Best of Kashmir Tour

3 Nights in Srinagar / 1 Night in Houseboat

5 days tour in Kashmir

Prices from: INR 11,250 (per person on twin sharing)

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From the enduring Mountains of the Himalaya to the peaceful lakes and rivers, from the natural beauty of the valleys to the elegant grandeur of Kashmir’s best hotels, from the serene mornings to the pleasant nights of respite: while this may be your first vacation to Kashmir, you can be sure it won’t be the last!

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Experience the serenity of Srinagar; witness the enduring culture of the old city
  • Enjoy the Scenic view of Dal Lake in a Shikara boat on a peaceful evening
  • Experience stunning Valleys of Sonmarg with streams gushing over the rocks, opportunity to play with snow in Thajwas Glacier
  • Traverse the fabulous landscapes of Anantnag
  • Luxuriate and wander in the comforts of alpine charm of Pahalgam
  • Enjoy the historical Mughal Gardens build the Mughal Emperors

 

Trip at a glance:

Day 1: Arrive in Srinagar; visit the beautiful Mughal gardens; Srinagar Sightseeing

Day 2: A full day picnic to mesmerizing Valleys of Sonmarg

Day 3: A Full day excursion to Pahalgam via Awantipura Ruins and Saffron Fields

Day 4: A Full day picnic to Gulmarg, Experience Gondola, world’s highest cable car ride (cost not included)

Day 5: Depart from Srinagar and return home

 

Meals Included: Daily Breakfast & Dinner

 

Activities: Historical Sites/ Scenic Drive/ Small Towns/ Countryside/ Nature/ Outdoor Adventure/ Streams/ Lakes/ Horse Riding/ Cable Cars

Themes: Romantic/ Leisure/ Relaxation/ Honeymoon/ Outdoor Adventures

Features: Leisure/ Spectacular Scenery/ Unique Accommodations

Places visited: Srinagar/ Sonmarg/ Gulmarg/ Awantipora/ Pahalgam/ Dal Lake/ Mughal Gardens

Departure Dates: Dates are flexible and customizable

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Starting at the Base: Arrival & Srinagar Tour

When you arrive in Srinagar the picturesque buildings of Old Town charm you immediately. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and takes you to a hotel at the heart of the city. After you settle in your driver will meet you at the hotel for a day tour of the exceptional city of Srinagar.

Start your city tour after getting fresh at the hotel: visit the historical Mughal Gardens built by Mughal Emperor Jehangir. Make your way through the Shalimar garden, Nishat Garden, the Royal Spring known as the Chesma-Shahi. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountain in the background. Later in the evening visit centuries old Shankaracharaya Temple on the majestic Mount Suleiman. After completing the sightseeing, return to the hotel.

What’s included: airport transfer, sightseeing, accommodation (Srinagar), dinner

Day 2:  Sonmarg Excursion – A paradise within paradise (80 kms; 2 hours)

Escape to the sublime and peaceful setting of Sonmarg for a full day picnic. Through the pastures of Ganderbal, you will visit Kangan, one of prettiest regions in the area, with its vibrant colors and lovely landscapes. The journey is going to be an extremely mesmerizing one. The drive to Sonamarg is through yet another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir, and you will come across Sindh Nallah. As you reach Sonmarg around afternoon One can enjoy sightseeing to Thajiwas Glacier or other sightseeing points (on direct payment), which may be covered with glittering snow all the year round. Wander your way through the breathtaking valleys with beautiful Sindh River gushing along surrounded with pines and firs on the snow clad mountains as you return to Srinagar in the evening.

What’s Included: transportation, accommodation (Srinagar), breakfast & dinner

Day 3: Pahalgam Excursion – Legendary countryside and Wonderful Landscapes (90 kms; 3 hours)

Today you will discover the unparalleled beauty of Pahalgam along the beautiful routes with gushing stream sounds hitting your ears calmly and lush mountains surrounding the valley. The route will give a rare opportunity to visit the Saffron fields, Avantipura Ruins & Anantnag Sulpher Springs. At the foothills of the mountains in Pahalgam, you can feel how dominant is the span of nature.

