When it comes to traveling and exploring places, Saroj is one of those enthusiastic travelers who loves to see different places, enjoy the serenity of nature, and the local food, culture and lifestyle of the people. Despite all the enthralling things, know how she has managed to keep her travel experience stress-free as she writes about her recent family trip to Kashmir that turned out to be the most memorable getaway for her.
When I see people rushing through their travel plans, I prefer to go on a hassle-free, and an easy-going journey to relax amidst the nature in solace. And when its comes to the beauty of nature, what can be perfect than a family trip to Kashmir.
After much planning, we came across TravelTriangle when we were searching for a travel planner for our Kashmir tour on Google. After discussing it with the team in terms of our preferences, they designed a personalized trip, post which, I, my son, and my brother were all set to go to explore the scenic valleys of Kashmir.
Details Of Our Fun-Filled Family Trip To Kashmir
Trip Duration: 4 Nights & 5 Days
Trip Type: Fun-Filled Family Vacation Amidst The Picturesque Valleys Of Kashmir
Trip Cost: INR 23,500
Agent: Milli Group Of Tour Travels
Inclusions: Accommodation at the Meadow Resort & K2INN, breakfast, dinner, cab, airport transfers, local transfers, shikara ride, stay in a houseboat, GST, and taxes.
Exclusions: Airfare, lunch, guide and entrance fees, gondola ride fee, personal expenses, surcharges, and anything which is not included in the itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Kashmir: The Heaven On Earth
The surreal view of the valleys welcomed us to this paradise state. On our arrival at the airport we were taken to the Meadow resort at Gulmarg which was our home for the first day in Kashmir. We were lucky enough to enjoy the scenic views of the snow-capped mountains, and the enormous Gondola station from our room.
After freshening up, we headed to explore the valley accompanied by a tour guide which made our journey pretty comfortable. We first went for the Gondola ride to witness an aerial view of the enormous mountains and pristine glaciers which was a divine view for us. Later on we had a thrilling experience while skiing, and sledging on the snow.
Day 2: Full Day Tour At Pahalgam
On the second day of our family trip to Kashmir, we started our drive towards Pahalgam which is often described as the Mini Switzerland. I would have not believed until I witnessed with my own eyes.
Unlike Gulmarg, this valley is surrounded by rich-green mountains which is just mesmerizing. We took a ride on the horses around these lush-green valleys and returned to Srinagar for our overnight stay at K2INN.
Day 3: Local Sightseeing in Srinagar
On the third day of our family trip to Kashmir, we started off to explore the Srinagar city. We were quite lucky to get a glimpse of the famous Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden of Kashmir, which only lasts from March to April.
Later in the day we went to Nishat Bagh and Cheshmashahi while exploring the Srinagar market. We did a lot of shopping from shawls to dry fruits and the authentic wooden souvenirs of Kashmir.
Amidst all this we got a very friendly and helpful driver who made us explore various sites of Kashmir. He made us familiar to the Kashmiri Kehwa in a dry fruit shop, and the Kashmiri culture as well. Overall, it was a very eventful day for all of us.
Day 4: Full Day Tour At Sonamarg
We departed from our hotel early in the morning to head towards Sonamarg which was a complete scenic drive. As we drove past the forests, I enjoyed the every bit of serenity around.
On the way we spotted the last village in Kashmir along the enormous peaks of the Amarnath mountain. Later in the day, we headed to our cosy and surreal stay at the Super Deluxe Ameena houseboat.
Before calling it a day, we explored the Meena Bazaar on a shikara ride on Dal Lake. This surreal ride was the perfect end of the day along with a delicious meal served on the houseboat.
Day 5: Bid Adieu To This Nature’s Paradise
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It was a tough moment for us take departure from this paradise but after collecting all our memories and the most wonderful time spent in Kashmir, we finally bid adieu to this beautiful paradise and wet on our way back towards home!
Overall Experience With TravelTriangle
It was a great experience to plan this family trip to Kashmir with the team of TravelTriangle. I am eagerly looking forward to book many more trips with them. Cheers!
Highlights Of Our Family Trip To Kashmir
- Watching the beauty of Kashmir valley from gondola.
- Horse ride at Pahalgam
- In K2INN there was no lift and our room was on the third floor.
- Did not get the chance to try the authentic Kashmiri food.
If you also want such a magical experience amidst the valleys of Kashmir with your family, book one of the best-selling Kashmir tour packages with TravelTriangle and enjoy the blissful surrounding of this heavenly destination!