Enchanting Kashmir: Exploring Pahalgam, Gulmarg, and Srinagar

A Scenic Journey through the Valley of Shepherds, Meadow of Flowers, and Lakeside Charms

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Enchanting Kashmir: Exploring Pahalgam, Gulmarg, and Srinagar

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Kashmir on our "Kashmir Splendor: A Journey through Pahalgam, Gulmarg, and Srinagar" tour. Explore the serene charm of Pahalgam and the mesmerizing landscapes of Gulmarg before indulging in a unique stay aboard a traditional houseboat in Srinagar. Marvel at the Mughal Gardens, historic sites, and scenic lakeshores before bidding farewell to this enchanting destination.

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Day by Day

Begin your journey to Kashmir with a scenic drive from Srinagar to Pahalgam, where you'll explore the picturesque Aru Valley. Next, travel to Gulmarg, known for its mesmerizing landscapes, before returning to Srinagar for a stay in a traditional houseboat. Explore the Mughal Gardens and historic sites before departing from Srinagar, carrying cherished memories of your Kashmir adventure.

Day 01: Srinagar Arrival, Transfer to Pahalgam (Approx. 92 Kms / 2 hrs)

Commence your journey with an early morning flight to Srinagar. Upon arrival at the Srinagar airport, commence a scenic drive to Pahalgam. Renowned for its unparalleled beauty and nestled along the banks of the Lidder River at an elevation of 7200 ft., Pahalgam is often dubbed as the "Valley of Shepherds" owing to its lush green pastures. Upon reaching Pahalgam, check into your hotel and unwind. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the enchanting surroundings at your leisure. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Pahalgam Exploration

After a hearty breakfast, set out to explore the picturesque Aru Valley. Offering delightful walking trails and breathtaking vistas, Aru Valley is a paradise for nature lovers. You can opt for a leisurely walk or indulge in a pony ride, a popular choice among local families. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the village bazaar. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 03: Pahalgam to Gulmarg (Approx. 147 Kms / 5 hrs)

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Gulmarg. En route, visit notable sites such as Sheikh Zain-ud-din Shrine and the ruins of Martand Sun Temple. Gulmarg, situated at an altitude of 8700 ft., is renowned for its mesmerizing landscapes and vibrant floral meadows. Originally known as 'Gaurimarg', Gulmarg's beauty captivated Emperor Jehangir, who famously collected various flowers from the region. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Gulmarg to Srinagar (Approx. 53 Kms / 1 ½ hrs)

After breakfast, proceed with a scenic drive back to Srinagar. Upon arrival, check into a houseboat, a quintessential experience in Srinagar. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay aboard the houseboat.

Day 05: Srinagar Sightseeing

After a delicious breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Srinagar. Explore the exquisite Shalimar Bagh, commissioned by Emperor Jehangir for his beloved wife Nur Jehan. Marvel at the Mughal Gardens, including Chesmashahi, Nishat, and Shalimar, which offer panoramic views of the Dal Lake and surrounding mountains. Visit the historic Jamia Masjid and Shah Hamdan Mosque, followed by a visit to the Shankaracharya Temple in the evening. Return to the houseboat for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 06: Departure from Srinagar

After breakfast, bid farewell to Srinagar as you transfer to the airport for your onward journey. End of services.

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