Gulmarg has been a resort for the kings like Yousuf Shah Chak and Jahangir who used to visit frequently. The old name of Gulmarg was “Gaurimarg”, the name of Lord Shiva’s wife. Yousuf Shah Chak changed its name to Gulmarg, meaning the place of roses. During the early part of the 20th century the famous Central Asian explorer Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862–1943), made his home here in a tent between his expeditions. It was a favourite summer holiday destination for the British stationed in India.
Day 01: Srinagar – Gulmarg
Today after breakfast you are driven by car to Gulmarg – ‘Meadow of Flowers’ (approx 49.69 kms / 1-2 hrs). Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. The most unique feature of the golf course is that it has open temporary memberships so you can get a membership for even a day!
Day 02: Gulmarg
In the morning after breakfast you are free to enjoy adventurous trekking in the hilly terrains of Gulmarg. You can also enjoy the the amazing Cable Car to Kongdoor. It is also popularly known as the Gondola Lift.
Day 03: Gulmarg – Sonamarg – Pahalgam
Today morning after breakfast you are driven by car to Sonamarg (approx 112.88 km / 3-4 hrs). The beautiful mountains around Sonamarg are covered with several glaciers, one of the most famous being the Thajiwas Glacier. Later you are driven to Pahalgam (approx 9.94 km / 30 mins). Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 4: Pahalgam
Today after breakfast you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Or optional you may enjoy a walk in the mountains; enjoy horse riding or river rafting all on your own.
Day 5: Pahalgam – Srinagar
In the morning after breakfast you are driven to Srinagar Airport / Railway Station for you flight to Delhi Airport where you will catch your flight back home with beautiful memories of your holiday.