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 And Proceed For Local Sightseeing
On arrival at Srinagar, you will meet our representative and proceed towards 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 overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2: Srinagar To Gulmarg Or Pahalgam Return To Srinagar
After breakfast in the morning, proceed towards Gulmarg. Enroute you get to see the beautiful Tangmarg town and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometres to Gulmarg. Arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon Later, begin a short tour, boarding the Gondola cable car system (the 08 minutes ropeway). Descend back to Gulmarg after an hour and later indulge in some horse-riding.
Proceed to Pahalgam via Pampore, Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. We switch from the national highway 1A 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, you can visit Aru, Betab valley & Chandanwari at your on cost by union cabs later drive back to Srinagar for overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3: Srinagar To Sonamarg Return To Srinagar
After breakfast, check out from hotel and go for a day-long excursion to Sonamarg ('Meadow of Gold'), 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 houseboat in Srinagar for an overnight stay.
Travel from Srinagar to Srinagar Houseboat
Day 4: Departure From Srinagar
After breakfast leave from houseboat & drive to Srinagar Airport for onwards destination.