Walk in the two valleys

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Duration: 12 days/ 11 nights

Location: Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Bhaktapur

Highlights of the programme :
  • Gwalior, one of the most impressive fortresses in central India
  • Evening puja ceremony on the ghats of Varanasi
  • Kathmandu, ancient royal city of Nepal
  • Sunrise on the highest peaks in Nagarkot

Arrive at Delhi International AirportAnd transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

In the morning, panoramic tour of Delhi, the capital of India. First, Old Delhi, the ancient city of the Mughal sultans with steep and narrow streets teeming with people and New Delhi, the capital of the Indian Empire with wide tree-lined avenues Briton Edwin Lutyens designed as a city- garden. Visit the Raj Ghatthe site where Mahatma Gandhi was crematedJama Masjid, the largest mosque in Indiapassing in front of the Red Fort was once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal empire and the bustling shopping district of Chandi Chowk. Visiting New Delhi and the Qutb Minar minaret, the tallest minaret in the worldFinally, Connaught Circus, the heart of public life in New Delhi, Rajpath and India Gate, Parliament and the President’s residenceRoad to Agra. On arrival transfer to hotelOvernight at hotel.

At sunrise, visit the Taj Mahal, the majestic white marble mausoleum which stands at the bottom of a huge garden on the edge of the river YamunaEmperor Shah Jahan, mad with grief at the death of his beloved in 1653, made him build this tomb was completed after 23 years of titanic workAn architectural jewel, it is the symbol of immense perfection rarely equaled and mad love of an emperor for his wife. Then the Mughal style tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah ornate and is considered the precursor of the Taj Mahal. In the afternoon, visit the Red Fort of Agra, the largest fort in India a UNESCO Cultural Heritage. In 1558Emperor Akbar decided to Agra his capital and rebuilt the fort in order to make a residential palace combined with a strong militaryOvernight at hotel.

After breakfast, drive to Gwalior fortress that evokes the glitzy Rajput chivalryEn route, stop at Dholpur and visit the sacred site of MuchundContinue to GwaliorVisit the Fort, huge construction with high walls ten meters, has many monuments. It is located on a platform overlooking the city almost 100 meters high. This is a beautiful complex of yellow stones decorated with blue glazed clay tiles. In the afternoon, stroll through the bazaar of GwaliorOvernight at hotel.

Morning drive to OrchhaDiscovery of this ancient capital known for its temples and royal palaces that preserve beautiful murals. The grandeur of this magnificent city captured in stone has survived the centuries without a hitch. All its royal palaces and temples built in the 16th and 17th centuries still carry the prestige of the dynasty. Overnight at hotel.

In the morning, drive to KhajurahoUpon arrival, visit the temples World Heritage Site by Unesco. Khajuraho was the religious capital of the Chandela dynasty had built a large temple complex which counted to 85but only 22 remain todayThey were devoted to the Hindu and Jain religions. They are divided into three groups called western groupgroup and southern groupAbandoned and overgrown by the jungle, it is the rediscovered in 1840 and works in the early 20th century will free them. They are covered with refined sculptures of figures and animals and are also famous for their erotic figures. Overnight at hotel.

Morning transfer to airport for flight to Khajuraho Varanasi. Upon arrival, drive to Sarnathhigh religious placeThis is where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after receiving enlightenment. This new religion enjoyed extraordinary popularity and was broadcast throughout AsiaSarnath became a kind of spiritual school from the 16th century BCBack to Varanasi Ghats on the evening pujaOvernight at hotel.

Early morning boat ride on the Ganges ghats along that allow Hindu devotees to go down to the river to practice to their prayers and ablutions. The bath in the Ganges is supposed to wash away all sins. It is also on the ghats that cremation is practiced. Then stroll through the old Benares. Back to the hotel for breakfast and late morning freeIn the afternoontransfer to airport for flight to Varanasi to Kathmandu. Welcome on arrival and after customs formalities and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Located at 1365 meters above sea level, Kathmandu, the City of Glory, always was the capital of Nepal kings. Morning tour of the old city of Kathmandu Hanuman Dhoka, the former Royal Palace, Durbar Square, the historic Place RoyaleThe residence of the child goddess Kumari, the wooden building is one of the finest in the city. Then excursion to the stupa of Swayambhunath Buddhist shrine located on the heights of the city. 2500 years oldit is one of the oldest stupas in the world. In the afternoon, drive to Patanancient city called the city of Fine Arts, with its medieval streets, strewn with palaces and red brick pagodas. Continue to the Tibetan refugee camp and craft center where you can admire the art of weaving and carpet factoryBack in KathmanduOvernight at hotel.

Morning drive to the site Pashupatinath Hindu, a leading Buddhist shrines built in the 5th century. Pashupatinath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is famous for its stunning architecture. This place of the most important cremation of Nepal with Varanasi, India, the most impressive of all the sub-continent. Then on to Boudhanath stupa and its huge white, center of Tibetan Buddhism, the second after Lhasa. Built in the 7th century, countless prayer flags shimmering colors float on the site. Then, drive to the small village of Changunarayana which houses a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu considered the oldest temple of Nepal, its origin dates back to the 4th century. Finally, towards Nagarkot, a small village perched at 2200 meters, which is by far the site with the most breathtaking view of the majestic surrounding peaks. Nagarkot The site is famous for the sunsets and sunrises. Overnight at hotel.

Back to Kathmandu and along the waystop in the holy city of Bhaktapur, actually a medieval town in the 9th century when the Newarthe main inhabitants still follow ancient traditions and customs. The picturesque Bhaktapur, shaped like a conch is considered an open air museum with all its streets are amazing as each otherOvernight at hotel.

