7 Days north India
DAY 01 ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi by International flight. Assistance upon arrival and check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Delhi
(Combined)· Capital of India, it is a juxtaposition of the old and the new. The sightseeing tour includes visit to Red Fort - built in 17th century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and the last great architectural work of this great builder; walk through the dense network of narrow alleys of Chandni Chowk - the shopping centre of Old Delhi and Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi; Qutub Minar is the tallest stone tower in India built in 1199; India Gate - the War Memorial Arch and drive past the President's Estate and Parliament buildings, through Diplomatic Enclave and Conn aught Place, main commercial centre of Delhi. Overnight.
DAY 02 DELHI-SRINAGAR
Morning transfer to domestic airport to connect the flight to Sri nagar. S2151 Depart Delhi at 1055 hrs! Arrive Srinagarat 1215 hrs.
Assistance upon arrival and transfer to Houseboat. Evening shikara - Evening around 17.00 hrs, proceed for a Shikara ride on
Dal Lake; The world famous water body described by Sir Walter Lawerence as the "Lake par-excellence", half a kilometers from the city, is the jewel in the crown of kashmir eulogized by the poets and abundantly praised by the travelers and tourists.
The lake of late has unfortunately, considerably shrunk in size causing concern to environmentalists. The Governments have chalked out an ambitious project to save the lake from extinction. The lake is 6X3 km divided by causeways into four parts, Gagribal, Lokut Dal, Bod Dal and Nagin. Two islands, Sona Lank and Ropa Lank, within the lake add to its beauty. Nagin is the loveliest part of the Dal Lake separated by a causeway. Overnight.
DAY 03 SRINAGAR
Morning sightseeing tour of Mughal Gardens· The famous Mughal Gardens are spread over huge acres of hillside and rimmed
with shrubs and trees. These gardens were laid in a quadrangle form by Mughal Emperors. The Shalimar (Abode of Love) garden, 15 km from Srinagar, was built by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, for his wife, Noor Jahan. The largest garden, the Nishant (Pleasure) garden, 11 km from Srinagar, was designed in 1633 by Nur Jahan's brother, Asaf Khan. The Chashma Shahi (Royal Spring) is the smallest of the Mughal Gardens and is nine km from Srinagar.
Afternoon visit Old City of Srinagar and the shrine at Hazratbal. Overnight.
DAY 04 SRINAGAR
Full day Excursion tour of Gulmarg - Gulmarg's legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one
of the premier hill resorts in the country. Originally called 'Gaurimarg' by shepherds, its present name was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. Gulmarg was a favorite haunt of Emperor Jehangirwho once collected 21 different varieties of flowers from here. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m, and is the country's premier ski resort in the winter.
The journey to Gulmarg is half the enchantment of reaching there-- roads bordered by rigid avenues of poplar give over to flat expanses of rice fields interspersed with picturesque villages. Depending on the season, nature's colors could be the translucent green of spring, summers rich emerald, or autumn's golden hues, when scarlet chillies festoon windows of village homes. After Tangmarg, the climb to Gulmarg begins through fir-covered hillsides. At one point, known simply as View Point, travellers generally stop their vehicles for a few minutes and look out a spectacle of snow-covered mountains, almost within touching distance. Overnight.
DAY 05 SRI NAGAR
Full day Excursion tour of Pahalgam - once a shepherd's village is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from
Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder river. The area has breath taking views and natural beauty. Around Pahalgam there are various places of interest. Now it is a foremost and a prime resort in Kashmir, set between fairly steep hills. Pahalgam has within it more than eight tiny villages, one of which is Mamal. There is a Shiva temple here, generally considered to be Kashmir's oldest existing temple, dating to the 5th century.
Like all other regions of Jammu & Kashmir, Pahalgam also offers good trekking opportunities. There are many short walks available from Pahalgam and in addition it is an excellent base for longer treks such as those to the Kolahoi glacier or to the Amarnath cave. Pahalgam is famous for its many shepherds and it is a common sight seeing them, driving their flocks of sheep along the paths all around the town. Overnight.
DAY 06 SRI NAGAR-DELHI
Transfer to airport to connect the flight to Delhi.
S2151 Depart Srinagar at 1310 hrs/ Arrive Delhi at 1530 hrs. Assistance upon arrival and check-in at the hotel. Overnight.
DAY 07 DEPART DELHI
Transfer to International airportto connect the flight to onward destination.