Kashmir Paradise

Places Covered :Srinagar - Sonamarg - Pahalgam - Gulmarg - Manasbal Lake
Duration : 08 Nights / 9 Days

Day 1: ARRIVE SRINAGAR
Arrive by flight to Srinagar & transfer to houseboat. Take a Shikara ride for 1 hour , ride across the pristine Dal Lake and enjoy the water-life of Srinagar. Visit the local crafts market and shop for unique Papier-mâché and Walnut Wood items. Stay overnight at deluxe Houseboat.

Day 2: SRINAGAR - SONAMARG - SRINAGAR
After breakfast proceed for full day excursion for Sonamarg - situated at an altitude of 9000 Ft. Sonamarg – 84 Kms is - also called 'Meadow of Gold', Sonamarg is located at 9000 ft. against snow-clad mountains, with the Sindh River rich in trout and mahseer flowing. Available on hire are ponies that can take you upto the Thajiwas Glacier, a major attraction especially during the summers. Return to Srinagar for overnight stay at houseboat.

Day 3: SRINAGAR - PAHALGAM
Transfers from Srinagar to Pahalgam - "Valley of Shepherds". On arrival check in at Hotel. In Pahalgam, Enjoy the nature & walk around the banks of River Lidder. Pahalgam is famous for some trekking routes also and is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: PAHALGAM
After breakfast, entire day free at leisure to explore local surrounding on your own. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: PAHALGAM – GULMARG
After breakfast, transfer towards Gulmarg - "Meadow of Flowers", Gulmarg is 150 Kms from Pahalgam at an altitude of 8700-ft. Gulmarg is a famous Ski Resort and has the world's highest 18 hole Golf Course. Enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Ride on your own – (Gondola). Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 6: GULMARG
After breakfast, entire day free at leisure to explore Gulmarg on your own. Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 7: GULMARG - SRINAGAR
Transfers from Gulmarg to Srinagar. Upon reaching, visit Mogul Gardens "Nishat" (The Garden of Pleasure) and "Shalimar" (Abode of All). Drive along the Lake side on Boulevard. On return visit a local Handicrafts Emporium for hand-knotted specialty silken carpets, shawls, jewellery ornaments. Also visit Shankaracharya Temple. Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 8: SRINAGAR - MANASBAL LAKE - SRINAGAR
After breakfast leave with full day excursion for Manasbal. Manasbal Lake famous for bird watching and its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 9: DEPARTURE
Today after breakfast check out and transfer airport to connect the flight for onwards destination.