Paradise on Earth

Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Routing: Srinagar - Sonamarg - Gulmarg - Pahalgam - Srinagar

City Major Attraction
Srinagar Mughal Gardens ,  Chashmi-e Shahi (The Royal Spring), Nishat (The Garden of pleasure)  Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). Shankracharya Temple, Shikara ride on the Dal Lake.
Sonmarg Natural Beauty
Gulmarg Natural Beauty, Gondal Ride
Pahalgam Natural Beauty

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Srinagar
Arrive by flight, after traditional Indian style ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) by Exceptional Escapes representative, he would assist you at the airport & transfer to hotel for check in.
Welcome by traditional Kashmiri drink (Kahwah) on arrival.

 Later afternoon enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake.
Overnight Houseboat - Srinagar (B,D)

Day 02: Srinagar
Post breakfast, Guided visit Sinagar  Starting from  the Mughal Gardens ,  Chashmi-e Shahi (The Royal Spring), Nishat (The Garden of pleasure)  Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). Shankracharya Temple. Overnight Hotel – Srinagar (B,D)

Day 03 : Srinagar Day Excursion to Sonmarg
Post breakfast day Excursion to Sonmarg,  which is one of the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. Sonmarg is at 86 kms from Srinagar. We will take about 3 hours to reach Sonmarg is the last stop of Kashmir District. From here starts the territory of Ladakh. Situated at an altitude of 2743 m above sea level, Sonmarg is absolutely true to its name, which means 'Meadow of Gold'. The moment you enter Sonmarg, the first thing that you will notice will be the snow-covered mountain that forms the backdrop of the town. Covered with alpine trees from all sides, Sonmarg has few of the loveliest flower collection in Jammu and Kashmir. You may take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Later driven back to Srinagar.
Overnight Hotel – Srinagar (B,D)

Day 04: Srinagar - Gulmarg (52 Kms)
Post breakfast transfer to Gulmarg; It is one of the most beautiful resorts in the valley. It is at 52 kms from Srinagar. Gulmarg has been a resort for the kings like Yousuf Shah Chak and Jahangir who used to visit frequently. Gulmarg boasts Asia's highest and longest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m (13,780 ft). You can also try skiing on your own.  Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and also has highest golf course in the world with 18 holes.

Evening Free for Independent activities.
Overnight Hotel – Gulmarg (B,D)

Day 05: Gulmarg - Pahalgam
Post breakfast transfer to Arguably Pahalgam is one of the most beautiful places on earth; the town of Pahalgam (Village of Shepherds) offers breathtaking views of Himalayas. On arrival we check in to the hotel.

After reaching Pahalgam we have rest of the day free for individual activities.
Overnight Hotel – Pahalgam (B,D)

Day 05:  Pahalgam
Post breakfast full day at leisure at this beautiful town at the foothills of Himalayas. One can go on for walks or pony ride to one of the many beautiful spots around Pahalgam. One of the spot is the Mamaleshwara. It is only a km or so downstream from Pahalgam, and on the opposite side of the Lidder, is this small Shiva temple with its square, stone tank. It is thought to date from the reign of king Jayasima in the 12th century, even earlier.

Rest of the Day at leisure.
Overnight Hotel – Pahalgam (B,D)

Day 06: Pahalgam- Srinagar (Drive)
Post breakfast transfer to Srinagar. Later proceed to visit handicraft & hand loom centre’s famous for production of Pashmina / Shahtoosh shawls, world famous Carpets etc.

Evening at leisure.
Overnight Hotel – Srinagar (B,D)

Day 07: Srinagar Departure
Morning transfer to Srinagar airport to board flight for onward journey.

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