Free morning to enjoy one last walk then transfer to airport for flight to Delhi for return flight.


You will find below our selection of hotels for this trip. Hotels indicative subject to availability. The choice of the class of accommodation to you. You will be able to specify it in your quote.

Maidens – Delhi

The oldest hotel in Old Delhi built in the 1900 Colonial architecture, spacious gardens, magnificent chandeliers, long corridors, everything is done to revive the scent of old India. Very friendly and attentive staff.

Bansi Home Stay – Agra

The hotel has clean rooms which are tidy, well equipped, comfortable and quiet. Excellent vegetarian cuisine. Very welcoming staff.

Deo Bagh – Gwalior

A gem of the Neemrana chain opened there two years ago in a unique setting. Get away with these cenotaphs into the park surrounded by several temples and trees. Pleasant and comfortable rooms furnished in Indian style and rooms with practical and functional bathroom. Very good food. Beautiful setting at night with lighting that makes the site worth.

Amar Mahal – Orchha

Nice hotel with a botique, a peaceful atmosphere as it is away from traditional tourist circuits. Rooms and bathrooms are wonderful.

Radisson Jass – Khajurâho

Beautiful, spacious, stylish, comfortable and decorated with a large terrace. This hotel is located outside the city. Great hospitality, great service and friendly staff. Impeccable pool surrounded by manicured gardens.

Rivatas by Ideal – Varanasi

Located near a mall, this new hotel with modern decor and furniture has a swimming pool. Very helpful and very friendly staff. Spacious rooms. It feels good at the hotel away from the noise.

Hotel Friend’s Home – Kathmandu

Centrally located, just minutes from great shopping malls and restaurants. Very welcoming and helpful staff. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped. Breakfast is fantastic. A good 3 * + to stay in Kathmandu.

Club Himalaya Resort – Nagarkot

Nice hotel with a magnificent view of the Himalayan chain. The rooms are large and comfortable and also being luxurious. Friendly restaurant with good quality food. Pool and jacuzzi facility with a very effective massage parlor, all in a relaxed atmosphere.


You will find below our suggestion for activities to do throughout your journey. Do not hesitate to contact an advisor Aryavrit Travels for any specific request.

Horseback ride

Expect a complete change: in the saddle on the beautiful Marwari horses with amazing earrings shaped like a crescent moon, discover the breathtaking surroundings and go out to meet the locals. A walk to discover treasures, off the beaten path.

Bike ride

We invite you to immerse in unusual: a bike ride on the roads of India, Nepal and Bhutan. Cycling is a way to meet people, a tool to reach out to the population, which allows you to be closer than at the window of an air conditioned car. Let yourself drift along with your meetings, you will appreciate the paths which reserve surprises, all more enjoyable than the other.


Take a step back to admire the pink city Jaipur, it is possible. Climb aboard the platform of your balloon and fly over the capital of Rajasthan and the impressive Amber Fort which is necessary not far from it. In the early morning light, the emotions are at their peak by the glipse by the history of vastness and beauty which has exisred here for last many centuries.

Polo match

Polo on horseback or elephant, a unique show in Jaipur, Jodhpur or Delhi. Sport in vogue in India, polo on horseback is still today one of the spearheads of the sport in the Indian aristocracy. Polo on elephant back, meanwhile, is not a sport as such. Nevertheless, it attracts large crowds because of the originality of a rapid game with elephants struggling to move on the ground. Very entertaining!

Cricket match

Catch a game of cricket, a sport that is truly thrill the crowds in India. Unknown in France, cricket crystallizes all the passions in the Indian subcontinent, where millions of fans follow live matches of their national team. The best players are idolized as real stars, like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev considered one of the best cricketers of all time.

Vintage car

Experience the charm side with a vintage ride in Rajasthan. These old cars of the maharajahs take you as a prince through the main streets of the cities. A timeless adventure not to be missed.

Local family

What could be more authentic than sharing a moment with a local family? An opportunity to understand the Indianess from very close which is worth reading several books on India. A unique opportunity to learn about the customs of your hosts, with whom you share a traditional meal. A moment of conviviality, memorable exchanges that will only add magic to your stay.

Film show

Indians like to say that what unites them is a passion for cricket and love of cinema. India is the largest film industry in the world in terms of production and the number of entries. Attend the screening of a film, it’s a unique experience and share a moment of jubilation.


Immerse yourself in the practice of Yoga and meditation which helps you to know your body and mind. An experienced yoga teacher will teach you the various techniques of “pranayama” (breathing), “asanas” (positions) and ‘dhyana’ (meditation). A unique opportunity in the purest tradition.

Henna session

Mehndi usually refers to the art of drawing with henna on the skin. It is an ephemeral equivalent of tattooing. In Rajasthan, mehndi is an fplk art and it is common for women to get as sophisticated as those of newlyweds drawings. Attend a session to decorate your hands with henna and why not take the opportunity to keep track of your visit!

Cooking lessons

You fell for tandoori chicken, Kerala fish curry, samosas, the thali, the dal, biryani? Do not leave without having learned to cook these dishes. We offer courses in vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine. At the end of the session, you are invited to examine and taste your own the prepared dishes.

Ayurveda massage

Ayurveda invites us to stay in harmony with nature, in touch with the elements of nature by practicing yoga and meditation which help us to purify and nourish our body and mind. A massage on the eye helps to rebalance the body and its functions. Enjoy your visit to the birthplace of Ayurveda to experience a massage in the purest tradition.