KASHMIR DELIGHT PACKAGE 5 N - 6 D
Day 01: Arrive in Srinagar:
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.
Day 02: Srinagar to Pahalgam: (97 kilometers / 3-4 hrs drive):
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.You can opt to spend your half a day of
sightseeing by driving to the picturesque Pahalgam. After your return from the beautiful
meadows, you will be driven back to Srinagar. In Srinagar you will check in at the hotel for
your overnight stay in Pahalgam.
Day 03: Srinagar to Sonmarg (98 Kms – 2.5hrs) and later drive to Srinagar:
We begin our day with a sumptous breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will drive to
the majestic mountain resort of Sonmarg. The route towards Sonamarg takes us on a
picturesque country side drive where we will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear
water streams and blooming rice fields. We will zoom past the town of Kangan which
handles all the local needs of this region. From Kangan, we will drive towards Mammar. We
will once again alight from our vehicles at the tourist spot of Gagangir. The spot is built in
the middle of the river Sindh and looks like an island with snow glaciers covering one or
the other spot. In Sonamarg we will take a 3 hour walk or horseback trip on your own to
the Thajwass glacier. After our return we will visit the small town market for some snacks
or just pay a visit observing the local people going with thier daily routine. We will drive
back to Srinagar in the evening and transfer to the hotel for our overnight stay in
Day 04: Srinagar to Gulmarg(Day Trip): (56 kilometers / 2-3 hrs drive):
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 forovernight in Srinagar.
Day 05: In Srinagar: Local sightseeing – Half a day:
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 in
Day 06: Departure transfer to Airport:
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.
Included in the prices are:-
** Accommodation Deluxe Room
** Meals – Breakfast & Dinner included.
** Sightseeing by Bus
** Arrival and departure transfers.
** Shikara Ride.
** All Taxs, Parking & Driver allowance.
** Any international or domestic airfare & airport departure tax.
** Any Portrage or Tips.
** Horse riding, Gandola Ride, sports activity or private Taxi Charge.
** Any extra meals rather than inclusion.
** Any guided sightseeing except in Srinagar or travel escort.
** Sightseeing will be done till vehicle is allowed.
** Any personal expenses like, bar bills, telephone bills, tips, beverages, medical /
travel insurance, still/video camera fee, costs or any other cost not included above.
** Any extra sightseeing that is not mentioned in the tour program.
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