GLIMPSES OF KASHMIR


Srinagar - Gulmarg
2 Nights 3 days

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DETAILED ITINERARY


Day 1 : Arrive Srinagar.

You will be met by Apple Journeys representative at the airport and you would be transferred to your hotel or houseboat where you will proceed for check-in. 

Srinagar (Lake City) - 
It is at once a collection of images :It tells the story of love of the Mughal Emperors for this paradise like vale with deep green rice fields, rivers, gardens in bloom and lakes rimmed by houseboats, where lush wild gardens of lotus and water-lily grow amidst bustling lanes.

Afternoon visit important sights of Srinagar City - Shankaracharya Temple & Mughal Gardens 

Shankaracharya Temple (Hindu Shrine) - 
Situated on the highest hill of Srinagar, it is nearly one thousand feet above the city. The temple commands a magnificent panoramic view of the Srinagar city. It is devoted to lord Shiva. The site dates back to 2500 BC. The philosopher Shankaracharya stayed at this site when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive sanatan dharma. .

Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) - 
The largest Mughal garden situated on the banks of world famous Dal-Lake in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake. Empress Noor Jahan's brother Asif Khan laid the Garden in 1633 AD. Nishat has seven terraces with a beautiful central water course flowing right in the middle. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains from the eastern part of the lake.

Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) - 
It was planted by Mughal emperor Jehangir for Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds. The Garden blooms with innumerable varieties of flowers in spring and autumn. Afternoon enjoy a relaxing Shikara ride on the lake - Its one of the most soothing & relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir.

Overnight stay at hotel or houseboat.

Day 2 : GULMARG EXCURSION (BY SURFACE: 55 KMS - 1.5 HRS)

Morning proceed for a picturesque drive to Gulmarg. 

Gulmarg (Meadow of Gold) - 
It was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kashmir. It also has one of the world’s highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right. 

OPTIONAL - 
One can enjoy Gondola ride or Horse ride at Gulmarg. 
For a fun-filled ride of a most unusual kind, Gulmarg’s newly constructed gondola lift from high above Gulmarg, through pine-clad slopes is exhilarating. From Gulmarg a pony track leads upwards to Khilanmarg, Kangdori & seven springs, a couple of hours by pony longer on foot.

Afternoon drive back from Gulmarg to Srinagar,

Overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat 

Day 3 : Depart Srinagar (BY SURFACE: 12 KMS - 45 MIN).

Morning you will be transferred to Srinagar airport in time to board flight to back home.



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* Prices mentioned are on Per Person Basis
** Rates valid upto : 31-Mar-2015



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Inclusions


  • Assistance upon arrival at Srinagar airport by Apple Journeys representative.
  • 02 nights / 03 days accommodation at hotel or houseboat on Breakfast & Dinner plan.
  • Return airport transfers and sightseeing tours by 01 Non Air-conditioned Tata Sumo Car.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour to Mughal Gardens & Shankaracharya Temple.
  • Full-day excursions to Gulmarg.
  • One Shikara cruise on the lake (2 - 3 hours).
  • Crossings while staying at houseboats & lake guest house.
  • All present applicable taxes as on date.
  • Any future taxes levies will be charged extra.



Exclusions


  • Any Air or train fare.
  • Meals other than specified.
  • Monument fee / Camera fee.
  • Mineral water / Soft or hard drinks / Starters.
  • Horse ride at Gulmarg.
  • Sledge ride in Gulmarg.
  • Gondola Cable car ride in Gulmarg (1st & 2nd Shift).
  • Khilanmarg sightseeing in Gulmarg (by horses).
  • Any optional tour mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips, calls.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the “Package Cost Includes” column


Special Note


  • All the above mentioned rates are valid from 01 April’ 2013 to 31 March’ 2014.
  • All the above mentioned rates are on INR.
  • All the above mentioned rates are per person rates on twin sharing.
  • Optional tour charges to be paid directly by the guest (if availed).
  • Check-In / Check-out time at all the properties would at 1200 hrs (Noon).
  • All transportation is based on 01 Non Air-conditioned Tata Sumo Car.
  • By using Toyota Qualis or Toyota Innova supplement, the vehicle can be upgraded to 01 Non Air-conditioned Toyota Qualis or Toyota Innova as per preference.
  • Children below 5 years will be complimentary on EPAI basis sharing room with parents.
  • The package prices are subject to change in case of any revision in the hotel accommodation tariffs/any hike in the transport cost (including fuel hike) or in case of any addition tax levied by government of state Jammu & Kashmir.



Cancellation Policy


  • 15% advance on booking confirmation will be non refundable.
  • 25% deduction before 7 days from date of Arrival.
  • 50% deduction within 7 days from date of Arrival.
  • 100% deduction within 48 hours from date of Arrival.