Duration: 8 nights – 9 days
Katra is located on the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains in the Himalayas is the one of the most religious cities in Jammu and Kashmir. With various mythological tales and pious places, India is a home to various pilgrimage destinations, which includes Mata Vaishno Devi, one of the most respected deities of Hinduism
Day 01: Jammu to Karta
After arrival at Jammu Airport. Our tour representative will assist you in smooth transfer to katra On reaching katra, check in to hotel and in evening proceed for local sight seeing. You may also visit if time permits visit Jhajjar Kotli, about 15 km away from Katra and you can also go for shopping there. Drive back and check in the hotel in katra. Over night in the hotel
Day 02: Katra to Vaishno Devi
After breakfast, start trek to Vaishno Devi Temple (or ponies can be hired on direct payment basis). The 16 kilometers trek to Vaishno Devi Temple takes around 5 to 6 hours to arrive at the Cave temple. After reaching temple, join the row to go inside the Mata Darbar Where you see three pindis inside the cave which symbolizes three forms of Goddess Shakti-Goddess Kali, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati. After Darshan return to your hotel late in the night for a comfortable overnight stay
Day 03: Katra to Srinagar
After breakfast you can proceed to Srinagar. Once you arrive Srinagar you are going to get an assisted transfer to the hotel / Houseboat Srinagar, lying on the bank of river Jhelum, is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Spend the day in doing the activities of your interest. Visit the floating market or the local bazaar. You can shop for popular items such as Shawls, Saffron, fruits, honey and dry fruits. Shikara ride to Nehru Park in the evening at own cost, Overnight in the Hotel/houseboat
Day 04: Srinagar to Mughal Gardens
After breakfast you will be driven to Mughal Garden, Nishat and Shalimar also known as the Garden of pleasure and abode of love- situated on Eastern shore of Dal Lake. Mughal Emperors spent most of the summer times in these Garden and if idea of paradise had any meaning, it is here. Visit Pari Mahal and also visit Chasma Shahi – the Natural Royal Spring. Visit the floating market or the local bazaar. You can shop for popular items such as Shawls, Saffron, fruits, honey and dry fruits. Post this ride, return to the houseboat, and after dinner is served, call it your day with an overnight stay in Srinagar.
Day 05: Srinagar to Pahalgam
After Breakfast, you will be drive towards Pahalgam, the Valley of Shepherds 7,000 ft. above sea level. you will be visiting the magnificent Saffron fields and adore their heavenly beauty! The drive will also take you to the historic Avantipora Ruins and the Anantnag Sulpher Springs. Later, with your arrival in Pahalgam and checking-in into a hotel, the day will come to an end; dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Pahalgam.
Day 06: Pahalgam Exploration
The day will bring you numerable opportunities to witness and enjoy the pristine beauty of Pahalgam! After having breakfast in the hotel, enjoy charming valley of sizzling streams, crisp breeze, lush green Pine forests, moderate temperatures, which gives the sizzling Touch to the charming beauty of Pahalgam. visit the gorgeous rocky valleys of Chandanwadi and Snow Point along with an exciting pony ride at an additional cost. You may go for walks or pony ride to one of the many beautiful spots around Pahalgam. At the end of the day you will be driven back to Srinagar hotel
Day 07: Srinagar to Gulmarg
After breakfast in the hotel, take an amazing drive through the scenic trails of Srinagar and its hilly terrains to reach Gulmarg within 2-3 hours Located at an altitude of 2,730m, Gulmarg or the ‘Meadow of Gold’ is one of the most popular and highest visited skiing destinations in the entire country. It is also in this hill station, you can visit the highest golf course in the world! Full day at leisure to take the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains. Enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride (rope way) to Khillanmarg at your own cost, evening back to Srinagar hotel and enjoy the over night dinner there
Day 08: Srinagar to Sonamarg
Have your breakfast, you will proceed for a full day excursion to sonamarg, referred as the `Meadow of gold` The journey you are going to enjoy the most and you will remember this journey. It is situated at an altitude of 2690 meters on the bank of the nallah Sindh. Full day at leisure to take the leisurely walks, Ride on a pony ride upto Thajiwas Glacier, Perennial glacier where the snow remains throughout the year. Later come back to Srinagar for overnight stay.
Day 09: Departure from Srinagar
After breakfast you will be driven back either at the airport/ railway station. However on the way you can do alot shopping