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Discover Kashmir: 9 Days


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Point of Arrival & departure: Delhi (DEL), India
Destinations Covered: Delhi – Amritsar – Srinagar – Sonmarg – Gulmarg – Pahalgam – Delhi.
Highlights: India Gate, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Alai Darwasa, Bhalswa Lake, Golden Temple Amritsar, Mughal Gardens, Shankaracharya Temple, Chashma Shahi Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Sonamarg, Kashmiri Villages, Pony Rides, Serene Lakes of Sonamarg, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Alpather Lake, Martand Sun Temple, Beautiful Vallyes, Baisaran (Mini Switzerland) and much more..
Duration: 8 Nights & 9 Days
Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Delhi
On arrival at Delhi, you shall be met by our representative, after meet and greet transfer to hotel, After refreshing we have to go for local sightseen in Delhi such as India gate, Redford, Humayuns Tomb, Qutub minar, Alai Darwaza, Bhalswa Lake etc. Spend your night at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi to Amritsar ( 490 K.ms, 7 hours drive, 1.5 hours flight)
After breakfast we will move to Amritsar, after reaching transfer to hotel, after refreshing we will move to go local sightseeing. Stay overnight at hotel.
 
Amritsar: Home to the Golden Temple. Amritsar, literally meaning “holy pool of nectar” is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh Religion. The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib was initiated by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas Jee and completed in 1601 by his successor Guru Arjan Dev Jee. There is such a spiritual embodiment of the higher being that even the non believer is seduced by the hypnotic melody of the Paath. Visit the temple and listen to it, your sorrows may be washed away and you will reveal your own inner spirit.
 
