Tulip, Taj and Thrill
USD 1999 onward – 10 Days Tour
Delhi – – Agra – Jaipur – Srinagar – Delhi
This is the quintessential tour of India with festival visit – the signature of the country. Visit the iconic Tulip Graden in Srinagar, Taj Mahal, the magnificent Forts of Agra and Jaipur, the beautiful deserted city of the great Emperor Akbar at Fatehpur Sikri and explore the eclectic city of Delhi.
Enjoy this blooming Tulip Festival in Srinagar with Taj (Agra) and ( Thrill) Jaipur visit. This festival is a real treat to the eyes as the garden is spread over 5 hectares of land at the foothills of Zabarmwan near the Dal Lake. The garden boasts of 60 varieties of multi-coloured tulips. It resembles a beautiful carpet that has hundreds of colors and provides a heavenly view to the thousands of visitors, national and international. Around 2 million tulip bulbs bloom here and proudly display their beauty to the tourists. The view is simply magnificent and has countless delicate beauties lined in rows to dance with the wind in front of the tourists.
Day 1. To Delhi
Departure from your home country to Delhi.
Day 2. Delhi
Morning arrival in Delhi. Afternoon enjoy sightseeing of Old Delhi including an exhilarating cycle rickshaw ride to the Jama Masjid through the bustling Chandni Chowk and it’s back roads, once the centre of the city Shah Jehanabad in the Mughal times. Finally continue onto the Raj Ghat-Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation site, before returning to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Maidens or similar.
Day 3. To Agra
Morning sightseeing of dynamic New Delhi including the impressive Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and the India Gate. Afternoon drive to Agra. Two nights at Hotel Trident or similar.
Day 4. Agra
Breath-taking sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun slowly caress the white marble, awakening the day and distant memories. After breakfast explore Agra Fort seeing the many varied architectural styles of the complex, built by successive Mughal rulers. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah.
Day 5. To Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful deserted city, built by the remarkable Mughal Emperor Akbar. Pause by the graceful marble Tomb (Mazar) of Salim Chisti in the middle of the Emperor’s courtyard, where generations of women have come to pray for a male heir. Also visit en route the Abhaneri Stepwell built in 800 AD. Two nights stay at the Samode Haveli or similar.
Day 6. Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort slowly meandering up the winding road seated upon a caparisoned elephant. Inside the fort with its austere exterior, there’s a delight of murals, frescoes, paintings, wonderful intricate carvings and complex mirror work. Lunch at the historic 1135 AD restaurant. After lunch visit the extraordinary Astronomical Observatory, Palace of Winds and City Palace Complex with its fascinating museum.
Day 7. Jaipur – Srinagar
Morning board flight to Srinagar. Meeting, assistance on arrival and transfer to Deluxe Houseboat. Settle in the houseboat over a cup of Kashmiri Kahwa. In the afternoon take a relaxing afternoon Shikara ride on the lake, slowly gliding in your shikara and enjoying the unique lifestyle of the Mir Bahris – a vibrant community who live on the lake. Evening at leisure, relaxing on the front deck of your Houseboat. Three nights stay at Houseboat.
Day 8. Srinagar
Leave for a day sightseeing visiting the Neolithic site of Burzhama, then to the Budhist site of Harvan. Drive down to see the beaufiul Mughal Garden of Shalimar. Picnic lunch at Nishat Bagh and then free afternoon for Tulip Garden visit.
Day 9. Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar
Drive to the valley of Flowers “Gulmarg”. Stop at Kanihama village to see the dying art of Kani Shawl weaving. Stay at Hotel Highlands Park in gulmarg. An afternoon cable car ride to soak up the scenery of the valley.
Day 10. Srinagar – Delhi – Connect International flight
Morning board flight to Delhi. On arrival enjoy Delhi shopping tour and photography tour. In the night board your international flight to your home country.
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