| Come discover Ladakh, the land of endless wonders.
After your adventure tour of Ladakh, enjoy Royal India, featuring Delhi, Taj
Mahal and Jaipur.
Day I NEW YORK/DELHI:
Welcome aboard your flight to Delhi, en-route
to Ladakh tour. Enjoy the regal hospitality by silk sari clad hostesses.
Indulge yourself with delicious Indian and Continental cuisine.
Day 2 DELHI:
This evening arrive in Delhi, where you'll be
received and escorted to Hotel Ambassador/ Hotel Qutab.
Day 3 DELHI:
Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour includes,
the Presidential-Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, Qutab Minar Tower,
Jantar Mantar, the fashionable Connaught Circus. Red Fort, Chandni Chowk,
Mahalaxmi Temple and Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi. Evening free.
Day 4 DELHI/LEH:
Early this morning fly to Leh,capital of Ladakh tour. With the
inhabitants of 50,000, Leh is located in small valley just the north of Indus
valley. We'll take complete rest for proper acclimatization to the high
Leh to Lamayuru, Likir and Alchi and night halt at Alchi.
Sightseeing Lamayuru, After exploring villages around the area, it comes as a
surprise to find that Lamayuru is a cute little hamlet
surrounded by rugged Hindukush peaks. The
gompa completely overshadowes the landscape which happens to be the most famous
and spectacular monastery in Ladakh. Alchi and Likir Monasteries, these two
monasteries are located near Saspol on the Srinagar-Leh road. They house many
gigantic clay statue of Buddha in various forms. The primary attraction of
these monasteries is, however, their 1000-year old wall painting, which alone
makes the visit a worthwhile experience.
ALCHI/LEH: Alchi to
Leh, on the way back to Leh, sightseeing of Rizong and Spituk monastaries.
Rising, About 5 miles along a steep, rocky track from the main road starts the
area with the nunnery of Julochen and the gompa of Rizong. The gompa, belongs
to the Gelukpa. Spituk Monastery. Just before Leh on the Srinagar-Leh road on
the hilltop overlooking the Indus, the Spituk monastery boasts not only of some
prized tankha, but also a chamber with enormous statue of Kali, whose faces are
unveiled once a year. The chamber contains an ancient collection of facemasks
The whole day is dedicated to shopping and to
discover some interesting things about Ladakhi art and culture by visiting the
Tibetan refugees camp Choklamsar, Library and Ecological Development center
Today's sightseeing, Leh
Bazaar, Leh Palace and Sankar gompa, the women's vegetable market in the
afternoon. Thie evening evening the Sankar monastery, Leh Gompa, It is situated
above the Leh Palace and was built in 1430. It contains a 47 ft. high statue of
the Buddha, which the Ladakhi call Chamba. According to the Lamas this splendid
statue is the future Buddha. Butter lamps burn day and night in front of this
statue. Sankar Gompa, Just 2 miles from Leh is this monastery that has a
formidable collection of miniature of pure gold and a
number of exciting paintings. It
is well lit and may be visited in the evening as well.
Day 9 LEH/DELHI/AGRA:
This morning fly to Delhi and drive directly to
Agra. Afternoon visit the famous Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Taj View/Clark's
We continue on to Jaipur with a stop in
Fatehpur-Sikri, a huge fort complex that served as capital ofIndia before it was moved to Delhi in 17th.century. Stay at Jai Mahal
Palace Hotel/Trident hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing at the
City Palace, the Albert Museum and the Observatory.
Day 11 JAIPUR/DELHI:
Today's highlight is an elephant ride to the Amber Fort
followed by exploration of the city and bazaars. Afternoon leave for Delhi.
Arrival and transfer to hotel. The evening is free.
Day 12 DELHI/USA:
Early morning transfer to airport
for flight bound for New York.
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JFK/CHI $ 4374.00 per person twin sharing
Single supplement $ 2277.
& Fees 627.16
Tax and fees summary:. 497.10YQ 0.90YR 33.40US 5.50YC 7.00XY 5.00XA 2.50AY
12.48WO 32.38IN 26.40YM 4.50XF
season air surcharge apply during following periods:
$550.00 Jun 1-Aug 31 &
| TOUR COST
Round trip economy coach
airfare from New York/Chicago/Los Angeles** and airfares within India, hotels
with daily breakfast, all meals in Kashmir and Ladakh, transfers to and from
airports to hotels, all transportation, baggage handling, sightseeing tours as
per itinerary by coach or chauffeured cars, local English speaking
Connecting flights are
available from most US cities.
For questions and reservation
request, please call (800) 421-8975 US/Canada