LUXURY HOLIDAYS IN KASHMIR
Mesmerizing, scintillating, incredibly colorful, India is an assault on the senses. Have the age-old sagas of splendid wealth and impeccable hospitality ever overwhelmed you.
Then take a luxury holiday to experience it yourself. Mughal Gardens, mountains, Lakes, jungles and historical places – J & K presents a spectrum of destinations. Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir is famous for its snow capped peaks, valley of flowers, blue lakes and ornate and elegant houseboats. Houseboats in Srinagar are one of the major tourist attractions of the Kashmir. These houseboats in Kashmir provide them with a unique experience of living on the floating waters of the lake.
Floating on the blue waters of Dal Lake, the intricately designed elaborate houseboats provide the best of comforts and services to the guests. Well furnished, spacious these are the floating comfort hub of tourists stretched across the shores of Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Jhelum River, Naseem Bagh and other locations in Kashmir. The houseboats carry the tourists or the necessities to the main shore through a Shikara. Vintage charm and ethnic décor will surely attract you to the houseboats of Srinagar.
Not also of state of the art luxurious vehicles to take you to places. Pamper yourself in the comforts of a world-class spa or let the healing touch of Traditional Music discover the renewed you. Play golf at your heart's content in the inviting greens. Regale in the sights and sounds on the edge of emerald backwaters. A luxury holiday offers you memories to cherish forever.
Vacation Gateway, a leading tour operator, specializes in luxury tours. Our Luxury Holiday collection brings you the very best of J&K. Choose from our selection of most luxurious hotels and tour packages featuring the finest hotels, swanky cars, best guides and all other ancillary services that you may ask for. Savor the perfect concoction of sophistication, elegance and fine taste. Indulge your senses in a holiday of a lifetime. Happy navigating !
Description
The Premium Package has been specially designed for you to experience Kashmir in style and luxury! Experience the enthralling aura of our very own Kashmir and stay in premium-class category cottages which offer excellent accommodation and heartwarming services! You will want to visit again!
THE PREMIUM PACKAGE
Tour Highlights:
• Duration: 07 Nights/ 08 Days
• Route: Srinagar - Sonamarg - Pahalgam - Gulmarg
Tour Itinerary:
• Day 01: Arrival
Arrival Srinagar, meeting upon arrival with assistance to Delux. Houseboat/3 – 5 star Hotel Free to relax to enjoy the scenic views of mountain ranges around Dal-lake. Dinner & overnight stay in Delux. Houseboat/Hotel .
• Day 02: Srinagar-Local sightseeing (27 kms.)
AM: After breakfast leave for boat ride to explore the Dal lake, waterways, black water, canals, floating gardens, vegetables gardens, water lilies, lotus flowers, easily mobile vendors, floating handicraft centre & inherited lifestyle inside the lake since decades. Return back to Delux. Houseboat/hotel relax and in the afternoon visit the famous Mughal Gardens Cheshma Shahi, Nishat, Shalimar Mughal laid out in the 16th century & these fall along the bank of Dal-lake in the heart of Srinagar city & Shankaracharya Temple on a hillock, thus providing panoramic view of entire city, along with famous Dal-lake & river Jehlum, enroute visiting handloom centre famous for Pashmina/Shahtoos shawls & world over reckoned carpets, evening return back to Delux. Houseboat/Hotel for overnight stay.
• Day 03: Srinagar-Sonamarg-Srinagar (174kms)
Leave after breakfast for full day excursion to Sonamarg 87 kms from Srinagar in the north-east of city at an altitude of 3000 mts above sea level. The place offers incredible scenic beauty (on the way) dense forests, gigantic mountains. The place itself is a popular resort for mountaineers, rock climbers, besides an important halt on way to Kargil (Ladakh) & provides the ideal base for various trekking routes, high mountain lakes, glaciers & Shri Amarnath ji holy cave. Evening return back to Delux. Houseboat/Hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
• Day 04: Srinagar-Pahalgam (96 kms.)
