The most beautiful State of India rightfully called the Heaven on Earth is where only Mother Nature dominates and bestows all her love in the form of pristine landscapes, calm rivers & lakes, thunderous Himalayan ranges, dense forests of coniferous trees, fresh air, and bluish sky decorated with fluffy clouds is what to catch a sight of on a Kashmir Package Tour from Mumbai. A quaint tour in the most loved place by the Mughal's, is preferred by every city resides for being able to relax grandly at a houseboat on the Dal Lake while cherishing the delightful and flavorful Mughlai cuisine, all away from the fuss of the noisy city and straight into the lap of the heavenly Kashmir Valley. So wait no more and prepare to get lost from the City of Dreams to the Switzerland of India on a Kashmir Tour Package from Mumbai.
NatureWings - The Best Kashmir Package Tour Operator in Mumbai offers personalized and flexible Kashmir Package from Mumbai at Best Price. To Book Kashmir Package Call +91-98300-13505
Kashmir Package Tour Duration : 7 Nights | 8 Days
Places to Cover in Kashmir Tour : Srinagar (3N) | Gulmarg (2N) | Pahalgam (2N)
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
Pickup & Drop : Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport Srinagar [SXR] |
Address: Indra Gandhi Road, Humhama, Badgam, Jammu and Kashmir 190007
PLACES OF ATTRACTIONS OF KASHMIR TOUR
During your Kashmir Tour booked from NatureWings, you will visit the best of bests attractions in Kashmir like 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 PACKAGE TOUR PLAN SUMMERY
POPULAR TRAINS TO CHOOSE FOR KASHMIR TOUR PACKAGES
|Train No||Train Name||Dep. Stn||Dep. Time||Arr. Stn||Arr. Time||Travel Time|
|12471||SWARAJ EXPRESS||BDTS [BANDRA TERMINUS]||07:55||JAMMU TAWI [JAT]||02:35||1d 6h 40m|
|19027||VIVEK EXPRESS||BDTS [BANDRA TERMINUS]||12:15||JAMMU TAWI [JAT]||01:25||1d 13h 10m|
|22317||HUMSAFAR EXP.||SDAH||13:10||JAMMU TAWI [JAT]||23:30||34h 20m|
|12331||HIMGIRI EXP.||HWH||23:55||JAMMU TAWI [JAT]||12:30||36h 40m|
|13151||JAMMU TAWI EXP||KOAA||11:45||JAMMU TAWI [JAT]||09:55||46h 10m|
|16031||ANDAMAN EXPRESS||MAS [MGR CHENNAI CTL]||05:15||JAMMU TAWI [JAT]||12:55||2d 7h 40m|
|19027||VIVEK EXPRESS||BDTS [BANDRA TERMINUS]||12:15||JAMMU TAWI [JAT]||01:25||1d 13h 10m|
WHEN DOES IT SNOW IN KASHMIR?
Generally winter in Kashmir snows a lot, a lot. During early December snowing starts and goes till first of March. All valleys, roads, hills, meadows get covered under thick blanket of snow. Rivers, lakes freezes due to sub zero temperature. In spite of that winter in Kashmir is best for enjoying snow activities like snowboarding and skiing. Snow lovers from India and different part of the world throng Kashmir during winter.
DISTANCES TO NOTE FOR KASHMIR TOUR
|Mumbai||Srinagar||42 hr (2,169.8 km) via NH 48|
|Bangalore||Srinagar||53 hr (2,985.2 km) via NH 44|
|Jammu||Srinagar||8 hr 14 min (266.5 km) via NH 44|
|Srinagar||Gulmarg||1 hr 30 min (49.5 km) via Srinagar - Tangmarg Rd|
|Srinagar||Sonmarg||2 hr 11 min (79.4 km) via NH1|
|Srinagar||Pahalgam||2 hr 11 min (89.6 km) via Srinagar - Kanyakumari Hwy|
|Srinagar||Dras||4 hr 2 min (141.2 km) via NH1|
|Srinagar||Kargil||5 hr 19 min (202.1 km) via NH1|
|Srinagar||Leh||9 hr 41 min (418.5 km) via NH1|
WHAT ARE FEES FOR GULMARG GONDOLA RIDE WITH PHASE 1 + PHASE 2 →
Any Jammu & Kashmir Tour will be incomplete without Gondola Ride in Gulmarg. IF you want to behold the breathtaking view of the Himalayas, then this ride is a must. Believe us, it will be a lifetime experience. Please make sure to buy tickets for both phase (Phase 1 + Phase 2) ticket as view in this stage is awesome.
