February 24, 2020
Kashmir and Taj Mahal
Written By Shashi Kant Gupta
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi International airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel check in.
Later city tour of Delhi, visit landmark of Old Delhi- Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market. Cycle Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk. Sightseeing of New Delhi which includes Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple & VVIP areas President House, Parliament & India Gate. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02; Delhi – Srinagar (flight)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Srinagar. On arrival assistance and transfer hotel/ houseboat check in. Evening Shikara ride on the Dal Lake, visiting floating vegetable gardens. Overnight at houseboat/ hotel.
Day 03; Srinagar
Breakfast at hotel, sightseeing of the Mughal gardens, visit Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh & Chashma Shahi. Later visit Shankaracharya Temple the sacred temple occupies the top of the hills known as Takht-I-Sulaiman in the south-east of Srinagar. The site dates back to 250BC. Overnight at hotel / houseboat.
Day 04; Srinagar – Gulmarg (56kms/ 2hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Gulmarg (The Meadow of the Flowers) located at the altitude of 9,000ft. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650m, and is the country’s premier ski resort in the winter.
Enjoy a cable car ride on Gondola which will take you to the Majestic height of 13,000ft above sea level covering the magnificent views of Himalayan Mountains and Pirpanjal ranges. You can also enjoy a view of Nanga Parbat if the weather permits. Golf playing, Horse Riding, Hiking & Snow Skiing are other activities available here at additional cost. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05; Gulmarg – Pahalgam (142kms/ 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Pahalgam the Valley of Shepherds 7,000ft above sea level. On the way visit the famous Saffron growing fields and Awantipur Ruins (1100 years old temple of lord Vishnu build by King Awantivarman), enjoy the beautiful countryside on the way. On arrival check-in at hotel.
Pahalgam; situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, was once a humble shepherd’s village with breathtaking views. The most beautiful of these is the huge, undulating meadow of Baisaran, surrounded by thickly wooded forests of pine. Hajan, on the way to Chandanwari, is an idyllic spot. There is a Shiva temple considered to be Kashmir’s oldest existing temple, dating to the 5th century. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06; Pahalgam
Breakfast at hotel, visit Aru valley noted for its scenic meadows. The village is a base camp for trekkers to the Kolahoi Glacier, the Tarsar-Marsar lakes and the Katrinag valley. It is also a base for the treks to Lidderwat, the Vishansar-Kishansar lakes and Kangan. The Kolahoi is the largest glacier in the Kashmir Valley, and is located near Mt. Kolahoi (5425m), the highest peak in the Valley. There are about 20 alpine lakes, peaks and meadows around the Aru Valley. Other popular activities include fishing of trout in the Lidder River, trekking, hiking, horse riding, sightseeing and photography. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07; Pahalgam – Srinagar (83kms / 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Srinagar, check in at hotel. Rest day free and easy for personal activities relax. Overnight at hotel/ houseboat.
Day 08; Srinagar – Delhi (flight) – Agra 204kms/ 4hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival at airport meet with your driver and proceed to Agra check in at hotel. Watch Mohabbat the Taj show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09; Agra – Delhi (204kms/ 4hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj.
After sightseeing drive to Delhi drop off to airport to board flight for onward destination.
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