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Drive towards Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level. The distance of 65 km will be covered in about 3 hrs. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating.
Gulmarg is at an altitude of 8700 – ft. Gulmarg also referred to as Meadow of Flowers, is a famous Ski Resort. The place was prominent during British time. Gulmarg's legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hill resorts in the country. Originally called ‘Gauri Marg’ by shepherds, its present name 'Gulmarg' was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the world’s highest 18-hole Golf Course at an altitude of 2,650 m.
There are also countless off-piste possibilities through the beautiful Khilanmarg meadows on the foot of Mount Affarwat, which offer a scenic view of Nanga Parbat. Gulmarg's steep terrain is popular amongst advanced and extreme skiers from around the world and has been visited by a number of ski professionals and featured in a number of ski films also.
01 NIGHT STAY AT GULMARG
MEALS: DINNER AT GULMARG (Day 01) | BREAKFAST AT GULMARG (Day 02)
One Can go for the Gondola Ride up to the 1st or 2nd Phase. The Gulmarg Gondola is a tourist attraction in itself. It is one of the highest cable cars in the world, reaching 3,979 metres. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from the gondola main station in Gulmarg to a shoulder of nearby Mt. Affarwat Summit (4,200 m (13,780 ft)). One can also have a short trek up to Khilangmarg, which can be covered in about 3 hrs. Also, enjoy sledge riding on snow. Chair Lifts for mountain rides are also available.
After breakfast, check out from Hotel & transfer to Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar, check in to the pre-arranged Hotel. In the evening, you can stroll around the markets for some shopping around the local market or take some rest.
Srinagar is the summer capital of the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes. The city is famous for its natural beauty, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits. It is the northernmost city of India with over 1 million people.
02 NIGHTS STAY AT SRINAGAR
MEALS: BREAKFAST AT SRINAGAR (DAY 3 & 04)
Start our Sightseeing tour by the visit of 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 have distinct pagoda-like roofs Gardens & Jamia 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. In the afternoon, we take a visit to Mughal Gardens, Nishat Garden known as ‘Garden of pleasure’ built in 16th century (1633) by Mughal King Asif Khan. Then visit Shalimar Garden known as ‘Garden of love’ built in the 16th century (1619) by Mughal King Jahangir for his beloved wife Noor Jahan or (Mehr-un-Nissa & Chashmashahi (The Royal Spring). The Chashmashahi Mughal Garden in Srinagar had been loved by emperors and picnickers alike. In the evening you take a shikara ride on the 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.
01-hour Shikara Boat ride on the world-famous Dal Lake
After breakfast, we depart on an excursion to Sonmarg. Sonmarg, which means Meadow of Gold, has its backdrop of snowy mountains against the blue sky. The drive offers incredible scenic beauty, dense pine forests and gigantic mountains. The place provides an ideal base for various trekking routes, high mountain lakes, glaciers, and Sri Amarnath Holy cave. The river meanders along here & abounds with Trout & Mahseer. Sonamarg’s importance lies in the fact that it is the last halt on the Kashmir side for the drive from Srinagar to Leh. Later we drive back and reach Srinagar by evening.
After breakfast, Drive to Pahalgam 2440 Mtrs (vale of Kashmir). It is 5 hours journey. On the way visit Saffron fields. Pahalgam is the most famous place for the Indian Film Industry. Enjoy the nature charm of the valley. In the evening enjoy the music of running water of river Lidder and spend a few hours of the evening on the back of the river.
Pahalgam is a hill station in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Mountain trails run northeast to Amarnath Cave Temple, a Hindu shrine and site of the annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage. Aru Wildlife Sanctuary is home to animals, including brown bears and musk deer. Northeast, the Lidder River runs through scenic Betaab Valley. Southeast, Tullian Lake is flanked by mountain peaks and often frozen.
Pahalgam is also called as “Valley of Shepherds”. Pahalgam is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, Pahalgam (2,130 m) was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views. En-route visit 19th Century Awantipura Ruins & Saffron Fields. Enjoy 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 the Indian film Industry (Bollywood). Now it is Kashmir's premier resort, cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 25 Degree C.
01 NIGHT STAY AT PAHALGAM
MEALS: DINNER AT PAHALGAM (Day 04) | BREAKFAST AT PAHALGAM (Day 05)
Relax, enjoy the nature charm of the valley at its leisure.
(Optional) Below Sightseeings are done by Union Taxi Only (Max Capacity 6 pax per vehicle)
BETAAB VALLEY:- Betaab Valley is a very famous tourist spot situated at a distance of 15 kilometres from Pahalgam. The valley got its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh hit debut film Betaab. The Valley is towards the northeast of Pahalgam and falls between Pahalgam and Chandanwari and is en route to Amarnath Temple Yatra. The valley is surrounded by lush green meadows, snow-clad mountains, and is covered with dense vegetation.
ARU VALLEY:- Aru is located around 12 from Pahalgam, 11 km upstream from the Lidder River. Noted for its scenic meadows, lakes, and mountains, it is a base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. The village lies on the left bank of the Aru River, which is a tributary of the Lidder River.
CHANDANWARI:- Chandanwari is situated 16-km from Pahalgam; Chandanwari is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra, which takes place every year in the month of Sawan (Rain). It is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge.
After an early breakfast, check out from the hotel & transfer to Srinagar. En-route visit 19th Century Awantipura Ruins & saffron Fields.
A houseboat is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Some houseboats are not motorized, because they are usually moored, kept stationary at a fixed point and often tethered to land to provide utilities. However, many are capable of operation under their own power.
01 NIGHT STAY AT HOUSEBOAT
MEALS: BREAKFAST AT HOUSEBOAT (Day 06)
Check out from Hotel and enjoy Free time for ‘SHOPPING’ or any Sightseeing left on your own, if time permits as per your flight timings. after that you will be transferred to Airport, Our driver will be right there for Pick up outside your Hotel. Enjoy the comfortable drive from your Hotel to Airport with our reliable pick-up service. travel to your desired location without any hassle. Fly back to your Hometown with wonderful memories. Tour Concludes.