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Kashmir Special Tour

DURATION : 9 Nights / 10 Days

DESTINATIONS : Srinagar - Sonamarg - Gulmarg - Srinagar - Pahalgam - Katra - Vaishnodevi - Jammu

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to visit
Srinagar Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Chashme Shahi, Shankaracharya Temple, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden and Manasbal.
Sonmarg

 Thajiwas Glacier, Kheer Bhawani Temple, Gadsar Lake, Yusmarg, Walnut Orchards, Baltal Valley, Gangabal Lake, Satsaran Pass, Zoji La Pass, Krishnasar Lake,  Nichinai Pass and Vishansar Lake.

Verinag Mughal Garden
Gulmarg Khilanmarg and Kongdoori
Pahalgam Betaab Valley, Sheshnag Lake, Tulian lake, Mamaleshwara Temple and Mamal Temple

Short Description

Combine a spiritual trip to Vaishno Devi with an exciting sightseeing tour of the stunning Kashmir Valley. The land which was called “Heaven on Earth”, Kashmir will enchant you with its pristine Dal Lake and will mesmerize you with a Shikara ride on it, it will also enthral your sense with its snow-capped peaks and apple orchards... Tour is designed in such a way that every second of yours will be the reason to cherish always.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrive Srinagar

Arrival to Srinagar. Our representative will meet you at the airport. Check in to the Houseboat. Sightseeing in Srinagar. Srinagar - “Paradise on Earth”, located in the heart of the Kashmir valley is the summer state capital of Jammu and Kashmir. This spectacular hill station is at an altitude of 1,730 m above sea level. The word Srinagar literally means “the city of wealth”. As the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, the city is renowned for its traditional handicrafts, lakes, gardens and houseboats. It's an ideal destination that can be visited throughout the year. This hill station is visited by travellers from outside India as well. A variety of tourist attractions makes the place worth visiting many times. The Houseboats are generally made from local cedar-wood and measure 24–38 metres in length and 3–6 metres in width and are graded in a similar fashion to hotels according to level of comfort. Many of them have lavishly furnished rooms, with verandas and a terrace to serve as a sun-deck or to serve evening cocktails. After lunch take Shikara ride on Dal Lake. The scenery around is breathtaking and tempting that might make you erupt in joy. You can also shop while taking a Shikara ride visiting floating markets. It is the centre of tourist activity in Srinagar and the best way to observe the surrounding flora and fauna and spot the different kinds of birds and aquatic plants and animals that form a part of the eco system.
Overnight stay on Houseboat. 

Day 2: Srinagar – Sonmarg – Srinagar (90 km - 3 hour drive)

After breakfast 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 rest.
Overnight stay at Houseboart.

Day 3: 03 Srinagar - Manasbal (30 km -1 hour) - Srinagar

After breakfast proceed to Manasbal Located at a distance of just around 30 km 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 rest.
overnight stay in hotel. 

Day 4: Srinagar - Verinag (80 - 3 hour) - Srinagar

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 and rest.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Srinagar. 

Day 5: Srinagar - Gulmarg (85 km - 3 hour) - Srinagar

After breakfast, 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 rest.
Overnight stay at Hotel. 

Day 6: Srinagar - Yousmarg (50 km - 2 hour) - Srinagar

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 and rest.
Overnight Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 7: Srinagar - Pahalgam (102 km - 3 hour)

After breakfast, checkout from hotel and proceed to 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 8: Pahalgam - Srinagar

After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed to Pahalgam sightseeing. 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.
Overnight stay at hotel in Srinagar.

Day 9: Srinagar – Local Sightseeing

After 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. Overnight stay at Hotel in Srinagar. 

Day 10: Srinagar departure

After breakfast transfer to Srinagar Airport to board your flight with memorable experiences of Monks and Monkeys Travels.

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:   

  1. Accommodation Double Room Hotels Chosen by Guest (As Per Availability)
  2. Daily Breakfast At The Hotel
  3. Transportation In An Air –Conditioned Vehicle With Driver Assistance Of Our Local Offices During Arrival & Departure.
  4. 01 Mineral Water Bottle Per Person per Day.
  5. Monks & Monkeys Surprise Departure Gift.
  6. All Applicable Taxes Like Fuel Charge, Parking Charge & Tall Taxes
  7. Govt. Service Tax 5%.

The Price Excludes:

  1. Domestic Flights & Airport Departure Tax From India (This Is Generally Included In Your Ticket)
  2. Visa Fees For India: Compulsory ; To Be Obtained From The Indian Consulate Of Your Country Of Residence ; Passport Valid 6 Months After Return Date)
  3. Any Meals Except Mentioned In The Column Prices Includes.
  4. Any Expenses Of Personal Nature Such As Tips Beverages, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Photography, Entrances And Video Fees, Etc.
  5. Any New Taxes / Fees Imposed By The Government

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