Kashmir the paradise of India is not only known for its abundant natural beauty but also for the meheman nawaazi of the local people. Through a countryside approach, we want to explore both Kashmir and its Kashmiriyat that extends in the warmth of its people. We have chosen hotels and destinations which are unique in every respect on this 8 days tour.

Days 7 Nights / 8 Days
From Srinagar to Srinagar
Includes

Twin Sharing Accomadation

All Meals

Internal Transfers with sights

Local expert to guide

Excludes

Airfare

5% GST

Any Personal Expenses

Booking Procedure

Step 1:  A. Rs. 25,000 + 5% GST per person (Includes Air tickets issuance)

               B. Rs. 10,000 + 5% GST per person (Excludes Air tickets issuance)

Step 2:  Balance payment, One month prior to the departure date

 

* The Air ticket amount will be adjusted as per actuals in the balance payment

Due to climate change, we have experienced snow fall in times when we least expect it. In case of road closures due to snow or weather conditions or due to political unrest, the final decision rests with the management to change the itinerary.
  • Arrival in Srinagar - Negin Lake Homestay (18kms – 45 min)

    On arrival in Srinagar, we will meet up with our local representative in Kashmir and drive to our homestay. In the evening enjoy a walk around the Negin Lake area of the homestay. The idea of staying in a homestay, in the Negin Lake area is to stay away from the crowds of the Dal Lake and experience local Kashmiri hospitality first hand.

  • Negin Lake Homestay - Shalimar Gardens - Shankaracharya Temple - Old Srinagar (30kms. – 1 hour)

    After an early breakfast, we will head out to the Shalimar Mogul Gardens where in the Summer there are roses in bloom and in Autumn the Chinar leaves change their colour. After spending some quiet time in the gardens, we will visit the Shankaracharya temple and enjoy the view from the top. After local lunch we will make a stop at the Shahi Hamdan mosque in Old Srinagar by the Jhelum River. We will also make a stop at the local Rose Water manufacturer whose shop is one of the oldest in Srinagar. In the evening enjoy a Shikara ride on Negin Lake.

  • Negin Lake Homestay – Charar-e-Sharif - Yousmarg (50kms – 2 hours)

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast after which we will head to Yousmarg. On the way though we will visit Charar e Sharif. The surroundings of the Charar E Sharif Dargah are surreal, and a visit to the ancient monument is a very sufi experience. Enjoy tea at one of the local tea stalls and drive to Yousmarg. The evening is free to take a horse ride (opt) in the surrounding meadows. Yousmarg is known as the meadow of Jesus.

  • Yousmarg – Aharbal Waterfall – Kokernag (120 kms-4 hours)

    Early mornings are best to get a real glimpse of the nature-enriched surroundings here in Kashmir. We will check out of Yousmarg and descent into the plains via Shopian and later visit the most beautiful waterfall in Kashmir, the Aharbal waterfall. The blue water gushing out through the canyon is a sight to take time with. Later we would make a lunch halt before driving to the Verinag springs which is known as the birth of the river Jhelum. The drive from Verinag to Kokernag is a beautiful one. Our hotel for the night is a little further away from Kokernag and towards Daksum.

  • Kokernag – Pehalgam (Chandanwadi - Betab Valley) – Aru Valley (110kms – 8 hours)

    After an easy morning, we will proceed to Aru Valley via Pehalgam. On this tour, we avoid crowds and touristy areas, and this is the reason why we choose Aru over Pehelgam. Once in Pehalgam we will take a different transport to visit the Chandanwadi, from where the Amarnath Trek starts, and Betab Valley (photo stop only). After lunch in Pehalgam we will drive parallel to the Lidder river to climb to the picturesque town of Aru in the Aru Valley. This would be the best drive for this tour.

  • Aru

    After a leisurely breakfast, we will enjoy a walk in the village of Aru and to a point where a mountain stream runs into the Lidder River. Spend time in peace with nature in the sound of the gushing waters of the freshly melted snow. After lunch relax for a bit before embarking on an evening hike to a view point in Aru.

  • Aru – Martand Sun Temple - Pampore – Negin Lake Houseboat (110 kms- 3hours)

    We will head back to Srinagar via the Martund Sun Temple near Anantnag. Later enjoy lunch and then visit the dry fruit and Saffron growing region of Pampore in the Pulwama district. Enjoy the Kashmiri Kehwa and some free time to buy saffron. Drive to Srinagar to Check-in to the Houseboat.

  • Negin Lake Houseboat - Fly Back Home

    After breakfast, you will have free time to explore the city on your own. We will head to the airport later to board the flight back home.

HOTELS

Srinagar - Hospitality Homestay or similar
Yousmarg - JKTDC Hotel or similar
Kokernag / Daksum - Paradise Retreat Hotel or similar
Aru Valley - Hotel Milkyway or similar
Srinagar - Khilona Houseboat or similar
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