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Best Indian Golden Triangle Tour Itinerary with Valley of Flowers

Valley of flowers is a fairy-land situated high in the Himalayas of the Uttaranchal, at an altitude of 3,600 meters above the sea-level, protected by snowy mountains. Unknown to humans, for centuries this is enchanting valley lay frozen during the colder months, and burst into its youthful beauty every year, as the snow melted with the advent of summer. This world famous Heritage Site Valley of Flowers is situated in the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga in the far interior of Garhwal Himalayas.

Plan 1: 14 Nights Valley of Flowers with Golden Triangle

Duration: 15 Days/14 Nights
Destinations: Delhi - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Hemkund Saheb - Ghangaria - Govindghat - Badrinath - Rishikesh - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Meet our representative and get a briefing on the tour. Spend the afternoon visiting places of interest in Delhi on a half day city tour to Old Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi - Rishikesh (240 kms, 5 - 6 hrs drive)

Morning transfer to New Delhi Railway station to connect train Shatabdi Express train at 06:55 hrs. Reach Haridwar at 11:22 hrs. On arrival pickup and leave for Rishikesh. Check in hotel The Great Ganga. Evening visit Lakshmanjhula, Ramjhula and attend Ganga Aarti at Swarg Ashram. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Rishikesh - Joshimath (255 kms, 7 - 8 hrs drive)

Rudrapryag After early breakfast leave for Joshimath. Enroute stop in Devprayag to witness the confluence of river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi to form holy river Ganges. Proceed further. Enroute lunch at Srinagar. Reach Joshimath by evening. On arrival check in camp / hotel. Overnight at camp / hotel.

Day 04: Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghangaria (20 kms drive, 13 km trek)

After early breakfast leave for Govindghat by road with packed lunch. Prepare for trek on arrival and then leave on the trek to Ghangaria. Reach Ghangaria late in the afternoon. On arrival check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria (06 kms trek)

After breakfast leave for valley of flowers (3 kms one side trek) with pack lunch. Enjoy the beauty of rare high Himalayan flora at its best. The valley is at a height of 3342 mts to3658 mts and is declared a national park for very rare high Himalayan flora. Return back to Ghangaria. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria (06 kms trek)

Day in reserve for another visit to Valley of flowers. We will go early today and explore more deep into the area. Come back to Ghangaria for overnight.

Day 07: Ghangaria - Govindghat – Badrinath – Joshimath (13 kms trek, 25 kms drive)

After breakfast trek down to Govindghat. Proceed for Badrinath by car. On arrival check in hotel. After lunch visit the main temple of Lord Vishnu. Also visit Mana Village, last village on Indian side to Tibet border. Drive back to Joshimath in the evening. Overnight at hotel.

Valley of Flower TrekDay 08: Joshimath – Auli – Joshimath . ( 16 kms / 1 hr.)

After breakfast leave for Auli by Cable car and enjoy the great views of High Himalayan peaks from the ski slopes of Auli. On a clear day You can see Nanda Devi ( 7817 mts ), second highest peak in India, along with various peaks above 6000 mts like Dronagiri, Hathi Parvat, Kamet, Chaukhamba etc.

Day 09: Joshimath - Rishikesh. ( 260 kms / 8 - 9 hrs)

Early morning leave for Rishikesh on the full day drive. Lunch Enroute at Srinagar. Reach Rishikesh by evening. On arrival check n hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Rishikesh - Delhi (240 kms / 5 - 6 hrs)

Morning after breakfast leave for Haridwar. Visit Chandi Devi temple, Mercury Shivlinga, Daksh temple. Evening connect train Shatabdi Express at 18:10 hrs. Reach Delhi at 22:45 hrs. On arrival transfer to hotel / airport.

Day 11: Delhi

Full day sightseeing in Delhi. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Delhi - Agra

Morning after breakfast, drive to Agra. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing in the city. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Agra - Jaipur

Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Jaipur

Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing in the city and Amber Fort. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Jaipur – Delhi

Drive to Delhi to take the flight.

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Plan 2: 14 Nights Golden Triangle & Valley of Flowers Tour

Duration : 14 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Haridwar - Joshimath - Ghangaria - Joshimath - Rishikesh - Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive New Delhi

Arrive Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival & transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Delhi visiting Qutub Minar, Humanyn's Tomb, Parliament Building, India Gate and the Cannought market place. Overnight at hotel

Day 02 : New Delhi - Agra

Breakfast at hotel. Later drive to Agra. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Agra visiting Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Overnight at hotel

Day 03 : Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri - The abondened capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Later drve to Jaipur. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 04 : Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel. Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Ascend the fort on elephants back as the way kings used to do. Visit the fort of 18th century. Later visit Obervatory, city palace, Albet Museum Hall, Hawa Mahal - Palace of winds. Explore the loal markets of Jaipur. Overnight at hotel

Day 05 : Jaipur - New Delhi - Haridwar

Breakfast at hotel. Later drive back to Delhi. ON arrival straight away proceed to railway station to board train Shatabdi Express for Haridwar. Assistance on arrival and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 06 : Haridwar

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for a fullday sightseeing of Haridwar visiting Chandi devi, Mansa Devi, Kankhal. IN the evening witness the evening ceremony at Har-ki-pauri. Overnight at hotel

Day 07 : Haridwar - Joshimath

After breakfast leave for Joshimath by car. On the way visit Rudraprayag where Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers meet. On arrival at Joshimath, check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : Joshimath - Ghangaria

Early morning we leave from Joshimath for Govindghat, which is the starting point for the trek. From Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well - maintained pilgrim trail to the camp at Ghangaria - the base from where day walks can be made into the valley of flowers. Arrange porters and prepare for the trek. After a light breakfast, 14 km trek up to Ghangaria. Dinner & Night halt at Camp/Hotel.

Day 09 : Ghangaria - Valley Of Flowers - Ghangria

After breakfast 4 km trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m ) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like brahma kamal, fane Kamal with range of small multicolored flowers make it a delight for travelers. The snowclad peaks including Nilgiri Parbat (6474 m) stand in bold relief against the skyline. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley we come back to Ghangaria. Dinner & Night halt at camp.

Day 10 : Ghangaria - Hemkund sahib - Ghangaria

After breakfast 6 km trek to Hemkundsahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, the Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized by Hemkund. We visit Lake & Gurudwara. Again 6 km trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & Night halt at camp.

Day 11 : Ghangaria - Joshimath

After breakfast leave for Govindghat on the trek of 14 kms and reach govindghat be afternoon and drive back to Joshimath after that. check in hotel on arrival and relax. One can also visit Auli in the evening. overnight at hotel.

Day 12 : Joshimath - Rishikesh

Early morning we leave with packed breakfast from Joshimath for Rishikesh. On the way visit Devprayag and Rishikesh. check in hotel on arrival. Overnight at hotel

Day 13 : Rishikesh - Delhi

After breakfast we visit Rishikesh visiting Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Ashrams around. Later in time transfer to railway station to board train for Delhi. Assistance on arrival & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 : Delhi

Transfer to airport to board flight to Delhi. Our representative assists you to reach the international airport to board onward flight back home.

 

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