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Kashmir is a place that is known as the heaven on earth. Kashmir remains the dream destination for adventure seekers, honeymooners and family vacationers from India and all over the world. During your Kashmir Package Tour from Mumbai, you will be acquainted with pristine landscapes, serene lakes, perennial crystal clear rivers, snow clad sky kissed mountains and dense forests of conifers like pine, far, spruce and maple along with authentic delicacy of Kashmir.
It is a place of remarkable beauty and timeless elegance. With an ultimate blend of best facilities, Kashmir nurtures the luxury traveler within you. Spotless carpets of blossoms and shady orchards with fruits, greenery, and serenity are a boon to your mind. Meals served on a houseboat in Dal Lake make every moment of your vacation worth relishing. Record your journey by capturing the stunning beauty of the snow-covered mountains of Pahalgam. The lush green valleys and white froth rivers and lakes that run across the landscape offer vivid sceneries that make you want to stay here forever!
So, come and grab this Kashmir Tour Package from Mumbai that will give you an opportunity to explore the beauty of this place. Mostly preferred by Mumbai residents, this tour package is a perfect way to escape from the noisy hustle-bustle of the city, and straight into the what looks like heaven in India to some.
Visiting Kashmir and searching for good hotels? Well, we have a better suggestion for your stay and that even in a unique way on the mesmerizing Dal Lake with our special Kashmir Houseboat Package Tour from Mumbai. These specially designed Houseboats are made out of wood, and are decorated with Turkish, and Victorian style of architecture, which is teamed with modern amenities, and are ornamented with perfection to enhance the beauty of the room with thick gorgeously hand weaved woolen carpet, opulent chandeliers, ambient lamps, along with the finest quality of service on board complemented with best views of the sleepy city.
So drop the idea of staying in a dreary hotel and get ready to pamper yourself in the lap of heritage while indulging in the finest hospitality of the Kashmiri's whether on a solo trip, honeymoon trip, family vacation, or a group tour, with us on a Kashmir Tour Package from Mumbai or Kashmir Package Tour from Kolkata to adore the Kashmiri slice of life. To know more about Kashmir Houseboat Package Booking, reach us now, and we assure you to provide the best solution matching your preference for an incredible and everlasting experience in the Switzerland of India.
Mumbai To Kashmir Package Tour Duration with Premium Houseboat : 7 Nights | 8 Days
Destination Covered in Kashmir Tour from Mumbai : Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Doodhpathri, Baisaran Valley, Betaab Valley, Aru Valley, Bangus Valley, Lolab Valley
Pickup & Drop : Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport Srinagar [SXR]
Address: Indragandhi Road, Humhama, Badgam, Jammu and Kashmir 190007
Location of Srinagar : 1,585 m | Coordinates - 34.0837° N, 74.7973° E
Location of Gulmarg : 2,650 m | Coordinates - 34.0484° N, 74.3805° E
Location of Sonmarg : 2,730 m | Coordinates - 34.3032° N, 75.2931° E
Location of Pahalgam : 2,740 m | Coordinates - 34.0161° N, 75.3150° E
Places of Attractions in Kashmir Tour Package from Mumbai / Pune : Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Mughal Garden, Dal Lake, Manasbal Lake, Shalimar Gardens, Nishant Gardens, Chashme Shahi, Badamwari Garden, Pari Mahal, Shankaracharya Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, Hazratbal Shrine, Hari Parbat, Kheer Bhawani Temple, Betaab Valley, Yusmarg, Aru, Amarnath temple, Gurez, Dudhpathri, Bangus Valley, Patnitop, Poonch, Bhimgarh Fort, Ramnagar Fort etc.
KASHMIR TOUR PLAN SUMMERY FROM MUMBAI/PUNE
DISTANCES BETWEEN PLACES & TRAVEL TIME TO NOTE FOR MUMBAI TO KASHMIR TOUR PACKAGES
|Places From||Places To||District||Distance & Travel Time|
|Srinagar||Doodhpathri||Budgam||1 hr 45 min (41.1 km) via Budgam-Srinagar Rd|
|Srinagar||Gulmarg||Baramulla||1 hr 35 min (51.0 km) via Srinagar - Tangmarg Rd|
|Srinagar||Sonmarg||Ganderbal||2 hr 19 min (79.4 km) via NH1|
|Srinagar||Pahalgam||Anantnag||2 hr 18 min (89.6 km) via Srinagar - Kanyakumari Hwy|
|Gulmarg||Pahalgam||Anantnag||3 hr 36 min (138.5 km) via Srinagar - Kanyakumari Hwy|
|Pahalgam||Baisaran Valley||Anantnag||14 min (3.6 km) via Baisaran Rd|
|Pahalgam||Betaab Valley||Anantnag||18 min (7.3 km) via NH501|
|Pahalgam||Aru Valley||Anantnag||26 min (12.6 km) via NH501|
|Srinagar||Bengus Valley||Kupwara||150 km|
|Srinagar||Lolab Valley||Kupwara||120 km|
|Srinagar||Kargil||Kargil district in Ladakh||200 km|
WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF HOUSEBOAT IN DAL LAKE, SRINAGAR, KASHMIR?
- Houseboats in Kashmir's Dal Lake are made of cedar wood which can stay intact even after 50 years in water.
- Every Houseboat consists of 2 - 5 Bed rooms with wonderfully decorated beds made from walnut wood, dressing table, bed side tables, peg tables, along with latest modern mattresses, pillows, bed covers and other required linen.
- The main features inside the houseboats are the awesome carved wood paneling which is done with walnut wood.
- Every Houseboat has drawing cum sitting room with latest modern facilities i.e. furniture (Walnut Made), TV, fire place etc.
- All luxury Houseboat has a dining room (Walnut made furniture) with latest modern cutlery and crockery.
