Kashmir Extravaganza

from $ 850.00

Start and end in New Delhi! With the adventure tour Kashmir Extravaganza, you have a 4 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 3 other destinations in India. Kashmir Extravaganza is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transport and more. A famous thirteenth century Indian poet and scholar Amir Khusro described the beauty of Kashmir thus, “If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this”. The climate of Kashmir has been...

  • Vacation Style Family & GIT
    Sightseeing
  • Activity Level Medium
    4/10
All about the Kashmir Extravaganza

Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term "Kashmir" denoted only the Kashmir Valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal Range. Today, it denotes a larger area that includes the Indian-administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir (which includes the region of Jammu, Kashmir Valley, Ladakh and Siachen), the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and Chinese-administered territories of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract.

In the first half of the 1st millennium, the Kashmir region became an important centre of Hinduism and later of Buddhism; later still, in the ninth century, Kashmir Shaivism arose.In 1339, Shah Mir became the first Muslim ruler of Kashmir, inaugurating the Salatin-i-Kashmir or Shah Mir dynasty. Kashmir was part of the Mughal Empire from 1586 to 1751, and thereafter, until 1820, of the Afghan Durrani Empire. That year, the Sikhs, under Ranjit Singh, annexed Kashmir. In 1846, after the Sikh defeat in the First Anglo-Sikh War, and upon the purchase of the region from the British under the Treaty of Amritsar, the Raja of Jammu, Gulab Singh, became the new ruler of Kashmir. The rule of his descendants, under the paramountcy (or tutelage) of the British Crown, lasted until the partition of India in 1947, when the former princely state of the British Raj was claimed by both Pakistan and India.

Since 1947, the greater region of Jammu and Kashmir has been embroiled in a territorial dispute between India, Pakistan and China — with India controlling approximately 43% of the land area of the region and 70% of its population. Pakistan controls roughly 37% of the land, while China controls the remaining 20%.Kashmir is widely regarded as the world's most militarized zone — the region has witnessed three major wars between India and Pakistan, another limited war between India and China, numerous border skirmishes, high mountainous warfare, an ongoing insurgency, an Hindu exodus and internal civilian unrest.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • 3 nights accommodation at hotel of choice, based on twin-sharing (2 persons per room)
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Private transportation in a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled drinking water during transfers
  • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional and licensed English-speaking guide (additional charge applies for other language-speaking guide)
  • All entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • 11% local government tax and 10% service charge
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Visa fee/arrangements if applicable
  • Any domestic or international flights
  • Any alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc
  • Personal health and travel insurance
  • Gratuities/ tipping for driver and/or guide and porterage
  • Any applicable High Season and Peak /Festive Season surcharge
  • Any additional excursion/optional tours/Activites that are not mentioned in the itinerary
  1. Day 1 Delhi Srinagar In and around Srinagar ( - / L / D )
    Board your early morning flight to Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar Airport, our company representative will greet you with a warm welcome and then escort you to your Houseboat in Srinagar. Check-in. After a quick wash and change, proceed for Srinagar sightseeing tour. Srinagar located 5,200 ft, is also known as "Paradise on Earth" and is one of Indias top tourist draws. Explore the famous Mughal Gardens portraying fine example of Mughal style of garden design and architecture. The Mughal gardens are a combination of three renowned gardens developed over a period of time during the seventeenth century. The Shalimar bagh (the Abode of Love) - the largest was laid by Emperor Jehangir in 1619, Nishat bagh (the Garden of Pleasure) - a beautiful terraced garden with a backdrop of the beautiful mountains, and the Chashme-Shahi (the Royal Spring) - one of the most charming of the gardens along the banks of the Dal Lake, was laid by emperor Shah Jahan in 1632. In the afternoon, enjoy a Shikara ride (a traditional Kashmir-style boat) on the Dal Lake. Dinner and overnight stay in Srinagar Houseboat.
  2. Day 2 Srinagar - Pahalgam ( B / L / D )
    After Breakfast, check-out of the houseboat and make a day trip of Pahalgam (7,200 ft) or "Valley of Shepherds". Pahalgam is a scenic hill station and a popular shooting location for the Indian film Industry (Bollywood). It is also famous for its trekking routes and is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. On the way to Pahalgam, youll cover places such as the world-famous saffron growing fields, Awantipura ruins (dating to 9th Century) with remnants of number of ancient Hindu temples built during the reign of King Awanti Varman who ruled Kashmir during the 9th century, and Martand Temple (Sun temple). On arrival in Pahalgam, take a Jeep ride to Baisaran meadows. Visit Aru Valley, Chandanwadi and Betaab valley, which are the three angelic valleys of Pahalgam blessed with fine meadows of picturesque scenery. Return Srinagar by night. Arrive and check-in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Pahalgam.
  3. Day 3 Srinagar - Gulmarg ( B / L / D )
    After breakfast, proceed for day trip of Gulmarg (8,500 ft) popularly known as the "Meadow of Flowers". During summers it has a functional 18-hole golf course, probably the highest in the world and in winters, a premier Ski resort. Check-in at the hotel, rest for a while and get ready for a Gondola ride, the worlds second highest operating cable car ride that goes up to the height of 13,780 ft. from the base of Mt. Apharwat, which has the Gondola's ticket office. From here you are ferried to Phase II. You need to take another gondola lift to get to Phase II. The gondola passes over the beautiful pine forests, over lush green hilly terrain offering a panoramic view of the picturesque surroundings. Return to Srinagar hotel by night. Dinner and overnight stay in Srinagar.
  4. Day 4 Srinagar By Flight Depart Delhi ( B / - / - )
    After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Srinagar Airport to board a flight to Delhi. On arrival, take internal transit to reach international terminal to board your international flight.
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