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Kashmir Holiday Package Online - Spellbinding Kashmir

Tour Details

 Durations : 4 Night / 5 Days
  • 2 Night Srinagar
  • 1 Night Pahalgam
  • 1 Night Gulmarg
Book this deal to grab yourself a peaceful and tranquil holiday experience into the majestic and profound beauty of Kashmir. An unknown path taking you on to the undiscovered trail of valley's lust greenery, its abundance of flowers and fruits, its shimmering springs and translucent lakes, get ready to experience beauty that's plain & unadulterated. Covering destinations including Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Srinagar, this 5-day holiday will be nothing short of pure bliss and it comes at a price so attractive, it makes it all the more necessary to plunge in right away!
 
 Tour Itinerary

Day 1:
SRINAGAR
Upon arrival at Srinagar airport, meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Enjoy the afternoon relaxing and enjoy the scenic view of mountain ranges around Dal-Lake. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2:
SRINAGAR - PAHALGAM (96 KMS)
After breakfast, depart for Pahalgam (96 kms), situated at an altitude of 2130 mts above sea level in the south-east of Srinagar. It is Kashmir's most popular destination. Surrounded by high mountains, dense forests and high mountain lakes, and renowned for local activities like skiing, pony trails, angling, horse riding, trekking (both hard & soft) and excursion trips to places like Aru Valley & Chandanwari available on direct payment basis), it happens to be a preferred spot among domestic tourists. Check-in to the hotel, refresh yourself and after enjoying lunch in afternoon explore the scenic views of surroundings. Enjoy a relaxing overnight stay at the hotel in Pahalgam.
Meals : Breakfast

Day 3:
PAHALGAM - GULMARG (148 KMS)
After breakfast, depart for Gulmarg, lying at an altitude of 2730 mts above sea level in the west of Srinagar at a distance of 56 kms. With snow-capped mountains all around one can even have a view of Nanga Parbat from here on a clear sunny day. It is a premier winter sports Ski resorts with one of the world's highest 18-hole golf courses. One can also enjoy a cable car ride upto Alpather via Kongdori by Asia's longest run cable car ride (of approx. 5 kms) and altitude wise world's highest (conquering almost 14000 ft height), on direct payment basis. Return to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4:
GULMARG - SONMARG - SRINAGAR
After breakfast, set out on a sightseeing trip to Sonmarg and transfer to Srinagar in the evening. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Meals : Breakfast

Day 5:
SRINAGAR DEPARTURE
After breakfast, enjoy some free time. Later, depart and transfer to Srinagar Airport to board your scheduled flight back home.
Meals : Breakfast

 
 Package Price
Rs. 14,299/- *
USD 276.134/- *
EUR 210.925/- *
GBP 172.723/- *
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 Destination
SRINAGAR
The picturesque Srinagar, the Summer Capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is a city of lakes and gardens. It possesses the quiet calm of someone who has seen too much of life. Since its history began - some date it back to the 3rd century BC-it has witnessed opulence and horror.

Shaken to destruction by an earthquake and washed away by floods in recent times, the city picked up the pieces. Its mystique was not missed by the powerful and the wise. Many rulers left a trace of their rule in Srinagar: Asoka, Vikramaditya, the Moghuls and the Dogra. The echo of the Sufi saints's wisdom still reverberates in Srinagar if you are willing to listen.

Urs at Sufi shrines revisit the saints' teachings on their death anniversary. Rozabal Shrine brings people to its door out of curiosity. It is said to be the tomb of Jesus Christ, a controversial claim. A Shiva temple on the Shankaracharya Hill is where Adi Shankaracharya meditated.

It is easy to forget the harsh reality in the enchanting gardens. The Mughal Gardens are like paradise recreated: Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh and Chashma Shahi Gardens. They are all designed to give you a magnificent view of Dal Lake.

PAHALGAM
From the high green mountains of the Himalayan range to the great Lidder River, the sheer grandeur of Pahalgam blows you away. It sits pretty right where the Aaru and Sheshnag rivers meet and is guarded by fir covered mountains chequered with white peaks.

