Jammu and Kashmir is a state in northern India, often denoted by the acronym J&K. It is located mostly in the Himalayan mountains, and shares borders with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south.
Day 01 Arrival in Srinagar| Drive to Pahalgam (90 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)
Meet our representative upon arrival atSrinagarairport and proceed to Pahalgam, also called the Valley of Shepherds. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. In Pahalgam, admire the beauty of nature as you walk along the banks of River Lidder. Pahalgam is also famous for some trekking routes and is the base camp for the Amarnath Pilgrimage. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 Sightseeing in Pahalgam | Drive to Gulmarg
After breakfast,enjoy panoramic views of Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley. Start withChandanwari, 16 Km which is the starting point of sacred AmarnathYatra. Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge, enroute you can visit Hajan, an idyllic picnic spot and Betaab valley. Later, today drive to Gulmarg - ‘Meadow of Flowers’ situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, with lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival and enjoy dinner.Overnight stay in the Gulmarg.
Day 03 Gandola-Ride in Gulmarg | Shikara-Ride at Dal Lake
After breakfast, enjoy local sightseeing of Gulmarg and Gandola-ride (cable car). Later, proceed to Srinagar - This place is famous for its lakes and the charming houseboats, Srinagar is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts. The lake comprises a series of water bodies, including the Nagin Lake. One can take in the panoramic view of the mountains surrounding Srinagar from this lake. Kashmiri boats called Shikara, are used to explore the intricate maze of waterways on this lake. In the evening, enjoy visit to Mughal Gardens followed by a Shikara-ride on Dal Lake. Overnight stay in Srinagar houseboat.
Day 04Sonmarg Excursion
After breakfast departs for full day excursion to the Sonmarg, ‘Meadow of Gold’ on Srinagar- Leh road, a gushing river is the highlight of this meadow, flowing down from snowy heights into the dense woodlands of firs and silver birches. Glaciers pour down from this stream from the Himalayas on to the many camping sites in Sonmarg. A thick forest-cover of sycamore, alpine flowers, silver birch, fir and pine, Sonmarg offers adventure in the form of treks, sledging, angling, alpine skiing and white water rafting. Enjoy leisurely walks around the meadow. Return to Srinagar for dinner & overnight stay in houseboat.
Day 05Departure from Srinagar
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Srinagar airport for return flight back home.
Tour ends... but sweet memories always remain with us
Srinagar - Deluxe HB At Dal Lake, Pahalgham - Srichan Resorts Or Similar, Gulmarg - Alpine Ridge Or Similar Hotel
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