On your arrival at the Srinagar International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist and escort you to your waiting vehicle. From the airport it is a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city. The drive takes you past the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jehlum river, snaking its way towards the North-Western frontier of Kashmir. We arrive at the hotel / houseboat and check in. You will have shikara ride in the lake. This boat ride glides you past some wonderful vegetable gardens and aquatic life. Dinner and Overnight in houseboats.
We will begin our trip towards Pahalgam and drive on the National Highway 1A. This road connects the Valley to the rest of the country. We drive past the saffron fields of Pampore, the marvellous ruins of Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. You can even sample a few exotic breads sold by vendors near the road. We switch the the national highway at Khanabal and drive through the second largest city of Anantnag. From here the road turns scenic as we drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction. In Pahalgam we check in at the hotel and later do some nature walks to unwind ourselves. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast in the morning, we will begin our country tour towards Gulmarg. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesue market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. We arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon Later we will begin a short tour around the meadow familarising ourselves with the beauty. In Gulmarg you can board the Gondola cable car system on your own, and ascend towards the Afarwatt Mountain range. The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afarwatt peak. From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley. We descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour and drive towards Srinagar. We will stay at the hotel for overnight.
Today we will do some half a day of local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar. Built in between a period of 14 years the two gardens are a heritage left behind by the erstwhile Mughals, whose taste for laying exquisite gardens was fascinating. With a backdrop of the sprawling Zabarwan mountains, the gardens boast of green turfs, blooming flowers and cascading water fountains. We will explore the gardens and later drive back to the hotel for a inner and Overnight stay.
After a late morning breakfast, we will drive to the airport for your flight home. On your way to the airport you can make a brief stopover for some last minute shopping in the city center. At the airport the driver will assist you with your luggage screening and drop you at outside the terminal gate.
POINTS TO BE NOTED:
• For Houseboats and Hotel stay - Due to cold waves in parts of Jammu & Kashmir, the houseboats and Hotels are facing immense hardships in terms of water supply and irregular electricity therefore the water supply in washroom areas might be provided in buckets etc.
• For Gulmarg - Due to heavy snowfall, there will be a change of the vehicle in Tangmarg which is about 14 kms before Gulmarg. Snowjeeps or chained vehicles will be used from there up to Gulmarg and back so clients have to pay an amount of INR: 1500/- (for 01 vehicle/ 07pax) for a return trip.
Kindly Note: Clients / Guests have to make direct payment for the below sightseeing points.
In Pahalgam: Horse Riding, Chandanwari , Aru Valley and Baisaran Valley
In Gulmarg: Horse Riding, Gongola Ride, Zorbing or any other sports activity.
In Sonamarg: Thajwass Glacier, Horse Riding.
Guests can book the taxi/ ponies / gondolas at the particular place.
|4 Pax||11500/- Per Head||2|
|8 Pax||10000/- Per Head||3|
|Srinagar||Burj / Sun & Snow / Sunshine|
|Srinagar||Snow Palace / Shanshah Palace / Jamal Resort|
|Pahalgam||Hill view / Grand Mumtaz / Hill Top|
Mr Sunil Verma
Siddhi Park Wing, A-3. Shop No. 7, Sai Chowk, New Sangvi, Pune, Maharashtra, India - 411027
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