Spend some quality time in the lap of nature as you visit Kashmir on this journey. Kashmir is the most beautiful region in India with immense natural beauty. A famous 13th-century Indian poet and scholar Amir Khusro described the beauty of Kashmir thus, “If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this”. People have linked the climate of Kashmir to that of Switzerland until the end of May and Southern France in July and August. But it is impossible to speak of Kashmir as possessing only one climate or group of characteristics. Every hundred feet of elevation brings some new phase of climate and vegetation.” Likewise, enfolded by stark, arid, astounding, spectacularly jagged mountains.
On arrival at Srinagar Airport, our company representative will greet you with a warm welcome and then escort you to your Houseboat in Srinagar. Check-in and relax. In the evening, enjoy a Shikara ride (a traditional Kashmir-style boat) on the Dal Lake. Overnight in Srinagar.
After breakfast, you will proceed for Srinagar sightseeing tour. Srinagar located 5,200 ft., is also known as "Paradise on Earth" and is one of India’s top tourist draws. Explore the famous Mughal Gardens portraying the fine example of the Mughal style of garden design and architecture. The Mughal gardens are a combination of three renowned gardens developed over a period of time during the 17th century. The Shalimar bagh (the Abode of Love) - the largest was laid by Emperor Jehangir in 1619, Nishat bagh (the Garden of Pleasure) - a beautiful terraced garden with a backdrop of the beautiful mountains, and the Chashme-Shahi (The Royal Spring) - one of the most charming of the gardens along the banks of the Dal Lake, was laid by emperor Shah Jahan in 1632. Overnight in Kashmir.
After breakfast, you will check-out of the houseboat/hotel and drive to Pahalgam (7,200 ft.) or "Valley of Shepherds". Pahalgam is a scenic hill station and a popular shooting location for the Indian Film Industry (Bollywood). It is also famous for its trekking routes and is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage.
On the way to Pahalgam, you’ll cover places such as the world-famous saffron growing fields, Awantipura ruins (dating to 9th Century) with remnants of a number of ancient Hindu temples built during the reign of King Avanti Varman who ruled Kashmir during the 9th century, and Martand Temple (Sun temple). On arrival in Pahalgam, check-in to the hotel. Overnight in Pahalgam.
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg; check in at a hotel on arrival and relax. Overnight in Gulmarg.
After breakfast you will enjoy Gondola (cable car) Ride in Gulmarg; indulge yourself in adventure activities (on your own expenses) or unwind yourself in the lap of nature. Gulmarg Gondola is the world's second highest operating cable car since the closure in 2008 of the Merida cable car in Venezuela. Gulmarg boasts Asia's highest and longest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200m/13,780ft). Later in afternoon drive back to Srinagar and check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Srinagar.
After breakfast you will proceed for a day excursion trip to Sonamarg. Sonamarg is situated at a height of 2740 m is a small and beautiful hill resort. Sonamarg literally means the 'Meadow of Gold' and is known so due to the flowers that wraps the meadow in the spring. Sonamarg is the last major point in the Kashmir before the Zoji La pass into Ladakh. At the pass, the green and lush Kashmiri landscape changes to the barren and dry landscape of Ladakh. Sonamarg is the main base for the treks that pass along several mountain lakes like the Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. Sonamarg is also a base for undertaking Amarnath yatra. The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with trout and mahaseer. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier. Overnight in Srinagar.
After breakfast relax and later at noon check out from the hotel and transfer to airport to board your onward flight; henceforth your journey ends with sweet memories.
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