Arrive Srinagar and transfers to your deluxe house boat, afternoon enjoy a Shikara ride on Dal lake. Visit Char chinar. Floating vegetable gardens and see some handicraft demonstration. Evening free for shopping. Dinner& overnight stay at hotel.
SRINAGAR- GULMARG- (52Kms.)
Leave after breakfast for full day excursion (with pack lunch) to Gulmarg” meadow of wild flower” lies in the west of Srinagar at a distance of 56 kms. On an altitude of 2730 mts. Above sea level, snow-capped mountain are all around one can even have a view of nanga par bat on a clear sunny day. It is premier winter sports ski resorts for skiers with one of the world’s highest 18 hole golf courses. For joy seekers, cable car presently up to khilanmarg and is Asia long run cable car ride aprox. 5 kms. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast. Depart for Pahalgam, the valley of shepherds via Srinagar (4 hrs.) visit the ruins of an 1100 years old temple of lord Vishnu. Drive along the Lidder river. Arrive Pahalgam and transfer to your hotel.
Breakfast. Proceed to (3 hrs.) arrive and transfer to your houseboat. After lunch visit the Mughal garden of Nishat and Shalimar, a carpet weaving factory and the Shankracharya temple .Dinner& overnight stay at hotel.
Transfers from Pahalgam to Srinagar. Enroute visiting the Awantipura Ruins of 9th Century & Mattan Temple Complex. In Afternoon, visit Mogul Gardens “Nishat” (The Garden of Pleasure) and “Shalimar” (Abode of All).
SRINAGAR- SONMARG- SRINAGAR
Leave after breakfast for full day excursion to Sonmarg” the meadow of gold” 87 kms. From Srinagar in the north- east of Srinagar at an altitude of 3000 mts. Above sea level. The place offers incredible scenic beauty (while driving to Sonmarg) dense pine forests. Gigantic mountain. Evening return to hotel for overnight stay.
Breakfast, transfer to the airport & back home with wonderful memories of your trip.
End of tour.
Accommodation on Twin Sharing MAP Basis (Bed Tea + Breakfast + Lunch / Dinner)
Transportation By Non AC Vehicle (AC Not Allowed in Hill Road Areas)
Any meals other than those mentioned above.
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Entrances to the monuments.
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This could well be Srinagars lifeline and the favourite site of all honeymooners. Get onboard one of the shikaras to go around the lake – they come with really pretty names, example – Honeymoon Lovers, The Paradise, Love Heaven and the likes! Along the shoreline is the boulevard that is home to numerous shops, hotels, gardens and parks.
Definitely one of the most active mosques in Srinagar, Jami Masjid owes its origin to 3 Mughal rulers. It is also created in wood and is noted for its 370 towering pillars supporting the roof, each pillar made of one deodar tree truck! Enter the mosque through its south gate and take a walk through the spacious green garden.
Another Mughal construction, it stands on the hill by the same name and commands an awesome view of the city. It speaks the legend of how the demon Jalodbhava was crushed under this hill, when Goddess Sati dropped a pebble on his head, which expanded to become the massive Hari Parbat. As such it is also home to several religious shrines, including the shrine of Makhdum Sahib. Located a little away from this is the Masjid of Akhund Mullah built in limestone. So revered is this site that locals believe that over 30 crores Hindu Gods and Goddesses reside here!
Located on the Shankaracharya Hill, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is accessible by a flight of stairs. It overlooks the Kashmir Valley and its inner sanctum has Persian inscriptions. The original dome-shaped ceiling has been replaced by a more modern ceiling.
Built by Jehangir for his wife Nur Jehan, Shalimar Garden is a wonderful combination of gardens and lakes. It has four terraces, rising above each other as steps and has a canal, built with polished stones, that is supplied water from the Harwan.
Located near the Harwan Village, this garden has remnants dating to the Buddhist era. The ornamented tiles placed here have depictions of the attire of people, as trousers, caps and turbans.
Located on the banks of the Dal Lake againt the Zabarwan Mountains, Nishat Bagh, or Garden of Bliss, is known for its panoramic views of the Pir Panjal Range.
Originally designed by Shah Jehan, Chasma Shahi is a strikingly made terrace garden commanding superb views of the Dal Lake and the mountains nearby. The cool spring water flowing here is believed to be extremely refreshing.
This was at one time the Royal Observatory. Located next to Chashma Shahi, it is a well-laid out garden, located almost on the ridge of the mountains overlooking the Dal Lake. Visit it at night when it is brilliantly illuminated.
Located in Lal Mandi, this museum houses an interesting collection of Kashmiri exhibits, including the illustrated tiles found near Harwan.
Open from: 10.00 am-5.00 pm (Wednesday closed)
Believed to the largest freshwater lake in Asia, the Wular Lake changes its character every few miles! The Jhelum River flows into the lake, traverses about 40 kms along Srinagar and then flows out again.
More than the place, it is the journey to Gulmarg that will woo you – roads lined with poplars overlook rice terraces. Gulmarg is not just a mountain resort, it is a high golf course and one of the best ski resorts in the country. En route to Gulmarg, stop at the View Point, so called because of the panoramic views of the snow-clad mountains that it offers.
Located at the confluence of the Lidder and Sheshnag Rivers, Pahalgam literally translates into The Valley of the Shepherds. It is a cool mountain resort with wonderful picnic spots, the most popular being the pine-clad Baisaran and Hajan. Explore Pahalgam on horseback, enjoy a session of golf at the Clubor try your hand at angling at the Lidder River.
Literally meaning The Meadow of Gold, Sonamarg is set against the backdrop of snow-clad mountains. The Sindh River that meanders through it is one of the best places to catch the trout and mahaseer. Sonamarg forms the base for trekking enthusiasts looking to traverse through the mountain lakes Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal.