KASHMIR SRINAGAR WEEKEND TOUR
DESTINATIONS: DELHI- SRINAGAR -SONMARG- PAHALGAM- GULMARG- SRINAGAR
DURATION: 08 DAYS/07 NIGHTS
Day 01: Delhi-Srinagar
Arrive and transfer to your deluxe houseboat on Dal Lake. Late afternoon enjoy a shikara ride on Dal Lake past floating vegetable gardens through narrow canals. Also see a walnut woodcarving and papier machie making demostration. Dinner and overnight in deluxe houseboat.
Day 02: Srinagar
Breakfast. Morning sightseeing of Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of Pleasure) built in 1632 A.D. by Asif Khan, brother-in-law of Jahangir and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jahan. All the gardens are on the banks of Dal Lake. Enroute, visit a carpet weaving factory. Dinner and overnight in deluxe houseboat.
Day 03: Srinagar-Sonmarg
Breakfast. Enjoy a full day excursion to Sonmarg or Golden Meadow with packed lunch. The distance of about 83 kms will be covered about 2½ hrs. Sonmarg lies in Sindh Valley covered with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonmarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude Himalayan Lakes. Take a ride upto Thajwas glacier and a sledge ride down the snow slopes. Late afternoon, drive back to Srinagar.
Dinner and overnight in deluxe houseboats.
Day 04: Srinagar-Pahalgam
Breakfast. Drive to Pahalgam, the Valley of Shepherds. The distance of about 96 kms will be covered in about 3 hrs. Enroute visit saffron fields, the Awantipura ruins of a 1100 year old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiwareman and enjoy the beautiful countryside on the way. Drive through the pine forest. Arrive Pahalgam and transfer to your hotel. After lunch explore the many walks and enjoy the magnificent mountains views.
Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 05: Pahalgam
Breakfast. Full day free for individual activities or optional visit to Chandanwari or Aru on ponies. Lunch, dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 06: Pahalgam-Srinagar-Gulmarg
Breakfast. Drive to Gulmarg or the Meadow of Flowers, 2730 mts. above sea level. The distance of 160 kms will be covered in about 4-½ hrs. Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes and the highest 18 hole golf course in the world. See Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute Tangmarg to Gulmarg is breathtaking. Take an optional short trek to Khilanmarg (about 3 hrs) and take a sledge ride. Chair lifts for mountain ride are also available. Enjoy a packed lunch. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 07: Gulmarg
Breakfast. Full day free for individual activities. Enjoy a horse-ride, cable car ride or play golf. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 08: Gulmarg-Srinagar Airport
Early breakfast. Transfer to Srinagar Airport.