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Shirdi - Kashmir - GT Tour

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Overview

Mumbai is also dotted with plenty of architectural landmarks from The Prince of Wales Museum, Victorian Terminus, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Flora Fountain and Malab. Mumbai is also the birthplace of Indian Cinema. It is also known as the city that never sleeps. 

Shirdi is considered to be one of the sacred places in India. Also known as the Land of Sai, it is famous for the shrine of Shirdi Sai Baba which is the main attraction in the city.The main aim of our visit to Shirdi will be Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir darshan. He is revered by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees during, as well as after his lifetime.

Varanasi is the city is important for Hindus since it is dedicated to the god Shiva. There is a belief that bathing in the Ganges will help to purify them and wash away their sins.

Kashmir’s beauty will awakens every traveler’s  soul, it’s a paradise on Earth  located in India. Kashmir is the crown of India. There are places like gulmarg, sonamrg, pahalgam.etc., Kashmir’s beauty will awakens every traveler’s soul, it’s a paradise on Earth located in India.


Itinerary

  • Day1

    ARRIVAL - MUMBAI

    Arrival at Mumbai International Airport, Meet and Greet by our representative, Then transfer to hotel. overnight in Mumbai.

    Mumbai

  • Day2

    MUMBAI – NASIK - SHIRDI

    After breakfast, proceed to Shirdi, Enroute Nasik, Visit famous Trimbakeshwar Temple and as the source of the Godavari River. Trimbakeshwar enshrines one of the 12 jyothirlingas dedicated to Shiva and this one is considered to be the main Jyotirlinga and also visit Panchwati. Then move to Shirdi, On arrival check into the hotel. Later go for darshan in Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. Overnight in Shirdi.

    Shirdi Breakfast

  • Day3

    SHIRDI - SHANISIGNAPUR - SHIRDI

    Go for early morning darshan/Aarthi in Sai Baba temple, After darshan take breakfast at the hotel, then proceed to Shanishignapur. Shani Shingnapur Temple, Sri Shaneshwara or Lord Shanidev- the personification of the planet Saturn is worshipped with utmost reverence and devotion by multitudes of people from all over the world. After darshan back to shirdi. Evening visit Sai heritage village. Then check into hotel. Overnight stay in Mumbai.

    Mumbai Breakfast

  • Day4

    SHIRDI - MUMBAI

    After breakfast proceed to Mumbai. On arrival Mumbai visit Mahalakshmi temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Gateway of India & Marine drives. Then free and easy for shopping Crawford market & colaba causeway market. Overnight stay in Mumbai.

    Mumbai Breakfast

  • Day5

    MUMBAI – VARANASI – BY INTERNAL FLIGHT

    Morning fly to Varanasi, on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, is one of the oldest living cities in the world. For Hindus the city is a very special place of pilgrimage. Hindus consider that a dip in the holy Ganges washes away all the sins and purifies the soul. Upon arrival in Varanasi meet & assistance by our representative, then transfer to your hotel. Evening enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges to witness an Aarti ceremony, a very powerful and uplifting spiritual ritual that uses fire as an offering. It's made in the form of a small 'diya' with a candle and flowers and a large number of these are floated down the river, a truly magical sight. Overnight in Varanasi.

    Varanasi Breakfast

  • Day6

    VARANASI

    After breakfast visit New Kashi Viswanath Temple, Durga Temple, Kalabhairav temple & Bharat Mata Mandir and then free and easy for shopping. Overnight stay in Varanasi.

    Varanasi Breakfast

  • Day7

    VARANASI – DELHI BY INTERNAL FLIGHT

    After breakfast fly to Delhi. On arrival go for delhi city tour, Visit Akshardham temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, and the Gandhi Memorial. Also visit The Parliament House, Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid and the Qutab Minar. Then return to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.

    Delhi Breakfast

  • Day8

    DELHI – SRINAGAR(KASHMIR) BY FLIGHT

    After breakfast, Fly to Srinagar(Kashmir), On arrival transfer to the Srinagar City, Srinagar is the heart of the Kashmir Valley, still preserves the imprints of the Mughals and the British. The valley takes great pride in its lakes, gardens and the charming rows of houseboats floating on them. Popular for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts, Kashmiri clothes and dry fruits, Srinagar is bordered by five districts. On arrival Check- in to the Houseboat. In the afternoon Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. Then free at leisure or shopping. Overnight at Srinagar houseboat/hotel.

    Srinagar houseboat/hotel Breakfast

  • Day9

    SRINAGAR – GULMARG - SRINAGAR

    Morning after having your breakfast, Drive to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs. Chair Lifts for mountain ride are also available. In the evening return back to Srinagar. Overnight at Hotel/Houseboat.

    Srinagar houseboat/hote Breakfast

  • Day10

    SRINAGAR – SONAMARG - SRINAGAR

    Morning after having your breakfast , Full day excursion to Sonmarg which is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. On the way we stop at many beautiful spots. Continue drive to Sonmarg 2690 Mtrs (Meadow of Gold). One can ride on horse(at your own cost) to visit to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. In the evening return back to Srinagar. Overnight at Hotel/Houseboat.

