LTC - Kashmir
The valley of Kashmir is known all over the world for its beauty and charm. The Kashmir valley is situated about 300 km. from Jammu across forested ravines and steep mountain passes. The emerald valley of Kashmir is cradled in the Himalayas, under the crystal blue skies, against the background of snow-capped mountains. It is a magic land of silvery streams, rivers, fresh water lakes, pine, deodar and chinar forests, snow clad mountains, sparkling waterfalls, shikaras, green meadows and grassy slopes full of flowers of vibrant colours. It is an oval plateau over 5000 feet high and framed by three Himalayan ranges ? the Karakoram, Zanskar and Pir Panjal. Kashmir covers an area of 222,236 square kms and is often referred as the ‘Switzerland of the East’. It is the land of bewitching beauty with exotic fruits, flora and flowers. Srinagar, the capital of Kasmir is nestled amidst the huge lakes, meadows and unique floating gardens in the valley. The state of Kashmir is mainly dominated by the Muslims and Kashmiris. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru also said about Kashmir that is there is a paradise on the earth, it is this, it is this. Kashmiri, Dogri and Urdu are the main languages which are spoken here. The best time to visit Kashmir is during summers
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Board your flight from Delhi Airport. On arrival Srinagar Airport, you will be welcomed by a our representative (outside the airport) who will transfer you to your houseboat in Nagin Lake after check in proceed for half day Srinagar local sightseeing famous Mughal Gardens, Cheshma Shahi (Royal Spring), Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure), Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love), which the Mughals laid out in the 16th century along the banks of Dal Lake in the heart of Srinagar. Back to houseboat and enjoy overnight stay at houseboat.
After early breakfast proceed to Gulmarg for an excursion. Explore Gulmarg on your own by doing sightseeing the picturesque locales like the Golf Course. Also take the exhilarating cable car ride to Khilanmarg Snow Point. Drive back to Srinagar in the evening. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast proceed to Pahalgam. Pahalgam, in Anantnag District, and is a popular tourist destination at a height of 8,989 feet, the town of Pahalgam (Village of Shepherds) offers breathtaking views. One can just relax in the hotel or enjoy adventure sports such as water rafting etc. Pahalgam is also the entry point for the famous Amarnath Cave, a holy site for Hindus. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
After Breakfast Leave for Sonamarg. Situated at an altitude of 2,740 m above sea level, this is a small town amidst spectacular glaciers and sparkling lakes. Located in the Himalayan mountain region, it is a flower-laden meadow. To add some adventure to this vacation, you can also try trekking and hiking. Among numerous glaciers, the most famous is the Thajiwas Glacier. This is visited by hordes of tourists, especially during the summer. Partake in a sledge ride on the snow, which will surely be a delightful experience. After spending the whole day at this exotic destination, return to the hotel in Srinagar.
After Breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to visit Shankaracharya Temple located on a hillock and enjoy panoramic views of the entire city, along with the famous Dal Lake & River Jhelum. On the way, visit the handloom centre famous for production of Pashmina/Shahtoosh shawls and carpets famous all over the world after than Depart for Airport to board on you flight to Delhi.