Kashmir & Ladakh
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Kashmir and Ladakh tour will begin in Delhi the city with many monuments of Mughal era. Fly Srinagar to visit Kashmir also called Paradise on earth for its natural beauty. Enjoy Shikara ride on the glistening Dal lake, Gondola ride in Gulmarg and horse ride in Pahalgam. Fly Leh to visit disarmingly friendly Ladakh. Ethno-linguistic Tibetan people are predominantly Buddhist their timeless monasteries are set between arid canyons and soaring peaks, while emerald-green villages nestle photogenically in highland deserts. You will visit Leh, Khardungla Pass, Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport assistance & transfer to hotel (Standard hotel check in time 12pm, early check in subject to room availability). Later city tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the majestic Red Fort (closed on Monday) the residence of the Mughal emperor for nearly 200 years until 1857. Jama Masjid one of the largest mosques in the world built by Shah Jahan. Cycle Rickshaw ride in Chandni chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry and vivid saris, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets. Raj Gath the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated after his assassination.
In New Delhi visit Humayun Tomb the first garden-tomb in Indian subcontinent and an early example of Mughal architecture commissioned by Humayun`s first wife Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70. Qutab Minar a 73-metres tall minaret that forms part of the Qutb complex a fine examples of Afghan architecture. Lotus Temple a Bahai House of Worship notable for its flowerlike shape. Also drive pass President House, Parliament & India Gate etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Srinagar (flight)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Srinagar.
On arrival transfer hotel check in at hotel. Evening Shikara ride on the Dal Lake, visiting floating vegetable gardens. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Srinagar
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Srinagar. Visit Shalimar Bagh the largest of the 3 breathtaking Mughal Gardens and one of the most sublime places to see in Srinagar. This stunning garden was constructed by Jahangir back in the year 1619 for his beautiful wife Noor Jahan. Nishat Bagh located near the Dal Lake, an enchanting twelve terraced garden, packed with green trees, scented flowers, and beautiful fountains. Known to be the 2nd biggest Mughal garden, this garden was constructed by Noor Jahan elder brother, Asif Khan, in the year 1633. Chashma Shahi a well-manicured triple-terraced garden, showcasing the Persian style architecture. A two storey hut has been positioned atop the garden top terrace and this structure is considered as the source of origin of the natural spring. Tulip Garden the largest tulip garden in Asia in the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain overlooking the mesmerising Dal Lake. Shankaracharya Temple the sacred 250BC temple occupies the top of the hills known as Takht-I-Sulaiman in the south-east of Srinagar. The temple boasts breathtaking views of the valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Srinagar - Gulmarg (56kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Gulmarg (The Meadow of the Flowers) check in at hotel. Located at the altitude of 9, 000ft, Gulmarg is a mountain resort of exceptional beauty. It 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, Riding, Hiking & Snow Skiing are other optional activities available here at additional cost. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Gulmarg - Pahalgam (142kms)
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 once a humble shepherd`s village with breathtaking views is surrounded by thickly wooded forests of pine at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River.
Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Pahalgam
Breakfast at hotel, full day to explore Pahalgam & surrounding in a local union car.
Visit Mamleshwara Temple a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the few temples constructed purely of stone by the then King Jayasima. Inside the temple complex is a shrine completely covered in gold. Aru valley the base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar-Marsar Lake, noted for its scenic meadows. There are about 20 alpine lakes, peaks and meadows around the Aru Valley. Betaab Valley, a breathtaking combination of picturesque surroundings encircled by tall deodar trees and pine forests, with the Lidder River flowing right through it. Sheshnag Lake, an epitome of natural beauty, peace and serenity, enveloped in snowcapped mountains and surrounded by tall alpine meadows, the lake is a haven for nature lovers.
Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Pahalgam - Srinagar (83kms)
Breakfast at hotel. drive to Srinagar, check in at hotel. Rest day free and easy for personal activities relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Srinagar - Leh (flight)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Leh.
On arrival transfer to hotel. Rest time to get acclimatize at high altitude. Walk in Leh Market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Leh
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Leh Palace, Thiksey Gompa, Shey Palace and Gompa, Shanti Stupa & Sankar Gompa. Enjoy
panoramic views of Leh and surrounding areas of Indus valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Leh - Nubra Valley (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Nubra Valley via Khardung La Pass. Drive alongside the Shyok river, visit Samstanling Gompa at Sumur and hot springs at Panamik. Head to Hunder the sand dunes village.
On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Nubra - Pangong Lake (150kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Pangong Lake via Shyok river road.
On arrival check in at Camp. Rest time to enjoy the color changing lake and the sun set on the banks of lake. Overnight at Camp.
Day 12: Pangong Lake - Leh (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Early morning enjoy the picturesque view of Sun rise on lake.
Drive to Leh check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Leh - Departure
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
12 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels. Any other meal (lunch/ dinner) if clearly mentioned in the itinerary).
Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 12 night accommodation
Delhi x 1 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
Srinagar Hotels x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Royal Batoo/ Batra Hotel
4* - Fortune Resort Heevan/ Four Point by Sheraton
5* - The Lalit Grand Palace/ Vivanta by Taj Dal View
Gulmarg x 1 nights
3* - Grand Mumtaz/ Royal Park Hotel
4* - Heevan Retreat/ The Vintage
5* - The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa
Pahalgam x 2 nights
3* - Grand Mumtaz/ Hotel Baisaran Pahalgam
4* - Heevan/ Pine Spring
5* - WelcomHotel Pine N Peak/ Pahalgam Hotel
Srinagar Houseboat x 1 nights
3* - Nanga Parvat Houseboat
4* - Gurkha Houseboat
5* - Sukoon Houseboat
Leh x 3 nights
3* - Spic N Span/ Reenam Hotel
4* - Hotel Royal Ladakh/ The Zen Ladakh
5* - Grand Dragon Hotel
Nubra Valley x 1 nights
3*/4*/5* - Nubra Ethnic Camp/ Hotel Yarab Tso
Pangong Lake x 1 nights
3*/4*/5* - Camp Whispering Waves/ Pangong Sarai Camp
Delhi - Srinagar - Leh - Delhi flight fare approx INR 15,500 per person in economy class.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.