Blooming North India
Arrival @ Delhi Airport. Check in to the hotel. proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. You will then drive past from the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head toward Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi. (Sightseeing will be as per time permit)
Morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to Airport to for your Flight to Bagdogra. Pickup from Bagdogra airport Proceed to proceed to Darjeeling, via Mirik Lake. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Dep: 03.30am early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8364 Ft / 2550 Mts) to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (Subject to weather condition). On way back visit Batasia Loop and back to Hotel. 09am visit Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tenzing Rock, Ava Art gallery& outer view of a Tea Estate, Back to hotel. Afternoon free for your own activities.Overnight Stay in Hotel at Darjeeling.
Departure 08.00am after breakfast proceed to Kalimpong. Afternoon visit Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gumpa and flower nurseries. overnight stay at kalimpong .
Full day sightseeing in Gangtok visiting Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry (closed on Sundays) and Enchey Monastery. After Sightseeing drop at Hotel for Lunch.Overnight Stay in Hotel at Gangtok.
After breakfast excursion to Tsomgo lake. Afternoon back to hotel. Overnight in Gangtok.
Morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to pelling. Overnight stay at pelling.
After breakfast sightseeing in Pelling visiting Khechipalri Lake, Rambi Falls, Kanchenjunga Falls, Pemayangste Monastery and Rabtense Ruins. After visit drop at hotel over night stay Pelling.
Morning after breakfast checkout from the Hotel and DROP Bagdogra Air Port. For your flight to Delhi. Arrival at Delhi and further to drive to Agra. On arrival, check in to the hotel and proceed to visit Agra Fort (if time pemits). Dinner and Overnight in Agra
After breakfast, check out and proceed to Visit Taj Mahal. Later drive to Jaipur and enroute Visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site. Further drive to Jaipur and check into your Hotel. Jaipur is the gateway to the magnificent and vibrant state of Rajasthan. Evening take a stroll in the markets of Jaipur for the traditional dresses and shoes, curio shops, blue pottery etc. Overnight in Jaipur.
Proceed for full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’. The city of Jaipur is capital to the state of Rajasthan, famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. Jaipur owes its name to the founder of the city, warrior king Sawai Jai Singh II. Visit the Amber Fort. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on Elephant back. Prominent structures inside the fort are the Diwan-i-Aam, adorned with latticed galleries, the Ganesh Pol, with a beautiful painted image of Lord Ganesh, and the stunning Sheesh Mahal, a hall decorated with thousands of tiny mirrors. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows was designed so the ladies of the palace could look out onto the streets unobserved. Later you will visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The museums here showcase rare and ancient manuscripts, arms dating back to the 15th century, and costumes of erstwhile royalty. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time, and tracking stars in their orbits. Overnight in Jaipur.
After breakfast, check out and drive back to Delhi. On arrival, you will be transferred to Delhi Airport for onward flight journey.