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Featuring the Hemis Tsechu Festival and Idyllic Srinigar

June 23 - July 7, 2017 • 15 Days
$5330 based on double occupancy from Delhi, India
plus India e-visa $60
Airfare additional
Single supplement $1220

Based on 5 participants, escorted throughout India by English-speaking guide
With 10 participants the tour will be escorted from the U.S. and throughout India
Maximum 14 participants

Agra Excursion • July 7-9, 2017
$490 per person double occupancy from Delhi
Single supplement $150

Based on minimum of 2 participants


Day by Day Itinerary

June 23 ARRIVE DELHI
Friday

• Arrive Delhi by your international flight
• On our arrival in Delhi, we will be met at the international airport by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Rooms at the hotel will be reserved for you.

Delhi: The city has a great history of centuries that encompass the bravery and valor of the legendary Pandavas and the might and wisdom of the Mauryans Kings. A briefing of Delhi’s history would remain incomplete if there is no rendering about the great rule of Prithviraj Chauhan. As the last ruler of Hindu empire, this man helped mold Delhi to a vibrant and sprawling city. After him, his kingdom was the strong hold of various dynasties like the Slaves and the Tughlaques. Later the Mughals colored it with their great love and affection for art and literature. After the first war of Indian Independence, this historic city began to play a major role in the hands of the enduring British people. It was in 1911, Delhi had been officially recognized as the capital city of British India. This sprawling city has witnessed the rise and fall of so many strong holds of power. Starting from the days of the epic period to the 21st century, Delhi played a significant role in the entire history of the nation.

Overnight in Delhi at NOVOTEL*****

June 24 DELHI-FLY TO DHARAMSALA
Saturday

• Breakfast will be served at the hotel.
• Post breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Dharamsala
• Board SG 2191 at 11:35 hours (flight times are subject to change)
• Arrive Dharamsala at 13:00 hours
• We will be met and assisted on our arrival at the airport and transferred to the hotel
• Lunch will be served at the hotel
• Evening we will be taken to the local bazaar where we will find a collection of people from different cultures, a mixture of Indians and Tibetans. We can stroll around and shop souvenirs, artifacts, and Tibetan jewelry.
• Dinner will be served at the hotel

Dharamsala: Lying in the Dhauladhar range of Himalayas, the colorful Tibetan flags, stupas, meandering paths, dense pine and deodar forest makes Dharamsala a serene land of Buddhist culture. In order to seek spiritual salvation and serenity people from all over the world visit Dharamsala. Formerly known as Bhagsu, it is home to the Dalai Lama from where his preachings are followed by monks and local people.

Overnight in Dharamsala at CHONOR HOUSE****

June 25 FULL DAY IN DHARAMSALA
Sunday

• Breakfast will be served at the hotel
• Post breakfast we will visit “War Memorial garden” to witness the names of all the brave men who sacrificed their lives in the war
• Later we will be driven to little Lhasa - Mc Leodganj where we will visit Tsuglaghang temple -”Dalai Lama Temple”
• We will meet a monk in the temple where a short interactive will be arranged on Buddhism and the lifestyle of these monks
• Lunch will be served at a local restaurant
• Post lunch we will visit Bhagsunath temple which is dedicated to lord Shiva
• After the visits we will return to the hotel
• Dinner will be served at the hotel

War Memorial Garden: A bright and colorful building with a red and white brick wall as a boundary is a place dedicated to all the brave men who sacrificed their lives in order to save the country. The walls of the garden have inscribed the names of the brave martyr’s as a sign of respect to them.

Mc Leodganj: Home to the holiness of Dalai Lama, Mc Leodganj falls in the upper part of Dharamsala and is an abode to the Tibetans. Also known as Little Lhasa, Mc Leodganj is a place where religious, artistic and intellectual traditions are preserved. Dedicated to Buddha, the entire region has beautiful monasteries where Tibetan culture and architectural designs are followed by the monks.

Tsuglaghang Temple: This is a temple in Mc Leodganj also known as the Dalai Lama temple, where one can even find Namgyal monastery where the Dalai Lama’s followers can be found. The temple has colorful rotating wheels where thousands of prayers are inscribed in them. When these wheels are rotated it signifies that some mantra or prayer is being enchanted.

