Day 1 : Arrival at Srinagar Airport – Local Sightseeing
On arrival at Srinagar Airport, refresh your mind at the hotel with a welcome drink. Post hot lunch at the hotel, get ready for some adventure. Drive to visit the famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar which are Nishat Bagh, the garden of Pleasure is a twelve terraced garden built by Mughals. The garden is strategically located on the bank of the Dal Lake, with the snowy Zabarwan Mountains in its backdrop. Shalimar Bagh, abode of love is the crown of Srinagar city. The largest of the Mughal gardens, thegarden was gift from Mughal Emperor Jahangir to his wife Noor Jahan. Seek blessing from the Lord Shiva at the Shankaracharya Temple on top of the Shankaracharya Hill on the Zabarwan Mountain in Srinagar, Kashmir. You will have to climb about 300 m above a magestic view of Srinagar. A birds eyeview of the Srinagar and Dal lake. Visit the Chasmishahi garden, located in the Zabarwan Range, near Raj Bhawan Governor‘s house overlooking Dal Lake. You can visit the Pari Mahal Fairy Palace that lies near the garden where Dara Sikoh used to learn astrology and where he was later killed by his brother Aurengzeb. Overnight stay in hotel at Srinagar.
Worth watching: Snow capped mountains, Ski slopes, Gondola ride, Frozen lake, Horse rides Getaways: Pashmina Shawls, Shatoosh shawls, paper machie items, Saffron, Apples, Kashmiri Cherries, Dry fruits Post breakfast drive to the Gulmarg--Meadow of Flowers. One of the best ski slopes and an 18-hole golf course will welcome you. As you travel from Tangmarg to Gulmarg, slide down your car windows and feel the natural coolest air touching your face. A therapy you won’t forget. It is a heaven for honeymooners, sheer beauty and round the year happening place where you can ride Gondola—a cable car which takes you to the Affarwat peak. You can trek to the Alpather Lake, 13 km away from Gulmarg and surrounded by the snow-capped hills of the Apharwat range. A mesmerizing view of Nanga Parbhat, if weather permits, will unfold the majestic view in from of you. You can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs. Gulmarg is the perfect destination for couples who want to spend some quality time with each other taking in the serenity. of this place. Overnight stay in Hotel at srinagar
Worth watching: Exotic Saffron fields, Awantipora ruins, Getaways: Saffron, Cricket bats from factories, Apples, Cherries After breakfast leave for Pahalgam--the Valley of Shepherds via Srinagar. Catch the glimpse of eye-catching Saffron fields, visit Awantipura ruins, an 1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiman, enjoy the natural beauty of Pahalgam. Set amidst soaring mountains, glistening glaciers, gushing silvery streams and dense pine and cedar forests, Pahalgam offers many options for walks, pony trekking, fishing and camping. Remember Sunny Doel and Amrita Singh romancing each other in their debut Bollywood movie, Betaab. That is how the valley got its name. A picturesque valley with a clear crystal stream running through the valley among the grooves of willow trees, this location is ideal for a short picnic and paradise for honeymooners. Overnight stay in Srinagar
We begin our second day with a sumptous breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will drive to the majestic mountain resort of Sonamarg. The route towards Sonamarg takes us on a picturesque country side drive where we will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear water streams and blooming rice fields. We will zoom past the town of Kangan which handles all the local needs of this region. From Kangan, we will drive towards Mammar, famous for its trout farm and stopover for a warm cup of tea before we head towards Sonamarg. We will once again alight from our vehicles at the tourist spot of Gagangir. The spot is built in the middle of the river Sindh and looks like an island with snow glaciers covering one or the other spot. In Sonamarg we will take a 3 hour walk or horseback trip to the Thajwass glacier. After our return we will visit the small town market for some snacks or just pay a visit observing the local people going with thier daily routine. We will drive back to Srinagar in the evening and transfer to the hotel /for our overnight stay.
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