8D/6N New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Srinagar
Highlights: Taj Mahal City Palace Mughal Gardens Local English-speaking guide
What you get
- Stay: 3*/4* Hotels (2 nts-Kashmir luxury boat house; 2 nts-Jaipur; 1 nt Agra; 1 nt Delhi ))
- Meals: 6 Breakfast, 6 Lunches & 6 Dinners
- Transport: Private airport transfers/Return flight Srinagar - New Delhi
New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Delhi displays a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India.
Steeped with Mughal history, Old Delhi, takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable mosques, monuments and forts. You will also discover lively and colorful bazaars which boasts of goods and items at mind-blowing prices in the midst of a barely controlled chaotic ambience.
The imperial city of New Delhi displays the finely curved architecture of the British Raj. It generates a mesmerizing charm reflecting well-composed and spacious streets under the shade of beautifully lined avenues of trees and tall and imposing government buildings.
Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is the pride of the beautiful valley of Kashmir. Srinagar, famous for its lakes, gardens and the charming rows of houseboats floating on them is also called heaven on earth. It is also known for traditional kashmiri handicrafts, kashmiri clothes and dry fruits. When The Mughal emperor Jahangir visited the valley of Kashmir he was so enthralled by the beauty of this valley that he suddenly exclaimed "Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin asto" (If there is a heaven on earth, it's here, it's here, it's here). And if the visitors are coming here for the first time then they just can't deny what the emperor said.
Agra formerly known as Akbarabad, was once a symbol of Mughal power and aspiration, but it was also their residence and they filled it with lavish gardens and elegant palaces, It was the capital of India during the Mughal era and it's a city of rich heritage of art, culture and architecture. The most famous building of the city is obviously the Taj Mahal, the king Shah Jahan built it for his loving wife Mumtaj Mahal. It is one of the New 7 Wonders of the world, and one of three World Heritage Sites in the city, the others being Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. The great Taj Mahal appears pink in the morning, white during the noon and golden in the moon light.
Jaipur, the Pink City is the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts & enclosed by embattled walls. Houses with latticed windows line the streets with their rose pink colour, lending enchantment to the scene, which is almost magical at sunset.
The whole city was painted in pink colour by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876 AD.
Jaipur & its surroundings are rather like an endless museum. The city also offers an endless variety of crafts with the Jaipur's lacquer bangles being famous all over the world.
KUALA LUMPUR - NEW DELHI
Upon arrival in Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi, meet and greet by our representative before transfer to hotel.
After check in, free at own leisure for the rest of the day.
NEW DELHI - SRINAGAR ( KASHMIR ) (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Kashmir. On arrival, meet and greet by the local guide and proceed to the world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh. Enroute visit a carpet-weaving factory. Shalimar Gardens or Shalimar Bagh was laid out by Emperor Jehangir for his wife Nur Jahan in 1616. Shalimar Gardens is the magnum opus of Srinagar's many gardens and parks. This beautiful garden was originally named the Farah Bakhsh or 'delightful garden', but today it is known as the 'garden of love'. Nishat Bagh is smaller than Shalimar Garden, but is more movingly beautiful. Nishat Bagh was built by Asaf Khan, Empress Nur Jahan's brother. Nishat is celebrated for its stately chinar (plane) trees, imported to Kashmir from Persia by the Mughals.
Nishat has 12 terraces representing the 12 signs of the zodiac, which seems to gradually descend and merge in the Dal Lake's periphery. The terraces viewed along with the bed of flower, a mosaic of bright and beautiful colours, creates an unforgettable sight.
All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively.
Dinner and overnight in Deluxe Houseboat.
After breakfast, we will enjoy a trip to Gulmarg which is one of the most beautiful hill resorts in the country. Gulmarg hill resort boasts of not only picturesque locales, but also of the highest golf course in the world. The drive to Gulmarg is as beautiful as the hill station itself. Alongside the road, the scenery changes from boulevard of poplar to smooth vastness of rice fields, sprinkled with some pleasing villages. The fir-covered hills characterize the ascent to Gulmarg, Kashmir. Stop to admire the breathtaking sight of snow capped mountains.
