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Sizzling Kashmir

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Day 01: Srinagar Arrival

On your arrival meet our representative at the Srinagar International Airport/Bus Stand (SRTC)/Railway Station you will be taken for a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city, passing the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jehlum river. Check in Hotel/Houseboat. After refresh leave for visit  the famous Shankracharya temple is also known as the Jyeshteshwara temple or Sulaiman throne by muslims and pas pahar by Buddhists.It is  on top of the Shankracharya hill on the Zabarwan mountain in Srinagar, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The  temple is at height of 1000 feet [300m] above the plain and overlooks the city of Srinagar .After visit of Shankracharya temple take one hour ride of shikara in world famous Dal lake after shikara ride back to hotel / houseboat .Overnight stay in Hotel/Houseboat at Srinagar.

Day 2: Srinagar Local Sightseeing:

After breakfast Leave for  local sightseeing:

01: Mughal Garden Nishat : (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Emperor Jahangir in 1632 AD.It is the largest Mughal Garden in the kashmir valley. Nishat bagh is also known as Garden of joy. Garden of gladness & Garden of Delight.

02: Mughal Garden Shalimar: {Abode of love} built by Emperor Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jahan . The garden is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture.It is now a public park It is also called the CROWN OF SRINAGAR.

03:Mughal Garden Chashme shahi: The royal spring also called  chashma shahi, is one of the Mughal gardens built in 1632 AD.The garden is located in the Zabarwan Range, behind Raj bhawan {Governor`s house}.

04: Pari Mahal: also known as The Palace of Fairies, is a seven-terraced garden located at the top of zabarwan mountain range, Pari mahal , once a Buddhist monastery , was converted into a school of astrology by Dara shikoh.

The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is almost 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory and also visit famous Hazratbal shrine. After sightseeing in  evening back to hotel/houseboat via Nigeen lake with complete round of old city. Overnight stay in hotel at Srinagar .

Day 3: Srinagar –Sonamarg 

After breakfast proceed to Sonamarg  meadows of gold which is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg (2690 M). One can ride on horse (at your own cost) to visit Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonamarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. You can also proceed to Zero point (at your own cost) to enjoy the nature. Overnight stay in hotel at Sonmarg.

Day 4: In Sonamarg 

After breakfast we go to full day excursion to Thajiwas Glacier and other adjacent areas. After sightseeing evening back to Sonamarg ,Overnight stay at hotel in Sonamarg.

Day 5: Sonamarg-Gulmarg 

After Breakfast take some sightseeing of Sonamarg and later proceed to Gulmarg , check in the hotel & after refresh take some sightseeing of Gulmarg, evening back to hotel. Overnight Stay in hotel at Gulmarg.

Day 6 : In Gulmarg 

After breakfast  a short tour, boarding the Gondola cable car system (the 11 minutes ropeway).(At your own cost). Descend back to Gulmarg after an hour and later indulge in some horse-riding(At your own cost).After sightseeing evening back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Gulmarg.

Day 7: Gulmarg to Pahalgam 

After breakfast, we drive to Pahalgam via Safforan valley Pampore, Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which is known as town of Chinars & remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. We switch from the national highway 44 from here the road turns scenic we drivet to famous Apple valleyof Anantnag . we drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction. In Pahalgam, check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pahalgam.

Day 8 : Pahalgam 

In Pahalgam, after breakfast  visit Betaab Valley and Chandanwari as well as take a horse riding (at your own cost) trip to Baisaran meadows ,Dabiyan, mini Switzerland & kashmir valley meadows. After sightseeing, rest of the day will be at leisure for individual activities. Overnight stay in hotel at pahalgam.

Day 9: In Pahalgam 

After breakfast rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Hotel at pahalgam.

Day10: Pahalgam – Srinagar 

After Breakfast take some sightseeing of Pahalgam and later proceed to Srinagar , via bat factories area {Halimulla Sangam} also take a break to visit famous bat factories & proceed to Srinagar. Evening back to hotel. Overnight Stay at hotel/houseboat in Srinagar.

Day 11: Yusmarg Day Trip 

After breakfast proceed towards Yusmarg. This is one destination that’ll offer you lots of green, peace and tranquility. The sprawling meadow of Yousmarg is just a two hour southwestward drive from Srinagar. On reaching Yousmarg, a meandering downhill path, bordered by tall conifers on either side will take you to the beautiful, gurgling Doodh Ganga River; a walk of just 30 minutes, with many apple orchards too falling on the way. The walk thus will be really enjoyable for you. Also you’ll come across Charar-i-Sharief. This is a place where you definitely need to stop and offer your tribute to the Sufi Muslim Saint to whom this shrine is dedicated. Another memorable experience for you would be the Halwa Parathas you get to see there. Perhaps you would have never seen such large Parathas elsewhere before. In a mood of piety, awe and wonder you can then move on to catch the splendid view of the Doodh Ganga River. After sightseeing evening back to Srinagar and Overnight stay at Srinagar hotel/Houseboat.

Day 12: Departure Srinagar Airport 

After Breakfast, check out from Hotel/Houseboat and drive to Srinagar Airport for your onward journey with Sweet memories and best Wishes from RAAJ n RAAJ TOUR & TRAVELS….