Welcome to your 'Glorious Kashmir - Summer' tour! On arrival at the airport in Srinagar, you will be met and transferred to your houseboat in Srinagar.When we think of Kashmir, the first thing that comes to our Mind is "Houseboats". Staying on a Houseboat means like living in Paradise, an experience one is not likely to find anywhere else on the surface of the earth.
On to Gulmarg (Approx 51 Kms / Approx 1 hour 15 Minutes drive)
This morning 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 spot. It offers a spectacular view of towering snow capped peaks covered with dense forests of tall conifers, gigantic firs and pine trees. Take a leisurely stroll or pony rides (on direct payment) across the green meadows to one of the world's highest Golf Courses. Later, take a fun-filled Gondola ride (First Level). On arrival, check-in to your hotel.
Gulmarg To Pahalgam
After breakfast, check out of the hotel at Gulmarg and proceed to Pahalgam. Pahalgam is in Anantnag District. It is a popular tourist destination, and every year, many tourists visit it. Pahalgam has an average elevation of 8989 feet. The town of Pahalgam (Village of Shepherds) offers breathtaking views. One can just relax in the hotels or enjoy water rafting etc. Pahalgam is also the entry point for the famous Amarnath Cave, a holy site for Hindus. On the way visit the Avantipur Ruins - the 1100-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Avantipur was founded by king Avantivarman. The site has two temples. The larger one, Shiva-Avantishvara, is marked by massive walls some half a mile beneath the town on the outskirts of village Jaubror. The subsidiary shrines are to the rear corner of the courtyard. But the complex has, over the years, lost its grandeur and has been reduced to ruins, though it is still visited by the devout. Check in at the hotel followed by hot lunch. In the evening get a transfer to main market at 4.30 PM and drop to hotel at 6.30 PM from market. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.Enjoy dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
This morning after breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Chandanwari & Betaab Valley. Chandanwari is the starting point of the annual Amarnath Yatra held in the months of July and August. Located at an elevation of about 9,590 ft. the area is blessed with natural beauty and is renowned for its snow bridge and activities like trekking, hiking, pony and palanquin ride and snow sledging. Betaab Valley is named after the Bollywood movie Betaab, which was shot here. The picturesque landscape of snow-clad mountains, lush meadows and splashing streams add to the beauty of the valley.