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Kashmir
Located in the vale of Kashmir, with its snow dusted mountains, serene lakes and wildflower meadows, Srinagar's picturesque lakeside setting allows for a soothing getaway aboard a traditional Kashmiri houseboat.
Day 1: Arrive Srinagar
Kashmir ValleyWelcome to the Kashmir Valley! Arrive in to Srinagar by flight or road where you’ll be met by our representative. After boarding your traditional Kashmiri houseboat docked on the shoreline of Dal Lake, the afternoon allows for an enjoyable stroll through the waterside gardens of the Mughal rulers. With a backdrop of rolling hills and the Dal lake, lies Nishat Bagh (the Garden of Gladness) laid out by Asaf Khan in 1632. Time lets you enjoy the beauty of this and number of other Mughal gardens within the vicinity.
En route to the other gardens it is feasible to see Mihrbahri people (market gardeners who have lived around the lakes for hundreds of years) going about their every day lives, tending to their floating vegetable & flower beds cleverly shielded within clumps of floating weed & water’s edge Poplar & Willow trees.
Returning to your floating hotel, the remainder of the evening is spent at leisure and overnight aboard your houseboat. Overnight – Srinagar.

Day 2: Gulmarg
Snow mountains in GulmargToday drive west through the avenues of Poplar trees and fertile rice fields, passing little villages to Gulmarg ‘India’s premier winter sports town. Sitting at an altitude of 2650m and offering panoramic views of Vale of Kashmir, Gulmarg is the ideal place for a little outdoor adventure. Opt to ski in the winter, hike or ride horseback along the lofty trails of Pine forest, play a round of golf, fish in the mountain streams ( nice for trout) or picnic in the flower filled meadows, in the event you choose. Lunch is included and after a day of outdoor pursuits return to your houseboat on the lake. Overnight – Srinagar

Day 3: Boat trip on Dal Lake
Shikara trip in Dal lakeToday take a shikara (a traditional wooden boat found only waters of the Jammu and Kashmir) to the early morning floating vegetable market. Passing lots of other shikara’s along the way, ferrying people, produce and freshly caught fish across the lake.
The boat ride continues with a leisurely cruise around the 15.5 sq km lake. As the shikara plies its way toward the wetlands of Bod Dal & Lokut Dal you’ll pass little island enclaves, narrow bridges, tree lined boulevards, houseboats cruising, Mughal gardens & pavilions. Returning to your houseboat in the evening. Overnight – Srinagar.

Day 4: Srinagar
Arrangements conclude after breakfast with house boat check out & onward departure transfer to the airport or awaiting transportation.


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