4 Nights & 5 Days Kashmir Package

Code: GPSS 4n


Locations Covered
Gulmarg (1 N) » Pahalgam (1 N) » Srinagar (2 N) » Sonmarg (Sightseeing only)

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival Srinagar – Gulmarg (55 Km)

On your arrival in Srinagar, you will meet our representative at the airport and transfer to Gulmarg your hotel. En route, you get to see the beautiful Tangmarg town and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometres to Gulmarg. On your arrival in Gulmarg, check in to your hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing covering Maharani Temple, St. Mary’s Church and Gondola ride (cable car).

Maharani Temple is known to be built in 1915 by Mohini Bai Sisodia, the wife of Maharaja Hari Singh – the last Dogra king of Jammu and Kashmir. The temple houses shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is here that the Rajesh Khanna – Mumtaz starrer Aap ki Kasam was shot. You can enjoy pony rides to Maharani Temple (at extra cost).

St. Mary’s church was built during British rule. The 110-year-old St. Mary’s Church in Gulmarg was given a new look in 2003 with a renovated façade and the first Christmas mass was held in 14 years. Saint Mary’s Church was constructed in the early 20th century, it is made of grey stone walls and looks most scintillating during the winters especially when surrounded by snow. The green tiled roof, wooden decorated walls and the overall size indicates it could be more like a countryside chapel.

The two-stage gondola lifts ferries to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m / 13,780 ft). The first stage transfers from the Gulmarg resort at 2,600 m (8,530 ft) to Kongdoori Station in the bowl-shaped Kongdori valley. The second stage of the ropeway, which has 36 cabins and 18 towers, takes skiers to a height of 3,747 m (12,293 ft) on Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m / 13,780 ft). The timing of the Gondola ride is from 10 AM to 5 PM (subject to change without prior notice, gondola operations are highly dependent upon the weather at both stages).

Later, return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Gondola ride operations are highly dependent upon the weather at both stages.

St. Mary’s church was built during British rule. The 110-year-old St. Mary’s Church in Gulmarg was given a new look in 2003 with a renovated façade and the first Christmas mass was held in 14 years. Saint Mary’s Church was constructed in the early 20th century, it is made of grey stone walls and looks most scintillating during the winters especially when surrounded by snow. The green tiled roof, wooden decorated walls and the overall size indicates it could be more like a countryside chapel.The two-stage gondola lifts ferries to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m / 13,780 ft). The first stage transfers from the Gulmarg resort at 2,600 m (8,530 ft) to Kongdoori Station in the bowl-shaped Kongdori valley. The second stage of the ropeway, which has 36 cabins and 18 towers, takes skiers to a height of 3,747 m (12,293 ft) on Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m / 13,780 ft). The timing of the Gondola ride is from 10 AM to 5 PM (subject to change without prior notice, gondola operations are highly dependent upon the weather at both stages).

Later, return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Gondola ride operations are highly dependent upon the weather at both stages.

Day 02: Gulmarg – Pahalgam (140 Km)

 

After Breakfast, drive to Pahalgam (The valley of Shepherds). The total distance is about 98 kms, will be covered in about 03 hours in between you can have 1/2 hour time to freshen up at Hotel Oplic midway Resturent and proceed to Pahalgam, En-route, visiting the saffron fields of Pampore, Awantipora ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Lalitaditya), and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Drive through Pine forests. Arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy Lidder stream. Later walk along trails with a magnificent view of the mountains. Overnight stay in Hotel.

 
Day 03: Pahalgam – Srinagar (90 Km)

After breakfast today, your day is at leisure to soak in the ambience of this charming valley town. You can hire a local taxi (at direct payment basis) to take several optional excursions in and around Pahalgam valley, such as an excursion to Chandanwari (3288 metres above sea level), Aru Valley and Betab Valley. Drive back to the hotel for your overnight stay.

Situated 16-km from Pahalgam, Chandanwari is famous for snow sledding on a snow bridge. Taxi cabs can be hired from Pahalgam for a roundtrip. The trip takes about four-five hours on a semi-road that has the Lidder river meandering on the one side, and lofty, snow-capped mountains on the other. “Snow fights” is what people generally indulge in here before they sledge back down. Chandanwari is also known for its natural attractions. It has some of the best picnic spots and is reachable by road. The weather can be very unpredictable at the place so do carry some warm clothes and rain coats as well.

Aru Valley is a pristine scenic village situated in the region of Trans-Himalaya. Clear blue canopy over the head, misty surroundings, whispers of the native pines and conifer forests and beautiful meadows create a captivating diorama for travelers thronging the place. Though the village is the smallest hill station in the state, still its breathtaking beauty and interesting activities like trekking, hiking and horse riding make it one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Pahalgam. Apart from the trekkers, the village also caters to the skiing desires of tourists who love to visit the place during winters. Aru Valley is located at a distance of about 12 km from Pahalgam.Betaab Valley is a perfect getaway to enjoy the heavenly pleasure of Mother Nature. Earlier known as Hagan Valley or Hagoon, Betaab Valley got its present name after the blockbuster Bollywood movie ‘Betaab’ was shot there in 1983. The experience is even more heightened by the musical whispers of several birds. Being a precious jewel of Jammu and Kashmir tourism, Betaab Valley is among a handful of Pahalgam tourist places to visit that should not be missed. Situated at a walking distance from the main center of Pahalgam, the valley is also an excellent camping site for trekkers and explorers.

