Paradise on earth – Kashmir - 07 Days / 06 Nights
Rimmed by layers of alpine peaks, the 140km-long Kashmir Valley opens up as a giant, flat upland bowl of lakes and orchards. Tin-roofed villages guard terraced paddy fields delineated by apple groves and pin-straight poplars. Proudly independent-minded Kashmiris mostly follow a Sufi-based Islamic faith, worshipping in distinctive box-shaped mosques with central spires. Some Kashmiris have startlingly green eyes and in winter, Kashmiri men traditionally keep warm by clutching a kangri (wicker fire-pot holder) beneath their flowing grey-brown pheran (woollen caps)
Day 01 : Srinagar
On arrival at Srinagar, you will be transferred to a Deluxe House boat. Get ready for a trip to the picturesque Mughal Gardens. Visit Nishat Bagh which was built by Asif Khanin the brother in law of the Moghal Emperor Jahangir. Also visit the charming Shalimar Bagh. Shalimar Bagh was built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jahan. These gardens, situated on the bank of Dal Lake, have the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. In the late afternoon, enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake and visit the Floating and Vegetable gardens etc. Also experience the walnut wood carving and paper machine making demonstration. Enjoy the dinner and spend overnight in the Deluxe House boat.
Day 02 : Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar (50 kms oneway)
In the morning start for Gulmarg-the Meadow of Flowers, which is situated at an altitude of 2730 metre above the sea level. It will take 2 hrs to reach Gulmarg, which is 60 kms far from Srinagar. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and the highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. There is anopportunity to enjoy a short trek upto Khilangmarg. The trek can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs. Cable cars( Gondola Ride ) are also available for adventures in Gulmarg. By evening return back to Srinagar & stay in Srinagar Hotel.
Day 03: Srinagar – Sonamarg – Srinagar (100 kmsoneway)
After breakfast leave for full day excursion tour of Sonamarg (9000 feet above sea level). The Golden Meadow – Sonamarg is the beginning of the enchanted journey into a natural wonderland. Surrounded by mountains upto 5300 meters high the valley is divided by a spur of the “Thajwas Range”. Baltal (The Base Camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage) 15 Kms to the North of Sonamarg. This little valley lies at the foot hill of Zojila. Return back to Srinagar for Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 04 : Srinagar- Pahalgam (100 kms- 2.5 hrs)
After breakfast check-out from hotel and proceed to Pahalgam (7200 feet above sea level) “Village of Shepherds” enroute visiting the world famous Saffron growing fields, Awantipura ruins (9th Century) and Martand Temple (Sun temple). Pahalgam is also famous for Indian film Industry (Bollywood). On arrival in Pahalgam check-in hotel. Enjoy the Natural beauty and river lidder. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05 :Pahalgam – Katra (180 kms- 7 hrs)
Early morning you will leave for Katra. After 6-7 hours drive, you will arrive at Katra and check into a hotel. After a little freshening up, you will start tour walk towards the Vaishno Devi Ji temple.
Day 06:- Katra
Morning return to hotel after a long trek to the temple. Today rest of the day is free for leisure &
relaxation. Overnight at hotel
Day 07 Katra – Jammu
In the morning, you will be free for your personal activities. Thereafter, you will leave for the Jammu railway station / Airport.
- 06 Night accommodation with Daily Buffet / fixed Menu breakfast ( On CP Plan) or Daily Buffet/Fixed Menu Breakfast and Dinner (On MAP Plan) in hotels listed or similar in standard category of rooms.
- 01 Non AC Indica (02 Pax) / Qualis (04 – 06 Pax) / for arrival / Departure from Sheikh-ul-Aalam International Airport Srinagar to Hotel & vice Versa.
- 01 Non AC Car for transfer from Srinagar to Pahalgam & back. Full Day Excursion to Gulmarg & Sonamarg.
- Half Day Sightseeing of Mughal Gardens & Shankarchariya Temple.
- 01 Hours Shikara Ride in Dal Lake – Srinagar.
- Air / train fare.
- Any meals other than those specified in ‘Cost Includes’.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
- Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing.
- The above price is valid for travel till 30 Jan 2017.
The rates may change accordingly at the peak season mainly during Diwali vacations & Christmas vacations.