You arrive in Delhi by International flight. After traditional Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check-in. After breakfast we will go on a guided tour of Delhi at 1000 hrs, beginning with morning sightseeing trip to Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat followed by drive around India Gate and President's House. Afternoon visits to Akshardham Temple Lotus Temple (Closed on Monday) and Qutub Minar.
Post breakfast on time transfer to the Domestic Airport to catch the flight for Srinagar, also known as "Paradise On Earth" Upon arrival at Srinagar (1730 m) our representative would assist you at the Airport and transfer to the Houseboat / Hotel.Later we visit the ancient Shankaracharya Temple and the famous Mughal Gardens - Nishat (Garden of Pleasure), Shalimar (Adobe of Love) and Chashme Shahi (Royal Spring).Later in the evening we can visit handicraft and handloom centres famous for production of Pashmina / Shahtoosh shawls, world famous Carpets etc. Evening at leisure and overnight stay at the Houseboat / Hotel.
After breakfast drive back to Srinagar and check-in to the Houseboat / Hotel.Rest of the day free for shopping or individual activities. Overnight stay at Houseboat / Hotel.Shikara boatride on Dal lake is one of the most soothing and relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir. Later in the afternoon we explore the Dal Lake and its Waterways and visit the floating vegetable market in a traditional Shikara boat. This unique kind of market can be only witnessed in Thailand and Kashmir. En route we shall see many species of aquatic birds on the lake, nestling on surrounding trees on floating marshes used for growing vegetables by local people, who have inherited a unique lifestyle living on the Lake for over decades. Overnight stay at the Houseboat / Hotel. (B,L,D)
After breakfast we depart on an excursion to Sonmarg. Sonmarg, which means Meadow of Gold, has its backdrop of snowy mountains against the blue sky. The drive offers incredible scenic beauty, dense pine forests and gigantics mountains. The place provides an ideal base for various trekking routes, high mountain lakes, glaciers, and Sri Amarnath Holy cave.The river meanders along here and abounds with Trout and Mahseer. Sonamarg's importance lies in the fact that it is the last halt on the Kashmir side for the drive from Srinagar to Leh. Later we drive back and reach Srinagar by evening. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Srinagar. (B,L,D).
Post breakfast we depart for tour of Old Srinagar city and later proceed to Srinagar Airport to board the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi our representative would assist you at the airport and take you to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day at leisure for shopping or individual activities.
After an early breakfast, we drive at 0730 hrs to Agra, the erstwhile capital of great Mughals and known for the Taj Mahal. It has always fascinated Indians and foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on the West bank of river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations.