20 Days | Tour of India Nepal and Tibet

20 Days |

Tour of India Nepal and Tibet

Tour of India Nepal and Tibet
Delhi

Jaipur

Agra

Khajuraho

Varanasi

Tour overview

Asia is the home to the oriental culture and heritage. On the India Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi, Nepal, and Tibet, you get to explore the best of these regions in terms of culture and heritage. In this adventurous journey, consisting of three nations and more than ten destinations, you get the chance to witness the history unfolding in front of your eyes.

Your trip would commence from Delhi and end at Lhasa. In this 20 day Tour of India Nepal and Tibet, you get to cover Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Kathmandu, and several other places in the region. You get to meet people belonging to different cultures and heritages, explore different terrains, and discover the most promising architectural marvels of each stopover.

In this voyage, you will visit the fine examples of Mughal architecture - Jama Masjid and Humayun’s Tomb, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Apart from that, you will get a chance to come face to face with the eternal symbol of love – the Taj Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, this beautiful monument is one of the most visited landmarks of India.

After experiencing love at Taj Mahal, you will get a chance to feel peace and serenity at Varanasi, and get an opportunity to marvel the stunning temples of Khajuraho. As the tour progresses, you will travel to Kathmandu and Lhasa, and discover some stunning monasteries and temples of the region.

If you are a person interested in learning and exploring the beauty of the orient, then this trip is meant for you.


Tour highlights

  • Exploring the stunning architectural marvels of Northern India - including the Qutub Minar, the Humayun’s Tomb, and the Taj Mahal
  • Historic forts of Jaipur – Amer Fort, City Palace, and so on
  • Beautiful temples of Khajuraho
  • Early morning boat ride at Varanasighats
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu
  • Visiting the beautiful monasteries of Lhasa

Itinerary

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Day 01 Arrive at Delhi

Welcome to Delhi, the capital of India. On your arrival to the city, you would be transferred to the hotel by our representative. Overnight stay at Delhi hotel.

Day 02 Delhi

This day is dedicated to exploring the beautiful landmarks of the city. In the morning, you will start your tour from Raj Ghat – the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. After that, you would be driven past Red Fort. Your next stop on the excursion would be Jama Masjid. You can also take a rickshaw ride (optional) in ChandniChowk.

In the afternoon, the trip would commence from QutubMinar, and then proceed to Humayun’s Tomb. Later on, you will visit to the India Gate, Parliament House, President’s House, and other Government Secretarial Buildings. The tour would end, for the day, at Lakshminarayan Temple.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 Delhi - Jaipur

You would be transferred by road to Jaipur. The trip would take approximately 4 to 4.5 hours. On reaching the city, you would be transferred to the hotel where you will stay overnight.

Day 04 Jaipur

The Jaipur starts from Amer Fort, where you will explore the Ganesh Gate, Diwan-e-Aam (Hall of public audience), Diwan-e-Khas (Hall of private audience), Sheesh Mahal (Palace of mirrors), and SukhNiwas. As an optional attraction, you get to ascend the fort on an elephant back.

Later on, you would be taken to Maharaja City Palace, JantarMantar, and HawaMahal. Apart from that, you will travel through the beautiful pink rose garden of Jaipur as well as its business centers. Shopping from these business districts is a must for tourists.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05 Jaipur - Agra

During the transfer to Agra, from Jaipur, you will take a diversion at FatehpurSikri. At this UNESCO World Heritage site, you will visit the beautiful Jama Masjid, followed by the Tomb of SalimChishti, the five-storied PanchMahal, and BulandDarwaza. You will also visit the other sections like IbadatKhana, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s Palace, NaubatKhana and Birbal’s House, within the citadel.

On reaching Agra, you will be directed to your hotel. Here, you will stay overnight.

Day 06 Agra

Start the tour with a visit to the TajMahal, the Mughal memorial of love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Your next stop is Agra Fort, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, well-known for its architecture. On a trip to the fort, you will visit KhasMahal, Jahangir Palace, Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas. These venues are some of the most stunning examples of Mughal architecture.

