Mughal emperor Jahangir discovered the striking beauty of the Kashmir valley in the 17th century, and said, “Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin asto.” i.e., “if there is a paradise anywhere on the earth, it is here, it is here, it is here.” Since then this Paradise on Earth located in North India has been receiving millions of tourists locally and from around the globe, annually.
Attractions of the state include Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Patnitop, Zanskar, Leh and Ladakh and Jammu City.Houseboats are the floating hotels of this awe-inspiring holiday destination. Carved from sturdy yet light oak and walnut wood, these accommodations offers a unique experience.
Places to Visit: Sightseeing at Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg.
Day01: Arrival Srinagar
Travel line representative assist at the airport and transfers to your hotel or houseboat for check in.Afternoon visit important sights of Srinagar City - Shankaracharya Temple & Mughal Gardens Nishat Bagh built on eastern side of the Dal lake,Shalimar Bagh ( Garden of Pleasure ) ,Overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat
Day 02: Pahalgam Excursion (89 Km/ 2.5 hrs Drive One Way)
In the morning your journey starts towards Pahalgam, en-route visit Saffron fields of Pampora, see the beautiful countryside, lots of rice fields and Awantipura ruins on the way. Later continue your drive to Pahalgam through the pine forest, the confluence of the streams flowing from the river Lidder & Sheshnag Lake which are famous for their scenic beauty.After having your lunch at local restaurant at own, proceed to have bridle walks and feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains. (Optional - One can enjoy Horse ride at Pahalgam.)
Afternoon drive back from Pahalgam to Srinagar, Overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat
Day 03: Gulmarg Excursion ( 52 Km/ 1.5 hrs Drive One Way)
Morning proceed for a picturesque drive to Gulmarg. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It also has one of the world’s highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right. (Optional - One can enjoy Gondola ride or Horse ride at Gulmarg.For Gondola ride prior online booking is also available)
Afternoon drive back from Gulmarg to Srinagar, overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat
Day 04: Depart Srinagar
Morning enjoy a relaxing Shikara ride on the lake – Its one of the most soothing & relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir . later Check Out & you will be transferred to Srinagar airport according to your flight schedule.
Assistance upon arrival at Srinagar airport by Travel line representative
Welcome drink on Arrival (Non – Alcoholic)
Accommodation at hotel or houseboat as per the packages with Breakfast & Dinner
Transportation by Non Ac
2 – 3 Pax Indica
4-6 Pax Qualis/ Tavera
8- 12 Pax Tempo traveler
Which is the part of the Itinerary
Crossings while staying at houseboats
All present applicable taxes as on date.
Any future taxes levies will be charged extra
Any Air or train fare
Meals other than specified
Monument fee / Camera fee
Mineral water / Soft or hard drinks / Starters
Horse ride at Gulmarg
Gondola Cable car ride in Gulmarg
Any optional tour mentioned in the itinerary
Expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips, calls
Any sightseeing in Pahalgam/ Sonmarg
Helicopter tickets in Katra
GST 3.65 %
For attractive special rate you can mail or call us
All the above mentioned rates are valid from ****
All the above mentioned rates are on INR
All the above mentioned rates are Net& non commissionable per person rates on twin sharing
Optional tour charges to be paid directly by the guest (if availed)
Check-In / Check-out time at all the properties would at 1200 hrs (Noon)
All transportation is based on 01 Non Air-conditioned Car
By using AC Inova supplement, the vehicle can be upgraded to
Children below 4 years will be complimentary on EPAI basis sharing room with parents.
The package prices are subject to change in case of any revision in the hotel accommodation tariffs/any hike in the transport cost (including fuel hike) or in case of any addition tax levied by government of state Jammu & Kashmir.
Please clarify all the inclusions and exclusions before booking
Please Carry Sun Glass / Suns Cream- Cold Cream / Woolen Gloves / Monkey Cap/ Warm Jacket / Good sports shoes with woolen socks / woolen scarp & all important equipments which one can need
From Jammu/Srinagar to Delhi, Srinagar to Leh no hand baggage is allowed in the flights, all in checked baggage. Only Jewelers/ gold money/ camera without battery
local sightseeing in Gulmarg/ Sonamarg & Pahalgam is not included (Srinagar/Jammu vehicles are not allowed to do local sightseeing in Pahalgam/ Sonamarg & Gulmarg). In certain sensitive areas the vehicles are not allowed to stop or wait. We request you to tell the clients not to force the driver to stop the vehicle at such places, against his advice.
We as your ground operators reserve the right to make changes to the tour programme, without any prior information, but without compromising the services.
there are certain aspects of the tour which, we as travel agents, do not have any control. Hence we are making you aware of such areas so you too can enlighten your clients. One such aspect is shopping. Lots of sellers will come to the hotels & houseboats to sell their goods. We take no responsibility whatsoever for the rates and quality. Second such aspect is pony rides in Sonmarg, Gulmarg & Pahalgam. We take no responsibility for services and charges of ponywallas. Though for tourists convenience the Union rates are displayed at most of the places. Third aspect is power cuts. These are regular and sometimes for long durations. Hotels & houseboats have generator back-up but only up to 11 p.m. at night after which the generators are switched off due to noise disturbance. The clients are provided with candles.
Transfers by Shikara from Shikara ghat to houseboat and back are provided free of cost, However occasionally during the season you may have to wait for 5-15 minutes for the shikara to come and pick you up as each houseboat has one attached Shikara.