Welcome to Chandigarh
Chandigarh shows itself off to global travellers much like greater India would wish to be seen – prosperous, comfortable and cosmopolitan. Officially a union territory controlled by the central government, Chandigarh is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. It is also the first planned city of independent India.When the Swiss architect Le Corbusier was commissioned with the job of designing Chandigarh in 1950, he... Read More
Top experiences in Chandigarh
Chandigarh Private Day Trip from New Delhi Including Camel Ride
At 7am our English Speaking driver/guide will pick you up from your New Delhi hotel and head for Chandigarh. You will arrive at around 11am at Chandigarh and your first stop will be The Rock Garden. Among the popular tourist attractions of Chandigarh, the Rock Garden is visited by an average of five thousand people daily. The Rock Garden is a sculpture garden, also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden, named after its founder. Nek Chand was a government official who began this garden as a hobby. However, it has grown to become a major tourist spot with more than 12 million visitors from the very beginning. It is one of the leading tourist attractions of the city and its immense and unique sculptures have grabbed the attention of people from all over the world. Next you will visit Leisure Valley. The park is vast expanse, clean and well maintained. The park has jogging trails, trees, bushes, tranquility, peace, birds, and charm. It’s refreshing break from the busy city. Later on you will visit Sukhna Lake. There are two amazing activities at Sukhna Lake, boating and camel ride. You will enjoy 20 minutes boating at Sukhna Lake and 20 minutes of camel riding. After enjoying your time at Sukhna Lake, your guide will take you to Capitol Complex. The visualization of Chandigarh by its creator Le Corbusier was of a living being with different centers representing its body parts. The Capitol building was designed as the city’s head, with the Shivaliks to its north. The High Court or Palace of Justice, the Secretariat or Palace of Ministries and Legislature called the Palace of Assembly together form a complex which has been beautifully designed and executed in minute detail. After having lunch at local restaurant (at your own cost), you will head to Chandigarh Rose Garden, the largest of its kind in Asia. The garden is named after India's former President Zakir Hussain. It has endless varieties of roses and other flowers and a musical fountain also. There are 17,000 plants and 1,600 varieties of roses you can enjoy.At approximately 10pm, you'll arrive back at your hotel in New Delhi where the tour will end.
6-Night Private Himachal Pradesh Tour from New Delhi
Day 1 : Delhi to Shimla (D)After a pickup from the airport or railway station your driver will begin the journey to Shimla, a hill station and capital of Himachal Pradesh. Check in to the hotel and spend the day at your leisure before dinner. Overnight: Shimla HotelDay 2 : Shimla to Kufri to Shimla (B,D)Enjoy breakfast, then head out to Kurfri, a region famous for its hiking and trekking routes. Indira park and Fun World have fun activities for visitors along with giving you a panoramic view of the valley and peaks surrounding you. Return to Shimla in the evening and stroll around mall or ridge road. Trek through the woods to Mahasu peak and get an incredible view of the Himalayas or go for a yak or pony ride. Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight: Shimla HotelDay 3 :Shimla-ManaliAfter breakfast, drive to Manali, a town on the banks of River Beas, through the Kullu Valley. Upon your arrival, check in to your hotel and spend the day at your leisure until dinner. Overnight: Manali Hotel Day 4: Manali to Excursion to Rothang Pass (B,D)Begin your drive to Rohtang Pass after eating your filling breakfast. It was once an important trade route in medieval times between Leh and Himachal through Lahul and Spiti. If the road to Rohtang Pass is closed, an alternative sightseeing adventure will be provided. Return to the hotel in the evening and enjoy dinner. Overnight: Manali HotelDay 5 : Manali (B,D)Take a city tour of Manali and explore the interesting places it has to offer. Visit the 450 year old Hidimba Devi temple, a deeply revered shrine with four-tiered roof shaped like pagodas. Next, visit the Tibetan Monastery and see several Buddha statues as well as Tankha paintings. Have dinner later into the evening.Overnight: Manali HotelDay 6: Manali to Chandigarh (B,D)Enjoy a morning healthy breakfast then pay a visit to Kullu Valley. Afterwards, make the drive to Chandigarh, where you will check into your hotel and spend the evening at your leisure. Overnight: Chandigarh Day 7: Chandigarh to Delhi (B)Come the early morning, you will be transferred to the Delhi airport or railway station for your departure.
6-Day Unforgettable Himanchal Tour
Day One : Delhi to Shimla (D)Arrive in Delhi and be met by a chauffeur with air-conditioned car. See the Pinjore Gardens and Barog (time permitting) before heading to Shimla. Check into your hotel in Shimla before dinner. Overnight in Shimla.Day Two: Shimla to Manali (B, D)Take a tour in Shimla of the Green Valley, Kufri and Chini Bunglow. Leave Shimla for Manali. Arrive in Manali in time for dinner following check-in at your hotel. Overnight in Manali.Day Three: Manali (B, D)Enjoy breakfast before beginning your Manali sightseeing tour. Visit Hadimba Temple, Club House, Vashishth Bath, the monastery, Van Vihar National Park and the market. Return to your hotel after a full-day of sightseeing. Relax and have a delicious dinner.Overnight in Manali.Day Four: Manali (B, D)Head to Solang Valley, Rahala Falls and Rohtang Pass(Snow Line) following breakfast. Have a scrumptious dinner before retiring for the evening.Overnight in Manali.Day Five: Manali to Chandigarh (B, D)Leave Manali for Chandigarh after breakfast. Check into your hotel and have a relaxing evening. Enjoy a delicious dinner.Overnight in Chandigarh.Day Six: Chandigarh Sightseeing and Transfer to Delhi (B)Take a half-day sightseeing tour following breakfast. Go to Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden and Rose Garden . Transfer to Delhi in the afternoon.
