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With apple orchards, saffron fields, glittering lakes & breathtaking meadows, Kashmir, in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, draws the attention of tourists from across the globe. With tranquil settings, magnificent views, and pristine nature, Kashmir is a perfect holiday destination that should be visited at least once in a lifetime. Get away from the hustle-bustle of routine life and escape to this parasidical destination that will take your breathaway. With our Kashmir packages, honeymoon couples can spend quality time and spark romance with a striking backdrop. Families can plan a leisusre Kashmir tour and bond over lip-smacking Kashmiri cuisine. Adventure enthusiasts can choose Kashmir tour packages and indulge in some thrilling adventure activities like skiing, mountain biking, camping, etc. Lofty mountains, sparkling lakes, and misty air of Kashmir will enhance your experience and make you trip to Kashmir memorable. In our 6N/7D Kashmir tour, we render the best information on the must-visit places, things to do, where to stay, the best time to visit and other aspects of Kashmir Tourism. With us, your days in Kashmir will be a memorable one.
After arriving at the Srinagar Airport, meet our driver who helps you with an assisted transfer to Houseboat. Complete the check-in formalities and relish the welcome drink. After settling-in, begin the city tour of Srinagar. The list of attractions includes gardens of Srinagar- Mughal Gardens, Chashmi-e Shahi (The Royal Spring), Nishat Bagh (The Garden of pleasure) Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). Mughal Gardens – a well-maintained group of garden built in Charbaugh structure in Persian style, a favorite of the Mughal rulers. It features canals, fountains and pools. This garden was commissioned by Emperor Babur and has contributions from his predecessors like Jehangir and Shah Jahan. Visited by tourists in huge numbers, Mughal Garden is one of the most popular attractions in Kashmir. The garden is a combination of three important gardens- namely the Nishat Bagh, Chashm-e-shahi and Shalimar Bagh. Nishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal garden that is the second largest Mughal garden in Kashmir. Lying on the eastern side of the Dal Lake, this garden has 12 terrace levels, with old chinars, rows of flowers and water channels with fountains. Shalimar Bagh was commissioned in 1619 by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahanand is popular as the high point of Mughal horticulture. Chashm-e-shahi is the smallest of the 3 gardens here nut is extremely popular for its Royal Spring. There is a shelter space around the spring that is known to be quite rich in iron and minerals. The evening is scheduled for a memorable Shikara Ride in famous Dal Lake. An activity not to be missed when in Srinagar, Shikara ride takes you to the length and breadth of the lake. Shikara is a small narrow boat that lets you cruise on the serene waters of the lake. There is floating markets selling Kashmiri specialties like dry fruits and woolen and Pashmina shawls. There would be other Shikaras selling various knick-knacks, ice creams, fruits and vegetables. While cursing, get dressed like the locals do and click memorable photographs. There are even bigger Shikaras selling eatables like pakoras, Maggie and more. Dinner and Overnight in the House Boat.
Book an early morning Shikara ride to visit the second largest floating market in the world One of the major attractions in Dal Lake is the Floating Vegetable market. The Floating Vegetable market Srinagar is a completely unorganized market. Here individual sellers gather in the middle of the lake at the crack of dawn to sell their produce. Most of the produce sold here is grown in the floating gardens of Dal Lake. The floating vegetable market in Srinagar is the second largest wholesale floating market in the world, right after the floating market in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. It is also one of the few markets in India where the barter system is still carried out. Post breakfast, the day is scheduled for an excursion to Gulmarg, a place that boasts of pristine beauty in abundance. The place looks like heaven nestled amidst high-peaked mountains and covered with a sheet of lush greenery and colorful flowers. A visit to Gulmarg will surely be refreshing and memorable. It has been a holiday resort from the days of the British. The road from Srinagar to Gulmarg is festooned with beautiful white and purple flowers. Enjoy the scenery. As you reach Gulmarg, get all set to explore the place and explore its attractions. The hill town boasts of housing Asia’s highest and longest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola, the most popular thing to do here. This is two-stage ropeway Cable car that carries around 600 people per hour, to and from Kongdoori Mountain, nearby Afarwat Peak (13,780 ft). Once you reach the top, treat your eyes to the beautiful views of the snow-capped Himalayas. You can also partake in hiking and horse riding to know the place. If you are visiting Gulmarg between December and April, do try Skiing as Gulmarg is one of the world’s best skiing destinations. Try your hand at golfing at the highest golf course in the world with 18 holes. Return to Srinagar by evening. Overnight stay at a beautiful Guesthouse in Srinagar
