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Heavenly Kashmir & Ladakh – 4 Nights/5 Days
Srinagar| Pahalgam | Gulmarg
Day 1: Arrival at Srinagar
On arrival at Srinagar Sheikh Ul Alam Int’l Airport (This must be one of the Most Scenic Flights in the World, Srinagar is popularly known as the “City of Reshi’s & Sufi’s” and it is also the Summer capital of state Jammu & Kashmir). You will be transferred to House Boat for Check-in.
Later proceed to local sightseeing. Visit Mughal Gardens – Visit Pari Mahal (Palace of Fairies) a seven terraced garden located at the top of the Zabarwan mountain range over-looking city of Srinagar and south-west of Dal Lake, Then visit Chesham Shahi one of the Mughal gardens built in 1632 AD around a spring by Ali Mardan Khan, a governor of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as per the orders of the Emperor, as a gift for his elder son Prince Dara Shikha.
Continue to visit Nishat Garden known as the “Garden of Pleasure” built in the 16th century (1633) by Mughal King Asif Khan. Then visit Shalimar Garden known as the “Garden of Love” built in the 16th century (1619) by Mughal King Jahangir for his beloved wife Noor Jehan or (Mehr-un-Nissa) in the evening enjoy SHIKARA RIDE on the world famous Dal Lake in which you will cover, Floating Gardens, Vegetable Gardens, Golden Lake, Inner markets like Mena Bazar, and Canals, etc also enjoy the scenic view of Zabarwan Mountains.
Overnight stay in Srinagar.
Day 2: Srinagar – Pahalgam
Drive to Pahalgam called as “Valley of Shepherds”. Pahalgam is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, Pahalgam (2,130 m) was once a humble shepherd’s village with breathtaking views. Enjoy nature & walk around the bank of river Lidder. It is famous for some trekking routes also & is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. It is also famous in the Indian film Industry (Bollywood). Now it is Kashmir’s premier resort, cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 25 Degree C. Up.
En route visit Betaab Valley (at your own expense) which is a beautiful valley with a brook that flows in the middle of the valley, it got its name from the Indian Film ‘Beetab’ which was shot there. A local taxi has to be hired for Aru and Beetab Valley. The valley is surrounded by lush green meadows, snow-clad mountains, and covered with dense vegetation) and Aru Valley(Aru Valley is a small yet self-sufficient scenic village located 12 km from Pahalgam) or you can visit Chandanwari.
Overnight stay in Pahalgam.
Day 3: Pahalgam – Gulmarg
Transfer to Gulmarg via Bye-Pass. Gulmarg called “Meadow of Flowers”. Gulmarg is at an altitude of 8700 ft. Gulmarg also referred to as Meadow of Flowers is a famous Ski Resort & the world’s highest 18-hole Golf Course. The place was prominent during the British time.
Later enjoy your day by taking Gondola Cable Car (at your own expenses and subject to operation. Pre-booking is advisable) which offers rides to the upland meadows of Kongdori and beyond to the top of Apharwat range to a height of 14000 ft. for viewing the Himalayan peaks in summer and for downhill skiing in winter or by playing golf in the world’s highest golf course or indulge in many snow activities.
Overnight stay in Gulmarg.
Day 4: Gulmarg – Srinagar
Transfer to Srinagar. En route visit Shankaracharya Temple. It is believed that it was the place where the great philosopher and saint Shankaracharya stayed when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanathana Dharma.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Srinagar.
Day 5: Srinagar – Departure
Transfer to Airport for the return flight.