ticket. .
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions in each city.
  • Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
  • All present government taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 14

Glimpses of Nepal + Tibet + India Tour | 13 Nights / 14 Days

Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu – Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Orchha – Jhansi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Delhi

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu – – – By Flight

Arrive Kathmandu and hotel.

Breakfast and check in.

In the afternoon visit Swayambunath. Dinner and Overnight in Kathmandu.

Swayambhunath: Atop a green hillock west of Kathmandu,stands the great stupa of Swayambhunath. This is a site that is over 2500 years old marking the point where the legendary patriarch Manjushri discovered the lotus of the ancient valley lake. For centuries an important centre of Buddhist leaving, the painted eyes of the Buddhist gaze out from all four sides of this monument. Constructed to specific rules each with a symbolic meaning, the stupa of Swayambhunath is a model of its kind.

Day 02 Kathmandu B – D

In the morning after breakfast, visit Patan, Bhaktapur, Bodnath Pashupatinath. Dinner & Overnight in Kathmandu.

Patan City: Patan is one of the most historically important city of the Kathmandu valley. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans. Essentially a Buddhist city, historic inscriptions establish Patan as an important town from early times said to have been founded by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C., although no historical proof exists. The Patan Durbar Square has been acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world. Most of the monuments seen today were built between the 16th – 18th centuries.

Bhaktapur Durnbar Square A former capital of the valley, it was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. It has preserved its traditional character better than the other two cities, due to its more isolated location. It is regarded today as a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. It is situated in the east of Kathmandu valley about 14 km. away. It today retains much of its beauty in ornate woodcarvings and in the famed Golden Gate.

Boudhanath: This is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world Located east of the valley. It was built by the Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the 5th century A.D. The Rinpoches who reside here have established Boudhanath as one of the most flourishing centers of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The colossal ancient stupa is 36 meters high.

Pashupatinath Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva it is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It lies 5 km. east of the city on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every year during Shivaratri, the birthday of Lord Shiva. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. The Large, gilded triple-roofed temple was built in 1696 A.D. though 300 years earlier this was a structure on this site. Hindus are cremated on the cremation ghats here and their ashes scattered in the sacred river. One can usually see a cremation in progress

Day 03 Kathmandu – Lhasa B – D By Flight

In the morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Lhasa.

Dinner & Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 04 Lhasa B – D

In the morning after breakfast, visit Potala, Jokang, Norbulingka.

Dinner & Overnight in Lhasa.

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street. Potala was the winter palace of the Dalai lama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in 1416 by Tsongapa’s disciple—Jamyang-choje. Jokhang Temple, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7thcentury by the 33rdking—Sontsanganbu. Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang Temple.

Day 05 Lhasa B – D

In the morning after breakfast, visit Drepung, Sera.

Dinner & Overnight in Lhasa.

Visit Drepung Monastery and Norbulinka, Sera Monastery

Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa.Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama.Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama’s summer palace,

it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa’s disciple—Sakya-yeshi.Situated at the heart of theoldest section of the Lhasa city.

Day 06 Lhasa B – D

In the morning after breakfast, visit the Tibetan Museum and Ramoche Monastery.

Dinner & Overnight in Lhasa.

Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. It is located 100 km southwest of Lhasa and surrounded by Mt. Kampala, Mt. Nyinchenkhasa, Mt. Chetungsu and Mt. Changsamlhamo. The holy lake is a pilgrimage site for Tibetans. Every summer, groups of pilgrims trek there to pray and receive blessings. Befitting its religious importance, the turquoise blue lake has indescribable scenic beauty, prompting the Tibetans to compare it with a fairyland in Heaven.

Day 07 Lhasa – KathmanduKathmandu – Delhi B – D By FlightBy Flight

In the morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Kathmandu.

Arrive Kathmandu and change the planes and board another flight for Delhi.

On arrival, visit Old Delhi and Drive Past India Gate, Parliament.

