This exciting journey explores the diverse highlights of the Kashmir valley, discovering ancient monuments, shrines and remote floating villages.
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Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the Hyatt Regency for 1 night. Take an afternoon tour of Old Delhi discovering iconic sites such as the Jama Masjid mosque and Raj Ghat. The famous Red Fort was once the most opulent fort of the Mughal empire. (N)
Fly to Srinagar and transfer to the houseboats on Dal Lake for a 2-night stay. In the evening board a traditional shikara and take a gentle cruise on the Dal Lake. Explore narrow canals and waterways and pass floating gardens and remote villages. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the exotic Mughal gardens of Srinagar, a complex of gardens designed with Persian influenced architecture. Highlights of the gardens include the 17th century Pari Mahal terrace, originally used to teach astrology and astronomy and Shalimar Bagh, the royal garden of Kashmir. (B, L, D)
Morning shikara cruise across Dal Lake to see the colourful floating markets where local villagers trade freshly-cut flowers and seasonal vegetables. The shikara is still the primary mode of transport for many locals. Later transfer for a 3-night stay at the Vivanta by Taj - Dal Srinagar. (B)
Take a morning heritage walk exploring Srinagar's prominent historical sites and architectural precincts. Highlights include the Hazratbal mosque, the 14th century Jama Masjid and the Pir Gastir Sahib. You will also get to visit the tomb of the mother of Zain-ul-Abidin, hidden away in the bazaar streets. (B)
Accompanied by a naturalist, explore Dachigam National Park. Located among the high mountains of the western Himalaya, the scenic terrain ranges from grasslands to rocky outcrops interspersed with meadows and waterfalls. The park is home to Himalayan black bears, leopards, Himalayan weasels and rare Kashmir stags. (B)
Fly to Delhi and transfer to the Radisson Blu Dwarka for an overnight stay. (B)
Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
With spectacular views of the Dal Lake, the Butt's Clermont fleet of four houseboats enjoys a private location on the lake's western shores. Conveniently located with easy access to Naseem Bagh - the beautiful Mughal garden and the famous Hazratbal mosque, the boats were originally bought and put up on the Dal Lake in the early 1940s by Mr Foster, a businessman from Britain. Later on, the fleet of houseboats were gifted by Mr Foster to his Indian friend Mr Butt and the houseboats have been carefully preserved over the last 70 years, playing host to state guests, ambassadors of various countries and many celebrities including Michael Palin, Sir Mark Tully and George Harrison, the former Beatle singer and songwriter. The houseboats, elegantly decorated in traditional style, feature up to three bedrooms that come with en suite facilities and a drawing room. While they are simply furnished...
The Hyatt Regency is a five star hotel set in the heart of Delhi. Its facilities include four restaurants, two bars, a swimming pool and fitness centre. Rooms are air-conditioned with multi-channel music systems, televisions and mini...
The Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Dwarka, located approximately 20 minutes' drive from the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi, offers 209 modern rooms and suites. Each room is equipped with all essential modern conveniences and overlook suburban Delhi. There are two restaurants, a coffee lounge and a trendy bar. Leisure facilities include a rooftop swimming pool and fitness...
Surrounded by the majestic Zabarwan mountain range, Vivanta by Taj - Dal View, Srinagar, is spread among 2.4 hectares and offers sublime views of the Dal Lake and the old town. The 82 rooms and suites are spacious and elegantly combine the essence of traditional Kashmiri design with contemporary style furnishings and conveniences. Each features either a balcony or sit out. Other facilities at this resort include an all-day diner that serves cuisine from around the world, a speciality Chinese restaurant, a tea lounge, an outdoor swimming pool that overlooks the Dal Lake and a well-equipped fitness...
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