Kashmir with Vaishno Devi Special
Kashmir, the north Indian state of India, is blessed with divine beauty of nature. It will be a memorable vacation tour for you and your loved ones to visit this favorite tour destination package offered by Memorable India. Your tour becomes a spiritual tour too with a visit to Vaishino Devi Shrine and thus you and your loves ones receive twofold benefits from this tour.
Snow Covered Mountains, beautiful apple orchards, lush green pastures, ever green forests, beautiful palaces and many more exotic beauty spots will be liked by beauty lovers touring Kashmir. It is a blessing for nature lovers around the world to visit Kashmir. Kashmir also is known as the heaven on earth due to its exquisite natural beauty.
There are a number of ancient temples in Jammu and Kashmir and one of them is that of Vaishno Devi. The cave temple of Vaishno Devi is situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains at a place called Katra. Thousands of devotes visit this shrine and receive manifold blessings. It is believed, once a person receives the Call of Mata, he / she has to make a visit to this temple for unbound love and blessings of Devi.
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination Covered: Katra - Pahalgam - Srinagar - Gulmarg
Day 01: Arrive Jammu - Katra (50 Kms)
Upon arrival at Jammu Airport or Railway Station you'll met by our representative and proceed to Katra (50 Kms / approx 2 Hours). Upon arrival in Katra you check in at our pre-arranged hotel. Katra is the starting point for the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Katra - Mata Vaishno Devi - Katra
Early in the morning we proceed further to visit the Holy temple of Vaishno Devi (12 Kms), Ponies can also be arranged by self for the trek, Vaishno Devi Temple is situated on the top of the hill. 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 TirupatiBalaji Temple, After Darshan return back to Katra late in Evening / Night. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Katra - Pahalgam (7200 Ft.) (255 Kms / 8 Hrs)
After an early breakfast check-out from hotel and drive to Pahalgam called as "Valley of Shepherds". Enroute visiting the famous hill station Patnitop & drive through the Green Pine Forests. Enjoy the nature & walk around the bank of river lidder. Pahalgam is famous for some trekking routes also & is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Pahalgam is also famous for Indian film Industry (Bollywood). One can go for the sightseeing of Chandanwari, Aru & Betaab Valley (On their own). Upon arrival we check-in at our hotel for Dinner & Overnight stay.
Day 04: Pahalgam
After breakfast full day free to enjoy and explore the beauty of "Pahalgam". (Own Cost) One can go to Chandanwari (16 Kms) is starting point of Amarnath Pilgrimage "The Abode of Shiva" Or Aru (10 kms from Pahalgam) has a fine meadow of picturesque scenery and starting point of trekking of (Liddarwat, Kolahoi Glacier & Trsar Lake). Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Pahalgam to Gulmarg (8,825 Ft.) - 150 Kms / 3 to 4 Hrs
Post breakfast we check out from Hotel and drive to Gulmarg (8,825 Ft.) "Meadow of Flowers".Gulmarg has a Very famous Golf Course during Summer (Which is one of the highest 18 - hole Golf Course in the World) And Ski resort during Winter. Enroute visit 19th Century Awantipura Ruins & Saffron Fields. On Arrival at Gulmarg check in to our pre - arranged hotel. Early afternoon one can have Gondola Ride (Cable Car from Gulmarg to Khilanmarg on their own). Return in the evening for dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06: Gulmarg to Srinagar 54 Kms / 1 to 2 Hrs One Way
After a an early breakfast we drive to Srinagar and start our sightseeing tour with Shankaracharya Temple, It is believed that it was the place where the great philosopher and saint Shankaracharya stayed when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanatan Dharma. The original ceiling was dome- shaped and the brick roof is not more than a century old.
And later proceed further to Hazratbal Mosque, Situated in a village on the western shores of the Dal Lake opposite Nishat Bagh, it is a pristine white marble edifice casting its reflection in the waters of the lake. Unlike the other mosques in Srinagar, which have a pagoda like roof, Hazratbal is the only mosque to have a domed roof mosque in Srinagar; the others having distinct pagoda like roofs Gardens & Jamia Masjid, situated in the heart of the old city of Srinagar, this huge mosque is visited by thousands of people who congregate here for the Friday prayers. Later in the afternoon we take a sightseeing tour of Mughal Gardens starting our visit to Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love)& Cheshmashahi (The Royal Spring). After visiting above gardens we drive back to Hotel or Houseboat. Evening time you take a shikara ride on Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens & Open Dal Lake. While riding the Shikara's there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc. Dinner and overnight in Hotel or Houseboat.
Day 07: Srinagar (Excursion to Sonmarg 9000 Ft.) - 87 Kms / 2 to 3 Hrs One Way
After Breakfast leave for Sonmarg called as "Meadow of gold" has its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that meanders through the Sonmarg valley abounds with trout & Mahaseer. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajwas Glacier, Which is a major local attraction during the summer. Return back to Srinagar. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel or Houseboat.
Day 08: Depart Srinagar (Fly Out)
Tour concludes. Memorable India Journeys Pvt. Ltd. thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.
- Assistance upon arrival at Katra Airport or Railwsy Station with traditional welcome in Hotel or Houseboat
- 02 Nights Accommodation in Katra on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary
- 02Nights Accommodation in Pahalgam on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary
- 01 Night Accommodation in Gulmarg on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary
- 02Nights Accommodation in Srinagar on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary
- Daily Breakfast and Dinner
- Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Vehicle as per the itinerary
- 02 Hours Shikara Ride on World famous Dal Lake
Package doesn’t includes:
- Any Airfare or Government Service tax (9%)
- Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
- The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
- Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
- Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc
NOTE: If Guest wish to Stay in Houseboat instead of Hotel for 01 or more nights so reduction will be provided for same.