The city of Srinagar is a heavenly abode on earth with numerous lakes and large expanses of green valleys spread throughout. Situated on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the famous Indus River. The Jhelum River runs through the city and the valley, emptying in the Wular Lake. The city at 876 km north of Delhi is famous for its nine ancient bridges, linking the two parts of the city.
It is located in the Baramulla district of Kashmir at an altitude of 2,730 m. Gulmarg's -aka "meadow of flowers'- legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hill resorts in the country.A huge cup-shaped lush green meadow, Gulmarg looks like something out of a fantasy, and in spring, the green meadows are dotted with colourful bluebells, daisies, forget-me-nots and buttercups. Gulmarg is 56 km southwest from the capital city of Srinagar and is close to the Indo-Pakistan border. Surrounding them are snow-capped mountains, and on a clear day, one can see all the way to Nanga Parbat in one direction and Srinagar in another. Come December, and the luxuriant green slopes of Gulmarg are blanketed with snow, forming some of the finest natural slopes for ski runs of all levels. It is during this time that Gulmarg acquires a new persona — the country’s premier heli-skiing resort.
Meeting and greeting at Delhi’s international airport on arrival by AA 292 at 8.50 PM and transfer to Hotel White House for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel 9 AM proceed for full day guided tour of Old and New Delhi.
Morning after relaxed breakfast at 10.30 AM transfer to the airport to board SpiceJet Airlines flight no. 853 for Srinagar at 11.35 AM. Arrival at Srinagar airport at 1.05 PM & you will be transferred to Deluxe Houseboats on Dal lake . Afternoon Shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting floating gardens & interesting places around the Lake. Dinner and overnight at the houseboat .
Morning after breakfast at the houseboat excursion to Gulmarg 55 Kms drive . The place is famous for snow skiing during winter & best green Golf course in the country at an altitude of 2732 Mtrs. Afternoon proceed to world famous Mughal gardens visiting Nishat ( the garden of pleasure ) & Shalimar ( abode of all ) . In the evening return to Houseboat . Overnight at the houseboat .
Full day free for independent activities and for self exploration. Overnight at the houseboat.
Morning after relaxed breakfast at the houseboat at around 11 AM transfer to airport to connect SpiceJet Airline flight no. 854 for Delhi at 1.45 PM. Meeting on arrival at Delhi Airport at 2.55 PM and proceed to Agra (4 and half hour driver). Check in at the hotel Pushp Villa on arrival.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel visit the world famous Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays) , Agra Fort, constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1695 on the banks of the Yamuna River. Initially the fort was a military structure, but during Shah Jahan’s reign it had partially become a palace.
Afternoon check out from the hotel and proceed to Jaipur (5 hours). Enroute stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri - a cultural and imperial capital conceived and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings within the city including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti and Panch Mahal
Arrive Jaipur and check in at hotel Santhabagh. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel visit Amber Fort - the ancient capital of the state until 1728. The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake, which reflects its terraces and ramparts. Visit the Jagmandir the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors, Jal Mahal and the Temple of Kali. You ride up to the ramp of this 11th Century Bastion atop a gaily decorated elephant (Subject to operation).
Afternoon City sightseeing tour includes Maharaja’s City Palace - which occupies a large area divided into a series of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh, but other additions are much more recent, some dating from the start of this century. Today, the palace is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The palace now houses a museum containing rare manuscripts, fine specimens of Rajput and Mughal paintings and weapons. Also visit Jantar Mantar- an observatory, next to the entrance of the City Palace, begun by Jai Singh in 1728. Jai Singh’s passion for astronomy was even more notable than his prowess as warrior and before commencing construction, he sent scholars abroad to study foreign observatories. Jantar Mantar appears to be just a curious collection of sculptures but in fact each construction has a specific purpose, such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes and azimuths and calculating eclipses.
Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast proceed to Delhi by road (5 hours drive). Check in at the hotel. Rest of the afternoon free for independent activities and last minute shopping etc. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 – Depart Delhi
Morning after relaxed breakfast at the hotel at around 10 AM transfer to the international airport in order to board flight for onward destination.
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