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North India Adventure Package

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Amritsar - Dharamshala - Manali

Day 1 : Delhi

Pick up from Delhi International Airport and transfer to Hotel Include sight seeing around Delhi (Red Fort,Rajghat,Jantar Mantar,India Gate,Qtab Minar,Lotus Temple and Birla Mandir).O/N Delhi.

Jantar Mantar. Few minutes walk from Connaught Place is a strange collection of solomon coloured structures. These were built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur and is actually an observatory.

Red Fort Red Fort or lal qila as it is more popularly known is a masterpiece of architecture and one of the most haunting spots for tourists from both India and abroad.

The Raj Ghats The city has many important political figures'''' souls resting in peace like the Raj Ghat of Mahatma Gandhi, Shanti Van of Jawaharlal Nehru, Shakti sthal of Indira Gandhi and many others Which are located Along the banks of Jamuna.

Rajpath & India Gate - India Gate, a majestic structure, 42 metres high, is set at the end of Rajpath, perhaps the most beautiful area of New Delhi with plush green lawns in the backdrop.

Qutab Minar  -Qutub Minar, after the Red Fort is the most sought after spot by tourists who come to Delhi.It is 72.5 metres high and one has to climb 379 steps to get to the top.

Lotus Temple - Shaped like a half opened Lotus flower, this temple is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. Bahai's Temple is a marvel of modern architecture, which is visible from several spots in south Delhi. The lotus flower signifies purity and peace, a representation of the Manifestation of God, to the people of India. This ancient symbol has been given a modern and contemporary form in the structure of the Bahai House of Worship drawing into its sanctum sanctorum people from all races, religious backgrounds and culture from around the globe. It represents the Bahai faith, - an independent world religion; divine in origin, all embracing in scope, broad in its outlook, scientific in its method, humanitarian in its principles, and dynamic in the influence.

Birla Temple  - Significance: This is one of the landmarks in the nation’s capital New Delhi. It was built in the 20th century by the Birla family of industrialists known for its many other temples in India. It is modern in concept and construction. It attracts several devotees and international tourists. The presiding deity here is Lakshmi Narain (Vishnu).

History: This temple was built over a six year period (1933 - 1939) and was opened by Mahatma Gandhi.

Architecture: The highest tower in the temple reaches a height of 165 feet while the ancillary towers reach 116 feet. The Geeta Bhavan, a hall is adorned with beautiful paintings depicting scenes from Indian mythology. There is also a temple dedicated to Buddha in this complex with fresco paintings describing his life and work. The entire complex, especially the walls and the upper gallery are full of paintings carried out by artists from Jaipur in Rajasthan. The rear of the temple has been developed as an artificial mountainous landscape with fountains and waterfalls. Other shrines in the temple: Durga and Shiva are the other major deities housed in this temple. Mention must be made of the Buddha temple in this complex. religion.

Day 2 : Delhi - Agra

Agra Fort - Architectural wonder in stone. - Within a radius of 3 kilometers, on the banks of the river Yamuna, rises the crescent like Agra Fort. Designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am and Moti Masjid. Later it was used by his son Jehangir also as the seat of power. Shahjahan modeled his creation, the Red Fort at Delhi on this fort. The Agra fort happens to be on the same bank of the river Yamuna as the Taj Mahal which is visible in all its beauty from one side of the fort. So very ironically, Shahjahan, a prisoner of his son Aurangzeb in his old age was put in a cell from where he could gaze at the Taj Mahal at a distance, from his cell in the Agra Fort.

The fort has four gates and is enclosed by a double barricaded wall of red sand stone. Many buildings were constructed within the fort of which very few remain till date. One of the most significant ones is the multi storied Jahangir Mahal built by Akbar for his wife Jodha Bai. The Mahal is reached through an impressive gateway and its inner courtyard consists of beautiful halls, profuse carvings on stone, exquisitely carved heavy brackets, piers and cross beams.

Sikandra - Sikandra, 10 kms north west of Agra, is the final resting place of Emperor Akbar. The Tomb of Akbar shows an interesting fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture reflecting the spirit of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Akbar began the construction of his own garden mausoleum during his lifetime, a red sandstone structure in a char-bagh meaning 4-square formal garden.

