PACKAGES OF SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS

AMARNATH YATRA3 Nights / 4 Days

DAY 01: ARRIVE Srinagar - Sonmarg

You will be met by Travel Excellence representative at the airport and you will straight drive to Sonmarg on Arrival check in at your hotel. Evening free at leisure Over night stay at hotel.

DAY 02: SONMARG - BALTAL - AMARNATH - SRINAGAR

Today early morning proceed for visit to Baltal. Where you can Start trek for Amarnath holy cave (3953 m) where you can see ice shivlingam. this holy cave is visited by thousands of hindu Pilgrims on the full moon. From Amarnath steep descend towards Baltal 4hrs walk and drive back to Srinagar Over night stay at hotel / Houseboats.

Optional: One can travel by Air to amaranth jee as well by Helicopter

DAY 03: IN SRINAGAR

After breakfast leave for Srinagar, Full day at Srinagar visit Mughal Gardens and Shankracharya Temple (Shiva temple), from where you can view the magnificent beauty of srinagar city and lakes. In the afternoon enjoy the Shikara ride on Dal Lake over night at houseboat / Hotel.

DAY 04 DEPART SRINAGAR

After breakfast you will be transferred to Srinagar airport in time to board flight for your onward destination.

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KASHMIR GOLF PARADISE 3 Nights / 4 Days

Day 1 Arrive Srinagar

Arrive and Transfer to the Super Deluxe Houseboats. Afternoon Tour of the Famous Mughal Gardens of Nishat and Shalimar, Enroute Visiting Kashmir Carpet Weaving and Handicrafts. Overnight at the Houseboats.

Day 2 In Srinagar

Morning Visit the world famous Royal Spring Golf Course (RSGC) and Play a round of 18 Holes. Afternoon back to the Houseboats and then relax on a Shikara Ride on the Dal-Lake, Visiting Floating Islands, Vegetable Fields and Local Villages, Watch the Sunset and Return to the Houseboats. Overnight at the Houseboats.

Day 3 Srinagar - Gulmarg

Early morning leave for Gulmarg (1/2 Day Tour), Return to the Houseboats. Afternoon Play 18 Holes at RSGC, Return in the Evening. Overnight at the Houseboats.

Day 4 Depart Srinagar

Early morning Visit the Golf Course again and Play a Round of 18 Holes, Return back to the Houseboats and then Transfer to Srinagar Airport.

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KASHMIR GOLF SPECIAL 3 Nights / 4 Days

Day 1 Arrive Srinagar

Arrive and Transfer to the Super Deluxe Houseboats. Afternoon Tour of the Famous Mughal Gardens of Nishat and Shalimar, Enroute Visiting Kashmir Carpet Weaving and Handicrafts. Overnight at the Houseboats.

Day 2 In Srinagar

Morning Visit the world famous Royal Spring Golf Course (RSGC) and Play a Round of 18 Holes. Afternoon back to the Houseboats, then relax on a Shikara Ride on the Dal-Lake, Visiting Floating Islands, Vegetable Fields and Local Villages, Watch the Sunset and Return to the Houseboats. Overnight at the Houseboats.

Day 3 Depart Srinagar

Early morning Visit the Golf Course again and Play a round of 18 Holes, Return back to the Houseboats and then Transfer to Srinagar Airport.

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HONEYMOON IN KASHMIR 3 Nights / 4 Days

DAY 01: ARRIVE Srinagar

Welcome to Kashmir , you will be met by Travel Excellence representative at the airport and you would be transferred to your hotel or houseboat where you will proceed for check-in & Welcome drink on arrival.

Srinagar (Lake City) - It is at once a collection of images: It tells the story of love of the Mughal Emperors for this paradise like vale with deep green rice fields, rivers, gardens in bloom and lakes rimmed by houseboats, where lush wild gardens of lotus and water-lily grow amidst bustling lanes. Afternoon enjoy a relaxing Shikara ride on the lake - Its one of the most soothing & relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir, Overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat.

DAY 02: IN SRINAGAR

After Breakfast visit important sights of Srinagar City - Shankaracharya Temple & Mughal Gardens

Shankaracharya Temple (Hindu Shrine) - Situated on the highest hill of Srinagar, it is nearly one thousand feet above the city. The temple commands a magnificent panoramic view of the Srinagar city. It is devoted to lord Shiva. The site dates back to 2500 BC. The philosopher Shankaracharya stayed at this site when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive sanatan dharma.

