KASHMIR :The valley of Kashmir is as rich with history and political controversy as it is with culture and natural phenomena. Sample exquisitely spiced native cuisines and festive teas, then walk off your meal along the rugged trekking routes to the north. Marvel at the famous houseboats of Srinagar and take a spiritual moment to reflect at one of the many pilgrimage sites and religious shrines that dot the region. Of course, native craftsmanship makes for excellent souvenirs—carpets and textiles are an especial shopping must.
On arrival at Srinagar Airport, you will be met by our representative/driver at the airport and transfer you to Hotel. Half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens i.e. Nishat Garden, Shalimar Garden and CheshmaShahi. In the late Evening Shikara Ride on dal lake Upto 1 Hour. Dinner & overnight in Srinagar at Hotel
Located on the bank of the Dal Lake, with the Zaberwan Mountains as its backdrop, NishatBagh is a garden of bliss that commands a magnificent view of the lake beneath the snowcapped PirPanjal mountain range that stands far away to the west of the valley. The Bagh was designed and built in 1633 by Asif Khan, elder brother of NurJehan.
The Shalimar Bagh is the celebrated royal garden of Kashmir. The Emperor Jahangir was so fascinated with the garden that he called it “one of the sights of Kashmir.”
Shalimar Bagh is located on the northeast side of Lake Dal, approximately fifteen kilometers away from the center of Srinagar. It was laid out by Jahangir as Farah Baksh (“the delightful”) in 1619, while he was founding the city of Srinagar.
CheshmaShahi ( the royal spring), also called CheshmaShahi, is one of the Mughal gardens built around a spring by Ali Mardan, a governor of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in 1632. The garden is located in the Zaberwan Range, near Rajbhawan (Governor‘s house) overlooking Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir.
After breakfast leave from Srinagar and drive towards Sonmarg. Sonmarg (2800Mtrs above sea level), which means ‘ meadow of gold ‘ has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and mahseer, snow trout can be caught in the main river. The visitors can have access to snow which is furnished all over like a white carpet. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajwas glacier a major attraction during the summer months. In the evening return back to Srinagar. Dinner & overnight in Srinagar at Hotel.
After breakfast leave from Srinagar and drive towards Pahalgam. Pahalgam 2440 Mtrs above sea level (Valley of Shepherds) on the way visit Saffron fields, Avantipur ruins and Anantnagsulpher spring. Pahalgam is the most famous place for Indian Film Industry. Relax and evening is at free at its leisure. Dinner & overnight in Pahalgam at Hotel.
After breakfast, enjoy the nature charm of the valley. One can visit Betaab Valley, Chandanwari and Aru Valley in Pahalgam (Direct payment basis). In the evening return back to Hotel. Evening is at free at its leisure. Dinner & overnight in Pahalgam at Hotel.
Betaab Valley is a very famous tourist spot situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from Pahalgam. The valley got its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh hit debut film Betaab. The Valley is towards northeast of Pahalgam and falls between Pahalgam and Chandanwari and is en route Amarnath Temple Yatra. The valley surrounded by lush green meadows, snow clad mountains and covered with dense vegetation.
Aru is located around 12 from Pahalgam, 11 km upstream from the Lidder River. Noted for its scenic meadows, lakes and mountains, it is a base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. The village lies of the left bank of the Aru River, which is a tributary of the Lidder River.
Chandanwari is situated 16-km from Pahalgam; Chandanwari is the starting point of the AmarnathYatra, which takes place every year in the month of Sawan (Rain). It is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge.
After breakfast leave Pahalgam and start driving towards Gulmarg. Gulmarg (2730 Mtrs Above sea Level) (“Meadow of Flowers”) is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination during winters. Relax and evening is at free at its leisure. Gulmarg is famous because of its “Gulmarg Gondola,” one of the highest cable cars in the world (Direct Payment Basis). You can also visit Khilanmarg, the charming place in the Gulmarg that attracts everyone by its natural beauty. Dinner & overnight in Gulmarg at Hotel.
After afternoon leave from Gulmarg and drive towards Srinagar, after a couple of hours of drive you will reach Srinagar go to Shankaracharya Temple, PariMahal& shopping malls here check inn to Houseboat. Evening is at free at its leisure. Dinner & overnight in Srinagar at Houseboats.
Srinagar Airport Drop.
DAY 1 Arrival Srinagar– Local sightseeing 50 Kms (Mughal Gardens),Nishat Garden,Nishat Garden,CheshmaShahi
DAY 2 Srinagar – Sonmarg – Srinagar 168 Kms
DAY 3 Srinagar – Pahalgam (98 Kms)
DAY 4 Srinagar – Sonmarg – Srinagar 168 Kms, Betaab Valley,Betaab Valley,Chandanwari
DAY 5 Pahalgam-Gulmarg 152Kms
DAY 6 Gulmarg – Srinagar 60 Kms
DAY 7 Srinagar Airport Drop
AIR FARE AND FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED