Rajasthan with Kashmir Tour
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Srinagar – Gulmarg – Pahalgam
Arrive Delhi International airport; meet our local representative who will assist you to transfer to hotel . Afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a visit to the Qutub Minar, which is the tallest stone tower in India.
The Qutub Minar was started in 1199 AD by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak and completed by the sultan's successor and son-in-law, Iltutmish. The building is 72.5 m high and has 379 steps from the bottom to the top. The Minar is tapering with the diameter of the base is 14.3 m while at the top floor it is2.7 m. The Qutub Minar is still the highest stone tower as well as one of the finest Islamic structures ever raised in India. Then visit Humayun’s tomb, built by the widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun, it is an outstanding monument in the Indo-Persian style, a precursor of the Taj Mahal. You will also visit the imposing India Gate following which you will drive past the, Parliament building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President’s residence. Overnight stay at hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi Old Delhi - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting - Red Fort - The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 meters on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648.
Jama Masjid - Jama Masjid The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara. Enjoy Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. Later visit Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Also, visit the Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. Later day free for independent activities or shopping. Overnight stay at Hotel.
After morning breakfast at Hotel, drive by surface through Yamuna Express way to Agra, upon arrival check in at the Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Agra which includes visit to Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb. Enjoy shopping in the local bazaars of the city. Later come back to the hotel. Overnight in Agra.
Early morning visit Taj Mahal at sunrise. Back to Hotel for breakfast. Later drive by surface to Jaipur. Enroute visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins, situated 26 miles west of Agra, it was build at orders of the
Mughal Emperor Akbar, Later proceed to Jaipur, on arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we will take you for excursion of Amber fort to see the fabulous Amber Fort. En-route to Amber you will stop and see the `Palace of Winds’, also known as Hawa Mahal. It is really an elaborate facade behind which the ladies of the court used to watch the daily goings on in the street below.
Afternoon visiting the City Palace, a famous landmark that is expanded over a large area as it occupies one seventh of the city. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur. It has also been included in the world heritage lists. You will also have the opportunity to wander in the local markets where you can shop for souvenirs, traditional Rajasthani attires, skilful art craft of the region etc. Overnight stay at hotel.
After morning breakfast at hotel, drive to Jodhpur by surface, on arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon you will visit the Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) that evokes the very spirit of the Rathores, the ruling local Rajput clan. Visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family. North of Mehrangarh Fort, and
connected to it by road, Jaswant Thada is a pillared
marble memorial to the popular ruler Jaswant Singh II (1878-95), who purged Jodhpur of dacoits, initiated irrigation systems and boosted the economy. The cenotaphs of members of the royal family who have died since Jaswant are close by his memorial; those who preceded him are remembered by chhatris at Mandor. This south-facing spot is also the best place from which to photograph the fort, looming above the sheer rocky Mehrangarh plateau. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning breakfast at hotel drive to Ranakpur, on arrival check in at hotel. Later visit Ranakpur Jain Temples, an exceptionally beautiful excursion through the rugged, wooded hills of Rajasthan to the Jain Temples of Ranakpur in the Aravalli Valley, to see one of the best complexes of Jain religion, which is
particularly noted for the
grandiose scale of its architecture and the highly decorated ceilings, walls and 1444 different pillars. The priests of the temples did all the temple designing and their generations are still continuing the work. Later drive continue to Udaipu, on arrival check in at hotel/ overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel you will be taken for the sightseeing tour of Udaipur City, also known as the City of Sunrise, first on your sightseeing tour you will proceed for a tour of the City Palace, which overlooks the Lake Pichola.
The City Palace was built in 1725 of granite and marble with filigreed balconies, ornate windows and craftsmanship in glass. The royal palace walls stretch over a mile on the eastern side of the lake. Within the palace is a maze of courtyards, apartments and decorated halls. The rooms are covered with frescoes, displays of royal processions, stone and glass mosaics and ornamental doors and painted windows. The marble throne in the coronation rooms was last used during the time Maharana Sangram Singh II (1710-30) and nearby is the Sun Window installed by Maharaja Bhim Singh (1778-1828). This is the divine symbol of the house of Mewar, which traces its lineage to the Surya Vansha, descendants of the Sun. Each palace within is an outstanding creation of art. Visit the museums and the hall of public audiences, the private chambers of the royal ladies at the palace and Sahelion-ki-Badi. Later visit Bagore Ki Haveli.
Later enjoy a motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. The beautiful Lake Pichola was enlarged by Maharana Udai Singh after he founded the city. The city palace extends a considerable distance along the east bank of the lake. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. One would get an interesting view of the Dhobi (laundry) ghats. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace - a lovely island palace in the middle of the lake.
In the evening, experience the hustle bustle of the old market at Udaipur. Walk past the spice shops, jewellery shops, utensil shops, jiggery shops, silver market and local meat & food shop. Overn
After early breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight for Srinagar, Meeting and assistance on arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon enjoy the Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast at hotel visit famous Nishat Garden known as ‘Garden of pleasure’ built in 16th century (1633) by Mughal Emperor Asif Khan. Then visiting Shalimar Garden known as ‘Garden of love’ built in 16th century (1619) by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Noor Jehan or (Mehr-un-Nissa) . You will get a view of some very interesting Places around the Lake.
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg Meadow of Flowers ( 60 km /2 hrs) situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, full day at leisure to take the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow capped mountains Enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride (rope way) to Khillanmarg at your own cost. Overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast at hotel drive to Pahalgam, Popularly known as the ‘Valley of Shepherds’. It is a small town in the Anantnag District and is situated on the banks of the Lidder River. On the way, you can visit the Pampore Saffron fields, where saffron is cultivated. It is one of the largest saffron cultivated areas in the world. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Hotel
After breakfast at hotel visit Avantipur Ruins, which is ruins of two ancient temples that are devoted Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Another place of interest en route is the Sangam Cricket Bat Factory, where you see thousands of bat being created from log woods. You may also visit the Anantnag Sulphur Springs, the water of which is famous for its curative power. It is believed that
it can cure even leprosy. At Pahalgam, you can behold the picturesque views of the surroundings, explore the Lidder Valley and take a leisure walk in the pine forest situated along the river/ overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast at hotel drive to Srinagar airport to connect flight for Delhi, on arrival in Delhi , you will be transferred to Hotel in Aero city till the time you have your International flight for onward destination
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