On arrival at Srinagar, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Later, this afternoon enjoy a half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love).
A must on every visit to Kashmir is the Shikara ride on The Dal Lake. Admire the beauty bestowed by Mother Nature on the city of Srinagar. Look out for some very interesting landmarks around the Lake.
After breakfast this morning, excursion to Sonmarg which is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. On the way we stop at many beautiful spots. Continue drive to Sonmarg 2690 Mtrs (Meadow of Gold). One can ride on horse to visit to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. In the evening return to Srinagar.
Post breakfast this morning, the day is free for you to indulge in some shopping. Punjab is known for its Phulkari embroidery, so here’s an opportunity for you to shop for some lovely dupattas, vibrant kurtas and salwars in traditional embroidery. Don’t forget to get “jooties” to match your outfits. Later this evening, visit the Golden temple, to view its glory by sunset.
On arrival, check into your hotel and relax or explore your surroundings on your own.
Wake up to a leisurely breakfast and then head out to the Gondola (cable car) which will take you to Khilanmarg. It is the world's second highest cable car service taking you to an altitude of 12293 ft covering a distance of 5 kms. Enjoy aerial views of the enchanting valley in summers and winters alike. (You may want to hire a guide to book your gondola tickets and accompany you to Khilanmarg. Payment can be made directly to the guide for his services and tickets) Rest of the day is free to absorb the beauty of Gulmarg Valley.
This morning, after breakfast, leave from Gulmarg and drive to Pahalgam (Vale of Kashmir). Enroute, visit the saffron fields and Avantipur ruins which has an eleven hundred years old temple. Look out for the apple orchards and the little stores, selling walnuts, pine nuts and ofcourse Gulkand (Rose Jam)
You will reach Pahalgam around lunch time.
Check into your hotel located on the banks of the Lidder River and enjoy the magnificent vistas. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own. Do make a visit to the little market in Pahalgam, with its shops selling local handicrafts, shawls and other interesting stuff.
A little sightseeing scheduled for the morning post breakfast - visit to Aru, Chandanwari and Betab Valley (using local union non airconditioned Taxi) Thereafter return to Pahalgam. The afternoon is at leisure. The hotel houses various indoor games, which you could perhaps indulge in.
After breakfast leave from Pahalgam and drive to Srinagar airport to connect the flight for onward destinations.