GOLDEN TRAINGLE WITH KASHMIR

Code: GTK08D
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
Category:
  • Tour India - Taj Mahal
  • 2) Rastrapati Bhawan
  • 3) Parliament House
  • 4) Qutab Minar
  • 5) Hawa Mahal
  • 6) Amber Fort
  • 7) Jantar Mantar
  • 8 Mughal Garden

All Inclusive Golden Triangle (DELHI/KASHMIR/JAIPUR/AGRA) package covering the most famous monuments, historical sites, Pink city in North India, and also one of The Seven Wonders of the world & Most Iconic Symbol of Love – “TAJ MAHAL”

HIGHLIGHTS• India Gate
• Rastrapati Bhawan
• Parliament House
• Qutab Minar
• Shikara Ride
• Gondola Ride
• Mughal Garden
• Hawa Mahal
• Amber hill
• Jantar Mantar
• Fatehpur Sikri
• Taj Mahal
• Yamuna River
INCLUDED
International & Domestic Air Fare & Taxes
Accommodation with daily Breakfast as specified
Meals as per the itinerary
Return airport transfers & Tours
Entrance Fees
Travel Insurance
NOT INCLUDED
India Visa
Tipping
Personal Expenses
Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions

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DAY 01: ARRIVE – DELHI (MEALS ON BOARD)

Met upon arrival at Delhi Intl Airport and transfer to your Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

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DAY 02: DELHI – SRINAGAR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

After breakfast at hotel, in time transfer to domestic terminal to board flight for Srinagar.

Met upon arrival at Srinagar airport and transfer to your Deluxe Houseboat.

After lunch on houseboat, proceed with an hour’s ride on the local Gondolas also known as “SHIKARAS” ON THE DAL LAKE, is a type of wooden boat found on Dal Lake and other water bodies of Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India. Shikaras are of varied sizes and are used for multiple purposes, including transportation of people. A usual shikara seats half-a-dozen people, with the driver paddling at the rear. Like the Venetian gondolas, they are a cultural symbol of Kashmir. Some shikaras are still used for fishing, harvesting aquatic vegetation (usually for fodder), and transport, while most are covered with tarpaulins and are used by tourists. Some are used as floating homes by poor people

Visit the floating markets, gardens and enjoy beautiful scenery of Dal Lake with mountains in the background.

Overnight at Houseboat.

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DAY 03: SRINAGAR- GULMARG- SRINAGAR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

After breakfast, proceed with full day excursion tour of Gulmarg with packed lunch. (112 Kms/2 Hours’ drive)

Gulmarg is one of the most beautiful summer resort in the valley. It is also popular for its golf course (in summer), the highest in the world and skiing during the winter season. Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. In the evening return to Houseboat.

Overnight at Houseboat.

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DAY 04: SRINAGAR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

After breakfast on houseboat, proceed with the sightseeing tour of the world-famous MUGHAL GARDENS are a group of gardens built by the Mughals in the Persian style of architecture. This style was heavily influenced by the Persian gardens particularly the Charbagh structure. Significant use of rectilinear layouts are made within the walled enclosures. Some of the typical features include pools, fountains and canals inside the gardens.

Visiting the NISHAT BAGH (THE GARDEN OF PLEASURE) is a terraced Mughal garden built on the eastern side of the Dal Lake, close to Srinagar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is the second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley. The largest in size is the Shalimar Bagh, which is also located on the bank of the Dal Lake. ‘Nishat Bagh’ is Urdu, which means “Garden of Joy,” “Garden of Gladness” and “Garden of Delight

SHALIMAR BAGH (ABODE OF LOVE) is a Mughal garden in Srinagar, linked through a channel to the northeast of Dal Lake, on its right bank located on the outskirts of Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir, India. Its other names are Shalimar Garden, Shalimar Bagh, Farah Baksh and Faiz Baksh, and the other famous shore line garden in the vicinity is Nishat Bagh. The Bagh was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Noor Jahan, in 1619. The Bagh is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture. It is now a public park. This time it’s also called as crown of Srinagar

Return to houseboat for hot lunch. Afternoon free for shopping & personal activities.

Dinner and overnight at Houseboat.

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DAY 05: SRINAGAR-DELHI-JAIPUR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

After breakfast free for personal activities and transfer in time to the airport to connect flight for Delhi.

Met upon arrival in Delhi and depart by surface for Jaipur.

Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in at your Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 06: JAIPUR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER )

After breakfast at hotel.

Proceed to visit AMER FORT, situated on top of the Amber hill with photo stop. Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometres located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur

En route of the famous HAWA MAHAL, (English translation: “Palace of Winds” or “Palace of the Breeze”) is a palace in Jaipur, India. It is constructed of red and pink sandstone. The palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the zenana, or women’s chambers.

After lunch at Hotel, proceed with the sightseeing tour of city.

Visit the CITY PALACE, the principal residence of the ruling family and is known for its stunning architecture. Part of it is now converted into a magnificent museum.

Also visit JANTAR MANTAR, a stone observatory raised in the 18th century. Time permitting visit cottage industry specializing in hand-woven carpets & textiles. Witness how silk carpets are handmade.

Overnight at hotel.

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DAY 07: JAIPUR-AGRA (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER )

After early breakfast at Hotel, depart by surface for Agra.

Upon arrival in Agra, check-in at your Hotel.

Proceed with the sightseeing tour of city, Visit AGRA FORT built during the great Mughal era. Agra Fort built in 1569 on the banks of the Yamuna River.

After this visit TAJ MAHAL, one of the 7-wonders of the world. The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658), to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centerpiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall. (TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS).

Later visit a Cottage Industries Exposition Limited (CIE) is a multinational company that sells carpets, handicrafts and other heritage items from India and the Middle East. to witness skilled craftsmen doing fine marble inlay work.

Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 08: AGRA-DELHI & DEPART (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER )

After breakfast at hotel, depart by surface for Delhi.

Arrive in Delhi and proceed with lunch at local restaurant.

Proceed with the sightseeing tour of New Delhi, with drive past INDIA GATE (memorial to the Indian army soldiers who died in the World War I) The India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the “ceremonial axis” of New Delhi, India, formerly called Kingsway.

THE RASTRAPATI BHAWAN, The Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Residence” previously “Viceroy’s House”) is the official home of the president located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. Rashtrapati Bhavan may refer to only the 340-room main building that has the president’s official residence, including reception halls, guest rooms and offices, also called the mansion; it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare (320 acre) Presidential Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. In terms of area, it is one of the largest residences of a head of state in the world.

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Originally called the House of Parliament, it was designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker in 1912-1913 and construction began in 1921 and ended in 1927. The design of the building is said to have been inspired by the Chausath Yogini Templeat Morena, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The opening ceremony of the Parliament House, then called the Central Legislative Assembly, was performed on 18 January 1927 by Lord Irwin, the Viceroy of India. The third session of Central Legislative Assembly was held in this house on 19 January 1927

QUTAB MINAR, also spelled as Qutab Minar, or Qutb Minar, is a minaret that forms a part of the Qutab complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India.[1][2] Qutub Minar is a 73-metre (239.5 feet) tall tapering tower of five storeys, with a 14.3 metres (47 feet) base diameter, reducing to 2.7 metres (9 feet) at the peak.[3] It contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps.[4] Its design is thought to have been based on the Minaret of Jam, in western Afghanistan.

After dinner in time transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.