Day 01: Arrive at Jammu & Drive to Katra (55 kms. / 2-3 hrs)
On your arrival in Jammu, you will be welcomed by our representative. From the station / airport it is a minimum of 02 hrs drive to the holy town of Katra. We will drive on the outskirts of the Jammu city and traverse across the Trikuta hills to eventually arrive in Katra and check in at the hotel for our overnight stay. Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 02: Katra | Mata Vaishno Devi Temple
After breakfast in morning, proceed for Mata Vaishno Devi Temple. The ascent is good and you will be meeting a lot of co-pilgrims on their way up. Situated at a distance of 14 kilometers, the pilgrimage will take a whole day coming and going which also includes brief stops for rest. An alternate way to perform darshans is by battery operated cars, ponies, palkis & helicopter. If time permits, visit Ardhkuwari & Bhairo Temple. Now a ropeway connects Vaishno Devi Bhavan to Bhairo Temple.
After paying your obeisance in front of the deity, you will trek downhill and reach your hotel for a welcome period of rest and relaxation. Overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Katra – Pahalgam (255 kms. / 7-8 hrs)
Post breakfast, journey towards Pahalgam (The Valley of Shepherds). The route traverses through the picturesque mountain resort of Patnitop where we stop for a brief rest over a cup of tea / coffee. From Patnitop we will drive to Ramban that also serves as our next stop for lunch. From Ramban we will drive to Banihal and enter the 2.5 kilometer long Jawahar tunnel that connects the valley of Kashmir with the rest of India. We will emerge from the other side to a warm sunny afternoon and continue our drive towards Pahalgam. On arrival in Pahalgam, we will check in at the hotel and stay there for the night. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 04: Pahalgam Local Sightseeing
Post breakfast, Visit Betaab Valley, Chandanwari and Aru Valley in Pahalgam (Direct payment basis).
Betaab Valley : is a very famous tourist spot situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from Pahalgam. The valley got its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh hit debut film Betaab. The Valley is towards northeast of Pahalgam and falls between Pahalgam and Chandanwari and is en route Amarnath Yatra. The valley surrounded by lush green meadows, snow clad mountains and covered with dense vegetation.
Aru Valley : Aru is located around 12 from Pahalgam, 11 km upstream from the Lidder River. Noted for its scenic meadows, lakes and mountains, it is a base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. The village lies of the left bank of the Aru River, which is a tributary of the Lidder river.
Chandanwari : Chandanwari is situated 16-km from Pahalgam, Chandanwari is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra, which takes place every year in the month of Sawan (Rain). It is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge.
Overnight stay at Pahalgam.
Day 05: Pahalgam – Gulmarg (150 Kms / 4:30 Hours)
Post Breakfast head to Gulmarg (2730 Mtrs Above sea Level) (“Meadow of Flowers”) via Tangmarg. Gulmarg has one of the most beautiful summer and winter Ski resorts in the valley and also world Highest 18 Hole Golf Course, (Gulmarg was Discovered in 16th Century by a famous Kashmiri Poet). Gulmarg is known for its “Gondola Cable Car,” one of the highest cable car in the world. A journey to the hill station of Gulmarg is incomplete without experiencing a fabulous Gondola Cable Car Ride (To be done on Direct Payment Basis), one of Asia’s highest cable car projects. The entire ride consists of two phases – Gulmarg to Kongdoori, approx. 9 minutes and Kongdoori to Apharwat Peak approx. 12 minutes. The cable ride is worth trying as it offers unbeatable panoramic views of Gulmarg from 10,000 feet, truly a surreal experience and also photographic delight for a lifetime.. Overnight stay at Hotel in Gulmarg.
Day 06: Gulmarg – Srinagar
Post Breakfast, We will spend the Morning in Gulmarg, going for some small tours around the meadow and later drive back to Srinagar. Afternoon, reach Srinagar. Enjoy Shikara ride in Dal Lake. Overnight Stay at the hotel in Srinagar.
