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Vaishno Devi With Kashmir

Daily Tour 5 NIGHTS 6 DAYS
Katra Vaishno Devi, Srinagar, Jammu, Kashmir, Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam
 Tour Name: Vaishno Devi With Kashmir
 Tour Duration: 5 NIGHTS – 6 DAYS
 Package Cost: 1,9000/ Per Person*
 Destinations Cover:Katra, Vaishno Devi, Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Dal Lake, Sonmarg

TOUR OVERVIEW

Famed cave shrine positioned in the foothills of the Himalayas, Vaishno Devi is one of the most vis-ited sacred places among devotees who throng the temple from far and wide. It is devoted to Mother Goddess and is one of the oldest of all the temples in India. The temple is positioned at an elevation of 5200 ft and one requires carrying out an excursion of 13 km on foot to make it to this holy place. Natural beauty can be relished throughout the yatra. Moreover, the spiritual experience one will have during the Darshan is beyond words, so don’t forget to visit this holy place on vaca-tions in Jammu

  • Day 01 – Arrive Jammu – Katra – Mata Vaishno Devi Ji Darshan
  • Day 02: Katra – Pahalgam
  • Day 03: Pahalgam to Gulmarg
  • Day 04: Gulmarg- Srinagar
  • Day 05: Srinagar Local Sightseeing
  • Day 06: Srinagar – Jammu

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Jammu – Katra

Arrival early morning at Jammu and transfer to Katra (50 kms – 1.5 hrs). Check into hotel and process to Vaishnodevi Darshan, Please note : (Total 13 kms walk to the temple that takes about 4-5 hours). Enroute stops at Adhkwari Temple and darshan at Baba Bhaironath Temple is recommended). During Summer and peak travel season it may be advisable to start the climb previous evening. Once queue tickets are purchased the wait period could be half an hour to 3 hours depending on the rush. During season Yatra Parchi (entry tickets required to beging the uphill walk), it is recommended to purchase in advance to avoid delays. Guests looking for Helidarshan (Helicopter ride, darshan and back), morning flights are recommeded for best weather and least uncertainity. Return by late evening.

Day 2: Katra – Pahalgam

After a delectable breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Pahalgam.
Also known as the village of shepherds, Pahalgam attracts hordes of tourists owing to its gradually dropping temperature and the glistening river, Lidder flowing through here. Also, one of the best health resorts in the country, this astounding site is famous for its vast meadows, pine forests, pastures and a favourable weather. Its enthralling picturesque beauty is the reason behind some many Bollywood movies being shot here.
After covering a distance of about 140 km, reach Pahalgam and check-in at the hotel and have a comfortable sleep in your room.

Day 3: Pahalgam to Gulmarg

After Breakfast, Drive from Pahalgam to Gulmarg drive gulmarg, en route visit Avantipur.

Overlooked by river Jhelum, the town of Avantipur houses two temples that were almost ruined during medieval times. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, these temples display intricate carvings and alluring sculptures along with an impressive architecture. Via Tangmarg Road, and after covering around 50 km, arrive at your destination. Post reaching here, transfer to the hotel and relax for some time.

As serene and peaceful as it can get, Gulmarg is truly a fantasy for all. Gulmarg derived its name from the immense lushness of hills, full of colourful flowers, and is thus one of the most popular destinations in India. A wide expanse of panoramic surroundings, spectacular views and simplicity add solace to the omnipresent charm of this town.

You may go on a fun-filled gondola ride at your own expense that offers a thrilling view of fir-clad slopes. With the evening at your leisure, you may opt for a stroll through enchanting valleys, along mountain streams, and to the lakes in the area.
Later, return to the hotel and retire to your room for some sound sleep.

Day 4: Gulmarg- Srinagar

After breakfast transfer to Srinagar
Srinagar, situated on the banks of river Jhelum, is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Its awe-inspiring landscape, magnificent architecture, tombs and temples, exquisite gardens and Dal Lake make it a heaven on earth. Surrounded by a number of lakes, this scenic city, serene in its own way, is also known as the Kashmiri Venice or the Venice of the East. Bestowing its old-world charm on tourists, Srinagar aces in natural beauty and historical significance.
Check into Hotel / Houseboat and day at leisure.

