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Srinagar to Pahalgam: A Day of Natural Splendor

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey from Srinagar to Pahalgam, a land of boundless natural beauty. Your day begins with a hotel pickup, followed by scenic enroute sights, including the saffron fields of Pampore and the ancient Awantipora Ruins. Explore the grandeur of the Martand Sun Temple and savor a delectable local lunch. As you reach Pahalgam, immerse yourself in its breathtaking landscapes, with optional visits to Betaab Valley or Aru Valley. Delve into local markets or simply soak in the serene surroundings. Your day concludes with a return journey to Srinagar, leaving you with cherished memories of this picturesque Himalayan escape.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wander through vibrant saffron fields in Pampore, world-renowned for its saffron production.
  • Explore ancient history at the Awantipora Ruins, dating back to the 9th century.
  • Marvel at the grandeur of the Martand Sun Temple, a sacred Hindu site dedicated to the Sun god.
  • Discover the natural splendor of Pahalgam, nestled amid the majestic Himalayas.
  • Choose from optional activities, including visits to Betaab Valley, Aru Valley, or exploring local markets for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 208
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 380
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 588
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 761
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 930
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1138
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1346

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 8:00 AM

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 8:00 PM

Morning (8:00 AM): Pick-Up in Srinagar
Your day begins with a prompt 8:00 AM pick-up from your Srinagar hotel. Your private tour guide and comfortable vehicle await to embark on an unforgettable journey to Pahalgam, a captivating hill station nestled in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Enroute Sightseeing:
Saffron Fields of Pampore: Your first stop is amidst the picturesque saffron fields of Pampore, renowned for producing the world's finest saffron. Stroll through these fragrant fields, gain insights into the labor-intensive saffron cultivation process, and capture enchanting moments amidst the vibrant purple blooms.

Awantipora Ruins: Next, delve into history at the ancient Awantipora Ruins, a significant archaeological site dating back to the 9th century. Explore the remnants of temple structures, including the Avantiswami Temple and the Awantisvamin Temple, showcasing intricate stone carvings and timeless architecture.

Martand Sun Temple: Your journey proceeds to the legendary Martand Sun Temple, also known as the Martand Tirtha, a sacred Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun god. Admire the grandeur of this historic site, steeped in spirituality, while your knowledgeable guide shares captivating tales and legends associated with it.

Lunch: A gastronomic interlude finds you at a local restaurant along the route, where you can relish a delectable lunch (cost not included). Allow your guide to recommend regional specialties such as Rogan josh, Kashmiri pulao, and kebabs to satiate your taste buds.

Afternoon:
Pahalgam: Your arrival in Pahalgam unveils a breathtaking paradise nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas. Pahalgam's charm lies in its panoramic views of snow-clad mountains, lush pine forests, and pristine meadows. Explore this tranquil town at your own pace, soaking in mesmerizing vistas and the serene ambiance.

Optional Activities (Included with guide and entrance options; visit will be with local union car):

Betaab Valley: Opt for a visit to the picturesque Betaab Valley, famed after the Bollywood film "Betaab," which was filmed here. This valley boasts verdant meadows, crystal-clear streams, and panoramic mountain views. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or simply bask in the natural beauty of this idyllic valley.

Aru Valley: Alternatively, visit the scenic Aru Valley, situated approximately 12 kilometers from Pahalgam. This valley enchants with its stunning landscapes, gurgling streams, and lush meadows. Take a leisurely walk, unwind by the streams, and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of this serene valley.

Local Market Visit: Delve into the local markets of Pahalgam, renowned for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts, local spices, and unique souvenirs. Peruse the shops, engage with friendly locals, and acquire distinctive keepsakes to commemorate your journey.

Return Journey: Your return journey retraces the same scenic route back to Srinagar, offering captivating landscapes throughout. Your guide accompanies you, providing cultural insights, historical narratives, and regional traditions that enrich your travel experience.

Evening (5:00 PM): Drop-Off in Srinagar
As the sun sets, your journey culminates with a 5:00 PM drop-off at your Srinagar hotel. Bid farewell to your guide, carrying cherished memories of the captivating Pahalgam landscapes, cultural heritage, and the warm hospitality of Kashmir.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Languages

English

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