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Valley Of Kashmir

Overview

Upon visiting the the beautiful Kashmir valley,Mughal Empror Jahangir had remarked "If there is paradise on earth,it is here, it is here".This statement of Mughal Empror is as true now as it was when the king had visited Kashmir tours. The valley of Kashmir in and around is so beautiful that at the very first sight ,you will fall in love with it. In fact, the charm and magnificence of Kashmir are beyond the scope of mere words and one needs to witness the beauty of Kashmir to believe it.

Day by Day itineraryDay 1: Srinagar Arrival

Arrive at Srinagar Airport where our tour representative will welcome you. Transfer to the houseboat at Dal Lake and rest for some time. Spend time exploring the enthralling beauty dominating the place before the dinner is served.

Day 2: Srinagar Sightseeing

Start this exciting day with breakfast before we guide you through the beautiful Mughal Gardens of the city. You will be spellbound by the well-planned and lush green Nishat and Shalimar Gardens which enjoy the backdrops of the snow-capped peaks. Return to the houseboat for lunch and get ready for the extraordinary Shikara boat ride on the Dal Lake. Feel blessed by nature’s eternal magnificence and enjoy the views of many popular monuments at the shores. End the day with breathtaking sunset views before getting back to the houseboat.

Day 3: Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar (52 km. each side)

Today, the breakfast will be followed by the excursion to Gulmarg, the meadow of flowers, known for its world-class skiing slopes and golf course. Have some remarkable views of the snow-capped mountains and spectacular landscapes. The highlight of the trip would be the thrilling gondola cable car ride which will take you to great heights for splendid views of the region rightly termed as the paradise. Get back to the houseboat by evening.

Day 4: Srinagar – Pahalgam – Srinagar (97 km. each side)

Get up early, have breakfast and follow the route to Pahalgam. Visit the eye-pleasing saffron fields and the must-visit Sulphur Springs at Anantnag on the way. You will also visit the captivating ruins of Vishnu Temple at Avantipur before reaching Pahalgam. Explore the fascinating valleys, sprawling meadows and locations popular among the Indian filmmakers. Drive back to Srinagar and reach the houseboat in the evening.

Day 5: Srinagar – Sonmarg – Srinagar (82 km. each side)

Have breakfast and get into the car for today’s excursion which includes the unforgettable visit to Sonmarg, the meadows of gold. Get awe-struck by the beauty of this alpine valley located on the bank of Sindh River. You may opt to ride a pony and visit Thajiwas Glacier which remains covered with snow forever. After enjoying this inimitable experience, drive back to the houseboat at Srinagar.

Day 6: Srinagar Departure

After breakfast, you will be dropped to the airport where you will board the flight to your destination and end the tour.

Destination Highlights of this Itinerary Srinagar


This is a beautiful place and Summer Capital of the state Jammu &Kashmir. There are beautiful lakes and serene gardens to visit. House boat is a unique feature at this place.Srinagar attracts thousands of tourists every year, thanks to the sheer beauty of this place called Paradise. Also, there are a range of shops here to purchase souvenirs from.

Famous Eating Places in Srinagar: There are various restaurants providing vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Roadside dhabas and street food is also available. Wazwan and Kahwa are the must try dishes of Srinagar.

Famous Shopping Places in Srinagar: LalChowk is a favourite spot for shopping in Srinagar. One may find a range of local shops in line with the Dal Lake, and these shops sell an assortment of refined art materials such as carved woodwork, hand-woven carpets, Pashmina shawls and a special paper meshe art that is renowned here.

Must do Things in Srinagar: There are apple orchards, saffron fields and temples to visit in Srinagar. Apart from this, do not miss out a ride on the houseboats (called Shikaras). Also, do cherish the architectural treats offered by Parihaspura andPandrethan.

Must Visit Places in Srinagar:Nishat Garden, Shalimar Gardens, ChashmaShahi, PariMahal, Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary, Dal Lake, Floating Vegetable Market, Nigeen Lake, Royal Springs Golf Course, Hazratbal Shrine, Shankaracharya Temple and Hari Parbat are some of the must visit places in Srinagar.

Places to Visit around Srinagar: Leh (416. 8 km.), Pahalgam (86.9 km.) andGulmarg (50 km.) can be covered around Srinagar.


