Opulent Beauty of Kashmir

Duration

  • 5 Nights/ 6 Days

Package Category

  • Honeymoon, Family, Group, Without flight

Places Covered

  • 5N Srinagar

Overview

Centuries back, Jehangir named Kashmir ‘Paradise on Earth’ for its stunning natural beauty, mesmerizing landscapes, and heavenly peace. One of the most romantic destinations of India, make a visit to Kashmir and explore its mesmerizing beauty. Surrounded by mountain peaks, lush green valleys, glistening lakes, temples, and spectacular Mughal-era gardens, it has inspired poets through the centuries. Take a Shikara Ride on Dal Lake enjoying the surrounding views and floating markets, visit the royal gardens of Srinagar, astounding views of Pahalgam, and the snow slopes of Gulmarg. Charming lakes in Kashmir are crystal clear, stunning, and pristine. Capture the utmost heart-throbbing beauty of nature in Kashmir.

Tentative Itinerary

Note: Above Itinerary is just indicative. Do not consider it as a Final Schedule. Date & Time of Tours can be changed by Local Agent / Tour Operator.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Srinagar

On your arrival at the Srinagar Airport, you will be welcomed by our cab driver who will assist and escort you to your waiting private cab. From the airport, it will take a 35-minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city. The drive takes you past the Abdullah Bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum River. After reaching the hotel in Srinagar, check in to the hotel & relax for 03-04 hours and after that cab driver will receive you from the hotel for Half Day ride:-“90 Minutes Shikara ride in Dal Lake“. This boat ride glides you past some wonderful vegetable gardens and aquatic life. Later return to the hotel & have Dinner, before going for a relaxed sleep. Overnight stay at a hotel in Srinagar.

Day-02: Half day Sightseeing tour

The morning after breakfast in the hotel, proceed for a half a day local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar. Built in between a period of 14 years the two gardens are a heritage left behind by the erstwhile Mughals, whose taste for laying exquisite gardens was fascinating. With a backdrop of the sprawling Zabarwan Mountains, the gardens boast green turfs, blooming flowers, and cascading water fountains. You will explore the gardens and later drive back to the hotel and have dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Srinagar. Overnight stay at a hotel in Gulmarg.

Day-03: Full day trip to Gulmarg

The morning after breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and proceed to our countryside day trip towards Gulmarg. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields gives you an insight into the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesque market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. We arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon, check-in to the hotel, and relax for a few hours. In Gulmarg, you will proceed for half-day local sightseeing and move towards the 8 minutes of Ropeway that will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afarwat peak board the Gondola Cable Car system, and ascend towards the Afarwatt Mountain range. From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley. We descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour or so & later do some Horse-Riding to the Strawberry Valley. After these adventurous sports, you are free at your own leisure to explore the nearby places on your own. Later, return to the hotel and have dinner. Overnight stay at a hotel in Gulmarg.

Day-04: Full Day Trip to Pahalgam

The morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel, get ready for a trip to a picturesque valley around 97 kilometers South of Kashmir. Known as Pahalgam (which means The Shepherd’s Village), the valley is renowned the world over for its exotic forests, pretty water streams, and imposing snow peaks. In Pahalgam, you can visit Betaab Valley and Chandanwari as well as take a horse riding trip to Baisaran meadows. After sightseeing around the mountain valley for most of the day, we will transfer to the hotel, check in to the hotel for a night’s stay. Have dinner before going to sleep. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pahalgam.

Day-05: Visit Shankaracharya Temple

The morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and move towards one of the most sacred temples of Kashmir known as Shankaracharya. Located on a picturesque hill to the South East of Srinagar, the temple is named after Lord Shankaracharya – A great philosopher who visited the valley about 10 centuries ago. The temple is built on a high octagonal plinth approached by a flight of steps. The summit of the hill is crowned with a picturesque edifice. This hill was called Jetha Larak and afterward, it was named Gopadari Hill. Some are of the opinion that the temple at the top was originally built by King Sandiman (2629-2564 B.C.). There were 300 golden and silver images in it. We will explore the temple and also view some amazing locations of Dal Lake and the city below. We will later drive back to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure for individual activities. Later have dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Srinagar.

Day-06: Departure

The morning after breakfast check out from the Hotel and leave for Srinagar Airport/Railway and drop at Railway Station/ Airport to catch onward Train / Flight Home with unforgettable memories:::::::

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