The capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is one of the most beautiful cities in India, with a rich history that goes back a long way. Three lakes grace the city, including the Dal, where the world's famous houseboats are more exotic options than hotels for most visitors, and all four seasons spring, summer, autumn, and winter are visible in Srinagar. It is the base for any holiday in Kashmir valley an inspired location for a conference and a movie maker’s dream locale. Get more pilgrimage tours in Kashmir.
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination Covered : Jammu - Katra - Vishno Devi - Srinagar - Sonamarg - Gulmarg - Phalgam - Srinagar
DAY 01 : ARRIVE JAMMU - KATRA 45 KMS 02 HOURS DRIVE
Arrive Jammu (City of Temples). Upon arrival met and transferred to Katra, check in at hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 02 : KATRA - VISHNO DEVI - KATRA
After breakfast to Mata Vishno Devi temple for darshan and return in the evening to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 03 : KATRA - SRINAGAR (225 KMS.)
After breakfast from Katra for Srinagar. Upon arrival, check in at deluxe houseboat. Overnight at houseboat.
DAY 04 : SRINAGAR - LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
Morning boat ride by (shikara) to explore Dal lake, waterways, backwaters, canals, Floating Gardens, Vegetable Gardens, Water Lillies, Lotus, Easily accessible Mobile Venders, Floating handicraft centres and inherited life style of people living inside the lake since decades. Return to deluxe houseboat or hotel for lunch.
Afternoon visit to famous Mughal Gardens Cheshma Shahi, Nishat, Shalimar collectivily known as Mughal Gardens are contribution of the great Mughals laidout in the 16th century & these fall along the bank of Dal lake in the heart of Srinagar city and Shankrachariya temple located on a hillock thus providing panaromic view of entire city along the famous Dal lake & river Jehlum enroute visiting handloom centres famous for production of Pashmina / Shahtoos shawls and world over reckoned carpets. Evening return to deluxe houseboat / hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 05 : SRINAGAR - SONAMARG - SRINAGAR (174 KMS.)
After breakfast for full day excursion(with pack lunch) to Sonamarg 87 km from Srinagar in the north east of Srinagar at an altitude of 3000 mt. above sea level. The place offers incredible scenic beauty (while driving to Sonamarg) dense forests, Gigantic mountains.The place itself is a popular resort for mountaineers, rock climbers, besides an important halt on the way to Kargil (Ladakh) and provides the ideal base for various trekking routes, high mountain lakes, Glaciers and Shri Amarnath Ji Holy cave. Evening return to deluxe houseboat or hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 06 : SRINAGAR - GULMARG (55 KMS 2 HOURS DRIVE)
After breakfast proceed to Gulmarg. On arrival, check in at Hotel. Later proceed for a Gondola ride and sightseeing tour of Gulmarg. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 07 : GULMARG - PAHALGAM 138 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast, drive to Pahalgam. In the southeast of Srinagar situated at an altitude of 2130 mt. above sea level. It is Kashmir’s most popular resort surrounded by high mountains, dense forests, high mountain lakes, it also offers 9 hole golf course, skiing, pony trails, Angling (rainbow & Brown trout) horse ridding Trekking (both hard & soft) and various places of interest in & around like Aru valley, Lidderwat valley, Kolhai Glacier, Shesh Nag, Chandanwari (route to Amarnath ji holy cave ), Baisam & Mamil famous for 9th old (Shiva Temple ) thus, happens to be a preffered spot among domestic tourists, check in hotel and in the afternoon explore the surroundings with scenic view all around and return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 08 : PAHALGAM - JAMMU (305 KMS.)
Pahalgam - Jammu (Departure transfer to Air/Bus/Train terminal at Jammu to board the Flight/Bus/Train for onward destination.