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4 Nights 5 Days Kashmir Tour
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4 Nights 5 Days Kashmir Tour

A valley between the Great Himalayan range and the Pir Panjal mountain range, Kashmir is a place of beautiful simplicity and pristine natural beauty. Kashmir is painted with a unique culture that keeps you intrigued throughout your journey, from Srinagar to Sonamarg and Gulmarg

Kashmir is heaven on earth with its alpine peaks and snow clad ranges. From trekking to solo trips to leisurely family vacations, Kashmir is a complete package. An unbelievably beautiful landscape, valley of flowers, serene lakes and amazing trekking trails, Kashmir has a little of everything to offer to its visitors

Itinerary

Day 1: Mughal Gardens And Dal Lake Boat Ride

Stop At: Mughal Gardens, Srinagar India
Shalimar Garden or Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar is the largest Mughal garden in Kashmir valley built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in the year 1619 AD for his wife Empress Nur Jahan. The term Shalimar comes from Sanskrit language which means “Adobe of Love”. This famous garden in sited on the right banks of Dal Lake and the garden is also popularly called as Shalamar garden or Bagh, Faiz Baksh and Farah Baksh. This garden is the outstanding example of Mughals in the field of horticultural. The garden is currently owned and managed by Jammu and Kashmir tourism department.

Emperor Jehangir got the Shalimar Garden built for his wife Nur Jahan in 1616. A second garden Faiz Baksh, (The Bountiful) was added to it later during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658). Covering an area of approximately 539 m by 182 m, the Shalimar garden offers an amazing view over the other gardens, lakes and shallow terraces. Also known as the "garden of love", the Shalimar Mughal Gardens has four terraces, rising one above the other.

Mughal Emperor Jahangir to please his loving wife Nur Jahan decided to build a garden which was his dream project and he chose Shalimar as the garden location. He renovated the old garden built by King Pravarsena II into a royal Mughal garden in 1619 and named it “Farah Baksh” which means “The delightful”. King Jahangir and his wife Nur Jahan along with the entire Jahangir’s court used to spend the summers in Shalimar garden which was their royal summer residence. To visit Shalimar they cross snow topped Pir Panjal mountain range near Shalimar using elephants.

Later in 1630 Kashmir Governor Zafar Khan as per Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s order extended the garden and named it “Faiz Baksh” which means “The Bountiful”. The park during Zafar Khan Administration was also used as an entertaining hub for Pathans and Sikh Governors who were friends with Zafar Khan.

Apart from Mughals many other rulers also altered Shalimar at various time intervals. Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Sikh Empire built a marble guest house in Shalimar for his European guests. Maharaja Hari Singh the last ruling King of Jammu and Kashmir from Rajput clans electrified Shalimar. All the rulers gave Shalimar many different names but the name Shalimar was mush popular amongst all which stays even today.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nishat Garden, Main Road Nishat, Srinagar 191121 India
The Garden of bliss laid down by Asif Khan father of Empress Noorjahan in 1633AD on the bank of Dal Lake with Zabarvan Massif at the back. In Nishat commands magnificent view of the Lake and the Snow capped Pir Panchal Range to the west of the valley.

Nishat garden is the largest one of the Mughal gardens in Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake. Also known as "the garden of bliss", the Nishat gardens have the Zabarwan Mountains forming its backdrop. Asaf Khan, the brother of Nur Jahan, designed the Kashmir Nishat Bagh in 1633 AD. Within the garden are ruins of some of the buildings dating back to the Mughal period. One of them is a double story pavilion enclosed on two sides with latticed windows. There is also a small spring behind the garden, known as Gopi Tirth. It is a source of supply of crystal clear water to the garden.

Nishat Bagh is a Mughal garden built on the eastern side of the Dal Lake, close to the Srinagar city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley. The largest in size is the Shalimar Bagh, which is also located on the bank of the Dal Lake. Nishat Bagh is a Hindustani word, which means "Garden of Joy," "Garden of Gladness" and "Garden of Delight. Nishat garden is the largest one of the Mughal gardens in Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake. Also known as "the garden of bliss", the Nishat gardens have the Zabarwan Mountains forming its backdrop.

Nishat Bagh of Kashmir, India, offers a splendid view of the Dal Lake as well as the snow capped Pir Panjal mountain range. The garden has terraces, each representing a different Zodiac sign. There is also a beautiful water channel flowing right in the middle of the garden. Other attractions of the Nishat garden of Kashmir include its blooming flowerbeds, trees, fountains, etc. You can also take a shikara ride at the Nehru Park from the garden. A famous picnic spot, Nishat Bagh also offers shopping facilities to its visitors. There are a number of shopping stalls situated opposite the garden. Nishat Bagh of Kashmir, India, offers a splendid view of the Dal Lake as well as the snow capped Pir Panjal mountain range. The garden has terraces, each representing a different Zodiac sign. There is also a beautiful water channel flowing right in the middle of the garden.

