Delhi & Old Delhi
India's modern capital city is also an ancient city tracing its
origins in legend. Dotted with hundreds of landmarks New and Old Delhi
offer more than a millennium of history in stone. No fewer then 7 cities
have stood on this site before the British rulers and from here various
Hindu and Moslem dynasties including the Mughals ruled India.
While Delhi reigns over India, no monument in the world symbolizes India
more than the Taj Mahal in Agra. Built by the Emperor Shah Jehan in
1630 to enshrine the mortal remains of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal the Taj
Mahal is a monument of love and devotion. This architectural marvel
is a perfect proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble and
stands as testimony to the skill of the 20,000 craftsmen brought from
Persia, Turkey, France and Italy who took 17 years to build this shrine
Perched on "the roof of the world," in the shadows of the
highest mountains on earth, the Kathmandu Valley has been the crossroads
of a melange of ethnic groups who have left a rich legacy of architecture,
sculpture, painting, metalwork, literature, music and dance. Due to
its remote location and it being closed to the outside world until the
1950's, it retains a quaint medieval environment. For the traveler,
this veritable treasure-trove of art and antiquity is seemingly suspended
in time. The land of Everest and the "yeti" is also the birthplace
of Buddha and remains the only Hindu kingdom in the world.
Located on the banks of the holy river Ganges, Varanasi has been the
religious capital of the Hindu faith since the dawn of history. Already
an ancient settlement when Buddha came here around 500 B.C., it is unique
as a place of pilgrimage, and perhaps the oldest living city in the
world. Hindus believe that the water of the "Ganga" hold the
powers of salvation and every devout Hindu's ambition is to visit Varanasi
once in a lifetime, and if possible, to die there in old age.
The pink capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is among the most picturesque
cities of the world. The city was built in accordance with the Shilpa
Shastra, the ancient Hindu treatise on architecture which divides Jaipur
into seven rectangular sections with 110 foot roadways making a city
of all right angles. Surrounded by rugged hills on three sides, the
entire city is encircled by a fortified wall guarded by seven gates.
& Nepal Itinerary
Day 01, Arrive Delhi by International Flight Welcome To India – Reception on arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel. Accommodation has been secured from the previous night to accommodate immediate occupancy upon your arrival at the hot Delhi.
Morning at leisure, Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 02, Delhi Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Afternoon visit local bazaars. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 03, Delhi Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day vehicle and guide at disposal for shopping. Lunch & dinner at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 04, Delhi-Kathmandu Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for your flight to Kathmandu. Reception upon arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 05, Kathmandu
In the morning venture on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the unique and fascinating capital of the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 06, Kathmandu
A morning excursion to Nagarkote for breathtaking views of the major peaks of the eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) can be seen on a clear day. Lunch in Nagarkote. Afternoon, excursion to Bhatgaon (also called Bhaktapur, the City of Devotees). It is a centre of medieval art and architecture as well as a center for weaving and traditional industries. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 07, Kathmandu
This morning, (weather permitting), take one of the most thrilling flights of your life - the Himalayan Mountain Flight around Mt. Everest in a jet aircraft. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 08, Kathmandu-Varanasi
Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for your flight to Varanasi. Reception upon arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel Varanasi – amongst the oldest living cities in the world, is also the holiest of Hindu Pilgrimages. In the evening visit Ghats to witness Puja ceremony. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 09, Varanasi
Early morning boat ride on the river Ganges. The best time to visit the Ghats is dawn when pilgrims take their morning dip. The most famous Ghat is the Dasaswamedh Ghat from where we begin this tour. Enjoy the boat ride while looking out for people on the ghats – the women bathing discreetly in their sarees, the young men displaying prowess in yogic postures & the Brahmin priests offering prayers for one and all. Amidst all this you may also come across the burning ghats which are cremation sites for the dead. Breakfast at the hotel and the morning at leisure with lunch at the hotel.