Later, transfer to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Jantar Mantar literally the ‘instrument and formula’ and often called the Jantar Mantar, is located in the modern city of New Delhi.

India Gate is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of WW1, the North-West Frontiers operations and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. Below the arch is the memorial to the Unknown Soldier. India Gate is surrounded by green grass lawns and trees.

Humanyun Tomb – It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares chaharbagh with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.

Jama Masjid – One of the Architectural gift given by Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India.

Day 08 Delhi – Varanasi B – D By Flight

In the morning after breakfast, visit Qutub Minar & Lotus Temple.

Later, transfer to the airport for flight to Varanasi.

Arrive Varanasi, Proceed for city tour of Varanasi, Hindu Benaras University, Vishvanath Temple & Evening Aarti ceremony at Holy River Ganges. Later, transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

The Bahai Temple Lotus Temple – Completed in 1986, the Bahai temple is set amidst pools and gardens, and adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate silently according to their own religion.

Qutab Minar – In 1199, Qutbuddin raised the Qutab Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. From a base of 14.32 mtrs. it tapers to 2.75 mtrs. at a height of 72.5 mtrs.

Varanasi – It has been known as Kashi and Banaras, its present name is a restoration of the ancient name meaning the city between the two rivers – Varuna and Asi. The eternal city is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India. Situated on the banks of the sacred river Ganges Kashi Vishwanath Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is popularly known as the golden Temple due the Gold plating done on its 15.5 meter high spire.

Visiting the major temples Benares hindu university, Bharat Mata Mandir, Durga, Tulsi Manas Ki, Almagir mosque. After go to the Sarnath, visiting: Sarnath museum, all Sarnath temples.

Day 09 Varanasi – Khajuraho B – D By Flight

Early morning sunrise Ganges and breakfast hotel + Sarnath and later transfer to airport for flight to Khajuraho.

On arrival, meet assist and proceed for Visit Temples in Khajuraho.

Later, transfer to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Khajurhao.

Sarnath: One of the major Buddhist centers in India. Having achieved enlightenment in Bodhgaya, it was at Sarnath where Buddha came to preach his message of the middle way to final Nirvana. Later emperor Ashoka erected many magnificent stupas and other buildings here. Sarnath was at its peak when Chinese travellers Fa hian and Hiuen Tsang visited the site.

Khajuraho – The temples in Khajuraho are divided into three complexes. The most popular temple complex in Khajuraho of the three is the western complex on the western side as the name suggests, which houses the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple – the largest temple at Khajuraho.

The eastern group of temples of Khajuraho is about half an hour away from the western temple comples. Brahma Temple, Vamana & Javari Temples and the Parshvanatha Temple the largest Jain temple in Khajuraho is in the eastern complex.

The Southern group of temples in Khajuraho is located slightly away from the other groups of temples. Duladeo and Chaturbhuj temples are the main temples in the southern group of temples in Khajuraho. The Duladeo or “the newly married woman” is a Shiva temple.

Day 10 Khajuraho – OrchaaOrchha – Jhansi

Jhansi – Agra

B – D By RoadBy Road

By Train

180 Kms. / 4.5 hrs. appx.15 Kms. / 30 mins. Appx.

In the morning after breakfast, drive to Orchha. On arrival, city tour of Orchha.

Later, transfer to Jhansi railway station for train to Agra.

On arrival, meet assist and transfer to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Agra.

Orchha – was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap, who chose this stretch of land along the Betwa river as an ideal site for his capital. Of the succeeding rulers, the

most notable was Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo who built the exquisite Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris. From here the view of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs is

spectacular. Jehangir Mahal built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo in the 17th century to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir to Orchha.

Day 11 Agra – Fatehpur SikriFatehpur Sikri – Jaipur B – D By RoadBy Road 35 Kms. / 50 mins. Appx.205 Kms. / 4.5 hrs. appx.

Early morning, visit Taj Mahal. Later come back to the hotel for shower and breakfast.

Later, visit Red Fort and continue drive to Jaipur.

Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.

On arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight in the Jaipur.

Agra, a romantic city in India, is known for the marble edifice ‘Taj Mahal’ Besides Taj Mahal, Agra is also known for the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone city made by Emperor Akbar. Agra is a medieval city situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the Ruler of Delhi Sultanate founded it in the year 1504. After the sultan’s death the city passed on to his son Sultan Ibrahim Lodi who ruled his Sultanate from Agra until he fell fighting to Babur in the First battle of Panipat fought in 1526.

Taj Mahal – Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, it was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete 1630-1652 AD. Ustad Ahamad Lahori, a Persian Architect, is said to be the main designer and planner for this magnificent memorial. On full moon nights, the glory of the Taj is at its best. Over the centuries, the Taj has attracted more visitors than perhaps any other Monuments in the country, and it is all too easy resort to conventional superlatives when describing it.

Agra fort – Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of the Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, though additions were made up until the rule of his grandson, Shah Jahan. In Akbar’s time the fort was principally a military structure, but during Shah Jaha regin it had partially become Palace. It is an imposing strcture with walls of red sandstone almost three kilometers long. Entered through the Amar Singh Gate, the eastern part of the fort contains palace, audience hall and mosques built by three emperors

Fatehpur Sikri – Built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. The sloping levels of the city were connected into terraces which were utilized for various complexes such as Jami masjid, Buland-Darwazah and tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti; Khass Mahal, Shahi-Bazar, Mina-Bazar, the Panch-Mahal, Khwabgah, Diwan-i-Khass, Anup-Talao, Chaupar and Diwan-i-Am. The efficient system of drainage and water supply adopted here suggest an extremely intelligent town-planning by the Mughal emperor

Day 12 Jaipur B – D

In the morning after breakfast full day city tour of Jaipur.

Visit Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal and city tour of Jaipur.

Evening, transfer to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Jaipur.

Jaipur the vibrant capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the ‘ Pink City ‘ because of the pink-coloured buildings in its old city. It sits on a dry lake bed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by forts and crenellated walls.

Amber Fort – Amber is located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur and was the old fort of the Kachhwaha clan of Amber, which used to be the capital, till it was moved to Jaipur. The construction of the Amber Fort began in the year 1592 and was started by Man Singh I, but it was finished by his descendant Jai Singh.

City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons.

Jantar Mantar – the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal.

JALMAHAL – 6 kms on the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.

Hawa Mahal – The palace is shaped like a pyramid and is a five-storied building, with number of small windows and screens, with arched roofs. As one looks at this building, one realizes that the rear side of the building is comparatively very plain and lacks much of ornamentation

Day 13 Jaipur – Delhi B – D By Road 260 Kms. / 4.5 hrs. appx.

In the morning after breakfast, drive to Delhi.

On arrival transfer to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Delhi.

Day 14 Depart Delhi – – – By Flight

Departure transfer to the airport for flight back home.

Hotels

City Night(s) 5* Hotels
Kathmandu 02 Soaltee Crown Plaza
Lhasa 04 Xinding Hotel
Delhi 01 Radisson Blu
Varanasi 01 Radisson Blu
Khajuraho 01 Radisson Blu
Agra 01 Radisson
Jaipur 02 Radisson Blu
Delhi 01 Radisson Blu

Flight Details

Flight Flight. No. Class Depart / Time Arrival / Time Duration Remarks
Air China CA 408 Economy KTM / 11:30 AM LXA / 15:15 PM 01h 30m Direct Flight
Air China CA 407 Economy LXA / 11:05 AM KTM / 10:30 AM 01h 40m Direct Flight
IndiGo 6E 32 Economy KTM / 14:00 PM DEL / 15:30 PM 01h 45m Direct Flight
IndiGo 6E 118 Economy DEL / 13:10 PM VNS / 14:25 PM 01h 15m Direct Flight
Spice Jet SG 2394 Economy VNS / 13:40 PM HJR / 14:35 PM 00h 55m Direct Flight

