Best of Kashmir

6 Days 5 Nights

The valley of Kashmir offers woody abyss which surrounds the steep mountainous terrain. Known around the world for its unparallel landscapes, the valley is located 300 km away from Jammu. Situated in the Himalayas, the clear blue skies reveal the snow-capped peaks that birth the streams and rivers.
Home to native flora like pine, deodar, and chinar, it is a memory of a lifetime to preserve as you glide on a Shikara. The valley delights you with multi hues of nature communicated through lush green slopes, tender meadows, and prairie of vibrant flowers.

The capital city of Kashmir – Srinagar is world renowned for its handloom that produces woolen garments and Pashmina shawls. It also acquaints you with the local handicrafts and hand carved wooden furniture made out of walnut tree.

DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
Accommodation At The Hotels Listed Or Similar.Entire Round Trip Ex- Srinagar By Non-AC Indigo/Etios (Economy And Standard Category) And Non-AC Innova (Deluxe Category) As Per The Itinerary. Vehicle Is As Per The Itinerary And Not At Disposal.
Daily Buffet Breakfast As Mentioned In The Itinerary.The Stay In Houseboat Includes All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.One Shikara Ride On Sharing Basis Once During The Stay.
Sightseeing As Specified In The Itinerary.Travel Insurance.
Any Transport To / From Srinagar. Your Tour Price Starts Ex Srinagar.
Air, Train Or Bus Fare From / To Your Originating City Of Stay, Unless Specified.
Entrance Fees And Guide Charges Wherever Applicable.



Day 1: Arrive

Welcome to your ‘Best of Kashmir’ tour!

On arrival at the airport in Srinagar, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

None (Meals on your own)

The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.


Day 2

Embark on a full day excursion to Sonmarg (Private).

Today, embark on a full day excursion tour to Sonmarg; admirably known as the ‘meadow of gold’.

It is an alpine valley situated on the bank of Nallah Sindh River at an elevation of 2,800 metres above sea level. The Sindh River is known for fishing especially during summers. This river bed is a popular breeding ground for trout and mahseer fishes. An optional ride on a pony (on direct payment basis) is sure to delight you as you are carried around the snow.


Day 3

Enjoy a full day excursion to Gulmarg (Private).

This morning, proceed to Gulmarg.

The beautiful town of Gulmarg is bordered by picturesque villages, willow trees, fast flowing streams and lush green meadows. Gulmarg – ‘Meadow of Flowers’ offers a spectacular view of towering snow capped peaks, covered with dense forests of tall conifers, gigantic firs and pine trees.


Day 4

Transfer from hotel in Srinagar to hotel in Pahalgam, en route visit the Awantipura Ruins (Private).

Today, proceed towards Pahalgam, the ‘Valley of Shepherds’ which is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from the River Lidder and Sheshnag Lake, en route visit the Awantipura Ruins.

The ancient township of Awantipura founded by King Awantiwarman (855-883 AD) is renowned for the impressive ruins of the two temple complexes he built here in the 9th century namely Awantisvamin, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and Avantisvara, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Both the temples reflect Greek style of architecture.

Later, proceed to your hotel and check-in.


Day 5

This morning, after breakfast, drive to Srinagar.

On arrival, check-in to the houseboat.

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Srinagar followed by Shikara ride on Dal Lake (Private).

In the afternoon, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Srinagar visiting places like the Shankaracharya Temple, Chashme Shahi gardens, Shalimar Gardens and Nishat Bagh.

Shankaracharya Temple – Situated at a height of about 1,100 ft. on a hilltop on the southeast of the city, offers splendid views of the valley and the snow-capped mountains of the Pir Panjal range. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is believed that this Hindu temple was built in 371 BC, making it one of the oldest in the valley of Kashmir.

Chashme Shahi – An ancient garden established in 1632 by Emperor Shah Jahan, is considered to be one of the smallest Mughal gardens in Srinagar. Divided into three different sections with an aqueduct, waterfalls and fountains, it provides magnificent views of the Himalayas and the Dal Lake.

Shalimar Gardens (also known as garden of love) – Situated 15 km from Srinagar, it is one of the most popular Mughal gardens in the city. Shalimar Gardens has four terraces, rising one above the other, fitted with fountains and chinar (sycamore) trees.

Nishat Garden – It is situated on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan Mountains forming its backdrop. Also known as the garden of bliss, it was laid out in 1633 by Asaf Khan, the elder brother of Nur Jahan. Designed in Persian style, this is a 12-terrace garden interspersed with fountains, colourful flowerbeds and lush green lawns.

Later, enjoy a tranquil ride on the Shikara at Dal Lake.


Day 6: Return

Today, bid farewell to your ‘Best of Kashmir’ tour, as you are transferred to the airport in Srinagar for your onward journey.


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