Overview

Kashmir is as beautiful as it is diverse snow covered mountains, deep blue lakes, endless forests & lush green farmlands, which has earned it the nom de guerre of being the Paradise on Earth". Kashmir Valley is part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in north India. It has now been a tourist hot spot from decades owing to its amazing cultural diversity, the sheer beauty of the mighty Himalayas, and the green valleys whose beauty has attracted a horde of travelers from West Asia and Central Asia down the ages.

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Grand Jigar Hotel, Srinagar

For travel between July 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016

Transport

Airport / Railway Cab Transfer Included

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Other Inclusion

Welcome drinks at hotel
Stay in hotel
Guided tour if included
Sighseeing
Airport transport
Hotel on Twin sharing Basis. 01 Night houseboat stay Meal Plan: MAPAI (Room + Breakfast + Dinner) All transfer and sightseeing by 01 Non A/C Indica for 2 Pax and 01 Non A/C For 4 to 6 Pax. 01 Shikara Ride. Sightseeing as per the itinerary. All Arrival/Departure transfer as mentioned in Itinerary. All present applicable taxes as on date. Any future taxes levies will be charged extra.

Package Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Srinagar

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On your arrival at the Srinagar International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist and escort you to your waiting vehicle. From the airport it is a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city. The drive takes you past the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum river, snaking its way towards the North-Western frontier of Kashmir. We arrive at the hotel and check in. Later we will go on a 90 minutes shikara ride in the lake. This boat ride glides you past some wonderful vegetable gardens and aquatic life. Dinner and Overnight in houseboat.

Day 2In Srinagar: Local sightseeing Half a day

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Today we will do some half a day of local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar. Built in between a period of 14 years the two gardens are a heritage left behind by the erstwhile Mughals, whose taste for laying exquisite gardens was fascinating. With a backdrop of the sprawling Zabarwanmountains, the gardens boast of green turfs, blooming flowers and cascading water fountains. We will explore the gardens and later drive back to the hotel for a dinner and Overnight stay.

Day 3Srinagar to Gulmarg: (Full Day trip)

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After breakfast in the morning, we will begin our country side day trip towards Gulmarg. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesue market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. We arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon and begin a short tour around the meadow familarising ourselves with the beauty. In Gulmarg we will board the Gondola cable car system, and ascend towards the Afarwatt Mountain range. The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afarwatt peak. From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley. We descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour or so and later do some horse-riding to the strawberry valley. In the evening we will drive back to Srinagar where we can take a walk along the banks of the Dal Lake or simply rest in the cosy rooms of our hotel. Dinner and Overnight in hotel.

Day 4Srinagar to Pahalgam (Full day trip)

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Our trip today will be to a picturesque valley around 97 kiilometers South of Kashmir. Known as Pahalgam (which means The Shepherds Village), the valley is renowned the world over for its exotic forests, pretty water streams and imposing snow peaks. In Pahalgam you can visit Betaab Valley and Chandanwari as well as take a horse riding trip to Baisaran meadows. After sightseeing around the mountain valley for most of the day, we will drive back to Srinagar and transfer to the hotel for our overnight stay.

Day 5In Srinagar: (Shankaracharya Temple)

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Today after breakfast we will visit one of the most sacred temples of Kashmir known as Shankaracharya. Located on a picturesque hill to the South East of Srinagar, the temple is named after Lord Shankarachrya A great philosopher who visited the valley about ten centuries ago. The temple is built on a high octagonal plinth approached by a flight of steps. The summit of the hill is crowned with a picturesque edifice. This hill was called JethaLarak and afterwards it was named Gopadari Hill. Some are of opinion that the temple at the top was originally built by King Sandiman (2629-2564 B.c.). There were 300 golden and silver images in it. We will explore the temple and also view some amazing locations of the Dal Lake and the city below. We will later drive back to the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure for individual activities. Overnight in hotel.

Day 6Departure transfer to Airport

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After a late morning breakfast, we will drive to the airport for your flight home. At the airport the driver will assist you with your luggage screening and drop you at outside the terminal gate.

Exclusion

Any Airfare, Train fare, Overland Journey which is not mentioned in the Itinerary. Any Medical/rescue evacuation due to mishaps. Any personal nature items like Laundry, bar bills, table bills, camera fee, tips or any other item. Mineral water / Soft or hard drinks / Starters. Entrance Free at any monument. Horse Riding ** Gondola Ride in Gulmarg. Any other things that is not included in the Package Cost Includes Column. Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

Terms & Conditions

Price mentioned is for a person basis. Bookings are applicable on twin-sharing basis. Bookings are subject to availability with the hotel. Cost does not include any other thing apart from the itinerary inclusions. Any other services that is not included in the above quoted section. Government Service Tax extra 3.09% (as applicable). Rates of the Luxury segment are not applicable between 20th Dec until 5th Jan and for the long weekends Package rates are subject to change without any prior notice. Goalltrip.com will provide alternate or similar category of hotel in case the hotel mentioned in program is not available. All cancellations & amendments will be done as per hotel policy. The guest must carry photo identification like Passport/Driving License/Voter ID Card IN ORIGINAL at the point of check in at the hotel. Goalltrip.com reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice. A Surcharge may be levied by the hotel during National Holidays/Festive period/Extended Weekends, New year etc. Above rates may go higher during long weekends and on black out dates and it will not applicable during festival period(national or local holidays) Goalltrip.com is not responsible for any inconvenience cause due to any political issue or natural calamity etc.

Cancelltion Policy

Prior to 45 days or more - 40% of tour cost Between 44-31 days of departure - 50% of tour cost Between 30-11 days of departure - 75% of tour
cost Within 10 days to date of departure - 100% of tour cost