DAY 01: LEH
Upon arriving at Leh Airport, you’ll receive assistance and then head to your hotel/resort to freshen up and relax, allowing yourself to acclimatize to the high altitude of over 3500 m. At your convenience, set out for captivating sightseeing in Leh at your own pace.
Explore Leh, a charming destination known for its breathtaking natural beauty and warm hospitality. Surrounded by towering peaks with vistas from every corner, Leh offers awe-inspiring beauty. Visit the historic Jama Masjid, Ladakh’s largest mosque, a 17th-century Indo-Islamic masterpiece in the heart of the city. Its double domes grace the bustling market. Discover Leh Palace, a Tibetan-style gem from the 15th-16th centuries, overlooking the town. Inside, ancient wall paintings depict Buddha’s life. The palace museum dazzles with jewelry, ceremonial attire, and crowns, offering panoramic views of Leh and its surroundings. Explore these landmarks to uncover captivating history and culture.
DAY 02: LEH IN AND AROUND
After breakfast, embark on a leisurely trip in and around the city of Leh.
Embark on a captivating journey along the Indus River, where remarkable landmarks await. Your adventure begins at the Hall of Fame, a Himalayan tribute to brave soldiers. A short drive takes you to Magnetic Hill, defying gravity’s laws. Amidst picturesque landscapes, reach the Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar River. Explore the vibrant Likir Monastery, a spiritual haven. Along the way, discover the 11th-century Lamayuru Monastery, surrounded by moon-like terrain, earning Ladakh its “Moon Land” nickname. These wonders transport you to a world akin to the moon’s surface, crafting an unforgettable, awe-inspiring experience.
DAY 03: LEH – NUBRA VALLEY
After breakfast, set out on a journey to the stunning Nubra Valley, traversing picturesque valleys and mountains.
Embark on a scenic journey across Khardong La, the world’s highest motorable road, once a bustling caravan route from Leh to Central Asia. While horses and camels once filled this path, a small population of Bactrian camels still roams near Hunder. During World War II, this route played a pivotal role. As you traverse this lofty road, savor breathtaking panoramas, including a bird’s-eye view of Leh town and its captivating natural surroundings. Later, retreat to your camp or resort for relaxation before venturing to the Sand Dunes for an exhilarating experience—the Double Hump Bactrian Camel Safari at Hunder Sand Dunes awaits, promising thrills and unforgettable memories.
Explore Nubra Valley renowned for its captivating cold desert and distinctive double-humped Bactrian camels, India’s sole living link to the ancient Silk Route. The sandy dunes of Nubra Valley take center stage, making it a natural wonder. Nestled in the high-altitude cold desert oasis adds to the valley’s unique charm. Explore this enchanting desert landscape and encounter the iconic Bactrian camels for an unforgettable experience.
DAY 04: NUBRA VALLEY – LEH
After breakfast, set forth on a captivating journey to the enchanting Diskit Monastery.
Explore the captivating Diskit Monastery, often referred to as Deskit Gompa, a timeless gem nestled in the heart of the region. This ancient Buddhist monastery stands as a testament to artistry, perched gracefully on a hillside, overseeing the Shyok river valley and the windswept cold desert sands of Nubra. With its typical architectural style, Diskit Monastery emanates serenity and mystique, inviting travelers to delve into its rich history and cultural significance while enjoying picturesque views all around.
DAY 05: LEH – PANGONG
After breakfast, embark on a mesmerizing journey to the stunning Pangong Lake, celebrated as one of the world’s highest lakes. Along the way, immerse yourself in captivating visits to Shey, Thiksey, and Hemis, all accessible via the awe-inspiring Changla Pass, which stands at an astonishing altitude of 17,586 feet, ranking among the planet’s highest mountain passes.
Pangong Lake, also known as Pangong Tso, is a pristine haven of heavenly beauty and tranquillity, nestled at one of the world’s highest altitudes. It’s renowned for its mesmerizing water that transitions through shades of blue, red, and green, casting a spellbinding allure. On a clear, sun-kissed day, embark on a journey to this enchanting lake, where the water appears to change its color every time you cast your gaze upon it. Here, you can simply lose yourself in the moment, sitting on the sandy shores while watching seagulls gracefully dance overhead. It’s an experience that defies description but is often likened to something truly “out-of-this-world.”
