Kashmir Tour Package
Duration – 05 Nights 06 Days
Day 1 : Arrive Srinagar and drive to Pahalgam
Arrive at Srinagar airport and you will be assisted by our representative. You would be transferred to Pahalgam in a private vehicle (approximately 3 hrs drive).
On arrival, check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to experience the property and soak in nature. Dinner will be served at the hotel. At an altitude of 2,130m, Pahalgam is probably the most popular hill resort in the Kashmir valley. Since it is rather lower than Gulmarg the nighttime temperatures do not drop so low. At the confluence of the streams flowing from the river Lidder and Sheshnag Lake, Pahalgam was once a humble shepherd’s village with breathtaking views.
Overnight in Pahalgam
Day 2 : Pahalgam – Srinagar
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. After breakfast, start your day visiting Aru Valley, Betab Valley and Chandanwari valley (also known as ABC Valley). At a distance of 15 kilometres from Pahalgam, visit the last scenic village of the Lidder Valley, Aru. The drive up to Aru is an experience in itself, keep your cameras ready for some gorgeous shots of the Valley. Any Indian movie buff will instantly recognize Hajan Valley, which the locals christened Betaab valley after the release of a blockbuster movie by the same name. Chandanwari, situated in the outskirts of Pahalgam, is a place of immense religious and tourist significance. It is the commencement point of the annual Amarnath Yatra, which is an important pilgrimage held in the Hindu month of Sawan. After the visits, drive to Srinagar (approximately 3 hrs drive). On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Srinagar is located in the heart of the Kashmir valley at an altitude of 1,730 m above sea level, spread on both sides of the river Jhelum. The Dal and Nagin lakes enhance its picturesque setting, while the changing play of the seasons and the salubrious climate ensures that the city is equally attractive to visitors around the year. Its waterways with their own quaint lifestyle, the unique Houseboat, the blossoming gardens, water sports activities, shopping for lovingly hand-crafted souvenirs and the nearby resorts make it a cherished spot among those looking for a memorable holiday.
Overnight in Srinagar
Day 3 : In Srinagar
In the morning, experience a Shikara ride at Dal lake. Shikara is a kind of Royal Paddle Boat in different magnificent colors having a comfortable cushion seat with vibrant colors curtains. The urban lake is named as the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” or “Srinagar’s Jewel”. It is is extremely beautiful having Shikara’s, House boats, Garden, Meena Bazar, Water plants cruising along the lakeside.The locals sell fruits, flowers, wooden crafts in their boats to the people cruising in Shikara’s to make them enjoy their ride more. Later, visit Shalimar Bagh. Constructed by Mughal emperor Jehangir for his wife Noor Jahan in 1619 AD, Shalimar Bagh is the largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley. The name ‘shalimar’ comes from the Sanskrit language and means the abode of love. Located on the right bank of Dal Lake, the garden features four terraces, rising one above the other. The beauty of this garden is enhanced by the presence of tall chinar trees on the periphery. Persian lilacs and blossoming cherry trees draw a large number of visitors here. Nishat bagh, Srinagar is a perfect destination for a great time with your dear ones. World standards, extraordinary architecture, innovative layouts, and well-thought execution make place a highly coveted point of tourist interest. Situated on the south-eastern side of the Dal Lake, the garden of Chashma Shahi boasts beautifully terraced lawns, dotted with vibrant flowerbeds. It is one of the most beautiful gardens in Kashmir, and was built in 1632 during the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is said that Shah Jahan himself had named it Chashma Shahi, after a mountain spring that watered the garden. The 108-m-long and 38-m-wide garden is spread over one acre and is the smallest garden among the three famous Mughal gardens, the other two being Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh. Return to your hotel after the visits. Dinner will be served at the hotel
Overnight in Srinagar
Day 4 : Srinagar-Gulmarg-Srinagar
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. After breakfast, drive to Gulmarg (50 Kms/1.5 hrs approx. one way). Gulmarg literally means the meadow of flowers. Originally, Gulmarg was called Gaurimag, named after Shiva’s coasts.
Khilanmarg is situated at a distance of 4 km from the Gulmarg bus stop. You may enjoy the panoramic views of the Nanga Parbat, the Himalayas, and the twin peaks of Nun and Kun. Several scenic tourist spots are located in proximity to Khilanmarg.
Experience the thrill and the excitement of riding the highest cable car (phase 2 only and subject to availability) in the world and enjoy the stunning vistas of the Kashmir landscapes. Board the Gondola at the cable station that will take you up to at an altitude of 3099.6 meters – it’s practically a vertical, upright ride and lasts for about 10 minutes approximately. During the ride itself, you will go through tall fir trees, which then open out to grassy slopes below dotted with wildflowers or snow, if it’s winter. Return to Srinagar after your visits. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Overnight in Srinagar.
Day 5 : In Srinagar
After a leisurely breakfast, check-out from your hotel and check in at the houseboat. The history of Kashmiri houseboats dates back to the 13th century, and in earlier days, they were used more for personal reasons and not for tourism. It was a daily style of living among people who built boats to live on the lake. The princely artifacts, embroidered carpets, and an opulent décor create a luxurious look and experience for you. You might even get tempted to spend all day indoors, enjoying the warmth and hospitality of the Kashmiris. The houseboat allows one to experience authentic Kashmiri life where one is treated not as a guest but like a family member. Later in the day, step out from the houseboat and visit the bustling marketplace for some shopping. Also visit the Shankaracharya temple. Thickly forested, the Shankaracharya Hill is topped by a small Shiva temple, Shankaracharya Mandir, built from hefty blocks of visibly ancient grey stone. Previously known as Takht-i-Sulaiman (Throne of Solomon), it’s now named for a sage who reached enlightenment here in AD 750, but signs date the octagonal structure as 5th century and the site is even older End the day with a visit to the Pari Mahal or The Fairies’ Abode at sunset. It is a seven terraced garden located at the top of Zabarwan mountain rangeover-looking city of Srinagar and south-west of Dal Lake. The architecture depicts an example of Islamic architecture and patronage of art during the reign of the then Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Return to your houseboat after the visits.
Dinner will be served at the houseboat.
Overnight in Srinagar.
Day 6 : Depart Srinagar
After breakfast, as per your flight timings you will be transferred to Srinagar airport.