- TOUR CODE : Kashmir – vacation / 0195
- DURATION : 10-Days
- NIGHT STAYS : 9
- SEASON : Round the year
- HIGHLIGHTS : Sonmarg – Pahalgam – Gulmarg - Delhi
DAY 01 : DELHI - SRINAGAR
On arrival at Srinagar, you will be transferred to a Deluxe Houseboat. In the late afternoon, enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake and visit the Floating and Vegetable gardens etc. Also experience the walnut woodcarving and papiermachie making demonstration. Enjoy the dinner and spend overnight in the Deluxe Houseboat.
DAY 02 : IN SRINAGAR
In the morning, get ready for a trip to the picturesque Mughal Gardens. Visit NishatBagh or the Abode of pleasure, which was built by Asif Khan in 1632 AD. Asif Khan is the brother in law of the Moghal Emperor Jehangir. Also visit the charming Shalimar Bagh or the Abode of love. Shalimar Bagh was built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. These gardens, situated on the bank of Dal Lake, have the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is near about 12 and 15 kms respectively. You can visit the carpet-weaving factory on the way. Enjoy the dinner and calm overnight stay at Deluxe Houseboat.
DAY 3 : SRINAGAR - GULMARG
In the morning start for Gulmarg-the Meadow of Flowers, this is situated at an altitude of 2730 meters above the sea level. It will take 2 hours to reach Gulmarg, which is 60 kilometers far from Srinagar. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and the highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. You can also enjoy the view of Nanga Parbhat, if the weather permits. There is an opportunity to enjoy a short trek up toKhilangmarg. The trek can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs. Chair Lifts for mountain ride are also available. Lunch will be carried from the Houseboat. Have dinner and stay overnight in a hotel at Gulmarg.
DAY 4 : IN GULMARG
Explore Gulmarg and spend the day by individual activities. Stay overnight in the hotel in Gulmarg.
DAY 5 : GULMARG - PAHALGAM
Leave Gulmarg after having early breakfast and drive to Pahalgam or the Valley of Shepherds via Srinagar. Drive through the eye-catching Saffron fields, visit Awantipura ruins, an 1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiwareman. Drive through the green pine forest and along the Lidder River. The total distance of about 140 kilometers will be covered in about 4 hrs. After reaching Pahalgam, you will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the lunch and the dinner and of course calm overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 6 : IN PAHALGAM
Spend the day in Pahalgam in a relaxed mood and enjoy the dinner and calm overnight stay at deluxe hotel.
DAY 7 : PAHALGAM - SRINAGAR
Drive back to Srinagar from Pahalgam and you will be transferred to a Deluxe Houseboat. Stay overnight in the Deluxe Houseboat.
DAY 8 : SRINAGAR - SONAMARG
Go for a full day excursion to Sonamarg by car. The distance of about 83 kms will be covered about 2.5 hrs. Streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains, Sonamarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of the Himalayas. Drive back from Sonamarg and you will be transferred to the Deluxe Houseboat for dinner and calm overnight stay at Deluxe Houseboat.
DAY 9 : IN SRINAGAR
Enjoy the day by shopping and other individual activities. Stay overnight in the Houseboat.
DAY 10 : SRINAGAR - DELHI
After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight for Delhi.