A fun-fillled family getaway to the heaven on Earth – Kashmir, an epic expedition through the Himalayas away from routine life, soul filled adventures and ridiculously pretty Dal Lake that will rejuvenate the family bond like never before. Lean out of your Shikara and catch a glimpse of the amazing sunset while gliding your fingers over the chilling water of the Dal lake with a leisurely Shikara ride. Walk through the old part of the city for shopping distinctively-patterned handicrafts, colorful Pashmina shawls and the pure saffron of Kashmir valley.
Wave back at the shepherds as you experience the countryside on a pony ride through the verdant meadows and chilling glaciers meandering through the mountains in Pahalgam and Sonmarg. Slide down the hill on a ski or a sledge and roll some balls to make a snowman or get into a snow fight at the heartland of winter sports in Gulmarg. Conclude by taking a postcard perfect family frame in the traditional Kashmiri attire, to treasure the memories for life.
7 Days 6 Nights
Pick-up From Katra Hotel and Drive to Srinagar Hotel. check into the Hotel and Dinner & Stay.
After breakfast Drive to Sonamarg, and full day excursion of Sonmarg which is one of the most beautiful drives from Srinagar.
Sonmarg, also called Meadow of Gold, is located at a height of 2690 meters.
You may take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year.
Return to the hotel by evening for overnight stay at Srinagar Hotel.
After breakfast in the morning, we will begin our country tour towards Gulmarg.
The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir.
We arrive at a small picturesque market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg.
We arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon and will begin a short tour around the meadow familiarizing ourselves with the beauty.
In Gulmarg we will board the Gondola cable car system (Paying directly), and ascend towards the Affarwat Mountain range.
The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afarwat peak.
From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley.
We descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour or so and later do some horse-riding to the strawberry valley.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Gulmarg.
We will begin our trip towards Pahalgam and drive on National Highway 1A. This road connects the Valley to the rest of the country.
We drive past the saffron fields of Pampore, the marvelous ruins of Avantipur and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the breadbasket of Kashmir.
You can even sample a few exotic breads sold by vendors near the road.
We switch the national highway at Khanabal and drive through the second largest city of Anantnag.
From here the road turns scenic as we drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction.
In Pahalgam we check in at the hotel and later do some nature walks to unwind ourselves.
You can also opt to spend your half a day of sightseeing by driving (Directly paying) to the picturesque Chandanwari and Betaab valley or ride by horseback (Directly Paying) across the wildlife sanctuary towards Baisaran meadows.
After your return from the beautiful meadows you will spend the night at the Pahalgam hotel.
Will do some half a day of local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar.
Built in between a period of 14 years the two gardens are a heritage left behind by the erstwhile Mughals, whose taste for laying exquisite gardens was fascinating.
With a backdrop of the sprawling Zabarwan mountains, the gardens boast of green turfs, blooming flowers and cascading water fountains. Come back to the hotel.
Dinner & overnight stay at Pahalgam hotel.
After breakfast check out from the hotel Drive to Srinagar and Local Shopping and Evening time check into the Houseboat.
After breakfast check out from the hotel drop to Srinagar Airport.