The brother of Mughal Empress Nur Jehan, Asif Khan laid the Garden in Srinagar in 1633. Set on the banks of world famous Dal Lake, in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills, this terraced garden offers some magnificent views of the lake. The Garden has a beautiful water channel flowing right through its middle. Not a minute in the garden can be dull with its gorgeous

Shikara rides up to the Nehru Park from here. The favorite picnic spot of the natives, a long walk amidst the lush greenery of this well-planned Garden refreshes oneself. There are also some shopping stalls opposite the garden.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pari Mahal, Near Chashme Shahi Garden, Srinagar India
Pari Mahal, meaning 'house of fairies' in Srinagar is a majestic historic monument that is located above the alluring Chashma Shahi Gardens. A short drive further, along a spur of the Zaberwan Hill, lie the six massive terraces of Pari Mahal (also known as Quntilon), with wonderful views. This age old monument displays the architectural brilliance of the medieval times. A vast and beautiful garden surrounds this structure.

Srinagar witnesses a large number of tourists throughout the year. From all over the world travellers consider this beautiful valley asa paradise. The sightseeing in the Srinagar is an incredible experience. There are beautiful lakes, charming sceneries, ancient monuments that add to the beauty of this place. Out of all the monuments in Srinagar, Parimahalwhich was a royal observatory in the former times has a special significance among thetourists. PariMahal is located at 5 minutes’ drive from CheshmaShahi, the smallest Mughal Garden in Srinagar.

PariMahal, literally meaning The Fairies' Abode is a beautiful seven terraced garden that overlooks the striking city of Srinagar from the top of the Zabarwan mountain range. The garden is located towards the South-west of the famous Dal Lake. PariMahal belongs to the Mughal period hence its architecture portrays the beautiful Islamic architecture that was one of the patronages during the rule of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

The architecture of the garden includes a small spring, surrounded by outlandish flowers and ornamental plants arranged out in terraces vanquished by the remains of the exquisite building. The monument is lightened during the night and the magnificent view of the illumed building at the top of the hill can be viewed from most of the places in Srinagar. This splendid monument reveals the grandeur of the taste of the Mughal emperors. The ruins of the building still showcase the rich history of the Mughal period. Nonetheless it is one of the most to visit places in Srinagar.

Pari Mahal also known as the 'House of Fairies', is also popularly called as 'Quntilon'.Located at a distance of ten kilometers from the city Centre, the building has a beautiful lawn with a spring in between. The sight had some ruins of a Budhhist Monastery before mid-1600s. Later the Mughal prince PrinceDaraShikohhad established this beautiful architecture at the same sight.

History

On the remains of a Buddhist moanastery, this garden was established in the mid-1600s by the DaraShikoh who was the sun of the great Mughal emperor ShahJahan. This garden was built by Dara following the orders Sufi Islam. He built it for his tutor and later it was used as an observatory for teaching astronomy and astrology. The garden is now the property of the Government of Srinagar
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dal Lake, Boulevard Rd, Srinagar 190001 India
Shikara Means Boat With Roof Shikara Ride In Dal lake For 3 Hours Discover Life On Water Vegetable Markets Shops On Lake Water Lilles Lotus Flowers Birds And Vegetable Lands Islands
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Veg and Non Veg On Request
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Deluxe Houseboat In Dal Lake Srinagar

Day 2: Gulmarg

Stop At: Gulmarg Gondola, Gulmarg Ski Area, Gulmarg India
The ageless beauty of Gulmarg reflects the purity of nature. This small yet magnificent town is haven for the adventure seekers and a paradise for nature lovers. Toddle along the vast stretches of flower-clad meadows and sway through the alpine mountains replete with snow. Gulmarg invokes adventure instincts and at the same time offers a refreshing ambiance to retain peace of mind- it is a perfect melange to savour the taste of real Kashmir.

The ‘Heartland of Winter sports’, Gulmarg is where all the excitement takes place. The very first ski resort was established here in 1927 and ever since Gulmarg has been an epitome of skiing in the country. The town also takes great pride in owning Asia’s largest and world’s second largest cable car project called Gulmarg Gondola. It connects Gulmarg with Aparwath Mountain, from where one can ski down on a long snow-trail. Shark Fin is another brilliant place for powder skiing in the town. Gulmarg also boasts about being the longest Golf Course in India. Set against a beautiful backdrop, it attracts a large number of visitors.

