Nestled in the lap of the snow-covered Himalayas, Kashmir is a jewel in India’s crown. There is an exuberance and natural beauty in every inch of the landscape here, which makes Kashmir a picture-perfect destination. The lush valleys, the rocky mountains and its shimmering, crystalline lakes have a grandeur which elevates even the most cynical heart. No wonder the Kashmiris are fond of reminding people, “if there is a paradise, it’s here”.
Upon arrival at Srinagar Airport, you will be met by our representative and transfer to Hotel Houseboat for Check in. Rest of the day is free. In the evening you take a shikara ride on world famous Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens & Open Dal Lake. While riding the Shikara’s there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc. Dinner & overnight stay at Houseboat.
After a leisurely breakfast, we check out from Houseboat & start our Sightseeing tour by visit of Shankaracharya Temple and later proceed further to Hazratbal Mosque. Unlike the other mosques in Srinagar, which have a pagoda like roof, Hazratbal is the only mosque to have a domed roof mosque in Srinagar; the others having distinct pagoda like roofs Gardens & Jamia Masjid.In the afternoon, we take a visit to Mughal Gardens, Nishat Garden and Shalimar Garden. Dinner & overnight stay at the Hotel in Srinagar.
After an early breakfast, leave for a full day excursion to “Pahalgam” called as “Valley of Shepherds”. 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. Enroute visit 19th Century Awantipura Ruins. Full day free to enjoy and explore the Beauty of “Pahalgam” ( ON OWN ). One can go to Chandanwari (16 Kms) which is starting point of Amarnath Pilgrimage “The Abode of Shiva”, Aru (10 kms from Pahalgam) has a fine meadow of picturesque scenery and starting point of trekking of (Liddarwat, Kolahoi Glacier & Trsar Lake) & Betaab Valley. Overnight stay at the hotel in Srinagar.
It’s departure day. A few final sights and interactions later, head to the airport to catch your flight home.