- All modern luxury Houseboat has full furnished bathrooms with 24 hrs running hot and cold water systems.
- Houseboat Lake has upper decks with child-proof railings to behold the mesmerizing beauty of the Dal Lake with snow capped mountains around and life jackets for the kids.
- Houseboats are equipped with the kitchens with oven/stove, microwave, and fridge that provide mouth watering lip smacking authentic Kashmiri Cuisine.
- The boats have thermostatically controlled heat, 12 volt lights, AM/FM CD players, generators and TV with cable/dish.
- The main porch area is one of the best places of the Houseboat where guests can sit and relish the incredible views of Dal Lake.
- 24-hour room service & attendant in every houseboat.
TRAIN TICKETS TO BOOK FOR KASHMIR PACKAGE TOUR FROM MUMBAI
|Train Name||Service Days||Classes||Departs from||Arrive Station||Total Time|
|SWARAJ EXPRESS (12471)||Sun/Mon/Thurs/Fri||2A, 3A, SL||BANDRA TERMINUS (BDTS - 7:55)||Katra (SVDK - 2:35)||33hr 15mins|
|VIVEK EXPRESS (19027)||Saturday||2A, 3A, SL||BANDRA TERMINUS (BDTS - 12:15)||Jammu Tawi (JAT - 1:25)||37hr 10mins|
FLIGHT TICKETS TO BOOK FOR KASHMIR TOUR FROM MUMBAI
|Flight Name||Dep||Arr||Travel Time||Stop Over|
|IndiGo 6E-5301 Economy||BOM 07:35||SXR 10:15||2h 40m||Non Stop|
|Air Asia I5-330 Economy||BOM 08:50 |
|DEL 16:30 |
|2h 5m + 1h 30m||Via Del|
|Go First G8-381 Economy||BOM 08:40 |
|IXC 12:20 |
|2hr 20m + 1hr 20m||Via Chandigarh|
|Air India AI-864 / AI-825||BOM 07:00 |
|DEL 10:15 |
|2h 10m + 1h 30m||Via Delhi|
WHEN TULIP FESTIVALS IN KASHMIR TAKES PLACE?
The Tulip festivals in Kashmir take place at Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden which is located in Srinagar. Every year during April, this garden offer an exquisite view of her grandeur with blooming innumerable tulips of different colors. The place looks awesome and thronged with romantic couples, shutter buggers and families. If you are planning to behold this awesome beauty of Kashmir, then book your tickets for Kashmir Trip during mid April.
WHICH ARE THE BEST HOUSEBOATS TO STAY DURING KASHMIR TOUR FROM MUMBAI?
Some of the best luxury Houseboats where you can stay and relax during your Kashmir Package Tour from Mumbai are mentioned here:
- Royal Group of Houseboats
Location: Behind Hotel Leeward, Dal Lake Nehru Park
- Mughal Sheraton Houseboats
Location: Opposite of Park Hotel, Dal Lake
- Butt's Clermont Houseboat
Location: Hazratbal Rd, Naseem Bagh
- Naaz Kashmir
Location: Saderbal, Nigeen Lake, Sudribal
- New Jacquline Heritage Houseboats
Location: Opposite Nigeen Club, Nigeen Lake
- Peacock Houseboats
Location: Ghar No - 1, Nigeen Lake, Opposite Nigeen Club
- New Golden Flower Heritage Houseboat
Location: Shikara Ghat - 2, Nigeen Lake, Hazratbal Road
- Royal Dandoo Houseboats
Location: Dal Lake, Nehru Park
- Lighthouse Houseboats
Location: Abi Karpora, Nehru Park, Dal Lake
- Young Bamboo Houseboats
Location: Gate 9, Boulevard Road, Dal Lake, Opposite New Park Hotel
- Butterfly Houseboats
Location: Nigeen Lake, Lake Rd, Mirza Bagh, Sudribal
- Apart from, there are others Houseboat also with great features, facilities and amenities like Sukoon Houseboat, Mascot Houseboats, The Mughal Palace Houseboat, Akbar Heritage Houseboats, WelcomHeritage Gurkha Houseboats, Chicago Group of Houseboats etc.
ENTRY FEES FOR SIGHTSEEING PLACES DURING KASHMIR TOUR FROM MUMBAI
|SPS Museum||Rs.10 for Indian, Rs.50 for Foreigners|
|Tulip Garden||Rs.50 per adult, Rs.25 per child|
WHICH IS THE BEST TIME TO BOOK KASHMIR PACKAGE FROM MUMBAI?
We are all aware of scorching summers in our Indian cities. So keeping in mind the harsh 40 degrees plus climate, the best time to book a Kashmir Package Tour from Mumbai is in-between spring to autumn which is March - November when the colorful flowers paint the Kashmir valley with its hue, the meadows become green, and the tall coniferous trees glitter with falling rays of the bright sun under the clear blue sky. During this time, the surroundings remain exquisite and the view of the snow-capped mountains offers a serene feeling to the happy lovers who would love to romance on the Shikara while floating in the pristine water of the Dal Lake amidst the Kashmir ki waadiyan. Let's take a quick tour of different season that prevails in Kashmir throughout the year.
Spring in Kashmir (March to April end) - This is the season when this Paradise on Earth regains its life by slowly shedding off the snow from the nearby valleys and tall coniferous trees thereby making Kashmir alive again while the fields gets covered with yellow mustard fields, dotted green meadows on the valleys, flowering plants like rose, lilies, and tulips on the gardens, fruit trees namely apricots, walnuts, cherry, apples, and almonds in the orchards which begins to bloom.
