This Kashmir trip will take you through amazing landscapes, picturesque views and a peaceful walk through paradise itself.
Nestled in the Himalayas in northern India, Kashmir is indubitably considered paradise on earth. This heavenly land attracts hordes of tourists every year due to its scenic alpine landscapes, winter sports, romantic houseboat cruises and surreal accommodation.
With Pahalgam, Ladakh and Gulmarg being the most frequented attractions here, Kashmir holds a basket of endless scenic wonders with lush green villages, rows of colorful almond and cherry trees, snowcapped mountains, timeless monasteries set between arid canyons and glorious glittering lakes and valleys.
This is a short and sweet manual for first timers who are excited to explore the heaven otherwise known as Kashmir. We want to ensure that you have a shock proof experience during your Kashmir trip and avoid those “classic first time mistakes” while you are there. Also, we have listed a few tips and giveaways for you so that you know your destination a tidsy bit better and can enjoy a stress free vacation with your family and friends. Take note of these little pointers and you are good to go.
Welcome to Kashmir trip. Arrive in Srinagar. Transfer to your houseboat and chill for a bit.
Later, witness the Shankar Acharya Temple that is built on the top of the mountain overlooking Dal Lake and then the Cheshma Shahi and lastly the most famous one, Nishat Garden known as ‘Garden of pleasure’ built in the 16th century (1633) by Mughal King Asif Khan.
Don’t worry, we haven’t missed the Shalimar Garden – ‘Garden of love’ built in the 16th century (1619) by Mughal King Jehangir for his beloved wife Noor Jehan or (Mehr-un-Nissa).
In the evening, go for a Shikara Ride at Dal Lake.
Today morning, drive to Gulmarg, the “meadow of flowers”.
After reaching Gulmarg, our vehicle will stand at Parking Area or at the hotel because our vehicle is not allowed inside in the Gulmarg & inner sightseeing which you have to do by Walking or Horse Ride (at your own Expenses)
You have a full day at leisure to take walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains.
Take a leisurely stroll or a pony ride across the green meadows on a direct payment basis to one of the world’s highest golf courses. If you feel like, enjoy a fun-filled Gondola ride at your own expense.
P.S- Don’t miss out on visiting India’s premium Gulmarg Ski resort having the best ski slopes in the world and the highest golf course with 18 holes. Gandola and Horse Rides are a must recommend otherwise coming down here won’t be a success.
Evening free. So spend time at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Gulmarg.
After breakfast, leave for Pahalgam, the “Valley of Shepherds”. Visit Awantipura ruins, a site of historical wonder.
After breakfast, proceed to Pahalgam, also called the Valley of Shepherds. In mid, we will be visiting Awantipura Ruins, Saffron Fields, and Cricket Bat Factories.
On arrival, check in at the hotel. In Pahalgam, admire the beauty of nature as you walk along the banks of River Lidder. Pahalgam is also famous for some trekking routes and is the base camp for the Amarnath Pilgrimage.
Also one of the most famous places for the Indian Film Industry. Here, you can also visit Betaab valley (Betaab Valley is situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from Pahalgam, the valley got its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh debut film Betaab. The valley surrounded by lush green meadows, snow-clad mountains and covered with dense vegetation) and Aru Valley (Aru Valley is a small yet self-sufficient scenic village located 12 km from Pahalgam) or you can visit Chandanwari (Is situated at a distance of 16 km from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the yatra that takes place every year in the month of (July to August) A local Taxi has to be hired for these beautiful places (on your own Expenses) ) return back to Hotel after full-day adventure, evening free for leisure, overnight stay in Hotel at Pahalgam.
You can discover more of Pahalgam. Go for an excursion to the two valleys of Chandanwari and Betaab.
Talking about Betaab valley, the most dramatic valley. It is situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from Pahalgam, the valley got its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh debut film Betaab. The valley surrounded by lush green meadows, snow-clad mountains and covered with dense vegetation and Aru Valley (Aru Valley is a small yet self-sufficient scenic village located 12 km from Pahalgam) or you can visit Chandanwari (Is situated at a distance of 16 km from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the yatra that takes place every year in the month of (July to August) A local Taxi has to be hired for these beautiful places (on your own Expenses) )
Spend the rest of the evening amongst the scenic surroundings. Overnight stay at Pahalgam.
Today, leave for Srinagar after breakfast and en route, visit the Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Garden, Chashmashahi & Nishant Gardens, Shiva Temple that offers gorgeous views of the valley and the snow-capped mountains.
Later Check in to the hotel. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure to explore the beautiful city.
After breakfast, get ready for a short day trip to Sonamarg. The drive to Sonamarg is what travelers usually crave. As the mid-way spotted beauty is just awe-mazing, as we will pass through some heartly towns and villages and many places you can enjoy the view of paddy fields with rivers flowing on one side.
After reaching Sonamarg, you can wander around and discover the place all by yourself till evening.
Try to visit Thajwas Glacier which is around 4Kms from Sonamarg a Local Taxi Or Pony Ride has to be hired (at your own Expenses)
After the long day of adventure, we will return back to Srinagar in the evening. Overnight stay in Hotel at Srinagar.
Your Kashmir trip ends today. Bid goodbye to the picturesque valley as you leave for home with beautiful memories.
1 Night Stay In House Boat Stay
1 Night Stay At Gulmarg at Hotel Mama Palace
2 Night Stay In Kashmir At Hotel City Grace
2 Night Stay In Pahalgam at Hotel Bombay Palace
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