Jammu, the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, is most famously associated with the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, where pilgrims throng from all over India and the world, to pay their respects. From an altitude, the town appears multi-hued, owing to the colourful flags at shrines and temples.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrive Jammu – Katra
Meet upon arrival at Jammu Railway Station / airport, and proceed to Katra. The distance of about 47 kms will be covered in about 2 hrs. Arrive Srinagar and check in at Hotel
Dinner and overnight Hotel.
Day 2: Katra – Vaisnodevi Darshan – Katra
After breakfast, start your Holy Journey to Mata Vaisnodevi Darshan. 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. Trek to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine (14 km), ponies can also be arranged by self (at your own cost) for the trek, return back to Katra late in evening/night Dinner and overnight Hotel in Katra.
A pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji is considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages of our times. The Holy Cave of the Mother is situated at an ...
Cg, Jammu City 492001, India
Day 3: Katra – Pahalgam
After breakfast, depart for Pahalgam. (2440 Meters above Sea level). Distance of about 220 kms will be covered in about 7 hrs. Drive through the green pine forest and along theLidderRiver Pahalgam is also famous for Indian film Industry (Bollywood). On Pahalgam is also famous for some trekking routes & also base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Enjoy the Natural beauty, river and environs therein.
Amarnath - One of the holy trinity, Shiva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, the Rig Veda evokes his presence in its hymns, Vedic Myths, rituals ...
Amarnath Temple , srinagar
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Travel from Katra to Pahalgam
Day 4: In Pahalgam
After breakfast the day is free to explore Lidder valley at your own or you can :-
Option 1. Visit to Aru Valley which is a small village, 15 km upstream the Lidder River, The route is picturesque with ample campsites. This village is the starting point for treks to the Kolahoi glacier. Option 2. Vsist to Chandanwari, 16 Km which is the starting point of sacred Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge, Enroute you can visit Hajan, an idyllic picnic spot and Betaab valley where the famous Bollywood movie Betaab was shot. Option 3. You can enjoy leisurely walks in pine forest along River Lidder and enjoy picnic on riverside. Option 4. You can enjoy pony ride to Baisaran meadow, surrounded by thickly wooded pine forest and snow-capped mountains. This grassy glen offers a panoramic view of Pahalgam town andLidderValley
Chandanwari, situated at a distance of 16 km from Pahalgam, lies at an elevation of 2,923 m. Famous for its snow bridge, this location serves as the starting point of the ...
Chandanwari, Pahalgam, India
Day 5: Pahalgam / Gulmarg ( 140 Km /3 ½ Hrs)
After breakfast check out of the Hotel and proceed to Gulmarg, Meadow of Flowers situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, Arrive Gulmarg and check in at Hotel for overnight stay. Enjoy the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow capped mountains. In winter, Gulmarg acquires a new persona that of the country’s premier skiing resort.. Overnight stay at hotel in Pahalgam
Travel from Pahalgam to Gulmarg
Day 6: Gulmarg / Srinagar (60 Kms / 2 Hrs)
After breakfast drive toSrinagarfor overnight stay. ArriveSrinagarand check in at Houseboat / Hotel.
Late afternoon enjoy a majestic Shikara ride on the famous Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with, which is often compared toVenice. You will get view of some very interesting places around theLake.
Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel / Houseboat
Travel from Gulmarg to Srinagar Houseboat
Day 7: In Srinagar
Morning after breakfast sightseeing of Mughal gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure), built by Asif Khan brother-in-law of Jehangir in 1632 AD, Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. These beautiful mountains are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountainsin the background. Distance fromSrinagaris about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute, visit a carpet weaving factory. Also visitShankrachariyaTempleto have Darshan and Bird’s eye view of Srinagar city and famous Dal Lake.
Afternoon City Tour visiting Fort, Jamia Masjid, Shah Hamdan Shrine and walk through the naroow streets of Old City,DownTownto experience the living style of local people
Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel / Houseboat
Day 8: Srinagar/sonamarg/srinagar
After breakfast, leave for full day excursion of Sonamarg “Meadows of Gold” which is one of the most beautiful drives fromSrinagar. (84 Km/2 ½ hrs/). Sonamarg 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. It serves as the base for the treks to Harmukh range via Nichnai,Vishensar Lake, Gangabal and to Nara Nag .This place is famous for Trout fishing.
Dinner & Overnight in the Houseboat/hotel.
Day 9: Srinagar/jammu
After breakfast drive back to Jammu airport / railway station.