DETAILED 7 Day Kashmir (India) Itinerary for Srinagar, Dal Lake, Sonamarg, Gulmarg (Gondola Ride), Pahalgam (Valley of the Shepherd) and more: in-depth exploration of beautiful valleys, pony rides, mini Switzerland and ice capped mountains!

Kashmir (India) is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth – in fact, locals and tourists alike have labeled it lovingly “Heaven on Earth” and this name truly does do justice to the awe-inspiring beauty of this place! With that in mind, Feetpin Travel brings to you our recommended 07 Day itineraries series. This particular itinerary focuses on the unbridled beauty of Kashmir!

EXPLORE TOP SRINAGAR ATTRACTIONS in KASHMIR (India): Traditional Houseboats, Shikara Rides, Dal Lake, Pari Mahal, Chashma Shahi, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, delicious food and so many MORE things to do!

For anyone planning to head to Kashmir (India), your first stop will invariably and most likely be the beautiful city of Srinagar, which is also where your flight will land. Once you are done with the Airport formalities, enjoy the butterflies within your stomach whilst your rented car speeds towards beautiful Srinagar.

DISCOVER TOP ATTRACTIONS IN PAHALGAM, KASHMIR (INDIA): Baisaran Valley (Mini Switzerland), Aru Valley, Betaab Valley, Pahalgam Valley, Badian, Chandanwari, Saffron Fields, Pony Rides, Lidder River Rafting, and MORE!

Commonly referred to as “The Valley of the Shepherd”, Pahalgam is truly paradise for nature-lovers, looking for soulful serenity. The journeys to the different destinations mentioned below will take you through wonderfully hilly roads, from where you will also be able to witness the cascading beauty of the gorgeously clear Lidder River. Without further ado, let us now check out what beauties Pahalgam has to offer, shall we?

Explore Philippines: How to get to El Nido Town from Manila International Airport (via Puerto Princessa flight and by road)

Majority of the international travelers and tourists coming to the Philippines, will first land in Manila. Now Manila itself is simply a city, albeit a major and vast one, but if it is beaches and water sports and island adventures that you are after, your destination in the Philippines should be El Nido, located in Palawan. So, how do you get from Manila to El Nido?

Explore Philippines – Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, 7 Commando Beach, Shimizu Island: Tour A, El Nido, Palawan.

If you haven’t heard about El Nido in Palawan, Philippines, then you truly have been living under a rock! This incredible destination has swept the travel world with constant waves and glimpses of Philippines hidden treasures. To break it down simply, ALL tour operators in El Nido offer 4 island hopping tours: Tour A, Tour B, Tour C and Tour D. This is a review of Tour A, which we did in El Nido on our very second day.

Explore Philippines: Small Lagoon, El Nido, Palawan!

Just after our morning beach stop at Seven Commandos Beach and our fantabulous lunch at Shimizu Island, our guide greeted us with the words: “Are you ready for some adventure now?” As you probably already guessed, the answer was a unanimous “YES!” from everyone on the boat. We were then informed about our next itinerary stop – the infamous Small Lagoon!

Explore Philippines: Shimizu Island, El Nido, Palawan!

Roughly 20 minutes later, our fantastic crew gave us another surprise – they were going to swim to the beach with our lunch! Trust me, I didn’t believe it either until I saw it myself! After the table was set up and plates were distributed, everyone dug in buffet style. Some of us opted to stand and eat, others found tree trunks to use as chairs; I preferred to sit on the sand close to the water.

Explore Philippines: Big Lagoon, El Nido, Palawan!

We had encountered choppy waves at the Small Lagoon, but it started getting a little bad by the time we reached the entrance of the Big Lagoon. Once we got there, our guide once again gave us two options: kayak or swim. However, this time, even the confident swimmers looked wary. One tour-mate even decided to just photograph it using his drone and not even bother venturing into the water. A few of us decided to brave it – with kayaks, but even that proved to be a bit of a challenge.

Explore Philippines: Secret Lagoon, El Nido, Palawan!

A short boat ride later, our Bangka set anchor at what looked like a tiny secluded beach. We looked back at our guide with surprised looks. What were we supposed to do? Where was the Secret Lagoon? He pointed to a rock on the left side of the boat, roughly 20 metres away. “Go. Swim.” That was all he said.

Discover Top Attractions in Kathmandu (Nepal)!

There’s no doubt about it – Nepal is a traveler’s dream! With visa free access, a mixture of history, culture, mountains and raging rivers, this country is on every traveler’s bucket list. And being the base for the stunning Himalayas and amazing Everest doesn’t hurt either!

Explore Highlights in Paris (France) in a day!

Nothing quite prepares you for your first sight of the Eiffel up close. I stood there for a good five minutes just admiring the view, whilst Maggie busied herself taking photographs. There was an ice cream stand selling ice cream at inflated prices, but that didn’t deter me from getting one. Now that I was here at the Eiffel, for a short while I wanted to be a tourist.

Sailing the Aegean: The awe that is Hydra!

The second island on our itinerary was the beautiful island of Hydra. Piece of advice – do NOT miss out on Hydra. The island is gorgeous and it simply mesmerized me with its beauty. There were several yachts parked at the marina, which meant that we had to park alongside another boat and jump across three boats and a barge to reach land. Not exactly ideal, when you are wearing a skirt!

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