    Srinagar Breakfast

  • Day11

    SRINAGAR - DELHI BY INTERNAL FLIGHT & JAIPUR

    After breakfast transfer to Srinagar Airport. Fly to Delhi. On arrival Delhi, drive you to Jaipur. On arrival check into the hotel. Evening visit bazaars of Jaipur for some excellent shopping. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

    Jaipur Breakfast

  • Day12

    JAIPUR - SIGHTSEEING

    After breakfast sightseeing of HawaMahal and Amber Fort. Amber Fort, which is sparingly beautiful structure and well preserved 16th century built on four levels surrounded by ruins. Among the many splendour of the fort is a small room with ceiling covered by tiny mirrors. Also visit Water Palace(Jal Mahal), City Palace and Janther Manther (18th century astronomical observatory) with several incredible sundials and Sun clocks. Afternoon free for shopping. Overnight in Jaipur.

    Jaipur Breakfast

  • Day13

    JAIPUR - AGRA

    After breakfast drive to Agra, Enroute visit FatehpurSikri, capital of Mughal empire during the rein of Mughal emperor Akbar. Distance of about 235 kms will be covered in about 5 hrs. Agra which in the 16th and 17th centuries was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire. On arrival visit the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and walk through the chambers of this royal residence. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city and during Mughal times housed the state treasury and mint. Then shopping and then check into hotel. Overnight in Agra.

    Agra Breakfast

  • Day14

    AGRA - DELHI

    Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, one the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631 and it took 18 years and over 20,000 craftsmen to complete this monument in memory by an emperor for his beloved queen. Legend has it that once construction was completed, the emperor had the architects hands cut off, and blinded, so he would never be able to duplicate the structure anywhere else. Then take breakfast and then proceed to Delhi. On arrival check into the hotel. Then free and easy for shopping. Overnight at Delhi.

    Delhi Breakfast

  • Day15

    DELHI & DEPARTURE

    After breakfast check out from the hotel, Then visit remaining sightseeing and shopping until transfer to delhi airport for your onward journey with sweet memories of your holiday.

    Breakfast

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Inclusion


  • Accommodation with breakfast in the selected hotels on twin or triple sharing basis.

  • Meal Plan as per the itinerary.

  • Assisstance of driver cum guide.

  • All transfers and sightseeing by Air conditioned vehicle.

  • Driver allowance, Fuel charges, Parking, Toll, Interstate tax etc.

Exclusion


  • International airfare and airport taxes.

  • Travel Insurance

  • All Entrances fees

  • Tips and porter charges

  • Personal expenses.

  • Any other services not specified above

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MUMBAI

1. Gateway Of India Mumbai - The Gateway of India is one of India's most unique landmarks sited in the city of Mumbai. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the gateway overlooks the Mumbai harbor, bordered by the Arabian Sea in the Colaba district. The massive structure was constructed in 1924, is a major tourist attraction for visitors who arrive in India for the first time. Tourists can travel on motor boats to reach the Elephant Islands which very near to the Gateway of India. Open at any time of the day to visit the monument. November to March are the best time to visit the Gateway of India, as the post-monsoon climate is very pleasant and there are very less chances for downpours at this time.

This is must visit historical place for tourist, being identity of Mumbai. It does not require much time. Though area remained crowded and do not provide very good environment, it is the place where from you can visit Elephanta caves through ferry. You can have nice view of Arabian sea from here. This is an iconic monument and it gets extremely crowded, especially with extra security measures in place. If you are planning a boat trip around the bay, or to Elephantine Island, get there early or you'll face long queues and crowded boats.

2. Elephanta Caves - Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and easily one among the most enigmatic heritage sites in India. Who created this spectacular sculptural and architectural feast is still mysterious. It stands in stark contrast with hectic Mumbai city, which is an hour's ferry ride away.

Boat Timing: The first boat for Elephanta leaves Gateway of India ferry point at 9 am. The first return boat leaves from Elephanta island at 12 noon and the last return boat leaves at 5.30pm from Elephanta.

Cave Timing: Opens on 6 days a week. Closed on Mondays

Entrance Fee: Rs.10 (Indian, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand citizens) ; Rs. 250 (other foreign citizens ).

Boat Ticket: Rs. 130 to Rs. 150 for two way, based on the type of boat.

Season: Opens throughout the year. Winter months (November to February) are pleasant. Avoid peak monsoon season (June to August ) as boat  schedules could get interrupted due to the rough seas and heavy rain.

3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus built in 1888, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, is a historic railway station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the heart of Mumbai, which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. It took 10 years to complete the construction of the building, which was the longest time taken by any building of that era in Bombay.

"Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus" is the most exquisite landmarks of Mumbai and an epitome of heritage for the city.

