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Day Wise Itinerary
Srinagar is the summer capital of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the Kashmir Valley and lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1 : Arrive At Srinagar
Upon your arrival at Srinagar, meet our representative awaiting, you will be then transferred to the hotel for overnight stay. Srinagar with its placid lakes, enchanting environs, slumbering houseboats, fascinating Mughal gardens and gorgeous flower-beds appears no less than heavenly. Enjoy rest of the day free at leisure.
Day 2 : Srinagar- Gulmarg
Leave for Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers). Situated 2730 meter above the sea level is a gorgeous hamlet whose beauty reaches its pinnacle during the winters when the region is dressed in balmy snow covers. The distance of 156 kms will be covered in about 5 hours. Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course with 18 holes. Under favorable weather conditions arrangements for skiing and golf can be made on demand. If weather permits one can also have the view of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is over 26,000 ft and dominates the entire region. Other exciting leisure time activities such as cable car (Gondola) for mountain ride up to Khilangmarg also can be arranged (at additional cost).
Day 3 : Gulmarg- Pahalgam
Drive to Pahalgam (The valley of shepherds) is planned under this Kashmir tour. The total distance of about 96 kms will be covered in about 3 hours. En-route, visiting the saffron fields of Pampore, the region is renowned for producing the world?s best saffron. Driving further you will take a little halt at Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantivarman), and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Drive through the pine forests and a gorgeous rural setting to reach Pahalgam. Arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy stunning views of Lidder Valley. Magnificent view of the mountains can be best explored on feet as you start to take an evening walk in the region following pony trails.
Travel from Srinagar to Gulmarg
Day 4 : Pahalgam - Srinagar
Today drive back to Srinagar. Also enjoy a shikara ride on Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens. While riding the shikara?s there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with gamut of species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc flying past the region. In the vicinity visit the hillside temple of Shankaracharya. Built in the 11th Century, the Shiva temple is built of rock stone and overlooks the Dal Lake. Dating back to 200 B.C.E. the temple was demolished and the one which now exists is its reformed version built in 9th shopping etc.
Travel from Gulmarg to Pahalgam
Day 5 : Srinagar
Post breakfast on this day set on sightseeing tour of the Mughal Gardens. Lined with mighty chinar trees, overlooking the scintillating waters of Dal Lake and marked by ornamental fountains, Nishat Bagh sings the saga of impressive Mughal architecture. Built by Asaf Khan, the brother -in- law of Jehangir in 1632 AD the name of the garden means ?Garden of Delight? and even today the sheer sight of the park has the ability of filling the onlooker?s heart with pleasure. Other beauteous Mughal Gardens to be visited in the region are Shalimar Bagh and Chashme The graceful garden adorning another side of Dal Lake is a gorgeous panorama embellished with artificial streams, terraced landscape, Mughal pavilions full of emerald hues. In the vicinity also visit the hillside temple of Shankaracharya. Built in the 11th Century, the Shiva temple is built of rock stone and overlooks the Dal Lake. Dating back to 200 B.C.E. the temple was demolished and the one which now exists is its reformed version built in 9th century C.E. At a little extra cost you can also enjoy a romantic Shikara ride on immensely beautiful Dal Lake.
Travel from Pahalgam to Srinagar Houseboat
Day 6 : Srinagar- Departure
All arrangements will be made for your convenient journey back home. You will thus bid goodbye to the land of eternal beauty, heavenly charm and pious most ideally called the heaven on earth