$1715


*per person on twin sharing

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Hotels & Pricing
  • Terms

Overview


Jammu & Kashmir is a great tourist destination. Gurkhas Travel brings one of the most economical tour packages for you that include sightseeing tour of Jammu and Kashmir. A number of tourists visit this heaven on earth every year and enjoy their holidays. One of the India’s most beautiful and popular tourist places since the time of the Mughal emperors.

Highlights


  • Explore the beautiful city
  • Experience the multitude of captivating places
  • Visit Mughal Gardens including Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh
  • Catch the beauty of lovely spots such as Sonmarg, Shankaracharya Temple, Lake
  • City- Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg

DETAILED ITINERARY


Day 01: Arrive Srinagar (12 kms – 45 Min)

On your arrival at the Sheikh-ul-Alam Airport, our representative would take you to the hotel or houseboat. The airport is about 12 km away and it would take about 45 min only. Check-in to the hotel or houseboat, have some rest and then proceed for sightseeing tour of Srinagar (Lake City). In the afternoon visit important sights of Srinagar City - Shankaracharya Temple (Hindu Shrine) is located on the highest hill of Srinagar and is nearly one thousand feet above the city. Then visit Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure), the largest Mughal garden situated on the banks of world famous Dal-Lake in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake. Shalimar Bagh was planted by Mughal emperor Jahangir to Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds. Overnight stay at the Hotel or houseboat.


(Lunch and Dinner)


Day 02: Sonmarg Excursion (84 kms – 3 hrs)

After having the breakfast in the hotel or houseboat, drive for a full day excursion trip to Sonmarg. It is a place of enthralling beauty, lies in Sindh Valley, streamed with flowers, surrounded by mountains and perched at an altitude of 2690 m above sea level. Visited less frequently by tourists, it has as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a clear sky. It is a quiet alpine retreat surrounded with sycamore, silver birch, fir and pine trees and the last halt on the Kashmir side for the drive from Srinagar to Leh. It is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. After having your lunch at local restaurant, feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains. One can enjoy Horse ride at Sonamarg (optional). In the afternoon drive back from Sonmarg to Srinagar, overnight stay at the houseboat.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 03: Srinagar – Pahalgam (98 kms – 3 hrs)

After the breakfast, drive to Pahalgam, en-route visit Saffron fields of Pampora, see the beautiful countryside, lots of rice fields and Awantipura ruins on the way, Later continue your drive to Pahalgam through the pine forest, the confluence of the streams flowing from the river Lidder & Sheshnag Lake which are famous for their scenic beauty. On arrival, check-in to the hotel and proceed to sightseeing tour to Awantipura Ruins (1100 years Old Temple) - Built in 09th century AD by King Avantivarman and dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Situated 29 kms from Srinagar, the temple ruins at Awantipura represent some of the finest examples of architecture of this region. Then, Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) – It is a resort set in a pristine village lying next to the Lidder River. Surrounded with fragrant pine forests, the idyllic resort includes a golf course and spots for angling. One can enjoy Horse ride at Pahalgam (optional). Overnight stay at the hotel.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 04: Pahalgam – Gulmarg (150 Kms – 4 Hrs)

After the breakfast, drive to Gulmarg on arrival proceed for check-in. Gulmarg (Meadow of Gold) was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley, which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kashmir. It also has one of the world’s highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right. One can enjoy Gondola ride or Horse ride at Gulmarg (optional). For a fun-filled ride of a most unusual kind, Gulmarg’s newly constructed gondola lift from high above Gulmarg, through pine-clad slopes is exhilarating. From Gulmarg a pony track leads upwards to Khilanmarg, Kangdori & seven springs, a couple of hours by pony longer on foot. Overnight stay at the hotel.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 05: Gulmarg – Srinagar (123 Kms – 6 Hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven from Gulmarg to Srinagar, on arrival proceed for check-in. Afternoon enjoy a relaxing Shikara ride on the lake – It’s one of the most soothing and relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir. Overnight stay at the hotel.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 06: Depart Srinagar (12 Kms – 45 Min)

In the morning you will be transferred to Srinagar airport in time to board flight for your onwards journey.