Perched around 8200 ft above sea level, Pahalgam offers world class rafting, mountaineering, sledging, camping, skiing, trekking and hiking expeditions. Get set to go on a rollicking high-altitude adventure along the balmy Lidderwat Valley, Kolohoi Glacier and Sonmarg Valley. Let's take you to the beautiful valleys of Pahalgam.

GULMARG
Gulmarg sizzles between the Pir Panjal range and Afarwat Hills in a world of white. The name Gulmarg speaks volumes about the hillside. Gul means flowers in Kashmiri, and the valley is a palette of colours through the year; bouncing buttercups, blushing tulips, cowslips and forget-me-nots carpet the town.

Frequented by great Mughal emperor Jehangir, the valley was first called Gaurimag by shepherds and later in the 16th century it was named Gulmarg by Kashmir King Sultan Yousuf Shah Chak. Such was the beauty and charm of the valley that Emperor Jehangir later visited and collected over 21 species of flowers from the valley. It was in 1927 after the coming of the British that Gulmarg started to develop into a beautiful hill resort. Let's take you to Gulmarg.

 
 Package Inclusion
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Srinagar on twin-sharing basis
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Pahalgam on twin-sharing basis
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Gulmarg on twin-sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • All sightseeing tours as per itinerary in an Indica/Qualis depending upon the number of guests
  • All hotel/transportation taxes as applicable
  • Service charges and VAT also included
 
 Terms and Conditions
  • Per person rates (Rs) - applicable on 2 persons staying together sharing the same room
  • Service tax extra as applicable
  • Transportation provided will be as per itinerary only (not at disposal)
  • The package does not include guide services; same can be availed at an additional cost
  • Entrance charges anywhere are not included
  • Package rates are subject to change without prior notice
  • Meal plan: EP - Accommodation only, CP - Accommodation with breakfast, MAP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • The package can not be combined with any other offer
  • Refund on cancellation strictly depends upon concerned hotel's cancellation policy
  • The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals & long weekends
  • Right Travels Inc ,,,, India (Pvt) Ltd reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice
  • In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel
Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellation done from the booking date till seven days prior to the departure date, charges are thirty percent of the package cost
  • Cancellation done from three days to seven days prior to the departure date, charges are fifty percent of the package cost
  • Cancellation done twenty four hours to three days prior to departure date, charges are seventy five percent of the packages cost
  • Cancellation done less than twenty four hours prior to the departure date, charges are hundred percent of the package cost
  • In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel.
 
 Remarks
  • All prices quoted per person on twin sharing basis in Indian Rupees. Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time. Rates valid for Indian Nationals only
  • Rates subject to change without notice depending on currency fluctuation.
  • Rates are based on Standard category of rooms.
  • Rates not valid during conventions and special events.
 

Destination Information

ABOUT THE TERRITORY:
Kashmir is the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. The Kashmir region became an important center of Hinduism and later of Buddhism; later still, in the ninth century, Kashmir Shaivism arose. In 1349, Shah Mir became the first Muslim ruler of Kashmir and inaugurated the Salatin-i-Kashmir or Swati dynasty. For the next five centuries, Muslim monarchs ruled Kashmir, including the Mughals, who ruled from 1526 until 1751, then the Afghan Durrani Empire that ruled from 1747 until 1820. That year, the Sikhs under Ranjit Singh, annexed Kashmir. In 1846, upon the purchase of the region from the British under the Treaty of Amritsar, the Dogras—under Gulab Singh—became the new rulers. Dogra Rule, under the paramountcy (or tutelage) of the British Crown, lasted until 1947, when the former princely sta tan, and the People's Republic of China became a disputed territory, now administered by three countries: India, Pakistan and the People's Republic of China.SRINAGAR is the capital of Jammu & Kashmir.