Cheshamashi Bagh ( Garden of Spring ) - Located on the foothills of Zabarwan Mountain. This garden provides a picturesque scene of lakes of Srinagar . Shah Jehan laid out the original garden in 1632 AD. A tasteful laid garden in terraces with a spring of cool refreshing digestive water.

Nishat Bagh ( Garden of Pleasure ) - The largest Mughal garden situated on the banks of world famous Dal-Lake in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake . Empress Noor Jahan's brother Asif Khan laid the Garden in 1633 AD. Nishat has seven terraces with a beautiful central water course flowing right in the middle. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains from the eastern part of the lake.

Shalimar Bagh ( Garden of Love ) - It was planted by Mughal emperor Jehangir for Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds. The Garden blooms with innumerable varieties of flowers in spring and autumn.

Overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat

DAY 03: GULMARG excursion (by surface: 55 kms - 1.5 hrs)

Morning proceed for a picturesque drive to Gulmarg. Gulmarg (Meadow of Gold) - It was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kashmir . It also has one of the world's highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right.

OPTIONAL - One can enjoy Gondola ride or Horse ride at Gulmarg.

For a fun-filled ride of a most unusual kind, Gulmarg's newly constructed gondola lift from high above Gulmarg, through pine-clad slopes is exhilarating. From Gulmarg a pony track leads upwards to Khilanmarg, Kangdori & seven springs, a couple of hours by pony longer on foot.

Afternoon drive back from Gulmarg to Srinagar, overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat

DAY 04: DEPART SRINAGAR

After breakfast you will be transferred to Srinagar airport in time to board flight to back home.

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HONEYMOON SPECIAL 6 Nights / 7 Days

DAY 01: ARRIVE Srinagar (By flight: 9W 603 - ETA 1235 hrs)

You will be met by Travel Excellence representative at the airport and you would be transferred to your Houseboats, where you will proceed for check-in

Srinagar (Lake City) - It is at once a collection of images: It tells the story of love of the Mughal Emperors for this paradise like vale with deep green rice fields, rivers, gardens in bloom and lakes rimmed by houseboats, where lush wild gardens of lotus and water-lily grow amidst bustling lanes.

Afternoon enjoy a relaxing Shikara ride on the lake - Its one of the most soothing & relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir.

Overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat

DAY 02: SONMARG EXCURSION (by surface: 84 kms - 3 hrs)

After having breakfast in the hotel, In the morning, you will be driven for full day excursion trip to Sonmarg.

Sonamarg (Meadow of Gold) - It is a place of enthralling beauty, lies in Sindh Valley, streamed with flowers, surrounded by mountains and perched at an altitude of 2690 m above sea level. Visited less frequently by tourists, it has as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a clear sky. It is a quiet alpine retreat surrounded with sycamore, silver birch, fir and pine trees and the last halt on the Kashmir side for the drive from Srinagar to Leh. It is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes.

After having your lunch at local restaurant, feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains.

OPTIONAL - One can enjoy Horse ride at Sonamarg.

Afternoon drive back from Sonmarg to Srinagar , overnight stay at the hotel / houseboat

DAY 03: SRINAGAR TO GULMARG (by surface: 55 kms - 1.5 hrs)

After breakfast at the house boat, you will be driven from Srinagar to Gulmarg on arrival proceed for check-in.

Gulmarg (Meadow of Gold) - It was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kashmir . It also has one of the world's highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right.

OPTIONAL - One can enjoy Gondola ride or Horse ride at Gulmarg.

For a fun-filled ride of a most unusual kind, Gulmarg's newly constructed gondola lift from high above Gulmarg, through pine-clad slopes is exhilarating. From Gulmarg a pony track leads upwards to Khilanmarg, Kangdori & seven springs, a couple of hours by pony longer on foot.

Over night stay at the hotel

DAY 04: GULMARG TO PAHALGAM (BY SURFACE: 150 KMS - 4 HRS)

After early breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven from Gulmarg to Pahalgam, en-route visit Saffron fields of Pampora, see the beautiful countryside, lots of rice fields and Awantipura ruins on the way, on arrival proceed for check-in.

Awantipura Ruins (1100 years Old Temple ) - Built in 09th century AD by King Avantivarman and dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Situated 29 kms from Srinagar , the temple ruins at Awantipura represent some of the finest examples of architecture of this region.

