Day 1: Delhi – Shimla
After arriving at the Delhi airport/ railway station, our tour representative meets you and helps you with an assisted transfer to Shimla, by road. After reaching Shimla, check-in at the hotel. Spend the evening as per your own liking. Fondly referred to as the “Queen of Hills’ Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, which boasts of mesmerizing scenery and a laid-back atmosphere. It is flocked by tourists all round the year. During your leisure time, explore the nearby places on your own such as visiting the Mall, the Ridge and so on. Stay overnight.
Day 2: Excursion to Kufri
Post breakfast on the 2nd day, get ready for a day’s excursion to Kurfi, around 13 km away. The small hill town of Kurfi is an ideal holiday retreat where one can enjoy yak and horse riding. Adventure enthusiasts can trek up to Mahasu Peak. During the winter season, the place becomes all the more enchanting and turns into a skiing retreat. Back to Shimla in the afternoon. Have a leisure walk at the Mall Road while enjoying the tourist activities going on. Overnight in Shimla.
Day 3: Shimla – Manali
Have your breakfast and begin driving Manali, one of the most popular hill stations of India. Upon arriving, complete the check- in formalities at the hotel. The evening is at leisure. Flocked by honeymooners and family vacationers all around the year, Manali is dotted with a number of attractions. Stay overnight.
Day 4: Excursion to Rohtang Pass
The 4th day of the tour after breakfast is for an excursion to Rohtang Pass. If you do not wish to get stuck in traffic snarls, try to leave very early. Around 50 km from Manali, Rohtang Pass is a must-visit attraction. The route from Manali-Rohtang Pass Snow point is an enchanting one. Do not forget to rent snow boots and body suit, readily available on every shop. During the winter months Rohtang Pass is inaccessible during to heavy snow but during summers, it receives a crazy number of tourists who can indulge in a number of activities such as snow scooter riding, skiing and so on. The views from 3979 meters are panoramic. Back to Manali by evening. You can take a walk on the Mall Road. Stay overnight.
Day 5: Sightseeing in Manali
After breakfast on day 5, have your breakfast and get set to visit the popular tourist attractions of Manali. If you an adventure enthusiast, you can try your hand at para-gliding, zorbing etc. You can also visit Tibetan Monastery- not only a place of worship but also a Tibetan culture centre, the natural springs and sandstone temples at Vashist Village, Hadimba Devi Temple- dedicated to Hidimba, wife of Bhim-one of the 5 Pandava brother of the Hindu epic Mahabharata and the Manu Temple- an old temple dedicated to sage Manu. The evening is at leisure. Stay overnight.
Day 6: Manali - Dharamshala
After having breakfast, hit the road to Dharamshala. On the way, let the cool breeze come while treating your eyes to the scenic, spread all around. After arrival in Dharamshala, check-in at the hotel. Spend the evening as per your own liking. The peaceful hill town of Dharamshala or Dharamsala is an ideal holiday destination that boasts of lush greenery, fresh air, thick green forests and a number of attractions. Stay overnight.
Day 7: Dharamshala
The day after breakfast is for visiting the prime attractions of Dharamshala including the Tibetan Medical Centre for Cancer- various ailments are treated here using rare Buddhist medicines that have herbal ingredients, Church of St. John- an Anglican church-also known as St. John in the Wilderness that was constructed way back in the year 1852, the popular local monasteries where you can try meditating. The evening is at leisure. Overnight stay.
Day 8: Dharamshala - Dalhousie
On day 8, breakfast followed by check-out formalities. Later, begin driving towards Dalhousie, another beautiful hill station. On arriving, check-in at the hotel. The evening is free. Founded by Lord Dalhousie in 1854, Dalhousie boasts of a relaxed feel, cool fresh breeze verdant expanses of green and a pleasant climate. You are free to explore the place on your own. Overnight in Dalhousie.
Day 9: Dalhousie
Day 9 after breakfast is scheduled for sightseeing in Dalhousie, including attractions like Panchpula- a nice picnic spot with gushing streams and waterfalls etc, Subhash Baoli- flanked by trees this Baoli is named after freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose who supposedly meditated here, Bara Pathar- a popular temple of the region that is dedicated to Bhulwani temple, St. John’s Church- dedicated to St.John, this church was built in the year 1863 and Bakrota Hills- for enjoying a pleasant weather during a leisure walk and some great views of the surrounding. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.
Day 10: Dalhousie - Delhi
Today is the last day of the Discover Himachal tour. Have your breakfast and complete the check-out formalities. Start driving to Delhi for your onward journey.
BEST OF NORTH INDIA TOUR
DURATION: 11 N/ 12 D
Destinations for North India Tour : Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Orchha, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur.
Day-01 : Arrive Delhi
You will be met on your arrival at Delhi International Airport and transferred to Hotel.
