Hit new heights in India with our spectacular 14-day Kashmir and Himalayas luxury itinerary. This incredible travel adventure takes you through the spectacular mountain scenery of Leh, Srinagar and Shimla, where you’ll get well-acquainted with the Himalayas. Nature-lovers will be in heaven exploring the great outdoors of Kashmir, with some of the best outdoor activities the world has to offer.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
Arrive in New Delhi and transfer to your luxury hotel. Check in and get settled in to your new surroundings, relaxing at your hotel or exploring the nearby areas.
Today you’ll learn all about the history and present of New Delhi, on a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. You’ll visit can’t-miss spots like Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in India, the Laxminarayan Temple, India Gate, the country’s national monument, and more. See the city’s more modern side as well with a trip to its National Gallery of Modern Art, and enjoy a bit of retail therapy at its world-class shops.
Today you’ll be flying to Leh, part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh has a long and fascinating history that starts with its one-time status as capital of the Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh. Check into your luxury room and spend the day acclimatizing to your new altitude of 11,562 feet.
After a peaceful night’s sleep, explore your new surroundings by starting with a heritage walking tour of the city, taking in Leh’s well-preserved Old Town and historic buildings. Stop by the Central Asian Museum, home to a collection of historical artefacts from around the area, as well as a library and garden restaurant. Finish your day off with a visit to a charming village, where you can visit a monastery to witness monks young and old chanting and praying.
Today, you’ll really get in touch with your spiritual side, with visits to the ancient Alchi and Phyang monasteries. Stop in a local village for lunch, before continuing on to visit a Buddhist monk for a private blessing - the perfect ending to your day.
After a hearty breakfast, pay a visit to Khardungla pass today, said to be the world's highest motorable pass. Next up, pick up some handcrafted souvenirs on a shopping tour of Leh town. Head back to your hotel and relax for the evening.
Today, you’re taking off for Srinagar via Delhi. Once arrived, you’ll transfer to your luxury room at Vivanta by Taj - Dal View, overlooking Dal Lake. The lake is also known as the crown jewel of Kashmir, and is lined with Mughal era gardens, parks, and houseboats. Enjoy a languid sunset cruise on the lake this evening.
Wake up bright and early this morning for a boat trip to the floating market, checking out its sights, smells, are goods for sale. Stop and smell the roses in the beautiful 17th-century Mughal Gardens, and pay a visit to the sacred Shankaracharya Temple, which overlooks the city. In the afternoon, stock up on the high-quality rugs and pashminas for which the city is world-renowned.
Gulmarg is a hill station and popular skiing destination around 90 minutes' drive from Srinagar. It’s a low-profile city with a host of outdoor fun. You’ll take a day trip there today, for a skiing trip in some of Asia’s best conditions, a mountain hike, or in the Summer months, horseback riding, water-skiing, and fishing.
Explore the great outdoors of Srinagar today, enjoying a hiking trip through its rugged landscape, or finding out why Kashmir is often called an angler’s paradise, fishing its rich waters. Alternatively, create your own perfect day, enjoying free time to explore the city or relax at your hotel as you please.
Check out of your hotel today and fly to Chandigarh, a city that receives much international praise for its architecture and urban design. Check in to the Windflower Hall, nestled high in the Himalayas, and get acclimatized once again to your new elevation of 8,250 feet.
Meditate on your new surroundings today with a yoga session, combined with a spa session. Refreshed and rejuvenated, explore the city with a full day tour of Shimla’s colonial sites and their Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architecture.
On your final day in Shimla, explore its dense forest on a trek that takes you through pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron trees. Have lunch at Jakhu Hill, the city’s highest peak, offering a stunning view of the town.
Check out of your hotel and say goodbye to Shimla today, before your flight to New Delhi via Chandigarh, where you can check in for your onward destination.
Located near the heart of Chanakyapuri, the city’s diplomatic enclave, the Leela Palace New Delhi is a five-star luxury hotel in the Indian capital. Its 260 rooms and suites combine traditional Indian opulence with sleek contemporary decor and amenities in typical Leela luxury. Dining options include the striking glass-house Qube,offering an eclectic global menu and show kitchens, overlooking the Leela’s gardens; Jamavar for traditional Rajasthani and north Indian cuisine; and new outposts of the acclaimed restaurants Le Cirque (French and Italian) and Megu (Japanese). The Library, meanwhile, is a sophisticated retreat for cocktails, fine whiskeys, cigars, and a collection of first-edition books. The ESPA spa offers a range of Western, Oriental and Ayurvedic-influenced health and beauty treatments, as well as a café, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, relaxation lounge, finishing studio, roof terrace, and sauna, steam and drench rooms. The Leela is approximately a 30-minute drive from Indira Gandhi International airport (DEL).
