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Duration: 06 Nights/07 Days
Destinations: Srinagar - Sonmarg - Gulmarg - Pahalgam- Srinagar -Delhi Dep

Day 01 : Arrive Srinagar-
Arrive by flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in.

Srinagar, The city was founded by the King Pravarasena-II over 2,000 years ago, & the city of Srinagar has a history dating back at least to the 3rd century BC. The city lies on both banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus River. The city is famous for its lakes & houseboats floating over them. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts & dry fruits. It city was a part of the Maurya Empire, one of the largest empires of the Indian subcontinent. Ashoka introduced Buddhism to the Kashmir valley & the adjoining regions around the city became a centre of Buddhism. In the 1st century, the region was under the control of Kushans & several rulers of this dynasty strengthened the Buddhist tradition. Also known as "Paradise on Earth"

Shikara boatride on Dal lake is one of the most soothing & relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir. Later in the afternoon we explore the Dal Lake & its Waterways & visit the floating vegetable market in a traditional Shikara boat. This unique kind of market can be only witnessed in Thailand & Kashmir. En route we shall see many species of aquatic birds on the lake, nestling on surrounding trees on floating marshes used for growing vegetables by local people, who have inherited a unique lifestyle living on the Lake for over decades.

Overnight Houseboat - Srinagar (B, D)

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Day 02 : Srinagar
Today we visit the ancient Shankaracharya Temple & famous Mughal Gardens- Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) was built by Asif Khan Brother-in -law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. The largest of the gardens, Nishat has seven terraces with beautiful water channel flowing right in the middle. Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) was built in the year 1619 A.D for was built by Emperor Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. The Garden has four terraces; the 4th terrace was once reserved for royal ladies. Chashme Shahi (The Royal Spring) was originally laid out by Shah Jahan in 1632 AD. It is a tastefully laid garden in terraces, which commands a magnificent view of the Dal Lake below & surrounding mountain ranges. The cool water of the spring is highly refreshing & digestive. All the gardens are situated on the banks of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background & Shankaracharya Temple located on a hillock, thus providing a panoramic view of entire city, Dal Lake & River Jhelum. Shankaracharya Temple is located at 1100 ft. above surface level of the main city on the Shankaracharya hill, also known as Takht-E-Suleiman. The Shiva temple was constructed by Raja Gopadatya in the year 371 BC & as such is the oldest shrine in Kashmir.
Later in the evening we can visit handicraft & handloom centres famous for production of Pashmina - Shahtoosh shawls, world famous Carpets etc.
Overnight Houseboat - Srinagar (B, D)

Day 03 : Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar (90 km - 02 hr)
Today we take excursion to Sonamarg, Situated at an altitude of 2730 m, ‘The meadow of gold’, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with trout & mahaseer. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwasglacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer months. The drive to Sonamarg is through the Sindh Valley which presents yet another spectacular facet of countryside in Kashmir. It is the base of a major trek that passes along several mountain lakes. Later we drive back to Srinagar for overnight stay.
Overnight Hotel - Srinagar (B, D)

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Day 04 : Srinagar - Gulmarg (140 km - 03 hr)
Today we drive to Gulmarg, a legendary beauty, prime location & proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hills in the country. Originally called ‘Gaurimarg’ by shepherds, its present name was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. It was a favorite haunt of Emperor Jehangir who once collected 21 different varieties of flowers from here. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty but also a the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m, & is the country's premier ski resort in the winter. Also known as the “Meadow of Wild Flowers”
Overnight Hotel - Gulmarg (B,D)

Day 05 : Gulmarg - Pahalgam (140 km - 03 hr oneway)
Today we will drive to to Pahalgam, Situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake & the Lidder River, (2,130 m) was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views. The undulating meadow of Baisaran, surrounded by thickly wooded forests of pine. Hajan, on the way to Chandanwari, is an idyllic spot for a picnic. It has within it no fewer than eight tiny villages, one of which is Mamal. There is a Shiva temple here, generally considered to be Kashmir's oldest existing temple, dating to the 5th century.
You can take a pony ride in the open fields to seven springs & to a lake, which remains frozen till June.
Overnight Hotel - Pahalgam (B, D)

Day 06 : Pahelgam - Srinagar (98 km - 03 hr)
Today we drive back to Srinagar. Arrive Srinagar and transfer to the hotel for check-in and rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight Houseboat - Srinagar (B, D)

Day 07 : Srinagar Departure
Today we transfer you to the airport to board the flight for onward destination.

Our tour concludes: We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serve you again in near future.

Tour cost based on Twin Occupancy basis:

Remarks :-

  • Government service tax is 3.09 % additional.

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The above cost includes

  • 06 Nights accommodation on Twin sharing basis and including one night in Srinagar.
  • Daily breakfast and Dinner.
  • Transportation by Non A/C car
  • Shikara ride in Dal Lake.

Package cost does not includes

  • Any Air or train fare
  • All present applicable taxes as on date.
  • Meals other than specified
  • Monument fee / Camera fee
  • Horse ride at Sonmarg, Pahalgam & Gulmarg
  • Gondola ride in Gulmarg
  • Any optional tour mentioned in the itinerary
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips, calls
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the “Package Cost Includes” column

Hotels to be used :

Above or Similar hotel to be used.
Check in / check out time is 1200 noon.

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