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Day 1 - Arrival and Transfer to Srinagar Hotel
Upon arrival at Srinagar Sheikh Ul Alam Int’l Airport. Transfer to House Boat or Hotel for Check-in. In the evening you take a shikara ride on the world famous Dal Lake (at your own cost), where you visit the floating vegetable gardens & Open Dal Lake. 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.
Day 2 - Srinagar Sightseeing / Leisure
We start our Sightseeing tour by the visit of Shankaracharya Temple. And later proceed further to Hazratbal Mosque; Situated in a village on the western shores of the Dal Lake opposite Nishat Bagh.
Unlike the other mosques in Srinagar, which have a pagoda-like roof, Hazratbal is the only mosque to have a domed roof mosque in Srinagar; the others have distinct pagoda-like roofs Gardens &Jamia Masjid, situated in the heart of the old city of Srinagar.
In the afternoon, we take a visit to Mughal Gardens, Nishat Garden known as the ‘Garden of pleasure built in the 16th century (1633) by Mughal King Asif Khan. Then visit Shalimar Garden known as the ‘Garden of love built in the 16th century (1619) by Mughal King Jahangir for his beloved wife Noor Jahan or (Mehr-un-Nissa & Chashmashahi (The Royal Spring). The Chashmashahi Mughal garden in Srinagar had been loved by emperors and picnickers alike.
Day 3 - Srinagar - Pahalgam
After a leisurely breakfast, leave for “Pahalgam”. En route visit saffron Fields & 19th Century Awantipura Ruins. Upon arrival, check-in to the pre-arranged Hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure, Enjoy nature & walk around the bank of river Lidder. Pahalgam is famous for some trekking routes also & is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage.
One can go to Aru (10 km from Pahalgam) which is a fine meadow of picturesque scenery and starting point of trekking of (Liddarwat, Kolahoi Glacier & Trsar Lake) Betaab Valley, and Chandanwari. (At your own cost).
Day 4 - Pahalgam Leisure
Day 5 - Pahalgam - Gulmarg
Gulmarg is at an altitude of 8700 – ft. Gulmarg also referred as Meadow of Flowers. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m, and is the country's premier ski resort in the winter.
On Arrival in Gulmarg, One Can go for the Gondola Ride up to 1st or 2nd Phase. It is one of the highest cable cars in the world, reaching 3,979 metres. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from the gondola main station in Gulmarg to a shoulder of nearby Affarwat Summit (4,200 m (13,780 ft)).
There are also countless off-piste possibilities through the beautiful Khilanmarg meadows on the foot of Mount Affarwat, which offer a scenic view of Nanga Parbat. The Affarwat ridge at 3850+ metres offers an avalanche-controlled ski area that offers a wide field of snow to descend 800 m in approximately 3 km of skiing.