Day 5: Srinagar Local Sightseeing

Begin the excursion by paying homage at Shankaracharya Temple. Named after the great saint, Shankaracharya, this temple is situated atop Gopadari Hill and is a revered Hindu pilgrimage site. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this spiritual place can be reached after climbing around a hundred steps. It stands strong in an octagonal structure, resembling the shape of a Shiva linga.

After this, journey to the Mughal Gardens and explore its unending beauty. With bright and colourful flowerbeds, gushing fountains and terraced lawns, the panoramic expanse of Mughal Gardens is beyond description. After a jaunt to the astonishing sites of Srinagar, treat yourselves by indulging in some shopping at the bustling Lal Chowk. You can buy locally produced products, such as leather goods, embroidered mats and carpets, antique jewellery and the highly demanded Pashmina shawls.
After spending some moments of relaxation, proceed to experience a soothing shikara ride.
Unique in its own way, Dal Lake captures the sight of all with its ever-charming beauty and floating market. The pulsating surroundings of this lake make it even more peaceful and will also rejuvenate you completely. Later, check-in at the Houseboat/ Hotel Followed by a hearty dinner, enjoy a pleasurable overnight stay.

Day 6: Srinagar – Jammu
After a scrumptious breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to the Jammu airport to continue your onward journey

Main Places Covered

Jammu, Katra, Banganga, Darshan, Pahalgam, Aru Valley, Batab Valley, Chandan Wari, Gulmarg, Tangmarg, Srinagar, Dal Lake, Mughul Gardens, Patnitop

Inclusions / Exclusions
The Prices are including

✓ Welcome drink on arrival.
✓ Accommodation in Deluxe Hotels/Houseboats.
✓ All breakfast & Dinners are Included.
✓ All Sightseeing Tours / City Tours & Excursions.
✓ 01 Hour Boat (Shikara) Ride on Dal Lake.
✓ Transportation in Ac vehicle for transfers and sightseeing.
✓ Return Airport Transfer.
✓ 24/7 Assistance.
✓ English/Hindi Speaking Guide.
✓ All Taxes.

The Prices are excluding

Any Airfare, Train fare, Overland Journey which is not mentioned in the Itinerary.Any Medi-cal/rescue evacuation due to mishaps.
✓ Any personal nature items like Laundry, bar bills, table bills, camera fee, tips or any other item.
✓ Mineral water / Soft or hard drinks / Starters.
✓ Entrance Free
✓ Room Heating Charges in Houseboats.
✓ Horse Riding.
✓ Sightseeing of Chandanwadi, Aru and Baisaran in Pahalgam (2,350. Extra Cost for all three plac-es) optional.
✓ Gondola Ride in Gulmarg.
✓ Any other things that is not included in the “Package Cost Includes” Column.
✓ Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

GENERAL INFORMATION

✓ Prepaid cellular connections will not work in Jammu & Kashmir only post paid cellular connection will work on roaming.
✓ Reach airport prior to 3 hours of your departure due to security reasons/checking.
✓ Before travelling visit weather forecast to get well informed which clothing to carry howsoever we advice to keep heavy woollens for winters and light woollens for summers
✓ For weather update visit : http://www.accuweather.com/en/in/srinagar/361707/weather-forecast/361707.
✓ If you are staying in houseboats ask for mobile no. of houseboat attendant or your local tour coordi-nator and call him before reaching to Srinagar so that he can arrange Shikara for crossing well in ad-vance.
✓ If any additional cost asked by driver, porters, guides during the tour please coordinate with our helpline numbers before giving any cash.
✓ It is always advisable to follow the timings provided by your tour coordinator/ Driver to experience hassle free travel.
✓ Follow the hotel timings for your breakfast & Dinner, we shall not be responsible.
✓ Always carry your Travel documents / Hotel Confirmation for the smooth check in at Hotel/ House-boat.
Day 1: Jammu – Katra

