Holidays Hunt Travel offers the best tour package to those who to want visit Kashmir with Vaishno Devi. Plan your trip with this package spanning for 7 Nights/8 Days. Feel the divine power of Mata Vaishno Devi and cherish an exotic vacationing experience in the heavenly state of Jammu & Kashmir in India. Besides, explore beautiful destinations of Jammu & Kashmir like Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonmarg.
Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Jammu and Transfer to Katra
On Arrival at Jammu Airport / Railways Station meets assistance & transfer to Hotel at Katra, Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 2: Katra – Mata Vaishno Darshan
This early morning start 13 km trek by foot or alternatively take a morning 10 minutes flight by helicopter to reach Vaishno Devi Temple, have Darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi. After having Prasad proceed to Bhairo Baba Temple by horse and reach the helipad by horse to fly down to Katra. You can also walk down by foot to reach Katra. It is approachable on foot along 10 Km path from Shrine, after returning Katra relax in the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Katra – Pahalgam
(250 Km / 7 -8 Hrs) After breakfast check-out from hotel and drive to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) Pahalgam is situated at the union of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Pahalgam is now Kashmir’s premier resort; cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 25 degrees Celsius, upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight in hotel at Pahalgam
Day 4: Pahalgam – Srinagar
(96 KM / 3 HRS) After breakfast , check out from hotel & half a day sightseeing by driving to the picturesque Chandanwari and Betaab valley or ride by horseback across the wildlife sanctuary towards Baisaran meadows. After complete sightseeing drive to Srinagar.Arrive Srinagar , check in at the houseboats , In the evening you can go for shopping around the local flea markets and also do window shopping or enjoy yet another short ride of the famous shikara. Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 5: Srinagar Local Sightseeing
Afternoon breakfast visit famous Mughal Gardens (Nishat, Shalimar Cheshma Shahi & Shankaracharaya Temple) Later we will go on Shikara ride in the lake. This boat ride glides you past some wonderful vegetable gardens and aquatic life. Dinner and Overnight in Houseboat.
Day 6: Srinagar – Sonamarg – Srinagar
(79.2 km. / 2:30 mints) after breakfast we will drive to the majestic mountain resort of Sonamarg. The route towards Sonamarg takes us on a picturesque country side drive where we will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear water streams and blooming rice fields. We will zoom past the town of Kangan which handles all the local needs of this region. From Kangan, we will drive towards Mammar, famous for its trout farm and stopover for a warm cup of tea before we head towards Sonamarg. We will once again alight from our vehicles at the tourist spot of Gagangir. The spot is built in the middle of the river Sindh and looks like an island with snow glaciers covering one or the other spot. In Sonamarg we will take a 3 hour walk or horseback trip to the Thajwas glacier. After our return we will visit the small town market for some snacks or just pay a visit observing the local people going with their daily routine. We will drive back to Srinagar in the evening and transfer to the Houseboat for our overnight stay.
Day 7: Srinagar – Gulmarg
(54.9 km. / 1:50 mints) after breakfast in the morning, we will begin our country side day trip towards Gulmarg. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesque market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. We arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon and begin a short tour around the meadow familiarizing ourselves with the beauty. In Gulmarg we will board the Gondola cable car system, and ascend towards the Apharwat Mountain range. The 08 minutes of rope-way will take you past colorful shepherd huntsmen to the lower ridge of the Apharwat peak. From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley. We descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour or so and later do some horse-riding to the strawberry valley. Evening return back to Srinagar. Night stay at Srinagar hotel.
Day 8: Srinagar – Jammu/Srinagar Airport Drop
After breakfast Transfer to Jammu railway station or Srinagar Airport. Tour Ends
- Travel by comfortable A/c or Non A/c coach / Vehicle as per the tour itinerary.
- Accommodation in comfortable and convenient hotels/Houseboat.
- Meal Plan CP (Breakfast Included)
- Toll Tax, Parking Charges, Driver Food
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