6 Nights, 7 Days
Srinagar is a proud part of the Kashmir Valley, which is aptly known as ‘Paradise on Earth. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, serene lakes, and splendid gardens, this picturesque paradise looks so stunning that you might mistake it for a painting. The thrilling shikhara rides take you to another world. This strikingly colorful city will amaze you with its unique culture and attractions. Despite the infamous communal tensions, strikes, and protests, the city continues to be one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. The Dal Lake is undoubtedly the most popular attraction in Srinagar. The presence of numerous beautiful houseboats has made the city earn its moniker ‘Venice of the East. The Mughal Gardens, Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal, Nishat Bagh and many such marvels, boast of stunning Persian architecture. The city also houses ancient religious places, such as Hazratbal Shrine, Jamia Masjid, Shankaracharya Temple and Kheer Bhawani Temple. A perfect way to conclude your visit would be to indulge in shopping at one of the numerous markets in Srinagar such as Lal Chowk, Residency Road, Polo View, Badshah Chowk and many more.
Welcome to the Srinagar, The Lake City. On arrival at Srinagar Airport, being your tour of 'Exotic Kashmir'. You will be transferred to Houseboat. After lunch enjoys a romantic 'shikara ride on the Dal Lake. Overnight stay at the Houseboat.
Today you embark on a full-day excursion to the picturesque 'meadow of gold’ Sonamarg. The fast-flowing Sindh river makes it popular for trout and mahseer fishing in summer. You can opt for a pony ride to one of the glaciers for some fun in snow and ice (by your own payment). Return to the Hotel in Srinagar in the evening and enjoy comfortable. Note: The vehicle will drop and pick you up at the Sonamarg car stand. To reach the glaciers, you can hire ponies on your own payment basis.
Early morning proceed to Gulmarg driving past willow trees, fast-flowing streams, and lush green meadows. Gulmarg - the meadow of flowers is an apt term for this idyllic flower-laden meadow offering a spectacular view of towering snow-capped peaks covered with dense forests of tall conifers and gigantic fir and pine trees. Stroll leisurely or take pony rides (by your own payment) across the green meadow to one of the world's highest Golf courses. A must is a fun-filled ride in the newly introduced Gondola lift (by your own payment). Return to Srinagar in the evening and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at Hotel.
Checkout from hotel & then early in the morning leave for Pahalgam the 'valley of shepherds' which is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from river Lidder and Sheeshnag lake. En-route visit the Awantipura ruins, an 1100-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and built by King Awantivarman. On arrival into Pahalgam enjoy the surrounding beauty or walk to Baisaren, which is about 2 km from Pahalgam. A small village set in pine and fir forest is pleasing and offers a good view. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pahalgam.
Full-Day Excursion at Pahalgam. Pahalgam is very popular for trekking, pony trekking, fishing, camping, and nature walks. So take pleasure in the tour and treasure remarkable and lovable memories to relish forever. At noon we check out from hotel and drive back to Srinagar. In Srinagar, We check-in at the hotel, and the rest of the day is for your leisure.
Today after having breakfast we drive to visit the famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar which are Nishat Bagh (the garden of Pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (abode of love). These gardens are situated on the banks of Dal lake. Nishat Bagh is the larger of the two gardens and has an impressive plantation of Chinar trees on its highest terrace. Both the gardens are built on a symmetrical plan of central waterways with fountains dividing a series of gardened terraces. Night halt at Hotel in Srinagar.
Wake up in the morning, have a scrumptious breakfast, and complete the checkout formalities. Get dropped at your desired location in Srinagar and end the trip with beautiful memories.