Day1 : Arrival in Srinagar, city tour, houseboat stay : On your arrival at the Srinagar International Airport, you will be taken for a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city, passing the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum river. Proceed for an hour of Shikara ride in the lake. After some rest, a day of local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar. Dinner and overnight stay in houseboat.
Day2 : Sonmarg day trip (85 kms/ 2 hrs) : After breakfast, drive to Sonmarg (90 kms/3 hrs) enroute Kheer Bhawani Darshan. On arrival at Sonmarg, visit Thajjwas glacier (own cost) . Return back to Srinagar. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day3 : Srinagar to Gulmarg (56 kilometers / 2-3 hrs drive) : After breakfast in the morning, proceed towards Gulmarg. Enroute you get to see the beautiful Tangmarg town and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. Arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon and check in at the hotel. Later, begin a short tour, boarding the Gondola cable car system (the 08 minutes ropeway). Descend back to Gulmarg after an hour and later indulge in some horse-riding. Stay overnight at hotel in Gulmarg.
Day4 : Gulmarg to Pahalgam (152 kilometers / 4-5 hrs drive) : After breakfast, we drive to Pahalgam via Pampore, Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. We switch from the national highway 1A at Khanabal and drive through the second largest city of Anantnag. From here the road turns scenic as we drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction. In Pahalgam, check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pahalgam.
Day5 : Pahalgam to Kokernag (68 kms/ 2 hrs) : After breakfast, check out from your hotel and take the road to one of most serene and beautiful city of Kokernag in Anantnag district. On arrival at Kokernag, after some rest, proceed for Papashudan Nad spring. The water of Spring is popular for its medicinal and digestive properties and draws thousands of tourists around the world. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day6 : Day trip to Sinthan Top and Daksum from Kokernag : Proceed for a full day excursion to Daksum and Sinthan Top. 498 kms from Kokernag, Sinthan top is the highest pass connecting Kashmir with Jammu via Kishtwar. Daksum swathed in coniferous green forests is trekkers pardise. The curvy uphill drive from Daksum to Sinthan Top is pretty thrilling and adventurous. Sinthan top is popular for the 360 degrees view and year round snow. Adventure enthusiasts can plan for mountaineering and skiing here. Overnight stay at hotel in Kokernag.
Day7 : Day trip to Lihinwan and Margan Top from Kokernag : After breakfast, proceed for a full day excursion to Lihinwan and Margan Top. 45 kms from Kokernag, Margan top connects Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. Margan is slowly becoming popular among tourists because of its stunning beauty and snowcapped mountains. At Lihinwan, you feel the fresh mountain air and the calmness and serenity. After spending quality time here, drive back to Kokernag for overnight stay.
Day8 :Kokernag to Srinagar, Enroute visit Verinag, Achabel and Martand Sun temple (80 kms route/3 hrs) : After breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed for Srinagar. Enroute visit Verinag- popular for water spring and Mughal gardens. Also visit garden of Achabel, ruins of Martand Sun temple and Mattan temple of Shiva. Later on arrival at Srinagar, check in to houseboat/ hotel for overnight stay.
Day9 : Departure/transfers to Srinagar Airport : After your breakfast, we will assist you with transfers to airport. Tour ends with memories of Ium Destination