5 Days - Kashmir Houseboat Packages

Srinagar - Gulmarg - Sonamarg - Srinagar

Overview

If a person or a group embarks on a trip to Kashmir, then it is inevitable that only one thing they are after: A Houseboat tour. Therefore, we have managed to organize a Kashmir Houseboat Tour that would enrich the experience of the touring party.

When the trip is over with a houseboat, that actually seems like never ending because everyone loves it, a Srinagar sightseeing tour is made with visits to Gulmarg and Sonmarg.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the shikara ride at Dal Lake - Srinagar
  • Visit the Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Garden at Srinagar
  • Visit the carpet weaving factory at Srinagar
  • Visit the highest golf course at Gulmarg
  • Admire the beauty of Nanga Parbat at Gulmarg
  • Enjoy the trek to Khilanmarg
  • Enjoy the cable car ride at Gulmarg
  • Visit the handicraft factory at Gulmarg
  • Enjoy the short trek at Sonmarg

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive at Srinagar

Arrive at Srinagar Airport, and meet our representative who will transfer you to a houseboat. Check in at houseboat, and rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at Houseboat.

Day 2 : Srinagar Sightseeing

Start with a healthy breakfast. To be at peace with own mind, a Shikara ride (optional) on the Dal Lake of Kashmir is highly recommended. A walk through the history would be organized that comprises of a visit to Nishat Bagh or Abode of Pleasure. Nishat Bagh was built by Asif Khan, brother of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, in 1632 AD.

Being situated on the bank of Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh or Abode of Love, built by Emperor Jahangir for his wife, Empress Noor Jahan, offers a holistic view into the nature’s peace and magnificence. In its background are the Zabarwan Mountains, and essentially when put together, it is an incredible landscape that attracts every eye to itself. Distance from Srinagar to both the gardens is 12 and 15 km respectively.

Later Visit to the carpet weaving factories on the way back to the hotel where delicious dinner is served. Overnight stay at Houseboat.

Day 3 : Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar

Start the day with delightful breakfast, and head towards Gulmarg, a place which is famous for the world’s longest cable car. A 2 hour trip would be sufficient to cover 60 km distance to the place.

It is a perfect place to find decent Ski slopes, Visit the Golf Course - the highest golf course of the world, featuring with 18 holes. With the permission of weather, beauty of Nanga Parbhat can be appreciated.

A short trek up to Khilangmarg in 3-4 hours could be quite fascinating, or a Cable Car would offer scenic view into the Kongdori. On the way back to houseboat, visits to local handicrafts factories, emporiums and shops for shawls, jewellery, ornaments and hand-knitted silk carpets.

Head back to the houseboat and enjoy the overnight stay there.

Day 4 : Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar

The day starts with delicious breakfast in the morning. A Shikara ride remains prime attraction for tourists, and is enjoyed after breakfast. A full day excursion trip to Sonmarg is made to take a glance at the valley full of flowers, surrounded by mountains and standing tall at an altitude of 2690 m above sea level.

Sonamarg, or Meadow of Gold lies in the Sindh Valley. In the background of Sonmarg, there are snowy mountains against a clear sky which is a mesmerising scene for tourists. Flora of the place comprises of silver birch trees, fir, sycamore and pine trees.

At last, a halt is made on the Kashmir side for drive to Leh from Srinagar. After some short treks to the Himalayan Mountains, lunch at the local restaurant would be followed with letting the touring party roam around and capture the awesomeness of nature in your camera.

An optional horse ride at Sonmarg would mark the end of the day. It is a drive back to Srinagar, and overnight stay at houseboat.

Day 5 : Srinagar (Departure)

Post breakfast, you will be transfer to Srinagar Airport / Railway station to move onwards destination.

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