Set like a jewelled crown on the map of India, Kashmir is a many faceted diamond, changing character with the seasons - always extravagantly beautiful. Srinagar is at once a collection of images- a son-et-Lumiere that tells the story of the love of the Mughal emperors for this paradise vale; deep green rice fields and river bridges of gardens in bloom and lakes rimmed by houseboats.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01: Arrival At Srinagar
On arrival at Srinagar, you will be met by our representative and transfer you to Houseboat. Afternoon free for personal activities. In the evening Shikara ride on Dal Lake to enjoy the sunset. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 02: Srinagar Sightseeing Tour
Leave for Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. 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. Dinner overnight in Deluxe Houseboats.
Day 03: Srinagar To Gulmarg
After break fast drive to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. 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 enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg, which can be covered in about 3 hrs. Also enjoy sledge riding on snow. Chair Lifts for mountain ride are also available. Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel.
Travel from Srinagar Houseboat to Gulmarg
Day 04: Gulmarg Sightseeing Tour
Day enjoy the natural beauty of Gulmarg Valley. Over night at Hotel.
Day 05: Gulmarg To Pahalgam
After breakfast, leave from Gulmarg and drive to Pahalgam 2440 Mtrs (Vale of Kashmir) on the way visit Saffron fields and Avantipur ruins which is eleven hundred years old temple. Finally by the lunch time you will reach Pahalgam which is the most famous place for Indian Film Industry. After lunch enjoy the nature charm of the valley. Overnight at Hotel.
Travel from Gulmarg to Pahalgam
Day 06: Pahalgam To Srinagar
After breakfast leave Pahalgam and drive to Srinagar at lunch time you will reach into the hotel / Houseboat. Afternoon free for personal activities. Overnight at Hotel / Houseboat.
Travel from Pahalgam to Srinagar Houseboat
Day 07: Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar
Full day excursion to Sonmarg which is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. On the way we stop at many beautiful spots. Continue drive to Sonmarg 2690 Mtrs (Meadow of Gold). One can ride on horse to visit to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. In the evening return to Houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 08: Departure From Srinagar
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight.