The capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is one of the mostbeautiful cities in India,with a rich history that goes back a long way. Three lake grace the city including the Dal lake, where world's famous houseboats are more exotic option than hotels for most visitors and all fourseasons spring,summer,autumn and winter are clearly visible in Srinagar.It is the base for any Kashmir holiday in valley, an inspired location for a conference and a movie - maker’s dream locale.
Duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days
Destination Covered : Srinagar - Sonmarg - Gulmarg - Srinagar
DAY 01 : SRINAGAR
Morning arrive Srinagar, meeting upon arrival and transferred with assitance to deluxe houseboat. Free for relax to enjoy the scenic view of mountain ranges around Dal - Lake. Dinner and overnight in deluxe houseboat..
DAY 02 : SRINAGAR - LOCAL SIGHTSEEING (27 KMS)
Morning boat ride by (shikara) to explore the dal - lake,waterways,back waters,canals,floating garden,vegetable gardens,water lillies,lotus flowers,easily accessible mobile venders, floating, handicrafts centres & inherited lifestyle of people living inside the lake since decades. Return to deluxe houseboat.
Afternoon visit to famous Mughal Gardens,Cheshma Shahi(Royal Spring), Nishat(Garden of Pleasure), Shalimar ( Abode of Love) Mughal laid Out in the 16th century & these fall along the bank of Dal Lake in the heart of Srinagar City and Shankarachariya temple located on a hillock, thus providing panaromic view of entire city,along with famous Dal Lake and river ehlum enroute visiting handloom centres famous for production of Pashmina/Shahtoos shawls and world over reckoned Carpets. Evening return to deluxe houseboat. Overnight at houseboat
DAY 03 : SRINAGAR - SONAMARG - SRINAGAR(174 KMS)
After breakfast full day excursion (with pack lunch) to Sonamarg “The Meadow of Gold”87 km. From Srinagar in the northeast of Srinagar at altitude of 3000 mt above sea level. The place offers incredible scenic beauty (while driving to Sonamarg) dense pine forests,Gigantic mountains. The place itself is a popular resort for mountaineers, rock climbing besides an important halt on way to Kargil (Ladakh) and provides idealbase for various trekking routes, high mountains, lakes, glaciers and Shri Amarnath ji holy cave. Evening return to deluxe houseboat.
DAY 04 : SRINAGAR - GULMARG - SRINAGAR (112 KMS)
After breakfast, full day excursion (with pack lunch) to Gulmarg ”Meadow of wild flowers” lies in the west of Srinagar at a distance of 56 km. On an altitude of 2730 mt. above sea level, snow caped mountains are all around one can even have a view of Nanga Parbat on a clear sunny day. It is Premier winter sports Ski resort. For Skiers with one of the worlds highest 18 hole golf courses. For joy seekers, cable car upto Alapather via Khilanmarg by Asia’s long run cable car ride appox. 5 km. Evening return to deluxe houseboat for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 05 : SRINAGAR DEPATURE
After breakfast , tour of Srinagar city (old/New city) and proceed to Srinagar airport to board the scheduled flight for onward destination.