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Duration
20 Days / 19 Nights
Trip
Start: Delhi / End: Delhi

Essence of India with Bhutan & Nepal

Delhi - Alsisar - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Luni - Udaipur - Deogarh - Jaipur - Delhi - Bagdogra - Phuentsoling - Thimphu - Paro - Kathmandu - Delhi

Introduction

India, Nepal and Bhutan are three most wonderful countries in the Indian subcontinent. While India is known for its cultural diversity, Bhutan is blessed by peaceful ambiance. Similarly, Nepal has several wonderful architectures of religious important. Essence of India with Bhutan and Nepal tour is a well-planned itinerary of 19 nights and 20 days offering a visit to these three nations. In India, get a chance to visit architectural wonderful of Delhi and Rajasthan including Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Jaipur. Then you arrive in Bhutan and then Nepal. This itinerary is a wonderful blend of art, history, architecture, wildlife, culture and more.

Note that this is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.


Trip Highlights
    • Visit the bordering village of Alsisar
    • Explore the painted havelies of the Shekhawati region
    • Sightseeing in Bikaner including camel breeding farm
    • Camel safari at Sam Sand Dunes and Jaisalmer fort, Jaisalmer
    • Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur
    • A stroll around Luni
    • Observe the wonderful carvings at the Ranakpur Jain temples
    • City tour of Udaipur including the City Palace
    • Dashavatar temple and Jain temple in Deogarh
    • Elephant ride at Amer fort, and world heritage site of Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
    • Special lunch at Chokhi Dhani, a village resort in Jaipur
    • Leisure walk to explore Phuentsoling
    • Buddhist sites and Museums in Thimphu
    • Explore Drukgyel Dzong, one of the most popular palaces in Paro
    • City tour of Kathmandu including Bouddha Nath, and Copen Monastery
    • Patan Durbar Square, and Mahabouddha Temple in artistic Patan

Itinerary Details
Day 1 Arrival in Delhi

As you reach the Delhi airport, our tour representative helps you with an assisted transfer to the airport. Complete the check-in formalities. The day is at leisure. You can explore the surroundings on your own.

Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 2 Delhi – Alsisar (219 km)

After enjoying breakfast on day 2, start driving to Alsisar, a serene village of Rajasthan, dotted with various architectural marvels. On arriving, check-in at the hotel. Later on, in the late afternoon, move out to witness the rural lifestyle of the countryside. Observe traditionally-clad villagers busy in cattle-rearing, farming and artistry. Afterwards, visit the Shekhawati region, famed for its frescoed Havelis.

Back to Alsisar for an overnight stay.

Day 3 Alsisar – Bikaner (234 km)

Post breakfast on this day, start driving to Bikaner. As you reach, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Take some rest in the hotel room. Thereafter, get ready for sightseeing in Bikaner. Some of the prime attractions that you explore today include Anup Mahal, Bijai Phool Mahal, Karan Mahal, and Junagarh Fort. The evening is scheduled for a visit to the camel breeding farm of Bikaner.

Stay overnight.

Day 4 Bikaner – Jaisalmer (311 km)

Get transferred to Jaisalmer, by road. As you reach, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Called the 'Golden City', Jaisalmer is dotted with several architectural wonders. Later in the day, leave your hotel room for a city tour of Jaisalmer including Bada Bagh, Jain temple, and Jaisalmer Fort.

Overnight stay.

Day 5 Jaisalmer

Day 5 of the tour is going to be an exciting experience. After breakfast, get ready for a day's excursion to the Sam Sand Dunes. It is one of the best things to do in Jaisalmer. Hop onto a camel's back and explore the vast Thar Desert. In the evening, dinner with a vast spread of multi-cuisine delicacies, bonfire and folk performances are the highlight.

Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 6 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur – Luni (328 km)

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and leave for Jodhpur. As you reach, the city tour of Jodhpur begins. Here, you visit the mighty Mehrangarh Fort and, Jaswant Thada Memorial. Thereafter, continue your road journey to Luni. After arriving in Luni, check-in at the hotel. If time and energy permit, you can explore the surroundings on your own.

Overnight stay in Luni.

Day 7 Luni – Udaipur (239 km)

On the 7th day of the tour, breakfast is followed by a road journey to Udaipur, one of the most romantic cities of India. On the way, halt at Ranakpur. Visit the popular Jain temple here that was constructed in the 15th century. The temple is known for beautiful carvings and 200 pillars that support 29 halls. Continue your journey to Udaipur. On arriving, check-into the hotel. Relax for a while and then set out to visit the temples of Udaipur.

Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Day 8 Udaipur

After breakfast, the day is scheduled for a city tour of Udaipur including Saheliyon–Ki–Bari, and Jagdish temple. Thereafter, you also visit the other attractions of Udaipur including Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, the City Palace Museum, and the Folk Art Museum. The evening is scheduled for exploring the wonderful City Palace complex, placed on the banks of Lake Pichola. Also, explore the Monsoon Palace, made on the top of the hill.

Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Day 9 Udaipur – Deogarh (127 km)

Today, after breakfast, get transferred to Deogarh. On reaching, complete the check-in the hotel. Relax for some time and get ready for a sightseeing tour of Deogarh. Some of the main tourist attraction of Deogarh that you visit today are Dashavatar temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva), Jain temple and the Deogarh Archaeological Museum.

Stay overnight.

Day 10 Deogarh – Jaipur (274 km)

After breakfast on the 10th day, begin driving to Jaipur, fondly known as the 'Pink City'. As you reach the capital city of Rajasthan, check-in at the hotel. Later on, explore some of the city's prime wonders such as Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Central Museum and Birla Mandir. The evening is at leisure and you can explore the surroundings as per your own interest.

Overnight stay.

Day 11 Jaipur

Post breakfast, enjoy a visit to Amer Fort, also known as Amber fort, built on a hilltop. Enjoy a ride to on an elephant's back up to the fort's entrance. It is around 11 km away from the city. In the afternoon, visit the other attractions of Jaipur including the wonderful City Palace. Known for its lush gardens, expansive courtyards, and stunning carvings, it is an amalgamation of Rajputana and Mughal styles of architecture. Next in line is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar, also known as Royal Observatory. Later, shop for souvenirs at the local bazaars.

An overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 12 Jaipur – Delhi (288 km)

The morning, after breakfast, is scheduled for shopping of handicrafts, gems, and textiles. You get the best quality products here. Special lunch at Chokhi Dhani, a village resort with puppet show, folk dance performance and more. Post lunch, start driving towards Delhi. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. The day is leisure. Relax and unwind.

Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 13 Delhi – Bagdogra –Phuentsoling (165 km)

In the morning, have breakfast. Get on-time transfer to the Delhi airport for boarding a flight to Bagdogra. On arrival, our representative helps you with a transfer to Phuentsoling, Bhutan. The road journey from Bagdogra to Phuentsoling is replete with wonderful scenic views of lush jungles and high mountains. Savor the breathtaking scenery. As you reach, complete the check-in formalities. Spend the rest of the day as per your liking. Explore the surroundings on your own.

Stay overnight.

Day 14 Phuntsoling – Thimphu (165 km)

In the morning, leave for Thimphu, by road. The capital city of Bhutan, it is known for housing several splendid Buddhist sites. One of the best features of this city is that the nation's ancient culture and modern development walk hand in hand. As you reach your destination, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Now, you can relax for a while. In the evening, you can take a stroll around the place to explore it.

Overnight stay.

Day 15 Thimphu

In the morning, have your breakfast and get ready for a city tour of Thimphu including its prime attractions. Memorial Chorten, Simtokha Dzong, National Library, Institute for Zorig Chusum, National Textile Museum, The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim), and Buddha Point are some of the important sites. You can also visit the Craft Bazaar or Weekend Bazaar to get shop for souvenirs.

Stay overnight in Thimphu.

Day 16 Thimpu – Paro (50.5 km)

Start your day a little early. Post breakfast, leave by road for Paro. On arriving in Paro, check-in at the hotel. Settle in your room. Later begin the sightseeing tour of Paro by visiting Ta-Dzong (Museum). Thereafter, pay homage at Dungtse temple and Kyichu temple. Later on drive up to Pa Chu for exploring the ruined fort of Drukgyel Dzong, that once defended the valley from the Tibetan invasion. Savor sumptuous lunch and then go for a leisure walk up the hill for visiting the Taktsang Monastery view point.

Stay overnight in Paro.

Day 17 Paro – Kathmandu

In the morning after breakfast, move to Paro airport to board a flight to Kathmandu. As you reach the Kathmandu airport, our representative helps you with an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities. Have some rest in your hotel room. The evening too is at leisure and you can visit the local markets of Kathmandu to get your hands on some amazing souvenirs.

Overnight stay.

Day 18 Kathmandu

On the 18th day of the tour, post breakfast, leave for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu boasts of timeless artistic as well as cultural heritage. Visitors have a lot to indulge in like a stroll on the backstreets or a ride in the rickshaw. Some of the best tourist attractions of Kathmandu are places such as Bouddha Nath, Copen Monastery, Swayambhu Nath Stupa and Bonpo monastery.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 19 Kathmandu

After breakfast set out to explore the famous Patan city of Nepal. A famous artistic city, it boasts of rich cultural heritage, and wonderful tradition of arts and crafts. Visit the prime attractions of Patan including the Patan Durbar Square, Patan Dhoka, Mahabouddha Temple, Kumbheswor Temple and the Ratnakar Mahavihar. Back to Kathmandu.

Stay overnight.

Day 20 Kathmandu - Delhi

In the morning, have your breakfast. Later, get on-time transfer to the Kathmandu airport for boarding a flight to Delhi. As you reach, check-into the hotel. In the afternoon, you can rest and relax in the hotel room. Finally, in the evening, get transferred to thee international airport for boarding the flight for onward destination.