India's Golden Triangle with Southern India & Nepal (IAIH)

16 Day Package from Mumbai to Kathmandu

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In each city

Meals Included

American breakfast daily7 lunches2 dinners

Sightseeing & Activities

Private guided sightseeing with your Local Host as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017 / 2018

DAY
1
Arrive in Mumbai, India

Welcome to Mumbai, a multicultural metropolis with a colorful history. This vibrant city is now India’s premier seaport, center of culture and industry, and home to “Bollywood.” Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY
2
Mumbai

This morning’s PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes the GATEWAY OF INDIA, Mumbai’s most famous monument, which commemorates a visit by Queen Mary. Then, drive along Marine Drive, a seafront promenade, and see a traditional Dhobi Ghat (an open-air laundromat). You will also visit the HANGING GARDENS, MANI BHAVAN (former residence of Mahatma Gandhi), and the MUMBAI MUSEUM (closed Mondays). The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
3
Mumbai–Cochin

Fly to Cochin.

DAY
4
Cochin

Your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes the CHINESE FISHING NETS that are the livelihood of many fishermen in the area. You will also see St. Thomas Church, Hill Palace Museum (closed Mondays), and Dutch Palace (closed Fridays), and will walk through the Jewish quarter. This afternoon, enjoy an unforgettable CRUISE on the backwaters of Kerala. Explore and witness local life along these serene waterways surrounded by lush palm trees and paddy fields.

DAY
5
Cochin–Delhi

Fly to Delhi, India’s capital city.

DAY
6
Delhi

This morning, explore Delhi on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start at QUTAB MINAR, the world’s tallest brick minaret. Next, visit HUMAYAN’S TOMB and GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB, Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). You will also stop at GHANDI SMIRTI before time on your own for independent exploration.

DAY
7
Delhi

Your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING starts with an orientation drive to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a RICKSHAW RIDE through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs—from silver and saris to spices and electronics. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
8
Delhi–Agra

Today, drive to Agra, where much of the city’s impressive past is still evident in the majesty of her buildings. Later, a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR brings you to AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Moghul Emperor Akbar, this impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces.

DAY
9
Agra

Meet your Local Guide for a special PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL (closed Fridays) at sunrise. This extravagant marble monument was built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. To add to this memorable experience, you’ll travel by tongas (horse carriage) during your visit. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Your Local Host can help plan your day.

DAY
10
Agra–Fatehpur Sikri–Jaipur

Today, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes a visit to FATEHPUR SIKRI (the City of Victory) and the KEOLADEO GHANA BIRD SANCTUARY, home to more than 370 species of birds. Continue on to Jaipur, known as the “Pink City.”

DAY
11
Jaipur

The highlight of today’s PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING is the amazing AMBER FORT. Later on, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining museum that houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also stop at the famous HAWA MAHAL (Palace of the Winds) and JANTAR MANTAR, and take a WALKING TOUR through a local market.

DAY
12
Jaipur–Delhi–Kathmandu, Nepal

Drive back to Delhi and board a flight to Nepal. Your afternoon PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR starts with a visit to HANUMAN DHOKA, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the TEMPLE OF KUMARI, residence of the Living Goddess and said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree.

DAY
13
Kathmandu–Chitwan National Park

Enjoy the morning at leisure in Kathmandu. Later, fly to CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK, Nepal’s famous wildlife reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will enjoy a GAME-VIEWING ACTIVITY.

NOTE:
Game activities vary depending on where you stay and will be finalized upon your arrival.

DAY
14
Chitwan

This morning, head back out for another GAME-VIEWING ACTIVITY in the park and search for some of the native wildlife. Chitwan protects more than 347 square miles of forest, grasslands, and marshes, and is home to many animals, including the elusive tiger, leopards, and the endangered great onehorned rhinoceros. The afternoon is at your leisure.

DAY
15
Chitwan–Kathmandu. Excursion to Patan

Today, return to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR takes you to BOUDDHANATH, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to PATAN, formerly known as Lalitpur (“City of Beauty”). Here, stop in DURBAR SQUARE, the city’s center of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites.

DAY
16
Kathmandu

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 30, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Mumbai
Cochin
Delhi
Agra
Jaipur
Kathmandu
Chitwan National Park

Fariyas Hotel Mumbai

25, Off Arthur Bunder Road
Mumbai, India

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Fariyas Hotel offers all the major comforts one expects when traveling. After a great day of sightseeing relax in the outdoor pool or steam room, work out at the gym, and grab a drink or a bite to eat at its two restaurants or bar/lounge. Enjoy complimentary wireless Internet in public areas.

Location & Highlights

The Fariyas Hotel is located close to Nariman Point, the Mumbai Port Trust Garden, National Gallery of Modern Art, and Marine Drive .

Room Amenities

  • Smoking Rooms
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
Deluxe Rooms are comfortably furnished and offer an enhanced level of service and convenience. All deluxe rooms are well appointed with high definition TV, complimentary WiFi internet access, down comforters for a restful night's sleep and complimentary bottled water.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Mumbai
Cochin
Delhi
Agra
Jaipur
Kathmandu
Chitwan National Park

Trident, Nariman Point

Nariman Point
Mumbai, India

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

The hotel, delivers a memorable experience for guests - from excellent amenities to warm and friendly service. Apart from the 555 well appointed rooms, the hotel features multiple restaurants, a bar, spa and a state of the art fitness center. A comfortable and invigorating experience awaits every time you visit Mumbai.

