8 DAYS INDIA KASHMIR PARADISE

Code: NI4-8SQ
Daily (Min 2 to Go)
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Srinagar
Dal & Nagin Lake Floating Gardens
Lotus Vegetable Gardens
Backwaters of the lake Jamma Masjid
Mughal Gardens of Nishat (Garden of Pleasure) Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Love)
Gulmarg (Meadows of Flowers)
Sonamarg (Meadow of Gold)
Take a short trek to the Thajwas glaciers on ponies (optional tour)
Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds)
Enroute visit Awantipur ruins Ananthnag town

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Day 1: Singapore – Delhi

SIN DEL                      SQ406              1650/2010

Check in at Changi International Airport for your flight to New Delhi. Upon arrival you will be met by our friendly representative. Transfer to hotel for overnight.

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Day 2: Delhi – Srinagar (B/L/D)

After breakfast transfer to domestic airport for a spectacular mountain flight to Srinagar, the Summer capital of Kashmir, which is located on the foot of the Himalayan Mountains. Transfer to jetty by car followed by a short shikara ride to your deluxe houseboat, anchored on the famous Dal and Nagin Lake. The houseboat will be your home for the next four nights. After lunch depart for Shikara Ride (Gondola of Kashmir) on Dal Lake, visiting backwaters of the lake with its Floating Gardens, Lotus Garden and vegetable gardens.

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Day 3: Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar (B/L/D)

Today we will proceed to Gulmarg (Meadows of Flowers), one of the premier winter sports resorts in Kashmir. At the height of 2,591m, in winter period it offers a breathtaking view of the snow- covered slopes of Alpharwat and Khilanmarg mountains, which provide playgrounds for every type of winter sport such as skiing, tobogganing, skating etc. In summer, you will witness the beauty of natural surroundings of Kashmir set out like doll’s village, en route stopping at villages to witness the country life of the Kashmiris. Take a gondala ride in this beautiful ski resort (optional).

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Day 4: Srinagar (B/L/D)

After breakfast, visit Jamma Masjid, the largest mosque in Kashmir. Built 550 years ago, it features an architectural marvel with influence from central Asia and China with Four Pagoda types of minarets. Later, visit the famous Mughal Gardens of Nishat (Garden of Pleasure). Built in 1632AD by Asif Khan, brother-in-law of Jehangir, it overlooks the crystal clear emerald green waters of Dal lake. We will also visit Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Love), built by the Mughal Emperor Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. From spring to autumn, these gardens are full of flowers. Pay a visit to Kashmir’s famous hand-knotted silk carpet weaving factory for some good bargains. Take a shikara ride to visit the handicrafts centre for papier machie and walnut wood carvings, and look for pure Pashmina shawl while you are in Kashmir.

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Day 5: Srinagar – Sonamarg – Srinagar (B/L/D)

After an early breakfast, depart for a wonderful day trip to Sonamarg (Meadow of Gold) 85km away. The drive up to Sonamarg takes about 3 hours and is also known as the Sindh Valley Tour. The drive is spectacular with beautiful sceneries along the way. En route stop at Kangan village, an interesting small town where you can find various mountain people from surrounding valleys doing trades. Once you reach Sonamarg you will feel as if you have stepped into the Swiss Alps. Later take a short trek to the Thajwas glaciers on ponies (optional tour). Return to Srinagar after a wonderful excursion and enjoy a sunset cruise on Dal Lake in shikaras followed by a farewell dinner on the houseboat.

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Day 6: Srinagar – Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) (B/L/D)

After breakfast enjoy an overnight trip to Pahalgam (2,400m), located 98km away. The drive brings you through Pine Mountains with views of the cascading Lidder River, which offers excellent opportunities for trout fishing. En route visit the Awantipur ruins. After which, proceed to Ananthnag town. The second largest town of Kashmir, the walk through Ananthnag town will be an interesting one, strolling through small lanes and seeing the wonderful Kashmiri countryside life. Pahalgam is known for take off point for treks in the surrounding Himalayan Mountains. Arrive at Pahalgam and check in the Resort hotel. After lunch embark on a pony-trekking tour to the surrounding mountain trails with magnificent view of the Himalayan mountains and Baisaran meadows. You may visit some local villages if time permits. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Pahalgam.

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Day 7: Pahalgam – Srinagar – Delhi (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to Srinagar airport for your flight back to Delhi. On arrival some free time for shopping before transferring back to airport for your flight back to Singapore.

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Day 8: Delhi – Singapore

DEL SIN                    SQ403            2155/0610 +1

Arrive in Singapore with fond memories of your holiday in Kashmir.
*IN VIEW OF THE UNEXPECTED WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS, FLIGHT DELAY AND DISRUPTION OF ITINERARY ARE COMMON.HENCE TRAVEL INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO COVER FOR ANY ADDITIONAL COST FOR ACCOMMODATION, ETC AS THE AIRLINE AND AGENCY ARE NOT LIABLE FOR SUCH ARISING COST FROM ANY UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.

Tours Info

Airline Singapore Airlines (SQ)
Flying hours (Approx)
Singapore to Delhi – 5 hours 50 minutes
Delhi to Singapore – 5 hours 50 minutes
Time Difference India is 2.5 hours behind Singapore time
Passport An international passport with a minimum validity of six (6) months from the date of return is required.
VISAS All travelers to India are required to have a valid visa for entry
Travel Insurance Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, luggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses. Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.
Itinerary subject to changes Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances

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