Mata Vaishno Devi Kashmir Tour Package
Day 1: Jammu - Katra
Pick up from Jammu Airport/Railway Station and transfer to Katra (60 kms). Check into the hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Katra.
Day 2: Vaishno Devi darshan
Early morning after breakfast, proceed for Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. Trek down to Katra after darshans. Overnight stay at Katra.
Day 3: Proceed for Srinagar
Early morning after breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed for Srinagar (270 Kms) which is around 9-10 hours drive from Katra. En route visit Patnitop, a famous hill resort perched on a beautiful plateau, at an altitude of 2024 metres across which the Jammu-Srinagar Highway passes. Also see the first hill resort of this circuit, Kud (1738 m) on the way. You can have tea and refreshment here. Check into the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 4: Gulmarg
After breakfast, proceed for Gulmarg (54 Kms) which is the most famous & scenic hill resort of Kashmir. Free at leisure for rest of the day. Enjoy the horse riding on plush meadows. Have Gandola ride upto the peak heights of Khilanmarg for which tickets are available at J&K State Cable Car Corporation office in Gulmarg. Advance Gondola tickets may also be purchased from Tourist Reception Center (TRC), Srinagar or same may be booked online to avoid standing in long queues at ticket counters in Gulmarg. Back to Srinagar in the evening. Overnight stay at Srinagar.
After breakfast, proceed for Sonamarg which is situated at a distance of 85 kms from Srinagar on the Srinagar-Ladakh Road. The road passes through the picturesque town of Ganderbal (21 kms) & Kangan (40 kms) before reaching Sonamarg. Situated at an altitude of 2730 m, Sonamarg, which means ' meadow of gold ' has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that flows through the valley abounds with trout. Enjoy Pony ride while going to Thajiwas Glacier. Back to Srinagar in the evening. En route, visit the famous Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulmulla village which is constructed over a sacred spring & is dedicated to Goddess Ragynea Bhagwati. Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 5: Sightseeing at Srinagar
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to houseboat. Visit the famous Shankryacharya Temple, Mughal Gardens viz; Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Chashma Shahi etc. and other famous tourist places like Pari Mahal, Botanical Garden, Nehru Park etc. Enjoy Shikara ride in Dal Lake. Have evening walk through Boulevard Road on the banks of Dal Lake. Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 6: Pahalgam
After breakfast, check out from the houseboat & proceed for Pahalgam (100 Kms), once the most popular hill station for the Indian Film Industry. This place is famous for its rich scenic beauty, healthy climate, vast meadows, adventure tourism and its breathtaking views. Enjoy the view of picturesque mountains and the river 'Lidder' while on the way to Pahalgam. Check into the hotel & relax. If time permits, visit Betab Valey, Aru Valley and Chandanwari by hiring a local taxi as outside tourist vehicles are not allowed at these places. Back to Pahalgam in the evening. Overnight stay at Pahalgam.
Day 7: Departure
After breakfast, check out from the hotel & proceed for Srinagar to drop at Airport. In case of departure from Jammu, proceed for Jammu in the early morning and drop at Railway Station for return journey.