A ROYAL RETREAT OF SRINAGAR

A ROYAL RETREAT OF SRINAGAR

trip highlights  PLAN YOUR TRIP

  • Enjoy shikara on Dal Lake, Srinagar
  • Short trip to Bangus valley, a less explored sightseeing site 
  • Lush meadows with wild grass , breathtaking views of surrounding mountain ranges 
  • Stay in beautiful heritage villa nestled within 40acres of apple orchards and gardens 

Nestled amongst Apple, Cherry and Plum trees, the Almond Villa and Estate is a part of the larger private estate of the erstwhile Dogra royal family. The orchard consists of a mix of old fruit trees and new plantations which is part of a rejuvenation effort by the owners. The main house, Almond Villa, built over eighty years ago is beautifully designed in red brick and stone and occupies center stage. The Villa and the independent cozy Walnut Cottage make up the group of buildings set in an expanse of green overlooking the Dal Lake. There is a large back garden which is used exclusively by guests and which, once a year in May is the location for the Dara Shikoh Festival of the Arts. Perennials and annuals add color to the landscape. The vegetable garden has all kinds of organic produce and the fruits from the orchard are also used in the making of jams and preserves.

Day

1

Arrival Srinagar
Srinagar

On arrival at Srinagar airport, you will be met by our representative and transfer to the villa. Check-in at the hotel and relax. Day will be free to relax. Evening, proceed for shikara ride on Dal Lake. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day

2

Srinagar
Srinagar

In the morning after breakfast, proceed for local sightseeing tour of Srinagar visiting Mughal Gardens, Tulip Garden, Nishat Bagh, Hazratbal shrine. Time till evening will be free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day

3

Srinagar- Bangus Valley- Srinagar By Road 90kms/03hrs one way
Srinagar

In the morning after breakfast, proceed for excursion tour of Bangus Valley. Upon your arrival at Bangus Valley, set out on exploring the scenic views of the region with a local guide who would give you more insight about the region, its legends and more. Spend some quality time at the valley, absorbing the refreshing ambience, marveling at the grand views. In the evening, return back to Srinagar for an overnight stay.


Day

4

Departure
Srinagar

In the morning after breakfast, get dropped at Srinagar airport to take your flight back home.


Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 03nights/04days 
  • Daily Breakfast in the villa
  • Boat ride on Dal Lake 
  • Transfers and sightseeing By AC Indigo 
  • An excursion trip to Bangus Valley
  • All applicable Hotel Taxes

Exclusions

  • Any airfare/train fare 
  • Any guide charges
  • Any cost on personal expenses
  • Any entrance fees
  • Any other meals unless specified
  • GST 5% additional 

What is Kashmir famous for?   

It is famous for its valleys and hills

Which is the most beautiful place in Kashmir?   

Shalimar Bagh, Hazratbal Shrine, Tulip garden

What is the famous food of Kashmir?   

Dum Olav or Dum Aaloo is one of the most famous dishes of Kashmiri food

What can I buy in Kashmir?   

Buy antique copper ware like samovars and trays, willow baskets, some Kashmiri artwork, walnuts, Dont forget to buy a Shatoos

What is the food style of Kashmir?   

A Wazwan is a multi-course meal in the Kashmiri Muslim tradition.

What to pack before you go?   

Post-paid phone, Light winter garments, Good quality walking shoes, Torch

Type of Vacation


Shopping


Romance


Pilgrimage


Nature


Luxury


History & Culture


Group & Friends


Family

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Nestled amongst Apple, Cherry and Plum trees, the Almond Villa and Estate is a part of the larger private estate of the erstwhile Dogra royal family. The orchard consists of a mix of old fruit trees and new plantations which is part of a rejuvenation effort by the owners. The main house, Almond Villa, built over eighty years ago is beautifully designed in red brick and stone and occupies center stage. The Villa and the independent cozy Walnut Cottage make up the group of buildings set in an expanse of green overlooking the Dal Lake. There is a large back garden which is used exclusively by guests and which, once a year in May is the location for the Dara Shikoh Festival of the Arts. Perennials and annuals add color to the landscape. The vegetable garden has all kinds of organic produce and the fruits from the orchard are also used in the making of jams and preserves.

Detailed Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival Srinagar
Srinagar

On arrival at Srinagar airport, you will be met by our representative and transfer to the villa. Check-in at the hotel and relax. Day will be free to relax. Evening, proceed for shikara ride on Dal Lake. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day

2

Srinagar
Srinagar

In the morning after breakfast, proceed for local sightseeing tour of Srinagar visiting Mughal Gardens, Tulip Garden, Nishat Bagh, Hazratbal shrine. Time till evening will be free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day

3

Srinagar- Bangus Valley- Srinagar By Road 90kms/03hrs one way
Srinagar

In the morning after breakfast, proceed for excursion tour of Bangus Valley. Upon your arrival at Bangus Valley, set out on exploring the scenic views of the region with a local guide who would give you more insight about the region, its legends and more. Spend some quality time at the valley, absorbing the refreshing ambience, marveling at the grand views. In the evening, return back to Srinagar for an overnight stay.


Day

4

Departure
Srinagar

In the morning after breakfast, get dropped at Srinagar airport to take your flight back home.


Hotels

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation for 03nights/04days 
  • Daily Breakfast in the villa
  • Boat ride on Dal Lake 
  • Transfers and sightseeing By AC Indigo 
  • An excursion trip to Bangus Valley
  • All applicable Hotel Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any airfare/train fare 
  • Any guide charges
  • Any cost on personal expenses
  • Any entrance fees
  • Any other meals unless specified
  • GST 5% additional 

Know before you go

What is Kashmir famous for?   

It is famous for its valleys and hills

Which is the most beautiful place in Kashmir?   

Shalimar Bagh, Hazratbal Shrine, Tulip garden

What is the famous food of Kashmir?   

Dum Olav or Dum Aaloo is one of the most famous dishes of Kashmiri food

What can I buy in Kashmir?   

Buy antique copper ware like samovars and trays, willow baskets, some Kashmiri artwork, walnuts, Dont forget to buy a Shatoos

What is the food style of Kashmir?   

A Wazwan is a multi-course meal in the Kashmiri Muslim tradition.

What to pack before you go?   

Post-paid phone, Light winter garments, Good quality walking shoes, Torch

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