Summer in Kashmir (May to August) - If you plan your Kashmir Package Tour from Mumbai to beat the scorching heat, Kashmir will not disappoint you. The pleasant weather soothed our burning soul and the light chilly winds coming from the nearby mountains was an additional pleasure, and in this season you can enjoy the beautiful Shikara ride on the Dal Lake, take a Gondola ride at Gulmarg, trek to the valleys, and visit the nearby sightseeing points, or stay on the houseboats to watch the mesmerizing landscape of Kashmir.
Autumn in Kashmir (September to November) - Autumn or the season of the poets, and the most awaited season for many vacationers as this is when you get to see Kashmir covered in gold, as the leaves of the tall coniferous trees change its colors while painting the canvas of Kashmir with hues of gold, yellow, red and orange. With pleasant weather in favor of Kashmir, the State with its bewitching beauty acts as a crowd puller and offers a lifetime experience to the trippers who wish to view this colorful side of Kashmir and get lost in the delightful sights of this idyllic land. For all the apple lovers out there, visit the vast apple orchards while biting on juicy Kashmiri apples picking right from the tree or take a drive to Pahalgam where you will come across huge Saffron fields on both sides, and trust me this will be the best drive you will come across as the golden shade on the field, with red-carpeted road from the falling leaves and flowers, the warm sun and cool breeze creates a spellbinding spectacle that holds wonder in the eyes of the viewer. The king of all seasons, calls from eight to eighties to enjoy the charm of Kashmir before it gets covered under snow, and for its explorers, you can take a whole day Shikara ride in the Dal Lake or walk across the Mughal gardens while observing the immense beauty of this dazzling State.
Winter in Kashmir (December to February) - winter is that time of the month when Kashmir transforms into a white wonderland and preferably gets to be known as India's mini Switzerland. The entire valley gets hidden under a thick blanket of snow and the destination hibernates for the next few months with very few people around. A Kashmir Tour Package from Mumbai in winter is what fairy tales were made of, frozen lakes, blue skies, glittering snow on the leaves of the tall willow, chinar and fern trees, dipping temperatures, low lights, and cool air breeze which resembles Kashmir to more of Santa Clause village and an added advantage is people can enjoy skiing, sledding, snowboarding, ice skating, ice fishing, building snowman and angles, or playing snow fight in the backdrop of postcards like view in different wings of Kashmir namely Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahalgam.
So, plan out your Kashmir Trip from Mumbai and explore the raw and unseen sights of this dazzling state while ignoring all your worries and getting indulge in the surreal beauty of Mother Nature.
DAY WISE KASHMIR TOUR PLAN FROM MUMBAI WITH PREMIUM HOUSEBOAT
DAY 1 - ARRIVE SRINAGAR, DAL LAKE SHIKARA RIDE & HOUSEBOAT STAY
This is the first day of your Kashmir Houseboat Package Tour Booked from Mumbai. Meet and greet by a NatureWings representative on arrival at Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport [SXR] from your city and drive towards the largest city and summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar, perched at an altitude of nearly 5200 ft above sea level. The main city is only 20 minutes away from the Airport, and on arrival at the city check-in to the pre-booked traditional Houseboat enriched with luxury, and anchored in the peaceful Dal Lake surrounded by the enchanting mountains, and away from the buzzing Srinagar city.
Whether it's a short or a long trip, a relaxing gateway, or a romantic vacation, a stay in the Houseboat will add up an enchanted fantasy to unwind yourself on your Kashmir Package Tour. The peaceful ambiance of the Srinagar Houseboats, with soothing nature, is merged gracefully with the pristine beauty of the Lake and mountains in the backdrop, which lets your mind and soul, soak the majestic view of nature patiently crafted by God.
In the afternoon take a Shikara ride (a traditional Gondola-type light wooden boat available only in Jammu & Kashmir) on the pristine Dal Lake, which is one of the most relaxing and incredible aspects to experience on your Kashmir Trip. With the beginning of the ride on the calm water, the Shikara will row across numerous interesting points such as the floating gardens, houseboats, shooting locations, floating vegetable and flower market, and shopping stations for authentic Kashmiri Shawls and dresses. On the ride get plenty of opportunities for bird watching including plentiful species like Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe, etc. So grab your Shikara for a unique experience and get sail across this majestic Lake surrounded by tall trees, flowers, and gardens while feasting on some mouth-watering Kebabs on the go. Overnight stay at Srinagar Houseboat.
DAY 2 - SRINAGAR TO DOODHPATHRI DAY EXCURSION [1 HR 40 MIN VIA SRINAGAR BUDGAM ROAD]
Enjoy the mesmerizing view of the sunrise from the Houseboat and admire the remarkable view of the golden rays as it continues to enlightening the Paradise on Earth with the sleepy city of Srinagar gaining back its life while sipping on hot Kahwa. Today we will go for Doodhpathri Tour - one of the wonderful astonishing places of Kashmir. So, post breakfast let's begin the day excursion while moving towards the hidden Gem Doodhpathri -
Doodhpathri is nearly 2 hours drive from Srinagar and is a perfect place for a day trip with excellent scenic vistas of green meadows, tall pine forests, and snow-covered ranges dwelling in the backdrop, that resemblance the picture-perfect postcard view which we all used to see as a kid and wished to spend a vacation in its lap. To take a tour of Doodhpathri's nearby area one can hire a pony after quick bargaining or can take a short walk while click pictures of the beautiful valleys and cliffs or one can opt for Doodhpathri Trek also. As there are less or no shops, so we recommend our guest to carry enough eatables, and water, to enjoy a little picnic in the mid of evergreen beauty while observing the shining steams that has a milky appearance. Later return back to Srinagar. Overnight stay at Houseboat in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
DAY 3 - SRINAGAR FULL DAY LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
At the beginning of the lovely day, enjoy the Royal breakfast while observing the splendid view of the surrounding Himalayan ranges and tall coniferous trees from the Houseboat before leaving towards Srinagar local sightseeing -
Shankaracharya Temple - About this temple, it is believed by many that it was the place where the great philosopher and saint Shankaracharya stayed when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanatan Dharma. The original ceiling was dome-shaped, and the brick roof is not more than a century old.
