Budget 3 Star Kashmir Tour
Jammu & Kashmir is home to several valleys such as the Kashmir Valley, Chenab Valley, Sindh Valley and Lidder Valley. Some major tourist attractions in Jammu and Kashmir are Srinagar, the Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Patnitop and Jammu. Every year, thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit holy shrines of Vaishno Devi and Amarnath which has had significant impact on the state's economy.
Kashmir Valley is one of the top tourist destinations of India. Gulmarg, one of the most popular Ski Resort destinations in India, is also home to the world's highest green Golf Course. Tourism has declined in the past thirty years.
Jammu and Kashmir also has flower gardens and apple farms. It attracts tourists for its handicrafts and the Kashmiri Shawls.
Gulmarg is the "heartland of winter sports in India" and was rated as Asia's seventh best ski destination. The town is accessible from Srinagar by road via Tangmarg.
The road climbs uphill in the last 12 kilometres to Gulmarg passing through forests of pine and fir. Winter sports like skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding and heli-skiing take place on the slopes of Mount Apharwat reachable by a Gondola Lift.
Tourism is the largest industry in Jammu city. It is also a focal point for the pilgrims going to Vaishno Devi and Kashmir valley as it is second last railway terminal in North India. All the routes leading to Kashmir, Poonch, Doda and Laddakh start from Jammu city. So throughout the year, the city remains full of people from all the parts of India. Places of interest include old historic palaces like Mubarak Mandi Palace, Purani Mandi, Rani Park, Amar Mahal, Bahu Fort, Raghunath Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Karbala, Peer Meetha, Old city.
Pahalgam, is a popular tourist destination and hill station. Its lush green meadows and pristine waters attract thousands of tourists from all over the world each year.It is located 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Anantnag on the banks of Lidder River at an altitude of 7,200 feet (2,200 m). Pahalgam is the headquarters of one of the five tehsils of Anantnag district.
Pahalgam is associated with the annual pilgrimage to the shrine Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari, located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Pahalgam. The town is the starting point of the yatra that takes place every year in the months of July–August, receiving hundreds of thousands of tourists. Because of its religious significance and role as a base camp, the town attracts 70% of visitors to the valley. This flood of tourists overwhelms some of the local infrastructure, especially waste management in the town.
Sonamarg provides trekking routes leading to Vishansar Lake, Krishnasar Lake, Gangabal lake and Gadsar Lake in the Himalayas, which are stocked with snowtrout and brown trout. The Sind River meanders here and abounds with trout and mahseer. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, a major attraction during the summer months. The Yatra to the nearby Amarnath Temple begins in Sonamarg.
Baltal, 15 km east of Sonamarg, is a valley that lies at the foot of the Zoli La Pass. Trekkers can also reach the city of Leh - known as "the rooftop of the world" - by crossing over the Zoji La.
The Jammu and Kashmir tourism department organizes river rafting tournaments at Sonamarg throughout the year, which has recently seen the participation of teams from abroad.
Srinagar is one of several places that have been called the "Venice of the East" Lakes around the city include Dal Lake – noted for its houseboat – and Nigeen Lke. Apart from Dal Lake and Nigeen Lake, Wular Lake and Manasbal Lake both lie to the north of Srinagar. Wular Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia.
Srinagar has some Mughal gardens, forming a part of those laid by the Mughal emperors across the Indian subcontinent. Those of Srinagar and its close vicinity include Chasma shahi (the royal fountains); Pari Mahal (the palace of the fairies); Nishat Bagh (the garden of spring); Shalimar Bagh; the Naseem Bagh. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in the city, set up in 1969. The Indian government has included these gardens under "Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir" in the tentative list for sites to be included in world heritage sited.
The Sher Garhi Palace houses administrative buildings from the state government. Another palace of the Maharajas, the Gulab Bhavan, has now become the Lalit Grand Palace hotel.
The Shankaracharya Temple lies on a hill top in the middle of the city.
Best of Kashmir Tour Package
Package Type: - 5 Nights | 6 Days
Destination Cover: - Srinagar – Pahalgam – Gulmarg – Sonamarg - Srinagar
About the Tour Package:
Jammu and Kashmir, the jewel in the crown of India, is one of the most gorgeous and highest visited tourist destinations in the country. Among all the different places to visit in this magnificent state, its capital city or Srinagar is considered as the epicenter of Kashmir tourism. Over the 6 days of this exciting tour to Srinagar, you will get to visit several scenic hill stations, mountain peaks, enticing rivers and lot more. Along with these, you will also get an opportunity to enjoy Shikara rides in the gorgeous Dal Lake, pony rides and can also participate in an enthralling trek. While in Srinagar, you will also get to visit some of its most popular and not-to-be-missed landmarks.
Day 01: Arrival in Srinagar.
Day 02: Drive from Srinagar – Pahalgam .
Day 03: Drive from Pahalgam – Gulmarg
Day 04: Drive from Gulmarg – Srinagar + Local sightseeing.
Day 05: Day Trip Srinagar – Sonamarg - Srinagar.
Day 06: Departure from Srinagar.
Day 01: Arrival in Srinagar :-
Day Schedule: On this day, you will be arriving in Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir. Upon arriving in this gorgeous city, you will be warmly received by our tour guides and representatives who will help you in checking-in into a delightful hotel. Post checking-in, get freshened up and spend some time at leisure. By late afternoon, walk till the scenic Boulevard Road that is situated along the picturesque Dal Lake. While walking on this road, you can also enjoy the stunning views of the Zabarwan Mountain Ranges
along with a 1 hours Shikara ride in the Dal Lake. Completing the ride, return to the hotel for your dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Drive from Srinagar – Pahalgam
Day Schedule: On completing today’s breakfast in the hotel or Houseboat, take an enthralling drive through the scenic trials that connects Srinagar and Pahalgam, en route, you will get an opportunity to visit the magnificent Saffron fields. Also known as the ‘Valley of the Shepherds, Pahalgam is one of the most scenic and popular hill stations in the entire country. Over Night Stay at Hotel
Day 03: Drive from Pahalgam - Gulmarg
Day Schedule: Following today’s delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven to the enchanting valleys of Gulmarg. Also known as the ‘Meadow of Flowers, this scenic hill station of Jammu and Kashmir is known for its salubrious beauty and charm! The drive to Gulmarg will keep you enthralled with the astounding views of the Nanga Parbat; you can also catch the panoramic views of Gulmarg from Tangmarg.
On arrival in Gulmarg, embark on a short, yet fun filled trek to Khilangmarg. A trek for around 3-4 hours, this hike will get you acquainted with the pristine and enticing beauty of the meadow of flowers.
Day 04: Drive From Gulmarg – Srinagar + Local Sightseeing
Day Schedule: Transfers from Gulmarg to Srinagar. In Afternoon, visit Mogul Gardens "Nishat" (The Garden of Pleasure) and "Shalimar" (Abode of All). Drive along the Lake side on Boulevard On return visit a local Handicrafts Emporium for hand-knotted specialty silken carpets, shawls, jewellery ornaments. Also visit Shankaracharya Temple. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 05: Drive From Srinagar – Sonamarg – Srinagar
Day Schedule: After Breakfast transfer to Sonamarg You can enjoy Full day And return to Srinagar Hotel.
Day 06: Departure from Srinagar:-
Day Schedule: Today will be last day of this exotic tour to Srinagar! After having breakfast in the hotel, you will finally be dropped at the railway station or the airport; the tour will end with your drop.
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