9D8N Golden Triangle And Kashmir

by Giamso International Tours Pte Ltd

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  • Travelling to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Srinagar and Gulmarg
    Minimum of 2 persons
    Activities include Arts & Museums, City Tour, Cultural, Nature & Scenery, Rest & Relax and Shopping
    Includes Hotel Transfer and Meals
    Travelling period Every day from March 21st, 2014
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  • Hotels in Package

    • Jet Airway: 9W19 - 09151235
    • Air India AI 381 - SIN(09:15) - DEL(12:15)
    • Jet Airways: 9W20 Leaving 2220 hour
    • If Air India: AI 380 – DEL (0005) – SIN (0755)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi – Agra (210 Km, 4 Hours) (L/D)

Arrive Delhi airport by any one of the two flight details provided below. On arrival, transfer to a restaurant for Lunch. After lunch, drive 200kms/4 hours to Agra. In the 16th and 17th century Agra was the capital of India. Most of its monuments and forts are constructed in that era.

Day 2: Agra – Jaipur (235 Km, 5 Hours) (B/L/D)

Early morning, visit one of the 7 wonder of the World, Taj Mahal, the beautiful white marble architecture was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, died during the birth of their 14th child. Visit Agra Fort, the crescent shaped fort was commissioned and construction with deep moats surrounding the outer 2.4 km wall facing the river and provide good view of Taj Mahal. The fort was built by Great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. On completion visit shops with craftsman working on marble inlay and carpet weaving. After lunch, drive to Jaipur, 237 Km/over 5 hours drive, en route visiting the world heritage monument of Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory), built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, it was the capital of the Mughal Empire for 10 years. Drive to Jaipur and check in your hotel.

Day 3: Jaipur (B/L/D)

Drive to Hawa Mahal for photo stop and then driver to Amber Fort and ride on Elephant to the entrance gate of the classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interiors are the virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Visit Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory and famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, specially imported from Belgium. Visit semi precious stone cutting and Rajasthani handicraft center.After lunch we start city tour visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion of the Palace is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Just outside the Palace we visit Jantar Mantar - the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. This observatory has 17 large instruments and most are still in working condition.

Day 4: Jaipur – Delhi (265 Km, 5 Hours) (B/L/D)

Early morning 0730 hour, drive to Delhi. On arrival, visit Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple. Built in 1199 by Qutub-ud-Din Qutub Minar, 72.5 meters in height with 379 steps, is one of the most visited tourist spot in Delhi. The diameter at the base is 14.3 meters and at the top floor it is 2.7 meters. The purpose of building this beautiful monument is not very clear as some believe that it was built as a tower of victory to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India, while others say it served as a minaret to the adjoining mosque and was used by the muezzins to call the faithful to prayer. On completion drive to visit the lotus temple, built in the shape of lotus, the Asian headquarters of the Bahai faith, open for people from any faith. It has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.

Day 5: Delhi – Srinagar (B/L/D)

After breakfast transfer to airport to board on your scheduled flight to Srinagar. 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, while the changing play of the seasons and the salubrious climate ensures that the city is equally attractive to visitors around the year. On arrival, transfer to Deluxe Houseboat, made of wood, offering 1-4 bedrooms with attached toilets. “Dal Lake” and “Nagin Lake” are known for rows of Houseboats they harbour. Houseboats are grand fitted with Kashmiri wood carved furniture and rich Kashmiri carpets. There is pantry, dining room and Living room apart from having a front balcony facing the lake. A houseboat boy is always on call and three meals are served daily prepared fresh. The choices of meals on houseboat are western, Kashmiri, Northern Indian cuisine.

Day 6: Srinagar (B/L/D)

Visit the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and the Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love), collectively known as Mughal Gardens. We also visit the handicrafts center for shopping the Kashmiri handicrafts. Return back to houseboat for lunch. Afternoon, enjoy your ride on a Kashmiri gondola known locally as Shikara. This interesting ride takes you through the lake where you can find natives engaged in farming on water and carrying their produce on their Sikara to market or their houses. This ride also offers spectacular Himalayas mirrored in the lakes. In the evening return to your Houseboat for overnight stay.

Day 7: Gulmarg Excursion (125 Km) (B/L/D)

After breakfast at Houseboat, depart by surface to Gulmarg - one of the most beautiful summer resorts in Kashmir Valley. It is also well known for its golf course during summer season and ski resort during the winter season. Enjoy the splendour of nature and the snowy mountains. Enjoy Gondola Ride (Cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. Afternoon return back to Srinagar and take a stroll to witness the way of life in the alleys and small streets of Srinagar town and on the way back visit Jamia Masjid. Dinner served at your houseboat.

Day 8: Srinagar – Delhi – Airport Transfer (B/L/D)

In time transfer to airport to board on your scheduled flight to Delhi. On arrival transfer for last minute shopping in town. On completion transfer to airport to board on your scheduled International flight

Day 9: Arrive Singapore

Arrive Singapore 0640 hour. End of tour.

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Giamso International Tours Pte Ltd

101 Upper Cross Street #01-36 Peoples' Park Centre Singapore 058357

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