Srinagar - Sonamarg - Gulmarg - Pahalgam
Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting region of Kashmir, discovering the captivating destinations of Srinagar, Sonamarg, Gulmarg, and Pahalgam. Over the course of five days, immerse yourself in the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and thrilling adventures that await.
The tour highlights of this enchanting journey through the captivating region of Kashmir, including Srinagar, Sonamarg, Gulmarg, and Pahalgam, are as follows:
Srinagar: Explore the charming city of Srinagar, known for its scenic beauty, serene lakes, and Mughal Gardens like Nishat Bagh, Chashme Shahi, and Pari Mahal. Experience the rich cultural heritage and architectural marvels of the city.
Sonamarg: Visit Sonamarg, also known as "The meadow of Gold," and witness its majestic snow-capped mountains, meandering rivers, and the Thajwas Glacier. Enjoy pony rides and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural landscapes.
Gulmarg: Discover Gulmarg, a renowned skiing destination and home to the highest lift-served ski resort in the world. Take a thrilling Gondola Cable Car ride and enjoy panoramic views of the Apharwat range. Engage in skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports activities.
Pahalgam: Explore the picturesque town of Pahalgam, also referred to as the "Valley of Shepherds." Admire the confluence of streams, lush green meadows, and serene landscapes. Take pony rides through beautiful pinewoods, visit Mini-Switzerland (Baisaran), and discover attractions like Betaab Valley and Aru Valley.
Natural Beauty: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of Kashmir. Marvel at the stunning landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, meadows, rivers, and glaciers. Capture the picturesque scenery and enjoy moments of tranquility.
Cultural Heritage: Experience the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir as you explore historical sites, Mughal Gardens, and interact with the warm and welcoming locals. Taste traditional Kashmiri cuisine and appreciate the local traditions and customs.
Adventure Opportunities: Engage in thrilling adventures like skiing, snowboarding, and pony rides amidst the stunning landscapes of Sonamarg, Gulmarg, and Pahalgam. Experience the adrenaline rush and create unforgettable memories.
Comfortable Accommodation: Stay in well-appointed hotels in Srinagar, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing experience throughout the tour. Enjoy the warm hospitality and cozy amenities.
This five-day tour offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, adventure, and relaxation. It allows you to witness the enchanting landscapes, immerse yourself in the local culture, and engage in thrilling activities, ensuring a memorable and enriching journey through the mesmerizing region of Kashmir.
Day 1: Arrival in Srinagar
Day 2: Sonamarg Exploration
Day 3: Gulmarg Excursion
Day 4: Pahalgam Discovery
Day 5: Departure from Srinagar
The Journey Begins Now!
DAY 01: ARRIVE SRINAGAR
Arrival at Srinagar Airport. Upon arrival you will met by our representative and transfer to Hotel for Check in. Srinagar is located in the heart of the Kashmir valley at an altitude of 1585 m (5200 feet) above sea level, spread on both sides of the river Jhelum. The Dal and Nagin lakes enhance its picturesque setting, while the changing play of the seasons and the salubrious climate ensures that the city is equally attractive to visitors around the year. Later visit Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh, ChashmeShahi & PariMahal. Overnight at hotel in Srinagar.
DAY 02: SRINAGAR TO SONAMARG (84 KMS / 02 & 1/2 HRS ONE WAY)
After an early breakfast you will be driven to Sonamarg. Situated at an altitude of 2730 m. Sonamarg - 84 Kms is also called as “The meadow of Gold” has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with trout and Mahseer. Hire pony ride to Thajwas Glacier. Overnight at hotel in Srinagar.
DAY 03: SRINAGAR TO GULMARG (55 KMS / 01 & 1/2 HRS ONE WAY)
After breakfast you will be driven to Gulmarg. With the setting up of the Gondola Cable Car, Gulmarg has become the highest lift-served ski resort in the world providing a downhill ski run of 5.2 km from a height of 14,000 ft in the Apharwat range. It is also the longest gondola served ski-lift in Asia. Take a fun filled Gondola ride (can be booked in advance from https://jkcablecar.payu.in/). Overnight at hotel in Srinagar.
DAY 04: SRINAGAR TO PAHALGAM (95 KMS / 03 HRS – ONE WAY)
Post breakfast we proceed to Pahalgam, also called as “Valley of Shepherds” situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, Pahalgam (2,130 m) was once a humble shepherd's Village with breath-taking views. Now it is Kashmir's premier resort, cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 25C.Hire pony rides across these beautiful pinewoods to a place known here among tourists as Mini-Switzerland(Baisaran) or you can proceed for sightseeing of Pahalgam visiting Betaab valley and Aru valley by local taxi. Overnight at hotel in Srinagar.
DAY 05: DEPART SRINAGAR (FLY OUT)
Tour concludes. After breakfast we thank you for your patronage and ensure a punctual transfer to Srinagar Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.
Cost does not include:
- 04 nights' accommodation at proposed Hotel & Houseboat
- Daily breakfast and dinner
- Chauffeur-driven Deluxe Etios for 02 Pax/ Innova for 04 Pax/ Tempo Traveler for 06/08 Pax for city sightseeing, tours, excursions, etc. as per the above program.
- All parking, road taxes, fuel, and driver allowances.
- Tour assistance throughout the tour.
Cost does not include:
- Shikara Ride @ INR 200 Per Person for 1 hour ride.
- Gondola Tickets @ INR 800 for Phase 1 & INR 1800 Phase 2 (Including Phase 1)
- Mughal Garden Entrance fees @ INR 25 Per Garden
- Pony Rides in Pahalgam & Sonamarg @ INR INR 2000 (Approximatley) Per Pony
- Transport for Local Sight Seeing in Pahalgam @ INR 3000 Per Vehicle
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.
- Any kind of gratuity/tip to our representatives, guides, and drivers.
In addition to the main attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary, here are some additional activities that you can consider adding to your Enchanting Kashmir tour:
- Water Sports in Dal Lake: For the adventure enthusiasts, engage in water sports activities in Dal Lake, such as kayaking, water skiing, and paddleboarding. Feel the adrenaline rush as you glide through the waters and soak in the stunning views.
- Visit Dachigam National Park: If you are a nature lover, consider visiting Dachigam National Park. Embark on a wildlife safari and spot diverse species of flora and fauna, including the endangered Kashmiri stag (Hangul) and various bird species.
- Visit Shankaracharya Temple: Explore the ancient Shankaracharya Temple, situated on the Shankaracharya Hill. Enjoy panoramic views of Srinagar from the temple and learn about its historical and religious significance.
- River Rafting in Lidder River: Head to Pahalgam and experience the thrill of river rafting in the Lidder River. Navigate through the rapids and enjoy the adrenaline-pumping adventure surrounded by the picturesque landscapes.
- Visit Betab Valley: In Pahalgam, visit Betab Valley, named after the Bollywood movie "Betab" shot in this scenic location. Marvel at the lush green meadows, cascading waterfalls, and snow-capped peaks, offering a perfect backdrop for photography.
- Explore Saffron Fields: Take a detour and visit the saffron fields in Pampore, located near Srinagar. Learn about the cultivation process, witness the vibrant saffron flowers, and interact with local farmers.
These add-on activities will enhance your overall experience and allow you to explore more aspects of Kashmir's beauty, adventure, and cultural richness. Discuss your preferences with your tour operator to include these activities in your itinerary and ensure a memorable journey.