Later continue your drive to Pahalgam through the pine forest, the confluence of the streams flowing from the river Lidder & Sheshnag Lake which are famous for their scenic beauty.

Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 05: In Pahalgam

Pahalgam ( Valley of Shepherds ) - It is a resort set in a pristine village lying next to the Lidder River . Once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views Now it is Kashmir 's premier resort, cool even during the heights of summer. It is situated at an altitude of 2,130 m above sea level and has a golf course at 2400 meters above the sea level. Surrounded with fragrant pine forests, the idyllic resort includes a golf course and spots for angling. The bubbling Lidder harbors a sizeable population of rainbow trout and mahaseer to ensure you don't come away disappointed. The nearby forested slopes are home to the Himalayan brown bear.

After having your lunch at local restaurant, proceed to have bridle walks and feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains.

OPTIONAL - One can enjoy Horse ride at Pahalgam.

Around Pahalgam are many places of interest, and because the resort is set between fairly steep hills, it is worth hiring a pony rather than walking. The most beautiful of these is the huge, undulating meadow of Baisaran, surrounded by thickly wooded forests of pine. Hajan an idyllic spot for a picnic.

Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 06: Pahalgam - srinagar (By surface: 123 kms - 6 hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven from Pahalgam to Srinagar , enroute visit important sights of Srinagar City - Shankaracharya Temple & Mughal Gardens

Shankaracharya Temple (Hindu Shrine) - Situated on the highest hill of Srinagar , it is nearly one thousand feet above the city. The temple commands a magnificent panoramic view of the Srinagar city. It is devoted to lord Shiva. The site dates back to 2500 BC. The philosopher Shankaracharya stayed at this site when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive sanatan dharma.

Nishat Bagh ( Garden of Pleasure ) - The largest Mughal garden situated on the banks of world famous Dal-Lake in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake . Empress Noor Jahan's brother Asif Khan laid the Garden in 1633 AD. Nishat has seven terraces with a beautiful central water course flowing right in the middle. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains from the eastern part of the lake.

Shalimar Bagh ( Garden of Pleasure ) - It was planted by Mughal emperor Jehangir for Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds. The Garden blooms with innumerable varieties of flowers in spring and autumn.
Proceed for check-in. afternoon will be at leisure, free for independent activities.

OPTIONAL - One can also visit Hazratbal Mosque & Kheer Bhawani Temple.

Hazratbal Mosque (Muslim Shrine) - The most important Muslim shrine of Kashmir , that commands the reverence of the people beyond measure, made of white marble with a dome and a minaret. The shrine of Hazratbal is the repository of the Prophet Mohammed shelters a relic single thread of the Prophet Mohammed which Sayed Abdullah had brought here from Medina which is exhibited to the public on certain days of the year.

Kheer Bhawani Temple ( Hindu Pilgrim Place ) - A shrine dedicated to Ragnya Devi (goddess), believed to be another form of Durga Mata. Most important pilgrim place in Kashmir and the only exception being Amarnath cave, built in 1912 by Maharaja Pratap Singh, the temple was later renovated by Maharaja Hari Singh.

Overnight stay at the hotel / Houseboats

DAY 07: DEPART SRINAGAR (by flight: 9W 603 - ETD 1315 hrs)

Morning you will be transferred to Srinagar airport in time to board flight to back home.

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HUES OF KASHMIR 10 Nights / 11 Days

Day 1: Arrive Srinagar

You will arrive in Srinagar in the early afternoon. Upon your arrival, you will be met by Travel Excellence representative who will escort you to the beautiful city and transfer you to your houseboat. The day will be spent in complete relaxation, where you will experience the difference of staying in these luxurious Floating houseboats, in the afternoon enjoy a relaxing Shikara ride on the lake - Its one of the most soothing & relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir.

Day 2: In Srinagar

After Breakfast a day of explorations and experiences, we start from houseboats and paddle across the lake in small boats to the other side of the lake. From here we will board the cars and drive to the famous Mughal gardens of Kashmir . The day sightseeing includes a visit to the Nishat Garden, known for its well laid flower gardens, fountains, water channels and huge Chinar trees. Built in the 16th century, the garden overlooks the Dal Lake and has a dramatic backdrop of the mountain ranges behind it. We later drive to visit yet another garden known as Shalimar. The garden is smaller then Nishat, but nonetheless is very beautiful with huge stone pavilions set amidst water pools and lush green trees swaying to and fro in the light breeze. After spending the afternoon here, we drive back to our houseboats. Later in the evening we will take a short boating ride in the backwaters of the lake, visiting some boat communities and steeping on the little floating gardens. Late evening and overnight stay at the houseboats.

