Experience The Best Of Kashmir In Summers

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Day 1

Welcome to your 'Best of Kashmir - Summer' tour! On arrival at the airport in Srinagar, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Srinagar None (Meals on your own).

Day 2

Today, embark on a full day excursion tour to Sonmarg; admirably known as the 'meadow of gold'. Sonmarg, an alpine valley is situated at the bank of Nallah Sindh River. Sindh River indulges you in an activity of fishing especially during summers. This river bed is a popular breeding ground for trout and mahseer fishes. An optional ride on a pony (on direct payment basis) is sure to delight you as you are carried around the snow. Return to your hotel in Srinagar. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Srinagar (B)

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Day 3

This morning, proceed to Gulmarg. The beautiful town of Gulmarg is bordered by picturesque villages, willow trees, fast flowing streams and lush green meadows. Gulmarg - 'Meadow of Flowers' offers a spectacular view of towering snow capped peaks, covered with dense forests of tall conifers, gigantic firs and pine trees. The rest of the evening is at leisure. One can take a leisurely stroll across the green meadows to one of the world's highest Golf Course Or can opt for a fun-filled ride in the Gondola (on direct payment basis). Overnight in Srinagar (B)

You can stay at-

Economy- Hotel Pearl Continental Or Similar

Standard- Hotel Grand Mahal Or Similar

Deluxe- Pine Spring Or Similar

Day 4

Today, proceed towards Pahalgam, the 'Valley of Shepherds' which is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from the River Lidder and Sheshnag Lake, en route visit the Awantipura Ruins. The ancient township of Awantipura founded by King Awantiwarman (855-883 AD) is renowned for the impressive ruins of the two temple complexes he built here in the 9th century namely Awantisvamin, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and Avantisvara, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Both the temples reflect Greek style of architecture. On arrival, check in to your hotel in Pahalgam. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this popular tourist destination of Pahalgam. Overnight in Pahalgam (B)

You can stay at-

Economy- Deluxe Houseboat Or Similar

Standard- Hotel Abshar (Deluxe Room) / Valley View Or Similar

Deluxe- Deluxe Houseboat Or Similar

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Day 5

This morning, after breakfast drive to Srinagar. On arrival, check in to your houseboat. In the afternoon, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Srinagar visiting places like the Shankaracharya Temple, Chashme Shahi gardens, Shalimar Gardens and Nishat Bagh.

Shankaracharya Temple, situated at a height of about 1,100 ft. on a hilltop on the southeast of the city, offers splendid views of the valley and the snow-capped mountains of the Pir Panjal range. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is believed that this Hindu temple was built in 371 BC, making it one of the oldest in the valley of Kashmir.

Chashme Shahi, an ancient garden established in 1632 by Emperor Shah Jahan, is considered to be one of the smallest Mughal gardens in Srinagar. Divided into three different sections with an aqueduct, waterfalls and fountains, it provides magnificent views of the Himalayas and the Dal Lake.

Shalimar Gardens (also known as garden of love), situated 15 km from Srinagar, is one of the most popular Mughal gardens in the city. It has four terraces, rising one above the other, fitted with fountains and chinar (sycamore) trees.

Nishat Garden is situated on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan Mountains forming its backdrop. Also known as the garden of bliss, it was laid out in 1633 by Asaf Khan, the elder brother of Nur Jahan. Designed in Persian style, this is a 12-terrace garden interspersed with fountains, colourful flowerbeds and lush green lawns.

Later, enjoy a tranquil ride on the Shikara at Dal lake. Overnight in Srinagar (B, L, D)

Day 6

Today, bid farewell to your 'Best of Kashmir - Summer ' tour as you are transferred from houseboat to the airport in Srinagar for your onward journey.

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INCLUSIONS

1. Accommodation in the hotels listed or similar hotels.

2. Transportation - Entire round trip Ex- Srinagar by Non AC Indigo/Etios (Economy and Standard category) and Non AC Innova (Deluxe category) as per the itinerary. Vehicle is as per the itinerary and not on disposal basis.

3. Meals - Daily buffet breakfast at all places. The stay in houseboat includes all meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner as per the Itinerary.

4. One Shikara ride on a sharing basis once during the stay

5. Travel Insurance.

6. Audio compass app is free installations on your smart-phone.

7. All currently applicable taxes i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax.

Note

- Cox and Kings Terms and conditions apply.

- Shopping would be on your own arrangements.

- Please contact our sales staff to give you best flight deals.

- To reach the glaciers and the gondola station, you can hire ponies / horses on a direct payment basis as vehicles are not allowed beyond a certain point in Gulmarg and Sonmarg.

- In Sonamarg and Gulmarg the vehicle will drop you at one point and from there you have to go for optional activities on your own.

- In Pahalgam sightseeing is done only by local union vehicles .

- You can hire ponies / horses in Gulmarg and Sonmarg on a direct payment basis.

- The Gondola ride would be on direct payment basis.

- Sonmarg excursion is subject to weather and road conditions.

- The Mughal Gardens - Chashme Shahi, Nishat Bagh and Shalimar gardens, are closed on Friday.

- Water supply in the hills during the peak season is restricted due to shortage and water is supplied area wise at specific times. Please co-operate with the hotel on same.

- Travel Insurance, included in our package cost is valid for age group upto 80 years only. For age group beyond 80 years, rules, terms and conditions of the insurance company will apply. The same needs to be checked on case to case basis with the insurance company.

- The vehicle will drop and pick you up from the Sonmarg and Gulmarg car stand.

- Do carry comfortable walking shoes.

- All sightseeing is subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.

- In Gulmarg and Sonmarg the vehicle will be stopped at a pre designated parking place by the local taxi / pony union. From the parking area guests will have to walk or take ponies on direct payment basis.

- All the prices are for Indian Nationals only, unless specified.

- The hotel confirmed will be as per the brochure or an alternate hotel of similar category.

- It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card (Passport / Driving License / Voter ID card).

EXCLUSIONS

- Any transport to / from Srinagar. Your tour price starts Ex Srinagar.

- Air, Train or Bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.

- Items of personal nature viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees etc.

- Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes etc, the tour price will be amended in accordance.

- Entrance fees and guide charges wherever applicable.

- Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'Tour Price Includes' column.

- Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.

- 9 % Govt. Service Tax.

Dates And Prices For This Trip

Dates- 1st April 2017 to 30th June 2017

Prices- Ex - Srinagar Valid From - 01 April, 2017 Valid To - 30 June, 2017

ECONOMY

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DELUXE

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