4. Marine Drive - Marine Drive is a 3.6-kilometre-long Boulevard in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai. At the other end, there is Chowpati beach, which is favourite place for tourists Marine Drive is also called as the Queen's Necklace because, during the night, street lights resemble a string of pearls in a necklace, if viewed from an elevated point anywhere along the drive. It is a 'C'-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast, which is a natural bay. Bordering the Arabian Sea, this famous road is a popular spot for watching sunsets, and is gorgeous when lit up at night.

If you want a peace of mind, If you are tired and want some really fresh air, then this is the place for you. A calm seaside with amazing rock structures. the marine drive is a prime location for peace lovers and the beautiful sunset is a must watch thing.

5. Water Kingdom - Water Kingdom is Asia's Largest Theme Water Park in Mumbai. Many people like to come here to escape Mumbai's heat and humidity by splashing around in the many water rides. Family-Friendly water park featuring high-speed slides, wave pools, lazy river & kiddie attractions.

Timing: Monday – Sunday   10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Entry Fee:

RIDES

ADULT

CHILD

Water Kingdom

1310

865

Combine Ticket

1710

1170 

Fast Track Entry

1760

1180

 

6. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya - The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, is the main museum in Mumbai. This building is listed as a Grade I Heritage Building and awarded first place for Heritage Building Maintenance by the Indian Heritage Society. This Mumbai landmark, with its glorious architecture and vast collection, is a must-visit for locals and tourists in the city.

Visiting Hours: Monday to Sunday - 10.15 am to 6.00 pm (Ticket counter will be closed at 5.45 pm). The Museum will also remain close on January 26,  May 1, August 15,  October 2 and public holidays falling on Mondays

Entry Fee: Adult-85/-; Child-20/-; Foreigner-500/-

7. Kanheri Caves - The Kanheri Caves are a group of caves and rock-cut monuments are deeply nestled among the tranquil surroundings of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali in Mumbai, has more than 100 Buddhist caves. These caves present an insight into its evolution and also have the distinction of having the largest number of cave excavations from a single hill.

For better experience, it is better to visit in early morning at 7.30 am, in the winter or rainy season. In summer, it will be hot. Cave are very old and are rock cut. These are more than 100 in numbers and some are very large in size. Buddhist sculptures, carvings, paintings and inscriptions, water storage arrangements gives the glimpses of Buddhist monk's life. Entrance to the caves is 5 kms farther inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park’s entrance. There is the option of driving one’s vehicle, walking, taking a bus ride or cycling up to the caves. The caves are closed on Mondays.

8. Haji Ali Dargah - The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque, is one of the most popular religious places in southern part of Mumbai, visited by people of all religions alike, located about 500 yards from the Mumbai shoreline in the middle of the Arabian Sea off Lala Lajpatrai Marg.

People from all parts of the world without restrictions of caste, creed and religion visit the Dargah to offer their prayers and for the fulfilment of their wishes. Some pray for wealth, others for health, children, marriages, etc. have their wishes being granted at all the times.

Dargah Ziyarat Timings: 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

9. Siddhivinayak Temple - The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple, one of the richest temples in Mumbai dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh were located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, is often frequented by renowned bollywood actors and politicians.

The Siddhi Gate allows you a free Darshan whereas the Riddhi Gate allows you a general Darshan and it takes about 30-45 minutes on a normal day and about 1.5 -2 hours on Tuesdays.

10. Mount Mary Church - The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is a Roman Catholic Basilica located in Bandra, Mumbai. The basilica stands on a hillock, overlooking the Arabian Sea is Mount Mary’s Basilica a beautiful edifice in stone that simply stands out in its grandeur, an abode of tranquility, peace, reassurance and hope! Every year lakhs of devotees and pilgrims are visiting the shrine attracts people from all faiths who pray to Virgin Mary for expressing their gratitude or requesting favours.

11. Global Vipassana Pagoda - The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a Meditation Dome Hall with a capacity to seat around 8,000 Vipassana meditators near Gorai, North-west of Mumbai. Please note there is no entry fee or charge to see the Global Vipassana Pagoda. There is no charge for the tour guides at Global Vipassana Pagoda. Identity Proof is mandatory for foreign visitors. (Passport/ driving licence/ certificate from respective embassy)

Days and Timings: Monday to Sunday, 9 am - 7 pm. ( Entry timing will be till 6.30 pm only )

12. Bandra–Worli Sea Link - The Bandra–Worli Sea Link is a cable-stayed bridge that links Bandra in the Western with Worli in South Mumbai. The sealink is a boon for people who travel daily or almost daily by road. It's a masterpiece. It's really a great feeling to drive over this beautiful long bridge. Better to travel at night to see the beauty or at sunset. It gets quite congested during peak hours. The beauty of this attraction is enhanced during the night when twinkling lights adorn the bridge.

13. Jijamata Udyaan - Jijamata Udyan is a zoo and garden covering 50 acres located at Byculla, in the heart of Mumbai, India. It is the oldest public garden in Mumbai. The zoo has most of its popular animals & creatures like the tiger, alligators, snakes, etc. Yes, the penguins are worth the visit however not more than 5-7minutes of watch. The ticket rates are nominal, Rs 5 for adults and Rs 2 for children.

