Golden Triangle Tour with Srinagar

Duration : 08 Nights - 09 Days
Places to see : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Srinagar - Delhi

Day 01: Home - Delhi
On arrival in Delhi, you will be welcomed by our executive and transferred to your hotel (Rooms will be booked from 1200 hrs to facilitate immediate check in).

New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India. Narrating the city's Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable mosques, monuments and forts. The imperial city of New Delhi displays the finely curved architecture of British Raj.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi
Have a healthy breakfast at the hotel and embark on sightseeing tours of Old & New Delhi.

In Old Delhi drive past Red fort, built in Red Sand stone this imposing fort is 3 Kms in perimeter with the height of the wall varying from 18 to 30 meters at places.

Visit Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but also in India. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets. Also visit Raj Ghat -Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial.

In New Delhi, drive past Janpath, Rashtrapati Bhawan (Hindi for presidential palace) and India Gate is perhaps one of the most impressive structures built in the capital of India. This historic monument was built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers killed in the First World War.

Visit Humayun's Tomb: built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture.

Also visit Qutab Minar. It is a one of the finest monuments in India and is 238 feet in height. Qutab Minar is 47 feet at the base and tapers to nine feet at the apex. The city tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).

Enjoy the Dances of India in the evening. Overnight will be at Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi - Srinagar
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board flight for Srinagar - After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Srinagar - is located in the heart of the Kashmir valley at an altitude of 1,730 m above sea level, spread on both sides of the river Jhelum. The Dal and Nagin lakes enhance its picturesque setting.

Kashmir often referred to as a paradise and Oriental Switzerland, has a magnetic charm. The very air of this miraculous vale leaves the viewers dumb founded in the verdant valley of rice fields, surrounded by rigid avenues of tall poplar, dotted with neatly painted orchards of apple, plum, almond trees and myriads of waterfalls and streams interlinking themselves.

On arrival transfer to Deluxe Houseboat. Overnight stay on House Boat.

Day 04: Srinagar
In the morning after breakfast visit the temple of Shankaracharya that was build by Jaluka, the son of emperor Ashoka, in the 3rd century BC. You can City View from this Temple.

Visit Nishat Bagh, the garden of spring, the largest of the Mughal gardens. It lies right on the edge of the Dal Lake and has numerous terraces, beautiful lawns, beautiful flowers and fountains. The splendid chinar trees and the central water channel flowing down complement the natural beauty of the site, looks like the garden is floating on the lake.

The Chashma Shahi (Royal Spring) a smaller garden built by Shah Jahan around a renowned spring. Originally the water bubbled into a marble lotus basin in a central pavilion. Experience the Mughal romance as you walk through beautiful flowers, fountains and green trees in these lovely gardens lay out by the Mughal Rulers.

Also visit the Shalimar Bagh built by Jahangir for his wife, Nur Jahan in 1616. The gardens are straight out of a fairy tale. The top most of the four terraces called the "Abode of Love" was reserved for the emperor and the ladies of court. The uppermost pavilion has black marble pillars and niches in the walls for flowers during the day and candles at night. There is a huge tank, and around 150 fountains dazzle with their display. Electric lights add charm to the beautiful atmosphere.

In the evening enjoy a Shikara Ride (a small boat with an awning and cushions) on the Dal Lake. The small islands on the backwaters are willow covered. Sail past the shops, houses and lake restaurants, lotus flowers, experiencing the life of the Kashmiris.

Overnight stay on House Boat.

Day 05: Srinagar - Delhi
After breakfast transfer to airport to board flight back to Delhi.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: Delhi - Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur - Jaipur was established by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743) and painted pink by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876. The Royal heritage of Jaipur lives in its architecture and culture. The city in pink is symbolic of the hospitality that reigned in the Rajput culture.

Upon arrival, check-in at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 07: Jaipur
After breakfast, have excursion trip to Amber Fort with Jeep / elephant ride.

En route, make a photo stop at the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Hawa Mahal is a sample of the perfection of the architecture. Hawa Mahal was built with the pink & red sandstone, beautifully carved and outlined with white border and motif

Amber Fort is situated on the crest of a hill seven miles north of Jaipur is Amber, capital of the Kuchwaha Rajputs from 1037 to 1728. Man Singh I built it in a style to rival Mughal grandeur and opulence.

In afternoon visit City Palace, a combination of conventional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. City Palace complex has more than a few palatial structures. City Palace is a huge complex, which houses many courtyards, gardens and buildings.

Also visit Jantar Mantar, built between 1716. It is located within the city palace. Jantar Mantar contains a collection of instruments for observing the movements of sun, moon, planets and stars. It was built to develop the interest of the people in Astronomy.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08: Jaipur - Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra - The city of Mughals offers you an opportunity to explore the massive monuments, majestic buildings, and the popular arts and crafts. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid remainder of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the capital in the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries.

On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri. It is a beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. The Mughals later abandoned this city for lack of water. Fatehpur Sikri had a short life of splendor. Once Akbar left it in 1585, it never regained its lost importance and has remained the most magnificent and well-preserved ghost city of India.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09: Agra - Delhi (203 kms - 3 hrs)
Visit Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday), a poem in white marble, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. It took twenty-two years and hard toil of more than twenty thousand workers to construct Taj Mahal. The beauty of the Taj Mahal is enchanting and it reflects the marvelous beauty of architecture. Taj Mahal symbolize the richness of art and architecture of the Mughal period.

After Taj Mahal visit Agra Fort; built by Emperor Akbar on the west bank of the river Yamuna and beautified with palaces and gardens by Jehangir, Agra Fort today dominates the centre of the city. The crescent-shaped fort with its 20-metre high, 2.4-km outer walls contains a maze of buildings that form a small city within a city.

Drive back to Delhi, en-route you will visit the Sikandra - Mughal Emperor Akbar's Mausoleum.

On arrival in Delhi transfer to international airport to board flight for onward journey.

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