Hazratbal Mosque - Situated in a village on the western shores of the Dal Lake opposite Nishat Bagh is a pristine white marble edifice casting its reflection in the waters of the Lake. Unlike the other mosques in Srinagar, which have a pagoda-like roof, Hazratbal is the only mosque to have a domed roof mosque in Srinagar; the others have distinct pagoda-like roofs Gardens.
Jama Masjid - Situated in the heart of the old city of Srinagar, this huge mosque is visited by thousands of people who congregate here for the Friday prayers.
Later in the afternoon, visit the Mughal Gardens starting with -
Shalimar Bagh - The largest and most beautiful Mughal Garden in Srinagar, built in 1619 by the emperor Jahangir in memory of his wife NurJahan. It is connected to Dal Lake for water supply. During the autumn and spring season, the gardens look very beautiful due to the change of color of leaves of famous Chinar Trees.
Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and (Abode of love) - It is the second Mughal garden of Kashmir and on the eastern side of Dal Lake. It has a twelve terrace garden hosting green trees, scented flowers, and big fountains. It was constructed by Asif Khan in 1633 and the best time to visit is from March to May when the flowers are in full bloom.
Tulip Garden - This Tulip Garden, situated at the foothills of Srinagar Zabarwan Range is the largest Tulip garden and is called Indira Gandhi National Tulip Garden. It is spanning an area of around 30 hectares, and during the springtime from March to May, every year different colors of Tulip start to bloom, and thousands of visitors flocked into this garden to see its beauty. There are various colors of Tulip along with many local varieties of flowers, and in early April every year, it hosts the famous Tulip Festival. The park is overlooking Dal Lake with the Nishat Bagh and Chasham Shahi in the surrounding area.
Chashme Shahi - It is the smallest garden amongst the three Mughal Gardens in the valley and is located in the Zabarwan range overlooking Dal Lake. This artistically build garden has some Iranian influence in its architecture and design and is built around a freshwater spring that constantly flows through the center. Return back in the Houseboat and day free to leisure.
DAY 4 - SRINAGAR TO GULMARG [54 KM / 1.30 HOURS ONE WAY]
With the blushing sun vibrantly coloring the Lake water, pack your bags and proceed towards Gulmarg (8,825 Ft.) - The Meadow of Flowers posts breakfast.
Gulmarg, residing in the Pir Panjal Range, is a cup-shaped valley, and a paradise for the Skier is a must-visit tourist attraction for every Kashmir Tour Itinerary. Adorned beautifully by snow-capped mountains, small streams, a variety of flowers and lush greenery makes Gulmarg an exotic destination for couples, family, and adventure buffs. This secluded paradise offers little adventure, and sports activities such as Skiing, trout fishing, Gondola rides, and Golfing on the highest 18 holes Golf course of India during summertime and Ski resort in winter.
The Gondola Ride is the top-most attraction of this place, with the second-highest cable car ride in the world, which offers a stunning 360-degree view of the Gulmarg valley and its nearby peaks. This ride is divided into two phases, with two different ticket charges, and there-after reaching the 1st phase, you may not ride the 2nd phase and can enjoy snow activities like skiing, snow biking, and sledding before return down from phase 1. The evening is free for leisure, overnight stay in hotel at Gulmarg.
DAY 5 - GULMARG TO PAHALGAM [3 HR 21MIN VIA SRINAGAR – KANYAKUMARI HWY]
As the morning sets in the beautiful valley of Gulmarg, fill your appetite with some delicious breakfast and check out from the hotel to proceed towards Pahalgam 2740 m or the "Valley of the Shepherds".
This magnificent hill station of Kashmir is known for its scenic beauty and the beautiful drive becomes more alluring during Autumn Season when both sides of the road get decorated with golden-yellow Saffron fields within few kilometers of the drive, then comes Willow trees and their products in the middle and blooming apple orchards, walnut trees and Chinar trees before entering Pahalgam. There are corresponding shops near the Saffron fields selling good quality Saffron and dry fruits, and apple orchards for Kashmiri apples.
This romantic destination is sure to be loved by everyone, from honeymooners to family, bachelors, or solo, Pahalgam is one picture-perfect destination to enjoy and fall in love with. Overnight stay at Pahalgam.
DAY 6 – PAHALGAM TO SRINAGAR VIA BAISARAN VALLEY / BETAAB VALLEY / ARU VALLEY & FULL DAY SHOPPING
As the rolling emerald green meadows surrounded by snowy mountains and carpeted by wildflowers, running streams, and small hamlets get highlighted with falling rays of the sun, enjoy the morning tea while getting cozy in the blanket.
Next before proceed to Srinagar, which is almost 90km and merely 2hrs drive from here, post breakfast let's set out to explore the Beauty of Pahalgam. First we will visit for Baisaran Valley Tour. It is located just 5 km away from Pahalgam and be reached with pony rides. You can either hire a pony (your own cost) for a visit to Baisaran Valley or can trek among the mesmerizing picture perfect nature trail. This place has become famous after the shooting of blockbuster Bollywood movie Bajrangi Bhaijan starring Salman Khan and Harshaali Malhotra.
Baisaran Valley - Baisaran Valley a lush meadow surrounded by hills and covered with dense vegetation. This region looks very similar to European resorts and is a good campsite. Pine forests dot this meadow which presents a picturesque view of the snow-clad mountains. The most beautiful of these is the huge, undulating meadow of Baisaran, surrounded by thickly wooded forests of pine. Filmgoers will recognize it instantly as it has been the location of several movie scenes.
