Duration : 07 Nights / 8 Days

Destination : Jammu - Katra - Mata Darshan - Srinagar - Sonamarg - Gulmarg - Pahalgam - Jammu

Detail Itinerary

Day 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 Darshan (Optional).

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.

Day 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 / Hotel 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.

Day 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 overnight stay.

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)

After 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).

After 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 destination.

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