Srinagar is the heart of the Kashmir Valley, still preserves the imprints of the Mughal and the British. The valley takes great pride in its lakes, gardens and the charming rows of houseboats floating on them. Popular for traditional Kashmir handicrafts, Kashmir clothes and dry fruits. "If there is a heaven on earth, it is here", exclaimed the Mughal emperor Jahangir on his first visit to this place.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Srinagar
Arrival at Srinagar, pick up and transfer to Houseboat. Rest of day Srinagar sightseeing. Overnight stay Houseboat.
Day 2: Srinagar To Pahalgam
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam (The valley of shepherds). The total distance is about 96 kms, will be covered in about 3 hours. En-route, visiting the saffron fields of Pampore, Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantivarman) and enjoy the beautiful countryside.Drive through the pine forests. Arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy Lidder stream. Later walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of the mountains. Overnight stay at hotel.
The Awantipura Ruins in Pahalgam, J&K reflects the devotion of Emperor Avantivarman [also spelled as Awantivarman], who ruled over the Jammu & Kashmir region during the 9th ...
Awantipura Ruins, awantipura Jammu and Kashmir
Travel from Srinagar Houseboat to Pahalgam
Day 3: Pahalgam Sightseeing
After breakfast enjoy full day at the “Valley of Shepherds”. In Pahalgam enjoy the nature and admire the beauty of this quiet place and be in awe of the serene surroundings. One can also enjoy a pony ride to nearby places like Chandanwadi (on a direct hire basis) or if you are an avid nature lover you may take pleasure in a peaceful walk along the River Lidder. Pahalgam is famous for some trekking routes also the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage.
Amarnath - One of the holy trinity, Shiva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, the Rig Veda evokes his presence in its hymns, Vedic Myths, rituals ...
Amarnath Temple , srinagar
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Day 4: Pahalgam To Gulmarg
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg “Meadow of Flowers” 2730 meters above sea level. The distance of 60 kms will be covered in about 2 hrs. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view en-route from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek up to Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs or enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car known as (Gondola) on direct hire basis. Overnight stay in the 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
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Travel from Pahalgam to Gulmarg
Day 5: Gulmarg To Sonmarg
After breakfast leave with full day excursion for Sonamarg “The meadow of gold. Situated at an altitude of 9000 feet. Sonamarg at a distance of 84 Kms from Srinagar. Sonamarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. The place is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lake. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer back to Srinagar. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Thajiwas glacier at an altitude of 9,186 feet is a striking silvery scene set against emerald meadows and a clear blue sky. In summers, you can take a half-day hike to ...
Srinagar District, Sonamarg 191203, India
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Travel from Gulmarg to Srinagar
Day 6: Srinagar Sightseeing
After breakfast enjoy the site scene of the famous places Cheshma Shahi “Royal Spring”, Shalimar “Garden of Love”, Nishat Garden “Garden of Pleasure”. On return visit a local Handicrafts Emporium for hand-knotted specialty silken carpets, shawls, jewelry ornaments. Overnight stay in the Hotel.