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Welcome to Delhi, enjoy an arrival transfer to your hotel.
Today, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Leh (BOOKED INDEPENTANTLY). Arrive Leh, included transfer to hotel.
Leh is the capital of Ladakh – a vast highland desert lying between the Karakoram and the Himalayan ranges. Ladakh is characterised by a desolate moonlike landscape and snowy peaks. Leh is inhabited predominantly by the Buddhists and accordingly is the centre of Buddhist culture. Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of the town, dominated by Sengge Namgyal’s nine- storey palace, a building in the grand tradition of Tibetan architecture.
Enjoy a full day excursion to Shey, Thiksey & Hemis monasteries.
We transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Delhi, where on arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Early morning transfer to the railway station, for your early morning train to Haridwar. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Rishikesh for hotel check in. Rest of the day at leisure
Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of this holy city and soak up the views of the majestic Himalayas.
Today, we drive back to Haridwar to enjoy a half day sightseeing tour including Mansa Devi, ancient Daksh Mahadev and Chandi Devi Temple set upon the banks of the Ganges.
Morning at leisure. Midday we transfer to the railway station, train to Amritsar and arrival transfer for hotel check in.
Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of the city and the famous Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh. This afternoon we’ll drive to the final frontier, Wagah to watch the sunset changing of the guards and ceremonial lowering of the flags.
Today, we drive to Dharamsala.
Today, we enjoy a full days sightseeing in Dharamsala.
Free day before we transfer you to the airport for for your flight back to Delhi where you will be met and transferred to you hotel. Day 1 Passage to India group tour.
Day 15 Passage to India group tour. We fly east to Varanasi. Perhaps the holiest city in India; Varanasi, also known as Benares or the city of Shiva, is also one of the oldest cities on earth. Sitting on the banks of the holy River Ganges, it has been a centre of learning and civilisation for more than 2000 years and is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Later today, we visit the ghats for the evening pilgramage, remarkably different from the dawn ritual.
Early this morning, we boat ride on the holy Ganges to witness the sunrise and the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the famous riverside ghats (steps) that line the banks. Later we enjoy a city sightseeing tour.
Morning excursion to Sarnath before transferring you to the railway station for your overnight 2nd class a/c sleeper train to New Jalpaiguri.
Arrive New Jalpaiguri and transfer to Darleeling.
Today, we enjoy the famous toy train to Ghoom Gompa. We enjoy a half day sightseeing tour including the Tibetan Refugee Centre, HMI, Flower Park and the Zoo.
Departure transfer to Bagdogra airport for your flight to Kolkata, where you will be met and transferred to you hotel.
This cultural city is an amazing example of East meets West. Enjoy a sightseeing tour which includes a visit to the Victoria Memorial. Opened by the Prince of Wales in 1921, this imposing vision in marble often called the “Taj” of the British Raj overlooks the grassy Maidan, the city’s green belt and more.
Today, we fly from Kolkata to Kochi via Bangalore. Arrive Kochi airport, where you will be met by a representative from on the go. Drive for approximately 2 hours to Allepey and board a private rice-boat for a journey through the backwaters in and around Allepey.
Disembark at Alleppey. Drive to Kochi airport in time to connect with your onward fight to Goa via Bangalore. In Goa you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day at leisure.
Early morning transfer to the airport for your fight to Aurangabad via Mumbai and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, a city sightseeing tour of Aurangabad. The Bibi-ka-maqbara was built by Aurangzeb’s son as a tribute to his mother, Begum Rabia-ud-Durani. It is a replica of the Taj Mahal, and stands out as the only example of Mogul architecture on the Deccan Plateau. The Pani Chakki is a late 17th century water mill that displays the engineering skills of Malik Ambar, the architect of Aurangabad City.
Enjoy a full day excursion to Ajanta Caves. Nestling in an inner fold of the Sahyadri hills, 100 kms from the city of Aurangabad in the shape of a mammoth horseshoe are the 30 rock-hewn caves of Ajanta, dating from 2nd century B.C. Discovered in 1819, by a group of British Offcers, these startling achievements took around 600 years to create. Carved with little more than a hammer and chisel, Ajanta, once the retreat of the Buddhist monastic orders features several ‘Chaityas’ and Viharas. The exquisite paintings and sculptures of Buddha’s life belong to the Mahayana period.
In the morning head out to Ellora Caves. Impressive in their own right, are the rock-hewn temples and monasteries of Ellora that lie just 30 kms away from Aurangabad City. In all, there are 34 elaborate cave temples. This afternoon enjoy an excursion to Daulatabad Fort, a labyrinthine structure that was once covered in Persian tiles.
Transfer to the airport in time to connect your flight for Mumbai. You will be met on arrival and transferred to a hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
This morning after breakfast we take the cruise to visit Elephanta caves - Mumbai's premier tourist attraction. The rock-cut temples on peaceful Elephanta Island are thought to have been carved between 450 and 750 AD. The main cave contains large sculpted panels, including an astonishing 18-foot depiction of Shiva. Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour one of the most highly populated cities in the world, accommodating approximately 18 million people! Highlights include the Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India and Marine drive.
Departure transfer to the airport.
Often called the 'open air art gallery of Rajasthan', the region of medieval Shekhawati in northeastern Rajasthan lies in the ...