A Persian poet had penned down some beautiful lines witnessing the natural artistry in Kashmir. The lines sum up every beautiful trait of scenic Kashmir. "Gar Firdaus bar-rue zamin ast, hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast." Translation "If there is a heaven on earth, its here, its here, its here." As soon as a person steps down on the land of heaven, the cool breezes in the hot summer, the snowflakes in winter, the Golden Chinar leaves in autumn and the colorful tulips in spring, this is what Kashmir brings in for you ! Leisure, Liveliness and Lush greenery are the top traits of Kashmir.
The place has also belonged to Maharajas and Mughals long decades ago. The architecture of some renowned places is similar to Iran. Mughal Architecture gardens namely,Nishat, Shalimar, Harwan are some decade long royalties that are still visited by number of people throughout the year. The infamous Dal Lake, popularized by the most number of Bollywood songs location, is encircled by the Boulevard which turns into Foreshore Rd later. Numerous Persian architected Shrines, Lots of infamous Gardens and the snow-clad mountains covering the whole valley are breathtakingly beautiful. In all four seasons, Kashmir looks at its best. This place being Splendid along with the warmth of the locals is what its famous about. Ranked as the safest city to travel for women, this place gives you a lifetime of experiences and memories. Called as Switzerland of Asia, Kashmir has got everything for you. Get going, into the warmth of Nature; get going towards KASHMIR.
DAY 01: SRINAGAR at Airport
Srinagar is the land of snow capped peaks, valley of flowers, terraced gardens and fascinating lakes. Known as the paradise on earth, Srinagar on the banks of Jhelum River is the dream destination of tourists which is famous for its natural beauty as well as its vintage charm. Spend your idle hours sailing on the blue waters of the Dal Lake or stroll amidst the Chinar forests or arrange for wonderful excursions from Srinagar and experience the beauty of this hill station. From the Chinese, Mughals,
British and the modern day tourists Srinagar allures and welcomes the nature lovers to this heaven on earth. Return by the evening for Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 02 : SRINAGAR GULMARG- SRINAGAR
After breakfast leave for Gulmarg which is one of the most beautiful summer resort in the valley. Gulmarg (8700 ft i.e. 2652 mts ), Discovered by the Kashmiri romantic poet in the 16th century who was inspired with its grassy slopes covered with wild flowers. It is also popular for its golf course (in summer), the highest in the world and skiing during the winter season. Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. The Gondola Cable Car (optional) offers rides to the upland meadows of Kongdori and beyond to the top of Apharwat range to a height of 14000 ft for viewing the Himalayan Peaks in summer and for downhill skiing in winter. Overnight in hotel in Gulmarg.
DAY 03 : SRINAGAR- PAHALGAM:-
After a leisurely breakfast, we check out from Hotel & leave for overnight stay at â€œPahalgamâ€ called as â€œValley of Shepherdsâ€. Pahalgam is 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 breathtaking views. Enjoy the nature & walk around the bank of river Lidder. Pahalgam is famous for some trekking routes also & is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Pahalgam is also famous for Indian film Industry (Bollywood). Now it is Kashmir's premier resort, cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceeds 25 Degree C. Upon arrival, check in to the pre-arranged Hotel. Rest of the day is free. Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 04 : Pahalgam Local Sightseeing :-
One can go to Aru (10 kms from Pahalgam) which is a fine meadow of picturesque scenery and starting point of trekking of (Liddarwat, Kolahoi Glacier & Trsar Lake), Chandanwari ( 16 Kms from Pahalgam ) which is the starting point of Amarnath Yatra & Betaab Valley.
It is located around 12 km from Pahalgam, 11 km upstream from the Lidder River. Noted for its scenic meadows, lakes and mountains, it is a base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. The village lies of the left bank of the Aru river, which is a tributary of the Lidder river The Aru valley is noted for its scenic meadows. It is popular among the tourists for its peaceful environment and scenic beauty. Other popular tourist activities include fishing of trout in the Lidder river, trekking, hiking, horse riding, sightseeing and photography.
It is situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from Pahalgam. The valley got its name from the Sunny Deolâ€“ Amrita Singh hit debut film Betaab. The valley surrounded by lush green meadows, snow clad mountains and covered with dense vegetation. Betaab Valley is a very popular touristic destination. Betaab Valley is also a favorite campsite of travellers as it also serves as a base camp for trekking and further exploration of the mountains. The valley is a walk-able distance from Pahalgam. The crystal clear & chilly water of the stream bubbling down from the snowy hills is a delight; locals here drink this water too. Baisaran and Tulian Lake are few nearby attractions that can be visited.
Chandanwari - Situated 16 km from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra, which takes place every year in the month of Sawan (Rain). It is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge. Taxi cabs can be hired from Pahalgam for a roundtrip. Snow fights" is what people generally indulge in here before they sledge back down. Many prefer to sip a cup of tea of snack at the nearby dhabas. Hajan, on the way to Chandanwari is an idyllic spot for a picnic. Filmgoers will recognize it instantly as it has been the location of several movie scenes.
Return by the evening for Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 05 : DEPART PAHALGAM TO SRINAGAR AIRPORT
( FLY OUT )
Tour concludes.COUNTRYSIDE KASHMIR TOUR & TRAVEL thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.
Assistance upon arrival at Srinagar Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport by Countryside Kashmir Tour & Travel.
02 Night Accommodation on Double SHARING BASIS in Srinagar Hotel as per the itinerary.
02 Night Accommodation on DOUBLE SHARING BASIS in PAHALGAM as per the itinerary.
Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by TOYOTA INNOVO as per the itinerary.
01 Hour Boat Ride ( Shikara ) on World famous Dal Lake at Srinagar.
ARU VALLEY, BETAAB VALLEY AND CHANDANWARI CAB ALSO INCLUDED.
Any Airfare / 5% GST.
Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head â€œPrices included.
Pony Ride at Gulmarg, Sonmarg & Pahalgam.
Chandanwari / Aru / Betaab Valley Sightseeing at Pahalgam. Medical & Travel insurance.
Guide fee, Camera fee, any monument or Garden Entrances.
The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary.
Any changes you may choose to make during your tour.
Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:-
25% advance (Non Refundable) to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation & Balance 75% one month prior to the date of arrival.
E-tickets & Voucher will be sent 3 days before departure date
Check-In / Check-out time at all the properties would at 0200/1200 hrs (Noon)
Child below 5 Yrs of age will be complimentary.
All the above mentioned rates are per person rates on double sharing
No Refund or Compensation for any unused services or transport in any kind of circumstance.