PLACES COVERED: Srinagar – Pahalgam – Gulmarg – Sonmarg – Yusmarg
Kashmir, the jewel in the crown of India, is undoubtedly one of the gorgeous and highest visited tourist destinations in the country. The overwhelming beauty, the sky-touching mountains, the snow-covered peaks and the colourful valleys of this state is the home to some of the hidden and beautiful places to visit.
Arrive Srinagar, pride of the beautiful valley of Kashmir, famous for its lakes dotted with Shikaras and the Mughal Gardens, drive to Pahalgam, ‘Valley of Shepherds’. Enroute you will have an rare opportunity to visit the Saffron fields., Avantipura Ruins, Avantipura cricket bat factory & Anantnag Sulpher Springs. Enjoy the bounty of Nature at Pahalgam, located on the bank of beautiful Lidder River. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast day is free to explore Lidder valley at your own, Option 1. Visit to Aru Valley which is a small village, 15 km upstream the Lidder River, The route is picturesque with ample campsites. This village is the starting point for treks to the Kolahoi glacier. Option 2. Vsist to Chandanwari, 16 Km which is the starting point of sacred Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge, Enroute you can visit Hajan, an idyllic picnic spot and Betaab valley where the famous Bollywood movie Betaab was shot. Option 3. You can enjoy leisurely walks in pine forest along River Lidder and enjoy picnic on riverside. Option 4. You can enjoy pony ride to Baisaran meadow, surrounded by thickly wooded pine forest and snow-capped mountains. This grassy glen offers a panoramic view of Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg, ‘Meadow of Flowers’ situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, full day at leisure to take the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow capped mountains. Enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride (rope way) to Khillanmarg at your own cost. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Sonmarg. The mountains around Sonamarg are covered with several glaciers, one of the most famous being the Thajiswas Glacier. This scenic river of ice is set amidst lush meadows and foliage and is a three-km walk or pony ride,In the evening u will enjoy bon-fire with music ,kahwa/tea(once during stay) ,.Overnight in the Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Srinagar Transfer and check into the hotel. Post lunch half day excursion to the Mughal Gardens, located on the eastern bank of the Dal Lake i.e. Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Chashm-e-Shahi and botanical gardens. In the evening shikara ride (once during stay )to Nehru Park. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast drive to yusmarg is situated in the district of budgam,is reputed for some of the highest peaks in pir-panjal range.The word ‘Yus’ is said to be indicative of ‘Yuzu’ or Jesus PBUH paased through this valley while travelling into Kashmir with the chosen people of Lord. Intrested Places to visit yusmarg are— # Doodh Ganga :A river at distance of 2 km from main meadow is approachable on foot yet you can prefer horse ride (at your own cost)to the roaring river amidst dense forest. #Nilnag:Ashort trek of 4 km to Nilnag a small lake amidst pine trees,near a hamlet gives an ultimate pleasure to u. #Frozen lake :AFull day trek from Yousmarg to frozen lake is Sang-e-Safed(white stones)valley is quite fascinated one.The lake is usually covered under icrbergs throughout the year. In the evening Return back to Srinagar. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your onward flight back home.
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