Option A with Ladakh Sector
KASHMIR is the principal region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, The other two being Ladakh and Jammu. The valley of Kashmir is bounded by two major ranges, the Pir Panchal and the great Himalayas and has the gift of a Ravishingly beautiful landscape. Legend has it that Kashmir was once a vast land-locked lake. An abominable demon lived in the lake. With the help of Sage Kashyap and other gods the lake was drained and the demon killed . Hence the name Kashmir.
Unlike the rest of India Kashmir experiences distinctive seasons. The symphony of seasons evokes myriad moods and melodies sheer natural beauty.
House-Boat: The floating Taj Mahals are a unique concept of elegance and mobile living on the Lakes and Canals. Deluxe House-boat offers 3-4 star, accommodation.Living in deluxe house-boat is a great escape from noise, pollution and provides superior ambience. Built entirely in cedar wood with elaborate carved panels, partitions and intricate tongue-and -groove ceilings, it is also furnished with walnut furniture and Persian-Kashmiri carpets.
Shikararide: A two hour boat ride takes you on a relaxing sightseeing tour of interior parts of the calm and placid waters of Dal-Lake .Nice vignettes of life on the lake.
Mughal Gardens. Meticularly laid out by the great Mughals a visit Chasmasha Shahi(Royal Spring),Nishat bagh (pleasure Garden) and Shalimar Bagh ( The abode of love) Is a must.
Shanakarcharya Temple : The 8th century Shankaracharya temple atop on a thousand feet hillock on the bank of Dal-Lake offers panoramic views of Srinagar town Ship with its lakes,Hariparbat fort ,Jhelum river and mighty Himalayas.
Gulmarg:(Meadow of Flowers Alt 3000 mts , distance 56 km):Boosts of the highest golf course in the world. Have a spectacular view of the towering mountains including Namgaparbat (26,666 ft).and other Himalayan peaks. In winter Gulmarg offers top-class skiing activities.Optional Gondola ride take cable car ride to the top of Apharwat hills. View nomadic Gujjar huts doting the hillsides.
Sonmarg : Sonmarg is 80 kms North-east of Srinagar and at an altitude of 2743 meters. Popularly know as the "Golden Meadow" it is a wild and virgin valley of meadows and woodlands. Thajwas Glacier: From Sonmarg take two hours side trip by Ponies or car to Thajwas Glacier dipping down into the valley of Birch Forest