16-Day Viktorianz Royal Enfield Motorcycle Ride to Ladakh from New Delhi
Day 1 - You arrive at Delhi airport and catch a flight to Amritsar. At Amritsar airport our representative will receive you. We do a short trial ride to Wagah border and back. In the evening try local cuisine - Kulchas and Amritsar fish are famous. Day 2 –We ride north through Punjab countryside, crossing a lot of streams and into the Jammu and Kashmir. Night halt is at Patnitop - a typical Himalayan village.Day 3 –This day begins early and we ride out along a beautiful river to Jawahar tunnel. Today we cross into the world's most unique and beautiful - Kashmir valley. It is called a 'heaven on earth'. The stay in the night is on houseboats. Day 4 – This day the ride ascends to the middle Himalayas. We ride along a gushing stream and pass the marvellous meadows of Sonamarg. Ride to Zojila Pass - is an interesting and challenging one. We ride on to Dras - to see the Kargil War Memorial and then we have a smooth ride to Kargil. Day 5 – Today we step into the beautiful landscapes of higher Himalayas and ride to the places - Mulbegh, Lamayuru, Moorland, Alchi Monastery, Bazgo plains and reach Leh - the capital of Ladakh.Day 6 – This is a rest day at Leh – while we maintain bikes you could do a free wheeling - local sightseeing.Day 7– Another adventurous ride today to beautiful Nubra valley via Khardungla pass, the world's highest motor able pass - and that is going to be a landmark event in your life. Day 8– This is a relaxed day at Nubra - we ride out and see Hunder sand dunes and Diskit Monastery. Some free time to yourself in the lap of nature to unwind or take a walk around the typical Ladakhi village. Day 9– Today we ride back to Leh, the same route. Day 10 – We begin the ride early to be at Pangong Tso Lake by late afternoon - you would get the most astounding views of the blue lake - by day and night. Your stay would be in a local camp. Day 11– This is another long and tough ride from Pangong Tso to Tso Moriri Lake, yet another marvelous high altitude lake - some parts of the road will be un-metalled. We stay the nights at the camp.Day 12– We begin early today and ride on to Sarchu - there is challenge and fun in the ride today. Sarchu is windy plains and we stay at a camp. It will be cold. Day 13– This is yet again is a long but rewarding day - you will ride to Manali via the most rugged terrains so far and cross the famous Rohtang pass. You are back in civilisation. Day 14– This will be a well deserved rest day at Manali - you could do river rafting or some other adventure activities at Manali. You will begin to miss the ride and routes now. Day 15 - This morning again we begin early and ride on to Chandigarh - the traffic is busy on this road. We have a small break up party and sharing of memories at night. Day 16 - This is the day to good bye to your die mates. You take the flight or a train out to Delhi
7 Days Himachal Pradesh Tour from Delhi
Day-01: Delhi- Chandigarh You will be picked up from Delhi hotel/airport/railway station and will be driven to Chandigarh. Once you reach Chandigarh, check in at the hotel and later go for sightseeing of Chandigarh. Start from Leisure Valley and proceed to Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake. Spend a comfortable night in Chandigarh.Overnight Stay in 3-Star Hotel.Day-02: Chandigharh-Manli Today after a tasty breakfast, drive to Manali. Upon arrival, check in and later go for sightseeing. Start from the charming Old Manali area and pay a visit to Hadimba Temple, Vashisht Village, Manu Temple and Tibetan Monastery. Stay overnight in 3-Star Hotel.Day-03: Manali Sightseeing Today after a refreshing breakfast, go for a sightseeing tour of Kullu. Start from the Vaishno Devi Temple and proceed to Kullu Shawl Industry, Kasol Valley, Manikaran Shiv Temple and Gurudwara. Overnight stay in 3-Star Hotel.Day-04: Manali -Shimla Today after a delicious breakfast, drive to Shimla. Upon arrival, check in and stay the night in 3-Star Hotel.Day-05: Shimla- Sightseeing Today after a revitalizing breakfast, go for a temple tour. Start from Jakhu Temple and head to Naldehra, Tattapani, Tara Devi, Sankat Mochan and Vaishno Devi Temple. Shop at the bustling market on The Mall Road, and later head to the 3-Star hotel for an overnight stay.Day-06: Shimla-Delhi Today after a lip-smacking breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi .Overnight Stay in 3-Star Hotel.Day-07: Delhi - Sightseeing - Airport Drop.After breakfast you will go for full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Starts from Old Delhi, visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort. After lunch, you will go New Delhi sightseeing.Starts from Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue- Lotus temple, India Gate & birla temple. late you will be transferred to Delhi Airport for your onward journey.