Kashmir Houseboat Tour with Gulmarg and Sonmarg
Kashmir tour is incomplete without enjoying a stay on a houseboat. Thus, we have designed a special Kashmir tour package that gives you the opportunity to spend some "wow" moments on a houseboat in Srinagar. After you have enjoyed your life on a houseboat, we take you on a Srinagar sightseeing tour, which includes a visit to the famous gardens and shikara rides (optional). We also take you to Gulmarg, where you can enjoy adventure activities in the snow. Once you are done with the ice fields, you can visit the local market in Gulmarg where you will find some of the best examples of Kashmiri handicraft. When you return to Srinagar, you can relax on a luxurious houseboat. The journey doesn't end here, as we take you to Sonmarg. Blessed with oodles of natural marvels, Sonmarg is among the top most tourist charms of Kashmir. After sighting the scenic beauty of Sonmarg, return to Srinagar, and yet again unwind yourself amid the comfort of a houseboat.
Day 01 : Arrive Srinagar Meet on arrival at Srinagar Airport and transfer to check-in at houseboat. Rest day free for your own activity. Overnight stay at houseboat. Day 02 : Srinagar After morning breakfast take a ride to Shikara (Optional) on the lake Its one of the most peaceful & relaxing aspects in Kashmir. Later visit Nishat Bagh or the Abode of pleasure, which was built by Asif Khan in 1632 AD. Asif Khan is the brother in law of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Also visit the delightful Shalimar Bagh or the Abode of love. Shalimar Bagh was built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. This gardens situated on the bank of Dal Lake, have the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is near about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Later you can also visit the carpet-weaving factory on the way. Enjoy the dinner and spend the night in the Deluxe Houseboat. Day 03 : Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar After breakfast excursion to Gulmarg, it is also famous for world longest cable car. This distance of 60 kms will covered in approx 2 hrs. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs or enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Known as (Gondola). Later visit a local Handicrafts Emporium for hand-knotted specialty silken carpets, shawls, jewelry ornaments. Later drive back to Srinagar. Overnight stay at Houseboat. Day 04 : Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar After morning breakfast take a ride to Shikara (Optional) on the lake Its one of the most peaceful & relaxing aspects in Kashmir. Later you will be driven for full day excursion trip to Sonmarg. Sonamarg (Meadow of Gold) - It is a place of enthralling beauty, lies in Sindh Valley, streamed with flowers, surrounded by mountains and perched at an altitude of 2690 m above sea level. Visited less frequently by tourists, it has as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a clear sky. It is a quiet alpine retreat surrounded with sycamore, silver birch, fir and pine trees and the last halt on the Kashmir side for the drive from Srinagar to Leh. It is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. After having your lunch at local restaurant, feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains. You can enjoy Horse ride at Sonmarg (Optional). Afternoon drive back from Sonmarg to Srinagar. Overnight stay at houseboat. Day 05 : Srinagar Departure After breakfast transfer to Srinagar airport with Sweet Memories for onward flight back to home.