Day 3: Amritsar to Srinagar (500 Km.s, 8 hours drive, 1 hour by flight)
After breakfast we will move to Srinagar. After reaching the Srinagar transfer to houseboat. Stay overnight at houseboat..
Srinagar houseboats: The Srinagar houseboat is originally made for emperors. They are approximately 50 yards in length with three or more bedrooms, each with bathroom and dressing facikliies. And all the amenities necessary for private matters and elegant dressing. Each room has a hand-crafted ceiling and hand-carved cedar paneled walls. The floors and corridor are thickly covered with traditional and colorful Kashmir rugs and carpets. Luxurious living room and dining rooms are also another attractions. Each of these is paneled with hand-carved cedar and ornate designs backed by colored lights providing dramatic effects when the main lights turned off. The houseboats are available in different category via Budget, deluxe and luxury.
Day 4: Srinagar
Boat ride at Dal Lake, after noon at leisure. Stay Overnight at Houseboat/Hotel.
Srinagar: Srinigar is a modern waterworld, ruled by Dal Lake and its twisting waterways, tree-lined Nagin Lake, and the Jhelum River. Surround yourself in local culture by wooden boats called shikaras for a morning, evening or a sunset cruise.On land, walk through the terraced hillsides of the 400-year-old Mughal Gardens, created by Emperor Jehangir for his wife, and shop for indigenous crafts like hand-woven silks and embroidered shawls.
Day 5: Local Sightseeing
Morning sightseeing of Mughal Gardens visiting Shankarya Charya temple, Chashma shahi Nishat Bagh, And Shalimar Bagh, and Enroute visit old city stay Overnight in Houseboats/Hotel.
Day 6: Srinagar to Sonmarg (2730 meters above sea level, 84 K.ms, 3 hours drive)
Day excursion to Sonamarg (Golden Meadow). Sonamarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonamarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. Enjoy horse riding upto Thajwas glacier and sledge riding on snow. Stay Overnight in Houseboats/Hotel.
Sonamarg: The 84 K.ms drive to Sonamarg from Srinagar is through the Sindh Valley, which presents a spectacular facet of countryside in Kashmir. The picturesque natural beauty of the region brought this name to Sonamarg. Sonamarg is a town surrounded by breathtaking glaciers (Kashmir Valley namely Kolhoi Glacier and Machoi Glacier) and serene lakes, is a snow covered beautiful flower-laden meadow in the majestic Himalayan mountain region. Sonamarg in the Kashmir valley is the gateway to Ladakh . The snow clad peaks in the Himalaya and the undulated hilly mountainous regions are perfectly suitable for all types of trekking expeditions.This enchanting scenic place is amazing with many mind blowing attractions. Nilagrad, a colony of the Baltics, is a picturesque location where a small stream splashes in to the River Sindh. Sonamarg is the home of many beautiful and serene lakes. Various mountain lakes such as Gangabal, Vishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Kishansar are situated in and around Sonamarg. Sonamarg is also a base for undertaking the yatra to the holy Amarnath cave, during Sawan Purnima.
Day 7: Srinagar to Gulmarg (2730 meters above sea level, 56 K.ms, 2 hour’s drive)
Day excursion to Gulmarg is known as the meadow of flower, enjoy Gondola ride/ Horse ride in Gulmarg. Stay Overnight at Houseboat/Hotel.
Gulmarg: Gulmarg: Gulmarg’s legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of Asia’s premier hill resorts. Originally called ‘Gaurimarg’ by shepherds, Gulmarg was discovered in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. It was also a favourite resort of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. This beautiful hill station lies at a distance of 56 kilometers from Srinagar, and is one among the most favorite holiday destinations of Kashmir. The word “Gul” means flowers, and hence the name Gulmarg stands for “a meadow of flowers”. A trip to this land will transport one to a beautiful world of flowers. Flowers welcomes you here includes bluebells, daisies, forget-me-nots and buttercups. Gulmarg is in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level. The snow-capped peaks add to the grandeur of the land.
Gulmarg’s green golf courses and the gondola lift are very popular tourist attractions. The beautiful and panoramic 18-hole golf course that is situated at a height of 2,650 meters above the sea level offers tourists a temporary membership. If you don’t need to play the game, you can spend time by admiring the spectacular lush green land slopes that incline gradually. The newly constructed Gondola lift offers a ride high above the mountains and pine-clad slopes of the region and provides an attractive view of Gulmarg. Add Pony Rides from Gulmarg to Khilamarg, Kongdori and seven springs to your leisure. In winter, the stunning Gulmarg turns into a skiing resort. Khilanmarg is an important skiing center. The skiing season commences in December and goes on till the month of April. The most favorite tourist sports here include Skiing, Trekking and Heli skiing. Heliskiing is where a helicopter takes one to the chosen peak from where one can choose his own descent route. Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve and the Alpather Lake are other attractions. Alpather lake remains frozen till the month of June from December.
Day 8: Srinagar to Pahalgam
Day excursion to Pahalgam after breakfast, proceed to Pahalgam 2440 Mts (Valley of Kashmir) en route visit the Saffron fields and Avantipur ruins which is eleven hundred years old Temple, and Martand temple built by king Lalitaditya Muktapida. After lunch enjoy the natural charm of the valley- stay Overnight at the House Boat/Hotel.
Pahalgam: Pahalgam is a beautiful valley in Kashmir, and the Lidder River running through it makes it even more picturesque. The river is one of the favorite spots for trout fishing in the country. Rafting is also organized at this river. Three main sites in Pahalgam are : Chandanwari, Betaab Valley and Aru valley. Pony ride is another facility here to enjoy the scenic meadow called Baisaran or ‘Mini Switzerland’ from the town. White water rafting is must do thing in Pahalgam. If you are travelling in the months of June and July, better carry sunscreen lotions if your skin is prone to sun-burns.
Day 8: Departure Transfer  
After breakfast drive to Srinagar airport for boarding Delhi flight.
Package Includes:
  • Airport Pick up & drop,
  • Accommodation of your choice as per the itinerary,
  • Sightseeing & tours as per the itinerary,
  • And all taxes & service charges.
Price as per Request

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