Leave after breakfast for full day excursion tour to Pahalgam 96 kms. In the south-east of Srinagar situated at an altitude of 2130 mts. above sea level. It is Kashmir's most popular resort surrounded by high mountains, dense forests, high mountain lakes, it also offers 9 hole golf course, skiing, pony trails, angling (rainbow & brown trout's) horse ridding, trekking (both hard & soft) & various places of interest in & around like Aru valley, Lidderwat valley, Kolhai glacier, Shesh Nag, Chandanwari(route to holy cave), Baisam & Mamil famous for 9th century old (Shiva Temple) thus happens to be a preferred spot among domestic tourists, check in hotel refresh your self & after lunch in afternoon explore the surroundings with scenic view all around & return back to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
• Day 05: Pahalgam
After Breakfast tour to Aru valley or Chandanwari (the base for Amarnath cave) (On ones own) & return back to Pahalgam for lunch at hotel afternoon free for personal activities.
• Day 06: Pahalgam-Gulmarg (148 kms.)
Leave after breakfast for full day excursion to Gulmarg lies in the west of Srinagar at a distance of 56 kms. On an altitude of 2730 mts. above sea level, snow caped mountains are all around one can even have a view of Nanga Parbat on a clear sunny day. It is premier winter sports Ski resorts for skiers with one of the worlds highest 18 hole golf courses. For joy seekers, cable car upto Alpather via Kongdori by Asia's longest run cable car ride approx. 5 kms. and altitude wise worlds highest run Cable Car conquering almost 14000 fts Height, return back to Hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
• Day 07: Gulmarg
In Gulmarg to visit Khilanmarg on horse back & on return enjoy the ride by Gondola cable car (on your own). Evening return back to hotel dinner & overnight stay.
• Day 08: Gulmarg-Departure
AM, Free till departure transfer to Srinagar airport to board your scheduled flight for onward destination
Kashmir Royal Tour.
Duration: 4 Nights/5 Days.
Destination: Srinagar – Pahalgam - Gulmarg - Airport
• Day 01:- Srinagar
Arrival at Srinagar airport and transfer to Deluxe Houseboat at Dal Lake, Afternoon rest & relax. Lake rides by Shikara to visit Floating Gardens, Lotus Gardens, Char Chinar, Kaboter Khana (Pigeon Palace) and inside of the Lake. Dinner & Overnight stay at Deluxe Houseboat.
• Day 02:- Srinagar.
After breakfast transfer to Hotel (Grand Intercontinental 5*) Srinagar, Afternoon tour of Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The Garden of Pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love), Return to Hotel Grand Intercontinental.
• Day 03:- Srinagar – Pahalgam - 2 hours drive 95 km
After breakfast, leave for Pahalgam, Via Awantipora ruins and Saffron fields; on arrival in Pahalgam check inn Hotel. Pahalgam is one of the beautiful and fascinating ideal resorts all the year round. It is the base for several treks in the region. Situated at the confluence of the Lidder River and set amidst fir and pine covered mountains, one can have a real feelings of Paradise. You can enjoy the pony ride to Shikargah & Baisaran.
• Day 04:- Pahalgam – Gulmarg – 3 hours drive and distance of 160 km. Leave after Breakfast for Gulmarg via Martand located atop a plateau. Close to the township of Anantnag, the Temple dedicated to Surya “The Sun God”. Continue drive through Alpine Forest on arrival in Gulmarg Check inn Hotel. Gulmarg is one of the most beautiful summer / winter resorts in the valley. One can have a Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khilanmarg to have a real view in natural beauty of the summer and full snow view in winter. You can have a pony ride in the open fields to seven springs and to a lake, which remains frozen until June.
• Day 05:- Gulmarg – Srinagar – Airport Drop 60 Kms 1 Hour Drive. After breakfast leave and drive via Tangamarg and outer line of Srinagar drive towards airport.