Rishikesh Holidays

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Day 1: Srinagar

Welcome to the Kashmir Valley! Arrive into Srinagar by flight or road where you’ll be met by our representative. After boarding your traditional Kashmiri houseboat docked on the shoreline of Dal Lake, the afternoon is spent with your guide for an enjoyable stroll through the waterside gardens of the Mughal rulers.

Day 2: Srinagar

Today drive west through the avenues of Poplar trees and fertile rice fields, passing small villages to Gulmarg – India’s premier winter sports town. Sitting at an altitude of 2650m and offering panoramic views of Vale of Kashmir, Gulmarg is the ideal place for a little outdoor adventure. Opt to ski in the winter, hike or ride horseback along the lofty trails of Pine forest, play a round of golf, fish in the mountain streams (particularly good for trout) or picnic in the flower filled meadows, if you choose. lunch is included and after a day of outdoor pursuits return to your houseboat on the lake.

Day 3: Srinagar

Today take a shikara (a traditional wooden boat found only waters of the Jammu and Kashmir) to the early morning floating vegetable market. Passing many other shikara’s along the way, ferrying people, produce and freshly caught fish across the lake. The boat ride continues with a leisurely cruise around the 15.5 sq km lake. As the shikara plies its way toward the wetlands of Bod Dal and Lokut Dal you’ll pass small island enclaves, narrow bridges, tree lined boulevards, houseboats cruising, Mughal gardens and pavilions. Returning to your houseboat in the evening.

Day 4: Srinagar - Shimla

Today a long journey awaits you will fly to Chandigarh via Delhi and from there drive 4 hours to Shimla. Arrival and check into your hotel.

Anarkanda

Day 5: Shimla

Free day to explore Shimla.

Shimla main street

Day 6: Shimla

Free day to explore Shimla.

Shimla aerial view

Day 7: Shimla - Rishikesh

This morning enjoy a scenic drive to Ambala here you embark the train to Haridwar. On arrival we transfer you the short leg to Rishikesh.

Rishikesh dawn

Day 8: Rishikesh

Free day to explore Rishikesh.

Yoga in the sunshine

Day 9: Rishikesh

Free day to explore Rishikesh.

Triveni Ghat

Day 10: Rishikesh - Delhi

Morning we drive to Haridwar here we enjoy a city sightseeing tour including Mansa Devi, ancient Daksh Mahadev and Chandi Devi Temple set upon the banks of the Ganges. The continue to Delhi. Arriving in the evening.

Rajpath

Day 11: Delhi

We will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

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last updated - 28 Dec 2014 3:37 PM