ETHEREAL KASHMIR (4 Nights / 5 Days)
Price on Twin sharing from 10,900

ETHEREAL KASHMIR

4 Nights / 5 Days

Overview

With alpine scenery, romantic houseboats and cool, crisp weather, Kashmir is truly the Switzerland of India. Enjoy picturesque locales, delectable food and inimitable Kashmiri hospitality with Akbar Holidays on our lovingly curated holiday packages that promise you an experience of a lifetime. 

Good to know

  • Currency: INR (Indian Rupee)
  • Population: 1.311 Billion
  • Religion: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity
  • Time Difference:  GMT+5.5
  • Best Time to Visit: Jan, Feb, March, April, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Capital: Delhi
  • Language: Hindi
  • Dialing Code: +91

Did you know?

  • The Trikuta Mountains in Jammu has been mentioned in the Rig-Veda, the oldest of the four Vedas
  • The state flower of Kashmir is the lotus
  • K2, in Jammu and Kashmir, is the highest peak in India
  • Dal Lake is not just one lake but a union of three lakes

Highlights

  • Srinagar Houseboat 
  • Shalimar, Nishat & Cheshma Shai Gardens
  • Shankaracharya Hill
  • Pahalgam
  • Betaab Valley
  • Sheshnag Lake
  • Lidder River
  • Chandanwari
  • Kolhai Glacier
  • Marsar Lakes
  • Gulmarg

Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Srinagar

    Welcome to Kashmir! You will meet our representative on arrival at Srinagar Airport and transfer to your luxurious houseboat. Enjoy a boxed lunch on your drive to the boat. Later in the afternoon, you will head to Srinagar's iconic Mughal Gardens, visiting the Shalimar, Nishat & Cheshma Shai Gardens before paying your respects at the Saraswati and Shiva Temple on Shankaracharya Hill.Enjoy stunning views of sunset from the hill and return for dinner to the houseboat.

  • Day 2 : Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar

    Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and leave for Sonmarg, place that literally means 'Meadow of Gold'. Sonamarg, located at a lofty 2,740 m above sea level, is surrounded by glaciers and serene lakes in the majestic Himalayan mountain region. Covered in sprawling flower laden meadows, it is the gateway to Ladakh and situated just before the Zojii La pass. Enjoy the day amid unspoilt nature and return to Srinagar in the evening.

  • Day 3 : Srinagar - Pahalgam - Srinagar

    After breakfast today, you will transfer to the stunning hill station of Pahalgam. Situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, Pahalgam was once a humble shepherd's village that is now known across the world for its picturesque natural beauty. Among the many places of interest around Pahalgam include the huge, undulating meadow of Baisaran, surrounded by dense pine forests, the “Betaab Valley that has been the filming location of several Bollywood blockbusters and Aru, the base point for trekking to Kolhai glacier, Katar Nag, Lidder Watt and Trasar & Marsar Lakes. Pahalgam is also associated with the annual Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari, 16 kms from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the pilgrimage to the Amarnath Caves. You will be transferred back to Srinagar at the end of the day where you will stay overnight. 

  • Day 4 : Srinagar - Gulmarg – Srinagar.

    Enjoy breakfast at your Srinagar hotel before you set out for the slopes of Gulmarg. Gulmarg's legendary beauty and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of Asia's premier hill resorts. Originally called 'Gaurimarg' by shepherds, Gulmarg was discovered in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers and later became a favourite haunt of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Today, Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty but also the country's premier ski resort with its snowclad slopes attracting winter sports enthusiasts from all over the nation. You could choose to take a Gondola Ride that promises breath taking views of the mountains or explore the town and all its attractions. You will be transferred back to Srinagar in the evening.

  • Day 5 : Departure from Srinagar

    Enjoy your last day of your holiday before checking out of the hotel and being transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast & Dinner for 01 night in hotel in Srinagar.
  • Breakfast & Dinner for 02 nights in Deluxe House Boat – Dal Lake.
  • Return day trips to Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Mughal Gardens and Sonmarg
  • 01 Hr Shikara Ride on Dal Lake.
  • Arrival / Departure transfers from Srinagar Airport / Gulmarg / Pahalgam / M. Gardens / Srinagar Airport by AC Car. 
  • GST.

Exclusions

  • Anything else not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Air fare / Train fare / Visa Fees / Monument fare.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing or any other item not specified in 'cost inclusions'
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.

Accommodation

3 STAR

COMFORT

Royal Arabia

Royal Khazir

Deluxe Houseboat

or similar

4 STAR

QUALITY

Hotel Royal Velvet

Deluxe Houseboat

or similar

5 STAR

LUXURY

Rose Petal

Super-Deluxe Houseboat

or similar

Terms

  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.
  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.
  • Cost based on standard / superior room basis.
  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.
  • Child below 02 years are Free
  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability
  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.
  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable
  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.
  • All rates are valid till Sep 2018