PARADISE ON EARTH
“Agar firdous baroye zameen ast, hami asto, hami asto, hami ast”
For centuries the beauty of the Valley of Kashmir has charmed its visitors. Jahangir, the famous Mughal emperor, described Kashmir as the Paradise on Earth. Bernier, the first European to visit Kashmir, writing in 1665 said: “In truth, the kingdom surpasses in beauty all that my warmest imagination had anticipated”.
The saucer shaped valley of Kashmir lies in the very heart of the Himalayas with a length of 84 miles, breadth of 20-25 miles and an average mean height of 5,600 feet above sea level. The valley has a lot to offer to both the pleasure seeking tourist and the adventure seeking tourist. First among the places of interest to be described must be Srinagar, the city of the Sun and the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. National Highway (NH1) connects Srinagar to Jammu via the famous Banihal Tunnel. The picturesque drive from Jammu to Srinagar zigzags through the mountains and is lined with pine and furtrees. Srinagar airport has direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai and all major airlines have daily flights to Srinagar. Located in the heart of Kashmir Valley, at an altitude of 1,700 meters, Srinagar is famous for its Lakes and Mughal Gardens. The Dal and the Nigeen Lake enhance its picturesque setting while the salubrious climate makes the city an attractive all season destination. Located on the shores of the Dal Lake, the Royal Springs Golf Course provides picturesque settings for a game of golf. Designed by Robert Trent Jones the course was voted as the best golf course in India.
At an hour’s drive from Srinagar Airport, lies the mesmerizing meadow of flowers- Gulmarg. A popular tourist destination for decades, Gulmarg boasts of the worlds highest 18 hole Golf Course and is famous for winter sports. According to Sylvain Saudan, world’s best known adventure skier and an honorary citizen of Kashmir, Kashmir offers a skiing area as wide as the Northern and Southern Alps brought together. Ninety kilometers from Srinagar, is Pahalgam or the Valley of Shepherds. The main charm of Pahalgam lies in its natural scenery and the views of the mountains. Pahalgam serves as the main camping ground for various treks. Other than the above mentioned popular tourist spots, Kashmir also has many other beautiful places such as Yousmarg, Sonmarg, LolabValley, Achbal etc.
KASHMIR 06 NIGHTS 07 DAYS (PACKAGE CODE-AT/01)
Kashmir 06 Nights 07 Days:The awe-inspiring jewel in the crown of indian tourism, Kashmir offers opportunities of a holiday that would be cherished forever in life. Visit the meadow of flowers, Khilanmarg Valley, the Shankaracharya Temple, Chashma-E-Shahi, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and Hazratbal Mosque and open yourself to a whole new world of charismatic and treasured beauty. Kashmir with its scenic beauty, shimmering Dal Lake, vistas of snow capped mountains, green valleys, floating houses and shops and shikharas present an experience that defines the epitomized beauty. Embark on a journey to ecstasy in its unembroidered sense and enjoy a vacation to the 'Paradise on Earth'.
Day 01 SRINAGAR.
Arrival at Srinagar and experience our prompt transfer and check-in at the houseboat / hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. The evening is reserved for a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake (01 hr ride). Stay overnight at the houseboat / hotel in Srinagar.
Day 02 SRINAGAR SIGHT SEEING.
After breakfast leave for local sightseeing including Shalimar, Nishat and Botanical Gardens thence drive to Shankarayacharya Temple situated on Hill top overlooking the beautiful Srinagar City. Afternoon boat ride "Shikara" around the famous Dal Lake and visit the Floating Gardens Char Chinaari,Hazratbal and then back to houseboat / hotel.
Day 03 SRINAGAR-GULMARG.
After breakfast proceed to Gulmarg. Spend the day sightseeing the picturesque locales. One can take the exhilarating cable car ride to Khilanmarg or Apharwat Snow Point (Cable car ride and Pony ride are not included in the package). Overnight in Hotel.
Day 04 SRINAGAR-SONAMARG-SRINAGAR.
After early breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a day excursion to Sonmarg, the 'Meadow of Gold'. Enjoy a pony ride on the glacier (ponies can be hired directly). Stay overnight at the hotel in Srinagar.
Day 05 & 06 SRINAGAR-PHALGAM.
After breakfast, proceed to Pahalgam.Check in at the hotel. Explore the market of Pahalgam at your own leisure. Enjoy an excursion to Chandanwari (3288mts) and Betaab Valley.Go for an excursion to Aru Valley (pony hire charges optional & extra at all the places). Stay overnight at the hotel and enjoy the serene Pahalgam.
Day 07 SRINAGAR DEPARTURE.
Transfer to Bus Station / Airport.
- 06 Nights Stay In Deluxe Hotels / Houseboats
- Transfers and sightseeing by Non Ac Indica /Qualis / Travera / Xylo / Tempo / Winger
- Rooms On Double Sharing
- Deluxe Accommodation at all places
- Special Rates valid for this tour program only.
- Meals on MAP basis Daily Breakfast, bed Tea, Dinner
- Shikara ride on Dal Lake or Nigeen Lake
- Our assistance at the time of arrival and departure.