The perfect extension to our trip to India
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February 27 - March 9, 2023
The Kingdom of Nepal is draped along the greatest heights of the Himalayas, bordered by China in the North and India in the South. This is a land of medieval cities, where time stands still.
Nepal is a place where cultural diversity is so large it simply takes your breath away. One visit will surely inspire another. And seeing Mount Everest, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World is just the start of the awe-inspiring things you will experience in Nepal.
• Accommodations at Nepal's finest 5 star hotel.
• Services of a Zoom Concierge throughout.
• Services of an accompanying English speaking local tour guide for the entire duration of the itinerary.
• Breakfast daily.
• View the Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva from the banks of the Bagmati River.
• Visit one of the oldest Buddhist Stupas in the World, which is majestically set high on a Hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley.
• Sightseeing tour of the medieval city of Bhaktapur, also called the "City of Devotees".
• Tour The City of Fine Arts which includes Krishna Temple.
• Free time in Kathmandu, also called the "City of Glory".
• Professionally guided tour of Kumari Ghar - home to the world's only living Goddess - a pre-pubescent girl who is considered to be a source of supreme power and has been an integral part of both Hinduism and Buddhism.
Day 1 - Saturday, February 25, 2023
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport. Meet and greet by a Zoom Vacations airport representative who will escort you to your hotel.
Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This massive temple complex sits alongside the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the courtyard of the temple, whereas tourists can see the temple from the eastern side of the Bagmati River.
Afterwards, visit Boudhanath, a Buddhist Stupa said to be one of the largest in the world.
Accommodations: The Dwarika's Kathmandu Hotel, 5 Stars
Day 2 - Sunday, February 26, 2023
Buffet Breakfast at leisure in hotel.
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, also called the "City of Glory". Visit includes, Durbar Square, Kasthamandap - said to be constructed from a single piece wood. Kumari Ghar - home to the world's only living Goddess. A short visit to Bhairab - the God of Destruction, Taleju Temple - built in 1549 AD, and Hanuman Dhoka Palace.
From there we will visit Swoyambunath Stupa, said to be one of the oldest Buddhist Stupas in the World, which is majestically set high on a Hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley.
Sightseeing tour of the medieval city of Bhaktapur, also called the "City of Devotees" visit includes Durbar Square, The Golden Gate, Places of 55 Windows, Lion's Gate. The Nyatpola Temple, the tallest of its kind in Nepal, Bhairab Temple, the Pottery Centre and Dattratraya Temple
Accommodations: The Dwarika's Kathmandu Hotel, 5 Stars
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3 - Monday, February 27, 2023
Breakfast at leisure in hotel
Sightseeing tour of Patan, the "City of Fine Arts". Visit Durbar Square, Krishna Temple, Hiranyavarna Mahavira - the Golden Temple of Lord Buddha and the Tibetan Handcrafts Center.
Transfer to airport for a flight for onward destination.
Meals Included: Buffet breakfast
India Holi Festival Gay Tour
February 27 - March 09, 2023
Post-Trip to Bhutan
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The Dwarika's Kathmandu Hotel *****
Built upon a rich tradition of Nepali hospitality and incorporating some of the country's most exquisite architectural traditions, the Dwarikas Hotel in Kathmandu is an authentic experience of Nepal's ancient cultural heritage.
The architectural beauty of the hotel rests upon its extensive collection of intricately carved wood and terracotta works dating as far back as the 14th century, lovingly restored by Nepal's finest craftsmen. This collection of artefacts is an integral part of the hotel's design, spirit and ethos.
Located in the heart of the city, yet conveniently close to the airport, the Dwarika's Kathmandu is an ideal base from which guests can explore Nepal's infinite charms. The spacious courtyards, palatial rooms, and Nepali warmth make it a luxurious retreat and an experience to treasure.
Sit back and relax at the end of the day with a book from the library. Delve into Nepali culture and history or plan your next exotic escape – the choice is yours.
Swim like a king in a pool reminiscent of 12th century Malla Dynasty baths. Or if that sounds too active, sip a sun-downer, poolside.
At the unique Pancha Kosha Spa, you will find a range of massages that draw on ancient wisdom from the Himalayan region. Guests can also rejuvenate themselves through the daily yoga classes.
Pick out gifts for your loved ones and support Nepali producers by choosing from a range of high quality items such as jewellery, Thanka paintings, handicrafts and Nepali Pashmina shawls. Or for a different type of souvenir, pick up a book that will keep you dreaming of Nepal long after you leave.
The Dwarika's Kathmandu takes pride in its ability to meet all the needs of its guests. Receive first class service and support, whatever you require.
Wireless internet connection is available in all rooms for a small charge.
The Dwarika's Kathmandu has a selection of three restaurants and a bar that serve their own unique set of flavors and delicacies. Meals, from multi-cultural Nepali cuisines to its range of continental dishes and Japanese flavors, are prepared with freshly picked vegetables from the Dwarika's own organic farm.
With 79 meticulously designed rooms and suites, the Dwarika's Kathmandu offers a regal experience comparable to the royal suites of the 14th century Malla Kings of Nepal.
Each room has been individually designed to immaculately mesh a contemporary lifestyle with a flavor of Newari motifs and stylistic living. Interspersed with artworks from another age, each room provides access to the antiquated art of the Newars dating as far back as the 14th century.
Remaining true to the earthy living that symbolized traditional life in the valley, the rooms capture the essence of such a lifestyle without compromise. The linen is organically produced and hand woven. The furniture is custom designed and handmade. The amenities rival the best luxury hotels. The attention to detail and personal service guarantee to make you feel at home.