Kashmir 6Nights/7Days

JAMMU-KATRA – MATA DARSHAN – KATRA –SRINAGAR – SRINAGAR-GULMARG-SRINAGAR - SRINAGAR-PAHALGAM - HOMEWARD

Itinerary

  • DAY01: JAMMU-KATRA

    Welcome to Jammu railway station / Jammu Airport and transfer to Katra by car. Night stay – Katra.

  • DAY 02: MATA DARSHAN

    After breakfast, drop by car at Darshni Deori for trek to Holy cave, and return back by evening, Night stay – Katra.

  • Day 03 : KATRA –SRINAGAR

    Leave to Srinagar by road. Overnight stay at house boat in Srinagar.

  • DAY 04: SRINAGAR SIGHT SEEING

    After breakfast, proceed to Srinagar sightseeing .Enjoy the whole day and Night stay at house boat in Srinagar.

  • DAY 05: SRINAGAR-GULMARG-SRINAGAR

    After breakfast proceed to Gulmarg day sightseeing, Gongola ride at your expense. Night stay at hotel in Srinagar.

  • DAY06: SRINAGAR-PAHALGAM

    After breakfast, leave for Pahalgam sightseeing. Night stay - Pahalgam.

  • DAY07: HOMEWARD

    After breakfast check out from the Hotel and leave for Jammu / Srinagar Airport.

Srinagar

Things to do - Nainital general

Srinagar, the beautiful city was established by the Emperor Ashoka, about 2300 years ago when his daughter Charumati took a fancy to the Dal Lake during her visit to the region. The present city was founded in the sixty century by King Pravarsen. The king created various serpentine waterways that still wriggle through the city like the sprawling Dal Lake, and the smaller and more secluded Nagin Lake. Srinagar has been described by some Western visitors as the Venice of the East. Srinagar has been unable to show off the full extent of its architectural heritage. Srinagar's old houses on the Jhelum river with labyrinthine alleys appears not to have changed since the time of the Mughals. Srinagar is transformed into a different world every season. It is snowbound and harsh in cold winter whereas it is very beautiful during spring and summers, when flowers bloom all over the valley, snow melts and trees take a new shape. The roof-tops of the houses in Srinagar are also turned into the flower gardens. June and July are the two good months for trekking, trout-fishing and water sports

Sonamarg

Things to do - CORBETT general

Sonamarg is situated at a height of 2740 m in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Sonamarg is a small and beautiful hill resort. Sonamarg literally means the 'Meadow of Gold' and is known so due to the flowers that wraps the meadow in the spring. In the earlier days, Sonamarg lies on the main trading route into central Asia. Sonamarg is the last major point in the Kashmir valley before the Zoji La pass into Ladakh. At the pass, the green and lush Kashmiri landscape changes to the barren and dry landscape of Ladakh. The drive to Sonamarg is through the Sindh Valley which presents another face of the countryside in Kashmir and has snowy mountains in its backdrop. Sonamarg is the main base for the treks that passes along several mountain lakes like the Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. Sonamarg is also the major point for the drive to Ladakh across the Zoji La pass. Sonamarg is also a base for undertaking the yatra to the holy Amarnath cave. The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with trout and mahaseer. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer months. The best time to visit Sonamarg is from April to June.

Gulmarg

Things to do - MUSSOORIE general

Gulmarg is one of the beautiful place that can be visited in Kashmir valley. Gulmarg literally means the meadow of flowers. Originally, Gulmarg was called Gaurimarg, named after Shiva's coasts. Gulmarg's legendary beauty,prime location and proximity to Srinagar make it one of the premier hill resort in the country. Gulmarg, the hill resort is located only 52 km. to the south west of Srinagar in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. Gulmarg is situated at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level and has a gently sloping topography. Its present name 'Gulmarg' was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes filled with wild flowers. Gulmarg was a favourite haunt of Emperor Jehangir who once collected 21 different varieties of flowers from here. During the colonial rule over India, the British discovered the hill resort of Gulmarg in 1927. Gulmarg also hosted the British Resident and his fellow Europeans. Gulmarg attracts various tourists due to its natural beauty. The snow-clad peaks and the lovely landscapes of Gulmarg have provided background for several Bollywood ventures. Today Gulmarg is not merely a hill resort - but it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m and also the Asia's only heli-skiing resort in the winter. There is immense beauty and various adventure activities that make Gulmarg more than a cool hill resort. It is a convenient base for trek to the Himalayas and also offers various winter sports facilities to the tourists. Gulmarg can be visited throughout the year. The winter months from November to February are ideal for skiing. The months from May to September are pleasant to visit the place.

Pahalgam

Things to do - MUSSOORIE general

Pahalgam is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from the Lidder river and Sheshnag lake. Pahalgam was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views. Now, Pahalgam is the famous hill resort in Kashmir valley and cool even during the summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 25 degree Celsius. This hill resort is set between fairly steep hills. Its natural splendor is described by snow clad mountain peeks on all sides, a white water river that traverses the bottoms of the narrow valley, and the wonderful weather. While Gulmarg was the favourite summer resort of the British during the Raj, rich Indians patronized Pahalgam. Climatic conditions favour tent life and visitors prefer to spend their holidays under the rivers. The flora and fauna is good and the scenery is also captivating. Pahalgam is also the base point for undertaking the annual Amarnath Yatra. Foreign visitors like Pahalgam because they can relax in a surrounding that compares favourably with the Swiss Alps or they can undertake adventure treks into the high altitude meadows. The best time to visit Pahalgam is during the summers, between mid of April to mid of November.

 

INCLUDES

  • Welcome drinks on arrival.
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner, to be served in Hotel restaurant only.
  • Accommodation in above mentioned or similar hotels.
  • All sightseeing, transfers and excursions as per itinerary by Non A.C Cabs.
  • All road taxes, tolls, driver allowances. 

EXCLUDES

  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "ABOVE COST INCLUDES".
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
  • The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary.
  • Guide fee, Amusement park Fee, camera fee, Soft or Hard drinks, Starters.
  • Medical & Travel insurance.
  • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks, strike etc. 
  • Gondola Cable Car / Pony Ride in Gulmarg / Pahalgam & Sonmarg.
  • Visit to Aru & Chandanwari in Pahalgam & Thajiwas glacier in Sonmarg

Internet

Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 28.80 per day.

General

The Best Ipsum hotel features over 1,000 luxuriously appointed, individually styled rooms, suites and apartments, each containing unique works of art. Accommodation at the hotel includes air conditioning in all the rooms, private bathroom with heated mirrors, hair dryer, power shower, BT Openzone Wi-Fi, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary toiletries, Egyptian linen, flat Screen LCD TV with free view, work desk, 24 hour room service.

Check-in

From 15:00 hours

Check-out

Untill 12:00 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room.

Children and extra beds

Free! All children under 8 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children’s cots/cribs.

All older children or adults are charged USD 40 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children’s cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child’s cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately when checking out.

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Accepted credit cards

American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

Hotel Score and Score Breakdown

8 / 10

Based on 782 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Hotel Best Ipsum.

Clean
8   
Comfort
6   
Location
8   
Staff
10   
Services
7   
Value for money
9   

Guest reviews

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment