Enjoy a luxurious stay in a houseboat on the most famous lake of Kashmir Valley, the Dal Lake. Located in the heart of Srinagar, this is the second largest freshwater of the state and is integral to tourism. It is referred to as the “Jewel in the Crown of Kashmir” and is spread over an area of 10 square miles, with a length of 4 miles and a breadth of 2.5 miles. This heritage tour will give you a deeper appreciation of this culture.
It is a world of its own with numerous people making a livelihood from it. Shikaras, low-bottomed boats with a cloth canopy, take you into the beautiful and amazing world of Dal and the floating market. Depending on the time of year, beautiful lotuses will greet you during your shikara ride.
Upon your arrival in Srinagar, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your luxurious houseboat. In the afternoon, we will visit Mughal Gardens, Hazratbal Shrine and other beautiful places in Srinagar.
In the morning, we will drive to Pahalgam. Located on the banks of the Lidder River, it is the main base camp for the Amarnath Yatra. It is also the center of many activities like camping, fishing, golf, horse riding and trekking. Enjoy a pony ride to nearby places like Chandanwadi and Betab Valley or enjoy a pacifist walk along the River Lidder.
The next day, enjoy a day trip to Gulmarg. This meadow surrounded by the lovely mountains and beautiful forests, attracts everyone. It is an ideal skiing resort and the world’s highest 18-hole golf course. Enjoy a fun-filled pony ride and Gondola ride here. Take an exciting cable car ride to beautiful places, like Afarwat, Khilanmarg and Alpather Lake.
After breakfast, you will be treated to a shikara ride in the Dal Lake. After lunch, you will continue your onward journey.