Heaven on Earth (Kashmir)
4 Days | 3 Nights

Places Covered
Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg

Highlights
  • Shikara Ride in Srinagar
  • Saffron Fields of Pampora
  • Largest Mughal Gardens
from Rs.7900*
per person twin share
Call on 08262-00-1155

Srinagar (Lake City)– It is at once a collection of images: It tells the story of love of the Mughal Emperors for this paradise like vale with deep green rice fields, rivers, gardens in bloom and lakes rimmed by houseboats, where lush wild gardens of lotus and water-lily grow amidst bustling lanes.

Tulip Garden: Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden previously named as Model Floriculture Centre, Sirajbagh, Cheshmashahi, Srinagar, is the largest Tulip garden of Asia spread over an area of about 12 hectares. It is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Hills with an overview of picturesque world famous Dal Lake. This garden was conceived, conceptualized and created by Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, the then Chief Minister, of Jammu and Kashmir in the year 2006-07 with the aim to boost floriculture and advance tourism in Kashmir Valley.20 lakh Tulips adorn and add color to 20 acres of the Kashmiri Landscape at 5600 feet altitude in Asia’s largest Tulip Garden - the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. A delightful sight - the Flower bed sprawls all over the foothills of the towering Zabarwan Mountain Range, and overlooks the beautiful and the world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar – the Capital of Jammu and Kashmir State of India. Located at 34.964 74.8791, the Tulip Garden is surrounded on three sides by the Nishat Bagh and Cheshmeshahi Mughal Gardens of Srinagar.

Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure)– The largest Mughal garden situated on the banks of world famous Dal-Lake in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake. Empress Noor Jahan's brother Asif Khan laid the Garden in 1633 AD. Nishat has seven terraces with a beautiful central water course flowing right in the middle. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains from the eastern part of the lake.

Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Pleasure)– It was planted by Mughal emperor Jehangir for Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds. The Garden blooms with innumerable varieties of flowers in spring and autumn.

Gulmarg (Meadow oflowers)

It was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kashmir. It also has one of the world’s highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right.

Awantipura Ruins (1100 years Old Temple)-Built in 09th century AD by King Avantivarman and dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Situated 29 kms from Srinagar, the temple ruins at Awantipura represent some of the finest examples of architecture of this region.

Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds)-It is a resort set in a pristine village lying next to the Lidder River. Once a humble shepherd’s village with breathtaking views. now it is Kashmir’s premier resort, cools even during the heights of summer. It is situated at an altitude of 2,130 m above sea level and has a golf course at 2400 meters above the sea level. Surrounded with fragrant pine forests, the idyllic resort includes a golf course and spots for angling. The bubbling Lidder harbors a sizeable population of rainbow trout and mahaseer to ensure you don’t come away disappointed. The nearby forested slopes are home to the Himalayan brown bear.

PRICING (PER PERSON IN INR):

Package Meal Plan Double Occupancy Extra Bed (Child or Adult) Extra Child No Bed (5-12 years) Extra Child (up to 4 years)
Standard Breakfast + Dinner 7,900 2,400 1,500 Complimentary
Deluxe Breakfast + Dinner 8,400 2,900 1,700 Complimentary

PACKAGE COST INCLUDES:
Assistance upon arrival at Srinagar airport by our representative.
Accommodation at hotel or houseboat as per the packages with Breakfast & Dinner.
Transportation by Non A/C Tata Sumo/ Indica which is the part of the Itinerary.
One Shikara cruise on the lake.
Crossings while staying at houseboats.
Any future taxes levies will be charged extra.

PACKAGE COST EXCLUDES:

Any Air or train fare.
Meals other than specified.
Monument fee / Camera fee.
Mineral water / Soft or hard drinks / Starters.
Horse ride at Gulmarg.
Gondola Cable car ride in Gulmarg.
Any optional tour mentioned in the itinerary.
Expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips, calls.
Any sightseeing in Pahalgam / Sonmarg.
Service tax (4.5%)

Important:

Local sightseeing in Gulmarg & Pahalgam is not included (Srinagar/Jammu vehicles are not allowed to do local sightseeing in Pahalgam & Gulmarg). In certain sensitive areas the vehicles are not allowed to stop or wait. We request you not to force the driver to stop the vehicle at such places, against his advise.

Transfers by Shikara from Shikara ghat to houseboat and back are provided free of cost, However occasionally during the season you may have to wait for 5-10 minutes for the Shikara to come and pick you up as each Houseboat has one attached Shikara.

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HOTEL ASSAD RESORTS / HOTEL BUTTERFLY/ HOTEL GRAND NISHAT / DELUXEHOUSEBOAT/ SIMILAR

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SRINAGAR

PEACOCK HOUSEBOATS /HOTEL NAQASH RESIDENCY / SIMILAR

Day No: 1
ARRIVE SRINAGAR You will be met by our representative at the Srinagar airport. He will assist and transfer you to the hotel / 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. In the evening you will take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens. While riding the Shikara there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc. Dinner and overnight in hotel / houseboat.

Day No: 2
SRINAGAR – GULMARG - SRINAGAR Morning proceed 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 up to Khilangmarg. In the evening drive back to Srinagar. Overnight in hotel / houseboat.

Day No: 3
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 throught the pine forests. Arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy Lidder stream. Later walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of the mountains. Drive back to Srinagar. Overnight in hotel / houseboat.

Day No: 4
DEPARTURE FROM SRINAGAR: After breakfast transfer to Srinagar airport for onward flight.

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