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EXPLORE KASHMIR VALLEY WITH YUSMARG

EXPLORE KASHMIR VALLEY WITH YUSMARG

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Since ancient times Kashmir has been renowned for its divine beauty and gentle people. Possessing some of the highest and most beautiful mountain peaks, massive glaciers, blue lakes, rivers, forests, and meadows, Kashmir has been likened to a paradise on earth. Stay on a luxurious houseboat, get lost in the bustling bazaars and soak in the mountain landscape.

 

Let Lifeline Tours and Travels help you experience Kashmir’s scenic splendor with our well planned journeys or a curated itinerary that suits you perfectly which will cover Kashmir with Yusmarg.

 

Lying around 47 km south of Srinagar is a pristine hill station where nature’s beauty blooms in its fullest. The hill station, named Yusmarg, is a perfect rejuvenation as well as adventure destination. It is placed at a height of 7,500 feet above sea level and lies in Pir Panjal Mountain Range. Offering a striking diorama of valleys, meadows and peaks, Yusmarg is the perfect gateway to explore the beauty of the southern part of Kashmir Valley. There is no shortage of attractions in Yusmarg. From holy shrines to exotic places, Yusmarg gives many reasons to travelers to visit it once in a lifetime. Nilnag Lake, Dudh Ganga, Tosa Maidan, Sang-e-Safed, Charari Sharief and Pakharpora Shrine are the popular attractions located in and around Yusmarg.

07 Nights / 08 Days Ex- Srinagar

Tour Plan

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Day 01: Arrive in Srinagar Local sightseeing – Half a day Stay at Hotel:

On your arrival at the Srinagar International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist and escort you to your waiting vehicle. From the airport it is a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city. The drive takes you past the Abdullah Bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum River, Snaking its way towards the North-Western frontier of Kashmir. We arrive at the hotel and check into the Hotel. We will do some half a day of local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat andShalimar. Built in between a period of 14 years the two gardens are a heritage left behind by the erstwhile Mughals, whose taste for laying exquisite gardens was fascinating. With a backdrop of the sprawling Zabarwan Mountains, the gardens boast of green turfs, blooming flowers and cascading water fountains. We will explore the gardens and visit the factory Shop. Later we will go on a 60 Minutes shikara ride in Dal Lake. This boat ride glides you past some wonderful vegetable gardens and aquatic life. Stay Overnight at Hotel.
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Day 02: Srinagar – Sonamarg - Srinagar: ( 87 km’s one way drive Day Trip):

After breakfast we begin our drive   to the majestic mountain resort of Sonamarg. The route towards Sonamarg takes us on a picturesque country side drive where we will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear water streams and blooming rice fields. We will zoom past the town of Kangan which handles all the local needs of this region. From Kangan, we will drive towards Mammar, famous for its trout farm and stopover for a warm cup of tea before we head towards Sonamarg. We will once again alight from our vehicles at the tourist spot of Gagangir. The spot is built in the middle of the river Sindh and looks like an island with snow glaciers covering one or the other spot. In Sonamarg we will take a 3 hour walk or horseback trip to the Thajwass glacier. After our return we will visit the small town market for some snacks or just pay a visit observing the local people going with their daily routine. We will drive back to Srinagar in the evening and transfer to the hotel for our overnight stay.  
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Day 03: Srinagar to Gulmarg Stay Only: (56 km’s / 2-3 hrs drive)

After breakfast in the morning, we will begin our country tour towards Gulmarg. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesque market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. We arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon and check in at the hotel. We will stay at the hotel for overnight.
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Day 04: Half day S.S in Gulmarg & transfer to Pahalgam: (152 km’s / 4-5 hrs drive)

In Gulmarg we will board the Gondola cable car system, and ascend towards the Apharwat Mountain range. The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Apharwat peak. From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley. Then we will drive towards Pahalgam on the National Highway 1A. This road connects the Valley to the rest of the country. We drive past the saffron fields of Pampore, the marvellous ruins of Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. You can even sample a few exotic breads sold by vendors near the road. We switch the national highway 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 we check in at the hotel and later do some nature walks to unwind ourselves. Stay overnight in hotel.
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Day 05: In Pahalgam: (Sightseeing & Overnight stay):

After breakfast at the hotel, you have option to spend your day of sightseeing by driving to the picturesque Chandanwari and Betaab valley or Aru valley or ride by horseback across the wildlife sanctuary towards Baisaran meadows. Rest of the day will be at leisure for individual activities. Stay overnight in the hotel.
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Day 06: Pahalgam to Srinagar, Free for Leisure Activities: ( 97 Km’s / 3- 4 hrs drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven back to Srinagar. In Srinagar you will be free for leisure activatesIn the evening you can go for shopping around the local flea markets and also do window shopping. Stay overnight in the hotel.
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Day 07: Srinagar to Yusmarg : (47 Km’s One way drive, Day Trip):

After a hearty breakfast in the morning we will board our vehicle and drive through the Historic Lal Chowk towards the bye pass. We will crossover the byepass road and begin an exciting two hours journey to a place relatively unknown for the outside world. The Drive to Yusmarg takes you across grasy meadows, ringed by forests of pine, and towering beyond them, the awesome and majestic snow clad mountains. On your arrival in Yusmarg you can take all kind of walks across the Rolling Meadows which sometimes resembles its twin resort of Gulmarg. You can also stroll along the flower strewn meadows towards the mighty river froths of the Doodh Ganga. Yusmarg is ringed by several notable peaks incluing Tata-Kuti and Sang Safed. About 3 kilometers below Yusmarg a historical and religious place will be visited where stands the tomb of Sheikh Nu-Ud-Din who is still revered by both muslims and Hindus from time bygone. We will drive back to Srinagar in the evening and transfer to the hotel for our overnight stay.
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Day 08: Srinagar Airport Departure:

Early morning breakfast and check out the hotel and Drive for Airport. We will drive to the airport for your flight home. At the airport the driver will assist you with your luggage screening and drop you at outside the terminal gate. Tour Ends….
Includes:
  • Transportation by Tata Indigo/ D’zire / Etios (2Pax) , Toyota Innova (4 to 6Pax)  for the entire tour
  • All sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary
  • Mentioned or similar hotels on as per the meal Plan
  • Child of the age of below 5 Years of complimentary without extra bed
Excludes:
  • Personal expenses
  • Train/Air fare
  • Guide
  • Entry Charges
  • GST 5%
  • Unforeseen Expenses because of the weather conditions.
Points to be noted:Clients / Guests have to make a direct payment for the below sightseeing points.
  • In Pahalgam: Horse Riding, Chandanwari , Betaab Valley, Aru Valley, and Baisaran Valley
  • In Gulmarg: Horse Riding, Gondola Ride, Zorbing or any other sports activity.
  • In Sonamarg: Thajwass Glacier, Horse Riding.
  • Guests can book the taxi/ponies/gondolas at a particular place.
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