Golden Triangle With Kashmir
Tour Duration : 13 Days
Day 01 : Delhi
Destinations Covered : Arrive in Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Sonamarg - Pahalgam - Srinagar - Depart from Delhi
Fly from your country to New Delhi, you will be greeted & assisted upon arrival.
Transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 : New & Old Delhi
Breakfast at Hotel and then leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting
Jamia Masjid, enjoy rikshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar
and 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Birla
Temple, Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar.
Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 : Delhi - Jaipur ( 242 Km, 05 hours )
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. This historic city was founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh
in 1727 AD after shifting his capital from Amer valley to newly formed and planned city of its
time after consulting so many maps of the world and finally organized own religious map Shilpa
Shastra with the help of a young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Batacharya. Maharaja Swai Jai Singh
was a builder, astronomer, astrologer, soldier, philospher. Presently, Jaipur is the capital of
Rajasthan & is world famous as the Pink City. Arrive and check in at Hotel , afternoon visit busy
markets of old Pink City to watch daily life. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04 : Jaipur
Breakfast, leave Hotel to explore full day sightseeing of Jaipur visiting Hawa Mahal (palace of winds)
where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and life. Afterwards visit Amer Fort by
elephant ride , that gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members
were using the services of elephants. After lunch visit City Palace Museum, Astrological Observatory and
local busy markets. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05 : Jaipur - FatehpurSikri - Agra ( 235 Km, 06 hours )
Morning leave for Agra enroute one of the most important place of Mughal era Fatepur founded by
Akbar in 1569 AD as a ceremonial capital. But unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due
to scarcity of drinking water and Akbar went back to Agra. Continue your drive to Agra, arrive and
check in at Hotel.
After change & wash visit one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal ( monument of love ), founded by 5th great Mughal
Emperor Shahi Jahan in the memory of his beloved queen Anjuman Bano Begum ( with love emperor called her Mumtaz ).
After her death in 1627 AD, in her memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal ( Taj means crown & Mahal means Palace,
so it is Crown Palace ) from 1631 to 1653 AD with twenty two thousand labors working since sun rise to sun set in
twenty two years. The marble was transported from Makrana in Rajasthan by the help of animals. Return to Hotel
for overnight stay.Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06 : Agra - New Delhi ( 200 Km, 04 hours )
After breakfast visit Agra Fort, was built by three emperors, Akbar & Jahangir in red sand stone & Shahi Jahan
in white marble. The Fort is 2.5 Km long and during Mughal rule one third of the Fort was occupied by the army.
When British ruled India, they repeated same tradition and now traditionally Indian army has occupied the same.
Afterwards leave for New Delhi enroute visit at Sikandra to visit mausoleum of 3rd Mughal emperor Akabar who
built his tomb himself & after his death it was finished by his son Jahagir in 1605 AD. Continue your drive to
Delhi, arrive & check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 07 : Delhi - Srinagar ( by flight )
Meet upon arrival and transfer to Deluxe Houseboats. Late afternoon Shikara ride on Dal Lake
visiting floating and Vegetable gardens etc. Also witness walnut woodcarving and papier machie
making demonstration. Dinner overnight in Deluxe Houseboats
Day 08 : Srinagar
Morning sightseeing of Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan
brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his
wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan
Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 kms
respectively. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory. Dinner overnight in Deluxe Houseboats.
Day 09 : Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar ( Day Trip )
After breakfast leave for Sonamarg, gives rise to The Three Sisters (Kashmir). In its vicinity lies the
great Himalayan glaciers of Kashmir Valley namely Kolhoi Glacier and Machoi Glacier with some peaks of
above 5,000 m: Sirbal Peak, Kolhoi Peak, Amarnath Peak and Machoi Peak. Sonmarg is situated in a valley
at the bank of Nallah Sindh, 87 km north-east from Srinagar. It is a popular tourist destination, nestled
within the imposing Himalayan peaks. It lies at an altitude of 2800 m above sea level. The drive to
Sonmarg passes Nallah Sindh, a major tributary of the Jehlum River in the Kashmir valley. It is upwards of
sixty miles long valley and deep rock-grit gorge to open grassy meadow land and village-dotted slopes
After sightseeing return back to Srinagar for overnight stay.
Day 10 : Srinagar - Pahalgam
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds). The distance of about 96 kms will be covered
in about 3 hrs. Enroute visiting Saffron fields, Awantipura ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu
built by King Awantiwareman), see the beautiful countryside on the way and lot of rice fields. Drive
through the pine forest. Arrive Pahalgam transfer to Hotel. After change and wash you have bridle walks and feed your
cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains.
Free for individual activities, one can visit Chandanwari or Aru on ponies. Overnight at Pahalgam in Hotel
Day 11 : Pahalgam - Srinagar - Gulmarg
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level. The distance of
160 kms will be covered in about 4-½ hrs. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and
highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather
permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek
upto Khilangmarg, which can be covered in about 3 hrs. Also enjoy sledge riding on snow. Chair Lifts
for mountain ride are also available. Lunch, Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 12 : Gulmarg - Srinagar
After breakfast morning free at leisure, afternoon drive back to Srinagar. Distance of 60 kms will be
covered in about 2 hrs. On arrival in Srinagar, transfer to Deluxe Houseboats/Hotel for
Day 13 :Srinagar - Delhi ( by flight )
Transfer to Srinagar airport to board flight for New Delhi, arrive & board your next flight for onwards destination.