Premium Kashmir Tour Package

duration Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
Pickup Pickup Point Srinagar
visit Best time to visit November to April
Camp Tour type Leisure
Camp Accommodation type Double Sharing
About the Premium Kashmir Tour Package

Kashmir's charm is widely talked about. Known as heaven on earth, the place attracts many tourists in its arms. It's no surprise that this beautiful land has gone through many rulers, traditions, and years of customs. The Kashmir tour package isn't just a sightseeing experience, It is also a dive into its culture and heritage. Visit the monuments, see the lifestyle, and breathe the fresh Kashmir oxygen. All this with the backdrop of the magnificent Kashmiri meadows, hills, valleys, and lakes will capture your happiness to the hilt.


Also See: Budget Kashmir Tour

 

Kashmir's history and mythology

Geologists believe that Kashmir Valley was once in fact a lake. It is said that the lake seeped through Baramulla. The same account has been mentioned in the Hindu Mythology. It adds greatly to the tour package of Kashmir.

 

Shankaracharya Temple Srinagar

The temple dates back to 200 BCE. A favorite of the Buddhists, the temple was frequently visited by Adi Shankaracharya. Hence the name, Every year, the Kashmiri folk celebrate Mahashivratri at the temple with great energy and zeal. The temple rests on a stone and follows an octagonal structure. The temple is very popular for the Amarnath Yatra as well.

 

Shikara Ride in Dal Lake

You’ve probably heard about Dal lake if you haven’t even been to Kashmir. It is one of the most loved lakes in India for many reasons. The primary reason is that you get to sit in a Shikara. Try and settle a debate for us - is the lake prettier or the Shikara? Dal lake is affectionately known as the lake of flowers. It’s an important source of revenue for the people of Srinagar. It’s a very important part of the Kashmir Tour package to go for a shikara ride in dal lake.

 

Sonmarg

Visit the golden meadow of Kashmir. “Son” means golden and “Marg” means meadow, hence the name. The journey from Srinagar to Sonamarg is incredibly scenic, as you will travel through some hamlets and be able to see crop fields on one side and rivers on the other. It’s a beautiful highlight of the tour package of Kashmir.

 

Pahalgam - Valley of Shepherds

You’ve probably seen this location in a movie or three. It’s a beautiful location where time stops for beauty. The beautiful hill station is the marking point of the beginning of the Lidder river and the Sheshnag Lake. Nestled in thick pine forests, the village shows a spectacular scenery of snowy mountains just standing over it.

 

Thajwas Glacier

It is one of the most stunning places you will ever see, overlooking the Thajiwas peak and flanked by grasslands, trees, and frozen lakes. Tourists come to Thajiwas Glacier to see the spectacular views, create snowmen, and take a sled trip. One can also go on a short stroll to the Thajiwas Glacier's adjacent cascades.

 

Gulmarg “Meadow of Flowers”

It’s not hard to guess that Gulmarg is studded with beautiful seasonal flowers. It was found in the 1600s by a Kashmiri great author who was captivated by the green hillsides filled with blossoms. Due to the significant snowfall, Gulmarg looks that much more magnificent in the wintertime. In the winter, it transforms into India's leading ski lodge. Gulmarg features one of the finest ski hills in the globe, as well as the 's tallest 18-hole golf circuit.

 

Also See: Mesmerizing Tour of Kashmir


Mughal Gardens

The Mughals liked their gardens neat, trimmed, and blossoming with countless flowers at the same time. Great cemented pathways to talk on, meticulously maintained gardens, and water fountains here can be found all over the place. The whole experience will make you feel like royalty. A leisurely stroll through the gardens will send you back to the time of emperors.

 

PariMahal & Palace of Fairies

A mystical palace where fairies live, you might think. Well, it’s the perfect landscape for fairies to roam about. It looks like a scene out of a fairy tale. The place resembles a cobblestone castle and fantastically dreamy gardens where fairies live. The backstory might not be a happy as the name. It is said to be a place where princesses were kidnapped and kept. 

 

Garden of pleasure

The biggest Mughal garden in Srinagar, with seven terraces. It was conceived and constructed in 1633 by Asif Khan, the elder brother of Nur Jahan of the Taj Mahal fame, on the eastern bank of the Dal Lake. It's wonderfully groomed and full of dahlias and other floral plants, just like Shalimar Bagh! A true natural wonderland to enjoy!

 

The best time to visit Kashmir

The best time to visit Kashmir is March through October in summer but the winter months bring a sheet of beautiful white snow everywhere. 

Day 01: ARRIVAL – SRINAGAR

 

Altitude: 5,200 ft.

Meal Included: Dinner

Stay Type: Hotel

  • Our representatives will be waiting for you at the Srinagar Airport from where you will be transferred to a hotel where you will check-in and relax
  • Visit the famous Shankaracharya Temple where the locals love to celebrate Mahashivratri
  • Experience a peaceful Shikara ride in India’s most famous Dal Lake. It is affectionately called  “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir”
  • Relax in the evening and explore the charm of Kashmir
  • Have a delicious dinner and sleep soundly in your hotel

 

Day 02: SRINAGAR – SONAMARG – SRINAGAR

 

Altitude: 8,956 ft.

