Highlights

  • Srinagar is the largest city of the Kashmir Valley and the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes.
    • The city is famous for its gardens, waterfronts and houseboats.
      • Pahalgam is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.
        • It is a popular tourist destination, and every year, many tourists visit Pahalgam.
          • Gulmarg is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination and a notified area committee in Baramula districtin the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
            • The town is situated in the Pir Pinjal range in the western the Himalayas and is within miles of the Line of Control between India and Pakistan.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Srinagar

Meet our representative upon arrival in Srinagar and proceed to your houseboat at Dal Lake. This place is famous for its lakes and the charming houseboats, Srinagar is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts. The lake comprises a series of water bodies, including the Nagin Lake. One can take in the panoramic view of the mountains surrounding Srinagar from this lake. Kashmiri boats called Shikara, are used to explore the intricate maze of waterways on this lake. In evening, enjoy a Shikara-ride on Dal Lake. Overnight stay in house-boat.

Day 2: Pahalgam Excursion (one way - 90 kms / 3.5 hours)

After breakfast, proceed to Pahalgam, also called the Valley of Shepherds. Visit 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. Later, visit 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. Return to Srinagar for dinner and overnight stay in houseboat.

Day 3: Sightseeing in Srinagar

After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing tour covering Mughal Gardens - Nishat (The Garden of Pleasure) and Shalimar (Abode of All). Drive along the Lake side on Boulevard. On your way back, visit a local Handicrafts Emporium for hand-knotted silk carpets and shawls as well as ornaments. Also, go to Shankaracharya Temple. Dinner and Overnight stay in houseboat.

Day 4: Gulmarg Excursion (one way – 50 kms / approx 2 hours)

After breakfast drive to Gulmarg, ‘Meadow of Flowers’ situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, full day at leisure to take walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains. Enjoy local sightseeing of Gulmarg and Gandola-ride (cable car). By evening return to Srinagar for dinner and overnight stay in houseboat.

Day 5: Departure from Srinagar

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Srinagar airport for return flight back home.

This is only a sample itinerary we can customize a Holiday for you and your family to Kashmir.

Activity Difficulty Level

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Prices & Dates

From: ` 17199 Per person double occupancy

2015 - ` 17199.00 (X!TC Member); ` 18199 (Non-member)

2016

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Price Includes

  • 4 Nights accommodation in Srinagar
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 1 session of Shikara-ride
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

Price Does Not Include

  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Supplement for Gandola Ride (Phase 1) – INR 685 per person
  • Supplement for Guide service as per the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

 

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Terms

  • 4 Nights accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
  • All rates are based on minimum 2 Passengers traveling together at all tours
  • Surcharges apply for any trade fair/special event in city
  • All rates and availability are subject to change at the time of booking
  • We reserve the right to use alternative accommodation, sight seeing tours and transfer of equal or higher standers
  • No refunds either in part or full will be made for any unused services in above package like ground transportation, meals, accommodation, sightseeing tours
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Gear List

In addition to everyday wear here’s a check list of items you should ideally carry on your trip. This list is not exhaustive but contains almost everything you need to enjoy your trip.

Health:

  1. First aid kit
  2. Medicines to any specific health problems
  3. Medicines for common problems such as cold, fever

Finances:

  1. Insurance
  2. Cash/travelers cheques
  3. Credit/Debit cards
  4. Inform credit card company that you are traveling
  5. Save all required information online in a secure account

Electronics:

  1. Camera + charger & battery
  2. Travel power adapter
  3. Smartphone + charger
  4. Laptop/tablet + charger
  5. Purchase foreign SIM card if necessary

Outerwear:

  1. Jacket/sweater
  2. Windcheater
  3. Rain coat
  4. Flat walking shoes
  5. Trekking shoes if necessary

Other:

  1. Inform family you are traveling
  2. Leave emergency numbers
  3. Install tracking apps
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