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Mesmerising Kashmir

4 Nights/5 Days,from Srinagar

₹ 23999

For 1 adult

Inclusions

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    Hotel

  • Car icon

    Cab

  • Food icon

    Meals

Itinerary

Day 1

Plane

11:00 AM

Arrive at Srinagar

Based on your preferred mode of transportation, arrive at Srinagar. If you are coming by train, RailYatri cab can pick you up at Katra/Jammu. Check the attachments below for recommended trains & flights.

*Flight/Train/Bus cost not included

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Car

11:30 AM

Drive to Dal Lake

  • Sedan - Adult x 3, Child x 1, Bags x 2 (Swift Dzire, Etios or similar)

RailYatri cab will drive you to Dal Lake for your stay in the houseboat.

Note:
Driver name and vehicle no. will be shared 4hr before your trip.

  • Cab upgrade available @additional cost
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Accommodation

1:00 PM

Check-in at New Sea Palace Houseboats, Srinagar

Situated at the lovely Dal Lake, New Sea Palace Houseboats offers breath-taking views of the lake and the city as well. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Food

2:30 PM

Lunch

Enjoy a delectable fare at the houseboat. You can order for delicious biryani or local delicacies like rogan josh.

Note: Cost not included in the package

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4:00 PM

Shikara Ride at the Dal Lake

Shikaras are the wooden boats with beautifully decorated canopies overhead. Taking a boat ride across the scenic Dal Lake at the backdrop of the majestic slow clad Himalayas, is a must. It is a truely unparalleled experience.

Timings: 5 AM - 6 PM

Cost: Rs. 400 - Rs. 800

Tip:

  • Usually, shikara rides are arranged by the houseboat you are statying at.
  • Dal Lake is marked by an island, Char Chinar, which houses beautiful Chinar trees. Ask your Shikara to stop for a quick snack and amazing views.
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6:00 PM

Shopping at Dal Lake

Take a unique shopping experience in the Dal Lake market, which includes a number of shops located right on the midst of the lake. Hawkers have Shikaras of their own and have all sorts of goods for sale, including Kashmir's specialities such as wooden artwork, hand made earrings, saffron and even Kashmiri ponchos.

Note: You can pick up fresh flowers, vegetables or singaras

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6:30 PM

Optional: Drive to Lal Chowk for Shopping

Lal Chowk is one of the most popular markets whose streets are dotted with shops, vendors offering carvings made out of walnut wood, Pashmina handlooms, jewelry boxes, etc. The walnut wood found here is considered as the best in terms of quality. Shop walnuts, spices and wooden souvenirs for your family and friends.

Food

8:00 PM

Dinner and overnight stay at the Houseboat

Enjoy a sumptuous and multi-cuisine fare at the houseboat.

Rest well for the night as another exciting day at the beautiful valley of Kashmir, awaits you!

Note: You can end the day with a hot cuppa sitting on the balcony/rooftop of the houseboat. The view of the Dal Lake and the city lights far away, is picture perfect.

Day 2

Food

7:00 AM

Breakfast at the boat house

Breakfast at the boat house can be a once in a lifetime experience. With the wonderful view of the Dal lake and shikaras outside, one can enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast at the boat house.

Note: While you get all the basic options such as toast and paranthas, do try the local Kashmiri bread called Girda along with Kahwa.

Car

8:00 AM

Drive to Gulmarg

After checking out from the boat house, the RailYatri cab will pick you from the jetty and take you to Gulmarg which is appoximately 55km. Enjoy the leisure drive with breathtaking views along the road. The tall poplar trees on both side of the road makes the drive all the more beautiful.

Accommodation

10:00 AM

Check-in at Hotel Affarwat

The hotel with complete wooden flooring is one of the best in Gulmarg with spaciaous rooms and great views. After a quick check-in, head for the Gandola ride.

Hotel Amenities:

  • Room service
  • Internet
  • Free parking
  • Multi-cuisine restaurant
  • Hotel upgrade available @additional cost
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Date

11:00 AM

Gondola ride at Gulmarg

First thing first! After checking-in at the hotel, set off for the much awaited Gandola ride. This is one of the highest in Aisa - and Apparwath where everyone goes to is 4,200m. Keep your camera ready as the view throughout is breathtaking. As you go high up, the birdseye view of Gulmarg and the ski resort below is simple amazing.

Note: You can choose your ride options.

