Jammu and Kashmir is a region administered by India as a state from 1954, constituting the southern and south-eastern portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India, Pakistan and China since the mid-20th century.
The history of Kashmir is intertwined with the history of the broader Indian subcontinent and the surrounding regions, comprising the areas of Central Asia, South Asia and East Asia. Historically, Kashmir referred to the Kashmir Valley. Today, it denotes a larger area that includes the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir (which consists of Jammu, the Kashmir Valley, and Ladakh), the Pakistan-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit–Baltistan, and the Chinese-administered regions of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract.
Day 1: Arrival in Srinagar, 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. Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel After Lunch , we proceed for a half day city tour that includes visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar, the Chasme Shahi Garden, Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) and Shankaracharya Temple. We will explore the gardens and later drive back to the hotel for a dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Gulmarg day trip (56 kilometers / 2-3 hrs drive) one way
After Breakfast, drive to Gulmarg (55 kms/2 hrs). You can do Khilanmarg sightseeing here by gondola ride at your own cost, return back to Srinagar. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Sonmarg day trip (85 kms/ 2 hrs)
After Breakfast visit to Elephant Beach By Motor Boat for Mesmerizing View of Corals and Enjoy Snorkeling (Boat will be on sharing basis). Overnight stay at Resort in Havelock.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.
Day 4: Yusmarg day trip (47 kms/ 2 hrs)
After breakfast, set out for an excursion to Yusmarg. Yusmarg, the meadow of Jesus is an apline valley located in Badgam district and covered by snow clad mountains and meadows of pine and fir. This valley mesmerizes tourists with its natural beauty. This is also popular for horse riding, fishing and for skiing during winter. After spending some quality time, return back to Srinagar for overnight stay. House Boat
Day 5: Srinagar To Pahalgam (100 kilometers / 2-3 hrs drive)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and 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.
Day 6: Pahalgam to Katra 270 kms/ 7-9 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Katra. On arrival, check in to hotel. Evening proceed to Vashno Devi Darshan by Foot . Late Night back to Hotel & Rest .
Day 7: Deaprture at katra Railway Station
After Breakfast Deaprture at katra railway Station