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Mata Vaishno Devi with Kashmir Tour
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destination : Jammu - Katra - Mata Darshan - Katra - Pahalgam - Gulmarg -Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar


Tour Package

Day 01:- Jammu to Katra (50kms/1.5hrs) or Katra arrival
On arrival at Jammu Railway station or Airport / Katra railway station, Meet and greet our friendly driver come representative and later drive to Holy city Katra it home to holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, It is situated in Reasi district of Union territory Jammu and Kashmir, India. Katra act as the base for devotees who visit Mata Vaishno devi. It one of the most visited holy destination of India lakhs of pilgrims visit here every month. On arrival check-in hotel in Katra, Rest of the evening free for shopping or you can enjoy panoramic view of Katra. Night stay in Katra.

Day 02:- Katra Vaishno Devi darshan

Today early morning get ready and it will be most exciting day of your entire you, Star trekking to Mata Vaishno devi main temple which 14kms from Katra at the Trikuta Mountains, Mata Vaishno devi temple or Mata rani temple is one of Holiest temple in India, Vaishno devi is Hindu Temple dedicated to the Goddess Vaishnavi other form of Goddess Durga. Katra to Vaishno Devi trekking normally takes 4-5 hrs each way, you have to get yatra parchi or yatra token in Katra before trekking. Post Mata Vaishno Devi darshan don't forget to visit Bhairo Baba Temple because without that Mata Rani Darshan is incomplete, you can use now cable car to reach Bhairo Baba Temple, Post Darshan return back to hotel in Katra for night stay.

Day 03 : Katra - Pahalgam ( 7- 8 hrs)

After Breakfast check out Hotel and drive to Pahalgam, check in hotel, evening free and sightseeing local like river view, markets. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 04 : Pahalgam Sightseeing

After Breakfast visit full day pahalgam Valley Sightseeing - Aru Valley, Betaab Valley, Chandanwari, and Baisan (Mini Switerzarland) by horse ride.

Aru Valley

Aru Valley is a small yet self-sufficient scenic village located 12 km from Pahalgam. The drive up to the village is alluring too. The location of the village among the grasslands, make this place a tourist delight. It is reachable by walking along a mountain path. The village also serves as the start point for trekking to Kolahoi glacier. Another long trek for the serious trekker is to Sonmarg, which can be covered in 3 days! Besides, the valley is also known to be a good site for camping. Instead of taking the regular pony ride it is recommended that tourists explore the surrounding valley on foot to get a full sense of its beauty.

Betaab Valley
Located on the way to Chandanwari, the valley was named Betaab after the Bollywood movie by the same name! Earlier known as Hajan Valley, after the release of the movie, it was renamed as major part of the movie was shot here. Set amid picture perfect environs complete with snowcapped mountains, gurgling streams, colorful willow trees & the warm sun; making it an ideal for an artist’s canvas! The valley is a walk-able distance from Pahalgam. The crystal clear & chilly water of the stream bubbling down from the snowy hills is a delight; locals here drink this water too. Baisaran and Tulian Lake are few nearby attractions that can be visited.

Chandanwari

Pahalgam to Chandanwari is easily accessible by taxi. From Chandanwari, pilgrims need to continue their Yatra on foot or pony, which will take at least 2 days to reach the cave and back, with an overnight stay in either Shishnag or Panchtarni.

Day 05 : Pahalgam - Srinagar (Around 3 hrs On way )

Early Morning after breakfast check out Hotel, Drive back to Srinagar, and Half Day Sightseeing or Rest in Hotel


Day 6 : Srinagar Local Sightseeing

After Breakfast Visit to Srinagar Sightseeing, Mugal Garden - Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bath, Chasme Shahi - Pari Mahal, and Visit to Shankra Chariya Temple.

Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) The largest Mughal garden situated on the banks of the world-famous Dal-Lake in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake. Empress Noor Jahan’s brother Asif Khan laid the Garden in 1633 AD. Nishat has seven terraces with a beautiful central water course flowing right in the middle. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains from the eastern part of the lake.

Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) – It was planted by Mughal emperor Jehangir for Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds. The Garden blooms with innumerable varieties of flowers in spring and autumn. After sightseeing check in Hotel and Overnight stay.

Day 07 : Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar ( 76 kms One way)
After breakfast check out houseboats and Drive to Sonamarg, and full day excursion of Sonmarg which is one of the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. Sonmarg also called Meadow of Gold is located at a height of 2690 meters.

You may take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Return to the Srinagar, Check in Hotel , and Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 08 : Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar (8700 Feet, 52 kms, 1.5 hrs One way)
After Breakfast chtransfer to Gulmarg called as “Meadow of Flowers” . Gulmarg is 52 Kms from Srinagar at an altitude of 8700-ft. Gulmarg also referred as Meadow of Flowers is a famous Ski Resort & the world’s highest 18 hole Golf Course. The place was prominent during the British time. You can enjoy a Pony ride (Optional At your own cost).

Enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori (12,293 ft) first stage and Affarwat Peak (13,780 ft) second Stage on a Cable Car Ride (Optional At your own cost) .
By evening return to Srinagar. In Evening enjoy a Shikara Ride in Dal Lake and witness the ride on lake, called Venice of India & experience the aquatic life of Srinagar. Also see the scenic extravaganza of the Kashmir and enjoy the profusion of colors in the Paradise on Earth. While returning visit to the local crafts market and see the fine carved hand-made articles from Paper Machine & wood of a walnut. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 09 : Srinagar Airport Transfer

After Sightseeing check out hotel and transfer to Srinagar Airport.

Tour End

Above package includes:

- Pickup from Katra Hotel.
- All Sightseeing and Drop Srinagar Airport.
- All Stay with 3 Star Hotel.
- Deluxe Houseboat in Dal Lake.
- Double Sharing Rooms with Breakfast & Dinner.
- Veg or Non Veg Food.
- Welcome drink on arrival in Houseboat.
- One hour Shikara Ride on Dal Lake.
- All Sightseeing by Personal Car.
-  Toll taxes ,State permits, Parking charges , Fuel charges and Driver’s daily allowance.
- All applicable hotel taxes and service charge.


Exclusions:

- Meal Plan (Lunch)
- Horse Ride
- Monument Fee
- Personal Expenses like Telephone, Fax, Internet, Laundry etc
- Any Expenses related to portage at hotels, airports, tips, room service, insurance, wine, boating charge, guide, entrance fee, porters, palanquins, or ponies.|
- Travel insurance.
- Air or train fare throughout the tour itinerary.
- Guide charges, entrance fees, video camera permits during sightseeing.
- Additional sightseeing and activities or extra usage of vehicleother than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses such as lunches, dinners,mini bar , laundry, telephone calls , spa , tips , porter-age , etc.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client directly).
- Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.