Kashmir, one of the finest tourist destinations in India is blessed with a perfect landscape of impeccable green valleys, the Himalayan ranges up close, serene lakes and more. Srinagar is one of the prettiest cities that offers a Shikara ride and the houseboat experience, with the backdrop of the magnificent view of the hills and the Mughat gardens.
Cool summer breeze, alpine scenery and romantic houseboats afloat on the serene Dal Lake – are just some of the things awaiting you on this exciting holiday in Kashmir. You would arrive at the Srinagar Airport and be greeted by a vtravelz representative outside the airport who would assist with your transfer to the hotel or houseboat (as per your booking) in Srinagar. Check-in and unwind for a while before heading for a Shikara ride (own expense) at Dal Lake for a calm and soothing experience; you could avail the ride on a direct payment basis. End the day with a comfortable overnight stay at hotel.
In the morning, after breakfast, check out of your houseboat and prepare to leave for Sonmarg. Sonmarg means the meadow of gold is a popular tourist attraction in Kashmir. The location of the place is at an altitude of 2, 740 m and offers an amazing view against the Mountain ranges and refine sky. On reaching Sonmarg, check in at the hotel and enjoy your lunch. The 3 and a half hour drive to Sonmarg is through a spectacular view of the valley and the Sindh River. You can spend the evening at leisure, in the comfort of the hotel. After the dinner you stay overnight at the hotel.
In the morning, check out of the hotel after breakfast. Leave for Pahalgam and on the way, visit the Avantipur Ruins. You are suggested to leave Sonmarg in the morning around 8, to avoid traffic and to make it for the lunch at Pahalgam. It takes around 5 to 6 hours drive to reach and once you reach, check in at the hotel and your lunch will be served. Later, in the evening, go out for sightseeing of the local market and nearby locations. After this short exploration, return back to the hotel and rest for the rest of the evening and stay over for the night.
In the morning, you leave for a short city excursion. Visit the Chandanwadi, which is at an elevation of 3288 m and Betaab Valley, which offers a scenic view. Return to the hotel for lunch and leave soon after for another site, in the mouth of the Sheshnad River is a valley surrounded by snow clad mountain ranges and the lush green forests. In the evening, return back to the hotel and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Later, the dinner is served and enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
On the 6th day of the tour, have an early morning breakfast and then leave for Chandanwani (2895 M)by car. Extremely famous for its snow bridge, this place is the culminating point of the Amarnath Yatra. Once you reach here, begin an upward trek to Sheshnagh. After a sharp ascending trek, you will reach Pishoo Ghati pass, which is located at an altitude of 13000 feet. On arrival, make yourself comfortable in your tents. Admire the local scenery. Overnight in tents.
In the morning, after breakfast, you check out of the hotel and leave for Srinagar. Upon arrival in Srinagar, check into the hotel and enjoy the lunch that will be served. Followed by lunch, you start the city tour of the Shankaracharya Hill Temple and the Mughal Gardens. Warm dinner will be served on your return to the hotel and retire for the night.
Get up early morning and leave for Gulmarg after short breakfast. It is around 52 km away from Srinagar, on reaching Gulmarg, the exploration of the place is at your hand. Enjoy the panoramic view of the location, visit the local sites and the cable car ride is recommended, which takes you till the Khilanmarg Snow Point. Have lunch at the local restaurant and drive back to Srinagar in the evening. Dinner at the hotel followed by a night stay.
Enjoy the Day at Gulmarg, visit famous Baba Rishi Shrine & visit the Drang Fall
Enjoy the ride through the biggest lake in kashmir, Walur Lake, also visit mansbal lake.
Today is the last day of your tour, once you have your breakfast, you will get transferred to the Srinagar airport to board a flight to Delhi. Once you arrive in the capital city of India, freshen-up at your pre-booked hotel. Later, you will get transported to the airport or the railway station for the journey to your onward destination.