Gondola in Gulmarg
Post a sumptuous breakfast, and we start our day 3 with a drive towards Sonamarg. On the way to Sonamarg valley, you can enjoy watching the picturesque countryside - the snow-clad mountains, the green forests, the rolling hills, crystal clear streams of water and the vast rice fields. You will drive past the Kangan town which is the local market for the residents, and Marmar which is known for its trout field. We will descend from our vehicles at Gagangir, a favorite tourist spot that is wrapped with snow-capped mountains from all the sides. At Sonmarg, you can take a 3-hour walk or cab/horseback ride in Sonamarg to the Thajiwas glacier, a significant attraction in Sonamarg for its beautiful meadows. On returning, visit Zoji La and zero point If one is to list down all tourist attractions in Sonamarg then the name Zoji La will definitely find its place at the top. Situated at an altitude of 3528 meters, it is a high-altitude pass that connects Kashmir to the beautiful Leh Ladakh. Zero-point is a spot on the other side of Zojila Pass where you can get something to eat, click some pictures and take a break from the journey. From the Sonamarg side, you climb up the Zojila Pass and drive for another couple of kilometers to reach the snow point. Activities like riding a sleigh on the snow take place there. Another option is for you to visit Baltal Valley The beautiful Baltal Valley is nestled along the banks of the Sindh River near Sonamarg. This valley lies on the foot of Zoji La – the high mountain pass in the Himalayas of Kashmir. The reason behind the popularity of this valley is that it is a major camping ground for pilgrims of the famous Amarnath Yatra. Overnight in Sonmarg
Today, you will be making a trip to Pahalgam. So, have an early breakfast, keep your luggage packed and be ready for a beautiful road trip to Pahalgam. The drive will take you through Pampore where you can visit the famous saffron fields. We drive past the Awantipora and the Bijbehara village known as the breadbasket of Kashmir. We switch from the National Highway 1A at Khanabal to proceed towards Pahalgam through the second largest city Anantnag. Pahalgam is mainly known for the fantastic landscape, the beautiful scenery of green forests, clear water streams and pretty mountains. After check-in, enjoy the surrounding beauty or walk to Baisaren, which is about 2 km from Pahalgam.
Today is a beautiful day in the valley of Pahalgam. Your first destination of the day is Betaab Valley. Like Baltal Valley in Sonamarg, this valley is also famous as a shooting location for many Bollywood movies. You can click some adorable pictures here with your family. Spend some time here and enjoy the view and also have fun horse riding across the valley.The next sightseeing tour for the day will be Chandanwari. It is the starting point of the renowned Amarnath Yatra. You can also enjoy snow sledging on a snow bridge here.After spending time at Chandanwari, After this, you will head to Lidder River. This is a 73-kilometre-long glacial river. Here you can be a part of activities like water rafting, angling, and fishing. If you are not an adventure junkie then this spot makes for a perfect family picnic too. Dip your legs in the milky white river and enjoy the view. The last sightseeing location for the day is Aru Valley. Aru is a small village among the green grasslands and great views. Aru Valley is incredibly beautiful with picturesque vistas, majestic snow covered Himalayan peaks at the backdrop and the mountain river flowing through it. Being less crowded than Pahalgam, Aru Valley is like a solace for those looking for quiet and peace
We start from Pahalgam back to Srinagar. We cover all the locations that we could not visit in day 1 Pari Mahal: The multi-terraced garden, literally translates to the ‘palace of the fairies’ is built at an elevation and offers splendid views of the Dal Lake. The Pari Mahal garden has velvety green gardens and has an historic importance that is much older than the Mughal Era. The place was initially a monastery for the Buddhists and then was the learning institute for Emperor Shah Jahan’s son, Dara. The view just gets majestic from each terrace and surpasses the other. Shankaracharya Temple in Srinagar is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It stands at a height of about 1852 m above sea level on the land on the top of Shankaracharya Hill. This temple is also famous for other names like Jyesteshwara temple or Pas-Pahar etc. The temple got its name after a saint Shankaracharya, who visited the valley around the 10th century to spread his philosophy of Vedanta. He was well known for popularizing the worship of Lord Shiva in Kashmir. The architectural beauty of this abode is noteworthy; the support of this temple is an octagonal platform. You have to climb a flight of around 100 stairs in order to enter the temple. Shankaracharya Temple is also famous sight in Srinagar to add to the list of famous places of Srinagar to visit during the Kashmir trip. It is among the best places to visit in Srinagar with family. The Shankaracharya Temple has undergone several changes and renovations. The tranquil atmosphere of the temple fills you with great peace of mind. Visit Srinagar old town: Walking through the old town is one of the peaceful things to do in Kashmir. Visit the marvelous structures including Jamia Masjid featuring 370 pillars made of the Maple tree. Take a walk through the lanes of the old Srinagar that has old markets of spices, dry fruits and threads. Lastly you can have dinner ( by paying directly) at the famous Ahdoos Restaurant
