Destination Covered – SRINAGAR – PAHALGAM – GULMARG – SRINAGAR

Travel Date – Till 31st September, 2018

 

  • Assistance upon arrival at Srinagar airport by Earth Explorers representative
  • Welcome drink on Arrival (Non – Alcoholic)
  • Accommodation at hotel or houseboat as  per the packages with  Breakfast & Dinner
  • Transportation by Non Ac
  • Which is the part of the Itinerary
  • One Shikara cruise on the lake (Max 60 Minutes 4 in 1 Shikara)
  • Crossings while staying at houseboats
  • All present applicable taxes as on date.
  • Any future taxes levies will be charged extra
  • Any Air or train fare
  • Meals other than specified
  • Monument fee / Camera fee
  • Mineral water / Soft or hard drinks / Starters
  • Horse ride at Gulmarg
  • Gondola Cable car ride in Gulmarg
  • Any optional tour mentioned in the itinerary
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips, calls
  • Any sightseeing in Pahalgam/ Sonmarg
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Day 1

ARRIVE SRINAGAR (BY SURFACE: 12 KMS – 45 MIN) Earth Explorers representative Assist at the airport and transfers to your hotel or houseboat for check in. Srinagar (Lake City) – It is at once a collection of images: It tells the story of love of the Mughal Emperors for this paradise like vale with deep green rice fields, rivers, gardens in bloom and lakes rimmed by houseboats, where lush wild gardens of lotus and water-lily grow amidst bustling lanes. Afternoon visit important sights of Srinagar City – Shankaracharya Temple & Mughal Gardens, Shankaracharya Temple (Hindu Shrine) – Situated on the highest hill of Srinagar, it is nearly one thousand feet above the city. The temple commands a magnificent panoramic view of the Srinagar city. It is devoted to lord Shiva. The site dates back to 2500 BC. The philosopher Shankaracharya stayed at this site when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive sanatan dharma. Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) – The largest Mughal garden situated on the banks of world famous Dal-Lake in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake. Empress Noor Jahan’s brother Asif Khan laid the Garden in 1633 AD. Nishat has seven terraces with a beautiful central water course flowing right in the middle. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains from the eastern part of the lake. Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) – It was planted by Mughal emperor Jehangir for Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds. The Garden blooms with innumerable varieties of flowers in spring and autumn. Overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat 1
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Day 2

PAHALGAM EXCURSION (BY SURFACE: 98 KMS – 3 HRS ONE WAY) In the morning your journey starts towards Pahalgam, en-route visit Saffron fields of Pampora, see the beautiful countryside, lots of rice fields and Awantipura ruins on the way.Awantipura Ruins (1100 years Old Temple) – Built in 09th century AD by King Avantivarman and dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Situated 29 kms from Srinagar, the temple ruins at Awantipura represent some of the finest examples of architecture of this region. Later continue your drive to Pahalgam through the pine forest, the confluence of the streams flowing from the river Lidder & Sheshnag Lake which are famous for their scenic beauty. Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) – It is a resort set in a pristine village lying next to the Lidder River. Once a humble shepherd’s village with breathtaking views. Now it is Kashmir’s premier resort, cool even during the heights of summer. It is situated at an altitude of 2,130 m above sea level and has a golf course at 2400 meters above the sea level. Surrounded with fragrant pine forests, the idyllic resort includes a golf course and spots for angling. The bubbling Lidder harbors a sizeable population of rainbow trout and mahaseer to ensure you don’t come away disappointed. The nearby forested slopes are home to the Himalayan brown bear. After having your lunch at local restaurant, proceed to have bridle walks and feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains. OPTIONAL – One can enjoy Horse ride at Pahalgam. Around Pahalgam are many places of interest, and because the resort is set between fairly steep hills, it is worth hiring a pony rather than walking. The most beautiful of these is the huge, undulating meadow of Baisaran, surrounded by thickly wooded forests of pine. Hajan an idyllic spot for a picnic.Afternoon drive back from Pahalgam to Srinagar, overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat. 2
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Day 3

