Day 2: Gulmarg to Pahalgam
After breakfast in the morning, we will check out from the hotel & begin with a trip to Gulmarg. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesue market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. We arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon and begin a short tour around the meadow familiarizing ourselves with the beauty. In Gulmarg we will board the Gondola cable car system and ascend towards the Affarawat Mountain range. The 8 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afarwatt peak. From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley. We descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour or so & later do some horse-riding in the strawberry valley.
Later in the afternoon we will continue our drive to a picturesque valley towards South of Kashmir. Known as Pahalgam (which means The Shepherd’s Village), the valley is renowned the world over for its exotic forests, pretty water streams and imposing snow peaks. On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. In the evening do some nature walks to unwind yourselves. Later have dinner at the hotel and rest in the cozy rooms of your hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel in Pahalgam. (Breakfast + Dinner)
Note: Gondola ride and horse riding charges are to be paid directly by the guest. Our vehicle is not allowed for local sightseeing tour due to restrictions imposed by local Gulmarg tourist transporters. Gondola ride is subject to weather condition. Due to mechanical fault/ local unrest/ covid guidelines the gondola services can be halted without any prior notice.