Jammu and Kashmir is the 6th largest state of northernmost India. Kashmir is bestowed with the beauty of nature. The pristine lakes, green meadows, snow-capped mountains, sparkling rivers, the flora and fauna, and most importantly the pleasant weather, all make Kashmir the paradise of India and the best holiday destination to enjoy with your family and friends. Kashmir also encapsulates religious and cultural diversity which allows you to explore the religious and cultural beauty of Kashmir.
When you plan to visit Kashmir to spend your holidays, many Kashmir Tour packages are available. Kashmir tour packages are available in many ranges from pocket friendly to the most luxurious one. Based on the Kashmir tour package you choose you can spend 6 to 8 days of holiday in Kashmir. The Kashmir tour packages make all the facilities available and hence you can enjoy them freely.
Let’s have a look at a 6-day Kashmir tour
- Day 1: Srinagar
- Day 2: Sonamarg
- Day 3: Srinagar
- Day 4: Pahalgam
- Day 5: Gulmarg
- Day 6: Khilanmarg
Day 1: Srinagar
On the 1st day of your Kashmir tour package, you arrive at Srinagar and then settle down in your booked hotel. Instead of booking a hotel, you can go for a houseboat stay. Staying in a boat house is once in a lifetime experience. You can enjoy the Floating Bazaars which sell exquisite beautiful flowers early in the morning. Lake views sunrise and sunset are the most beautiful sights on the Kashmir tour. The snow-clad mountains and the sparkling lake make the most beautiful canvas viewing the sunset.
You can also do a triund trek for some amazing trekking experience.
Srinagar has many traditional houseboats where you can enjoy your stay most finely. These houseboats are made from the old seasoned pinewood from British times. The interior of these houseboats is also amazing, with spacious and luxurious rooms equipped with all the necessary and advanced amenities.
The cuisine of Srinagar is also very delicious. You should try the kahwa tea, the traditional wazwan feast, seekh kebab, rajma, saffron rice, rista, nadru yakhni, gustaba, Haak saag, and paneer do pyaz. There is also a variety of bread like lavas, sheermal, and girda.
Day 2: Sonamarg
On the 2nd day of the Kashmir tour package, you visit the most scenic drives along the Sindh river that joins Jhelum. The surrounding beauty is marvelous. The orchards with cherry, apples, poplar, chinar, willow, strawberry, and mulberry are very pretty. If you are a bird lover then you can go bird watching because every year the Siberian birds migrate in the rice paddy fields for several months in Srinagar.
The snow in Sonmarg is very beautiful. Winters are very pleasant and fresh with snow sparkling in the sunlight making Sonmarg a pleasant picnic spot.
Day 3: Srinagar
Set out and explore the beauty of Dal Lake on the third day. You can admire the most exotic flowers in the garden of Mughal Garden, Nishat Bagh, and Shalimar Bagh. The gardens were built in the 17th century and are extremely well maintained. The Pari Mahal provides a beautiful aerial view of the whole city. The tulip garden of the Indira Gandhi Memorial is mesmerizing.
Day 4: Pahalgam
On the 4th day of your Kashmir tour package, you drive towards Pahalgam. Pahalgam is accompanied by the Lidder River which is famous for trout fishing.
The weather condition in Pahalgam is quite cold. Many shops sell carpets, pashmina shawls, papier-mache crafts, and many other accessories.
You can go sightseeing in Betab valley which has open gardens. You can explore the Aru valley and the wildlife sanctuary in Pahalgam. There is a pony ride available in Pahalgam that you can enjoy.
Pahalgam is Kashmir’s best trekking base. You can enjoy trekking in the Lidder valley. Mamal temple which lies above the west bank of the Lidder river is worth seeing.
Day 5: Gulmarg
Gulmarg is filled with natural beauty and has the highest golf course in the world. You can enjoy sightseeing in Gulmarg. You can enjoy skiing in the snow or go riding on sledgehammers and enjoy the snow scooters.
The name Gulmarg means flower meadow. Gulmarg has beautiful stretches of flower meadows. The flower meadow is 1km wide and more than 3 km long. This vast meadow gives tourists ample space for enjoying a picnic with their families. You can also enjoy the pony rides here.
Day 6: Khilanmarg
On the 6th day of your Kashmir tour package, you take up the gondola ride to Khilanmarg. You can enjoy skiing in the snow. Many experienced skiers come here for enjoying skiing.
Many small dhabas serve delicious fresh food which you can enjoy. Also, several shops sell regional clothes which you can try on or buy for yourself.
After enjoying Khilanmarg you set back towards Srinagar for your way back home.
You can buy the regional accessories or elements as a souvenir of your Kashmir trip.
On arriving in Srinagar you check out all the formalities and set towards the airport or station and travel your way back home with lots of beautiful memories which will last you for a lifetime.
Kashmir is a beautiful and heavenly place. The nature and surrounding beauty are mesmerizing. Even if your holiday trip lasts only for 5 days you gather up memories that last for a lifetime. India is a land with huge cultural and religious diversity. All the states share their unique characteristics. The clothing, food, and style of accommodation are also unique. Kashmir is one of its beautiful states and you can enjoy and explore the marvelous beauty of nature, religion, and culture of Kashmir in this Kashmir tour. Make sure you enjoy every moment because its a once in a lifetime experience.