Kashmir, one of the finest tourist destinations in India is blessed with a perfect landscape of impeccable green valleys, the Himalayan ranges up close, serene lakes and more. Srinagar is one of the prettiest cities that offers a Shikara ride and the houseboat experience, with the backdrop of the magnificent view of the hills and the Mughat gardens. Other nearby areas like the Sonmarg, Pahalgam and Gulmarg holds equal beauty and charm. The trip to Kashmir is sure to open you up to the nature and what better if you are a nature enthusiast. The tour “Magical Kashmir with Sonmarg” lasts for 7 days and 6 nights. Within this duration, you cover the important attraction sites and close by places. Enjoy the fine services and spend your time in a hassle free trip.
Stay in the Houseboat, Srinagar
Take a cable car ride till the Khilanmarg Snow Point, Gulmarg
Visit the Chandanwadi and Betaab Valley, Pahalgam
Visit Shankaracharya Hill Temple and the Mughal Gardens, Srinagar
Day 1: Srinagar - Arrival
You are expected to reach Srinagar, for your enthralling experience to begin. Srinagar is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir and is one of the major tourist destinations in India. It is well known for the beautiful Mughal gardens, subtle lakes and the striking boat houses in the backdrop of the scenic view of the hills and the ranges. On arrival at Srinagar, you are taken to the jetty at Boulevard road and further taken to the houseboat. After checking in, lunch is served.
Day 2: Srinagar - Sonamarg
In the morning, after breakfast, check out of your houseboat and prepare to leave for Sonmarg. Sonmarg means the meadow of gold is a popular tourist attraction in Kashmir. The location of the place is at an altitude of 2, 740 m and offers an amazing view against the Mountain ranges and refine sky. On reaching Sonmarg, check in at the hotel and enjoy your lunch. The 3 and a half hour drive to Sonmarg is through a spectacular view of the valley and the Sindh River. You can spend the evening at leisure, in the comfort of the hotel. After the dinner you stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Sonamarg - Pahalgam
In the morning, check out of the hotel after breakfast. Leave for Pahalgam and on the way, visit the Avantipur Ruins. You are suggested to leave Sonmarg in the morning around 8, to avoid traffic and to make it for the lunch at Pahalgam. It takes around 5 to 6 hours drive to reach and once you reach, check in at the hotel and your lunch will be served. Later, in the evening, go out for sightseeing of the local market and nearby locations. After this short exploration, return back to the hotel and rest for the rest of the evening and stay over for the night.
Day 4: Pahalgam (Sightseeing)
In the morning, you leave for a short city excursion. Visit the Chandanwadi, which is at an elevation of 3288 m and Betaab Valley, which offers a scenic view. Return to the hotel for lunch and leave soon after for another site, in the mouth of the Sheshnad River is a valley surrounded by snow clad mountain ranges and the lush green forests. In the evening, return back to the hotel and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Later, the dinner is served and enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Pahalgam - Srinagar
In the morning, after breakfast, you check out of the hotel and leave for Srinagar. Upon arrival in Srinagar, check into the hotel and enjoy the lunch that will be served. Followed by lunch, you start the city tour of the Shankaracharya Hill Temple and the Mughal Gardens. Warm dinner will be served on your return to the hotel and retire for the night.
Day 6: Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar
Get up early morning and leave for Gulmarg after short breakfast. It is around 52 km away from Srinagar, on reaching Gulmarg, the exploration of the place is at your hand. Enjoy the panoramic view of the location, visit the local sites and the cable car ride is recommended, which takes you till the Khilanmarg Snow Point. Have lunch at the local restaurant and drive back to Srinagar in the evening. Dinner at the hotel followed by a night stay.
Day 7: Departure from Srinagar
In the morning, after a hearty breakfast, head towards the airport for the onward journey. It is recommended, especially during the peak tourist seasons, you leave for the airport at least 4 hours early. The trip ends with your arrival at the airport.