Paradise -Kashmir Tour

Paradise -Kashmir Tour

OVERVIEW- Kashmir, one of the finest tourist destinations in India is blessed with a perfect landscape of impeccable green valleys, the Himalayan ranges up close, serene lakes and more. Srinagar is Heaven on Earth, friendly people, beautiful gardens, vast lakes and pristine streams and stunning landscapes, it is all that “Enjoy the Incredible Kashmir”. Embracing love in the air, tour takes you to Venice of the East - Srinagar, splendid Sonmarg, picturesque Pahalgam and snow-covered Gulmarg. All these destinations are best to portray Kashmir’s beauty at its best.

SRINAGAR - Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is the pride of the beautiful valley of Kashmir. Srinagar is famous for its lakes and the charming rows of houseboats floating on them. It is festooned with wooden Kashmiri mosques and expansive gardens with wide variety of flora species.

GULMARG- Located at a distance of 56 kms from Srinagar is one of the most frequented hill resorts in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a popular destination for skiing and heliskiing. Many competitions are also held here in winters. The place receives good snowfall in winters. 

SONMARG- Located at a distance of 79 kms from Srinagar the hill station is one of the popular attractions near the capital city. Surrounded by dense forests of alpine vegetation and with snow -capped mountains standing all along its boundaries, the valley of Sonmarg looks highly captivating.

Tour Destination: Srinagar – Gulmarg – Sonmarg – Srinagar

Travel Duration: 04 nights/05 days

DAY 1: SRINAGAR- Arrival at Srinagar Airport and transfer to hotel. In the evening move around the town and revel in the scenic surroundings. You can take a long ride in the Shikara on the beautiful Dal Lake. 

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2: SRINAGAR- After breakfast visit the beautiful city of lakes-Srinagar.

SIGHT SEEING SRINAGAR
DAL LAKE- This lake is one of the important tourist attraction of Srinagar. The Dal Lake comprises of a number of lakes, including the Nagin Lake which also has many houseboats stationed there. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains surrounding Srinagar from this lake. Later you take on a ride on traditional Kashmiri boats or Shikaras to explore the intricate maze of waterways of this lake. 

MUGHAL GARDENS- These Gardens were laid by the Mughal epitomizing love for mankind. They are located between Dal Lake and Zabarwan Mountain range.

NASIM BAGH- One of the most beautiful Mughal Gardens, Nasim bagh is constructed in 1586 AD by Great Mughal Emperor Akbar. This garden serves as a brilliant example of natural beauty merged with the man made marvelous designs. This is the oldest Mughal garden and has camping facilities in the enchanting lawns of the Gardens.

NISHAT BAGH- It was designed by Asaf Khan, brother of Noor Jehan, in 1633 AD. It is largest of the Mughal gardens and is situated on the banks of Dal Lake. 

SHALIMAR GARDENS- Garden of love was built by Emperor Jehangir for his wife Nur Jehan in 1616.It is 2 major houses which is called the Diwan e Khas and Diwan e Aam.

CHESHMASHAHI- Royal springs are situated in the foothills of the Zabarwan range. It was laid by Ali Mardan Khan in 1632. 

PARI MAHAL- It is a school of astrology built by Prince Dara Shukho eldest son of Shahjahan who had keen interest in astrology and sufisim. One can capture a splendid view of the Srinagar city and Dal Lake.

SHANKARACHARYA TEMPLE- The temple of Shankaracharya is another important place to visit in Srinagar. 

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3: SRINAGAR – GULMARG - SRINAGAR- Today drive to the Meadow of Flowers-Gulmarg. 

WHY VISIT GULMARG?

  1. Green meadows, Blue Skies, Flowers in full bloom in spring and summer. 
  2. Asia’s highest cable car ride the Gulmarg - Gondola. 
  3. Gulmarg is considered Asia’s Best ski resort, famous amongst skiers for its unique powder snow which form the perfect slopes for skiing, sledging and snowboarding. 
  4. Gulmarg boasts of Highest Golf course in the world club established in 1902 which has an 18 whole golf course par 72 where competitions are held each year. 
  5. Gulmarg is one of the best summer and winter resorts in the world. In summers, the meadows of Gulmarg are laden with flowers whereas in winters, the snow-covered slopes of Gulmarg turn into a skiing resort, for adventure and thrill. 

SIGHTSEEING GULMARG- Gondola Ride (Asia’s highest ski lift), Maharani Temple, St Mary’s Church, Maharaja Palace, Children’s Park, Baba Reishi Shrine, Drand a famous picnic spot, Khilanmarg, Ningal Nullah, Trek to Alpather Lake and visit Tanmarg

Later in the evening return back to Srinagar.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4: SRINAGAR – SONMARG - SRINAGAR- In the morning drive to the Meadow of Gold-Sonmarg, a valley amongst glaciers and placid lakes. You can view the beautiful flower and laden meadows, panoramic view of the snow covered Himalayan peaks.

WHY VISIT SONMARG?

  • Sonmarg is a trekker’s paradise. 
  • Snow sledging and snowboarding.

SIGHTSEEING SONMARG- Thajiwas Glacier, Kheer Bhawani Temple, Manasbal Lake

Later return back to Srinagar 

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 5: SRINAGAR- Day free for shopping.  

SHOPPING- Kashmir is also a shopper’s paradise. A tourist can buy Pashmina shawls, carpets, papier mashie, walnuts, saffron, willow wicker, leather jackets and bags, cricket bats, Honey, copper utensils, wooden handicrafts, Kashmiri embroidered suits, saris and jewellery.

Later in the evening, travel back by car/flight/train towards onward destination.

Distance & Time (Approx)

  1. Srinagar - Gulmarg: 55 kms/1.5 hrs
  2. Srinagar - Sonmarg: 90 kms/02 hrs

Srinagar at a Glance

  • Population: 1,250,173
  • Area: 103.3 sq kms
  • Geo Location: Jammu & Kashmir (North India)
  • Average Climate: -2°C - 30°C
  • Best time to visit: March - October
  • STD Code: 0194
  • Airport: Srinagar Airport

Gulmarg at a Glance

  1. Population: NA
  2. Area: NA
  3. Geo Location: Jammu & Kashmir (North India)
  4. Best time to visit: March - October
  5. Sonmarg at a Glance
  6. Population: NA
  7. Area: NA
  8. Geo Location: Jammu & Kashmir (North India)
  9. Best time to visit: March - October
  10. STD Code:  NA

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