DAY 01 DELHI TO JAIPUR (258KMS / 6HRS.)
Arrival at Delhi, Morning drive to Jaipur, on arrival checks in at hotel. Jaipur, a royal city where the past comes alive through its rugged forts and palace. Some of the palaces, once the residence of maharajas have now been converted into heritage hotels. Enjoy the sites of Rajasthani women in whirlpool skirts and bright veils, with dainty silver jewelry, and tall men in colorful turbans, while traveling to the city. Your tour starts with the stimulating cruise to Amber Fort perching at top of the hill. A royal ride on elephant’s back up to the hill will take you to the bygone era of Rajas and Maharajas. A visit to the Jagmandir or the hall of victory and Jaimahal amidst the lake with its exquisite mirror works is going to be a memorable experience. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 02 JAIPUR
Morning, Jaipur tour has lot in its stores for its visitors. Start the city tour visiting City Palace and enjoy the museum storing the paintings, artifacts and royal dresses. The palace is still used as a residence by the royal family. Continue the tour by visiting the Observatory-Jantar Mantar. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds through the Rose – Pink city, the official buildings and the market places of Jaipur. Evenings are at leisure. Try out delicious Rajasthani cuisine at famous Choki Dani where you are served with typical Rajasthani style with non-stop mouth watering courses. Go for shopping at the famous government emporiums for handicraft items, or tie and dye textiles.At night back in the hotel- after a day full of enthralling experiences.
DAY 03 JAIPUR TO AGRA (232KMS / 5HRS.)
On Arrival in Delhi drive to Agra by Road, Checkin at Hotel after freshenup we proceed for Agra by Road.
TAJ MAHAL – Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.
AGRA FORT – Fort built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.
Afternoon drive to Jaipur enroute visiting FATEHPUR SIKRI -the deserted red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its “ruins” are in pristine condition … it’s not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of it’s grandeur.. Overnight at Agra.
DAY 04 AGRA TO CHANDIGARH (440KMS / 11HRS.)
After breakfast we proceed for Chandigarh by Road. Overnight at Chandigarh.
DAY 05 CHANDIGARH TO MANALI (279KMS / 7HRS.)
Arrive Manali and check-in at your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 MANALI
Morning proceed for Manali visiting Hadimba Devi Temple – built in the tranquil and serene woods, Vashist Bath, Tibetan Monastery, and Roerich art Gallery. In the afternoon half day tour of Naggar Castle and local Bazar Ping. Return to the hotel for Overnight stay in Manali.
DAY 07 MANALI
Full day tour of Rohtang Pass – The majesty of the mountains and the glaciers can be seen at their best, you have next two hours to enjoy this snowy haven. Take a sledge ride down the slopes, try your luck climbing the little snow hills. On your descent to Manali, halt at the Rahalla falls and Solang Valley. The Magnificent views and natural beauty are a never-ending source of delight. Also halt at Marhi, Rahla falls, Nehru Kund. Return to the hotel for Overnight stay in Manali.
DAY 08 MANALI TO SHIMLA (260KMS / 7HRS.)
After breakfast we checkout from hotel and drive to Shimla . Situated at a panoramic location, this hilly town is surrounded by green pastures and snow-capped peaks. Arrive at Shimla & check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 09 SHIMLA
You depart for the winter sports capital – Kufri, where you can photograph yourself in hired Pahari or Himachali outfits, enjoy horse riding or yak riding (on own). Proceed to Naldhera, which is famous for its golf course and scenic beauty. Later in the evening you can visit the famous Mall Road of Shimla, where you could shop or just stroll around the Ridge. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 10 SHIMLA TO DELHI (370KMS)
Morning drive to Delhi. Drop at Railway Station / Airport. TOUR END