Kashmir with Vaishno Devi

Code: ERQSR
07 NIGHTS - 08 DAYS
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Highlights
⦁ Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan
⦁ In Pahalgam, visit Aru valley, betab valley and chandanwari (start point of Amarnath-yatra)
⦁ Mughal Gardens & Shikara Ride in Srinagar
⦁ Gandola Ride in Gulmarg
⦁ Sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
⦁ Start from Jammu and End in Srinagar

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bangalore International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
7 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent.
Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
Drivers allowances, toll taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Air tickets and airport taxes
Vaishno Devi Yatra Ticket
Supplement for Gondola Ride (Phase 1) – INR 685 per person
Supplement for Guide service as per the itinerary
Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments
Service Tax as applicable

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Day 1: – Arrival in Jammu | Drive to Katra (50 kms / approx. 2 hours): 

Meet our representative upon arrival at Jammu airport and proceed to katra, which is 13 kms trek-able from the holy cave of Mata Vaishno Devi. Inside the cave, there are 3 natural pindies representing Mata Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kaali. After reaching Katra, check-in at the hotel and prepare yourself for tomorrow’s trek. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

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Day 2 : Trip to Mata Vaishno Devi 

After breakfast, trek up to the Vaishno Devi shrine for darshan. The shrine is approachable on foot or on ponies along a 13-km well-laid footpath. Return to Katra for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 3 : Drive from Katra – Pahalgam (240 kms / 6.5 hours)

After breakfast, proceed to Pahalgam, also called the Valley of Shepherds. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. In Pahalgam, admire the beauty of nature as you walk along the banks of River Lidder. Pahalgam is also famous for some trekking routes and is the base camp for the Amarnath Pilgrimage. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 4 :Sightseeing in Pahalgam

After breakfast, enjoy panoramic views of Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley. Start with Aru Valley which is a small village, 15 km upstream the Lidder River, The route is picturesque with ample campsites. This village is the starting point for treks to the Kolahoi glacier. Later, visit Chandanwari, 16 Km which is the starting point of sacred Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge, enroute you can visit Hajan, an idyllic picnic spot and Betaab valley. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.

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Day 5 : Drive from Pahalgam – Srinagar (90 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)

After breakfast, proceed to Srinagar – This place is famous for its lakes and the charming houseboats, Srinagar is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts. The lake comprises a series of water bodies, including the Nagin Lake. One can take in the panoramic view of the mountains surrounding Srinagar from this lake. Kashmiri boats called Shikara, are used to explore the intricate maze of waterways on this lake. In the evening, enjoy visit to Mughal Gardens followed by a Shikara-ride on Dal Lake. Overnight stay in Srinagar houseboat.

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Day 6 : Excursion to Gulmarg (50 kms / approx. 2 hours)

After breakfast drive to Gulmarg, ‘Meadow of Flowers’ situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, full day at leisure to take walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains. Enjoy local sightseeing of Gulmarg and Gandola-ride (cable car). Return to Srinagar for dinner and overnight stay in houseboat.

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Day 7 : Day at leisure in Srinagar

After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in Srinagar. Dinner and overnight stay in Srinagar Houseboat.

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Day 8 : Departure from Srinagar

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Srinagar airport for return flight back home.

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