Day 3: Srinagar to Sonamarg

After breakfast w e will drive today to explore a beautiful secluded mountain resort 87 km north of the valley. Driving through stony river beds and mud villages with a mesmerizing backdrop of the Himalayan range, the route takes us to the green valley of Sonamarg literally known as the golden meadow. We will arrive in the afternoon and after lunch go horse riding to the only famous glacier found here. The valley has a beautiful contrast of naked mountains, green fields and snow white glacier with water trickling beneath it. overnight stay at the camp.

Day 4: In Mammar

After breakfast, we will start drive at 5 Am to the best fishing spot located down the valley near Mammar. We will spend the day there, trying our luck for some fishing in the Sindh river. Lunch will be served at river bank, after which we will continue on our sport. Late evening and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 5: Sonamarg to Srinagar

After breakfast and a little walk in the valley, we will drive back to Srinagar . We will arrive in the city at afternoon and transfer to our luxurious houseboat. The late evening will be spent at the upper deck with the special locally brewed tea served in between. overnight stay at the houseboats.

Day 6: Srinagar to Achabal and Pahalgam

After Breakfast, we will drive to visit the famous Mughal gardens of Kashmir . Located at a distance of 58 kilometers from the city, the gardens were designed by Empress Nur Jehan and completed by princess Jehanara, daughter to Emperor Shah jehan in 1640. the garden is built in a row of three terraces, with water channels and three small stone pavilions, shaded beautifully by large trees. After spending some time here, we will continue our drive to the scenic mountain resort of Pahalgam. Upon arrival, we will check in to the hotel. The day will be at your leisure for short walks and explorations in the charming valley. overnight stay at the hotel Heevan Pahalgam.

Day 7: In Pahalgam

After Breakfast, We will today drive to some various best fishing spots located in the upper reaches of the valley. We will spend the day there, trying to fish at some of the best angling beats in the Lidder River . Lunch will be served at the river bank, after which we will continue on our sport. Later we will return back overnight stay at the hotel Heevan Pahalgam.

Day 8: Pahalgam to Srinagar: (97 km / 3/4 hrs)

After Breakfast, w e will drive and retrace our route, visiting en-route a famous 11th century ruined temple and drive past the world famous saffron fields. We will arrive and transfer to the houseboat. In the evening you can go on a boat ride or on a shopping spree in one of the many colorful bazaars. overnight stay at the houseboats.

Day 9: Srinagar to Verinag: (Full day trip / 160 km return)

After Breakfast, w e will leave a bit early, then our usual sightseeing time, and drive to a beautiful spring located in the south of the valley. En-route we will drive through different villages and experience the village life as we drive past on the national highway towards the Verinag spring. Close to the foot of the Pir Panjal range, the spring is said to be the very source of River Jehlum that runs down the valley and joins other rivers before exiting out to Pakistan . The spring has an octagonal wall built by Emperor Jehangir in 1612 AD. Reputedly said to be 15 meters deep, legends say that it has never dried up since it was discovered in the ancient times. We will stay at the spring and explore the small hamlets before driving back to Srinagar in the evening. overnight stay at the houseboats.

Day 10: In Srinagar Wildlife park tour

After Breakfast, time will be spent in complete leisure. In the afternoon you will go on a sightseeing tour of the old city before driving to the lovely natural park of Dachigam . Originally said to be a hunting reserve for the erstwhile Dogra kingdom, the reserve is now home to hundreds of birds, wild animals, trout fish and rare plants. We will drive inside the park for a few kilometers and visit the fish hatchery, where we will be shown around. In the late afternoon we will drive back to the city, visiting en-route the garden at Harwan located just outside the wildlife park.

Day 11: Srinagar Depart

After breakfast, you will paddle across the lake and board the car that will transfer you to the airport for your flight to any onward destination.

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MEDITATION IN LADAKH

There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However, it is possible to take responsibility for and to change one's state of mind. According to Buddhism this is the most important thing we can do, and Buddhism teaches that it is the only real antidote to the anxiety, hatred, discontentedness, sleepiness, and confusion that beset the human condition.

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, and emotional positivity. By engaging with a particular meditation practice one learns the patterns and habits of the mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With discipline and patience these calm and focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly tranquil and energised states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.