DELHI

1. Red Fort - The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi, capital of India. Nearly 200 years, it was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty, until 1856. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums. Its prime beauty prevails throughout the year. If you visit during national holidays like Independence Day and Republic Day, you can find many interesting activities and even the Prime Minister’s speech. During winter is the prime tourism season, which starts in October and ends in February. The fort is open throughout the week except on Mondays. The fort is open from 7:00 in the morning until 5:30 in the evening for sightseeing.

Weekdays: INR 60 per head for adult and INR 20 per head for children

Weekends and Holidays: INR 80 per adult and INR 30 per children

2. Qutub Minar - The Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, it is the most popular monument in India. The red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 meter high, tapering from 2.75 meter in diameter at its peak to 14.32 meter at its base, and alternating angular and rounded flutings. This is a truly impressive place. The facilities are quite spread out and include not only the main tower but a mosque and several tomb monuments.

Visit Timing: Sunrise to Sunset

Entry Fee: Indian citizens: Rs. 30/- and for foreign nationals: Rs. 500. Entry is free for children up to 15 years of age.

3. Humayun’s Tomb - Humayun's tomb, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. The reason to build this Tomb to house the mortal remains of Humayun, the second Mughal Emperor of India. The Humayun’s tomb is the starting point of the Mughal architecture in India. This style is a delightful amalgamation of the Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural influences.

Visit Timing: Sunrise to sunset, all days of the week

Entry Fee: Rs. 10/- for citizens of India, Rs. 250/- for foreign nationals. Children up to 15 years do not require entry fee. 

4. Jama Masjid - The Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India, was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees. This great mosque is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. The hauz, in the center of the courtyard, is an ablution tank for washing hands, face and feet before entering the main building for prayer. It symbolizes the ritual of baptism needed to enter the community of believers.

Visit Timing: 7am to 12pm, 1:30pm to 6:30pm, all days of the week

Entry Fee: Rs. 200-300

5. India Gate - The India Gate is a war memorial to Undivided Indian Army soldiers who died during World War I, located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the "ceremonial axis" of New Delhi, India, formerly called Kingsway. The burning flame is manned by members from the three Indian Armed Forces 24×7. During nightfall, India Gate is dramatically floodlit while the fountains nearby make a lovely display with coloured lights. Surrounding the imposing structure is a large expanse of lush green lawns, which is a popular picnic spot.

Visit Timing: 24 hours a day, all days of the week

6. Lotus Temple - The Lotus Temple, located in Delhi, is built in the shape of a lotus flower was completed in1986 it is set among the lush green landscaped gardens. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification. The temple hosts several classes from time to time to spread humanity, peace, affection, truth and courage.

7. Akshardham - Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is a Hindu temple, and a spiritual-cultural campus in Delhi, India. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.

A visit to Akshardham is a spiritually enriching experience. Whether it is in realising the power of prayer, in feeling the strength of non-violence, in being aware of the universal nature of Hinduism’s ancient principles, or just in admiring the beauty of God’s abode on Earth

8. Old Delhi - Old Delhi or Purani Dilli was founded as a walled city of Delhi, India, founded as Shahjahanabad in 1639, when Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor at the time, decided to shift the Mughal capital from Agra. It offers spectacular pieces of architecture, a mouthwatering variety of food, and a living, breathing piece of history.

Chandni Chowk and Chawri have many street joints that offer spicy and tangy chaats, dahi bhalle, tikki, kulle fruit chaat, and phirni (a sweet dish). Karim’s Place is very famous for its kebabs. Moti Bazaar is famous for shawls and pearls and Tilak Bazaar for chemicals.

9. Laxminarayan Temple - Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi's major temples and a major tourist attraction. Laxminarayan usually refers to Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti, also known as Narayan, when he is with his consort Lakshmi. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed to enter the temple.

10. Rashtrapati Bhavan - The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the President of India located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India.

11. Chandni Chowk - In the heart of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry and vivid saris, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets. Nearby, the vast Mughal-era Red Fort now houses a museum complex, and the 17th-century Jama Masjid is a huge red-sandstone mosque with towering minarets.  Located at the western end of Chandni Chowk, Khari Baoli is a street entirely dedicated to all kinds of spices, dried fruits, nuts, and herbs.

12. Jantar Mantar - Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724 and forms a part of a collection of five such observatories located in Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura.

Visit Timing: Opens 6:00am to 6:00pm, all days of the week

Entry Fee: Rs. 15/- for Indians; Rs. 200/- for Foreign Tourists

13. Purana Qila - Purana Qila' is one of the oldest forts in Delhi and is an enthralling historical site beholding the majestic history of this city. The premises are almost in a five-mile area and there are three gates to enter the fort and also a moat nourished by River Yamuna. Purana Qila acquires a primary place in the itinerary of travellers exploring the ruling past of Delhi.

