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Seek the divine blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi at Katra in Jammu and enjoy sightseeing in Kashmir with our Kashmir with Vaishno Devi Itinerary of 07 Nights 08 Days. Your tour starts from Katra by seeking blessings at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan by trekking for 14 kilometers or by ponies/palki/helicopter ride. The major tourist destinations of Kashmir Valley covered by this tour are Pahalgam, Srinagar & Gulmarg. Major highlights are visiting Betaab Valley in Pahalgam, houseboat stay & sightseeing in Srinagar, horse ride to Thajiwas Glacier in Sonmarg & 8 minutes ropeway ride in Gulmarg, besides other enjoyable activities.

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Itineraries

Arrival Jammu – Katra - Vaishno Devi Darshans (55 Km / Approx 02 Hours Drive)

Your Plan

Welcome to Jammu, the winter capital of Indian State Jammu and Kashmir. On Arrival, you will be greeted by Holidays Hunt Travel representative/Driver and transferred to Katra, the base point of Vaishno Devi. Arrive at Katra and check into your hotel. After fresh-n-up and rest, proceed for Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan - one of the most popular pilgrimage of India situated in the lap of Trikuta mountains across Katra town, at an altitude of around 5200 feet.

Yatra involves a trek of nearly 14 Kms from base camp at Katra known as Ban Ganga. Alternate way to perform darshans is by battery operated cars, Ponies/Palkis/ Helicopter. If time permits, visit Ardhkuwari & Bhairo Temple, now you can go by ropeway from Vaishno Devi Bhavan to Bhairon temple.

After visiting the temples, return back to the hotel in Katra and relax for an overnight stay.

Katra to Pahalgam (270 km / Approx 07 Hours Drive)

Your Plan

After Breakfast, drive to Pahalgam. Located at 2133 mts, it is also known as ‘The valley of Shepherds’ or ‘Trekker's Paradise’. Pahalgam is the most famous place for Indian Film Industry. Arrive Pahalgam and transfer to the hotel.

Pahalgam Sightseeing and Exploration - Srinagar

Your Plan

After breakfast, start the trip to Chandanwadi. Located on the way to Chandanwari, the valley was named Betaab after the Bollywood movie by the same name! Earlier known as Hajan Valley, after the release of the movie, it was renamed as a major part of the movie was shot here.

Post lunch (on your own) or as time permits, proceed for a trip to Aru Valley (on your own). Aru Valley is a tourist spot 11 km from Pahalgam noted for its scenic meadows and mountains. It is a base camp for trekking to the Kolahoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. The village lies on the left bank of the Aru river, which is a tributary of the Lidder river.

In evening back to Srinagar Dinner and Overnight at the hotel in Srinagar Hotel

Note : In Pahalgam outside vehicles are not allowed for sightseeing. Only local taxis can roam around within Pahalgam city. All outside vehicles will pick up and drop from Hotel

Srinagar Local Sightseeing

Your Plan

After buffet breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Srinagar. Cover Loacl Sightseeing. On houseboat, you can relax for a while. Later in the evening, proceed for a shikara ride in Dal lake.

Overnight stay in Srinagar at the Houseboat.

Srinagar City Sightseeing

Your Plan

After breakfast, check out from the houseboat and get transferred to the hotel. After check in, proceed to sightseeing tour of Srinagar. Visit Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure), Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love), The Chasme Shahi Garden & Shankaracharya Temple. Evening is free for shopping.

Overnight stay in Srinagar at Srinagar Hotel.

Srinagar – Excursion to Sonmarg (90 Kms / Approx 03 Hours Drive- One Way)

Your Plan

After breakfast at the houseboat/hotel, leave for a day excursion to Sonmarg, which is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. On the way, you can stop at many beautiful spots. Continue drive to Sonmarg, located at 2,690 Mtrs (Meadow of Gold). One can ride on a horse to visit Thajiwas Glacier (on Pony) where snow remains round the year.

In the evening, return to Srinagar for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Srinagar to Gulmarg (60 km / Approx 2-3 Hours Drive)

Your Plan

After breakfast in the morning, we will begin our country tour towards Gulmarg. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. Gulmarg is one of the most beautiful hill stations in this world and also called Meadow of Flowers. It has the world’s highest golf course (World’s Highest) and is also famous for winter sports like skiing etc. You can enjoy a Gondola ride (Cable car, own cost) from Gulmarg to Khilanmarg.

The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments 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.

In the evening, return to Srinagar for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Srinagar Airport Drop

Your Plan

After buffet breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Srinagar Airport to board your flight for the respective hub with memorable experiences of Holidays Hunt Travel

Important Information : Due to strict security, you are requested to leave from the hotel at least 4 hours before the departure time. You will have to pass 4 security barriers before reaching the airport. This often leads to long traffic jams right outside the airport.

Tour and Services ends

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels or in similar room.
  • Meal Plan MAP
  • Accommodation - 01 Night in  Hotel (Katra)
  • Accommodation - 01 Night in Deluxe Houseboat 
  • Accommodation - 04 Nights in  Hotel (Srinagar)
  • Accommodation - 01 Night in  Hotel (Pahalgam)
  • Transportation - Entire round trip journey ex Srinagar by a non-air-conditioned Qualis / Tavera  or similar(a/c on demand). Sightseeing Tours as per the itinerary. One Shikara ride (60 mins) on Dal Lake once during the stay.
  •  All toll taxes. Drivers allowance. Parking charges. All Applicable Taxes.

Hotels

Katra - Durga Residency / Similar

Pahalgam - AS Resort / Grand Lords / Similar

Houseboat - Deluxe Group of Houseboats / Anarkali / Similar

Srinagar - Sahara Grand Hill / Evoke / Royal Comfort / Similar

Note: Hotels subject to availability 

  • Item of personal nature viz, tips, laundry, room service, telephone, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, room heaters, boat rides, pony / horse rides, safaris, rafting, skiing, skating, cable car / ropeway rides, helicopter rides, additional sightseeing tours excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees etc.
  • Any kind of insurance, Air, Train or Bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified
  • Garden Entrance fees and guide charges, where ever applicable.
  • Pahalgam Local Sightseeing
  • Snow Jeep from Tangmarg to Gulmarg & back
  • Guide Services (If Required, Rs.800/- Per Day)
  • Lunch & personal expenses like entry ticket any, telephone laundry, or anything which is not mentioned above.