Over the millennia countless meditation practices have been developed in the Buddhist tradition. All of them may be described as 'mind-trainings', but they take many different approaches. The foundation of all of them, however, is the cultivation of a calm and positive state of mind.

Mahabodhi is the only centre in the whole of Ladakh to conduct Dhamma talks and meditation programs. Situated in the center of Leh city (which is away from the main bazaar and not too noisy) meditation courses are conducted for the benefit and happiness of the people those who come from within and outside India.

MEDITATION COURSES

Three day Meditation courses at Main Centre

Three day meditation retreats (with morning yoga classes) are conducted at the main Centre during July and August. This is a highly successful program, attracting a large number of participants because it was a short course. The course offered meditation, yoga, dhamma talks, and a questions and answer class. Foreign visitors who do not have sufficient time have benefited from such courses, as it is a good start and a preparation before enrolling for the advanced 10-day courses.

Ten day Vipassana Meditation at the Vipassana Valley

The Vipassana Valley is far away from the hustle and bustle of town life, and is located in a secluded valley which is surrounded by mountains, greenery and cool spring water- a perfect place for the seekers of truth. Courses are conducted by Teachers of the Goenka Vipassana Meditation Centre of Pune on the Goenka tradition and also by Ven. Sanghasena.

LadakhSafari Meditation Tour

The LadakhSafari meditation tour takes you on a sightseeing tour of Leh, Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Lamayuru and Redzong Monasteries before you start your 3 full day meditation course.

Daily morning Dhamma Program

Daily morning pujas are conducted in the main Dhamma Hall at the Devachan campus This is well attended by monks, nuns, staff, students, and inmates from Old Age Home, residents and many visitors staying at the campus. Puja consists of Buddhist chanting, guided group meditation, Dhamma talks and recitation of two verses of Dhammapada every day. Dhammapada is a collection verses delivered by the Buddha during his forty-five noble missions of compassion, which is a guideline for right living. Apart from this, children and staff share their experiences / benefits and the joy of Dhamma that they have received from the daily morning program.

Changspa Sub-centre in Leh

Mahabodhi has a building complex at Leh city (which is away from the main bazaar and not too noisy) to conduct daily meditation courses, for the benefit and happiness of the people who come from within and outside India . At this centre, Mahabodhi conducts yoga and meditation classes (Monday through to Saturday) throughout the summer months.

SKIING IN GULMARG5 Nights / 6 Days

Day 1: Arrive Srinagar - Gulmarg

Gulmarg has been the premier spot for Ski lovers, with good snow conditions from December to April .Modern facilities such as T bars, ski lifts, chair cable cars and ropeways are also available.

Heli skiing is also possible at Gulmarg Skiing is done on open slope , off trail through the pine forests .Among the major facilities available for skiing is the Gulmarg Gandola Cable Car from Gulmarg to the majestic heights of the Apaharwat mountains, to facilitate the Ice hockey and Ice skating games are also played now at Gulmarg.

After lunch explore the Gulmarg Skiing slopes, Overnight Stay in Hotel.

Day 2: Full Day Skiing Gulmarg

After Breakfast drop to Skiing Ground & full day for Skiing or sightseeing tour in Gulmarg by Car and evening back to Hotel

Day 3: Full Day Skiing Gulmarg

After Breakfast drop to Skiing Ground & full day for Skiing or sightseeing tour in Gulmarg by Car and evening back to Hotel./p>

Day 4 : Full Day Skiing Gulmarg

After Breakfast drop to Skiing Ground & full day for Skiing or sightseeing tour in Gulmarg by Car and evening back to Hotel.

Day 5: Gulmarg - Srinagar

After breakfast transfer to Srinagar and check in at Kolu Houseboats, Afternoon visit important sights of Srinagar City - Shankaracharya Temple & Mughal Gardens.

Shankaracharya Temple (Hindu Shrine) - Situated on the highest hill of Srinagar , it is nearly one thousand feet above the city. The temple commands a magnificent panoramic view of the Srinagar city. It is devoted to lord Shiva. The site dates back to 2500 BC. The philosopher Shankaracharya stayed at this site when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive sanatan dharma.

Cheshamashi Bagh ( Garden of Spring ) - Located on the foothills of Zabarwan Mountain . This garden provides a picturesque scene of lakes of Srinagar. Shah Jehan laid out the original garden in 1632 AD. A tasteful laid garden in terraces with a spring of cool refreshing digestive water.