Entry Fee: Rs. 5/- for Indian Citizens, Rs.100/- for foreigners, Rs.80/- for Sound and Light Show

14. Lodhi Garden - Lodi Gardens or Lodhi Gardens is a city park situated in New Delhi,  was once known as 'Lady Willingdon Park', but was renamed after India gained independence from the British. The soothing greenery of this place is a sight to sore eyes, and you can enjoy a quaint picnic here as well. Lodhi garden houses the tombs of Sayyid and Lodhi rulers.

Visiting Hours: 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM

15. Sri Bangla Sahib Gurdwara - Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar." Gurudwara Bangla Sahib formerly the bungalow-sized residence belonging to Raja Jai Singh, was locally known as ‘Jaisinghpura Palace'. Later, his home was converted into a gurudwara.

Rent for AC room is 1000 INR/day. Non-AC room’s rent is 800 INR/day. No money is charged for staying inside the hall.

16. Safdarjung Tomb - Safdarjung's Tomb is a sandstone and marble mausoleum in Delhi, was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style for Nawab Safdarjung. The monument has an ambience of spaciousness and an imposing presence with its domed and arched red brown and white coloured structures. The actual graves or burial chambers of Safadrjung and his wife Amat Jahan Begum are placed in an underground chamber of the monument.

Entry fees per person for Indian citizens is Rs. 15/- and for foreigners is Rs. 200/-. Entry is free for children up to 15 years of age.

17. National Zoological Park - The National Zoological Park is a 176-acre zoo near the Old Fort in Delhi, India. From biggest cats to the tiniest birds, the zoo has all kinds of animals and birds. It also holds Conservation Breeding Programmes for Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, Brow Antlered Deer, Swamp Deer, Indian rhinoceros and red jungle fowl. It has canteens inside for the visitors and battery operated vehicles at very reasonable prices which you could use if exhausted. But the real fun is in exploring the place on your feet. Visit this destination to reignite your curiosity in our furry friends! 

Timings: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Closed on Fridays and National Holidays

Entry Fee: Indians: INR 20 - INR 40, Foreigners: INR 100 - INR 200

18. Tughlakabad Fort - Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort in Delhi, built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, the founder of Tughlaq dynasty, of the Delhi Sultanate of India in 1321, as he established the third historic city of Delhi, which was later abandoned in 1327. March, April, and May are the best months for touring its enchanting ruins. Otherwise, you may visit this place in cold months of November to February. Visitors avoid coming here during the summer and rainy season.

19. ISKCON Temple Delhi - Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, generally known as the ISKCON Delhi temple, is a well known Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna and Radharani in the form of Radha Parthasarathi. It represents a very unique form of architecture that will leave you spellbound for the remainder of the trip.

AGRA

1. Taj Mahal - The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. Come to unfold the pages from the past to churn the charm out of its mystique and enrich your imagination about this marvel of an epic in stone, The Taj!

Everyone knows that ‘The Taj’ is one amongst the World’s Wonders!

Everyone knows that it is one amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Sites!!

Therefore, ‘The Taj’, surely, deserves your visit once and more!!!

2. Agra Fort - Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. The fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Before the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi, It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638. Agra Fort has many secret subterranean apartments and edifices. The entire fort is interconnected through tunnels and other underground pathways. One such known tunnel is located near the Water Gate, connecting the fort to the banks of river Yamuna.

There is plenty of Mughal architecture in the city of Agra and the most important of them is Jahangir Palace and this is the biggest of all the residential buildings in the Agra Fort.

3. Tomb of Akbar the Great - Akbar’s tomb is the resting place of Akbar, Mughal Emperor.  This is the mausoleum that Akbar chose for himself but could not finish it during his time. However, people choose winter, as it will be pleasing with mild climate. If you are visiting during rainy season, you will not be able to spot any animals inside the complex. The tomb also has the remains of two of Akbar’s daughters. Unlike any other Mughal tombs, the tomb is faced towards the east rather than towards Mecca.

4. Itmad-ud-Daula - This monument is considered as an inspiration for the world wonder, Taj Mahal was also named as 'Baby Taj'. However, the tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah is a more delicate artwork with marble lattice screens and fine carvings. If you are visiting Agra, you have to pay a visit to this abating piece of beauty, which stands as an first to every marble monument that glorifies Agra.

5. Moti Masjid - Moti Masjid is one of the Mosques that was built during Shah Jahan, is situated in the premises of the Red Fort in Agra.

6. Jama Mosque - Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite the Agra fort is one of the largest mosques in India. Every Friday, special prayers are conducted at this mosque which is attended by thousands of devotees.

Timings: 7:00 AM to 12 Noon, 1.30 PM to 6.30 PM

7. Fatehpur Sikri - Fatehpur Sikri is a small city in northern India, this magnificent fortified ancient city, 40km west of Agra, was the short-lived capital of the Mughal empire between 1572 and 1585, during the reign of Emperor Akbar. Akbar built his new capital here, including a stunning mosque, still in use today, and three palaces, one for each of his favourite wives – one a Hindu, one a Muslim and one a Christian (though Hindu villagers in Sikri dispute these claims). After Jahangir's second birthday, he began the construction of a walled city and imperial palace here. The city came to be known as Fatehpur Sikri, the "City of Victory".

8. Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal - Guru ka Tal is a historical Sikh pilgrimage place dedicated to the memory of ninth Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahudar Ji, near Sikandra in Agra.

9. Panchhi Petha Store - PANCHHI PETHA is a reputed name in petha and namkeen & other delectable delicacies, perhaps the best that has won the heart of millions around the globe. When you are in Agra you will encounter every other shop as Panchi Petha. Beware all these are fake shops, which sell Petha at around 250-300 rs. per KG. The original panchi petha outlet is at Sadar Bazaar, Agra and at this shop regular/plain petha is Rs. 100/kg. So do not get cheated and buy from authentic outlet only.

Entry Fees:

NO.

MONUMENTS

 INDIAN

NRI

WEEKDAYS

WEEKDAYS

1

TAJMAHAL

50/-

1100/-

2

AGRA FORT

50/-

650/-

3

FATEHPUR SIKRI

50/-

610/-

4

AKBAR'S TOMB, SIKANDRA

30/-

310/-

5

ITIMAD-UD-DAULA

30/-

310/-

6

MEHTAB BAGH

25/-

300/-

7

RAM BAGH

25/-

300/-

8

MARIYAM'S TOMB

25/-

300/-

Note:

1. No entry fee for children below 15 years (both Indian & Foreigner)

2. Tourist must carry his/her Identity Proof issued by Govt. Authorities.

3. Water bottle is allowed inside the monument. Shoe cover, water bottle, tourist guide map of Agra, battery bus and golf cart services are provided free of cost with the foreigner's entry ticket of the Taj.

JAIPUR

1. Amber Palace - Amer Fort is located in Amer, Rajasthan which is located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Amber fort was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most well-known and most-visited forts in India. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur.

Amber Fort is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. To reach the entrance at the top, you can either walk uphill, ride on elephant back, go by jeep, golf cart, or take your vehicle.

The cost is now Rs. 500 for foreigners and Rs. 100 for Indians during the day. Composite tickets, costing Rs. 300 for Indians and Rs. 1,000 for foreigners, are available. These tickets are valid for two days and include Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar observatory, and Albert Hall Museum.

2. Hawa Mahal - Hawa Mahal or the 'Palace Of The Winds' located in the heart of the beautiful Pink City of Jaipur, is one of the most famous tourist attractions and a prominent landmark of the city on its rich cultural and architectural history. It is constructed of red and pink sandstone. The palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur.

Visit Timing: Daily, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

3. City Palace - Jaipur is the first designed city of medieval India. The city is divided into nine blocks and the royal palace is situated at the centre of the city. The City Palace complex is spread over a large area occupying one seventh of the old city of Jaipur. It has a chain of gardens, buildings and courtyards, temple and museum to give it a grand view that reflects its historical importance and magnificent royal grace.

The City Palace is open from 9 30 in the morning. The entire palace will take around one and half to two hours to visit. The best time to visit Jaipur is between October and March when it is relatively cooler.

4. Jantar Mantar - Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory used to measure the distances and positions of celestial objects. India has a total of five such observatories the largest of which is in Jaipur. The instruments at the Jaipur Jantar Mantar are made of stone and are very large structures. To ensure accuracy the structures were first made out of wood and the measurements were adjusted. Once the dimensions were perfected the construction was replicated in stone to give us the magnificent Jantar Mantar.

5. Jal Mahal - Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. This majestic scene makes the Jal Mahal Jaipur’s most photographed monument but unfortunately the exploration of the actual palace is off restrictions to the majority of visitors to be transformed into an ultra exclusive restaurant. A typical visit to the Jal Mahal will be less than 30 minutes, enough time to take some photos.

6. Nahargarh Fort - Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh once formed a strong defence ring for the city. There is a food court and a restaurant at the top of the fort with an excellent view, Padao.

Visiting Time: All days 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Entry Fee: INR 200/- for Foreign Tourists and INR 50/- for Indians

7. Jaigarh Fort - Jaigarh Fort is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela of the Aravalli range; it overlooks the Amer Fort and the Maota Lake, near Amer in Jaipur, located at a distance of 15 kms from the Pink City of India.

8. Sheesh Mahal - Sheesh Mahal is one of the most exciting feature of this fort which is decorated with thousands of mirror tiles as well as colored glasses on its wall as well as on ceiling. The literal meaning of Sheesh Mahal is “mirrored”. This Mahal brings to life with thousands of flickering reflections. The pillars are also designed very well, out of which one has uniquely designed flower carved at its base, which shows different colour of flowers when we see from different angles.

9. Johri Bazar - Johri Bazar is a wide cluster of shops in the older part of Jaipur city, shops nestling close together in a row selling anything that human imagination can dream of. From clothes, fabrics, quilts, shoes, to dry fruits and jewellery, the bazar is one of the favourite destinations in Jaipur just to take in the varied colours and wares on display. If shopping is exhausting, one can drop in to Lakshmi Mistann Bhandar for some snacks then walk a few leisurely paces to check out Hawa Mahal just across the road. The traffic is maddening, the din is tremendous but no one can possibly be tired of Johri Bazar. At night the shops are illuminated and that is such a glorious sight. A must visit in the city.

