BEST OF KASHMIR - 6N/7D (2N-SRINAGAR +1N-GULMARG +1N-SONMARG + 2N-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 Houseboat.
After breakfast, drive to Sonamarg,”The Meadow of Gold ” at an altitude of 2740 meters and is a gateway to Ladakh. By Your Own: After lunch a walk to Thajiwas glacier 4 kms from Sonamarg.Dinner and overnight at the Sonmarg.
After morning breakfast, drive to Gulmarg, the famous “Meadow of Flowers” at 2730 meters, with an unhindered view of Nanga Parbat which at 8137 meters is one of the world’s highest peaks. After refresh By your Own Explore: Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. Optional: One can have a Gondola ride (Cable car) from Gulmarg to Apharwat/ Kungdoor. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel Gulmarg.
After earlier breakfast u will proceed to Srinagar locals . There you will visit to Mughal gardens like Shalimar, Nishat, Botanical Garden, Cheshmashahi, Pari Mahal and Shankaracharya temple. After local sightseeing if you wish to enjoy Shikara Ride in world famous Dal Lake .Overnight stay at Srinagar Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam. “The Valley of Shepherds” at 2134 meters. enroute you pass through Pampore famed for its saffron fields and Avantipur with its ruins of a 9th Century Mahadeva temple. I Arrived at Pahalgam and Check-in hotel. After refresh By your own Explore : You can visit by pony to Baisaran or Chandanwari & Betaab valley by local cab Dinner and overnight at Pahalgam hotel.
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. Overnight stay at Pahalgam/Srinagar.
After B/Fast leisure time free for packing and personal activity, Transfer to Srinagar Airport /& proceed journey with sweet memories of Glimpses of Kashmir ..
Towards your home town.