GOLDEN TRIANGLE WITH CHARISMATIC KASHMIR

Tour overview

Day 01 Arrival in Delhi
Meet our representative upon arrival in Delhi and proceed to your hotel. After reaching, check-in at the hotel and spend rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi – Srinagar (Via flight)
After breakfast, proceed to the airport to board the flight to Srinagar.
Meet our representative upon arrival in Srinagar and proceed to your houseboat/hotel. This place is famous for its lakes and the charming houseboats, Srinagar is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts. The lake comprises a series of water bodies, including the Nagin Lake. One can take in the panoramic view of the mountains surrounding Srinagar from this lake. Kashmiri boats called Shikara, are used to explore the intricate maze of waterways on this lake. In evening, enjoy a Shikara-ride on Dal Lake. Dinner and overnight in the hotel stay in houseboat.

Day 03 Excursion to Pahalgam (One way 90 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)
After breakfast, proceed to Pahalgam, also called the Valley of Shepherds. Enjoy panoramic views of Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley. Start with Aru Valley which is a small village, 15 km upstream the Lidder River, The route is picturesque with ample campsites. This village is the starting point for treks to the Kolahoi glacier. Later, visit Chandanwari, 16 Km which is the starting point of sacred Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge, enroute you can visit Hajan, an idyllic picnic spot and Betaab valley. Evening return back for dinner and overnight in the hotel stay in hotel.

Day 04 Excursion to Gulmarg (One way 50 kms / approx. 2 hours)
After breakfast, proceed to Gulmarg - ‘Meadow of Flowers’ situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, with lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains. Enjoy local sightseeing of Gulmarg and Gandola-ride (cable car). Rest of the day leisure at the hotel. Evening return back for dinner and overnight in the hotel stay in hotel.

Day 05 Departure from Srinagar – Delhi (Via flight)
After breakfast, proceed to the airport to board the flight to Delhi. After reaching, check-in at the hotel and spend rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 06 Sightseeing in Delhi
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then drive past to the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head toward Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 07 Delhi – Agra (210 kms/ approx. 4 hours)
On arrival in Agra, check-in into your Hotel. Later proceed for Half Day City Tour of Agra. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal … a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. Overnight in Agra.

Day 08 Agra – Jaipur (230 km/approx. 5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and enroute Visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site. Further drive to Jaipur and check into your Hotel. Jaipur is the gateway to the magnificent and vibrant state of Rajasthan. Evening take a stroll in the markets of Jaipur for the traditional dresses and shoes, curio shops, blue pottery etc. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 09 Jaipur
Today, enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 10 Jaipur - Delhi (250 km/approx. 5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Delhi. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 11 Departure from Delhi
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport for return flight back home.

Includes:
  • 10 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned below hotels or equivalent
  • Assistance at the airport & Hotel check-in / check-out
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours except Kashmir
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk
  • Elephant / Jeep ride at Amber Fort
  • 1 session of Shikara-ride
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
Excludes:
  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Entry Fee at the Monuments
  • Gandola Ride
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments
NOTE:
  • Monuments Closed On
  • Delhi - Red fort is closed on every Monday
  • Agra - Taj Mahal on every Friday
  • Jaipur – Elephant ride at Amber Fort will not be operational during Eid /Navrataras Festivals
  • Issued Boarding Passes for Gandola ride in Gulmarg are valid for the period of 03 Hours only, Visitors boarding between Gulmarg to Kungdoori (Phase 1) from 1400 Hrs. to 1600 Hrs. can stay at G2 Station till 1700 HRS Only and Visitors boarding between Kungdoori (Phase 1) to Apparwath (Phase 2) from 1400 Hrs. to 1500 Hrs. can stay at Apparwath
  • Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs
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Hotels Offered

City

Nights

Category A

Category B

Category C

Meal Plan

Delhi

4

Crowne Plaza MV

SK Premium Park

Surya International

Breakfast

Srinagar HB

1

Meena Luxury Houseboat

Club Room

Meena Luxury Houseboat

Club Room

Meena Standard Houseboat

Breakfast & Dinner

Srinagar

2

 

Hotel Lemon Tree -

Heritage by Heevan

Pine Spring

Jamal Resort

Breakfast & Dinner

Agra

1

Crystal Sarovar Premiere

Howard Plaza - The Fern

Taj Vilas

Breakfast

Jaipur

2

Holiday Inn City Centre

Park Regis

Leisure Inn Grand Chanakya

Breakfast

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