Day 01 Arrive in Delhi
Arrive Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport meet and great at the airport by Recreation Travel’s representatives and the transfer for hotel by air-conditioned car. Upon arrival at hotel you will get Traditional Indian Welcome. Specify your Flight Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Overnight stay in Delhi
Day 02 In Delhi
After breakfast Proceeds on a Halfday tour of Old Delhi - was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. Visit to Old Delhi start the day with a Cycle Rickshaw Puller Ride through Old Delhi Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce. Also Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India
Afternoon Proceeds on a Half-day tour of New Delhi - was designed and built by the British in the 1920's-it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, drive pass through the Raisina hill past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. Overnight stay in Delhi
Day 03 Delhi –Jaipur 260 kms/5 hrs
After breakfast drive to Jaipur - once the capital of Rajasthan province, “the abode of rajahs" Everywhere you will see the monuments of its Rajput rulers. It has the distinction of being a well-planned and laid out city. As you drive through the old part of town, you will witness a life most unlike others. Witness how the city blooms during the day in a kaleidoscope of color and sound. Jaipur is one of the main centers for shopping in India -- especially with regard to textiles, Jewellery, stones carpets, etc. Overnight stay in Jaipur
Day 04 In Jaipur
After breakfast visit the 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort ascended on Caparisoned Elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors
of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. After taking a lot of memories say good-bye to this fascinating land proceed to Delhi for onward destination
Afternoon visit to Maharaja’s City Palace - where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art, The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires Overnight stayin Jaipur
Day 05 Jaipur - Agra 232 kms/5 hrsAfter breakfast today’s drive Agra through the Rajasthani countryside we see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored saris of the region, Camels, Elephants & scenes of rural lives. On the way you will visit to Ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its 'ruins' are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur of Shah Jehan, mastermind of the unforgettable Taj Mahal. Overnight stay in Agra
Day 06 Agra – Delhi 200 kms/3.30 hrs
Morning take Horse cart (Tonga Ride) to the Magnificent Taj Mahal – The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love in the warm glow of Sunrise, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori, what makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughal brought this concept to India they elevated it to heights of Incomparable artistry.
As you drive through the city witness the local life, Shopping and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India.
Afternoon drive to Delhi upon arrival we will provide the accommodation in at Aerocity hotel near the airport for net day early morning flight for Leh
Day 07 Delhi - Leh 3445 mtrs
After breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight to Leh. On arrival, our representative will meet and assist you at the airport. Later transfer and check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 Leh
After breakfast, proceed for a tour of Leh and see its ancient monuments and Buddhist sites. After lunch, visit the Shanti Stupa, inaugurated in 1983 by H. H. Dalai Lama, the peace Pagoda, whose sides are decorated with gilt panels depicting episodes from the life of Buddha, is one of the several monuments erected around India by peace sect of Japanese Buddhists. Then drive to the Sankar Monastery, The Gompa (Monastery in local language), contains a formidable collection of miniature statues of pure gold and ancient paintings (called Thangkas) also done with gold. Return back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 Leh - Hamis - Thiksey – Shey-Leh
After breakfast proceed for a tour of the Hemis Gompa, the biggest and the wealthiest in Ladakh. Around the monastery you will see Shortens or Buddhist reliquaries and ornate walls. Thiksey Monastery located on a hilltop with formidable views of the Indus valley. Within the monastery you can see many beautiful Buddhist artifacts. Shey Palace, the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Return back to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 Leh – Alchi
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Alchi, 70 kms west of Leh, south of the village of Saspol. On arrival at Uletokpo camp, check-in and followed with lunch. Later proceed for a tour of Alchi monastery, Alchi's large temple complex founded in the 11th century is regarded as one of the most important Buddhist centers in Ladakh and a jewel of monastic skill. You will also have an opportunity to witness villagers using primitive methods to grind the wheat along the road side. Overnight in Camp
Day 11 Alchi - Lamayuru – Alchi
After breakfast, drive to Lamayuru. Lamayuru monastery, founded, properly called Yung-drung(Swastika) founded in the 11th centaury perched on a spur high above the valley bottom just off the main road, it is one of the most spectacularly picturesque gompa (Gompa means Monetary in local language) in central Ladakh, as it descends from the Fa-tula to KhalatsesetLamayuru, properly called Yung-drung (Swastika) is believed to be the oldest in central Ladakh and to have been the holy place of the Bon-chos the advent of Buddhism. Overnight at camp
Day 12 Alchi –Leh –Delhi -Onwards
After breakfast drive to Leh for boarding the flight for Delhi to connected flight for Onwards destination.
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