The drive to Gulmarg is filled with a number of colors, changing with the season. From the translucent green of spring to summer's rich emerald to autumn's golden hues, the scenery has something to offer in every season. The "Meadow of Flowers" counts amongst some of the best tourist spots of the world.
Then we will take a ride on a Shikara or Kashmiri boat on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. The Dal Lake comprises of a series of lakes of variable lengths, including the Nagin Lake that is some 8 km from the city center. One can enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains surrounding Srinagar from this lake.
In the evening we return to the boat house and overnight at the boat house.
SRINAGAR - NEW DELHI - TAJ MAHAL - AGRA FORT - AGRA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we proceed to airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival we will proceed to Agra to visit Taj Mahal where you will be awed by its majesty and splendour. For centuries, the Taj Mahal has inspired poets, painters and capture its elusive magic in word, colour and song. It is one of the most flawless architectural creations of the world.
Then we continue our visit to Agra Fort built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565. The red sandstone Agra fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. Though the principal structure was built by Akbar, many more additions were made by his grandsons. This massive fort is 2.5 kms long and is considered as the predecessor of the Delhi Red Fort. The colossal walls are 20 feet high and the whole fort is encircled by a fetid moat.
AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - CITY PALACE - JAIPUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we leave Agra for Jaipur - the largest city in Rajasthan - which was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh as India's first planned city. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City..
Enroute we visit Fatehpur Sikri which is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height. Though the city is in ruins, it is a place to visit when one comes to Agra. But in real terms Fatehpur Sikri is a place where one should spend some time.
The sunset over the ruins is sight to cherish. Fatehpur Sikri is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
We continue to the City Palace complex which houses several palatial structures. The first building in it is Mubarak Rahal, built by Maharajah Macho Sigh. It has a beautifully carved marble gate with heavy brass doors on either side of this gate. Beyond this gate lies the Divan-e-Khans, or the"Hall of Private Audience"
JAIPUR - AMBER FORT - ELEPHANT RIDE - BIRLA TEMPLE (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we visit Amber Fort, which is a very beautiful and well-preserved 16th century structure, built on four levels surrounded by ruins. Among the many splendours of the fort is a small room with ceiling covered by tiny mirrors. Then we take a elephant ride to the former capital of the Royals set against the backdrop of wooded hills.
We then visit Birla Temple built by the Birlas, one of the leading industrial families in India.
After dinner we return to the hotel. Free at own leisure for the rest of the day.
JAIPUR - NEW DELHI - OLD DELHI - DEPARTURE (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we drive back to New Delhi taking in sights ofthe majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk and if time permits we will visit Raj Ghat the Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
In the afternoon we visit Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India leading industrials families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Baha Temple.
After dinner transfer to airport for your flight back home.
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|Hotels||Single||Twin||Child + bed||Child no bed|
|Delhi (3*) Aurade Asia Hotel / Good Times Hotel / Hotel Bonlon or similar|
|Agra (3*) Hotel Amar / Hotel Crystal / Grand Hotel / Hotel Siri or similar||2980||2500||2200||1930|
|Jaipur (3*) Hotel Chandragupta / Sarang Palace / Hotel Heritage or similar|
|Delhi (4*) Vits Hotel / City Park Hotel / Vikram Hotel or similar|
|Agra (4*) Utkarsh Vilas / Howard Park Plaza or Yamun View Hotel or similar||3100||2590||2260||2000|
|Jaipur (4*) K.K Royal / Golf Palace / Bella Case Hotel or similar|
|Delhi (5*) Wyndham Hotel / Radisson / Country Inn & Suite or similar|
|Agra (5*) ITC Mughal / Clarks Shiraz / Jaypee Palace or similar||3450||2800||2430||2110|
|Jaipur (5*) Cambay Resort / Clarks Amer / Golden Tulip / Mansingh Hotel or similar|
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