TOUR CODE NGS 02 – SPELL BINDING KASHMIR   Shikara Rides in Srinagar


DURATION 05 NIGHTS / 06 DAYS   Shikara Rides in Srinagar


When one thinks of Kashmir, the mind is usually taken over by sky-touching mountains blanketed in an enticing blanket of snow, colorful meadows, gurgling rivers, and evergreen pine forests! Taking this experience even further, this exclusive Kashmir tour will undoubtedly fulfill all of your wishes and fantasies!!!   Shikara Rides in Srinagar



On arrival Srinagar meet for assistance and transfer to hotel, check in to hotel.  P.M.  enjoy ride on a Shikara for about one hour to the watery vegetable markets and see the mountains mirrored in the lakes. Enjoy this experience and return to the hotel / houseboat for night stay.


DAY 02:           srinagar – SONMARG 02 HRS DRIVE (98 KMS) FROM SRINAGAR

After breakfast, proceed to Sonmarg, a place of enthralling beauty, perched at an altitude of 2690m above sea level, it lies in Sindh valley, streamed with flowers and surrounded by  mountains.   It is a quiet alpine retreat surrounded with sycamore, silver birch, fir and pine trees and the last halt on the Kashmir side for the drive from Srinagar to Leh. Visit to Thajivas glacier can be undertaken using pony ride on direct payment. By evening we return to Srinagar. Overnight at hotel.   Shikara Rides in Srinagar



After breakfast, proceed for a picturesque drive to Gulmarg. Gulmarg was discovered by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 Kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the PirPanjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level.  It also has one of the world’s highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building. It is one of the most beautiful summer resorts in the valley. It is also popular for its golf course during summer season and as a ski resort during the winter season, on arrival proceed for a picturesque ride of world-famous Gondola chair car (pay directly ticket charges) later visit famous Shiv mandir in Gulmarg. Later return to Srinagar Hotel for dinner and overnight.   Shikara Rides in Srinagar


DAY 04:          SRINAGAR TO PAHALGAM (APPROX 100 km / 02 to 03 hrs drive)

After breakfast, drive to Pahalgam, en-route visit Saffron fields of Pampore, see the beautiful countryside, lots of rice fields and Awantipora ruins on the way, later continue your drive to Pahalgam through the pine forest, the confluence of the streams flowing from the river Lidder & Sheshnag Lake which are famous for their scenic beauty. On arrival, proceed for horse ride (optional on direct payment) and enjoy the most beautiful scenic view of Himalayan Mountains. About 11 km from Pahalgam, the Aru Valley offers eclectic view and calm environs to tourists. Next, take a tour of the Betaab Valley, set amidst pine trees. It has been a favorite shooting location for many Bollywood directors. Being at a walking distance from Pahalgam, this valley is the base camp for various adventure activities, such as mountaineering. Being almost on the edge of the tree line, you will see trees giving way to alpine grasslands here. Take a pony ride to one of the many beautiful spots around Pahalgam. (In PAHALGAM, Pony Rides and Jeeps to be hired for Chandanwari or Aru Valley must be paid directly), Later you will be transferred back to Srinagar Hotel for dinner and overnight.


DAY 05:           srinagar sightseeing

After breakfast, proceed to visit of world-famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love), Shankarachariya Shiv Temple, Pari Mahal (Fairies adobe) and Ancient City tour of Srinagar. Rest of the time at leisure. Overnight at hotel.


DAY 06:           srinagar airport departure

After breakfast check out from Houseboat and you will be transferred to Srinagar airport on time to board flight.   Shikara Rides in Srinagar


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