Kashmir, Kashmir Tourism, Best of Kashmir Tour

Best of Kashmir

(08 Days / 07 Days Nights)

(Jammu-Katra-Vaishno Devi-Katra-Pahalgam-Gulmarg-Srinagar-Sonamarg-Srinagar)
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Day 1: Arrival Jammu - Katra

Today arrival at Jammu (City of Temples). Upon arrival you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to Katra. Katra is the starting place for Vaishno Devi Yatra.  check in hotel for overnight stay.


Day 2: Katra - Vaishno Devi - Katra

In the morning after breakfast we drive to Mata Vaishno Devi Temple for darshan. The Vaishno Devi Shrine is located in a cave towards the top of the Trikuta mountains in Jammu and Kashmir. There are three pindies for Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. This is believed to be the only place where these three Devi's are found in one temple as natural pindies. In the evening we return to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 3: Katra - Pahalgam

In the morning after breakfast we proceed to Pahalgam in the south-east of Srinagar situated at an altitude of 2130 mts. 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’s) horse ridding, trekking (both hard & soft) & various places of interest in & around like Aru valley, Lidderwat valley, Kolhai glacier, Shesh Nag, Chandanwari (route to holy cave), Baisam & Mamil famous for 9 th century old (Shiva Temple) thus happens to be a preferred spot among domestic tourists, check in hotel refresh your self & after lunch in afternoon explore the surroundings with scenic view all around & return back to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.


Day 4: Pahalgam - Gulmarg (148 kms)

In the morning after breakfast we proceed to Gulmarg, it lies in the west of Srinagar at a distance of 56 kms. On an altitude of 2730 mts. above sea level, snow caped mountains are all around one can even have a view of Nanga Parbat on a clear sunny day. It is premier winter sports Ski resorts for skiers with one of the worlds highest 18 hole golf courses. For joy seekers, cable car upto Alpather via Kongdori by Asia’s longest run cable car ride approx. 5 kms.  and    altitude wise worlds highest run Cable Car conquering almost 14000 ft Height, return back  to Hotel for dinner & overnight stay.


Day 5: Gulmarg

In Gulmarg we visit Khilanmarg on horse back & on return enjoy the ride by Gondola cable car on your own. In the evening we return back to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.


Day 6: Gulmarg - Srinagar

In the morning after breakfast we proceed to Srinagar. On arrival check in hotel.  Later enjoy relaxing boat ride by (Shikara) to explore the Dal-lake, waterways, backwaters, canals, Floating Gardens, Vegetable\ Gardens, Water Lilies, Lotus, Easily accessible Mobile Venders, Floating handicraft centre & inherited lifestyle of people living inside the Lake since decades. Return back to Dlx. houseboat/hotel for lunch. In the afternoon we visit the famous Mughal Gardens Cheshma Shahi, Nishat, Shalimar collectively known as Mughal Gardens are contribution of the great Mughal laid out in the 16 th century & these fall along the bank of Dal-lake in the heart of Srinagar city & Shankaracharya Temple located on a hillock , thus providing panoramic view of entire city, along the famous Dal-lake & river Jhelum, enroute visiting  handloom centre famous for production of Pashmina / Shahtoos shawls & world over reckoned carpets. In the evening return back to Deluxe Houseboat / Hotel for dinner & overnight stay.


Day 7: Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar (174 kms)

In the morning after breakfast we have full day excursion to Sonamarg 87 kms. From Srinagar in the north-east of Srinagar at an altitude of 3000 mts, 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)& provides the ideal base for various trekking routes, high mountain lakes, Glaciers & Shri Amarnath Ji Holy cave. In the evening we return back to Deluxe Houseboat / Hotel for dinner & overnight stay.


Day 8: Srinagar - Departure

In the morning free till departure. Depending on your departure time you will be transfer to Srinagar airport or railway station onwards journey. (End of our Services)



Hotel which have been tested in the past by us and are good value of money (subject to availability)



Budget Economy Standard


No. of


Katra - - - -



Hotel Pine Cliff / High land Resorts/Similar


Highland Resort / Paristan Resort /Noor Mahal/ Similar  


Hotel Baisaran / Forest Hill Resorts /Similar


Hotel Heevan/ Pine Spring /Similar




Hotel Yemberzal /Sahara /Similar


Hotel Poshwan / Affarwat /Similar  

Hotel Royal Park / Gulmarg Resorts /Similar

Hotel Heevan / Pine Spring /Similar



Srinagar Houseboat

A Class Houseboat


A Class Houseboat

Deluxe Houseboat


Superior Houseboat 02

Total Nights


07 Nights



Transportation Vehicles to Be Used
02 Pax

AC Indica 

04 Pax

AC Tavera /Qualis

06 Pax

AC Tavera / Qualis

08 Pax

AC 09 Seater Tata Winger / Tempo Traveler

10 Pax

AC 12 Seater Tata Winger / Tempo Traveler


Package cost per person on twin sharing basis (one double room for two persons) in INR including Room, Breakfast, Dinner, Transport and Taxes-


No. of Pax Budget Economy Standard Deluxe
02 Pax, Per Pax 27180 30240 33480 44280
04  Pax, Per Pax 22140 25200 28440 39240
06 Pax, Per Pax 19860 22860 24960 35760
08 Pax, Per Pax 19500 22560 27000 35400
10 Pax, Per Pax 19620 22620 25920 35520
Extra Bed 9600 13860 15720 20880
Child Without Bed 6720 8940 9900 13920


Note: Above rates are valid from April 2014 till September 2014.


The details of the vehicles can be found at:




Inclusions in the given tour cost:             

  • Accommodation in double room on twin sharing basis (one double room for two persons) with bath and WC as in the above mentioned Hotels/ Houseboats or Similar.

  • Breakfast and Dinner in the Hotel during the tour.

  • To and Fro Shikara crossings while staying on House Boat.

  • Arrival / Departure Assistance.

  • All Toll Parking , DA.

  • All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual Air Conditioned vehicle with driver.

  • Boat Ride by Shikara on Lake Dal.

  • All applicable taxes.


  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Monument Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills, Insurance and Alcoholic beverages

  • Any High Season, Christmas, Diwali, New Year Supplement Charges.

  • Camera Fee/ Excess Baggage/ Emergency/Medical Cost.

  • Any Air/Train/Bus Fair/ Snow Jeep for Tangmarg – Tangmarg - Gulmarg.

  • Porterage at the hotels and airport/train station.

  • Entrances to Mughal Gardens/ Temple/ Monuments.

  • Visa Fee and Airport Tax.

  • Any Horse Riding/ Sightseeing of Betab, Aru & Chandanwari/ Cable Car Ride at Gulmarg/ Thajwas Glacier at Sonmarg.

  • Any optional Tour/ Trip other than mentioned in the tour program.

  • Unspecified Meals etc.

  • Unforeseen Eventualities/ Natural Calamities and Eventualities/ Land Slides/ Avalanche/ Road Closure/ Flight/ Train/ Bus Cancellation.

  • Anything which is not included in the inclusions.

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