Location & Highlights

In Mumbai's Nariman Point neighborhood, the hotel is less than 1.25 miles from Rajabai Tower and Gateway of India, and the National Centre for the Performing Arts is half a mile away.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Television

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
Rooms are spacious with 300 square feet to relax with modern comforts including Wi-Fi access, minibar, and a coffee/tea maker.

Taj Mahal Palace & Tower

Apollo Bunder, Colaba
Mumbai, India

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

The tone is set the moment you step into the lobby with its onyx columns and floor inlaid with semi precious stones. Elegant guest rooms offer every comfort with contemporary design. The hotel has some of the most sought after restaurants in India where guests are treated to diverse cooking styles and the most imaginative culinary traditions from India, Europe, the Middle East and the Orient.

Location & Highlights

Ideally situated on the waterfront opposite the Gateway of India.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Voicemail
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
Each room combines Indian and European architecture and features minibar, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi access.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Mumbai
Delhi
Agra

Mumbai

Heritage Walking Tour of Mumbai

Discover the social, cultural, and architectural foundations of what was once called Bombay!

Price Range: $$

Delhi

Visit Birla Mandir

Marvel in Swaminarayan Akshardham's grandeur and beauty!

Price Range: $

Agra

Journey to Itmadullah

Explore the ancient Itmad-ud-Daula and its dazzling surrounds.

Price Range: $

Insider

Mumbai
Cochin
Delhi
Agra
Jaipur

Mumbai

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Mumbai, IndiaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Mumbai. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Mumbai and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Mumbai insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Mumbai

Welcome! My name is Sarika and I am happy to be your Local Host in Mumbai! My family is from Mumbai and I was raised here. I am graduate in History but along with that I am also interested in culture, wildlife, art, and architecture. I became a guide in 2004 and have spent time in various regions of India. During this time I have learned quite a lot, but every day is a learning experience and increases my knowledge and I will be very happy to share my knowledge about my country(India) with all my guests.

Elephanta Island

Designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rock-cut caves at Elephanta Island is a worthy day trip from the bustle of Mumbai. The hour-long boat ride departs from the Gateway of India, reaching the island the Portuguese named for a stone elephant found on its shores. Visitors must climb a vast staircase to the 9th century caves, the path lined with a flurry of vendors selling trinkets and souvenirs. But if the hike is too much, climbers can pay locals to carry them in a chair for a few rupees. The six square mile island is the home to about 1200 locals mainly involved in growing rice, fishing and repairing boats.

Chowpatty Beach

Bring a little appetite to Chowpatty – loads of kiosks selling Mumbai’s favorite snacks like Bhelpuri and Kulfi are a must for first timers. Then frolic with a wealth of entertainers like masseurs, snake charmers, contortionists and monkey trainers. Chowpatty also has historical significance for the city, as a place where the masses gathered for political meetings before India’s independence. And at night, be dazzled by the “Queen’s Necklace” – a theatrical view of street lamps that light up Marine Drive along the beach.

Colaba Causeway

Capture a piece of Mumbai at the city’s largest marketplace for a reasonable price. Trinkets, shawls, food, antiques, clothes, shoes, jewelry, and art can all be found in this shopper’s haven. Developed in 1838 and renovated again in 1861 and 1863, it became a commerce centre as a cotton exchange. By the early 1950s the causeway gradually became known as the city’s most fashionable shopping center.

Chor Bazaar

Mumbai’s famous outdoor market is not exactly a haven for thievery, as the name chor may suggest. The bazaar is simply a beautiful congregation of people who come to browse, hunt and bargain for second-hand treasures.

Cochin

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Cochin, IndiaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Cochin. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Cochin and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Cochin, India insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Cochin

Hello. My name is Radhika and I'm excited to share with you the unique city of Cochin. I look forward to making your stay unforgettable.

Fort Cochin

Fort Cochin is the home to some of the oldest European architecture in India and has been a significant settlement ever since Cochin Harbour was discovered. Here you will find an extraordinary wealth of preserved early colonial architecture spanning the Portuguese, Dutch, and British eras unparalleled in India. Time spent wandering the streets of Fort Cochin will be well spent.

Santa Cruz Basilica

This Portuguese built Basilica recently celebrated its 500th anniversary. The interiors are decorated with colorful Indo-Romano style of decoration and outside you will find a Gothic façade with soaring spires. When Cochin was taken by the Dutch in 1663 the beautiful stained glass and the imposing Caryatids over the confessional boxes persuaded the Dutch to spare it.

Delhi

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Delhi, IndiaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Delhi. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Delhi and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Delhi insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

My name is Rajesh Sharma. I have been working tourism since 2008, and I look forward to guiding you through the unique and colorful experience of India.

