Offbeat Tour Of Northern India

The capital city of India, the center of power, Delhi is considered to be more than 5000 years old. Having built and destroyed for more than 11 times, it is said to be one of the oldest cities of the world along with Jerusalem and Varanasi. Earlier known as Indraprastha, the city has always enjoyed special mention of historical significance as an important cultural, transport and commercial hub. Having a prodigious mix of traditional and modern culture, the city holds within some of the best-known architectures in the world like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid besides some modern developments. It is the best place to understand the cultural mix of India thanks to its varied population and ability to absorb all in it wide arms.

Rajasthan is a paradise for shopping lovers. Its bustling bazaars are full of a wide variety of wonderful handicrafts like kundan jewellery, blue pottery, batik paintings, block printed textiles, tie and dye fabrics, mojari (local shoes), sandalwood carving items, stone carvings etc.
One can really feel the grandeur of Rajasthan through its rich cuisine with a wide range of dishes. Daal baati churma, gate ki sabzi, rajasthani dal, lal maas are some of the popular dishes of the state.
Rajasthan is a paradise for shopping lovers. Its bustling bazaars are full of a wide variety of wonderful handicrafts like kundan jewellery, blue pottery, batik paintings, block printed textiles, tie and dye fabrics, mojari (local shoes), sandalwood carving items, stone carvings etc.
The best time to visit Rajasthan is from October to February.

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

  • DAY 01

    Arrive Delhi



    Arrive by International flight, after traditional Indian style ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) by THE TIME TRAVELS representative, he would assist you at the airport & transfer to hotel for check in. Delhi takes pride in being the capital of the country for many dynasties. It is in fact a city wrapped in legend, where time flows differently, and where every moment becomes a moment of history. A vibrant melting pot, it encapsulates two very different worlds, the 'old' and the 'new', each representing delectably different experiences. Come experience it...

    Overnight Hotel – Delhi

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    DAY 02

    Delhi – Kalka Kalka - Shimla By Toy Train



    Today morning pick up from your city centre Hotel and transfer to railway station to board morning train to Kalka, On arrival board on your own to Toya Train. Arrive Shimla, our representative will receive you & transfer to hotel.

    Rest of the time Free for independent activities. Overnight Hotel – Shimla (B, D)

  • DAY 03

    Shimla



    Post breakfast proceed sightseeing of Shimla spilling over the steep slopes of a 12 km ridge, in the lower Himalayas, is Shimla (22 kms from Naldehra), the summer capital of erstwhile British India. Now the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh, it evokes a sense of nostalgia with its pretty gabled cottages, half-timbered buildings and old churches. The Mall is agog with elegant shops and bustling, gay cosmopolitan crowds. In the center of the city is the famous scandal point. The Ridge is a place where all tourist flock and spend time. While in Shimla, one can tour Viceregal Lodge - the imposing six-storey edifice, which is today the institute for advanced studies, Jakhu hill - the highest point of Shimla with a famous temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. St. Michael's Cathedral on the Ridge, is regarded as the second oldest church in north India and is known for its fine stained glass windows.

    Rest of the time Free for independent activities. Overnight Hotel – Shimla (B,D)

  • DAY 04

    Shimla- Kullu- Manali (260 Kms. - 6 Hrs.)



    Post breakfast we will drive to Manali, Once called the "end of the habitable world," Manali is an important hill station of northern India and is the destination of thousands of tourists every year. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Besides offering quite a few places for sightseeing, Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. In brief, Manali-the veritable "valley of the Gods"-is an ideal place for the ones in search of both adventure and comfort. The Kullu is in brightly patterned puttoos, Tibetan women wearing ankle-length rainbow-striped pinafores, Nepali porters, Buddhist monks, and even the odd party of Zanskaris, swathed in fusty woolen gonchas, muddled together with souvenir-hunting Indian and Western tourists-all add up to the welcoming hubbub of Manali.

    En-route visit Kullu, The Kullu valley has also been the valley of Gods in India. Kullu, the town is one of the most preferred summer destinations. The sun-scorched souls of the plains take refuge in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. The temples, apple orchards and the Dussehra festivals are what have attracted thousands of tourists time and again to Kullu. The local handicrafts top the list of must buys from Kullu. Check out the hill resort of Kullu with the majestic mountains and the beautiful Beas River. By covering road Overnight at hotel.

    Evening drive to Manali, on arrival, check-in to the Hotel. Overnight Hotel – Manali (B,D)

  • DAY 05

    Manali

    Post breakfast proceed to manali Sightseeing Visiting Old Manali At a distance of 3 km northwest of Manali, famous for its orchards and old guesthouses. Vaishisht, around 3 km from Manali. Rohtang Pass visit (Subject to weather condition) at an altitude of 13,050 feet above sea level, is another adventure tourist site where it can be chilly even on summer day. Solang Nullah, 13 km northwest of Manali, is famous for its 300-meter ski lift.

    Overnight Hotel – Manali (B,D)

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    DAY 06

    Manali



    Full day at leisure for independent activities. Overnight Hotel – Manali (B,D)

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    DAY 07

    Manali – Chandigarh (300 kms - 6 Hrs)



    Post breakfast, we will drive to Chandigarh, arrive Chandigarh check into the hotel. Later proceed for local tour of Chandigarh, the best-planned city of India, designed by renowned French architect Le Corbusier. Here visit Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, Sector 17 Market etc. Late evening return back to hotel.

    Overnight Hotel – Chandigarh (B)

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    DAY 08

    Chandigarh – Delhi



    Morning transfer to railway station to board the train to Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to your city centre hotel taking back a wonderful memory of Natural Beauty.

    Tour Concludes: THE TIME TRAVELS Manager will assist you with your transfer to the airport for boarding onward flight.

Inclusions

  1. 4 Nights’ Accommodations with all Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  2. A/c transportation as per itinerary (On hills A/c will be switched off)
  3. Standard Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  4. Daily breakfasts
  5. 1 litre bottle of water per day
  6. Tour Buddy

Exclusions

  1. GST @ 5.0%
  2. Air/Train fare
  3. Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
  4. Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
  5. Camera charges and entry fees
  6. Guide fees
  7. Meals other than breakfast and a bottle of water a day
  8. Any additional rides / activities the traveler may wish to partake

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