  • Gulmarg to Kungdoori, Kungdoori to Apparwath, Kungdoori to Mary Shoulder (Chair Lift).
  • To avoid last minute disappointment, book your Gandola ride tickets online much before you reach Gulmarg. http://gulmarggondola.com/
  • Gondola Ride - Tips
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Food

2:00 PM

Lunch at hotel

After the most amazing Gondola ride, come back to the hotel for a scrumptuous lunch. You can dig into lip smacking Wazwaan cuisine. The hotel's buffet is good.

Note: The cost is not included in the package.

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3:30 PM

Local sightseeing in Gulmarg

Gulmarg is a skiing paradise. People from across the world come here for skiing. However, if you are not keen, you can take a walk along the Golf Resort and also visit nearby Khilanmarg. The frozen lake there is a favourite among tourists. In winters, Gulmarg is a white carpet filled with snow and is worth a visit.

Note:
Carry enough warm wollens and boots, since not much shopping options are available in Gulmarg.

  • Sightseeing and Activities in Gulmarg - Tips
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Food

7:30 PM

Dinner

Enjoy sumptuous Kashmiri cuisines at any one of the restaurants , near your hotel.

Suggested restaurants: Bakshi restaurant, Downhill restaurant, Hotel HIghlands Park, Alpine Lounge

*Cost not included in the package

Car

8:30 PM

Drive back to the hotel

RailYatri cab will drive you back to the hotel.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at the hotel

Unwind, relax and rest well for the night.

Day 3

Food

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Enjoy a delectable breakfast at the hotel's restaurant or can also order room ser.

The buffet breakfast menu consists of fresh and quality dishes. Choose the options of your liking from the items listed below.

  • Parathas
  • Bread Toast
  • Milk, Tea, Coffee

Note:

  • The items above are indicative and subject to change based on availability.
Car

7:30 AM

Check-out and proceed to Pahalgam

Post-check out, RailYatri cab will drive you to Pahalgam. Enroute you will find many apple orchards. Try befriending one of the orchard guard and you might be lucky to get some farm-fresh Kashmiri apples.

Travel Time: 4 Hours
Distance: 140 km

Accommodation

11:30 AM

Check-in at Volga Hotel, Pahalgam

Offering comfort and convenience amidst the lush , green landscape, Volga Hotel is an ideal accommodation for your stay at Pahalgam. It is at a walking distance from the main market.

  • Hotel upgrade available @additional cost
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Optional: Rest at the hotel for 30min - 1hr

Try to keep this short if you are excited to visit some unique attractions in Srinagar.

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12:30 PM

Visit Mamaleshwara Temple, Pahalgam

At a distance of about a kilometer from the Pahalgam city, Mamaleshwara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, constructed purely of stone, by the then King Jayasima. The temple is marked as a significant place of worship in the region and draws pilgrims from all over the state.

Car

2:30 PM

Drive to Betaab Valley, Lunch enroute

RailYatri cab will drive you to Betaab valley. ( 40 minutes ). En-route you can enjoy delicious meal at Nathu's in Pahalgam. With a wide choice of menu. a meal at this breathtaking location is most memorable.

*Cost not included in the package

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4:00 PM

Visit Betaab Valley

Previously known by the name of Hagan Valley or Hagoon, the Betaab Valley in Pahalgam is a breathtaking combination of picturesque surroundings with mountains full of tall deodar trees and pine forests. Many bollywood movies such as Betaab, Aarzoo, Kashmir ki Kali, Satte pe Satta and Rockstar, have been shot here.

Things to do: Horse-riding, camping, trekking, strolling, joy rides at the amusement park

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5:00 PM

Visit Pahalgam Golf Course

RailYatri cab will drive you to Pahalgam Golf course ( 15 minutes )

This 18-hole championship golf course offers panoramic views of Dal Lake and the fir-covered peaks of the Zabarwan Hills. The view of the lake from the tee box will put your golfing attention to test. You can also take a mid-game break at one of the tea shelters conveniently located along the course’s sidelines.

  • Pahalgam Golf Course - Tips
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6:00 PM

Shopping at Main Market

The main market of Pahalgam is where you take a casual stroll in between the tiny shops clinging on to each other. There is a variety of items you get including Kashmiri carpets, wicker-work and pashmina shawls as well as Kashmiri handicrafts. A must-buy from the streets of this famous market is the pheran, a woolen Kashmiri poncho.

