Day 1: Jammu
On arrival at Jammu railway station proceed to Hotel for
over Night. Afternoon local sightseeing in Jammu. Over Night
Day 2: Jammu – Katra 50 Kms
Leave early in the morning 2 ½ Hrs drive to Katra and check
in at Hotel. After refresh leave immediately for Mata Devi
Mata Darshan begins at Katra and pilgrims have to cover 13
km of terrain on foot to reach the Darbar. One kilometer
away from Katra, is Banganga, place where Mata.
The Vaishno Devi shrine is nestled in the Trikuta Mountain.
It lies 61 km north of Jammu in the northern state of Jammu
and Kashmir. Perched at a height of 5,200 feet above the sea
level, Vaishno Devi is a cave in the lower Himalayas. Katra,
the town at the foot of the Trikuta hills is the base camp
for the Vaishno Devi shrine. Katra is 48 km from Jammu, 650
km from Delhi (via Una), 520 km from Udhampur, 410 km from
Chandigarh and 80 km from Patnitop The shrine is visited all
through the year, but the path is difficult during the
winters when the route is often blocked by snowfall.
Overnight stay in Hotel
Day 3: Katra – Srinagar
Morning free for personal activities. Drive to Srinagar,
Evening check in Hotel/ Houseboat
Day 04 : Srinagar
Morning sightseeing of Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh
(Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of
Jehangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built
by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens
are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan
Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to
the said gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively.
Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory. Overnight in Deluxe
Day 5 : Srinagar - Sonamarg
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Sonmarg(85kms/3hrs
Sonamarg is primarily famous for its natural beauty, alpine
flowers, sycamore silver birch and pine trees, Overnight
stay in Paradise Camping Resorts.
Day 06 : Sonamarg - Srinagar
Full Day Sonamarg Sightseeing and Lake Show, and Fishing and
Evening Back to Srinagar and Overnight stay in Hotel /
Day 07 : Srinagar - Gulmarg-Srinagar
Full day trip Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above
sea level. The distance of 60 kms will be covered in about 2
hrs. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and
highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also
have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view
enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can
also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg, which can be
covered in about 3 hrs. Also enjoy sledge riding on snow.
Chair Lifts for mountain ride are also available. Lunch will
be carried from Houseboat. Overnight stay in Deluxe
Day 08 : Srinagar - Pahalgam
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds). The
distance of about 96 kms will be covered in about 3 hrs.
Enroute visiting Saffron fields, Awantipura ruins (1100
years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiwareman),
see the beautiful countryside on the way and lot of rice
fields. Drive through the pine forest. Arrive Pahalgam
transfer to Hotel. After lunch have bridle walks and feed
your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of
mountains. Overnight in hotel at Pahalgam.
Day 09 : Pahalgam - Srinagar
After breakfast back to Srinagar . Check in Houseboat /
Hotel, and Sikara ride in Nagin Lake, or Dal Lake, Overnight
stay in Hotel.
Day 10 : Pahalgam - Srinagar
Srinagar airport for return\onward journey