The picturesque landscape offers myriad of options for sightseeing in Gulmarg. Places like Kongdori and Aparwath are well-connected through the Gulmarg Gondola. Scenic, as they can best be described, these fascinating places offer a panoramic view of the valley. Khilanmarg is another spectacular destination situated in the vicinity of Gulmarg offering unmatched view of the Himalayan range. A frozen lake situated 13 kms beyond Khilanmarg also attracts attention as a popular tourist attraction in Gulmarg. The virgin terrains of Nagin Valley and the sacred shrine of Baba Reshi sanctify this serene valley. The undying spectacle called Gulmarg gives millions of reasons to travellers across the globe to throng here.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Veg Or Non Veg On Request
• Dinner
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight Stay At Deluxe Houseboat In Dal Lake

Day 3: Naranag Day Trek

Stop At: Naranaag, Gandarbal Jammu and Kashmir, Kangan, Jammu and Kashmir 191202
Naranag-Gangabal trek is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful treks in Kashmir region of Jammu & Kashmir state. Gangabal is nestled at the foothill of Mount Haramukh and overwhelmingly one of the most beautiful lakes in the region.

Naranag is one of the lesser visited places that lies to the north kashmir travelof Srinagar, some 50 kms from it. Naranag is one of the best places, in fact bases for trekking and adventure tours. It lies in the foothills of Pir Panjal range, which extends south east to connect with other popular trekking points. One of the most breathtaking moments are felt higher up where the magnificient Gangabal Lake is present.

At the base are the remains of ancient temples built with large granite blocks. The monument looks fascinating with huge rock blocks resting over one another. In the nearby area is a small village. The temple complex is believed to be ancient monuments dedicated to the deity Shiva. Except granite blocks there is no sign of building material, as were used in the latter years.

Naranag is also a wonderful camp site. There is just one hotel, inexpensive one and with very few rooms. Travelers often carry their tents and other equipment as most of them are interested to go way up.

There is a stream that flows besides the monuments, fed by glaciers and the Gangabal Lake situated high up in the mountains. The mountains are uninhabited, except the local tribes called Gujjars who take their cattle to graze on the terraces.

The beauty of Naranag lies in the fact that it is desolate, except for the luxuries of nature. As you ascend, there is tranquility and even the murmur of stream vanishes at many places. According to some reports a unique specie like raccoons have been sighted.

The trek from Sonamarg to Gangabal, culminating at Naranag is very popular. There are innumerable places which are not lesser in beauty than fantasy lands. Clear water lakes on top of the mountains reflecting perfectly all the shades of blue sky over it is simple magical. If you happen to travel to Naranag, then it would be a mistake not to miss such sights that are located atop the mountains.

The road to Naranag, which passes through Ganderbal district, is quite fuzzy. It becomes almost difficult to travel during rainy season. Food can also be a problem as there are no stores or shops except in the village that sell groceries and daily essentials to the locals. Also the people who are willing to explore the beauty of Naranag must do so with a local guide as the passes and places are not known to many.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight At Deluxe Houseboat In Dal Lake Srinagar

Day 4: Sonmarg

Stop At: Sonamarg, Srinagar India
For all those adventure loving people who wish to enjoy camping at a hill station, Sonmarg is the ideal destination. Tourists flock to this small hill resort in heavy numbers to see the enchanting natural beauty and snow clad peaks. Known as the 'Meadow of Gold', Sonmarg is set amidst a valley of flowers and lakes. The word "Sona" literally means "Gold" in Hindi, and this golden beauty covered with white snow is most attractive in the spring. The exotic flora of the region is nurtured by the Sindh river. Sonmarg is the gateway to Ladakh.

The dense forests of Sonmarg comprise of sycamore and alpine flowers, silver birch, fir and pine. The place is frequently visited by nature lovers in the search of tranquil peace and soothing natural beauty. The stunning blue water lakes and grasslands are the other attractions. The enchanting beauty of the towering snow clad mountains is a real treat to the eyes
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight At Deluxe Houseboat In Dal Lake Srinagar

Day 5: Airport Drop

Stop At: Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport Srinagar, Indragandhi Road, Humhama, Badgam, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190007
After Breakfast Airport Drop Tour Ends
Duration: 35 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:5 days
Commences in:Srinagar, Srinagar
Country:Srinagar
City:Srinagar

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