9 Nights Itinerary Covering: New Delhi - Ananda Resort and Spa- New Delhi
Tremendous and incredible Himalayas are home to nine of the ten highest mountain peaks of the world, including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga Peak. These hills are blessed with tranquility and uncountable miracles of nature. This fourteen-day-long Himalayas Tour takes you to one of India’s holiest destinations, Rishikesh. Here, along with indulging in religious rites, you can choose to try enthralling adventure-sports like bungee jumping and white-river rafting. Ananda Spa and Resort is also listed in the itinerary, which is one among top ten luxury spas of India. In the capital of India, New Delhi, you’ll visit its spectacular attractions like the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb, to name a few. You can shop in one of Delhi’s oldest markets, Chandni Chowk. All this and much more await your visit.
On reaching New Delhi Railway Station or Airport, meet LuxoIndia representative and get transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Relax for some time. Day 1 and Day 2 are scheduled for Delhi sightseeing session, which includes Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple and Humayun's Temple.
The symbol of Indian nationality, culture and heritage, Red Fort of Delhi has also been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Red Fort Complex was built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. For nearly 200 years it served as a residence for the Mughals. However, main elements of Mughal architecture were adopted in the construction but fusion of Persian, Hindu and Timurid styles are also incorporated here. Red Fort also happens to be the venue of Indian Independence celebration when the prime minister of India hoists the national flag, during a grand ceremony.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delhi, Qutub Minar is the second largest Minar of India. Its height is 72.5 meters, with a diameter of 14.3 meters. It was commissioned by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1193 and the construction process was carried on by his successor Iltutmish. Verses of Quran are inscribed on the balconies of Qutub Minar, which is mainly built of red-sandstone and marbles. Many other ruins are scattered around this monument and all these collectively are called Qutub Complex. Some other notable structures are Tomb of Iltutmish, Alai Darwaza, Quwwat-Ul-Islam Mosque and Tomb of Imam Zamin.
Humayun's Tomb too is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built with finest precision and dedication. Humayun's wife Bega Begum commissioned this structure in 1569 or 1570 and after its construction it was the first garden-tomb in Indian subcontinent. The main architect of this tomb was a Persian, and hence a fusion of Mughal and Persian styles of architecture was incorporated. Other than Humayun's tomb, tomb of Hamida Begum, Dara Shikhoh, Bega Begum, Shah Jahan, Jahandar Shah and other regal personalities of the erstwhile era are located here.
Jama Masjid, the largest mosque of India is yet another mesmerizing creation of Shah Jahan, built between 1644 and 1658. During that time a cost of one million rupees were spent on the construction. It can accommodate up to 25000 people at once. Minarets, tombs and arched-gateways are few notable features of this mosque, which is decorated with calligraphy, jali work and other Mughal insignia. Chandni Chowk with its old-world charm pulls the crowd from different regions. Here you can shop for anything and everything at unbelievably cheap prices.
Overnight stays in the hotel.
One the third day of the tour, proceed to Ananda, which is 260 km away from New Delhi. You can choose to travel by air, train or car. Even special helicopter service can also be arranged from New Delhi that will take you to the premises of Anand Resort and Spa.
Ananda Resort and Spa or Ananda in the Himalayas is one of India's topmost spa destinations that provide a rejuvenating experience along with nonpareil comfort and services. It is nestled on Himalaya's foothills as the name (Ananda in the Himalayas) suggests and serves to cure diseases and to create equilibrium between mind, body and soul. The practices include a combination of traditional Indian Yoga, Vedanta and Ayurveda. The décor further complements the theme and makes the journey easier and soothing. Other than the spa Ananda's dining area, activities and packages are worth mentioning. Essential Ananda, Himalayan Bliss and Couples Connect are the three packages it offers, which are crafted by combining different spa experiences, night stays and other activities.
From fitness to cooking classes and excursions, Ananda in the Himalayas offer a lot many activities to its guests. The dining area is exotic, incorporated with key principles of Ayurveda. The dishes jotted in the menu are prepared keeping in mind the five elements of Ayurveda namely air, space, water, fire and earth. And thus these dishes are meant to be suitable for different body types. This dining area not only lets you lose excess weight but ensures you do it the healthy way.
A stay of at least seven days is recommended in Ananda Resort and Spa to make the most of it.
On this day proceed to New Delhi. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to Delhi Airport and catch your flight for your onward journey.