On arrival in Srinagar, you will be transferred to your houseboat. Rest of the day is at leisure. Srinagar is called the paradise on earth. Srinagar meaning the city of Lakshmi is on the banks of the Jhelum River and known for its lakes, gardens, traditional handicrafts, carpets, shawls, etc. Srinagar also called the Venice of the East is quite popular with tourists from all over the world and has nine bridges connecting the two parts of the city. Srinagar has beautiful gardens laid by the Mughal rulers some of which are Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal, Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh. The famous lakes around Srinagar are Dal Lake and Nagin Lake. The palace of the Maharajas has been converted into a very nice hotel. Overnight is in Srinagar.
This morning, you will be taken around the lake in a shikara (boat) observing the way life in this paradise. Rest of the day is at leisure. Or, you could take an optional tour to Pahalgam. Pahalgam is a popular world famous tourist destination at an altitude of 7200 ft. You could take a trek from Pahalgam. Chandanwari, 16 km from Pahalgam is the point from where Amarnath Yatra starts every year between July to August. Sheshnag Lake is 11 km from Chandanwari and 19 km from Sheshnag is the Amarnath Cave. At this time, an ice stalagmite forms a natural Shivling in this cave. Overnight is in Srinagar.
Day is at leisure. Or, you could take an optional tour to Gulmarg. Gulmarg meaning the "Meadow of Flowers" was known as Gaurimarg, after Lord Shiva's wife. Gulmarg receives a heavy snowfall in the winters and has one of the longest and highest ski slopes in Asia. Gulmarg also offers golfing, trekking, fishing, water skiing, horse riding and mountain biking. The Golf Club in Gulmarg is the highest in the world. Overnight is in Srinagar.
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