During peak season (from end of March to end of June and end of September to early December) ticket booking can be difficult due to long queue and heavy tourist influx. Traveler can book Phase 1 ticket from online, but ticket for phase 2 is not sold online. It would be better if traveler goes for Phase 2 first, then come back to Phase 1.
Phase 1 - (Gulmarg to Kungdoor) Rs. 600/- Per Adult & Child (3 to 10 Year)
Phase 2 - (Kungdoor to Aparwath) Rs. 800/- Per Adult & Child (3 to 10 Year)
Both Phase below 3 years of age : FREE
Chair Lift - (Kungdori to Marry Shoulder) Rs. 300/- Per Adult
DAY WISE KASHMIR TOUR PLAN →
DAY 1: SRINAGAR ARRIVAL, ENJOY DAL LAKE SHIKARA RIDE
Meet and greet by a NatureWings representative on arrival at Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport (SXR) for your much awaited Kashmir Tour From Mumbai 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 hotel located at the heart of Srinagar and well equipped with modern amenities.
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 dress. 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 hotel in Srinagar.
DAY 2: SRINAGAR FULL DAY LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
With the beautiful morning enlightening the true Paradise on Earth, let's begin the day with lip-smacking breakfast before moving towards the 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.
Tulip Garden – This Tulip Garden, situated at the foothills of Srinagar ZarBawan 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 different 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.
Shalimar Bagh – 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.
Chashme Shahi – It is the smallest garden amongst the three Mughal Gardens in the valley and is located in the Zabarwan range overlooking the Dal Lake. This artistically build garden has some Iranian influence in its architecture and design, and is build around a fresh water spring which constantly flows through the centre.
In the evening return to hotel. Take rest. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Srinagar.
DAY 3 : SRINAGAR TO GULMARG TOUR [54 KM / 1 & HALF HOUR ONE WAY]
With the blushing sun vibrantly coloring the Lake water, pack your bags and post breakfast proceed towards Gulmarg (8,825 Ft.) known as Meadow of Flowers.
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 Package 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 is the hub of 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 evening is free for leisure and overnight stay in hotel at Gulmarg.
DAY 4 : GULMARG SIGHTSEEING WITH GONDOLA RIDE [PHASE 1+2]
Enjoy the warm breakfast while observing the breathtaking beauty of Gulmarg, and post breakfast, let's proceed towards the Gondola Ride while keeping the cameras ready. In winter, the valley gets wrapped under snow, and you can see people getting engaged in snow-related activities since early morning.
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 TRANSFER [140 KMS/ 3 ½ HRS]
As the morning arises in the beautiful valley of Gulmarg, fill your appetite with some delicious breakfast and check-out from the hotel to proceed towards Pahalgam, better known as "The Valley of Shepherds" on a altitude of 2740 m.
Pahalgam is also one of the most magnificent hill station of Kashmir best known for its scenic beauty. The 140km long drive from Gulmarg to Pahalgam is 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 awesome romantic destination is best for a Kashmir Vacation. From honeymooners to family, bachelors, group travelers or solo, Pahalgam is one picture-perfect destination to enjoy and fall in love with. Following this visit, check in to a hotel and call it your first day in Pahalgam. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pahalgam.
