Explore Kashmir



Destination Covered:

Srinagar, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Gulmarg


Day 01: Srinagar Arrival

On your arrival meet our representative at the Srinagar International Airport/Bus Stand (SRTC)/Railway Station you will be taken for a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city, passing the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jehlum river. Check in Hotel/Houseboat. After refresh Visit to the famous Shankracharya temple, Mughal gardens of Chashmashahi, Parimahal, Nishat garden, Shalimar garden, Hazratbal Shrine, take a round old city. After local sightseeing back to Hotel/Houseboat. Overnight stay at Hotel/Houseboat.

Day 2: Srinagar Local Sightseeing

After breakfast Leave for Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jahangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory and old Srinagar city. After sightseeing evening back to hotel/houseboat. Overnight stay at Srinagar hotel/houseboat.

Day 3: Manasbal Day Trip

After breakfast proceed to Manasbal Lake. Manasbal Lake is located about 30 km north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir State. It has predominantly rural surroundings with three villages, Kondabal, Jarokbal and Gratbal overlooking the lake. Manasbal is considered as the ‘supreme gem of all Kashmir lakes’ with lotus (Nelumbonucifera) nowhere more abundant or beautiful than on the margins of this lake during July and August. It is the deepest lake of Kashmir valley and perhaps the only one that develops stable summer stratification. Manasbal is classified as warm monomictic lake and circulates once in a year for a short time. The other lakes in the region either have weak stratification or are polymictic. Close to the northern shore are the ruins of a fort which was built in 17th century by a Moghul king to cater the needs of caravans that used to travel from Punjab to Srinagar. On the south, overlooking the lake is a hillock-Ahtung which is used for limestone extraction. The eastern part is mainly mountainous and towards the north is an elevated plateau known as ‘Karewa’ consisting of lacustrine, fluviatile and loessic deposits. After sightseeing evening back to Srinagar Overnight stay at houseboat/Hotel.

Day 4: Srinagar –Sonamarg

After breakfast proceed to Sonamarg which is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg (2690 M). One can ride on horse (at your own cost) to visit Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonamarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. You can also proceed to Zero point (at your own cost) to enjoy the nature. Overnight stay at Sonmarg.

Day 5: In Sonamarg

After breakfast we go to full day excursion to Thajiwas Glacier and other adjacent areas. After sightseeing evening back to Sonamarg Overnight stay at hotel in Sonamarg.

Day 6: Sonamarg-Gulmarg

After Breakfast take some sightseeing of Sonamarg and later proceed to Gulmarg , check in the hotel & after refresh take some sightseeing of Gulmarg. evening back to hotel. Overnight Stay at hotel.

7 : In Gulmarg

Begin a short tour, boarding the Gondola cable car system (the 08 minutes ropeway).(At your own cost). Descend back to Gulmarg after an hour and later indulge in some horse-riding(At your own cost).After sightseeing evening back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Gulmarg

After breakfast rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 9: Gulmarg to Pahalgam

After breakfast, we drive to Pahalgam via Pampore, Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. We switch from the national highway 1A at Khanabal and drive through the second largest city of Anantnag. From here the road turns scenic as we drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction. In Pahalgam, check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pahalgam.

Day 10 : Pahalgam

In Pahalgam, visit Betaab Valley and Chandanwari as well as take a horse riding trip to Baisaran meadows.(at your own cost). After sightseeing, rest of the day will be at leisure for individual activities. Overnight in hotel.

Day 11: Pahalgam

After breakfast rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day12: Pahalgam – Srinagar

After Breakfast take some sightseeing of Pahalgam and later proceed to Srinagar , check in the hotel/houseboat & after refresh take some sightseeing of Srinagar city. Evening back to hotel. Overnight Stay at hotel/houseboat.

Day 13: Yusmarg Day Trip

After breakfast proceed to Yusmarg.This is one destination that’ll offer you lots of green, peace and tranquility. The sprawling meadow of Yousmarg is just a two hour southwestward drive from Srinagar. On reaching Yousmarg, a meandering downhill path, bordered by tall conifers on either side will take you to the beautiful, gurgling Doodh Ganga River; a walk of just 30 minutes, with many apple orchards too falling on the way. The walk thus will be really enjoyable for you. Also you’ll come across Charar-i-Sharief. This is a place where you definitely need to stop and offer your tribute to the Sufi Muslim Saint to whom this shrine is dedicated. Another memorable experience for you would be the Halwa Parathas you get to see there. Perhaps you would have never seen such large Parathas elsewhere before. In a mood of piety, awe and wonder you can then move on to catch the splendid view of the Doodh Ganga River. After sightseeing evening back to Srinagar and Overnight stay at Srinagar hotel/Houseboat.

Day 14: Departure Srinagar Airport

After Breakfast, check out from Hotel/Houseboat and drive to Srinagar Airport for your onward journey with Sweet memories and best Wishes from Hiban Holidays Travel….