Kashmir - Heaven on Earth
Kashmir is known for its unearthly beauty, which has earned it the sobriquet of being the " Paradise on Earth". Kashmir Valley is part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in north India. The decade old political and civil turmoil in the region has not taken anything away from the beauty of Kashmir. With peace returning to the Kashmir Valley, it has now become a tourist hot spot owing to its amazing cultural diversity, the sheer beauty of the mighty Himalayas, and the green valleys whose beauty has attracted a horde of migrants from West Asia and Central Asia down the ages.
3 Nights / 4 Days
Arrival : Srinagar Airport
Dept at : Srinagar Airport
Day 01: Arrival / Srinagar (Local Sight-seeingMeet upon arrival and transfer to hotel Check inn & Later afternoon proceed for local sight-seeing of the Srinagar city which includes , Mughal Gardens Shalimar Garden “Abode of Love”. This garden is situated at a distance of about 15 kms from Srinagar city. The garden is situated at the banks of Dal-Lake & is surrounded by Zabarwan hills in the background. The lofty Chinar trees, colorful flowers add to the beauty of this Garden.
Nishat Garden “Abode of Pleasure”. Nishat garden (Abode of Pleasure) This garden was built by Asif khan, brother-in-law of emperor Jehangir in 1632 AD.Nishat garden is the most visited garden of Srinagar city & is made in a Step-Wise pattern.
Visit to Shankaracharya temple, situated at about 1,000 mts above sea level. The temple is one of the most ancient & historic temples of Kashmir valley. From this temple one can have a bird’s-eye view of the Srinagar city. Festivals like Maha Shivratri & Raksha Bandan are celebrated here & people from various faiths come to celebrate the festive ocassions.
Also visit Chashmashahi or the “Royal-Spring”. During late afternoon visitors can visit the local market of the city for Shopping. One can buy shawls & other handicraft items etc. Later evening enjoy Shikara ride in Dal Lake ,return back & overnight in Hotel at Srinagar
Day 02: Srinagar/Gulmarg/Srinagar (58 Kms One Way)After breakfast full day trip to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers).2730 Mts. Above sea levels. 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 Parbat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. Also enjoy sledge riding on snow or Gondola ride (Cable car) up to Khilanmarg to enjoy the fascinating view of Peerpanchal range and for pony ride. Late evening drive back to Srinagar. Overnight in Hotel at Srinagar
Day 03: Srinagar /Pahalgam /SrinagarAfter breakfast full day trip to Pahalgam “Valley of Shepherds" second only to Gulmarg in its beauty and landscape and invigorating climate. Pahalgam is situated in the picturesque Lidder Valley and lies 96 kms. From Srinagar by road. via Mattan Temple, Kashmir Bat Factory, Avantipora monuments & pampore Saffron fields, Pahalgam is 7,200 ft. (2,134 m.) above sea level, it is famous for its beautiful scenery, flora and fauna, springs and streams. It is also the base for treks to the higher mountains, return back & overnight stay at Hotel at Srinagar.
Day 04: Srinagar depart transferAfter breakfast transfer to airport for further destination