Arrival at Delhi
Arrive at Delhi International Airport. After immigration & custom formalities. Meet your representative with Driver. Transfer to Hotel by Car for check in. Evening at leisure with some local visit.
First Night Welcome Dinner at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Buffet breakfast in coffee shop of the Hotel. Explore the capital city of India & visit India Gate, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, Gandhi Memorial, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid in Old Delhi and overview of Parliament & President House. Overnight at Hotel.
Delhi / Leh
Buffet breakfast in coffee shop of the Hotel. As per scheduled time transfer to Delhi Airport to board in Flight for LEH. Arrival at Leh Airport, meet your pick up representative with Driver. Transfer to Hotel for check in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize. Evening visit to Leh Market & Shanti Stupa. Overnight at Hotel. About Leh:
Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport (This must be one of the MOST SENSATIONAL FLIGHTS IN THE WORLD. On a clear Day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif.) It’s one of the highest Airports in the World at 3,256 metres above mean sea level.
Post breakfast, drive towards Kargil road and begin sightseeing with Hall of Fame near Leh which is worth a visit for every citizen. It is a glorious museum constructed by Indian army, Kali Mata Temple, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib nestled deep in the Himalayas, which was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev. A drive of another 4 km towards Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. It is noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we will reach the confluence (Sangam) of the Indus and Zanskar river 4 km before Nimmu village. And Visit to Basgo is the most impressive of Ladakhi citadels despite its ruined state. After visiting the above places drive back to the Hotel for Overnight Stay.
After Breakfast proceed for Indus Valley Monastery Tour including SHEY PALACE, The ancient capital of Ladakh, THIKSEY an impressive complex rises tier upon tier on a hill above the village, HEMIS GOMPA, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, SINDHU GHAT & STOK PALACE. Overnight at the Hotel.
Leh / Kargil
After an early breakfast begin your journey towards Kargil (215 kms). Along the way we visit Likir Gompa, situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir. We continue to Basgo, certainly the most impressive of Ladakhi citadels despite its ruined state. Then we cross the Indus River and reach Alchi, a fine example of traditional Tibetan architecture. Solid square and rectangular structures with flat roofs and with elaborate murals is a landmark of Buddhist art and architecture in the Himalayan region. We drive to Kargil over the Fotu-la, the highest point on the Road from Leh to Srinagar at an elevation of 4,108 mtr (13,478 ft). Explore the Kargil & Overnight stay.
Kargil / Sonmarg / Srinagar
Breakfast in Hotel in early morning, proceed to Srinagar (215 kms). En-route visit the Kargil War memorial in Drass and witness the celebrations of Vijay Divas. It was in this very region in which the Indian Army fought and won the famous war of Kargil. Take some memorable snaps of Tololing, Tiger Hill and the war memorial. Proceed to the Zozilla war memorial near the Zozilla pass. Cross the Zozilla pass and take a short halt in Sonmarg (Known as gateway to Ladakh & the Meadow of Gold). Arrive Srinagar & check in to Hotel. It’s one of the most soothing & relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir. Rest of the time at leisure in Valley of Kashmir. Overnight at the Hotel.
Srinagar / Gulmarg
Morning after Breakfast in Hotel, proceed to Gulmarg – 58 kms for full Day excursion. Gondola Cable Car Ride in Gulmarg. Evening back to Srinagar & Overnight at Hotel. It was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 mtr above sea level and one of the most famous Tourist destinations of Kashmir. It also has one of the World’s highest green Golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right. For a fun-filled ride of a most unusual kind, Gulmarg’s newly constructed Gondola lift from high above Gulmarg, through pine-clad slopes is exhilarating. From Gulmarg a Pony track leads upwards to Khilanmarg, Kangdori & seven springs, a couple of hours by Pony longer on foot. Lunch at local Restaurant, you can enjoy the Horse Ride (optional) in Gulmarg.
Breakfast in Hotel. Explore the Srinagar & visit Shankaracharya Temple, Mughal Garden, Nishat Bagh & Shalimar Bagh. Evening free to explore the Kashmiri Market & Shopping. Also see the scenic extravaganza of the Kashmir & enjoy the profusion of colours in the Paradise on Earth. Overnight at Houseboat on Dal Lake in Srinagar.
