Celestial Kashmir

J&K combines three incredibly different worlds into one state. Hindu Jammu, the state's major railhead, is a busy hub for domestic pilgrims. Muslim Kashmir is India's Switzerland, attracting hoards of local tourists seeking cool summer air, alpine scenery and Srinagar’s romantic houseboat accommodation. For most foreigners, J&K’s greatest attraction is the Himalayan land of Ladakh, whose disarmingly friendly, ethno-linguistically Tibetan people are predominantly Buddhist. Their timeless monasteries are set between arid canyons and soaring peaks with emerald-green villages nestled photogenically in highland deserts.

While relatively calm of late, beware that Kashmir is politically volatile and arguments over its status caused three 20th-century wars. Ladakh is altogether different, a meditatively calm world, where the main concern is giving yourself ample time for high-altitude acclimatization. Note that Ladakh is inaccessible by road outside the summer season.

What's Included?

*Stay in Srinagar Houseboat for 1 night, Sonmarg for 1 night, Pahalgam for 2 nights and Srinagar for 2 nights
*Stay in 3 and 4 star hotels
*Includes return trip flight from Mumbai to Srinagar
*Include airport transfers
*Accommodation in Premium hotels
*Transfers and sightseeing by an air-conditioned Innova & Xylo vehicle on sharing basis(except in hills)
*Return economy class upto Srinagar from respective hubs including taxes
*1 Night stay at Houseboat in Srinagar.

Duration

7 days

Destination Covered

Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, Sonamarg, Pahalgam and Gulmarg

Best Suited

All, Honeymoon, Luxury
Day 1: The morning, board your flight to Srinagar. Guests can purchase in-flight meals on direct payment.
On arrival, you will be welcomed by a MakeMyTrip representative (outside the airport) who will transfer you to Jetty at Dal lake.
Upon arrival at the Jetty, transfer to your houseboat and check in. Enjoy lunch on the houseboat.

Day 2 : Sonamarg is located at an average elevation of 2,740 m (9048 feet). After breakfast, check out from your houseboat and proceed towards Sonamarg.
Sonmarg or Sonamarg is a popular tourist destination situated at an altitude of 2740 meters above sea level, 82 km north-east of Srinagar. Sonamarg, which means ‘meadow of gold’, has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky.
Check in at the hotel and enjoy a delicious, hot lunch.

The drive to Sonamarg is through yet another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir, and you will come across Sindh Nallah. The Sindh nallah is the largest tributary of the Indus River in the valley of Kashmir. The Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and mahseer, snow trout can be caught in the main river.One can enjoy sightseeing to Thajiwas Glacier or other sightseeing points (On direct Payment).

Enjoy your evening at leisure and the breathtaking views from your resort.
Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: After breakfast, check out from the hotel at Sonamarg and proceed to Pahalgam and en-route visit Avantipur Ruins. It is recommended to leave from Sonamarg at around 8 AM to avoid traffic and reach Pahalgam on lunch time otherwise there are chances of missing lunch in Pahalgam and then guest will have to order food from room service on their own.

Check in at the hotel followed by hot lunch. In the evening get a transfer to the main market at 4.30 PM and drop to hotel at 6.30 PM from market. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
Important Note: In places like Pahalgam, new construction is banned to save ecology. In fact it is so strict in Pahalgam, that older hotels cannot be renovated or painted too. Thus many hotels have challenges with the interiors too.

Day 4: After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Chandanwadi (3288 meters) and Betaab Valley.
Post Betaab Valley tour return to your hotel. Lunch will be served at the Pahalgam Hotel.
Surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks and dense pine and deodar forests, this valley is the mouth of River Sheshnag. After your tour and enjoy the evening at leisure. Have dinner and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 5: After breakfast, check out of the hotel in Pahalgam and proceed to Srinagar. On arrival,check into your hotel and enjoy hot lunch. After lunch start for an excursion to Shankaracharya Hill Temple and Grand Mughal Gardens (Chashme Shahi, Nishat Bagh & Shalimar Bagh). Enjoy dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 6: After early breakfast proceed to Gulmarg for an excursion.
Explore Gulmarg on your own by doing sightseeing the picturesque locales like the Golf Course (Golf kit and caddy charges optional & extra). Also take the exhilarating cable car ride to Khilanmarg Snow Point
Pony owners have a strong hold in Gulmarg and Pahalgam and restrict our vehicles travelling in these two villages. Guests have to listen to the instructions of the TMs and/or local guides in dealing with the locals
Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant. Drive back to Srinagar in the evening. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: After buffet breakfast you will be transferred to Srinagar airport to board flight for respective Hub.
Due to the extremely strict security measures at the airport during peak season, guests are requested to leave for the airport at least 4 hours prior to departure. We are forced to enforce this rule as there are 4 security barriers to pass before reaching the airport. And there are regular traffic jams for a couple of kilometers outside the airport.
>Per person prices are quoted on twin-share basis (2 persons sharing a room).
>A maximum of 3 adults are allowed in one room.
>The third occupant of the room shall be provided a mattress/rollaway bed.

The package price does not include –
♢ Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage, camera fees etc.
♢Any meals and services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions
♢Airline seats and hotel rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.
♢In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, arrangement for an alternate accommodation will be made in a hotel of similar standard.
♢Transportation shall be provided as per the itinerary and will not be at disposal.
♢LH reserves the right to modify the itinerary at any point, due to reasons including but not limited to: ♢Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels / flights, cancellation / re-routing of flights, closure of / entry restrictions at a place of visit, etc. While we will do our best to make suitable alternate arrangements, we would not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.
♢It is mandatory for all guests to carry valid photo ID’s (Passport/Driving License/Voter ID Card). PAN Card is not accepted at many places as a valid photo ID.
♢Service Tax shall be applicable over and above the package prices.
♢For queries regarding cancellations and refunds, please refer to our Cancellation Policy.
♢Disputes, if any, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi.
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