Day 01: Delhi / Srinagar
Meet upon arrival at Srinagar airport and transfer to Hotel
After fresh up at Houseboat proceed for sightseeing of Mughal gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure), built by Asif Khan brother-in-law of Jehangir in 1632 AD, Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. These beautiful mountains are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. Distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 Kms respectively. Enroute, visit a carpet weaving factory.
Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel
Day 02: Srinagar/Sonamarg/ Srinagar
After breakfast leave for a full day trip to Sonamarg “Meadows of Gold” which is one of the most beautiful drives from Srinagar. (84 Km/2 ½ hrs/). Sonamarg is located at a height of 2690 meters. You may take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. It serves as the base for the treks to Harmukh range via Nichnai, Vishensar Lake, Gangabal and to Nara Nag .This place is famous for Trout fishing. Late afternoon drive back to Srinagar for Srinagar airport.
Dinner & Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03: Srinagar / Gulmarg
After breakfast check out of the Hotel and proceed to Gulmarg which is also known as “Meadow of Flowers” (57 Kms / 2 hrs) situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, Arrive Gulmarg and check in at Hotel for overnight stay. Enjoy the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snowcapped mountains. In winter, Gulmarg acquires a new persona that of the country’s premier skiing resort.
Dinner & overnight in the Hotel
Day 04: Gulmarg / Pahalgam
After breakfast check out of the Hotel at Gulmarg and proceed to Pahalgam (7200 fts) “Village of Shepherds” for overnight stay. (140 Kms / 3 1/2 hrs) Enroute visiting the world famous Saffron growing fields, Awantipura ruins (9th Century). Pahalgam is also famous for Indian film Industry (Bollywood). Pahalgam is also famous for some trekking routes & also base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Enjoy the Natural beauty, river and environs therein Dinner & overnight in the Hotel.
Day 05: In Pahalgam
After breakfast the day is free to explore Lidder valley or you can take a local taxi on your own cost and can choose the below options:
Option 1. Visit to Aru Valley which is a small village, 15 km upstream the Lidder River, The route is picturesque with ample campsites. This village is the starting point for treks to the Kolahoi glacier. Option 2. Visit to Chandanwari, 16 Km which is the starting point of sacred Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge, Enroute you can visit Hajan, an idyllic picnic spot and Betaab valley where the famous Bollywood movie Betaab was shot.
Option 3. You can enjoy leisurely walks in pine forest along River Lidder and enjoy picnic on riverside.
Option 4. You can enjoy pony ride to Baisaran meadow, surrounded by thickly wooded pine forest and snow-capped mountains. This grassy glen offers a panoramic view of Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley.
Dinner & overnight in the hotel
Day 06: Pahalgam / Srinagar
After breakfast drive back to Srinagar for overnight stay. Arrive Srinagar and check in at Houseboat. Evening enjoy a majestic Shikara ride on the famous Dal Lake to enjoy the Beauty that God has graced this city with, which is often compared to Venice. You will get view of some very interesting places around the Lake.
Candle Light Dinner with specially ordered cake will be provided at the Houseboat.
Day 07: Srinagar/Delhi
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar airport to board flight for onward destination
TOUR ENDS WITH SWEET MEMORIES