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Holiday Kashmir Tours
: 5 Nights 6 Days
Srinagar - Pahalgam - Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar
- Gulmarg - Srinagar
Day 01: Srinagar
In the morning arrive at Srinagar airport or railway station. Srinagar has
been described by some visitors as the Venice of the East. This beautiful
city was established by Emperor Ashoka some 2300 years ago. A unique charm
of Srinagar is its 1300 or more houseboats, the floating little hotels on
the edge of the Dal Lake. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative
and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure to explore
the beautiful surroundings in Srinagar
Day 02: Srinagar
Today we start our sightseeing in Srinagar. Today we visit the famous Mughal
gardens in Srinagar. In the Mughal gardens first of all you will view the
Chashma Shahi. Chashma Shahi means the Royal Spring and is dedicated to
the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The spring waters are believed to have curative
properties. After visiting the Chashma Shahi we visit the Nishat and Shalimar
Mughal Gardens. Nishat is the larger of the two gardens and has an impressive
plantation of Chenar trees on its highest terrace. Both the gardens are
built on a symmetrical plan of central waterways with fountains dividing
a series of gardened terraces. In the evening we visit the Shankaracharya
Temple. This temple is located on a sharp hill, 1,000 feet high and houses
a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built in memory of the great
Shankaracharya who came to Kashmir from Kerala to revive Hinduism. From
the top of the hills, you would be able to have a panoramic view of the
Kashmir Valley. After visiting the temple we drive back to our house boat.
Day 03: Srinagar- Pahalgam - Srinagar (about 194 km)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Pahalgam. Pahalgam is located about
97 km from Srinagar. On the way we pass through pine forest and also visit
the saffron fields. Pahalgam is the popular hill resort of the Kashmir valley.
Pahalgam is situated at a height of 7,200 feet. The flora and fauna is good
and the scenery in Pahalgam is captivating. It is from Pahalgam that the
pilgrims often take a Amarnath Yatra. In Pahalgam one can have a walk to
Baisaren, which is about 2 km from Pahalgam. A small village, set in pine
and fir forest is pleasing and offers good view. After visiting Pahalgam
we drive back to Srinagar.
Day 04: Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar (about 170 km)
In the morning we drive to Sonamarg. Sonamarg is situated on the Srinagar-Leh
Highway, about 85 km from Srinagar. Sonamarg, a small but uniquely beautiful
hill resort, is located on the Ladakh road. Sonamarg means the golden meadow.
It derives its name from the golden colour of its massed spring flowers.
The main attraction in Sonamarg are the Bisansar Lake and Krishnasar Lake.
These two beautiful lakes adds to the beauty of Sonamarg. The Krishnasar
Lake is famous for the Trout fishing. After visiting these two beautiful
lakes in Sonamarg we drive back to Srinagar.
Day 05: Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar (about 120 km)
Today in the morning we drive to Gulmarg. The route from Srinagar to Gulmarg
is fascinating. In Gulmarg you would be able to find European surroundings
and 18-hole Golf Course. During the British Raj, Gulmarg hosted the Britishers
and Europeans and as such they created a European hill resort. After having
lunch in Gulmarg we have a walk along the circular path. While walking you
only have to look down to have a complete view of the valley and Srinagar.
You can also have a fine view of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain which
is over 26000 feet and dominates the entire region. Rest of the day at leisure
in Gulmarg to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. In the evening drive back
Day 06: Srinagar
Transfer to airport or railway station for the onwards journey.
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