From majestic mountains of the Himalayas to the peaceful lakes and rivers. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of the valleys to exciting adventure activities and serene mornings with pleasant nights; a holiday in Kashmir offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to all kinds of travellers. You can never get enough of this godlike destination and will want to come back for more! On this tour, you will get to explore the most popular attractions of Kashmir including Dal Lake, Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Betaab Valley, Saffron Fields etc. Sounds exciting? Then book this exotic 5-day Discover Kashmir Valley Tour and get best deals.
Day 1 - Welcome to Srinagar
Arrive in Srinagar, Kashmir and discover the immediate beauty and romance of the small towns along hillside. Wander through the meandering streets of Srinagar City, a lovely neighborhood filled with the vibrant colors of urban art, the decadent scents of fresh flowers, and the rich history of the city. Our Representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to hotel in Srinagar in a private cab. Go on a beautiful tour around the city and visit the mesmerizing historic gardens of the Mughals. Admire the colourful tulips and a variety of flowers at the Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh and the Chashme Shahi Bagh. These gardens are situated by the serene Dal Lake on one side and the majestic Zabarwan Mountain on the other. In the evening, the team will take you to the sacred Shankaracharya Temple on the majestic Mount Suleiman. After the sightseeing tour, you will return to the hotel, enjoy a delicious dinner and retreat for the night.
Day 2 - Srinagar - Gulmarg (54 km, 2 hours)
Have a delightful breakfast at the hotel and travel to Gulmarg. En-route, enjoy splendid views of the towns and villages of Kunzar, Magam and Tangmarg. Behold awe-inspiring views of the lush green meadows and snow-capped peaks in Gulmarg as you take leisurely walks amid a mesmerizing atmosphere. It is an enthralling experience to go on a pony ride on the beautiful green pastures or ride in the Gondola ( highest ropeway in the world) up to Khilanmarg and Affarwat (at your own cost). The area also offers numerous adventure activities like horse riding, skiing, snow sledging, snowmobiles, ATV motorbikes, snow scooters etc (snow activities in winter only). Finally, return to Srinagar in the evening and get good rest.
Day 3 - Srinagar - Pahalgam (90 km, 3 hrs)
Wake up to a beautiful morning and get ready for an amazing day at Pahalgam. Behold some eye-catching scenery on your drive to Pahalgam, as you go past beautiful gushing streams and houses on the slope of the hill. On the way, you will also visit some important places of interest like the beautiful Saffron fields, Avantipora Ruins and Anantnag Sulpher Springs. On reaching Pahalgam, enjoy breathtaking views of snow-kissed mountains from a closer angle. Explore the area as you go into the forests and walk past River Lidder. In the afternoon, you will get to explore other beautiful areas such as the Betaab Valley, Chandanwadi, Aru Valley or Baisaran (Mini Switzerland), on a direct payment basis. Then have a pleasant sleep in Pahalgam.
Day 4 - Houseboat Stay - Shikara Ride
On this day, you can spend the morning at leisure in Pahalgam. During your leisure time, you may opt to visit Sheshnag Lake, Mamaleshwar Temple, Tulian Lake or Dabyan Valley (leisure activities are not included in the package). In the noon, take transfer to a houseboat in Srinagar. Experience the essence of Kashmir during your stay in the houseboat on the serene Dal Lake. In the evening, go on a wonderful Shikara ride on the lake and immerse yourself in the tranquillity and beauty of a colourful sunset over the horizon. You can also walk along the road by the lake that is adorned with numerous shops and eateries. Shop and eat leisurely before you return to the houseboat for a delicious dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 - Bid Adieu
Have a leisurely breakfast and proceed to Srinagar airport by a private car. With a heavy heart and beautiful memories of Kashmir, bid adieu to this paradisiacal destination as you board your flight back home.
Inclusions in tour are as follows:
Followings are not included in tour: