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10-Day India and Nepal Mini Group Tour for Xmas 2023

10-Day India and Nepal Mini Group Tour for Xmas 2023

By LancyUpdated Jan. 23, 2024
Enjoy an Exotic Christmas & New Year Holiday in South Asia

This 10-day tour is the perfect choice for travelers who would like to explore South Asia during this Christmas and New Year holiday. Explore India's golden triangle — Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Have an exotic Christmas in India. And then fly to the Kathmandu Valley to discover the Nepal's splendid Middle Ages heritage. Welcome your 2024 by witnessing its first ray of sunlight shining on Mt. Everest.

  • Mini Group4-10 pax
  • Dates::Dec. 23rd/30th, 2023 – Jan. 1st/8th, 2024 (10 days)
  • Destinations: Delhi–Agra–Jaipur–Kathmandu–Nagarkot
  • Price: US$1,899 p/p, 2 per room; single room +US$418
  • Flights:South Asia's included (international on request)
  • Cancellation:100% refund! (up to Nov. 23/30)

India and Nepal Tour Map

india and nepal map

Why Travel with Us

  • Special arrangements for Xmas / New Year celebrations
  • AH exclusive experience: visit a missionary of charity, meet an astrologer...
  • Most competitive price without a big-coach-tour feel
specialties in this tour

China Highlights, Asia Highlights, and Global Highlights collaborate to provide families and couples with personalized and stress-free experiences in diverse destinations.

Tour Highlights

Here are the awesome attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Admire India's largest mosque and take a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes.

the rickshaw in the market

Enjoy a Christmas Eve dinner at a special restaurant, followed by a Sacred Heart Cathedral Church visit.

cooking class
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Visit the world-famous Taj Mahal in traditional Indian dress, and enjoy a sunset view.

a lady in red at Taj Mahal

Give your Christmas greetings to the children in Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity home on Christmas Day.

children and sisters
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Discover the life of the maharajas with a local horse-drawn carriage ride in Jaipur, the most gorgeous and colorful city in Rajasthan.

horse-drawn carriage

Catch a bird's-eye view of the "pink city" at Nahargarh Fort with a sunset tea/coffee.

the city view at sunset
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Try your hands at Indian cooking in a local family's house.

the spices for cooking
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Travel back in time to the Middle Ages in Kathmandu Valley and have your fortune told by a Nepali astrologer.

a Nepali astrologer
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Make a New Year wish toward the Himalayas as the first ray of 2023 sunlight shines on Mount Everest.

overlook the Himaraya Mountians

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1
(Dec. 23rd/30th) Arrive in Delhi
Accommodation: The Suryaa Hotel New Delhi (deluxe room) or similar

Welcome to Delhi. Airport to hotel transfer will be your own arrangements. Enjoy your free time to acclimatize for the rest of the day.