Bhagsunath Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva this temple was built by King Bhagsu. The temple has various pools around, which are considered to be sacred and have healing power.

Overnight in Dharamsala at CHONOR HOUSE****

June 26 DRIVE TO AMRITSAR
Monday FROM DHARAMSALA

• An early breakfast will be served at the hotel
• Later, we will be driven to Amritsar [128 miles/ 6 hrs]
• Late lunch will be arranged for us at the hotel
• Late Afternoon: We will be driven to a place called “Wagah Border” to witness the change of guard ceremony of India and Pakistan
• After the ceremony, we will be brought back to the hotel
• Dinner will be served at the hotel

Amritsar: The city of was founded in 1579. The word Amritsar literally means a “Pool of Nectar”. It is constructed at a sacred site gifted by the Mughal Emperor Akbar to Guru Ram Das in the 16th century. It is the most holy place of worship for the Sikhs all over the world.

Overnight in Amritsar at HYATT*****

June 27 EXPLORE AMRITSAR
Tuesday

• Breakfast will be served at the hotel
• Post breakfast we will be driven to the Golden Temple for a visit. There will be an interactive session with a Granthi (priest at the Golden Temple) to understand Sikhism better
• After the above visit, we will be driven to the outskirts of the city for some authentic rural activities
• On our arrival, we will be visiting a village dairy which will be followed by a ride on a bullock cart or a tractor. We can even cycle around the rural landscapes to get a true rural feel
• Later, we will be served a typical “Punjabi” meal on a charpoy or phatta
• After lunch we will be driven back to the hotel
• The rest of the day will be kept free to relax and rejuvenate in the property
• Dinner will be served at the hotel

Golden Temple: It is also known as Har Mandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib and is built in the center of the pool and is one of the most interesting temples of the world. The holy book of the Sikhs, the Granth Sahib is venerated in the sanctum sanctorum. The Temple has four entrances, one in each of the cardinal direction, symbolizing that it is open to all people regardless of sex, caste, religion or creed. The walls of the Temple are inlaid with semi-precious stones in floral patterns, frescoes and glass work. Inside the Temple one can see and hear musicians continuously singing the holy songs from the Granth Sahib. The Temple is in constant use, and one can observe people in quiet devotion at any time of the day. It is the desire of every Sikh to visit the Temple at least once in lifetime.

Next to the Temple is the Akal Takht or the Immortal Throne, which was established by Guru Hargobind, the sixth Guru, in the early 17th century. This is the supreme seat of Sikh Authority. It is also the repository of weapons used by the Gurus. These weapons are displayed every evening. A Museum near the Temple houses paintings on Sikh history, beside ancient manuscripts, coins and weapons.

Overnight in Amritsar at HYATT*****

June 28 FLY FROM AMRITSAR TO SRINAGAR
Wed A DAY IN THE HOUSEBOAT

• Breakfast will be served at the hotel
• Later, in the day we will be transferred to the airport for our onward flight to Srinagar
• Board SG 438 at 13:10 hours (flight times are subject to change)
• Arrive Srinagar at 14:00 hours
• Refreshments will be provided on the flight
• We will be met and assisted on our arrival at the Srinagar airport and transferred to the houseboat
• Late Lunch will be served on our check-in at the houseboat
• The rest of the day will be kept free to relax and rejuvenate in the property
• Dinner will be served at the houseboat

Gurkha Houseboat, a traditional houseboat is an attractive choice for accommodation on Nagin Lake. Beauty, calmness and lavish comfort will sooth you and make your journey memorable.

Kashmir was a favorite of the Mughal emperors who visited it as often as they could. Cool and refreshing after the plains of North India where the business of governance kept them, they planted gardens with stepped terraces and flowing watercourses. The Nishat Garden built by Empress Nur Jahan’s brother Asaf Khan is the largest, with several terraces, a central watercourse and a majestic site between the Dal and the Zabarwan hills. The Shalimar Garden was planned by Jahangir, the Mughal emperor in 1619 while he was planning the city of Srinagar. Shaded by magnificent ‘Chinar’ trees, Shalimar has a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with flower beds.

