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Ladakh with Golden Triangle Tour

This cultural tour takes you from great Himalayas (Leh Ladakh). Arrive by flight to Delhi and to plain roads to City of Taj Mahal, here you will spend two great nights talking about Mughal History from Babar to Bahadurshah Zafar, who loved and lived their life style from 14th to 18th Century. Drive from Agra-Jaipur 240 Km and next two days you will be spending in colorful Rajasthan capital city called Pink City (Jaipur). It a bustling capital city but yet flavored strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to a traveler. The old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration.


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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Day 02: Delhi – Leh

Day 03: Drive Leh – Stok – Matho – Sankar – Shanti Stupa – Leh

Day 04: Drive Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis – Leh

Day 05: Drive Leh – Likir – Alchi – Uleytokpo (72 km)

Day 06: Drive Ulleytokpo – Lamayuru – Leh (180 km)

Day 07: Fight Leh – Delhi then Drive to Agra (200 km)

Day 08: Drive Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

Day 09: Jaipur Sightseeing

Day 10: Drive back to Delhi

Day 11: Departure

 

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi, transfer to nearby hotel for few hours.

Day 02: Delhi – Leh

Early morning transfer to domestic Airport to catch flight for Leh. Arrive Leh, transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is free for acclimatization at leisure (though this may seem like a waste of a day, it is very important to acclimatize yourselves to the altitude and rarified air of Ladakh). Overnight at hotel in Leh. (3500m)

Day 03: Drive Leh – Stok – Matho – Sankar – Shanti Stupa – Leh

After breakfast, drive to Stok via Choklamsarby crossing a bridge over Indus river. In Stok, you visit the royal palace, constructed by the king Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in1825. Inside the Palace, you can see great collection of ancient royal ornaments, Thankas and old statues. After visiting this monastery, drive to Matho village, 10 km. Visit monastery, built by Lama Tumgpa Dorje in 13th century, Only monastery of Saskyapa order of School in Ladakh. The famous two oracles still make appearance during the festival of monastery. Presently 50 monks are residing, practice in Saskyapa order. After visiting this monastery drive back to Leh. Post Lunch, visit Sankar monastery, few kilometers away from the main Market. This monastery is surrounded by the typical houses of Ladakh and barley fields, built in 1847 by 18th Skyabjay Bakula Rinpoche and it is the branch monastery of Spituk. Approximately 40 monks reside. Later enjoy hike around the Leh market. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

Day 04: Drive Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis – Leh

After breakfast, drive to Hemis monastery which is 45 km far from Leh and it takes 90 minute drives. The great Mahasiddha Staktsang Raspa along with ancestor Singey Namgyal built this biggest monastery in 16th century. After visiting this monastery, drive back to Thiksey. Visit the picturesque monastery, is the oldest monastery of Gelugpa School in Ladakh. Great Lama Paldan Shesrap built in 14th century. Here you can see the big statue of the Future Buddha. After visiting this monastery drive back to Leh via visiting Shey Palace. Overnight at Hotel in Leh.

Day 05: Drive Leh – Likir – Alchi – Uleytokpo (72 km)

Morning after breakfast, drive to Ulleytokpo via visiting Likir and Alchi monastery. Enroute you can see the view of Magnetic hill, confluence of Indus and Zanskar River and beautiful villages of Indus valley. Arrive Likir, 56 km west from Leh. Visit Likir monastery, built in 1065 by 5th King of Ladakh Lhachen Gyalpo. Visit huge statue of Matreya Buddha (Future Buddha) beside the monastery. Further 25 minutes' drive leads you to Alchi. Visit Alchi monastery, built by Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo 1000 years ago. Inside the monastery, beautiful and various forms of the Buddha's and bodhisattvas molded in clay. After visit Alchi drive to Ulleytokpo. It is on the 25 minutes' drive from Alchi. Beautiful resort with the view of Indus River. Comfortable night at Ulley resort. (3300m)

Day 06: Drive Ulleytokpo – Lamayuru – Leh (180 km)

Morning, post breakfast drive to Lamayuru, 56 km. on way you pass through spectacular landscape and awesome brolen land of moon before Lamauru village. Visit the monastery, built by Arahat Nimagung in between 10th and 11th century. The cave where Mahasidha Naropa resided and meditated is still to be seen inside the monastery. After the visit drive back to Leh, 126 km. En route visit Spituk monastery, founded by Od-Lde in the 11th century AD. According to history, when the monastic community was introduced by the great translator Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo visited this monastery and named it Pethup (means exemplary). During the reign of King Daragspa Bum-Lde, Gelugspa order was introduced and is considered to be the oldest Gelugpa sect monastery in the Indus valley. Spituk administers Sankar monastery in Leh and also the Stok village's monastery. After the visit, continue drive to Leh. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

Day 07: Fight Leh – Delhi then Drive to Agra (200 km)

Early in the morning, transfer to Airport to catch flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and drive to Agra. Arrive Agra. If Time permits visit Taj Mahal Sunset view. Overnight at Hotel in Agra.

