Cool summer breeze, alpine scenery and romantic houseboats afloat on the serene Dal Lake - are just some of the things awaiting you on this exciting holiday in Kashmir. You would arrive at the Srinagar Airport and be greeted by a MakeMyTrip representative outside the airport who would assist with your transfer to the hotel or houseboat as per your booking in Srinagar. Check-in and unwind for a while before heading for a Shikara ride own expense at Dal Lake for a calm and soothing experience; you could avail the ride on a direct payment basis. End the day with a comfortable overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, Go for local sightseeeing of Srinagar & explore famous Mughal Gardens, Cheshma Shahi Royal Spring, Nishat Bagh Garden of Pleasure and Shalimar Bagh Abode of Love, which was laid out by the Mughal in the 16th century. Also visit the Shankaracharya Temple located on a hillock, which renders beautiful panoramic views of entire city and the famous Dal Lake and River Jhelum. Later, visit the handloom centre famous for the production of Pashmina shawls & world famous carpets. Stay overnight at the hotel. Pls note ? Entry tickets for the monuments or any other sightseeing points not included.
After breakfast on this day, check-out of the hotel at Srinagar and proceed to Gulmarg. The 60 kms journey would be through interesting twists and turns with picturesque surprises at every corner; you would take about 2 to 3 hours to reach your destination. Perched at an average elevation of 2, 690 m, Gulmarg is easily one of the premier hill resorts in the country. You could spend the day exploring the place; visit the world's highest Golf Course that the British once frequented to spend their summers golf kit and caddy charges are at an additional cost. You could enjoy an exhilarating Gandola or cable car ride own expense. Do note that the Gondola ride is not included in the package and can be availed on direct payment basis; the ride will be operational depending on weather conditions. Later have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Gulmarg Please note that in case there is heavy snow, a chained vehicle will have to be hired from Tanmarg to Gulmarg on direct payment basis. Also the Gondola ride is not included in the package and it completely depends on weather conditions. It may be closed at times due to bad weather or maintenance issues.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel at Gulmarg and proceed to Pahalgam, which is in Anantnag District. It is a popular tourist destination, and every year, many tourists visit it. Pahalgam has an average elevation of 8989 feet. The town of Pahalgam Village of Shepherds offers breath-taking views. You could choose to just unwind at the hotels or enjoy water rafting etc. Pahalgam is also the entry point for the famous Amarnath Cave, a holy site for Hindus. En route, visit the Avantipur Ruins - the 1100-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Avantipur was founded by king Avantiman. The site has two temples. The larger one, Shiva-Avantisha, is marked by massive walls some half a mile beneath the town on the outskirts of village Jaubror. The subsidiary shrines are to the rear corner of the courtyard. But the complex has, over the years, lost its grandeur and has been reduced to ruins, though it is still visited by the devout. In Pahalgam, enjoy picturesque views of famous Betaab, Chandan and Aru Valley. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure and explore the nearby market. Later, retire to the hotel for an overnight stay in Pahalgam. Please note that at the Aru, Chandanwari and Betab Valley outside vehicles as per union are not allowed, for covering this you will have to hire cabs from local taxi union on direct payment basis.
After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Chandanwadi 3288 meters, Betaab Valley and Aru Valley. Surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks and dense pine and deodar forests, this valley is the mouth of River Sheshnag. After your tour, enjoy the evening at leisure. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel. Proceed for a visit to the beautiful Chandanwadi 3288 meters, Betaab Valley and Aru Valley will be on direct payment basis. You may also visit the local Pahalgam market if the time permits. Please note that at Aru, Chandanwari and Betab Valley outside vehicles as per union are not allowed, for covering this you will have to hire cabs from Local taxi union on direct payment basis.
After a hearty breakfast, will drop at the Vaishno Devi temple and then on direct payment basis, embark on a 13 km trek to Vaishnodevi Mata shrine ponies can be hired on direct payment basis. Vaishnodevi is one of the most popular Hindi pilgrimage destinations in India, and is a real experience for religious tourists. Katra is located at an average elevation of 754 metres 2, 474 feet, and is visited by thousands of tourists every year. There have been reports of possible oil reserves in the area as well, which is also an attraction for people to visit. After darshan, you will return to your hotel late at night, for a comfortable overnight stay. Note: Vaishno Devi Temple darshan is on direct payment basis.
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