Srinagar - Paradise on Earth
Kashmir, region of the northwestern Indian subcontinent. It is bounded by the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang to the northeast and the Tibet Autonomous Region to the east (both parts of China), by the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south, by Pakistan to the west, and by Afghanistan to the northwest. The region, with a total area of some 85,800 square miles (222,200 square km), has been the subject of dispute between India and Pakistan since the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947. The northern and western portions are administered by Pakistan and comprise three areas: Azad Kashmir, Gilgit, and Baltistan, the last two being part of a territory called the Northern Areas. The southern and southeastern portions constitute the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian- and Pakistani-administered portions are divided by a “line of control” agreed to in 1972, although neither country recognizes it as an international boundary.
Rising northeast of the vale is the western part of the Great Himalayas, the peaks of which reach elevations of 20,000 feet (6,100 mtrs) or higher. Farther to the northeast is the high, mountainous plateau region of Ladakh, which is cut by the rugged valley of the northwestward-flowing Indus River. Extending roughly northwestward from the Himalayas are the lofty peaks of the Karakoram Range, including K2 (Mount Godwin Austen), which at 28,251 feet (8,611 mtrs) is the second highest peak in the world, after Mount Everest.
The climate of the region ranges from subtropical in the southwestern lowlands to alpine throughout the high mountain areas. Precipitation is variable; it is heavier in areas that can be reached by the monsoonal winds west and south of the great ranges and sparse to the north and east where continental conditions prevail.
The people in the Jammu area are Muslim in the west and Hindu in the east and speak Hindi, Punjabi, and Dogri. The inhabitants of the Vale of Kashmir and the Pakistani areas are mostly Muslim and speak Urdu and Kashmiri. The sparsely inhabited Ladakh region and beyond is home to Tibetan peoples who practice Buddhism and speak Balti and Ladakhi.
|Srinagar - Pahalgam - Gulmarg - Srinagar|
|Tour Highlights :|
♦ Dal Lake, Nishat Garden, Shalimar Bag, Nehru Garden, Shankracharaya Temple, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonmarg.
♦Day 1 ♦ Arrive Srinagar
You will be met by representative at the Srinagar Airport. He will assist and transfer you to the Deluxe Houseboat. In the afternoon you take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens. While riding the Shikara’s there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including Kingfisher, Little Bitten, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe. Dinner and overnight in Hotel / Deluxe Houseboat.
♦Day 2 ♦ Srinagar Sightseeing
Morning sightseeing of the Mughal Garden, visiting Nishat Bagh built by Asif Khan, the brother- in-law of Jahangir in 1632 AD, and Shalimar Bagh built by Jahangir for his wife empress Noor Jahan. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background. Afternoon will be your leisure for individual activities. Dinner and overnight in Hotel / Deluxe Houseboat.
♦Day 3 ♦ Srinagar- Gulmarg- Srinagar
Morning leave for Gulmarg (Meadow of Flower) 2730 mtrs. Above the seal level. The distance of 60 kms will be covered in about 2 hours Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course with 18 holes. If weather permits one can also have the view of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is over 26,000 feet and dominates the entire region, also enjoy cable car (Gondola) for mountain ride up to Khilanmarg. In the evening drive back to Srinagar. Overnight in Hotel/Deluxe Houseboat.
♦Day 4 ♦ Srinagar-Pahalgam-Srinagar
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam (The valley of shepherds). The total distance is about 96 kms, will be covered in about 3 hours. En-route, visiting the saffron field of pampore, Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantiverma), and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Drive thought the pine forest. Arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy Lidder stream. Later walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of the mountains. Drive back to Srinagar. Overnight in Hotel/Deluxe Houseboat.
♦Day 5 ♦ Srinagar-Sonmarg-Srinagar
Morning leave for Sonmarg (Meadow of Gold). The distance of about 83 kms, will be covered in about 3 hrs. Sonmarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonmarg is also the base for some interesting trek to the high altitude Himalayan Lakes. In the evening drive back from Sonmarg. Dinner and overnight in Deluxe Houseboat.
♦Day 6 ♦ Departure from Srinagar
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar Airport for onward flight.
'⇒ Welcome drink on arrival.
⇒ Daily News Paper and a bottle of mineral water.
⇒ Transportation - Pick and Drop at time of arrival / departure. All tours and transfers by Personal Vehicles including all state, toll taxes, parkings & driver night charges.
⇒ Accommodation in well appointed room for 5 nights including all luxury taxes.
⇒ Meals Morning Tea, Breakfast and Dinner are included.
⇒ Bus tickets, if necessary.
⇒ Flower bed decoration once during the stay.
⇒ Two glasses of Badam Milk once during the stay.
⇒ Cake once during the stay.
⊗ Camera fee.
⊗ Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages.
⊗ Travel insurance.
⊗ 5% GST.
⊗ Any Airfare / Train fare.
⊗ Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, and vehicle mechanical functions, political disturbances etc.
⊗ Tips, laundry & phone call.
⊗ Entrance fees to monuments and museum.
⊗ All personal expenses.
• 50% advance to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation.
• Balance 50% before the Tour Starts.
• Check In / Check out time at all the properties would at 12.00 hrs (Noon).
• All the above mentioned rates are per person rates on twin sharing.
• For Cancellation please refer to our Terms and Conditions available at our booking office.
• Rooms holding shall be for a period of 48 hours only.
• The above rates are applicable strictly for resident Indian citizens only.
• Any amendment and cancellation in the booking before 15 days RS.500 Per Person are chargeable as communication charges.
• 5% GST will be charged extra on all packages.
• 10% before 15 days from date of departure
• 25% before 7 days from dated of departure
• 50% within 7 days from date of departures
• 100% within 48 hours from date of departure
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