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Picturesque Pahalgam: A Memorable Day Trip from Srinagar

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Product Code : AGORA433

Embark on a picturesque day trip from Srinagar to Pahalgam, a stunning hill station nestled in the scenic Kashmir valley. Explore saffron fields of Pampore and ancient Awantipora Ruins enroute. Visit the famous Martand Sun Temple and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. In Pahalgam, soak in the breathtaking beauty of snow-capped mountains, pine forests, and meadows, and choose from optional activities like Betaab Valley or exploring the local market. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the culture, history, and traditions of the region, making this a truly memorable experience.

Morning (8:00 AM): Pick up from your hotel in Srinagar

Your private tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Srinagar by a comfortable vehicle, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Set off towards Pahalgam, a stunning hill station nestled in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Enroute Sightseeing:

Saffron Fields of Pampore: Your first stop is at the beautiful saffron fields of Pampore, known for producing some of the world's finest saffron. Walk through the fields and learn about the labor-intensive process of saffron cultivation. Marvel at the vibrant purple flowers and capture some memorable pictures amidst the picturesque landscape.

Awantipora Ruins: Next, visit the ancient Awantipora Ruins, an important archaeological site dating back to the 9th century. Explore the remains of the temple structures, including the Avantiswami Temple and the Awantisvamin Temple. Admire the intricate stone carvings, pillars, and the overall architecture, which reflect the rich heritage of the region.

Martand Sun Temple: Your journey continues to the famous Martand Sun Temple, also known as the Martand Tirtha. This ancient Hindu temple is dedicated to the Sun god and is renowned for its grand architecture. Listen to interesting stories and legends associated with the temple from your knowledgeable guide, and soak in the spiritual ambience of this historical site.

Lunch: Stop at a local restaurant along the way for a delicious lunch (not included in the tour cost). Your guide can recommend local specialties for you to try, such as Rogan josh, Kashmiri pulao, and kebabs.


Pahalgam: Arrive at Pahalgam, a paradise nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas. Known for its breathtaking beauty, Pahalgam offers panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains, lush pine forests, and pristine meadows. Explore the town at your own pace, taking in the mesmerizing views and enjoying the peaceful surroundings.

Optional Activities (Included only if guide and entrance option is selected, visit will be with local union car):

Betaab Valley: You can choose to visit the scenic Betaab Valley, named after the Bollywood film "Betaab" which was shot here. The valley is known for its verdant meadows, crystal-clear streams, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Take a leisurely stroll or simply relax amidst the natural beauty of this picturesque valley.

Aru Valley: As an alternative to horse riding, you can choose to visit the beautiful Aru Valley, located about 12 kilometers from Pahalgam. This scenic valley is known for its stunning landscapes, gurgling streams, and lush green meadows. Take a leisurely walk, relax by the streams, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this serene valley.

Local Market Visit: You can also explore the local markets of Pahalgam, known for their traditional Kashmiri handicrafts, local spices, and souvenirs. Browse through the shops, interact with the friendly locals, and pick up some unique keepsakes to cherish the memories of your trip.

Return Journey:

Drive back to Srinagar, taking the same route, and enjoy the scenic landscapes along the way. Your guide will accompany you throughout the journey, providing interesting insights about the region's culture, history, and traditions.

Evening (5:00 PM): Drop-off at your hotel in Srinagar Arrive back in Srinagar and bid farewell to your guide as you are dropped off at your hotel in Srinagar, marking the end of your picturesque Pahalgam day trip. Take with you beautiful memories of the stunning landscapes, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality of Kashmir.

Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.

English speaking local guide, if option selected.

Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.

Lunch, if option selected.

Bottled water in the car.

Government Taxes.

Camera charges at monuments.

Gratuities and optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.