“Gar firdaus bar-rue zaminast, hamiasto, haminasto, haminast’meaning “If there is a heaven on earth, it's here, it's here’ by Mughul emperor Jahangir is enough to summarize the gist of a trip to Kashmir Valley. Are you planning to visit ‘Paradise ion Earth’ Kashmir valley for atleast for a few days with your newly weded wife? Do you wish to savor the exotic beauty of nature first hand on your honeymoon trip? Do you feel you are a mountain lover who loves to snow capped hills, lush green valleys and forest? Do you think you have it in you to go on an adventure trip of lifetime with your group of friends or office colleagues, in Kashmir valley? Then we have just the right kind of tour spread over 3 nights / 4 days just for you and you new wife. Travelxploria brings to you, the shortest tour package in its itinerary and one solely in the Kashmir valley;covering the ‘Golden Triangle’of Pahalgam-Gulmarg-Srinagar.The tour will take you through some of the most beautiful places, a person can imagine to watch. The highlightof this trip is the tour to Pahalgamhill station. Besides Pahalgam; Gulmargis another hill station frequented by tourist in Kashmir valley, apart from Srinagar. A prime ski and winter sports destination during winter season. Srinagar trip is incomplete without the tour of Mughal gardens and Dal Lake. Travelxploriaassures to help you cover all the major tourist destinationsacross the Kashmir Valley within the timeframe as specified. We will make sure that everything mentioned in the itinerary as proposed by us to you is covered, barring matters beyond our control. Our representatives will be with you every step of the way, from start to finish.
₹ 8,200/- per person
Arrive at Katra, and you will be welcomed by our travel representative. You will be transferred to Pahalgam where en route you can relish the famous saffron fields of Kashmir and the beauty of Pir Panjal Mountain ranges and the Lidder Stream which flows parallel to the road towards Pahalgam and makes the journey exceptionally picturesque. A visit by horses or a mild trek to Baisaran valley will take you close to the beauty that Nature has bestowed on this amazing place. On arrival, you can check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Pahalgam.
After breakfast, we will proceed with a drive towards Aru Valley & Chandanwadi (at own cost – only cars operated by locals are allowed). Take in the striking beauty of the mountains and enjoy walking around Aru Village. A walk along the Lidder stream towards Pahalgam from Aru Village is very highly recommended for nature lovers. Later we will leave for Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 mts. above sea level. Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course with 18 holes. If weather permits, one can also have the view of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is over 26,000 feet and dominates the entire region. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel at Gulmarg.
After breakfast, enjoy the cable car or Gondola (at own cost) for mountain ride up to Khilanmarg. Later, drive to Srinagar and in the evening proceed for Shikara Ride on Dal Lake. This ride is one of the most soothing, restful aspects of a holiday in Jammu and Kashmir. After that, we will be visiting floating gardens (raadh) which is yet another wonderful experience. A cluster of Lotus flowers amidst the lake is a heavenly sight. Dinner and overnight stay in a Houseboat.
After Breakfast, proceed for Local sightseeing covering the famous Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar bagh, Abode of Pleasure on the shore of the Dal Lake, Shalimar Abode of Love which was built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. Later, you will be transferred to Srinagar airport for your onward journey back home with happy memories.
It's safe to visitKashmir valley nowadays. However, nowadays both in domestic and international touristin past few years. However,one needs to work around the frequent shutdowns calls given by secessionist, to visit various areas in and around Srinagar, the hub of all tourism activities in Kashmir valley.
The Dal Lake houses houseboats that are 2 kms away from citycenter.People visiting houseboat and wanting to travel on Shikara that are always available at the houseboats, have to make prior arrangements to avoid last minute rush. Both houseboat and Shikara travel are costly and better to get the tourist agency arrange for one, or fork out on your own.
There are several luxurious hotels throughout Srinagar, but a 24 hour stay in a houseboat in the beautiful Dal Lake gives a unique and unforgettable experience while visiting Kashmir.So while visiting Kashmir on a honeymoon trip make sure to spend a day on the houseboat. Though a bit expensive, its worth the money.
The ski season in Gulmarg stretches from January to March and might extend to mid-April if the snow conditions are good and stable.Gulmarg Ski Resort does not have snowmaking operations so snow may melt any time. As such skiing in Gulmarg depends on snowfall. However, the best option is to go on a February skiing trip.If you are of adventure junkie and want to go on a skiing trip, you need to hire equipment on your own cost.
The best time of visiting Kashmir is in summer season from April until August and once again in winter season from October to February, if you want to experience the snowfall and can handle cold temperature.
On visit to Kashmir it is must to carry heavy woollens, sweaters and scarves especially if travelling during winter. Durable shoes are a must if you want to indulge in adventure activities. Better carry Umbrella, if travelling during summer or rainy season. Also must are basic medicine for emergency.
The trip itineraries guided trips are liable to change to provide some flexibility in the tour itinerary. However, while travelling in Kashmir it is better to keep yourself informed of the prevailing law and order situation as that allows make needed changes if needed. Alsounforeseen circumstances like curfew, landslides, heavy snowfall can necessitate significant change in the itinerary, which may require change in accommodation and/or unplanned travel. In such casestourist may have to contribute financially in portions.
Kashmir Government Arts Emporium in Srinagar near Dal Lake, Srinagar is the best place to buy Kashmiri arts and handicrafts including carpets, papier machie, namda, shawls, wood carvings, phoolkari, kaliko paintings and much more. For Pashmina wool products like shawls, scarves, wraps and mufflers best option is to look for these things onthe online store called Kashmir Shawls.