(Breakfast)


HOTELS & PRICING


  Validity : Till 13th Nov 2015



  Hotels Included In Package

Hotel Name

Location

Hotel Class

Hotel Royal Battoo Srinagar3 STAR
Hotel Mountview Pahalgam 3 STAR
Hotel Royal Park Gulmarg 3 STAR
Gurkha Houseboats Srinagar3 STAR


  Price Details In Package

No of Person @ Price

Hotel Class

Transport

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Per Person on twin sharing @1715AUD3 STARIndicaEnquiry

Cost Includes

  • Return Trip Airfare in Economy Class from Melbourne, Australia – Delhi, India – Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir – Melbourne, Australia (including taxes).
  • Transportation and sightseeing as per the group Size (Air conditioned)
  • Hotels Class as mentioned in the program
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 01 Bottle Mineral water per day per person
  • All Applicable Taxes


Cost Excludes

  • Any insurance
  • Any still camera, digital camera and video camera fee. (To be paid on the spot.)
  • Any tip, such as, at hotel/resort/restaurants, at restaurants outside, to the guides, to the Drivers/assistants, and to the mahouts.
  • Entrance ticket/fee to the monuments
  • Any item of personal nature, such as drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), laundry, the telephone calls etcetera.


Terms



  • All Prices given are in Australian Dollar (AUD).
  • Your Australian departure tax is included in the cost of your ticket.
  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Australia – Delhi, India – Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir – Melbourne, Australia including taxes.
  • Service Confirmation is subject to availability at the time of reservations.
  • Prices can vary depending on availability of the service and change in the number of passengers.
  • Any changes in the quotation will be communicated to you and booking will proceed only after your confirmation.
  • Surcharges may be applicable over and above the tour price. At the time of booking or prior to confirmation, the same will be advised.
  • We will require 10% and balance payment prior 45 days, before departure of the tour.
  • All activities, sightseeing, and other optional tour/ services/rides, if left unutilized or partially utilized by choice or due to other uncontrollable situations /weather / time constraint, any other circumstances are not subject to any refund.
  • Prices or rates quoted to you in the itinerary are calculated at the prevailing prices and are subject to change without any prior notice in the case of the currency fluctuation increase in the cost of fuel charges, sudden change in any related hotel tariff, air/ rail/ bus/ entry ticket cost increase or transport cost increase due to change of route, change in any related government tax structure, alteration of itinerary program or change in the number of the tour members necessitated by factors beyond our control before the date of departure or even during the tour. Whatever applicable all such increases must be paid in full before departure.

Child Policy

  • Children below 5 years are complimentary in parents’ room without extra bed.
  • Milk/Food for infant or Children below 5 years chargeable on direct payment at hotel


Baggage Allowances

Ensure to confirm your Baggage Allowance at the time of booking.

General Baggage Allowance on International Flights excluding low cost carrier.

  • First Class: 40 kg free baggage allowance per person.
  • Business Class: 30 kg free baggage allowance per person.
  • Economy Class: 20 kg free baggage allowance per person.


Cancellation Policy

  • For whatever reasons, if you want to cancel the booking, make sure to intimate us in writing. We are constrained to levy the following cancellation charges as per the company policy.


Cancellation Charges Per Person

  • 30 days or more prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour, taken non-refundable advance will be charged.
  • Tickets bought on promotion may be 100 % non changeable and non refundable. The validity of the ticket will be restrictive.
  • 30 to 15 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour, 50% of the package cost.
  • 14 to 07 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour 75% of the package cost.
  • 07 to 01 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour 100% of the package cost.
  • In case of no information 100% of the package cost.


Reconfirmations

  • We recommend you to confirm your flight with the local airline office at least 72 hours prior to departure. Failure to reconfirm may result in the cancellation of some reservations. For Special request (hotel confirmation, meal and seat preference, special assistance, wheel chair request) are subject to airline confirmation and need to reconfirm from agency at least 72 hours prior to the departure.


Travel Insurance

  • We strongly recommend Travel Insurance. The premium is calculated on the number of days you will be away, however it is important that the policy be taken out when the booking is made, to cover any cancellation penalties that may apply from that time. If the insurance is not with us, a charge of $50 will be applicable for any paperwork requested.


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