Trip to Kashmir Valley
Day 01:Airport Arrival
Arrival at Srinagar International Airport our ETA representative will meet and greet. After meet you will be transfer to Deluxe Houseboat/Hotel, on arrival welcome tea (Kawa) will be served in traditional way of Kashmir. Your luggage will be transferred in the bedroom inside the Houseboat/Hotel. Afternoon tour of world famous Mughal Gardens in Kashmir visiting:
Nishat Bagh (The Garden of Pleasure or Delight) Nishat Bagh is a garden of bliss that commands a magnificent view of the lake beneath the snow capped Pir Panjal mountain range that stands far away to the west of the valley. The Bagh was designed and built in 1633 by Asif Khan, elder brother of Noor Jehan.
Chashmashahi (The Royal Spring) received its name from its water source, a spring located on its uppermost terrace. The garden, one of the smaller Kashmiri gardens around Dal Lake, is found on the South-Eastern side of the lake. Chashma Shahi was built by the Mughal governor Ali Mardan Khan under the emperor Shah Jahan in 1632-1633. It is said that this date is derived from a verse found on the site: "Guftamash bahr-i Chashma tarikhe/ Guft bar go kausar-i shahi," which translates to, "I enquired of him regarding the date of the spring/ He replied: Say 'Kausar-i Shahi'." The term "Kausar-i Shahi" is synonymous with Chashma-i Shahi (the royal spring), calculating this term in the 'abjad' system yields the hijra year 1042, or 1632-33 CE.
Shalimar Garden (Abode or Hall of Love) was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan, in 1619. The Bagh is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture.
Fairy Palace (Pari Mahal) was built in the mid-seventeenth century by Prince Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Shah Jahan.
Forenoon return back for small Cruise Shikara ride in Dal Lake or Nagin Lake for 2 Hours visiting special places in Dal Lake or in Nagin Lake, evening free for leisure. Overnight stay in Deluxe Houseboat/Hotel.
Day 02:Full Day Trip to Gulmarg (Place of Roses) 52 Km and elevation of 2,690 m.
Morning after breakfast full day trip to Gulmarg has been a resort for the kings like Yousuf Shah Chak and Jahangir who used to visit frequently. The old name of Gulmarg was "Gaurimarg", the name of Lord Shiva's wife. Yousuf Shah Chak changed its name to Gulmarg, meaning the place of roses. During the early part of the 20th century the famous Central Asian explorer Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862-1943), made his home here in a tent between his expeditions. It was a favourite summer holiday destination for the British. Gulmarg is the "heartland of winter sports in India. Gulmarg has been rated as Asia's seventh best ski destination. This resort is famous because of its "Gulmarg Gondola," one of the highest cable car in the world, reaching 3,979 metres. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from the gondola main station in Gulmarg to a shoulder of nearby Mt. Apharwat Summit (4,200 m (13,780 ft)). The ropeway project is a joint venture of the Jammu and Kashmir government and French firm Pomagalski. The first stage transfers from the Gulmarg resort at 2,600 m (8,530 ft) to Kongdoori Station in the bowl-shaped Kongdoori valley. The second stage of the ropeway, which has 36 cabins and 18 towers, takes skiers to a height of 3,950 m (12,959 ft) on Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Mt. Afarwat Peak (4,200 m (13,780 ft)), Evening back to Srinagar via Tangmarg and Magam city. Overnight stay at Deluxe Houseboat/Hotel.
Day 03:Full Day Trip to Sonamarg (Meadows of Gold) 87 Km and elevation of 3,000 m.
Sonamarg, at an altitude of 3,000 metres above sea level, 87 km north-east of Srinagar, The drive to Sonamarg is though yet another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir, this time in Sindh Valley. The Sindh Valley is the largest tributary of the valley of Kashmir. It is upwards of sixty miles long, and valley and deep rock-girt gorge to open grassy meadow land and village-dotted slopes. The Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and Mahseer, snow trout can be caught in the main river. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier a major attraction during the summer months. Evening drive back to Srinagar via Mamar and Hazratbal Mosque. Overnight stay at Deluxe Houseboat/Hotel.
Day 04:Airport Departure
Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the Srinagar International Airport to board the flight for onward destination.
NB: The including services in above mentioned tour packages are as follows
- All Transfers in above mentioned Packages by Non A/C Toyota Quails / Non A/C Tavera / Tata Indica / Similar
- Accommodation will be provided on Twin sharing basis
- English speaking guide and Expert Tour escort will be provided for groups only.
- Accommodation in above mentioned packages will be provided in Deluxe Houseboats/Budget Hotel.
- Rooms for staying will be provided on Twin / Double Sharing Basis
- Meals plan is on MAP (Breakfast, Dinner or Lunch) will be fixed as per Houseboats/Hotel.
- Gondola Ride, Horse Ride, Soft or Hard Drinks, Laundry, Chips or Snacks, Helicopter Tickets, Air Fare Tickets, Sledge Ride, Chandanwari or Aru Sightseeing, Any Entrance fees & tips.
Child Policy for Deluxe and Budget services
- 1-5 years charged 15% of the Packages on MAP plan without extra bed as per Houseboat/Hotel
- 5-12 years is charged 40% of the Packages with extra bed.
- 12 years above is charged as Adult Sharing in the same room.