Glimpse of the Valley Srinagar – 4 Nights / 5 Days
Glimpse of the Valley Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes.
Day 01 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. Dinner & overnight stay in houseboat.
Day 02 Excursion to Pahalgam (One way 90 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)
After breakfast, proceed to Pahalgam, also called the Valley of Shepherds. Enjoy panoramic views of Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley. Start with 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. Evening return back for dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Srinagar.
Day 03 Excursion to Gulmarg (One way 58 kms / approx. 2 hours)
After breakfast, proceed to Gulmarg – ‘Meadow of Flowers’ situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, with lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains. Enjoy local sightseeing of Gulmarg and Gandola-ride (cable car). Rest of the day leisure at the hotel. Evening return back for dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Srinagar.
Day 04 Mughal Gardens in Srinagar
After breakfast, enjoy visit to 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. Evening return back for dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Srinagar.
Day 05 Departure from Srinagar
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Srinagar airport for return flight back home. End of Services.