Originally called 'Gaurimarg' by shepherds, its present name was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. Gulmarg was a favourite haunt of Emperor Jehangir who once collected 21 different varieties of flowers from here.Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m, and is the country's premier ski resort in the winter. The journey to Gulmarg is half the enchantment of reaching there roads bordered by rigid avenues of poplar give over to flat expanses of rice fields interspersed with picturesque villages. Depending on the season, nature's colours could be the translucent green of spring, summer's rich emerald, or autumn's golden hues, when scarlet chillies festoon windows of village homes. After Tangmarg, the climb to Gulmarg begins through fir-covered hillsides. At one point, known simply as View Point, travellers generally stop their vehicles for a few minutes and look out a spectacle of snow-covered mountains, almost within touching distance.
- 02 Nights stay in Hotel in Srinagar
- 02 Night stay in Hotel in Gulmarg
- 02 Night stay in Houseboat in Srinagar
Welcome to the Srinagar, The Lake City. On arrival at Srinagar Airport, being your tour of Zest in the Paradise You will be transferred to Houseboat. After lunch enjoy a romantic 'shikara ride on the Dal Lake. Overnight stay at the Houseboat.
Srinagar | Day Excursion to Pahalgam (102 kms / approx. 3 hour drive)
Early in the morning leave for Pahalgam the 'valley of shepherds' which is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from river Lidder and Sheeshnag lake. En route visit the Awantipura ruins, an 1100 year old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and built by King Awantivarman. On arrival into Pahalgam enjoy the surrounding beauty or walk to Baisaren, which is about 2 km from Pahalgam. A small village, set in pine and fir forest is pleasing and offers good view. In the evening back to Srinagar. Night halt at Hotel in Srinagar.
Return home with happy memories
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar Airport to board your flight with memorable experience of Etrip Advisors."Tour Ends but sweet memories remain."