Welcome to the strategically located state that constitutes the northern most extremity of India. The number of streams, brooks, hill torrents and rivers is also fairly large. The most important rivers are the Indus, Chenab, Jehlum and Ravi. A major portion of Jammu & Kashmir consists of the western Himalayas, which besides many lofty mountain ranges with varying heights of 3000 to 6000 meters and above, also abound in rivers, lakes, passes, glaciers, plateaus and plains.
On tour to Jammu and Kashmir, experience spectacular mountains, broken by stretches of valley and dotted with beautiful lakes. Jammu and Kashmir is the sixth largest state in India including the area occupied by Pakistan and China. The state is studded with a number of hill stations, which are refreshing cool in summer. They offer a leisurely or adventurous holiday amidst breath-taking scenery.
Meeting and greetings on arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Overnight on board.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for domestic airport to board flight for Srinagar. Meeting and greetings on arrival at Srinagar Airport and transfer to the hotel or houseboat. Rest of the evening free to enjoy the facilities available at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel / houseboat.
Kashmir Tour : Set like a jewelled crown on the map of India, Kashmir is a multi-faceted diamond, changing its hues with the seasons - always extravagantly beautiful. Two major Himalayan ranges, the Great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal, surround the landscape from the north and south respectively. They are the source of great rivers, which flow down into the valleys, forested with orchards and decorated by lily-laden lakes.
The Mughals aptly called Kashmir ‘Paradise on Earth’ where they journeyed across the hot plains of India, to the valley’s cool environs in summer. Here they laid, with great love and care, Srinagar’s many formal, waterfront gardens, now collectively known as the Mughal Gardens. Anecdotes of four and five centuries ago describe their love for these gardens, and the rivalries that centred around their ownership. They also patronized the development of art & craft among the people of Kashmir, leaving behind a heritage of exquisite artisanship among thes people and making the handicrafts of the land prized gifts all over the world.
Srinagar city tour - Morning tour of Mughal Gardens and Pari Mahal. Afternoon at free to explore Srinagar on your own. You may chose to go for a Shikara ride at Dal Lake. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Pahalgam and check in at HOTEL on arrival. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the sights and surroundings of Pahalgam.
Pahalgam Tour - situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder river, Pahalgam (2,130 m) was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views. Now it is Kashmir's premier resort, cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 250C.
Overnight at the hotel.
Full day free for self activities. You may enjoy the surroundings of this beautiful hill station or may like to go for hiking in nearby hills. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Gulmarg Ski Resort and check in at HOTEL on arrival.
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 favourite 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 the winter.
You may like to enjoy the meadows of Gulmarg by Pony ride or walk and go for a Gandola ride (ropeway) at Gulmarg's mountains. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel transfer to Srinagar and check in at the hotel. Rest of the time free for independent activities or last minute shopping etc. Overnight at the hotel.
Transfer to Srinagar Airport in time to board flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi connect your flight for next destination.
End of your Jammu and Kashmir tour Package