DAY 01: ARRIVE SRINAGAR
Pick up at the Srinagar airport and transfer you to the
houseboat/hotel. 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.
DAY 02: SRINAGAR - GULMARG
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 have the view of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is
over 26,000 feets and dominates the entire region, also enjoy
cable car (Gondola) for mountain ride upto khilangmarg. Dinner
and overnight in hotel.
DAY 03: GULMARG - PAHALGAM
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam (The valley of shepherds).The
total distance is about 130 kms, will be covered in about 5
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 throught the pine forests. Arrive at Pahalgam
and enjoy Lidder stream. Later walk along pony trails with a
magnificent view of the mountains. Dinner and overnight in
DAY 04: PAHALGAM - SRINAGAR
After breakfast drive back to Srinagar. In the afternoon you
take a shikara ride on Dal Lake, where you visit the floating
vegetable gardens. 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 and overnight in deluxe houseboat.
DAY 05: DEPARTURE FROM SRINAGAR.
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar airport for onward flight.
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