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Highlights of Kashmir

Highlights of Kashmir

  • DURATION 7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
  • TOUR CODEVHP-HOK
  • START CITY
  • END CITY

ITINERARY

  • ARRIVAL AT SRINAGAR
  • Upon Arrival at Srinagar Airport you will be met by our representative and transfer to Hotel or Houseboat for Check in. In the afternoon you take a shikara ride on world famous Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens & Open Dal Lake. While riding the Shikara’s there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc. Dinner and overnight in Hotel or Houseboat.
  • SRINAGAR TO PAHALGAM (7200 FT.) – 96 KMS / 2 TO 3 HOURS
  • After Early Breakfast we check out from our hotel or houseboat and leave for Pahalgam called as “Valley of Shepherds “. Enroute visiting saffron field & Awantipura Ruins 19th Century. Enjoy the nature & walk around the bank of river lidder. Pahalgam is famous for some trekking routes also & is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Pahalgam is also famous for Indian film Industry (Bollywood). Upon arrival we check in at our hotel .Rest of the day free dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
  • PAHALGAM
  • After Breakfast Full day free to enjoy and explore the Beauty of “Pahalgam”. One can go to Chandanwari (16 Kms) is starting point of Amarnath Pilgrimage “The Abode of Shiva” Or Aru (10 kms from Pahalgam) has a fine meadow of picturesque scenery and starting point of trekking of (Liddarwat, Kolahoi Glacier & Trsar Lake). Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
  • PAHALGAM TO GULMARG (8,825 FT.) – 150 KMS / 3 TO 4 HOURS
  • Post breakfast we check out from Hotel and drive to Gulmarg (8,825 Ft.) “Meadow of Flowers”. Gulmarg has a Very famous Golf Course during Summer (Which is one of the highest 18- hole Golf Course in the World) And Ski resort during Winter .One can have Gondola Ride (Cable Car from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg on their own). Upon arrival in Gulmarg we check in at our hotel. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
  • GULMARG TO SRINAGAR 54 KMS / 1 TO 02 HOUR ONE WAY
  • After a an early breakfast we drive to Srinagar and Start our Sightseeing tour with 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 Sanatan Dharma. The original ceiling was dome- shaped and the brick roof is not more than a century old. And later proceed further to Hazratbal Mosque, Situated in a village on the western shores of the Dal Lake opposite Nishat Bagh, it is a pristine white marble edifice casting its reflection in the waters of the lake. Unlike the other mosques in Srinagar, which have a pagoda like roof, Hazratbal is the only mosque to have a domed roof mosque in Srinagar; the others having distinct pagoda like roofs Gardens & Jama Masjid, Situated in the heart of the old city of Srinagar, this huge
    mosque is visited by thousands of people who congregate here for the Friday prayers. After visiting above places we drive back to hotel or houseboat.

    Later in the afternoon we take a sightseeing tour of Mughal Gardens starting our visit to Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) ,Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) & Cheshmashahi ( Royal Spring ) . After visiting above gardens we drive back to Hotel or Houseboat. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel or Houseboat.

  • SRINAGAR TO SONMARG (9,000 FT.) – 86 KMS / 2 TO 3 HOURS
  • After Breakfast leave for Sonmarg called as “Meadow of gold” has its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that meanders through the Sonmarg valley abounds with trout & Mahaseer. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajwas Glacier, Which is a major local attraction during the summer. On Arrival at Sonmarg we check in to our Pre – Arranged Hotel. Early afternoon we leave for Sightseeing of Thajwas Glacier ( On Own ) Return back in the evening for Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
  • SONMARG TO SRINAGAR – 86 KMS / 2 TO 3 HOURS
  • After a leisurely breakfast we check out from hotel and time at leisure in Sonmarg to explore the destination. Later we drive to Srinagar and check in at our hotel or houseboat for overnight stay. In the evening you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping.
  • DEPART SRINAGAR (FLY OUT)
  • Tour concludes. Transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.

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