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Elegant Kashmir

Kashmir

The crown of India located on the head of the Indian subcontinent, Kashmir. The beautiful snow-capped mountains and peaks make it heaven on Earth; in fact it is called Paradise on Earth for the same. The original name was derived from the word Cashmere with a joint population of Hindu, Buddhist monks and Muslims. The abundant natural beauty and heritage of the region inspires a great deal of tourist crowd from across the globe during the tourist season. There are several listed and unlisted tourist spots many of which are the world renowned religious destinations

 

 

Suggested Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrive in Srinagar

On Arrival meet our company Associate/Chauffer at Srinagar airport/Railway station  Upon arrival at Airport/Railway station in Srinagar you will be escorted by our Representative to your Houseboat in Srinagar and proceed towards the houseboat.

Later proceed for a half day sightseeing covering Mughal Gardens like Nishat and Shalimar. If time permits, you can also visit Harwan.

In the evening enjoy a amazing Shikara ride on the Dal Lake. Overnight stay in houseboat at Srinagar

 

Day 2:  Srinagar: visit Nishat, Shalimar, Botanical Garden, Chashme Shahi and Pari Mahal

 Check out from the Houseboat at 12:00 Hrs and check in Hotel at Srinagar, later  proceed for a  sightseeing covering Mughal Gardens like Nishat and Shalimar after that  visit the famous Botanical Garden  you can find  large number of flowers and plants    have a visit to Chashme Shahi  This garden was constructed by the Mughal Governor Ali Mardan Khan. You can find, waterfall, and fountains there .  in the afternoon, visit Pari Mahal over night stay at Hotel

 

Day 3: Day trip to Pahalgam, Betaab Valley and Achabal (84 kms.)

 After Breakfast Visit Pahalgam the 'valley of shepherds'  watch the streams flowing from the river Lidder and Sheshnag Lake. On the way visit famous Saffron fields and Awantipura Ruins, an 1100 years old  temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess   Lord Vishnu. After visiting Pahalgam along the Lidder valley, move on to Betaab valley and Achabal Gardens.

Betaab valley is situated 15 kilometers from  Pahalgam. The valley got its name from the Hit Bollywood  film Betaab The Valley is situated at  northeast of Pahalgam and falls between Pahalgam and Chandanwadi and is en route Amarnath Temple

Achabal Gardens, "the places of the princess", is a small Mughal garden Situated at the southeastern part of Kashmir Valley in the town of Achabal. It was built by Great Mughal   Emperor Jahangir's wife, Nur Jahan, called the "greatest garden lovers of them all". Overnight stay in hotel.

 

Day 4: Day trip to Daksum, Kokernag and Achabal

After  breakfast, proceed for Daksum which is located on Anantnag - Simthan - Kishtwar road. It is one of the most beautiful place with awesome landscape of  lush green pine trees . After Daksum, visit the famous Kokernag –its a fresh water spring  , botanical garden full of roses, a flowing stream, and the lush green mountain-forests around with its view  of  soothing  atmosphere. After Kokernag, visit the famous Achabal garden its one of the famous tourist place about 9 kilometers away from Anantnag. The place is famous and attractive due to an ancient spring surrounded by a garden  and it was developed in the Mughals era  Overnight stay in hotel at Srinagar

 

 

 

Day 5:  Gulmarg (65 kms .)

 After Breakfast  visit Gulmarg  also known as- the 'meadow of flowers' this  spot offers  a mesmerizing  view of  snow capped peaks covered with lush  green forests of tall conifers,  and pine trees. It its attractive sites of  flowers allows wonderful view  one can understand why Kashmir is called “Paradise on Earth”. You can find one of the world's highest Golf Course lush green fields. Optional  activities may be done there such as horse riding or enjoy cable car ride. On return visit the famous Tangmarg Garden. Overnight stay in Gulmarg Hotel

 

Day 6: Day trip to Yusmarg (47 kms .)

After Breakfast full day  Excursion to Yusmarg also known as  'Meadow of Jesus' It is situated  15 kilometer  from South of Charari Sharif its  a historical town known for the tomb of Sheikh Noor-u-din Noorani , a famous Sufi saint. It lies  in the bank of Doodh Ganga River which is a branch of River Jehlum.  This breath taking place situated at an altitude of 2396 meters above the sea level. Optional  You may   enjoy horse riding to Nilnag - this  lake is surrounded  by hills. The lake Nilnag is a beautiful lake situated  6 km down from Yusmarg. The color of the water  of the lake is blue so it got the name Nilnag. Overnight stay in hotel at Srinagar

Day 7: Day trip to Sonamarg (92 kms.)

After Breakfast  Proceed  full day excursion to Sonamarg also known as 'Meadow of Gold'  in the afternoon enjoy the world famous Thajiwas Glacier. On the return journey visit the famous Mamar stream. Overnight stay in hotel at Srinagar.

Day 8: Depart Srinagar

After Breakfast Proceed to Airport/Railway station for  onward journey.

 

 

 

 

Package Includes

 

o   Stay at Srinagar in Houseboat / Hotel on MAP (Breakfast & dinner)

o   Return airport transfers from Srinagar by Non-AC Indica / Tavera

o   All sightseeing as per as Itinerary .

o   Shikara ride on Dal Lake.

o   Full day excursion of Sonmarg.

 

Our ' tours' includes accommodation in handpicked hotels Chosen  by us based on the market review  / recommendation of our past travellers. Based on the demand & Preferences of the customer and type of requirements or budget mentioned by them, our travel consultants make sure to provide a comfortable and clean hotel/Resort/Service Apartments for stay during the trip. Also for our guaranteed departure 'India group tours' we have a select list of handpicked hotels/Resorts/Serviced Apartments /Condos and guest houses which may also be changed if situation demands. In the event of non-availability of hotels listed by us in our offer, our team retains the right to reserve another similar standard hotel for the travellers. All our hotels/Resorts/Service Apartments  are subject to availability

Most trips with ‘’Discover The World Holidays are inclusive of hotel breakfasts.(CPAI) Some trips also include special lunches and  dinners etc. in the hotel of stay or outside in a city restaurants. Some of the tours are even inclusive of all meals (jungle lodges Houseboat and camps mainly) which is mentioned in the list of inclusions and/or will be conveyed during the course of correspondence

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