Charismatic Kashmir

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ITINERARY:

 

Day 01     Arrivalin Srinagar

Meet ourrepresentative upon arrival in Srinagar and proceed to your houseboat.  This place is famous for its lakes and thecharming houseboats, Srinagar is also known for traditional Kashmirihandicrafts. The lake comprises a series of water bodies, including the NaginLake. One can take in the panoramic view of the mountains surrounding Srinagarfrom this lake. Kashmiri boats called Shikara, are used to explore theintricate maze of waterways on this lake. In the evening, enjoy visit to MughalGardens followed by a Shikara-ride on Dal Lake. Overnight stay in SrinagarHouseboat.

 

Day 02 Drive from Srinagar – Pahalgam (90 kms / 3.5hours)

After breakfast,proceed to Pahalgam, also called the Valley of Shepherds. On arrival, check-inat the hotel. In Pahalgam, admire the beauty of nature as you walk along thebanks of River Lidder. Pahalgam is also famous for some trekking routes and isthe base camp for the Amarnath Pilgrimage. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 03 Sightseeing in Pahalgam

After breakfast,enjoy panoramic views of Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley. Start with Aru Valleywhich is a small village, 15 km upstream the Lidder River, The route ispicturesque with ample campsites. This village is the starting point for treksto the Kolahoi glacier. Later, visit Chandanwari, 16 Km which is the startingpoint of sacred Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on asnow bridge, enroute you can visit Hajan, an idyllic picnic spot and Betaabvalley. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.

 

Day 04 Pahalgam – Gulmarg (130 kms / approx. 4 hours)

After breakfastdrive to Gulmarg, ‘Meadow of Flowers’ situated at an altitude of 2730 meters,full day at leisure to take walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with abackdrop of the snow-capped mountains. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.

 

Day 05 Sightseeing in Gulmarg I Drive back to Srinagar(58 kms / approx. 3 hours)

After breakfast,enjoy local sightseeing of Gulmarg and Gondola-ride (cable car). Later, driveback to Srinagar. Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Spend evening at leisure.Dinner and overnight stay in Srinagar.

 

Day 06 Sonmarg Excursion (One way - 55 kms / approx.2.5 hours)

After breakfastdepart for full day excursion to the Sonmarg, ‘Meadow of Gold’ on Srinagar- Lehroad, a gushing river is the highlight of this meadow, flowing down from snowyheights into the dense woodlands of firs and silver birches. Glaciers pour downfrom this stream from the Himalayas on to the many camping sites in Sonmarg. Athick forest-cover of sycamore, alpine flowers, silver birch, fir and pine,Sonmarg offers adventure in the form of treks, sledging, angling, alpine skiingand white water rafting. Upon arrival visit Thajiwas Glacier. Later return toSrinagar for dinner & overnight stay in houseboat.

 

Day 07 Departure from Srinagar

After breakfast,you will be transferred to Srinagar airport for return flight back home.

 

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PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

•  5-night accommodation in well-appointed roomsas mentioned above hotels or equivalent

•  1-night accommodation in well-appointed roomsas mentioned above houseboat or equivalent

•  Assistance at the airport

•  Meal plan as mentioned above

•  1 session of Shikara-ride

•  Gandola ride (up to Phase 1) in Gulmarg

•  1 Local Union Car included for Pahalgam andSonmarg sightseeing

•  Sightseeing as per itinerary by private touristvehicle

•  Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt.Service Tax

 

PACAKAGE EXCLUSIONS:

•  Air tickets and airport taxes

•  Entrance fees to monuments and Gardens

•  Pony Ride Charges

•  Guide service

•  Items of personal nature like laundry, phonecalls, tips to guides / drivers etc

•  Camera / Video camera fees applicable atmonuments