Day 2 : Delhi-Kashmir-Srinagar-Sightseeing (B,L,D)
We take our breakfast in the hotel and later scheduled transfer in the same coach to drop you at New Delhi Airport (Domestic Terminal T1/T2) to board your booked flight for Srinagar. It is an hour & 10 minutes flight to cover almost 700 Km’s aeronautical distance to reach Srinagar (The summer capital of Kashmir). Upon arrival, we arrange your pick up services by Innova Cars (5-6 Seating Capacity) to reach Dal Lake Srinagar (which covers a distance of 15 Km’s). With the help of Shikaras (small boats), we will cross the Lake to reach Houseboat for Check in. You can take some rest in your rooms while we set up your meals for Lunch. Lunch will be served in the dining area of your Checked-in Houseboat. A reasonable amount of time is reserved for the Solat Zuhr. Immediately right after Lunch & Solat, we come out to meet in the Houseboat Lobby & escort you for a local sightseeing Tour in Srinagar. Firstly, we will visit Tulip Garden which is known as Asia’s Largest Tulip garden spread over an area of 12 Hectares down the Zabarwan Hills. The garden is beautified with almost 2 million Tulip Bulbs of more than 70 varieties. At a distance of less than 4 Km’s, we will visit Mughal Gardens (Nishat Garden & Shalimar Garden) nested adjacent to the Dal Lake. Perfectly located under the foothills, the gardens are 17th century old with multiple terraces and fountains in them. More details to be furnished by the local guide during the tour. The tour will continue by taking you to the valley’s Grand Mosque & Shrine Dargah Hazratbal famous for preserving the Relics of Prophet Muhammad SAW. We can perform our solat Asar here and contribute donations to support the maintenance of the shrine. Thereupon, we will visit an authentic carpet showroom where demonstration is given on “how handmade carpets, wool rugs, silk rugs, cotton rugs & traditional floral rugs are woven”. There we serve Kashmiri traditional saffron tea while you enjoy the presentation of the show room and its varieties of items. In the late afternoon hours, we go back to the Dal Lake where with the help of Shikaras, we reach back to houseboat. Dinner will be served in the Houseboat along with varieties of local dishes & overnight in Houseboat Srinagar.