Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Day, holiday (February 14) when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. Given their similarities, it has been suggested that the holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the …
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Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Day, holiday (February 14) when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. Given their similarities, it has been suggested that the holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of spring, included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I forbid the celebration of Lupercalia and is sometimes attributed with replacing it with St. Valentine’s Day, but the true origin of the holiday is vague at best. Valentine’s Day did not come to be celebrated as a day of romance until about the 14th century. Valentine's Day is celebrated on Monday, February 14, 2022.
Although there were several Christian martyrs named Valentine, the day may have taken its name from a priest who was martyred about 270 CE by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus. According to legend, the priest signed a letter “from your Valentine” to his jailer’s daughter, whom he had befriended and, by some accounts, healed from blindness. Other accounts hold that it was St. Valentine of Terni, a bishop, for whom the holiday was named, though it is possible the two saints were actually one person. Another common legend states that St. Valentine defied the emperor’s orders and secretly married couples to spare the husbands from war. It is for this reason that his feast day is associated with love.
Formal messages, or valentines, appeared in the 1500s, and by the late 1700s, commercially printed cards were being used. The first commercial valentines in the United States were printed in the mid-1800s. Valentines commonly depict Cupid, the Roman god of love, along with hearts, traditionally the seat of emotion. Because it was thought that the avian mating season begins in mid-February, birds also became a symbol of the day. Traditional gifts include candy and flowers, particularly red roses, a symbol of beauty and love.
The day is popular in the United States as well as in Britain, Canada, and Australia, and it is also celebrated in other countries, including Argentina, France, Mexico, and South Korea. In the Philippines, it is the most common wedding anniversary, and mass weddings of hundreds of couples are not uncommon on that date. The holiday has expanded to expressions of affection among relatives and friends. Many schoolchildren exchange valentines with one another on this day.
Enjoy this Valentine Season in Kashmir
Arrival - Srinagar Airport – Mughal Gardens
Arrive at Srinagar Airport you will be met by our representative and drive towards the hotel.
After refreshment at the hotel continue your tour to the famous Nishat Garden known as ‘Garden of pleasure’ was built in the 16th century (1633) by Mughal King Asif Khan. Then visiting Shalimar Garden known as ‘Garden of love’ built in the 16th century (1619) by Mughal King Jehangir for his beloved wife Noor Jehan or (Mehr-un-Nissa) and later on, pay a visit to the famous White mosque of Srinagar city (Hazratbal shrine). Overnight in the hotel in Srinagar.
Srinagar – Pahalgam - Srinagar
After breakfast transfer to Pahalgam. Pahalgam (2133 mts) is also known as The Valley of Shepherds or Trekker’s Paradise. Pahalgam is the most famous place for the Indian Film Industry. On the way visit Awantipura ruins, Saffron fields One of the most beautiful places on earth, the town of Pahalgam offers breath-taking views. One can just enjoy the town of Pahalgam trek to some of the most beautiful places on earth. En-route visit Saffron fields, Drive through the green pine forest and along the Lidder River. Overnight in a hotel/houseboat in Srinagar.
Srinagar – Doodhpathri – Srinagar
After breakfast leave for Doodhpathri (Valley of Milk) is a tourist destination and hill station located in Budgam district situated at an altitude of 8,957 ft from sea level, and located at a distance of 42 km from state summer capital Srinagar. You can explore the area, evening back to Srinagar, and check into the hotel.
Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar
After breakfast at the hotel leave for a day excursion to Gulmarg (8700 ft i.e. 2652 mts), Discovered by the Kashmiri romantic poet in the 16th century who was inspired by its grassy slopes covered with wildflowers. In winter Gulmarg looks more beautiful due to heavy snowfall. It turns into India’s premier Ski resort in winter. The Gondola Cable Car (optional) offers rides to the upland meadows of Kongdori and beyond to the top of Apharwat range to a height of 14000 ft for viewing the Himalayan Peaks in summer and for downhill skiing in winter. Overnight in the hotel in Srinagar.
Srinagar - S. Temple – Airport
After early breakfast at houseboat visit the famous Shankaracharya Temple and then drive towards Airport for an onward destination with sweet holiday memories.
- Hotel & Houseboat Accommodation (02 Nights Hotel In Srinagar & 02 Nights In Houseboat)
- Complete Sightseeing By Private Car (Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Doodhpathri, etc)
- Dedicated Cab /Vehicle (Toll, Parking, Driver Allowance Inclusive)
- Meals (Breakfast & Dinner)
Night stay in Pahalgam @1750 /Night (Extra)
Night Stay in Gulmarg & Sonmarg @2250 /Night (Extra)
Child up to 4 Years - Free
Child (above to 4 Years) without Extra Bed @ 12% Package Cost
Child with Extra Bed @ 25% Package Cost
Quotation / Cost calculated for customized packages valid for 05 Days.
Vehicles for Aru Valley, Betaab Valley, Thajwas, etc not included (Need to hire locally as per client requirements)
Gondola Tickets / Monument entry / Pony ride not included
Room Type (Standard), unless specifically mentioned.
Taxes / GST as applicable (Extra)
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