7 Day Road Trip

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DECEMBER - JANUARY 2020

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Road Trip Highlights

  • Experience the serenity of Kashmir valley like a local, with the locals
  • Comfortable stays at Gulmarg, Pahalgam and overnight stay at a houseboat
  • A mix of leisure days, road trip and day hikes to explore offbeat snow-trails.
  • Breakfast and Dinner included at all Hotels.
  • Pick-up and drop from Srinagar Airport
Innova Transfers
Hotel Accommodation
Meals Included

Cost per person

₹27,950
Includes accommodation, meals and all transfers as per the list of inclusions. 5% GST is applicable

Winter Road Trip to Kashmir - 7 Days

They said, “If there’s heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here”

And we realised that it’s time to leave in search of that heaven, to see this wonderland we’ve always heard about in stories, seen in pictures of various travellers, and lived through the anecdotes of our friends from this magic

And so began the idea of a road trip to Kashmir, a trip where we’ll begin to familiarise ourselves with the idea of Kashmir, while witnessing its unparalleled beauty in the company of locals who call this land their home, and carry all its quirks within their soul.

On this journey, we arrive in Kashmir during winters, with the spells of snowfall, and the sights of Snowclad valleys and peaks, where we’ll walk through snowy grasslands in search of a sight still unseen for most out there.

We will learn about the intricacies of life in Kashmir, enjoy the wonderfully unique cuisine in their homes, ride the Shikara through dal, live in a houseboat in Kashmir, experience the snowy slopes of Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing destination, live through the magic of Pahalgam, with a visit to its carefully hidden secrets, and all of it with the help of our friends there, with their warm conversations leading us on to the most mesmerising of the moments.

So that when we return home, we would tell them once again, “That if there’s heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.” 

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Day 1

Drive from Srinagar to Pahalgam

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 5200 feet
  • 98 KMS
  • 4 -5 hours
  • Meals included
Today, upon arrival at the Srinagar Airport, we will be transferred to Pahalgam, which is the take-off point for our journey ahead. We’ll have a late lunch, get acquainted with the village, and rest well for our journey up ahead in this magical winter land. Overnight at a hotel.

Destinations Covered

Srinagar | Pahalgam

Day 2

Pahalgam - Duksum, Achabal, Kokernag, Martand temple

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 8990 feet
  • 69 KMS
  • 3 - 4 Hours hours
  • Meals included
Today, we head to a nearby district and a beautiful land, Anantnag. Duksum is located in the Green Forests, is touted as one of Kashmir's offbeat still undiscovered jewels, Daksum is a trekker's and nature lovers paradise, located at 2,438m. We then move to Kokerbnag, the place is known for its gardens, pristine fresh water springs and rainbow trout farms. Later to Achabal, an important tourist place about 8.1 km away from Anantnag. The place is notable for an ancient spring surrounded by a garden terraced and developed by the Mughals. The upper portion of the garden is called 'Bag-e-Begum Abad' developed by Malika Noor Jehan Begum in 1616 AD and renowned as Sahib Abad in which there is a Hamam (treasure of water) getting heat from a logical lamp (Tosnag). And lastly we head to, Martand Temple which is a Hindu temple dedicated to Surya (the chief solar deity in Hinduism) and built during the 8th century. Martand is another Sanskrit synonym for Surya. Now in ruins, do remember to read upon its fascinating history. Overnight at the same hotel in Pahalgam.

Destinations Covered

Pahalgam - Duksum - Achabal - Kokernag - Martand temple

Day 3

Pahalgam, Lidderwatt Winter Hike

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 9990 feet
  • 12 KMS
  • 4-5 hours
  • Meals included
Today we explore a bit more interiors of Kashmir, with an offbeat trek. After an energising breakfast, we'll commence the trek. We will be hiking just 4 - 5 hours, trekking through pristine forest and beautiful, never-ending meadow stretches while having Lidder River below us on the valley floor. The trail is leisurely and takes us to Lidderwatt Camp, where we’ll enjoy a group lunch prepared by our guides while we soak into the beautiful views of the valley. Overnight at the hotel in Pahalgam.

