6 Nights / 7 DaysDestinations:
Srinagar - Gulmarg - Pahalgam
The legendary paradise of Kashmir, once the summer retreat of
the Mughals and the British, is slowly but surely being visited by tourists
again. Stay in a Kashmir houseboat for a unique experience. Visit the
beautiful Mughal Gardens and pick up exquisite walnut wood artefacts, papier
mache handicrafts and visit a carpet weaving factory. You will also stay at
picturesque Pahalgam and Gulmarg. Day 1 Srinagar
Srinagar, where you will be met upon arrival and transferred to your deluxe
houseboat. Afternoon enjoy a shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting Char Chinar,
floating vegetable gardens and see some walnut wood carving and papier mache
making demonstration. Evening free for shopping. Dinner. Overnight: Deluxe
houseboat Day 2 Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar
Full day excursion to Sonmarg (Golden Meadow) by road with Packed lunch.
Distance of about 83 kms will be covered in about 2-½ hrs. Sonmarg lies
in the Sindh Valley surrounded by mountains and meadows full of flowers. It
is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of
Himalayan Lake. Return to Srinagar in the evening Dinner and overnight at
the deluxe houseboat. Day 3 Srinagar - Gulmarg
Breakfast. Drive to Gulmarg, the Meadow of Flowers, 2730 mts. above
sea level (2 hrs.). It has delightful ski slopes and the highest 18 hole
golf course of the world. Lunch. If weather permits, you can also have a
breathtaking view of Nanga Parbat. The view enroute from Tenmarg to Gulmarg
is magnificent. Go on a short 3 hour optional trek upto Khilanmarg. Enjoy a
cable car ride. Enjoy an optional sledge ride on the snow-covered slopes.
Overnight : Hotel Hilltop/Pineview/Highland Park or similar.Day
4 Gulmarg - Pahalgam
After an early breakfast leave for Pahalgam,
the Valley of Shepherds via Srinagar (140 kms/4 hrs). Drive through saffron
fields, visit the Awantipura ruins of a 1100 year old temple of Lord Vishnu
built by King Awantiwareman. Drive through the pine forests and along the
Lidder River. Arrive Pahalgam and transfer to your hotel. Lunch. Afternoon
at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel: Mount View/Pine N
Peak/Pahalgam Hotel or similar.
Breakfast. Day free for individual activities. Lunch.
Optional : Visit to Chandanwari or Aru for a magnificent view of the Lidder
Valley. Dinner. Overnight : Hotel Mount View/Pine N Peak/Pahalgam Hotel or
similar. Day 6 Pahalgam - Srinagar
breakfast, proceed to Srinagar (3 hrs). Arrive and transfer to your
houseboat. After lunch, visit the Moghul Gardens : Nishat Bagh (Abode of
Pleasure), built by Asif Khan, brother-in-law of Jehangir in 1632 AD,
Shalimar Garden Bagh (Abode of Love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress
Noor Jehan. These beautiful gardens are located on the banks of Dal Lake
against a backdrop of the Zabarwan Mountains. Enroute, visit a carpet
weaving factory and the Shankracharya Temple. Dinner. Overnight : Deluxe
houseboat. Day 7 Srinagar
breakfast transfer to the airport.Includes :
Accommodation on twin sharing basis at deluxe house boats for 3 nights in
Srinagar, 1 night at Gulmarg and 2 nights at Pahalgam as per itinerary.
Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner.
sightseeing as per the itinerary by non A/c Vehicle.
ride halfway up to Kangpori.
Shikara ride on Dal Lake.
All present applicable taxes as on date. Any future levies will be charged
extra. Excludes :
Air / train
Any expense of personal nature like tips or gratuities,
laundry, phone calls, video/camera fees, Porterage charges etc.
Pony ride or any excursion trips at Pahalgam,
Gulmarg & Sonmarg.
Any other expenses incurred beyond our
control such as bad weather, flight/train cancellation, road closure, land
slides, political disturbances etc.
Any items not mentioned as
Any details not mentioned above.