With snow-capped peaks, dense valleys and lakes with houseboats and shikaras, Jammu and Kashmir makes you fall in love with it. This state has been endowed with the best of nature and it is a paradise on earth for travellers. Visit the Mughal Gardens of Srinagar and shop some unique hand-crafted items from the local markets. Experience a ride in Gulmarg Gondola and witness the picturesque beauty of Gulmarg. You can also visit Awantipora ruins, Baisaren, Aru Valley and Chandanwari on this 6-day trip. Stay in a houseboat in Srinagar and go back with a bunch of beautiful memories from this trip.
Day 1 - Arrive in Srinagar and Local Sightseeing
Arrive at the Srinagar Airport and proceed to your hotel. Visit Shankaracharya Temple, one of the oldest shrines in the Kashmir Valley. Enjoy the beauty of Chashme Shahi, Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh, the famous Mughal Gardens. Visit the handicraft shops and buy some exquisite local hand-crafted items such as shawls, jackets, bed covers, papier-mache and carpets. Stroll along the Dal Lake in the evening and explore the local markets. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 - Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar (80 km/2 hours, one way)
Embark on a full day excursion to the picturesque meadow of gold, Sonamarg. It is a popular spot for trout and mahseer fishing in the summer. You can choose a pony ride to one of the glaciers in Srinagar and have some fun in snow and ice by your own payment. Return to the hotel in Srinagar and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 3 - Srinagar to Gulmarg (52 km/1.5 hours)
In the morning, head to Gulmarg, the meadow of flowers. Enjoy the drive through the picturesque route from Srinagar to Gulmarg. Gulmarg is a perfect spot for skiing, snowboarding and golfing. Experience a cable car ride to Kongdoori and Afarwat in Gulmarg Gondola, the second highest operating cable car in the world. You can also enjoy photography, horse riding and shopping at this beautiful place. Stay overnight at a hotel in Gulmarg.
Day 4 - Gulmarg to Pahalgam (138.4 km/3 hours)
In the early morning, begin your journey to Pahalgam, the valley of shepherds. En route, visit the Awantipora ruins, an 1100-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Arrive in Pahalgam and enjoy the beauty of nature. You can also take a walk to Baisaren, which is located about 2 km from Pahalgam. Baisaren, a small village amidst pine and fir forest, is a Mini Switzerland. Relax for a while on the undulating meadow of Baisaran. Head to the Aru Valley and Chandanwari by car at your own cost. The picturesque route to Aru Valley is filled with plenty of campsites. This village is the starting point of treks to the Kolahoi Glacier. You can witness Hajan and Betaab Valley on the way to Chandanwari. Return to the hotel in Pahalgam in the evening and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 5 - Pahalgam to Srinagar (90 km/2 hours)
After breakfast, head to Srinagar and visit some famous tourist attractions. Later, take a houseboat for a comfortable night stay.
Day 6 - Return Home with Happy Memories
On this last day, after breakfast, travel to Srinagar Airport to board your flight. Go back home with some happy memories from the trip.
Inclusions in tour are as follows:
Followings are not included in tour: