Kashmir Popularly known as the "Paradise on Earth", Kashmir is world famous for its scenic splendour, snow-capped mountains, plentiful wildlife, exquisite monuments, hospitable people and local handicrafts. Nestled in the Himalayan, Pir Panjal and Karakoram mountain ranges are renowned for their natural beauty and gentle people. Kashmir is dotted with the most beautiful mountain peaks, massive glaciers, splendid monasteries, blue lakes, rivers, forests, verdant meadows and tall pine trees. While sports like Skiing, golf, trekking, river rafting, paragliding, camping make the trip to Jammu and Kashmir more adventurous, Amarnath and Vaishno Devi attract a large number of pilgrims every year. Dal Lake, Kashmir Valley, Khardung La Pass, Gulmarg, Shalimar Bagh are some of the major attractions of the state. The unparalleled beauty and charm of the state and the sweetness of the residents will remain etched in your memory forever.
Tour Name: Splendid Kashmir
Destinations: Srinagar – Gulmarg – Sonamarg – Pahalgam – Srinagar
Duration: 08 Nights & 09 Days
Day 01: Arrive – Srinagar + Shikara Ride
Welcome to the Srinagar, The Lake City. Arrive at Srinagar Airport, meet & greet to our assistance on arrival and transfer to Houseboat/Hotel. Later, enjoy 01 Hour Boat Ride on Dal Lake by a gondola Boat called ”SHIKARA” witness the ride on lake, called Venice of India & experience the aquatic life of Srinagar. Also see the scenic extravaganza of the Kashmir and enjoy the profusion of colors in the Paradise on Earth. While returning visit to the local crafts market and see the fine carved hand-made articles from Paper Machine & wood of a walnut. Overnight at the Houseboat/Hotel
Day 02: Srinagar – Sonamarg – Srinagar (80 Kms / 03 Hrs.)
After breakfast, full day trip to Sonamarg. Situated at an altitude of 9000 Ft. Sonamarg – 84 Kms is also called as “The meadows of gold” has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with trout and Mahaseer. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer at your own cost. In evening drive back to Srinagar and enjoy overnight stay at the Hotel in Srinagar.
Day 03: Srinagar to Pahalgam (90 Kms / 03 Hrs.)
After Breakfast, Checkout from the hotel & then 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 into Pahalgam enjoy the surrounding beauty or walk to Baisaren, which is about 2 km from Pahalgam. A small village set in pine and fir forest is pleasing and offers good view. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pahalgam.
Day 04: Pahalgam
In Pahalgam. Day free to explore surrounding on own. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 05: Pahalgam – Gulmarg (135 Kms / 04 Hrs.)
After Breakfast, checkout from the Hotel. Drive to Gulmarg, called as “Meadow of Flowers”. Gulmarg is 53 Kms from Srinagar at an altitude of 8700-ft. Gulmarg also referred as Meadow of Flowers is a famous Ski Resort & the world’s highest 18 hole Golf Course. The place was prominent during the British time. Enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Ride at your own cost. In evening, drive back to Hotel and enjoy overnight stay at the Hotel in Gulmarg
Day 06: Gulmarg
In Gulmarg. Day free to explore surrounding on own. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 07: Gulmarg to Srinagar + Local Sightseeing (53 Kms / 02 Hrs.)
After Breakfast, check out from the hotel. Drive back to Srinagar. Visit the famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar which are 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 Chinar 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. Night halt at Hotel in Srinagar.
Day 08: Srinagar – Doodhpathri – Srinagar (40 Kms / 02 Hrs.)
After breakfast leave with full day excursion for Doodhpathri or “Valley of Milk”, situated 40 kms from Srinagar is definitely an unexplored place in Kashmir. The beautiful and enchanting place, the green meadows, pristine environment and serenity. A river cascading down the pebbles is a walk of 5 minutes from the parking. The place is quite secluded, you can rent a tent and set up a camping station. The best thing to enjoy here is the ride on horses to the bottom of snow covered mountains and trekking. Return for Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel
Day 09: Departure from Srinagar
After Breakfast, check out from Hotel. Transfer to Srinagar Airport to board the flight for onwards destination.
- Accommodation at Double Room sharing as per mentioned/similar hotels/houseboat
- Breakfast & Dinner will be provided
- 01 Hr. Shikara Ride will be provided
- Transportation will be provided as per tour programme.
- Toll Tax, parking, driver allowance for all trips
- GST (5%)
- Any Airfare or Train
- Aru, Bettab and Chandanwari in Pahalgam by local car
- Gondola Tickets at Gulmarg
- Chain Car Tangmarg – Gulmarg – Tangmarg
- Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
- The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
- Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
- Medical & Travel insurance
- Any changes you may choose to make during your tour
- Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.