Duration: 05 Nights/ 06 Days
Srinagar – Sonamarg – Pahalgam – Gulmarg
Set like a jewelled crown on the map of India, Kashmir is a multi-faceted diamond, changing its hues with the seasons always extravagantly beautiful. The Mughals aptly called Kashmir Paradise on Earth where they journeyed across the hot plains of India, to the valley s cool environs in summer. Kashmir is a land where myriad holiday ideas are realised Golfing at 2,700 m above the sea, water skiing in the lakes or simply drifting down the willow fringed alleys of lakes in shikaras and living in gorgeous houseboats.
Day 01 Arrive Srinagar
Welcome to the Srinagar, The Lake City. On arrival at Srinagar Airport, you will be met our representative and get transferred to Houseboat in Srinagar. After relax late afternoon enjoy a romantic ‘Shikara ride’ on the Famous Dal Lake, visiting Char Chinar, Floating and Vegetable Markets. In the evening back to Houseboat for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 02 On to Pahalgam | Srinagar – Pahalgam (102 kms / approx. 3½ hour drive)
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam “valley of shepherds”. Enroute visiting Saffron fields, Awantipura ruins (1100yrs old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiverma). On Arrival in Pahalgam visit beautiful nearby places like Kolohao Glacier via Aru, Satlanjan and Dudsar Lake, Chandanwadi “starting point of Amarnath Yatra’. (ponies/cab can be hired directly by your own payment) In the evening back to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pahalgam.
Day 03 On to Gulmarg | Pahalgam – Gulmarg (142 kms / approx. 4½ hour drive)
After breakfast transferred to Gulmarg known as the “Meadow of Flowers”. Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. On arrival enjoy a fun filled pony ride and Gondola Ride. Gulmarg Gondola (cable car) is the highest and largest ropeways in Asia having a total aerial distance of 5 kms. (approx.) with two phases namely a) Apharwat (3300 meters above from ground level) and b) Kongdoori (4,000 meters above from the ground level). Overnight stay at Hotel in Gulmarg.
Day 04 On to Sriangar | Gulmarg – Sriangar (58 kms / approx 2½ hour drive)
Today after having proceed to Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar check-in to your Hotel. After relax visit the famous Mughal Gardens like, Chashma Shahi (The Royal Springs), Nishat bagh (Garden of Pleasure), Shalimar Garden (Adobe of Love). These fall along the banks of Dal Lake in the heart of Srinagar. Also visit Shankaracharya Temple located on a hillock, thus providing panoramic view of entire city, along with famous Dal Lake and Jehlum River. Enroute, visit the handloom centre famous for production of Pashmina / Shahtoos shawls and carpets reckoned all over the world. In the evening back to Hotel for a comfortable overnight stay. Night halt at Hotel in Srinagar.
Day 05 In Sriangar | Day Excursion to Sonamarg (82 kms / approx 3½ hour drive)
After breakfast drive to Sonamarg. Today you embark on a full day excursion to the picturesque ‘meadow of gold’. The Sonamarg lies in fast flowing Sindh Valley “largest Tributary of Kashmir” On arrival at Sonamarg, you can opt for a pony ride to the Natural Thajiwas Glaciers for some fun in snow and ice (by your own payment). In the evening back to Srinagar and Stay in Houseboat.
Note: The vehicle will drop and pick you up at Sonomarg car stand. To reach the glaciers, you can hire ponies by your own payment basis.
Day 06 Return home with happy memories
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar Airport to board your flight with memorable experience of Aala Tours & Travels.