Delhi / Srinagar
Meet upon arrival and transfer to Deluxe Houseboats. After noon sightseeing of Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory.overnight Hotel
Full day excursion to Sonamarg (Golden Meadow). The distance of about 83 kms will be covered about 2-½ hrs. Sonamarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonamarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. Enjoy horse riding upto Thajwas glacier and sledge riding on snow. Late afternoon drive back to Srinagar. O/N hotel
After breakfast, transfer to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level. The distance of 60 kms will be covered in about 2 hrs. Gulmarghas one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat Peak if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs. Chair Lifts/Gondola cable cars for mountain rides are also available.Overnight in Hotel.
Leave Gulmarg after early breakfast and drive to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds). Drive through Saffron fields, visit Awantipura ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Avantivarman). Drive through the pine forest along Lidder River. The total distance of about 140kms will be covered in about 4 hrs. On arrival in Pahalgam, transfer to Hotel.
Free for individual activities. One can visit Chandanwari or Aru on ponies or by vehicle on own.
After breakfast drive to Srinagar. The distance of about 96 kms will be covered in about 3 hrs. Enroute visiting Saffron fields, Awantipura ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiwareman), see the beautiful countryside on the way .On arrival Srinagar transfer to houseboat Late afternoon Shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting floating and Vegetable gardens etc. Also witness walnut woodcarving and papier machie making demonstration.
Lunch, Dinner and overnight in HB
After breakfast Transfer to Srinagar Airport to catch flight for Delhi.