Jammu – Katra (50 Kms approx 02 hours drive)
Arrival at Jammu airport / Railway Station, meet and assisted by our representative, then transfer to Katra by road. On arrival at Katra check-in at hotel for 01 nights stay. Jammu and Kashmir is lovingly called the Heaven on Earth. The land of Jammu and Kashmir is blessed with Exquisite natural beauty. With the snow clad mountaintops, exotic orchards, lush green pastures, alpine forests and Many more, the divine and delightful land of Jammu and Kashmir is a boon to the worldwide nature lovers. Overnight at Hotel.
Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan - Katra – Patnitop (50 Kms approx 03 hours drive)
After breakfast proceed for Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra. (Darshan by Helicopter on request and avalibility of tickets). After returning from Darshan, drive to Patnitop. On arrival at Patnitop from Katra by road, Check-in at Hotel for night stay. Settle in your Hotel over a hot cup of Kahwa - a saffron enriched and almond supplemented drink to set your mood. You can enjoy the nature at Patnitop. Night stay at Hotel. The shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is one of the most visited pilgrim sites in India. Situated at a height of 5,300 ft, the site is located inside a cave in a hill amidst the folds of the Trikuta Bhagwati hill at a height of 5,300 ft, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This cave temple is at a distance of 61 kms from Jammu and the last 13 kms of the way have to be negotiated on foot by the yatris, as the devotees are called. Once at the entrance to the cave, the path turns into a narrow tunnel with a cold stream named the Charan Ganga running through it. The pilgrim has to wade through this to reach the sanctum sanctorum. The holy cave shrine of Vaishno Devi is nestled in a beautiful recess of the Trikuta Mountains forming a part of the lower Himalayas. It is located 61 km north of Jammu at a height of 5,200 feet above the sea level in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In the cave there are images of three deities viz. the Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. Patnitop or Patni Top, is a hilltop tourist location in Udhampur district, in Jammu and Kashmir, India, on the National Highway 1A, on the way from Udhampur to Srinagar, 112 km from Jammu. Situated on a plateau in the Shiwalik belt of the Himalayas, Patnitop sits at an altitude of 2024 metres.
The River Chenab flows in close proximity to this location.
Pahalgam (Patnitop – Pahalgam) - 210 km, 4-5 hrs approx driving
After breakfast Check-out from Hotel and then drive to Pahalgam (210 kms/4-5 hrs) - The Valley of Shepherds. Enroute you will have a rare opportunity to visit the Saffron fields. Also visit Avantipura Ruins and Anantnag Sulpher Springs. On arrival at Pahalgam Check-in at Hotel. Day at Leisure at Pahalgam. Night stat at Hotel. Pahalgam is not a mere hill-station, it’s a recreation resort. It’s like going into the lap of nature to do many Things - one of the best - that "do-nothing". You want to have a romantic trip with your beloved, want to get together with you family, and have what they call a 'quality' family time, you want to do those little interesting things with the family and kids, like take a pony ride, just picnic next to a beautiful river, just lie down under the sun next to your 'hut' with fresh breeze blowing, and read a book, or have a game of cards.
You can enjoy leisurely walks through the pine forest along the river Lidder River. You can also visit Chandan Wari, Aru Vally and Baisaran Vally. Night stay at Hotel.
Pahalgam – Gulmarg (150 km, 4.00 hrs approx driving way)
After breakfast Check-out from Hotel then proceed to Gulmarg. On arrival at Gulamarg Check-in at Hotel. In Gulmarg you can enjoy Gondola Ride to the high slopes (at Your own cost). You can also enjoy the snow caped field view. Night stay at the Hotel.
Gulmarg is at an altitude of 8,500 ft and 51 km west of Srinagar. It rests in a small valley with a backdrop of the lofty Pir Panjal range of the Himalaya Mountains. As the area is under snow for 6 months of the year it is popular as a skiing area. It also has one of the best natural golf courses in the world. Pony Trekking is available, as are plenty of walks for bird watchers in the meadows of alpine flowers. The Highland Park Hotel is on the western side. There are magnificent views of Nanga Parbat, ranked 9th highest mountain in the world.
Gulmarg - Srinagar (66 Kms approx 02 hours drive)
After breakfast Check-out from Hotel and drive to Srinagar, on arrival at Srinagar from Gulmarg by road, meeting and assistance by representative at Houseboat. Check-in at Houseboat for nights stay. Settle in your Houseboat over a hot cup of Kahwa - a saffron enriched and almond supplemented drink to set your mood. Night stay at Houseboat. Houseboat - In the 20th century, Srinagar was rediscovered by the British Raj as a place to go to avoid the summer heat on plains. Because they were not permitted to build on the local land, houseboats were introduced. Many of These were furnished in the style of the 1930s and now have modern facilities. They are moored in idyllic settings on the calm and peaceful Dal Lake. Houseboats are far remote from the conventional hotel, it’s more like staying in a Floating holiday cottage. Most houseboats in Dal Lake have between 2 and 4 bedrooms, there are no room keys. They are fashioned out of carved wood and the traditional furnishings give a wonderful cosiness. Each boat has its own houseboy to attend to your every need. Meals are taken on board in the dining room. The Shikaras are about 15 ft long with a canopy for shade. The seats and backrest are heavily cushioned, you can relax and stretch out in “Moghul style” for your boat journeys. There are 2 boatmen to paddle in
traditional style through the backwaters. They wear traditional dress, a “Phiron” or loose cap and always take their hubble-bubble pipe along and keep a constant supply of embers in their Kangris or portable heater. Shikara are the most charming water taxis to ride n enjoy and this can be a memory for lifetime.
Srinagar - Local Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed Srinagar sightseeing of Mughal gardens, Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh, evening return back to Houseboat. Dinner at Houseboat. Night stay at Houseboat. Mughal gardens are a group of gardens built by the Mughal in the Islamic style of architecture. This style was heavily influenced by the Persian gardens particularly the Charbagh structure. Significant use of rectilinear layouts is made within the walled enclosures. Some of the typical features include pools, fountains and canals inside the gardens.
Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar
After breakfast leave for full day excursion tour of Sonamarg (9000 fts a.s.l) the "The Golden Meadow". Sonamarg is the beginning of the enchanted journey into a natural wonderland. Surrounded by mountains upto 5300 meters high the valley is divided by a spur of the "Thajwas Range". Baltal - The Base Camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage 15 Kms North of Sonamarg. This little valley lies at the foot hill of Zojila. Return back to Srinagar for Dinner and overnight in hotel / houseboat.
After breakfast at the Hotel, check-out from Hotel and drive to Jammu to board your train for onward journey.
DO’s and Don’ts
Be polite and gentle with locals and authorities.
Report any doubtful event or activity immediately to the police.
Monitor your kids and their luggage at all times.
Respect the cultural views and values of locals.
Hire a private cab very carefully.
Don’t travel all alone late at night.
Counting money at shops, streets or a public vehicle is a strict no-no.
Don’t wear expensive clothes and jewellery in public.
Don’t walk on unlit streets at night.
Don’t leave your kids with strangers or at an unknown place.