DAY 6 : PAHALGAM FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING
Say good morning to Pahalgam socked with falling rays of the sun while enjoying the morning wrapped up in cozy blanket. From window of your hotel room enjoy the rolling emerald green meadows carpeted by wild flowers, snowy mountains, running streams and small hamlets dotted in the lap of mountains.
After a sumptuous breakfast set out to explore the beauty of Pahalgam. First visit Baisaran Valley. 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 is 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.
Apart from Baisaran Valley, you can visit another two wonderful valleys very near to Pahalgam. One is Betaab Valley and the other is Aru Valley.
Betaab Valley - Only 12Km from Pahalgam in Anantnag district, lies this filmmaker's shooting paradise, which is named after the hit bollywood 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 just 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.
if you have ample time, Pahalgam has many places to offer the travelers. You can opt for Chandanwari Tour, Lidder River Tour best for white water rafting, angling, horse riding, fishing. More over you can opt for Kolahoi Glacier tour, Mamleshwar Temple Tour, Sheshnag Lake Tour, Tulian Lake Trip, Amarnath Yatra Tour, Skiing in Pahalgam, Trekking in Pahalgam, Golfing in Pahalgam etc.
So, after a full day excursions among the lap of nature, wrapped with amazing feelings come backto hotel, get freshen up and prepare for a tight good night sleep.
DAY 7 : PAHALGAM TO SRINAGAR & FULL DAY HOUSEBOAT STAY AT DAL LAKE
Let's get ready and begin the day bid adieu beautiful Pahalgam. Enjoy beautiful natural view of Kasmir on the way to Srinagar. On arrival ditching the typical hotel check-in to a traditional Kashmiri Houseboat enriched with luxury and anchored in the peaceful Dal Lake surrounded by enchanting mountains.
At Srinagar, check-in to the traditionally dolled-up houseboats which signify the ultimate heritage of Kashmir and offer its visitors a relaxing vacation blended with luxury. The luxury houseboat is made with perfection of arts and crafts, and thick well-crafted woolen carpets are placed in all rooms to enhance the beauty of the place, apart from the opulent chandeliers, ambient lamps, along with the finest quality of service on board. Indulge in various food options and tantalize the taste buds with Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian platters while enjoying the scenic vistas from the room while getting soaked in absolute tranquility amidst the peaceful domain. If wish, you can plan your Kashmir Trip by booking a Kashmir Houseboat Package Tour exclusively designed by NatureWings with Luxury and Premium Houseboat stay.
The whole day is free for leisure, where one can hire a Shikara and float around Dal Lake and Nageen Lake while capturing the mesmerizing views of the amazing sunset from the floating boat. Overnight stay in Dal Lake Luxury Houseboat.
DAY 8 : DEPARTURE SRINAGAR
After breakfast transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards destination flight. Tour end with sweet memories of Kashmir - The Paradise On Earth.
KASHMIR PACKAGE TOUR INCLUSIONS :
→ Accommodation for 8 Nights
→ Meal plan MAP (Breakfast and Dinner)
→ 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 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
→ Non-Veg item in Houseboat
→ Any other expenses which is not mentioned in inclusions
→ Kashmir Tour Itinerary can be changed due to 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
→ Aru, Betaab valley and Chandanwari trip at Pahalgam
Kashmir, the Paradise on Earth, and no less a heaven for the nature lovers who would love to spend time relaxing amidst the pristine nature while sipping hot Kahwa while admiring the snow-clad mountains, alpine peaks, beautiful Mughal gardens, and the pristine Dal Lake. The beauty of Kashmir modifies itself with each season, and with the everyday rising temperature of India, it's will be a great idea to take a break and go on a Kashmir Package Tour from Mumbai, where heaven meets earth. So whenever planning for a Kashmir Tour, do visit the below sightseeing points without a fail, as this represents the real flavor of Kashmir apart from the World famous, Kashmiri apples and soft Pashmina's.