Union cabs need to be hired at your own cost to go for sightseeing in Pahalgam.

let’s move back towards Srinagar. Check inn houseboat/Hotel, leisure for the rest & your own activities. Evening one can enjoy a Shikara ride over the Lake (Ignore if you have already done with it).Dinner & overnight at Houseboat.

 
Day 04: Srinagar – Sonmarg Sightseeing (98 Km)

After breakfast today, proceed to Sonamarg – a most beautiful drive from Srinagar. Sonamarg is at a distance of 98 kms from Srinagar. We will take about 3 hours to reach Sonamarg. Sonamarg is the last stop of Kashmir District. From here starts the territory of Ladakh. Situated at an altitude of 2743 m above sea level. Sonamarg is absolutely true to its name, which means ‘Meadow of Gold’. The moment you enter Sonamarg, the first thing that you will notice is the snow-covered mountain that forms the backdrop of the town. Covered with alpine trees from all sides, Sonamarg has the loveliest flower collection in Jammu and Kashmir. On arrival, check in to your hotel and proceed for sightseeing.

You can visit the Thajwas Glacier which is 3 kms from town by walk or pony ride where snow remains round the year. Thajiwas Glacier is among the most adventurous treks from Sonmarg. The trek passes through lush greenery and a frozen lake. From the glaciers, a path leads up the Shakhdar Hill. Tourists can enjoy delightful views of the glacier and its surroundings from the hill.Tourists can enjoy a sledge ride in the area even during the summer season. During the peak season, sledges can be hired from the Gujars who offer rides across the glacier. The area surrounding the glacier is excellent for camping. The trek to the glacier is one of the most amazing treks that you can experience. You can also take a pony ride to the glacier (at your own cost). The trek can be strenuous as it is uphill and on the way tourists can see beautiful waterfalls and streams. Tourists can walk across the glacier, which is a unique and thrilling experience. The walk can be slippery because of the snow but is worth a try. One can also enjoy a gorgeous view of high mountain pass Zojila which is at an altitude of 3528 m above sea level. A little outside Sonmarg is a sparkling blue lake surrounded by lush green meadow. You can also go for long rafting expedition (at extra cost). Later, return overnight stay at Hotel/Houseboat.

 
Day 05: Srinagar Airport Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Srinagar Airport for onward flight. Get back home with sweetest memories.

Inclusions
  • Accommodation for 04 Nights in Hotel/HB.
  • Breakfast dinner included everywhere.
  • Transport Services as per the itinerary by 01 Non A/c ETIOS / or similar.
  • Shikara ride on the famous Dal Lake.
  • Sightseeing Tours as per the itinerary given.
  • gst
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Airfare
  • Any additional meals
  • Any pony charge
  • Optional Activities
  • Items of personal nature like Porterage, tips, laundry etc

Option 1

Date Destination Resort/House Boat*** Nights
Day. 1 Gulmarg Poshwan / Gulmarghouse / Apple Resort 01
Day. 2 Pahalgam Golf View / River View / Ahmad Resort 01
Day. 3 Srinagar Sideeq Palace / Shefaf / Regal Palace / K2INN 01
Day. 4 Srinagar House Boat Mughal Group / Wangnoo Group 01

NO: of PaxExpected Arrival

NO: of rooms

Meal Plan

Cab

Rate

.02Rate Validity up to 30th March 2023

01

MAP

Sedan

30500/-

Option 2

Date Destination Resort/House Boat*** Nights
Day. 1 Gulmarg Royal Park / Khaleel Palace / Affarwat 01
Day. 2 Pahalgam Pahalgam Retreat / Regency / Wildflower / Green Heights 01
Day. 3 Srinagar Asian Park / Milan / Royal Heritage / Royal Batoo 01
Day. 4 House Boat Mughal Group / Wangnoo Group 01

NO: of PaxExpected Arrival

NO: of rooms

Meal Plan

Cab

Rate

.02Rate Validity up to 30th March 2023

01

MAP

Sedan

35500/-

Special Note:-

1. If in case, vehicles will not be able to reach Gulmarg due to heavy snow on road from

Tang Marg (12 Kms before) & as such, Snow jeep (Sumo / similar with chains on

tyres) will be used. The supplement charges for same will be 2000/- nett for to &

Fro (08 Pax max to 01 Car). Client can pay directly or you can ask us to include it in

the Package.

2 . Local Sightseeing in Gulmarg with  horses or slages in winter ? 1500 per  horse

3. Gondola Cable Car, Gulmarg: INR 800/- Per Pax for Level 1 & INR 1000/- for Level 2

(Total INR 1800/- for both). Guide mandatory for arranging tkts: INR 1000.

4. Local sightseeing in Pahalgam. Trip to Aru, Chandanwari & Betaab valley INR

2500/- Per vehicle (08 Pax max to 01 Car).

5. Trip to Thajiwas Glacier & Fisheries Farm point in Sonamarg: INR 3000/- Per

Vehicle (08 Pax max to 01 Car).

6. Zero Point @ 4500/-

7. Honeymoon Cake + Flowers Decorations + Candle Dinner @ 3000/-

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