The Best of Jammu & Kashmir with Vaishno Devi - Standar...

1N Srinagar , 1N Sonamarg , 1N Gulmarg , 2N Pahalgam and 2N Katra

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Road transport from Srinagar - Non AC Tavera
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Hotel Details
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Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Srinagar 1 night(s)
Deluxe Room
Breakfast
Sonamarg 1 night(s)
Deluxe Double Room
Breakfast
Gulmarg 1 night(s)
Deluxe Room
Breakfast
Pahalgam 2 night(s)
Deluxe Room
Breakfast
Katra 2 night(s)
Super Deluxe Double Bed Room
Breakfast
Sightseeing and Transfers
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Srinagar
  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
Sonamarg
  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
Gulmarg
  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
Pahalgam
  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
Katra
  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Day Wise Itinerary

Srinagar, the summer seat of the government of the state of Jammu and Kashmir has long been one of India's most popular tourist destinations. In part, this has had to do with the multi-layered character of the city and its several attractions. And in part, this is because Srinagar serves as the base for the numerous places of interest and immense natural beauty that lie within Kashmir and for most places, this remains the access point.

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 1: Arrival At Srinagar + Srinagar Sightseeing Tour

  • On your arrival in Srinagar, you will meet our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel. After check in, get ready for a day of local sightseeing in Srinagar. Visit the famous Mughal Gardens, along with a visit to Shankaracharya Temple & Hazaratbal Shrine. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the gardens is about 12 to 15 kms respectively. Enroute, visit the carpet-weaving factory and old Srinagar city.
  • Nishat Bagh is one of the most beautiful terraced Mughal gardens located at the side of the famous Dal Lake near Srinagar. The Garden of Gladness or Nishat Bagh is the second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley located on the bank of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains at the back and offers a magnificent view Pir Panjal mountain range.
  • Shalimar Bagh is the largest mughal garden in India located at northeast of Dal Lake near Srinagar city along with other famous lake garden Nishat Bagh. The Bagh has Dal Lake in the background and considered to be very beautiful during the autumn and spring seasons.
  • The Chashme Shahi is one of the beautiful mughal garden built around a spring in the Zabarwan Range. A fresh water spring, terraces, water pool and a large fountain makes it the most charming of the gardens near Srinagar along the banks of the Dal lake.
  • Spread over an area of about 12 hectares, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is Asia's largest tulip garden (only operational in April). Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is situated at the foothills of Zabarwan Range. Overlooking the iconic Dal Lake, the garden is opened in 2007. Adorned by 70 varieties of tulips, the garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Srinagar. To add more magnetism to the garden, several rose beds are also cultivated.
  • Shankaracharya Temple is an ancient temple that finds its origin in the 4th century. Located on Gopadari Hill in the south-east of Srinagar, Shankaracharya Temple lies at a height of 1100 feet above surface level of the city. In 371 BC, the temple is said to have been built by Raja Gopadatya. At that time, the temple was named as 'Gopadari', after the name of the King. It is believed that Shankracharya, the great philosopher, lived here during his trip to Kashmir. The legend left the place centuries ago, ever since, the temple came to be known as Shankaracharya Temple. The main shrine is in the shape of a circular chamber and provides a breathtaking view of the valley. The first work of renovation is considered to have taken place during the reign of Lalitaditya. When the temple got damaged in an earthquake, the second repairs were done by Zain-ul-Abideen, under the rule of Sheikh Mohi-ud-Din. The stone steps that lead to the main shrine, are known to be built by Maharaja Gulab Singh.
  • The Hazratbal Shrine is set on the left bank of the Dal Lake. The Hazratbal Shrine takes its name from Kashmiri language where the word 'Hazrat' stands for holy and 'bal' stands for place. The shrine is considered extremely sacred among the Muslims.
  • Later, return to your hotel for overnight stay.
  • Please note: Entry tickets for the monuments & all activity charges are on direct payment basis by the customer.
  • Tulip garden is operational only in the April month. Please confirm the exact operational dates before visiting.
Day 2

