Taj Mahal with Leh & Kashmir - 16 Days
Places to Visit:
DELHI - AGRA - LEH - CHUMATHANG - TSOMORIRI - KORZOK
- PUGA - TSOKAR - TANGLANGLA - KHARDONGLA PASS - SRINAGAR - GULMARG - DELHI
01 ARRIVE DELHI
Dep: Delhi By Air
Welcome/assistance at the Indira Gandhi Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight
stay at hotel.
Day 02 DELHI
Full day city tour of Delhi. Visit: Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Humanyun's Tomb,
Indira Gandhi Museum, India Gate, President House, Birla Temple in New Delhi.
Visit: Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat - the cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi
in Old Delhi. Evening enjoy DANCES OF INDIA - live Classical, Folk & Tribal
Dances OR Light & Sound Show at Red Fort. (optional) Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 DELHI/AGRA
(200 kms/4 hrs. drive)
Morning drive to Agra by car. En-route visit Sikandra-tomb of Akbar.
Dep: Delhi By Car
Direct transfer to hotel.
Afternoon excursion trip to Fatehpur Sikri - also known as The Ghost City. Overnight
stay at hotel.
Day 04 AGRA/DELHI
Early morning visit Taj Mahal and stay there till Sunrise. Return to hotel for
breakfast and visit Agra Fort. Afternoon drive back to Delhi.
Dep: Agra By Car
Direct transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free and overnight at hotel.
Early morning transfer to airport to connect flight for Leh.
Dep: Delhi By Air
Assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Today complete rest for acclimatization
with high altitude (3500 mtrs. above sea level. In the evening short walk around
Leh bazaar. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 LEH - Monasteries
Day excursion to the famous monasteries, it is interesting to visit early in
the morning to enjoy the praying ceremony at Thiksey monastery. Continue drive
to Hemis monastery which is one of the most famous monastery of the Ladakh region.
On the way back visit to Shey Palace. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 LEH/CHUMATHANG/TSOMORIRI
Morning drive to Chumathang
Dep: Leh By Car
Stop at Upshi for check point. From here the road turns towards left and reach
Karu. Chumathang is famous for medical hot spring & people visit to this
place for medical bath. From here a short drive up to Maha bridge the main checking
point to enter to this new area. From here the road is rough. On the way visit
Sumdah village and another 55 kms drive will take you to Tsomoriri.
Dep: Chumthang By Car
The Lake is breeding grounds for numerous species of birds. Chief among them
are the bar headed goose, found in great numbers, crested grebe, the Brahmini
duck (ruddy sheldrake) and the brown headed gull. The Lake is 8 Kms. Wide and
28 Kms long. Overnight in tents.
In the morning visit Korzok village with its houses and its gompa appearing
like a mirage. The few barley fields at Korzok must be among the highest cultivation
in the world. In the afternoon visit around the Lake. Dinner and overnight in
Day 09 TSOMORIRI/KORZOK/PUGA/TSOKAR/TANGLANGLA/LEH
Drive to Mahe village and the road turns left from here towards Puga Valley.
The village is an unforgettable scene of shooting fountain and white clouds
hanging upon. This is Butan gas which Puga valley is famous. Continue drive
to Tsokar via Polokongka pass (13500 ft.) and visit Tsokar (small Lake) and
one can visit Thugke gomp. The place is famous for wild asses - are generally
seen here grazing and they seem moving in flocks. From here short drive and
reach on National Highway route (Leh - Manali). Continue drive towards to Leh
via Tanglangla pass (5350 Mtrs.) which is the second highest motorable pass
in the world. Arrive Leh in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 LEH
Day for Rafting in Indus river which starts from Phe to Nimu. Hot Lunch at back
of Indus. In the later afternoon return back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 LEH/KHARDONGLA PASS/LEH
Day excursion to Khardongla pass which is the highest motor able pass in the
world 5600 Mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of World Records.
At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountains. In the late afternoon
return back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 LEH/SRINAGAR
(Flight available only on Thursday/Sunday)
Transfer to airport to connect flight for Srinagar.
Dep: Leh By Air
Assistance at the airport and transfer to Deluxe Houseboat. Rest of the day
free and overnight.
Morning tour of world famous Mughal Gardens. Visit: Nishat Bagh - the garden
of pleasure and Shalimar Bagh - abode of love. Return to houseboat for hot lunch.
Afternoon Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced
to this city with which it is often compared to Venice. You will get a view
of some very interesting places around the Lake. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 14 SRINAGAR/GULMARG/SRINAGAR
Full day excursion trip to Gulmarg - one of the most beautiful summer resort
in the valley. It is also popular for its golf course, the highest in the world
and skiing during the winter season. Enjoy the splendor of nature and snowy
mountains. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg.
In the evening return to houseboat for overnight stay.
Day 15 SRINAGAR/DELHI By Air
Morning transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi.
Dep: Srinagar By Air
Assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free and overnight.
Day 16 DEPART DELHI
Transfer to airport to connect flight for home.
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