Delhi, India’s capital, and a city of over 15 million inhabitants, is where you begin your Golden Triangle with Udaipur tour. Overnight in Delhi.
Day-02 : In Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a full day sightseeing tour of Old an New Delhi visiting - The Red Fort, Friday Mosque -- Jama Masjid, The silver street of Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, The Hindu temple -- Birla Mandir, The India Gate, The Rashtrapati Bhawan -- President's House, The tomb of Emperor Humayun, Qutab Minar and The Bahai Temple. Overnight in Delhi.
Day-03 : Delhi-Varanasi
After breakfast, transfer to airport in-time to board flight for Varanasi. Met on your arrival in Varanasi and transferred to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Varanasi visiting bathing ghats, The Kashiviswanath Temple, The Durgakund, The Sankatmochan -- Shrine of Monkey God Hanuman. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day-04 : Varanasi-Khajuraho
Early morning dawn boat ride on River Ganges. After breakfast, transfer to airport in-time to board flight for Khajuraho. Met on your arrival in Khajuraho and transferred to Hotel. Overnight in Khajuraho.
Day-05 : Khajuraho - Orchha
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Khajuraho visiting Eastern and Western group of temples. Later depart for Orchha by road (180 kms/03 hrs) and check in at Hotel. Overnight in Orchha.
Day-06 : Orchha - Agra
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Orchha visiting the Jahangir Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal, The Chaturbhuj temple and The Royal Chhattris by the Betwa river. Later depart for Agra by road (240 kms /05 hrs). On your arrival in Agra check in at Hotel. Overnight in Agra.
Day-07 : In Agra
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Agra city visiting the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah and Sikandra. The visit to the Taj Mahal will long be remembered by you as the highlight of your Best of North India tour. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Agra.
Day-08 : Agra - Ranthambore
After breakfast, depart for Ranthambore by road (280 kms /06 hrs) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Ranthambore is best known for its tiger population, and tiger sightings are common here. On your arrival in Ranthambore check in at the Hotel. Overnight in Ranthambore.
Day-09 : In Ranthambore
Morning and evening jeep safaris into the Ranthambore National Park. Safaris in Ranthambore are organized in open top SUV style vehicles, and local English Speaking Naturalists are available. Sighting a Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild, is sure to be the highlight of your Best of North India tour. Overnight in Ranthambore.
Day-10 : Ranthambore - Jaipur
Early morning Jeep Safari into Ranthambore National Park, followed by transfer to Jaipur by road (195kms /3 ½ hrs). On your arrival in Jaipur check in at Hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day-11 : In Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting – the Hawa Mahal -- The Palace of Winds, The Jantar Mantar, The City Palace and the Amber Fort. Your tour includes a ride up the Fort on an Elephant's back. The memory of the ride up the Fort on a gaily bedecked Elephant, is something that will be remembered by you as a highlight of your Best of North India tour. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day-12 : Jaipur - Delhi and Depart
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure in Jaipur until departure for Delhi by road (265 kms/05 hrs). Your Best of North India tour ends with a drop to either a hotel in New Delhi or at the International Airport in-time to board your flight home.
UTTRAKHAND ITINERARY DETAILS
DURATION : 14N/15D
DESTINATION: DELHI-RISHIKESH-MUSSOORIE-AULI-KAUSANI-BINSAR-MUNSIYARI-PATAL BHUWANESHWAR-MUKTESHWAR-BHIMTAL-SATTAL-NAINITAL-CORBETT
Day 1 : Delhi - Rishikesh
On arrival at the Delhi airport, meet our representatives who’ll arrange a smooth transfer for you to Rishikesh. As you reach Rishikesh, check-in at an onside camp. After resting for a while at the camp, set out to enjoy rafting on the river Ganga. The rafting will go on for several kilometers. While rafting you will experience rapids ranging from Level 1 to Level 5, in order of difficulty. You may also enjoy rappelling, rock climbing, kayaking and trekking in Rishikesh. Return to the camp for lunch. In the evening pay a visit to the famous Laxman Jhoola and attend the Aarti Ceremony on the bank of river Ganga. In the night enjoy bonfire with dinner at the camp. Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 2: Rishikesh - Mussoorie
After breakfast, drive straight to Mussoorie -'Queen of the hills'. On reaching Mussoorie, check-in at one of our listed hotels. In the afternoon pay a visit to Gun Hill, Lake Mist, Kempty Falls and the Mussoorie Christ Church. Later in the day enjoy an evening walk on the Camel’s Back Road for its calm and refreshing surroundings. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 : Mussoorie – Auli
In the morning leave from your hotel in Mussoorie to reach Auli. Auli is the most popular skiing destination of Uttarakhand state. Theslopes here provide enough thrill to professional skier and novice as well. On the way to Auli enjoy beautiful landscapes and scenic beauty. On the way to Auli enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the lofty peaks of Himalayas. On reaching Auli, check-in at one of our enlisted resorts. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening enjoy Sunset on Nanda Devi. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 4 : Auli
Post breakfast, embark on a sightseeing trip to places like Gurso Bugyal and Chattrakund - the sweet water lake. Later in the day you may set out for the slopes to learn the basics of Skiing. After lunch proceed to a locally guided trek to Lake Valentine. The trek passes through the thick pine forest giving a picturesque view of Helen Valley. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5 : Auli
Next morning, head straight to Joshimath for local sightseeing in and around the city. The major hotspots to visit in Joshimath include the Narsimha Temple, Shankracharya cave, Tpovan Temple and the Hot Sulphur Water Springs. Later in the day you may trek up to the exotic valley of flowers from Joshimath. Return to the resort in Auli for an overnight stay.
