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womens tour to indiaDuration: 9 nights/10 days

CITIES:
(Program 1):  Delhi-Jaipur-Agra-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Kathmandu.
(Program 2):  Delhi-Jaipur-Agra-Mumbai-Colombo

Highlights:
A all-women tour through the best of North India and Nepal for Program 1 and with Mumbai and the Golden Triangle Sri Lanka, in addition, in Program 2 visiting Women’s resource centers, technical training institutes, networking groups, women’s societies and associations and meeting South Asia’s  eminent female personalities.

 
 
PROGRAMME 1:
 
  Day 1 - DELHI
Arrive Delhi Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 2 - DELHI
Morning city sightseeing of Old and New Delhi Visiting Qutab Minar, India Gate (war memorial), Laxmi Narayan Temple, Modern Hindu Temple, Drive past President’s House, Parliament house and Secretariat Buildings. Also visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Also visit Jama Masjid, Red Fort and drive Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit SAHELI - a women resources center Overnight at hotel.
 
  Day 3 - DELHI
Visiting a Women’s technical training Institute. Also meet an eminent Women personality. Overnight at hotel.

 
 
Day 4 - DELHI / JAIPUR
Delhi to Jaipur by Coach. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Meet the Queen of Jaipur and other ladies of the Royal Family for tea. Half day city sightseeing tour visiting Maharaja’s city palace and Hawa Mahal or the palace of Winds and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. Overnight at the hotel.

 
 
Day 5 - JAIPUR / AGRA
Jaipur to Agra by coach. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - built by emperor Akbar in 1569. Afternoon city tour visiting the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remain. Later visit the Red Fort containing the hall of Private and public audiences. Overnight at hotel.

 
 
womens tour to agra taj mahal indiaDay 6 - AGRA / KHAJURAHO


Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Khajuraho Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing of the Eastern Group of Temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple, which is the only Jain Temple, surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent Sculptures on the outer walls of the sanctum. The Javeri temples dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinarth. Overnight at hotel.


 
 
Day 7 - KHAJURAHO / VARANASI
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. Meeting and assistance and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing tour visiting the Bharat Mata Temple with big relief map of India in marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Benaras Hindu University which has an art gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu temple. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 8 - VARANASI / KATHMANDU
Early morning boat excursion on the Holy Ganges to see the Bathing Ghats and cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the Ghats is one of the extraordinary experience of a visit to India. In time transfer to the airport to board flight for Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Womens tour in NepalDay 9 - KATHMANDU

Morning city sightseeing tour visiting the Durbar Square, Hunuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter Mahadev and Parvati Temple, Machhender Bahl holy place for the Buddhist and Hindus, temple of Kumari the vestal virgin of the living Goddess walk around the local bazaars. Attend a meeting with the CWD networker the WID News to interface with women actively involved in various fields in aspects of the Nepalese economy, society, politics etc.




 
  Day 10 - DEPART KATHAMNDU
In time transfer to the airport to board flight for onward destination.
 
  PROGRAMME 2 :
 
  Day 1 - DELHI
Arrive Delhi Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
 
  Day 2 - DELHI
Morning city sightseeing of Old and New Delhi Visiting Qutab Minar, India Gate (war memorial), Laxmi Narayan Temple, Modern Hindu Temple, Drive past President’s House, Parliament house and Secretariat Buildings. Also visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Also visit Jama Masjid, Red Fort and drive Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit SAHELI - a women resources center Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 3 - DELHI
Visiting a Women’s technical training Institute. Also meet an eminent Women personality. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 4 - DELHI / AGRA
Depart for Agra by Coach upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remain. Later visit the Red Fort containing the hall of Private and public audiences. Overnight at hotel.
 
  Day 5 - AGRA / JAIPUR
Delhi to Jaipur by Coach. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569. Continue to Jaipur & check in at hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight at the hotel.
 
 
Day 6 - JAIPUR
Morning excursion to Amber Fort with Elephant ride Amber was the capital of the state until 1728. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of victory,, glittering with mirrors Jai Mahal and the Kali temple. Afternoon city sightseeing tour visiting Maharaja’s city palace and Hawa Mahal or the palace of Winds and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. Meet the Queen of Jaipur and other ladies of the Royal Family for tea. Overnight at the hotel.
 
 
Day 7 - JAIPUR / MUMBAI
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Bombay. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Half day city tour visiting the Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India, Jain temple Hanging Gardens, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan and Dhobi Ghat. Also drive past Afghan. Church, Flora fountain, colourful Crawford market and Marine Drive. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 8 - MUMBAI / COLOMBO
womens tour in Colombo srilanka
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Colombo. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Colombo visiting the Dehiwala Zoo, Colombo Museum, the main shopping area in the locality, the Presidential residence, the bazaar in Pettah, Old Parliament, Bandarnaike memorial conference Hall, Buddhist and Hindu temples and the main residential areas in Colombo. Also the new Parliament in Kette. Visit the Organisation of “The Voice of Women”, “Sthree Prabodha” - A centre for Women’s Research, “Katha Maga” - representing a Progressive Women’s Front. Overnight at hotel.


 
 
Day 9 - COLOMBO
A full day excursion to Kandy visit the famous “Temple of the Tooth’ the Kandy the Kandy market place the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, the Arts and the Handicrafts Centre Kandy town including the Lake and a visit to a tea factory. Overnight at hotel.
 
  Day 10 - DEPART COLOMBO
In time transfer to the airport to board flight for onward destination.
 
 
 
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