This is an itinerary popular with holiday travellers in Summer that combines three most visited destinations of Kashmir i.e. Srinagar (Lakes, Houseboats), Gulmarg (Himalayan views) and Pahalgam (Riverside himalayan beauty) alongwith Vaishnodevi Pilgrimage.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrive At Jammu - Katra
Arrival at Jammu and transfer to Katra (50 kms - 1.5 hrs).
Day 2: Vaishnodevi Darshan
Early morning start for Vaishnodevi climb (Total 13 kms walk to the temple that takes about 4-5 hours). En-route 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 recommended for best weather and least uncertainty. Return by late evening.
Mattan Temple is a famous Hindu religious site located very near to Pahalgam. This temple was once an important pilgrimage seat of Kashmiri Pundits. It has beautiful Shiva ...
Suriya Mandir Rd, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir 192125
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Travel from Katra to Pahalgam
Day 4: Pahalgam Sightseeing / Walking / Rafting
Enjoy white water rafting (possible in Summer) OR walk around the riverside OR undertake sightseeing around Pahalgam to spots like Baisaran, Tulian Lake, Chandanwari (16 kms - 8000+ ft asl - close range views) where you can find snow even in summer, Betaab Valley and Aru Valley etc.
Khilanmarg is a small valley, which is the site for Gulmarg's winter ski runs. Carpeted with flowers in the spring season, the meadow offers beautiful views the surrounding ...
Khilanmarg Nomadic Colony, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403
Travel from Pahalgam to Gulmarg
Day 6: Gulmarg Gondola Visit Possible Excursion To Khilanmarg
Go for famous Gondola Ride (Cable Car. Online booking in advance is recommended), Asia's highest and longest cable car. Its a two-stage rope-way. The first stage transfers from Gulmarg to Kongdoori Station. The second stage takes skiers to a height of 3,747 m (12,293 ft). The timing of the gondola is 10 AM to 5 PM (It's highly dependent upon the weather at both stages). Return in the afternoon to enjoy Pony ride and walking around the area or visit Khilanmarg (a picnic spot nearby) a fragrant valley, full of color and charm).
The Shankaracharya Temple, also known as the Jyesteshwara temple or Pas-Pahar by Buddhists, is situated in the Zabarwan Mountain in Srinagar, Kashmir. It is dedicated to ...
Shankaracharya Temple, Shankaracharya hill, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmi...
Day 9: Excursion Around Srinagar
Full day excursion to Sonmarg (85 kms - 3.5 hours - 8500+ ft asl) and Baltal valley. Alternatively guests have an option to visit Manasbal lake (30 kms) where there are water-sports on offer. Back to Srinagar in evening.