Dal Lake - This placid lake in the heart of Srinagar is sure to grab the eyeball of everyone and Dal Lake with its mesmerizing beauty stands as the popular tourist attraction to visit on a Kashmir Trip from Mumbai. The splendid location of Dal Lake is enclosed by the snowy Pir Panjal Mountains, green coniferous trees, and the colorful Mughal Gardens with the Shikara ride being the cherry on top. You can take an hour ride in the Shikara while indulging in some shopping of Kashmiri items, or kebabs from the boat while relishing the amazing beauty with your family and friends.
Hazratbal Mosque - Reckoned as one the holiest shrine in Kashmir and is located on the left side of Dal Lake, where the hair stand of Prophet Mohammed is being preserved for decades, with an allowance of only men to go inside the building to offer prayers. This sacred shrine is worth visiting on a Kashmir Package Tour and devotees across the world make sure to pay a visit to this holy place once in a lifetime.
Mughal Gardens - The beautiful Mughal Gardens aka bagh is set against the backdrop of the dwelling mountains is a place of sheer delight for all nature lovers to visit and witness the magnificent scenic vistas while experiencing the romantic charm of the garden. Amongst all the Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, and Chasma Shahi Garden are the most visited, and the whole area of the gardens is beautifully decorated with numerous flowering plants with the majority of them being roses, lilies, small bushes, and trees. So if you are planning for your Kashmir Honeymoon Trip, then these gardens should be on your itinerary where you can take plenty of pictures and spend some 'us time'.
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden - This seasonal flower comes to life from the beginning of March till May and covers an entire stretch of 35 acres with over 15 lakhs tulips blooming every year creating a rainbow of colors, on the foothills of the Zabarwan Range at an altitude of 5600 ft, with new varieties adding each year. It's a huge hit among the flower lovers across the World, who would love to walk across the vast stretches and get lost while recalling the song "Dekha Ek khwab toh yeh silsile hue, Door tak nigah mein hai gul khule hue".
Sonmarg - The mesmerizing scenic hill station in the lap of Kashmir Valley, is stationed at an altitude of 2800 meters, and is blessed with snowy mountains, stunning green meadows, lush coniferous forest, and sparkling river, which makes this place worth visiting on a Kashmir Trip. Sonmarg is enriched with enchanting scenic visuals, where the adventure buffs can take indulge in trekking, trout fishing, and white water rafting, hiking, camping, and skiing, while the honeymooners can enjoy cozy time amidst the beauty of Mother Nature while taking a Kashmir Package Tour from Mumbai.
Gulmarg - A paradise for Ski lovers and a white wonderland in winter, Gulmarg is no less than a painter's dream, with snow-clad mountains, emerald green meadows, tall coniferous trees, a variety of flowers, small streams, and tiny hamlets cocooned in the lap of the Pir Panjal ranges. Gulmarg is also known for its 18 holes golf course which is considered as highest in India, and also offers a unique experience to the braveheart, who loves to enjoy the thrill while taking rides in the Gondola, as it glides to the top and gets lost in the misty clouds.
Pahalgam - Famously known as the "Valley of Shepherd", Pahalgam is the famous hill station and the most loved shooting spot for filmmakers. Surrounded beautifully by the snow-clad Himalayan Mountains, picturesque locations, gushing Lidder River, and wooded pine forest is what makes this place a charmer for all Kashmir visitors. This tourist hotspot with such amazing grace of nature is a prominent sight for all nature freaks, and adventure buffs who love horse riding, golfing camping, and hiking activities while exploring this amazing state of India.