10. Jhalana Safari Park - Jhalana Safari Park is the best place to witness the Leopards and many other wild animals. It's a fantastic place away from the City. Enjoy a day from the hustle bustle and evidance the wildlife. You can see Leopards, Hyena, Blue Bull, Deer, Peacocks, Monkeys and many other creatures. Come and explore the Hidden wildlife area of Jaipur. Sprawling forest reserve with safari tours of wildlife, including leopards, jackals & civets.

KASHMIR

1. Char Chinar Dal lake - Sunset on Dal is a bliss... only seeing is believing when everything turns to Golden, indulge in the view of carved/decorated houseboats at the perimeter of lake and spoil yourself with the cool breeze and sound of Shikara moving in water in the evening or night to enjoy the spectacular Himalayan view surrounding the lake... don't missout on Shikara at Dal.

Dal lake is in Srinagar. This urban lake is second largest lake in the state. It is named ''Jewel in the crown of Kashmir". It is commercial lake for fishing and water plant harvesting. It holds lots of scenic view of Bollywood movies, get yourself clicked like a kashmiri on lake or just enjoy the view. Nice lake and nice place to visit. The lake is vast with lots of Shikaras and House boats available in it. And also nice climate for boating.

Dal Lake is marked by an island which houses ancient and beautiful Chinar trees. The garden is good specially in Summer when the charm of Chinar trees can be felt and enjoyed. It has the biggest floating markets, and u get everything u want there, but need to bargain a lot.

2. Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden - Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal garden located on the right bank of the Dal Lake in Srinagar. This beautiful garden was built in 1619 by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan, originally named as ‘Farah Baksh’ (The Delightful). However, today it is famous as the name of Shalimar Bagh ‘The Garden of Love’. Shalimar Garden organizes a light and sound show every evening, during the period of May to October, when tourists flock to the city in large numbers. Shalimar Bagh is the largest in size among all three Mughal Gardens in Srinagar, the other being Nishat Bagh and Chashmeshahi. Covering a total area of approximately 539 m by 182 m, it offers an amazing view of lakes and shallow terraces, Innumerable varieties of flowers that blossom in spring and autumn.

This place is usually known as shalimar bagh and is situated very near to tulip garden,  It is a big garden with a vast variety of trees and flowers. Just enjoy the splendid beauty of all the gardens in srinagar, they are one of kind to enjoy the beauty and the colourful flowers all around.

3. Nishat Bagh Mughal Garden - Nishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal garden built on the eastern side of the Dal Lake, close to Srinagar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is the second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley. The largest in size is the Shalimar Bagh, which is also located on the bank of the Dal Lake. ‘Nishat Bagh’ is Urdu, which means "Garden of Joy," "Garden of Gladness" and "Garden of Delight." Nishat Bagh located in the Srinagar District is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the city centre. One way of visiting the Bagh is through the Dal Lake using the famous "water taxi" of Kashmir, the Shikara.

4. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden - Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden was opened in 2007, is the largest Tulip Garden in Asia. Your Kashmir vacays are incomplete without a trip to this beautiful garden. This garden is home to several flower species other than tulips like the Daffodils, Hyacinths, Roses, Ranunculi, Muscaria, Iris, etc The Tulip Festival is held at the beginning of spring in Srinagar, between March and May, when the tulip buds are ready to bloom. This festival lasts for fifteen days or a month as different flowers continue to bloom creating a rainbow of colours.

A walk in the Tulip Garden in Kashmir will stay with you longer than you expect.

Open Hours: 9 am to 7 pm Mon-Sun.

Entry Fee: Rs. 50/- for adults and Rs. 25/- for children

5. Hazratbal Shrine

Hazratbal Shrine is the most important Srinagar tourist place to visit as it is flocked by many devotees, irrespective of religion set on the left bank of the Dal Lake. The shrine is considered the holiest Muslim shrine in Kashmir valley. Today, the place is a well known shrine which is visited thousands of people every year. The Hazratbal Shrine takes its name from Kashmiri language where the word ‘Hazrat’ stands for holy and ‘bal’ stands for place. The shrine is considered extremely sacred among the Muslims.

6. Khanqah-e-Moula

The Khanqah-e-Moula became the first mosque and one of the oldest Muslim shrines located on the banks of the river Jhelum in Srinagar and stands atop the ruins of the authentic Kalleshwari Temple. An important religious destination in Srinagar, was initially built in 1395 and later reconstructed in 1732. Believed to contain "the secret of Allah" - the Khanqah-e-Molla is an excellent example of wood architecture that draws inspiration from Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic styles. The two-storied, two-tiered structure of the shrine has gently sloping pyramidal roofs demarcating each tier. The roofs are further accentuated by heavy woodwork adorning the cornices under the eaves.

