Best of Kashmir Tour Package

Duration : 10 Nights/ 11 Days

Destination Covered :Srinagar City | Gulmarg | Pahalgam | Kokernag | Sinthan Top | Yushmarg | Sonamarg |


Itinerary Details

Day 01Arrive Srinagar

Arrive at Srinagar airport at an alt. of 1,515 meters transfer to (20 km) Houseboat check in relax over night stay at Houseboat.

Day 02In Srinagar

Srinagar (Lake City) - It is at once a collection of images: It tells the story of love of the Mughal Emperors for this paradise like vale with deep green rice fields, rivers, gardens in bloom and lakes rimmed by houseboats, where lush wild gardens of lotus and water-lily grow amidst bustling lanes.

Afternoon visit important sights of Srinagar City - Shankaracharya Temple & Mughal Gardens

Shankaracharya Temple (Hindu Shrine) - Situated on the highest hill of Srinagar, it is nearly one thousand feet above the city. The temple commands a magnificent panoramic view of the Srinagar city. It is devoted to lord Shiva. The site dates back to 2500 BC. The philosopher Shankaracharya stayed at this site when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive sanatan dharma.

Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) - The largest Mughal garden situated on the banks of world famous Dal-Lake in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake. Empress Noor Jahan's brother Asif Khan laid the Garden in 1633 AD. Nishat has seven terraces with a beautiful central water course flowing right in the middle. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains from the eastern part of the lake.

Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) - It was planted by Mughal emperor Jehangir for Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds. The Garden blooms with innumerable varieties of flowers in spring and autumn. Overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat

Day 03Srinagar-Gulmarg

Transfer to Gulmarg at an Alt. of 2,700 meters (54 Km drive / 2 Hrs). Check in at the hotel and enjoy the beauty of Paradise

Gulmarg (Meadow of Gold) - It was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kashmir. It also has one of the world’s highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right.

OPTIONAL - One can enjoy Gondola ride or Horse ride at Gulmarg.

For a fun-filled ride of a most unusual kind, Gulmarg’s newly constructed gondola lift from high above Gulmarg, through pine-clad slopes is exhilarating. From Gulmarg a pony track leads upwards to Khilanmarg, Kangdori & seven springs, a couple of hours by pony longer on foot. Overnight at hotel in Gulmarg

Day 04Gulmarg -Pahalgam

In the morning your journey starts towards Pahalgam, en-route visit Saffron fields of Pampora, see the beautiful countryside, lots of rice fields and Awantipura ruins on the way.

Awantipura Ruins (1100 years Old Temple) - Built in 09th century AD by King Avantivarman and dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Situated 29 kms from Srinagar, the temple ruins at Awantipura represent some of the finest examples of architecture of this region.

Later continue your drive to Pahalgam through the pine forest, the confluence of the streams flowing from the river Lidder & Sheshnag Lake which are famous for their scenic beauty. Check in at your hotel and enjoy the beauty of Pahalgam. Overnight stay

Day 05In Pahalgam

Leisure activities pony ride to Baisaran known by Mini Switzerland and Water Fall enjoy beauty of shepherds .

Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) - It is a resort set in a pristine village lying next to the Lidder River. Once a humble shepherd’s village with breathtaking views. Now it is Kashmir’s premier resort, cool even during the heights of summer. It is situated at an altitude of 2,130 m above sea level and has a golf course at 2400 meters above the sea level. Surrounded with fragrant pine forests, the idyllic resort includes a golf course and spots for angling. The bubbling Lidder harbors a sizeable population of rainbow trout and mahaseer to ensure you don’t come away disappointed. The nearby forested slopes are home to the Himalayan brown bear.

After having your lunch at local restaurant, proceed to have bridle walks and feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains.

OPTIONAL - One can enjoy Horse ride at Pahalgam.

Around Pahalgam are many places of interest, and because the resort is set between fairly steep hills, it is worth hiring a pony rather than walking. The most beautiful of these is the huge, undulating meadow of Baisaran, surrounded by thickly wooded forests of pine. Hajan an idyllic spot for a picnic.

Afternoon drive back from Pahalgam to Srinagar, overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat

Day 06Pahalgam - Kokernag

Transfer to Kokernag at an alt. Of 2,000 meters (68 Km drive one way) en-route Achbal (Mughal Garden). Sun Tempel at Kehirbal reach at mid noon full day excursion. Check in hotel relax overnight stay at Kokernag.

Day 07Kokernag - Daksum-Sinthan Top - Kokernag

Sinthan Top is one such destination that caught the tourists’ eye recently when the construction of Kokernag- Kishtwar national highway road started. At a distance of around 48 kilometers from Kokernag and located at a height of 3748 meters, Sinthan top became tourist favourite because of its magnificent location and breathtaking beauty. Around 38 kilometers of snaky and uphill drive from Daksum, it’s an adventurous journey. And round the year snow at the top makes it a varied choice for local tourists as well as outsiders. The journey to this place is thrilling and so is sliding down the snow-capped peaks. Apart from the normal tourism activity, Sinthan top has a great potential for Adventure tourism. The spot is best suited for mountaineering and skiing with the height at which it is located and the kind of mountain ranges it has and it has also 360 degree view on its top

Day 08Kokernag-Verinag- Srinagar

Transfers to Srinagar (54 km drive) en-route Verinag, (Mughal Garden) and check in at Hotel. Do shopping, etc. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 09Srinagar-Yousmarg-Srinagar

Transfer to Yousmarg at an alt. 2,050 meters (48 km drive) day excursion en-route Shrine called Chare - E - Sharief reach Yousmarg at after noon leisure activities pony ride to Dood Ganga White Water River enjoy brisk pine valley over night stay in hotel at Srinagar.

Day 10Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar

Transfer to Sonmarg at an alt. of 2,550 meters (84 Km drive one way / 02:30 Hrs) reach at noon. Sonmarg is known as “Meadow of Gold” full day excursion do leisure activities visit Thajvaas Glacier by the pony ride enjoy brisk pine forest scenery back at evening relax overnight stay at Hotel Srinagar.Day

Day 11Departure Srinager

After breakfast you will get transferred to the airport in time to board flight for onward destination