Ladakh + Golden Triangle
Ladakh + Golden Triangle
Day 1: Arrive Delhi (By Flight)
Arrive at International airport, our representative will meet on arrival and after traditional welcome would assist you & transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Delhi is the capital city of India and is regarded as the heart of the nation. The city is popular for its enriched culture and heritage. The influence of religious diversity can be seen in the city along with the cultural impact of the Mughal, the ancient Indian and the British.
Day 2: Delhi (Sightseeing of Old Delhi & New Delhi)
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Delhi. The capital city is divided into two sections popularly known as Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi is popular for its ancient culture and monuments along with its overcrowded gastronomically lanes. Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi includes Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Rajghat. The remarkable Indian Capital was architecturally designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens and was named after him. Enriched with history and culture, the impressive avenues and imperial buildings. Sightseeing of New Delhi includes Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and drive through Rajpath, Parliament House, The President's residence & Diplomatic Enclave. Visit the magnificent Lotus temple at the sunset are some of the major attractions of New Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi – Leh (By Flight)
After breakfast assisted transfer to airport to board flight to Leh in the Himalayas. Meet our assistance on arrival at Leh Airport (situated at a height of 3,500 meters) and transfer to hotel. Day free to acclimatize yourself with the weather and high pressure of Ladakh. Evening walk amid the winding streets and quaint bazaars. Overnight stay in Leh.
Leh, situated at the height of about 3,505 meters above sea level, Leh has a number of beautiful monasteries and historical monuments that are the biggest draw to Leh. The rugged terrain with snow covered mountains in the backdrop under the clean blue-sky form a stunning picture perfect postcard. Leh is an ideal place for trekking and mountaineering. Its beautiful trekking trails and majestic mountains invite an intrepid traveler to explore the barren beauty that lay scattered in and around Leh.
Day 4: Visit Leh & Stok Palace
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing includes a visit to the eight-storey Leh Palace, was built during the 17th century by the ruler King Sengge Namgyal. Some of the ruined portions of this nine-storey palace is restoring. While the store rooms were on the lower floors, the royalty resided on the upper floors. The roof of this palace offers an excellent view of the valley. Shanti Stupa, is white-colored domed-shaped structure, located in Chandspa This peace pillar was built a ‘peace sect’ of Japanese Buddhist organization to celebrate the completion of 2500 years of Buddhism and for the promotion of world peace. It was inaugurated by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama in 1985. Sankar Monastery is an official residence of the head of Gelukpa Sect of the region, Kushok Bakul. The figurine of Avalokitesvara with one thousand hands and heads, grabs the attention. Stok Palace, built by King Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825, in the present times is the residential palace of the royal descendants of King Sengge Namgyal. The architecture of this palace is a perfect mix of the traditional and the contemporary architectural styles. There is also a collection of royal clothing, crowns and other important things. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 5: Visit Hemis, Shey & Thiksey
Full day excursion to Hemis Monastery, the largest as well as the most well-known monastery (Gompa) in Ladakh. This monastery was built by under the reigns of the King Singge Namgyal, in 1672 AD. The monastery has beautiful paintings and a statue of Lord Buddha. Shey Palace, the summer capital of the Leh city was built in 1655 after the order the king of Ladakh, Deldan Namgyal (Lhachen Palgyigon). The major attraction in the monastery is a huge gold-plated copper statue of seated Shakyamuni Buddha,. Also visit Thiksey monastery, This 12-storey building complex consists of a number of things related to Buddhist art such as Thangka paintings, statues, stupas, swords, and so on. The building also has a nunnery. Visit Maitreya temple installed in 1970. The statue of future Lord Buddha in this temple of 49 feet high. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 6: Visit Spituk & Phyang
After breakfast enjoy a visit to Spituk Monastery, built during the 11th century, also by Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub. Today, it is home to 100 monks as well as a giant statue of goddess Kali, which is shown to the public during the yearly Spituk festival. and Phyang Monastery belongs to the red hat sect of Buddhism. White and ochre colored monastery lies on a hill top and seems to be overlooking the surrounding village. The site where today the Gompa finds its footing was a small part of various monastic properties that were received as a gift by Chosje Damma Kunga, given by Dharmaraja Jamyang Namgial. Phyang Hills was the place of Tasi Chozong Gompa, which was founded way back in the year 1515. Phyang Gompa is headed by Apchi Choski Dolma. The monastery complex consists of a number of religious sites along with a number of wall paintings, depiction of the royal times, hanging on the walls. The prime attraction here is a 900-year old museum, which is home to an exquisite collection of things like thangkas, various idols, Mongolian, Tibetan and Chinese weapons and firearms and more. belonging to the Red sect of Buddhists. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 7: Visit Khardungla & Sabu
Morning leave for Khardungla pass, The doorway to Shyok and Nubra valleys and the world’s topmost motorable pass according to BRO (Border Road Organization), ‘Khardung La’ is located on the Ladakh range which is 40 km from Leh. It is positioned at an altitude of 18,379 ft. and is also known as the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’. The place offers amazing picturesque and attractive views of valleys. In addition, Tibetan prayer flags add numerous colors to the scenic beauty. Afternoon visit nearby Saboo village situated at the foot of Sabu mountain (14,749ft/4,496m). One of the other priceless experiences has been a visit to a most traditional Ladakh house, in the village of Saboo. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 8: Leh – Delhi (By Flight)
After breakfast depart to airport for your Return flight to Delhi. Meeting assistance on arrival in delhi and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 9: Delhi – Jaipur (265 Kilometres / 6 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur, the largest city and the capital of Rajasthan, is also referred to as Pink City. Built by Sawai Jai Singh, this place was India's first planned city. With spectacular hilltops and stunning fortresses. On arrival, check-in at hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 10: Jaipur
After breakfast excursion to Amer Fort. Enjoy an intrepid Elephant ride ascent to the fort which displays a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu panache. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. Afterwards, move towards the City Palace where the Maharaja reigned from. This palace also includes the famous 'Chandra Mahal' and 'Mubarak Mahal', and other buildings which form a part of the palace complex. In the end, visit Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal, which again symbolise the classic Rajasthani architecture. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 11: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (235 Kilometres / 5 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Agra and on the way visit to Fatehpur Sikri, fascinating ghost city built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar the great. Fatehpur Sikri is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Fatehpur Sikri Mosque is said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture. Also visit Diwan-E-Aam, Diwan -E-Khas, Panchh Mahal, Buland Darwaza & Tomb of Saint Salim Chisti. Later continue drive to Agra, has a rich historical background, which is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Agra came to its own when Shahjahan ascended to the throne of Mughal Empire. He marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. On arrival check in to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Agra.
Day 12: Agra - Delhi (210 Kilometres / 4 Hrs)
After breakfast proceed for day sightseeing of Agra city. Visit the legendary edifice, Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday). The construction of this marble masterpiece is credited to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who erected this mausoleum in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in A.D. 1630. The construction of Taj Mahal was started in A.D. 1632 and completed at the end of 1648 A.D.which. Apart from Taj Mahal, there is one another perfect monument, which is the Agra Fort, built by Akbar in Red Sandstone. Agra Fort worked both as a military strategic point as well as the royal residence. Ensconced within, is the magnificent Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. After Agra Fort, visit BABY TAJ - The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj. Now, drive back to Delhi, en-route visit the Sikandra - Mughal Emperor Akbar’s Mausoleum. On arrival in delhi you will be transferred to the International airport to board your flight towards your onward journey.