Nishat Bagh ( Garden of Pleasure ) - The largest Mughal garden situated on the banks of world famous Dal-Lake in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake. Empress Noor Jahan's brother Asif Khan laid the Garden in 1633 AD. Nishat has seven terraces with a beautiful central water course flowing right in the middle. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains from the eastern part of the lake.

Shalimar Bagh ( Garden of Love ) - It was planted by Mughal emperor Jehangir for Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds. The Garden blooms with innumerable varieties of flowers in spring and autumn.

Overnight stay at the Kolu houseboat

Day 6: Srinagar

After breakfast you will be transferred to Srinagar airport in time to board flight to back home.

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TREKKING IN PAHALGAM 8 Nights / 9 Days

Day 01: Arrive Srinagar

Arrival Srinagar and Met Travel Excellence representative will assist you and transfer to Houseboat, Late afternoon Shikara boat cruising to the backwaters of Dal lake (2 hrs). O\n Houseboat.

Day 02: In Srinagar

After Breakfast, Srinagar , Morning sightseeing of the Mughal gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh built by Asaf Khan, the brother -in- law of Mughal Emperor Jehangir in 1632 A.D., and Shalimar Bagh built by Jehangir for his wife empress Nur Jahan. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background. Late Afternoon visit Shankaracharya temple dedicated to lord Shiva perched on the hilltop with lovely views of the valley & old city. O\n Houseboat.

Day 03: Srinagar - Pahalgam - Aru

After Breakfast, we drive out of Srinagar to commence our trek. Situated 2130m up at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River , Pahalgam was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views. Now it is Kashmir 's premier resort, deliciously cool even in the height of summer, and a wonderful day is spent exploring the natural pine forests and enjoying nature's splendour. We trek steadily along the river to the pretty log-hut village of Aru , 11 kms from Pahalgam. At Aru, the camp is already set up for you beside the Lidder River . We eat a delicious dinner round the fire and rest. O/N Tents.

Day 04: Aru - Lidder Watt

After Breakfast, we trek 11 kms through the lush Lidder Valley to Lidder Watt, where our reward is overnight at the beautiful Lidder Watt campsite, situated by a stream that runs straight from the glacier into the Tarsar Lake . O/N tents./p>

Day 05: Lidder Watt - Kolahoi

After Breakfast, short trek takes us to the base of the Kolahoi Glacier at the head of the Lidder Valley , where our surroundings become noticeably more alpine and dry. The glacier, climbing from 3400m up to 4000m, descends from twin peaks at 5433m that tower majestically overhead, and is a truly magnificent sight. We head back to Lidder Watt for campfire meal and rest. O/N Tents.

Day 06: Lidder Watt - Tarsar - Sindh Valley

After Breakfast, today is another momentous day, as we set off over the Simmus Pass at 2500m, offering superb views of the mountain landscape on all sides of us. We then descend steadily on an easy path into the Sindh Valley , watching as the scenery becomes increasingly green and lush once more. We settle into our camp set up in the near side of the Sindh Valley . O/N Tents.

Day 07: Sindh Valley - Sumbal

After Breakfast, pleasant day's walking as we descend further into the beautiful Sindh Valley, enjoying the shady forests groves and gushing brooks that feed this lush landscape of flowers and trees. We arrive at Sumbal, a small village in this stunning land, with the mountain peaks still visible on the horizon. Here we rest and enjoy our last night of the trek. O/N Tents.

Day 08: Sumbal - Srinagar

We transfer by road to Srinagar, and settle into your houseboat accommodation on arrival to rest and reflect on our expedition.

Day 09: Depart Srinagar

Transfer to airport for onward flight to on ward destination.

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TREKKING IN SONMARG 10 Nights / 11 Days

WALK WITH THE CLOUDS

Day 1: Arriver Srinagar

Arrival Srinagar and Met Travel Excellence representative will assist you and transfer to Houseboat, Late afternoon Shikara boat cruising to the backwaters of Dal lake (2 hrs). O\n Houseboat.

Day 2: In Srinagar

After Breakfast Srinagar, Morning sightseeing of the Mughal gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh built by Asaf Khan, the brother -in- law of Mughal Emperor Jehangir in 1632 A.D., and Shalimar Bagh built by Jehangir for his wife empress Nur Jahan. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background . Late Afternoon visit Shankaracharya temple dedicated to lord Shiva perched on the hilltop with lovely views of the valley & old city. O\n Houseboat.

