Day 01: Flight to Srinagar

On arrival in Srinagar, you will be greeted and assisted by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

SRINAGAR - The name is composed of two Sanskrit words, Sri (venerable) and nagar, which means "city". Located in the heart of the Kashmir Valley, which is called 'Paradise on Earth', Srinagar’s landscape is interspersed with greenery, lakes and hillocks. The city is spread out along the banks of the Jhelum River and is famous for its surrounding natural beauty and postcard tourist spots.

The Mughal emperor Jahangir was so captivated by the beauty of this valley that he exclaimed "Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin asto" - If there is a heaven on earth, it's here, it's here, it's here..

Evening enjoy the Shikara Ride on Dal Lake. A shikara ride is one of the most soothing, relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir. Shikara is a Gondola type light rowing boat and is mainly used for getting back and forth from the houseboats or for longer tours.

It is worth to take a pleasure ride around the lake in shikara. The Shikara ride takes tourists on a relaxing sightseeing tour of interior parts of the calm and placid waters of Dal Lake, and be part of shopping- by-shikara expeditions. The Dal lake is famous not only for its beauty, but for its vibrance, because it sustains within its periphery, a life that is unique anywhere in the world.

Dinner & overnight in the Hotel.

Day 02: Srinagar

After breakfast, enjoy the sightseeing tour of Srinagar which includes the following:

Mughal Gardens: The oldest of the Mughal Gardens in Kashmir is Nasim Bagh which was constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1586 and one may have a very pleasant view of the Dal Lake from Nasim Bagh.

The most beautiful of the Mughal Gardens is Shalimar Bagh which was constructed by Emperor Jehangir in 1616 for his wife Nur Jahan.

Shalimar Bagh boasts of a huge tank connected to about 150 fountains. There are four terraces out of which the topmost one is called “Abode of Love.” The largest of the Mughal Gardens is Nishat Bagh or ‘the garden of spring’ which was designed by Asaf Khan, Nur Jahan’s brother, in 1633 which is on the edge of the Dal Lake and has many terraces, fountains, beautiful flowers and beautiful lawns.

The smallest of the Mughal Gardens is the Chasma Shahi or the Royal fountains and attributed to Emperor Shah Jahan. Chashma Shahi Shah Jehan laid out the original garden in 1632 AD. Commands a magnificent view of the Dal Lake below and surrounding mountain ranges. Above the Chasma Shahi, the Pari Mahal or House of the Fairies is situated which was built by Dara Shikho, the elder brother of Emperor Aurangzeb.

Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 03: Srinagar–Gulmarg–Srinagar (Approx 55 Kms)

After Breakfast, drive to Gulmarg, situated at an altitude of 8700 – ft. (53 Kms / 1.5 hrs) Gulmarg - also referred to as the Meadow of Flowers.

This beautiful resort was prominent during the British time.

Gulmarg's legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hill resorts in the country. Originally called ‘Gaurimarg’ by shepherds, its present name was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. Gulmarg was a favorite haunt of Emperor Jehangir who once collected 21 different varieties of flowers from here. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m, and is the country's premier ski resort in winter.

Later enjoy the visit of Khilanmarg. This town is located at a distance of four kilometres from Gulmarg, and is a very popular tourist destination in the region. Set against a backdrop of the mighty Himalayas, Khilanmarg is the perfect spot to spend your vacation in. There are many places that you can visit during your trip to the town of Khilanmarg, and the main sightseeing spot is a location called View Point.

Optional: Later enjoy the ride of a Gondola (Direct Payment) - For a fun filled ride of a most unusual kind, Gulmarg's newly constructed Gondola lift from high above Gulmarg, through pine clad slopes, is exhilarating.

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve: For witnessing the glorious fauna of the great Himalayan range, such as the Himalayan Musk Deer, Red Fox, Brown and Black Bear along with numerous resident and migratory birds, visit the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve.

Located at a height of 2,400m above sea level and with a coverage area of 180-sq-kms, this reserve is at a distance of 48-km from Srinagar

After the sightseeing, drive back to Srinagar.

Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 04: Srinagar

After breakfast enjoy a half day City sightseeing tour of Srinagar including visits to:

Budshah Tomb: Budshah (Sultan Zain-ul-Abidin) was a very popular ruler of Kashmir. Even though the tomb is called Budshah's tomb, it is actually his mother who is buried inside.

Hari Parbath Fort: It is situated 5 km from Tourist Reception Center. The hill of Sharika, in the north-eastern part of Srinagar, is considered sacred for Hindus. It is surmounted by an 18th century fort constructed by Atta Mohammad Khan, an Afghan governor. The wall around the hill was built by Akbar in 1592-98 A.D Also visit Shah Hamadan Mosque & Jamia Masjid, Walk through old city bazaars.

Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 05: Sringar - Delhi (Flight)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Delhi.

On arrival in Delhi, you will be greeted and escorted by IHM Executive to your hotel.

On arrival in Delhi transfer to Hotel

Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 06: Delhi Departure

In time transfer to the airport to board the flight back home with sweet memories….

(Please note that the check in time is three hours prior to the departure)

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