Kashmir tour in India we cover all the major tour destinations of Kashmir. Your stay is confirmed to be in houseboats of the Dal Lake of Kashmir. So, we recommend that you carry shawls and blankets along with you to fight the cold if traveling during winters. While moving out for sightseeing around Kashmir, do seek help of our tour guides so as to explore the best of this travel.
Places to visit : Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar - Sonmarg – Srinagar - Pahalgam – Srinagar
Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days
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Day 01 : Arrival in Delhi
Arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. We give you a warm reception and escort you to the hotel. The ride to the hotel premises is on a Vintage Car. So, while en-routing to the hotel you get a fair idea of the city life and the traffic snarls of Delhi. The night is in the hotel and we offer you dinner comprising of mouth-watering cuisines- both national and international. Indian Tandoori chicken, Chinese noodles and Italian soups are a few to name.
Day 02 : Delhi Sightseeing
This is the day for you to tour Delhi. Your choicest breakfast awaits you in the dinning hall, as we normally offer our guests, whatever they order for the breakfast. After breakfast, we guide you on a luxury coach to Lotus temple. Here, you spend some time meditating, in the silent precincts of the temple. Our next halt is at Akshardham temple, we can rate it the 'eight wonder of the world'. It is a masterpiece en-wrapping over 20000 sculptures and statues of deities ingrained in its walls, going to be absolutely a captivating site. We continue our drive to Parliament House with a small halt at India Gate to see this monolith from close quarters. You can also have the taste of local spicy snacks like Golgappas, roasted groundnuts from the hawkers. Our next place is the red sandstone - Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret of India.
From Qutub, we head towards old Delhi. There enjoy a rickshaw ride, drive past along Nai Sarak famous for its old books market en-routing the Dariba Kalan -famous for gold and silver jewellies. Shop for gold necklace, rings or a bracelet, as they are best designed here. In the evening, we take you to the ramparts of the Red Fort – the residential palace of Mughal Empire for a delightful 'Light and sound' show. The show is thrilling and narrates the gratifying history of the Moghuls. Dinner and overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 03 : Srinagar
Morning we fly you to Srinagar. Here, you will be greeted by our representatives who will transfer you to the Houseboat. Afternoon is kept free for personal activities. As evening approaches, we take you for a Shikara ride on Dal Lake where you get to enjoy the sunset. Overnight is at Houseboat.
Day 04 : Srinagar – Local Sightseeing (50kms)
First half day is kept for tour of world famous Mughal Gardens paying visits to the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). We then return to houseboat for a hot lunch. In the afternoon, indulge in a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake where you will get to enjoy the beauty of the city that is often compared to Venice. Observe and capture in your cameras the view of some very interesting places around the lake. Overnight at houseboat.
Day 05 : Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar (112kms)
Full day tour of Gulmarg - one of the most beautiful summer resorts of the valley. This place is also famous for its golf course-highest in the world and skiing during winters. Enjoy playing and skiing being amidst the splendour of nature and the snowy mountains as we have kept enough time for it. In the evening, we take you for a Gondola (cable car) ride from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. Then return to houseboat. Overnight is at houseboat.
Day 06 : Srinagar – Sonmarg – Srinagar (168 kms)
We engage in a full day excursion to Sonmarg, which is considered to be the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. Halt at many beautiful sports on the way. Continue drive to Sonmarg - Meadow of Gold located at 2690 mtrs. One can also ride on horse to visit to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains all around the year. Sonmarg is also known as Gateway of Ladakh. In the evening, return to houseboat to spend the night in the Houseboat.
Day 07 : Srinagar – Pahalgam – Srinagar (186 kms)
This day is spent on a full day excursion to Pahalgam located at a height of 2440Mts (Vale of Kashmir). On the way, visit Saffron fields, Avantipur ruins and Anatnag Sulpher spring. This place is a common site of film shoots for Indian Film industry. So, be there to enjoy the natural charm of the valley. In the evening, return back to houseboat. Overnight at houseboat.
Day 08 : Srinagar - Delhi
Morning is kept free for shopping. Look out for the lovely handicraft items from the artisans, shop for hand woven carpets, pashemina shawls, paper-mache items and many other handicraft items. If interested the items can be directly reach to your native place, without any wear and tear. After lunch, in the afternoon, transfer in time to the airport to board the flight that takes you back to Delhi. On reaching Delhi, a connect flight takes you back home.