The word Kashmir was derived from the ancient Sanskrit language and was referred to as káśmīra. The Nilamata Purana describes the valley's origin from the waters, a lake called Sati-saras. A popular local etymology of Kashmira is that it is land desiccated from water.
On arrival at Srinagar airport, meet and greet Drive to Pahalgam. Post lunch, depart for an excursion go for river rafting. Later, return to the hotel and retire to your room for some sound sleep.
After breakfast full day excursion to the Aru Valley. About 11 km from Pahalgam, the Aru Valley offers an eclectic view and calm environs to tourists.Next, take a tour of the Betaab Valley, set amidst pine trees. It has been a favorite shooting location for many Bollywood directors. Being at a walking distance from Pahalgam, this valley is the base camp for various adventure activities, such as mountaineering. Later, trek to Chandanwari, which is the starting point for the Amarnath Yatra; it is approximately 16 km from Pahalgam. Being almost on the edge of the tree line, you will see trees giving way to alpine grasslands here.Take a pony ride to one of the many beautiful spots around Pahalgam. Return to the Hotel by the evening for overnight stay.
After breakfast Drive to Srinagar, once reached take a rest for a while in Houseboat/Hotel. After resting Begin the excursion by paying homage at Shankaracharya Temple. Named after the great saint, Shankaracharya, this temple is situated atop Gopadari Hill and is a revered Hindu pilgrimage site. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this spiritual place can be reached after climbing around a hundred steps. It stands strong in an octagonal structure, resembling the shape of a Shiva linga. After this, journey to Mughal Gardens, Chashmi-e Shahi (The Royal Spring), Nishat (The Garden of pleasure) & Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love). Enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake. After a jaunt to the astonishing sites of Srinagar, treat yourselves by indulging in some shopping at the bustling Lal Chowk. You can buy locally produced products, such as leather goods, embroidered mats and carpets, antique jewellery and the highly demanded Pashmina shawls. Later, check-in at the hotel/houseboat and rest.
After a scrumptious breakfast, check-out from the Hotel/Houseboat and transfer to the Srinagar airport to continue your onward journey.