The valley of Kashmir is known all over the world for its beauty and charm. The Kashmir valley is situated about 300 km. from Jammu across forested ravines and steep mountain passes. The emerald valley of Kashmir is cradled in the Himalayas, under the crystal blue skies, against the background of snow-capped mountains. It is a magic land of silvery streams, rivers, fresh water lakes, pine, deodar and chinar forests, snow clad mountains, sparkling waterfalls, shikaras, green meadows and grassy slopes full of flowers of vibrant colours.
DAY 01: ARRIVE SRINAGAR
You the will be met by our representative at the Srinagar airport. He will assist and transfer you to the houseboat. Day free… Enjoy the experience of shikara ride at Dal lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens. While riding the Shikara’s there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc. explore the local market. Evening back to houseboat for night stay.
Day 02: the SRINAGAR – GULMARG
Morning leave for Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 mts. above the sea level. The distance of 60 km will be covered in about 2 hours. 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 up to khilang Marg. In the evening drive back to Srinagar. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 03: GULMARG
The morning after breakfast… Day free to explore the breathtaking beauty of Gulmarg… and leisure activities… Evening back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 04: GULMARG- SRINAGAR
After breakfast, check out the hotel, and back to Srinagar… Check-in there….In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing, of the Mughal Gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh built by Asaf Khan, the brother -in- law of Jehangir in 1632 AD, and Shalimar Bagh built by Jehangir for his wife empress Nur Jahan. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background… Later back to the hotel for overnight stay…
DAY 05: SRINAGAR- PAHALGAM-SRINAGAR
After breakfast, proceed to Pahalgam (The valley of shepherds).The total distance is about 96 km, will be covered in about 3 hours. En-route, visiting the saffron fields of pampered, Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantivarman), and enjoy the beautiful countryside.Drive through the pine forests. Arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy Lidder stream. Later walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of the mountains. Later back to Srinagar for overnight stay in hotel
DAY 06: SRINAGAR AIRPORT
The morning after breakfast, pack your bags for your onward journey… Check-out the hotel and Drop at Srinagar airport