Magical Kashmir - Summer - * Ex - Srinagar 05 Days / 04 Nights
Srinagar | Gulmarg
252 (Without Airfare)
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Welcome to your 'Magical Kashmir' tour!
On arrival at the airport in Srinagar, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.
Overnight in Srinagar.
Srinagar | Excursion to Sonmarg (82 km/ approx. 3 hours drive per way)
Today, embark on a full day excursion to Sonmarg; admirably known as the 'meadow of gold'.
Sonmarg is an alpine valley situated on the banks of the River Nallah Sindh. The Sindh River is known for fishing especially during summers. This river bed is a popular breeding ground for trout and mahseer fishes.
The evening is at leisure to explore the city.
Overnight in Srinagar. (B)
Srinagar - Gulmarg (52 km / approx. 2 hours drive)
This morning, proceed to the beautiful town of Gulmarg.
The town is bordered by picturesque villages, willow trees, fast flowing streams and lush green meadows. Gulmarg - 'Meadow of Flowers' offers a spectacular view of towering snow capped peaks covered with dense forests of tall conifers, gigantic firs and pine trees.
On arrival, check-in to the hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this hill station. One can take a leisurely stroll across the green meadows to the world's highest golf course or can opt for a fun-filled ride in the gondola (on direct payment basis).
Overnight in Gulmarg. (B)
Gulmarg - Srinagar (52 km / approx. 2 hours drive)
This morning, after breakfast drive to Srinagar.
On arrival, check in to your houseboat.
In the afternoon, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Srinagar visiting the Shankaracharya Temple, Chashme Shahi Gardens, Shalimar Gardens and Nishat Bagh.
Shankaracharya Temple - Situated at a height of about 1,100 ft. on a hilltop on the southeast of the city, it offers splendid views of the valley and the snow-capped mountains of the Pir Panjal range. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is believed that this Hindu temple was built in 371 BC, making it one of the oldest in the valley of Kashmir.
Chashme Shahi - An ancient garden established in 1632 by Emperor Shah Jahan, is considered to be one of the smallest Mughal gardens in Srinagar. Divided into three different sections with an aqueduct, waterfalls and fountains, it provides magnificent views of the Himalayas and the Dal Lake.
Shalimar Gardens (also known as garden of love) - Situated 15 km from Srinagar, is one of the most popular Mughal gardens in the city. It has four terraces, rising one above the other, fitted with fountains and chinar (sycamore) trees.
Nishat Bagh - It is situated on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan Mountains forming its backdrop. Also known as the garden of bliss, it was laid out in 1633 by Asaf Khan, the elder brother of Nur Jahan. Designed in Persian style, this is a 12-terrace garden interspersed with fountains, colourful flowerbeds and lush green lawns.
Later, enjoy a tranquil ride on the Shikara at Dal Lake.
Overnight in Srinagar. (B, L, D)
Today, bid farewell to your 'Magical Kashmir' tour as you are transferred to the airport in Srinagar for your onward journey.
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