After spending an hour and soul filled with sheer joy, let's bid adieu this mesmerizing place with absolute leisure amidst the pure nature with a promise to visit again start for your journey to Srinagar.
NOTE: Apart from Baisaran Valley, you can opt for another two wonderful valleys very near to Pahalgam. One is Betaab Valley and the other is Aru Valley. Let's have a short look of these two.
Betaab Valley - Only 12Km from Pahalgam in Anantnag district, lies this filmmaker's shooting paradise, which is named after the hit movie Betaab by Sunny Deol & Amrita Singh. This valley entertains travelers of all ages, who wish to walk down the well-paved footpaths along the riverside while watching the majestic Himalayas with blue sky, flowing Lidder River, and a landscape perfectly crafted by Mother Nature.
Aru Valley - Located on 13Km from Pahalgam, this breathtaking beauty of nature with a picturesque backdrop of the snow-capped Himalaya's make Aru Valley stands out as one of the enchanting destination and a must-visit point on a Kashmir Package Tour from Mumbai. The unforgettable drive towards the Aru Valley is great camping, mountain climbing, and hiking site, with an additional call out to nature lovers to explore the alluring beauty of this painter's dream.
On Check-in at Srinagar hotel, rest of the day is free for leisure to enjoy this valley town of Kashmir and shopping. Srinagar is heaven for all shoppers, so get ready with your bargaining skills and hop in to check on the World famous Pashmina Shawls and Blankets, Saffron, Spices, Paper Mache Products, Woolen Carpets, Kashmiri Dress Materials, Woolen Garments, Handicrafts, Silver Items, Traditional Jewelry, Kashmiri Willow Wood Bats, Key Rings, Wall Hanging, etc.
Apart from these, Kashmir offers an extensive range of dry fruit items such as Almonds, Cashews, Apricots, Figs, Hazelnuts, and Walnuts at a reasonable price, along with jams and candies made from the fresh fruits.
Kashmir is also famous among food lovers as it promises to give the best gastronomical experiences for serving juicy Lamb Kebabs, Rogan Josh, Yakhni Lamb Curry, Ghostaba, Kahva, Momo, Thukpa, Butter Tea, Sheermal, Kashmiri Thali, Pulao, and Kulcha. Overnight stay at Srinagar Hotel.
DAY 7 - SRINAGAR TO BANGUS VALLEY & LOLAB VALLEY DAY EXCURSION
As the chirping of birds welcomes a new day in the Paradise of Earth, get ready post breakfast for visiting the two most picture-postcard destinations of Kashmir.
Bangus Valley - On the 1st half we will start for Bangus Valley Tour. From Srinagar to Bangus valley, it is almost 140km can be covered in 2.30hrs. Lying at an altitude of around 10,000 ft, in the Northern part of the Kupwara district, the valley of Bangus within the Trans-Himalayan area represents a unique ecological combination of the grassland biome with mountain biome, flora and fauna, and coniferous forests. This lesser-known part of Kashmir is situated on the other side of the Lolab Valley, which was discovered accidentally by the shepherds who took their cattle for grazing in the finest pastures and grass of this valley. Well till now unknown to many, but this prominent destination will soon find a place in every Kashmir's itinerary for its flawless beauty and dramatic landscapes.
Lolab Valley - In the second half we will proceed for Lolab Valley Tour which is situated at an elevation of 5564m and 120 km from Srinagar and this distance can be covered within 2 hrs drives. Lolab Valley or the Land of Love and Beauty, is how the Kashmiri poets describe this oval-shaped valley and are famous for walnuts production in entire Kashmir. This mesmerizing valley has another name as 'the fruit bowl of Jammu & Kashmir' since the entire area is enclosed with various fruits orchards like plum, apple, cherry, apricots, and peach apart from the trees of the deep forest, namely deodar, fern, chinar, pine, etc. Lolab Valley is known for its unmatched natural beauty and lays at the top of the bucket list for every nature lover, so for those who are planning to explore the remote and best part of Kashmir, Lolab Valley Tour has to be on the list. The evening is free for leisure and overnight stay in Srinagar Hotel.
DAY 8 - DEPARTURE SRINAGAR, CHERISH YOUR MEMORIES
Well, this concludes your Kashmir Package Tour from Mumbai here. Post breakfast depart with sweet memories from this Jannat-e-Kashmir.
MUMBAI TO KASHMIR PACKAGE TOUR INCLUSIONS :
- Accommodation for 7 Nights [3N in Houseboat + 4N at Hotel]
- Meal Plan MAP (in Hotel Breakfast and Dinner)
- Meal Plan MAP (in Houseboat)
- All transfer and sightseeing by Non AC Cars
- Shikara Ride on Dal Lake for 1 Hour
- Vehicle will be provided on point to point basis and not at disposal
- Inner line permits to visit restricted / protected areas
- Above rates include all hotel taxes, toll taxes and vat
KASHMIR HOUSEBOAT TOUR PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS :
- Air Tickets / Train Tickets
- Pony Ride/Sledging (Procure by Bargaining on spot)
- Tips to waiters/drivers/any other person
- Monument fees at all places and gardens
- Any other expenses which is not mentioned in inclusions
- Tour Itinerary can be changed depending upon the availability of Hotels / Houseboat / weather condition
- All personal nature like video camera, tip, table drink, etc and any other
- Thajiwas glacier/Baltal trip at Sonmarg (as this sightseeing is done by Local Taxi stand at Sonmarg only or by ponies against direct payment basis)
- Aru, Betaab valley and Chandanwari trip at Pahalgam (on direct payment basis and Subject to availability)
WHAT ARE THE ADD ON ACTIVITIES MUST EXPERIENCE ON A KASHMIR TOUR FROM MUMBAI?
