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Chill in Kashmir | Long Weekend in Srinagar, India
Deep in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River at the junction of lakes Indus, Dal, and Anchar lays the charming city of Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Packed with walnut carving workshops, pashmina factories, plum-cake bakeries, and leafy gardens of royal heritage, it’s the Venice of the East in the Vale of Kashmir!
India controls about half the area of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir while Pakistan controls a third of the region, divided among the two provinces of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Administered as union territories by India, Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh formed a single State in August 2019 after its limited autonomy was revoked.
The Mughal Gardens of Srinagar, on the short-list for World Heritage status, wind their way through the city and around the lakes, with endless vistas of leafy gardens, shallow terraces and falling waters, wide canals of calm reflections broken only be the stepping-stones across the streams. With names like the Royal Fountains, the Palace of Fairies, and the Garden of Spring, you’ll think you were transported into the Mughal Dynasty.
The artistic side of Srinegar will have you touring the delicate carvings of walnut artisans, tasting the world-famous plum cakes of the city’s many local bakeries, trying on pashminas from the factory floor, and pondering the poems of Rumi while you soak in the Sufi vibes drifting along canals in your houseboat.
Day 0: Meeting at T1 at 10pm for a flight via Delhi (on DAY 1 at 00.05)
Day 1: Arrival in Srinagar
Arrival to Delhi, immigration, short transit to Srinagar. Check in to our houseboat and first indulgence in surrounding beauty with snowy peaks in the background. After lunch we will hit the road to Mughal Gardens.
Day 2: Old City / Food Tour
We will start the day with Kashmiri family breakfast, followed by walk in Srinagar old city. We will visit Local bakery's workshops and have lunch at Kashmiri Wazwan at Chef’s house. We will finish our food tour with sunset Shikara ride and a High Tea.
Day 3: Srinagar Crafts
Today we will indulge into Kashmir culture and heritage. We will start with pashmina workshop, meet Artisians, check the block print workshop and sneak into pashmina carpet studio. Famous walnut carving workshop will teach us centuries old techniques. Local Kashmiri traditional lunch with the artisian’s family in their home followed by Sufi music concert on the Houseboat, that will take us around Venice of the East.
Day 4: Departure
Before we head to airport, we will have a chance to see early morning floating vegetable market. Noon time flight to Delhi and further to Dubai.
Grade: Easy, available for everyone.
Experiencing beauty of Indian Kashmir, cultural indulgence, houseboating!
Duration: 4 days.
Room & Meals:
Houseboat - double sharing. All meals included except meals on transfers.
Specifically Excluded: visa costs, insurance, PCR test if needed (arrangements in place)
4230 aed incl. flights until July 1st.
Evisa. We will guide you through the process.
See yah in Kashmir x
Piotr dHJla2t1cGRvY3MgfCB5YWhvbyAhIGNvbQ== / 050 4848238