Day 01: Srinagar- Mughal Garden+Shankracharya+Shikara Ride
On arrival at Srinagar, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Houseboat/Hotel. Afternoon ready for an excursion to the celebrated Mughal -Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh. Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) was built by Asif Khan, brother of Empress Noorjehan in 1632 AD. Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) was built by Jehangir for his wife Noor Jehan. Situated on the bank of Dal Lake, these gardens are overlooked by picturesque Zabarwan Mountains. The distance from Srinagar to these gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute visit the carpet-weaving factory.Enjoy an enchanting boat ride in the serene waters of Dal Lake in the evening. Stay overnight in the Houseboat/Hotel.
Full day excursion to Sonmarg which is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. On the way we stop at many beautiful spots. Continue drive to Sonmarg 2690 Mtrs (Meadow of Gold). One can ride on horse(at your own cost) to visit to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. Overnight at Hotel in Srinagar.
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level. The distance of 60 kms will be covered in about 2 hrs. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs. Chair Lifts for mountain ride are also available. Overnight at Gulmarg in Hotel .
Leave Gulmarg after having early breakfast and drive to Pahalgam or the Valley of Shepherds via Srinagar. Drive through the eye-catching Saffron fields, visit Awantipura ruins, an 1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantivarman. The total distance of about 140 km will be covered in about 4 hrs. After reaching Pahalgam, you will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the lunch and dinner and spend overnight in the hotel at Pahalgam.
In the morning 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. Enjoy the valley of Pahalgam ,Local sighteeing can be taken by the local jeep –Betab Valley ,Chandanwari and Aru (at your own cost). Arrive and proceed to your hotel, Dinner & overnight at the Pahalgam.