Srinagar / Jammu
Buffet breakfast in coffee shop of the Hotel. Proceed to Jammu (300 kms). Arrive & check in to Hotel. Jammu is a city that is considered as a paradise on earth. The city is divided into two parts old and new city. The city has a number of Temples wrapped in age-old myths and quite a few forts and palaces. Explore the Bahu Fort & Temple, Bahu Garden, Amar Mahal Museum and Raghunath Temple. Overnight at Hotel.
Jammu / Dharamshala
Breakfast in Hotel, proceed to Dharamshala (200 kms). Arrive & check in to Hotel. Day at leisure & own activities. Evening in local Tibetan market / Mcleod Ganj. Overnight at Hotel.
Dharamshala was established in the year 1849, by British rulers, for the purpose of having a place where they escape from the scorching heat of Indian plains. Later on, the hill resort developed into big town and now is divided into two distinct parts – ‘Lower Dharamshala’ i.e. the civil and business area with Courts and Kotwali Bazar and ‘Upper Dharamshala’ i.e. places like Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj. The place also serves as the residence of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Dharamshala is surrounded by some interesting and beautiful Tourist attractions that make up its excursions. Dharamshala is the centre of the Tibetan exile World in India. Following the 1959 Tibetan uprising there was an influx of Tibetan refugees who followed the 14th Dalai Lama. His presence and the Tibetan population has made Dharamshala a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists, including students studying Tibet.
Morning after breakfast in Hotel, explore the city and visit Kangra valley & Fort, St. John church, Dal lake, War memorial, Dharamkot, Triund, Tibetan institute & Monastery, Bhagsunag Temple & waterfalls, Stupa & Tibet Museum. Overnight at Hotel.
Dharamshala / Shimla
Breakfast in Hotel, proceed to Shimla (240 kms). Arrive & check in to Hotel. Day at leisure & own activities. Evening at Mall Road. Christ Church, the second oldest church in Northern India. The church has a very majestic appearance and inside there are stained Glass windows which represent faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility. Overnight at Hotel.
All about Shimla:
At the foothills of Shivalik lies Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. With its pleasant climate and easy accessibility, it won the heart of the British, who made it their ‘Summer Capital’. One of the most popular and biggest hill stations of North India, Shimla offers picture-perfect views of snow-capped mountain ranges. It offers amazing walks and trails through pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendron. The hill station has all the facilities desired by Tourists, including good Resorts, a Golf course and amazing tourist destinations.
Morning after breakfast in Hotel, explore the city and visit Shimla state museum, Viceroy House & Jakhu Temple. Kufri for adventure sports in Snow Valley & Himalayan Zoo. Later visit Naldehra is a natural beauty in Himalayan range & one of the best excursions from Shimla. Overnight at Hotel.
Shimla / Chandigarh
Buffet breakfast in coffee shop of the Hotel. Proceed to Chandigarh (125 kms). Arrive & check in to Hotel. explore the city & visit Capitol complex, The open Hand, Sukhana Lake, Rock Garden, leisure valley, Dolls museum. Overnight at Hotel.
Chandigarh boasts the distinction of being the first planned city of India, which was designed by French Architect Le Corbusier. It is the only union territory in the Country that serves as the capital city of two States, Punjab and Haryana. The city has a rich culture and tradition, with the diversity in people, religion, festivals and numerous folk dances. The people of Chandigarh are full of life and activity. The city is gradually gaining importance, both from commercial and Tourism point of view. Chandigarh came into existence after the partition of India, which followed the independence of the country. On 1st November 1966, the city and the area surrounding it were constituted as a union territory, with the name Chandigarh being derived from the Temple of Chandi devi, Mother Goddess of Power, situated nearby. In this article, we bring forth some of the interesting facts related to Chandigarh.
Dharamshala / Shimla
Buffet breakfast in coffee shop of the Hotel. Depart to Delhi (250 kms). Arrive Delhi & check in to Hotel. Day free for last minute Shopping in Delhi. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Dharamshala / Shimla
Breakfast in Hotel. Day free till departure. Later as per schedule time depart to Delhi Intl Airport to board in Flight for Hometown. Tour Ends.