About Jammu & Kashmir
Kashmir is known for its unearthly beauty, which has earned it the sobriquet of being the " Paradise on Earth". Kashmir Valley is part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in north India.Kashmir has now become a tourist hot spot owing to its amazing cultural diversity, the sheer beauty of the mighty Himalayas, and the green valleys whose beauty has attracted a horde of migrants from West Asia and Central Asia down the ages.
Kashmir region starts near Banihal, 17 Kilometers (11 miles) before the Jawahar Tunnel, where the dominant language changes from Dogri to Kashmiri and more of the houses and costumes are in the Kashmiri style. The landscape blossoms north of the pass where the lush fields of the vale of Kashmir stretch away to the north.
This is certainly one of the most beautiful regions in India, and since the time of the Mughal emperors it has provided a popular escape from the summers of the North Indian plains. The image of houseboats reflected in the waters of Dal Lake against a backdrop of snowcapped Zabarwan Mountains is a reality, but this is only part of what Kashmir has to offer. The valley, or vale, is a large oval plain 136 kilometers (85 miles0 long and up to 40 kilometers (25 miles) wide, with Srinagars, at 1,593 meters (5,225 feet), at the approximate centre. Although Srinagar is the focal point of any visit to the area, the nearby villages of Gulmarg and Pahalgam have developed into major destinations in their own right. The area has become a national centre for a range of sports of which Walking, Trekking, Climbing, Golf, Skiing and Fishing are only a few.
Summer is no longer the only season to visit Kashmir. The autumn colors and the saffron harvest near Pampore and a wonderful backdrop to a low altitude trek from mid-December to early March there is some excellent skiing in the early summer the trout begin to bite and the snow-fed streams come to life. From June onwards the oppressive heat of the plains makes the cooler days in and around Srinagar even more attractive.
5 Nights / 6 Days tour package
Day-01:Srinagar- Mughal Garden+Shankracharya+Shikara Ride
On arrival at Srinagar, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Houseboat/Hotel. Afternoon ready for an excursion to the celebrated Mughal -Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh. Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) was built by Asif Khan, brother of Empress Noorjehan in 1632 AD. Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) was built by Jehangir for his wife Noor Jehan. Situated on the bank of Dal Lake, these gardens are overlooked by picturesque Zabarwan Mountains. The distance from Srinagar to these gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute visit the carpet-weaving factory.Enjoy an enchanting boat ride in the serene waters of Dal Lake in the evening. Stay overnight in the Houseboat/Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level. The distance of 60 kms will be covered in about 2 hrs. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs. Chair Lifts for mountain ride are also available. Overnight at Gulmarg in Hotel .
Leave Gulmarg after having early breakfast and drive to Pahalgam or the Valley of Shepherds via Srinagar. Drive through the eye-catching Saffron fields, visit Awantipura ruins, an 1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantivarman. The total distance of about 140 km will be covered in about 4 hrs. After reaching Pahalgam, you will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the lunch and dinner and spend overnight in the hotel at Pahalgam.
In the morning enjoy the natural beauty of Pahalgam. Set amidst soaring mountains, glistening glaciers, gushing silvery streams and dense pine and cedar forests, Pahalgam offers many options for walks, pony trekking, fishing and camping. Enjoy the valley of Pahalgam ,Local sighteeing can be taken by the local jeep –Betab Valley ,Chandanwari and Aru (at your own cost). Arrive and proceed to your hotel, Dinner & overnight at the Pahalgam.
Morning after breakfast transfer in time to the airport to catch the flight for onward destination.
Hotel Royal Batoo/Similar in Srinagar
Hotel Poshwan/Similar in Gulmarg
Hotel Pine Cliff Resort/Similar in Pahalgam
Meal Plan:- MAP (Breakfast and Dinner)
Proposed vehicle:- Non-AC Indica/Tavera/Similar
PACKAGE COST INCLUDES
PACKAGE COST DOES NOT INCLUDES
***Booking policy- a)50% of total cost at the time of booking b)Remaining 50% of total cost must be paid before start of trip ***Cancellation policy- Minimum Cancellation is 10% Per Tour 15% Between 20-15 Days Before Tour Arrival 60% Between 10-07 Days Before Tour Arrival 85% Between 05-01 Days Before Tour Arrival 100% on the Same Day & No show. ***Check-in & check-out time will be applicable as per policy of concerned hotels.
Days : 6 | Nights : 5