Day 1 : arrival in srinagar on arrival pickup and transfer to houseboat after freshen proceed for shikara ride in dal lake overnight in srinagar
The Dal Lake : is the most celebrated and important lake amongst all in Srinagar. It is home to carved wooden houseboats, vibrant shikaras and floating gardens.
The city of Srinagar : is famous for a number of things, amongst which the regal Mughal Gardens deserve a special mention. Established during the Mughal era, these royal gardens are exemplary of fine landscaping and intricate architecture blended with the ethereal beauty of nature. There are three such beautiful gardens in the city, which depict the inclination of erstwhile Mughal emperors towards nature and greenery. Inspired by the lavishly laid gardens of Persia, these Mughal Gardens mesmerise visitors with their scenic charm.
Shalimar, Nishat and Chashm-e-Shahi constitute the famous Mughal Gardens of Srinagar. They are known as much for their architectural exquisiteness as for the history that surrounds them. It was in the 17th century that Shalimar Bagh (garden) was built as a summer residence and royal court.
Pari Mahal : is a terraced garden situated to the southwest of Dal Lake, above the famous Chashme Shahi Garden. Alternatively known as Quntilon and Fairies
Pathar Masjid: is an old mosque that lies along the banks of the Jhelum River in Nowhatta – the historic town in old Srinagar. This mosque was built in 1623, under the supervision of Nur Jahan – the famous Mughal empress.
Gulmarg : also known as the ‘Meadow of Flowers’ boasts of the world’s highest golf course, a triangular frozen lake, and a famous Gondola ride. In addition, the Gulmarg Ski Resort at over 8,600 feet offers smooth slopes to both amateurs and skiing professionals.
Pahalgam holds a central position in the Lidder Valley. It has an average elevation of 2,740 metres (8,990 ft).Betaab Valley is a valley located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Pahalgam. The valley got its name from a Bollywood movie Betab that was shot here.The Lidder River flows down the valley. The entrance to the valley lies 7 km northeast from Anantnag town
From Pahalgham: The sleepy valley of Pahalgam is also the bedrock of adventure for trekkers. The Pahalgam-Kolahoi trek through the Aru village and Pahalgam-Chandanwari trek to Sheshnag Lake are the most popular routes.
You can take a horse ride halfway to the Tulian Lake, which at 11,000 feet, lies frozen the year round. The greenish blue ice against the brown rocky mountains is a scene worth the arduous trek.
Sonmarg: which means ‘meadow of gold’ has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and mahseer, snow trout can be caught in the main river. In late April when Sonmarg is open for road transport, the visitors can have access to snow which is furnished all over like a white carpet.
From Sonmarg: trekking routes lead to the Himalayan lakes of Vishansar Lake, Krishansar Lake, Gangabal Lake and Gadsar Lake, stocked with Snowtrout and Brown trout and Satsar, glacier-fed and surrounded by banks of alpine flowers.
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