Delhi

India Gate
India Gate

Delhi is a city like few others in the world. It is many cities within a city – Delhi has been built and destroyed and built again several times, at least seven times if we go by modern historical records.

In central Delhi in the area around the India Gate c-hexagon, you will broad, leafy avenues. This is Lutyens’ Delhi – the modern British capital city founded in 1930. Adjacent to it, also in the central part of Delhi is the old city. This is the city founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

The two markets of Connaught Place (in the British city) and Chandni Chowk (opposite the Red Fort in Old Delhi) are a stark contrast to each other.

Towards the south lie the more modern city that has developed after India’s independence. The Asian Games of 1982 was a major catalyst in the modernization of south Delhi, which is where the games were held.

Delhi is replete with history and heritage, and a serious explorer would need months, if not years, to fully appreciate the rich offerings of the city. Besides this, India’s capital city is famed for its food – especially its street food of the old city.

Key Places of Tourist Interest:

  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Red Fort Complex
  • India Gate
  • Lotus Temple
  • Akshardham Temple
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Qutb Minar Complex
  • Rail Museum
  • Connaught Place
  • Jama Masjid
  • Chandni Chowk and Bazaars of Old Delhi

For those coming with a view to explore the wonders of North India, Delhi is an ideal launch pad or central venue. It is well connected to all major tourist attractions around by road, rail and air.

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Yoga and Meditation Tour

A Yoga, Meditation and Wellness Package in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Duration: 8N/9D

Itinerary: Delhi – Haridwar – Uttarkashi – Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi

Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India’s Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. The largest of several sacred ghats (bathing steps), Har Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony) in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off the steps. Worshipers fill the city during major festivals including the annual Kanwar Mela.

The town of Uttarkashi is a tourist destination known for its stunning natural beauty, and is also called as Devbhumi, which can be literally translated to ‘Land of the Gods’. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1158 m above sea level.

Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.

 

Tour Plan

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi our representative will meet you at the airport and assist you till your check in process at the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Delhi International Airport
Delhi International Airport

Day 2: Delhi – Haridwar (by train) – Uttarkashi

Morning transfer to Railway station for Haridwar. Meet our representative on arrival at Haridwar Railway station and drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival check-in at hotel. In the evening, visit temple of Lord Vishwanath at Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at hotel.

vishwanath temple uttarkashi
vishwanath temple uttarkashi

Day 3: Uttarkashi

Morning Yoga session followed by Breakfast. Short Yoga discussion (optional). Lunch. In the evening, perform meditation & Yoga. Overnight stay at hotel.

Morning Yoga session
Morning Yoga session

Day 4: Uttarkashi

Morning Yoga session followed by Breakfast. Short Yoga discussion (optional). Lunch. In the evening, perform meditation & Yoga. Overnight stay at hotel.

meditation
meditation

Day 5: Uttarkashi – Rishikesh (150 kms)

In the morning after breakfast drive back to Rishikesh, on arrival check-in at Ashram. Overnight stay at Ashram.

rishikesh
rishikesh

Day 6: Rishikesh

Morning yoga session followed by breakfast. Later theory class. After lunch time for rest, then yoga meditation class. In the evening, see aarti being carried out on the banks of Ganga River. Overnight stay at Ashram.

Parmarth Ashram Rishikesh
Parmarth Ashram Rishikesh

Day 7: Rishikesh

Morning yoga session followed by breakfast. Later theory class. After lunch, time for rest, then yoga meditation class. Overnight stay at Ashram.

Yoga Session
Yoga Session

Day 8: Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi (by train)

Morning transfer to Haridwar Railway station for Delhi. Meet on arrival at Delhi Railway station and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Haridwar Railway station
Haridwar Railway station

Day 9: Delhi Departure

In the morning stay in the hotel and relax. In late evening, head for the Delhi airport for onward destination.

Tour End

Buddhist Circuit Tour

Trace the footsteps of Buddha as we take you through all the places across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and MP through this itinerary.