ACTIVITY TO INDULGE DURING KASHMIR TOUR BOOKED FROM NATUREWINGS
→ Shikara Ride on pristine Dal Lake (6:00 am to 5:00 pm / INR 150 - INR 250 Per Person)
→ Hava a tight sleep in a Kashmiri Houseboat (special for Honeymooners)
→ Dont miss Gondola Cable Car Ride in Gulmarg (Ticket Sale : 9.00am - 3.00pm) / (Ride : 10.00am - 5.00pm)
→ Soak and Raft in the Lidder River (3 phase - Short:3km / Medium:8km / Long:28km)
→ Paragliding over magnificent kashmir valleys (Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Bhaderwah, Sanasar and Harwan)
→ Offer your taste buds some 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 the valley by Kshmir Tour by Train from Baramulla to Banihal
→ Knock the gateway of Heaven - Nishat Garden, Tulip Garden, Shalimar Bagh, Chashma Shahi Garden
→ Get Clicked in Traditional Kashmiri Clothes
→ Sip the traditional Noon Chai / Butter Chai
→ Roam around Dal Lake and try some street food
WHICH ARE THE FAMOUS NATIONAL PARKS IN KASHMIR?
→ Dachigam National Park - Located only 22 km from Srinagar this park is home to leopard, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan weasel, long-tailed marmot and beautiful birds.
→ Kazinag National Park - Located 70km from Srinagar in Baramula district this park houses many animal and bird species like the snow leopard, Kashmir flying squirrel, musk deer, bear, Himalayan marmot etc.
→ Hemis National Park - Located in state of Ladakh (former Jammu & Kashmir) this is the largest national park in India best known for its world famous snow leopards.
→ Salim Ali National Park - Named after India's great Ornithologist Salim Ali, this park is located in Srinagar and offer best view of over 100 species of birds and animals.
→ Kishtwar National Park - Located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir this is a high altitude park covering 2190 sq. kms. This park is popular for snow leopards and various other wild animals and birds.
THINGS YOU MUST CARRY FOR KASHMIR TOUR FROM MUMBAI
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 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 PACKAGE TOUR
Q. How is the ATM's facility in Kashmir?
ATM's are pretty much available in and around Kashmir, especially in Srinagar. The network of ATM is very much vast in Srinagar. So locating them and withdrawing cash is easy. In spite of that NatureWings suggest you to carry adequate cash during Kashmir Tour Package booking from Mumbai because anytime ATM's can get out of order or without cash. Internet links also can hamper cash withdrawing facilities. So plan wisely and carry hard cash in small denomination like Rs 10, 50, 100 and 500.
Q. What is the best time to visit Kashmir?
See, Kashmir is year-round destination. Generally three main seasons are best to travel in Kashmir - the spring, the autumn and winter. The best time to book your Kashmir Package Tour from Mumbai will be between March to October. During this time the weather is clean, pleasant, gardens are in full bloom to welcome visitors, and lakes are crystal clear to roam about with a Shikara. Places like Pahalgam, Gumlarg, Sonmarg offer best views of nature. Now, if you are looking for snow and snowing activity, book your Kashmir Tour from Mumbai in December to March. This is best time to behold the actual beauty of Kashmir. During winter, Kashmir is not less that Switzerland.
Q. What kind of street food can we find in Kashmir?
There is plenty of street food available on the street of Kashmir, which is worth pampering your taste buds for its distinct flavours namely Dum Aloo, Nadir Monji, Masala Tchot, Kalari Kulcha, Lala Shangram, Monji Gaade Halwa-Paratha, Kachalu Chaat, etc.
Q. What can we shop from Kashmir?
Kashmir is undoubtedly the best shopping hub for shopaholics as the products sold over here are known for the fine works of the artisans and their patience that we get to see and purchase from the local markets. At Kashmir do shop for Kashmiri Jewelleries, Walnut wood items, Carpets, Papier Mache Artefacts, Pashmina Shawls, Copperware, Kashmiri tea, dry fruits like Walnut, Apricots, Dates, Cashew, Resins, Pistachios, spices, Kashmiri apples, etc.
Q. Do we need to carry liquor from Mumbai?
Yes, it is advised to carry liquor from Mumbai to Srinagar, as this city has only 3 to 4 shops selling liquor, so it is better to carry your drink and consume it inside the hotel room.
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.