Arrive at the Srinagar Airport where you’ll meet our tour agent. He will assist you with an assisted transfer to Houseboat. Complete the check-in formalities and savor the welcome drink. After settling-in, begin the city jaunt of Srinagar. The catalog of attractions includes gardens of Srinagar- Mughal Gardens, Chashmi-e Shahi (The Royal Spring), Nishat Bagh (The Garden of delight) Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love).
Mughal Gardens – a well-maintained cluster of garden built in Charbaugh arrangement in Persian style, much-loved by the Mughal rulers. It features canals, fountains and pools. This garden was established by Emperor Babur and has contributions from his predecessors like Jehangir and Shah Jahan. Visited by tourists enormously, Mughal Garden is one of the renowned attractions in Kashmir. The garden is a grouping of three major gardens- namely the Nishat Bagh, Chashm-e-shahi and Shalimar Bagh. Nishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal garden that is the second prevalent Mughal garden in Kashmir. Resting on the eastern side of the Dal Lake, this garden has 12 terrace levels, with old chinars, rows of flowers and water channels with fountains. Shalimar Bagh was commissioned in 1619 by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his spouse, Nur Jahanand, is a well-known as the highlight of Mughal horticulture. Chashm-e-shahi is the smallest of the 3 gardens here nut is a pre-eminent for its Royal Spring. There is a shelter space around the spring that is, to a certain extent, rich in iron and minerals.
The sundown is scheduled for a tremendous Shikara Ride in the notable Dal Lake. An activity not to be missed when in Srinagar, Shikara ride takes you to the length and breadth of the lake. Shikara is a small narrow boat that lets you cruise on the serene azure blue waters of the lake. There are floating markets selling Kashmiri specialties like dry fruits, woolen and Pashmina shawls. There various other Shikaras selling different knick-knacks, ice creams, fruits and vegetables. While cruising, don the local attire do and click beautiful photographs. There are even bigger Shikaras selling eatables like pakoras, Maggie and more.
Savor a delicious meal and stay overnight in the pre-booked lodge.