Floating on a postcard lake in one of Kashmir's famous houseboats is the way
to see how this place earned the name, "The Venice of the East".
Water - powered peddlers sell everything from saffron to paper mache deer to
the houseboat door. Ride a Shikara - a Kashmiri gondola - to the watery
vegetable markets and see the mountains mirrored in the lakes. You can book
direct a fleet of houseboats on Dal or Nagin Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir's
capital. The houseboats are grand with hand - carved furniture and rich
Kashmiri carpets. A houseboat boy is always on call and three meals are
served daily from a menu of western, Kashmiri or Indian cuisine. Luxury
living with the world's tallest mountains rising up at the back door.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. (Check in time 12 noon) Afternoon
combined tour of Old and New Delhi. Comprises of Half day city sight seeing
of New Delhi Qutab Minar built in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate,
President House, Parliament House (Photo Stop), Birla Mandir, Red fort built
in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque
in India, Raj Ghat and chandni Chowk. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Srinagar
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Srinagar. Upon arrival meeting
assistance and transfer to house boat. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight
in house boat. Lunch and dinner included.
Day 03 : Srinagar
Morning Shikra boat ride, visit the vegetable and flower market. Afternoon
visit the Moghul Garden, also known as Garden of Love and Nishat Garden,
known as Gaeden of Pleasure. Later walk on the boulevard. Overnight in house
boat. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04 : Srinagar - Sonmarg
Drive to Sonmarg for trekking overnight in camp.
Day 05 : Sonmarg
Trekking overnight in camp.
Day 06 : Sonmarg - Kargil
Pickup from Sonmarg & drive to Kargil. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 07 : Kargil - Leh
Drive from Kargil to Leh. On the way will be visiting Lamaurua.
Day 08 : Leh
Day at leisure.
Day 09 : Leh
Full day tour of monasteries, Hemis Tiksey and Shey.
Day 10 : Alchi
Half day trip to Alchi.
Day 11 : Alchi - Delhi - Onward Destination
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.