Train Details

Train Class Departure / Time Arrival / Time Duration Remarks
NDLS Shtbdi 12001 Chair Class Jhansi / 17:59 PM Agra / 20:30 PM 02h 31m Express Train
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2890 PP
Single Room Supplement USD 550 PP

Includes

  • Meeting and assistance by our representative.
  • Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
  • 13 Nights hotel accommodation in DBL / Twin Standard Room.
  • Daily Breakfast at the hotels.
  • Meal Plan – Half Board Breakfast + Dinner.
  • Train Ticket Jhansi – Agra in AC Chair Car.
  • Tibet Permit.
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa – Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho economy class air ticket.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Covering all main / major monuments and tourist attractions in each city.
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
  • Visit to Taj Mahal.
  • Elephant / Jeep ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • All present Government taxes.
  • Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees.
  • Medical Aid.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa If any

PROGRAM – 15

Nepal + Cultural Tibet Tour | 11 Nights / 12 Days

Kathmandu – Zhangmu – Shegar – Shigatse – Gyantse – Lhasa – Kathmandu

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu – – – By Flight

Upon arrival met with guide and transfer to Hotel. After arrival in Kathmandu you are free as your own in Kathmandu. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner with Nepali culture dance await for you. O/N in Kathmandu.

Day 02 Kathmandu B – D

After breakfast 10:AM, we will visit to Boudhanath Stupa, is the oldest shrine and pilgrimage place in the world. We also visit The Golden Roof Temple – Pashupatinath, an important pilgrimage place for the devoted Hindus that located on the Bagmati riverbank, where cremation takes place. After that, we will drive to Durbar Square and time for Lunch. After lunch, we continue visit to the Splendid Royal Palace, the colorful Kathmandu Durbar Square, and fascinating temple of living Goddess Kumari. After the tour around 4PM, drive back to hotel. O/N in Kathmandu at 4 Star.

Bouddhanath: The stupa of Buddhanath is lies 8km east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal stupa is one of the biggest in the world, and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.

Pashupatinath temple: One of the most sacred hindu shrines in the world, pashupatinath lies 5 Km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronical indicates the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple, also a World heritage site.

Kathmandu City: Durbar Square complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCo as a world heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building.

Day 03 Kathmandu – Zhangmu B – D By Road 115 Kms. / 4 hrs. appx.

Departure at 5:30 hr. from Adventure Silk Road Inc, Thamel after an approx. 6 hours drive we reach KODARI China / Nepal Border. Our Nepali Guide will travel with group and he will help for group in immigration office and change the currency etc. After completion of Immigration formalities all check and transfer to hotel. O/N in Zhangmu.

Day 04 Zhangmu – Shegar B – D By Road 244 Kms. / 6 hrs. appx.

From Zhangmu, the road follows the BHOTE KOSHI river in the deep valley with plenty of Waterfalls. After 1.5 hrs drive bring us to NYLAM PASS 3800m with the JUGAL HIMALA in view. A continued drive via LALUNGLA 5050m will bring us in view of MT. LANGTANG 7245m, MT. XIXAPANGMA 8013m, & MT. DORJE LAKPA 6980m, MT. MAKALU 8464m, MT. EVEREST 8848m, MT. LHOTSE 8516m & MT. CHOOYU 8201m. O/N in Shegar at Shegar Hotel.

Day 05 Shegar – Shigatse B – D By Road 244 Kms. / 6 hrs. appx.

Lhatze is 3 hrs away over a 5220m pass near the petrol station, there is a small restaurant where tea / snakes are available. Depending upon the road conditions, SAKYA MONASTERY, which is 26km. Off from the main road, will be visited. SAKYA is one of the oldest and most important monasteries. Reach XIGATSE, the place of the famous TASHILUMPO MONASTERY the seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge Thanka Wall clearly visible on north side of the road. O/N in Shigatse.

Day 06 Shigatse – Gyantse B – D By Road 60 Kms. / 2.5 hrs. appx.