The National Gallery of Modern Art

The National Gallery of Modern Art is a treasure trove of pre-independent and modern Indian art. From rare town-study canvases by the Daniells and legendary portraits by Raja Ravi Verma to Amrita Shergil masterpieces and prized creations by India’s finest Modernists - Tyeb, Husain, Souza and Ramachandran, the Gallery presents a showcase of India’s finest works. Jaipur House, the erstwhile palace of Maharaja Jaipur has served as the premises for the museum since 1954 and makes a stunning architectural statement. (Closed Monday)

National Museum

The National Museum has in its possession over 200,000 works of exquisite art, both of Indian and foreign origin covering more than 5,000 years of India’s cultural heritage and bringing history to life. The Museum’s collections include Harappan Civilization, Archeology, Buddhist Art, Indian Miniature Paintings, Indian Textiles, Coins, Central Asian Antiquity, Pre-Columbian and Western Art, Wood Carving, Musical Instruments, Tribal Lifestyle and Arms and Armor. (Closed Monday)

Connaught Place

Connaught Place has a long and distinguished history behind it. This sprawling market was designed in the shape of a horseshoe as the British believed it would prove lucky for both shoppers and shopkeepers. There may be something in that as CP continues to be Delhi’s premier shopping destination. Apart from being the commercial and business hub of Delhi, CP has countless restaurants, watering holes, shops and emporia and cinema halls too.

The Ghats

Along the banks of Yamuna River you will find the ghats (stairs leading to river) where the leaders and freedom fighters of India were cremated. The Raj Ghat is one of the most visited ghats. This simple square platform of black marble marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination in 1948. The cremation ground of Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are also in the vicinity.

Chandni Chowk by Night

By definition, Chandni Chowk means ‘Moonlit Square’ and one of the best times to visit the market is in the evening, when a treasure-house of experiences in old Delhi continues to delight the senses. Come hungry, as there are plenty of culinary options to choose from.

Agra

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Agra. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Agra and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Agra, India insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Agra, IndiaMeet a Local Host® in Agra

Welcome! My name is Mukesh and I am happy to be with you in Agra. I was born and raised in this great city. My tour guiding commenced in 2000, and I will be very delighted to share my knowledge and experience with you in the city of Taj.

Mehtab Bagh

The garden complex situated on the opposite bank of the Taj Mahal is known as Mehtab Bagh or the Moonlight Garden. It was designed as an integral part of the complex in the riverfront terrace pattern seen elsewhere in Agra. Originally, the garden was planted with fragrant flowers and used in the cool of the night as a place from which to view the Taj Mahal reflected in the octagonal pool and in the river.

Mohabbat The Taj

Indian heritage comes to life at the Kalakriti International Convention Centre which is home to Mohabbat The Taj, a state-of-the-art dance and drama spectacle depicting the famous saga of a King’s love for his Queen. The show tells of the immortal love story of Shajahan and his beautiful wife Mumtaj, highlighting the lavish lifestyle of the Mughal era and the hardships faced by the artisans who, for 22 years, toiled over the creation of one of the most amazing displays of craftsmanship in the world. During the show, a 12ft x 12ft replica of the Taj Mahal, the largest of its kind is lifted onto the stage. Hi-tech lighting, dramatic Dolby surround sound and comfortable seats fitted with multilingual options round out a mesmerizing theatrical experience. (August – April, 6.30pm-7.50pm)

Agra at Dawn

Rent a bicycle or book a tour to see Agra in its early morning hours. Watch as the city wakes and enjoy the early morning bustle at the wholesale vegetable and flower market and shoe trading market.

Jaipur

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Jaipur, IndiaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Jaipur. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Jaipur and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Jaipur insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Jaipur

Hi I'm Mahendra and I look forward to sharing with you all that Jaipur has to offer.

Vidhyadhar Garden

Built by Viyadhar, the chief architect and town planner of Jaipur, this beautiful terraced garden has several galleries and pavilions decorated with exquisite murals, depicting Lord Krishna.

Ram Niwas Garden

Built in 1868 by Swai Ram Singh the garden sprawls over 33 acres in the center of Jaipur. In addition to the lovely gardens you will also find the Albert Hall Museum, the state Zoo, Ravindra Manch Theatre and several cafes and picnic spots on the premises.

Bapu & Nehru Bazaars

The ultimate places to get the famous Mojri shoes made from soft camel leather. With beautiful embroidering and vibrant colors these shoes are also comfortable and durable. Fabrics can also be found here as well as saris in colorful block prints inherent to this region.

Albert Hall

This museum, known to be the oldest in the state, was designed by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob in 1876 to greet King Edward VII (Prince of Wales) on his visit to India. Positioned amidst the gardens of Ram Niwas Bagh in Jaipur, this museum has an assortment of rare articles on display including textiles, carpets, paintings, metal and wood crafts, pottery, arms and weapons, native flora and fauna, toys, dolls and even an Egyptian mummy.

Birla Temple

Dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu, this edifice was constructed of white marble with a modern approach. Visitors can marvel at the delicate carvings of symbols, quotes and mythological scenes that are engraved on the walls.

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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 30, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Prices based on double room occupancy and a minimum of two travelers. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at some hotels.

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2017.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).