07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS Vaishnodevi Darshan with Kashmir
DAY 01 Arrive – Jammu – Katra
Arrive Jammu by Train OR by Air. Meet and assist on arrival at Railway Station or at Airport and proceed straight to Katra by Car .Arrive Katra and check in at Hotel.
DAY 02 IN Katra
Early morning after breakfast, proceed for visit to "Mata Vaishnodevi" Darshan. Onward to Bhawan by foot or Ponies (to be arranged directly) OR by Chopper. After darshan, leave by Chopper / Ponies for Katra back. After Darshan, Check in at Hotel for Rest. Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 03 Katra – Pahalgam
Transfers from Katra to Pahalgam called as "Valley of Shepherds". Enjoy this mesmerizing drive through the scenic trails that connects Srinagar and Pahalgam. While en route, you might even get the opportunity to visit the saffron fields around. This spot is among one of the popular hill stations in India, and there is more than one reason for that. Also known as the Valley of Shepherds, Pahalgam will surprise you with its old world charm. Upon arrival at Pahalgam valley, you can check in at hotel, freshen up & leave for sightseeing to explore surrounding places & amazing market place of Pahalgam. In Pahalgam, Enjoy the nature & walk around the banks of River Lidder. Pahalgam is famous for some trekking routes also & is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Return back to Srinagar for overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 04 Pahalgam
In Pahalgam. Day free to explore surrounding on own. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 05 Pahalgam – Gulmarg
After breakfast, transfer towards Gulmarg, called as "Meadow of Flowers" Gulmarg is 150 Kms from Pahalgam at an altitude of 8700-ft. Gulmarg also referred as Meadow of Flowers is a famous Ski Resort & the world's highest 18 hole Golf Course. The place was prominent during the British time. Enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Ride – OPTIONAL (Gondola) Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 06 Gulmarg – Srinagar + Local Sightseeing
Transfers from Gulmarg to Srinagar. In Afternoon, visit Mughal Gardens "Nishat" (The Garden of Pleasure) and "Shalimar" (Abode of All). Drive along the Lake side on Boulevard On return visit a local Handicrafts Emporium for hand-knotted specialty silken carpets, shawls, jewellery ornaments. Also visit Shankaracharya Temple. Evening, enjoy 01 Hour Boat Ride on Dal Lake by a gondola Boat called "SHIKARA" witness the ride on lake, called Venice of India & experience the aquatic life of Srinagar. Also see the scenic extravaganza of the Kashmir and enjoy the profusion of colors in the Paradise on Earth. While returning visit to the local crafts market and see the fine carved hand-made articles from Paper Machie & wood of a walnut. Overnight at the Deluxe Houseboat.
DAY 07 Srinagar – Sonamarg - Srinagar
After breakfast leave with full day excursion for Sonamarg. Situated at an altitude of 9000 Ft. Sonamarg – 84 Kms is also called as "The meadow of gold" has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with trout and mahaseer. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer. Return for Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 08 Departure
In time transfer to Srinagar / Jammu Airport to connect the flight / train for onwards destination.