Day 3: Srinagar - Sonamarg (2720 m)

After Breakfast, Full day excursion about 87 kms / 3 ½ to Sonamarg (the meadow of gold). The route goes through the villages of Ganderbal, Gund and Kalan en route to Sonamarg which is the last village in the Kashmir valley on the way to Ladakh. Sonamarg lies in Sindh Valley strewn with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonamarg is also the base for some interesting treks to high altitude Himalayan lakes. O\ n Tents.

Day 4: Sonamarg - Nichinai (3620 m)

After Breakfast, Half a kilometre past the Shitkari bridge the trail leaves the bank of the Sindh and climbs up the left side of the mountain. Nichinai is at 3620 meters, 910 meters above Sonamarg and on 15 kms distance from Sonamarg. Wood and water are on hand in the camp. O\n tents./p>

Day 5: Nichinai---Vishansar (3680 m)----Krishansar (3819 m)

After Breakfast, The 13 km trek starts by crossing the 4080 meters Nichinai chain then follows the river before crossing it at Hirampathri. Enroute you pass by Vishansar at 3680 meters and reach the camp at Krishansar at 3819 meters. There is a good site for camping with water available and trout fishing possibilities but the only wood is that sold by nomads at rather high prices. O\n tents.

Day 6: Krishansar - Dubta Pani

After Breakfast, Cross the Razbal Gali at 4191 meters and follow the right bank of the river. The route descends to the Gadsar Lake at 3680 meters and crosses the river at Gadsar Maidan. There is no wood at Dubta Pani, there is possibilities to collect fuel on the final ascent to the camp at 3280 meters. O\n tents.

Day 7: Dubta Pani - Gangabal Lake (3570 m)

After Breakfast, The day's 17 km trek starts with an ascent to the Satsaran Gali pass at 3680 meters, it's only open from June to October. You have a fine view of the Satsar Lake at 3600 meters. The climb then follows to the 4081 metres Zajibal Gali pass, also open only from June to October. From here there is fine view of the Nund Kol Lake (3501 m). The camp site at Gangabal Lake (3570 m) has wood, water and trout fishing. The Lake , at the foot of Harmukh, is the site for a major pilgrimage each August. O\n tents.

Day 8: Gangabal Lake

After Breakfast, Enjoy the day with trout fishing . Visiting the Nomads with their floks of sheep & goats. O\n tents.

Day 9: Gangabal Lake - Wangat (2050 m)

After Breakfast, The 19 km trek descends 1500 metres to wangat at 2050 meters. About five kilometres from Wangat there are the interesting ruins of two old temples. O\n tents.

Day 10: Wangat - Srinagar

After Breakfast, Transfer to houseboats. After noon free for personal activities.over night stay in house boat.

Day 11: Depart Srinagar

After breakfast, Transfer to airport for onward flight to onward destination.

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TROUT FISHING IN KASHMIR5 Nights / 6 Days

Day 1 Arrive Srinagar

Arrive and transfer to super deluxe houseboat. Afternoon trip to Mughal Gardens enroute visiting carpet weaving. Overnight at the houseboats.

Day 2 Srinagar - Pahalgam

Morning leave for trout fishing in upper Lidder valley. Full day trout fishing. Overnight at Pahalgam (hotel Pine n Peaks).

Day 3 Pahalgam - Srinagar

Full day trout fishing in lower Lidder valley. Return in the evening back to super deluxe houseboat. Overnight at the houseboat.

Day 4 Srinagar - Sonmarg

Morning leave for trout fishing in upper Sindh valley. Full day trout fishing. Overnight at Sonamarg (tented camp or hotel Glacier).

Day 5 Sonmarg - Srinagar

Full day trout fishing in lower Sindh valley. Return in the evening back to super deluxe houseboat. Overnight at the houseboat.

Day 6 Depart Srinagar

Morning Shikara tour on Dal Lake then departure to airport.

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FISHING IN KASHMIR 3 Nights / 4 Days

Day 1 Arrive Srinagar

Arrive Srinagar . Evening enjoy shikara ride on the tranquil Lake.

Day 02 Full Day Fishing

After morning tea (5 AM) leave for full day trout fishing trip. Enjoy the Shimmering streams of Lidder. Wahdan strip of Lidder stream offers a good opportunity to novice fisherman as well as challenges the skills of a experienced fisherman.

Day 3 In Srinagar

After breakfast visit the famous Moughal Gardens , "Nishat & Shalimar". Lunch at houseboats. Evening canal cruise to discover the life thriving these lakes.

