SRINAGAR – PAHALGAM – GULMARG – YUSMARG – MANADBAL – SONMARG – SRINAGAR
(09 NIGHTS / 10 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-PAHALGAM
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 through the pine forests. Arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy Lidder stream. Later walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of the mountains. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 04 : PAHALGAM – GULMARG
Morning leave for Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 mts. above the sea level. The distance of 140 kms will be covered in about 5 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. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 05 : GULMARG – SRINAGAR
After breakfast drive back to Srinagar. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 06: SRINAGAR – YUSMARG – SRINAGAR :
After breakfast we will drive to Yusmarg. The distance of 47 kms will be covered in about 2 hours. The drive to yusmarg is an enjoyment in itself. Grassy pastures stretching to acres of land, the dense forests full of pine trees, with the backdrop of splendid snow capped mountains leave you almost speechless. Later drive back to Srinagar. Overnight in deluxe houseboat.
Day 07: SRINAGAR – SONMARG – SRINAGAR
Morning leave for Sonmarg (Meadow of Gold). The distance of about 83 kms, will be covered in about 3 hrs. Sonmarg lies in SindhValley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonmarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude HimalayanLakes. In the evening drive back from Sonmarg. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 08: IN SRINAGAR:
Enjoy full day In Srinagar. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 09 : SRINAGAR – MANASBAL – SRINAGAR
In the morning we will drive to ManasbalLake. One of the most important tourist attractions in Srinagar and is also known as the bird watcher’s paradise. Located about 30 kilometres to the north of SrinagarManasbalLake in Srinagar is surrounded by three villages Jarokbal, Kondabal and Gratbal overlooking this beautiful lake. The lake is the deepest lake of Kashmir valley and its beauty is further boosted by the presence of the beautiful lotuses which adorn this lake. The origin of this ancient lake is still a mystery but legendarily it is believed to be a bottomless lake. After enjoying the lake we will drive back to Srinagar. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 10: DEPARTURE:
Early morning at 06:00 hrs you will be transfer to airport to board flight back to Delhi.
The prices are inclusive of:
** Hotel / Houseboats on Twin sharing Basis .
** Meal Plan: MAPAI (Room + Breakfast + Dinner )
** All surface travelling by 1 Non AC Tata Sumo / Indica.
** 01 Shikara Ride.
** Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
** All Arrival/Departure transfer as mentioned in Itinerary.
** All present applicable taxes as on date.
** Any future taxes levies will be charged extra.
The prices are exclusive of:
** Any Airfare, Train fare, Overland Journey which is not mentioned in the Itinerary.
** Any Medical/rescue evacuation due to mishaps.
** Any personal nature items like Laundry, bar bills, table bills, camera fee, tips or any other item.
** Mineral water / Soft or hard drinks / Starters. ** Entrance Free
** Horse Riding
** Gondola Ride in Gulmarg
** Any other things that is not included in the “Package Cost Includes” Column.
** Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.