Duration: 9N/10D

Itinerary: Delhi – Lucknow – Shravasti – Lumbini – Kushinagar – Patna – Bodhgaya – Varanasi – Delhi

Lucknow is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Toward its center is Rumi Darwaza, a Mughal gateway. Nearby, the 18th-century Bara Imambara shrine has a huge arched hall. Upstairs, Bhool Bhulaiya is a maze of narrow tunnels with city views from its upper balconies. Close by, the grand Victorian Husainabad Clock Tower was built as a victory column in 1881.

Shravasti  was a city of ancient India and one of the six largest cities in India during Gautama Buddha’s lifetime. The city was located in the fertile Gangetic plains in the present-day district of the same name, Shravasti, that belongs to Devipatan Division of Uttar Pradesh near Balrampur. It was the capital of ancient Kosala kingdom and is sacred to the Buddhists because it is here that Lord Buddha performed the greatest of his miracles to confound the Tirthika heretics. These miracles include Buddha creating multiple images of himself, which has been a favorite theme of Buddhist art.

Lumbinī is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Province No. 5 in Nepal. It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE. Gautama, who achieved Enlightenment some time around 528 BCE, became the Buddha and founded Buddhism.

Kushinagar, district of the eastern Uttar Pradesh, is known for its cultural heritage all over the world. It is one of the four holiest places for the Buddhists. At Kushinagar, Great Lord Buddha, founder of Buddhism, delivered his last sermon. Outside India, it is an International Buddhist Pilgrimage Centre.

Patna is an ancient city that sprawls along the south bank of the Ganges River in Bihar, northeast India. The state capital, it’s home to Bihar Museum, a contemporary landmark exhibiting bronze sculptures and old coins from the region. Nearby, Indo-Saracenic–style Patna Museum displays a casket believed to contain the Buddha’s ashes. Close to the river, the Golghar is a domed colonial granary overlooking the city.

Bodh Gaya is a village in the northeast Indian state of Bihar. Considered one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, it’s dominated by the ancient brick Mahabodhi Temple Complex, built to mark the site where the Buddha attained enlightenment beneath a sacred Bodhi Tree. A direct descendant of the tree sits within the complex today, along with six other sacred sites, including a lotus pond.

Sarnath is a place located 10 kilometres north-east in Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dhamma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna.

Tour Plan

Day 1: ARRIVAL DELHI

Upon arrival at Delhi meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Delhi International Airport
Delhi International Airport

Day 2: Delhi – Lucknow – Shravasti

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to railway station to connect train for Lucknow.

Upon arrival at Lucknow meeting and assistance followed by transfer to Shravasti.

Lucknow to Shravasti
Lucknow to Shravasti

On arrival at Shravasti check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3: Shravasti – Lumbini

Sahet Mahet Shravasti
Sahet Mahet Shravasti

After breakfast visit Sahet & Mahet. Later drive to Lumbini enroute visit to Kapilvastu, Kingdom of king Suyodhan, father of prince Siddhartha. On arrival at Lumbini check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Kapilvastu
Kapilvastu

Day 4: Lumbini – Kushinagar

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to visit birth place of Lord Buddha, Ashoka pillar and Maya devi temple.

birth place of Lord Buddha
birth place of Lord Buddha
ashoka pillar lumbini
ashoka pillar lumbini
Maya devi temple lumbini
Maya devi temple lumbini

Later drive to Kushinagar. On arrival at Kushinagar check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5: Kushinagar – Patna

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to visit Rambhar stupa and Mahaparinirvana temple. Afternoon drive to Patna via Vaishali. On arrival at Patna check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

ramabhar stupa kushinagar
ramabhar stupa kushinagar
Mahaparinirvana temple kushinagar
Mahaparinirvana temple kushinagar

Day 6: Patna – Bodhgaya

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bodhgaya. On arrival at Bodhgaya check-in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya. The Mahabodhi Temple built on the east of the sacred tree stands majestically 17 feet high on a base 5 feet square, and consists of a soaring pyramidal tower surmounted by a stupa. The Vajrasana or Diamond Throne lying between the Bodhi Tree and the temple marks the actual Spot where Buddha sat in meditation and attained supreme knowledge. A gilded Buddha smiles upon the visitors from a niche in the wall of the temple, and his footsteps carved in stone hold flower offerings from the devout. Unbelievable peace pervades the atmosphere giving credence to legend, besides the Mahabodhi temple, we would visit several Buddhist temples built by the followers of Buddhism from all over the world. Overnight stay at hotel.

mahabodhi temple bodhgaya bihar
mahabodhi temple bodhgaya bihar

Day 7: Bodhgaya – Varanasi

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Varanasi

Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats.

