On your arrival at the Srinagar Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist and escort you to your waiting vehicle. From the airport it is a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city. The drive takes you past the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jehlum river, snaking its way towards the North-Western frontier of Kashmir. Half 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, with a fine taste for exquisite gardens.. With a backdrop of the sprawling Zabarwan mountains, the gardens boast of green turfs, blooming flowers and cascading water fountains. Explore the gardens and later drive to get on to a shikara ride (2hrs) at the lake. This boat ride glides you past some wonderful vegetable gardens and aquatic life. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel / Houseboat.
Begin your second day with a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast drive to the majestic mountain resort of Sonamarg. The route towards Sonamarg takes us on a picturesque country side drive where we will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear water streams and blooming rice fields. Zoom past the town of Kangan which handles all the local needs of this region. From Kangan, drive towards Mammar, famous for its trout farm and stopover for a warm cup of tea. Head towards Sonamarg. Visit the next tourist spot of Gagangir. The spot is built in the middle of the river Sindh and looks like an island with snow glaciers covering one or the other spot. In Sonamarg take a 3 hour walk or horseback trip to the Thajwass glacier. After your return visit the small town market for some snacks or just visit and observe the local people going with their daily routine.Drive back to Srinagar in the evening and transfer to the Hotel / Houseboats for overnight stay.
Begin your trip towards Pahalgam and drive on the National Highway 1A. This road connects the Valley to the rest of the country. Drive past the saffron fields of Pampore, the marvellous ruins of Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. You can even sample a few exotic breads sold by vendors near the road. Connect to the national highway at Khanabal and drive through the second largest city of Anantnag. From here the road turns scenic as you drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction. In Pahalgam check in at the hotel and later do some nature walks to unwind. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, option to spend your day sightseeing by driving to the picturesque Chandanwari and Betaab valley or ride by horseback across the wildlife sanctuary towards Baisaran meadows. Rest of the day will be at leisure for individual activities. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast in the morning, begin your country tour towards Gulmarg. Drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir.Arrive at a small picturesue market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. Arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon and check -in at the hotel. Later begin a short tour around the meadow familiarising yourself with the beauty around. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
In Gulmarg, board the Gondola cable car system and ascend towards the Afarwatt Mountain range. The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd huts to the lower ridge of the Afarwatt 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. Descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour or so and later do some horse-riding to the strawberry valley. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
This is the last day of your tour. After breakfast you will have some free time for shopping or exploring. Later transfer to the airport , board a flight for your onward destination.