MATA VAISHNO DEVI WITH KASHMIR TOUR
Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days.
Destinations : Srinagar - Sonamarg - Yousmarg - Gulmarg - Pahalgam - Srinagar.
1 : Jammu - Katra - (2 hrs)
Pickup from Jammu Railway Station/ Airport, and drive to Katra,
Evening check in Hotel and Rest, After Dinner 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
One of the most popular pilgrim centres in the world, the holy
shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is set in the foothills of the Trikuta
Mountains in Jammu. Here, the Bhawan houses the sanctum sanctorum or
the holy cave where the goddess manifested herself in the form of
natural rock formations, known as the three Holy Pindies. Visited by
millions of pilgrims every year, the Mother Goddess is believed to
fulfil whatever her devotees wish for.
The Spiritual Yatra
To reach the shrine, one has to obtain a Yatra Parchi from one of
the registration counters and embark on a trek of about 13km from
Katra. Most devotees walk both ways, some prefer to ride a pony,
while palanquins are also available for the sick and elderly. A
helicopter service operates from Katra to Sanjhichatt, from where
the shrine is just 2.5 kilometers.
Day 2 : Katra
After Darshan Morning back to Hotel
and full day rest in Hotel.
3 : Katra - Srinagar (6 - 7 hrs)
After breakfast proceed to Drive Srinagar, on arrival in Srinagar
Check-in at House Boats, after fresh up visit to Dal Lake and
1 hrs Sikara Ride on Dal Lake, after sightseeing back to Houseboat /
and overnight stay.
Day 4 : Srinagar - Sightseeing
After breakfast full Day Srinagar Sightseeing (Mughal Garden,
Salimar Garden, Nishat Garden and Shankra chariya temple)
and evening back to Houseboat . Over night stay at houseboat.
The Mughal Gardens in Srinagar comprise of Nishat Bagh, Shalimar
Bagh, Chashme Shahi, Pari Mahal, Achabal and Verinag Garden. The
grandeur of the gardens is dedicated to Emperor Jahangir who always
had an undying love for Kashmir. Jahangir was responsible for the
selection of the site and planning the requirements of the paradise
gardens. It is always a lot of fun in exploring the history behind
these gardens. They follow a Persian style of architecture and have
been influenced by the Persian gardens. Some typical features of
Mughal Gardens which are a treat for its visitors include canals,
pools and fountains.
5 : Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar (3 hrs)
After breakfast 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 houseboat/hotel by evening for
Sonamarg or Sonmarg, to be found at a substantial elevation of 2,740
m upstairs sea level, accurately means 'Meadow of Gold'. The
charming likely exquisiteness of the area got this title to Sonamarg.
Sonamarg, a town bounded by magnificent glaciers and peaceful lakes
in Sonamarg, is a snow shielded good-looking flower burdened the
meadow in the stately Himalayan mountain area. Sonamarg in the
Kashmir valley is the entryway to Ladakh and placed just previously
the Zojii La pass. Set at 87 km from Srinagar, the location is
celebrated for trekking and hiking traces. The snow attired Alps in
the Himalaya and the swollen hilly rocky areas are effortlessly
appropriate for all kinds of trekking excursions
Day 6 : Srinagar - Gulmarg ( 2 hours)
Breakfast Drive to Gulmarg (2440 Meters above Sea level) - it is one
of the most beautiful hill station in this world and also called
meadows of flower. It has world highest golf course and Gulmarg is
also famous for winter sports skiing etc. On arrival, Gulmarg
check-in to your Hotel .Afternoon enjoy guided sightseeing of
Gulmarg also enjoy Gondola ride (Cable car, own cost) from Gulmarg
to Khilan. Overnight Stay in Hotel ( Gulmarg.)
Gulmarg, the meadow of flowers, can rightly be called the crown of
Kashmir. An ideal picnic spot, Gulmarg is always fun to visit.
Taking its pride of place is the Gulmarg Gondola, which is Asia's
largest cable car project. Adorned with many spectacles of nature,
Gulmarg receives visitors with open arms. As winterapproaches,
Gulmarg converts into an idyllic skiing resort. Apparwath, Kongdori
and Shark Fin, which offer good opportunity for powder skiing are
some important tourist places in Gulmarg
Day 7 : Gulmarg - Pahalgam (5 hours).
breakfast transfer by car to Pahalgam On arrival check-in to the
hotel. After lunch time free at leisure or you may go for walks or
pony ride to one of the many beautiful spots around Pahalgam. Dinner
and overnight at the hotel.
Pahalgam is a beautiful small village in the Anantnag district of
Jammu and Kashmir. Surrounded by steep hills and a white river
transferring the valley makes Pahalgam the most craving tourist
destination. From here you can gaze by the snow peaked mountains at
the distance. This a photographer's hub from where you can capture
the beautiful moments of the nature. It is also one of Bollywood's
most desired shooting destination
Day 8 : Pahalgam / Jammu (6 - 7 hours)
After Breakfast checkout hotel and driver back to Jammu, Evening
Drop to the Jammu airport / Railway Station. for departure to next