Day 04 : Depart Srinagar

Departure.

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VAISHNODEVI HELICOPTER DARSHAN 2 Nights / 3 Days

Day 1: Jammu - Katra (55 kms / 1 hr drive)

Welcome to Jammu , you will be met by Travel Excellence representative at the Jammu airport and assisted transfer to your hotel in Katra for check in and overnight stay. Rest of the day free for your leisure or walk into the local markets. Overnight at hotel in Katra.

Day 2: Katra - Vaishnodevi - Katra (by air)

After breakfast, proceed towards Heli Pad for short flight to Sanjichhat, close to Mata Vaishno Devi temple.

Departure Katra: 10.30 Hrs by Helicopter.

Arrival Sanjichhat: 10.35 Hrs Post arrivals in Sanjichhat, we move to Bhawan by foot or Ponies whichever you desire (to be arranged directly). You will have special priority Darshan of Vaishno Devi temple.

After Darshan we leave by ponies for Sanjichhat for Helicopter ride to Katra.

Departure Sanjichhat: 1730 Hrs by Helicopter
Arrival Katra: 1740 Hrs.
Dinner & overnight stay at Katra.

Day 3: Katra - Jammu (55 kms / 1 hr drive)

Morning at leisure for shopping in the local markets or take pictures of Magnificent Himalayan ranges. In the afternoon, vehicle transfer to Jammu airport for your onward destination.

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KASHMIR WATER TREKKING5 Nights / 6 Days

In the summer season Travel Excellence offers Special adventure trek in Kashmir. Water trekking is calculated to delight anyone wanting to explore the valley in a boat. A Gondala, locally known as Shikara, takes sightseers along a five-day route along rivers and lakes situated within the valley. Enjoy spending nights camping along the way.

AQUA LAKES EXPERIENCES

Day 01 : Arrival Srinagar.

On arrival at Srinagar , you will be met by our representative at the airport and transfer you to Deluxe Houseboat. Afternoon sightseeing of the Mughal gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh built by Asaf Khan, the brother -in- law of Mughal Emperor Jehangir in 1632 A.D., and Shalimar Bagh built by Jehangir for his wife empress Nur Jahan. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background. Late Afternoon visit Shankaracharya temple dedicated to lord Shiva perched on the hilltop with lovely views of the valley & old city. O\n Houseboat.

Day 02 : Srinagar - Manasbal Lake 5/6 Hrs.

Water Safari starts from Dal Lake to Manasbal Lake. Drive in a special "SHIKARA" with two oars driving through the famous river Jhelum visiting ancient part of Hagen. And enter Mansbal Lake which is famous for water Lillies and Lotus flowers. Tonight we will be in the garden of Manasbal lake. Overnight in tents.

Day 03 : Manasbal Lake - Wular Lake 9/10 Hrs.

This is the second largest Lake in Asia which is ( 19x22 Kms.) and drive through ancient and picturesque Bandipur known as Fish Market. It is very important to cross the Lake when it is quite and calm. Arrive Watlab visit to the famous Muslim Shrine of Baba Shukar Din from where one can see the most magnificent view of the Lake. Camp at the bank of Wular lake. Overnight in Tents.

Day 04 : Wular Lake - Nageen lake - Srinagar.

Depart after breakfast to Dal Lake via River Jhelum which is one of the biggest river in the valley and on the way one can see wild birds at Anchar Lake which is known as "Birds watcher's Paradise". At the end of the tour cross Amarkhan Nallah and reach Nageen Lake and arrive Dal Lake in the evening. Trekking Ends O\n Houseboat.

DAY 05: GULMARG excursion (by surface: 55 kms - 1.5 hrs)

Morning proceed for a picturesque drive to Gulmarg.

Gulmarg (Meadow of Gold) - It was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kashmir . It also has one of the world's highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right.

OPTIONAL - One can enjoy Gondola ride or Horse ride at Gulmarg.

For a fun-filled ride of a most unusual kind, Gulmarg's newly constructed gondola lift from high above Gulmarg, through pine-clad slopes is exhilarating. From Gulmarg a pony track leads upwards to Khilanmarg, Kangdori & seven springs, a couple of hours by pony longer on foot.

Afternoon drive back from Gulmarg to Srinagar, overnight stay at the houseboat.

Day 06: Depart Srinagar

Transfer to airport for onward flight to onward destination

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