Best time to visit: March to October to October
Culture: Jammu's Dogra culture and tradition is much similar to that of neighboring Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The Dumhal is a famous dance in the Kashmir valley, performed by men of the Wattal region. Ladakh is famous for its unique Indo-Tibetan culture. Kashmir has been the highest learning point of Sanskrit and Persian. Kashmir is justly said to be the Nature's grand finale of beauty.
Food: Kashmiri cuisine is influenced by flavours of Persia, the Kashmiri Pandits and Buddhists. Nevertheless, Dum Oluv, Methi Chaman, Kofta, Rogan Josh, Kabargah, Kahmiri Pulao, Razmah Gogaji, Nadier Palak, Chamani Qaliyan,Gushtaba, Aab Gosht, Shab Deg Kashmiri Yakhni and Gaad are some of the famous main course dishes and Phirni, Shufta, Panjeeri, Shakar Pareh, Kasaar and Sevaiyyan are the popular savouring desserts of the Kashmiri platter.
Highlights: Unlimited Adventure, Shikara Ride, Nature Walk, Spiritual Tours Top Hotels: Hotel Grand Palace, Centaur Lake, Akbar Hotel, Broadway Hotel, Hotel Asia, Jai Maa Inn, Hotel Ashok, Hotel Ambika.
Shopping: Amazing Walnut Wood Carvings, Kashmiri Handicrafts, Papier Mache, Traditional Dongra Jewelery, Dry Fruits, Pashmina Shawls, Shahtoosh Shawls, Knotted Carpets, Wool Garments, Thangka Paintings, Tibetan Silver Jewelery
Climate: Maximum and minimum temperature in summer is 29.5 C & 10.6 C respectively and maximum and minimum temperature in summer is 7.3 C & -1.9 C respectively.
How to Reach
By Air: Srinagar airport is approximately 14 km from the city. There are daily flights to Srinagar, operated by Indian Airlines (from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu) and other Private Airlines like Air Deccan, Spice Jet, Kingfisher, and Jet Airways (from Delhi and Jammu).
By Train: Jammu Tawi, approximately 305 km far, is the nearest railhead for Srinagar. Trains from Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Mumbai and other cities arrive at this station only. During holiday season, when there is a heavy rush for Kashmir, additional trains operate for and from this station.
By Road: National Highway 1-A is the main highway connecting Srinagar with Jammu. J&K State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) as well as a number of private super deluxe, A-class and B-class busses operate to and from the state. Private taxis are also available for traveling to Kashmir. This is one of the most adventurous though a bit strenuous travel tracks in India.
Duration: 06 Days/5 Nights
Places to visit: Delhi - Srinagar - Gulmerg - Srinagar - Pahalgam - Srinagar - Sonmerg - Srinagar - Delhi
Day 1: (Arrival Srinagar)
On arrival in Srinagar our representative will meet you and transfer to the houseboats. Enjoy the Lunch at the Houseboats. Shikara ride to enjoy the scenic view of the Lake and visiting of the floating gardens. These gardens float on the edges of the lake and are used by farmers to grow vegetables like cucumbers, Basil, Mint and Pumpkins. During the winter the grass from these gardens are used to make famous kashmiri matts called "Wagoo" Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: (Srinagar)
Today you will start your day with freshmen and breakfast. Later the tour of Srinagar city will start; Srinagar is the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir. The city is famous for its Gardens, Lakes and surely handmade handicrafts. During the tour of Srinagar city you will visit the Nishat Gardens, Mughal Gardens, Harwan Gardens, and Pari Mahal. This is the day to explore the beauty of Gardens with fountains, Chinar Trees, Rose Gardens and Much more. It will take to you close to the nature. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: (Srinagar - Gulmargh - Srinagar)
Morning drive starts from Srinagar to Gulmargh, located to 56-km south west of Srinagar. On arrival in Gulmargh you will check into Hotel. Day to Realax and get yourself ready for some adventure of skeeing in slopes of Gulmargh. Horse Riding - This is the best activity by which all the sites of Gulmarg can be seen. Horses can be hired directly from the local people. Return back to hotel for dinner and overngiht stay in hotel.
Day 4: (Srinagar - Pahalgham - Srinagar)
Early morning after breakfast drive start for phalgham via Avantipura temples and famous Saffron fields of Pampora. On arrival in Pahalgham will check into hotel. Afternoon enjoy the ride to ride on horses and enjoy the gushing rivers of River Lidder. Optional tour Aru a small mountain town of Gujjars and shephards. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 5: (Srinagar - Sonamargh - Srinagar)
Morning the drive will start from Srinagar to sonamargh, On arrival in Sonamargh check in hotel. Afternoon enjoy the Scenic mountains Town, Sonamarg is the base of a major trek that passes along several mountain lakes -Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. Sonamarg is also the take off station for the drive to Ladakh across the Zojila, a major pass in the Great Himalayan Range, through which the Srinagar-Leh Road passes. The stay arrangement is in sonmargh.
Day 6: (Srinagar - Relevant Destination)
End of the tour and go to the relevant destination.