Day 2
(Dec. 24th/31st) Delhi Highlights and Christmas Celebration
Meals provided: breakfast, dinner
  • Visit Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb. Listen to stories about the splendid dynasties of Indian Muslims.
  • Stop at India Gate and drive pass the Parliament Building, President's House, and other government buildings.
  • Visit Raj Ghat, where Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
  • Drive past the Red Fort, and then visit Jama Masjid — Delhi's principal mosque.
  • Explore the bustling Chandni Chowk market with a bicycle rickshaw ride.
  • Enjoy a Christmas Eve dinner at a special restaurant / café in Connaught Place and then visit Sacred Heart Cathedral Church.
Jama Masjid
The Jama Masjid
Day 3
(Dec. 25th/Jan.1st) Delhi to Agra and a Special Activity for Christmas Day
Accommodation: Jaypee Palace Hotel (deluxe room) or similar
Meals provided: breakfast
  • Drive from Delhi to Agra in the morning — 210 km (130 mi), ~4½ hours.
  • Pay a visit to a Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity home. Say merry Christmas to the children there and give some little gifts if you like.
  • Visit Mehtab Bagh for a sunset view of the Taj Mahal from the other side of the Yamuna River.
Taj Mahal at sunset
A sunset view of the Taj Mahal
Day 4
(Dec. 26th/Jan. 2nd) Agra Highlights
Meals provided: breakfast
  • Visit the impressive Agra Fort. Imagine the luxurious lifestyle of the royal family in this fantastic palace.
  • Enjoy the colorful mosaics and stone inlays of Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb, which is often called the 'Baby Taj'.
  • Visit the Taj Mahal in traditional Indian attire (ladies in sarees; gents in kurta pajamas — rental is your paid choice)
  • Enjoy a sunset tea/coffee with cookies at a rooftop restaurant with a view of the Taj Mahal.
a fort built with red sandstones
The Agra Fort built with red sandstones
Day 5
(Dec. 27th/Jan. 3rd) Agra to Jaipur, First Sight of Jaipur
Accommodation: Alsisar Haveli Hotel (superior room) or similar
Meals provided: breakfast & lunch
  • Drive to Jaipur — 235 km (150 mi), ~5 hours. En route, visit Chand Baori — deepest step well in India.
  • Enjoy a sunset view of Jaipur city from Nahargarh Fort with tea/coffee.
step well
The most imrpressinve step well in India
Day 6
(Dec. 28th/Jan. 4th) One-Day Pink City Tour
Meals provided: breakfast & dinner
  • Explore the impressive Amer Fort in the morning. Enjoy the lovely color and patterns on the buildings, including the amazing Sheesh Mahal or Hall of Mirrors.
  • Stop at the Hawa Mahal, Jaipur's iconic pink palace.
  • Visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar (Jaipur's celebrated observatory), plus market places in the old city.
  • Have a cooking class followed by dinner. Learn about Indian spices and cooking methods.
the colorful building in Amber Fort
The colorful Amber Fort
Day 7
(Dec. 29th/Jan. 5th) Drive back to Delhi and fly to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel Ambassador (superior room) or similar
Meals provided: breakfast & dinner
  • Drive 260 km (160 mi) to Delhi in 5 hours for your Kathmandu flight.
  • Arrive at Kathmandu and dine at a local restaurant with a local dance show.
white pagodas in Kathmandu city
Kathmandu city
Day 8
(Dec. 30th/Jan. 6th) Travel back to the Middle Ages in Kathmandu
Meals provided: breakfast
  • Start your tour with the Kathmandu Darbar Square. See the old temples and palaces come into view one by one.
  • Continue to Boudhanath Stupa to feel the piety of Tibetan Buddhists.
  • Have an external visit of Pashupatinath Temple (foreigners are not allowed inside the temple). Meet an Indian astrologer there for a future prediction based on Hindu mythology (30 minute session).
  • Visit Changu Narayan Temple, the oldest temple still in use in Nepal.
  • At last, visit Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). You will find out how well Hinduism and Buddhism combine there.
monkey temple
The beautiful pagoda in Monkey Temple
Day 9
(Dec. 31st/Jan. 7th) Amazing Kathmandu Valley
Accommodation: Club Himalaya by ACE Hotels (deluxe room) or similar
Meals provided: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Visit Patan to see the most exquisite Durbar Square in the Kathmandu Valley.
  • Drive to Bhaktpur, and see Bhaktpur Durbar Square, a less-crowded royal palace complex. The local clay pot handicraft there is very impressive.
  • Continue driving to Nagarkot — 18 km (11 mi), 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy a New Year's Eve dinner at a hotel after a sunset view of the Himalayas.
Patan Durbar Square
The palaces on Patan Durbar Square
Day 10
(Jan. 1st/8th) Start 2024 on a breathtaking high!
Meals provided: breakfast
  • Enjoy a sunrise view of the Himalayan peaks including Everest (subject to clear weather) in the early morning.
  • Drive to Kathmandu Airport for your flight home or next destination of your holiday.

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features.

dining room in suryaa hotel
The Suryaa Hotel New Delhi
heritage hotel in Jaipur
Alsisar Haveli Hotel in Jaipur
Hotel with the veiw of Taj Mahal
Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra
bedroom of the hotel
Hotel Ambassador in Kathmandu
dining room of the hotel
Club Himalaya by ACE Hotels in Nagarkot

Tour Price:

10 days mini-group tour
US$1,899 p/p
2 people share one room

Tour code: ah-in-85-gp

*It is possible to have a private tour with the same itinerary as this one (or a bespoke version of it). Please contact us for a quote using the tour code: ah-in-85-gp, and let us know any customization you would like.

Price Includes:

  • Airfare for Delhi / Kathmandu sector in economy class.
  • English-speaking tour guide and business vehicle service
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotels listed or similar options
  • Breakfasts at hotels and listed meals in the itinerary
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights to and from Kathmandu
  • Hotel transfer on Day 1
  • Tips for the guide and the driver
  • Personal expenses for e.g. telephone calls, laundry, table drinks etc.
  • Camera fee for attractions if any.
  • Alcohlic/soft drinks with included meals
  • single-room supplement: US$418

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received up to 30 days before departure: 100% refund
  • Cancellation received 14 to 29 days before departure: 50% refund
  • Cancellation received 0 to 13 days before departure: 0% refund

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