DAY 06: PANGONG – LEH
After breakfast, embark on an exploration of the captivating Pangong Tso before driving back to Leh. Along the way, you’ll pass through picturesque valleys and mountains, with a special stop at the exact location where the famous Bollywood movie “Three Idiots” was filmed. Enjoy an outing along the banks of the lake, feeling intimately connected to the serene natural surroundings of Pangong Lake. On a clear and sunny day, you can witness the lake’s crystal-clear saltwater showcasing seven distinct color formations. Immerse yourself in the panoramic beauty of this remarkable lake, an experience that brings you even closer to the wonders of nature.
DAY 07: LEH – DELHI
After early breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Leh Airport for a morning flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort to freshen up. Then, at your convenience, you can head out for sightseeing and visits. Enjoy your exploration of the heritage city of Delhi
Discover Delhi, India’s capital, nestled along the Yamuna River. This ancient city, with its rich history, UNESCO heritage sites, and British colonial charm, houses a treasure trove of ancient relics, historic marvels blending Indo-Islamic architecture, captivating museums, inspiring art galleries, lively performing arts, delightful dining, and bustling markets that breathe life into every corner.
Explore Delhi’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Qutub Complex, Humayun’s Magnificent Tomb, and Safdarjung’s Grand Mausoleum. Immerse yourself in the serenity of Lodi Gardens, spanning 90 lush acres, blending nature’s beauty with historic treasures. Enjoy a leisurely evening on your own.
DAY 08: DELHI – AGRA
After breakfast, we will drive to the “Indian heritage city Agra.” Upon arriving in Agra, we will embark on a journey of sightseeing and visits.
Embark on a heritage journey in Agra, beginning with the iconic Taj Mahal, a world wonder and emblem of India’s rich history. Celebrated as the “Jewel of Islamic Architecture,” it represents the zenith of Mughal design and was honored as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.Then, explore the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort, which witnessed significant Mughal events, and marvel at the red sandstone beauty known as the “Qila-i-Akbari.” Next, visit the exquisite Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, often called the ‘Baby Taj Mahal.’ Finally, conclude your tour at Sikandra Tomb, where Emperor Akbar rests in a magnificent garden designed by his son, Emperor Jahangir.
DAY 09: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI / DELHI
Start your day with a breathtaking sunrise at the Taj Mahal, followed by a return to your hotel/resort to freshen up. Next, venture out to explore the UNESCO-listed Fatehpur Sikri. Later, continue your journey to Delhi, upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel/resort.
Explore Fatehpur Sikri, the “City of Victory,” a UNESCO world heritage site and a testament to Indo-Islamic architectural excellence, founded by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. It briefly served as the Mughal Empire’s capital, leaving a significant imprint on Indian town planning with its uniform Mughal architectural style and grand gateways.
DAY 10: DELHI
After breakfast, immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture with a unique blend of Walking and Car Tours. Explore the authentic Delhi, designed by those who know it best. Later in the evening / late evening, your transfer to Delhi Airport for your onward journey.
Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Shahjahanabad, the heart of Delhi’s walled city. Journey through its captivating history, intricate architecture, flavorful cuisine, and enduring traditions, resonating with echoes of Urdu and Persian literature. Explore iconic landmarks like the grand Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Mosque) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the majestic Red Fort (Lal Qila). Transition to New Delhi, the dynamic former capital of British India, where history meets modernity in an unforgettable fusion of experiences. After this enriching exploration, you will be transferred to Delhi Airport for your onward journey, ensuring a seamless departure.
Embark on a captivating 10-day journey through our ‘Ladakh with the Taj Mahal 10 days Itinerary,’ a path that weaves together the enchanting realms of Ladakh, Agra, and Delhi. These lands are steeped in Indo-Islamic heritage, adorned with awe-inspiring architecture, and draped in a rich cultural tapestry, all framed by breathtaking landscapes. Centuries have witnessed the rule of illustrious dynasties here, from the Delhi Sultanate to the mighty Mughals, whose heroic tales echo through the timeless monuments they crafted. This legacy has left an indelible mark on Indo-Islamic culture spanning from the twelfth to the nineteenth century. This journey offers a profound glimpse into the ancient Silk Route, the world’s highest passes, the cold desert, the world’s highest Lakes, and rich Indo-Islamic history—a captivating voyage through natural wonders, Indo-Islamic art, and architectural marvels. Explore UNESCO-listed treasures, cities, and towns that rank among the world’s most visited, promising a mesmerizing Halal-friendly travel experience, where each step resonates with history and captures breathtaking beauty.