SRINAGAR– PAHALGAM – GULMARG – SHANKARAYACHARYA TEMPLE – SRINAGAR
(05 NIGHTS / 06 DAYS)
DAY 01: ARRIVE SRINAGAR
You will be met by our representative at the Srinagar airport. He will assist and transfer you to the deluxe houseboat. In the afternoon you take a shikara ride on DalLake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens. 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 deluxe houseboat.
DAY 02: IN SRINAGAR: HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING:
Morning sightseeing of the Mughal Gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh built by Asaf Khan, the brother -in- law of Jehangir in 1632 AD, and Shalimar Bagh built by Jehangir for his wife empress Nur Jahan. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the DalLake with the Zabarwan hills in the background. Afternoon will be at your leisure for individual activities. Dinner and overnight in deluxe houseboat.
DAY 03: SRINAGAR – GULMARG – SRINAGAR
Morning leave for Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 mts. above the sea level. The distance of 60 kms will be covered in about 2 hours. Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course with 18 holes. If weather permits one can also have the view of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is over 26,000 feets and dominates the entire region, also enjoy cable car (Gondola) for mountain ride upto khilangmarg. In the evening drive back to Srinagar. Overnight in hotel /deluxe houseboat.
DAY 04 : SRINAGAR-PAHALGAM-SRINAGAR
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam (The valley of shepherds).The total distance is about 96 kms, will be covered in about 3 hours. En-route, visiting the saffron fields of pampore, Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantivarman), and enjoy the beautiful countryside.Drive throught the pine forests. Arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy Lidder stream. Later walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of the mountains.Drive back to Srinagar. Overnight in hotel/deluxe houseboat.
Day 5: SHANKARACHARYA TEMPLE
Morning drive to the hillside temple of Shankaracharya on top of the mountain. Built in the 11th Century, the Shiva temple is built of rock stone and overlooks the DalLake. Afternoon will be at your leisure for individual activities, shopping and packing. Dinner and overnight in hotel/houseboat.
DAY 06: DEPARTURE FROM SRINAGAR:
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar airport for onward flight.