Duration : 05 Night / 06 Days
Destinations covered : Srinagar- Gulmarg - Pahalgam
The joyous chirping of birds, orchards heavy with fruits, alpine meadows dotted with grazing herds, and shepherds lilting with their music - a vivid mosaic of this place - takes shape before your wandering eye. It presents a picture of an unforgettable tapestry which is amongst the most beautiful any place in the world has to offer.
The Mughals aptly called Kashmir 'Paradise on Earth' where they journeyed across the hot plains of India, to the valley's cool environs in summer. Here they laid, with great love and care, Srinagar's many formal, waterfront gardens, now collectively known as the Mughal Gardens. Anecdotes of four and five centuries ago describe their love for these gardens, and the rivalries that centered around their ownership. They also patronized the development of art & craft among the people of Kashmir, leaving behind a heritage of exquisite artisanship among thes people and making the handicrafts of the land prized gifts all over the world.
Kashmir is a land where myriad holiday ideas are realised. In winter, when snow carpets the mountains, there is skiing, tobogganing, sledge-riding, etc. along the gentle slopes. In spring and summer, the honey-dewed orchards, rippling lakes and blue skies beckon every soul to sample the many delights the mountains and valleys have to offer. Golfing at 2,700 m above the sea, water-skiing in the lakes and angling for prized rainbow trout, or simply drifting down the willow fringed alleys of lakes in shikaras and living in gorgeous houseboats are some of the most favorite ones.
Day 01: JAMMU - SRINAGAR
On arrival at Jammu railway station, meeting with representative and straight drive to Srinagar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: MUGHAL GARDENS
Visit famous Mughal gardens (Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Botanical Garden, Cheshma Shahi and Shankaracharya Temple. Thereafter Shikara Ride Over the Lake.
Day 03: SRINAGAR - PAHALGAM - SRINAGAR
After breakfast drive from Srinagar to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds). Enroute you will have an rare opportunity to visit the Saffron fields. Also visit Awantipura Ruins & Anantnag Sulphur Springs enroute, Enjoy the bounty of Nature at Pahalgam, located on the bank of beautiful Lidder River, Return to Srinagar.
Day 04: SRINAGAR - SONMARG - SRINAGAR
After breakfast full day excursion of Sonmarg which is one of the most beautiful drives from Srinagar.
Sonmarg also called Meadow of Gold is located at a height of 2690 meters. You may take a pony ride to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Overnight in the Houseboat/hotel.
Day 05: SRINAGAR - GULMARG - SRINAGAR
Morning after breakfast, depart by car to visit Gulmarg. Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world, and one of the highest golf courses in the world.
Day 06: SRINAGAR - JAMAMU ( DEPARTURE )
After breakfast drive from Srinagar to Jammu train station drop for your onward destination