Glorious Golden Triangle Tour with Leh (Ladakh)
Tour Route: Delhi – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Delhi – Leh- Alchi- Nubra Valley- Leh-Delhi
Tour Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Welcome to Capital city of India, Delhi! Upon arrival you shall be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 2 - Delhi Sightseeing
A day dedicated to both an Old and New Delhi. Visit Old Delhi, covering the Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Ashoka Pillar and world famous Chandni Chowk bazaar. This afternoon, explore New Delhi as you drive along Rajpath to view the Parliament House, the President's House and India Gate. Visit the Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and Birla Temple. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 3 - Delhi / Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur. Later visit old city and Monkey Temple along with light & sound show at Amber fort. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 4 - Jaipur Sightseeing
Embark on your visit to hill fortress of Amber, riding on decorated elephants to the top. Later, tour Jaipur City and visit Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the ancient observatory. Evening at Nahargarh Fort for a stunning sun set view along with dinner there. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 5 - Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra
Drive to Agra, en route visit Bharatpur Birds Sanctuary & the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. Overnight stay at Agra.
Day 6 - Agra Sightseeing/ Delhi
This morning visit the Great Taj Mahal for a glorious sunrise view. After visit Mehtab Bagh and Agra Fort. Later drive to Delhi for an overnight stay there.
Day 7 – Delhi / Leh
This morning board your flight to Leh. You will be collected from the hotel by your driver and driven straight to the airport. This will be done so that there is plenty of time to check in and easily catch your flight from Delhi to Leh. On arrival, you are again collected from the airport and driven to your hotel in central Leh. Leh is at 3,500m above sea level. It is important to rest and relax for the rest of the day to acclimatise. Should you wish to, you would be more than welcome to visit the Shanti Stupa. This monument offers fantastic views over the city.
Day 8 – Leh
This morning you will be up early as you visit the Thikse Monastery at 6am to witness the morning prayers. If this is a little to early for you that is not a problem, just speak with your Country Specialist. You can also spend time exploring the areas and monasteries of Thikse and Shey before your return to Leh.
Day 9 – Leh / Alchi
A two hour drive takes you from Leh to Alchi. The drive often takes considerably longer as there are a number of interesting places to stop including; a Sikh temple, the Indus / Zanskar River confluence, Magnetic Hill and some fine photogenic examples of stark, cold desert scenery. On arrival, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 10 – Alchi
The day is spent exploring Alchi with particular emphasis on Alchi Choshkor. This collection of ancient temples is surrounded by friendly markets and is easily explored.
Day 11 – Alchi / Leh
The drive back from Alchi to Leh is broken up with a visit to the eroded remains of Basgo and Likir Monasteries. On arrival in Leh, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 12 – Leh / Nubra Valley
Today starts with a long drive from Leh over the world's highest pass, to get to the Nubra Valley. The drive could take longer as there are a number of photo stops, some amazing scenery and a recommended restaurant stop. On arrival in the picturesque Nubra Valley, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 13 – Nubra Valley
An hour's drive takes you around the valley to Samstanling Monastery. One of the more modern monasteries, you are likely to hear the monks at prayer at more sociable hours. In complete contrast to yesterday and the glaciers of the pass, the afternoon is spent riding through the Hundar sand dunes on camelback.
Day 14 – Nubra Valley / Leh
The drive to Nubra Valley back to Leh is likely to be considerably shorter. On arrival, the rest of the day is at leisure, but you are welcome to take a walking tour around Ladakh's capital should you wish.
Day 15 – Leh / Depart
You are collected from the hotel and driven to the airport in plenty of time to catch your flight for onward journey.
Highlights of tour-
- A walk through the world famous mile-long Chandni Chawak bazaar
- Glorious sunrise view at The Great Taj Mahal
- Tonga ride [cart-ride] outside the Great Taj Mahal, Agra
- Elephant ride up to the Amber fort, Jaipur
- Stunning sunset view at Nahargarh Fort & dine out at ‘’Padao’’ Restaurant with breathtaking view of the Jaipur city
- Morning prayers at Thikse Monastery.
- Cross the world's highest pass.
- See unique Indian Buddhist art.
- Experience Tibetan culture.
- Enjoy spectacular views throughout.
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