Srinagar - Sonmarg - Pahalgam - Gulmarg
Set like a jeweled crown on the map of India, Kashmir is a multi-faceted diamond, changing its hues with the seasons always extravagantly beautiful. The Mughals aptly called Kashmir Paradise on Earth where they journeyed across the hot plains of India, to the valley s cool environs in summer. Kashmir is a land where myriad holiday ideas are realised Golfing at 2,700 m above the sea, water skiing in the lakes or simply drifting down the willow fringed alleys of lakes in shikaras and living in gorgeous houseboats.
Day01: Arrive Srinagar
Welcome to the Srinagar, The Lake City. On arrival at Srinagar Airport, being your tour of 'Best of Kashmir'. You will be transferred to Hotel. After lunch enjoy a romantic 'Shikara Ride' on the Dal Lake (by your own). Overnight stay at the Hotel.
The vehicle will drop and pick you up at Sonmarg car stand. To reach the glaciers, you can hire ponies by your own payment basis.
Day02: In Srinagar | Day Excursion to Sonmarg (102 kms / approx. 3½ hour drive)
Today you embark on a full day excursion to the picturesque 'meadow of gold’ Sonmarg. The fast flowing Sindh river makes it popular for trout and mahseer fishing in summer. You can opt for a pony ride to one of the glaciers for some fun in snow and ice (by your own payment). In the evening return to Srinagar. Overnight stay at Hotel. Note: The vehicle will drop and pick you up at Sonmarg car stand.
Day 03: Srinagar to Pahalgam
Early in the morning leave for Pahalgam the 'valley of shepherds' which is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from river Lidder and Sheeshnag lake. En route visit the Awantipura ruins, an 1100 year old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and built by King Awantivarman. On arrival Pahalgam enjoy the surrounding beauty and enjoy Pahalgam Market. Night halt at Hotel in Pahalgam. Note: The vehicle will drop and pick you up at Pahalgam car stand.
Day04: Pahalgam Sightseen
After breakfast enjoy a pony ride to nearby palaces like Chandanwadi, Baisaren, which is about 2 km from Pahalgam. A small village set in pine and fir forest is pleasing and offers good view.(ponies can be hired directly) or simply walk along the River Lidder. Overnight stay Hotel Pahalgam.
Day05: Pahalgam to Gulmarg (148 kms / approx. 4.5 hours drive)
Early morning proceed to Gulmarg driving past willow trees, fast flowing streams and lush green meadows. Gulmarg-the meadow of flowers is an apt term for this idyllic flower-laden meadow offering a spectacular view of towering snow capped peaks covered with dense forests of tall conifers and gigantic fir and pine trees. Stroll leisurely or take pony rides (by your own payment) across the green meadow to one of the world's highest Golf Course. A must is a fun-filled ride in the newly introduced Gondola lift (by your own payment). Overnight stay at Hotel Gulmarg.
Day06: Gulmarg – Srinagar Local Sightseeing (57 kms / approx. 2 hours drive)
Today after having breakfast we drive to Srinagar check in Houseboat. After relax visit the Srinagar famous Mughal Gardens like Nishat Bagh (the Garden of Pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love). These gardens are situated on the banks of Dal Lake. Nishat Bagh is the larger of the two gardens and has an impressive plantation of Chenar trees on its highest terrace. Both the gardens are built on a symmetrical plan of central waterways with fountains dividing a series of gardened terraces. In the evening visit Shankracharya Temple. After free at your lesiure back to Srinagar. Night halt at Houseboat in Srinagar.
Day07: Srinagar Airport Drop Return Home with Sweet Memories
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar Airport to board your flight with memorable experience of Kashmir
Accommodation - for 2 Nights in Hotel Srinagar
Accommodation - for 2 Nights in Hotel Pahalgam
Accommodation - for 1 Night in Hotel Gulmarg
Accommodation - for 1 Night in Deluxe Houseboat Srinagar
Meals -Morning Tea & Breakfast included everywhere
Transportation - Entire round trip journey ex Srinagar
Sightseeing Tours as per the itinerary
All toll taxes
All Applicable Taxes
The Cost Excludes
Item of personal nature viz, tips, laundry, room service, telephone, alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, room heaters, boat rides, pony / horse rides, safaris, rafting, skiing, skating, cable car / ropeway rides, helicopter rides, additional sightseeing tours excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees etc.
Any kind of insurance
Lunch and Dinner
Air, Train or Bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified
Garden Entrance fees and guide charges, where ever applicable
Optional Activities Not Mentioned In The Above Cost
Betaab Valley, Aru Valley &Chandanwari (Pahalgam) @ 2200 Per 07 Seater vehicle
Zojila Pass, Thajwas Glacier (Sonamarg) @ 4500/- Per 07 Seater Vehicle
Gondola Ride (Gulmarg) @ 750 1st Phase / 1700 2nd Phase Per Person above 03 Years of Age
Horse Ride @ 500 up to 2500
Any other Joy Ride or sports activity etc.