Sonmarg


Sonmarg is a hill station lying in the state of Jammu & Kashmir and in literal sense it means, Meadow of Gold. Huge snowfallduring winters makes permanent settlement impossible for this place. The place is surrounded by glaciers and mountain peaks which mesmerizes every visitor. People from across the country visit Sonmarg every year for thepure visual treat. The altitude of this place is 2800 metres above sea level.

Famous Eating Places in Sonmarg:  Sonmarg does not offer large number of eateries or restaurants to the toursists. But yes,Sonmarg offers Indian food and dishes from Kashmiri cuisines are also served. Famous dishes include Dam aaloo, apart from the special Kashmiri retreat.

Famous Shopping Places in Sonmarg: Because this where the trekking begins (Sonmarg is a base camp), therefore, there is not much to shop here. Tourists can buy the souvenirs and local art stuff from Srinagar.

Must do Things in Sonmarg:  Trekking and River Rafting are the sports that can be practiced here.

Places to Visit in Sonmarg: Gadsar Lake,Vishansar Lake,Baltal valley, Thajiwas Glacier, Gangabal Lake, Vishansar Lake, Kishansar Lake, Gadsar Lake, NundKolSar, Naranag, Kanasar, KushalSar, Lolgul Lake and Mount Haramukh are some of the places to be seen in Sonmarg.

Places to Visit aroundSonmarg: Pahalgam (163 km.), Baltal (14.4 km.), Gulmarg (127.2 km.), Ladakh (328 km.)


Pahalgam


It lies at an altitude of 7200 ft. from sea level. It is a town which lies in Jammu $ Kashmir. This place is located on the banks of Lidder River. It is a beautiful place and tops the charts of must visit places in India; especially for ardent travellers.

Famous Eating Places in Pahalgam: The fast food junctions, Indian and Mughlai food can be easily found here. Street food and local market area has many Indian food to offer.You can relish the local cuisine and other dishes at Pahalgam Club, which has its own restaurant.

Famous Shopping Places in Pahalgam: There are a range of local shops which offerNamdas and Gabbas, the products crafted out of pure wool. Pahalgamwas originally the shepherds’ village.

Must do things in Pahalgam: Rafting and fishing are some of the must do activities here. There is a club park for clubbing. Also, one may find an opportunity for playing golf at the Golf Course. Fishing can be done atLidder River.

Must Visit Places in Pahalgam: Betaab Valley, Aru, Chandanwari, Baisaran, Mattan, Litherwath, Tulian Lake, Mamaleshwar Temple, Hajan, Sun Temple.

Places to Visit aroundPahalgam: Patnitop(167.4 km.), Gulmarg (139.2 km.), Katra (248.2 km.) and Amarnath Cave (28.2 km.) are the places you may visit within the vicinity of Pahalgam.


Gulmarg


This awe-inspiring destinationlies in Jammu & Kashmir, and is a town resting in the womb of the Great Himalayas. It is a beautiful place and popular destination for skiing.Adventure sport enthusiasts find Gulmargespecially appealing. Also, Gulmarg has found a special place in Indian cinema as a popular shooting destination.

Famous eating places in Gulmarg: Restaurants, Fast food junctions can be easily found here. This place offers large variety of Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian Food. You can find several maggi sellers and chips shops towards the hill top.

Famous shopping places: Handmade items can be found in Gulmarg’s local market. There are small shops offering the same. One cannot find big malls or shops here.

Must do things in Gulmarg: Sking at the Ski Club of India, trekking and golfing are the activities which one must do during the visit to this place. In fact, the British had established Gulmarg as India’s first ski resort. Also, there are other snow sports which one may try. These include sledge riding, tobogganing, snowboarding, snowman making, heli-skiing and camping.

Must Visit Places in Gulmarg: Gondola Lift, Gulmarg Ski Area, Cable Car to Kongdori, Apharwat peak, Avantiswami Temple, Golf Course, Baba Reshi shrine, Khilanmarg, Frozen Lake, Baba Reshi and Shark Fin are some of the places you can visit here.

Places to Visit aroundGulmarg: Pahalgam (136.5 km.), Yusmarg (95 km.), Srinagar (49.7 km.) and Sonmarg (127.2 km.)can be visited around Gulmarg.

Inclusion

• Houseboat accommodation (5 nights)
• Breakfast each day
• Road transport by AC vehicles and with an English-speaking driver.

Exclusion

• Air or train fare
• Monument entrance fee
• Camera fee
• Guide fee if any
• Other costs not included in the package.

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