Kashmir & the Golden Triangle 12 days
This pleasure filled grand Kashmir tour explores the variety that is India. Beginning with Kashmir you'll stay at a luxury houseboat on the most beautiful lake. Relaxing cruise aboard romantic gondola and experience the enchanting Mogul gardens, visit the exciting Gulmarg, enjoy summer pleasures of swiming, water skiing. Top it of with a grand tour of Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur the pink city and the famous Taj Mahal.
Day I NEW YORK/DELHI:
Welcome aboard your flight to Delhi, our 1st. stop on our Kashmir tour. Enjoy the regal hospitality by silk sari clad hostesses. Indulge yourself with delicious Indian and Continental cuisine.
Day 2 DELHI:
This evening arrive in Delhi, where you'll be received and escorted to Hotel Coleridge’s/ Hotel Park.
Day 3 DELHI/SRINAGAR:
Fly to Srinagar to begin your Kashmir tour, upon arrival you will be escorted to deluxe houseboats. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 4 SRINAGAR (Gardens and Lakes):
Cruise through Dal and Nagin Lakes float through a network of canals to the enchanted floating gardens of Nishant and Shalimar; built in the 16th C. by Moghul emperors.
Day 5 GULMARG:
Today travel by car to Gulmarg, world class resort at 9,500ft.and flanked by Nanga-Parbat, a 28,000ft.peak. There is horseback riding to Khilanmarg and a chairlift for an aerial view. Gulmarg features a lovely golf course-the highest in the world during summer time. In winter Gulmarg's natural slopes turn into the premier skiing resort. Among the multitudes of slopes, there are a few which are serviced by ski lifts. Most of the skiing becomes centered on these slopes,
with ski runs ranging from 500 yards to 4 miles.
Day 6 SRINAGAR/PAHALGAM:
Today take a leisurely tour of Pahalagam, another premier mountain resort in Kashmir, with its pointed peaks and green pastures. Enroute stops will include a visit to 11th. Century Temple and Palace of ancient capital of Kashmir and holy caves at a mountain-top shrine, offering panoramic views of the valley below. Return to your cozy houseboat.
Day 7 SRINAGAR:
Day at leisure to soak in the warm ambience and relax with opportunities to either visit crafts centers or walk the grand boulevard of Srinagar. This evening enjoy a Wazwan feast, local multi course meal usually served on weddings or very special occasions.
Day 8 SRINAGAR/DELHI/AGRA: This morning fly to Delhi and drive directly to Agra, home city of the famous Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Taj View/Clark's Hotel.
Day 9 AGRA/FATEHPUR-SIKRI/JAIPUR:
After breakfast visit Taj Mahal, monument of love that Emperor Shah Jahan built in the 16th. Century. You'll then visit Agra Fort, which served as the final living quarters for the Emperor to live in imprisonment. We continue on to Jaipur with a stop in Fatehpur-Sikri, a huge fort complex that served as capital of India before it was moved to Delhi in 17th.century. Stay at Mansingh Palace Hotel/Trident hotel
Day 10 JAIPUR/DELHI:
Today's highlight is an elephant ride to the Amber Fort followed by exploration of the city and bazaars. Afternoon sightseeing at the City Palace, the Albert Museum and the Observatory. This evening, we recommend a rickshaw
Day 11 DELHI:
After breakfast you'll visit the Presidential Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, Qutab Minar Tower, Jantar Mantar, and the fashionable Connaught Circus. Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Mahalaxmi Temple and Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi. This evening free.
Day 12 DELHIINEW YORK:
Early morning departure from Delhi to New York.
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
+Airports meet and greet assistance
+ Deluxe houseboat on a Kashmir Lake
+All meals in Kashmir
Jun 1-Aug 31 & Dec 01-24