BEST OF KASHMIR VAISHNODEVI
Day 1: Arrive in SrinagarUpon arrival, meet our representative and take a transfer to the houseboat/hotel. Spend the day at leisure on boulevard road which is one of the most famous tourist place in Srinagar and is situated around the Dal lake surrounded by Zabarwan mountain ranges, enjoy 2 hrs shikara ride in Dal Lake. Overnight stay in the Houseboat.
Day 2: Srinagar – Sonamarg – Srinagar (84 kms / 2:40 hours approximately)After breakfast leave with full day excursion for Sonamarg The meadow of gold. Situated at an altitude of 9000 Ft. Sonamarg is at a distance of 84 Kms from Srinagar is also called as The meadow of gold .Sonamarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. The place is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lake. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer. Drive back from Sonamarg to Srinagar. Overnight stay at the House boat
Day 3: SrinagarAfter breakfast, Drive to Srinagar for site scene of the famous Mughal Gardens. Cheshma Shahi Royal Spring, Pari Mahal palace of the fairies Shalimar Garden of,Love,Nishat, Garden Garden of Pleasure ,Shankaracharya Temple Tulip Garden. On return visit a local Handicrafts Emporium for hand-knotted specialty silken carpets, shawls, jewelry ornaments. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Day 4: Srinagar Gulmarg – Srinagar (60 kms / 2:00 hours approximately)After breakfast Drive to Gulmarg Meadow of Flowers 2730 Mts. above sea level. The distance of 60 kms will be covered in about 2 hrs. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs or enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Known as Gondola (At your own). Drive back Srinagar, Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 5: Srinagar Pahalgam (82 kms / 2:30 hours approximately)After Breakfast Drive to Pahalgam Valley of Shepherds. On arrival check in at hotel. In Pahalgam enjoy the nature and admire the beauty of this quiet place and be in awe of the serene surroundings. One can also enjoy a pony ride to nearby places like Chandanwadi (on a direct hire basis) or if you are an avid nature lover you may take pleasure in a peaceful walk along the River Lidder. Pahalgam is famous for some trekking routes also & is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 6: PahalgamAfter breakfast, enjoy your full day in Pahalgam, a best place for Honeymoon Couples surrounded by snow clad mountains with dense forest of pine and devdar trees, vast meadows, and Fresh Fast running river. The natural beauty makes it a popular hill station of the India. You can go for trekking along the mountainous path and explore the beauty on the way. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 7 : Pahalgam – Katra (260 Kms/ 7: 30 Hrs appox)After breakfast drive to Katra. The distance is about 260 kms, will be covered in about 7:30 hours, upon arrival in Katra Check into the hotel and leisurely spend your evening. Katra is the starting point for the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 8 : KatraAfter breakfast early in the morning we proceed further to visit the Holy temple of Vaishno Devi. This temple is situated on the top of the hill. From Katra the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage is about 12 Kms. To visit the temple one has to hire a pony or travel by foot. After visiting the temple we return back to Katra. Overnight stay in the Hotel
Day 9: Katra – Onwards destination.After breakfast get ready for transfer to the Jammu airport/ railway station to board your scheduled flight/ train for onward destination.