Tulip Festival Tour
Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days
The Tulip Garden in the foothills of Zabarwan Range has around 2 million tulips and its opening marks the beginning of a new tourism season in Kashmir Valley popularly known as "Tulip Festival".
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Srinagar Arrival
Meet and pick-up from Srinagar airport and you will be escorted to hotel. Time at leisure and you will be served with hot Kashmir Tea (Also known as Kashmiri Kehwa). In the evening, shikara ride to the Dal Lake to visit Char Chinar. The Char Chinar, also known as Silver Island in the Dal Lake. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Mughal Gardens and the
After breakfast in the morning, visit the charismatic moghal gardens. Nishat Bagh, also known as the garden of joy, is a terraced Mughal garden sprawled along the eastern side of the Dal Lake, with the towering Zabarwan hills as its backdrop, in the city of Srinagar. Shalimar Bagh is the largest of all the Mughal gardens in Srinagar. It was built in 1619 by Mughal Emperor Jahangir to please his wife Nur Jahan. The Chashmashahi or "The Royal Spring" is one of the three Mughal Gardens in Kashmir. The garden was built around a fresh water spring that flows right through its centre.
The Tulip Garden in the foothills of Zabarwan Range has a total of 1.5 million tulips and its opening marks the beginning of a new tourism season in Kashmir Valley. Two million tulips adorn and add color to 20 acres of the Kashmiri Landscape at 5600 feet altitude in Asia’s largest Tulip Garden - the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden.The Flower beds sprawls all over the foothills of the towering Zabarwan Mountain Range, and overlooks the beautiful and the world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar.The Tulip Garden is surrounded on three sides by the Nishat Bagh and Chashma Shahi Mughal Gardens of Srinagar. The view is simply magnificent and has countless delicate beauties lined in rows to dance with the wind in front of the tourists. Kashmir is famous for its natural beauty and with the tulips the beauty is enhanced manifolds. Every April, the Tulip Festival meets the Kashmir spring when the millions are in full bloom in myriad colours and varieties which allow the pleasure of viewing them at their best advantage.
Day 3: Srinagar - Gulmarg -
After a breakfast at hotel, drive to Gulmarg. Gulmarg ("Meadow of Flowers"), India's version of a ski resort, is situated less than two hours drive east of Srinagar. You may still want to let the gondola whisk you more than 13,000 feet up Mount Apharwat for outstanding views. Apparently, it's the world's highest cable car. And, it's very popular, so you should buy your tickets online to avoid long queues. GULMARG means, the place of roses. The town is nestled within the imposing Himalayan peaks, and lies within miles of the Line of Control. It receives heavy snowfall during the winter season and is a popular ski resort. It is the highest green golf course in the world. Gulmarg is among the most famous tourist destinations in India. In the Evening Drive Back to Srinagar for a dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Srinagar- Pahalgam-Srinagar
Pahalgam, the "Valley of Shepherds", is around three hours drive from Srinagar and is near the departure point for pilgrims going on the Amarnath Yatra. Pahalgam is a beautiful valley. Visitors commonly head to Pahalgam's Betaab Valley (the Bollywood movie "Betaab" was shot there), with its fresh flowing Lidder River and surrounding snow-capped hills. The river is one of the favorite spots for trout fishing in the country. Rafting is also organized at this river. Aru Valley is a small yet self-sufficient scenic village located 12 km from Pahalgam. The drive up to the village is alluring too. In the evening, drive to Srinagar for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Srinagar - Sonmarg
Sonamarg an alpine valley is situated at the bank of Nallah Sindh, 87 km north-east from Srinagar, it is a popular tourist destination, nestled with in the imposing Himalayan peaks. Sonamarg, which means ‘meadow of gold, has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier a major attraction during the summer months. Sonamarg mainly offers trekking adventure. Trekking can be undertaken to Thajiwas Glacier which is very beautiful. Sledging at the frozen Glacier is also offered by the tourists. Sonamarg is also the base camp to Amarnath Cave for the route of BAL Tal. Overnight in Srinagar.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Srinagar airport for departure.