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The northern plains of India have always provided a vast array of sights, sounds and architectural wonders. In one comprehensive tour, see the bustling bazaars of Delhi and Jaipur, the Taj Mahal at Agra, the deserts of Rajasthan, the bathing ghats of Varanasi and the erotic temples of Khajuraho. The tour ends with five nights in legendary Kathmandu, Nepal.
Discover the colourful bazaars of Delhi
Cruise the river Ganges at dawn
Marvel at the magnificent Taj Mahal
Visit the imposing Mehrangarh Fort
Soak up the romance of the city of Udaipur
Explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu
Wander the traditional town of Dhulikhel
- Return international flights
- All Accommodation
- All meals
- All transportation & transfers
- All sightseeing & entrance fees
- English speaking National Escort & local guides
- Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
Days 1-2: Fly to Delhi
Fly overnight to Delhi, India's capital city.
Day 3: Discover Delhi
Sightseeing today begins with a visit to the Red Fort and a walk through Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. We have a brief stop at India Gate and Parliament House. We also visit Gandhi Smriti, where Gandhi was assassinated, and Qutab Minar.
Day 4: Fly to Udaipur
Fly to Udaipur, a city of lakes, palaces and temples. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Day 5: Explore Udaipur
We begin with a drive around Fateh Sagar Lake and then visit the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery and Sahelion Ki Bari Garden. We also visit City Palace and wander through the local shops. In the afternoon cruise on Lake Pichola.
Day 6: Jodhpur
Drive to Ranakpur to visit the largest Jain Temple complex in India, built in the 15th Century. Continue to Jodhpur, also known as the Blue City.
Day 7: Mehrangarh Fort
Visit Mehrangarh Fort and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace. We also experience a tuk-tuk ride and then walk through Sabji Mandi, a local vegetable and spice market.
Day 8: Jaipur
We travel to Jaipur and visit the lively local bazaar in Choti Choper.
Day 9: Hawa Mahal & Amber Fort
Visit Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, Amber Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar observatory, then enjoy a traditional dinner and dance performance in the evening.
Days 10-11: Ranthambore or Bharatpur
Depending on the season, the next three days operate different itineraries to ensure the best National Park experience: Jan to May: Travel by train to Ranthambore National Park and enjoy a canter safari in the park this afternoon. The next day, take morning and afternoon canter safaris through the park. Sept to Dec: Drive to Bharatpur. Tomorrow visits Keoladeo National Park for a morning rickshaw safari. Later we will visit a nearby village.The following day, drive to Agra via the fortified ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Day 12: Agra
Jan to May: Travel by train to Bharatpur and then continue by road to Agra, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri ghost city, built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar. Sept to Dec: A day at leisure with a short drive to Agra and time to explore the city.
Day 13: Taj Mahal
We rise early to view the impressive Taj Mahal in all its glory at sunrise. We also stop at a traditional marble workshop and visit Agra Fort.
Day 14: Train to Khajuraho
Travel by Shatabdi Express to Jhansi and then continue by road to Khajuraho, stopping at Orchha. Enjoy a cultural dancing show in the evening.
Day 15: Ghats of Varanasi
Tour the Khajuraho Temples before flying to Varanasi. Enjoy a rickshaw ride to the Ghats of the River Ganges to witness the Puja Ceremony of Ganga Aarti in the evening.
Day 16: Boat Ride on the Ganges
We rise early to enjoy a boat ride along the River Ganges to view the Ghats at sunrise which are abuzz with activity, followed by a city tour. We also visit the Buddhist sites at Sarnath which date back to the 3rd Century, believed to be the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to acclimatise.
Day 18: Discover Patan
Visit Dakshinkali Temple before continuing to Patan. Explore the 14th Century UNESCO World Heritage Royal Palace and Patan's Durbar Square.
Day 19: Explore Kathmandu
Sightseeing includes a visit to Kathmandu's Durbar Square and Kumari Temple. You'll also visit the Monkey Temple of Swayambhunath and Bodnath Stupa, which is the largest in Nepal. Enjoy a stroll through Thamel Market. We will also visit the Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva.
Day 20: Journey to Dhulikhel
Travel to Dhulikhel stopping at Changu Narayan Temple en route. In Dhulikhel, explore the Newari Houses and visit local markets.
Day 21: Visit Bhaktapur
Travel to the 9th Century town of Bhaktapur to visit the Golden Gate at the Palace of 55 Windows before returning to Kathmandu to watch a traditional Nepalese dancing show.
Day 22: Fly Kathmandu to UK
Fly to the UK
These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of India on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escort or local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.
Your accommodation has been selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family-run guesthouse in a smaller town or a heritage-type hotel. In remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have western amenities.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary.
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a National Escort. There will usually be no more than 29 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
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