Duration : 18 Days / 17 Nights
Destination Covered : Delhi - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar - Kargil - Leh - Alchi - Leh - Jammu - Amritsar - Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
This tour is multi – faceted. It envelopes in itself the varied faces of North India – from peaks of Himalaya to colours of Rajashtan. Find here the natural beauty as well as UNESCO World Heritage in this mini – crafted tour of northern India.
On the first day of your arrival at New Delhi Airport, we shall escort you to the hotel. After lunch we will take you some of the most well know places of Delhi like India Gate, Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple) and Chandi Chowk market (local traditional Indian market). Dinner shall be served at the hotel.
Next morning we will set you off to the Heaven on Earth – Srinagar. Srinagar is where even the nature bestows the non – pareil in one place. It’s filled with one of the most culiminating and matchless natural places of India. So, on the first day, soon after lunch we shall see the city and the Lal Square. Lal Chowk or Square happened to the busiest market of the city at a time. Today, you can get a feel of how local life here. Dinner and night stay in the hotel.
Third day of the tour shall see you at the Dal Lake – the most lovely lake. Take a shikara (boat) ride here as we set off to see Shalimar and Nishat Bag gardens. Enjoy Char Chinar and Nehru place here in the middle of the lake. Later on we take you to Chashmeshai garden. All the three are Mughal era constructions and their layout is something which has to be watched out for! Evening we shall return back to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Gulmarg is another part of this heaven. It’s the place where many of the Bollywood movies have been shot. Today, it’s one good place for skiing (only in winters). Surrounded by lush green trees from all the sides; its presents next – to heaven destination for one to see! Also called “Meadows of Flowers”, here you can take ropeway ferries to Kongdoori Mountain, enjoy pony ride, skiing, visit 110 year old St. Mary Church and Lord Shiva Temple. On the way back, enjoy the scenic beauty as you see the Shepherd huts from road on your way back to the hotel. Lunch is in Gulmarg and dinner at the hotel in Srinagar.
There is more to Kargil then the KARGIL WAR which shook the lives of Kashmiri people and people all over the world! And that’s what we try to show you here. This land is a perfect blend of man – made and natural beauty. Here the Sun rises and sets in by not only changing the colours of the sky but also the surroundings. Sit here, walk or simply see and try to blend in the beauty which surpasses human imagination and creation ….. Night stay at Srinagar hotel only.
From Kargil we move on to Leh. Leh is one of the most beautiful land. So, on 6th day of your tour, we shall see Thikse Monastry (a Tibetan Monastry), Spituk Monastery (Buddhist Monastry) and Nubra Valley (it’s the place where the colour of water and sky become similar). Lunch is on the way and dinner is at the hotel.
Leh is filled with natural beauty but what all you can see depends entirely upon the weather conditions. So , on this day we shall move to see the Magnetic Hill - a place which is thought to have magnetic properties. On the way back , we will head for Leh Palace which also happens to be the summer Palace of the Royals of Leh. The lunch is on the way and dinner shall be served in the hotel at night.
Leh is vast and so is the natural beauty of the place. So, next day we will explore more of natural and un-touched beauty of this place as we move on to see two famous Monastries – Sankar and Stok Monastry. These are Buddhist Monastries and you can spend some time here. The surrounding areas of Stok Monastry are famous for trekking. So, if weather conditions allow, you can enjoy the treks here. Dinner and night stay at the hotel only.
Next day, we will move on to Alchi. Alchi is a part of three villages of Leh. It is here where the oldest monastery of Leh stands. Its called Alchi Monastry or Gompa. It is filled with Ancient paintings on its walls. Surroundings around the Gompa are filled with Cafes and German bakeries. Sit here, relax, sip a cup of coffee and enjoy the surroundings. Today night stay is at Alchi only.
The first half of the next day is scheduled for a round trip of Alchi and its surroundings. In the afternoon, soon after lunch we shall take you back to city of Leh. Enjoy the evening with hot cup of coffee/tea at hotel. Dinner shall be served in the hotel.
Soon after breakfast the next day, we will move on to Jammu. From Jammu we will drive you to Amristar (Punjab). Amritsar is a land of large hearted people and the place where the world renowned Golden Temple stands. It’s a distance of 332kms and it will take around 6 – 7 hours to reach Amritsar. It will be evening by the time you will reach your hotel. Take dinner and have rest in the hotel.
A host of tourist places wait for you in Amritsar. We will begin with GOLDEN TEMPLE. Next we will see Wagah Border Ceremony and Summer Palace of Maharajah Ranjit Singh. Lunch is on the way and dinner at the hotel.
The next day, we will set off to catch the train to New Delhi. On reaching Delhi, we will take you to the hotel where you can relax and enjoy in the hotel for the entire day. Dinner will be at hotel only.
The next day, soon after breakfast we will drive to Jaipur – the Pink city of Rajasthan. It’s a 6 hours drive and it will be evening when you will reach the city. Have supper in the hotel and take rest till dinner is served.
A number of tourist places await you at Jaipur. We will begin with Hawa Mahal after which we will reach Amber Fort (enjoy the elephant ride up hill here). In the afternoon see the City Palace and the museum it encloses. Evening is all set to visit the local ethnic market – Babu Market. Shop here for souveniers, handicrafts, miniature paintings, rajasthani dresses and jewellery – both real and artificial. Dinner at Chowki Dhani – a mini rajasthani village with all the colours of this land!
Our next destination is Agra – a land of UNESCO World Heritage Site. It will be evening when you will reach Agra by road. However, in the evening we will take you to local Sadar Bazar and a sight-seeing of the city. Dinner shall be served in the hotel.
Like every person who first lands in Agra, we too shall take you to see the marvel of this city – Taj Mahal (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Made in the memory of his 3rd wife Mumtaz Mahal; Shah Jahan left a legacy behind him which no one could ever repeat. So, be here and enjoy the abstractness and magnetism of this unparalled white marble structure. In the afternoon after lunch, see the Red Fort of Agra – a place from where Shah Jahan used to see Taj Mahal on being captured by his own son! Evening we will drive back to New Delhi. Dinner shall be served in the hotel at Delhi.
New Delhi is the land of old and New. So, before we escort you back to your way back – we will take you around for a tour of the city. The tour will include seeing India Gate (ALL India War Memorial), Lotus Temple (Bahai’ Temple), Qutub Minar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Lodhi Gardens. Evening we will deport you back.