Upon arriving at the Srinagar airport, you will be received by our representative and get an assisted transfer to your vehicle. The drive from the airport to Srinagar city takes almost 35 minutes approximately and covers the Abdullah Bridge. Joining the two banks of the Jhelum River, it is one of the longest of its kind in Kashmir. After arriving at the hotel, complete your check-in formalities. A traditional welcome awaits you here as you are served the refreshing Kashmiri Kehwa.
After some rest, begin your half day sightseeing tour of Srinagar. The tour covers major tourist attractions in Srinagar, one of which is the Mughal Gardens (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), which are heavily influenced by the Persian style of architecture. A series of four gardens – Nishat Bagh, Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal and Shalimar Bagh, they win the hearts of the visitors with their terraced garden like structure, fountains and the magnificent views they offer. Next, proceed to the Shankaracharya Temple, also known as Jyesteshwara Temple. Seated at an altitude of almost 1,000ft, it offers panoramic views of Srinagar city laid down below. As part of your tour, you will also visit the famous carpet weaving factories where people have been weaving expensive carpets for generations. In the evening, a shikara ride awaits you. The ride will cover places like the Open Lake, Golden Lake and Nehru Park.
Enjoy an overnight stay in the houseboat.