7N-8D – Kashmir Holidays | Splendid Kashmir

  • Kashmir, the “Paradise on Earth”, is known for its captivating beauty. It is encircled by three mountain ranges of the Himalayas- Karakoram, Zanaskar and Pir Panjal, running from northwest to northeast. Forming the backdrop of Kashmir, these snow-capped ranges make Kashmir look like a picture straight out of a fairytale. Dazzling rivers, serene lakes, splendid gardens, flowering meadows, etc are some other features of the landscape of the Kashmir valley. The breathtaking beauty of Kashmir has earned it the name of the “Switzerland of the East”. Nothing describes the beauty of Kashmir better than the following words of a Mughal emperor:
               “Gar Bar-ru-e-Zamin Ast; Hamin Ast, Hamin Ast Hamin Ast.”
  • Day 01: Arrive in Srinagar-On your arrival at the Srinagar International Airport, you will be taken for a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city, passing the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jehlum river. Arrive and check-in at the hotel / houseboat. Proceed for an hour of Shikara ride in the lake. Dinner and Overnight in hotel / houseboats.

    Day 02: Srinagar to Sonamarg (Day Trip)-After breakfast, drive to Sonamarg. Cross the town of Kangan, Mammar, Gagangir. Once you reach Sonamarg, take a 3 hour walk or horseback trip to the Thajwass glacier. After return, visit the small town market. Drive back to Srinagar in the evening and transfer to the hotel / houseboats for overnight stay.

    Day 03: – In Srinagar: Local sightseeing – Half a day-Today we will do some half a day of local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar. We will explore the gardens and later drive back to the hotel / houseboat for a inner and Overnight stay at hotel/ houseboats.

    Day 04: –Srinagar to Gulmarg (56 kilometers / 2-3 hrs drive)-After breakfast in the morning, proceed towards Gulmarg. Enroute you get to see the beautiful Tangmarg town and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. Arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon and check in at the hotel. Later, begin a short tour, boarding the Gondola cable car system (the 08 minutes ropeway). Descend back to Gulmarg after an hour and later indulge in some horse-riding. Stay overnight at hotel in Gulmarg.

    Day 05: Gulmarg to Pahalgam (152 kilometers / 4-5 hrs drive)-After breakfast, we drive to Pahalgam via Pampore, Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. We switch from the national highway 1A at Khanabal and drive through the second largest city of Anantnag. From here the road turns scenic as we drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction. In Pahalgam, check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pahalgam.

    Day 06: Local sightseeing in Pahalgam and drive to Srinagar (97 kilometers / 3-4 hrs drive)-In Pahalgam, visit Betaab Valley and Chandanwari as well as take a horse riding trip to Baisaran meadows. After sightseeing around the mountain valley for most of the day and overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 07: – Pahalgam to Srinagar Houseboat – Morning after Breakfast Check out from Pahalgam Hotel and drive to Srinagar (95.kms 03:30.hrs). Check into House boat. Do some Shikara ride in the Famous Dal Lake and in the evening do some shopping in handicraft Market. Dinner and overnight stay at house boat

    Day 08: Departure transfer to Airport-After your breakfast, we will assist you with transfers to airport to fly back to your home with memories of Yatra Crafters.

    • Welcome drink on arrival.
    • 1 Room on twin sharing accommodation.
    • Breakfast + Dinner during the stay.
    • Chauffer driven AC Indica for pick up, drop and sightseeing as per itinerary.
    • Complimentary Shikara ride once during your stay
    • GST of 3.50%

    • Any Air/ train fare.
    • Any pony charges
    • Any gondola cable car charges
    • Any expenses for optional activities.
    • Aru and Chnadan wari in Pahalgam
    • Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry.
    • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.
    • Any additional meals.
    • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.

  • Srinagar (3 Nights) -Holy Knights/Grand Tabiah/Hotel Ameera

    Gulmarg (1 Night) -Apple Tree Resort

    Pahalgam (2 Nights) -Hotel Paristan/Mantoo Cottage/Hotel Palestine

    Srinagar (1 Night)–  Deluxe Houseboat

  • INR 23,999/- per person (Minimum 02 people travelling together).

    **Cost valid till 31st March 2016.

    **Rates not valid on long weekends, festivals, X-Mas, New Year and blackout dates


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