Arrival in Delhi transfer assistance at airport and transfer to hotel.
overnight at hotel.
Breakfast, In the morning start the city tour, visit old Delhi - take a photo stop at Red Fort: the red stone wall fort, and rickshaw ride in old Delhi Bazzar.Later Jama Masjid: largest mosque in India and Raj Gath: The memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated.'
In New Delhi visit - Laxmi Narayan Temple: Garishly coloured modern temple is erected by the industrialist Birla. Sikh temple Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Rajpath, India Gate: The 42m high stone "Arch of Triumph", erected in the memory of Indian soldiers who died in First World War. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan & Parliament House. Qutab War: This building complex dates back to the onset of Muslim rule in India and are fine examples of Afghan architecture. Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's son Akbar in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Bega Begum.
overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at 0730hrs, departure for jaipur, drive to Jaipur, arrive and check-in at hotel. Evening - visit the Birla temple and see the evening prayer ceremony and visit the Albert Hall for a photo stop.
Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast. Excursion to Amber Fort, with a joy ride on an Elephant. Afternoon visit City Palace which was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. It also house sequence of gardens, courtyards & buildings with a mix of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, Jantar Mantar — the royal observatory-World heritage site, built by Maharaja Jai Singh, also do a photo stop at Jal Mahal and Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds and bazaars.
Overnight at hotel
Breakfast. Depart for Agra. Enroute visit Abhaneri Abhaneri is a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. The place is popular for the Chand Baori step well and Harshat Mata Temple.
Evening - visit the Most beautiful wonder in the world TM MAHAL, Agra Red-fort- it is positioned on the banks of Yamuna River, also known as Red Fort because it is built of a kind of red sandstone. You can also visit inside some of the most beautiful structural designs of the Mughal Period Pearl Mosque, Diwan-l-Khas, Diwan-i-Aam and Jehangiri Mahal. Return to Hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast and we left Agra towards haridwar - Reshikesh the Ganges. The sacred river that crosses the north of India has an especially attractive place in Haridwar. Every day, thousands of pilgrims visit this city of Uttarkhand to bathe in the still clean waters of the river that leaves the Himalayas in this place. The aarti at sunset in Har ki Pauri is the perfect welcome to a trip that will take us from the Himalayas to the desert. Return to rishikesh. Night in hotel
We will dedicate the day to know Rishikesh, an enclave at a scarce hour of Haridwar, known as the City of the Divine. Here the santones retired when they decided to start a life of poverty and meditation. The faithful came to learn from these masters and thus one of the most important enclaves of yoga, meditation and Hindu knowledge was created. The nuclei of Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula are articulated around two large suspension bridges over the Ganges and it is not unusual to see believers performing their ritual baths. Those who wish will have the opportunity to bathe in its waters. The aarti at sunset in the brahminical school of Parmath Ashram will allow us to attend again a ceremony with religious songs
Return to the hotel.
Night in hotel.
After breakfast toward to Chandigarh, visit Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden, Chandigarh city is one of the most beautiful and planed city in India, The Master plan prepared by Le Corbusier was broadly similar to the one prepared by the team of planners led by Albert Mayer and Mathew Novicki except that the shape of the city plan was modified from one with a curving road network to rectangular shape with a grid iron pattern for the fast traffic roads, besides reducing its area for reason of economy. The city plan was conceived as post war 'Garden City' wherein vertical.
and high rise buildings were ruled out, keeping in view the socio economic-conditions and living habits of the people. Due to economic constraints, the master plan was to be realized in two phases, catering to a total population of half a million. Phase-I consisting of 30 low density sector spread over an area of 9000 acres (Sector 1 to 30) for 1,50,000 people whereas Phase-II consisting of 17 considerably high density Sectors ( Sectors 31 to 47) spread over an area of 6000 acres for a population of 3,50,000.
SECTOR- THE BASIS PLANNING UNIT
The primary module of city's design is a Sector, a neighborhood unit of size 800 meters x 1200 meters. It is a self-sufficient unit having shops, school, health centers and places of recreations and worship. The population of a sector varies between 3000 and 20000 depending upon the sizes of plots and the topography of the area. The shops are located along the V4 street (shopping street), which runs North-West to South-East across the sector. Every sector is introvert in character and permits only 4 vehicular entries into its interior.
The shopping street of each sector is linked to the shopping street of the adjoining sectors thus forming one long, continuous ribbon like shopping street. The central green of each Sector also stretches to the green of the next secto.
