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Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Srinagar – Shikara Ride

Welcome to Srinagar, the Lake City. On arrival at the Srinagar Airport. you will be received by Astir passage representative / driver.


The houseboat at Dal lake is going to be your romantic abode for the first night on your Srinagar Kashmir Magical Tour. After check-in in the houseboat, you can relax for a while. Later in the evening proceed for shikara ride in Dal lake.


Overnight stay on the houseboat

Day 2 Srinagar City Sightseeing

After the check- in, proceed for sightseeing in Srinagar. Visit the world-famous Mughal Gardens - Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure), Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love), and Chashme Shahi Garden, and also pay visit to the Shankaracharya Temple. Evening free for shopping.


Overnight stay at the houseboat in Srinagar.

Day 3 Srinagar – Excursion to Sonmarg (90 Kms / Approx 03 Hours Drive- One Way)

After the breakfast at houseboat/hotel, leave for day excursion to Sonmarg, which is a beautiful drive from Srinagar. On the way, you will stop at many beautiful spots. Continue driving to Sonmarg 2690 Mtrs (Meadow of Gold).


One can enjoy horse riding to visit Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Sonmarg is also known as Gateway to Ladakh.


In the evening return to Srinagar for overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4 Srinagar To Pahalgam (100 Km / Approx. 3½ Hour Drive)

After the breakfast, a drive to Pahalgam. Known as ‘The valley of Shepherds or Trekker's Paradise,’ Pahalgam (2133 mts ) is one of the most popular tourist places in Kashmir and the top preference for Indian Film Industry.


En route, visit Saffron fields, Awantipur ruins (1100-yr-old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiverma), the beauty of the countryside and lots of rice fields.


Arrive Pahalgam and transfer to the hotel. After the lunch, visit the scenic and rocky valley of Chandanwadi, Snow Point (around 14 km from Pahalgam) and also enjoy an exciting pony ride.


Please note, all these activities will be conducted at your own expenses.


Return to your hotel in the evening. Enjoy the surroundings of Pahalgam on foot. Dinner will be served at your hotel.


Note : In Pahalgam, outside vehicles are not allowed for sightseeing. Only local taxis can roam around within Pahalgam. All outside vehicles will only be able to offer pick up & drop from the hotel.

Betaab Valley : Situated some odd 15 km from Pahalgam, Betaab Valley is a beautiful place for sightseeing. It is in fact, the top attraction around Pahalgam and is named after a Bollywood film. This attraction falls en route the sacred Hindu pilgrimage, Amarnath Cave and is a must-see near Pahalgam.


Aru Valley : Known for its scenic lush meadow, Aru Valley is the top tourist spot near Pahalgam. It is the base camp for Kolhai Glacier and Tarsar Lake treks and many other alpine lakes. Chandanwari : Popular as the base for the famed Hindu pilgrimage of Amarnath Cave, Chandanwari is an important place to visit near Pahalgam. The place is known for snow-sledging on a snow bridge and its pretty Sheshnag Lake. It is also an ideal place for picnic.

Day 5 Pahalgam to Gulmarg (140 km / Approx 04 Hours Drive)

After the breakfast in the morning, we will begin our countryside tour towards Gulmarg. We will drive past colorful villages and rice fields that will give you an insight into the rich culture of Kashmir.

Day 6 Gulmarg
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The day is available for leisure activities such as golf, nature walks, bird watching, and pony rides.


You can visit the Maharani Temple and Ziarat of Baba Reshi or try zorbing at the Children’s Park. You can even visit the highest golf course in the world. But the most popular thing to include in the tour package in Kashmir is the Gondola Cable Car Ride. The 08 minutes of ropeway ride on Gulmarg Gondola will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Apharwat Peak. From here, you can click lots of pictures.


After spending time here, we will descend to Gulmarg base after an hour.


Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 Gulmarg to Srinagar Airport Drop (60 km / Approx 2-3 Hours Drive)
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After the buffet breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Srinagar Airport to board your flight for your onward journey with memorable experiences offered by Astir Passage.

Important Information : Due to strict security, you are requested to leave from the hotel at least 4 hours before the departure time. You will have to pass 4 security barriers before reaching the airport. This often leads to long traffic jams right outside the airport.

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