Continue exploring the countryside in Pahalgam and enjoy leisurely walks through the forests along streaming Lidder River. The life that fills the sound is vibrant and beautiful, untouched and uncovered, where the world feels pure beside the waters under the mountain peaks, where what was once unknown is now discovered and breathtaking. In the afternoon, embark on an excursion to Chandanwadi, Betaab Valley and Aru Valley or to Baisaran known as the Mini Switzerland (Direct payment basis) to turn your Pahalgam tour into a life-long memory.

What’s Included: transportation, accommodation (Srinagar), breakfast & dinner

Day 4: Gulmarg Day Trip – Breathtaking Meadows (50 kms; 2 hours); Houseboat Stay – A Floating Wooden Palace with a romantic Shikara ride on Dal Lake

After enjoying a delightful breakfast at the hotel, start moving towards Gulmarg for a day tour. As you proceed towards Gulmarg through beautiful town and villages, enjoy the scenic drives passing through Kunzar, Magaam & Tangmarg. Enjoy free time in Gulmarg as you take leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with the backdrop of snow capped mountains. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a pony ride in scenic meadows or the Gondola ride (world’s highest rope way) to Khillanmarg and Affarwat at your cost. You may also enjoy at lot of adventure activities like horse riding, ATV motorbikes, Skiing, Snow Sledging, Snow Scooters, Snow Mobiles, etc (snow activities in winter only). Whether traversing the grounds to see the animals, calm mountains, green pastures, or exploring the conservation efforts, there is no lack of activity to enjoy before you return to Srinagar in the evening.

As you return to Srinagar, get a taste of Kashmir’s cultural accommodations as you check into a floating wooden palace on the world famous Dal Lake/Nageen Lake. As the sun begins to set along the horizon, enjoy a fun filled Shikara boat ride on scenic Dal Lake. Take exciting walks on the boulevard road alongside the lake, with plenty on options to shop and eat. As evening approaches, check into your houseboat.

What’s Included: transfer, accommodation (Houseboat), breakfast & dinner

Day 5: Always in View: Departure

The Lake is calm against the bank & roads at the edge of the city. The pink petals that grace the trees in the Meadows park float in the breeze and garnish the walkways. The familiar form of Mount Suleiman takes shape in the sunlight. The streets begin to crowd people on their way to work. You delight in the sounds of the city coming to life. The floral aroma of fresh brewed tea fills the air. Soon your private transfer will arrive to escort you to the airport. You sit at breakfast in reverie, wondering if the past days were imagined. You sip your tea, eat your breakfast, and remember with fondness that magnificent Valleys you discovered.

 What’s Included: airport transfer, breakfast

Package Category

Deluxe Package @ 11,250 per person

Srinagar – Al Mehar/Castle – 3 Nights

Houseboat – Jamaica/Similar – 1 Night

Super Deluxe Package @ 13,250 per person

Srinagar – Pride Inn/Regal Palace – 3 Nights

Houseboat – Jamaica/Similar – 1 Night

Premium Package @ 15,250 per person

Srinagar – Royal Heritage/Mannat Resort – 3 Nights

Houseboat – Wangnoo Sheraton group of houseboats /Similar- 1 Night

Luxury Package @ 17,250 per person

Srinagar – Clarks Inn/Grand Mamta – 3 Nights

Houseboat – Wangnoo Sheraton group of houseboats /Similar- 1 Night

Super Luxury Package @ Quote on request

Srinagar – Four Points by Sheraton/RK Sarovar Portico – 3 Nights

Houseboat – Wangnoo Sheraton group of houseboats /Similar- 1 Night

 

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Our agent was very good in seeing us have a good time and also attended to all our queries and request immediately . As we have used lot of tours agents in different countries that we visited as well as India and would rate GR very highly.Our trip to Pahalgam was best. Sceneries. Srinagar with its beautiful garden and of course the boat ride in lake dal. Nur Rahim

New Zealand

Five star and a Wholehearted thanks to GR travel. We found everything perfect. The driver(Ishfaq) was superb, more than perfect. The deal was very economical, compared to the quality of hotels we stayed in. All 4 star in the price of 2 star. we enjoyed every bit of it because everything was getting planned by the travel agent. He, Even replanned as situations we very dynamic, he replanned shikara, and hotel in phalgam as Jammu- srinagar highway was closed. He was in touch with us and called everyday to find about our health and plans of tomorrow.Overall GR Travel deserves a true five star. Anuj Gurjar

Rajasthan



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