If one were to look for a single event or person to pin Gulmargâs enchantment on, it would perhaps be the stay of the Aurel Stein (nullNovember 1862 â October 1943) on these long grassy downs. Stein was an explorer and scholar of repute. He had traveled through much of
Places To See
Gondola Lift - Gulmarg to Kongdori
In 1987 work on the gondola car of Gulmarg began. After some delay, the first phase was completed in May 1998 and today, this is one of the main attractions of the place. The first of two sections of the cable car rises from
A path of some six kilometers and an ascent of some six hundred meters from Gulmarg will take you to the flower-strewn little highland dale of Khilanmarg. The narrow bridle path is lined by grassy knolls and a variety of trees and shrubs that include masses of daises, mulberry,
Gondola Lift - Kongdori to Apharwat
The second stage of the Gulmarg- Apharwat cable car project was completed in May, 2005 and the builders were the same as the first phase, the French firm, Pomagalski (popularly called Poma - the gondola car is sometimes referred to as 'the Poma') and
Some thirteen kilometers from Gulmarg, at an altitude of around 3,840 meters is the little lake of Alpather. Like many other high-altitude lakes in the mountainous parts of the western Himalaya, this lies in a shallow mountain bowl and is surrounded by limited plant growth and a substantial
There are four main religious shrines in and around Gulmarg. A few kilometers from this glade, is the tomb and shrine, ?Ziarat?, of the noted Muslim saint Baba Reshi. Its tall spire gives it visibility for all the thousands of worshippers of all religions that come here every
Skiing and snow-boarding
For sheer thrills, few sports can match the excitement that skiing or snowboarding can generate. From high on top of a snow-covered hill, with a magnificent view all around and a deep blue sky above you, you move down the slopes or negotiate dips, bowls and rises.
One of the oldest golf clubs in the country, the Gulmarg Golf Club also has the distinction of being one of the (if not the), highest in the world. This is an 18 hole, par 72 course with a yardage of 6,985.
The club was started in the
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One of the oldest golf clubs in the country, the Gulmarg Golf Club also has the distinction of being one of the (nullif not the), highest in the world. This is an 18 hole, par 72 course with a yardage of 6,985. The club was started in the early twentieth century by the numerous British officers who holidayed in Gulmarg. This was redesigned in the nineteen-seventies by the Australian golf champion, Peter Thomson. The Gulmarg course has one substantial advantage over others and this is the pleasant climate and the cool breeze that allow players to remain on the course for longer periods of time.
Important Note :-
In Houseboats stay: During cold waves in parts of Jammu Kashmir, houseboats faces immense hardships in terms of water supply and irregular electricity therefore alternatively the water supply in washroom areas might be provided in buckets.
In Gulmarg: During heavy snowfall, there will be a change of the vehicle in Tangmarg which is about 14 kms before Gulmarg. Snowjeeps or chained vehicles will be used from there up to Gulmarg and back for which the clients have to pay an additional amount of INR: 1500/- for return trip.
In Pahalgam: Sightseeing of Chandanwari, Betaab Valley, Baisaran Valley and Aru Valley are not included in our packages and can be done on direct payment
In Sonamarg: The vehicle is allowed to drop at main Sonamarg and from there onwards one has to walk up to Thajiwass or one can go by ponies on direct payment.
Arrive in Srinagar | Sightseeing in Srinagar
Meals: No Meal
On arrival at the Srinagar airport/railway station, proceed to the hotel.
Srinagar is the summer capital and the largest city of Jammu and Kashmir. The city with its beautiful Mughal Gardens, impressive houseboats, pristine lakes and splendid canals, is the pride of the Kashmir Valley. It is also popular for its intricately-carved traditional Kashmiri handicrafts.
After reaching the hotel, complete check-in formalities and relax for a while in your room before leaving for a boat ride. Admire the serene beauty of Kashmir while enjoying a 2-hour shikara (an elongated little boat) ride on the sparkling Dal Lake. Later, visit the local crafts bazaar and buy some exquisite articles of papier mache and wood.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Trip to Sonmarg
Following a delicious breakfast, undertake an excursion to Sonmarg – the 'Meadow of Gold'.