Meal Included: Breakfast,  Dinner

Stay Type: Hotel

Drive: 2 hours (79.4 km) one way

  • After breakfast leave for Sonamarg for a Day trip. It was a popular silk route connecting China and Kashmir
  • You can visit Thajiwas Glacier and explore waterfalls (a local taxi or pony can be hired)
  • Arrive back in Srinagar in the evening after enjoying your day leisurely
  • We will be resting in a hotel after a tasty dinner.

 

Day 3:  SRINAGAR – PAHALGAM

 

Altitude: 8,989 ft.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Stay Type: Hotel

Drive: 2.5 hours (88 km)

  • Today we will drive to the beautiful hill station of Pahalgam after breakfast which is famous for trekking and fishing. You can check out some Saffron fields on the way.
  • We will be staying overnight in Pahalgam.
  • Check into your hotel and enjoy your delicious dinner

 

Day 04:  PAHALGAM

 

Altitude: 8,989 ft.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Stay Type: Hotel

  • After breakfast, you can visit Chandanwadi, a popular place for skiing
  • Check out the snow point (at your own cost)
  • Return back to Pahalgam and enjoy the rest of the day while you explore the unique charm of the countryside
  • Enjoy leisurely walks through the pine forests along the River Lidder. 
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

 

Day 05: PAHALGAM – GULMARG

 

Altitude: 8,694 ft.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Stay Type: Hotel

Drive: 3 hr 51 min (138.2 km)

  • After a filling breakfast, we move to the “Meadow of Flowers” - Gulmarg
  • Enjoy the velvet green slopes covered in seasonal flowers. Gulmarg is the most popular skiing destination in winters
  • You can take a cable car up to Kongdori and Apharwat range (14000 ft) to enjoy the views of Himalayan peaks.
  • Retire to your hotel after dinner.

 

Day 06:GULMARG TO SRINAGAR – LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

 

Altitude: 5,200 ft.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Stay Type: Houseboat

Drive: 1 hr 33 min (50.5 km)

  • After a drive to Srinagar, the most awaited moment arrives. You will be checking into a houseboat.
  • Proceed to local sightseeing after breakfast
  • See Mughal Gardens neatly manicured and adorned with countless flowers
  • Visit Shankaracharya Temple if you missed it on day one
  • Check out the Palace of Fairies which looks like a fantasy castle
  • Chesham Shahi was an Emperor’s gift to his son. Experience the many water springs.
  • Nishat Garden is a terraced Mughal garden on the east side of Dal lake
  • Shalimar Garden represents harmony between humans and nature
  • Have you ever bought vegetables from a boat? Welcome to the Floating Gardens
  • Golden Lake is the most beautiful part of Dal lake
  • Pick up a souvenir from the floating Meena Bazar
  • Enjoy your evening with a view of the Zabarwan Mountains
  • Have a delicious dinner after a day of sightseeing
  • You will be resting for the night at a beautiful houseboat on Dal lake

 

Day 07: DEPARTURE

 

Altitude: 5,200 ft.

Meal Included: Breakfast

  • Enjoy your last meal of the package
  • You will be transported to the airport where this trip comes to an end

Air: Take a flight to Sheikh ul Alam Airport (Srinagar Airport) and find our representatives waiting for you.

Rail: Jammu Tawi or Udhampur railway station are the closest options  From there you will have to book a private taxi to reach Srinagar.

Road: Srinagar has an abundance of roadways connecting it to cities. JKSRTC buses can be booked for inter-city and out-of-city travel. 

  • Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -2
  • The windproof jacket of decent quality preferably with a hood
  • Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Woolen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick-dry towel
  • Water bottles (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
  • Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sunglasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  • Personal toiletries
  • Day pack/small bag in case if you are planning to offload your regular backpack
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Extra face masks
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)
  • Government ID 

Inclusions:

 

1. Meet & Greet on arrival

2. Airport pick up & drop is a part of the package

3. Accommodations will be as such

  • Day 1 - 5 will be a hotel stay on double sharing basis
  • Day 6 will be a houseboat stay on a double sharing basis

4. Meals will be as such

  • First-day dinner
  • Breakfast and dinner from day 2 - 6
  • Last day breakfast

5. All mentioned sightseeing will be done in shared cabs depending on the size of the group

6. Driver allowance, road tax, fuel charges, parking & toll taxes

 

Exclusions:

 

1. Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

2. In case if your tour remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

3. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

 

Advisory:

 

1. At Pahalgam, union cabs have to be rented for -

  • Aru
  • Chandanwari
  • Betaab Valley Trip 

2. At Sonmarg, a union vehicle has to be rented for Thajwas Glacier.

3. A 4x4 vehicle has to be rented from Tanmarg to Gulmarg in the case of heavy snowfall

1. If cancellations are made 25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.

2. If cancellations are made between 4-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, EITHER 75% of the total booking amount will be returned to the guest (25% of the total booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee) OR whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 12 months.

3. If cancellations are made within 4 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

4. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 30 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get canceled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

5. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.

6. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

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