Srinagar is the summer
capital of Jammu and Kashmir which is situated at an altitude of
1730 metres above sea level. Dal, Nagin and Anchar are the three
main lakes in Srinagar. A
unique charm of Sringar is its 1300 or more houseboats, the
floating little hotels on the edge of the Dal Lake or in the
secluded areas of the Nagin Lake. Many tourists are attracted to Srinagar
by the charm of staying on a houseboat, which provides the unique
experience of living on the water, with all the facilities of a
luxury hotel. Enjoy your stay in the House Boats in Kashmir with
Day 1: 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 representative and
transferred to one of this house boat on Dal Lake. In the afternoon
we have Shikara ride on Dal Lake and also visit the floating gardens.
Day 2: 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.
Day 3: Srinagar – Gulmarg - Srinagar (about 120 km)
In the morning after having breakfast drive to
the meadow of flowers. 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 these Britishers
created a European hill resort. In Gulmarg while walking along the
circular path 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 26,000 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
Day 4: Srinagar – Pahalgam - Srinagar (about 194 km)
In the morning after breakfast drive to
Pahalgam. 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.
Day 5: Srinagar
The day at leisure for shopping and other individual activities.
Day 6: Srinagar
In the morning 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
chosen category in the houseboat in Srinagar.
American / Continental
All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
All Transfers and Sightseeing
throughout the tour by Car with driver.
Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills
Camera Fees (Still
Any Flight Charges.
Unspecified Meals etc.
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