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Snow Caped Hills to Burning Desert

Overview

Overview

: 15 Nights / 16 Days
: Delhi, Dharamshala, Manali, Shimla, Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra
: Delhi
: Delhi
   

Taste the diversity of the Indian landscape as we acquaint you with the bustling plains of Delhi, sleepy forests of Shimla, royal dunes of Rajasthan. Witness the diversity of culture, traditions, food, architecture and art as you scale this incredible Indian landscape. His holiness Dalai Lama along with his people has been residing in Dharamshala, you’ll feel smell of holiness in his monastery.


Discover British influences in the architecture of Delhi and Shimla, while Rajasthan tell tales of eras gone by, absorb the beauty of the Taj Mahal and find yourself in awe of the display of opulence in Rajasthan.


Rajasthan have transformed this scrubland into what is popularly known as ‘the most colourful desert in the world’

 

  • His holiness Dalai Lama monastery & Royal Kangda museum in Dharamsala
  • Drive from Kullu to Manali with amazing view
  • Rickshaw ride at Chandani Chawk Bazar in Delhi
  • Haveli’s in Mandawa
  • Karni mata (Rat temple) in Bikaner
  • Camel ride on dunes – Thar Desert, Jaisalmer
  • Elephant ride at Amber fort, Jaipur
  • Taj Mahal – 7th wonder of the world, The Monument of Love

 

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive / Delhi

Arrive at New Delhi airport in the morning & meet our representative, will assist you till hotel and discuss tour briefly.


Afternoon at leisure


Day 02 - Delhi / Dharamsala

Early morning transfer to Railway station to board train for Dhramashala, meeting & assistance on Mcload ganj station and transfer to hotel

Day 03 - Dharamsala

Morning visit to His holiness Dalai Lama monastery, later visit to ROYAL KANGRA MUSEUM – dedicated to Maharaja Sansar Chandra. Maharaja Sansar Chandra inherited the throne of Kangra when he was just 10 years old. By the age of 21 he had defeated the Mughals and had won back his ancestral fort of Kangra. True to the saying “He who holds the Fort rules the hills” The young Maharaja ushered in an age of prosperity and the Indian renaissance of paintings.


Day 04 - Dharamsala / Manali

Drive to Manali, enroute stop at Kullu, feel most beautiful panoramic view while driving to Manali


Day 05 - Manali

Embark on a full day local sightseeing trip of Manali, covering Hadimba Temple, Club House Evening visit The Mall and Gompa


Day 06 - Manali / Shimla

Drive to Shimla, on arrival check in hotel , later stroll around the town, and if somebody interested then you can some adventure also there, biking, paragliding, skiing (In December)


Day 07 - Shimla / Delhi

Morning drive to Delhi, on arrival check in into hotel, evening at leisure


Day 08 - Delhi / Mandawa

Morning visit to Old & New Delhi. Highlights include the Jama Masjid, the most important mosque in India; Chandni Chowk bazaar will show you more colours on your rickshaw ride. Visit Qutub Minar, the highest tower in India, and Humayun’s Tomb, an early example of Mughal architecture.


Afternoon drive to Mandawa, Mandawa is the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Shekhawati has managed to keep its rich history alive in the walls of its HAVELIS (Palaces) and buildings, with beautiful designed remnants of a grand past in the land of Rajputs


Day 09 - Mandawa / Bikaner

We will drive to Bikaner enroute will stop at Karni Mata temple (rat temple) Deshnok is a village 30km south of Bikaner along the Jodhpur road. A visit to Deshnok's fascinating temple of Karni Mata, an incarnation of Durga, is not far for squeamish. Here the holy rodents are considered to be incarnations of the storytellers, and run riot over the temple complex.


Day 10 - Biknaer / Jaisalmer

This morning we will drive to Jaisalmer, is the city of Thar Desert. Late afternoon visit the sand dunes and enjoy a camel ride to view the sunset, as the sky is set on fire and Rajasthani folk musicians play haunting tunes. It can be an unforgettable experience.

Day 11 - Jaisalmer

Morning sightseeing in the city's magnificent havelis or merchant's houses, each richly decorated and carved from golden yellow sandstone - Patwon-ki-haveli (House of the Brocade Merchants) is the largest and most elaborate of the famous havelis of Jaisalmer.

Day 12 - Jaislamer / Jodhpur

Drive to Jodhpur, once a major outpost on the Silk Road. Wander through the colorful Sadar Bazaar, where you may shop for the famous glass bangles, rugged leather mojri slippers and vivid tie-dyed fabric. Visit Meharangarh fort.

Day 13 - Jodhpur / Jaipur

Morning drive to Jaipur - Capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur known as “Pink City” - is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Evening visit to Birla Ganesha temple to attend AARTI ceremony and be part of local’s daily prayer.

Day 14 - Jaipur

Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. Your further day tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments, used till date by astrologers when they make horoscopes.

Day 15 - Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikari / Agra

Morning drive to Agra, Journey overland through rural India, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri, arrive Agra and check in into hotel.


Afternoon visit to Agra Red Fort & Sikandara

Day 16 - Agra / Delhi / Home Country

Morning visit to Taj Mahal – 7th wonder of the world, monument of love known as many names, considered the world’s finest example of Mughal architecture. Later continue drive to Delhi


On arrival transfer to International airport to board onward flight to home country with best memories from India – “snow capped hills to burning desert”

 

 

 

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Prices

Price

For customised pricing please contact us.

 

Destination

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

Bonlon Inn

Ramada Plaza

Le Meridien

01

Dharamsala

Surya Resort

Clouds End Villa

Clouds End Villa

02

Manali

Khushboo Resort

Mapple the river crescent

Holiday Inn

02

Delhi

Bonlon Inn

Ramada Plaza

Le Meridien

01

Shimla

Sangeet Hotel

Woodville Palace

The Oberoi Cecil

01

Mandawa

Udai Vilas

Desert Resort

Castle Mandawa

01

Bikaner

Heritage Resort

Gajner Palace

Gajner Palace

01

Jaisalmer

Deoki Niwas Palace

Gorbandh Palace

Surya Garh

02

Jodhpur

Ranbanka Palace

Ajit Bhawan Palace

Taj Hari Mahal

01

Jaipur

Mandawa Haveli

Alsisar Mahal

Rajputana Sheraton

02

Agra

Utkarsh Vilas

Mansingh Palace

Mughal Sheraton

01

 

Prices include the following: -

  • 15 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • Assistance on arrival / departure of Fairy Tale India Representative
  • All transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa, sightseeing, excursions in air-conditioned car 
  • Local English speaking guide at each destination
  • Monument entrance fees  
  • Camel ride in Jaisalmer, Boat cruise in Udaipur and  Elephant ride at Amber fort
  • All applicable taxes / Domestic

* Luxury Guests will have Luxury Toyota Inova car / Cola & beer in the car throughout the tour

Does Not include: -

  • International flight
  • Fees for video cameras during the sightseeing
  • Personal expenses / Gratuities
  • Everything that was not mentioned as "included services"

 

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