PARADISE ON EARTH
Baroye Zameen Ast, Hami Asto, Hami Asto, Hami Ast"
For centuries the
beauty of the Valley of Kashmir has charmed its visitors. Jahangir, the famous
Mughal emperor, described Kashmir as the Paradise on Earth. Bernier, the first
European to visit Kashmir, writing in 1665 said: ?In truth, the kingdom surpasses
in beauty all that my warmest imagination had anticipated?.
The saucer shaped
valley of Kashmir lies in the very heart of the Himalayas with a length of 84
miles, breadth of 20-25 miles and an average mean height of 5,600 feet above
sea level. The valley has a lot to offer to both the pleasure seeking
tourist and the adventure seeking tourist. First among the places of
interest to be described must be Srinagar, the city of the Sun and the summer
capital of Jammu & Kashmir. National Highway (NH1) connects Srinagar to
Jammu via the famous Banihal Tunnel. The picturesque drive from Jammu to
Srinagar zigzags through the mountains and is lined with pine and furtrees.
Srinagar airport has direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai and all major
airlines have daily flights to Srinagar. Located in the heart of Kashmir
Valley, at an altitude of 1,700 meters, Srinagar is famous for its Lakes and
Mughal Gardens. The Dal and the Nigeen Lake enhance its picturesque setting
while the salubrious climate makes the city an attractive all season
destination. Located on the shores of the Dal Lake, the Royal Springs Golf
Course provides picturesque settings for a game of golf. Designed by Robert
Trent Jones the course was voted as the best golf course in India.
At an hour’s drive from
Srinagar Airport, lies the mesmerizing meadow of flowers- Gulmarg. A popular
tourist destination for decades, Gulmarg boasts of the worlds highest 18 hole
Golf Course and is famous for winter sports. According to Sylvain Saudan,
world?s best known adventure skier and an honorary citizen of Kashmir, Kashmir
offers a skiing area as wide as the Northern and Southern Alps brought
together. Ninety kilometers from Srinagar, is Pahalgam or the Valley of
Shepherds. The main charm of Pahalgam lies in its natural scenery and the
views of the mountains. Pahalgam serves as the main camping ground for various
treks. Other than the above mentioned popular tourist spots, Kashmir also has
many other beautiful places such as Yousmarg, Sonmarg, LolabValley, Achbal etc.
KASHMIR 06 NIGHTS 07 DAYS (PACKAGE CODE-AT/01)
06 NIGHTS 07 DAYS (PACKAGE CODE-AT/01)
Kashmir 06 Nights 07 Days:The awe-inspiring jewel in the crown of indian
tourism, Kashmir offers opportunities of a holiday that would be cherished
forever in life. Visit the meadow of flowers, Khilanmarg Valley, the
Shankaracharya Temple, Chashma-E-Shahi, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and
Hazratbal Mosque and open yourself to a whole new world of charismatic and
treasured beauty. Kashmir with its scenic beauty, shimmering Dal Lake, vistas
of snow capped mountains, green valleys, floating houses and shops and
shikharas present an experience that defines the epitomized beauty. Embark on a
journey to ecstasy in its unembroidered sense and enjoy a vacation to the 'Paradise
Arrival at Srinagar and experience our prompt transfer and check-in at
the houseboat / hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. The evening is
reserved for a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake (01 hr ride). Stay overnight at the
houseboat / hotel in Srinagar.
02 SRINAGAR SIGHT SEEING.
After breakfast leave for local sightseeing including Shalimar, Nishat
and Botanical Gardens thence drive to Shankarayacharya Temple situated on Hill
top overlooking the beautiful Srinagar City. Afternoon boat ride
"Shikara" around the famous Dal Lake and visit the Floating Gardens
Char Chinaari,Hazratbal and then back to houseboat / hotel.
After breakfast proceed to Gulmarg. Spend the day sightseeing the
picturesque locales. One can take the exhilarating cable car ride to Khilanmarg
or Apharwat Snow Point (Cable car ride and Pony ride are not included in the
package). Overnight in Hotel.
After early breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a day excursion to
Sonmarg, the 'Meadow of Gold'. Enjoy a pony ride on the glacier (ponies can be
hired directly). Stay overnight at the hotel in Srinagar.
05 & 06 SRINAGAR-PHALGAM.
After breakfast, proceed to Pahalgam.Check in at the hotel. Explore the
market of Pahalgam at your own leisure. Enjoy an excursion to Chandanwari
(3288mts) and Betaab Valley.Go for an excursion to Aru Valley (pony hire
charges optional & extra at all the places). Stay overnight at the hotel
and enjoy the serene Pahalgam.
07 SRINAGAR DEPARTURE.
Transfer to Bus Station / Airport.
Stay In Deluxe Hotels / Houseboats
and sightseeing by Non Ac Indica /Qualis / Travera / Xylo / Tempo / Winger
Accommodation at all places
Rates valid for this tour program only.
MAP basis Daily Breakfast, bed Tea, Dinner
ride on Dal Lake or Nigeen Lake
assistance at the time of arrival and departure.