Srinagar, the summer seat of the government of the state of Jammu and Kashmir has long been one of Indiaâs most popular tourist destinations. In part, this has had to do with the multi-layered character of the city and its several attractions. The inner architecture and scaffolding of these magnificent trees now comes up for display with proud trunks and wiry branches.
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. En route visit carpet-weaving factory and old Srinagar city overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2: Srinagar To Sonamarg Return To Srinagar
After breakfast, 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 your hotel in Srinagar for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Srinagar To Gulmarg
After breakfast in the morning check out from hotel and proceed towards Gulmarg. En route 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 ,check in hotel and 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. overnight stay at the hotel.
Travel from Srinagar to Gulmarg
Day 4: Gulmarg To Pahalgam
After breakfast check out from hotel and 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 hotel for overnight stay. The distance of 156 kms will be covered in about 5 hours.
Travel from Gulmarg to Pahalgam
Day 5: Pahalgam To Srinagar
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Srinagar. On reaching Srinagar check in to houseboat and later you can enjoy Shikara ride around Dal lake later overnight at Srinagar Houseboat.
Travel from Pahalgam to Srinagar Houseboat
Day 6: Departure From Srinagar
After breakfast leave from houseboat & drive to Srinagar Airport for onwards destination.