Day 1: Delhi
Today arrival in
The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is the main gateway for
travelers. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and
transferred to your Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Agra (about 200 km / 4 hrs)
In the morning we have sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a Rickshaw
Ride parallel to the Red
the old city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of
Old Delhi includes "Rajghat",
the site where
was cremated and Jama
the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun
which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India and
Minar". "Qutub Minar" is 71 meter high
and consists of five stories. In 1199 work began on this tower which
was intended to be the most glorious tower of victory in the world.
This tower was damaged twice and repaired in 1326 and 1368. Before
we proceed to the Hotel we drive through the embassy area in New
Delhi where we visit the India
see some impressive Government Buildings.
After sightseeing of Delhi in the late afternoon we drive to Agra.
Upon arrival you will be transfer o hotel in Agra.
Day 3: Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra
built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of
this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and
continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who
built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit
of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of
India, the Taj
an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty.
It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a
tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the
Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child.
We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory
home. After the visit of Taj Mahal we have a look at the famous fine
marble inlay work which is still being done in Agra by the
descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj
Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (about 260 km)
morning we leave Agra and drive to Jaipur. Enroute we make a stop
and visit Fatehpur
which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by
Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city constructed
by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built.
It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water
Jaipur. This city owes its name,
foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and
astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of
Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and
precious and semiprecious stones. Evening free for leisure.
Day 5: Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the
ancient capital of Amber,
laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of
Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly
created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of
an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the Hawa
of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements
with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to
circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being
seen. In the afternoon we visit the City Palace that is still the
formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the
Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the City
visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to Jantar
a stone observatory, and the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable
observatories. Its complex instruments reveal us the secrets of
medieval Indian astronomy. Later we have a walk through the
colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous
block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In the
evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi
a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might have an
opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony.
Day 6: Jaipur - Amritsar (by air)
the morning we fly to
Amritsar. Amritsar (meaning pool of Nectar) lies in the
northern state of
Punjab and is famous for its Golden Temple. We visit the
Golden Temple to know more about the native Sikh population of the
Sikhs are meanwhile scattered in whole of
India and are easily recognizable through their mighty
Day 7: Amritsar - Srinagar (by air)
we leave Amritsar and fly to Srinagar.
been described by some visitors as the Venice of the East. This
beautiful city was established by Emperor Ashoka some 2300 years
ago. A unique charm of Srinagar is its 1300 or more houseboats, the
floating little hotels on the edge of the Dal Lake. Upon arrival you
will be met by our representative and transferred to the house boat.
Rest of the day free for leisure to explore the beautiful
surroundings in Srinagar.
Day 8: Srinagar
Today we start our sightseeing in Srinagar. In the morning we visit
the famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar. First of all we will visit the
Chashma Shahi. Chashma Shahi means the Royal Spring and is dedicated
to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The spring waters are believed to
have curative properties. After
visiting the Chashma Shahi we visit the Nishat and Shalimar Mughal
Gardens. Both these Mughal gardens are built on a symmetrical plan
of central waterways with fountains dividing a series of gardened
terraces. In the evening we visit the Shankaracharya
Temple. This temple is located on a sharp hill, 1,000 feet high and
houses a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built in
memory of the great Shankaracharya who came to Kashmir from Kerala
to revive Hinduism. From the top of the hills, you would be able to
have a panoramic view of the Kashmir Valley. After visiting the
temple we drive back to our house boat.
Day 9: Srinagar - Departure
Today depending on your departure time you will be transferred to
airport or railway station for onwards journey.
of our Services)
Hotel which have been tested in the past by us and are good value of
money (subject to availability).
Inclusions in the given tour cost:
Accommodation in double room on twin sharing basis with bath
and WC as in the above mentioned / similar hotels.
in the Hotel during the tour. In Srinagar Breakfast and Dinner.
Toll Parking , DA.
Arrival / Departure Assistance.
Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual Air
Conditioned vehicle with driver.
Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Monument Tips, Laundry,
Telephone Bills and Alcoholic beverages.
Ride in Delhi, elephant ride in Jaipur.
Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
Any Flight Charges and Train Fare.
Additional Sightseeing or Extra usage of Vehicle other then
mentioned in the Itinerary.
Guide Charges &
Unspecified Meals etc.
Anything which is not included in the inclusions.
Package cost per person
on twin sharing basis in INR including Room, Breakfast, Transport
Vehicle to be used
Air Conditioned Tata Indigo Car
Conditioned Toyota Innova Car
Air Conditioned Tempo Traveler
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