Varanasi
Varanasi

Later an excursion to Sarnath. It enjoys the extraordinary privilege of Lord Buddha delivering his first sermon after attaining enlightenment 2500 years ago. It is about 10 km from Varanasi and holds a number of Buddhist sites that include the famous Dhamek Stupa, the seat of the holy ‘Buddha’. You can also visit the ruins of Dharmarajika Stupa and Mulagandha kuti Temple, where Lord Buddha is said to have rested and meditated while in Sarnath.

Dhamek Stupa Varanasi
Dhamek Stupa Varanasi
Mulagandha kuti Temple Varanasi
Mulagandha kuti Temple Varanasi

The Ashoka Pillar built by the emperor Ashoka is a must see in Sarnath. The Lion Capital on top of this pillar is now the National Emblem of India and stands apart for its excellent artistry and carvings.

ashoka pillar sarnath
ashoka pillar sarnath

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9: Varanasi – Delhi

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi.

Upon arrival at Delhi meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Delhi departure

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.

Tour Ends

Spiti Valley Motorcycle Tour

key monastery spiti

The Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India. The valley and surrounding region is one of the least populated regions in India and is the gateway to the northernmost reaches of the nation. Spiti Valley Motorcycle Tour is an adventure-filled journey to the Greater Himalayas. Bike riding through the challenging terrain is not just a hobby but a passion. Indus Trips presents well-planned itinerary for Spiti Valley on Motorcycle Tour, an adventure of a lifetime. It is a spectacular journey across amazing landscape where you experience the elements of life and visit some of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas. Add beats to your heart with this motorcycle tour of Spiti Valley.

Duration: 15N/16D

Itinerary:  Delhi > Chandigarh > Manali > Chatru > Chandratal > Kaza > Pin Valley > Tabo > Nako > Kalpa > Sangla >  Chitkul > Sangla > Sarahan > Shoja > Manali > Delhi

Tour Plan

Day 01: Arrive Delhi International airport

Meet and greet by our representative on arrival in India at international airport and transfer to hotel for installation. Overnight at hotel.

Delhi International Airport
Delhi International Airport

Day 02: Delhi = Chandigarh – Manali by surface (alt 2000 m.) (Approx 310 kms/09 hrs journey)

Morning departure transfer with packed breakfast to catch the train to Chandigarh, on arrive at Chandigarh station then proceed Manali by private car. In the evening check in the hotel in Manali. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Manali/ Chatru / Chandertal (Approx 116 kms/ 7 hrs)

After breakfast interaction with cruise staff, later we start our motorbike adventure on Royal Enfield to Chandertal over climbing Rohtang Pass (3980 m) and then meandering our way down to Gramphu.

Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass

From here we drive along the Chandra river.

chandra river himachal pradesh
chandra river himachal pradesh

From Gramphu to Chandertal Lake is a dirt road but very scenic providing views of Bara Shigri Glacier and CB ranges.  On arrival check in at camp at base of Chandertal Lake.

chandertal lake himachal pradesh
chandertal lake himachal pradesh

Overnight at camp.

Day 04: Chandertal / Kaza (Approx 170 kms/ 6-7 hrs)

Early morning by walk (1 hrs one way) to visit Chandertal (The moon lake – 4270 m) which is of exquisite beauty between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range, the outlet being into Chandra river. Enjoy the charming scenery and drive to Kaza over Kunzum Pass (4558 m) and passing some beautiful villages of Spiti valley.

