Katra Kashmir Exclusive
08 Nights – 09 Days
Day 01: Delhi – Jammu (596 Kms – 10H 49Min)
Arrive at Jammu. Check in hotel at Jammu.
Day 02: Jammu – Katra (45.7 Kms – 1H 24Min)
After breakfast drive to Katra for visit Mata Vishno Devi darsha. Evening return to hotel.
Day 03: Katra – Srinagar (240 Kms – 7H 50Min)
After early breakfast drive to Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar transfer to your reserved accommodation. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 04: Srinagar
After breakfast local sightseeing trip to Mughal Gardens & Shankaracharya Temple.
The Mughal Gardens
With terraced lawns, cascading fountains, paint-box-bright flowerbeds with the panorama of the Dal in front of them – the three Mughal Gardens of Nishat and Shalimar are the Mughal Emperors’ concept of paradise and are today very popular places for picnics and excursions.
Visit Shankaracharya Temple – 5 km from Nehru Park, the temple stands atop Takht-e-Suleman ( 1100 ft). The temple was built during the reign of Jehangir. Shankaracharya, a famous hindu saint came to Kashmir in early 9th century south India to preach and learn vedantic & Shaivism thoughts. The temple of Lord Shiva has a Shiv Lingam which worshipped by the Hindus.
Drive to your reserved hotel / houseboat for Dinner and overnight.
Day 05: Srinagar – Sonamarg (81.4 Kms – 3H 12Min)
Full day excursion to Sonamarg. Sonamarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains.Sonamarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lake.The everlasting Thajiwas glacier,3 Km from Sonamarg,provides a chance to enjoy sledge ride on Snow even in mid – summer.Ponies are available up to the glacier from Sonamarg.Drive back from Sonamarg and transfer to Deluxe Houseboat/Hotel for dinner.
Day 06: Srinagar – Pahalgam (91.6 Kms – 2 H 36Min)
After early breakfast join a Shikara ride on the lake visit the floating gardens and on return check out and drive to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) via old part of Srinagar.Drive through Saffron fields,visit Awantipura ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiwareman).Drive through the pine forest and along Lidder River.The total distance of about 98 kms will be covered in about 2 hrs.On arrival in Pahalgam check in at your reserved hotel for two nights stay. One can enjoy a pony ride through thick pine forest.Evening Return to your reserved accommodation for Dinner.
Day 07: Pahalgam
After breakfast local Sightseeing….Trip to Aru or Chanderwari valley…on your own by local sumo jeep or ponies.
Day 08: Pahalgam – Gulmarg (140 Kms – 4H 3Min)
After breakfast,drive to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level.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 a cable car ride which takes to the highest point.On arrival check in at your reserved hotel for dinner.
Day 08: Gulmarg
After breakfast local sightseeing on your own….One can enjoy cable car ride to Affarwat Mountain.Return for lunch,dinner and rest of the day at leisure.
Day 09: Gulmarg – Srinagar (53.0 Kms – 1H 48Min)
After breakfast, drive to Srinagar airport via Srinagar on time to catch your onward flight.
End of the tour with unforgettable memories.