Arrival At : Srinagar
Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir - 1 Night
Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir - 2 Nights
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir - 2 Nights
Departure From : Srinagar
DAY 1 : Arrival at Srinagar - Pahalgam (95 kms/02 hrs)
On arrival at Srinagar, you will meet and assisted by our representative. As you will land in Kashmir, you will see the vast, seemingly empty sky stretched out for infinity, smattering of low level flat clouds spreadout to the horizon; the milky cotton ball clouds obstructed potions of the endless sky that showed off its infinite beauty; the skys hue brightness as the sun rising in a magnificent flourish of ribbon-like fire; the brilliant sun rays gleam outlined the cotton-ball clouds in a blazing glow that signified the beginning of the day. On a bright day, the green grass glistened in the sun which was blazing in the cloudless sky. Continue drive to an-other most pleasing place Pahalgam, via Pampore, Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. Pahalgam, the 'Valley of Shepherds' which is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from the River Lidder and Sheshnag Lake, en route visit the Awantipura Ruins. The ancient township of Awantipura founded by King Awantiwarman (855-883 AD) is renowned for the impressive ruins of the two temple complexes, he built here in the 9th century namely Awantisvamin, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and Avantisvara, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Both the temples reflect Greek style of architecture. From here the road turns scenic as we drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction. Overnight will be at the hotel.
DAY 2 : Pahalgam - Gulmarg (140 kms/3-4 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg, arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon, check into the hotel. Got the wind blowing and can hear the leaves rustling on the giant chinar trees. The crunch of the autumn coloured leaves on the ground. The sun drooping over the horizon yawning out its spectacular yellows and fiery oranges, hints of blue and purple creeping in. That one star that is always the first one out is shining. Relax at the hotel and overnight will be at the hotel.
DAY 3 : Gulmarg
After breakfast, enjoy the Gondola cable car system (the 08 minutes ropeway, at your own cost). Descend back to Gulmarg after an hour and later indulge in some horse-riding. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 4 : Gulmarg - Srinagar (56 kms/02 hrs)
After breakfast, proceed towards Srinagar. En-route you get to see the beautiful Tangmarg town and drive ahead on a drive of 14 kilometres off Gulmarg. You can enjoy panoramic, peaceful blue sky, freshness in the air, surrounding fauna and flora will take you to the lap of nature with the feel of cold breeze and aroma of high vegetation. Reach Srinagar and check into the hotel and relax, post lunch proceed for half day tour of Srinagar, visit Shankaracharya Temple, Chashme Shahi gardens. Shankaracharya Temple, situated at a height of about 1,100 ft. on a hilltop on the southeast of the city, offers splendid views of the valley and the snow-capped mountains of the Pir Panjal range. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is believed that this Hindu temple was built in 371 BC, making it one of the oldest in the valley of Kashmir. Chashme Shahi, an ancient garden established in 1632 by Emperor Shah Jahan, is considered to be one of the smallest Mughal gardens in Srinagar. Divided into three different sections with an aqueduct, waterfalls and fountains, it provides magnificent views of the Himalayas and the Dal Lake. Shalimar Gardens (also known as garden of love), situated 15 km from Srinagar, is one of the most popular Mughal gardens in the city. It has four terraces, rising one above the other, fitted with fountains and chinar (sycamore) trees. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 5 : Srinagar
After breakfast proceed on a sightseeing tour of Srinagar visiting places like the, Shalimar Gardens and Nishat Bagh and enjoy most beautiful Dal Lake Shikara ride. Nishat Garden is situated on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan Mountains forming its backdrop. Also known as the garden of bliss, it was laid out in 1633 by Asaf Khan, the elder brother of Nur Jahan. Designed in Persian style, this is a 12-terrace garden interspersed with fountains, colourful flowerbeds and lush green lawns. Later, enjoy a tranquil ride on the Shikara at Dal lake. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 6 : Departure from Srinagar
After breakfast, check out from hotel and departure transfer will be at the Srinagar Airport to board the flight for onward destination.
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