Our trip was an adventurous affair this Summer (May 1- May 6] as we went to Kashmir from Mumbai Airport to Srinagar.
We started from Mumbai and visited Srinagar (1st day), Sonmarg (2nd day), Doodhpathri (3rd day), Gulmarg (4th day) and Pehalgam (5th day) and back to Srinagar (6th day) and return to Mumbai. Right from hotels to the full time cab with cooperative drivers, planning the itinerary, customizing it to our needs, provide right info throughout the journey and supporting our vacation without any issues or a doubt, the trip was organized fabulously by Nazir Tour and Travel. Even though it was (3rd May) Ramzan (big day), we were given good service availability and made our day memorable.
We had Horse riding at Sonmarg, Doodhpathri and Pehalgam, out of which Pehalgam was most adventures and as difficult as enjoyable. We saw Snow at Sonmarg, near glaciers point and a place where many films shooting happened in past including the bajrangi bhaijaan. Sonmarg by every means had my heart with its flowery meadows, pristine lakes and glaciers.
We had the most fabulous Dinner and relaxed, only to set out for an evening tour on a luxurious houseboat with shikara ride at Dal lake after returning from Gulmarg.
We had average day on Gulmarg as it was raining heavenly and we have to give up our Gondola ride due to bad weather but no regrets. We saw the beauty of Gulmarg, did some shopping while returning.
The trip from Dal lake- Srinagar to Pehalgam on the fifth day will be the closest to my heart because we were in awe of the nature trail that went through the pine forest along the Lidder River, we saw Apple trees, Kesar farms , cricket bat making factory outlets, Anantnag, Pulwama scene and lots of fun, etc. Pehalgam is good for shopping and purchasing jackets, shawls, dry fruits, kesar at reasonable rate but with bargaining power.
Overall my trip was really awesome. Nazir Tour and Travels team was approachable throughout my trip.
I would highly recommend anyone who wants to visit valley of Kashmir. There is a lot packed into this tour - you need to be willing to have early mornings to make the most of each place you visit.