Srinagar has been described by some visitors as the Venice of the
East and Kashmir as the Switzerland of Asia. Srinagar is
the land of soaring snow clad mountains, sparkling waterfalls,
Shikaras, impressive chinar trees, and vast fields of flowers of
vibrant colours. This
beautiful city has some beautiful lakes and Mughal gardens. The
Mughal emperors often visited Kashmir. They planted gardens with
sloped terraces and flowing watercourses. Chashma Shahi, Nishat Bagh
and Shalimar Bagh are the famous Mughal gardens of Kashmir. In this
tour you will visit the beautiful Mughal gardens in Srinagar and
also visit Kargil and Gulmarg.
Day 1: Srinagar
the morning arrive at Srinagar airport or railway station. Srinagar has
been described by some visitors as the Venice of the East. This
beautiful city was established by Emperor Ashoka some 2300 years
ago. A unique charm of Srinagar is its 1300 or more houseboats, the
floating little hotels on the edge of the Dal Lake. Upon
arrival you will be met by representative and transferred to one of
this house boat on Dal Lake. Rest of the day free for leisure to
explore the beautiful surroundings in Srinagar.
Day 2: Srinagar
Today we start our sightseeing in Srinagar. In the morning we visit
the famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar. First of all we will visit the
Chashma Shahi. Chashma Shahi means the Royal Spring and is dedicated
to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The spring waters are believed to
have curative properties. After
visiting the Chashma Shahi we visit the Nishat and Shalimar Mughal
Gardens. Both these Mughal gardens are built on a symmetrical plan
of central waterways with fountains dividing a series of gardened
terraces. In the evening we visit the Shankaracharya
Temple. This temple is located on a sharp hill, 1,000 feet high and
houses a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built in
memory of the great Shankaracharya who came to Kashmir from Kerala
to revive Hinduism. From the top of the hills, you would be able to
have a panoramic view of the Kashmir Valley. After visiting the
temple we drive back to our house boat.
Day 3: Srinagar - Kargil (about 204 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Kargil. On the way
we will cross Zoji La pass which is situated at a height of 3529
mts. Zoji La marks the boundary between Kashmir and
This pass is sometimes blocked by snow each year. On Zoji La pas
there is one way traffic, so we have to wait for traffic controller
announcement for crossing Zoji La. In the evening we reach Drass
which is the second coldest inhabited places in the world. After
reaching Drass we drive further towards Kargil. Kargil
is situated in Suru Valley where the Suru river flows and meets the
Indus at a place called Marul. Upon
arrival transferred to Hotel.
Day 4: Kargil - Suru Valley - Kargil (about
In the morning after breakfast leave for Suru
Suru valley is the place where the majority of Shia Muslims resides
and is the base of the Nun peak (7135 m) and Kun peak (7085 m) which
are the highest peaks in India.
In the evening drive back to Kargil.
Day 5: Kargil - Srinagar (about 204 km)
In the early morning we drive to Srinagar. Upon arrival in Srinagar
you will be transferred to house boat for overnight stay.
Day 6: Srinagar
This day free for leisure in Srinagar.
Day 7: Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar (about
In the morning after having breakfast drive to Gulmarg,
the Meadow of Flowers. In Gulmarg you would be able to find European
surroundings and 18-hole Golf Course. During the British Raj,
Gulmarg hosted the Britishers and Europeans and these Britishers
created a European hill resort. In Gulmarg while walking along the
circular path you only have to look down to have a complete view of
the valley and Srinagar. You can also have a fine view of Nanga
Parbat, the naked mountain which is over 26,000 feet and dominates
the entire region. Rest of the day at leisure in Gulmarg to enjoy
the beautiful surroundings. In the evening drive back
Day 8: Srinagar
the morning transfer to airport or railway station for the onwards
(End of our Services)
Hotel which have been tested in the past by us and are good value of
money (subject to availability).
Inclusions in the given tour cost:
Accommodation in double room on twin sharing basis with bath
and WC as in the above mentioned / similar hotels.
Breakfast and Dinner
in the Hotel during the tour.
Wildlife fees and
All Transfers and
Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual Air Conditioned
vehicle with driver
Any Kind of
Personal Expenses such as Monument Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills
and Alcoholic beverages.
Shikara rides (except
to Houseboat and back once a day), Godola ride and Pony ride.
Camera Fees (Still
Any Flight Charges.
Sightseeing or Extra usage of Vehicle other then mentioned in the
Guide Charges &
Anything which is
not included in the inclusions.
Package cost per person
on twin sharing basis in INR including Room, Breakfast, Transport
Vehicle to be used
Conditioned Toyota Innova Car
Air Conditioned Tempo Traveler
Note: Above rates are valid from April 2014 till September 2014.
Season/Exact Dates to begin the
tour: 1st April to 15th November.
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