Overnight in Srinagar at Gurkha Houseboat

June 29 EXCURSION TO GULMARG
Thursday RETURN TO SRINAGAR

• Early morning: Experience a “Shikara” Ride on the pristine waters of the Dal Lake
• Return to the houseboat for breakfast
• Post breakfast, we will check out of the houseboat and proceed to check in to our hotel – The Lalit Grand Palace in Srinagar
• Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Gulmarg
• We will be returning back to Srinagar after the visits in Gulmarg
• Dinner will be served at the hotel

A Shikara ride is one of the most soothing & relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir. Shikaras are long wooden rowing boats similar to the Venetian gondolas and are a cultural symbol of Kashmir.

Gulmarg literally means meadow of flowers. Nestled with stunning peaks in the Himalayan ranges, Gulmarg is a spectacular picnic spot attracted by all kinds of tourists with its lush green backdrop, beautiful landscapes, flowering gardens, serene lakes and pleasant climate during the summers and falls. Elevation is 8694 feet.

Dal Lake: It is famous for its beauty and vibrancy. It sustains within its periphery, a life that is unique anywhere in the world. The Shikara communities have lived for centuries on the Dal, and so complete is their infrastructure on the lake, that they never have to step on land! Doctors, tailors, and bakers - we’ll see them all in tiny wooden shops on the lake, near picturesque vegetable gardens and acres of lotus gardens.

Overnight in Srinagar at THE LALIT*****

June 30 IN SRINAGAR TO EXPLORE
Friday

• Early Morning: We will be visiting the floating market
• After the visits, we will be taken to a “houseboat” where today’s late Breakfast will be served
• Post breakfast we will be taken on a sightseeing tour of the Mughal Gardens (a combination of three renowned gardens namely the Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Gardens and Chashmashahi), the Hazratbal Mosque and the Shankaracharya Temple
• We will be driven back to the hotel for Lunch
• Evening: Sit back and witness carpet weaving by local artists followed by a “Kahwa tea” session along with a local
• We will be driven back to the hotel after the session
• Dinner will be served at the hotel

Cheshmashahi: It is the first Mughal Garden which is built at a height above the city, its views are as stupendous as its layout. The smallest of Srinagar’s Mughal gardens, Cheshmashahi has only three terraces in addition to a natural spring of water enclosed in a stone pavilion.

Nishat: It was built by Empress Nur Jahan’s brother Asaf Khan. The largest of the gardens, Nishat has seven terraces. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains from the eastern part of the lake, and these together with the flower-beds, a riot of brilliant colors, present an unforgettable sight.

Shalimar: The Garden of Love, was built by Emperor Jahangir, whose love for Kashmir was legendary. Shaded by magnificent chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stones of pavilions and flowerbeds.

The Hazratbal Mosque: It contains a relic, the Moi-e-Muqqadas, believed by many Muslims of Kashmir to be a hair of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. The name of the shrine comes from the Arabic word Hazrat, meaning holy or majestic, and the Kashmiri word bal, meaning hair.

Shankaracharya Temple: It is a beautiful Shiva temple situated on a picturesque location on the Gopadari Hill towards South East of Srinagar. The name of the Temple is after the great philosopher Shankaracharya who visited the valley about ten centuries ago.

Overnight in Srinagar at THE LALIT*****

July 1 SRINAGAR TO MULBEKH
Saturday

Adjusting to the Altitude

The itinerary is designed to adjust to the altitude gradually. You may experience some degree of altitude sickness at the higher elevations on this tour. For many, this can be minimized by taking a low dose of aspirin often. Others may require medication as prescribed by their physician. Oxygen will be available at the higher elevations.

