This incredible 23-day, South Asian journey begins from Delhi, India where you will see Agra (Taj Mahal) and Varanasi (Ganges), then head to Kathmandu, Nepal where you will then take a high-road overland trip to Lhasa (Tibet) driving on one of the world’s most beautiful, picturesque highways and then end the tour in Beijing with the highest train ride in the world which includes a tour of Xi’an.
This tour will save you time and money as well as fulfill your dream to visit these (3) three beautiful countries in one go. This is a great adventure that we specially designed for travelers who want to explore (3) three unique Asian countries, India, Nepal, and Tibet (China), at once.
What could be better than a chance, to see the Taj Mahal and the Ganges at Varanasi, India and the Living Goddess Kumari of Kathmandu, Nepal, along with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like The Great Wall of China, Mt. Everest and the Potala Palace of Tibet in one trip?
Meet our representative at the airport, and then he’ll transfer you to your hotel.
Today you will explore the essential tourist hubs of the Indian capital ‘Delhi.\' Some of them include
• Red Fort
Red Fort (Lal Qila) is the pinnacle of the Mughal style of architecture, and it portrays a blend of Hindu, Timurid and Persian traditions. This iconic landmark was made in the mid-17th century and was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The fort comprises of red sandstone walls, and it took almost a decade to complete. Travelers are easily impressed by the fort\'s palaces, entertainment halls, projecting balconies and mosque. The most attractive aspect of this fort is the Hall of Public Audience.
• Jama Masjid
This Masjid towers over Old Delhi and is the largest Masjid in India. The Masjid is made with red sandstone and white marble and shows the architecture of the Mughal Empire. The Masjid took over 5000 artisans to build and took six years to complete. The major attractions of this Masjid are the numerous relics, footmarks, and a red beard-hair of the Holy Prophet Mohammad.
• Raj Ghat
The Raj Ghat is a memorial that is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, it is a black marble platform which is made at the spot of the cremation of the great ‘Mahatma Gandhi.\'
• Chandni Chowk
Immerse yourself in the culture and charm of Old Delhi by exploring one of the oldest markets in Old Delhi ‘Chandni Chowk’. To say that the street is just ‘busy’ would be an understatement. The street is always flocked with people who are shopping for spices, dried fruits, and beautiful saris. Wander at the architectural marvels, ornately decorated shops and taste the delicious cuisines.
• India Gate
The India Gate is a war memorial that is dedicated to the 70000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives from 1914 to 1921 in the First World War. The Gate portrays the architectural style of an arch. Names of the soldiers that died in the war are engraved on the Indian Gate. At night, the Gate illuminates, which further adds to its beauty.
• Rashtrapati Bhavan
This enigmatic building is home to the President of the world\'s largest democracy. Sir Lutyens first conceptualized the structure, and it took the efforts of thousands of laborers to make his vision a reality. The building opened for the public in August 2012, and now travelers can explore its numerous halls and gardens. The Rashtrapati Bhavan has hosted many important occasions as well.
After exploring the beautiful city of Delhi, we head towards the City of Forts, ‘Jaipur.\' We drive for about 5 hours, and on the road, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Jaipur is the largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, and it consists of forts that hold great architectural and cultural significance. We visit the magnificent Amer Fort, which is situated about 11 km from the outskirts of Jaipur City. The Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is constructed of red sandstone and marble. The palace once housed the famed Rajput Maharajas and their families. We visit the famous Hawa Mahal and prepare to have your mind blown by its honeycomb shaped and beautifully carved windows. Visit the Mahal early in the morning to watch the sun rays illuminate the Mahal.
After Jaipur, the city of Taj Mahal, Agra awaits you. A 4.15-hour drive from Jaipur leads you to Agra. Visit the massive Agra fort which has many historical feats associated with it. This monument is located at a distance of 2.5 km from the Taj Mahal and was erected by the Hindu Sikarwar Rajputs.
After a beautiful breakfast, we head towards Delhi. The drive lasts for 3 hours and 50 minutes. At Delhi, enjoy a delicious dinner along with a cultural show.
Our representative will drop you at the international airport, and then you’ll depart home.