Mai Vaishno Devi
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination Covered: Jammu - Katra - Mai Vaishno Devi - Katra - Patnitop - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Pahalgam - Mughal Gardens - Srinagar
Day 01:- Jammu Airport - Katra (Altitude 300 Mtrs. 50 Kms. 2 Hours Drive)
Arrival at Jammu airport/Railway Station our RIE representative will meet & Greet you and the transfer to Katra This small town serves as the base camp for visiting the famous shrine of Vaishnodeviji in the Trikuta Hills. The shrine is approachable on foot along a 12 kms. Long well laid foot-path. Every year, nearly 4 million pilgrims pass through Katra on their way to Vaishnodeviji on arival at katra check in Hotel for overnight stay
Day 02:- Katra - Mai Vaishno Devi (Altitude 5300 feets. Trek 13 Kms)
After breakfast leave for Mai Vaishno Devi Darshan by Trek/Helicopter Route for Trekers is Katra/Banganga (1.5 Km) Banganga/Charan Paduka (1.5 Km) Charan Paduka-Adhkunwari ( 3 Km) Adhkunwari-Bhavan ( 7 Km) & Drive to Helicopter Base to connect your helicopter towards mai vaishno devi flight time 10 minutes to reach Vaishno Devi Temple, have Darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi. After having Prasad proceed to Bhairo Baba Temple by horse and reach the helipad by horse to fly down to Katra. After returning Katra relax in the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Katra.
Day 03:- Katra - Patnitop (Altitude 2024 Mtrs. 80 Kms. 2 Hours Drive)
After breakfast leave for Patnitop a serene and peaceful hill station offering breath taking views of the dense pine forest and snow clad majestic mountains, rest of day at leisure overnigt stay at Hotel
Day 04:- Patnitop - Srinagar (220 Kms. 7-8 Hours Drive)
After breakfast leave for Srinagar by Snake roads enrout visit Kud (This is the popular Sweets resort is situated on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway, at an altitude of 1738 Mtrs.) Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old Temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantivarman) & Saffron Fields of Pampore (Is Known as Kessar) on arrival at srinagar check inn Houseboat for overnight stay
Day 05:- Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar 56 Kms, 1 1/2 Hours Drive (Altitude 2730 Mtrs,)
After Breakfast leave for the full day trip to Gulmarg (The Meadow of Flowers) Gulmarg has one of the most beautiful summer resort/winter Ski resorts in the valley. World Highest 18 Hole Golf Course, (Gulmarg was Discovered in 16th Century by Sultan Yusuf Shah) One can have a gondola ride (By own Cost) from Gulmarg to Khilanmarg (Altitude 3100 Mrts.) to have a real view in natural beauty of the summer also view of Nanga Parvat (Altitude 8137 Mrts.) in Cloudless Days and full snow view in winter. You can have a pony ride (By own Cost) in the open fields to Visits seven springs and to a Alpather lake (Altitude 3843 Mrts.) (By Own Cost), which remains frozen until June, return back to Srinagar dinner & overnight stay at Houseboat.
Day 06:- Srinagar - Pahalgam - Srinagar 96 Kms. 2 1/2 Hours Drive (Altitude 2195 Mrts.)
After breakfast leave for the full day Sightseeing of Pahalgam (The Valley of Shepherds), one of the beautiful and fascinating ideal resorts all the year. It is the base for several treks in the region & for the Annual Pilgrimages to the cave shrine of Amarnath, It is surrounded by 12 high snow capped peaks. En rout, Visit the Saffron Fields of Pampore, Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old Temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantivarman) & enjoy the beautiful countryside life. Drive through the pine valley forest arrive at pahalgam and enjoy your packed lunch on the banks of the Lidder Stream, One can have a real feelings of Paradise, After Lunch visit the place in pahalgam by Pony ride (at own cost) Debayan, Shikargah & Baisaran, late return back to srinagr check in Houseboat for overnight stay.
Day 07:- Tour of Mughal Gardens
Morning after breafast tour of Mughal Gardens Visits the Heritages Places, Cheshma Shahi (By Shah Jehan in 1632 AD.), Pari Mahal (By Dara Shikoh), Nishat Bagh (By Asaf Khan in 1633 AD.), Shalimar Bagh (By Jehangir in 1616 AD), Evening back for Lake rides by Shikara to visit Floating Gardens, Lotus Gardens, Kaboter Khana (Pigeon Palace) inside of the Lake, dinner & overnight stay at Houseboat.
Day 08:-Srinagar International Airport/Jammu Railway Stations
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar Airport/Jammu Railway Station to connect flight for onward Destination Covered
Tour Ends But Sweet Memories Remains Always