Kashmir's economy is centered on agriculture. Traditionally the staple crop of the valley was rice, which formed the chief food of the people. In addition, Indian corn, wheat, barley and oats were also grown. Given its temperate climate, it is suited for crops like asparagus, artichoke, seakale, broad beans, scarlet runners, beetroot, cauliflower and cabbage. Fruit trees are common in the valley, and the cultivated orchards yield pears, apples, peaches, and cherries. The chief trees are deodar, firs and pines, chenar or plane, maple, birch and walnut, apple, cherry.

Kashmir became known worldwide when Cashmere wool was exported to other regions and nations (exports have ceased due to decreased abundance of the cashmere goat and increased competition from China). Kashmir’s are well adept at knitting and making Pashmina shawls, silk carpets, rugs, kurtas, and pottery. Saffron, too, is grown in Kashmir. Efforts are on to export the naturally grown fruits and vegetables as organic foods mainly to the Middle East. Srinagar is known for its silverwork, papier-mache, woodcarving, and the weaving of silk.

The Indian-administered portion of Kashmir is believed to have potentially rich rocks containing hydrocarbon reserves.

RELIGION:
Three major faiths are clearly dominant in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir. In terms of total population, Islam clearly dominates the Kashmir valley. You will find the valley brimming with Muslim population. In addition to that Hinduism and Buddhism also constitute a part of the religions in Kashmir. The followers of Buddhism inhabit the Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir State.
Islam:
The predominant religion of Kashmir valley is Islam. Muslims constitute more than 90% of the total population of Jammu and Kashmir. Even in Jammu, Kargil and some other districts, Islam forms a substantial part of the population. The Muslims are broadly divided into two sects - the Sunnis and the Shias.
Hinduism:
Hinduism is the second most dominant faith in Kashmir. The majority of Hindus consist of Kashmiri Pandits and Gujjars. Majority of the Kashmiri Pandits migrated from the Kashmir valley because of the constant terror threat and are now present in a minority. On the other hand, many Gujjars got converted to Islam.
Buddhism:
Buddhist population is mainly found in the Ladakh region of Kashmir, where it predominates. In the main Kashmir valley, however, Buddhists are present in a negligible numbers.

CULTURE:
Like its scenic beauty, Kashmir valley is even famous for its cultural heritage. The valley of Kashmir is very rich as far as different aspects of its culture is concerned. Right through ages, it has adopted and assimilated components of various civilizations and religions. The amalgamation of Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist Philosophies has added colour and fragrance to the Kashmiri culture resulting into a composite culture based on humanism, secularisum and tolerance. Besides, it has borrowed certain features from its adjacent regions like Central Asia also. To sum up, the valley of Kashmir has a unique and peculiar culture, which is reflected in different walks of life. Some aspects in believers of Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism inhabit Kashmir. A few Christians and Buddhists also live there. Islam is the dominant religion in Kashmir Valley. There are different opinions regarding the spread of Islam in the valley. Some historians are of the view that a Syrian by the name of Hamim bin Sam was the first Muslim to settle in Kashmir. He came to Kashmir with Raja Dahir’s son Jasiya, after the latter fled to Delhi when Muhammed Bin Qasim defeated Dahir.

CLIMATE:
Kashmir Climate Conditions:
Kashmir has erratic climatic conditions. All around the state of Jammu & Kashmir the climate changes along with various geographical conditions. Near the middle mountains winter is cold and lasts for a long time. The Kashmir monsoon brings a lot of rain at this part of the region. In the higher mountain regions around the valley, there is often a snowfall. Summer in Kashmir is mild and much shorter than winter. Altogether the weather of Kashmir is either very chilling or pleasant throughout the year.

Kashmir Weather:
In the valley of Kashmir, winter is chilling cold and lasts from November to March. There are strong wind, snowfall and rainfall during this period. Warmer weather starts in the middle of March and lasts till the end of July, but at this period of the year there is a lot of rain leading to landslides.

As the state of Jammu & Kashmir is dotted with lakes and waterways, the atmosphere becomes damp, which covers the valley with a mist & fog.

The climate of J&K is just opposite from the rest of India. While the mercury reaches the breaking point in the foothills in the summer time, people of Ladakh and Kashmir wait for the snow to melt for there daily normal use. From October onwards, Jammu becomes a much more pleasant destination. However, the best time to enjoy the beautiful valley of Kashmir and the adventures of Ladakh region is between the months of May and September.

