DURATION: 4 nights – 5 days
About the tour:
A tour to the enchanting land of Kashmir seems incomplete without experiencing or enjoying the delights of a houseboat! On this 5 days’ tour that starts from Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar, you will get to enjoy and experience the allurement of a houseboat.
The fun and excitement of the tour will take a step further with Shikara rides in the stunning Dal Lake, walk along the Boulevard Road, pony ride to Thajiwas Glacier, trek to Khilangmarg and several other enjoyable experiences. Also, during the 5 delightful days, you will be visiting Gulmarg, Mughal Gardens and Sonamarg along with Srinagar.
Day 01: Srinagar
After pickup from airport and transfer to houseboat. This amazing houseboat tour in Kashmir will flag off with your arrival in the picturesque city of Srinagar. With your arrival in the city, our friendly guides and representatives will receive you, and get you checked-in into a nearby hotel or in an exotic houseboat. After checking-in, get some rest and after getting refreshed, take a walk to the Boulevard Road. Situated along the mystique Dal Lake, the walk along the road will also offer you enthralling views of the Zabarwan Mountain Ranges.
The fun frolic of the day will extend with a 2 hours Shikara Ride in the Dal Lake. Enjoy this amazing experience and feast on the alluring beauty and charm of the lake. Post this ride, return to the hotel or the houseboat, and after dinner is served, call it your day with an overnight stay.
Day 02: Srinagar to Gulmarg
After all the exciting experiences and amazing views in Srinagar, you will be driven to Gulmarg. After breakfast in the hotel/houseboat, take an amazing drive through the scenic trails of Srinagar and its hilly terrains to reach Gulmarg within 2-3 hours Located at an altitude of 2,730m, Gulmarg or the ‘Meadow of Gold’ is one of the most popular and highest visited skiing destinations in the entire country. It is also in this hill station; you can visit the highest golf course in the world! Full day at leisure to take the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains. Enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride (rope way) to Khillanmarg at your own cost, evening back to Srinagar at Houseboat and enjoy the overnight dinner there
Day 03: Srinagar to Mughal Garden
After breakfast you will be driven to Mughal Garden, Nishat – The garden of pleasure and Shalimar -The abode of love, situated on Eastern shore of Dal Lake. Nishat – The Garden of Pleasure. Mughal Emperors spent most of the summer times in these Garden and if idea of paradise had any meaning, it is here. Visit Pari Mahal and also visit Chasma Shashi – the Natural Royal Spring. Visit the floating market or the local bazaar. You can shop for popular items such as Shawls, Saffron, fruits, honey and dry fruits. Post this ride, return to the houseboat, and after dinner is served, call it your day with an overnight stay.
Day 04: Srinagar to Sonamarg
After breakfast we will drive you to the beautiful place sonamarg. Sonamarg- foundly known as ‘meadow of gold’ is perched at a height of 9,000 ft. above the sea level and lies in the scenic Sindh Valley. Nestled amidst colourful and flowery meadows, your arrival in the hill station will be greeted by an exciting pony ride to the Thajiwas Glacier, which serves as one of the best Sonamarg attractions. Returning from the glacier, you will be driven back to Srinagar, where you can relish the day with a scrumptious dinner and overnight houseboat.
Day 05: Departure from Srinagar
On the last day of your houseboat tour in Kashmir; after breakfast in the houseboat you will be driven back either at the airport or at the railway station. However, on your way, you can make a brief stopover for Shopping.