Jammu & Kashmir
Popularly known as the “Paradise on Earth”, Jammu and Kashmir is world famous for its scenic splendour, snow-capped mountains, plentiful wildlife, exquisite monuments, hospitable people and local handicrafts. Your trip to Jammu and Kashmir will be a memorable one as the state will not only appeal to you with its scenic beauty and snow-covered mountain ranges, but the adventure sports will take you to a different world.
Nestled in the Himalayan, Pir Panjal and Karakoram mountain ranges are renowned for their natural beauty and gentle people. Jammu and Kashmir is dotted with the most beautiful mountain peaks, massive glaciers, splendid monasteries, blue lakes, rivers, forests, verdant meadows and tall pine trees. While sports like Skiing, golf, trekking, river rafting, paragliding, camping make the trip to Jammu and Kashmir more adventurous, Amarnath and Vaishno Devi attract a large number of pilgrims every year. Dal Lake, Kashmir Valley, Khardung La Pass, Gulmarg, Shalimar Bagh are some of the major attractions of the state. The unparalleled beauty and charm of the state and the sweetness of the residents will remain etched in your memory forever.
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DAY 1: ARRIVE SRINAGAR
On arrival get transfered to the hotel. After check in proceed to sightseeing including Shankarachary temple, Pari Mahal, Chasma - e - Shahi & Mughal Gardens. Overnight stay at houseboat.
DAY 2: SRINAGAR-SONMARG-SRINAGAR
After morning breakfast take a ride to Shikara on the lake. Its one of the most peaceful & relaxing aspects in Kashmir. Later you will be driven for full day excursion trip to Sonmarg. Sonamarg (Meadow of Gold) – It is a place of enthralling beauty, lies in Sindh Valley, streamed with flowers, surrounded by mountains and perched at an altitude of 2690 m above sea level. Visited less frequently by tourists, it has as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a clear sky. It is a quiet alpine retreat surrounded with sycamore, silver birch, fir and pine trees and the last halt on the Kashmir side for the drive from Srinagar to Leh. It is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. After having your lunch at local restaurant, feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains. You can enjoy Horse ride at Sonmarg. Afternoon drive back from Sonmarg to Srinagar. Overnight stay at houseboat.
DAY 3: SRINAGAR-GULMARG
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg, it is also famous for world longest cable car. This distance of 60 kms will covered in approx 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 to 4 hrs or enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Known as (Gondola). Later visit a local Handicrafts Emporium for hand-knotted specialty silken carpets, shawls, jewelry ornaments. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 4: GULMARG-PAHALGAM
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam. On arrival at Pahalgam check in at hotel. Later enjoy the nature and admire the beauty of this calm place and be in awe of the serene surroundings. Also visit “Valley of Shepherds”. One can also enjoy a pony ride to nearby places like Chandanwadi (on a direct hire basis) or if you are an avid nature lover you may take pleasure in a peaceful walk along the River Lidder. Pahalgam is famous for some trekking routes also & is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 5: PAHALGAM-KATRA
After breakfast drive to Katra. Katra town lying in the foot of Trikuta Mountains, it serves as the base camp for visiting the world famous shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi which is accessible by foot along a 14 Kms long well laid footpath. Every year more than 4.5 million pilgrims pass through Katra on their way to the holy shrine. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 6: KATRA-VAISHNODEVI DARSHAN-KATRA
After breakfast start the Holy Journey to Mata Vaisno Devi Darshan. Trek to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine (14 kms), ponies can also be arranged by your own for the trek and (also can take return Helicopter, optional) return back to Katra late in evening/night, 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 in Andhra Pradesh. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 7: KATRA-JAMMU
Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Jammu airport / railway station in time for your onward destination.
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