Srinagar Old Town
Kashmiri Wazwan Food
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Today we bid goodbye and return to our respective home town with lots of fond memories
• Accommodation at all locations on Double sharing basis in our recommended Super Deluxe Properties • 1N Accommodation in a luxury houseboat • 07 Breakfast & 05 Dinners • Transfers to/from the Srinagar Airport • Private Vehicle for Sightseeing ( Innova/ Xylo/ Tempo Traveller) • Virtual TGE Tour Guide
• Airfare or transportation to Srinagar • Personal Beverages of any kind. • All meals not mentioned in inclusion section. • Personal Expenses of any kind. • Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing • RTPCR Test • 5% GST
THINGS TO CARRY
- Photo ID proof
- Hand Sanitizer and mask
- Comfortable clothing (Kashmir has warm summer days and cold nights and the weather changes from location to location)
- Warm jackets
- Comfortable Shoes (you can carry slippers to wear at hotel/homestay)
- Personal medication if any
- Sunscreen and cap for the day
- warm cap/socks for evenings
- Power bank (you will be on the road everyday)
- Water bottle (We don't encourage buying plastic bottles)
Policy and Terms
20 days before the event start date: No Refund
20- 40 days before the event start date: 50% Refund
Before 40 days of the event start date: 75% Refund
Note: The above charges are calculated on the total trip cost and not the booking amt.
You can send any cancellation request to [email protected]
Question: How will the weather be in summers?
Answer: May to August, temperature range (30°C in day to15°C in night).
Days can be hot and nights get chilly
Question: Is it recommended to bring kids to this trip?
Answer: Yes! Kashmir is safe for family tours, as well as couples and honeymoon goers
Question: Which mobile network service is good in Kashmir?
Answer: Postpaid network is what works in Kashmir. The best network is Airtel/ BSNL/ Jio Postpaid. You can also buy a prepaid sim from the market in Srinagar
Question: What is the average cost of meals not included?
Answer: On an average a meal can cost between Rs 200 - Rs 300 per person
Question: I'm above 60. Can I join this trip?
Answer: Age has never been a a factor for us. But you need to understand the demanding nature of any road trip. You will be traveling and spending a lot of time in the vehicle, the roads in certain stretches might be bad & bumpy and the weather could be a challenge for some senior citizens too. However, if you are up for the adventure, we are here to ensure we make the trip as comfortable as possible for you.
Question: What is local cuisine of Kashmir?
Answer: Kashmiri cuisine is mouth-watering.
Here are some dishes that you can try when in Kashmir
Nadru Yakhni ( made out of lotus stem)
Goshtaba ( minced mutton often in the shape of balls cooked in yogurt and spices)
Kahva (herbal tea brewed with saffron and a host of other spices)
Tabak Maaz (It is a serving of fried pieces of mutton, flavoured with salt and red chilli)
and of course a Kashmiri Wazwan meal (Wazwanis a multi-course meal in Kashmiri cuisine, the preparation of which is considered as an art and a point of pride in Kashmiri culture and identity. Almost all the dishes are meat-based using lamb, beef or chicken with few vegetarian dishes. It is popular throughout Kashmir. Moreover, Wazwan is also served internationally at Kashmiri food festivals and reunions.)
Question: What is the room sharing basis?
Answer: All our rooms are on double sharing basis.
Question: Can I get a room to myself?
Answer: Yes. Subject to availability. Please refer to the costing for the single occupancy room
Question: Are you open to customization?
Answer: YES, If you want us to design a customized itinerary for you and your family/friends, reach out to us at [email protected] or Call us at 7899218201/9110302881
Question: How safe it is to travel in Kashmir?
Answer: Tourists are absolutely safe in Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir is one of the states where there is zero crime record against tourists. The locals are very supportive and helpful towards tourists.
Question: What happens if there is a another lockdown or I am covid positive on the departure date?
Answer: If there is another lockdown, either in the entire country or in your departure city or in Jammu and Kashmir, we will refund in credits the entire amount paid by you less irrevocable losses ( if any)
If you are covid positive on the departure date and show us the covid positive certificate, we will offer you credits less irrevocable losses ( if any) and a flexible date change which you can use for any other future departure dates or any other TGE travels trips
We would also advice you to book the Flexi Plus scheme or a Zero Cancellation Fee scheme for your flights which hardly charges a little more than the normal airfare but secures your amount completely.