Sonmarg, positioned at a height of 2740 m, is a breathtakingly beautiful region with ample natural marvels. The town is bestowed with stunning glaciers, serene lakes and flower-laden valleys. Sonmarg serves as a base for many trekking and hiking trails to the snow-covered Himalayan peaks. You can hire a pony for a trek to the Thajiwas Glacier, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the region.
After this interesting jaunt, return to the hotel in Srinagar and stay overnight.
Sightseeing in Srinagar
Post breakfast, leave the hotel to visit the fascinating Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh. These gardens are developed on the lines of 'Mughal chahar bagh' concept. Cherish every moment you spend here as these gardens are an abode to some rare and most beautiful species of flowering plants. After this, proceed to the Handicrafts Emporium, which is popular for traditional hand-knitted shawls, silk carpets and exquisite jewellery. In the afternoon, pay homage at the Shankaracharya Temple. Also known as Jyesteshwara Temple, this shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Return to the hotel in the evening and stay overnight.
Drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg | Sightseeing in Gulmarg
After breakfast, take a road journey to Gulmarg. The name Gulmarg literally means the 'Meadow of Flowers'. It is a magical hill resort blessed with flowering valleys and mesmerising snow-clad peaks. Owing to its ice-capped hilly terrains, the place is the country's premier skiing resort during winter season. Enjoy the stunning vistas of Kongdoor by taking an exciting Gondola Cable Car ride (on direct payment basis). Later, visit the famous St. Mary's Church, which is more than 110 years old. The tour of this hill station remains incomplete without visiting the Gulmarg Golf Club, the country's longest course that measures 7505 yards. It is also the world's highest 18-hole gold course.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Drive from Gulmarg to Pahalgam| Sightseeing in Pahalgam
Before driving to Pahalgam, have a delicious breakfast.
Once a humble shepherd's village, Pahalgam is now colloquially known as the 'Valley of Shepherds'. Positioned at an elevation of 2130 m, the town is located at the confluence of mountain streams flowing from the Lidder River and Sheshnag Lake. It is undoubtedly one of the most stunning places in the country with several breathtaking views. The town is the starting point to some famous trekking routes like the Amarnath Yatra.
On arrival in the town, check-in at the hotel. Admire the natural beauty of Pahalgam while walking along the banks of the Lidder River. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day at Leisure in Pahalgam
Following a delicious breakfast, spend the day in leisure activities. As Pahalgam is acclaimed for its scenic beauty and adventure sports, you may divide your day indulging in both these activities. Take a trail along its beautiful lakes and rivers with a picturesque backdrop of lush green mountains. You may also visit some popular attractions, such as Baisaran, Shikargha and Betaab Valley. For some adventure, you may also try few exciting activities like trout fishing, white water rafting, camping, trekking, mountaineering, snow skiing (during winters), golf and horse riding. Also, visit the local markets, which are flooded with wood products.
After this interesting day, retire to the hotel and get a good night's sleep.
Drive from Pahalgam to Katra
After breakfast, embark on a road journey to Katra.
Katra, lying at the foothills of Trikuta Mountains, is the base camp for pilgrims trekking to Vaishno Devi and Baba Bhairo Nath. As these are some of the most famous shrines in the country, Katra has a thriving tourism industry. Thus, this town is marked by an array of accommodation units, restaurants, fast food eateries and traditional markets. The markets are popular for dry fruits, wooden articles, woollen garments and leather jackets.
Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day in leisure activities. Thereafter, retreat to the hotel and stay overnight.
Trip to Vaishno Devi
After relishing your breakfast, undertake an excursion to the Vaishno Devi shrine for darshan. The shrine, around 13 km up, has a well-laid path. You can either walk on foot or hire ponies and palkies.
Located at a height of 5200 feet, the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi or Trikuta Bhagwati is surrounded by mountains and lush greenery. Inside the cave shrine are three revered rocks called the Pindies. As per popular beliefs, if anyone comes to this place with a wish, the Mother Goddess fulfills it. This unflinching faith attracts millions of devotees every year and makes this shrine one of the most revered pilgrimage sites in the country.
After seeking blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi, return to Katra in the evening. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Depart from Jammu
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Jammu Airport for your return journey.
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