The Six day Kashmir tour takes you to explore Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, a state which is literally considered to be heaven on earth because of its ethereal natural beauty. You have an opportunity to stay in a house boat on the Dal lake. The tour includes a ride on the lake in a shikara and a visit to the famous Mughal Gardens, including Shalimar Gardens, and Chasma Shahi or the royal springs built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. You will also go to visit Pahlgam, also known as valley of Shepherds. It is situated at an altitude of 2130 mtr from sea level and is the base for many trekking routes. En-route, visit Saffron fields and Awantipora Temple Ruins. You can enjoy river rafting on the Lidder River and if weather permits, visit the scenic Aru valley, which is less touristy and forms base camp for some treks in the region.
Day – 1 (Arrive Srinagar)
On arrival at Srinagar airport you will be met by our representative followed by transfer to your pre-booked accommodation (Hotel / House Boat); Check in and out for Shikara ride in stunningly beautiful Dale Lake. Witness the magnificent surrounding of snow covered Himalayas, age old House Boat, end no of Shikara’s. Evening back to hotel / House boat for dinner and overnight stay
Day – 2 (Srinagar)
Morning post breakfast proceed to a full day tour of Srinagar beautiful Mughal gardens. Nishat Garden and Shalimar Bagh; these are the two most beautiful & historical gardens of Srinagar. Nishat Garden – facing the beautiful Dale Lake this is a joy of every travelers. Shalimar Garden is the most beautiful garden in Kashmir built by Mughal Empire.
Later visit Chasma Shahi – one of the major tourist attractions of Srinagar. Chasma Shahi means the royal springs built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
Optional visit to Shankaracharya Temple, located at the top of a hill in Srinagar gives stunning view of Srinagar. This temple was built by Raja Gopadatya therefor initially this temple was also known as Gopadari. It was built in 371 BC.
Today evening you may opt to go for a quick shopping tour in Srinagar local market.
Day – 3 (Srinagar – Sonmarg – Srinagar)
Today morning post breakfast proceed to a full day excursion for Sonmarg. Sonmarg is also known as gateway to Leh. Sonmarg is popular as base camp for tracking to nearby areas, and thereby it is one of the must preferred destination for many families, corporate groups, solo travelers. The Indus River flowing through Sonmarg offers the ideal place for river rafting & anglings. After a day well spent, we drive back to Srinagar hotel / House boat for dinner and overnight stay.
Day – 4 (Srinagar – Pahalgam )
This morning post breakfast check out and drive to Pahalgam which is 96 km’s from Srinagar also known as valley of Shepherds; situated at an altitude of 2130 mtr from sea level and is the base for many trekking routes. En-route we visit Saffron fields, Awantipora Temple Ruins (dedicated to Lord Vishnu).The stone pillars are carved with different Hindu Goddess, 9th century Awantipora was Capital of Kashmir. Also pay a visit to Mattan Temple with its holly fish’s spring. We continue drive to Pahalgam; once reached Pahalgam check in at hotel. Later go for a walking tour around your hotel and mall road of Pahalgam. Visit the local market. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day – 5 (Pahalgam – Gulmarg)
Post breakfasts check out and drive to Gulmarg; it will be about 5 hours scenic road through mountain. Also known as meadow of flowers Gulmarg is the prime place of Skiing in Kashmir. During winter tourist can enjoy live snow fall here and take breatking view of snow covered mountains which surrounded all over of Gulmarg.
Apart from Skiing other major attraction of Gulmarg is Gondola ride (cable car ride); Gulmarg has the highest cable car in Asia and it’s a magical experience.
Day – 6 (Gulmarg – Srinagar)
Morning post breakfast proceed to cable car ride. There are two phases of Gondola i.e. 01st phase which is relatively lower and covers less distance. 02nd phase is the ultimate one, for the extra ordinary experience of a life time please go for the 02nd phase gondola ride. 02nd phase of Gondola ride is in much higher and it covers long distances while giving ultimate view of the mountain and the valley. Later on time drive back to Srinagar airport to board flight for onward journey.