Day 1: Arrival Delhi – Jammu (by flight)
As you arrive at the Delhi Airport, board the flight for Jammu. Check in to the hotel. Stay overnight in Jammu.
Day 2: Jammu To Vaishno Devi Mata Darshan (by helicopter – direclty booked by your own)
After relaxing for a while, move out of your hotel room and board a chopper that will drop you at the Sanjichhat. From Sanjichhat, you are required to follow a short trek to the entrance of the temple. Here you need to show their return boarding pass for an early Darshan at the shrine.
The famous Cave Temple at Vaishno Devi Shrine enshrines three pindis which symbolizes three forms of Goddess Shakti-Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Kali. You can also buy the Prasad from the Vaishno Devi Shrine shop. Later, return to Sanjichhat for boarding a chopper to return back to Jammu. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jammu.
Day 3: Jammu -Srinagar ( by flight) + Local sightseeing
After early breakfast, check out and drive to airport. Arrival srinagar, check into the hotel. later visit Mughal Garden “Nishat” (The Garden of Pleasure) and “Shalimar” (Abode of All). Drive along the Lake side on Boulevard On return visit a local Handicrafts Emporium for hand-knotted specialty silken carpets, shawls, jewellery ornaments. After lunch, in second half day Visit Shankaracharya Temple. Evening, enjoy 01 Hour Boat Ride on Dal Lake by a gondola Boat called ”SHIKARA” witness the ride on lake, called Venice of India & experience the aquatic life of Srinagar. Also see the scenic extravaganza of the Kashmir and enjoy the profusion of colors in the Paradise on Earth. While returning visit to the local crafts market and see the fine carved hand-made articles from Paper Machie & wood of a walnut. Overnight at the Deluxe Houseboat
DAY 4: Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar.
Full Day return excursion to Gulmarg, called as “Meadow of Flowers”. Gulmarg is 53 Kms from Srinagar at an altitude of 8700-ft. Gulmarg also referred as Meadow of Flowers is a famous Ski Resort & the world’s highest 18 hole Golf Course. The place was prominent during the British time. Enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Ride – OPTIONAL (Gondola) Return to Srinagar for a Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel / HB
Day 5: Srinagar – Delhi (By Flight)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive towards airport to board the flight for Delhi. Check in to the hotel. Delhi is an amazing representation of the contemporary India where the past glory has been mixed perfectly. The capital city is an amazing treasury of several cultures of the India that can be seen everyday life of the city.
After freshen up full day city sightseeing of Old Delhi visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat and the markets. If time allows later in the afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus temple, India Gate and the Rajpath and government buildings. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 6: Delhi – Agra
Have an early breakfast and after which, leave for Agra via road (4 hours journey). Enroute, you would be making a halt to explore one of the finest creations of the Mughals; Sikandra. Named as Sikandar, it is actually the mausoleum of the Great Mughal ruler, Akbar. The design of this fascinating structure boasts of a perfect blending of Islamic, Jain, Buddhist, Christian and Hindu themes. After this, come back on your course to Agra.
Upon your arrival at Agra, check in to a pre-booked hotel. Rest for a while following which you would be taken on a sightseeing tour of the historic Agra city. First in the list would be the wonder of the world, the beautiful Taj Mahal. This legendary white marble structure was built by another great Mughal ruler, Shah Jahan in commemoration of his love for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Every day, the Taj receives a huge influx of tourists from all over the globe.
In the latter half of our sightseeing trip, guests would be admiring the majestic Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daula’s tomb. Both of these structures hold great significance for the city’s heritage. Evenings are meant for some local shopping. Feel free to explore the whereabouts of the local market, buying souvenirs and handicrafts.
Post that return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Agra-Jaipur
On the 3rd day of the tour, begin your road journey to Jaipur, early morning. En-route, halt at the World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri, sandstone city that was laid down by Mughal Emperor Akbar.
It has some of the most amazing structures that are worth-visiting. Explore the huge Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza- the largest gateway in the world, the historical Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Bhavan, Panch Mahal etc.
Thereafter, continue your journey to the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. On arrival, check -into a hotel.
Check-in formality is followed by sightseeing tour including the magnificent City Palace fringed by massive courtyards, verdant gardens and other wonderful monuments, the world heritage site Jantar Mantar Observatory and the splendid Nawab Sahab Ki Haveli. In the evening, indulge in shopping at the vibrant local bazaars.
Day 8: Jaipur – departure at Jaipur airport.
Post breakfast, guests would be taken to the visit of the splendid Amer Fort. The fort is the principal tourist attraction of Jaipur and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Built of red sandstone and marble, the fort flaunts a wonderful blend of Hindu and Rajput style of architecture.
As the fort resides on a hill, guests would be given a royal elephant ride to the entrance of the fort. Later, shop in the markets for traditional Rajasthani handicrafts and items. Post that, you would be driven to airport/railway station for the onward journey back home.