- DELHI - JAIPUR- AGRA-
JHANSI - KHAJURAHO VARANASI - HARIDWAR - RISHIKESH
- SHIMLA - MANALI - JAMMU - SRINAGAR - GULMARG-
PAHALGAM - SRINGAR- DELHI
- 21 NIGHT 22 DAYS
Arrival at Delhi
You will be met on arrival at the International airport.
Transfer to your hotel. Relax.
DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a
sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past
and the present. Delhi is a perfect introduction to the
composite culture of an ancient land and a window to the
kaleidoscope - that is India.
Overnight will be at Delhi.
Day 2:- Delhi
Breakfast at hotel.
Full day tour of Old & New Delhi.
OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would
entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where
Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest
mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent
fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.
Cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New
Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub
Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past
the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's
Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic
Enclave. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 3:-Delhi - Jaipur
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Drive to Jaipur.
JAIPUR - The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur
can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the
reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699.
Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite
of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains it's
character and history - A beautiful fusion of the
yesteryears and modernity. Popularly known as the Pink City
because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink
plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the
royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul
with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite
temples and lush gardens.
Reach Jaipur and check in at hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting...
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional
Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over
one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the
Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved
of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different
parts of the country. This observatory consisting of
outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of
Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Its five-storey
structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine
trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953
niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal
was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
Proceed for dinner at a VILLAGE THEME RESTAURANT. Overnight
will be at Jaipur.
Day 4:- Jaipur - Agra
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Morning excursion will be
taken to the Amber Fort. Climb the FORT on elephant back in
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani
fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in
1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. It's
forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a
beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's
Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route.
The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that
as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an
exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and
its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not
hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in
the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the
largest gateway in the world.
Continue your drive to Agra and on arrival check-in at
Overnight will be at Agra.
Day 5:- Agra
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing
TAJ MAHAL: The fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, built
it in 1631 in the memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, a
Muslim Persian princess. She died while accompanying her
husband in Behrampur in a campaign to crush a rebellion,
after giving birth to their 14th child. Her death so crushed
the emperor that all his hair and beard were said to have
grown snow white in a few months. When Mumtaz Mahal was
still alive, she extracted four promises from the emperor:
first, that he build the Taj; second, that he should marry
again; third, that he be kind to their children; and fourth,
that he visit the tomb on her death anniversary. He kept the
first and second promises. Construction began in 1631 and
was completed in 22 years. Twenty thousand people were
deployed to work on it. An Iranian architect designed it and
it is best appreciated when the architecture and its
adornments are linked to the passion that inspired it. It is
a "symbol of eternal love".
Overnight will be at Agra.
Day 6:- Agra - Jhansi - Khajuraho
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to station for train to Jhansi.
Reach Jhansi and transfer to Orchha, 12 km away.
ORCHHA - a medieval city founded by bundela rulers with
palaces and temples of the 16th and 17th century - which
have remarkably withstood the onslaught of time. The city is
picturesquely flanked by the river betwa.
Proceed for sightseeing of ORCHHA sites within the Fort
Complex. Enjoy your lunch at Orchha. Continue drive to Khajuraho.
Situated in the heart of india, in the state of madhya
pradesh, khajuraho is a fascinating village with a quaint,
rural ambience and a rich cultural heritage, honoured by the
world as india's unique contribution to human civilisation.
The chandela dynasty built eighty-five temples here. Twenty
remain as embodiments of indian architectural and sculptural
art at its most evolved state. Even ten centuries after they
were constructed, the temples of khajuraho reflect an
eternal philosophy relevant to all mankind. The temples of
khajuraho is a world heritage site and belong not just to
india but to the world. Khajuraho is one of the few
millennium destinations of the world.
Reach Khajuraho. Transferred to hotel and relax. Evening
free. Can go out for a stroll.
Overnight will be at Khajuraho.
Day 7:- Khajuraho - Varanasi
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for a guided tour of the exotic
temples of Khajuraho.
Transfer in time to airport for flight to Varanasi. Upon
arrival at Varanasi, you will be met and transferred to
Varanasi is the world's most ancient living city. Sunrise on
the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be spiritually
uplifting sight. Crowded with temples, and its labyrinth of
streets, the city attracts the maximum number of tourists.
The religious capital of hinduism, varanasi is the carpet
manufacturing place of india. It was previously known as
kashi - the city that illuminates. The present name is
derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of
the rivers varuna and asi.
Overnight at Varanasi.
Day 7:- Varanasi - Haridwar
Drive to Haridwar, Enroute halt for Lunch, arrive
Haridwar check in at Hotel. Evening visit of Ghats and
excursion Hardwar visiting Mansa Devi Temple and
participation in Ganges puja Overnight Stay.
Day 8 : Haridwar to Rishikesh
Morning drive to Rishikesh and after 1 hour in check in
hotel and , Sightseeing in Rishikesh, Gangra River, Nilkant,
Meditation Area, and overnight stay in Hotel
9 : Rishikesh to Shimla
by surface from Rishikesh to Shimla. On arrival check
in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Shimla
Morning free. Afternoon half day city tour visiting Indian
Institute Of Advanced Studies, Sankat Mochan Temple and
Jakhu Temple, Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping
place of Shimla town – The Mall & The Ridge. Overnight
Shimla/ Manali (280 kms)
Travel by surface from Shimla to Manali. On arrival check in
at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Manali
Morning half day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple,
Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashisht Village.
Afternoon free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Manali
Full day excursion visiting Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi,
Rohtang Pass (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due
to snow fall) and Sollang Valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 :
Manali to Jammu
by surface from Manali to Jammu. On arrival check
in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 : Jammu to Srinagar
Morning half day city tour and drive to srinagar. Overnight
stay in Houseboats.
16 : Srinagar
Full day excursion visiting city tour, Mughal Gardens:
Chashmi – e Shahi (The Royal Spring), Nishat Bagh (Garden
of Pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Adobe of Love). In the
afternoon enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake. Overnight at hotel.
17 : Sringar to Gulmarg
Drive to Gulmarg (2
hours). Welcome drink on arrival and check-in. Rest of the
day free at leisure. You can visit Khilanmarg by pony and
then walk down. Overnight Stay in Hotel
18 : Gulmarg to Pahalgam
Drive to Pahalgam (5
hours drive). Welcome drink on arrival and check-in. Rest of
the day free at leisure. Overnight Stay at Hotel
Day 19 : Pahalgam to Srinagar
Drive to Srinagar. Welcome drink on arrival and check-in
houseboat Afternoon free for shopping. and Overnight
stay at Houseboat.
20 : Sringar - Delhi
transfer to the airport and back to Delhi
21 : Delhi - Free and
evening transfer to the airport for your flight to next