Day 2: Transfer From Srinagar To Sonamarg + Sonamarg Sightseeing

  • After breakfast today, proceed to Sonamarg - a most beautiful drive from Srinagar. Sonamarg is at a distance of 98 kms from Srinagar. We will take about 3 hours to reach Sonamarg. Sonamarg is the last stop of Kashmir District. From here starts the territory of Ladakh. Situated at an altitude of 2743 m above sea level. Sonamarg is absolutely true to its name, which means 'Meadow of Gold'. The moment you enter Sonamarg, the first thing that you will notice is the snow-covered mountain that forms the backdrop of the town. Covered with alpine trees from all sides, Sonamarg has the loveliest flower collection in Jammu and Kashmir. On arrival, check in to your hotel and proceed for sightseeing.
  • You can visit the Thajwas Glacier which is 3 kms from town by walk or pony ride where snow remains round the year. Thajiwas Glacier is among the most adventurous treks from Sonmarg. The trek passes through lush greenery and a frozen lake. From the glaciers, a path leads up the Shakhdar Hill. Tourists can enjoy delightful views of the glacier and its surroundings from the hill.Tourists can enjoy a sledge ride in the area even during the summer season. During the peak season, sledges can be hired from the Gujars who offer rides across the glacier. The area surrounding the glacier is excellent for camping. The trek to the glacier is one of the most amazing treks that you can experience. You can also take a pony ride to the glacier (at your own cost). The trek can be strenuous as it is uphill and on the way tourists can see beautiful waterfalls and streams. Tourists can walk across the glacier, which is a unique and thrilling experience. The walk can be slippery because of the snow but is worth a try.
  • One can also enjoy a gorgeous view of high mountain pass Zojila which is at an altitude of 3528 m above sea level. A little outside Sonmarg is a sparkling blue lake surrounded by lush green meadow. You can also go for long rafting expedition (at extra cost).
  • Later, return to your hotel for overnight stay.
  • Please note: Entry tickets for the monuments & all activity charges are on direct payment basis by the customer.

Travel from Srinagar to Sonamarg

Taxi

2hrs 20min

Day 3

Day 3: Transfer From Sonamarg To Gulmarg + Gulmarg Sightseeing

  • After breakfast in the morning, check out from your hotel and proceed towards Gulmarg. En route, you get to see the beautiful Tangmarg town and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometres to Gulmarg. On your arrival in Gulmarg, check in to your hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing covering Maharani Temple, St. Mary's Church and Gondola ride (cable car).
  • Maharani Temple is known to be built in 1915 by Mohini Bai Sisodia, the wife of Maharaja Hari Singh - the last Dogra king of Jammu and Kashmir. The temple houses shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is here that the Rajesh Khanna – Mumtaz starrer Aap ki Kasam was shot. You can enjoy pony rides to Maharani Temple (at extra cost).
  • St. Mary's church was built during british rule. The 110-year-old St. Mary's Church in Gulmarg was given a new look in 2003 with a renovated façade and the first Christmas mass was held in 14 years. Saint Mary's Church was constructed in early 20th century, it is made of grey stone walls looks most scintillating during the winters especially when surrounded by snow. The green tiled roof, wooden decorated walls and the overall size indicates it could be more like a countryside chapel.
  • The two-stage gondola lift ferries to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m / 13,780 ft). The first stage transfers from the Gulmarg resort at 2,600 m (8,530 ft) to Kongdoori Station in the bowl-shaped Kongdori valley. The second stage of the ropeway, which has 36 cabins and 18 towers, takes skiers to a height of 3,747 m (12,293 ft) on Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m / 13,780 ft). The timing of the Gondola ride is from 10 AM to 5 PM (subject to change without prior notice, gondola operations are highly dependent upon the weather at both stages).
  • Later, return to your hotel for overnight stay.
  • Please note: Entry tickets for the monuments & all activity charges are on direct payment basis by the customer.
  • Gondola ride operations are highly dependent upon the weather at both stages.

Travel from Sonamarg to Gulmarg

Taxi

2hrs 10min

Day 4

Day 4: Transfer From Gulmarg To Pahalgam

After breakfast, check-out from hotel and proceed to Pahalgam via Pampore, Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. We switch from the national highway 1A at Khanabal and drive through the second largest city of Anantnag. From here the road turns scenic as we drive parallel on the Lidder River flowing from the opposite directions. Check-in to hotel at Pahalgam for overnight stay.

