Honeymoon / Romantic
We presume that you land at Srinagar during morning hours. You will be received at the airport by our representative. We welcome you in Kashmir, known to be ‘heaven on earth’. Situated in the northern most part of India, the valley of Kashmir is said to be the ‘paradise on earth’. The serene beauty and the tranquility of the place is what make it so special. Tourism is one of the main pillars of the economy of Kashmir with a large population involved in tourism-related activities.
Immediately after warm reception, you will be driven to Sonamarg. Sonamarg is located at an altitude of 2740 meter. About three hrs of journey, that presents a spectacular facet of the countryside & is full with scenic landscape, reach Sonamarg. You will be transferred to the pre-booked hotel. Check in at the hotel, relax a bit, have lunch and proceed for sightseeing of Sonamarg. Sonamarg (Golden Meadows), lies at the very head of Sindhu Valley at the height of 5300 metres, is surrounded by mountainous pine forests. Actually Sonamarg is a natural & panoramic wonderland. The prime tourist attraction of Sonamrg is to have a pony ride to visit Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Leh – Ladakh. Having explored sumptuous natural beauty of Sonmarg, return to hotel for overnight stay.
Have scrumptious breakfast in Sonmarg hotel and depart for Srinagar. Srinagar is located at an altitude of 1730 meter. On arrival at Srinagar, you will be transferred to pre-booked houseboat . Relax and spend noon in leisure. Late afternoon, you will be having ‘shikara’ (small cruise boat) ride. During the course of enjoying shikara ride , visit Floating Gardens , Lotus Gardens and Kaboter Khana (Pigeon Palace) inside the Dal Lake. After returning to houseboat, enjoy delicious dinner on-board and have overnight stay therein.
Exploration of Gulmarg will be a day tour, starting from and ending at Srinagar. Gulmarg is located at an altitude of 2730 meter. Having enjoyed scrumptious breakfast in the houseboat, proceed to Gulmarg. Gulmarg (“Meadow of Flowers”) is known for its unparallel natural beauty and hence emerges as most beautiful summer/winter destination in the valley. One can have a Gondola ride (Cable Car) from Gulmarg to Khilanmarg (altitude 3100 mtrs) to have a real panoramic view of snowcapped great Himalayan range round the year. From here you can see Nanga Parvat (altitude 8137 Mtrs) as well. You can enjoy a pony ride to cozily enjoy natural beauty or have a ride till Apharwat peak which leads to the Alpather Lake, a picturesque alpine lake that remains frozen until late June. Another tourist attraction of Gulmarg is 18-hole golf courses. A number of tourists flock this region to enjoy a game of golf and escape the summer heat. Built in 1920 by the British, present day golf course is designed by Ranjit Nanda. Seven Springs are seven natural water streams with lot of mesmerizing natural beauty all around.
After exploring and enjoying breathtakingly beautiful beauty of Gulmarg, return back to Srinagar for dinner and overnight stay in houseboat.
After hearty breakfast in the houseboat, proceed to for Pahalgam. Pahalgam, located at an altitude of 2195 meter, is 87 km away from Srinagar and it takes approx 2 hrs to reach there. Pahalgam is known as the ‘Valley of Shepherds’. Pahalgam is a scenic and beautiful valley that is a favorite base for various treks and expeditions in the region. Surrounded by 12 high snow-capped peaks, Pahalgam is also a base for the annual pilgrimages to the cave shrine of Amarnath. On the way to Pahalgam, visit the Saffron Fields of Pampore, Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old Temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantivarman) & enjoy the beautiful countryside life.
Upon arrival at Pahalgam, check in at the hotel and post-lunch proceed for exploring and enjoying various tourist destinations like Debayan, Shikargah & Baisaran (Pine forests dot this meadow which presents a picturesque view) by pony-ride. After finishing full day sightseeing, then proceed to Pahalgam hotel for overnight stay.
The day has been kept reserved for leisurely sightseeing of Chandanwari, Behtab Valley & Aru. Having delicious breakfast in Pahalgam hotel, proceed on for further expedition on jeep. But as per your liking and interest, you can spend the whole day either in hotel or have leisurely walk around instead of above mentioned sightseeing tour. Overnight stay has been planned in Pahalgam hotel.
Having delicious breakfast in Pahalgam hotel, depart for Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar, you will be transferred to pre-booked houseboat. A full day leisurely sightseeing has been planned. Having relaxed for a while, move for exploring historical monuments and majestic gardens. First visit Shalimar Bag, a garden built by Mughal ruler Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan. The sprawling garden, bisected by a canal that is decorated with polished stones. The water is supplied into the canal from Harwan. The four terraces, rising one above the other, offer opportunity to behold sweeping vistas over gardens and lakes. The fourth terrace, by far the best, was once reserved for royal ladies. Thereafter, visit Chashma Shahi garden that attracts lot of tourists as it offers a magnificent view of the Dal Lake below and surrounding mountain ranges. This garden was laid out by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in 1632 AD. Within a walking distance from Chashme Shahi is another historical monument cum garden- Pari Mahal. Pari Mahal was a Buddhist monastery. During Islamic rule in Delhi, it was first converted into a royal observatory by Dara Shikoh, eldest son of Mughal ruler Shah Jahan, and then flanked by a spacious garden on the spur of a mountain overlooking the Dal. Another famous garden worth watching in Srinagar is Nishat Bag (the Garden of Bliss). Nishat Bag, laid down by Nur Jahan’s father Asif Khan in 1633 AD on the banks of Dal Lake, had 12 terraces rising one above the other but the lower terraces those stretched down to Dal Lake no longer exist now, having been cut off by the modern road. As a result, the garden is now left with only nine terraces.
After early morning breakfast in the houseboat, check-out and our representative will meet you and give transfer to Srinagar airport to board the flight for your onward destination.