"If there is heaven on earth, then this is it!"- is a quote that aptly describes the mesmerizing place called Kashmir. Moreover, as soon as travelers reach Kashmir, they realize that this is absolutely true. It is not only a stunning place with beautiful gardens and natural lakes but also a shopper's paradise. There are spices, dry fruits and handicrafts to be taken back home as well as delicious meals to be relished here.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Srinagar
On your arrival timing: 15:25-16:55 at the Srinagar Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist you to your waiting vehicle. From the airport it is a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city. The drive takes you past the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jehlum river, snaking its way towards the North-Western frontier of Kashmir. We arrive at the hotel and check in. Later we will go on a 90 minutes Shikara ride in the lake. This boat ride glides you past some wonderful vegetable gardens and aquatic life. Dinner and overnight in houseboat.
Shikara ride in Srinagar is one of the most unique experiences and don't forget to enjoy a beautiful ride when you are here.If you want a better view and a peaceful ride in an...
Challi Point, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
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$ 2Average Cost
Day 2: Srinagar To Pahalgam
We will begin our trip towards Pahalgam and drive on the National Highway 1A. This road connects the Valley to the rest of the country. We drive past the saffron fields of Pampore, the marvelous ruins of Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. You can even sample a few exotic breads sold by vendors near the road. We switch the national highway at Khanabal and drive through the second largest city of Anantnag. From here the road turns scenic as we drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction. In Pahalgam we check in at the hotel and later do some nature walks to unwind ourselves. Overnight in hotel.
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Travel from Srinagar to Pahalgam
Day 3: Local Sightseeing In Pahalgam And Drive To Srinagar
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven back to Srinagar. In Srinagar you will check in at the hotel for your overnight stay. In the evening you can go for shopping around the local flea markets and also do window shopping or enjoy yet another short ride of the famous Shikara. (Optional: At your own cost). Overnight in hotel.
Travel from Pahalgam to Srinagar
Day 4: Srinagar To Gulmarg Full Day Excursion
After breakfast in the morning, we will begin our country tour towards Gulmarg. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesque market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. Later we will begin a short tour around the meadow familiarizing ourselves with the beauty. In Gulmarg we will board the Gondola cable car system, and ascend towards the Afarwatt Mountain range. The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afarwatt peak. From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley. We descend back to Srinagar. Overnight in hotel.
Gulmarg Gondola is one of the most prominent attractions of the world. It is the only cable car system in Asia which travels up a height of 13,500 feet above sea level.
Gulmarg Ski Area, Gulmarg 193403, India
$ 6Average Cost
Day 5: Srinagar To Sonamarg
We begin our second day with a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will drive to the majestic mountain resort of Sonamarg. The route towards Sonamarg takes us on a picturesque country side drive where we will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear water streams and blooming rice fields. We will zoom past the town of Kangan which handles all the local needs of this region. From Kangan, we will drive towards Mammar, famous for its trout farm and stopover for a warm cup of tea before we head towards Sonamarg. We will once again alight from our vehicles at the tourist spot of Gagangir. The spot is built in the middle of the river Sindh and looks like an island with snow glaciers covering one or the other spot. In Sonamarg we will take a 3 hour walk or horseback trip to the Thajwass glacier. After our return we will visit the small town market for some snacks or just pay a visit observing the local people going with their daily routine. We will drive back to Srinagar in the evening and transfer to the hotel for our overnight stay.