The state of Rajasthan is a very beautiful state in India. While,
the state of Rajasthan is known for
the beauty of the desert, sand dunes, camel caravans, lakes, ponds,
rivers, forts and palaces, wildlife sanctuaries and temples, the
Jammu and Kashmir is known all over the world for its beauty and
In the Kashmir and Rajasthan Tour you will visit Srinagar, Pahalgam
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Jaislamer.
Day 1. Arrival in India (Srinagar)
In the morning arrive at Srinagar airport or railway station.
Srinagar has been described by some visitors as the Venice of the
East. This beautiful city was established by Emperor Ashoka some
2300 years ago. A unique charm of Srinagar is its 1300 or more
houseboats, the floating little hotels on the edge of the Dal Lake.
Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred
to the deluxe house boat. Rest of the day free for leisure to
explore the beautiful surroundings in Srinagar.
Day 2. Srinagar
Today we start our sightseeing in Srinagar. Today we visit the
famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar. In the Mughal gardens first of
all you will view the Chashma Shahi. Chashma Shahi means the Royal
Spring and is dedicated to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The spring
waters are believed to have curative properties. After visiting the
Chashma Shahi we visit the Nishat and Shalimar Mughal Gardens.
Nishat is the larger of the two gardens and has an impressive
plantation of Chenar trees on its highest terrace. Both the gardens
are built on a symmetrical plan of central waterways with fountains
dividing a series of gardened terraces. In the evening we visit the
Shankaracharya Temple. This temple is located on a sharp hill, 1,000
feet high and houses a small temple dedicated to
Lord Shiva. It was
built in memory of the great Shankaracharya who came to Kashmir from
Kerala to revive Hinduism. From the top of the hills, you would be
able to have a panoramic view of the Kashmir Valley. After visiting
the temple we drive back to our house boat.
Day 3. Srinagar - Pahalgam - Srinagar (about 194 km)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Pahalgam.
located about 97 km from Srinagar. On the way we pass through pine
forest and also visit the saffron fields. Pahalgam is the popular
hill resort of the Kashmir valley. Pahalgam is situated at a height
of 7,200 feet. The flora and fauna is good and the scenery in
Pahalgam is captivating. It is from Pahalgam that the pilgrims often
take a Amarnath Yatra. In Pahalgam one can have a walk to Baisaren,
which is about 2 km from Pahalgam. A small village, set in pine and
fir forest is pleasing and offers good view. After visiting Pahalgam
we drive back to Srinagar.
Day 4. Srinagar - Delhi (by air)
In the morning transfer to the airport for the flight to
Arrival and transfer to the Hotel. The cosmopolitan city and capital
New Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. Upon arrival, you will
be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the
Day 5. Delhi (Local Sightseeing)
In the morning we have sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a Rickshaw
Ride parallel to the Red Fort through the old city and famous Silk
Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat",
the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated,
Jama Masjid and the
great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun's
Tomb" and "Qutub Minar". Before we proceed to the Hotel we drive
through New Delhi where we see the
India Gate, Government Buildings
6. Delhi - Agra (about 180 km)
In the morning we drive to Agra. Arrival in Agra in the afternoon.
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the
Agra Fort, built by
three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this
massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued
till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the
impressive imperial quarters and mosque. Then we visit the most
beautiful monument of India, the
Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to
love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to
his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the
age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child.
Day 7. Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (about 260 km)
Today we leave Agra, drive through a series of fields, small towns
and villages in direction of
Jaipur. Enroute we make a stop and
visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in
time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This
wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as
abruptly as it had been built. It has been generally stated that it
was due to failing in the water supply. In the evening arrive in
Day 8. Jaipur – Jaisalmer (by train)
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of
Amber, laying 11
km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha
dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur.
We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant.
Enroute to Amber we will visit the
Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds),
built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having
its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the
ladies to watch processions below without being seen. In the
afternoon we visit the City Palace that is still the formal
residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the
and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the
City Palace we visit
the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to
Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, and the largest of Jai Singh's
five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments reveal us the
secrets of medieval Indian astronomy. Later we have a walk through
the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous
block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In the
evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi
Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might
have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Today we have
dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance. In the night
transfer to the railway station for the train to Jaisalmer.
Day 9. Jaisalmer
Arrival in Jaisalmer and transfer to hotel. After having breakfast
sightseeing of the medieval city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer's
crenellated golden sandstone walls and its narrow streets lined with
exquisitely carved buildings makes this city unique. Jaisalmer is
famous for its carved havellis (grand mansions). In medieval times,
its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route
linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Africa and the West. Jaisalmer is a
marvel of beautiful culture and this city remains one of the most
exotic city not only in
Rajasthan but in the whole of
India. Some of
the visitors called this city "a living museum". We have a walk
through the old city and visit the Fort and the Jain temple. In the
afternoon we drive around 40 km. away from Jaisalmer to sam dunes
where we enjoy the sunset before we drive back to Jaisalmer.
Day 10. Jaisalmer
Enjoy the camel (desert) safari
Day 11. Jaisalmer – Delhi (by train)
The day is at leisure. In the afternoon transfer to the railway
station for the train to Delhi.
Day 12. Delhi
Arrival in Delhi in the morning. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the
day at leisure.
Day 13. Delhi (departure)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to home destination.
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Our Services Include:
double room on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
the departure day.
American / continental
Ride in Delhi.
Ride in Amber.
will be with a presentation of Indian music and dance in Jaipur.
qualified local guides (English speaking) at at every place of
Ticket from Jaipur to Jaisalmer and Jaisalmer to Delhi (2nd AC)
All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
All Transfers and Sightseeing
throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with
Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills
Camera Fees (Still
Any Flight Charges.
Unspecified Meals etc.
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