Day 1 Srinagar: Welcome to Kashmir
You will be welcomed at the Srinagar International Airport by the agent’s representative who will then escort you to the houseboat in Dal Lake. Check-in and enjoy your lunch at the houseboat. Later in the evening, you will be taken for a shikara ride to Nehru Park. The day concludes with a dinner and an overnight stay in the houseboat itself. Distance from Srinagar Airport to Dal Lake: 24 km Travel Time: 40 minutes
Day 2 Srinagar, Pahalgam: Leisure day at Pahalgam
Have a delectable breakfast at the Dal Lake and proceed for Pahalgam. Visit the Martand Sun Temple en route. Once you reach the hotel, check-in and have lunch at the hotel. The evening is free for you to explore the beautiful valley. Take small walks or go shopping for local crafts in the nearby market areas. The second day ends with a delicious dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Pahalgam. Distance from Dal Lake to Pahalgam: 92 km Travel Time: 2 hours Tip: We recommend you to order dishes from the local Kashmiri cuisine, such as Dum Aloo, Gushtaba, Rogan Josh, Yakhni, and Kawa.
Day 3 Pahalgam: Eventful day at Pahalgam
After breakfast, head for short excursions from Pahalgam. You can take a pony ride to the Baisaran Valley or visit the beautiful Betaab Valley. White water rafting in the Aru Valley is also possible depending on the weather conditions. Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4 Pahalgam, Gulmarg: A lovely day in the meadows
The next day of your Kashmir tour begins with breakfast at the hotel in Pahalgam after which you will be transferred to Gulmarg. The day is available for leisure activities such as golf, nature walks, bird watching, and pony rides. You will be taken to the hotel in the afternoon for lunch and check-in. After lunch, head for the famous Gondola ride that takes you towards Apharwat via Kongdori. Optionally, you can go on nature walks or short hikes. Later in the evening, you will be transferred back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Distance from Pahalgam to Gulmarg: 138 km Travel Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Day 5 Gulmarg, Srinagar: A relaxing day in the paradise
Check-out from the Gulmarg hotel after a hearty breakfast and proceed to Srinagar. You can take an excursion directly to the Shankaracharya Hill Temple before proceeding for check-in and lunch at the Srinagar hotel. In the evening, you can take a tour of the beautiful Grand Mughal Gardens; namely Chashme Shahi, Nishat Bagh, and Shalimar Bagh. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Distance from Gulmarg to Srinagar: 50 km Travel Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Day 6 Srinagar, Sonamarg: Getaway to Sonamarg from Srinagar
Your Kashmir package next takes you for a day’s excursion to Sonamarg – the Meadow of Gold after breakfast at the Srinagar hotel. After lunch at a local restaurant, head for a pony ride at the Thajiwas Glacier. You can also indulge in watersports at Ganderbal or take a temple tour. Due to limited time, you will be able to cover only a few of these. In the evening, you will be taken back to the hotel in Srinagar for dinner and an overnight stay. Distance from Srinagar to Sonamarg: 80 km Travel Time: 1 hour 45 minutes per side
Day 7 Srinagar: Departure from Srinagar
You will be transferred to the Srinagar Airport after breakfast in your hotel at Srinagar. Distance from Srinagar to Srinagar Airport: 15 km Travel Time: 30 minutes Tip: Due to strict security, you are requested to leave for the airport at least 4 hours before the departure time. You will have to pass 4 security barriers before reaching the airport. This often leads to long traffic jams right outside the airport.