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  • Kashmir Tour - Switzerland of India
  • Kashmir Tour - Switzerland of India

Kashmir Tour - Switzerland of India

Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
Regions: North India
Destinations Covered: Srinagar - Gulmarg - Pahalgam - Sonamarg - Srinagar
Best Time: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
Price 2017 : USD 810

Overview

Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Kashmir is known as 'Paradise on Earth' and Switzerland of India for its natural and picturesque landscapes. Always admired for its blissful beauty, Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places on this planet, attracting thousands of tourists from across the world. It is one of the important regions of the northernmost Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. The Kashmir Valley is situated between the Pir Panjal Range and the main Himalayas range.

Srinagar is the main city of Kashmir. Dal Lake, Char Chinar, the Mughal Gardens, Hari Parbhat Fort, Kashmir's biggest Mosque Jamia Masjid are some of the most beautiful attractions in Kashmir. The Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Love) located on the bank of the Dal Lake is the largest Mughal garden in Kashmir. ‘Nishat Bagh’ (Garden of Joy) is the second largest Mughal garden in the valley. Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonmarg are some of the other beautiful destinations near Kashmir. Gulmarg is the site of a beautiful highland golf course.

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Day 1: Arrive Srinagar

After reaching Srinagar airport (on your own), you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel for check-in.

PM: Enjoy a Shikara Ride on Dal Lake visiting Char Chinar, Floating, Vegetable Gardens etc. and Witness Walnut Woodcarving and papier-mâché Making demonstration.

Overnight in Srinagar.

Day 2 : Srinagar-Gulmarg-Srinagar ( Approx. 80 Kms one way)

After Early Breakfast Drive to Gulmarg, Gulmarg has been a resort for the kings like Yusuf Shah Chak the Meadow of Flowers 2730 mts. above sea level. It has delightful ski slopes and the highest 18 Hole golf course of the world. If weather permits, you can also have a breathtaking view Of Nanga Parbat. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is magnificent. One can Also, go on a short trek up to Khilanmarg, in about 3 hrs. Enjoy Gondola ride (on Own). Evening drive back to Srinagar.

Overnight in Srinagar.

Day 3 : Srinagar – Pahalgam-Srinagar ( Approx. 90 Kms one way)

After breakfast, leave for Pahalgam. The Valley of Shepherds through Saffron fields; visit Awantipura ruins of a 1100 yrs old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiwareman. Drive through the pine forest and along Lidder River. One can visit Chandanwari or Aru by Local Transport or on ponies. Late afternoon drive back to Srinagar.

Overnight in Srinagar.

Day 4 : Srinagar – Sonamarg-Srinagar ( Approx. 80 Kms one way)

Leave after breakfast for a full day excursion to Sonamarg - The Meadow of Golds. ( They wanted to see Glacier) From Srinagar in the north-east of Srinagar at altitude of 3000 mts, above sea level. The place offers incredible Scenic beauty (while driving to Sonamarg) dense pine forests, Gigantic Mountains. The place itself is a popular resort for mountaineers, rock climbing, besides an important halt on way to Kargil (Ladakh) & provides the ideal base for various trekking routes, high mountains, lakes, glaciers & Shri Amarnath ji holy cave. Evening return back to Srinagar.

Overnight in Houseboat in Srinagar.

Overnight in Srinagar.

Day 5 : Srinagar

Morning Sightseeing of Mughal Gardens: Nishat Bagh (Abode Of pleasure), built by Asif Khan Brother in law of Jahangir in 1632 AD, Shalimar Garden Bagh (Abode of Love) built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. These beautiful mountains are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the Background. Distance from Srinagar is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute, visit a carpet Weaving factory Afternoon city tour of Srinagar driving pass Hari Parbhat Fort built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, visiting Jamia Mosque the biggest Mosque of Kashmir, Shah Hamadan Shrine, Budshah Tomb, drive through narrow lanes to view the native life of local people.

Overnight in Srinagar

Day 6 : Depart Srinagar

In time transfer to Srinagar airport to board flight for next destination.

Srinagar - Sikara ride amd Mughal Gardens

Prices Include:

  • 5 nights accommodation in Srinagar on Bed and Breakfast
  • Transportation by air conditioned vehicle as per the above itinerary.
  • Gondola ride at Gulmarg upto 1st phase Kandoor
  • Shikara ride on Dal lake
  • Entrance fees at Mughal Garden
  • Service of Local English Speaking guide for sightseeing

Prices DO NOT Include:

  • International , visa fees, airport tax or any kind of insurance cover
  • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Car at disposal or any sightseeing on leisure days unless specified above
  • Early check in or a late checkout room (s) at any hotel (s) unless specified above
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff & representative.
  • Any airfare – international or domestic
  • Any porterage at hotel (for baggage on arrival and departure from the hotel).
  • Camera/video camera fee at monuments
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above as 'INCLUDED'.
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