Golden Triangle Tour with Kashmir offers you an opportunity to visit the three most exotic destinations of India named as Delhi, the national capital; Agra, the city of Uttar Pradesh state and Jaipur (Pink City), the capital of Rajasthan state along with Kashmir which is cradled in the lap of majestic mountains of the Himalayas, is the most beautiful place on earth. The Golden Triangle Tour is the best traversed circuit of India for first time travelers which will provide you the glimpse of the tradition, rich culture, royal heritage and history of India in a short span of time. The magnificent 11 Nights 12 Days Golden Triangle Tour with Kashmir will mesmerize you by its unique charm, beauty and diversity.
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Upon your arrival at Delhi Airport, our representative will escort you to your hotel. You will visit Red Fort(World Heritage Site), Jama Masjid (one of the largest Mosques in India) and ride on cycle rikshaw over the narrow streets of Chandni Chowk which is the heart of the heritage of the Indian traditional society. Here you will feel like it’s a different world altogether. The area is famous for some local shopping and you can give your taste buds some delicious food at Gali Paranthe Wali. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Please note:- the Red Fort is closed on every Monday.
Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing
After your breakfast, you will visit the historical monuments- QutubMinar(tallest stone tower in India and one of the UNESCO Heritage sites), The India Gate(a war memorial), Rashtrapati Bhawan(official home of the President),Parliament House, Secretariat, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and Water Show at Akshardham Temple(Swaminarayan Temple).
Please note:- Akshardham temple is closed on every Monday.
Day 3: Delhi-Agra (Distance 233 Kms)
Post breakfast, you will leave for Agra and transfer to your hotel. Your Agra trip will begin with Agra fort which is also known as the Red Fort, one of the UNESCO Heritage sites. You will be mesmerized to see its style of architecture. Later, you will visit Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah also known as “Baby Taj”. Breathtaking work has been done on the marble dome and pillars. Next visit will be to Akbar’s Tomb, a historical piece of art. You may visit the local markets.
Day 4: Agra - Jaipur (Distance-240Kms) via Fatehpur Sikri
Early morning you will visit Taj Mahal where you can take beautiful pictures of stunning sunrise. It is a white marble architecture which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a symbol of love for his beloved wife. After having breakfast, the tour will continue to Fatehpur Sikri, which is famous for its amazing architectural design. Here, you will see the following landmarks -the 54 metre high Buland Darwaza(also known as "Gate of Magnificence”), Jama Mosque, JodhaBai’s Palace, Tomb of Salim Chishti and Panch Mahal.
Please note:- the Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
You will be escorted to Jaipur (also known as the Pink City) and transferred to the hotel. You may visit the local market which is famous for handicrafts, gems, stones, jewelry, blue pottery etc. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will proceed to Amber Fort to enjoy a royal ride on an elephant up the hill to the entrance of the fort. These elephants are well decorated with traditional clothes and jewellery. Please note it is important to reach early to avoid standing in the queue. Alternatively, Amber Fort is also open for tourists in the evening where you can enjoy the light and sound show, which is about the history of Rajputana Kingdom. Later you will visit Jal Mahal(a palace situated in the middle of a lake), Jantar Mantar( an astronomical observatory),City Palace and Hawa Mahal (also known as the Palace of winds built with 953 small windows); Its purpose was to allow royal women to have a glance of street without being seen. You may visit Chokhi Dhani, a Village Resort which represents Rajasthan’s culture and tradition along with folk dances. Here you can relish the local cuisine- Dal Bati Churma. Stay at hotel overnight.
Day 6: Jaipur-Delhi (Distance-268 Kms)
In the morning, hit the road back to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will transfer to the hotel and explore the city at your own pace. It houses some popular markets, malls and tourist destinations. Do not miss binging on street food such as, Pao Bhaji, Bhelpuri, Tikki, Dahibhalla and more. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 7: Delhi-Srinagar by air
You will board a flight from Delhi to Srinagar as per your Schedule. Upon arrival, you will check-in to your hotel/houseboat. Take some rest and in the evening, go for a Shikara boat ride on Dal Lake. A shikara ride is one of the most soothing, relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir. Shikaras are long boats. Overnight stay at hotel/houseboat.
Day 8: Srinagar Sightseeing:
After breakfast, You will explore Srinagar which is the city of Mughals. You will visit Mughal Gardens like Nishant Bagh (Garden of Pleasure), Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love), Chashme Shahi etc. following the Shankaracharya Temple. Overnight stay at hotel/houseboat.
Day 9: Srinagar- Sonmarg(Distance 80 Kms) –Srinagar by surface
Post breakfast, we will drive to Sonmarg through the Sindh Valley which presents another spectacular facet of countryside in Kashmir. Sonmarg means 'meadow of gold' which is a hillstation. You will spend some quality time in exploring the beauty and charm of Sonmarg. Back to Srinagar and overnight stay.
Day 10: Srinagar- Gulmarg(Distance 54 Kms) –Srinagar by surface
After Breakfast, Proceed Towards Gulmarg by car while watching the scenic beauty of hills, mountains along the roadside. Gulmarg is popular for the highest Golf Course and Skiing area during winters in India. Upon arrival, enjoy the enthralling Horse ride (also called as Pony ride) followed by boarding a Gondola cable car ride to Khilanmarg. Overnight stay in Srinagar.
Day 11: Srinagar-Pahalgam(Distance 87 Kms) –Srinagar by surface
Post breakfast, you will drive to Pahalgam which is a beautiful valley and the Lidder River running through it makes it even more picturesque. Enroute , you will stop at Saffron field and the ruins of Awantipur. Back to Srinagar for overnight stay.
Day 12: Srinagar-Delhi by air
You will board a flight from Srinagar to Delhi as per your schedule and go ahead for your onward journey taking the beautiful memories of the tour.
Please note that this itinerary is just a suggested one. The Tour package can be customized as per your choice and budget. You can add/remove the places of your interest. Also, the duration of the tour can be customized as per your convenience. Your Suggestions are always welcome.