The Seasons in Jammu & Kashmir:
The seasons are marked with sudden change and the year is divided into six seasons of two months each.

  • Spring March 15 to May 15.
  • Summer May 15 to July 15.
  • Rainy Season July 15 to Sept. 15.
  • Autumn Sept. 15 to Nov. 15.
  • Winter Nov. 15 to Jan 15.
  • Ice Cold Jan. 15 to March 15.
  • From December 24 to March 8 temperature is often below zero. Strong winds blow from south and southeast. There is snowfall during winter and there are thick black clouds in the sky.

LANGUAGE:
The Kashmiri language is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India, and is a part of the Sixth Schedule in the constitution of the Jammu and Kashmir. Along with other regional languages mentioned in the Sixth Schedule, as well as Hindi and Urdu, the Kashmiri language is to be developed in the state. Some Kashmiri speakers frequently use Hindi as a second language, though the most frequently used second language is Urdu. Since November 2008, the Kashmiri language has been made a compulsory subject in all schools in the Valley up to the secondary level.
There are three orthographical systems used to write the Kashmiri language—these are the Sharada script, the Devanagari script and the Perso-Arabic script; additionally, due to internet technology, the Roman script is sometimes used to write Kashmiri, especially online. The Kashmiri language was traditionally written in the Sharada script after the 8th Century A.D.This script however, is not in common use today, except for religious ceremonies of the Kashmiri Pundits. However, today, it is written in Devanagari script and Perso-Arabic script (with some modifications). Among languages written in the Perso-Arabic script, Kashmiri is one of the very few which regularly indicates all vowel sounds. This script has been in vogue since the Muslim conquest in India and has been used by the people for centuries, in the Kashmir Valley. However, today, the Kashmiri Perso-Arabic script has come to be associated with Kashmiri Muslims, while the Kashmiri Devanagari script, has come to be associated with the Kashmiri Hindu community, who employ the latter script.

CUISINE OF KASHMIR:
Kashmiri cuisine has evolved over hundreds of years and is highly influenced by the food of the Kashmiri Buddhists and Pandits, the Hindu community of the valley. Apart from this, it is also strongly influenced by the cuisines of Central Asia, Persia and the North India Plains.
Mutton, being the most notable ingredient in Kashmiri cuisine has more than 30 variety of dishes.
Kashmiri Pandit cuisine is elaborate and gives out the ethnic identity of the Pandits. The food is usually prepared in lots of yoghurt, oil and spices. Mostly Chicken, Mutton, Onions, garlic and tomatoes are avoided in the preparation of the dish.
Typical Vegetarian dishes from the cuisine of Kashmiri Pandits include :
Ladyar Tsaman (Indian cheese in turmeric), Veth tsaman (Indian cheese cooked in oil and kashmiri spices), Dama Oluv (potatoes), Nadeir yakhean (lotus stem), Choek vangan, Nadier Palak and the Razmah goagji
The non-vegetarian dishes are similar to the Muslim dishes but vary in taste as its influenced by the Pakistani Muslim food. They include dishes like Rogan Josh, Chamani Qaliyan, Matshgand, Kabargah,Gushtaba, Aab Gosht, Shab Deg Kashmiri Yakhni and Gaad (fish cooked with nadur or monju or mooli)
Kashmiri delicacies are a treat with use of dry fruits, especially in the preparation of curries. Kashmiris use lots of ghee to cook the dish but nowadays families have started using mustard oil as an alternative to avoid the intake of high fat. Kashmiri rice is very aromatic and light. Popularly known is the Kashmiri pulao well like by one and all. The cuisine is truly unique and traditional.

TOUR ATTRACTIONS:
Jammu & Kashmir is lovingly called the Heaven on Earth. The land of Jammu and Kashmir is blessed with exquisite natural beauty. With the snow clad mountaintops, exotic orchards, lush green pastures, alpine forests and many more, the divine and delightful land of Jammu & Kashmir is a boon to the worldwide nature lovers.

