Early afternoon arrive Srinagar. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. After lunch and freshen up, we will start with a tour of the beautiful city, visiting the famous Mughal Gardens, Cheshma Shahi(Royal Spring), Nishat(Garden of Pleasure),Shalimar (Abode of Love), the Shankracharya temple the Hazratbal Shrine. Mughal laid Out in the 16th century & these fall along the bank of Dal-Lake in the heart of Srinagar City. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background. Enjoy Shikara ride at Dal Lake. En route visit handloom centre famous for production of Pashmina/Shahtoos shawls & world over reckoned Carpets, evening return back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Srinagar
This morning we will proceed to Sonmarg for a day trip. Leave after breakfast for full day excursion to Sonamarg, also popular as “Meadow of Gold”, is an alpine valley. Sonamarg gives rise to The Three Sisters (Kashmir). In its vicinity lies the great Himalayan glaciers of Kashmir Valley namely Kolhoi Glacierand Machoi Glacier The place offers incredible scenic beauty which can be experience during your drive. The dense forests, gigantic mountains all add charm to the locale. The place is also a popular resort for mountaineers, rock climbers, besides an important halt on to Kargil (Ladakh), providing the ideal base for various trekking routes. Activities like trekking, pony ride are available here upto the Thajiwas Glacier. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Srinagar.
This morning after breakfast, we will drive to Pahalgam en-route visit Avantipur Ruins. 2440 Mtrs above sea level, it is also known as the Valley of Shepherds. It is the most famous hill resort in the Kashmir valley with an added advantage of the beautiful Lidder River running right through the town. Afternoon tour of Pahalgam. Please Note: As per the Government’s rule, vehicle coming from outside Pahalgam are not allowed to use for local sightseeing. Therefore, you will need to hire local transport for these sightseeing on direct payment basis. At certain point ponies can also be hired. Our vehicle which we took from Srinagar, will be stationed at the hotel during our entire stay in Pahalgam.
Places of interest in Pahalgam are: Baisaran Valley – about 5kms from Pahalgam, the scenic meadow called Baisaran valley is also called the “Mini Switzerland’ by the domestic tourist. A pony ride from the main city center takes us to Baisaran. The meadow is dotted with thickly wooded forests of pine, and provides a view of the beautiful snow-clad mountains that surround it from all sides. Resembling European resorts, this huge and undulating meadow serves as a good campsite. Betaab Valley - Betaab valley is situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from and it derives its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Sigh starrer Betaab, making it obviously a film shooting point. Betaab Valley lies between the two Himalayan Ranges – Pir Panjal and Zanskar. The Valley is also a favorite campsite of travelers as it also serves as a base camp for trekking and further exploration of the mountains. The valley is at a walk-able distance from Pahalgam. The crystal clear & chilly water of the stream bubbling down from the snowy hills is a delight. The other tourist attraction around Pahalgam are Chandanwari – the starting point of Amarnath Yatra, Aru Valley etc… By evening return to Srinagar. Dinner and overnight rest in the hotel.
Morning after breakfast, get the transfer to Gulmarg, famous for Gandola ride. A Gondola ride up to 1st Phase Kangdoori or up to 2nd Phase Affarvat can give you a view of the snowcapped mountains. This can be arranged in advance on direct payment basis. Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course with 18 holes. If weather permits one can also have the view of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is over 26,000 feets and dominates the entire region, also enjoy cable car (Gondola) for mountain ride upto Khilang marg. Return back to Srinagar. Dinner and overnight rest in the hotel.
Morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and star your journey to Srinagar airport to get the flight for your onward journey.
Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir, India
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New Jacquline Heritage Houseboat
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• 4 Night’s accommodation in 1 double room. • Daily Breakfast and dinner at hotel. • 1 Hour Shikara ride at Dal lake. • All sightseeing and transfers with Dezire. • Pickup and drop at Srinagar airport. • Toll Tax, parking fees, fuel surcharge, driver bata
Arrive at Srinagar -
Board the morning flight to Srinagar. Pick-up from Srinagar airport from where you’ll be transferred to houseboat in private vehicle. Check-in at the houseboat and have some res...