Kashmir Package-Srinagar and Gulmarg

Kashmir Package-Srinagar and Gulmarg

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Package Name:         Glimpses of Kashmir
Package:                     Srinagar & Gulmarg
Duration:                   03 Nights/04 Days 
Starting from:            Srinagar
Validity:                     Till 30th September 2013
 
Itinerary:
Day 1:                         Srinagar arrival
Our services will start with your arrival at Srinagar airport, you will be met by our representative and transfer you to Deluxe Houseboat / Hotel. Afternoon free for personal activities. Dinner & overnight at Srinagar.
 
Day 2:                         Srinagar Local sight-seeing
After breakfast leave for local sightseeing tour to famous Nishat Garden known as 'Garden of pleasure' built in 16th century (1633) by Mughal Emperor Asif Khan. Then visiting Shalimar Garden known as 'Garden of love' built in 16th century (1619) by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Noor Jehan or (Mehr-un-Nissa) also visit Chashme Shahi Later visit to famous Pari Mahal, Shankaracharya temple situated on top of a hill where you can have a view of whole Srinagar City. Later you can visit the world famous Tulip garden in Srinagar. Enjoy shopping at Kashmiri craft & art stores. Dinner & overnight at Srinagar.
 
Day 3:                         Srinagar-Gulmarg-Srinagar (56 Km/1 ½ Hrs. One Way)
Full Day tour of Gulmarg which is one of the most beautiful summer resort in the Valley. It is also popular for its golf course (in summer), the highest in the world and skiing during the winter season. Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg (at your own cost). In the Evening return to Srinagar. Dinner & overnight at Srinagar.
 
Day 4:                         Srinagar
After breakfast, free time till departure. Check out from the hotel and transfer to Srinagar airport to connect onwards destination flight. 
Day 1: ARRIVE SRINAGAR
Arrive by flight to Srinagar & transfer to houseboat. Take a Shikara ride for 1 hour (gondola boat), ride across the pristine Dal Lake and enjoy the water-life of Srinagar. Visit the local crafts market and shop for unique Papier-mâché and Walnut Wood items. Stay overnight at deluxe Houseboat. 
 
 
Day 2: SRINAGAR - SONAMARG - SRINAGAR
After breakfast proceed for full day excursion for Sonamarg - situated at an altitude of 9000 Ft. Sonamarg – 84 Kms is also called as "The meadow of gold" has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with trout and mahaseer. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer. Return for Dinner & overnight stay at Houseboat. 
 
 
Day 3: SRINAGAR - PAHALGAM
Transfers from Srinagar to Pahalgam - "Valley of Shepherds. On arrival check in at Hotel. In Pahalgam, Enjoy the nature & walk around the banks of River Lidder. Pahalgam is famous for some trekking routes also & is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Overnight stay at Hotel.
 
 
Day 4: PAHALGAM
After breakfast day free at leisure to explore on your own. Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
 
Day 5: PAHALGAM - GULMARG
After breakfast, transfer towards Gulmarg - "Meadow of Flowers" Gulmarg is 150 Kms from Pahalgam at an altitude of 8700-ft and is famous Ski Resort & the world's highest 18 hole Golf Course. Enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Ride – OPTIONAL (Gondola) Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel.
 
Day 6: GULMARG - SRINAGAR
Transfers from Gulmarg to Srinagar. On arrival visit Mogul Gardens "Nishat" (The Garden of Pleasure) and "Shalimar" (Abode of All). Drive along the Lake side on Boulevard & on return visit a local Handicrafts Emporium for hand-knotted specialty silken carpets, shawls, jewellery ornaments. Later visit Shankaracharya Temple. Overnight at the Hotel.
 
 
In early March, a white sport utility vehicle, crammed with a group of tourists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United States, left the famous Kashmiri ski resort of Gulmarg well after dark. As the vehicle sped toward Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, the driver, Bashir, gripped the steering wheel and nervously scanned the road ahead.
 
Given the recent demonstrations by Kashmiris who were protesting the hanging of Muhammad Afzal, a native of the region who was sentenced to death for his role in the Indian Parliament attacks in 2001, traveling by night was the best way to avoid encountering stone-throwing mobs, angry protesters and the large deployment of police and paramilitary troops. Mr. Bashir, who goes by one name, flashed his headlights to signal at the incoming cars, then slowed down to see if they’d stop with any news of what lay ahead.
 
 
A stocky Kashmiri man in his mid-30s, Mr. Bashir has served as a driver for the Indian Army for over 10 years. He recalled the days he spent trying to dodge bullets in more than two decades of conflict between India and Pakistan over control of Kashmir. For him, the stone throwers were just another day on the job.

 

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