Your affordable holiday in India begins in the bustling city of Delhi. Guided sightseeing shows you the 17th-century Mughal Red Fort, with tours of Ra Ghat and the largest mosque in Asia—Jama Masjid. Walk through the alleys of Chandni Chowk, and visit the ancient Qutub Minar. You’ll also have the opportunity to ride a rickshaw! Fly to Varanasi to witness the spiritual worship of Ganga Aarti on the steps of the Ganges River. Embark at dawn the next day on a boat to see the devotional bathing and meditation rituals along the river. In Agra, visit the spectacular Taj Mahal and the red sandstone walls of Agra Fort, with the Mughal Palace’s hall of mirrors and pavilion of Shah Jahan’s final home. You’ll visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, with its ghostly sandstone palaces of 1569.
Travel to Jaipur to visit the legendary Amber Fort—concealing its opulent interiors of royal residences. Travel to the sand dunes of the Thar Desert to explore Jodhpur’s old city of palaces, temples, and imperial grandeur. Take a desert safari to visit with local tribes, and travel to Ranakpur’s spectacular temples on your way to Udaipur. Take in the beauty of the city’s palace and museum, and cruise on the lake.
Fly back to Delhi, and continue your holiday in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu for a three-night stay. Enjoy private sightseeing to see the historic seat of royalty at Hanuman Dhoka, the Temple of Kumari, and one of the largest stupas in the world—focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. An excursion to Patan shows you the home of many Buddhist and Hindu sites. You’re sure to enjoy this fascinating and value-minded holiday in India and Nepal.