Day 6 : Auli - Kausani
In the morning wake up early and after breakfast, proceed to Kausani by road. Kausani was described as 'Mini-Switzerland of India' by Mahatma Gandhi. On reaching Kausani check-in at one of our listed hotels. Later in the day embark on a sightseeing tour of Kausani. The major tourist hotspots to visit include the Anashkati Ashram Laxmi Ashram, Sumitranandan Pant Gallery and the Kausani tea estate. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7 : Kausani - Binsar
In the morning leave Kausani to reach Binsar. Upon reaching Binsar, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while in the hotel, move out to visit Binsar Zero Point from where one can get an unparalleled view of the magnificent Himalayan Range. Then visit the famous Bineshwar temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later in the day explore the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, home to more then 200 species of birds, Himalayan bear, fox, leopard etc. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8 : Binsar - Munsiyari
Next morning head straight to Munsiyari- the Little Kashmir. The region is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurous souls. It is a base camp for the trekkers to Milam, Nanda Devi peak and the Ralam glaciers. On reaching Munsiyari, check-in at one of listed resorts. After relaxing for a while, pay a visit to some of the major attractions like Madkot, Birthi Fall, Narayan Ashram and the Dharchula. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 9 : Munsiyari - Patal Bhuwaneshwar
Early morning after breakfast, proceed to Patal Bhuwaneshwar a tiny town that is situated in the Pithoragarh district. The Patal Bhuwaneshwar is famous for its cave temple, situated at the height of 1350 meters above the sea level. The Limestone rock formations have created various stalactite and stalagmite figures of various hues and forms. The way to the temple is through a narrow tunnel shaped cave and is fully electrically illuminated. The main passage way opens into several small caves. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 : Patal Bhuwaneshwar - Mukteshwar
Post breakfast, head straight to Mukteshwar. Mukteshwar is a sacred shrine that holds great importance amongst the people of Uttrakhand. The Shivling placed in the temple is surrounded by idols of Parvati, Hanuman, Nandi, Brahma and Vishnu. The Mukteshwar temple is situated at an astounding elevation of 2312 meters above the sea level. En route to Mukteshwar while crossing Almora halt to buy some Baal-Mithai, the local sweet delicacy. On reaching Mukteshwar get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. Enjoy Darshan at the Mukteshwar temple. Rejoice dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 : Mukteshwar - Bhimtal
Post breakfast, commence your journey to Bhimtal. On the way to the Bhimtal stop midway to visit Ghorakhal- for the famous army school, Naukuchiyatal Tal. After arriving Bhimtal check-in at your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at rest. In the evening visit the Bhimtal Lake. The main attraction of the lake is beautiful Iceland. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12 : Bhimtal - Sattal
After the Breakfast, leave for Sattal. Cross the Lake and trek half km to Reach Getaway Jungle Camp, built on a large natural plain ground located between the plains. Lunch at the resort. Enjoy a game of cricket, rappelling, nature walks and other fun-filled activities. Enjoy bonfire and music with dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13 : Sattal - Nainital
In the morning after an early breakfast, proceed to Nainital by surface. On arrival at Nainital, check-in at one of our enlisted hotels. Rest and relax for a while in your hotel room. Later in the day embark on a sightseeing tour of Nainital. The major tourist attractions include the Khurpatal Lake, Waterfalls, Hanuman Mandir, Observatory etc. Also enjoy the cable car ride to Tiffin Top and boat ride in Naini Lake. In the evening enjoy shopping at Mall Road. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 14 : Nainital - Corbett
Don the 14th day of the tour after breakfast, move out for a full day excursion to the Tiger Reserve- The Corbett National Park. The park offers you to visit a wide variety of species like Tigers, leopard and elephants. Experience the jeep safari and explore the rich flora and fauna of the park. Enjoy bonfire and dinner at the hotel in the evening. Night stay at the hotel.
Day 15 : Departure
In the morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and leave for your journey back to Delhi for the onward destination.