A symbol and staple of elegant Indian hospitality, The Oberoi, New Delhi is a ultra-luxe urban oasis of sophistication and world-class service. An iconic landmark in the New Delhi skyline, this historic hotel enjoys sweeping views of the Delhi Golf Course and Humayun’s Tomb, overlooking crystal blue waters, palm trees and a spectacular white, marble lotus fountain in the glamorous entrance. With incredible restaurants offering up delicious cuisine from around the world, a wide variety of spacious and luxurious suites and a world-class spa, The Oberoi is more than just a hotel - it’s a destination. As an added bonus, for the most discerning of business guests, many suites offer private office spaces and meeting rooms, in addition to the extra level of service offered in Business Travel Plus.
The official residence of the Ladakhi royal family, the Stok Palace is a 200-year old four storey palace sitting on a mountainside moraine overlooking the valley. Its 77 rooms & suites are beautifully decorated with colourful hand-painted woodwork and Tibetan rugs, and have magnificent views over the Indus valley. The hotel also boasts splendid gardens and a fascinating museum which includes jewels, armour and ceremonial Buddhist scrolls.
Ladakh, at an elevation of over 9,800 feet, is known for its icy lakes, glaciers, clear blue skies, picturesque valleys and historic monasteries festooned with colorful prayer flags. From the Chamba Camp, guests are well-placed to go on excursions to Thiksey, Hemis and Alchi monasteries, embark on hikes and treks, visit local homes, stage picnics or even play a game of polo. The area is rich in culture and history, with an Old City to explore and beautiful hamlets to visit. It’s also replete with natural beauty, known for its abundant birdlife and spectacular Tso-Moriri Lake. At Chamba Camp, guests will be treated to homestyle cooking by local chefs, and be regaled with tales from fellow guests or from travel experts while around the campfire. There’s a private butler on call 24/7 to cater to guests’ needs, whether they want to organize an intimate dinner for two or a day-trip to the Indus River. In their tents, guests are treated to five-star luxury, with spacious, beautifully-appointed living spaces, a private ensuite and indoor and outdoor seating areas.
A state-of-the-art retreat located 1730 feet (527 meters) above sea level, the Vivanta by Taj – Dal View is one of India's most spectacular properties. Perched on a hill above Dal Lake and built from local timber and painted in warm, earthy colours, the resort evokes the spirit and ethos of the valley. The Vivanta by Taj –Dal View features eighty-two spacious, intimate rooms and suites spread across six acres, all offering the latest in-room technology, king-sized beds, electronic safes, internet access, LCD televisions, and a work desk. Dining options include Jade Dragon, which serves Sichuan, or southwestern Chinese cuisine; Latitude, an all-day eatery serving local specialties; Easy, a creative, fun cocktail lounge; and Rhythm, a stylish tea lounge. Vivanta by Taj – Dal View is only 12 miles (20 kilometers) from Srinagar International Airport.
Oberoi Wildflower Hall rests atop the Himalayas at 8,250 feet high. Once the estate of the British Commander-In-Chief, Lord Kitchener, Wildflower Hall offers outdoor jacuzzis, heated swimming pools and restaurants overlooking the sweeping mountain views. Each of the resort’s 87 suites is equipped with Satellite television, Wi-Fi connectivity and a separate walk-in closet with an electronic safe. Guests have an option of three restaurants which serve a range of Pan-Asian, International and authentic Indian cuisines. Other facilities at the hotel include a fitness center which offers steam baths, a private spa pavilion and a Billiards room. Wildflower Hall is approximately a 25-minute drive from Shimla Airport and two hours from Chandigarh Airport.
Explore India’s age-old culture and witness its beauty across its most popular destinations on this 14-day journey. Travel through New Delhi’s bustling Chandni Chowk market, to the steps of the iconic Taj Mahal, into the bushland home of royal tigers, and the banks of the sacred Ganges river, all while staying at some of the country’s most luxurious hotels.
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Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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