Duration: 6 Nights/ 7 Days
Destinations Covered: Srinagar-Sonmarg-Pahalgam-Gulmarg-Srinagar
Day 1 : Arrive Srinagar
Arrive Srinagar, pride of the beautiful valley of Kashmir, famous for its lakes dotted with Shikaras and the Mughal Gardens. Transfer and check into the houseboat/ 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 to Nehru Park. Overnight in Srinagar.
Day 2 : Srinagar -Sonmarg- Srinagar
After breakfast depart for full day excursion to the Sonmarg, ‘Meadow of Gold’ (84 km/ 03 hrs) on Srinagar- Leh road, A gushing river is the highlight of this meadow, flowing down from snowy heights into the dense woodlands of firs and silver birches. Glaciers pour down from this stream from the Himalayas on to the many camping sites in Sonmarg. A thick forest cover of sycamore, alpine flowers, silver birch, fir and pine, Sonmarg offers adventure in the form of treks, sledging, angling, alpine skiing and white water rafting. Enjoy pony ride (at your own cost) or leisurely walks around the meadow. Return back to Srinagar. Overnight in the houseboat.
Day 3 : Srinagar – Gulmarg
After breakfast depart for a full day excursion to Gulmarg, Meadow of Flowers ( 56 km /2 hrs) 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 snowcapped mountains. Enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride (rope way) to Khillanmarg. Overnight in the Houseboat.
Day 4 : Gulmarg – Pahalgam
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam, ‘Valley of Shepherds’ (154 km/ 04hrs). 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. Overnight in Pahalgam
Day 5 : Pahalgam
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. Visit 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. Overnight in Pahalgam.
Day 6 : Pahalgam-Srinagar
After breakfast drive back to Srinagar (94 km/ 03 hrs). Upon arrival check into the houseboat/ hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for shopping. In the evening visit to Shankaracharya Temple, set atop a hill overlooking the Srinagar city. Enjoy the panoramic views from the top. Overnight in Srinagar
Day 7 : Depart Srinagar
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your onward flight back home.