Your evenings are reserved for ‘Mohabbat-the-Taj’ – a play dedicated to the eternal saga of love. The Little Taj pays tributes the beauty and glory of the stunning piece of architecture called the TajMahal.

Come back to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07 Agra - Khajuraho

You will be transferred to Jhansi by train for the next leg of the journey.

On reaching Jhansi, you will commence your journey to Khajuraho en-route Orchha. At the venue, you will visit Orchha Fort and its different sections like Raja Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mandir, Chaturbhuj Temple. For a stunning view of Orchha and its surroundings, you can climb the roof of the camel shelter, known as "UthKhana".

After a memorable stop-over at Orchha, you will commence your journey to Khajuraho. After checking into the hotel, you will have some time to relax. In the evening, you will explore different temples in this historical town, like Chaunset Yogini Kali Temple, Bharatji or Chitragupta Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Mahadev Temple, Nandi &Vishvanath Temples, and Shiva Temple. Besides that, you will visit Parasvanath Temple – a beautiful Jain temple of the region. Another important temple of the area is Javeri Temple.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08 Khajuraho - Varanasi

You will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Varanasi.

On reaching Varanasi, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will stay for the day.

In the evening, you will visit the DashashwamedhGhat for witnessing the stunning Ganga Aarati, post which you come back to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 09 Varanasi

In the morning, you will be taken for a boat ride over the River Ganga. On the trip, you will cross the popular Ghats of Varanasi - Manikarnika, and Harishchandra. Up next for visit are some of the popular places like the Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, TulsiManasMandir, Banaras Hindu University, and the Mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb.

Later in the day, you will head to Saranath to explore the ruins, stupa, the Buddhist temple, and the Museum.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10 Varanasi - Delhi (by Flight)

In the morning, you will be transferred to Varanasi airport for your flight to Delhi. On arrival to Delhi, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Here, you will spend the night.

Day 11 Delhi - Kathmandu

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

On arrival, you will be transferred to hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 12 Kathmandu

On your Kathmandu trip, you will explore Bhadgaon and Pashupatinath Temple. On your Bhadgaon expedition, you will be touring Durbar Square, The Lion Gate, and The Golden Gate, etc.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13 Kathmandu

The morning is dedicated to visiting Patan and Boudhnath. At Patan, you will visit the Durbar Square, The Museum, Ashok Stupa, followed by a couple of temples including Degutale temple, Krishna temple, Shankar Narayan temple, Vishnu temples, Vishwanath temple, Bhimsen temple, Mahaboudha Temple, Machchhendranath temple, Golden Temple and Kumbheshwar Temple. At Boudhnath, you will visit beautiful Buddhist stupas and Tibetan Gompas.

Day 14 Kathmandu - Arriving Lhasa

You will be transferred to Lhasa, Tibet, either by train or plane. After the arrival at the hotel at Lhasa, you will get a traditional Tibetan welcome with Khata (ceremonial scarf). Following that, you would be served a light snack/supper along with a warm cup of tea/coffee to refresh you.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15 Moving around Lhasa

After a sumptuous breakfast, you will begin your Lhasa tour from Potala Palace – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Decorated with myriad wall paintings, Buddha frescos, Thangkas, and combination of Mandela, the trip to the palace is a memorable experience. After the palace, the tour would head towards Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street – an important shopping district of the city. You can buy souvenirs from the eastern section of the street.

Dinner and night stay at the hotel itself.

Day 16 Going around Lhasa

After breakfast, you will resume your Lhasa sightseeing adventure by road. First, you will visit the Drepung Monastery. Post lunch, you will head towards the Sera Monastery – the famous Buddhist monastery well-known for its architecture.

In the evening, you will be driven back to your hotel for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 17 Lhasa – Gandan and Drigung Monastery

In this day, you will explore some other important monasteries of the Lhasa Prefecture - Gandan and Drigung Monastery. The later one is well-known for its sky burial site, and the place is still in use. The burial site is considered as sacred and outsiders are not allowed inside the sacred place.

