Best of Kashmir

Tour for,%8 nights / 9 days

Day 01:,% Arrival at Srinagar

Meet upon arrival at Srinagar Airport / Bus Stand and transfer to Hotel / Deluxe Houseboat.Late afternoon enjoy a majestic Shikara ride on the famousDalLaketo enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with, which is often compared toVenice. You will get view of some very interesting places around the Lake.Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel / Houseboat

Day 02: In Srinagar

,%Morning after breakfast sightseeing of Mughal gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure), built by Asif Khan brother-in-law of Jehangir in 1632 AD, Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. These beautiful mountains are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountainsin the background. Distance from Srinagar is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute, visit a carpet weaving factory. Also visit Shankrachariya Temple to have Darshan and Birds eye view of Srinagar city and famous Dal Lake.Afternoon City Tour visiting Fort, Jamia Masjid, Shah Hamdan Shrine and walk through the naroow streets of Old City,DownTownto experience the living style of local people

,%Day 03: Srinagar / Sonamarg / Srinagar

After breakfast, leave for full day excursion of Sonamarg Meadows of Gold ,%which is one of the most beautiful drives fromSrinagar. (84 Km/2 ,%\% hrs/).,% Sonamarg is located at a height of 2690 meters. You may take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. It serves as the base for the treks to Harmukh range via Nichnai,VishensarLake, Gangabal and to Nara Nag .This place is famous for Trout fishing.Dinner & Overnight in the Houseboat/hotel

Day 04: Srinagar / Gulmarg

After breakfast check out of the Hotel / Houseboat and proceed to Gulmarg, Meadow of Flowers ( 56 km /2 hrs) situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, Arrive Gulmarg and check in at Hotel for overnight stay. Enjoy the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow capped mountains. In winter, Gulmarg acquires a new persona that of the countrys premier skiing resort.. Dinner & overnight in the Hotel

Day 05: In Gulmarg

Day freer for personal activities. Or one can also have a short trek up to Khilanmarg which can be covered in about 3hrs.Also enjoy sledge riding on snow or Gondola ride (Cable car) up to Khilanmarg to enjoy the fascinating view of Peerpanchal range and for pony ride.Dinner & overnight in the Hotel

Day 06:,% Gulmarg / Pahalgam

After breakfast check out of the Hotel at Gulmarg and proceed to Pahalgam (7200 fts) VillageofShepherds for overnight stay. (140 kms / 31/2 hrs),% Enroute visiting the world famous Saffron growing fields, Awantipura ruins (9th Century) andMattanTemple(Sun temple). Pahalgam is also famous for Indian film Industry (Bollywood). On Pahalgam is also famous for some trekking routes & also base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Enjoy the Natural beauty, river and environs therein Dinner & overnight in the Hotel

Day 07: ,%In Pahalgam

After breakfast the day is free to explore Lidder valley at your own or you can :-Option 1. Visit toAruValleywhich is a small village, 15 km upstream theLidderRiver, The route is picturesque with ample campsites. This village is the starting point for treks to the Kolahoi glacier. Option 2. Vsist to Chandanwari, 16 Km which is the starting point of sacred Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge, Enroute you can visit Hajan, an idyllic picnic spot and Betaab valley where the famous Bollywood movie Betaab was shot. Option 3. You can enjoy leisurely walks in pine forest along River Lidder and enjoy picnic on riverside. Option 4. You can enjoy pony ride to Baisaran meadow, surrounded by thickly wooded pine forest and snow-capped mountains. This grassy glen offers a panoramic view of Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley.,%Dinner & overnight in the hotel.

,%Day 08: Pahalgam / Srinagar

After breakfast drive back to Srinagar for overnight stay. ArriveSrinagarand check in at Houseboat / Hotel.Afternoon free for leisure and Shopping.Dinner & overnight in the Houseboat/ ,%hotel

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Day 09: Departure from Srinagar

After breakfast transfer to Srinagar Airport / Bus Stand to board for onward destination

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