Beauty of the Himalayas and Taj Mahal

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India is many things, but dull is never one of them. From the frozen Himalayas to the lush backwaters of Kerala, it’s a true feast for all the senses. Experience the unique magic of this beautiful country by exploring the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – the country’s celebrated Golden Triangle. Experience the grandeur of the Taj Mahal, the splendour of Rajasthan’s pink-washed palaces, and the electric buzz of New Delhi’s spice markets and bazaars. Finish off with a stay in Srinagar. This tour is a smorgasbord of colours, flavours, aromas and experiences and India is jam-packed with unforgettable highlights.

Srinagar Experience

If you are an admirer of architectural beauties and picturesque mountains, this travel itinerary by Azure Travel is indeed the best one for you. Explore the royal sites of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur along with the scenic, appealing landscapes of Srinagar. A city popular year round. Highlight of the tour is your stay onboard a houseboat. Each room has hand-crafted ceiling and panelled walls. Traditional and colorful Kashmir rugs cover the floors. Life onboard a houseboat is unique. Your tour also includes a Shikara ride on the day of arrival. A soothing and relaxing way to see the sights of Dal Lake. Embark on a full day tour to Gulmarg, “the meadow of flowers”. Just the feeling of being surrounded by snow-clad mountains will complete your Srinagar stay.
Because of it natural beauty and lakes, many tourists decide to include a stop in Srinagar

This exclusive tour keeps in mind the interests of the tourists who share a passion for mountains and a curiosity for India’s tradition.

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TOUR SCHEDULE

Day 1 Welcome to Delhi. Transfer to your hotel Day 6  Delhi city tour and travel to Agra
Day 2 Delhi to Srinagar ( Flight). Transfer to houseboat Day 7 Visit the famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Day 3 Full day tour to Gulmarg Day 8 Stop at Fatehpur Sikri before  arriving in Jaipur
Day 4 Srinagar: day free to explore its lustrous scenery Day 9 Tour of Jaipur with Elephant ride to the Amber Fort
Day 5 Return to Delhi (Flight) Day 10 Return to Delhi Airport for onward/return flight

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Day 1

Arrive Delhi (By flight)
* You will be met and assisted; through the airport upon your arrival and then transferred to your hotel.
* Check-in at hotel 12h00 noon.
* Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.
2

Day 2

Delhi – Srinagar (By flight)
* In the morning you will be transferred to Jammu Airport for your flight to Srinagar.
* On arrival at Srinagar Airport you will be met and transferred to your Houseboat.
* In the evening enjoy a Shikara ride at Dal lake.
* Overnight on board the houseboat .
3

Day 3

Srinagar
* After breakfast you will proceed for full day excursion to Gulmarg.
* Gulmarg – India’s finest ski resort; Gulmarg; 53 kms from Srinagar; is known as “the meadow of flowers.” It also has the distinction of offering the highest natural golf course in the world at 2890 metres. From mid-December to March; Gulmarg becomes an exciting winter sports resort. Skiing; tobogganing and ski-bobbing; are some of the activities offered here; with instruction and equipment facilities.
* Overnight on board the houseboat.
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Day 4

Srinagar
* Today is at your leisure to explore Srinagar.
* NOTE: No Transport services on this day.
* Overnight on the houseboat.
5

Day 5

Srinagar – Delhi (By flight)
* In the morning you will be transferred to Srinagar Airport for your flight to Delhi.
* On arrival at Delhi Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.
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Day 6

Delhi – Agra (By road; approx. 3.5 – 4 hrs. drive)
* Morning half day combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
* Visit Qutab Minar; India Gate (War Memorial) Lakshmi Narayan Temple-Modern Hindu Temple; drive past Presidents House; Parliament House and Secretariat buildings.
* Also visit Raj Ghat the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi and drive past Jama Masjid; Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
* Later proceed to Agra and on arrival check-in at hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Agra
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Day 7

Agra
* After breakfast we depart on a morning tour.
* Morning sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal & Fort.
* Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20;000 craftsmen brought together from Persia; Turkey; France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this ‘Love Poem in Marble’. (Closed on Fridays)).
* Later visit the Agra fort containing the halls of private & public audiences & other palaces. Shah Jahan spent years of confinement here at the hands of his son Aurangzeb; looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort.
* Overnight at your hotel in Agra.
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Day 8

Agra – Jaipur (237 Kms – 6 Hours)
* After breakfast we will depart Agra en route to Jaipur by car.
* En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri; built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.
* The Fatehpur Sikri complex houses tomb of Salim Chisti; Panch Mahal and other palaces; which surprisingly have withstood the ravages of time and are still in good condition.
* On arrival in Jaipur; check-in at your hotel.
* The rest of the day is at your leisure.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.
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Day 9

Jaipur
* After breakfast we go on a morning excursion to Amber Fort.
* Standing tall over a small hillock overlooking the Pink city; Amber is a classic; romantic Rajasthani Fort-Palace. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes; apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster.
* A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride; all the way up to the Fort entrance.
* Afternoon half day sightseeing tour.
* The tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace;- the former Royal residence;- part of it converted into a museum.
* One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armory Museum; housing an impressive array of weaponry -pistols; blunderbusses; flintlocks; swords; rifles and daggers.
* Also see the miniature items and old carpets at the Textile Museum.
* Later visit the Jantar Mantar; which is the largest stone-and-marble-crafted Observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace; the Observatory has 17 large instruments; many of them still in working condition.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.
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Day 10

Jaipur – Delhi (By road; approx. 6 hrs drive) Leave Delhi (By Flight)
* After breakfast we depart Jaipur for Delhi.
* On arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at Delhi airport.
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* Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our representative from / to airport, along with 1 piece of baggage per person
* Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC medium car for 2 passengers ( AC Innova for 3-4 passengers)
* Accommodation (3*- 4*- 5*) including breakfast daily
* Local English Speaking Guide
* Jaipur offers sightseeing tour with an elephant ride / jeep ride
* Check in and check out time 12h00 (midday).
* 2 Nights in Delhi
* 3 Nights in Srinagar
* 2 Nights in Agra
* 2 Nights in Jaipur

* International and domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes
* Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
* Travel insurance
* India visa fee
* Tips
* Peak season or Public holidays surcharge (if any)
* Services not stated in the itinerary

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

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Rates valid for travel between 01 August to 30 September 2017.
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India house boat in Srinager on Dal Lake
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India elephants walking down the path at the Amber Fort in Jaipur
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India Raj Ghat cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi
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India house boat in Srinager on Dal Lake
India cable car at Gulmarg
India Shakira ride boats on Dal Lake in Srinager
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