Also, the golden red apples you find here are not only a delight to your eyes but are also so fresh and juicy.

Food

8:00 PM

Dinner

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at Dana Pani restaurant.

*Cost not included in the package

Car

8:30 PM

Drive back to the hotel

RailYatri cab will drive you back to the hotel.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at the hotel

Freshen up, relax and rest up well for the night.

Day 4

Food

8:30 AM

Breakfast

You can order food in your room or have breakfast at the hotel's multi-cuisine restaurant.

The buffet breakfast menu consists of fresh and quality dishes. Choose the options of your liking from the items listed below.

  • Fresh Poha
  • Idli and/or dosa
  • Bread Toast
  • Milk, Tea, Coffee

Note:

  • The items above are indicative and subject to change based on availability.
Car

9:00 AM

Check - out and drive to Srinagar

Post-check out, RailYatri cab will drive you to Srinagar.

Travel Time: 2 Hours 50 Minutes
Distance: 88 km

Accommodation

12:00 PM

Check-in at Hotel Ahdoos, Srinagar

Hotel Ahdoos is a premium 3-star property at Srinagar that offers comfort and convenience to the travellers. The hotel gives marvellous views of the river Jhelum and is conveniently located from the airport ( 12 km )

Hotel Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Doctor-on-call
  • 24-Hour room service
  • Gym
  • Multi-cuisine restaurant
  • Hotel upgrade available @additional cost
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12:30 PM

Visit Shankaracharya Temple

The Shankaracharya Temple is a beautiful temple that is situated on the Gopadari Hills at a height of 1,100 feet above sea level. Built towards the dedication of Lord Shiva, the temple is also known as the Jyesteshwara Temple or the Pas-Pahar by Buddhists and overlooks the entire magnificent city of Srinagar.

Entry Fee: Free

Tip: A visit to the temple is recommended only for those who are fit enough to climb around 280 steps.

  • Shankaracharya Temple - Tips
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Food

2:00 PM

Lunch

Enjoy a delectable meal at Durga Vaishno Dhaba or Lhasa Restaurant, nearby the temple.

*Cost not included in the package

Date

2:30 PM

Optional: Visit Tulip Garden

If you wish to, RailYatri cab will drive you to the Tullip Garden ( 20 minutes )

Lines of tulip cultivation in every possible colour with a backdrop of the majestic Zabarwan Hills, is the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. Its view is a must-not-miss while in Srinagar.

Tip: April could be the best time to visit the Garden at the time of the Tulip Festival.

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3:30 PM

Visit Hazratbal Shrine

RailYatri cab will drive you to Hazratbal shrine ( 20 minutes )

Located on the left banks of the Dal Lake, Hazratbaal is popular Muslim shrine whose significance is that it holds the heir of Prophet Muhammad, a relic titled as Moi-e-Muquaddas.

Timings: 09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Cost: Entry Free

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5:00 PM

Visit the Gardens of Srinagar

RailYatri cab will drive you to Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh and Mughal Gardens, which are at a close vicinity with each other.

Overlooking the scintillating waters of the Dal Lake, enjoy the pristine beauty of these well-trimmed gardens and marvellous architecture.

  • Gardens of Kashmir - Tips
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Food

7:30 PM

Dinner at Mughal Bakery and Restaurant

Eaat your heart's out at Mughal Darbar Bakery And Restaurant that holds the legacy of being the center of taste in Kashmir. Savor the aromatic flavors of Kashmiri cuisine, right from the Kashmiri Pulao, Goshtaba to the Mutton Rogan Josh.

*Cost not included in the package

Accommodation

Overnight stay at the hotel

After a fun-filled day at Srinagar, rest well for the night.

Day 5

Food

8:00 AM

Breakfast

You can order food in your room or have breakfast at the hotel's multi-cuisine restaurant.

The buffet breakfast menu consists of fresh and quality dishes. Choose the options of your liking from the items listed below.

  • Fresh Poha
  • Idli and/or dosa
  • Bread Toast
  • Milk, Tea, Coffee

Note:

  • The items above are indicative and subject to change based on availability.
Car

11:00 AM

Check-out and drive to your pick-up point

Post-check out, RailYatri cab will drop you off at your pick-up point at Srinagar.

Your holiday tour to Kashmir with us, ends here. Hope you had a great experience.

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