A perfect 5-day itinerary for a safe Kashmir trip

A perfect 5-day itinerary for a safe kashmir trip.

Srinagar is one place that features in the wishlist of almost all travellers. It is among the most popular tourist spots in the valley; of course, the capital city is also a hub of the region's tourism circuit.During this 5-day vacation to Srinagar, you will get the opportunity to visit scenic hill stations, enticing rivers, mountain peaks, and much more. Along with this, enjoy Shikara rides in the beautiful Dal Lake, set off on an exciting trek, or enjoy a pony ride. To make sure you cover all the primary locations, here’s is a perfect 5-day itinerary for an amazing Srinagar trip.

Day 1: Arrival in Srinagar

Day 1: Arrival in Srinagar It’s one of the most gorgeous destinations in the country; however, the moment you get off your flight, the sight of extra security outside the airport, might hassle you a bit. But rest assured, you will not face any difficulty to find a cab, or roam around. The moment you hit the roads, you will feel the life here is regular, and is like any other city with everyone busy with their work.Make sure you explore the Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake, and the markets.

Day 2: Drive from Srinagar–Sonamarg–Srinagar

Day 2: Drive from Srinagar–Sonamarg–Srinagar After having breakfast in your hotel, head toward Sonamarg. The drive is not very hectic as the scenic views will keep you occupied throughout the way. Majestic peaks in the backdrop, and colourful flower-laden meadows makes this hill station a must-visit. You can hire ponies for a trip to Thajiwas glacier, or can enjoy treks along several mountain lakes. It also serves as a base for those undertaking the trek to the Amarnath cave.After exploring the spot, enjoy authentic Kashmiri cuisine in one of the restaurants, and drive back to Srinagar.

Day 3: Drive from Srinagar–Pahalgam Credit: iStock 04 Day 3: Drive from Srinagar–Pahalgam Enjoy this mesmerising drive through the scenic trails that connects Srinagar and Pahalgam. While en route, you might even get the opportunity to visit the saffron fields around. This spot is among one of the popular hill stations in India, and there is more than one reason for that. Also known as the Valley of Shepherds, Pahalgam will surprise you with its old world charm.You can spend the night in a Pahalgam hotel or opt for camping. Have dinner and enjoy a good night's sleep. Day 4: Drive from Pahalgam–Gulmarg Credit: iStock 05 Day 4: Drive from Pahalgam–Gulmarg Following breakfast in Pahalgam, head toward the enchanting valleys of Gulmarg. Known for its beauty and charm, and popularly known as the Meadow of Flowers, this place needs to be explored to truly experience its beauty. When here, take the famous Gulmarg gondola cable car ride, or embark on a short trek to Khilanmarg. If you have enough energy, go on mountain rides and walk around. Then, head for your hotel, have dinner, and sleep tight. Day 5: Drive from Gulmarg–Srinagar Credit: iStock 06 Day 5: Drive from Gulmarg–Srinagar After having breakfast in Gulmarg, drive back to Srinagar. After reaching the city, visit the Palace of Fairies, Nishat Garden, Shalimar Garden, and Shankaracharya Temple. End your day with a visit to the Handicraft Emporium, and a shikara ride. Around nightfall, go back to your hotel, have dinner, and call it a day. Day 6: Depart from Srinagar Credit: iStock 07 Day 6: Depart from Srinagar Today will be the last day of your tour to Srinagar. After breakfast, head toward the railway station or the airport, and end the tour on a high