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Kashmir, an undeniable Paradise on earth, showcases beautiful terrain, exquisite waterways, and a variety of aesthetic flowers. Its scenic beauty, lake houses, and Chinar trees are some of the reasons why it should immediately find a place on your bucket list. A few kilometers ahead of Srinagar lies the beautiful town of Gulmarg, famous for its adventure sports and beautiful landscapes. This 7 days trip shall cover the City of Srinagar and some beautiful towns like Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Sonamarg. The trip shall include local sight-seeing in Srinagar, followed by a drive to the town of Gulmarg. While the town of Gulmarg offers a variety of Flora and Fauna, the picturesque beauty of the town of Pahalgam isn’t something you should miss either. Shikara ride in Dal Lake and the picturesque view of snow-covered mountains will make you go weak in the knees. The fourth and final destination, Sonamarg, also called the “meadow of gold”, will mark a striking end to this remarkable journey through Kashmir. The gorgeous snow-covered peaks and lush green valleys make it an ideal location for a romantic couple’s getaway or for taking a quick break from the busy city life. Following is the detailed itinerary for this journey through the “heaven on earth”.
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The first day starts with arriving at Srinagar, which is the central point of this trip. Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir, is also known as the “heaven on earth”. Meet the driver and proceed towards your hotel for check-in. Then start exploring the city of Srinagar by visiting Mughal Gardens, Shankar Acharya Temple (built on the top of the mountain overlooking Dal Lake), Pari Mahal (Palace of Fairies), CheshmaShahi (Mughal Spring), Nishat Garden also known as the “Garden of pleasure”, and Shalimar Garden known as “Garden of love”. You may treat yourself to the beautiful shawls of Kashmir too. The sight of houseboats and clear lakes at Srinagar leave a long-lasting effect on the minds of the viewers.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
After a cozy night in Srinagar, the next morning you start from Srinagar and drive to Gulmarg. Gulmarg is 49.5 kilometers away from Srinagar via the Tungmarg road. The 1.5 hours long road trip offers the sight of scenic landscapes of Kashmir and picture-worthy spots. The drive is not only a stress-busting experience but also a dose of tranquility in itself with colorful flowers and panoramic views. Later in the afternoon, you may go around the town to appreciate its remarkable beauty, Gondola ride, and the world’s highest golf course. Return to the hotel in the night for a comfy and cozy sleep.
Gulmarg to Pahalgam is relatively a longer ride of around 140 kilometers. Starting from Gulmarg in the morning after breakfast, it takes around 3-4 hours to reach Pahalgam. This drive again offers the spellbinding views of snow-covered peaks and the charming beauty of the colorful meadow of flowers. Visit Awantipura Ruins, Saffron Fields, and Cricket Bat Factories on the way. After the road trip, you may either rest at the hotel and charge yourself for the upcoming adventures, or take a hike around and witness the spectacular beauty of Kashmir.
Dinner & overnight stay in a hotel.
After staying overnight at Pahalgam and having a fulfilling breakfast, you leave for sight-seeing in and around the town of Pahalgam. The three most visited, tourist-friendly, and scenic neighborhoods of Pahalgam: Aru Valley, Betab Valley, and Chandanwari get covered in the sight-seeing. Aru valley, 12 km from Pahalgam, is famous for its scenic beauty, lush meadows, and its therapeutic environment. While the months of July-September are ideal for visiting Pahalgam if you want to appreciate its scenic beauty, however, for enjoying jet-skiing, you must visit during winter. Betab valley again offers a wide range of vegetation and remarkable landscapes. Chinar, deodar, pine, and willows are some of the many trees that line the valley of Betab giving it a view that is both peaceful and photography friendly. Chandanwari is the starting point of the famous Amarnath yatra that takes place every year in the month of (July to August). Have a fulfilling dinner and stay overnight at a hotel in Pahalgam.
After being fully rested and energized overnight, you head back to Srinagar via road. The ride is again a beautiful drive of 90 kilometers through the meadow of flowers, and trees. Shikara ride in Dal Lake at Srinagar is another thing that will make you fall in love with the mind-blowing view of the Pir Panjal Mountains, dotted with a range of trees and flowering plants. The clear lakes and Shikara boats are some of the most loved experiences in and around Srinagar. Experience the Shikara ride in the evening.
Dinner & overnight stay.
The penultimate day of the trip includes a drive to and back from the town of Sonamarg. Sonamarg is a small town, 70 km away from the city of Srinagar, situated at a height of 2730 meters above the sea level. The town of Sonamarg is a perfect recipe for a quaint day in the lap of sun-kissed mountains, waterfalls, and soaring glaciers. Enjoy the horse ride to Thajawas glacier and witness the magnificent beauty of Pir Panjals. Later return back to Srinagar and relax.
Dinner & overnight stay.
The last day marks the end of a flawless trip through the meadow of vibrant flowers, picture-postcard landscapes, flawless lakes, and extravagant mountains. Checkout from the hotel in the morning, and head towards the airport for your ongoing journey.
Tour Ends Here.
Q. Are the destinations on this Kashmir tour package ideal for a family trip?
Yes, all the destinations included in the itinerary are ideal for a family trip. The itinerary is planned in such a way that almost every kind of traveler enjoys the tour and can have a great experience, be it youngsters, a couple, or a family.
Q. What are the best places to shop, when on this Kashmir Tour?
One can shop in Srinagar. There are several shops where you can famous shawls and souvenirs.
Q. Do we need a permit while entering Kashmir?
No. You don’t require any permit to enter and explore Kashmir (places mentioned in the itinerary).
Q. What are the adventure activities to experience in the Kashmir?
One can do camping, river rafting, horse riding, gondola ride and hiking while in Kashmir.
Q. Can one opt for tailor-made or customized Kashmir Tour packages?
Yes. We offer fully customized tour packages as per the traveler’s requirements and feasibility. You name it and we will do it.
Q. What is the best time to visit Kashmir?
The best time to visit Kashmir is from April to June, during which one can find lush green valleys and meadows having blooming flowers. If you want to experience snow and do skiing, then January and February are the preferable months.
Q. Who all go along with us on this Spiti Valley Tour?
An experienced driver accompanies throughout the tour. On special demands, we can also arrange a photographer or a videographer.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on this Spiti Valley trip?
We use Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios, Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Tempo Traveller, and 4×4 SUV, depending upon the group requirements and size.
Q. How can I book this tour with you?
One can fill the inquiry form given on the right side of the page and send us all the details. Our travel consultant will reach out to you as soon as possible and plan the best itinerary as per your requirements. One can also call or WhatsApp us at +91-7428710595 or email us at email@example.com.
Q. What type of food is served during the tour?
Food will be veg on the tour. Jain food can also be available. On request, we can also arrange non-veg food at certain places.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the tour?
We provide mineral water bottles in the vehicle throughout the journey. All the places will have shops so one can easily buy mineral water bottles. We also recommend people carry a 1-liter water bottle with themselves so that if needed one can use it again and again by refilling it.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trip? What is the age limit?
Yes, you can take your child irrespective of the age.