Arrival early morning at Jammu and transfer to Katra (50 kms – 1.5 hrs). Check into hotel and process to Vaishnodevi Darshan, Please note : (Total 13 kms walk to the temple that takes about 4-5 hours). Enroute stops at Adhkwari Temple and darshan at Baba Bhaironath Temple is recommended). During Summer and peak travel season it may be advisable to start the climb previous evening. Once queue tickets are purchased the wait period could be half an hour to 3 hours depending on the rush. During season Yatra Parchi (entry tickets required to beging the uphill walk), it is recommended to purchase in advance to avoid delays. Guests looking for Helidarshan (Helicopter ride, darshan and back), morning flights are recommeded for best weather and least uncertainity. Return by late evening.

Day 2: Katra – Pahalgam

After a delectable breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Pahalgam.
Also known as the village of shepherds, Pahalgam attracts hordes of tourists owing to its gradually dropping temperature and the glistening river, Lidder flowing through here. Also, one of the best health resorts in the country, this astounding site is famous for its vast meadows, pine forests, pastures and a favourable weather. Its enthralling picturesque beauty is the reason behind some many Bollywood movies being shot here.
After covering a distance of about 140 km, reach Pahalgam and check-in at the hotel and have a comfortable sleep in your room.

Day 3: Pahalgam to Gulmarg

After Breakfast, Drive from Pahalgam to Gulmarg drive gulmarg, en route visit Avantipur.

Overlooked by river Jhelum, the town of Avantipur houses two temples that were almost ruined during medieval times. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, these temples display intricate carvings and alluring sculptures along with an impressive architecture. Via Tangmarg Road, and after covering around 50 km, arrive at your destination. Post reaching here, transfer to the hotel and relax for some time.

As serene and peaceful as it can get, Gulmarg is truly a fantasy for all. Gulmarg derived its name from the immense lushness of hills, full of colourful flowers, and is thus one of the most popular destinations in India. A wide expanse of panoramic surroundings, spectacular views and simplicity add solace to the omnipresent charm of this town.

You may go on a fun-filled gondola ride at your own expense that offers a thrilling view of fir-clad slopes. With the evening at your leisure, you may opt for a stroll through enchanting valleys, along mountain streams, and to the lakes in the area.
Later, return to the hotel and retire to your room for some sound sleep.

 

Day 4: Gulmarg- Srinagar

After breakfast transfer to Srinagar
Srinagar, situated on the banks of river Jhelum, is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Its awe-inspiring landscape, magnificent architecture, tombs and temples, exquisite gardens and Dal Lake make it a heaven on earth. Surrounded by a number of lakes, this scenic city, serene in its own way, is also known as the Kashmiri Venice or the Venice of the East. Bestowing its old-world charm on tourists, Srinagar aces in natural beauty and historical significance.
Check into Hotel / Houseboat and day at leisure.

 

Day 5: Srinagar Local Sightseeing

Begin the excursion by paying homage at Shankaracharya Temple. Named after the great saint, Shankaracharya, this temple is situated atop Gopadari Hill and is a revered Hindu pilgrimage site. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this spiritual place can be reached after climbing around a hundred steps. It stands strong in an octagonal structure, resembling the shape of a Shiva linga.

After this, journey to the Mughal Gardens and explore its unending beauty. With bright and colourful flowerbeds, gushing fountains and terraced lawns, the panoramic expanse of Mughal Gardens is beyond description. After a jaunt to the astonishing sites of Srinagar, treat yourselves by indulging in some shopping at the bustling Lal Chowk. You can buy locally produced products, such as leather goods, embroidered mats and carpets, antique jewellery and the highly demanded Pashmina shawls.
After spending some moments of relaxation, proceed to experience a soothing shikara ride.
Unique in its own way, Dal Lake captures the sight of all with its ever-charming beauty and floating market. The pulsating surroundings of this lake make it even more peaceful and will also rejuvenate you completely. Later, check-in at the Houseboat/ Hotel Followed by a hearty dinner, enjoy a pleasurable overnight stay.

 

Day 6: Srinagar – Jammu

After a scrumptious breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to the Jammu airport to continue your onward journey.

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