GULMARG EXCURSION (BY SURFACE: 55 KMS – 1.5 HRS) ONE WAY Morning proceed for a picturesque drive to Gulmarg. Gulmarg (Meadow oflowers) – It was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kashmir. It also has one of the world’s highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right. OPTIONAL – One can enjoy Gondola ride or Horse ride at Gulmarg. For a fun-filled ride of a most unusual kind, Gulmarg’s newly constructed gondola lift from high above Gulmarg, through pine-clad slopes is exhilarating. From Gulmarg a pony track leads upwards to Khilanmarg, Kangdori & seven springs, a couple of hours by pony longer on foot. Afternoon drive back from Gulmarg to Srinagar, overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat. 3
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Day 4

DEPART SRINAGAR(BY SURFACE: 12 KMS – 45 MIN) Morning enjoy a relaxing Shikara ride on the lake – Its one of the most soothing & relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir and you will be transferred to Srinagar airport in time to board flight to back sweet home. 4

CANCELLTION POLICY:

  • 25% advance on booking confirmation non refundable
  • 35% before 7 days from dated of Arrival
  • 100% within 48 hours from date of Arrival

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • All the above mentioned rates are valid from 01 April 2017 to 31st September 2017
  • All the above mentioned rates are on INR
  • Optional tour charges to be paid directly by the guest (if availed)
  • Check-In / Check-out time at all the properties would at 1200 hrs (Noon)
  • All transportation is based on 01 Non Air-conditioned Car
  • By using AC Inova supplement, the vehicle can be upgraded
  • Children below 4 years will be complimentary on EPAI basis sharing room with parents.
  • The package prices are subject to change in case of any revision in the hotel accommodation tariffs/any hike in the transport cost (including fuel hike) or in case of any addition tax levied by government of state Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Please clarify all the inclusions and exclusions before booking

 

Important :

Please Carry Sun Glass / Suns Cream- Cold Cream / Woolen Gloves / Monkey Cap/ Warm Jacket / Good sports shoes with woolen socks  / woolen scarp  & all important equipments which one can need

From Jammu/Srinagar to Delhi, Srinagar to Leh no hand baggage is allowed in the flights, all in checked baggage. Only Jewelers/ gold money/ camera without battery local sightseeing in Gulmarg/ Sonamarg & Pahalgam is not included (Srinagar/Jammu vehicles are not allowed to do local sightseeing in Pahalgam/ Sonamarg & Gulmarg). In certain sensitive areas the vehicles are not allowed to stop or wait. We request you to tell the clients not to force the driver to stop the vehicle at such places, against his advice.
J&K Tourism department has started to close one garden on different days of the week for maintenance. Hence on the day of Mughal Garden tour if one of the Mughal Gardens is closed your client will be taken to the Botanical gardens instead.
We as your ground operators reserve the right to make changes to the tour programme, without any prior information, but without compromising the services.
There are certain aspects of the tour which, we as travel agents, do not have any control. Hence we are making you aware of such areas so you too can enlighten your clients. One such aspect is shopping.  Lots of sellers will come to the hotels & houseboats to sell their goods. We take no responsibility whatsoever for the rates and quality. Second such aspect is pony rides in Sonmarg, Gulmarg & Pahalgam. We take no responsibility for services and charges of ponywallas. Though for tourists convenience the Union rates are displayed at most of the places. Third aspect is power cuts. These are regular and sometimes for long durations. Hotels & houseboats have generator back-up but only up to 11 p.m. at night after which the generators are switched off due to noise disturbance. The clients are provided with candles.

PACKAGE DESTINATION HOTEL
STANDARD SRINAGAR LUXURY INN / SHANEEL RESIDENCY – ASSAD RESORT/EAGLE RESORT/HONEY DEW OR SIMILAR
PAHALGAM GRAND ABDULLAH – HAMDARD RESORT –MANTOO RESORTS OR SIMILAR
GULMARG  HOTEL YAMBERZAL OR SIMILAR

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