Agra : One of the great Mughal cities of South Asia, with minor interruptions. Agra alternated with Delhi as the capital of their empire. Little is known about it before the Muslim conquest. Agra stands on the right bank of the river Yamuna, site of Love's most splendid monument, the Taj Mahal. Agra was founded by the first Aryan settlers, and named " Arya Graha" which with time was shortened to Agra.

The Taj Mahal : The state of the Taj declined with the fortunes of the Mughal Empire, the garden becoming overgrown. The architectural masterpiece was built in 1630 by Shah Jahan, in memory of his favorite wife and adviser, Mumtaz Mahal (crown of the palace) 20,000 workers and artists, some coming from Europe and Persia, spent 22 years working on this monuments of love wrought in sandstone, marble and semi-precious jewels.
NOTE :- Taj Mahal closed on Friday

Agra Fort : On the West Bank of the Yamuna River, Akbar's magnificent fort dominates the center of the city. The son of Sher Shah originally used the site, but the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the wall and gates and the first building inside. Overnight at Hotel in Agra.

Day 08: Drive Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

Leave after breakfast for Jaipur, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. We will proceed to Jaipur Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

Fatehpur Sikri : 37 Kms West of Agra. Fatehpur Sikri – the deserted capital of Emperor Akbar, in 1570, Akbar built the breath- taking city of Fatehpur Sikri as a token of devotion to the Saint Sheikh Salim Chesti.

Day 09: Jaipur Sightseeing

Sawai Jai Singh II, the Maharaja of the Kachhwaha Clan of Rajputs, who ruled from 1699-1744, founded Jaipur (City of Victory) in 1727. The city is a highly distinctive city. Built with ancient Hindu building suggests a decline in architectural power and originality. The "pink" a traditional color of welcome, was paint added in 1853 in honor of the visit by Prince Albert, and the tradition has survived to this day.

Jantar Mantar (Observatory) : Literally "Instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens', the Jantar Mantar was built between 1728 and 1734. Not content with brass, Jai Singh wanted things on a grand scale and chose stone with a marble facing on the important planes. Each of the instruments serves a particular function and each gives an accurate reading. The observatory is a fascinating and attractive site to walk round.

Amer : 11 kms North of Jaipur, this was the ancient capital of the Kachhawaha Rajputs from 1037 until Sawai Jai Singh II moved to newly created Jaipur. The building of the fort-palace was begun by Raja Man Singh, a noted Rajput general in Akbar's army. The architecture shows distinct Mughal influence. The route there is very attractive,Leaving the town and travelling first across the surrounding plain.

The City Palace (1728-1732) : Occupies the center of Jaipur, covers 1/7 of its area an is surrounded by a high wall. This was the Guest Pavilion and has a very attractive white marble frontage. On the first floor is the Tactile and Costume Museum. When Jai Singh moved his court from Amber to the new palace, 4 out of the 36 imperial Departments were devoted to costumes and textiles.

Hawa Mahal : Forming part of the East wall of the palace complex and best seen from the street courtside the palace is the " Palace of the Winds" this famous building in Jaipur is in part simply a pink sandstone facade. Overnight at Hotel in Jaipur.

Day 10: Drive back to Delhi

After breakfast drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi; transfer to hotel for day use only, afternoon is free. Late evening transfer to International Airport for catch the return flight.

Day 11: Departure

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No. of Pax

Cost with A-Category Hotels

  • 02 to 03 Pax

    €1005 per person
  • 04 to 06 Pax

    €875 per person
  • 07 to 09 Pax

    €820 per person
  • 10 to 09 Pax

    €770 per person
  • Single Room Supplement

    €220 per person

 

  • One Tour Leader Compliementary on Paying for 10-12 Pax
  • Included: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner except in Delhi.
  • Rates are valid till December 2017.
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    Cost Includes :

    • Hotel: Neat & Clean in Central Delhi with Bed & Breakfast.
    • A Class Hotel in Leh.
    • Standard Hotel in Agra and Jaipur with Bed & Breakfast.
    • All ground transportation in Delhi, Agra & Jaipur by air-conditioned car/coach.
    • All ground transportation in Ladakh by non air-conditioned jeep.
    • Local English speaking guide in Delhi, Ladakh, Jaipur & Agra.
    • Entry fee to monasteries / monuments in Ladakh only.

     

    Cost Does not Includes :

    • International/ Domestic Flights
    • Lunches & Dinners in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
    • Sleeping bag and Personal clothing.
    • Insurance and medical evacuation.
    • Tips, hard & soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, anything not specified above and any item of personal nature.
    • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road block and flight cancellations due to natural calamities etc.
    • Entry fee of monuments in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
    • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Cost includes”.
    • GST (Goods & Services Tax) 5% on the complete bill

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