Day 1 - Arive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and join your tour at the Hotel. Meet your fellow passengers and Flower Tour Guide and Tour Manager at your hotel this evening for Welcome Cocktails. Overnight at the hotel.
 
 
agriculture tour indiaDay 2 - Delhi
Morning you could pay a visit to India’s biggest wholesale flower market in Connaught Place, the main commercial and shopping district in the centre of the capital of the country. Look at the flowers, absorb their beauty and take some home. It may just be the best good morning you may wished yourself in a long long time. The space around Coffee Home near Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place in Delhi hosts what is arguably the largest flower market in Asia, with 99 per cent cut flowers and one per cent marigold travelling up from Kolkata. (Cut flowers are typically used as 'vase-decoration' flowers -- gladioli, tulips etc. Marigold and Indian rose petals are used for pooja and other ceremonial purposes). There are two other flower markets in the capital – one at Fatehpuri in Chandni Chowk, which specializes in puja flowers and the other at Mehrauli, where one primarily finds marigold with only 20 per cent of the total flowers being cut flowers

You’ll also visit one of Delhi’s most famous gardens - Mogul Garden (subject to open during your travel dates). Situated within Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India, the garden occupies an area of 13 acres and blends the formal Mughal style with the design of a British Garden. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Lady Harding, the garden features a variety of canals, fountains, terraces hedges and flowers. The garden has four waterways with uniquely crafted fountains at their intersections and a multitude of chequered flowerbeds, lending an enchanting look to this wonderfully landscaped garden. Overnight at the hotel.
 
 
Day 3 - Delhi / Ludhiana 300kms/7hrs
Morning depart for Ludhiana by Coach. Arrive Ludhiana & check in to hotel. After lunch visit the Nehru Rose Garden and attend a general lecture on flowers.
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Nehru Rose Garden
, established in 1967, is one of the green spaces of Ludhiana city and an ideal placefor spending with family. One of largest Rose Garden in Asia, it is spread over an area of 27 acres and has more than 17,000 plants representing some 1,600 varieties of roses as well as several fountains. This is flower garden and a garden for walkers with an illuminated musical fountain. This garden is the venue of the Annual Rose festival, an event listed on the national calendar of fairs and festivals. This is one of the main cultural events of the city and draws thousands of visitors. Overnight at the hotel.


 
 
Day 4 - Ludhiana - Chandigarh 100kms /2hrs
Morning after breakfast visit to Rakh Bagh, a beautiful picnic spot with lush green surroundings. Mini train joyride is an added attraction. There is a small mini train, which runs in the Rakh Bagh and is quite a favourite with all the children. The ride on the train was a must for every visitor. He feels that a new more exciting train should be put on rails. Oval Ground in Rakh Bagh Complex is one of the most favourite places for morning walkers after Rose Garden. Afternoon drive to Chandigarh for Dinner & overnight at the hotel.


 
 


Day 5 - Chandigarh

Chandigarh also known as the Garden city of India, has good collection of beautifullymaintained gardens as integral part of the master plan which laid immense importance to provide its residents the atmosphere which keeps them in touch with infinite cosmos and nature. Chandigarh has the distinction of having world acclaimed Rock Garden and World's largest Rose Garden which are very popular spots of tourist attraction. Some of the other famous gardens of North India in and around Chandigarh are Cactus Garden (Asia's largest outdoor landscaped Cacti and Succulents Garden), Pinjore Gardens (has great historical significance), Leisure Valley, Terrace Garden etc.
Morning visit Rock Garden & then Rose Garden also known as Zakir Rose Garden is world largest rose garden. It is in sector 16 next to the city's cricket stadium. Spread over 30 acres the Rose Garden has over 50,000 rose-trees of 1600 species. It was named after India's former President, Zakir Hussain. Along with the roses emphasis was also given on the trees of medicinal value and some unique specimen trees. Fountains and bright lights enhance its beauty at night and provide a breath of fresh air to all who come to enjoy a walk and unwind. This garden is the venue of the annual Festival of Gardens (Rose Festival).

Afternoon visit to the Leisure Valley starts from the foothills in Sector 1 in Rajendra Park, commonly used for long walks, outdoor yoga, learning to drive, and horse riding. It stretches to the 20 acre Garden of Bougainvilleas in Sector 3, known for its brilliant colours, and crosses over to Sector 10. Crossing the Madhya Marg one enters the world famous Rose Garden in sector 16. Besides the usual nature lovers and strollers, this garden regales the citizens every year at the time of the Rose festival to mark the arrival of spring. Crossing the middle road one enters Shanti Kunj which has been developed to create the atmosphere of a Japanese style garden.

