Welcome on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel.
After breakfast, guided tour of historic city of Delhi. The city where one can experience the influence of the many rulers who ruled this region, a city built and destroyed and re-built over seven times. The tour includes the magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Asia's largest mosque, Humanyun Tomb, Birla Mandir, Qutab Minar, drive through India Gate, President’s House and Connaught Place. Evening, see Son-et-Lumerie at Red Fort (optional). Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to the domestic airport to catch a flight to Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar, you will be met by our representative and transferred you to the houseboat. Afternoon free for personal activities. Overnight at Houseboat.
Half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode 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. You will get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. Overnight at houseboat.
After Breakfast drive direct to Baltal via Sonamarg. The distance of about 115 kms will be covered in about 3½ hrs. Rest of the day free at Baltal for acclimatization and prepare for next day's trek to Amarnath Cave.
Dinner overnight in tents at Baltal.
After very early breakfast trek upwards to Amarnath Cave for Darshan. The route is ascending right up to the cave. Have a dip in the ice-cold water of Amarnath Stream, which flows, outside the cave. Inside the cave
there is scenery of calm tranquility of white and glistering three massive Lingmas stand erect symbol of Lord Shiva, Parvathi and Ganesh. After Darshan trek back towards Baltal.
Dinner overnight in tents.
From Baltal it is 15 kms drive to Sonmarg. Sonmarg (2690 mtrs) which is the most beautiful spot of Kashmir valley. Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. Continue drive to Srinagar, which takes 3 hrs from Sonmarg. Overnight at houseboat.
This morning you will proceed for a full day excursion to Gulmarg, Meadow of Flowers ( 56 kms /2 hrs) situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, (The valley of Gulmarg, a large meadow about 3-sq-kms in area, stands at 2,730 metres, 56-km south west of Srinagar .
The name means 'Meadow Of Flowers' and in the spring it's just that, a rolling meadow dotted with countless colorful Bluebells, Daisies, Forget Me Not's and Buttercups. The valley itself is about 3-km long and up to a km wide.) Full day at leisure to take the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow capped mountains. Enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride (rope way) to Khilanmarg at your own cost, Overnight in the Hotel.
Drive to Pahalgam (5 hours drive). Welcome drink on arrival and check-in. Rest of the day free at leisure.
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. Now it Kashmir's premier resort, cool even during the height of summer. A number of hotels and lodges cater to all preferences and budgets, from luxurious to unpretentious trekkers' lodges, fully furnished huts, partially concealed by giant pine trees.
There are many short walks available from Pahalgam and in addition it is an excellent base for longer treks such as those to the Kolahoi glacier or to the Amarnath cave. Pahalgam can also be used as a starting point for treks out of the region. Pahalgam is particularly famed for its many shepherds and they're a common sight, driving their flocks of sheep along the paths all around the town
Overnight Stay in Hotel.
After Breakfast Back to Srinagar and overnight stay in Hotel / Houseboat.
Leave after breakfast for Srinagar airport to connect flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel for wash 'n' change and proceed to international airport for connecting flight to onward destination.
Mr Mr.Inder Koul
211 Vardhman Market, Mayur Complex, Mayur Vihar Phase - Iii, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110096
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