Srinagar Delights

Duration

  • 4 Nights/ 5 Days

Package Category

  • Family, Group

Places Covered

  • 3N Srinagar, 1N Pahalgam

Overview

Kashmir is a land of breathtaking beauty, vibrant culture, and gentle people. It is known as the most beautiful and picturesque place in India. Kashmir is world-famous for its scenic splendor, snow-capped mountains, plentiful wildlife, exquisite monuments, hospitable people and local handicrafts. Enjoy an enchanting Shikara Ride on Dal Lake in Srinagar and see some of the highest and most beautiful mountain peaks while the lush green forested mountains tempered with miles of flowering meadows at Pahalgam can just not be missed. Capture the utmost heart-throbbing beauty of nature in Kashmir.

Tentative Itinerary

The above Itinerary is just indicative, do not consider it as a Final Schedule. It can be changed swapped or rerouted. Date & Time of Tours can be changed by Local Agent / Tour Operator. Any Driving distance mentioned in the itinerary is tentative, actual time may vary depending on traffic conditions and various other factors beyond our control.

Important Information

Only post-paid mobile phones are operated in Kashmir. Please check with your mobile service provider before leaving for the tour.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Srinagar (Half day Sightseeing tour)

On your arrival at the Srinagar Airport, you will meet, assist and move towards the hotel. From the airport, it is a 35-minute drive through the heart of New Srinagar city. The drive takes you past the Abdullah Bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum River. You will be transferred to the hotel for check-in to hotel and Later, proceed for half-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. We will explore the gardens and later go for a 60 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. Overnight stay at a hotel in Srinagar. Note: The complimentary Shikara ride is in the group. If you want to take a private Shikara ride then the cost will be Rs. 500 for a 60 minutes ride

Day-02: Full Day Trip to Gulmarg

The morning after breakfast, you will 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 and begin a short tour around the meadow familiarizing ourselves with the beauty. In Gulmarg, we will board the Gondola cable car system (Ticket cost to be paid directly by Guest), and ascend towards the Affarwat Mountain range. The 8 minutes of Ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afarwat peak. 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 (Charges to be paid directly by Guest) to the strawberry valley. In the evening we will drive back to Srinagar where we can take a walk along the banks of the Dal Lake or simply rest in the hotel after having dinner. Overnight stay at a hotel in Srinagar.

Day-03: Srinagar to Pahalgam

The morning after breakfast, get ready to transfer 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. On arrival, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Later, proceed for sightseeing tour & visit- Aru Valley, Betaab Valley, and Chandanwari as well as take a horse riding trip to Baisaran meadows (Cost for horse riding to be paid directly by Guest). After sightseeing around the mountain valley for most of the day, we will drive back to the hotel for a night’s stay. Have dinner before going to sleep. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pahalgam. Note: All sightseeing tours in Pahalgam are on a direct payment basis. Our vehicle is not allowed for local sightseeing tours due to restrictions imposed by local Pahalgam tourist transporters.

Day-04: Pahalgam to Srinagar

Today after breakfast pack your bags as today you have to check out from the hotel and return to Srinagar. On arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in at the Hotel. Later, get ready to visit 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 ten 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 your individual activities. Later have dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Srinagar.

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-05: 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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