On arrival at Srinagar Airport, you will be greeted by our representative / driver at the airport who will transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a half day tour of the world famous Mughal Gardens i.e. Nishat Garden, Shalimar Garden and Cheshma Shahi. At late evening, experience Shikara Ride on Dal Lake for an hour. Nishat Garden: Located on the bank of Dal Lake along with the Zaberwan Mountains as its backdrop, Nishat Bagh is a garden of bliss which commands a magnificent view of the lake beneath the snowcapped Pir Panjal mountain range standing far away towards the west of the valley. The Bagh was designed and built in 1633 by Asif Khan, the elder brother of Nur Jehan. Shalimar Garden: The Shalimar Bagh is known as the royal garden of Kashmir. The Emperor Jahangir was so fascinated with the garden that he called it "One of the sights of Kashmir." Shalimar Bagh is located on the north-east side of Dal Lake, approximately fifteen kilometers away from the center of Srinagar. It was laid out by Jahangir as Farah Baksh ("The delightful") in 1619, while he was finding the city of Srinagar. Cheshma Shahi: Cheshma Shahi (known as the royal spring), is one of the Mughal gardens built around a spring by Ali Mardan, a governor of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in 1632. The garden is located in the Zaberwan Range, near Rajbhawan (Governor's house) overlooking Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir.
Sonmarg (2800 mtrs. above sea level), meaning meadow of gold has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and mahseer, snow trout can be caught in the main river. The visitors can have access to snow which is furnished all over like a white carpet. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier - a major attraction during the summer months. In the evening, return back to Srinagar. Overnight at the hotel.
On the way to Pahalgam (known as the Valley of Shepherds) 2440 mtrs. above sea level, visit Saffron fields, Avantipur ruins and Anantnag Sulpher Spring. Pahalgam is the most famous place for the Indian Film Industry. Enjoy Pahalgam's beautiful nature with the charm of the valley. Overnight at hotel in Pahalgam.
Spend a day to enjoy the beauty of Pahalgam. One can visit Betaab Valley, Chandanwari and Aru Valley in Pahalgam (on a direct payment basis). Betaab Valley: Betaab Valley is a very famous tourist spot situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from Pahalgam. The valley got its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh hit debut film 'Betaab. The Valley is towards the north-east of Pahalgam and falls between Pahalgam and Chandanwari and is enroute Amarnath Temple Yatra. Lush green meadows, snow clad mountains and dense vegetation surrounds the valley. Aru Valley: Aru is located around 12 km from Pahalgam and 11 km upstream from the Lidder River. Noted for its scenic meadows, lakes and mountains, it is a base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. The village lies on the left bank of the Aru River, which is a tributary of the Lidder river. Chandanwari: Chandanwari is situated 16 km from Pahalgam; Chandanwari is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra, which takes place every year in the month of Sawan (Rain). It is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge.
Gulmarg (2730 mtrs. above sea Level) also known as the "Meadow of Flowers", is a town-side hill station and a popular skiing destination during winters. Gulmarg is famous because of its "Gulmarg Gondola," one of the highest cable cars in the world (on a direct payment basis). Overnight at the hotel.
Spend a day to enjoy the beauty of Gulmarg Valley. One can have Gondola ride upto 1st Phase Kangdoori or upto 2nd Phase Affarvat or enjoy a pony ride. Overnight at the hotel in Gulmarg.
Transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards to your destination flight.