Kashmir was the heaven for Jahangir. His famous words, “Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast” (If there is ever a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.), are now the tourism signature line for the State!
Kashmir is dotted with beautiful lakes, surrounded by magnificent valleys. The lake circuit of Kashmir is a pilgrimage to nature, and we will try and cover a few of them. The exquisite architecture of ancient monuments of the meticulous walnut carvings, all seem to be inspired by the astounding beauty of the nature surrounding Kashmir. Srinagar is a city with a heart-wrenching past and present.
To understand India, it is important to understand Kashmir. Surprisingly, most Indians don’t, let alone the world. Witness Srinagar, understand its heritage and its turmoil-ridden past and present. The warm hospitality in the midst of shadows of Himalayas and the shadows of past, will make you in awe of the human spirit.
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Welcome to Srinagar. Check-in to your houseboat. Visit Nishat garden, Chashm-e-shahi and local market (if time permits). You can do a bit of shopping for dry fruits today. Take the shikara boat ride and relax at the houseboat in the Dal lake. Spend the night on the lake and look out at the beautiful sky reflected in the lake.
After breakfast proceed to Pahalgam – Valley of Shepherds. After lunch, take a beautiful drive to Aru and Betaab Valley. If weather permits we will also visit the Chandanwari glacier base. Overnight at Pahalgam.
Today is a day to unwind and relax. Take a walking trail and meet the locals. Drink Kahwah with them and get to know their lives. Get yourself clicked in the traditional Kashmri attire. Visit the Baisaran Valley on your horse or choose to stay at the homestay and enjoy the view of Lidder river. Overnight at Pahalgam.
After breakfast proceed to Srinagar from Pahalgam. Enroute, visit Mattan Temple, Kashmir Bat Factory, Awantipora Ruins and Pampore Saffron fields. Overnight at homestay in Srinagar.
After breakfast proceed to Gulmarg. Gulmarg is at 8700 and is known as Meadow of flowers. Enjoy a ride at both levels on Gondola. You can also choose to ride a pony. Visit a local paper machie artist and see him in action. Return to Srinagar. Overnight at homestay in Srinagar.
We take a day trip to Doodh Pathri – another beautiful valley in Kashmir. Take a picnic lunch with you and enjoy your time with nature. Visit an organic farm in the evening and understand the farming patterns in Kashmir over tea. Overnight at homestay in Srinagar.
After Breakfast proceed for local Manasbal Lake, Kheer-Bhawani temple and Hazratbal mosque. Spend your evening shopping and sipping coffee at a beautiful view point. Overnight at homestay in Srinagar.
If you are inclined, go for an early morning visit to Shankaracharya temple. After breakfast, we can again visit the market or relax at homestay. Proceed to the Srinagar airport after an early lunch.Tour ends. Memories begin.
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