Srinagar Situated on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the famous Indus River, the city of Srinagar is a heavenly abode on earth with numerous lakes and large expanses of green valleys spread throughout. The Jhelum River runs through the city and the valley, emptying in the Wular Lake. The city at 876 km north of Delhi is famous for its nine ancient bridges, linking the two parts of the city.
Pahalgam At an altitude of 2,130m and about 95-km from Srinagar, Pahalgam is probably the most popular hill resort in the Kashmir valley. Since it is rather lower than Gulmarg the nighttime temperatures do not drop so low and it has the further advantage of the beautiful Lidder River running right through the town. Pahalgam is situated at the junction of the Aru and Sheshnag Rivers and surrounded by soaring, fir-covered mountains with bare, snow-capped peaks rising behind them. The Aru flows down from the Kolahoi glacier beyond Lidderwat while the Sheshnag from glaciers along the great Himalayan. At the confluence of the streams flowing from the river Lidder and Sheshnag Lake, Pahalgam was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views
Gulmarg literally means “Meadow of flowers”. Gulmarg is located 60 KMs away from Srinagar which is an hour and half journey by car. Gulmarg has attracted millions of tourists throughout its existence with the scenic beauty of the Himalayan Mountains in the back drop. One of the main attractions in Gulmarg is the Gulmarg Gondola, the Highest Cable Car in the world. The 1st phase of the Gondola takes tourists to the height of 8530 ft to Kongdori Station and the second stage of the Gondola goes up to the height of 12293 ft. Tourists can enjoy horse Riding and can go riding to the magnificent “Strawberry Valley” , Leopards Valley and ride up to “Kongdori” to see the frozen lake of “Al- Pathar”. Gulmarg in winter is a magnificent experience, fully covered in a white blanket of Snow which turns it into a skiers paradise. The natural slopes here are untouched and prove to be a challenge to ace skiers! Besides the scenic side to Gulmarg, winter time in Gulmarg is a season of festivities with celebrations of “White Christmas” and New Year parties.
Gulmarg has been a resort for the kings like Yousuf Shah Chak and Jahangir who used to visit frequently. The old name of Gulmarg was "Gaurimarg", the name of Lord Shiva's wife. Yousuf Shah Chak changed its name to Gulmarg, meaning the place of roses. During the early part of the 20th century the famous Central Asian explorer Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862–1943), made his home here in a tent between his expeditions. It was a favourite summer holiday destination for the British stationed in India.
What is included in the tour
- Pickup & Drop Airport/Station
- Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis.
- Daily Breakfast & Dinner.
- Sightseeings as per itinerary in an exclusive vehicle (On Disposal)
- All Hotel Taxes.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any Train/Airfare
- Any kind of Drinks
- Porter Charges (if any)
- Personal Expences
- Any other Entry Fees.
- Day 1: ARRIVE AT SRINAGAR AIRPORT. DAY AT LEISURE. (HOUSEBOAT STAY)
- Day 2: Local Sight Seeing
- Day 3: Drive from Srinagar Houseboat to Pahalgam (3hrs.)
- Day 4: From Pahalgam to Gulmarg (5 hrs approx)
- Day 5: Drive back from Gulmarg to Srinagar.
- Day 6: Drop at Srinagar Airport.
Day 1: Arrive at Srinagar Airport. Day at Leisure. (Houseboat Stay)
On arrival at Srinagar Airport, meet our local representative and get transferred to your pre-booked houseboat. Check in & relax in comforts of your Houseboat. Overnight at Srinagar. London House Group(Semi-Deluxe) or similar
Day 2: Local Sight Seeing
After leisurely breakfast, get ready for the local sightseeing trip to Srinagar. Visit Mughal Gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure). Built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. Also visit, Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his wife, Noor Jehan. The gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 km respectively. Also visit the botanical garden, Royal Spring, Pari Mahal. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory. Overnight at Srinagar. London House Group(Semi-Deluxe) or similar
Day 3: Drive from Srinagar Houseboat to Pahalgam (3hrs.)
After breakfast this morning, we check out from Srinagar houseboat, as we drive you to Pahalgam the Valley of Shepherds via Srinagar. Drive through saffron fields; visit Awantipura ruins of an 1100 yr old temple of Lord Vishnu. Drive through the pine forest and along the Lidder River. Arrive Pahalgam and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pahalgam. Hotel Pahalgam Duke or similar
Day 4: From Pahalgam to Gulmarg (5 hrs approx)
After breakfast, this morning, check out & proceed to Gulmarg. Also known as Meadow of Flowers, 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 Enroute visit, Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. One can also have a short trek up to Khilangmarg, which can be covered in about 3 hrs. Later, check - in at hotel. Overnight at Gulmarg. Green Park or similar
Day 5: Drive back from Gulmarg to Srinagar.
After a leisurely breakfast, check out and get transferred to Srinagar. Later, check into your Srinagar hotel. Evening has been kept free for your own activities. Overnight at Srinagar. Silverline or similar
Day 6: Drop at Srinagar Airport.
After breakfast, this morning, check out from your hotel and get transferred to Srinagar Airport for your onward journey. Tour Ends.