“If there is heaven on earth, it is here it is here it is here” marking the words of the great Mughal ruler Jahangir. Kashmir the northernmost part of India does justice to the above-said lines, it is not less than a paradise with its towering mountains and is also home to the second-highest peak in the world K2. The magnificent lakes, mesmerizing valleys, and captivating landscapes make Kashmir a traveller’s heaven. Filled with natural beauty Kashmir boasts of beautiful gardens and pristine lakes whose beauty is enchanting. Its rich culture is influenced by multiple rulers who ruled the region from Muslims to Buddhists and Hindus each religion has its shrines here. This place has an aura unparalleled to anywhere else in the world and this is the reason people from all across the world long to visit Kashmir. Rich in its Mughal cuisines which are a delight for the foodies. With an average elevation of 5300ft from sea level, the region is mostly covered in snow during the winters. The best time to visit Kashmir is from April until June when the mercury rises to normal room temperature and the valley looks quite pristine with the blossoming of flowers. Our handcrafter tour of Kashmir takes you around the cities of Srinagar, Pahalgam and Gulmarg which covers all the beauty of Kashmir in a 5N/6days tour package.
Day 1 – Arrival in Srinagar
On arrival at Srinagar airport, you are received by our company representative and we head to the houseboat which will also be your shelter for the night. Relax before we start our day with a Shikara ride across the Dal Lake. Later in the day visit the local shops selling the paper machi and walnut wood handicraft items. Overnight at your houseboat.
Day 2 – Srinagar – Sonamarg – Srinagar (84Km/2hr)
After breakfast, we head to Sonmarg which is around a two-hour drive from Srinagar. Situated at a height of 9000ft Sonmarg is also known as “Meadow of gold”. Take a pony and visit the Thajiwas glacier. Back to Srinagar and night stay at a hotel.
Day 3 – Srinagar – Pahalgam (54 Km/2 hrs)
Today we head for the “Valley of Shepherds” which is a two-hour drive. Check-in your hotel and relax. We leave to explore the natural beauty of the region and visit the banks of River Lidder. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 – Pahalgam – Srinagar (54 km/ 2hrs)
Leave for Srinagar in the morning, on the way back we visit the Awantipuri ruins which date back to the 9th Century, and also the Mattan Temple Complex. Check-in at the hotel and later we head to Mughal Gardens “Nishant & Shalimar”. Visit a local handicraft emporium before we pay a visit to the Shankaracharya Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 – Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar (50km/1.5hrs)
Today we have a day excursion to the “Meadow of Flowers” Gulmarg. Situated at a height of 8700ft from sea level it is famous for its ski resort and golf course. You can choose to ride a cable car or have a gondola ride and experience the beauty of the place. Back to Srinagar and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 - Departure
Our Kasmir adventure comes to an end and it’s time to head back home. Today after breakfast we leave for Srinagar Airport for your journey back home.