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.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Srinagar
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 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.
Travel from Srinagar to Pahalgam
Day 3: 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.
Travel from Pahalgam to Gulmarg
Day 4: 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.
Travel from Gulmarg to Sonamarg
Day 5: 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.
Travel from Sonamarg to Srinagar Houseboat
Day 6: Departure From Srinagar
After breakfast leave from houseboat & drive to Srinagar Airport for onwards destination.