• Breakfast will be served at the hotel
• Later we will leave Srinagar and proceeding for Mulbekh
• Late lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Kargil
• Arrive Mulbekh and visit Maitreya Buddha - a 30-foot tall statue of Buddha
• The rest of the day will be kept free to relax and rejuvenate at the camp in Mulbekh
• Dinner will be served at the camp

Mulbekh: A tiny village east of Kargil claims to have palace ruins dating from eighth century AD. The area is believed to be submerged under a lake, so the surrounding has large rock formations. The beautiful Mulbekh village is enroute a stop from Srinagar to Leh. The Mulbekh monastery has wall paintings and ancient inscriptions. Elevation of Mulbekh is 10,839 feet.

Overnight in Mulbekh at SHARGOL CAMP

July 2 DRIVE FROM MULBEKH TO LEH
Sunday LAMAYURU & ALCHI ENROUTE

• Breakfast will be served at the camp
• Post breakfast, we will be leaving for Leh visiting Lamayuru Monastery and Alchi enroute
• On our arrival in Alchi, we will be visiting the monastery & a Ladakhi village
• Lunch will be served in Alchi in a local restaurant
• We would also be visiting a local school and interact with the teachers and children to understand the educational system prevalant in this area
• Later we will be driven straight to Leh
• On our arrival in Leh, we will be taken on a visit to the Thiksey Monastery
• We will be driven back to the hotel after the visit
• Dinner will be served at the hotel

Lamayuru: The oldest and spectacularly set holy site of Lamayuru monastery is about 78 miles west of Leh. It was founded in the 10th century. Lamayuru was once a lake. It was blessed by a lama after which, as legend goes, the water of the lake receded up to the mountains leaving place for the monastery to be built. Lamayuru has fascinating caves carved out of the mountainside. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is sited on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley.

Alchi: Alchi is unusual in that it is on lowland, not perched on a hilltop like other Ladakhi gompas. Built in the 11th century it is noted for its massive statues of Buddha and its lavish woodcarvings and artwork. The paintings are in the Kashmiri tradition, which was still very influential at this time.

Leh: It is the capital of the former Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh. It is famous for its rich cultural heritage and is popularly known as the land of monks and monasteries. Located 11,562 feet (3524 meters) above sea level, Leh is characterized as a high altitude cold desert. The town is still dominated by the now ruined Leh Palace, the former mansion of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the same style and about the same time as the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.

Thiksey: It is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive of all gompas. There are several temples in this gompa containing exquisite images, stupas and wall paintings of the Buddha.

Overnight in Leh at THE DRUK****

July 3 A DAY TO EXPLORE LEH
Monday

• Breakfast will be served at the hotel
• Post breakfast we will be driven to visit Hemis to attend the Guru Tse-Chu Festival
• Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Hemis
• After witnessing the festival, we will be driven to Stok Palace – the residence of the Royal family and now converted into a heritage resort & museum showcasing the legacy of the Royal family of Leh.
• A “high tea” will be organized for us at the Stok Palace
• We will be driven back to the hotel after the tea session
• Dinner will be served at the hotel

Hemis: It is the best-known and biggest gompa of Ladakh. It is situated on the banks of the river Indus. The monastery, which houses five hundred monks, has beautiful paintings and thangkas. Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Sengge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh. It is divided into two, the Assembly Hall on the right and the main temple on the left. The temple is known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a surfeit of frescoes, among them the Buddhist “wheel of life” (Kalachakra) and the “Lords of the Four Quarters” besides rows of prayer wheels.

Stok Palace: The palace of the banished Royal family, Stok has a museum which displays fabulous period costumes and jewelery of the royalty along with exquisite thangkas representing the life of Sakya Muni. Interesting historical objects like coins, seals, armor, weapons, precious jade and porcelain too can be seen here. Visit the Leh Palace and the local Bazaar with its interesting shops.

Overnight in Leh at THE DRUK****

July 4 DRIVE FROM LEH TO NUBRA
Tuesday

• Breakfast will be served at the hotel
• Post breakfast we will be driven to the Nubra Valley through Khardung – la pass (5359 meters)
• On our way, we will also visit the Khardung Village
• Lunch will be served at Nubra
• The rest of the day is kept free to relax and rejuvenate at the hotel
• In the evening, we will witness a Ladakhi dance performance
• Dinner will be served at the hotel

Khardung-la pass: It is situated at an altitude of 17,582 feet. The view from the top of the pass is amazing. Khardung La is historically important as it lies on the major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia. About 10,000 horses and camels used to take the route annually, and a small population of Bactrian camels can still be seen at Hunder.

