11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi – Agra – Srinagar – Gulmarg – Pahalgam - Sonmarg
The Kashmir valley or vale of Kashmir is set like a jeweled crown on the map of India.
It is between the Himalayas and Pir Panjal formed by Jhelum River which flows down into the valleys nurtured by thick orchards and ornamented by lily laden lakes. Jahangir the mughal emperor used to refer it as a “Paradise on Earth”. There are numerous enchanting places to be visited in Kashmir valley like Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar. Staying at the house boat on Dal Lake is the charm of this destination. In winter, when snow engulfs the Himalayan ranges then it is perfect time for the mountain sports likes skiing, tobogganing, sledge-riding,etc. along the gentle slopes. For the golf lovers it’s an amazing experience to golf at 2700 metres above sea level. One should visit here to see what the nature has gifted to this land to make one call it as a Paradise on the earth.
: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at the international airport, Max Holidays representative will greet you with traditional Indian style and will assist you in taking you to the hotel. All the check in formalities at the hotel will be done by the representative. Overnight stay at hotel.
: Delhi sightseeing
Today morning have your breakfast at hotel. Later you will meet your city guide in the hotel lobby who will take you for guided citytour of Old and New Delhi. New Delhi is the capital of India.Old Delhi speaks about the Mughal empire in India which was the capital between the 12th and 19th centuries.
Jumma Masjid, Red Fort and very steep lanes sings the glorious past of Mughal architecture. Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) is the best way to experience the old Delhi delights. New Delhi was built by the British architect Lutyen, planned very minutely to give a modern look to the city. In the city sightseeing the places of interest to be visited are Raj Ghat where the father of nation , Mahatama Gandhi was cremated. Humayun's Tomb believed to be constructed by the widow of Humayun’s in the year 1565 AD. Qutab Minar started by Qutab ud din Aibek and completed by Iltutmish is an imposing 73 meters high which tapers from a 15 m diameter base to just 2.5 m at the top. Drive through India Gate (The war memorial) and President's Palace. Evening free for own activities.Overnight stay at your hotel.
: Delhi - Agra - Delhi ( By Super fast Shtabadi Train) – 02 Hours journey one way
Today early morning at 0515 hrs in the morning you will be picked from the hotel by Max Holidays representative for New Delhi Railway station to board the train for Agra at 0615 Hrs. Breakfast will be served in the train. You will reach Agra at 0820 hrs where you will meet our local representative who will introduce you to your guide who will take you for sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri which is about 30 Km from Agra, this town is also referred as “ghost town” there are many beautiful monuments which can be seen like Buland Darwaza ( Majestic Gate) which was built by Akbar the great to commemorate his victory over the deccan India. Some of the other interesting monuments are the Palace which hosts numerous buildings like Diwan –e – Am ( House of common ) Diwan-e – Khas ( Hall of ministers and Diplomats) apart from this they have Jodha Bai Palace Akbar’s Hindu wife. Later drive to Agra have lunch at some good restaurant which our guide will assist you and then again start your sightseeing tour of the city. Visit Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World built by Shah Jehan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj which took 22 Years and almost 22000 workers to erect this monument of love. After Taj Mahal you will visit Agra Fort, in Akbar's time the fort was principally a military structure but by Shah Jahan's time it had partially become a palace. This fort serves as vantage location to have the fabulous glimpse of The Taj Mahal. In the evening you will be taken to railway station by one of our representative to board the train for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi you will meet Max representative who will escort you to your hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel.
: Delhi - Srinagar (Flight)
Today after having breakfast at the hotel , you will be met by Max representative who will escort you to airport to take your flight for Srinagar. At Srinagar airport you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist you in check in at deluxe houseboat. Srinagar is just a paradise on the earth which is situated at an altitude of 1,730 m above sea level, spread on both sides of the river Jhelum. The Dal and Nagin lakes glorify the beauty of Srinagar. Rest of the day free to enjoy the landscape and nature. Overnight stay at houseboat.
Morning after breakfast go for sightseeing of the city, visit Mughal garden which consists of Nishant Garden built by Asif Khan the brother of Nur Jehan in 1633 A.D, Shalimar Garden built by Jehangir for his wife Nur Jehan, Chashmashahi which is the smallest of all the Mughal gardens. Later afternoon you can take Shikara ride on the Dal Lake to enjoy the natural beauty of Srinagar. Evening free for personal activities. Overnight stay at houseboat.
: Srinagar - Gulmarg
Breakfast in the houseboat and later leave for Gulmarg which is about 56 km at an altitude of 2730 metres above sea level. This beautiful hill station was discovered by the Britisher in 1927 A.D. It has one of the highest golf course above the sea level in the world. During the winter time one can enjoy the skiing as there are lots of snow fall. Rest of the day free to adore the beauty of the nature. Overnight at your hill resort in Gulmarg.
: Gulmarg - Pahalgam
After breakfast leave for Pahalgam which is another a beautiful hill station at an altitude of 2440 metres above sea level, en route visit Saffron fields. Enjoy the natural beauty of the valley and overnight stay at the hill resort.
Day free in Pahalgam to explore the beauty of the valley. Phalagam is also called the valley of Shepherds as it was once the village of shepherds. Pahalgam is situated at the bank of the river Lidder. It is also considered to be the base camp for the pilgrimage tour of Amarnath. For honeymooners Pahalgam would be the perfect choice. Several trekking programmes are undertaken from here like Kolahoi glacier, which can be done in three days, or for the arduous, 10-day walk into Ladakh, across the main Himalayan range. Some of the finest hill resort will make your stay more pleasant. Overnight stay at resort.
: Pahalgam - Srinagar
After breakfast drive to Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar check into the Houseboat. Rest of the time free for personal activities. Meals and stay at the Houseboat.
: Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar
Today morning after breakfast leave for an excursion to one of the mesmerizing drive to reach Meadow of Gold, Srinagar.It is situated at an altitude of 2690 meters. Visit Thajiwas on the horse back; it is a glacier where snow remains round the year. Sonmarg is also considered as the Gateway to ladakh. Enjoy your day at Sonmarg and later in the evening you will be driven back to your houseboat in Srinagar.
: Srinagar - Delhi
After breakfast in time transfer to the airport to board flight to Delhi. In Delhi meeting and transfer to the hotel for rest and night stay.
: Leave Delhi
In time transfer to the airport to board flight to onward destination.
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Basic Inclusions of the package :
- Assisted transfers from airport to hotel and back
- Accommodation in hotels (as per the category selected)
- Daily Breakfast Buffet
- City tour + Drives by private car
- An English / Language speaking well mannered guide during sightseeing trips
- All currently applicable taxes
- Any meal unless mentioned above, personal expenses like telephone /laundry bills etc.
- Entrance fees and still camera or video camera charges at various monuments and museums.
- Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides, and bellboys at hotels
- Departure taxes or Visa handling fees (A Visa is required to visit India)
- Any International Air fare, Airports tax and travel insurance etc. and other services not specified above.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.
» All prices quoted per person in INR. on twin sharing basis. Rates subject to change without notice Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time.
» Rates are applicable for Indian market only.