The Peacock Houseboats established in 1972 by Mr Basher Ahmad are moored on the top site of Nagin, one of the most beautiful and peaceful of all the lakes.Made of fragrant cedar and well furnished with antique wooden furniture , the ornately carved houseboats reflect a time gone-by reminiscent of the days of the British Raj.
The New Peacock has a spacious carpeted sitting room, dining room, and bedrooms with western bathrooms attached. A cushioned verandah looks out over the lake – the houseboy will serve tea as the sun sets over the mountains peaks and skikaras paddle slowly by, offering fresh fruit, flowers and handicrafts for sale. And expansive sun deck on top of the houseboat is perfect for sitting in the warm sunshine. Western breakfast and choice of authentic Kashmiri or Western lunches and dinners are served by the houseboy.
Package 1 (2 Nights 3 Days on Deluxe Houseboat)
Package 2 (3 Nights 4 Days on Deluxe Houseboat)
Package 3 (4 Nights 5 Days on Deluxe Houseboat)
Package 4 (5 Nights 6 Days on Deluxe Houseboat)
Package 5 (6 Nights 7 Days on Deluxe Houseboat)
Package 6 A (6 Nights 7 Days, 3 Nights on Deluxe Houseboat, 1 Night Gulmarg & 2 Nights Pahalgam)
Package 7 (7 Nights 8 Days on Deluxe Houseboat)
Skiing Tour (4 Nights & 5 Days, 2 Nights on Deluxe Houseboat & 2 Nights Gulmarg)
Fishing Tour (5 Nights & 6 Days, 3 Nights Houseboat, 1 Night Pahalgam & 1 Night Sonamarg)
Golf Tour 1 (2 Nights & 3 Days on Deluxe Houseboat)
Golf Tour 2 (3 Nights & 4 Days on Deluxe Houseboat)
PAHALGAM (7500 ft) Amidst thick pine forests and green pastures inlaid with brilliant flowers lies Pahalgam (“Shepherds village”) about 95 kms north-east of Srinagar . The mountain town along the bank of river Lidder is known for its trout fish, both rainbow and brown and is the starting point of many a trek, excursions to glaciers like Kohaloi and Hindu shrines like Amarnath and other scenic places. Camp-out, pack-a-picnic, soak in the sun, melt in a bonfire, smile, you are in one of the most picturesque resorts in Kashmir .
GULMARG (9100 ft) About 50 kms away from Srinagar , Gulmarg (“The Meadow of Flowers”) is a dreamland in the sky. This is the world famous golf course (highest in the world) in summer and a lovely skiing resort in winter.
SONAMARG (9200 ft)
This golden meadow is about 100 kms from Srinagar .The gushing River Sindh is the highlight of this meadow, flowing down from snowy heights into the dense woodlands of fir and silver birches. Glaciers pour down this river from Himalayas on to the many camping sites in Sonamarg. Also famous for trout fishing.
MUGHAL GARDENS Just on the out-skirts of Srinagar lie Chashmashahi (“The royal spring”), Nishat (“abode of peace”) and Shalimar (“abode of love”) where Mughal emperors once relaxed with their exquisite queens.
YUSMARG (8900 ft0 One hour drive from Srinagar , this idyllic meadow is ideal for a day’s picnic or a short walk along the mighty “Doodh Ganga” river, its name deriving from its milk white foam. Picnic on its banks or simply doze in the sun. A starting point for many peaks like “Trata Kutti” and “Sang-safed” – this is a trekkers base.
DAKSUM (8500 ft) A trekker’s paradise (a 2 hours very scenic drive) swathed in coniferous forests, gurgling streams, hidden grassy meadows, where your only company is the sound of the gushing Bringhi River or an occasional shepherd tending his flock. Daksum is also famous for its trout – an angler’s heaven.
WULAR AND MANASBAL LAKE Wular is Asia ‘s largest fresh-water Lake, formidable in its size is like a chameleon with every mile of its strectch.
The calm waters of Manasbal Lake are a retreat for bird watchers. Glide on a shikara on the lake with only gentle sound of the water and the birds to break the silence (2 hours round trip).
SHIKARA RIDES You can enjoy beautiful rides on shikaras; visiting Nehru Park, Kabutur Khana, Charchinari, Floating Islands and typical vegetable farmer villages on the Dal lake. The canals are spectacular.
AHARBAL As one approaches the great waterfall of Aharbal, the distant rumble turns into a roar. Dotted with delighful picnic spots this waterfall is also the starting point for intresting treks. (Approx. 1 hour drive).
DACHIGAM NATIONAL PARK At one time the exclusive hunting preserve of the local Maharaja and now a beautiful sanctuary spread over an area of 141 sq.kms owing to a strict conservation programme. Dachigam is the home of 20 mammal specials including the Kashmir Hangul, Snow leopard, black bear and over 15 species of Avifauna (18 kms drive).
Treks in Kashmir
Kolahoi glacier ( 4 days)
Vaishno Sar (4/5 days)
Gangabal (5/6 days)
Holy Amarnath ( 3 days)
Tarsar Marsar (4 days)
Naranag- Bandipur, (via Gangabal) (7/8 days)
Sonamarg – Pahalgam ( 5/6 days)
Water trek to Manasbal via Anchar (3 days)
Water trek to Wular Lake (4 days)
Itineraries available on request.
Besides, there are many other places which one can see in Kashmir, just let us now your interests and we will tailor make an itinerary just for you.
VAISHNO DEVI 1 hour drive from Jammu via Katra, this temple town over-hangs the cliffs about Tawi where millions journey to pay homage at the cave shrine.One of several surprises in the sanctuary of Gods
The 434 km drive from Srinagar to Leh takes 2 days and the flight about 40 minutes. The road journey is preferable for many reasons. The drive passes through an extraordinary range of scenery and crosses three major passes: Zoji La at 3529 meters, Namika La 3718 meters and Fatu La at 4092 meters. The landscape changes from the fertile green valleys and forest hillsides of Kashmir to the bare hillsides of Central Asia . The two days drive also allows the body to acclimatize to the change of altitude. The road climbs over Zoji La pass, 110 km from Srinagar . The first is the village Drass (one of the coldest inhabited places in the world in winter). The road then drops slightly to the district of Kargil at 2650 meters. Once a trading town on the ancient caravan route, it is a night halt on the road to Ladakh (lot of hotels available).
Treks in Ladakh:
1. MARKHA VALLEY = 8 DAYS
2. SPITUK TO STOK = 4 DAYS
3. ALCHI TO LIKIR = 5 DAYS
4. LAMAYURU TO ALCHI = 5 DAYS
5. LAMAYURU TO CHILLING = 6 DAYS
6. LAMAYURU TO PADUM/ DARCHA = 11 / 21 DAYS
7. RUPSHU TO KHARNAK = 14 DAYS
8. SPITUK TO TSO-SOMORIRI = 15 DAYS
9. HEMIS TO THAK = 12 DAYS
10. HEMIS TO PANG = 14 DAYS
11. RUMTSE TO TSO=SOMORIRI = 8 DAYS
12. RUMTSE TO KIBER = 14 DAYS
13. TSO-SOMORIRI TO SPITI-VALLEY = 7 DAYS
14. chaddar trek (on frozen river )
We are able to provide you with an itinerary to meet your needs and wishes.
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