Kashmir – An Autumn Affair

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  • 8 Days
  • Max Group Size : 8
  • September - November
  • 39,900

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The beauty of Kashmir is legendary. It has been rightly said as a paradise on earth. It has been worshipped, photographed, painted and poeticized. Providing both inspiration and comfort; adventure and respite to all those who travel here. The landscape of Kashmir is stunning. The beauty of green meadows and lakes is unmatchable. Simply being here to enjoy the sublime nature of the mountains is reason itself for the journey.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to Day 7.
  • Meals – Breakfast( Day 2 To Day 8) and Dinner ( Day 1,4,5 and 6)
  • Taxi for travel ( Innova or similar)
  • Trip Leader
  • Permits
  • Medical Kit
  • One time Airport pick up and drop

Price Excludes

  • Lunch on all days
  • Any charges in case of emergency evacuation.
  • Anything apart from inclusions.
  • Any type of insurance
  • All personal, medical, evacuation and emergency expenses like extra day stay or vehicle charges due to delays, landslides, evacuation.
  • Any type of tip.
  • Any type of other activities like Shikara ,pony ride etc.
  • 5% GST (Tax)

What to Expect

Autumn  Kashmir is pretty short, especially in the winter capital – Jammu. After a scorching July, August brings the humid and restless monsoon and September holds the cranky temperament of the absence of them. It’s only October that bids goodbye to the summer like an old friend and starts embracing the winter like falling in love for the first time.

Lose yourself in the spellbinding autumn hues as they envelope the Heaven-on-earth.

  • Beatiful Gulmarg Meadows
  • Nigeen Lake and Dal lake
  • Majestic Aru and Phalgam Valley
  • Kahmiri Wazwan Cuisine

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Srinagar and check in to our stay in Srinagar

Welcome to Srinagar. Your odyssey to paradise on earth starts from this historic place. We will pick you up from the airport and will check in to our stay in Srinagar which will be either hotel or a houseboat. Spend the day discovering the rich heritage of the city and surrounding areas of  Dal lake. Or you just relax for the day doing shikara ride on the Dal Lake.

Drive : From Airport to Stay in Srinagar

Time : 45min to 1hr

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Day 2: Drive From Srinagar to Aru Valley and overnight stay in Aru

It is from Aru that you can start to glimpse the real beauty of the area. It is in Aru that most people will first see Gujjars in their natural habitat.

The journey from Srinagar itself gives you a taste of what lies ahead. Noisy congested streets give way to poplars and rice fields, where flashes of color from pink or green of a ladies head scarf  to the golden grain reflect the sunlight.

Before Aru valley you will see the beautiful destination , Pahalgam. Most of the tourists stay in pahalgam and few venture out for Aru valley. The crowd is much less in Aru valley which gives you much needed space to  enjoy the serene surroundings of the valley.

 

Things to Do : Visit Betaab Valley,

Drive : From Srinagar to Aru valley

Time : 3-4hr ( 102km)

Day 3: Explore Aru Valley and overnight stay in Aru valley

Explore Aru village and take pony rides to nearby place. You can visit Green top.It is a steep climb up through the valley to a patch of green on the top of the ranges.You can hire a pony to explore the nearby places.In the evening relax at the homestay and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you

Day 4: Drive from Aru to Srinagar and Explore Srinagar

Today we will drive back to Srinagar from Aru valley. This day we explore the beautiful gardens of Sringar like Pari Mahal, and Nishat. In thevening you can go to Dal lake for sunset and explore the nearby cafes. Today you go can go out for dinner at Mughal Darbar,one of the famous restaurant in Srinagar.

Day 5: Drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg and Back to Srinagar

Gulmarg is famously known as The Meadow of Flowers. Gulmarg is an open meadow surrounded by lovely thick pine forests and in the spring the grassy slopes are covered with wild flowers. Gulmarg lies under the majestic Mount Apharwat.

Gulmarg can be enjoyed by a day trip with a picnic and ride in the gondola.

 

Day 6: Drive From Srinagar to Sonamarg

Sonamarg the Meadow of  Gold is located on Srinagar to Leh higway. Sonamarg is last spot with accommodation and restraunts .Sonamarg is the Kashmir most famous meadow, named for the time when,under the afternoon sunlight, the meadow turns gold.

We will explore Sonamarg this moring.

The best thing to do in Sonamarg  is to walk or take pony to Thajiwas. Thajiwas is a small and lovely side valley and is located at the foot of the Sonamarg glacier.

Or you can take a walk/pony ride to Table top overlooking Sonamarg. Table top would be the ideal place if you want to avoid the rush.

Day 7:Drive from Sonamarg to Srinagar

Drive Back to Srinagar. Check in Hotel. You can spend the evening buying souvenirs.

Day 8: Depart from Srinagar

We will drop you at the Airport.

Important Points

  • Connectivity
  1. Kashmir has a good mobile connectivity throughout, expect for few areas where only BSNL works.
  2. Prepaid phones from out of state do not work.
  3. Only postpaid phones work.

 

  • Things to Carry
  1. Warm Clothes – Please carry some warm clothes as it can get cold in the evenings
  2. Sun Glasses
  3. Walking/ Running shoes ( For day hikes)
  4. Essential Toiletries
  5. Sun Screen
  6. Carry Valid ID card – Please note PAN card in not a valid ID card
  7. Medicines – If you are taking some regular medicines please carry them from your home.
  8. Day Pack to carry essential items when you go for a day trips.
  9. Vaccination certificate or RT PCR reports whichever is applicable at the time of travelling.
  10. Please carry sufficient cash as the internet connectivity is not reliable is Kashmir.

           

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