Enchanting Getaway in Kashmir

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Immerse yourself in a heavenly retreat amidst the lush green Himalayas, renowned worldwide for its shimmering lakes framed by stationary houseboats—the breathtaking paradise of Kashmir. Whether it's a serene Shikara ride on the tranquil Dal Lake, witnessing the flowing waters in canals mirroring the sky and Himalayas in the Mughal Gardens, or savoring magical family moments in cozy suites with warm hosts and delectable Kashmiri cuisine on a houseboat, Kashmir offers an unforgettable experience.

Relax and enjoy the picturesque scenes as shepherd boys wave along the banks of the foaming Lidder River, meandering through the mountains to enchanting destinations like Aru Valley or Betaab Valley. Engage in winter delights by skiing or sledding down the hills, crafting snowmen, or indulging in a friendly snowball fight at the winter sports haven of Gulmarg.

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Duration
6 Days
Activity
Boating & Sailing
Physical
Group Size
-1
Age
0+
Location
Kashmir

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Arrive Srinagar | Welcome to The Paradise on Earth

Your journey begins as you land at Srinagar Airport, where a warm reception awaits you, complete with beautiful floral garlands. From there, you will be whisked away to a luxurious houseboat nestled on the picturesque Dal Lake. After a smooth check-in, take some time to freshen up and savor a traditional Kashmiri lunch served right onboard.

As the afternoon unfolds, prepare for a surreal experience with a peaceful Shikara ride on Dal Lake, where the serene waters and breathtaking surroundings create lasting memories. Your adventure continues with visits to the enchanting Mughal Gardens, including Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, and Chashme Shahi, each showcasing the grandeur of Mughal architecture and the beauty of well-manicured gardens. Don't forget to explore the local handicraft shops, offering exquisite Pashmina shawls and the world-renowned saffron.

As evening approaches, return to the comfort of your houseboat haven. Here, you'll be treated to a romantic candlelit dinner served on the houseboat's deck, accompanied by tranquil views that enhance the enchanting atmosphere of your unforgettable day.

Lake Victoria or Similar

Breakfast and Dinner

  • Romantic candlelit dinner

Day 2 - Discover the Enchanting Sonmarg | Stroll Through the Legendary Golden Meadows

Your day of adventure begins as your dedicated driver picks you from your houseboat for an exciting excursion to Sonmarg.

Once you arrive in Sonmarg, prepare for a delightful horseback ride to the mesmerizing Thajiwas Glacier viewpoint, where snow-capped mountains, lush meadows, and towering conifer trees await to captivate your senses. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, an optional white-water rafting expedition on the Sindh River is available (additional cost applies).

After an eventful day in Sonmarg, your driver will accompany you back and Check-in to your Srinagar hotel for a restful overnight stay.

Lee Heritage/The Victory/Six Seasons or Similar


Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 - Explore Gulmarg's Splendors | Marvel at Panoramic Vistas on Asia's Highest Cable Car

In the morning, start your day with a delightful breakfast served at the hotel, setting the perfect tone for your upcoming adventures. Your journey continues as you embark on a picturesque drive to Gulmarg, a destination that holds a special place in the hearts of nature enthusiasts. Along the way, pause to visit the iconic Shankaracharya Temple, which offers panoramic views of Srinagar, creating a splendid start to your day.

Upon arriving in Gulmarg, often referred to as a paradise for nature lovers, you'll have the chance to ascend to new heights with a Gondola ride to the summit (weather permitting), where breathtaking vistas await your discovery. The lush meadows beckon you to explore further, offering options for horseback riding or a serene nature walk amidst the captivating surroundings.

As the sun dips below the horizon, you'll find comfort in the warm hospitality of a charming Srinagar hotel, where you'll check in. To cap off your day, indulge in a romantic dinner at the hotel's restaurant, where delectable cuisine and a cozy ambiance set the stage for a memorable evening.

Lee Heritage/The Victory/Six Seasons or Similar

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 - Journey from Srinagar to Pahalgam | Exploring the Scenic ABC Valleys

Embark on a tranquil morning beginning with a leisurely breakfast that sets the tone for the day ahead. Your next destination is the charming town of Pahalgam. The scenic drive, lasting approximately two hours, promises picturesque landscapes along the way, making the journey itself a memorable part of your experience.

Upon arrival in Pahalgam, you'll be greeted by a cozy resort where you'll check in, ensuring a comfortable stay. Your afternoon adventure unfolds as you explore the breathtaking Aru Valley, Betaab Valley, and Chandanwari, each offering their own unique charm and natural beauty. You'll have the opportunity for horseback riding along the serene Lidder River, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the scenic wonders of this picturesque region.

As the sun sets and the evening sky fills with stars, return to the welcoming embrace of your resort. Here, you'll be treated to a delightful dinner experience under the starry canvas, providing a perfect conclusion to your day in the Valley of Pahalgam.

Hotel Walnut Tree/Sun N Shades or Similar

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5 - Pahalgam - Leisure and Relaxation

Embrace the spirit of leisure and relaxation in the picturesque town of Pahalgam. Begin your morning with a delightful breakfast served at your resort, providing the perfect start to a day of tranquility. With no fixed agenda, the morning is yours to savor at your own pace, allowing you to unwind and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

In the afternoon, you have the option to embark on an exhilarating white-water rafting adventure along the Lidder River, adding a thrill to your day. Alternatively, you can choose to visit the Pahalgam Golf Course, one of the highest golf courses in the world, where you can enjoy the sport or simply revel in the stunning vistas.

As evening descends, return to the comforts of your resort for a cozy dinner, where delectable cuisine awaits. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll through the local market, where you can explore and shop for souvenirs to commemorate your unforgettable time in Pahalgam. This day is designed for you to relax and relish the serenity of this enchanting destination.

Hotel Walnut Tree/Sun N Shades or Similar

Breakfast and Dinner

Inclusions Details

The Above Cost Include:

- Accommodation in Hotels/Resort and houseboat.
- Daily breakfast and dinners.
- Shikara Ride on Dal Lake.
- All transfers and sightseeing in private vehicles.
- Airport transfers with a warm welcome.

The Above Cost not include:

- Airfare to and from Srinagar.
- Lunch and any additional meals.
- Entry fees to monuments and gardens.
- Any personal expenses and tips.
- Please note that any extra sightseeing or vehicle usage beyond what is outlined in the itinerary is not included.
- Additionally, it's important to be aware that commercial and private vehicles in Srinagar city are not permitted to provide transportation for the entire journey up to the Gondola Station in Gulmarg. This restriction is imposed by the local union at these specific locations. As a result, local vehicles can be arranged through us or directly on-site for transportation within the mentioned places.

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FAQ Details

Typically, a Kashmir trip package includes accommodation, transportation, sightseeing to popular destinations, and sometimes meals. Specific inclusions might vary, so it’s advisable to check the package details.

Some of the must-visit places in Kashmir include Srinagar (Dal Lake, Mughal Gardens), Gulmarg (for skiing and beautiful landscapes), Pahalgam (Betaab Valley, Lidder River), and Sonamarg (Thajiwas Glacier, Zoji La Pass).

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