Experience, first hand, the haunting beauty of this alluring land that has drawn travelers from around the world for cen turies. The quaint houseboats, lotus filled lakes, unique wooden mosques - all set amidst heavenly beauty - often referred to as heaven on earth. Travel to some of the most beautiful locations in this northern most state of India in this leisurely 8 day tour.
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We start our tour from Srinagar, which will take us through the beautiful decorated houseboats on lovely Dal Lake, a memorable shikara ride on Dal Lake will pave their way from canals and by the vegetable and fruit market. Further the tour take us to Gulmarg , where we have a chance to do a Gondala (Cable Car) ride right up to the top of the mountain, apart from this the snow capped peaks presents an opportunity for skiing. Visit Pahalgam, also called as “valley of Shepherds”, Pahalgam boasts splendid landscape sights along side the river Lidder. We end your tour again a night in Srinagar and a day later fly to Delhi.
Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.
DAY 01 - Delhi
Arrive at Indira Gandhi International airport, Delhi late in the night; after a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome with garlands) our KVT’s representative would assist you at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel. Installation at hotel.
DAY 02 - Srinagar
Arrive Srinagar and transfer to the houseboat, Shikara ride on Dal Lake
Post breakfast, transfer to Delhi airport for flight to Srinagar. Upon arrival in Srinagar, transfer you to the point at the Dal Lake from where we board the Shikara and ride towards the traditional houseboat on Dal Lake. Few time free to relax. Late afternoon take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake and enjoy the beauty of Dal Lake.
DAY 03 - Gulmarg
Drive to Gulmarg; an optional Gondola ride (Cable car)
In the morning after breakfast, we drive to Gulmarg (Distance: 60km approx.); reach there and check-in to the hotel. We explore this beautiful hill station on our own, an optional Gondola ride can be arranged, which is the 2nd highest operating cable car in the world. You have an option to go for other activities such as horse riding and visit to children’s park. Evening is free to relax at hotel OR for independent activities.
DAY 04 - Srinagar
Drive to Srinagar and Sightseeing of Srinagar
Today we drive back to Srinagar; reach there and check-in to the hotel. Later, we proceed for the sightseeing tour of Srinagar; we start with Mughal Gardens, built during the era of Mughal rulers and the style was influenced by Persian gardens specially Charbagh structure. It includes Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and Chashme Shahi and after that we visit Shankracharya temple perched on a hilltop and dedicated to Lord Shiva; the temple is also known as Jyesteshwara temple. Evening is free to relax at hotel OR to explore the market area on your own.
DAY 05 - Pahalgam
Drive to Pahalgam
This morning after breakfast, we drive to another beautiful hill station called Pahalgam (Distance: 100km approx.). Famous for its scenic beauty and the jewel of the Lidder valley; Pahalgam is situated in the western part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Set at 2740m above sea level, surrounded by the great Himalayas. Afternoon we reach Pahalgam and check-in to the hotel; later we walk in Pahalgam town or sit near the river side.
DAY 06 - Srinagar
Drive back to Srinagar en-route visit Martand Sun Temple and Avantipur Temple
Today we drive back to Srinagar, en-route we visit Martand Sun Temple which is a Kashmiri Hindu Temple dedicated to Surya (Sun-god) and the temple was built during 8th century. Then we head to Avantipur Temple located in Anantnag district overlooking the Jhelum River. After the visit we drive towards Srinagar, reach and check-in to the hotel and relax.
DAY 07 - Delhi
Fly to Delhi, reach there and transfer to hotel; afternoon and evening free
Morning we will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for Delhi; reach Delhi and transfer to hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is free to relax at the hotel OR to explore the market area on your own.
DAY 08 - Delhi
Departure transfer to International airport
Today you will be transferred to the Indira Gandhi International airport, Delhi to board the flight for back home.
Tour Map (Only key areas marked)
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