Glorious India Tours - 07 Days Delhi and Heavenly Jammu & Kashmir Tour

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi by early morning flight

Arrive in Delhi International Airport. Assistance upon arrival by “Glorious India Tours” who will greet each member with a Marigold Garland.

 Delhi, also known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi) is a metropolitan region in India that includes the national capital city, New Delhi. It is India's second-most-populous city Mumbai, and the largest city in terms of area. With a population of 22 million in 2011, the city is the fourth-largest city in the world. The NCT and its urban region have been given the special status of National Capital Region (NCR) under the Constitution of India's 69th amendment act of 1991.

On arrival, Check – in Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Post breakfast proceed for sightseeing - Mahatma Gandhi Memorial [ Raj Ghat] Rajghat is the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. The cremation of Mahatma Gandhi took place at the Delhi Raj Ghat only, on 31st January 1950. The memorial stone of Mahatma Gandhi placed there is a simple square platform made of black stone, with the words 'Hey Ram' inscribed near it.Drive pass India Gate, Parliament House & President’s House.

Rashtrapati Bhavan ['President House/Presidential Palace] is the official residence of the President of India, located in New Delhi, India. Until 1950 it was known as 'Viceroy's House' and served as the residence of the Governor-General of India. It is at the heart of an area known as Lutyens' Delhi.

Post Lunch at city restaurant proceed for sightseeing - Visit Humayun’s Tomb. Humayun Tomb was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega  Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome. There are several graves of Mughal rulers located inside the walled enclosure and from here in 1857 A.D; Lieutenant Hudson had captured the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II.

 Qutb Minar  also written as Qutub Minar or Qutab Minar, is the 2nd tallest minar (73 metres) in India after Fateh Burj in Chappar Chiri at Mohali which stands 100 meters tall. Qutb Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Located in Delhi, the Qutb Minar is made of red sandstone and marble. The stairs of the tower has 379 steps,is 72.5 metres (237.8 ft) high, and has a base diameter of 14.3 metres, which narrows to 2.7 metres at the top. Construction was started in 1193 by Qutb-ud-din Aibak and was carried on by his successor, Iltutmish. In 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlaqconstructed the fifth and the last storey.  It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as the Qutb complex.

  Dinner at city restaurant. Overnight stay Hotel.

Day 02: Delhi / Srinagar (By flight by morning flight)

Post breakfast check out and transfer to airport to board a flight for Srinagar.

On arrival in Srinagar meet and greet by Glorious India Tours representative at the airport. Later transfer to Deluxe Houseboat. Lunch at Houseboat. Evening Shikara ride at Dal Lake.

Srinagar  is the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies in the Kashmir Valley, on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits.

Dinner and overnight stay at Deluxe Houseboat.

On arrival, Check – in Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 03: Srinagar / Gulmarg ( By surface 60 Kms/ 1.30 hrs drive)

Post breakfast drive to Gulmarg. On arrival transfer to Hotel .

Gulmarg, lies in the west of Srinagar at a distance of 56 kms. On an altitude of 2730 mts, above sea level, snow caped mountains are all around one can even have a view of Nanga Parbat on a clear sunny day. It is premier winter sports Ski resorts for Skiers with one of the world’s highest 18 hole golf courses. For joy seekers, cable car presently upto Khilanmarg & is Asia’s long run cable ride  appox.5 kms.

Post lunch full day sightseeing - Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. Optional  Gondola ride(cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. In the evening return back to Hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04: Gulmarg /Sonmarg 140 Kms/04 hrs drive)

Post breakfast check out and drive to Sonmarg is the most pleasant drive to view scenic beauty of the valley.

  On arrival transfer to Hotel. Sonamarg “Meadow of Gold” 85 kms from Srinagar in the north-east of Srinagar at an altitude of 3000 mts,above sea level. The place offers incredible scenic beauty (while driving to Sonamarg) dense forests, gigantic mountains the place itself is a popular resort for mountaineers, rock climbers, besides an important halt on to Kargil(Ladakh) & provides the ideal base for various trekking routes, high mountain lakes, Glaciers & Shri Amarnath ji Holy Cave.;

Post lunch proceed for sightseeing - One can ride on horse at their own cost to visit Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh.

Evening at leisure for independent activities.

 Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 05: Sonmarg / Pahalgam (By surface 160 Kms/ 03.30 hrs drive)

Post breakfast check out and drive to Pahalgam. On the way visit Saffron fields (flowering in Octorber and November) and Avantipur ruins which is eleven hundred years old temple.

 On arrival transfer to Hotel.

 Pahalgam  2440 mtrs (Vale of Kashmir ) offers 9 hole golf course, Skiing, pony trails, Angling,(rainbow & brown trout’s) horse ridding, trekking (both hard & soft) & various places of interest in & around like Aru valley, Lidderwat valley, Kolhai Glacier, Shesh Nag, Chandanwari(route to Amarnath ji Holy cave), Baisam & Mamil famous for 9th century old(Shiva Temple).

 Post lunch at Hotel proceed for sightseeing of most famous place of Indian Film Industry.Enjoy the nature charm of the valley.

 Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 06: Pahalgam/Srinagar (By surface 165 Kms/03 hrs drive)

Post breakfast check out form the Hotel and drive to Srinagar. On arrival transfer to Deluxe Houseboat. Lunch at Houseboat. Post lunch proceed for sightseeing world famous Mughal Garden and Nishat Bagh (The Garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love).   

Mughal gardens are a group of gardens built by the Mughals in the Persian style of architecture. This style was heavily influenced by the Persian gardens particularly the Charbagh structure. Significant use of rectilinear layouts are made within the walled enclosures. Some of the typical features include pools, fountains and canals inside the gardens.

Nishat Bagh‎, is a terraced Mughal garden built on the eastern side of the Dal Lake, close to Srinagar in the state ofJammu and Kashmir, India. It is the second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley. The largest in size is the Shalimar Bagh, which is also located on the bank of the Dal Lake. ‘Nishat Bagh’ is Urdu, which means "Garden of Joy," "Garden of Gladness" and "Garden of Delight.

 Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal garden in India, linked through a channel to the northeast of Dal Lake, on its right bank located near Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir. Its other names are Shalamar Garden, Shalamar Bagh, Farah Baksh and Faiz Baksh, and the other famous shore line garden in the vicinity is Nishat Bagh. The Bagh was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan, in 1619. The Bagh is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture. It is now a public park.  In the evening return back to Houseboat.  Dinner and overnight stay at Houseboat.

Day 07: Srinagar / Delhi (By morning flight) / Departure

Post breakfast in time check out and transfer to airport to board a flight for Delhi.On arrival transfer to City restaurant for Lunch. Post lunch explore local market. Later in time transfer to airport to board a flight for onward destination.

Note : Tour Cost on request.

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