7. Pathar Masjid

The Pathar Masjid, known locally as Naev Masheed, is an old and one of the largest mosque that was built by Mughal located in the old city of Srinagar. It is located on the left bank of the River Jhelum, just opposite the shrine of Khanqah-e-Moula. This Masjid was built in 1623 under the supervision of Noor Jahan. It is one of the most famous empresses of Mughal. It is located in the middle of Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu & Kashmir. It is 55 m in length and 16 m in width.

The Pathar Masjid looks unique as it has structural designs and patterns. It is famous for its 9 horizontal arches with a bigger one in the centre. It is one of the oldest structures of Mughal. Many tourists visit this place to see the beauty of this masjid. The tourists can visit this Masjid at any time of year. It is open throughout the year.

8. Zero Bridge

The Zero Bridge is an old wooden arch bridge located in the Srinagar city. It crosses the Jhelum river in a roughly North-South direction connecting Sonwar in the north to Rajbagh in the South. This bridge was constructed by deaf contractor and hence was called "Zorr Bridge" (Zorr in Kashmiri means deaf). Later the name modified into Zero Bridge. It is the iconic bridge that was constructed by wooden planks in 1950's and thus is also regarded as the point of the local heritage. The bridge has been given heritage touch. A traditional houseboat design structure has been built near the bridge.

9. Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic church located at Maulana Azad Road, Srinagar. It was established in 1896 by Msgr. Winkley MHM. Before the Curia moved to Jammu on 23 December 1986, the parish served as a cathedral when the Curia was in Srinagar. Holy Family Catholic Church and All Saints Protestant Church are the 2 most important church buildings for the minority Christian network inside the city.

10. Shankaracharya Temple

The Shankaracharya Temple is also known as the Jyeshteshwara temple or Sulaiman Throne by Muslims and Pas Pahar by Buddhists. It is on top of the Shankaracharya Hill on the Zabarwan Mountain in Srinagar. It is at a height of 1100 ft. above surface level of the main city on the peak of the hill and dedicated to Lord Shiva is thought to be the oldest shrine for worship in the Kashmir valley.

The temple as it is today has undergone many repairs throughout its life. Ever since under the rule of Lalitaditya and then repairs were undertaken by Zain-ul-Abideen after the temple got damaged in an earthquake. The repairs were also carried out during the Governorship of Sheikh Mohi-ud-Din. Maharaja Gulab Singh, a Dogra ruler, who is credited for the stone steps that form a part of the passage to the shrine. In 1925, the electrification of the temple was done.

11. Pari Mahal

Pari Mahal, also known as The Palace of Fairies, is a seven-terraced garden located at the top of Zabarwan mountain range, overlooking the city of Srinagar and the south-west of Dal Lake. The architecture depicts an example of Islamic architecture and patronage of art during the reign of the then Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

The Pari Mahal was built by Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh in the mid-1600s. It served as a library and an abode for him. It was further used as an observatory, useful for teaching astrology and astronomy. It is five-minute drive from Cheshma shahi Garden.

12. Chashme Shahi

Chashme Shahi (the royal spring), is one of the Mughal gardens built in 1632 AD around a spring by Ali Mardan Khan, a governor of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as per the orders of the Emperor, as a gift for his elder son Prince Dara Shikoh. The garden is located in the Zabarwan Range, near Raj Bhawan (Governor‘s house) overlooking Dal Lake in Srinagar. In the east of Chashma Shahi the Pari Mahal (Fairy Palace) lies where Dara Sikoh used to learn astrology. The garden is 108 m long and 38 m wide and is spread over one acre of land. It is the smallest garden among the three Mughal gardens of Srinagar; the Shalimar garden is the largest and the Nishat garden is the second largest. All the three gardens were built at the right bank of the Dal Lake, with Zabarwan mountains (Zabarwan Range) at the backdrop.

13. Gurudwara Chati Patshahi

The Gurudwara Chatti Patshahi, Srinagar is one of the most important Sikh pilgrimage sites in Kashmir. It is situated at the heart of the Srinagar city in Rainawari just outside the Kathi Darwaja of Hari Parbat Fort. This historical Gurudwara is counted as the important tourist’s destination in Srinagar. It is named after the sixth Sikh Guru Shri Gurugobind Singh and situated at the very site where Guru Nanak Ji and Gurugobind Singh ji visited.

14. Hari Parbat

Hari Parbat is a hill overlooking Srinagar, the largest city and summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is the site of a fort, built in the Durrani era, and of a Hindu temple, mosques, and a gurdwara. It has the famous Shakti Temple on the western Slope and Muslim shrines of Khwaja Makhdoom Sahib and Akhund Mullah Shah on the southern slope. On the southern side of the outer wall there is a Gurudwara, which commemorates the visit of Guru Hargobind.

The first fortifications on the site were constructed by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1590. He built an outer wall for the fort, and planned a new capital called Nager Nagor to be built within the wall. That project was never completed. The present fort was built in 1808 under the reign of Shuja Shah Durrani.





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