Travel from Gulmarg to Pahalgam

Taxi

3hrs 45min

Day 5

Day 5: Pahalgam Full Day Sightseeing Tour

  • After breakfast today, your day is at leisure to soak in the ambience of this charming valley town. You can hire a local taxi (at direct payment basis) to take several optional excursions in and around Pahalgam valley, such as an excursion to Chandanwari (3288 metres above sea level), Aru Valley and Betab Valley. Drive back to the hotel for your overnight stay.
  • Situated 16-km from Pahalgam, Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge. Taxi cabs can be hired from Pahalgam for a roundtrip. The trip takes about four-five hours on a semi-road that has the Lidder river meandering on the one side, and lofty, snow-capped mountains on the other. "Snow fights" is what people generally indulge in here before they sledge back down. Chandanwari is also known for its natural attractions. It has some of the best picnic spots and is reachable by road. The weather can be very unpredictable at the place so do carry some warm clothes and rain coats as well.
  • Aru Valley is a pristine scenic village situated in the region of Trans-Himalaya. Clear blue canopy over the head, misty surroundings, whispers of the native pines and conifer forests and beautiful meadows create a captivating diorama for travelers thronging the place. Though the village is the smallest hill station in the state, but still its breathtaking beauty and interesting activities like trekking, hiking and horse riding make it one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Pahalgam. Apart from the trekkers, the village also caters to the skiing desires of tourists who love to visit the place during winters. Aru Valley is located at a distance of about 12 km from Pahalgam.
  • Betaab Valley is a perfect gateway to enjoy the heavenly pleasure of Mother Nature. Earlier known as Hagan Valley or Hagoon, Betaab Valley got its present name after the blockbuster Bollywood movie 'Betaab' was shot there in 1983. The experience is even more heightened by the musical whispers of several birds. Being a precious jewel of Jammu and Kashmir tourism, Betaab Valley is among a handful of Pahalgam tourist places to visit that should not be missed. Situated at a walking distance from the main center of Pahalgam, the valley is also an excellent camping site for trekkers and explorers.
  • Please note: Entry tickets for the monuments & all activity charges are on direct payment basis by the customer.
  • Union cabs need to be hired at your own cost to go for sightseeing in Pahalgam.
Day 6

Day 6: Transfer From Pahalgam To Katra

After breakfast check out from hotel. Drive through the green pine forest and proceed to Katra via 2.5 km long Jawahar tunnel which connects Jammu and Kashmir region. On reaching to Katra check in to hotel for overnight stay.

Travel from Pahalgam to Katra

Taxi, fly

2hrs 10min

Taxi

4hrs 11min

Day 7

Day 7: Katra Full Day Tour To Mata Vaishno Devi Temple

  • After breakfast this morning, get ready to trek to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine (13 kms). Do take the helicopter or ponies for the shrine if required (at extra charges to be paid directly). Return to Katra late in the evening/night. Overnight stay at Katra.
  • Mata Vaishno Devi temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti and is the second most visited religious shrine in India after Tirupati Balaji Temple. Mata Vaishno Devi Ji resides in a Holy Cave located in the folds of the three peaked mountain named Trikuta (pronounced as Trikoot). The Holy Cave of Mata Vaishno Devi is situated at an altitude of 5200 ft. Travellers are blessed with the Darshans of the Mother Goddess inside the Sanctum Sanctorum- the Holy Cave. These Darshans are in the shape of three natural rock formations called the Pindies. There are no statues or idols inside the Cave.
  • Please note: no vehicle will be provided for the day.
  • Please note: Entry tickets for the monuments & all activity charges are on direct payment basis by the customer.
Day 8

Day 8: Departure From Katra

After breakfast today, check out from your hotel in Katra & proceed to Jammu Railway Station/Airport to board the scheduled train/flight for onward destination.

Hotels Included

Hotel Shefaf (3 star)

Near JLNM Hospital, Rainawari Hazratbal Road - 190003, Srinagar

Hotel Divine Inn (3 star)

Sonamarg, Srinagar - 191203, Sonamarg

Hotel Affarwat

Near Hotel Royal Park - 193403, Gulmarg

Hotel Little Silver

Pahalgam - 192126, Pahalgam

Hotel Vipul Palace

Near Church Road Katra ( Vaishno Devi ), Katra

Cancellation Policy

  • The package once booked is refundable and cancellable.
  • Flight cancellation will be as per airline cancellation policy.
  • Date of booking to 30 days before travel the cancellation charges will be 10% of the tour cost
  • 30 to 15 days before travel - cancellation charges will be 50% of the tour cost
  • 15 to 7 days before travel - cancellation charges will be 75% of the tour cost
  • 0 to 7 days before travel - cancellation charges will be 100% of the tour cost. No refund shall be given
  • Please note cancellation policy is subject to change. It depends on the hotel policy. In peak season, some hotels may charge 100% cancellation.

Additional Information

  • Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
  • Once your payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation.
  • You will receive all travel vouchers required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.

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