The panoramic view of the long stretches of sun kissed mountains and vast spread meadows makes the state uniquely beautiful land of Jammu & Kashmir, a real Paradise for the tourists.

Some of the most famous and cherished tourist spots of Jammu & Kashmir are:

  • Srinagar- this place is also known as the ‘City of Lakes’ and it has a very pleasant weather. This city contains the world famous Dal Lake. The other tourist spots are the Hazratbal Shrine and the Mughal Gardens.
  • Pahalgam- is one of the most beautiful valleys in the land of Jammu & Kashmir. The Pahalgam wildlife sanctuary is a major attraction of this place along with the trekking routes.
  • Gulmarg -it is one of the most appreciated tourist spots in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The natural beauty of the place is sublime and among the sight seeing spots, the ski resort and the world's highest golf course are the most famous.
Some of the other famous tourist destinations in Jammu & Kashmir are:
  • Jammu valley
  • Kashmir valley
  • Leh
  • Zanskar
  • Kargil
  • Patnitop

CONCLUSION:
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Cost and Dates

Package Type: Price Per Person on Twin Sharing
Rs. 14,299/- *
USD 276.134/- *
EUR 210.925/- *
GBP 172.723/- *
Validity: Valid from April 1, 2012 - June 30, 2012
(For other location please contact OR Send Query)
 
 

Hotel Details

Hotel: HOTEL PINESPRING
Star Category:
City: Srinagar
Hotel: CENTRE POINT
Star Category:
City: Srinagar
Location:
Hotel Centre Point is located at Bishamber Nagar at Khayam in Srinagar. The Tourist Reception Centre is about a kilometre away, while the Lalchowk commercial centre about 1.5 kilometres away from the hotel. The famous Dal Lake is within 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

Rooms:
Hotel Centre Point offers 34 luxuriously appointed rooms including 10 Deluxe rooms and 24 Standard rooms equipped with modern amenities like satellite television, direct dial telephone, round the clock room service and attached bathrooms with hot and cold water facility.

Dining:
Hotel Centre Point offers the Spice Garden, an in-house multi cuisine dining hall offering a range of Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines.

Facilities:
Hotel Centre Point offers a range of guest services like laundry service, doctor on call, internet facilities, STD/ ISD calling facility, safety deposit locker, car rental facility, travel services, power back up, parking facility and elevators. The hotel also accepts all major credit cards.


Hotel: HOTEL HILLTOP
Star Category:
City: Gulmarg
Set in the pleasant environs of Gulmarg, Hotel Hilltop offers a range of facilities for a pleasant holiday. It is the only centrally heated hotel in the region and remains open through out the year.

Rooms:
The hotel offers comfortable accommodation in 25 well furnished rooms that are equipped with all modern amenities including television, telephone, channel music and attached washroom with running hot and cold water. Room service is available round the clock and bed tea/coffee can be served on prior request.

Dining:
Dining options include Dastarkhan, a multi cuisine restaurant and Madira Bar, a lounge that serves light snacks to accompany a range of liquor brands. The restaurant serves a range of delectable cuisines including Indian, Kashmiri, Mughlai and Continental.

Hotel Facilities:
The hotel has a well equipped conference hall that serves well for all occasions including meetings, parties and banquets. For recreation, the hotel has a discotheque and health club. It also offers services of a professional masseur for those keen on rejuvenating through an ayurvedic massage. Other facilities available at the hotel include a travel desk, car rental service, doctor on call, currency exchange and 24 hour laundry and dry cleaning service.

Location:
Hotel Hilltop is located in the heart of Gulmarg, just 35 kilometres away from Srinagar Airport. It provides convenient access to all places of tourist interest within the region and is just a one hour drive from Srinagar.


Hotel: HOTEL KINGSLEY
Star Category:
City: Gulmarg
Hotel: HOTEL ABBSHAR
Star Category:
City: Pahalgam

Hotel: HILL TOP
Star Category:
City: Pahalgam

 
     
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