SPLENDOR OF KASHMIR 7N / 8D

SPLENDOR OF KASHMIR 7N / 8D

OVERVIEW

The backdrop of snow-dressed mountains, land painted in green and stunning lake, perhaps, this is what strikes your mind on reading the term Splendor of Kashmir. Kashmir offers you exactly what you have been dreaming of. On one hand in Srinagar the houseboat stay and a visit to the Mughal Gardens makes you feel content, and on the other hand the vistas of Sindh Valley and Sindh River in Sonmarg win your heart. Later, a tour of the calm and serene Lidder Valley at Pahalgam, and the high altitude excursion to Gulmarg make the tour more memorable.

Day 01   |   Jammu – Katra – Vaishnodevi

Arrive Jammu , meet and assist on arrival and proceed straight to Katra by Coach. Arrive Katra and check in at Hotel. Later proceed to Vaishnodevi Shrine (Approx. 13 km Trek ) One can trek up to the Shrine if fitness permits, otherwise Pony or Palanquins are also available at an extra cost. Arrive at Vaishnodevi Bhawan. Wash and change before Mata Darshan. After Mata Vaishnodevi Darshan, proceed for Bhaironji Darshan (Optional).  Overnight stay in Katra

Day 02   |   Katra – Srinagar

After Darhsan, Arrive at Katra and proceed to Drive Srinagar, on arrival in Srinagar Check-in at Houseboat. Overnight Stay in Houseboats / Resort / Hotel.

 Day 03   |   Srinagar – Sonamarg – Srinagar

Full day excursion to Sonmarg which is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. On the way we stop at many beautiful spots. Continue drive to Sonmarg 2690 Mtrs (Meadow of Gold). One can ride on horse to visit to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. In the evening return to Hotel. Overnight Stay in Houseboats / Resort / Hotel.

Day 04   |   Srinagar ( Local Sightseeing )

After breakfast proceed for half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Adobe of love). Return to houseboat for hot lunch. In the afternoon Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. Also get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. In the evening, Shikara ride on Dal Lake and enjoy the sunset. After sightseeing back & Overnight Stay in Houseboats / Resort / Hotel.

Day 05   |   Srinagar – Gulmarg

Morning proceed for full day tour of Gulmarg which is one of the most beautiful summer resort in the valley. It is also popular for its golf course (in summer), the highest in the world and skiing during the winter season. Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. In the evening return to Hotel and Overnight stay in Gulmarg.

Day 06   |   Gulmarg – Pahalgam

Full day excursion to Pahalgam 440 Mtrs (vale of Kashmir) on the way visit Saffron fields, Avantipur ruins and Anantnag sulpher spring. Pahalgam is the most famous place for Indian Film Industry. Enjoy the nature charm of the valley. In the evening return to Hotel.  And Overnight stay in Hotel / Resort.

Day 07   |   Pahalgam Sightseeing

Full day for enjoying the beauty of pahalgam. 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.

Day 08 |   Pahalgam– Jammu- Departure

After breakfast leave for Jammu to catch the train/flight for onward journey.

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