You will be met by our representative at the Srinagar airport. He will assist and transfer you to the hotel/deluxe houseboat. Late afternoon you take a shikara ride on Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens. While riding the Shikara’s there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc. Dinner and Overnight in hotel/ deluxe houseboats.
Sightseeing Morning sightseeing of the Mughal Gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh built by Asaf Khan, the brother -in- law of Jehangir in 1632 AD, and Shalimar Bagh built by Jehangir for his wife empress Nur Jahan. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background. Afternoon will be at your leisure for individual activities. Overnight in hotel/deluxe houseboat.
Morning leave for Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 mts. above the sea level. The distance of 60 kms will be covered in about 2 hours. Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course with 18 holes. If weather permits one can also have the view of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is over 26,000 feet’s and dominates the entire region, also enjoy cable car (Gondola) for mountain ride up to khilangmarg.Overnight stay at Hotel.
After early breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a day excursion to Sonmarg, the 'Meadow of Gold'. Enjoy a pony ride on the glacier (ponies can be hired directly). Stay overnight at the Hotel.
Check-out from hotel and drive to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) Pahalgam is situated at the union of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Pahalgam is now Kashmir's premier resort; cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 25 degrees Celsius, upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast go for full day excursion to Phalgam, Explore the market of Pahalgam at your own leisure. Enjoy an excursion to Chandanwari (3288mts) and Betaab Valley.Go for an excursion to Aru Valley (pony hire charges optional & extra at all the places). Stay overnight at the hotel and enjoy the serene Pahalgam.
Checkout form the hotel at Phalgam and proceed to Kokernag Verinagr in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. Verinag is situated at a distance of approximately 80 km from Srinagar. Reached through the link road, it is located at a height of 1,876 m. Verinag spring is the chief source of the river Jhelum. There is an octagonal base at the spring, surrounded by a covered passage. The Mughal Emperor Jehangir started the construction work on both the base as well as the arcade. It was during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan that the work got completed. There are remains of Mughal pavilion and baths in Verinag , down the stream to the east.As you drive past the Mughal Gardens of Achabal, you will come across the picturesque Daksum . Situated amidst the magnificent grandeur of the Kokarnag springs, it presents an awe-inspiring sight. Standing at an altitude of 2438 m in a densely forested gorge, Daksum offers peace and tranquility. The only sound heard there is that of the Bringhi River, rushing right through its center. Daksum in Kashmir valley is a must for those fond of walking and nature. Overnight stay in hotel at Kokernag.
Checkout form the hotel at Kokernag and proceed to Patnitop, There is no denial to the fact that Patnitop is the ideal place to have a pleasant walk in the verdant woods and hear the winds soughing through cedar woods. Heaven for trekkers, there are paths for long as well as short trek to the nearby mountains. If you are an ace trekker go to Kud or Batote otherwise you can have a shot trek to Shiv Garh that is 11 km away and Madha Top, the ridge opposite to Patnitop . Sansar also known as Mini Gulmarg is a grassy meadow fringed by fir trees and offer the adventurous Aerosports. The 9 hole golf course adds charm to this place. During winters you can get an opportunity to learn basic skiing at Patnitop , enjoy sledging, make snowmen and have a snowball fight with your friends.
Checkout form the hotel at Patnitop and proceed with the memories of a life time to Jammu for onward flight or train. Happy Journey