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India Experience

6 days, India

Shinagar Kashmir Tour

About Srinagar: Set like a jewelled crown on the map of India, Kashmir is a multi-faceted diamond, changing its hues with the seasons - always extravagantly beautiful. Two major Himalayan ranges, the Great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal, surround the landscape from the north and south respectively. They are the source of great rivers, which flow down into the valleys, forested with orchards and decorated by lily-laden lakes.

About Agra:Agra is one of the well known destinations in the World Tourism Map with two on the most well known monuments Taj Mahal and Red Fort located on the banks of Yamuna River. It is a vibrant centre of Culture, Art and Religious philosophy enriching the mankind and shaping the human thought over the centuries. Agra is also known for its colorful handicrafts including marble Inlay with semi precious stones similar to inlay in the Taj Mahal, leather handicrafts and Footwear, Brassware, Carpets, Jewelry and Embroidery.


Detail

Day 01 ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi. On arrival met by your Odyssey Manager and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 DELHI – SRINAGAR
After breakfast transfer to airport to board on your scheduled flight to Srinagar. On arrival, transfer to Deluxe Houseboat. The two famous lakes of Srinagar “DAL LAKE” and “NAGIN LAKE” are well known for the rows of Houseboats they harbour. The houseboats are grand with hand – carved furniture and rich Kashmiri carpets. A houseboat boy is always on call and three meals are served daily from a menu of western, Kashmiri or Indian cuisine. Having being made of wood, they offer 2/3 bedrooms with attached toilets, pantry, dinning room and Living room apart from having a front balcony facing the lake. (BLD)

Day 03 SRINAGAR
After breakfast proceed with tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) and visiting handicrafts center. Return back to houseboat for lunch. Afternoon, enjoy your ride on a Kashmiri gondola known locally as Shikara. This interesting ride takes you through the lake where you can find natives engaged in farming on water and carrying their produce on their sikara to market or their houses. The ride also offers spectacular Himalayan mountains mirrored in the lakes. In the evening return to Houseboat. (BLD)

Day 04 GULMARG EXCURSION
After breakfast at Houseboat, depart by surface for Gulmarg. Arrive at Tanmarg, and then slowly drive to Gulmarg- one of the most beautiful summer resort in the valley. It is also well known for its golf course during summer season and as a ski resort during the winter season. Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. Optional one can enjoy Gondola ride (Cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg on extra cost. In the late afternoon return back to Srinagar and transfer to your houseboat. Dinner and overnight at Houseboat. (BLD)

Day 05 SRINAGAR – DELHI – AGRA
Transfer to airport to board on your scheduled flight to Delhi. On arrival welcome by your Odyssey Manager and drive 200kms/4 hours to Agra. In the 16th and 17th century Agra was the capital of India. Most of its monuments and forts are constructed in that era. (BLD)

Day 06 AGRA – DELHI – FLY HOME
Early morning, visit Taj Mahal and Red Fort. Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful masterpieces of architecture in the world. Built entirely by white marble, Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world. Some Western historians have noted that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed. After lunch, drive to Delhi and transfer to airport to board on your scheduled flight. (BLD)
Meals Included: 5 Breakfast, 5 Lunch and 5 Dinner

Standard Hotels and Deluxe Houseboat
Delhi : Hotel Parkland / Mapple Emerald
Sringar : Deluxe Houseboat
Agra : Howard Park Plaza / Marina Agra

Trip & Facts

    Trip Facts

  • Group Size:Minimum 2 Pax
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Season: Spring & Autumn
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Tented Camp
  • Transportation: 4WD drive, Airplane
  • Walking Hours a day: 4 to 7 approximately
  • Duration: 8 Days

Day 01 ARRIVE DELHI

Day 02 DELHI – SRINAGAR

Day 03 SRINAGAR

Day 04 GULMARG EXCURSION

Day 05 SRINAGAR – DELHI – AGRA

Day 06 AGRA – DELHI – FLY HOME

Includes/Excludes

Cost includes:
Airport transfers and all transport costs in chartered transport as per the itinerary.
Hotels as indicated in the itinerary with all meals provided in hotels and restaurants.
Three night stay at Deluxe Houseboat either at Nagin or Dal Lake with all meals.
1000 ml of bottled water per person per day.
Monument entrance charges as mentioned above.
Odyssey Manager* for Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and Guide at Srinagar (For FIT below 14 Pax) and throughout for groups above 15 Pax in English OM cost and Chinese Odyssey Manager from Delhi to Delhi including flying to Srinagar with group in Chinese OM cost.

Cost does not includes:
All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls etc.
Any other expenses paid due to any change in itinerary.
Insurance, medical and evacuation expenses if any.

IMPORTANT:
Please note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and itis not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.