Srinagar, the summer seat of the government of the state of Jammu and Kashmir has long been one of India's most popular tourist destinations. Srinagar is one of the most scenic and picturesque places in India. It gets snow-laden winds coming down from the hills fairly early in winter. The lakes practically freeze over and yet, some of the iconic houseboats tethered to the icy banks still function.
On arrival at Srinagar, you will meet our representative and proceed towards Srinagar. On reaching Srinagar check in to hotel, followed by local sightseeing of Srinagar visit Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh, Cheshmashi garden, Tulip Garden, Shankaracharya Temple & Hazaratbal Shrine. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory and old Srinagar city later you can enjoy Shikara ride around Dal Lake, overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Srinagar City Tour (27 Kms/approx 1 Hr)
After breakfast, proceed to visit the famous Mughal Gardens in Kashmir which are - Cheshma Shahi (The royal spring), Nishat bagh (The garden of pleasure) & Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love). These gardens are situated on the banks of Dal lake. Nishat Bagh is the larger of these gardens and has an impressive plantation of Chinar trees on its highest terrace. These gardens are built on a symmetrical plan of central waterways with fountains dividing a series of gardened terraces.
En-route visit handloom centres famous for Pashmina/Shahtoos shawls & world over reckoned carpets.
By evening return back to Houseboat/hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Srinagar To Pahalgam
After breakfast checkout from houseboat and proceed to Pahalgam 96 km 3 hours drive en route Saffron fields,Avantipura ruins & apple orchids. After reaching Pahalgam, check in at hotel. The day is at leisure to soak in the ambience of this charming valley town or you can hire local taxi to take several optional excursions in and around Pahalgam valley, excursion to Chandanwari (3288 metres above sea level) and Betab Valley. The valley got its name from the popular movie Betab, whose famous scenes were shot here. Drive back to the hotel, evening at leisure. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Day 4: Pahalgam To Gulmarg
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Gulmarg (2650 metres above the sea level). Spend the day sightseeing at the picturesque sceneries everywhere around you. On arrival, check in hotel. You can take the exhilarating cable-car ride (Gondola Ride) to Khilangmarg or Apharwat Snow Point (Cable car ride and Pony ride are on direct payment). One can enjoy Skiing & trekking on direct payment. Also visit Golf club the highest green golf course all over the country and return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: Gulmarg To Sonamarg
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Sonamarg ('Meadow of Gold'). On reaching Sonamarg check in to hotel, if you wish to. ride up to the glacier on a pony (ponies can be hired directly). After making the best of the day, return to hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Sonamarg To Srinagar
After breakfast check out from hotel and then you can take the exhilarating cable-car ride (Gondola Ride) to Khilangmarg or Apharwat Snow Point (Cable car ride and Pony ride are on direct payment). One can enjoy Skiing & trekking on direct payment. Also visit Golf club the highest green golf course all over the country and return to Srinagar Houseboat for overnight stay.