6 Nights 7 Days
Twisting undulations, vibrant flower blooms, pine-fringed hillocks and the outstanding backdrop of Western Himalayas make Gulmarg a paradisiacal place to tread in. Rightly termed as the ‘Meadow of Flowers,' this erstwhile summer resort of British India is a place to experience the prodigious splendidness of nature. The spanking pulchritude of this extraordinary snowscape attracts visitors from all around the world, year-round. Besides harping on its scenic flair, Gulmarg also boasts the enthralling escapades. It offers an enthralling possibility of various adventure activities like snowboarding, skiing, and high-handed hiking, to the passionate adventure junkies. Traverse along the length and breadth of this bijou town to admire its fascinating splendor. Gulmarg marks upon a distinct and contrasting entity of historic colonial rule and independent modernism. This fragile ecosystem represents its ethnicity through the vivid festivities and culture fairs. The vivacious Gulmarg Gondola almost touches the shoulder of the snow-capped Mt. Apharwat and provides a sweeping view of this couthy hamlet. Other than being an elemental love-setting for the reel-life duo, Gulmarg is truly an incredible romantic retreat for the real-life twosome.
Arrive at Srinagar Airport from there you will meet our driver with cab and you will be transferred to Srinagar, on arrival check in at Hotel. After check in proceed for Local sightseeing covering the famous Mughal Gardens Nishat Bagh, chashma shahi, Abode of Pleasure on the shore of the Dal Lake, Shalimar Abode of Love built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. Overnight stay at Hotel in Srinagar.
Today after Breakfast, proceed for a day excursion to Sonamarg (Golden Meadow). Sonamarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonamarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. Enjoy horse riding up to Thajiwas glacier and sledge riding on snow (on direct payment). In the evening return back to Srinagar. Overnight stay in Hotel in Srinagar.
After Breakfast, proceed to Gulmarg, the Meadow of Flowers, 2730 mts above sea level Gulmarg offers spectacular views of snow capped mountain peaks, conifer forests and green meadows; it is home to the highest 18 hole golf course of the world. Thereafter time is free for activities on your own. You may enjoy an optional sledge ride on the snow covered slopes upto Apharwat Peak, Alpathar Lake (on direct payment basis). Overnight stay at hotel in gulmarg.
After Breakfast, drive to Pahalgam Situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, Pahalgam (2,130 m) was once a humble shepherd’s village with breathtaking views. Enroute visiting Saffron fields, Awantipur ruins (1100 yrs old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiverma), see the beautiful countryside on the way and lot of rice fields. Drive through pine forests. Now it is Kashmir’s premier resort, cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 25°C. After lunch have bridle walks and feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in PAHALGAM.
Later proceed for a drive towards Betaab Valley, Aru Valley & Chandanwadi (at own cost – only cars operated by locals are allowed). Witness the striking beauty of mountains. Enjoy walking around Aru Village. A walk along the Lidder stream towards Pahalgam from Aru Village is very highly recommended for Nature Lovers. Dinner and overnight stay in PAHALGAM.
After breakfast check out from Hotel and transfer to Srinagar, on arrival check in at Houseboat. Afternoon visit the famous Shankaracharya temple of Kashmir. In the evening proceed for Shikara Ride on Dal Lake, this ride is one of the most soothing, restful aspects of a holiday in Jammu and Kashmir. Visit to floating gardens (raadh) is yet another wonderful experience. A cluster of Lotus flowers amidst the lake is a heavenly sight. Dinner & Overnight stay in HOUSEBOAT.
After breakfast check-out and proceed to Srinagar Airport to catch the flight for onward destination.