Night at Nalagarh Fort.
Breakfast at hotel: Drive to Dharmashala, upon arri check in hotel, evening walk around Tibetan Market.
Night at Dharmashala.
Breakfast at hotel: visit Dalai Lama Temple, Bhagsu Shiva Temple, a small tracking to Dholadar mount next to bhagsu temple till waterfall (Mcleod Ganj). Evening Walk around Naddi village, one of the best Himalayan view point.
Dharamshala is the second winter capital of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and a municipal corporation in Kangra district. It also serves as the district headquarters. It was formerly known as Bhagsu.
Buddhism in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh can be traced back to the spread of Buddhism in the early 8th century. Over the centuries the practice of Buddhism has become deeper rooted in the region, particularly in the Lahaul, Soiti and Kinnaur valleys of Himachal Pradesh. After the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, escaped from Tibet with his followers in 1959 and took refuge in India, the focus on Tibetan Buddhism spread further and attracted immense international sympathy and support. The Dalai Lama found Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh as an ideal place to establish his "capital in exile" at McLeod Gani in close vicinity to Dharamshala, and is called the Little Lhasa and also as Dhasa (a combination of Dharamshala and Lhasa in Tibet). This situation has given the state a unique status in the global firmament of Buddhist traditions. It is now the cradle of Tibetan Buddhism, with its undeniable link to the past activities initiated in the 8th century (in 747 AD) by Guru Padmasambhava (who went to Tibet from Rewalsar in Himachal Pradesh in North India to spread Buddhism), who was known as the "Guru Rinpoche" and the "Second Buddha.
Night at Dharmashala.
Breakfast at hotel: Drive to Amritsar, Arrive & check in hotel: evening visit Bagha border (INDIA —PAKISTAN flag ceremony of sunset hrs.The lowering of the flags ceremony at the Wagah border is a daily military practice that the security forces of India and Pakistan have jointly followed since 1959
Back to hotel, Night at Amritsar.
Breakfast at hotel: Morning Check out the hotel, First visit Golden Temple,
The temple's architecture draws on both Hindu and Muslim artistic styles yet represents a unique coevolution of the two. During the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), Hari Mandir was richly ornamented with marble sculptures, golden gilding, and large quantities of precious stones. Within the sanctuary, on a jewel-studded platform, lies the Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred scripture of the Sikhs. This scripture is a collection of devotional poems, prayers, and hymns composed by the ten Sikh gurus and various Muslim and Hindu saints. Beginning early in the morning and lasting until long past sunset, these hymns are chanted to the exquisite accompaniment of flutes, drums, and stringed instruments. Echoing across the serene lake, this enchantingly beautiful music induces a delicate yet powerful state of trance in the pilgrims strolling leisurely around the marble concourse encircling the pool and temple. An underground spring feeds the sacred lake, and throughout the day and night pilgrims immerse themselves in the water, a symbolic cleansing of the soul rather than an actual bathing of the body. Next to the temple complex are enormous pilgrims' dormitories and dining halls where all persons, irrespective of race, religion, or gender, are lodged and fed for free.
Amritsar, the original name of first the ancient lake, then the temple complex, and still later the surrounding city, means "pool of ambrosial nectar." Looking deeply into the origins of this word amrit, we find that it indicates a drink of the gods, a rare and magical substance that catalyzes euphoric states of consciousness and spiritual enlightenment. With this word we have a very clear example of the spirit, power, or energetic character of a particular place becoming encoded as an ancient geographical place name. The myth is not just a fairy tale. It reveals itself as a coded metaphor if we have the knowledge to read the code: The waters of Amritsar flowing into the lake of the Hari Mandir were long ago - and remain today - a bringer of peacefulness.
Later visit Jallianwala bagh:
Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar in the Punjab state of India, and houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 by the Government of India, to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators including unarmed women and children by British occupying forces, on the occasion of the Punjabi New Year on 13 April 1919 in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. Colonial British Rai sources identified 379 fatalities and estimated about 1100 wounded.111 Civil
Surgeon Dr. Smith indicated that there were 1,526 casualties.121The true figures of fatalities are unknown, but are very likely to be many times higher than the official figure of 379 Evening train to Delhi, Check in Hotel. Night in Delhi.
Breakfast at hotel: Check out time 12:00hrs. Personal Activities.
Later Transfer to International Airport.
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