Shabnam group of houseboat offers houseboat holidays in vale of Kashmir.
Arrive in Delhi. Afternoon sightseeing of Delhi, including Rashtrapati
Bhawan, Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Red Fort. Overnight at hotel.
Depart Delhi by flight for Srinagar. Reception and assistance on arrival
and transfer to houseboats. After lunch on houseboats, enjoy Shikhara ride
on Dal Lake and visit to floating/ vegetable gardens, Nehru Place, Char
Chinar etc. Dinner and overnight stay at houseboat.
After early breakfast leave by car to see the famous Mughal Gardens,
Shalimar Gardens and the Cheshma Shahi (The Royal Spring) built by Shah
Jahan in 1636 AD, Nishat Bagh (The Garden of Pleasure) laid out by Jahangir
for his beloved Noor Jahan in 1632 AD. Round off the trip with a visit to
the Oriental Kashmir Carpet factory.
Lunch at houseboats
After lunch and a brief rest, leave by car for half day sightseeing of
Srinagar City visiting the Hari Parbat Fort, Jama Masjid (the Great Mosque
built in 1313 AD) the old bazaar on the banks of the Jhelum and the Shah
Dinner and overnight stay on Houseboats.
After breakfast leave by car for full day trip to Gulmarg (The Meadow of
Flowers) at 2730 meters above sea level and which is one of the best ski
slopes in the world. Gulmarg is also home to one of the highest 18 hole golf
courses in the world and offers a splendid view of the Nanga Parbat Peak
(the fifth highest mountain of the world) There is also a option for a short
trip upto Khilanmarg by the Gandola cable car.
Lunch (carried from houseboats) at Gulmarg.
Overnight stay and dinner at houseboats.
Morning drive to Pahalgam (the valley of sheperds), en route, visiting
safforn fields and Awantipura ruins (1100 years old temple oflord Vishnu
built by king Awantivarman, enjoy the beautiful countryside on the way.
Drive through the pine forest, on arrival in Pahalgam walk along pony trails
with a magnificent view of Monutains, evening drive to Srinagar. Stay
overnight at Srinagar.
Overnight at houseboat.
After early breakfast depart to Sonamarg with pack lunch. At 2740 Mts. 95
kms. from Srinagar is the last major town before Ladakh and an excellent
base for trekking. Also known as Meadow of Gold which coul drive
from the spring flowers or from strategic trading position it enjoys.
Sonamarg has a wild mountain beauty. Evening return back to the hotel.
Dinner and Overnight stay at houseboat.
Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Delhi. Depart Delhi for next
WE ALSO COVER AMARNATH PILGRIMAGES -
Option 1 - Amarnath Via Pahalgam
Duration : 8 Days
Places Covered : Srinagar - Pahalgam - Chandarwadi - Sheshnaag - Amarnath -
Option 2 - Amarnath Via Baltal
Duration : 6 Days
Places Covered : Srinagar - Sonmarg - Baltal - Amarnath - Baltal - Sonmarg