Nubra Valley: A full circle of peaks surrounds the flat sea of the central plain dotted with villages. Here lies a valley cut off from the world -- a hidden secret land of Nubra. Mountains rise on both sides abruptly from the valley in great masses, forming walls of solid rock broken only by narrow side gorges that strike directly into the heart of the range, dividing the facing wall into enormous sections. The region comprises of several villages like Diskit, Hunder, Tirit, Sumoor and Panamik.

Overnight in Nubra at SILK ROUTE CAMP

July 5 DRIVE BACK TO LEH FROM NUBRA
Wednesday

• Breakfast will be served at the camp
• Post breakfast we will be driven to Hunder Village. This was the capital of the erstwhile Nubra kingdom in the 17th century, and is home to the Chamba Gompa.
• Also experience a camel ride through the dunes
• Later, we will be visiting a local home where lunch will be arranged with a local Ladakhi family
• Post lunch we will be visiting the Diskit Monastery
• We will be driven back to Leh by evening
• Dinner will be served at the hotel

Beautiful but remote, Hunder village sits like an oasis in the middle of the cold desert in Nubra Valley of Jammu and Kashmir. Four miles from Diskit, which is known for its Buddhist monastery, it has acquired fame for its sand dunes, the cold desert that surrounds it, Bactrian camels and its breath-taking natural beauty. Situated close to the Siachen glacier and Pakistan border, entry beyond Hunder village is barred as the area ahead is controlled by the Indian Army. The high altitude desert, with rolling expanse of sand dunes and barren landscapes is one of the main attractions of Hunder village. The cold desert and sand dunes seem like an enigma to the travelers who come to witness the spectacle.

Bactrian camels are another attraction as well. Native to the steppes of central Asia, the Bactrian camel has two humps, in contrast to the single-humped camels found in Rajasthan and other parts of India. The Bactrian camels were the main mode of transport when Ladakh was an important stopover on the ancient trade routes with Central Asia.

Hunder is also the place where we can find forests of sea-buckthorn, a medicinal plant rich in bio-molecules, vitamins and nutritive properties and popularly known as ‘Leh Berry’.

Diskit Monastery: It is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery (gompa) in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh, northern India. It belongs to the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong Khapa, founder of Gelugpa, in the 14th century. The monastery has statue of Maitreya Buddha in the prayer hall, a huge drum and several images of fierce guardian deities. An elevated cupola of the monastery depicts a fresco of the Tashilhunpo Monastery of Tibet. The Monastery administration runs a school, with support from a Non-Government Organization (NGO) known as the “Tibet Support Group”.

Overnight in Leh at THE DRUK****

July 6 EXPLORE THE TOWN OF LEH
Thursday

• Breakfast will be served at the hotel
• Post breakfast, we will be driven to Phyang for an interactive session with the Lamas to understand the Tibetan Buddhism
• After the session, we can choose to walk around the valley
• Later we will proceed to Nimo for a spectacular lunch at the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar river
• Post lunch we will be taken on a visit to the Leh Palace and the Shanti Stupa
• After the above visits we can shop in the interesting local Leh market!
• Dinner will be served at the hotel

Leh Palace: It overlooks the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh, modeled after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century, but was later abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid-19th century. The royal family moved to Stok Palace. Leh Palace is nine stories high; the upper floors accommodated the royal family, the stables and store rooms were in the lower floors.

A magnificent white-domed structure, the Shanti Stupa of Leh Ladakh offers spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset. The stupa looks best at night, when it is beautifully illuminated with glittering lights.

Overnight in Leh at THE DRUK****

July 7 FLY FROM LEH TO DELHI
Friday

• Breakfast will be served at the hotel
• Post breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport for our onward flight to DELHI
• Board G8 194 at 10:30 hours (flight times are subject to change)
• Arrive Delhi at 11:50 hours
• We will be met and assisted on our arrival at the Delhi airport and transferred to an airport hotel nearby
• Room for wash and change will be available on immediate occupancy
• Afternoon: We will be driven to a unique place for today’s lunch
• Post lunch we will be experiencing an entertaining show at the same venue
• After the show, we will be driven back to the hotel
• Dinner will be served at the Trident hotel
• Later, depending on your international flight time, you will be transferred to the airport

Note: Flight schedules always subject to change.

