India's Golden Triangle is the most famous tourist circuit in India, which connect Delhi - the Capital of India, with Agra - the Land of Taj Mahal, and usually finishes in Jaipur - the Pink City. Together these famous cities forms a triangular shape on a Map thus the route is famous as the Golden Triangle Tour of India. The Golden Triangle Tour with Kashmir is an extended Golden triangle tour, which let you experience Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, along with Kashmir, which is known as the "Heaven on Earth", for its scenic splendour, natural beauty, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful lakes.
Key Highlights of Golden Triangle Tour with Kashmir
Explore Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, a famous tourist circuit known as the Golden triangle of India.
Experience Srinagar, known for its natural environment, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats.
Explore Pahalgam, famous for its scenic natural beauty located in the mighty Himalayas.
Explore Gulmarg (2440 Meters above Sea level), also known as the meadows of flower.
Explore Sonamarg (meadow of gold), set in a valley amongst snowy mountains and beautiful lakes.
On arrival at the New Delhi airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city's bustling streets or wander its wide tree-lined boulevards to get your first taste of India. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today, proceed for full-day sightseeing of Delhi. The National Capital of India, Delhi has been in existence since the 6th century BC. Start your sightseeing from the Rajghat, the memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Later, visit the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi. Afterward, drive past President House, and India Gate in Edwin Lutyen's Delhi. Thereafter, visit Humayun's Tomb, built-in 1562, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Agra - the city of the Taj Mahal. Upon arrival at Agra, check in at your hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, and Agra Fort. The evening is free for shopping for handicrafts as souvenirs from the market of Agra. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning before sunrise our tour guide will pick you from your hotel and take you for a guided tour of the Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh. Later return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Jaipur. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Akbar in the late 16th century. After sightseeing at Fatehpur Sikri, proceed to Jaipur for an overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day guided tour of Jaipur. Start you sightseeing with the iconic attraction of Rajasthan "Amber Fort and Palace", A UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 in red sandstone and marble. The magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, divided into several sections. It stands on top of an easily scalable mountain, which is situated right next to the beautiful Maota Lake. The fort's majestic appearance and its geographical advantages make it a special place to visit. After Amber Fort, visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace), City Palace, Jantar Mantar, The Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds), Albert Hall Museum, and Birla Mandir. Later in the evening, leave for Delhi for overnight stay.
Catch an early morning flight from Delhi to Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar Airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, Dal, and Anchar lakes. The city is known for its natural beauty, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats. After fresh-n-up at the hotel, take a walk around, and feel the surroundings of Dal Lake nearby. Cover the famous Mughal Gardens Nishat Bagh "Abode of Pleasure on the shore of the Dal Lake", Shalimar Bagh "Abode of Love built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan", Cheshma Shahi & Pari Mahal. In the evening proceed for Shikara Ride on Dal Lake; this ride is one of the most soothing, restful aspects of a holiday in Jammu and Kashmir. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Start the day with a luscious breakfast, before proceeding towards Pahalgam also known as "the valley of Shepherds", enroute through the National Highway 1 which connects the valley with the rest of the Country through saffron fields and Apple Valley. Pahalgam is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River that rises from the hanging Kolahoi Glacier. Situated at an altitude of 2,130m, Pahalgam offers amazing breathtaking views. Enroute visiting Saffron fields, Awantipura ruins (1100 yrs old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantivarman), see the beautiful countryside on the way and a lot of rice fields. Drive through pine forests. After lunch, have bridle walks and capture some amazing photos of the magnificent view of mountains. You can stroll along the horse trail to the nearby valleys Baisaran, Chandanwari and Aru Valley (at your own cost - only cars operated by locals are allowed) and witness the striking beauty of mountains. Enjoy walking around Aru Village, a walk along the Lidder stream towards Pahalgam from Aru Village is very highly recommended for Nature Lovers. In the evening drive back to Srinagar. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
After having luscious breakfast, proceed for a day trip to Sonamarg also known as "the Meadows of Gold". Enroute through the picturesque countryside ride where we will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear water streams and blooming rice fields and majestic mountains. It's a trekker's heaven, a starting point for many treks, spectacular skies, and snowy mountains, huge lake, strewn with the loveliest Alpine forests. You will gasp in wonderment at the golden light that glints from the snow-capped peaks when lazy sun rays fall on them. You can opt for a pony ride to Thajiwas Glacier (on your own cost) to have some fun in Snow. In the evening drive back to Srinagar. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed for a day trip to Gulmarg also known as "the meadow of flowers". Enroute through the small picturesque market of Tangmarg. It's a famous Hill station of Jammu & Kashmir and is known for its salubrious beauty and charm. The route is full of Pine trees, Deodars, Amaltas, and Kikkar trees flanking the mountain side. It is known for Ski-Resort and The world's highest 18-hole Golf course. Enjoy the panoramic view of the location, visit the local sites, and later go for the cable car ride (on your own cost), which will take you to the Khilanmarg Snow Point. In the evening drive back to Srinagar. Dinner and overnight stay in a houseboat.
It's time to say farewell to Kashmir. Leave on time for Srinagar airport for onward journey to Delhi.
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Good To Know
A deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior tour starting date. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash.
No additional cancellation fees apply for this tour. You can cancel the tour prior tour starting date and avoid paying the full amount, but the deposit you have paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within of tour starting date.
It is the sole responsibility of each individual traveller to get the required visa(s) for this tour, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with the Embassy of India in your home country.
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