SRINAGAR HOLIDAY PACKAGES
Duration : 03 Nights / 04
Destination : Srinagar - Gulmarg - Sriangar
Day 1 : Srinagar
from Srinagar Airport and transfer to Houseboat. Afternoon
Boat Shikara ride over the Lakes including visit to Charchinar
Floating Gardens, Vegetable Gardens and Islands. Overnight
stay at Houseboat
Day 2 : Srinagar Mughal Gardens
After Breakfast Full Day
Sightseeing , Visit famous Mughal Gardens (Nishat,
Shalimar Cheshma Shahi ) & Shankaracharaya Temple) & Old and
New Srinagar city.
Set some distance back from the lake, but reached by a
small canal, the Shalimar were built by Emperor Jehangir for
his wife Nur Jahan, 'light of the world' in 1616. Although it
is known today as the 'garden of love' it was originally named
the Farah Bakhsh or 'delightful garden'.
The garden is built in four terraces with traditional water
channel running down the middle. The gardens measure 540 by
183 metres. During the Mughal period the top terraces used be
reserved for the emperor and the ladies of the court and was
the most magnificent. It included a pavilion made of black
stone in the middle of the tank. Black Marble fluted pillars
supported the pavilion, which was used as a banquet hall.
The Nishat Bagh is another lovely garden with its 12
terraces representing the 12 signs of the zodiac, which
descend gradually and seem to almost merge into the lake. It
is situated on the banks of world famous Dal Lake in the
backdrop of Zabarwan hills. With its flowerbeds, trees,
fountains, the Nishat presents a dramatic sight. The gardens
were designed in 1633 by Asaf Khan, brother of Nur Jahan, and
follow the same pattern as the Shalimar gardens with a
polished stone channel running down the centre and a series of
It's the largest of the Mughal gardens measuring 548 metres by
338 metres, and often the most crowed. The walks beside the
channel are bordered with lines of cypresses and Chinars. Also
found within its vicinity are some remains of Mughal period
buildings including a double storey pavilion enclosed on two
sides latticed windows.
Smallest of the Srinagar Mughal gardens, measuring just 108
metres by 38 metres, the Chasma Shahi, or 'Royal Spring', are
well up the hillside, above the Nehru Memorial Park. The fresh
water spring in these pleasant, quieter gardens is reputed to
have medicinal properties.
The gardens were laid out in 1632 by Ali Mardan Khan and
include three terraces, an aqueduct, waterfalls and fountains.
The water from the spring supplies the fountains and then goes
through the floor of the pavilion and falls to the lower
terrace in a fine cascade of five metres, over a polished
black stone chute. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 3 : Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar
trip to Gulmarg. Full day at leisure to take the leisurely
walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of
the snow capped mountains. Enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride
(rope way) to Khillanmarg at your own cost.
Gulmarg is a town, a hill
station, a popular skiing destination and a notified area
committee in the Baramulla district of the Indian state of
Jammu and Kashmir. The town is situated in the Pir Panjal
Range in the western Himalayas Evening back to Srinagar at
Hotel / Hosueboat.
DAY 4 : Srinagar
After breakfast Srinagar Airport Drop for your onward flight