Tulip, Taj and Thrill

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.

Suggested extensions:

Ranthambore National Park – If you want to see the Tiger in the jungle.

Goa – Relax on Beach

Mumbai – If you want to enjoy the Bollywood Tour

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Best Regards

Goingindiaa Team

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