9 Days Kashmir Splendour — Garden of Eden
Delhi – Srinagar – Pahalgam – Gulmarg
Srinagar is the summer capital of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir It is situated in the Kashmir Valley and lies on the banks of the Jhelum River. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits.
Pahalgam is a very popular resort south of Srinagar. It has some magnificient plains where horse-riding can be indulged in, some fantastic angler opportunities and a lot of trekking routes.
Gulmarg means 'the meadow of flowers' and is located 56 kilometres south-west of the city centre, Srinagar. The slopes of the Apharwat hills are one of the highest ski slopes in Asia. Due to its unique geographical location, Gulmarg gets some of the heaviest snowfall in the Himalayan region. This hill resort is served by a cable car that goes all the way to the Apharwat peak – boasted as the highest gondola in the world (13,400 feet).
• 2 nights stay in deluxe houseboat on Dal Lake
• Visit one of the highest ski slopes in Asia, Apharwat hills
• Ride the highest Gondola in the world
Day 1 | Hotel
Arrive – Delhi
Upon arrival meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2 | B, L, D | Deluxe Houseboat
Delhi – Srinagar (1850m)
After breakfast transfer to domestic airport to take a short flight (1 hr) to Srinagar. Upon arrival Srinagar, transfer and check in to your deluxe Houseboat on Dal Lake.
After lunch visit Moghul Gardens. The garden is a combination of three renowned gardens namely the Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Gardens and Chashmashahi. These gardens are beautifully decorated with bright flowerbeds, terraced lawns and well maintained cascading fountains.
After that leisure stroll around the market and evening transfer to deluxe Houseboat. Dinner and overnight in the deluxe Houseboat.
Day 3 | B, L, D | Deluxe Houseboat
After breakfast enjoy a Shikara Ride on Dal Lake. After lunch visit Srinagar city and shopping. Evening dinner and overnight in deluxe houseboat.
Day 4 | B, L, D | Hotel
Srinagar – Pahalgam
Early morning enjoy the sunrise view over Dal Lake followed by breakfast in Houseboat. After that check out and drive to Pahalgam.
Pahalgam is in Anantnag District. It is a popular tourist destination. Pahalgam is located at elevation of 8989 feet. The town of Pahalgam (Village of Shepherds) offers breathtaking views. One can just relax in the hotels or enjoy water rafting etc.Pahalgam is also the entry point for the famous Amarnath Cave, a holy site for Hindus. On the way visit the Avantipur Ruins – the 1100 year old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Avantipur was founded by king Avantivarman. The site has two temples. The larger one, Shiva-Avantishvara, is marked by massive walls some half a mile beneath the town on the outskirts of village Jaubror. The subsidiary shrines are to the rear corner of the courtyard. But the complex has, over the years, lost its grandeur and has been reduced to ruins, though it is still visited by the devout.Upon arrival check in the hotel followed by hot lunch and rest.
Late afternoon visit local market. Evening back to hotel and dinner.
Day 5 | B, L, D | Hotel
After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Chandanwadi (3288m) and Betaab Valley. Lunch will be served at the Pahalgam Hotel. Surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks and dense pine and deodar forests, this valley is the mouth of River Sheshnag. After your tour and enjoy the evening at leisure. Have dinner and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 6 | B, L, D | Resort
Pahalgam – Gulmarg
After breakfast check out and drive to Gulmarg. We stop for a short break at Tangmarg and transfer to Gulmarg by 4wheel drive (45min) via the snow path route. Upon reaching Gulmarg check in Resort and lunch. After lunch visit Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering. Afternoon rest & relax. Overnight at Resort.
Day 7 | B, L, D | Resort
After breakfast, After breakfast enjoy the thrilling Gondola Ride and take in the superb Himalayan panorama including Nanga Parbat and some distant peaks. One of the highest Gondola Ride in the world. After the Ride back to Resort have lunch. Afternoon tour around the Gulmarg. Evening dinner and overnight at Resort.
Day 8 | B, L, D
Gulmarg – Srinagar – Delhi
After breakfast check out and transfer to Srinagar airport and connect flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, meet and start tour around Delhi. Visit Indian Gate, President Palace and Red Fort. Late afternoon leisure shopping followed by dinner.
Transfer to airport as per your flight.
Day 9 | B
Early morning arrive Singapore.
- Domestic flight (Delhi – Srinagar- Delhi) with all the taxes
- All private transportation including airport transfers as per itinerary
- 1 English speaking tour guide
- All the entrances fees for places of visit
- All the meals as per itinerary
- 1 night standard hotel in twin or triple sharing basis in Delhi
- 2 nights Deluxe houseboat in Srinagar Dal Lake on twin or triple sharing basis
- 2 nights Resort in Gulmarg
- 2 nights Resort in Pahalgam
- Shikara ride in Srinagar
- Gondola ride
- International airfare
- India Visa (on your own)
- Travel insurance
- All alcoholic and other beverages
- All personal expenses
- Liabilities of loss, theft and damages