As one enters sector 23, the Leisure Valley takes a curvaceous turn, which has dictated the shape of this sector. Here one encounters the Bal Bhawan, the open-air theatre and a traffic park. This park has been put up to train children to cope with the intricacies of city traffic. Crossing Dakshin Marg one enters sector 36 of the second phase. Although this area is still under the development, it already contains a Hibiscus garden and in sector 42 a garden of rare plants is being developed.
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Cactus Garden Renamed as National Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden and Research Centre situated in the heart of the city Panchkula, Satellite town of Chandigarh City. The objective behind developing the garden was preservation and conservation of endangered species of cacti and succulents and to create Tourist attraction. Covering an area of 7 Acres it is considered as Asia's largest outdoor landscaped cacti and Succulents Garden with over 2500 species of Cacti & succulents. The garden has comprehensive collection of Indian succulents, the largest in the world, some of them extremely rare and have already been declared as endangered species, which includes complete collection of Genus Caralluma of Indian origin. The garden has three green houses. The cacti and succulents also have medical values. Indian succulents are being used in Ayurveda and Unani medicines for centuries. It is a great source of attraction for not only only tourists but also for botanists.


 
 
Day 6 - Chandigarh
Morning visit to Botanical Garden is in sector 1, between the Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake. The Botanical garden is spread over 88 acres. Its rockeries, lily-pools, and the rare species covered in green houses draw garden lovers as well as botanists.

Followed by visit to Terrace Garden A small valley running the length of the sector has been developed into a terraced flower garden and a garden for walkers with an illuminated musical fountain. The garden is the venue for the annual Chrysanthemum Show. It is spread over 10 acres. It was started in 1979.

Rajendra Park It is a vast stretch of land of about 400 acres which has been left in its natural state, resembling the land of a village common. Le Corbusier himself designed the landscape scheme of this park. Trees with round canopies and of ever green foliage have been planted here, punctuated by a few groups of flowering species. It was started in 1954. Sporting events such as horse shows are held here from time to time.

Shanti Kunj means "Abode of Peace". It is situated between the Rose Garden and the Cricket Stadium in Sector 16. Trees, pools and streams crossed by curved bridges and a large number of meditation nooks define this garden. This is completely a noise free area with natural undulations and therefore aptly named Shanti Kunj. There is also an open air stage here. The natural stream running through this garden divides the park into 5 areas. The 5 parts of the garden depict different kinds of trees such as medicinal plants, vertical shaped trees, flowering trees, trees for shade and environmentally suitable trees.

 
 
Day 7 - Chandigarh-Shimla 100kms /3hrs
Drive to the scenic Hill station town of Shimla, set amongst terraced hillside and dense forests of oak, pine, fir and rhododendron. Enroute visit Pinjore Gardens, also called Yadavindra Gardens are 20 km from Chandigarh, 15 km from Panchkula, on the Chandigarh Shimla Road has great historical significance. It was designed by Fidai khan, a cousin of Aurangzeb. It is one of the most popular picnic spots of this entire region. According to Hindu mythology, the Pandava brothers rested at this place during their exile. The gardens are laid out over more than 100 acres on a sloping site with fountains and pavilions. A mini zoo, plants nursery, a Japanese garden, historic palaces, picnic lawns and Guest house offer tourists great options for leisure in this small city around garden. Especially at weekends, fountains are switched on and after dusk, lights glorify the beauty of historical palaces by night. Continue drive to Shimla ,Arrive Shimla & check in to the hotel.

 
 
Day 8 - Shimla
Join a heritage walk, taking in sights including the Viceregal lodge and Botanical Gardens (On Observatory hill) -45 min This is the most imposing colonial building, Scottish baronial in style, at Shimla. Built under the guidance of viceroy Dufferin it was to serve as the summer residence for British viceroys

Botanical garden spread over an area of about 100 Hectares of prime western Himalayan temperate forest, with all its floral diversity, which summarises the “Flora Simlensis” of Sir Henry Collet. There are more than 50 species of trees, with almost the same number of climbers and lianas, either indigenous or exotic in an daround potter hill. In addition there are hundreds of species of herbaceous and shrub flora, along with a varied range of ferns and lichensder
 
 
Day 9 - Shimla
Full day visit to Mashobra & Faghu to see wild flowers. During monsoons, many wild flower species, wild strawberries and other berries can be found in found in forest. Chharabra has good climate for apple cultivation and there are few apple orchards to see their flowers here. Cobra Plant is found in plentiful during monsoons. The Britishers introduced several trees and flowering plants notably Weeping Willows, Silver Oak, Chest Nut, etc. from other parts of the world that can be seen at Chharabra. The Retreat, Hem Kunj, Dukani, Kalyani House and Wild Flower Hall had weeping willows on their grounds.Overnight at the hotel.
 
 
Day 10 - Shimla, Chandigarh, Delhi
Transfer to Shimla Station and board the Toy train to Kalka. From Kalka, journey to Chandigarh airport for your flight to Delhi or train to Delhi.
 
 
 
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