Day 01: Arrival in Delhi (Hotel Check in Time 12 noon)
Our representative will greet you in Delhi International Airport and later escort you to the designated hotel by a hired cab. Spend rest of the time in leisure activities. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Srinagar (by flight)
Post breakfast in the hotel proceed for Delhi Airport to board the flight for Srinagar. Check into a houseboat upon arrival. Have lunch in the houseboat and later step out for half-day city tour/sightseeing of Srinagar. Situated in the Kashmir Valley, this beautiful city is known for its gardens, lakes and houseboats (also called shikaras).
Enjoy the sightseeing and visit Mughal Garden, Nishat Bagh (the Garden of Spring) as well as Shalimar Bagh. Enjoy Shikara ride over Dal Lake in evening. Get back to houseboat, have dinner and overnight stay there.
Day 03: Srinagar – Gulmarg (55 kms, 2 hrs drive one way)
Post breakfast in the houseboat depart for full day excursion of Gulmarg. Gulmarg is the most amazing winter resort in the valley. It is famous for its highest golf course and winter skiing. In afternoon tourists may enjoy skiing at their own expense for which an instructor can be hired to guide them about skiing equipment’s (skies, sticks, gloves and goggles).
Drive back to Srinagar by evening and overnight stay in the houseboat.
Day 04: Srinagar – Pahalgam (90 kms, 3.5 hrs one way)
Have breakfast in the houseboat and later enjoy a day excursion for Pahalgam (90 kms – one way from Srinagar). This popular tourist destination is located on the bank of Lidder River; at an altitude of 7200 feet above the sea level. Tourists can capture pictures of natural bounties. Drive back to Srinagar by evening and overnight stay in the houseboat.
Day 05: Srinagar – Delhi (by flight) – Drive to Jaipur (245 kms, 5.5 hrs drive)
Post breakfast in the houseboat get ready for departure to Srinagar Airport to board the flight for New Delhi. Board a cab depart for Jaipur upon reaching Delhi. Jaipur, also called Pink City, is the state capital of Rajasthan. Check into a hotel upon arrival by evening. Spend rest of the time in leisure activities.
Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 06: Jaipur – full day city tour
Step out for an excursion after breakfast. Visit Amber fort and know about this former residence of Rajput kings. Visit Palace of Winds en route, also known as Hawa Mahal. The royal ladies used to watch the daily activities on street below from this elaborate facade. Visit City Palace in afternoon, a famous landmark which is spread over a large area as it occupies one seventh of the city. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur. It has also been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Grab an opportunity to shop souvenirs, traditional Rajasthani attires, skilful art craft, handicraft and other regional articles from local markets.
Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 07: Jaipur – Agra (245 kms, 5 hrs drive)
Post breakfast in the hotel proceed for Agra (245 kms, 4.5/5 hrs drive). Check into a hotel upon arrival. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Fatehpur Sikri en route. This deserted red sandstone city was built by Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace during late 16th century. Popular highlights of this region are Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Diwan-i-Aam, Panch Mahal and so on.
Check into a hotel upon arrival by afternoon. Post freshen up enjoy half day city tour including visit to Taj Mahal. It was built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in 1630 to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz followed by a visit to Agra Fort. Spend time in shopping and leisure activities. Get back to the hotel and stay there overnight.
(Taj Mahal remains closed every Friday)
Day 08: Agra – Delhi (200 kms, 4 hrs drive)
Post breakfast in the hotel depart for New Delhi. Tourists will reach Delhi by noon. Step out for half day city tour including visit to India Gate (War memorial), President’s House, Parliament House, Secretariat Building and Qutab Minar. Explore local markets and spend rest of the time in shopping and leisure activities. Have dinner in a local restaurant by evening and later proceed to Delhi International Airport to board the flight for respective destination.
This concludes illustrious Golden Triangle Tour with Kashmir.