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9N 10D Detailed Daywise Itinerary
Day 01 Srinagar
On arrival at Srinagar. Check in at houseboat, freshen up and relax at the luxury of the royal hospitality. In the evening enjoy Shikara ride on Dal Lake and witness the marvel of the nature that is beyond visual and verbal descriptions. The Sun-set view from the Shikara will engulf your heart and leave your spell bound. Overnight stay in the Houseboat.
Day 02 In Srinagar | Day Excursion to Sonmarg (90 kms / approx. 3 hour drive)
Today you embark on a full day excursion to the picturesque ‘meadow of gold’ Sonmarg. The fast flowing Sindh river makes it popular for trout and mahseer fishing in summer. You can opt for a pony ride to one of the glaciers for some fun in snow and ice (by your own payment). Return to the Houseboat in Srinagar in the evening and enjoy comfortable
Day 03 In Srinagar | Day Excursion to Manasbal (30 kms / approx. 1½ hour drive)
After breakfast proceed to Manasbal Located at a distance of just around 30 kms away from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, the Manasbal Lake is considered to be a “gem” among all the lakes of Jammu and Kashmir. Known as the deepest lake of Kashmir as well as the lake which offers the most secured ice formation amongst the lakes of Kashmir during the summer months. In the evening return to Srinagar for a comfortable overnight stay in hotel.
Day 04 In Srinagar | Day Excursion to Verinag (80 kms / approx. 3 hour drive)
After breakfast proceed to Verinag. The Verinag Spring, named after Nila Nag, the son of the famous Hindu sage Kashyap Rishi. The spring, which was originally shaped in a circular form was given a change of shape during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir in 1620, when he gave orders to renovate the spring in the Mughal traditional shape of an octagon. Today, picturesque in its settings and surrounded by tall Pine trees, the Verinag Spring is characterized by waters which are calm and sparklingly clear. Besides a glimpse of the Verinag Spring, a tour to Verinag is made even more special by the sight of several varieties of colourful flowers, gently swaying to the rhythm of the cool, mountain air. In the evening back to Srinagar. Overnight stay at Hotel in Srinagar.
Day 05 In Srinagar | Day Excursion to
Gulmarg (85 kms / approx. 3 hour drive)
Early morning proceed to Gulmarg driving past willow trees, fast flowing streams and lush green meadows. Gulmarg - the meadow of flowers is an apt term for this idyllic flower-laden meadow offering a spectacular view of towering snow-capped peaks covered with dense forests of tall conifers and gigantic fir and pine trees. Stroll leisurely or take pony rides (by your own payment) across the green meadow to one of the world’s highest Golf Course. A must is a fun-filled ride in the newly introduced Gondola lift (by your own payment). Return to Srinagar in the evening and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06 In Srinagar | Day Excursion to Yousmarg (50 kms / approx. 2 hour drive)
After breakfast, Drive to Yousmarg. Yousmarg is approximately 50 km from the Srinagar and lies in the Badgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. The two-hour drive to the place is an enjoyment in itself. Grassy pastures stretching to acres of land, the dense forests full of pine trees, with the backdrop of splendid snow-capped mountains leave you almost speechless. Within commutable distance from Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir, Yousmarg is the perfect place to go for a picnic. Specially, for the lovers of long walks in picturesque locales, Yousmarg is the place to be. In evening back to Srinagar. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 07 On to Pahalgam | Srinagar - Pahalgam (102 kms / approx. 3½ hour drive)
Checkout from hotel & then early in the morning leave for Pahalgam the valley of shepherds which is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from river Lidder and Sheeshnag lake. En route visit the Awantipura ruins, an 1100 year old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and built by King Awantivarman. On arrival into Pahalgam enjoy the surrounding beauty or walk to Baisaren, which is about 2 km from Pahalgam. A small village set in pine and fir forest is pleasing and offers good view. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pahalgam.
Day 08 In Srinagar | Pahalgam - Srinagar
Full Day Excursion at Pahalgam. Pahalgam is very popular for trekking, pony trekking, fishing, camping and nature walks. So take pleasure in the tour and treasure remarkable and lovable memories to relish in forever. After noon we check out from hotel, and drive back to Srinagar. In Srinagar We check in at hotel and rest of the day is for your leisure.
Day 09 In Srinagar | Srinagar – Local Sightseeing
Today after having breakfast we drive to visit the famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar which are Nishat Bagh (the garden of Pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (abode of love). These gardens are situated on the banks of Dal lake. Nishat Bagh is the larger of the two gardens and has an impressive plantation of Chinar trees on its highest terrace. Both the gardens are built on a symmetrical plan of central waterways with fountains dividing a series of gardened terraces. Night stay at Hotel in Srinagar.
Day 10 Return home with happy memories
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar Airport to board your flight with memorable experiences.
5N 6D Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
DAY - 1 Jammu/Katra
Arrival Jammu & Drive to Katra On arrival check – in at hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY - 2 In Katra
After early breakfast trek to Vaishnodevi shrine for darshan. The shrine is approachable on foot or by ponies a 12 kms long well laid footpath. Late afternoon return to Katra for dinner and overnight stay
DAY - 3 Katra/Patnitop
After breakfast leave for Patnitop. A distance of about 70 kms will be covered in about 2-½ hrs. Arrive Patnitop by lunchtime. Afternoon free Dinner overnight hotel.
DAY - 4 In Patnitop
Full day sightseeing of Sanasar (17 kms). Sanasar is a cup shaped meadow surrounded by gigantic conifers. The meadow has now been developed as a golf course. It also provides opportunities for Paragliding. Dinner overnight hotel.
DAY - 5 Patnitop/Jammu
Morning drive back to Jammu. The total distance of 110 kms will be covered in about 3-½ hrs. After lunch sightseeing of Jammu City visiting Ranbireshwar temple, Raghunath temple, Ranbhir canal garden etc. Dinner overnight hotel.
DAY - 6 Jammu/ Departure
After very early breakfast Depart For Your Onward Destination.