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 Essence of Kashmir  
From   INR 13,200  
(Price per person on twin sharing)
Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
  Price Includes:
• Private transfers
• Accommodation on twin sharing
• Sightseeing
• Meals as per itinerary
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Day 01: Arrive Srinagar

You will be met by our representative at the Srinagar airport. He will assist and transfer you to the deluxe houseboat. Afternoon sightseeing of the Mughal Gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh built by Asaf Khan, the brother -in- law of Jehangir in 1632 AD, and Shalimar Bagh built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Nur Jahan. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background. Dinner and overnight in deluxe houseboat.

The Mughal Gardens as the name suggests was built in the Mughal period and is located around 13 km from Srinagar. These gardens are a great display of Mughal style architecture and design forming part of the well renowned gardens namely Chasma Shahi (the royal fountains), Pari Mahal (the palace of the fairies), Nishat Bagh (the garden of spring) and Shalimar Bagh. With beautifully manicured gardens, colourful flowers, terraced lawns and cascading fountains this marvel is a travellers delight.

Nishat Bagh is the second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley located on the eastern side of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains providing a picturesque backdrop. This marvellous garden was built in 1633 with great beauty and grandeur by Asaf Khan, Nur Jahan’s brother. Nishat Bagh is laid out in a broad cascade of terraces lined with avenues of chinar and cypress trees which starts from the lakeshore and reaches upto an artificial façade at the hill end. Rising from the edge of the Dal Lake, it has 12 terraces representing the twelve Zodiac signs. Also referred to as the “Garden of Joy”, complete with fountains and beautifully landscaped gardens with vibrant flowerbeds, Nishat Bagh commands an amazing view of the Dal Lake beneath the snow-capped Pir Panjal mountain range.

Shalimar Bagh is located on the northeast side of Dal Lake, approximately fifteen kilometres away from the city of Srinagar. The royal garden of Kashmir is rectangular in shape and covers an area about 12.4 hectares. According to legend, the Shalimar Gardens (‘Abode of Love’) was originally a villa built by Pravarsena II. The king stayed here on his visit to Saint Sukarma Swami living near Harwan. In 1619 Emperor Jehangir laid out a garden on this spot calling it Ferrah Bakkash (‘the delightful’‘) for his beloved wife Nurjahan. In 1630, under the orders of Shah Jahan , the local Kashmiri governor, Zafar Khan, extended the garden under the name of Faiz Baksh (‘the bountiful’).The garden is laid down in four terraces ,rising one above the other. A canal runs through the garden lined with polished stones and supplies with water from Harwan.

Day 02: Srinagar – Sonamarg - Srinagar

Morning leave for Sonamarg (Meadow of Gold). The distance of about 83 kms, will be covered in about 3 hrs. Sonamarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonamarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude Himalayan Lakes. In the evening drive back from Sonamarg. Dinner and overnight in deluxe houseboat.

Day 03: Srinagar – Gulmarg - Srinagar

Morning leave for Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 mts. above the sea 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 view Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is over 26,000 ft and dominates the entire region, also enjoy cable car (Gondola) for the mountain ride upto khilangmarg. In the evening drive back to Srinagar. Overnight in hotel / deluxe houseboat.

Day 04: 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 fields of pampore, Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantivarman), and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Drive through the pine forests and arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy the Lidder stream. Later walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of the mountains. Drive back to Srinagar. Overnight in hotel/deluxe houseboat.

Awantipura Temple, dedicated to the two main deities Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, was built in the 9th Century AD by the Emperor Avantivaman. Awantipura lies in between the track from Srinagar to Pahalgam. It is believed that the temple of Awantipura bears the imprints of rulers who dominated the land of Jammu & Kashmir 1100 years ago. Though the temple of Awantipura has gone through the normal ravages of time, a huge number of Hindu devotees still visit the temple during the major religious festivals from all corners of the world.

Day 05: Departure from Srinagar

After breakfast transfer to Srinagar airport for onward flight.

Suggested Hotels

  City
  Srinagar Hotel Zahgeer Continental or similar Hotel Duke or similar
 

 

Tour includes:
 
4 night’s accommodation in Srinagar
All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
Shikara ride on Dal lake for 2 hours
Full day excursion trip to Gulmarg
Full day excursion trip to Sonamarg
Full day excursion trip to Pahalgam
Daily breakfast
All current applicable taxes
       
Tour does not include:
 
Any meals not mention in itinerary
All tips
All portages
All toll taxes
All Entrance fee
Any fee and charges not mention in itinerary
       

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