Destinations Covered

Pahalgam | Lidderwatt Winter Hike

Day 4

Drive from Pahalgam to Gulmarg

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 8956 feet
  • 165 KMS
  • 4 -5 hours
  • Meals included
After breakfast, we start travelling towards Gulmarg - the prettiest top of Kashmir, especially during winters. The distance of about 165 kms will be covered in about 4hrs approx. Enroute visiting Saffron fields, Awantipura ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiwareman), see the beautiful countryside on the way and lot of rice fields. Drive through the pine forest. Gulmarg, also known as Meadow of Flowers for its colours during the summers. In Winters, Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view en route from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. Overnight at a warm wooden hotel in Gulmarg.

Destinations Covered

Gulmarg

Day 5

Leisure Day at Gulmarg

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 8956 feet
  • -13 KMS
  • - hours
  • Meals included
Today, we spend a leisure day on the slopes of Gulmarg, with snow clad peaks and the view filled with snow till the horizon. We bet, today's day and the beauty of the place will stay with you forever. Here, we can also engage in some winter, snow activities as per your choice (not included in the costs). As a recommendation, do enjoy sledge riding on snow while returning. while Gandola rides to the very top of the most scenic place, Gulmarg. Overnight stay in hotel.

Destinations Covered

Gulmarg

Day 6

Drive from Gulmarg to Dal Lake via Mughal Gardens

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 5200 feet
  • 50 KMS
  • 2 - 3 hours
Today, we prepare ourselves to leave the winter wonderland, Gulmarg and drive back again to the plains of Srinagar. On our way we will be visiting Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountain range in the background. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory. Tonight we spend a night in a charming and authentic house boat.

Destinations Covered

Dal Lake | Srinagar

Day 7

Drive from Dal Lake to Srinagar Airport

  • No Accommodation
  • 5800 feet
  • 50 KMS
  • 2-3 hours
Well, here comes the toughest day of all. To bid goodbye to this heaven on earth called Kashmir. We leave with a strong bond and love for the people, do remember to buy authentic shawls, dry fruits, saffron and even a cricket bat, locally made to the finest quality available in India. After breakfast, we move to Srinagar Airport. We look forward to hosting in the colourful summers again.

Destinations Covered

Srinagar

Cost per person

27,950*
  • This is a private and customisable tour. 
  • The cost is ₹XXXXX per person for a group of six people.
  • The cost depends on the number of people in your group. There is no minimum / maximum number of people required. 
  • This Kashmir tour can be customized as per your dates, group size and requirements and will be arranged as a private tour.

Cost Inclusions

  • Accommodation at all hotels and guesthouse as per the itinerary on triple sharing basis.
  • Accommodation at Dal Lake in a Boathouse hosted by a local.
  • Breakfast and dinner at all hotels, homestays and camps except in Srinagar.
  • Comfortable non-AC Toyota Innova for days as per the itinerary. Will switch to a more robust vehicle on high, sloppy areas with snow chains.
  • Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking local driver & guide with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
  • Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll.

Cost Exclusions

  • Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Permits
  • 5% GST (Tax)
  • Guide / Porters
  • Lunch / Any Beverages / Meals in Srinagar and meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing in Srinagar / Any accommodation, activities or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.

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Itinerary for Winter Road Trip to Kashmir - 7 Days


  • Day 1

    Drive from Srinagar to Pahalgam

  • Day 2

    Pahalgam - Duksum, Achabal, Kokernag, Martand temple

  • Day 3

    Pahalgam, Lidderwatt Winter Hike

  • Day 4

    Drive from Pahalgam to Gulmarg

  • Day 5

    Leisure Day at Gulmarg

  • Day 6

    Drive from Gulmarg to Dal Lake via Mughal Gardens

  • Day 7

    Drive from Dal Lake to Srinagar Airport

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