Kashmir Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is the largest Tulip Garden in Asia. The garden was opened in 2007. This tulip garden is undoubtedly the first major landscaping project undertaken since the time the Mughals established pleasure spots in Kashmir in the 16th century.
A walk in the Tulip Garden in Kashmir will stay with you longer than you expect. This garden cradles in the gentle slopes of the mighty Zabarwan hills. It is flanked by a manicured lush green golf course in the north and the pristine Dal Lake almost washes its entrance to the west. Antiquity and an ambience of timeless regality are bestowed by the nearby Chashme Shahi and Pari Mahal complexes to this Tulip Garden.
An entry into this garden is akin to savoring paradise as God intended it to be. The eye gets riveted to the numerous PARALLEL running rows of more than a MILLION multi-colored tulip flowers. It’s Asia’s largest tulip garden, that’s enough for someone who is in Kashmir to visit it. It holds over 45 varieties of tulips and the total tulips planted are somewhere around 13 lakh. Originally known as Siraj Bagh, it’s next to Botanical Garden Srinagar. Good for photography.
60 Kms 04 – 05 Hrs drive (Approx)
Arrival at Srinagar Airport you will be met by our Representative/Driver. Transfer to Hotel which is already booked for you.
After Check in proceed for Local Sightseeing of Famous Mughal Gardens.
Nishat Bagh also known as the garden of pleasure is a 10 terraced garden sprawled along the eastern side of the Dal Lake, with the towering Zabarwan hills as its backdrop. Build in 1634, designed by Asaf Khan, during the region of Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
Shalimar Bagh is considered to be the finest Mughal -style hill garden and was made by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir in 1619 for his beloved wife, Nurjahan.
Tulip Garden: It's Asia's largest tulip garden, that's enough for someone who is in Kashmir to visit it. Tulips only grow in spring so you can visit this place only if you are around in March/April. It holds over 45 varieties of tulips and the total tulips planted are somewhere around 2 lakh.
84 Kms 02 – 03 Hrs. drive (Approx)
After breakfast proceed to Sonamarg. The drive to Sonamarg is through the Sindh Valley. Situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, Sonamarg (the meadow of gold). Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer months. .Sonamarg is the base of a major trek that passes along several mountain lakes – Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. Sonamarg is also the takeoff station for the drive to Ladakh across the Zojila, a major pass in the Great Himalayan Range, through which the Srinagar- Leh Road passes.
Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel in Srinagar
56 Kms 02 Hrs. drive (Approx)
After breakfast leave for full day excursion to Gulmarg.
Gulmarg is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination. The town is situated in the Pirpanjal range in the western Himalayas. Gulmarg literally means the meadow of flowers. Gulmarg is situated at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level and has a gently sloping topography. Gulmarg attracts various tourists due to its natural beauty. Gulmarg offer world's highest Cable Car (optional) that reach upto 14000 ft and other activities like trekking, Horse Riding, ATV Ride, Sledge Ride. Gulmarg can be visited throughout the year.
Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel in Srinagar.
98 Kms 03 - 04 Hrs. drive (Approx)
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam for Night stay. Pahalgam in the south-east of Srinagar situated at an altitude of 2130 mts above sea level. It is Kashmir’s most popular resort surrounded by high mountains , dense forests, high mountain altitude lakes , it also offers 9 hole golf course, pony trails, Angling,(rainbow & brown trout’s) horse riding, trekking (both hard & soft) & various places of interest in & around. On the way to Pahalgam Stop at Pampore (Saffron Fields). Next stop will be Awantipora ruins nestled between Srinagar and Pahalgam, located on the banks of the river Jhelum, is a small yet historically important town of Awantipura. This town is home to the famous Awantipura ruins, representing the once grand Awantipura temple.
Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel in Pahalgam
After breakfast drive to ‘Srinagar. Check in at Hotel.
Evening enjoy Shikara Ride on Famous Dal Lake. Enjoy a smooth Shikara ride no experience defines romanticism more than taking a Shikara ride on the serene waters of the Dal Lake. Passing lotuses floating on the Dal Lake will surely add to the moment.
Dinner & Overnight stay at Houseboat in Srinagar.
13 Kms 20 Mints drive (Approx)
After early breakfast at Hotel drive to Srinagar Hotel for onward destination with sweet Holidays memories.