Meet upon arrival at Srinagar airport and transfer to Hotel
After fresh up at Hotel / Houseboat proceed for sightseeing of Mughal gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure), built by Asif Khan brother-in-law of Jahangir in 1632 AD, Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jahan. These beautiful mountains are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. Distance from Srinagar is about 12 and 15 km respectively. En-route, visit a carpet weaving factory.
After breakfast, leave for full day excursion of Sonamarg “Meadows of Gold” which is one of the most beautiful drives from Srinagar. (84 Km/2 ½ hr/). Sonamarg is located at a height of 2690 meters. You may take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. It serves as the base for the treks to Harmukh range via Nichnai,Vishensar Lake, Gangabal and to Nara Nag .This place is famous for Trout fishing.
Dinner & Overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast check out of the Hotel / Houseboat and proceed to Gulmarg, Meadow of Flowers ( 56 km /2 hr) situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, Arrive Gulmarg and check in at Hotel for overnight stay. Enjoy the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow capped mountains. In winter, Gulmarg acquires a new persona that of the country’s premier skiing resort.. Enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride (rope way) to Khillanmarg at your own cost.
After breakfast check out of the Hotel at Gulmarg and proceed to Pahalgam (7200 ft) “Village of Shepherds” for overnight stay. (140 km / 31/2 hrs) En-route visiting the world famous Saffron growing fields, Awantipura ruins (9th Century). Pahalgam is also famous for Indian film Industry (Bollywood). Pahalgam is also famous for some trekking routes & also base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Enjoy the Natural beauty, river and environs therein Dinner & overnight in the Hotel.
After breakfast the day is free to explore Lidder valley at your own or you can pick one of the below given options by taking a local cab at your own cost :-
Option 1. Visit to AruValley which is a small village, 15 km upstream the Lidder River, The route is picturesque with ample campsites. This village is the starting point for treks to the Kolahoi glacier. Option 2. Visit to Chandanwari, 16 Km which is the starting point of sacred Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge, En-route you can visit Hajan, an idyllic picnic spot and Betaab valley where the famous Bollywood movie Betaab was shot. Option 3. You can enjoy leisurely walks in pine forest along River Lidder and enjoy picnic on riverside.
Option 4. You can enjoy pony ride to Baisaran meadow, surrounded by thickly wooded pine forest and snow-capped mountains. This grassy glen offers a panoramic view of Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley.
After breakfast drive back to Srinagar for overnight stay. Arrive Srinagar and check in at Houseboat / Hotel. Evening enjoy a majestic Shikara ride on the famous Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with, which is often compared to Venice. You will get view of some very interesting places around the Lake.
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar airport to board flight for onward destination.
Mr. Rajeev Kumar
Session Road, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India - 176215
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