Welcome to Vardhman’s ‘Himalaya Tours ‘. On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transfered by our representative to hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 - Delhi
This morning after a leisurely breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple , a modern Hindu Temple , Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi .
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
OPTIONAL: Enjoy the Dances of India show in the evening.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Amritsar
Early morning transferr to the New Delhi railway Station to board train for Amritsar. On arrival at railway station, transfer to your hotel by our representative. Relax for a while and later visit Golden Temple -It is the most sacred temple for Sikhs. It is a symbol of the magnificence and strength of the Sikh people all over the world. In the evolution of the Darbar Sahib, is entwined the history and ideology of Sikhism. In its architecture are included, symbols associated with other places of worship. This is an example of the spirit of tolerance and acceptance that the Sikh philosophy propounds.
Also visit Jallianwala Bagh- Martyrs’ Memmorial built in the shape of eternal flame of liberty is situated on the outskirts of Golden Temple. Here about 1500 and 2000 persons who were attending a peaceful meeting during the freedom movement fell under the bullets of the British General Dyer on 13 April 1919 and the city of Amritsar.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 - Amritsar - Dharamshala
Morning after breakfast depart for Dharmshala, a hill station full of natural charm and beauty is situated in the Kangra Valley and spread over a height of 450 metres. The day is spent walking around the Kangra Valley and mixing and talking with the Tibetan Community. On arrival, check into your hotel.
DAY 05 - Dharamshala
Visit the Dalai Lama ‘s Monastery , Tibetian children village and handicraft centre, Bhagsunag and water fall and the war memorial. Evening is spent relaxing.
DAY 06 - Dharamshala - Manali
Today morning depart for one new and exciting destination MANALI. Upon arrival, check into your prebooked hotel. Manali is a major resort in the Kullu Valley . According to the legend its name is derived from Manu and Alaya, the abode of Manu. Manali is synonymous with streams and birdsongs, forest and orchards and the grandeur of the snowcapped Himalaya.
DAY 7 - Manali
This morning after breakfast proceed on a city tour of Manali.
Visit Hadimba Devi temple set within dense Pine forest and to the Naggar Castle to have the stunning view of the valley. Afternoon is spent walking around the Beas river and the local market.
DAY 8 - Manali - Rohtang - Jispa
This morning start drive through the Rohtang Pass (4,220m) to Jipsa visiting the Gompa (monastery) of Khardong en route. On arrival, check into your hotel.
DAY 9 - Jispa - Sarchu
After breakfast, depart for Sarchu, the drive to the high barren mountains of the Ladakh Valley. On our way we cross over the Baralacha la (4900 Mts.). It is here that roads from Lahaul, Spiti, Zanskar and Leh meet. We reach Sarchu camp.
DAY 10 - Sarchu-Leh
After breakfast drive to Leh. Geographically and culturally, Leh is very much part of Tibet and Tibetan influence pervades this desert land. On arrival, check into your hotel.
DAY 11 - Leh
Morning in Leh is kept free for the purpose of getting acclimatise to the height and weather. Afternoon we do a sightseeing tour to Shankar Gompa, Shantistupa and Leh Palace.
DAY 12 - Leh - Shey - Thiksey
After breakfast full day sightseeing to Shey , old summer palace of the Kings of Ladakh and was built about 560 year ago. It has a 12 meter high seated Buddha images. From here we proceed to Thiksey , the monastery is very picturesque and superbly sited on a hilltop overlooking the village and we now would proceed on to Hemis , one of the largest and the most important Gompas in Ladakh, with its excellent library wall paintings and Buddha figures.
DAY 13 - Thiksey - Likir -Alchi
After breakfast proceed on a full day excursion visiting the monastery of Likir and Alchi to see the gigantic painted clay statues of Buddha, carved arches and old paintings.
DAY 14 - Alchi - Leh - Delhi
This morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel by our representative. Relax for rest of the day.
DAY 15 - Delhi
In time transfer to International airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and pleasant memories of ‘Himalaya Tours ‘ escorted by Vardhman Vacations.