Kaleidoscopic Kashmir

20th May 2011
Photo of Kaleidoscopic Kashmir 1/6 by Rucha S Khot
Photo of Kaleidoscopic Kashmir 2/6 by Rucha S Khot
Photo of Kaleidoscopic Kashmir 3/6 by Rucha S Khot
Photo of Kaleidoscopic Kashmir 4/6 by Rucha S Khot
Photo of Kaleidoscopic Kashmir 5/6 by Rucha S Khot
Photo of Kaleidoscopic Kashmir 6/6 by Rucha S Khot

Day 1: Srinagar

Arrive at Srinagar and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon visit the famous “Mughal gardens” Nishat & Shalimar. Overnight at Srinagar.

Day 2: Srinagar - Gulmarg

After breakfast,drivedown to Gulmarg also known as The Meadow of Flowers.The natural beauty of Gulmarg has attracted tourists since long. In fact the hill resort of Gulmarg literally means "the meadow of flowers". The snow-clad peaks and the lovely landscapes of Gulmarg have provided background for several Bollywood ventures. The slopes of Gulmarg make it Asia's only heli-skiing resort. There are immense beauty and adventure activities that make Gulmarg much more than a cool hill resort.

Enjoy the picturesque scenery of Gulmarg. Take a ride on the Gondola. View the spectacular mountains surrounding the Gulmarg valley and enjoy the crisp air of Khilanmarg. Overnight at Gulmarg.

Day 3: Gulmarg

Day free to explore Gulmarg and its natural beauty. Overnight at Gulmarg.

Day 4: Gulmarg - Pahalgam

Proceed to Pahalgam (148 kms/5 hrs). Enjoy the riverside location of Pahalgam and flowers and meadows during spring and summer. Go for walks along the Lidder River.  Overnight at Pahalgam.

Days 5- 6: Pahalgam

You have 2 day free to relax and absorb the serene beauty of Pahalgam. Stroll along the Lidder River,surrounded by snow capped mountains. Or you can visit Baisaran on your own. If it is the snow that beckons you then you can alternatively opt to visit Aru or Chandanwari (16 kms) where you can find snow even in summer. Overnights at Pahalgam.

Day 7: Pahalgam - Srinagar

This morning transfer back to Srinagar.  In the afternoon, enjoy a shikara ride on thefamous Dal Lake. Go souvenir shopping in the evening. Overnight at Srinagar.

Day 8: Srinagar – Sonamarg – Srinagar

After an early breakfast leave for an excursion trip to Sonamarg, the Meadow of Gold. Enroute see the famous Sind stream. Catch the glimpse of famous Thajiwas glaciers.

Return to your hotel in Srinagar in the evening. Overnight at Srinagar.

Day 9: Srinagar - Departure

After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight back home.

Best time to visit - Month  : April , May , June , July , August , September , October