Srinagar & Leh Tour - 07 Nights / 08 Days

Delhi - Srinagar - Kargil - Leh - Delhi

Srinagar and Leh Tour adds a new dimension to the eco friendly tour by taking a tourist through the contrasting locations in Jammu and Kashmir. Often termed synonymous to the God's heavenly territory, this region is bestowed with the rich eco friendly aspects of the country which surely will change a travellers' perspective about the eco tours in India. First half of the tour concentrates on the colourful valley of Srinagar, the respected city of Kashmir. Bestowed with natural bounties, the city tour includes a Shikara cruise on the beautiful Dal Lake. Gulmarg and Sonmarg in between offer picture-perfect sights, scenes and views of the mountain valley. The tour then furthers to the serene cold deserts of Ladakh where peace rests in the folds of high mountains. The land of lamas, Ladakh is more famously known for Tibetan monasteries, stupas and enriched Buddhist culture. Just like its name, the tour is rightfully placed on the 'Roof of India' in terms of its bestowed heritage and natural wonders.

Srinagar with Leh Ladakh TourDay 01 : Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, meet Incredible India Tour representative for assisted transfer to hotel for overnight stay. This is the starting point for the special eco tour of Kashmir illustrating its two contrasting destinations of Srinagar and Ladakh.

Day 02 : Delhi Srinagar (B/L/D)

Early morning check out Delhi and transfer to the Domestic Airport for boarding the connecting flight to Srinagar, a blissful heaven of Kashmir. Upon arrival in Srinagar, transfer to Houseboat for a surreal luxury accommodation amidst the eco-friendly luxury of Shikaras on Dal Lake. This is one of the most picturesque and iconic experiences of Kashmir tour, allowing the travellers to enjoy a receptive dose of Kashmiri hospitable culture, customs and traditions in the great form. Begin the enchanting eco tour of Srinagar with gracious Shikara ride on Dal Lake. After settling inside the houseboat, in the noon, begin a visit to the pride of Srinagar, the enchanting heritage of Mughal Gardens and Char Chinar in the city. These are the iconic gracious gardens in the city, bestowing the resplendent pride and honour on the eco tourist here. Visit Chashma Shahi or the royal springs, followed by a visit to the Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh on the eastern banks of Dal Lake. Return to the comforts of the houseboat with enchanting environment friendly memories of first day in Kashmir. Overnight in deluxe houseboat.

Day 03 : Srinagar- Gulmarg (B/L/D)

Srinagar with Leh tour After breakfast, leave the houseboat by car for a full day trip to Gulmarg, the floral meadow. Located at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level, this destination weaves a fairytale of nature's blessing in the form of floral meadows, an enchanting golf course, a gondola ride to the Nanga Parbat peak and a rare eco friendly experience in this glorious destination. Optionally, a traveller can include a golf session in the day's itinerary in advance. After all these responsive experiences are complete, return to the convenience of the Deluxe House Boat floating in the Dal Lake.

Day 04 : Srinagar-Sonmarg-Kargil (B/L/D)

The next day brings a golden opportunity for an eco tourist to visit the glittering meadow of gold in Sonamarg after check out Srinagar's luxury Shikara experience. This destination presents its surreal side with wild alpine beauty and various eco-tourism options including river rafting on Sindh, sledging on Thajiwas glacier in summers, trout fishing, trekking and hiking towards nearby hills. Surely, Sonmarg is a perfect place to soak in surreal bounties of nature snow. Also, venture into the depths of the mountains with a drive to Kargil, the landlocked zone in Ladakh reachable only via road. Upon reaching here, check in the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 05 : Kargil- Leh (B/L/D)

After breakfast drive to Leh. This is a capital to Ladakh and a principal gateway city of the region. This town is the heart of far flung Ladakh, tucked in the east corner of Jammu and Kashmir. The best thing about visiting Ladakh is its location, topography and demography. A high altitude snow desert, Ladakh presents a unique eco-system supported by the Karakoram and Himalayas and crisscrossed by a number of razor-sharp peaks and ridges. For eco-tourists, this location opens up the doors for exploring the unique hilly landscape and culture where peace reckons them in the form of a many monasteries and rugged topography. Reach Leh via road safari in the evening after crossing towns like Mulbek, Fotula & Lamayuru and Alchi. Upon arrival, check in the Hotel for overnight stay.

srinagar and leh tourDay 06 : Leh (B/L/D)

A day is kept free to acclimatize the surroundings of Leh. If the body permits, begin a familiarization drive to Leh by visiting stupas and Leh Palace. Remaining day is at the luxury of eco tourist. He can admire the rare landscape here by conducting a self photography session or contemplate inside the unique monasteries of the town and acquaint the rich culture of the region. Overnight at Leh.

Day 07 : Leh (B/L/D)

Next day in Ladakh is dedicated to the visit of spiritual towns of Thiksey, Hemis Gompa & Shey Monastery. Thikse is a 15th century architectural gem of Ladakh accommodating the famous Gelugpa Monastery, which is a home to the iconic Maitreya statue. Hemis on the other hand boasts of the largest and richest monastery of Ladakh and presents a superb collection of murals and traditional Thangkas. The third jewel of Ladakh, Shey presents the heritage of the region in the form of an abandoned 17th century palace housing a colossal Buddha image and murals etched in rich colours and gold. If time permits, do go for a visit to Stok Palace, the royal residence of former rulers of Ladakh. Overnight at Leh.

Day 08 : Leh -Delhi- Depart (B/L/D)

Leave Leh with an enchanting eco tour experience and memories as the traveller is transferred to airport and board connected flight To Delhi, Upon arrival in Delhi, begin a short sightseeing tour of Delhi with a visit to India Gate, President House etc & evening is free for shopping. Later after dinner transfer to airport.

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