Istanbul City Tour (Open buffet breakfast and local lunch are included)
At 08:30am pick up from the hotel for full day tour of old Istanbul city. The tour starts at HIPPODROME Square. It was a public arena mainly for chariot races and also home to gladiatorial games, official ceremonies, celebrations, protests, torture to the convicts and so on. The GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II, the OBELISK OF THEODOSIUS, the bronze SERPENTINE COLUMN and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE are other monuments at the square.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE built in the 17th century and known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
St. SOPHIA, This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
GRAND BAZAAR (COVERED MARKET) More than 4000 shops in this labyrinth of streets and passages trade having its own area; the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx ware and meerschaum pipes. LUNCH(Drinks are extra)
LITTLE HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century and it has been used as a mosque since 1497.
TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from 15th to 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of precious gems, jewelry thrones of sultans, robes worn by the sultans and their families; miniatures, the Holy Mantle; CHAMBER OF SACRED RELICS.
[Harem (women’s quarters) is not included in visit program and extra entrance fee is required.]
After old city tour, transfer back to the hotel. Free evening or optional Istanbul night shows or Bosporus dinner cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.
Enjoy early after Breakfast Checkout from Hotel & proceed to visit Rafting in the Beas River, Vaishno Devi Temple & famous Kullu Shawl Industry & later proceed to Delhi. Arrive Delhi by late night and check in hotel for overnight stay at Hotel in Delhi.
MANALI HALF DAY LOCAL SIGHTSEEING & TRIP TO SOLANG VALLEY
After breakfast some time enjoy the city tour visiting to some of the prominent spots and attractions & later proceed to visit Solang Valley is outstandingly beautiful and is an ideal spot to view the majestic covered Himalayas, serene natural surroundings. Return back to hotel for Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Manali.
Hadimba Temple: A pagoda style temple above Manali town deep in a Deodar forest more than 500 years old. This site is prominently featured in many Bollywood movies.
Club House: Take time to relax for a drink and snacks in the cool environs of Manali’s only club house overlooking the rushing Manalsu Stream.
Vashisht Temple: An ancient temple of the Sage Vashisht & Lord Rama. Here you can have an energizing bath in Hot Sulphur spring.
Tibetan Monastery: A gigantic gilded statue of the Buddha also famous for carpet weaving & handicrafts.
After Breakfast Checkout from Hotel & proceed to Manali. Arrive Manali by Evening and check in hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel in Manali.
Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. In short, Manali-is the “Valley of the Gods” and an ideal place for the ones in search of both adventure and comfort.
After Break-fast visit Kufri, Green Valley, Mini Zoo, Chini Bungalow., White Flower Hall, Indira Gandhi Tourist Park, Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town. Overnight stay at Hotel in Shimla.
Arrival in morning at Delhi by Air or Train. After reaching in Delhi our representative/driver assists you proceed to Delhi to Shimla. (8 – 9 Hours drive). Arrive Shimla in night checkin at Shimla hotel for overnight stay.