Shikara Ride - One of the relaxing aspects on a Kashmir Tour, is simply doing nothing, and gets sailing on the Shikara while munching on some local Kashmiri delicacies sold on the go. Enjoying the view is not the sole entertainment on a Shikara ride, as you can do the shopping for items like Kashmiri handicrafts, jewelry, flowers, etc while floating on the calm lake. The Shikara's provide a unique way to explore the eternal beauty of Kashmir and these are not only for the tourists, but also used by the locals, who would go for fishing, seaweed harvesting, flower cultivation, and transportation purposes.
Gondola Cable Car Ride - One of the top attractions of Kashmir is this second highest cable car ride, whose starting point can be seen but as it crosses each tower the cable car disappears in the mist while offering a view to remember forever. The scenic views from the top are unforgettable and also a great chance to snap the snow-covered Himalaya's which glitters with the falling rays of the sun, so when in Kashmir, doesn't miss your opportunity to treat your eyes with this lovely sight.
Gastronomical Experiences - Well, this comes one of the favorite part here, as a Kashmir Tour Package is incomplete if you don't take a food walk in the market area to taste the different variety of Kebabs, lamb dishes namely lamb curry, and lamb rogan josh, made using flavorful spices, dum aloo, haak, pulav, matschgand, yakhni, aab gosht for the mutton lovers, goshtaba, khatte baingan, Kashmiri shufta a sweet dish, and phirni, in this land known for its Mughlai delicacies and where food meets the soul.
House Boat Stay - Visiting Kashmir has one of few advantages and to begin with, is houseboat stay. Here in Kashmir, you can ditch staying in a monotonous hotel and think of spending nights in the lap of pristine nature while floating in the romantic Dal Lake. The houseboat is stationed on one side of the Dal Lake and promises to give its guests with best view and services while taking a closer look at the Mughal architecture and feasting upon some of the finest kebabs and Mughlai platters.
Pony Ride - Pony ride is a must thing to do when you are in Pahalgam. Hiring a pony (bargain before confirm as it may cost Rs. 750 to Rs. 1500 per pony depending upon the season and guests influx) you can travel up to Baisaran - the beautiful valley which is no less than Switzerland in terms of scenic beauty. Baisaran is just 5 km away from Pahalgam and visiting this destination will enable you to behold the jaw dropping scenic beauty of Kashmir valley. With a pony ride you can cover Kangmarg, Dabian Valley also. Taking a pony ride also help you to interact with the local people here and you can experience their way of life also as they are entirely dependent on tourism only. Apart from Pahalgam, you can avail wonderful pony ride in Sonamarg, Yusmarg, and Gulmarg also.
BEST THINGS TO DO DURING KASHMIR TRIP
- Live life like a king on a Kashmiri Houseboat Tour (special for Honeymooners) booked from Mumbai
- Shikara Ride on pristine Dal Lake
- Gondola cable car ride in Gulmarg
- Plan a day time picnic on the bank of Lidder River
- Paragliding over magnificent Kashmir valleys (Places are : Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Bhaderwah)
- Taste some authentic Kashmiri Cuisine (Mutton Rogan Josh, Modur Pulav, Matschgand, Yakhni or Yoghurt Lamb Curry, Kashmiri Muji Gaad, Aab Gosht, Goshtaba)
- Ride a pony for Sightseeing (Pahalgam, Sonamarg, and Gulmarg)
- Go for a Pilgrimage Tour (Amarnath Cave, Vaishnodevi Temple, Charar-e-sharif, Hazratbal Mosque, Jama Masjid Srinagar, Shankaracharya Temple)
- Skiing and Snowboarding in winter (Powerhounds - Gulmarg / Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports - Pahalgam)
- Shop the authentic Kashmiri Pashmina Shawl & Kashmiri Dry Fruits (Worlds Best Saffron, Walnut kernels, Almond, Apricot, Figs, Apple)
- Behold the amazing view of Kashmir by Train Trip from Baramulla to Banihal
- Knock the gateway of Heaven - Nishat Garden, Tulip Garden, Shalimar Bagh, Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal
- Get Clicked in Traditional Kashmiri Clothes
- Sip the traditional Noon Chai / Butter Chai
- Roam around Dal Lake and try some street food
THINGS YOU MUST CARRY FOR YOUR MUMBAI TO KASHMIR TOUR WITH DELUXE HOSEBOAT STAY IN DAL LAKE
As a traveller, you must be prepared for any circumstances while travelling. There may appear any harsh situation which you can control with some basic things you carry. Here is some list of them :
- Identity Proof : Always carry your original ID proof with you as Jammu & Kashmir is the most sensitive part of India and anytime situation may go wrong. In that case it is only your ID proof that proves your nationality. So carry your Voter Card / Aadhaar Card / Driving Licence with you.
- Keep / inform nearby contacts with you : If you have any contacts near that region / state like in Kashmir, Delhi, Haryana etc, let them inform about your journey or keep their address and contact no with you so that for any tough situation you can contact them for any help.
- Medicines : This is one of the most important things in your travel kit or hand bag. Always carry basic medicine for fever, headache, vomiting, stomach upset and prescribed antiseptics, antibiotics, antacids and painkillers along with inhalers, pain relief sprays, band-aid, bandage & ointment for safe and secure journey.
- Warm clothes and Jackets : Depending on your journey date you need to carry light (April – Oct) or Heavy (Nov – March) woollen clothes with you. Places like Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahelgam are very chilling throughout the year hence take proper precautions. It is advisable to carry water proof jackets or windcheater to avoid unseasonal rains.
- Trekking Shoes/Boots : If travelling icy places like Gulmarg or Sonmagr during cold season, it is better to wear your own high thigh boots or gumboots to safe guard your legs though you can rent it from local stores.
- Dry Fruits : Trust me, this is a must to be in your travel bags or hand bags. Kashmir is a hilly area and landslides may halt and stuck you in a place for long time. In that case only dry fruits can keep your hunger in control and alive.
