On arrival at the Srinagar Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist and escort you to your waiting vehicle. From the airport it is a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city. The drive takes you past the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jehlum River, snaking its way towards the North-Western frontier of Kashmir. Arrive and check in at Houseboat. Here you can enjoy shikara-ride by covering Char-chinar, Floating Gardens, Canals etc.
In evening you will see the Dal Lake with beautiful lightening having colorful fountain. Rest of the day will be at your leisure for individual activities. Rest of the day will be at your leisure for individual activities. Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 02: Srinagar - Gulmarg (60 Km / 2 Hrs) - Srinagar
Morning after breakfast check out from Houseboat and drive for Gulmarg. (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 mts. above the sea level. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesque market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg.
Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course with 18 holes. If weather permits one can also have the view of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is over 26,000 feets and dominates the entire region, also enjoy the Gondola cable car system, and ascend towards the Afarwatt Mountain range. The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afarwatt peak. From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley. We descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour or so and later do some horse-riding to the strawberry valley. Overnight stay in Gulmarg.
After breakfast drive to Srinagar. Today you will visit Mughal Gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh built by Asaf Khan, the brother -in- law of Jahangir in 1632 AD, and Shalimar Bagh built by Jahangir for his wife empress Nur Jahan. Built in between a period of 14 years the two gardens are a heritage left behind by the erstwhile Mughal, whose taste for laying exquisite gardens was fascinating. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background. Afternoon will be at your leisure for individual activities. Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 04: Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar - [One way 82 kms/ 3 hrs approx.]
After breakfast proceed for full day excursion to Sonmarg, drive from Srinagar. Continue drive to Sonmarg 2690Mtrs (Meadow of Gold). One can ride on horse to visit to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. Enjoy the full day in Sonmarg and in the evening return back to Hotel. Overnight stay in Srinagar Hotel.
After morning breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to the airport. On the way to the airport you can make a brief stopover for some last minute shopping in the city center. Then drop at airport for you re onwards journey.