Kunzum Pass
Kunzum Pass

On arrival in Kaza check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 05: Kaza

After breakfast, you will ride to Key monastery and world highest village comic (4587 meters). Later come back to hotel and time free for personal activities.

key monastery spiti
key monastery spiti

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: Kaza/ Pin Valley/Tabo (Approx 85 kms/ full day)

An excursion visiting Pin Valley, the land of Ibex and Snow Leopards.

Pin Valley
Pin Valley

Here we also visit Gungri Monastery. After the visit we continue our ride to visit the old monastery at Lalung village and then continue to Tabo village & monastery. Tabo monastery was founded in 996 AD by the great teacher Richensang-po, Tabo is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco images – and is often called “The Ajanta of the Himalayas”. The largest monastic complex in Spiti, the old section has 9 temples, 23 chortens, a monks chamber and a nuns chamber. There are several caves adorned with frescoes and contemporary structures too. In trans Himalayan Buddhism, Tabo’s sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa.

Tabo monastery spiti
Tabo monastery spiti
Tabo monastery caves
Tabo monastery caves

Overnight at Tabo.

Day 07: Tabo/ Nako (Approx 90 kms/ 3-4 hrs)

Morning explore the village.. later continue your journey to Nako. On arrival at Nako, a beautiful village located by the banks of lake, check in at camp.

nako village
nako village

Overnight in camp at Nako.

Day 08: Nako/ Kalpa (Approx 125 kms/ 6 hrs)

Early morning visit the village, the Buddhist temples with stucco images and murals and a rock where a footprint like impression is ascribed to Padmasambhava.

nako village temples
nako village temples

Later we drive from Nako to Kalpa enroute visiting confluence of Satluj & Spiti rivers at Khab. Kalpa village is located in backdrop of Kinner Kailash mountain range.

Satluj & Spiti rivers at Khab
Satluj & Spiti rivers at Khab

On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free to explore Kalpa village. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Kalpa/ Sangla (Approx 103 kms/ 6 hrs)

Travel by from Kalpa to Sangla en route visiting Kamru Fort & village.

kamru fort sangla
kamru fort sangla

We continue further Sangla, on arrival installation at camp. Overnight at Camp

Day 10: Sangla/Chitkul/Sangla

Full day excursion to Chitkul Village, A spectacular sight of Chitkul village and its surrounding left you speechless. 270 degrees of snowy, jagged panorama and 90 degrees of the arid boulder panorama, the Himalayas cover this village from all the sides and that view is breathtaking.

chitkul village himachal pradesh
chitkul village himachal pradesh

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Sangla/ Sarahan (Approx 198 kms/ 6-7 hrs)

Travel from Sangla to Sarahan. On arrival check in at hotel.

bhimakali temple sarahan
bhimakali temple sarahan

Evening witness the Aarti ceremony at Bhimakali temple. Overnight stay at Sarahan.

Day 12: Sarahan/Shoja (Approx 140 Kms / 05-06 Hrs)

Morning drive to Soja (called Sohja) is a Himalayan hamlet (8500 ft asl) 5 kms short of Jalori Pass. The area is blessed with exceptional Himalayan beauty and is excellent for walks, treks, bird watching and a nature centric experience.

shoja himachal Pradesh
shoja himachal Pradesh

On arrival installation at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 13: Shoja

Morning after breakfast walking tour to Serolsar Lake (5 kms – half day) through thick forests. Bird watching around the area in the evening.

Serolsar Lake himachal Pradesh
Serolsar Lake himachal Pradesh

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 14: Shoja/Manali (Approx 110 Kms / 04 Hrs)

Morning depart to Manali, en route visiting Kullu Valley, on arrival, installation at hotel.

Kullu Valley himachal Pradesh
Kullu Valley himachal Pradesh

En the evening promenade on the Mall. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 15: Manali Departure

Morning free to explore the Manali town, afternoon in time departure transfer to Bus stand to catch the Volvo Bus to Delhi.

manali market
manali market

Overnight journey in the Bus

Day 16: Arrive Delhi in The Morning

On arrival, welcome with our local representative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities, Evening in time departure transfer to International airport to catch the flight to onwards destination

Tour End

Cost

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