Kashmir covers an area of 222,236
square km and is famous for its natural beauty. Kashmir has often been referred
as the 'Switzerland of the East'. The heart of the area is the fertile Vale of Kashmir
also known as the Kashmir valley, which lies between the
Himalayas and the Pir Punjal mountain range.
Kashmir Short Tour will take you to the main places of interest
which are Srinagar, Pahalgam, Sonamarg and Gulmarg. Kashmir Short
Tour covers 6 days and 5 nights.
Day 01: Srinagar
In the morning arrive at Srinagar airport or railway station.
has been described by some visitors as the Venice of the East. This
beautiful city was established by Emperor Ashoka some 2300 years ago.
A unique charm of Srinagar is its 1300 or more houseboats, the
floating little hotels on the edge of the Dal Lake.
Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and
transferred to the house boat. Rest of the
day free for leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings in
Day 02: Srinagar
Today we start our sightseeing in Srinagar. Today we visit the
famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar. In the Mughal gardens first of
all you will view the
Chashma Shahi. Chashma Shahi means the Royal Spring and is dedicated
to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The spring waters are believed to
have curative properties.
After visiting the
Chashma Shahi we visit the Nishat and Shalimar Mughal Gardens.
Nishat is the larger of the two gardens and has an impressive
plantation of Chenar trees on its highest terrace. Both the gardens
are built on a symmetrical plan of central waterways with fountains
dividing a series of gardened terraces. In the evening we visit the Shankaracharya
Temple. This temple is located on a sharp hill, 1,000 feet high and
houses a small temple dedicated to
Lord Shiva. It was built in
memory of the great Shankaracharya who came to Kashmir from Kerala
to revive Hinduism. From the top of the hills, you would be able to
have a panoramic view of the Kashmir Valley. After visiting the
temple we drive back to our house boat.
Day 03: Srinagar
- Pahalgam - Srinagar (about 194 km)
In the morning after breakfast drive to
Pahalgam. Pahalgam is
located about 97 km from Srinagar. On the way we pass through pine
forest and also visit the saffron fields. Pahalgam is the popular
hill resort of the Kashmir valley. Pahalgam is situated at a height
of 7,200 feet. The flora and fauna is good and the scenery in
Pahalgam is captivating. It is from Pahalgam that the pilgrims often
take a Amarnath Yatra. In Pahalgam one can have a walk
to Baisaren, which is about 2 km from Pahalgam. A small village, set
in pine and fir forest is pleasing and offers good view. After
visiting Pahalgam we drive back to Srinagar.
Shrinagar House Boat
Day 04: Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar (about 170 km)
In the morning we drive to Sonamarg. Sonamarg is situated on the
Srinagar-Leh Highway, about 85 km from Srinagar. Sonamarg, a
small but uniquely beautiful hill resort, is located on the
road. Sonamarg means the golden meadow. It derives its name from the
golden colour of its massed spring flowers. The main attraction in
Sonamarg are the Bisansar Lake and Krishnasar Lake. These two
beautiful lakes adds to the beauty of Sonamarg. The Krishnasar Lake
is famous for the Trout fishing. After visiting these two beautiful
lakes in Sonamarg we drive back to Srinagar.
Day 05: Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar (about 120 km)
Today in the morning we drive to Gulmarg. The route from Srinagar to
Gulmarg is fascinating. In
Gulmarg you would be able to find European surroundings and 18-hole
Golf Course. During the British Raj, Gulmarg hosted the Britishers
and Europeans and as such they created a European hill resort. After
having lunch in Gulmarg we have a walk along the circular path.
While walking you only have to look down to have a complete view of
the valley and Srinagar. You can also have a fine view of Nanga
Parbat, the naked mountain which is over 26000 feet and dominates
the entire region. Rest of the day at leisure in Gulmarg to enjoy
the beautiful surroundings. In the evening drive back to
Attraction of Gulmarg
Day 06: Srinagar
Transfer to airport or railway station for the onwards journey.
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Our Services Include:
double room on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
category in the house boat.
All meals included
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
All Transfers and Sightseeing
throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with
Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills
Camera Fees (Still
Any Flight Charges.
Unspecified Meals etc.
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wished by you for your individual trip.
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