After visiting TASHILUNPO MONASTERY in the morning including the Bazaar of XIGATSE, drive to GYANTSE which is 2 hrs. Gyantse is small bustling town steeped in history. It lies 264 km Southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of NYANG CHU River. In the 15 Th. Century is served as the Capital of a small Kingdom. Visit KUMBUM CHORTEN & PHKLKOR MONASTERY which was built around 1400 AD It later became the main center for trade with British / India. O/N in Gyantse.

Day 07 Gyantse – Lhasa B – D By Road 260 Kms. / 5 hrs. appx.

Today we take you to Lhasa crossing the KAROLAPASS 5010m and KAMBALA PASS 4794m. The KAROLA climbs between two lofty mountains, NOZING KHANGSA 7223m and RALUNG 6236m while driving you will see the YAMDROK TSO Turquoise Lake, which takes approx. 1hr to cross around. After passing KAMBALA, Lhasa Valley is seen to the north. You will also cross the Brahmaputra Rover. Reaching Lhasa and check in hotel. The accompanied guide will reconfirm your onward airline ticket. O/N in Lhasa.

Day 08 Lhasa B – D

You will have a full day tour in Lhasa. The highlight today is the Magnificent Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; the place where the former great Dalai Lama’s stupas are being kept; once the seat of the Tibetan government. With a history of over 1,300 years, the Potala Palace is the treasure of Tibetan religion and culture, storing plenty of figures of the Buddha, murals, sutras etc. After visiting Potala Palace, you will visit one of the three largest monasteries of Gelugpa, the Sera Monastery, and Dalai Lama’s summer palace of, the treasure Park of Tibet, the Norbulingka. After the day’s sightseeing, you will be offered an insight into the daily life of the Tibetan people, you may also be served tea in their home. O/N in Lhasa.

Day 09 Lhasa B – D

In the morning, you will visit the No. 1 Monastery of Gelugpa, Drepung Monastery, which is the richest monastery ever in Tibet, and is still active today. Then you will be guided to visit the spiritual center of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, where you might meet many pilgrims, who even prostrate by full length to the threshold of the temple.

You will visit the sacred pilgrim path, the oldest street in Lhasa, the Barkhor Street, which is the place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble. In the afternoon, you can pay a visit to the Tibetan Traditional Hospital, where you will see how the Tibetan doctors treat patients in their traditional ways, and in its library, you will find massive medical sutras and medical thangkas. The Lhasa Carpet Factory is also a place you should not miss. The carpets there are all hand-made on old-styled vertical looms in traditional processes. O/N in Lhasa.

Day 10 Lhasa – Kathmandu B – D By Flight

Transfer to airport 2 hrs drive – Representative will assist you. Departure of flight for KATHMANDU.

During the flight you will see the following: YARLUNG TSANGPO RIVER, LAKE YAMDROK, MT. KANCHANJUNGA 8586m, MT. MAKALU 8463m and MT. EVEREST 8848m. If weather permitting. Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport met with Guide and transfer to hotel. You are free in Kathmandu as your own. O.N in Kathmandu.

As per your request, I can provide either trip to Thamel – one of the famous tourist area where you can visit and buy last minute souviners or can arrange village trip to Kritipur where client can see way of Nepali life or can organize any small trip as per group interested discuss with group and can provide on spot which is not big deal.

Day 11 Kathmandu B – D

This morning, 10AM we will drive to Swayambunath Stupa, also known as Monkey Temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. You will then processed to visit Patan Lalitpur – which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley – famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals. After Lunch, drive to Bhatapur – one of famous and old Dubar Square in Nepal. After Bhaktapur excursion, drive back to Hotel around 4 to 5pm. O/N in Kathmandu.

Patan City: Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former Royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu go Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Bhaktapur: Situated at an altitude of 1,401m, Bhaktapur covers an area of four square miles.

Bhaktapur or the City of Devotees still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rulers continues to be reflected at the Durbar Square. Pottery and weaving are its traditional industries.