Standing on the banks of the River Yamuna, New Delhi, the capital city of India is the most visited tourist destination of the country. Ruled by many great dynasties and empires, this imperial city has been the epicenter of political, cultural, social, and religious, evolution. Delhi reflects a picture rich with architecture, culture, and religion. You can dive deep into history, monuments, galleries, museums, gardens and exotic shows. From labyrinthine streets, famous food stalls, and lively markets of Old Delhi, to tree lined boulevards, massive colonial buildings, skyscrapers, and malls, Delhi is undoubtedly a graceful juxtaposition of old tradition and modernity.
The city's importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. No wonder chroniclers of Delhi culture - from Chand Bardai and Amir Khusro to present days writers - have never been at a loss for topics. In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets.
India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, Humayun’s Tomb, Chandini Chowk, Safdarjang Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Birla Mandir, Akshardham temple, Jama Masjid, Bangla Sahib, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lotus Temple, are major tourist attractions in Delhi. Some other noteworthy Delhi travel destinations include Rajghat, National Science Center, Parliament House, Cannaught Place, Nehru Planetarium, and National Museum.
Area: 1,483 sq km
Latitudinal parallel: 28.3oN
Longitudinal meridian: 77.13oE
Altitude: 293 m above sea level
Population: 13.85million (Census 2001)
Average Temperature: 45oC (Max) - usually in May - Jun, 5oC (Min) - usually in Dec - Jan
Desirable Clothes: Woollen for winters and light cotton for summers
Rainfall: 714 mm
Monsoon: July to mid-September
Population: 13.85 (Census 2001)
Season: Extreme climate with very hot summer and very cold winter
Best time to visit: October to March
STD Code: 011
Languages: Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi
Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Bahai Faith
Day 1 : Kathmandu to Delhi
Meet and Greet from our representative at the airport. Transfer to the hotel and evening at Leisure.
Day 2 : Delhi – Haridwar / Rishikesh
Drive to Haridwar, an important Hindu pilgrimage. Visit Har-Ki-Puri, the confluence where thousands of Hindu pilgrims come to wash away their sins! Watch the interesting GANGA AARTI – literally worshipping of the Ganges. (Please remember that Haridwar and Rishikesh are holy pilgrimages therefore, you can neither get meat products nor alcohol here). After dinner Later in the evening drive to Rishikesh (30 minutes drive) and Over night stay in hotel.
Day 3 : In Rishikesh
Rishikesh lies at the foothill of the great Himalayas. Visit the Laxman Jhula, a swing bridge, where you can cross over the other bank and take a walk downstream through the lovely forest to arrive at Ram Jhula ( another swing bridge ) – the cross over point to the home Bank. The area is lined with beautiful temples, ashram (rest house cum residential quarters affiliated to the temples), and small shops selling trinket items. Sightseeing. Over night at Hotel.
Day 4 : Haridwar/Rishikesh- Shimla
In the morning drive to Shimla .you reach Shimla perched at 7000 feet above sea level - Shimla, The heady combinations of Chill mountain air, orchards and colonial charms which still makes Shimla a dream get away. Upon arrival check in hotel and rest of the day at leisure. In evening take a walk to the Mall road and over night stay at the hotel.
Day 5 : Shimla- Manali
Shimla - Kufri. After Morning breakfast, tour of Shimla - Excursion trip for Kufari (25 kms.)Kalbadevi Temple, Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple or stop for a while at the beautiful stained - glass - windows of Christ Church, which was built in the 1850 's. After sight seeing proceed to Manali. The drive to Manali is through up and down hill slopes but yet the scenic beauty is very much enchanting. It passes through an important hill resort of Kullu, the district headquarters situated on the bank of river Beas. On arrival check-in at the htel and relax. Maybe take a brief walk through the very short distance Mall Road.
Day 6 : Manali
Manali -after early breakfast Full day tour of Attraction of Rohtang Pass and Salong Valley. 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. Evening at leisure, return back to the hotel and over night stay at the hotel.
Day 7 : Manali
After breakfast Make a trip for Manikaran and Kasol Valley: There are several temples in the Mani Karan village. It is also famous for hot water springs and religious ceremonies for both Hindu and Sikh religion.
Day 8 : Manali – Chandigarh
Start early in the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel, proceed to Chandigarh, Nature lovers from different parts of the country flock here to view the beautiful theme gardens of the city. The reservoir of places to see in Chandigarh is very large. Chandigarh is located on the foothills of Shivaliks. It is regarded as one of the best planned city of Asia. It is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. French architect Charles Edouard Jeanneret designed the city. It is a pollution and slum free city.
The highlights of Chandigarh city are: Rock Garden which is a fantabulous example of utilization of waste materials. Sukhana Lake :Sukhana Lake is an artificial Lake created by damming a seasonal River Sukhana Choe. Over night at Hotel
Day 9 : Chandigarh -Delhi
After Breakfast start early and reach Delhi by early afternoon. Arrive at Delhi, transfer to Hotel. After lunch go for local sightseeing in Delhi which includes India Gate, President’s house, Raj Ghat, Gandhi Museam, Lotus Temple and also drive past Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Over night at the hotel.
Day 10 : Delhi to Kathmandu
After Breakfast proceed to airport and fly back to Nepal.
· Accommodation on twin sharing basis
· 3 meals a day
· English speaking Tour Guide
· All transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle
· Necessary entrance fees and permits.
· Government Royalties
o International and internal airfares
o Airport taxes
o Drinks, tip and other expenses of personal nature
o Travel Insurance
o Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events
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