Kashmir (The Paradise on Earth)
Duration : 03 Nights / 04 Days
Destination Covered : Srinagar - Pahalgam - Sonamarg
Day 01 : Srinagar
Arrive Srinagar, assistance & transfer from Airport to Houseboat, PM Shikara ride on world famous Dal Lake, visiting floating gardens.
Day 02 : Srinagar
After breakfast (By Cab) drive to Mughal Gardens + Kashmir Handicrafts & Shankaracharaya Temple (Takht-e-suleiman), P.M at Houseboat.
Day 03 : Srinagar - Pahalgam or Sonamarg or Gulmarg
After Breakfast Day Trip to Pahalgam* (192Km return journey) or Sonamarg* (174Km return journey) or Gulmarg* (112Km return journey) with Pack Lunch. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 04 : Srinagar
Early morning by Shikara to floating vegetable market, breakfast on return & transfer to Airport to board flight to Delhi.
*The above itinerary can be extended for 05 Nights/06days with all optional sightseeing spots.
Kashmir-description of places
CHESHMASHAHI (The royal spring) : is the first Mughal garden after Nehru Park. Built at the height above the city, its views are as stupendous as its layout. Cheshmashahi has only three terraces in addition to a natural spring of water enclosed in a stone pavilion.
NISHAT BAGH (The garden of pleasure) : Built by Empress Noor Jahan's brother Asaf Khan. The largest of Gardens, it has several terraces, a central watercourse and a majestic site between the Dal Lake and Zabarwan hills.
SHALIMAR BAGH (Abode of love) : Built by Jehangir-the Mughal emperor whose love for Kashmir was legendary.
PAHALGAM : Vale of Kashmir situated 96Km from Srinagar, 2130 Metres above sea level. Pahalgam is Kashmir's premier resort, cool even during the height of summer
SONAMARG : 87 Kms from Srinagar city, altitude: 2690 Metres (Meadow of Gold). Visit Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladhakh.
GULMARG : Gulmarg-The Meadow of Flowers, popular for highest Golf course in Asia. Altitude: 2730mtrs. leisure. Overnight At House Boat.
SHANKARACHARYA TEMPLE : Situated on highest hill within Srinagar about thousand feet above sea level. It is devoted to lord Shiva. Shankaracharya stayed at this site when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanatan Dharma.