|DURATION||06 NIGHTS / 07 DAYS|
|DESTINATION COVERED||SRINAGAR – GULMARG – PAHALGAM – SONAMARG – SRINAGAR|
Beautiful Kashmir Holiday Tour package of 6 nights/ 7 days is tastefully crafted to offer you an opportunity to explore the best of the Kashmir Valley. From the magnificently constructed charbaghs or the Mughal Garden to shikara ride in the vast expanse of Dal Lake with awe inspiring view of the Zabarwan Hills and from the Goldola rides and pony rides to be holding the awe inspiring beauty of rolling hissls and lush valleys of Pahalgam, you will witness the best of manmade and natural wonders during this 7 days Beautiful Kashmir Holiday Tour package.
|NOTE||This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.|
|Enjoy floating in a Shikara or a gondola ride viewing the mesmerizing sunset.|
|Explore the beautiful Mughal Gardens.|
|Enjoy the ropeway ride to Killanmarg from Gulmarg.|
|Take a stroll in the pine forest alongside the River Lidder.|
|Sonamarg Nature Beauty sightseeing.|
|Do not miss shopping at the floating markets in Srinagar.|
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL IN SRINAGAR
Upon arrival in Srinagar airport, you will be assisted in a smooth transfer to hotel/ houseboat. After check-in and some rest, you may want to explore the famous boulevard or take a ride in the Shikara to appreciate the beauty of the scenic Dal Lake and its surroundings. These are usually moored at the edges of the Dal Lake and Nageen lakes. Some of the houseboats there were built in the early 1900s, and are still being rented out to tourists. These houseboats are made of wood, and usually have intricately carved wood paneling. The houseboats are of different sizes, some having up to three bedrooms apart from a living room and kitchen. Many tourists are attracted to Srinagar by the charm of staying on a houseboat, which provides the unique experience of living on the water in a cedar-paneled elegant bedroom, with all the conveniences of a luxury hotel. Enjoy a romantic Shikara ride around this serene lake, snow-capped mountains.
Return back and overnight stay in hotel/ houseboat at Srinagar.
DAY 02 : SRINAGAR – GULMARG
After breakfast, check-out the hotel/ houseboat and transfer to Gulmarg. Meadow of Flowers which lies in a cup shaped valley in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 2,730 m (8,957 ft), 56 km from Srinagar. The natural meadows of Gulmarg, which are covered with snow in winter, allow the growth of wild flowers such as daisies, forget-me-nots and butter cups during spring and summer. The meadows are interspersed by enclosed parks and small lakes, and surrounded by forests of green pine and fir.
After reach, Gulmarg and check-in the hotel and overnight stay at Gulmarg.
DAY 03 : GULMARG
After breakfast star Gulmarg sightseeing. The Gulmarg, Gondola is a tourist attraction in itself. It is one of the highest cable cars in the world. It has two-stage ropeway, The first stage transfers from the Gulmarg resort at 2,600 m (8,530 ft) to Kongdoori station at 3,080 m. The second stage of the ropeway, which has 36 cabins and 18 towers, takes skiers to a height of 3,950 m (12,959 ft) on Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Apharwat Peak (4,200 m (13,780 ft)). Gulmarg also has a famous ski resort and has the world’s highest 18-hole golf course.
Return back and overnight stay in hotel at Gulmarg.
DAY 04 : GULMARG – PAHALGAM
After morning breakfast, check-out the hotel and transfer to Pahalgam, ‘Valley of Shepherds’. En-route you will have an rare opportunity to visit the Saffron fields, Avantipura Ruins, Avantipura cricket bat factory & Anantnag Sulpher Springs. On your visit here you can see thousands of cricket bats displayed by the roadside. Avantipura, is known for two ruined Hindu temples. Both of the temples were constructed by King Avantivarman, between 855 and 883 AD. The larger of the two is dedicated to Vishnu and known as the Avanti Swami temple. A huge wall encloses the central shrine with four smaller shrines around the centre. Mattan temple, Few kilometers ahead of Anantnag pond full of holy fishes is believed to be creations of Lord Shiva. The water of the pond changes colors’ which is considered good and bad according to the local belief.
After reach, check-in the hotel and overnight stay at Pahalgam.
DAY 05 : PAHALGAM – SRINAGAR LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, check-out the hotel and drive to Srinagar. After reach, first check-in the hotel/ houseboat and some rest. After rest, visit the famous Mughal Gardens, Chashme Shahi (Royal Spring), Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure), Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love), which the Mughals laid out in the 16th century along the banks of Dal Lake in the heart of Srinagar. Also visit Shankaracharya temple located on a hillock and enjoy panoramic views of the entire city, along with the famous Dal Lake & River Jhelum. On the way, visit the handloom centre famous for production of Pashmina/ Shahtoosh shawls and carpets famous all over the world.
Overnight stay at Srinagar hotel/ houseboat.
DAY 06 : SRINAGAR – SONAMARG – SRINAGAR
After breakfast, visit to Sonmarg an alpine valley is situated at the bank of Nallah Sindh, 87 km north-east from Srinagar, it is a popular tourist destination, nestled within the imposing Himalayan peaks. It lies at an altitude of 2800 metres above sea level. The drive to Sonmarg is through yet another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir, this time it is the Nallah Sindh, the largest tributary of the Jehlum River in the valley of Kashmir. The mountains around Sonmarg are covered with several glaciers, one of the most famous being the Thajiswas Glacier. This scenic river of ice is set amidst lush meadows and foliage and is a three-km walk or pony ride.
Return back to Srinagar in the evening and overnight stay at hotel/ houseboat.
DAY 07 : SRINAGAR
After morning breakfast, check-out the hotel and drop at Srinagar airport.