Tours at Leisure in Kashmir
Duration : 06 Nights/ 07 Days
Destination Covered :Srinagar – Sonmarg – Gulmarg – Pahalgam – Matta Kheerbhawani
Arrive Srinagar by morning flight. Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir state on the banks of river Jehlum. Lakes and gardens are the charm of Srinagar city with the back drop of Hariparbat , Shankaracharya hill & Zabarvan ranges. On arrival transfer to hotel. Later in the after noon enjoy a Shikara ride (A boat well decorated to the mood) on Dallake visiting. Stay over night.
After breakfast proceed to Sonmarg via Kangan famous for trout fish. Sonmarg the meadow of Gold is one of the finest locations on the banks of river Sindh with the back drop of Zojila hill. It is an important gateway to Shree Amarnath Ji Yatra & Kargil via world second largest place Drass. Sonmarg is famous for its glaciers and river Sindh. Did you know the art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago? The very word navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. Stay over night.
Full day excursion to Gulmarg the Meadow of Flowers. One of the most silent vallies in Kashmir. Very popular for its snow fall in the winter and a popular skiing destination. It is a smooth drive till Tangmarg 15 km short of Gulmarg when the Zig Zag route starts through the forest of pine tress. One of the most spectacular and pollution free drives. Gulmarg has one of the finest high altitude Golf courses of the world. Gulmarg is incomplete without a horse ride ane newly introduced Gandola lift which takes you 5 km to Kong Dori & Affarvat hills Stay over night.
After breakfast visit Pahalgam. One of the most panoramic meadows of Kashmir blessed with the enchanting Lidder River crossing through the meadow. It is a 3 hours spectacular drive from Srinagar to Pahalgam crossing though the Saffron fields at Pampore. Pampore is the only place blessed with the cultivation of Saffron in whole India. Also famous for the romantic episode of most popular king Baadshah & Habakhatoon a local farmers daughter. Further, ahead are Avantipura ruins the former capital of Kashmir under king Avantipuram. It is a beautiful drive through villages & farm land and will pass along the river Jehlum at certain points till you reach Martand natural springs. The crystal clear water of these springs has medicinal properties and home to only Sun temple on the top of hill in the valley. Stay overnight.
Today full day at Pahalgam to relax and rejuvenate your body, mind & soul. Visit the Pahalgam club for some recreations or simply relax on the banks of Lidder Valley famous for its glacier cold water. Stay overnight.
After breakfast drive to Srinagar. Stay overnight.
After breakfast drive to Tulumula a near by place to Srinagar city to visit one of the famous and sacred Hindu shrine of Mata Kheerbhawani. The most sacred and auspicious Durga temple. It is said on the instructions of Lord Rama the Goddess traveled from Lanka to this lagoon like place. As she was carrying snakes with her she found this place most suitable as surrounded by near by lakes and marshy lands. Later drive back to Srinagar. Afternoon free for shopping and independent activities. Stay overnight.