Arrival at Srinagar Arrival at Srinagar Visit Dal Lake and enjoy a Shikara ride in the evening. If time permits, visit some local markets.
Sightseeing in Srinagar Day sightseeing in Srinagar visiting Mughal Gardens (Chesmashahi, Nishat and Shalimar), Jama Masjid, Shankaracharya Temple, Hari Parbat etc
Gulmarg Gondola Visit. Possible excursion to Khilanmarg Go for the famous Gondola Ride (Asia’s highest and longest cable car where online booking in advance is recommended). It’s a two-stage ropeway. The first stage transfers from Gulmarg to Kongdoori Station. The second stage takes skiers to a height of 3,747 m (12,293 ft). The timing of the Gondola is 10 AM to 5 PM (It’s highly dependent upon the weather at both stages). Return in the afternoon to enjoy Pony ride and walking around the area OR visit Khilanmarg (nearby picnic spot) a fragrant valley, full of color and charm).
Proceed to Pahalgam (100 kms – 4 hrs – 7000+ ft asl). Enroute visit Matrand Sun Temple. On arrival, if time permits walk around the area to local markets.
Undertake sightseeing around Pahalgam to spots like Baisaran, Tulian Lake, Chandanwari (16 kms – 8000+ ft asl – close range views) where you find snow even during summers, Betaab Valley and Aru Valley etc. Proceed to Katra (254 kms – 9 hrs), a base point to visit renowned Vaishnodevi Pilgrimage, one of the most revered and visited temples in India.
Early morning starts for Vaishnodevi climb (Total 13 kms walk to the temple that takes about 4-5 hours). Enroute stops at Adhkwari Temple and darshan at Baba Bhaironath Temple is recommended). During summer and peak travel season it may be advisable to start the climb the previous evening. Once queue tickets are purchased the wait period could be half an hour to 3 hours depending on the rush. During season Yatra Parchi (entry tickets required to begin the uphill walk), it is better to purchase the tickets in advance to avoid time delay. Guests looking for Helidarshan (Helicopter ride, darshan and back), morning flights are recommeded for best weather and least uncertainty. Return by late evening. Depart for the onward journey.
Arrive Jammu, where you will meet upon arrival and transferred to your hotel in Katra. A distance of 60 Kms will be covered in about 2 hrs. Check in to the hotel and stay overnight with Dinner at the Hotel in Katra.
Today after breakfast leave for Katra Helipad which will drop you till Sanji Chhat. The visit to the holy shrine within the folds of Trikuta Mountain, via helicopter is just a start of this ecstatic and thrilling journey. From Sanjichhat to the Bhawan is around 2.75 km and if you don’t long to trek up you can make use of the palki or the poni service (on direct payment basis) available at sanji chhat helipad service. You will be given approx 2hrs to do the darshan and return back to Katra. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.
After early breakfast drive to Pahalgam at a distance of 250 Kms will be covered in about 7 Hrs, the Valley of Shepherds. Drive through saffron fields; visit Awantipura ruins of an 1100 yr old temple of Lord Vishnu. Drive through the pine forest and along the Lidder River. Arrive Pahalgam and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Pahalgam.
Today after breakfast, depart for excursion trip to Chandanwadi, Starting point of Amarnath Yatra & Betab valley, Located on the way to Chandanwari. Post lunch proceed for trip to Aru Valley. it is a base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. The village lies of the left bank of the Aru river, which is a tributary of the Lidder river. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Pahalgam.
Today after breakfast enjoy a picturesque drive to Gulmarg, the Meadow of Flowers, 2730 mts above sea level Gulmarg offers spectacular views of snow capped mountain peaks, conifer forests and green meadows; it is home to the highest 18 hole golf course of the world. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. Enjoy Gondola ride at Gulmarg upto Kangdoor (halfway). Dinner and stay overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for Srinagar. On arrival check into your hotel. Later proceed for half day Srinagar sightseeing covering the famous Mughal Gardens Nishat Bagh, Abode of Pleasure on the shore of the Dal lake, Shalimar Abode of Love built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory. Rest of the evening is free for shopping on your own. Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Welcome to your 'Kashmir - Paradise on Earth' tour! On arrival at the airport / railway station in Jammu, you will be met and transferred to the hotel in Pahalgam. None (Meals on your own) The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.
Breakfast The day is at leisure to admire the beauty of this quiet place. One can enjoy a pony ride (on direct payment basis) at Chandanwari or simply walk along the Lidder Rive
Transfer from hotel in Pahalgam to houseboat in Srinagar, en route visit the Awantipura Ruins (Private). In the afternoon, visit the Mughal Gardens - Shalimar Garden, Chashme Shahi and Nishat Bagh. Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast The evening is at leisure. One can enjoy shopping at the local market for papier-mache items, jewellery boxes, mirror frames, a range of intricately carved walnut wood furniture and accessories, stone jewellery boxes, beautiful woolen shawls etc.
Transfer from houseboat in Srinagar to hotel in Srinagar, en route embark on an excursion to Sonmarg (Private). Today, transfer from your houseboat to hotel in Srinagar, en route embark on a full day excursion to - Sonmarg; admirably known as the 'meadow of gold'.
Embark on an excursion to Gulmarg (Private). This morning, embark on an excursion to Gulmarg. The beautiful town is bordered by picturesque villages, willow trees, fast flowing streams and lush green meadows. Gulmarg - the 'Meadow of Flowers' is an apt term for this idyllic flower - laden spot, offering a spectacular view of towering snow capped peaks covered with dense forests of tall conifers, gigantic firs and pine trees.
This morning, drive to Katra, where on arrival, you will check-in to the hotel. Breakfast The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.
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