Itmad-ul-Daulah's Tomb - This tomb was erected by Nur Jahan in sweet memory of her father Ghiasud-Din-Beg between 1622-1628 A.D. This white marble structure of the pre-Taj era though smaller is often considered equal if not better to the great one itself.

Chini Ka Rauza  -Reputed to be an Afzal Khan creation, a high official in the court of Shahjahan, Chini Ka Rauza is decorated by glazed tiles on the facade. It depicts the Persian influence on Mughal architecture.

Ram Bagh - It was created by Emperor Babar and is one of the earliest Mughal gardens.

Soami Bagh / Dayal Bagh - 15 km from Agra, Soamibagh houses the samadhi of the founder of Radha Swami faith, 'Swamiji Maharaj'. The main structure is a majestic building, 110 feet in height, built of pure white marble. The most impressive features of the samadhi are the detailed and exquisite carvings on the walls, arches and pillar capitals. The belief here is that construction work should never end, making it into a living monument, for work is going on incessantly since 1904.

Day 3 : Agra

Taj Mahal - An Emperor's Lament - Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal. It is a sublime experience of the greatest love story ever told. Today India's most fascinating and beautiful masterpiece, this perfectly symmetrical edifice is set amidst landscaped gardens on the banks of the Yamuna river. The Taj was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. After her untimely death, Shah Jahan had her mortal remains buried in this mausoleum. And after his own demise he was placed to rest next to his beloved queen in the same mausoleum. Under the dome, below the ground level, in a dimly lit chamber, lie the mortal remains of Shahjahan and his beloved queen Mumtaz, reminding the world of their undying love.

Planning and construction for the Taj started in 1634 and continued for over two decades. The Taj has been constructed on a 313 square feet marble platform that stands above a sandstone one. The tomb is encased in pure white marble brought in from Makrana (in Rajasthan) and Persia (present day Iran). The walls are decorated with flawless sculptures and inlaid design of flowers and calligraphy cut from precious gems. The dome is made of white marble, but the tomb is set against the plain across the river and it is this background that works its magic of colors that, through their reflection, change the view of the Taj. The Taj is most alluring in the relative quiet of early morning, shrouded in mists and the color changes from soft yellow to pearly cream and dazzling white; it is well worth a visit at different times.

The Taj has been a visual delight for viewers over the ages. The monument looks its best on clear full moon nights. It looks its spectacular best in the full moon nights of October, when the skies are clear and the Taj is bathed in the off-white moonlight. However, it is a delight even in the radiance of dawn and the orange glow of sunset. The Taj in all its timeless beauty is still the inspiration of poets and painters, writers and photographers.

The Taj remains closed for visitors on Friday.

Day 4 : Agra - Fatehpur - Jaipur

Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri which is one of the most attractive place.It is built by Akbar as a remembrance of the birth of his son.It is regarded as Emperor Akbar’s crowining architectural legacy.The wonderful Jaipur located in Eastern Rajesthan at a height four hundred and thirty meters.Teej and Gangaur are among the colourful festivities that makes Jaipur a must visit destination.On reaching Jaipur check in Hotel and spend the rest of the day visit some Monuments and shopping for the famous Camel Leather Items,Handicrafts,Jewellery and Gems Fabrics and Carpets and so on.O/N Jaipur.

Fatehpur Sikri - The City of Victory - 37 kms from the city of Agra, stands Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s capital. Full credit goes to the Archeological Survey of India for this perfectly preserved example of a Mughal city at the height of the empire’s splendour. It is an attraction no visitor to Agra should miss. This sprawling structure is made of red sandstone and combines both Hindu and Mughal architecture.This walled city contains the mausoleum of the Sufi fakir, Saleem Chisti who is said to have granted Akbar and his Hindu queen Jodhabai their wish for a son. The main entrance to Fatehpur Sikri is through the 175 feet Buland Darwaza, the highest gateway in the world. It was built by Akbar to commemorate his victory over Khandesh in Gujarat.

The Panch Mahal ia a five-storeyed tower, the highest point in Fatehpur Sikri. This extremely airy tower is supposed to have been used by one of the emperor's many queens. Open: Sunrise to Sunset

HAWA MAHAL - built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Originally designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below. Now it houses a well laid out museum. The display “Jaipur past and present” is the special feature of this newly setup museum.

