Day 01: Srinagar
You will be met by our representative at the Srinagar airport. He
will assist and transfer you to the Hotel. In the afternoon you take
a shikara ride on Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable
gardens. While riding the Shikara’s there are plenty of
opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including
Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc. Dinner
and overnight in Hotel.
Day 02: Srinagar
Morning sightseeing of the Mughal Gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh
built by Asaf Khan, the brother -in- law of Jehangir in 1632 AD, and
Shalimar Bagh built by Jehangir for his wife empress Nur Jahan. All
the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the
Zabarwan hills in the background. Afternoon will be at your leisure
for individual activities. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 03: Srinagar -Pahalgam
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam (The valley of shepherds).The
total distance is about 96 kms, will be covered in about 3 hours.
En-route, visiting the saffron fields of pampore, Awantipura Ruins
(1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantivarman),
and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Drive through the pine forests.
Arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy Lidder stream. Later walk along pony
trails with a magnificent view of the mountains. and overnight in
Day 04 : Pahalgam – Gulmarg
Morning leave for Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 mts. above the
sea level. The distance of 140 kms will be covered in about 5 hours.
Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf
course with 18 holes. If weather permits one can also have the view
of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is over 26,000 feets and
dominates the entire region, also enjoy cable car (Gondola) for
mountain ride upto khilangmarg and overnight in hotel.
Day 05 : Gulmarg - Srinagar
After breakfast drive back to Srinagar. On arrival check in to the
hotel and rest of the day at leisure and enjoy Overnight stay in
Day 06: Srinagar – Yusmarg – Srinagar
After breakfast we will drive to Yusmarg. The distance of 47 kms
will be covered in about 2 hours. The drive to yusmarg is an
enjoyment in itself. Grassy pastures stretching to acres of land,
the dense forests full of pine trees, with the backdrop of splendid
snow capped mountains leave you almost speechless. Later drive back
to Srinagar. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 07: Srinagar – Sonmarg
Morning leave for Sonmarg (Meadow of Gold). The distance of about 83
kms, will be covered in about 3 hrs. Sonmarg lies in Sindh Valley
streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonmarg is also
the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude Himalayan
Lakes. In the evening drive back from Sonmarg. and overnight in
Day 08: Sonmarg - Srinagar
After breakfast drive back to Srinagar. Dinner and Overnight stay in
Day 09 : Srinagar – Manasbal – Srinagar
In the morning we will drive to Manasbal Lake. One of the most
important tourist attractions in Srinagar and is also known as the
bird watcher’s paradise. Located about 30 kilometres to the north of
Srinagar Manasbal Lake in Srinagar is surrounded by three villages
Jarokbal, Kondabal and Gratbal overlooking this beautiful lake. The
lake is the deepest lake of Kashmir valley and its beauty is further
boosted by the presence of the beautiful lotuses which adorn this
lake. The origin of this ancient lake is still a mystery but
legendarily it is believed to be a bottomless lake. After enjoying
the lake we will drive back to Srinagar. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 10: Departure
After Breakfast check out from the Hotel and transfer to the airport
to board flight to your onward destination.