2.Delhi Haat 94, Old Ishwar Nagar, Shambhu Dayal Marg, Near Lotus Temple, New Delhi-110020 tel: 011-26926141
Transport: The Delhi Metro is modern & comfortable.
Places we visited: India Gate, Gandhi Marg & Museum, Humayun’s Tomb, Lodi Garden, Khan Market, Akshardam (weird), Baha’i Temple.
Places we wanted to visit but didn’t have time: Red Fort, Jama Masjid, National Museum, Qutb Minar, Lakshmi Narayan Temple.
Saniya Palace Hotel for views of the Taj Mahal from a rooftop
Can be done as a day trip from Delhi. Must purchase train tickets in advance from Delhi Train Station. I recall that the office was up 1 flight of stairs. There is a form to fill out & a separate queue for foreigners.
Places we visited: Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.
Restaurant: Brothers darbar has yummy thalis with panner & try the lassi too.
Shopping: Katya Jaimal Singh Shop/market for Punjabi shoes also known as punjabi jutti. I didn’t buy any because I didn’t have the time or space in my bag.
Places we visited: Golden Temple & Wagah border.
Accomodation: Sunshine Guest House – we wanted to stay there in Modern Manali but it was fully booked . It had a nice courtyard with roses.
Food: Vaishist World Peace
Places we visited: Hot Spring at the Temple & Jogini Waterfall
Accommodation: Om Guesthouse. Clean, great views, convenient.
1.Gakya Veg which had a lot of Tibetan vegetarian food. Try the momos. We ate here almost daily.
2. Moonpeak had really lovely thalis & WiFi. www.moonpeak.org
Places we visited:
1.Art : Norbulingka http://www.norbulingka.org The bus from Lower Dharamshala to Sidhpur was about 5 Rupees & then we had a short walk
2. Tsuglagkhang Complex houses the Kalachakra Temple, Tibet Museum. Watch the monks debate in the afternoon & attend a prayer session.
1.White-water rafting company: Ladakh Journey Tour-Travel Near Moravian Mission School, Changspa Road, Leh Ladakh E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 9622990763, 9419179857, 8803026907
2. Leh Hiking company was the official Tourist Center http://leh.nic.in/tourist/mactivities.html
Jeep Transport from Leh–>Srinagar: Leh Trekdi office. Parking Zangsti Road, Leh 194101 Ladakh email@example.com. Try booking this early because prices are quite volatile.
Breakfast : Bon Apetit Restaurant
Lunch & Dinner: Grill ‘n’ Curry Restaurant, White House Complex, Fort Road, Leh, Ladakh 194101
Lala’s art cafe: small cafe which is supposed to be popular but didn’t appeal to me.
1.I recommend going to this place if you want real Pashmina/Cashmere products
Nomadic Woolen Mills Handmade Pashmina/Cashmere products from Ladakh Nawang Phuntsog Nomadic Woollen Milld Sankar Shopping Complex, Main Bazaar, Leh-Ladakh-194101 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +91419658169/9622995456
2. Warm clothing: If you need coats, there are second hand shops in Leh. Knitted gloves, scarfs etc sold for cheap from the vendors too.
3. Tibetan Refugee Market. A lot of stalls sell nice trinkets & gorgeous jewellery.
Places we wanted to visit but didn’t have time: Nubra Valley/Panggong Tso/Tso Moriri. Apply in advance through a travel agency in Leh because your tourist permits needs at least a day to sort out & spaces are limited.
There are a variety of hikes which you can do in Leh.
Keep updated with news to see if it is safe to visit Srinagar. We had to delay our trip here by a day because of security reasons.
Go to the airport early because the security checks are crazy & long.
We took a domestic flight back to Delhi: http://www.goair.in/
Shopping: Kashmir Government Emporium off Residency Road
Restaurant: Mughal Darbar Ground floor residency Road, Srinagar. For Biryani & meat. What a feast we had.
Places we visited:
1. The Gardens: Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Pari Mahal.
2. Jama Masjid & Khanqah of Shah-i-Hamdan
Hope this was helpful & that you have fun!