Indeed the list is huge. Here we have provided some basic necessities to keep with you while travelling in Kashmir. In spite of the above listed things there are many to add on your item list like moisturisers, cold cream, extra carry bags, umbrella, adequate money, debit cards, credit cards, torch, candle, match stick, gas lighter, small rope, small knife, camera etc.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [FAQ] FOR KASHMIR TOUR FROM MUMBAI
Q. What should I pack for Kashmir trip from Mumbai?
Cotton Shirts (during summer), Heavy Jackets (during winter), Woollen caps/ mufflers, Warm gloves, Snow boots (can be hired at Gulmarg), ID proof like Aadhar Card / Voters' ID,
Hard Cash, Camera, Universal adapter, Charger, Torch, Power Bank, First Aid Box, Winter lotion, Toothbrush and paste, Sanitizer-Sanitary pads, Cold cream / Moisturizer, Dry Fruites, Biscuits etc
Q. How to reach Kashmir from Mumbai?
The easiest way to reach Kashmir from Mumbai is by flight, and for non-stop flights, it takes only 3 hours to land at Srinagar Airport. Apart from the flight route, few trains operate from Mumbai - Jammu and from there a hired car will take you to Srinagar.
Q. When is the best time to visit Kashmir to escape the sultry temperatures of Mumbai?
The best time to visit Kashmir is between April - October when the weather remains perfect to escape the heat of Mumbai and is great to enjoy any outdoor activities. During these months, the Kashmir valley gets decked up with sweet-smelling, colourful flowers and the temperatures remain warm but comfortable during the daytime and a little chilly during the night.
Q. What is Kashmiri Houseboat exactly?
Kashmiri Houseboat is a unique accommodation which is known as floating homes too. It anchored at the banks of Dal Lake and Nigeen Lake in Srinagar. The tourist can enjoy a lavish stay while beholding the mesmerizing view of the Dal Lake surrounded with snow capped mountains.
Q. When is the best time to experience a Kashmir Houseboat Tour?
Kashmir is an all weather destination. However, NatureWings would recommend you to plan your Kashmir Tour from April to September. This time is the best time to experience the houseboat stay and other sightseeing too.
Q. Is there any authentic Kashmiri cuisine that is served in the Houseboat?
Wazwan is typical Kashmiri cuisine which you can enjoy during your Houseboat stay in Kashmir.
Apart from that you can taste some authentic Kashmiri Cuisine like Mutton Rogan Josh, Paneer Chaman, Kashmiri Rajma, Modur Polav, Yakhni, Kashmiri Muji Gaad, Ghostaba etc..
Q. What are the different places you can enjoy at a Houseboat in Kashmir?
You can enjoy a houseboat experience at Dal Lake, Nigeen Lake, and Jhelum River.
Q. What are things to see around Kashmir Houseboats?
Once you embark from quaint houseboats, you can discover shrines, temples, gardens, glaciers, lakes, and forests.
Q. Can you name some of the amenities at Kashmir Houseboats?
The houseboat room amenities include a day bed, balcony, attached bathroom, tea/coffee maker, mini-fridge, TV, phone, and carpets.
Q. What service is provided at Kashmir Houseboat Srinagar?
The Kashmir Houseboat offers room service, Front desk, Medical services, and Laundry facilities.
Q. How to book a Houseboat on my Kashmir Tour?
To book a Houseboat on your Kashmir Tour, you can either contact NatureWings, and we will provide you with the best solution based on your preference, or directly check out the websites to book on your own, but it is advised to go through a travel agent while booking a Houseboat.
Q. Is it worth staying on a Houseboat during my Kashmir Trip?
Undoubtedly it is worthy to stay on a Houseboat during your Kashmir Tour Package, and as these Houseboats are located on the world-famous Dal Lake, so it promises to give a beautiful and clear view of the Srinagar city, snowy mountains, Mughal gardens, and the guarding forest of chinar, fern, and other trees while placing you in a serene and peaceful ambiance.
Q. Is it safe to stay on a Houseboat during my Kashmir Trip?
Yes, the Houseboats of Kashmir are very safe to stay in, and if you wish to spend a peaceful and quiet time in the lap of the scenic Dal Lake then nothing can be the best option other than this.
Q. What kind of food is available on the Houseboat?
The Houseboats of Kashmir offers a variety of food for its guests and specializes in serving various Kashmiri cuisine with other Indian and continental items but the taste and variety of items served fully depends on the category of houseboat you choose.
Q. Are Shikara's always available from the Houseboat?
Yes, Shikara's are available from the Houseboat and are always ready to take you on a tour of the beautiful Dal Lake.
Q. Which is better to book a Hotel or a Houseboat on my Kashmir Tour?
Staying in an amazingly decorated Houseboat with excellent views and royal treatments will surely give out a different vibe than staying in a normal hotel, so to all our Kashmir guests, we advise them to book a Houseboat stay for even 1 night so as to gain a new experience as this is the other showstopper on the Dal Lake. The Hotels in Srinagar are quite comfortable with modern facilities but staying on a Houseboat is sure to upgrade the level of your trip and let you enjoy the undisturbed breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas while relaxing with a cup of hot Kahwa from the deck.
Q. How to book a Houseboat on my Kashmir Tour?
To book a Houseboat on your Kashmir Tour, you can either contact NatureWings, and we will provide you with the best solution based on your preference, or directly check out the websites to book on your own, but it is advised to go through a travel agent while booking a Houseboat.
Q. How far is the market from the Houseboat?
The distances of the market from the Kashmir Houseboat fully depend on the location you choose, and plenty of Shikara's stay lined up outside the Houseboat which can take you to the floating market which sells almost everything ranging from luscious food, Kashmiri work dress material, jewelry, flowers, etc. However, the main market is located at a good distance so before booking contact us and we will suggest the best Houseboat stay matching your requirement.
