This morning, travel in shikaras to the backwaters of the lake where people farm on manmade (hydronic) islands cultivating flowers and vegetables, school children are ferried by boat, and communities believed to derive from Noah’s time live in Gandolas. 
A picnic lunch will be enjoyed at Yusmarg (the meadow of Jesus), where it is believed Jesus once came and stayed. A beautiful meadow surrounded by snow-capped mountains and deep green pine forests affords a leisurely walk to Nilnag lake and a visit with the Gujjar community who are cattle herders. 
A special Kashmir farewell dinner this evening is in the elegant home of our guide whose family are custodians of exceptional family recipes. The meal will be traditionally served by the women of the household seated on the floor.