JANTAR MANTAR (Observatory) - built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonaryinstruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky.

CITY PALACE AND S.M.S. II MUSEUM - situated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am (Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations and collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private audience) has a marble pawed gallery Mubarak Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and textiles. There is a Clock Tower near Mubarak Mahal. Sileh Khana has a collection of armory and weapons. arh fort.

BIRLA PLANETARIUM - It offers unique audio-visual education about stars and entertainment with its modern computerised projection system. Entry fee As. 20.00 show timings: 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 18.00, 19.00 hrs. Phone: 2381594

JALMAHAL - (6 kms) on the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.

LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE - is situated just below the Moti 000ngri, known for the intricate marble carvings in white marble, popularly known as Birla Temple.

AMER - The old capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of craggy hills. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. It is a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The solemn dignity of it red sandstone and white marble pavilions, when reflected in the lake at the foot hill, is a sight to behold. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh, the additional extensions were built by Maharaja Mirja Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh lIthe last Maharaja of Amer, who built a new city called Jaipur, where he shfted his capital in 1727.

The palace complex is lavishly ornamented and displays the riches of Amer. Sheesh Mahal chamber of Mirrors. Diwan-e-Am or the Hall of Public Audience is a beautifully proportioned hall open on three sides and stands on two rows of ornamented pillars. Diwan e-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience has delicate mosaic work in glass. Sukh mandir is guarded by sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory. Throughout the massive fort finely carved lattice windows, exquisitely painted doorways, halls and finely sculptured pillars crave for attention.

Day 5 : Jaipur - Amritsar

We start drive early in the morning after having a breakfast at Hotel through Ganganagar.Afternoon we reach at Amritsar.We do some local halfday sightseeing around Amritsar ( Jalianwala bag,Durgiana Templa and Golden Temple).O/N Amritsar.

Located in the heart of the city is the Golden Temple, the most visited tourist attraction of Amritsar. Characterised by its four entrance doors (called deoris) in all four directions and the tastefully decorated shrines, in terms of art and architecture, the Golden Temple welcomes everyone regardless of the religion or faith one follows. The stunning sanctum, shimmering in the water of the holy tank, flanked by spotlessly clean marble walkways and pavements makes it breathtakingly beautiful.

A historical monument that tells the sad story of mass killing during the independence movement in India, Jalianwallah Bagh is another must visit in Amritsar. Here lies the memorial of the martyrs of the 1919 massacre by British General Dyer. Presently the place also has a park. The Martyr’s Gallery is open from 9 am to 5 pm in summers and from 10 am to 4 pm during winters.

Amritsar also houses a wonderful temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga. Easily accessible from the Golden Temple, the Durgiana Mandir also offers puja to deities of Lakshmi and Narayana. Supposedly built during the 16th century AD, the temple lies in the middle of a medium sized lake giving it a wonderful overall view. The temple, a massive structure, was built on the style of the nearby Golden Temple. Worth a visit.

Day 6 : Amritsar - Dharamsala
After having a breakfast we start drive to Dhaeamsala the Little Lasha covered with beautiful Dhouladhar Mountains Include with half day sightseeing (Bhagsu Nag Temple,Dalai Lama Temple,St. John Church and Tibetan Liberary Men Tse Khang.

LORD ELGIN’S MEMORIAL : After the horrors of 1857, india’s First War of Independence, Queen Victoria assumed the title of Empress of india.Her Prime Minister, Lord Canning made the proclamation and the Governor General’s titles was raised to that of Viceroy of india.

BHAGSUNAG : Near Mcleodganj is the shrine of BhagsuNag dedicated to Lord Shiva, not far from a small but lovely Waterfall. Within easy walking distance from the Mcleod Ganj.Baghsu nag is famous for its ancient temple, the tank and the spring are considered sacred by the Hindus.

TSUGLAG KHANG (Dalai Lama's Temple Complex) : Tsuglag Khang, The Dalai Lama’s temple complex, is the life-blood of the village. Located a short walk away from the bus station at the center of town, the complex houses the Namgyal Monastery (which trains monks for rituals associated with the temple), the main temple and a smaller shrine that houses a huge gilded statue of the Buddha, along with two smaller, but no less impressive statues of Chenresig and Guru Rinpoche.

