Scenic Kashmir with Vaishno Devi Darshan - India

 


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Day 01 Arrival in Jammu| Drive to Katra (50 kms / approx. 2 hours)

Meet our representative upon arrival atJammuairport and proceed to katra, which is 13 kms trek-able from the holy cave of Mata Vaishno Devi. Inside the cave, there are 3 natural pindies representing Mata Saraswati, Lakshmiand Kaali. After reaching Katra, check-in at the hotel and prepare yourself for tomorrow’s trek. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 02 Trip to Mata Vaishno Devi

After breakfast, trek up to the Vaishno Devi shrine for Darshan. The shrine is approachable on foot or on ponies along a 13-km well-laid footpath. Return to Katra for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 Drive from Katra – Pahalgam (240 kms / 6.5 hours)

After breakfast, proceed to Pahalgam, also called the Valley of Shepherds. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. In Pahalgam, admire the beauty of nature as you walk along the banks of River Lidder. Pahalgam is also famous for some trekking routes and is the base camp for the Amarnath Pilgrimage. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04 Sightseeing in Pahalgam

After breakfast,enjoy panoramic views of Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley. Start with Aru Valley which is a small village, 15 km upstream the Lidder River, The route is picturesque with ample campsites. This village is the starting point for treks to the Kolahoi glacier. Later, visit Chandanwari, 16 Km which is the starting point of sacred Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge, enroute you can visit Hajan, an idyllic picnic spot and Betaab valley. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.

Day 05 Drive from Pahalgam – Srinagar (90 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)

After breakfast, proceed to Srinagar - This place is famous for its lakes and the charming houseboats, Srinagar is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts. The lake comprises a series of water bodies, including the Nagin Lake. One can take in the panoramic view of the mountains surrounding Srinagar from this lake. Kashmiri boats called Shikara, are used to explore the intricate maze of waterways on this lake. In the evening, enjoy visit to Mughal Gardens followed by a Shikara-ride on Dal Lake. Overnight stay in Srinagar.

Day 06 Sonmarg Excursion

After breakfast depart for full day excursion to the Sonmarg, ‘Meadow of Gold’ on Srinagar- Leh road, a gushing river is the highlight of this meadow, flowing down from snowy heights into the dense woodlands of firs and silver birches. Glaciers pour down from this stream from the Himalayas on to the many camping sites in Sonmarg. A thick forest-cover of sycamore, alpine flowers, silver birch, fir and pine, Sonmarg offers adventure in the form of treks, sledging, angling, alpine skiing and white water rafting. Enjoy leisurely walks around the meadow. Return to Srinagar for dinner & overnight stay in houseboat.

Day 07 Srinagar – Gulmarg (50 kms / approx. 2 hours)

After breakfast drive to Gulmarg, ‘Meadow of Flowers’ situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, full day at leisure to take walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.

Day 08 Sightseeing in Gulmarg

After breakfast, enjoy local sightseeing of Gulmarg and Gandola-ride (cable car). Spend evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Gulmarg.

Day 09 Departure from Srinagar

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Srinagarairport for return flight back home.

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8 Nights / 9 Days
2N Katra 2N Pahalgam 2N Srinagar HB (Sonmarg Excursion) 2N Gulmarg
Package Highlights :
  • Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan
  • In Pahalgam, visit Aru valley, betab valley and chandanwari (start point of Amarnath-yatra)
  • Mughal Gardens &Shikara Ride in Srinagar
  • Excursion to Thajawas Glacier, Sonmarg
  • Gandola Ride in Gulmarg
  • Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Start from Jammu and End in Srinagar
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Hotel Offered :

City Nights Premium Category A Category B Meal Plan
Katra 2 Country Inn & Suites Atrium on the Greens Asia Vaishno Devi Breakfast
Pahalgam 2 Heevan Pine Spring Forest Hill Resort

Breakfast & Dinner

Srinagar HB 2

WH Gurkha HB (At Nageen Lake)

Wangnoo Heritage HB (At Nageen Lake)

Deluxe HB (At Nageen Lake) Breakfast & Dinner
Gulmarg 2 Heevan Retreat Pine Spring Royal Park Breakfast & Dinner

Package Cost :

  Premium Category A Category B
Cost Per Person when 2 Person Travelling Rs. 56,529/- Rs. 46,580/- Rs. 39,335/-
Cost Per Person when 4 Person Travelling Rs. 48,515/- Rs. 38,562/- Rs. 31,320/-
Cost for Extra Adult / Child with Bed Rs. 25,962- Rs. 18,113/- Rs. 15,336/-

 

Package Inclusions :

  • 8 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
  • Assistance at the airport
  • 1 session of Shikara-ride
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

Package Exclusions :

  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Vaishno Devi Yatra Ticket
  • Supplement for Gandola Ride (Phase 1) – INR 750 per person
  • Supplement for Guide service as per the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments.

Note :

  • On arrival at Jammu airport or station the guest will have to walk towards the parking area as due to taxi union tourist vehicles are not allowed
  • Issued Boarding Passes for Gandola ride in Gulmarg are valid for the period of 03 Hours only, Visitors boarding between Gulmarg to Kungdoori (Phase 1) from 1400 Hrs. to 1600 Hrs. can stay at G2 Station till 1700 HRS Only and Visitors boarding between Kungdoori (Phase 1) to Apparwath (Phase 2) from 1400 Hrs. to 1500 Hrs. can stay at Apparwath (Phase 2) - G4 Station till 1600 HRS Only.
  • Medium vehicle will be provided for 1-3 travelers and Innova will be provided for 4-5 travelers.
  • Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs



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