Day 07: Srinagar Local Sightseeing
After Breakfast Tour to the Srinagar city. Check in at houseboat, In the afternoon leave for Sightseeing of famous Shankaracharya Temple & Mughal Gardens (Nishat, Shalimar, and Cheshmashahi). Enroute to Hazratbal Shrine & Nigeen Club located on the bank of Famous Nigeen Lake . Evening Shikara Ride on dal lake Upto 1 Hour.
Nishat Garden : Located on the bank of the Dal Lake, with the Zaberwan Mountains as its backdrop, Nishat Bagh is a garden of bliss that commands a magnificent view of the lake beneath the snowcapped Pir Panjal mountain range that stands far away to the west of the valley. The Bagh was designed and built in 1633 by Asif Khan, elder brother of Noor Jahan.
Shalimar Garden : The Shalimar Bagh is the celebrated royal garden of Kashmir. The Emperor Jahangir was so fascinated with the garden that he called it “one of the sights of Kashmir.”
Shalimar Bagh is located on the northeast side of Lake Dal, approximately fifteen kilometers away from the center of Srinagar. It was laid out by Jahangir as Farah Baksh (“the delightful”) in 1619, while he was founding the city of Srinagar.
Cheshma Shahi : Cheshma Shahi ( the royal spring), also called Cheshma Shahi, is one of the Mugal Gardens built around a spring by Ali Mardan, a governor of Mugal Emperor Shah Jahan , in 1632. The garden is located in the Zaberwan Range, near Rajbhawan (Governor‘s house) overlooking Dal Lake.
Day 08: Srinagar – Sonamarg – Srinagar (80 Kms / 02:00 Hours)
After breakfast leave for Sonamarg (2800Mtrs Above sea level), for a Day trip the name Sonamarg is derived from two Kashmiri words “Son” & “Marg” which mean “Gold” & “Meadow”, when put together it means “Meadow of Gold” The drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg is very beautiful as you will pass through some towns and villages, at many places you can enjoy the view of paddy fields with rivers flowing on one side.
Sonamarg lies at the head of the Sindh valley. Sonamarg is the beginning of the enchanted journey into a natural wonderland, Surrounded by pine forest mountains upto 5300 meters high the valley is divided by a spur of the “Thajiwas Range Mountains”. You can visit Thajwas Glacier which is around 4Kms from Sonamarg, by Local Taxi Or Pony Ride (on your own Expenses), where snow remains round the year, the major attraction at Sonamarg in summers. It is also a Gateway of Leh – Ladakh. Evening back to Srinagar. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 09: Departure transfer to Airport
Post breakfast in morning, time to say goodbye to Kashmir. On your way to the airport you can make a brief stopover for some last minute shopping in the city center. Later, drop at Airport for further journey back home.
Tour ends with happy memories.
Inclusion / Exclusion
- Accommodation on twin/ double/ tripple sharing basis as per selected category
- All transfers & sightseeing by Private Cab.
- Accommodation in selected Hotel / Houseboats as per itinerary specified.
- Daily breakfast at Hotel.
- Breakfast & Dinner during your stay at houseboat.
- All toll, parking, driver allowances.
- 01 Hour Shikara ride in dal lake.
- Medical | Travel Insurance.
- Any cost related to any kind of Medical assistance.
- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, snowfall etc., vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc. (to be borne by the clients directly on the sport).
- Visit to Aru Valley, Betaab Valley & Chandanwari in Pahalgam.
- Any activities, like Horse Riding, Gondola Ride, Shikara ride, or snow activities.
- Any personal expenses, like Laundry, bar bills, table bills, camera fee, tips, porter-age, heater charges etc or anything not specified in inclusions.
2N Katra: Hotel Bhargav / Ashirwad / Similar
2N Srinagar: Hotel City Grace / Snow Palace / Similar
2N Pahalgam: Hotel Highlands / Hill View / Similar
2N Gulmarg: Hotel Affarwat / Sahara / Similar
1N Srinagar: Deluxe Houseboat
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