05 Nights 06 Days
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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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
In the morning you will be transferred to Srinagar airport in time to board flight for your onwards journey.
Validity : Till 13th Nov 2015
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