Kashmir

Departure Date

Every Monday

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Epic journeys

Insurrance
All drink included
Lunch in restaurant
All tickeds museum
Tour guide
Travel Insurance

Tour Overview

Day 1

ARRIVE SRINAGAR

Arrival transfer from airport to houseboat in Srinagar (Private). Welcome to your 'Getaway Goddess - Kashmir ' tour! On arrival at the airport in Srinagar, you will be met and transferred to the houseboat. When we think of Kashmir, the first thing that comes to our mind is "Houseboats". Staying on a Houseboat means like living in paradise, an experience one is not likely to find anywhere else on the surface of the earth. Enjoy a Shikara ride on Dal Lake (Private). In the evening, enjoy a Shikara ride on Dal Lake.
Day 2

SRINAGAR - PAHALGAM (97 KM / APPROX. 4 HOURS DRIVE

Transfer from houseboat in Srinagar to hotel in Pahalgam, en route visit Awantipura Ruins (Private). Today, proceed towards Pahalgam, the 'Valley of Shepherds' which is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from the River Lidder and Sheshnag Lake, en route visit the Awantipura Ruins. The ancient township of Awantipura founded by King Awantiwarman (855-883 AD) is renowned for the impressive ruins of the two temple complexes he built here in the 9th century namely Awantisvamin, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and Avantisvara, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Both the temples reflect Greek style of architecture. Continue to the hotel and check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities
Day 03

PAHALGAM

Enjoy a half day excursion to Chandanwari (Private). Today, post breakfast, visit Chandanwari, situated at a distance of 16 km from Pahalgam. Chandanwari is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra, which takes place every year in the months of Sawan (Rain), from July to August. Lying at an elevation of about 9,590 ft. above sea level, its snow covered mountains and breath-taking scenic beauty attracts numerous visitors. Famous for its snow bridge, which besides providing picturesque views, is also the perfect place for snow sledging. The area, besides serving as an important pilgrimage site of the Hindus, is also an idyllic picnic spot and provides ample opportunities for activities such as trekking, hiking, pony and palanquin ride. Note: This excursion is subject to road, weather conditions and military permission. The rest of the day is at leisure for individual activities. Overnight at Hotel Srinagar
Day 04

PAHALGAM - GULMARG (148 KM / APPROX. 5 HOURS DRIVE)

Transfer from hotel in Pahalgam to hotel in Gulmarg (Private). This morning, proceed to Gulmarg. 'Meadow of Flowers', an apt term for this idyllic flower-laden spot, offers a spectacular view of towering snow capped peaks covered with dense forests of tall conifers, gigantic firs and pine trees. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this beautiful town
Day 05

GULMARG - SRINAGAR (55 KM / APPROX. 2 HOURS DRIVE)

Transfer from hotel in Gulmarg to hotel in Srinagar (Private). Today, post breakfast, drive to Srinagar. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Srinagar (Private). In the afternoon, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Srinagar visiting places like the Shankaracharya Temple, Chashme Shahi Gardens, Shalimar Gardens and Nishat Bagh. Shankaracharya Temple - It is situated at a height of about 1,100 ft. on a hilltop on the southeast of the city, offers splendid views of the valley and the snow-capped mountains of the Pir Panjal range. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is believed that this Hindu temple was built in 371 BC, making it one of the oldest in the valley of Kashmir. Chashme Shahi Gardens - An ancient garden established in 1632 by Emperor Shah Jahan, is considered to be one of the smallest Mughal gardens in Srinagar. Divided into three different sections with an aqueduct, waterfalls and fountains, it provides magnificent views of the Himalayas and the Dal Lake. Shalimar Gardens (also known as garden of love) - Situated 15 km from Srinagar, is one of the most popular Mughal gardens in the city. It has four terraces, rising one above the other, fitted with fountains and chinar (sycamore) trees. Nishat Garden - It is situated on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan Mountains forming its backdrop. Also known as the garden of bliss, it was laid out in 1633 by Asaf Khan, the elder brother of Nur Jahan. Designed in Persian style, this is a 12-terrace garden interspersed with fountains, colourful flowerbeds and lush green lawns. The evening is at leisure for independent activities.
Day 06

SRINAGAR

Embark on a full day excursion to Sonmarg (Private). Today, embark on a full day excursion tour to Sonmarg; admirably known as the 'meadow of gold'. It is an alpine valley situated on the bank of Nallah Sindh River at an elevation of 2,800 metres above sea level. Sindh River indulges the activity of fishing especially during summers. This river bed is a popular breeding ground for trout and mahseer fishes. The rest of the evening is at leisure to explore the city
Day 07

DEPART SRINAGAR

Departure transfer from hotel to airport in Srinagar (Private). Today, bid farewell to your 'Getaway Goddess - Kashmir' tour as you are transferred to the airport for your onward journey

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at the hotels listed or similar.
  • Entire round trip ex – Srinagar by non AC-Indigo / Etios (Economy and Standard category) and non AC Innova (Deluxe category) as per the itinerary. Vehicle is as per the itinerary and not at disposal.
  • Daily buffet breakfast at all places as per the itinerary. Stay in houseboat includes all meals as per the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary. One Shikara ride on sharing basis once during the stay.
  • Travel insurance.
  • All currently applicable taxes i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax.

Exclusions

  • Any transport to / from Srinagar. Your tour price starts ex Srinagar.
  • Flights, train or bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Items of personal nature viz, tips, porter-age, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours & excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees etc.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes etc, the tour price will be amended in accordance.
  • Entrance fees and guide charges wherever applicable.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.