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Vaishno Devi with Kashmir
Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days
Jammu - Katra - Pahalgam -
Srinagar - Sonamarg - Gulmarg - Srinagar
01 : Jammu - Katra - Mata Vaishno Devi
Arrive Jammu , Meet and assist on arrival and proceed straight to
Katra by Coach . Arrive Katra and check in at Hotel. Later proceed
to Vaishnodevi Shrine (Approx. 13 km Trek ) One can trek up to the
Shrine if fitness permits, otherwise Pony or Palanquins are also
available at an extra cost. Arrive at Vaishnodevi Bhawan. Wash and
change before Mata Darshan. After Mata Vaishnodevi Darshan,
proceed for Bhaironji Darshan (Optional).
Day 02 - Katra Rest
After Darhsan, back to Hotel and full day rest and Overnight
stay in Hotel .
Day 03 :
Katra - Pahalgam ( 6- 7 hrs)
After Breakfast check out Hotel and drive to Pahalgam, check in
hotel, evening free and sightseeing local like river view,
markets. Overnight stay in Hotel
04 : Pahalgam - Srinagar (Around 3 hrs On way )
Early Morning after breakfast check out Hotel, and Visit to Aru
Valley, Betab Valley and Chandanwari Sightseeing, after
sightseeing back to Srinagar.
Aru Valley is a
small yet self-sufficient scenic village located 12 km from
Pahalgam. The drive up to the village is alluring too. The
location of the village among the grasslands, make this place a
tourist delight. It is reachable by walking along a mountain path.
The village also serves as the start point for trekking to Kolahoi
glacier. Another long trek for the serious trekker is to Sonmarg,
which can be covered in 3 days! Besides, the valley is also known
to be a good site for camping. Instead of taking the regular pony
ride it is recommended that tourists explore the surrounding
valley on foot to get a full sense of its beauty.
Located on the way to Chandanwari, the valley was named Betaab
after the Bollywood movie by the same name! Earlier known as Hajan
Valley, after the release of the movie, it was renamed as major
part of the movie was shot here. Set amid picture perfect environs
complete with snowcapped mountains, gurgling streams, colorful
willow trees & the warm sun; making it an ideal for an artist’s
canvas! The valley is a walk-able distance from Pahalgam. The
crystal clear & chilly water of the stream bubbling down from the
snowy hills is a delight; locals here drink this water too.
Baisaran and Tulian Lake are few nearby attractions that can be
Pahalgam to Chandanwari is easily accessible by taxi. From
Chandanwari, pilgrims need to continue their Yatra on foot or
pony, which will take at least 2 days to reach the cave and back,
with an overnight stay in either Shishnag or Panchtarni.
5 : Srinagar Local Sightseeing
Visit to Srinagar Sightseeing, Mugal Garden - Shalimar Bagh,
Nishat Bath, Chasme Shahi - Pari Mahal, and Visit to Shankra
Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) The largest Mughal
garden situated on the banks of the world-famous Dal-Lake in the
backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake. Empress Noor
Jahan’s brother Asif Khan laid the Garden in 1633 AD. Nishat has
seven terraces with a beautiful central water course flowing right
in the middle. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains
from the eastern part of the lake.
Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) – It was planted by Mughal
emperor Jehangir for Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later
extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar
trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing
water with paint box bright flower beds. The Garden blooms with
innumerable varieties of flowers in spring and autumn. After
sightseeing check in Hotel and Overnight stay.
Day 06 :
Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar ( 76 kms One way)
After breakfast check out houseboats and Drive to Sonamarg, and
full day excursion of Sonmarg which is one of the most beautiful
drive from Srinagar. Sonmarg also called Meadow of Gold is located
at a height of 2690 meters.
You may take a
pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow
remains round the year. Return to the Srinagar, Check in Hotel ,
and Overnight stay in Hotel.
07 : Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar (8700 Feet, 52 kms, 1.5 hrs One
After Breakfast chtransfer to Gulmarg called as “Meadow of
Flowers” . Gulmarg is 52 Kms from Srinagar at an altitude of
8700-ft. Gulmarg also referred as Meadow of Flowers is a famous
Ski Resort & the world’s highest 18 hole Golf Course. The place
was prominent during the British time. You can enjoy a Pony ride
(Optional At your own cost).
Enjoy the scenic
view of Kongdori (12,293 ft) first stage and Affarwat Peak (13,780
ft) second Stage on a Cable Car Ride (Optional At your own cost) .
By evening return to Srinagar. In Evening enjoy a Shikara Ride in
Dal Lake and witness the ride on lake, called Venice of India &
experience the aquatic life of Srinagar. Also see the scenic
extravaganza of the Kashmir and enjoy the profusion of colors in
the Paradise on Earth. While returning visit to the local crafts
market and see the fine carved hand-made articles from Paper
Machine & wood of a walnut. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 08 :
Srinagar Airport Transfer
After Sightseeing check out hotel and transfer to Srinagar Airport
/ Bus Stand.
Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Amritsar, Delhi & Rajasthan.