When the snow melts from the mountain tops the sound of the gushing streams adds a new sense of beauty to Kashmir. Spring and Summer in Yousmarg and Aru are unlike anywhere in Kashmir. We choose places away from the crowds so you feel connected with nature. Out of the seven nights we live in the countryside for four nights.
|Days||7 Nights / 8 Days|
|From||Srinagar to Srinagar|
Step 1: A. Rs. 21,000 + 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
IMP: There is an option of a Train + Flight combination on the tour.
Mumbai - Delhi - Mumbai by Rajdhani Exp.
Delhi - Srinagar - Delhi by flight.
On arrival in Srinagar, we will meet up with our local representative in Kashmir and drive to our hotel. In the evening enjoy an orientation tour of the city.
Early in the morning on the stroke of the morning Azan (prayer) we will head out to visit the floating market on the Dal Lake and experience a truly unique feel of the local vendors on their shikaras. The Sunrise can be enjoyed on our way back to the hotel where we will have breakfast. In the morning we will head out by road to view some of the local sights of Srinagar including Lal Chowk, Downtown and enjoy local lunch. We will also have a chance to shop for the 'sozankar' embroidery weaving, the art of the valley. Stay at Hotel / Homestay.
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 (optional) in the surrounding meadows. Yousmarg is known as the meadow of Jesus.
Early mornings are best to get a real glimpse of the nature-enriched surroundings here in Kashmir. We will check out of Yousmarg and descend 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 Sindh. The drive from Verinag to Kokernag is a beautiful one. Arrive in Daksum for dinner.
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.
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 viewpoint in Aru.
We will head back to Srinagar via the Martand 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 Kahwa and some free time to buy saffron. Drive to Srinagar to Check in at Houseboat Nigeen Lake.
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.
|Srinagar – Dove Homestay or similar|
|Yousmarg – JKTDC Hotel or similar|
|Daksum – Paradise Retreat or similar|
|Aru – Hotel Milkyway or similar|
|Srinagar Negin Lake – Khilona Houseboat or similar|
|₹ 51,500/- + Air fare for an adult on twin sharing basis|
|₹ 46,500/- + Air fare for 3rd adult or child of 12 yrs & above in the same room.|
|₹ 72,500/- + Air fare for Single Occupancy|
(5% GST will be added to the total tour cost)