Q. What is the cost of staying on a Kashmir Houseboat?
The cost of a Houseboat in Kashmir depends upon the size and star category you choose, but you can expect it to be starting from a decent budget category to 5 stars with a difference in the quality of service but not much in the scenery.
Kashmir Package Tour Reviews with Dal Lake Houseboat Stay
4.9 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 119 Reviews
A place blessed with absolute beauty, Kashmir truly stands true for being the paradise on earth and I got the chance to visit this wonderful Sate from Delhi by booking through NatureWings Holidays. Mr. Raha made me a customized itinerary and took care of my special requests, thereby providing the best professional service. We had a great cherishable holiday all thanks to the NatureWings team.
NatureWings M.D. Mr. Sandip Raha, with his expert knowledge, arranged my Kashmir Trip from Mumbai with the best hotels in picturesque locations like Gulmarg and Pahalgam while providing a Houseboat in Srinagar for the first 3 nights and a hotel for the last 1 night. The hotels were decent and had a nice view from the rooms with good services, but we enjoyed more while staying in the Houseboat and it was like pampering our-self in the lap of pristine nature all away from the busy cities. We went to some lesser-known extraordinary locations of Kashmir like Doodhpathri, Bangus Valley, Lolab Valley, and Baisaran Valley as recommended by Mr. Raha, and enjoyed the Gondola Ride both the phase. Thanks to the NatureWings team for organizing our trip and specifically for suggesting a Houseboat stay.
We had a great holiday in Kashmir, all thanks to Mr. Sandip for his perfect arrangements; from pick up, drop, ski equipment, care coordination, and hotel bookings all was well managed. The Shikara ride on the Dal Lake was magical and with a suggestion from Mr. Sandip I tried out few authentic Kashmiri foods from the local shops which added more flavor to my trip. I have already recommended NatureWings to my family and friends for Kashmir Trip, and wish to explore other parts of India with them too.
Our trip to the Paradise on Earth from Ahmadabad was best accompanied by Houseboat stay at Srinagar, which had amazing service towards their guest with a mesmerizing view of the Lake, mountains, and Mughal gardens from the balcony. We had great privacy and full peace of mind while staying for 3 nights at the Houseboat and our Hotel stay at Gulmarg and Pahalgam too matched our expectations while the destination left us spellbound. If you wish to visit this State, do choose Kashmir Trip with Houseboat Package from NatureWings for a worthwhile experience.
Spent a weekend in Kashmir booked through NatureWings. My father booked the Kashmir Tour Package from Naturewings through email. Thanks to Mr. Raha for making our Kashmir trip really memorable. Kashmir is the best place for skiing. Very professional organization. Just back to Bangalore. Now we miss Kashmir.
We had an awesome Kashmir Tour this September. Had only four days. But thanks to meticulous planning and effort of the staff at NatureWings, we could cover Pahelgam, Gulmarg and Srinagar fairly well. We landed on the day of election in Srinagar. But team NatureWings took all care. Was very very lucky to make it to both Gulmarg Phase II and Tulip Garden. Gulmarg is simply out of the world. Dal lake Shikara Ride was so relaxing. Kids loved the Houseboat stay the most. At the end wished just life could just go on like this - family, friends and fun.
We booked a Kashmir Trip with Houseboat Package from NatureWings and matching our preference Mr. Sandip Raha provided our stay on the Dal Lake. The location of the Houseboat was excellent, and the rooms were beautiful with lovely Kashmiri decorations and a good view of the busy Srinagar city. Once we landed at the Houseboat, we were overwhelmed with the warm welcome we received from them, and the best part was sitting on the deck and capturing the calm sunrise and sunset while sipping on hot Kahwa. Our 4 nights stay at the Srinagar Houseboat was a memorable one, and we didn’t book any hotel at this place and opted for these unique stay arrangements.
We were in a group of 2 families with 4 adults and 2 kids. We stayed in "Heaven on Earth" this summer. Had a marvelous experience with Naturewings. The guides and drivers were very courteous. Picked us up from Srinagar Airport. There was curfew in the city, but tourists vehicles were allowed to go without any trouble. The drivers worked hard to find out a good restaurant for lunch. Reached Pahalgam in the evening. Next day, visited the beautiful Chandanwadi and Betaab Valley and then shifted to Gulmarg. On the 3rd day, went upto the 2nd phase of Gondola. Unless you go this place, you will not believe that such heaven exists on the earth. Weather God was kind enough during the entire trip. Breath-taking view from 4200 mts, all Whites. Imtiyaz was a great guide at Gulmarg. After coming back to phase 1, had lunch on restaurant on the snow. First time, experienced skiing, sledge, snow mobiles. It was an experience which we can never forget. Shifted to beautiful Srinagar in the evening and stayed in Super-Deluxe Monalisa House Boat. Again, that was an experience. Had Shikara Ride with lot of mouth-watering foods. Next day visited all the gardens. Overall, it was a great experience. A big big thanks to the team of NatureWings.
I had visited Kashmir with Vaishno Devi and it was a very nice experience. The hotels provided to us was really great to stay. The sightseeing was exactly what was sent to me in the itinerary. The guide was just excellent. In short the trip was more than what we had expected. We would love to go with NatureWings in future.
We usually love to stay in fancy hotels but while booking our Kashmir Tour Package from Mumbai, Mr. Sandip recommended us book at least one night in the Houseboat, and trusting him we said YES, but when we checked in and got our beautiful room with such a nice décor and amazing views of the mountains and Dal Lake in one frame we knew it was the best decision made. The royal treatment with mouthwatering Kashmiri delicacies was excellent, and if we plan for a second Kashmir Trip, we would again choose a Houseboat for our stay but more nights.