Excursion to Agra


July 7 OVERNIGHT IN DELHI
Friday

Dinner and overnight in Delhi.

Overnight in Delhi at CLARIDGES*****

July 8 A DAY EXCURSION TO AGRA
Saturday

• Early Morning: An early breakfast will be served at the hotel
• Post breakfast we will be proceed to the New Delhi railway station in “Tuk – Tuks”
• Board “Gatimaan Express” at 08:10 hours (train timings are subject to change)
• Arrive Agra at 09:50 hours
• We will be met and assisted on your arrival at the Agra railhead. From here we will go directly to visit the Taj Mahal
• Later, we will be driven to a local restaurant for lunch
• After lunch, we will ride on “Tongas” - horse carriages and proceed to the Agra Fort
• Post Fort visit, we will be assisted and transferred to the Agra railway station for our onward train to Delhi
• Board Gatimaan Express at 17:50 hours (train timings are subject to change)
• Arrive New Delhi at 19:30 hours
• We will be met and assisted on our arrival at the station and transferred to the hotel
• Dinner will be served at the hotel

Agra: It is famous as the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the modern World - the Taj Mahal. This city having been the capital of the Mughal dynasty for over hundred years till 1650 there are many Mughal monuments of repute.

The Taj Mahal: The inimitable poem in white marble was built over a period of 22 years (1631-1653), using a workforce of 22000 people, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains.

Agra Fort: It was built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD. The fort is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Within the fort are a number of buildings including Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas & Musamman Burj - the Octagonal Tower, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal was imprisoned by his son Aurangazeb for seven long years and died a prisoner.

Overnight in Delhi at CLARIDGES*****

July 9 DEPART DELHI
Sunday

• Breakfast will be served at the hotel
• Later, depending on your international flight time, you will be transferred to the airport


Accommodations

Novotel New Delhi is ideally located in Aerocity in close proximity to the airport and within driving distance to New Delhi.
http://www.novotel.com/

Chonor House, a branch of Norbulingka, was designed and built by British architect David Porter in a style intended to blend with the natural environment of the hills overlooking the Kangra valley.
http://www.norbulingka.org/chonor-house.html

Located in the heart of the city, the Amritsar Hyatt is just 2.5 miles away from the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh and is the only 5-star Deluxe hotel of the city.
http://amritsar.hyatthotels.hyatt.com/

Houseboats in Srinagar are docked on the lake side. They are traditionally made with wooden architecture and offer neat and clean rooms with attached toilet. Usually, each houseboat has one/ two or three bedrooms. So we will book 3 to 4 house boats depending on the group size. The toilets are Western style, however there is no shower.

Encircled by the Himalayan ranges and overlooking picturesque Dal Lake, the Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar is the former palace residence of the Maharajahs, and has been carefully and meticulously restored. Designed and built by Maharaja Pratap Singh in 1910, the hotel stands witness to key events in India’s history.
http://www.thelalit.com/

Situated on Srinagar- Leh national highway, the Shargol Camp in Mulbekh is 21 miles from Kargil towards Leh. Each twin-bedded tent has an attached bath.

One of Ladakh’s finest luxury hotels, The Druk Ladakh in Leh offers 45 guest rooms for those who like to live in style accompanied by a fine dining experience and great service.
http://www.thedrukladakh.com/

The Silk Route Camp is an A Class property located in the quaint village of Sumoor in Nubra Valley with attached toilets and showers. The cluster of bamboo cottages have modern amenities and are very spacious and comfortable with hot and cold running water.

Built in 1952, The Claridges remains one of New Delhi’s most iconic hotels to date. A perfect amalgamation of elegance and contemporary luxury. It is located in close proximity to the Capital’s bustling commercial and cultural centers.
http://www.claridges.com/

 

THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

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