You must have heard a lot about Kashmir. But, in reality, it is even more beautiful than you can imagine. In fact, one visit to this paradise on earth isn't enough. The Kashmir of summers is different from the Kashmir of winters. If you want to fall in love with Kashmir, you should see its beauty in different seasons. You really need to soak up the beauty of Kashmir at each sunrise and sunset too. The people of Kashmir are known to be very friendly and generous. The tour 'Echanting Kashmir with Taj' will transport you to a different world. Experience the awesomeness of Kashmir and bedazzle yourself with the exquisiteness of the Taj Mahal.
The tour starts from Delhi. After your arrival in the city, go on a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, a great contrast. Make a visit to the Jama Masjid where 25,000 people can offer prayers at a time. Take a nostalgic rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of the Chandni Chowk market. Also, visit such popular tourist attractions as the Red Fort, the Humayaun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, the India Gate and the President's Palace among others. Next, drive to Agra to see the majestic white-marble monument Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Catch a flight to land in the 'Paradise on Earth' – Kashmir. Enjoy a Shikara ride along the mesmerizing Dal Lake. Drive to Gulmarg where several Bollywood movies have been shot. Pass through picturesque villages. The scenic town of Pahalgam, located on the banks of the Lidder River, is your next stop. While in Pahalgam, explore its natural beauty and click some memorable photos.
Get back to Srinagar to spend time in the heritage Mughal Gardens. If you're a shopper, don't forget to buy Kashmiri shawls and carpets here. After visiting Sonmarg, another nature-rich destination, fly back to Delhi.
Welcome to Delhi the capital of India. Get assisted transfer to your hotel.
Spend the day exploring the stunning mix of old and new civilization and architecture of Delhi. Visit Jama Mosque and take a rickshaw ride along the busy 'Silver Street' in Chandni Chowk. Also visit Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and drive past through the stunning President's Palace and India Gate.
A trip to India is not complete if you have not seen the most gorgeous Taj Mahal which is the best monument in the world ever built for love. Drive to Agra for a day sightseeing trip and come back in the evening.
Fly to Kashmir. On your arrival at the Srinagar airport you will be welcomed and escorted you to your place of stay. During the 35 minutes drive through the heart of new city of Srinagar you past the Abdullah Bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum River. Stay in a traditional houseboat and enjoy Shikara ride on famous Dal Lake. This boat ride glides you past some wonderful vegetable gardens and aquatic life.
After breakfast in the morning, we will begin our country tour towards Gulmarg. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesque market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. Spend the day at leisure witnessing amazing landscapes around, from the comforts of your hotel. Optionally you can go later do some horse-riding to the strawberry valley.
Begin a short tour around the meadow familarising yourself with the beauty. In Gulmarg we will board the Gondola cable car system, and ascend towards the Afarwatt Mountain range. The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afarwatt peak. From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley.
Drive to the scenic town of Pahalgam which is set on the banks of Lidder river. Pahalgam is the base camp for various scenic treks in Kashmir. On the way visit Saffron fields and get a chance to visit fresh Saffron. Admire the beauty of Pahalgam and explore the nature.
A leisurely day at Pahalgam awaits you as you get engaged with the nature and local activities.
Head back to Srinagar for sightseeing that includes a visit to heritage Mughal Gardens. Explore the gardens and later drive to market area for your shopping, Don't miss on Kashmiri shawls and carpets as they are rare to find.
The route takes us on a picturesque country side drive where we will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear water streams and blooming rice fields. Enroute pass by scenic towns Kangan, & Mammar. Visit Gagangir – The spot is built in the middle of the river Sindh and looks like an island with snow glaciers covering one or the other spot. Sonamarg promises to quench your thirst for an adventure filled, adrenaline gushing vacation. Enjoy the visit and drive back to Srinagar.
Fly back to Delhi for a night stay before your departure back to home. Spend time in the bazaars of Delhi or take additional trip to more interesting sites.
The everlasting adventure trip to Kashmir conclude as you fly back to home.
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To book this trip you need to pay only US$100 and balance 45 days prior to the trip. If at any time before this you change your mind your money is safe with Max Holidays and can be transfered to your next trip with us.
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