Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term "Kashmir" denoted only the Kashmir Valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal Range. Today, it denotes a larger area that includes the Indian-administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir (subdivided into Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh divisions), the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and Chinese-administered territories of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract
Day 01 : Katra(Jammu)
Arrive Jammu Airport / Railway Station. Upon arrival, meet & greet and transfer to the hotel. Visit to Mata Vaishnodevi Temple and back to hotel over Night stay.
Day 02 : Srinagar
Arrival in Srinagar, you will be received by our representative and transferred to Houseboat. In the late afternoon, enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake and visit the floating and vegetable gardens etc. Also experience the walnut woodcarving and papier machie making demonstration. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 03 : Srinagar - Local sightseeing
Half day trip to the celebrated Mughal gardens-Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh. Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) was built by Asif Khan, brother of Empress Noorjehan in 1632 AD. Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) was built by Jehangir for his wife Noor Jehan. Situated on the bank of Dal Lake, these gardens are overlooked by picturesque Zabarwan Mountains. Return to houseboat for sumptuous lunch. In the late afternoon, enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake and visit the floating and vegetable gardens etc. Also experience the walnut woodcarving and papier machie making demonstration. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 04 : Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar
In the morning start for Gulmarg-the Meadow of Flowers, which is situated at an altitude of 2730 m above the sea level. The distance between Srinagar and Gulmarg is approximately 60 km and it takes two hours drive from Srinagar to reach Gulmarg. Gulmarg is one of India's premier hill resorts. Gulmarg is a place of exceptional beauty and has the world's highest green golf course and also turns into India's premier ski resort in winter. Gulmarg offers breathtaking views of majestic Nanga Parbat on a clear day. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. In the evening return to Houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 05 : Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar
Go on a full day excursion to Sonamarg by car. The distance of about 84 km will be covered about 2.5 h. Sonamarg lies at the head of the Sindh valley. The drive through here presents a spectacular facet of the countryside. Sonamarg is surrounded by mountains and pine forests. There are attractive walks and option of pony ride to the Thajiwas glacier.. Drive back from Sonamarg and you will be transferred to the houseboat for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06 : Srinagar - Pahalgam - Srinagar
Go on a full day excursion to Pahalgam . At a distance of 90km from Srinagar, Pahalgam is situated at the confluence of the Sheshnag and the Lidder streams. Set amidst soaring mountains, glistening glaciers, gushing silvery streams and dense pine and cedar forests, Pahalgam offers many options for walks, pony trekking, fishing and camping. In the evening return back to Houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 07 : Srinagar
Enjoy the whole day by shopping and other individual activities. You can visit the Shankaracharya temple and the famous Hazratbal Mosque. Kashmir is famous for its exquisite handicrafts which are prized the world over for their artistry and fine craftsmanship. The main shopping areas for handicrafts are the Boulevard, Dalgate, Residency Road and Lal Chowk. Browse for pashmina and jamawar shawls; Kashmiri carpets and rugs. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 08 : Srinagar
Morning free for personal activities. In afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to Delhi