DURATION: 6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS
DETAILED TOUR PROGRAMME
DAY 01: ARRIVE SRINAGAR
Arrive Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir. The city is surrounded by awesome mountains and river Jhelum meanders through it. On arrival in Srinagar, you will be met by our representative and transfer to House Boat & relax. Late afternoon enjoy Shikara ride on Dal Lake. The lake offers splendid colours and mood with every change in the weather that mesmerizes you & also you have so many options for photography while ride with panoramic view of the Zabarwan range & floating Vegetable gardens. Overnight at House Boat.
DAY 02: SRINAGAR
Morning after breakfast enjoy the visit of World famous Mughal garden, the name Mughal Gardens is given for the combination of three renowned gardens namely the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure, commands a magnificent view of the lake and the snow capped Pir Panjal mountain range), Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love, built by Emperor Jehangir for his wife Nur Jehan) & the Chesme Shahi (the Royal Spring was laid by Shah Jahan in 1632 & famous for a spring of refreshment digestive water) with panoramic view of the Dal Lake. In the last visit Pari Mahal,a school of astrology founded by Prince Dara Shikoh,Emperor Shah Jahan's eldest. The Cheshma Shahi-Pari Mahal area has been developed into a Tourist Village. Overnight in House Boat.
DAY 03: SRINAGAR – SONMARG– SRINAGAR (87 Km / 3 hrs drive one way)
Morning after breakfast enjoy full day excursion to beautiful hill resort Sonmarg (the meadow of gold). The drive to Sonmarg h gives another spectacular aspect of country side in Kashmir, this time in Sindh Valley. The Sindh Valley is the largest tributary of the valley of Kashmir. Sonmarg , surrounded by breathtaking glaciers and serene lakes, is a snow covered beautiful flower-laden meadow in the majestic Himalayan mountain region. Enjoy the eye catching picturesque & take a delightful walk to the Thajwas Glacier. Later drive back Srinagar and transfer to deluxe houseboat for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight in House Boat.
DAY 04: SRINAGAR – GULMARG (56 Km / 2 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast drive to Gulmarg (the meadow of flowers), nestled with stunning peaks in the Himalayan ranges. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. It is a spectacular picnic spot below the snowy peak of Nanga Parbat, the fifth highest mountain in the world. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. After lunch there are opportunities for lovely walks, a game of golf on one of the highest courses in the world, pony riding & experience Gandola cable car for breathtaking view of the valley. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 05: GULMARG - PAHALGAM (135 Km / 04 hrs drive)
After breakfast, drive through the saffron fields to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds), famous for the mesmerizing natural beauty. The valley perched at an altitude of 2,130 m above sea level, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the beautiful Himalayan Ranges. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Rest of the day is free for leisure or for own activities. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 06: PAHALGAM
After breakfast, take a long walk to Aru Valley along river Lidder and past old wooden housed villages at Mondlan. Here you have good option for Picnic lunch in the open nature of Aru. Meet the shephareds called Gujjars, Bakarvals & Pohls, grazing their folks of sheeps, buffalos, goats, and horses. Also visit other picnic spot like Baisaran, Betab valley & Old temples. Enjoy optional activities like horse or pony riding, fishing, trekking and Golf play are possible in Pahalgam. In the evening, return back to your hotel in Pahalgam. Overnight in Hotel.