Arunodaya Travels
Srinagar / Pahalgam / Gulmarg /
 
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  Day 1 : Srinagar - Pahalgam

Arrive Srinagar. On arrival directly drive to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds)(Approx 3 hrs drive) enroute visiting Saffron fields, Awantipura ruins - 1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiwareman. Enjoy the beautiful countryside on the way and lot of rice fields and drive through the pine forest. Arrive Pahalgam and check in at hotel. Afternoon have bridle walk and feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains
Overnight at hotel.

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Day 2 :Pahalgam

Early morning after breakfast, free for individual activities or one can visit Chandanwari (On own)- Is the starting point of the yatra that takes place every year in the month of monsoon (July to August).or Aru valley (On own) – Is a tourist spot in the Anantnag district. Its scenic meadows, lakes and mountains is a base camp for trekking. The village lies of the left bank of the Aru River, which is a tributary of the Lidder River.
Overnight at hotel.

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Day 3: Pahalgam - Srinagar

Early morning after breakfast drive to Srinagar. Arrive Srinagar and check-in at hotel/house boat. After lunch proceed for local sightseeing of city visiting/viewing Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jahangir in 1632 AD. In addition, Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jahan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. In addition, visit Shankaracharya Temple to have Darshan and to have bird‘s eye view of Srinagar City and famous Dal Lake. Also visit carpet-weaving factory.
Overnight at hotel
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  Day 4: Srinagar

Early morning after breakfast proceed for full day excursion to Manasbal Lake, - The Lake is located in the Jhelum valley, north of Srinagar city. The name Manasbal is said to be a derivative of the Lake Mansarovar. Lake is stated to be the deepest lake in Kashmir valley. The large growth of lotus at the periphery of the lake (blooms during July and August) adds to the beauty of the clear waters of the lake.
The lake is a good place for bird watching as it is one of the largest natural stamping grounds of Aquatic birds in Kashmir. In evening enjoy a majestic Shikara ride on Dal Lake, visiting floating and Vegetable gardens etc. Also, witness walnut woodcarving and papier machie making demonstration.
Overnight at Hotel

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Day 5: Srinagar - Gulmarg

Early morning after breakfast, drive to Gulmarg (Approx 2 hrs drive) – 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. Late afternoon enjoy Chair Lifts for mountain ride.
Overnight at Hote

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  Day 6: Gulmarg - Sonamarg - Srinagar

Early morning after breakfast, proceed for full day excursion to Sonamarg. Late afternoon drive back to Srinagar
Overnight at hotel

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  Day 7: Srinagar

Transfer to airport to catch flight for onward destination.

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