AMAZING KASHMIR - 5N/6D (4NIGHT -SRINAGAR & 1NIGHT-PAHALGAM)
The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is a great tourist destination. Picturesque and enchanting, Kashmir is cradled high in the lofty green Himalayas and hailed all over the world for its incredible natural beauty. Surrounded by mountain peaks, lush green valleys, glistening lakes, temples and spectacular Mughal-era gardens, it has inspired poets through centuries. Kashmir is crisscrossed by chinar tree-lined roads and quaint wooden bridges; and is home to bustling bazaars, sufi shrines and forts. Add to this, the charms of flavourful Kashmiri cuisine and apples and walnuts from the lush orchards surrounding it.
In winter, Kashmir takes on a white glow, covered in soft snow and skiers making a beeline for its famous slopes. And in summer, as the snow melts, and the flowers in the meadows bloom, it resembles an artist’s canvas.
Meanwhile, Jammu lies on the banks of the pristine Tapi river. It is dotted with hundreds of temples. From the popular Hindu pilgrimage of Vaishno Devi, which is located nearby, to scores of religious structures set in picturesque surroundings, Jammu is the ideal site to set on a temple trail and soak in spiritual vibes.
Arrival at Srinagar Airport, where you will be met upon arrival and transfer on wheel to Hotel After refreshment depart for excursion.
In Srinagar visit the famous Mughal garden and its Bagh like Nishat Bagh built by noor jahan `s brother,asif khan in 1633 A.D Cheshma Shahi and Pari Mahal-built by shah jahan in 1632 ad and Shalimar Bagh built by Jahangir for his wife empress nur jahan .all these gardens are situated near the bank of Dal lake near the zabarwan hills in the back ground visit to world famous carpet weaving factory known for its export handicraft products. Overnight stay at a hotel in Srinagar.
Morning early breakfast, proceed to Gulmarg which will take 1 ½ Hrs Known as the meadows of flowers) 2730 mts above the sea level. The distance of 56kms will be covered in one and half –hour .Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and one of the highest golf courses in the world with 18 holes .You can enjoy a view of Nagaparbat if the weather permits .The view Enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. legendary beauty, its prime time location and country .Originally named gaurimarg mouth .A moat indicates the dividing Gulmarg in the 16th century was a favorite haunt of Empire Jahangir who once collected 21 different varieties of flowers .Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort exceptional beauty it also has the highest green golf course in the world ,at an attitude of 2680 meters above the sea level, and its country`s prime ski resort in the winter .gondola cable car ride can be taken to the top on your own.overnight stay in same hotel Srinagar.
After breakfast transfer to day excursion Sonamarg (90kms/2.30hrs drive)which is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. On the way we stop at many beautiful spots. Continue to drive to Sonamarg 2690 mtrs (Meadow of Gold). One can ride on horse (on your own) to visit Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonamarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. In the evening, I returned to Srinagar. Overnight stay at Srinagar
After breakfast trip to Pahalgam (110 Kms/2:00hrs)A lovely tourist spot in Kashmir also addressed as Valley of Shepherds. On the way visit Saffron fields, Awantipur ruins. Pahalgam is the most famous place for the Indian Film Industry. Enjoy the natural charm of the valley. Pahalgam is also famous for its alpine treks, nature walk and is also the central point of Amaranth Yatra. Same day trip to baisaran valley,kashmir valley, Dabyan etc by horses on your own.overnight stay in Pahalgam.
Today after breakfast, depart for an excursion trip to Chandanwadi on your own, Starting point of Amarnath Yatra & Betab valley, Located on the way to Chandanwari, the valley was named Betaab after the bollywood movie by the same name! Earlier known as Hajan Valley, after the release of the movie, it was renamed as major part of the movie was shot here.Later proceed for trip to Aru Valley on your own – Aru Valley is a tourist spot 11 km from Pahalgam noted for its scenic meadows, and mountains, it is a base camp for trekking to the Kolahoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. The village lies on the left bank of the Aru river, which is a tributary of the Lidder river. Late night return to Srinagar Overnight at the hotel in Srinagar.
After breakfast guests will have leisure time for packing and other personal activities.Then transfer to Famous Dallake Srinagar. Where you enjoy a shikara ride on Dal Lake on your own. It is free for leisure Shopping etc. Afternoon Return Srinagar Airport to departure board your flight with memorable experiences.