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Valley of Kashmir with Taj Mahal

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Product Code : AGORA53

Commence your holiday from the historical city Delhi and visit the monuments of Mughal era. In the Valley of Kashmir (referred to as paradise on earth for its natural beauty) you will visit Srinagar, the city famous for its lakes & gardens. Proceed further and visit Gulmarg, the valley of flowers and snow. Pahalgam once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River. The iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum & symbol of love is also part of your tour itinerary.

 

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi International airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel check in at hotel. Rest time free & easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 2: Delhi - Srinagar 

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. 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/ Delhi/ Agra (204kms)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Srinagar airport to board flight for Delhi.

From Delhi drive to Agra check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 8: Agra - Delhi (204kms)

Sunrise visit Taj Mahal an ivory-white marble mausoleum commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal, it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. 

Return to hotel for breakfast. Later visit Agra Fort the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638. And Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb commissioned by Nur Jahan for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. 

Later drive to Delhi drop off to airport.

Assistance on arrival at airport.

7 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

Daily breakfast at hotels.

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.

Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

Bottled drinking water in car.

Government taxes.

 

Hotels used or similar for 7 night accommodatio

Delhi x 1 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges

Srinagar x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Royal Batoo/ Batra Hotel 
4* - Fortune Resort Heevan/ Radission Hotel
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 x 1 nights
3* - Nanga Parvat Houseboat
4* - Gurkha Houseboat
5* - Sukoon Houseboat 

Agra x 1 nights
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Radission Hotel/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Trident Hotel/ Courtyard by Marriott

Delhi - Srinagar - Delhi flight fare approx INR 9, 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.