7 Night / 8 Days - Kashmir with Vaishno Devi
Day 1: Arrive Jammu – (52 Km / 2hrs) Katra – Vaishno Devi Katra
Pick up at Jammu Railway & drop at Katra, overnight stay in katra Hotel.
Day 2: Katra – Vaishno Devi Darshan – Katra
After breakfast proceed further to visit the Holy temple of Vaishno Devi. This temple is situated on the top of the hill. To visit this temple one has to hire a pony or travel by foot. From Katra the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage is about 12 kms. After visiting the temple we return back to Katra the same day. Overnight stay at Katra.
Day 3: Katra – Pahalgam (250 Km / 7 -8 Hrs)
After breakfast check-out from hotel and drive to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) Pahalgam is situated at the union of the streams flowing from Sheshnaag Lake and the Ladder River in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Pahalgam is now Kashmir’s premier resort; cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 25 degrees Celsius, upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight in hotel at Pahalgam
Day 4: Pahalgam – Srinagar (96 KM / 3 HRS)
After breakfast , check out from hotel & half a day sightseeing by driving to the picturesque Chandanwari and Betaab valley or ride by horseback across the wildlife sanctuary towards Baisaran meadows. After complete sightseeing drive to Srinagar. Arrive Srinagar , check in at the hotel, In the evening you can go for shopping around the local flea markets and also do window shopping or enjoy yet another short ride of the famous shikara. Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 5: Srinagar
Morning after breakfast local sightseeing of Srinagar which include the Mughal Gardens, visiting NishatBagh built by Asaf Khan, the brother -in- law of Jehangir in 1632 AD, and Shalimar Bagh built by Jehangir for his wife empress NurJahan. Built in between a period of 14 years the two gardens are a heritage left behind by the erstwhile Mughals, whose taste for laying exquisite gardens was fascinating. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background . Afternoon will be at your leisure for individual activities. overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 6: Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar (60 Km / 2 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast process for full day trip for Gulmarg(Meadow of Flowers) 2730 mts. above the sea level. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesue market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg.
Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course with 18 holes. If weather permits one can also have the view of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is over 26,000 feets and dominates the entire region, also enjoy. the Gondola cable car system, and ascend towards the Afarwatt Mountain range. The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afarwatt peak. From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley. We descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour or so and later do some horse-riding to the strawberry valley. In the evening drive back to Srinagar. Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 7: Srinagar – Sonmarg – Srinagar (90 kms / approx. 3 hour drive)
Today you embark on a full day excursion to the picturesque ‘meadow of gold’ Sonmarg. The fast flowing Sindh river makes it popular for trout and mahseer fishing in summer. You can opt for a pony ride to one of the glaciers for some fun in snow and ice (by your own payment). Return to the Hotel in Srinagar in the evening and enjoy comfortable
Day 8: Srinagar – Jammu (295 KM/5 Hrs)
After morning breakfast, Check out from hotel & drive to the Jammu. For catch the train
Note:- Any monument fee, garden fee, Gondola Ride, Shikara Ride, Aru Valley, Chandanwari- pay by directly as per actual amount.