Day 1: Arrival at Srinagar On arrival at Srinagar Airport, you will meet our representative and proceed towards local sightseeing of Srinagar visit Mughal Gardens Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh, Cheshmashi garden, Tulip Garden, Shankaracharya Temple & Hazaratbal Shrine. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. Evening enjoy Shikara ride around Dal Lake, overnight stay at Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Srinagar – Sonmarg – Srinagar After breakfast, proceed for full day excursion to the picturesque 'meadow of gold’ Sonmarg 90 kms from Srinagar in the north-east of city at an altitude of 3000 mts above sea level. The place offers incredible scenic beauty of dense forests & gigantic mountains. The fast flowing Sindh River makes it popular for trout and mahseer fishing in summer.You can opt for a pony ride to one of the glaciers for some fun in snow and ice (At own Cost) Return to the Bed and Breakfast in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 3: Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar After breakfast, proceed to Gulmarg (on an altitude of 2730 mts above sea level) driving past willow trees, fast flowing streams and lush green meadows. Gulmarg - the meadow of flowers is an apt term for this idyllic flower-laden meadow offering a spectacular view of towering snow-capped peaks covered with dense forests of tall conifers and gigantic fir and pine trees.Stroll leisurely or take pony rides (on own) across the green meadow to one of the world's highest Golf Course.A must is a fun-filled ride in the newly introduced Gondola lift (on own).
Return to the Bed and Breakfast in Srinagar for overnight stay.
Day 4: Srinagar – Pahalgam – Srinagar After breakfast leave for Pahlgam - the Valley of Shepherds. Drive through saffron fields; visit Awantipura ruins of an 1100 yr old temple of Lord Vishnu. Drive through the pine forest along the Lidder River. On arrival, you will be taken to Chandanwadi either by pony or by local taxi (paid directly). Visit Betab valley - the valley was named Betaab after the bollywood movie by the same name.
Post lunch, proceed to Aru Valley by local taxi (on direct payment) – Aru Valley is a tourist spot 11 km from Pahlgam noted for its scenic meadows, and mountains. Evening drive back to Srinagar. Dinner and overnight stay at Bed & Breakfast
NOTE: A local taxi will be arranged (on direct payment) to visit Aru Valley in Pahalgam and Thajiwas Glacier in Sonmarg as the driver's union would not allow outside registration vehicle.
Day 5: Departure from Srinagar After breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Srinagar airport for departure, back to home with beautiful memories of a life time trip.