Arrive Srinagar – Pahalgam (94 Kms / approx 03 hrs).
Arrive at Srinagar, where you will be met upon arrival and transferred to your Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds). Enroute visit saffron fields and Avantipore temple .Kashmiri saffron is seen as the legend of the saffron species where it has been grown in the fields of Pampore Avantipora Temple.Avantpora Temple is 11th Century Temple built by Avanti varman dedicated to lord Vishnu situated on the banks of the River Jhelum (Vitasta). On arrival at Pahalgam transfer to Hotel. and in the afternoon have bridle walks and feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains. The Lidder River gives rise to Lidder Valley, originates from Kolhoi Glacier in the vicinity of Sonamarg and runs southwards through an alpine meadow called Lidderwat, from which the river has got its name. Overnight stay at hotel in Pahalgam.
After morning breakfast proceed to excursion of Chandanwari & Betaab valley. Chandanwari (2,895 m), 16 km from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the Amarnath yatra that takes place every year in the month of Sawan (July to August).
The road from Pahalgam to Chandanwari is on fairly flat terrain and can be undertaken by car. Betaab valley The valley got its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh hit debut film Betaab The Valley is towards Pahalgam and falls between Pahalgam and Chandanwadi . The valley is surrounded by lush green meadows, snow clad mountains and covered with dense vegetation.
Post lunch proceed for trip to Aru Valley- Aru Valley is a tourist spot 11 km from Pahalgam noted for its scenic meadows, and mountains, it is a base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. The village lies of the left bank of the Aru river, which is a tributary of the Lidder river. Overnight stay at hotel in Pahalgam.
Pahalgam to Srinagar (94 Kms / approx 03 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Srinagar. On arrival in Srinagar transfer to Houseboat.In the evening enjoy the Shikara ride on Dal lake. Visiting floating and Vegetable gardens etc. Also, witness walnut woodcarving and papier machie making demonstration.Dinner and overnight stay at Houseboat
Srinagar to Gulmarg (56 Kms / approx 02.5 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating late afternoon one can enjoy Chair Lifts for mountain ride are also available. Dinner and Overnight stay Hotel.
Gulmarg to Srinagar
After early morning breakfast, have fun filled Gondola ride (upto 01st phase) one cal also opt for 2nd phase of Gandola(on direct payment & subject to weather conditions).Later drive back to Srinagar. In the Afternoon sightseeing of Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jahangir in 1632 AD. In addition, Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. In addition, visit Shankaracharya Temple to have Darshan and to have bird’s eye view of Srinagar City and famous Dal Lake. Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.
Excursion to Sonmarg (83 Kms / approx 02 hrs).
Today after Breakfast, proceed for a day excursion to Sonamarg (Golden Meadow). Sonmarg lies in Sind Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonmarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. Enjoy horse riding upto Thajiwas glacier and sledge riding on snow(on direct payment). Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Srinagar.
Departure from Srinagar
Today after breakfast, transfer to Srinagar airport to board the return flight with Happy Memories!