Highlights of Kashmir
Kashmir is a location of exquisite beauty of nature on earth. The natural beauty of Kashmir had ignited many poetic minds to write beautiful poems and thus beauty lovers rush to this part of the earth for memorable visits. Memorable India invites you to explore the natural beauty spots, ancient temples and palaces here. Cultural splendors of Kashmir are a very unique one. You can bag a lot of antique and rare commodities from the markets of Kashmir tour destinations.
There are a number of must watch highlights in Kashmir. Most famous landmarks in Kashmir include Mughal gardens, Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh. Dal Lake in Kashmir is famous for Shikara rides. Natural beauty lovers will be fascinated by the gorgeous countryside and beautifully designed traditional villages. Amarnath cave temple and Vaishnodevi temple are centers of pilgrims in Kashmir.
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination Covered: Srinagar - Pahalgam - Gulmarg - Sonmarg
Day 01: Arrival at Srinagar
Upon Arrival at Srinagar Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport you will be met by our representative and transfer to Hotel or Houseboat for Check-in. In the afternoon you take a shikara ride on world famous Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens & Open Dal Lake. While riding the Shikara’s there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc. Dinner and overnight in Hotel or Houseboat.
Day 02: Srinagar to Pahalgam (7200 Ft.) - 96 Kms / 2 to 3 Hrs
After Early Breakfast we check out from our hotel or houseboat and leave for Pahalgam called as “Valley of Shepherds “.Enroute visiting saffron field & Awantipura Ruins 19th Century. Enjoy the nature & walk around the bank of river lidder. Pahalgam is famous for some trekking routes also & is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Pahalgam is also famous for Indian film Industry (Bollywood). Upon arrival we check in at our hotel .Rest of the day free dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Pahalgam
After Breakfast Full day free to enjoy and explore the Beauty of “Pahalgam”. One can go to Chandanwari (16 Kms) is starting point of Amarnath Pilgrimage “The Abode of Shiva” Or Aru (10 kms from Pahalgam) has a fine meadow of picturesque scenery and starting point of trekking of (Liddarwat, Kolahoi Glacier & Trsar Lake). Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Pahalgam to Gulmarg (8,825 Ft.) - 150 Kms / 3 to 4 Hrs
Post breakfast we check out from Hotel and drive to Gulmarg (8,825 Ft.) “Meadow of Flowers”.Gulmarg has a very famous Golf Course during Summer (Which is one of the highest 18- hole Golf Course in the World) and Ski resort during Winter. One can have Gondola Ride (Cable Car from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg on their own). Upon arrival in Gulmarg we check in at our hotel. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Gulmarg to Srinagar 54 Kms / 1 to 2 Hrs One Way
After a an early breakfast we drive to Srinagar and start our sightseeing tour with Shankaracharya Temple, It is believed that it was the place where the great philosopher and saint Shankaracharya stayed when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanatan Dharma. The original ceiling was dome- shaped and the brick roof is not more than a century old.
And later proceed further to Hazratbal Mosque, situated in a village on the western shores of the Dal Lake opposite Nishat Bagh, it is a pristine white marble edifice casting its reflection in the waters of the lake. Unlike the other mosques in Srinagar, which have a pagoda like roof, Hazratbal is the only mosque to have a domed roof mosque in Srinagar; the others having distinct pagoda like roofs Gardens & Jama Masjid, Situated in the heart of the old city of Srinagar, this huge mosque is visited by thousands of people who congregate here for the Friday prayers. After visiting above places we drive back to hotel or houseboat.
Later in the afternoon we take a sightseeing tour of Mughal Gardens starting our visit to Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) ,Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) & Cheshmashahi ( Royal Spring). After visiting above gardens we drive back to Hotel or Houseboat. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel or Houseboat.
Day 06: Srinagar to Sonmarg (9,000 Ft.) - 86 Kms / 2 to 3 Hrs
After Breakfast leave for Sonmarg called as “Meadow of gold” has its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that meanders through the Sonmarg valley abounds with trout & Mahaseer. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajwas Glacier, Which is a major local attraction during the summer. On Arrival at Sonmarg we check in to our Pre – arranged Hotel. Early afternoon we leave for Sightseeing of Thajwas Glacier (On Own) Return back in the evening for Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 07: Sonmarg to Srinagar - 86 Kms / 2 to 3 Hrs
After a leisurely breakfast we check out from hotel and time at leisure in Sonmarg to explore the destination. Later we drive to Srinagar and check in at our hotel or houseboat for overnight stay. In the evening you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping.
Day 08: Depart Srinagar (Fly Out)
Tour concludes. Memorable India Journeys Pvt. Ltd. thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.
- Assistance upon arrival at Sheikh UlAlam Srinagar Airport with traditional welcome in Hotel or Houseboat
- 03 Nights Accommodation in Srinagar on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary
- 02 Night Accommodation in Pahalgam on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary
- 01 Night Accommodation in Gulmarg on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary
- 01 Night Accommodation in Sonmarg on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary
- Daily Breakfast and Dinner
- Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Vehicle as per the itinerary
- 01 Hours Shikara Ride on World famous Dal Lake
Package doesn’t includes:
- Any Airfare or Government Service tax (9%)
- Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
- The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
- Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
- Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc
NOTE: If Guest wish to Stay in Houseboat instead of Hotel for 01 or more nights so reduction will be provided for same.