Katra - Srinagar

Srinagar is the largest city and summer capital of the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir are also called as Paradise on Earth. The Mughal Emperor Jahangir quoted that, ‘’Gar firdaus bar – rue zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin asto’’ which means that If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here. Srinagar lies in the Kashmir valley on the bank of river Jhelum. The deep and astonishing valleys, sky scrapping mountains and the beautiful Himalaya ranges offer a unique experience. Shalimar Garden, Chinar trees, thick deodar forest, Saffron fields, Apple Orchards, snow clad mountains, the shikara, snow heaven Gulmarg and all together enhances the beauty of nature.

Day 1 :

After arrival at the Jammu Airport / Railway Station, you have to go to Katra, the base for Vaishno Devi Yatra. After reaching Katra you have to check in to hotel. Relax for some time then move towards the yatra for Maa Vaishno Devi. The yatra from Katra to Maa Vaishno Devi Darbar is of around 14 Km. Inside the gufa or cave, Maa Vaishno Devi resides in the form of 3 pindis (idols) representing Maa Saraswati, Maa Kali and Maa Laxmi.

Day 2 :

Next day, after darshan return to katra in hotel, relax and spend rest of the day at leisure. There will be overnight stay in Katra.

Day 3 :

After taking breakfast, we start our journey towards Srinagar. After arrival in Srinagar in the evening check in to the hotel. The rest of the time is at leisure. There will be an overnight stay in Srinagar.

Day 4 :

After breakfast now we move towards to Gulmarg via Tangmarg which is an extremely fascinating place. Snow clad mountain, lavender and white grown up flowers on roadside gives a peaceful and calming beauty to the eyes. After reaching to Gulmarg, enjoy leisure walks or world’s second highest Gondola ride in Gulmarg to Khilanmarg and enjoy astonishing view from the top. It’s time to return back to Srinagar in evening. There will be overnight stay.

Day 5 :

After breakfast, now we move towards Pahalgam. On the way, enjoy and visit the saffron fields. Enjoy the wonderful views while driving through the pine forest. After reaching Pahalgam, rest of the day is at leisure. Visiting local market, shopping, enjoying horse ride and also you can enjoy river rafting. In evening return to Srinagar and have overnight stay there.

Day 6 :

After breakfast, now we start our excursion towards Sonamarg. Sonamarg also called as the ‘Gateway to Laddakh’. This journey is going to be the most memorable one. Here you can enjoy a walk or horse ride to the Thajiwas Glacier. Return to Srinagar in the evening. There will overnight stay.

Day 7 :

After breakfast, start completing the check-out formalities. Now we move towards Airport or Railway Station.

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