You will stay at a guest house near Drigung hot spring, where you will be served dinner.

Day 18 Drigung – Reting

After breakfast, you will head towards Reting by road. On reaching this peaceful town, you will head towards the famous monastery.

Overnight stay and dinner at the hotel.

Day 19 Namtso Lake – Lhasa

Your Day 20 tour starts by witnessing the magnificent sunrise from the mountains, followed by breakfast. After the meal, you will drive back to Lhasa. En-route, you will head towards Yampecheng Hot Spring, well-known for its medicinal properties. Once at Lhasa, you will explore the scenic beauty of the region.

After reaching Lhasa, find your day at leisure. In the evening, explore the local markets of the town, and watch the local crowd in their natural surroundings.

Dinner and overnight stay at Lhasa.

Day 20 Lhasa

The given morning marks the end of the journey. For guests boarding the morning flight/train will be directed to their respective terminals. The visitors, traveling in the evening, can explore the local market and the do some more shopping before the end of the journey.


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Tour of india Nepal and Tibet - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Q.1 Can Tibet be combined with India and Nepal trip?

You can easily combine your India and Nepal trip with Tibet. Due to its proximity from Nepal, Tibet can easily be combined with India and Nepal trip. The classic route is via Kathmandu by air or road. Tibet, also known as “Roof of the World” is a popular destination that is generally combined with any India and Nepal Trip.

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Q.2 What is the best time to visit Tibet?

The best months to visit Tibet and enjoy the gorgeous look of Mount Everest are either the starting of the year or the end. It includes months like January, February, March, April, May, October, November, and December. However, to explore the grasslands of Tibet, the best time is to visit between June to September.

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Q.3 How many days are required for a combined India, Nepal and Tibet package trip?

Combined India, Nepal and Tibet trip generally requires about 18 to 20 days. The package holiday for these three countries includes covering the most important cities of North India and Nepal before ending the trip in Tibet. Our India, Nepal, and Tibet tour is available for 20 days that includes main highlights of Tibet i.e., Lhasa, Reting, Gandan and Drigung Monasteries.

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Q.4 What is Lhasa famous for?

Lhasa is famous for its enriched Buddhism culture and historical sites. The city is situated at the banks of the Himalayan valley, adding to its beauty and charm. It has famous historical sites depicting the stories of olden Buddhism cultural values such as Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery and Jokhang Temple.

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Q.5 Which are the highlights of India to be covered in India, Nepal and Tibet trip?

Any trip to India Nepal and Tibet must include Golden Triangle cities, historical architecture, places and what not. You will get to explore the older Mughal architecture, which is part of UNESCO world heritage sites, namely Jama Masjid and Humayun’s Tomb along with one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. The visit to Jaipur and Varanasi makes this trip one of the best holiday experience in India.

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Q.6 Why the temples of Khajuraho are famous?

The temples of Khajuraho are famous for the depiction of art in its most beautiful form. All the temples are covered with statues sharing various kinds of stories. Most of the statues share the art of love in the most sensuous manner with no parallel.

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Q.7 Can I obtain a VISA on arrival in Tibet?

Tibet Visa can’t be obtained on arrival. As Tibet is the part of the Republic of China, all the foreign travellers need to get china’s Visa to start with. Then they have to apply for “Tibet Travel Permit.” Both the documents are mandatory for all the tourists, with the exception for Diplomats, Journalists, Government officials, etc.

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Q.8 Is Tibet different than Nepal?

Both the places are different in their own way. Tibet is also known as the roof of the world or the crown of the world because of the snow-peaked high mountains. The landscape, culture, and religion of Tibet are very different than of Nepal.

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Q.9 Which are the most beautiful places in Tibet?

Tibet is filled with beautiful scenery from the start to end. From mountains to lakes, the amazing plateau has the best of everything in nature. There are several monasteries, including Gandan and Drigung Monastery, which are famous for their beauty and rich history.

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