India Bhutan Luxury Tour
Delhi : Leela Palace / Taj Palace / Oberoi Gurgaon Private Jets
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Varanasi: Nadesar Palace/ Hotel Taj Ganges
Khajuraho: Taj Chandela Hotel
Agra : ITC Mughal / Amarvilas
Jaipur : Rambhagh Palace / Rajvilas
Thimpu : Amankora, Thimpu
Paro: Amankora, Paro
Punakha : Amankora, Punakha
The mix of all the luxury hotels across Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, like Taj, Oberoi and Leela, added with Amam resorts in Alwar and Bhutan makes the experience of this tour, high end luxury. There is no tour package with a higher luxury quotent than this one!
Day 1 - Arrival Delhi
After completing immigration and custom formalities you will be met by your local guide who will escort you to a waiting vehicle for your transfer to the Taj Palace/ Taj Mahal Hotel. Depending upon your time of arrival, we will plan your day accordingly.
Day 2 - Delhi
This morning visit Old Delhi, which is a striking contrast to New Delhi. Here are very narrow streets with unregulated traffic of all kinds (where might is always right). The Red Fort, built when the Mughal (Muslim) architecture was at its peak, is surrounded by a 2 km red sandstone wall and houses several splendid buildings. Visit Chandini chowk, and India Gate (war memorial).
Later, in New Delhi, visit the Humayun's Tomb and Qutab Minar.
Day 3 - Delhi to Varanasi
Varanasi is the religious capital of the Hindu faith since recorded time and is a microcosm of Indian life. When Buddha came here around 500 B.C. he encountered an ancient settlement. This afternoon explore the inner city (old city of Varanasi) on foot. Through a twisted maze of small streets and narrow alleys, home to numerous shrines and pilgrim shops, you walk back a few centuries. Life here seems to have stood still for years.
Day 4 - Varanasi
A dawn boat trip takes you along the bathing ghats on the holy river Ganges to witness 2,000-year old rites of prayer and devotion. The Ganges is the most sacred and venerated river in India. Afterwards tour the city�s temples and Benaras Hindu Univeristy (Vishwanath Temple), the University�s museum contains a superb collection of Nicholas Roerich�s paintings of the Himalayas. Visit Gyanvapi Mosque and Dasashwarmedh Ghat.
Day 5 - Varanasi to Khajuraho
Khajuraho was founded in the 9th and 10th century by the rulers of the Chandela Dynasty, and influenced by Tantrism. Eroticism becomes a theme of philosophical interest and the aim is sublimation of sexual relationship in the Sexual act or "Maithun", women being regarded as the incarnation of the divine energy or "Shakit".This afternoon visit the famed temples of Khajuraho. The temples are divided into three groups of which the western is the largest and best known. All but three temples, which are built of local granite, are constructed with hard river sandstone dug from the east bank of the Ken River, 13 miles to the east.
Day 6 - Khajuraho/ Jhansi to Agra
This morning be ready in the lobby of the hotel, in preparation for your overland drive to Jhansi. The 110 mile drive takes approximately 4 hours. En-route visit the Orcha Temples in Orcha. Orcha is one of the ancient cities located on the banks of Betwa River. At the time of the Mughals, in the 16th & 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire. During this period the city became a leading centre of art, science, commerce and culture. The remaining day at rest!
Day 7 - Agra
This afternoon travel to the massive Agra Fort. From the fort enjoy awesome views of the Taj Mahal. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles -- a contrast to the unique Mughal style that emerged during this period. Explore the chambers of this royal residence. A heritage Agra walk is suggested or hot air ballooning above the Taj.
Day 8 - Agra - Alwar
This morning visit the Taj Mahal for sunrise. And prepare for your overland journey to Alwar, where you will have your stay booked at the Amanbagh!
The luxuries at Aman are unmatchable enjoy the complete day at leisure in one of the most luxurious hotels in India.
Day 9 - Alwar to Jaipur
At approximately 9:00 AM be ready in the lobby of Amanbagh in preparation for your overland journey to Jaipur, the land of the Rajahs. Today, visit Amber Fort, a magnificent example of a Rajput Fort building at its best. Fortified by hills and a succession of gates, the fort was a perfect capital for the Kuchwaha Rajputs from the 11th to the 18th centuries. The fort contains a dramatic Hall of Public Audience opposite a beautifully painted Ganesh pole.
This afternoon visit the City Palace, home to an impressive collection of traditional Rajasthai and Mughal artwork, jewels, textiles and arms; Jantar Mantar; and the Hawa Mahal.
Day 10 and 11 - Jaipur/ Delhi to Thimpu
Fly to Paro, transfer to Thimphu, stay at the Amankora for two nights. Visit the sights including the King�s Memorial, the Painting School, the Handicrafts Emporium.
Day 12 and 13 - Punakha
Drive to Punakha and for two nights at Amankora; optional excursion to Chimi Lhakhang, the �Divine Madman� monastery is a half-hour walk from the road. Visit the beautiful Punakha Dzong - built at the confluence of two rivers.
Day 14 and 15 - Paro
Drive back to Paro, stay at Amankora. Visit Ta Dzong, now housing the National Museum, the Rinpung Dzong and the famous Taktsang Monastery or �Tiger�s Nest�, precariously resting on a hillside - it is an arduous climb.
Day 16 - Paro to Delhi / Departure
Fly from Paro to Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport, and continue to further destination.
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