In the afternoon enjoy a city tour of Varanasi through the narrow lanes with stops at the bazaars to look at the world famous Banaras silks which is only created in Varanasi. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 10, Varanasi-Delhi-Agra
Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for your flight to Delhi and on to Agra.
Reception upon arrival at Deihi airport and followed by a straight drive to Agra (203 kms/4.5 hours) En route lunch in a local restaurant. On arrival check-in at: HOTEL Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 11, Agra
In the morning enjoy a city tour where you visit the Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). An extravagant marble monument of love, built by Shah Jahan in 1653 as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble took 22 years and 22000 craftsmen to build.
continue your tour to the Agra Fort. Afternoon visit local bazaars. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 12, Agra-Jaipur
Drive from Agra to Jaipur (221 kms/6 hours) en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted, red sandstone city built between 1570 and 1585
Continue your drive to Jaipur and upon arrival check-in at your hotel Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 13, Jaipur
A morning excursion to Amber Fort located about 12 kms outside Jaipur. This is a original Palace with one of the finest example of Rajput architecture. At the fort gate ascent to the Palace on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Lunch in a local restaurant with the afternoon spent at the magnificent stone observatory built in 1728. Later visit the opulent City Palace grand museums displaying an excellent collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory.
All monuments in Jaipur close by 4:30PM. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 14, Jaipur-Delhi
Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for your flight to Delhi. Reception upon arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel where a day room is reserved for you. Lunch at your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Late evening check-out from your hotel.
Day 15, Leave Delhi
Early morning transfer from hotel to the airport for your International Flight
| Costs based on 2
$2975.00 per person
| Meal supplement (L&D)
$925.00 per person
Air tickets on segments:Delhi to Kathmandu to Varanasi to Delhi to Jaipur to Delhi*
$687.00 per person*
- All rates are per person, based on two persons traveling
- Rates are based on Double Occupancy
- Payable in USD, based on USD1.00/INR 46
- *Air tickets subject to change until purchase*
Our Rates Include:
- 13 Nights accommodation in hotels mentioned above or similar on twin share and day use hotel in Delhi on last day
- "Room with Breakfast" and Day Room use in Delhi on exit
- Normal hotel check-in is 12 Noon check-out time is 2PM
- Arrival/departure transfers by air-conditioned medium car
Sightseeing by air-conditioned medium car
- Services of local English speaking guide as mentioned
- All applicable taxes on hotel and transport.
- 02 boat rides on River Ganges in Varanasi
- 01 hour mountain flight in Kathmandu (subject to weather)
- Elephant ride one way and return way by Jeep at the Amber Fort.
- All entrance fee to monuments as per the itinerary
- Service of our representative for assistance at the airport on arrival transfer as per the program
price does not include:
- Airfare from your home town to India
Airport departure taxes
- Gratuities for guides and drivers
personal nature, telephone calls,
- Travelers insurance
- Meal supplement (lunch and dinner) as quoted separately above
- Any extra meal other than that mentioned
- Any airfare [shown separately]
- Any expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks etc.
- Any camera fee during the sightseeing.
- Any Services which is not include in offer are additional (extra)
A can-do attitude and good health are required for this adventure. Many travelers with disabilities have participated in this tour in the past and this is not a first time trial for this journey however, a few words of caution are necessary when contemplating a journey to India.
India is on its way towards accessibility despite the scarcity of their resources, and the tremendous challenges related to its infrastructure. Indian's have made a firm decision to open their country to people with disabilities and our local hosts have made huge efforts to provide the best service to people with disabilities.
Nonetheless, India is a developing country and this is a rigorous trip. Participants must be flexible and willing to accept situations where access in India remains limited. Due to airline regulations, vehicle transportation, at this time we can only accommodate passengers using manual wheelchairs. Electric scooters, carts and electric wheelchairs can not be accommodated. If you have a question about your mobility product, please write with the name and model and description and you can EMAIL
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