Duration: 08 NIGHTS - 09 DAYS Destinations Covered:
Day 01, ARRIVE SRINAGAR:
Meet on arrival at Srinagar Airport and transfer to check-in at houseboat. Rest day free for your own activity. Overnight stay at houseboat.
Day 02, SRINAGAR:
After morning breakfast take a ride to Shikara (Optional) on the lake Its one of the most peaceful & relaxing aspects in Kashmir. Later visit Nishat Bagh or the Abode of pleasure, which was built by Asif Khan in 1632 AD. Asif Khan is the brother in law of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Also visit the delightful Shalimar Bagh or the Abode of love. Shalimar Bagh was built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. This gardens situated on the bank of Dal Lake, have the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is near about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Later you can also visit the carpet-weaving factory on the way. Enjoy the dinner and spend the night in the Deluxe Houseboat.
Day 03, SRINAGAR – SONMARG:
After breakfast drive to Sonmarg. Sonamarg (Meadow of Gold) – It is a place of enthralling beauty, lies in Sindh Valley, streamed with flowers, surrounded by mountains and perched at an altitude of 2690 m above sea level. Visited less frequently by tourists, it has as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a clear sky. It is a quiet alpine retreat surrounded with sycamore, silver birch, fir and pine trees and the last halt on the Kashmir side for the drive from Srinagar to Leh. It is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. After having your lunch at local restaurant, feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains. You can enjoy Horse ride at Sonmarg (Optional). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04, SONMARG-PAHALGAM:
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) through the dense pine forest, the confluence of the streams flowing from the river Lidder & Sheshnag Lake, those are the famous for their picturesque beauty. After having your lunch at local restaurant, proceed to have bridle walks and feed your cameras with the picture of splendid view of mountains. You can enjoy Horse ride at Pahalgam (Optional). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05, PAHALGAM:
After breakfast at hotel full day free for your own activity. We recommend an excursion of the renowned Chandanwari and Betaab valley. You can hire a pony for these excursions. Carry a picnic basket if possible. Return back to your hotel in the evening. Enjoy the surroundings of Pahalgam on foot. Dinner will be served at your hotel.
Day 06, PAHALGAM-GULMARG:
After breakfast proceed for a scenic drive to Gulmarg. Gulmarg (Meadow of Gold). Gulmark was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07, GULMARG:
After breakfast full day free for leisure and enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Ride – OPTIONAL (Gondola). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08, GULMARG-SRINAGAR:
After breakfast drive back to Srinagar. On arrival check-in at houseboat. Rest day free for your own activity. Overnight stay at houseboat.
Day 09, SRINAGAR DROP:
After breakfast you will be transfer to Srinagar Airport to board the flight for onward destination.