Jammu and Kashmir is a region administered by India as a union territory and consisting of the southern portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947, and between India and China since 1962.
Some major tourist attractions in Jammu and Kashmir are Srinagar, with its renowned Dal Lake and Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Bhaderwah, Patnitop and Jammu. Every year, thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit holy shrines of Vaishno Devi and Amarnath which has had a significant impact on the state’s economy.
Vaishno Devi is a folk manifestation of the Hindu Mother Goddess, Devi. The words “Maa” and “Mata” are commonly used in India for mother, and thus are often heavily used in connection with Vaishno Devi. Vaishnavi was formed from the combined energies of Parvati, Lakshmi, and Saraswati
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1 Night Deluxe Houseboat – Srinagar
1 Night Hotel Lidder Resort or Similar – Pahalgam
3 Nights Hotel Six Season or Similar – Srinagar
2 Nights Hotel Evoke or Similar – Katra
Upon arrival, meet our representative and take a transfer to the hotel/houseboat. Spend the day at leisure on boulevard road which one of the most famous road in Srinagar for tourists and is situated around the Dal lake surrounded by Zabarwan mountain ranges, also enjoy a 1 hr shikara ride in Dal Lake at Nehru Park on boulevard road.
Overnight stay in Houseboat
After Breakfast Drive to Pahalgam “Valley of Shepherds”. On arrival check in in Hotel In Pahalgam enjoy the nature and admire the beauty of this quiet place and be in awe of the serene surroundings.
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 in Hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Srinagar and enjoy the site scene of the famous Mughal Gardens, Cheshma Shahi “Royal Spring”,Shalimar “Garden of Love”,Nishat Garden “Garden of Pleasure” Shankaracharya Temple.
On return visit a local Handicrafts Showroom for hand-knotted specialty silken carpets, shawls, jewelry ornaments.
Overnight stay in Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg “Meadow of Flowers” 2730 Mts. above sea level. The distance of 56 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 to 4 hrs or enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Known as Gondola (on direct pay basis).
Drive back to Srinagar. Overnight stay in Hotel
After breakfast leave with full day excursion for Sonmarg “The meadow of gold. Situated at an altitude of 9000 Ft. Sonmarg is at a distance of 84 Kms from Srinagar is also called as “The meadow of gold”. Sonmarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains.
The place is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lake. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer.
Drive back to Srinagar. Overnight stay in Houseboat
After breakfast enjoy the morning in Srinagar and get ready for transfer to Jammu upon arrival in Jammu you will be meet our representative and drive to Katra. The distance is about 40 kms, will be covered in about 2 hours, upon arrival in Katra Check into the hotel.
Overnight stay in the Hotel
After breakfast early in the morning we proceed further to visit the Holy temple of Vaishno Devi. This temple is situated on the top of the hill. From Katra the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage is about 13Kms. To visit the temple one has to hire a pony or travel by foot. After visiting the temple we return back to Katra. Overnight stay in the Hotel
After Breakfast, proceed to Jammu from Katra. On arrival in Jammu visit Raghunath temple, Bahu Fort and Garden. After sightseeing get ready for transfer to Jammu railway station or Airport for onward destination.