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DESTINATION COVERED: Delhi-Agra -Manali-kullu-chandigarh-Kurukshetra-Amritsar tour


DURATION:- 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS


DAY 01: DELHI – AGRA



Arrival at Delhi airport. Lunch in Delhi then Transfer to Agra, On the way Mathura Sightseeing, overnight stay at Agra.
Mathura - Famed for being the birthplace of the much-loved Hindu god Krishna, Mathura is one of Hinduism’s seven sacred cities and attracts floods of pilgrims, particularly during Janmastami (Krishna’s birthday) in August/September; and Holi in February/March.


DAY 02: AGRA
After breakfast proceed for Agra Sightseeing – Taj Mahal & Red Fort then transfer to Jaipur. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
The Taj Mahal is the epitome of Mughal art and one of the most famous buildings in the world. Yet there have been few serious studies of it and no full analysis of its architecture and meaning. Ebba Koch, an important scholar,  has been permitted to take measurements of the complex and has been working on the palaces and gardens of Shah Jahan for thirty years and on the Taj Mahal itself—the tomb of the emperor's wife, Mumtaz Mahal—for a decade.
Agra Fort – Near the garden of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5kms long enclosure walls the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairytale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the khas mahal, built by Shah Jahan
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DAY 03: AGRA – CHANDIGARH
After breakfast check out from the hotel & drive to Chandigarh. arrival & check into the hotel. Overnight at Chandigarh.

 

DAY 04 CHANDIGARH – MANALI
After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing for Chandigarh, visit Rock Garden, Rose Garden & Sukhna Lake. Then drive to Manali. Overnight at Manali.
Zakir Hussain Rose Garden Asia's largest Rose Garden and is spreaded over 30 acres of land having over 1600 different species or roses. These have been planted beautifully carved out lawns and flowers beds. Like the cultural zone which is just across the road in sector 10,this was also planned by Dr. M.S. Randhawa as his interest in horticulture and fondness for flowers was profuse. Every year, either at the end of February or beginning of March, a big festival known as Rose Festival, is celebrated at this garden.


Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a Sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of forty-acres (160,000 m²), it is completely built of industrial & home waste and thrown-away items.

 

Sukhna Lake is a beautiful lake that lies in the foothills of Shivalik range. The unique thing about Sukhna is that it is a manmade lake. It is a 3 km long lake that was created in the year 1958. It was done by damming the Sukhna Choe, which is a seasonal stream flowing down from the Shivalik hills. Sukhana Lake of Chandigarh, India has become an integral part of the city


DAY 05: MANALI
After relaxed morning proceed for the Kullu & manikaran Sightseeing, Overnight stay at Manali.
Manikaran is located in the Parvati Valley along the banks of river Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 1760 m and is located about 40 km from Bhuntar.This small town attracts tourists visiting Manali and Kullu to its hot springs and piligrim centres.An experimental Geothermal Energy plant has also been set up here, Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs.


DAY 06: MANALI
Morning Rohtang Pass sightseeing, then back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch proceed for the local sightseeing Vashisht Temple, Hadimba Temple, Monastery, Tibetan Market. Overnight at Manali.
Rohtang Pass - Manali is the gateway to Rohtang pass beyond which lie the twin valley of Lahaul and Spiti. In winter the mountain slopes are snow clad and they turn into perfect skiing slopes. This point is one of the main attraction for tourists coming to Manali. The Rohtang pass is 51 KM north of Manali and it is located on Manali Keylong Highway at an altitude of 4111 meters ( 13,400 ft ). This pass opens for tourist from April end to October end of the year. The permission to travel on this highway is given by Indian army after they clear the snow and inspect the road for it's fitness and safety for movement of person and the vehicles. 


DAY 07: MANALI - AMRITSAR
After breakfast checkout from the hotel & drive to Amritsar. Upon arrival check into the hotel & Overnight at Amritsar.

DAY 08: AMRITSAR SIGHTSEEING – DELHI
Enjoy full Day sightseeing at Amritsar visit Golden Temple, Jaliawala Bagh, Summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Evening visit Wagha Border, after that have your dinner & drive back to Delhi. Overnight journey. 
 Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfilment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory and heritage of the Sikhs. To pen-down the philosophy, ideology, the inner and outer beauty, as well as the historical legacy of Sri Harimandir Sahib is a momentous task. It is a matter of experience rather than a of description.
 Wagha Border - Wagah Border is the only open border crossing India and Pakistan and which is officially accessible by both the nations. The closing ceremony at Wagah Border, also known as 'lowering of the flags' ceremony, is a daily martial custom that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have mutually followed since 1959. This interesting ceremony takes place every evening before sunset at the Wagah Border. 


DAY 9: DELHI SIGHTSEEING
Arrive Delhi Hotel Early check in. After breakfast Sightseeing of Old Delhi monuments like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Shanti Van, Raj Ghat, overnight at Delhi.
The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city. The main gate, Lahore Gate, is one of the emotional and symbolic focal points of the modern Indian nation and attracts a major crowd on each Independence Day.
 Jama Masjid - This great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.


DAY 10: DELHI SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast new Delhi sightseeing like Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Parliament House. Overnight at Delhi.
 Lotus Temple - The structure is made up of pure white marble The architect Furiburz Sabha chose the lotus as the symbol common to HinduismBuddhismJainism and Islam. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate. Around the blooming petals there are nine pools of water, which light up, in natural light. It looks spectacular at dusk when it is flood lit.
India Gate - At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
The Parliament house is a cirular colonnaded building . It also houses ministerial offices,numerous committee rooms and an excellent library as well. Conceived in the Imperial Style, the Parliament House consists of an open verandah with 144 columns.
 Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. 


DAY 11: DEPART FROM DELHI
After lunch transfer to Airport, to catch the flight for your onwards journey.

 

Cost of the tour is Rs. 19,500/- per person (Based on 30 pax)

 

Cost Included:

 

  • - Transportation by A.C. bus 3X2 for whole tour (A/C would not be applicable in hills & parked vehicle)
  • - Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • - Accommodation on triple / quad sharing basis in 2* category hotels
  • - South Indian breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • - 1 ltr water bottle daily
  • - All sightseeing entrance fee to the monuments / gardens
  • - Rothang pass transfer
  • - Drivers TA and other charges
  • - Fuel charges, state taxes and parking fee
  • - All government taxes

 

  • Cost Excluded:
  • - Any airfare / train fare
  • - Camera fee to the monuments
  • - Any insurance
  • - Any personal expenses like laundry, STD calls etc
  • - Any claim or delay charges due to natural calamities such as land slide, road blockage, heavy rain etc
  • - Or any other things which are not mentioned in cost included column

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