Places covered: Pahalgam, Srinagar ,Gulmarg, Sonamarg
Duration: 6Nights/ 7Days
Category: Group Departures
Arrive Srinagar and you will be met by our local representative upon arrival and transferred to Pahalgam – a beautiful valley, and the Lidder River running through it makes it even more picturesque. Enroute visit Avantipur ruins – the 1100-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu situated on the banks of the River Jhelum and the saffron fields. Check into the hotel and proceed for a sightseeing of Pahalgam. Get ready to feed your cameras with the picture of the magnificent view of mountains. Visit Club Park, Jamia Masjid Mosque and Gauri Shankar Temple. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today go for an excursion to Chandanwadi and Betaab Valley. Betaab Valley is 15 km from Pahalgam town and is one of the most beautiful valleys around Pahalgam. The valley is famed as a setting for a popular Bollywood film, Betaab. Enjoy the lush green meadows, snow-covered mountain peaks and dense pine forests. Thereafter proceed to visit Aru Valley- a tourist spot noted for its scenic meadows, mountains. It is a base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Srinagar. On arrival, you will be transferred to Houseboat on the famous Dal Lake waters. It has been created as a heaven where you can relax, enjoy the tranquillity of nature with all modern comfort. In the evening enjoy the Shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting floating and Vegetable gardens. Overnight stay at the houseboat.
Today after breakfast drive to Gulmarg- Meadow of Flowers and is located at a height of 2690 meters. Check into the hotel and spend the day witnessing the picturesque locales. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes and highest golf course in the world. You can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. Check into the hotel and relax for the day. Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 5: Gulmarg – SrinagarToday morning after your breakfast, Go for a Gondola ride up to Khilanmarg – The second highest cable car in the world, which is optional and subject to weather conditions. Later drive back to Srinagar. Today visit Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Bagh- Abode of love and Nishat Baghand- Abode of pleasure. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. Also visit carpet-weaving factory, Shankaracharya Temple to have Darshan. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast proceeds for a day excursion to Sonamarg- the meadow of gold, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a sapphire sky. En-route visit Kheer Bhawani temple which is dedicated to Ragnya Devi. Sonmarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. Arrival Sonamarg and get amazed with the beauty of glaciers, waterfalls and placid lakes and tranquillity of the valley. Horse riding is available to the Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year(on direct payment). Return to Srinagar in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Check out from the houseboat and proceed to Srinagar airport for your onward journey.