Men –Tsee-Khang : The Tibetan medical system is one of the world's oldest known medical traditions, a center was established to develop and research this medicine in Tibet as far back as the 17th Century. This center continues today in Tibet and India under the name Men- Tsee- Khang (The Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute). The Men-Tsee- Khang is a charitable, cultural and educational institution that functions under the guidance and support of His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

Today the Institute has evolved into the world's leading institution for the study and promotion of Tibetan medicine and Astro science, holding leading seminars and conferences at it's numerous colleges. It has departments dedicated to Herbal Product Research, Materia Medica research, Pharmacology, Clinical Research and Astrology, The fundamental endeavors of Men Tsee Khang are to produce medicinal and body care preparations based on the philosophy that humans should live in Harmony with Nature and based on the Tibetan Medicine and Astrological tradition. The income derived from the sales of these products provides funds to assist in the cultural educational and charitable activities and with the preservation of the ancient system of medicine and astrological science that is fundamental to the Tibetan culture. Men Tsee Khang Exports in New Delhi (an undertaking of Men-Tsee-Khang {Tibetan Medical & Astrological Institute of H.H.The Dalai Lama, Dharamsala}) was established on August 4, 1994 to market Men-Tsee-Khang's various non-medicinal and SORIG health products, based on the Tibetan Science of Healing.

Day 7 : 6 Days Trek to Bharmour

We start 6 days trek to Bharmour from Mcleod Ganj.Day first we are camping at Triund which is 9 KM from Mcleod Ganj the best camping sight in the Dhouladhar region 2875Mts.

DAY 8: TRIUND TO LAHESH CAVE (Height 3500m Distance 6Km)

This is an acclimatization day. After a short ascent from Triund traverse a ridge to reach Laka Got a temporary shepherd camp. Laka Got is situated at the snout of small glacier, which is full of snow and ice in early summer, and the snow melts away during the monsoon. From Laka Got it is a sleep ascent for two km. Over rocky ridge to reach Lahesh Cave. Night stay in the cave of camp at Laka Got.
DAY 9 LAHESH CAVE TO CHATTA PARAO(Height 4350m Distance 10km)

Climb to Indrahaar pass 4350Mts. Early start is recommended. After climbing Indrahaar Pass lunch at Nag Dal Lake and start trekking to stay at Chatta in small cave or there is space for camping also.

DAY 10: CHATTA PARAO TO KUWARSI VILLAGE (Height 2730m Distance 14 km)

The stretch up to chatta nullah is 6 km descent and crossing the strem walk over a long pasture land before into a thick forest of pines. Kuwarsi is a small trival village surrounded by thickly wooded pine trees. Night stay in the village.

DAY 11: KUWARSI TO SIUR (Distance 18km)

A six hour adventurous walk where the path has been cut in to the vertical mountain side.During this walk one also gets a glorious view of the river Ravi apart from the rest of the picturesque walk. Night stay at Siur village in tents.


A short gradual ascent to Bharmour where one gets to view the famous Chaurasi 84 Ttemples built in one complex as well as enjoy the natural beauty of this valley, where one can also relex for the rest of the days as well as take note of the diffrerence of the cultural and natural changes through the trek. Night stay in hotel Bharmour.


A short drive to Chamba from Bharmour can view the famous Laxmi Narayan temple and the Bhuri Singh museum also Housing Kangra Paintings. From here we take a cool night drive back to Dharamshala by jeep.

Day 14 : Dharamsala to Naggar

We start early morning to Naggar and by noon we visit some places in Naggar Rohriech art gallery.O/N Naggar.

ROHRIECH ART GALLERY : Two kilometre above the bus stand is the house that Nikolai Roerich settled in when he made the kullu Vlley his home.Its also the house that Hindi cinemas original oomph girl Devika Rani lived in after she married Roerich’s son Svetoslav, in 1945.She leter had the house converted in to an art centre,which much later became the Roerich Museum.It houses Roerich’ paintings prints and family memorabilia.The governments of Himachal and Russia now jointly manage it.A lso check out Himachali costumes, Stone and woodcarvings of Russia artefacts in the Urusvati Himalayan Folk Art Museum a part of the Roerich Museum.Also within the same estate is the Roerich Art Gallery.

Day 15 : Naggar to Delhi back.

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