Fall in love with Jammu & Kashmir whose beauty is not only in its landscape but also in its people and culture as well. Kashmir comes alive some terms synonymous to the place like, the Dal Lake, snow-capped peaks, valleys that are dense, shikaras and houseboats, as well as the pristine people with beautiful faces offering an overwhelming welcome. If you really seek to admire the paradise on earth, then it is Jammu & Kashmir.
This scenic beauty and Himalayan biodiversity make this region a tranquility filled honeymoon destination, adrenaline gushing adventure beauty, Covered by Pir Panjal and the Karakoram ranges, this place is flourishing with massive glaciers which run down as blue lakes through pine forests, green meadows, and valleys.
Lying on the banks of River Jhelum with deep and mesmerizing valleys cascaded in sky scraping mountains and evergreen beauty, Srinagar blends together the tints of nature, beauty, harmony and romance. The floating gardens of Dal Lake are the famous attraction of city. Enter a houseboat and you are instantly transported to another world.
Pahalgam is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. This world famous hill station is 45 km. from the District Head Quarter at Anantnag and located on the banks of river Lidder at an altitude of 7200 ft. from sea level.
Gulmarg (translation: “Meadow of Flowers”) is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination. Famous for its exquisite valleys, gorgeous streams, fascinating slopes for every sort of skiing and hiking, Gulmarg is also home to one of the highest golf courses in the world.
Sonamarg or Sonmarg, located at a hefty altitude of 2,740 m above sea level, literally means ‘Meadow of Gold’. The picturesque natural beauty of the region brought this name to Sonamarg.
Place – Srinagar 2N –Houseboat 1N- Pahalgam 2N –Gulmarg 2N
Duration – 7 Nights /8 Days
Dates – open
Season –all year round
Tour type – Hill stations, Nature, Experiences
Day 1 – Arrival Srinagar Airport & transfer to hotel Dal Lake Shikara ride in evening
Day 2 – Drive from Srinagar-Sonmarg-Srinagar-Sightseeing (87 km-2.5 hrs one way),
Day 3 – Drive from Srinagar-Pahalgam -Sightseeing (87 km -3 hrs)
Day 4 – sightseeing in Pahalgam
Day 5 – Drive from Pahalgam-Gulmarg (148 km-4 hrs)
Day 6 – Sightseeing in Gulmarg
Day 7 – Drive from: Gulmarg- Srinagar (sightseeing)(56 Kms/ 2.5hrs).
Day 8 – Srinagar Airport Departure – Onward Journey
From the airport it is a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city. The drive takes you past the Abdullah Bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum River, snaking its way towards the North-Western frontier of Kashmir. We arrive at the hotel and check in. Dinner and Overnight in hotel..
Overnight Srinagar Hotel (D)
After breakfast leave for Sonamarg for a Day trip the name Sonamarg is derived from two Kashmiri words “Son” & “Marg” which mean “Gold” & “Meadow”, when put together it means “Meadow of Gold” The drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg is very beautiful as you will pass through some towns and villages, at many places you can enjoy the view of paddy fields with rivers flowing on one side. in Sonamarg you can visit ThajwasGlacier which is around 4Kms from Sonamarg a Local Taxi Or Pony Ride has to be hired (on your own Expenses) return back to Srinagar in the evening after enjoyed your day, overnight stay in Hotel at Srinagar
Overnight Srinagar (B, D)
Today you will be transferred by road to Pahalgam. Valley of Shepherds.Enroute you will have an rare opportunity to visit the Saffron fields. Also visit Avantipura Ruins &Anantnag Sulpher Springs enroute, Arrive and proceed to your hotel, Dinner & overnight at the Pahalgam
Overnight pahalgam (B D)
In Pahalgam you can visit Aru valley, Beetab Valley and Chandanwari (on direct payment basis) as well as take a horse riding trip to Baisaran meadows .You can stop enroute to shop at the bat factory and saffron fields.
Overnight Pahalgam (B, D)
Leave after breakfast for Gulmarg, Gulmarg (2440 Meters above Sea level). It is one of the most beautiful hill stations and also called “Meadows of Flower”. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesque ma rket town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course with 18 holes. We arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon and begin a short tour around the meadow familiarizing ourselves with the beauty overnight stay at Hotel
Overnight Gulmarg (B,D)
In Gulmarg we will board the Gondola cable car system (on direct payment Basis), and ascend towards the Afarwatt Mountain range. The 08 minutes of rope-way will take you past colorful shepherd huntsmen to the lower ridge of the Afarwatt peak. From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley. Overnight stay at Hotel
Overnight Gulmarg (B D)
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar to houseboat for check inn, after re fresh proceed to Local Sightseeing See Mughal Gardens:- Visit Shankaranchariya Temple (is also known as the Jyesteshwara temple It is on top of the Shankaracharya Hill on the Zabarwan Mountain It is dedicated to Lord Shiva The temple is at a height of 1,000 feet above the plain and overlooks the city of Srinagar) then visit PariMahal ‘Palace of Fairies’ (is a seven terraced garden located at the top of Zabarwan mountain range over-looking city of Srinagar and south-west of Dal Lake) Then visit to Chesham Shahi (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 DaraShikoh) you will also visit Nishat Garden known as ‘Garden of pleasure’ built in 16th century (1633) by Mughal King Asif Khan. Then visit Shalimar Garden known as ‘Garden of love’ built in 16th century (1619) by Mughal King Jehangir for his beloved wife Noor Jehan or (Mehr-un-Nissa) evening enjoy SHIKARA RIDE on world famous Dal Lake in which you will cover, Floating Gardens, Vegetable Gardens, Golden Lake, Inner markets like Mena Bazar, and Canals etc, also enjoy the scenic view of Zabarwan Mountains, evening free for leisure, overnight stay in Srinagar.
Overnight Houseboat (B,D )
After a early morning breakfast, we will drive towards Srinagar airport for your flight home. At the airport the driver will assist you with the luggage and will later drop you at the terminal.
Price per Person (Indian National)
|Srinagar||Hotel pride inn /grand m.s/ k2 inn /similar||Vivanta Dal View or similar|
|Pahalgam||Hotel the regency / Pahalgam retreat /similar||Heevan or similar|
|Gulmarg||Hotel Gulmarg Resort / khaleel palace /similar||Heevan retreat or similar|
|Houseboat||Dlx. Houseboat||Superior Houseboat|