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Kashmir is a lovely place. Tourist especially the honeymoon couple plans for this spot because of the snow-clad mountains and lush greenery that you may not be able to see elsewhere. The best time to cover most of the Kashmir is planning for the eight days tour to Kashmir valley. On this heaven of earth, you will be able to get some most pleasant and enjoyable experience of life. The journey starts from Jammu and then completes the whole circulate through Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Srinagar. It is not just the attractions of Kashmir but there are so many activities and food that you will be able to explore when you are here. In the list of the itinerary, there will be picturesque gardens, enchanting lakes, fascinating mountains, historic places, and a lot more. The ideal time to sit this place is in summer. In winter most of the areas are covered under snow while in the rainy season, the rainfall is quite high. If you have a budget set right and finally have decided the dates, you must pack warm clothes and umbrella in case of an emergency to make your journey more safe and enjoyable experience. There are fascinating mountains, enhancing lakes and even the picturesque gardens that will give you moments to cherish with your loved ones.
Once you land to Jammu now be that through train, flight or vehicle, you will be then given a drive from Jammu to Srinagar. It takes 7-8 hours to reach Srinagar. On the same day, you will be able to have some picturesque view of Kashmir as the city travel from Jammu to Kashmir gets covered. Once you reach the city, there will be a representative who will meet you and help you with the hotel transfer or even at the exotic houseboat. Right after check-in, you will have some own leisure time. Maybe you would want to take some rest and gear up yourself for further trips. The walk-in Boulevard Road near the Dal Lake can be done. You might want to stroll around the road to witness some of the incredible views of Zabarwan Mountain Range. A shikara ride is one of its kinds that you should be doing. After a chill ride and a peaceful walk, you can then think of returning to the hotel and then enjoy the mouth relishing breakfast too.
From Srinagar, you will be then headed to Sonmarg which is 3 hours of journey. There will be a leisure breakfast served you at the houseboat or hotel itself. The trip will then cover the whole scenic view that you can enjoy of Srinagar and then head towards the hill station of Sonmarg. Sonmarg is also popular by the name ‘Meadow of Gold’ which is located at a height of 9,000 ft. There are so many enthralling treks that will keep you enchanted throughout this day. You might want to go and do some pony ride and even have a picture of the Thajiwas Glacier that will be your fun for the day. Post the Sonmarg excursion, you will then be headed back to Srinagar where you will have an overnight stay at the same location.
It is time to explore the city more closely where you shall meet the locals, explore the market enjoy some local food and whatnot. Post your breakfast at the stay you will then be taken to Mughal Gardens, CheshmaShahi or the ‘Royal Spring’, PariMahal or the ‘Palace of the Fairies’, Shalimar Bagh or the ‘Garden of Love’, Nishat Garden or the ‘Garden of Pleasure’, Shankaracharya Temple and the Tulip Garden. All these gardens are close to one another and are quite incredible. On the way back to your stay, you must also gather some Handicraft Emporium, enjoy watching the carpet-making traditions and also buy some incredible paper-based creates and arts. For jewelry lovers, there is also traditional jewelry they can buy.
Your next destination will be Gulmarg which is popular by the name of ‘Meadow of Flowers’. Compared to Sonmarg this place is quite close to Srinagar but if you love doing trek then you can do it from Gulmarg to Khilangmarg which takes about 3 to 4 hours. Pot your breakfast at the hotel you will then be taken to Gulmarg which is also an ideal skiing destination. Don’t forget to carry your camera as this place will let you witness some fascinating Nanga Parbat views. You will have a day stay there and next day you shall be headed to Pahalgam.
This time will be for you to explore Pahalgam. It is called the ‘Valley of the Shepherds’. This will give you a nature trail from closely which will be mesmerized by you for the rest of your life. It is all about the fun and excitement that you get from the tour which you should be enjoying. On way to Pahalgam, there is a saffron garden where you might want to stay for some time. Post the visit, you will then be taken to Pahalgam hotel where you shall have a day rest.
Post your breakfast at the very same hotel, your day will then start on visiting some of the great snow points. You might want to take a pony ride too and unwind yourself with a leisurely walk. The view of the dense pine thickets along the Lidder River is mind-blowing which of course the best thing that you can come across is.
You will then be headed back to Srinagar after your breakfast at Pahalgam and then from Srinagar will be staying a day at Jammu. Once you are relaxed, there will be Jammu city tourist which will be quite a great experience. You will be able to explore places like Ragunath Temple, Har Ki Pauri Temple, and Kali Mata Temple; and then have a pleasant overnight stay at the hotel.
This is the time of your departure from Kashmir valley to your hometown. You will be either driven to the railway station or airport as per your convenience.
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For the services contracted, 40 % advance payment should be made to hold the booking on a confirmed basis and the balance amount should be paid before commencement of your tour. We hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as an advance payment, based on the nature of services and the time left for the commencement of the services.
Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, Cash payment to our office or by Demand Draft / Cheque. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.
Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.
In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.
Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.
Mountain Adventure Tours & Travels act only in the capacity of agent for the hotels, airlines, transporters, railways & contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us are issued subject to terms & conditions under which these services are provided by them.
All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.
Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and checkout time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.
We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.
We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting – directly or indirectly – from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control.
We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.
To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.
Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.