Kashmir is famous for its four distinctive seasons, each with its own peculiar character and charm, each extravagantly beautiful. Spring (March-May) sees a million blossoms carpeting the ground when the weather can be pleasant at 23-degree centigrade or chilly and windy at 6-degree centigrade (June - August) the whole valley turns into a mosaic of varying shades of green. In autumn (September - November) the green shades turn gold, and then russet and red as the season advances. Winter (December - March) presents Kashmir in an entirely different mood as the landscape becomes bare, soon to be covered by the white mantle of the first snowfall. Watching the bare, snow-covered landscapes from the windows of a heated room is a joy that cannot be described, but only experienced.
Day 01: Arrival by Air
Meet on arrival from Srinagar / Amritsar, transfer by Non Ac Car, check in the Deluxe Houseboat. Half day sightseeing for shikara ride on the Dal lake, visiting floating / vegetable gardens. Back to the Deluxe Houseboat for dinner and overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 02: Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar
After breakfast proceed to Sonamarg, the distance of about 96 Kms. will be covered in about 3 hrs. check in the hotel. En route, visiting saffron fields and Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old temple of lord Vishnu built by the king Awantivarman), enjoy the beautiful countryside on the way. Drive through the pine forest. Arrive at Pahalgam (the valley of shepherds). walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of the mountains and lakes. Drive back to the Deluxe Houseboat for dinner and overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 03: Srinagar - Gulmarg
After breakfast proceed to Gulmarg (The meadow of flowers) 2730 mts. above sea level. The distance of 56 Kms will be covered in about 21/2 hrs., check in the hotel. Gulmarg has some of the best ski slopes in the world, and one of the highest golf courses in the world, with 18 holes. You can also enjoy a view of Nanga Parbat if the weather permits. The view en route from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. A short trek up to Khilanmarg, which can be covered in about 2 hrs., is optional. The Gondala Lift for mountain rides is also available. back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Gulmarg.
Day 04: Gulmarg - Srinagar
After breakfast proceed to Srinagar, check in the Deluxe Houseboat, full day sightseeing of Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh built by Asaf Khan, the brother-in-law of Jehangir in 1632 A.D., and Shalimar Bagh built by Jehangir for his wife empress Nur Jahan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background. En route the gardens, visit a carpet weaving factory. Drive back to the Deluxe Houseboat for dinner and overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 05: Srinagar - Pahalgam
After breakfast proceed to Pahalgaum, check in the hotel, full day sightseeing “the beauty of Pahalgaum”, enjoy the beautiful countryside. drive through the pine forest. (the valley of shepherds), walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of the mountains and famous lakes. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Pahalgaum.
Day 06: Pahalgam - Srinagar
After breakfast proceed to srinagar, check in the Deluxe Houseboat. Half day sightseeing and Drive back to the Deluxe Houseboat for Dinner and overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 07: DEPARTURE BY AIR/TRAIN
After breakfast, transfer to airport for the return flight.