Day 01: Srinagar
You will be welcomed by our representative at Srinagar Airport who will escort you to the Houseboat/Hotel. From the airport it is approx a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city. On the way, you will be visiting the Abdullah Bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum river, snaking its way towards the North-Western frontier of Kashmir. Arrive at Houseboat/Hotel for Check Inn. Later you will be taken on a 2 hrs shikara ride in the lake. This boat ride glides you past some wonderful vegetable gardens and aquatic life. Stay overnight.
Day 02: Srinagar, Pahalgam
This morning after breakfast, proceed toward Pahalgam, the 'Valley of Shepherds' which is situated at the confluence of streams flowing from the River Lidder and Sheshnag Lake. En route visit the Awantipur Ruins. The famous Awantipur temple was built in the honour of God Mahadev by Awanti Varman. The Shiva-Avantishvara temple in Awantipura has massive walls beneath the town and therefore has great archaeological significance. On arrival Check Inn to your hotel & the rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Pahalgam.
Day 03: Pahalgam
This morning, after breakfast, drive to Chandanwari and Betab valley. The drive to the village is breathtaking. The location of the village amongst the grasslands, make this place a visual delight. Proceed for Betab Valley, originally called the Hajan Valley. Post the filming of the 1983 Bollywood blockbuster - 'Betab' at this location, Hajan was renamed Betaab. Since the discovery of the Betab Valley, it has become a film-maker's favorite location to shoot out romantic films. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay.
Day 04: Pahalgam, Srinagar
This morning after breakfast drive to Srinagar. On arrival Check Inn to the hotel. Post lunch, proceed for sightseeing at Nishat Bagh, the second largest Mughal Garden in Kashmir and Shalimar Bagh, linked through a channel to the northeast of Dal Lake on its right bank located near Srinagar. Visit Pari Mahal also known as Quntilon is a historic monument overseeing the beautiful Chashma Shahi Gardens near Srinagar. This ancient monument brings out the architectural brilliance of the fore gone eras. Visit the Shankaracharya Temple - A beautiful Shiva temple situated at the picturesque location of the Gopadari Hill, South East of Srinagar. Overnight stay.
Day 05: Srinagar, Gulmarg, Srinagari
This morning proceed to Gulmarg, driving past willow trees, fast flowing streams and lush green meadows. Gulmarg - the 'meadow of flowers' is an apt term for this idyllic flower-laden spot. It offers a spectacular view of towering snow capped peaks covered with dense forests of tall conifers, gigantic firs and pine trees. Take a leisurely stroll or pony rides (on direct payment) across the green meadows to one of the world's highest Golf Courses. Later take a fun-filled Gondola ride (First Level). Return to Srinagar in the evening. The rest of the evening is at leisure & stay overnight.
Day 06: Srinagar, Departure
Today, bid farewell to your 'Kashmir-Paradise On Earth' tour, as you are transferred to the Airport in Srinagar for your onward journey.
- Enjoy a Shikara Ride on Dal Lake.
- Discover the Awantipura Ruins, an 1100 year old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
- Explore Chandanwari and Betaab Valley.
- Enjoy local sightseeing in Srinagar.
- Excursion to Gulmarg.
- Enjoy a fun-filled Gondola ride (upto First Level).