Tour Type
Day Tours

Royal Kashmir Tour: Exploring Paradise in 08 Days

8 Days 7 Nights

Srinagar, Sonamarg, Manasbal, Verinag, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Srinagar

Tour Details

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting landscapes of Kashmir with our meticulously crafted Royal Kashmir Tour. Over the course of 08 days and 07 nights, this itinerary takes you on a captivating expedition, weaving through the iconic destinations of Srinagar, Sonamarg, Manasbal, Verinag, Pahalgam, and Gulmarg. Each stop unfolds a unique facet of Kashmir's rich culture, stunning natural beauty, and centuries-old heritage.


Highlights
  • Explore the iconic Dal Lake with a tranquil Shikara ride.
  • Drive through picturesque landscapes with breathtaking views of mountains and valleys.
  • Explore the ancient Awantipora Ruins, reflecting the architectural glory of the past.
  • Discover the historic Verinag Spring, the source of the Jhelum River.
  • Stroll through the Mughal Gardens surrounding Verinag, a testament to artistic brilliance.
  • Wind through picturesque valleys and dense forests on your way to Pahalgam.
  • Visit the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, showcasing diverse flora and fauna.
  • Visit the historic Shankaracharya Temple perched atop a hill.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir.
  • Witness the changing landscapes of Kashmir, from serene lakes to snow-capped peaks.
Basic Information
Destination
Kashmir
Departure
Srinagar
Departure Time
07.30 AM GMT
Return Time
17.00 PM GMT
Language
English, Hindi
Included
  • Parking and Toll tax
  • Pick and Drop at time of arrival/departure
  • English-Speaking Guide: Knowledgeable guides to accompany you throughout the tour, providing valuable insights and assistance.
  • All tours and transfers by Personal Car is included
Not Included
  • Camera fee
  • Travel Insurance: Participants are encouraged to arrange their travel insurance to cover unforeseen events and emergencies.
  • Meals and Beverages: Meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary are not included in the tour package.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, telephone calls, and additional activities beyond the itinerary are not covered.
  • Gratuities: Tipping for guides, drivers, and hotel staff is not included and is at the discretion of the traveler.
  • Optional Activities: Costs associated with optional activities and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary are the responsibility of the traveler.

Tour Plans

  • Day 1Arrival in Srinagar

    Your Royal Kashmir Tour begins in the heart of the valley, Srinagar. Upon arrival at the Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you to your accommodation. Srinagar, often referred to as the 'Venice of the East,' welcomes you with its serene Dal Lake, Mughal Gardens, and vibrant markets. Take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake to witness the floating gardens and marvel at the houseboats.

  • Day 2Srinagar to Sonamarg

    After a hearty breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Sonamarg, the 'Meadow of Gold.' The journey offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Sonamarg is nestled in the midst of pristine landscapes, adorned with alpine flowers. Visit the Thajiwas Glacier and enjoy pony rides against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks. As the day ends, return to Srinagar for an overnight stay.

  • Day 3Srinagar to Manasbal

    The third day takes you to Manasbal, known for its beautiful lake, which is the deepest in Kashmir. En route, stop at the ancient Awantipora Ruins, showcasing the architectural brilliance of the bygone era. Upon reaching Manasbal, savor the tranquility of the surroundings. You can indulge in a Shikara ride on the lake or explore the nearby village of Ganderbal. The night is spent in Manasbal, offering a peaceful retreat.

  • Day 4 Manasbal to Verinag

    Depart for Verinag, a place steeped in history and natural beauty. Visit the Verinag Spring, the source of the Jhelum River, and explore the Mughal Gardens surrounding it. The lush greenery and the historical significance of the area make it a delightful stop. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens before heading to Pahalgam, the next destination on your Royal Kashmir Tour.

  • Day 5Verinag to Pahalgam

    Pahalgam, often referred to as the 'Valley of Shepherds,' is renowned for its scenic landscapes and lush meadows. Enjoy the journey as it winds through picturesque valleys and dense forests. Once in Pahalgam, explore Betaab Valley, named after the Bollywood movie 'Betaab,' which was shot here. Take a pony ride or simply soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Overnight stay in Pahalgam.

  • Day 6Pahalgam to Gulmarg

    The Royal Kashmir Tour now takes you to Gulmarg, a world-famous skiing destination and one of the premier hill resorts in India. The journey is adorned with meadows and dense forests, providing breathtaking views. In Gulmarg, visit the iconic Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve and take the Gondola ride to Apharwat Peak for panoramic views of the snow-covered Himalayas. The evening can be spent exploring the local market. Overnight stay in Gulmarg.

  • Day 7Gulmarg to Srinagar

    As your Royal Kashmir Tour nears its conclusion, return to Srinagar from Gulmarg. Visit the historic Shankaracharya Temple, perched atop a hill, offering panoramic views of Srinagar. Explore the vibrant markets and indulge in shopping for authentic Kashmiri handicrafts, including Pashmina shawls, rugs, and exquisite papier-mâché items. Spend your last night in Srinagar, reminiscing about the enchanting journey through the 'Paradise on Earth.'

  • Day 8Departure from Srinagar

    Bid farewell to the picturesque landscapes of Kashmir as your Royal Kashmir Tour comes to an end. Depending on your departure time, you may have the opportunity for some last-minute shopping or a leisurely stroll around Dal Lake. Our representative will assist you in transferring to the airport for your journey home, leaving you with cherished memories of an unforgettable Kashmir experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it safe to travel to Kashmir?

    Yes, Kashmir is generally considered safe for tourists. The region has seen increased stability in recent years, and authorities make efforts to ensure the safety of visitors. However, it's advisable to check the current situation and travel advisories before planning your trip.

  • What is the best time to visit Kashmir?

    The best time to visit Kashmir is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and the landscapes are at their most vibrant. Winter (December to February) is ideal for snow enthusiasts.

  • How can I reach Srinagar for the tour?

    Srinagar is accessible by air, road, and rail. Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport serves as the primary airport. The tour typically begins with your arrival at this airport, where our representatives will assist you.

  • What type of clothing is recommended for the tour?

    Pack clothing suitable for varying temperatures. Light layers are ideal during the day, while warmer clothing is necessary for the evenings, especially in higher-altitude areas like Gulmarg. Additionally, waterproof clothing is advisable.

  • Are meals included in the tour package?

    Most tour packages include breakfast and dinner. Lunch is generally not included, providing you with the flexibility to explore local cuisine at your own pace.

  • Can I customize the tour itinerary?

    While the Royal Kashmir Tour offers a comprehensive itinerary, some customization options may be available. Contact our travel experts to discuss any specific preferences or additional destinations you may want to include.

  • Are electronic gadgets and cameras allowed during the tour?

    Yes, electronic gadgets and cameras are allowed. It's recommended to carry them to capture the breathtaking landscapes. However, be respectful of local customs and seek permission before photographing people.

  • Is there internet connectivity in Kashmir?

    Internet connectivity is available in most parts of Kashmir, including Srinagar and major tourist destinations. However, the speed and reliability may vary. It's advisable to check with your accommodation regarding the availability of Wi-Fi.

  • Are there any special cultural considerations I should be aware of?

    Kashmir has a rich cultural heritage. Dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. Respect local customs and traditions, and seek permission before taking photographs of locals.

  • What activities are included in the tour package?

    The tour includes a mix of sightseeing, cultural exploration, and leisure time. Activities such as Shikara rides, visits to Mughal Gardens, and excursions to key landmarks like Thajiwas Glacier and Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve are part of the itinerary.

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