If you want to take
relief from the torturing heat of the summers then you can travel to
the cool environments in Kashmir. Kashmir is often referred as a
paradise on the earth. Enjoying holidays in Kashmir is a very
wonderful experience. Shikara rides and stay in house boats also form a very important part of a holiday experience in Kashmir. Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir; Gulmarg, the snow haven;
Sonamarg, the meadow of Gold and the idyllic Pahalgam are some of the main attractions of the valley.
Day 01: Jammu -
Katra (about 55 km)
In the morning arrive at Jammu airport or railway station. Upon
arrival you will be met by our representative and drive to Katra.
Upon arrival in Katra you will be transferred to the hotel. Katra is
the starting point for the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage.
Day 02: Katra -
Vaishno Devi - Katra
Early in the morning we proceed further to visit the Holy temple of
Vaishno Devi. This temple is situated on the top of the hill. To
visit this temple one has to hire a pony or travel by foot. From
Katra the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage is about 12 kms. After visiting
the temple we return back to Katra the same day.
Day 03: Katra -
Srinagar (about 280 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive from
Katra to Srinagar. Srinagar
has been described by some visitors as the Venice of the East. This
beautiful city was established by Emperor Ashoka some 2300 years ago.
A unique charm of Srinagar is its 1300 or more houseboats, the
floating little hotels on the edge of the Dal Lake. Upon arrival you will be met by representative and
transferred to one of this house boat on Dal Lake.
Day 04: Srinagar
Today we start our sightseeing in Srinagar. Today we visit the
famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar. In the Mughal gardens first of
all you will view the Chashma Shahi. Chashma Shahi means the Royal Spring and is dedicated
to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The spring waters are believed to
have curative properties.
After visiting the
Chashma Shahi we visit the Nishat and Shalimar Mughal Gardens.
Nishat is the larger of the two gardens and has an impressive
plantation of Chenar trees on its highest terrace. Both the gardens
are built on a symmetrical plan of central waterways with fountains
dividing a series of gardened terraces. In the evening we visit the Shankaracharya
Temple. This temple is located on a sharp hill, 1,000 feet high and
houses a small temple dedicated to
Lord Shiva. It was built in
memory of the great Shankaracharya who came to Kashmir from
to revive Hinduism. From the top of the hills, you would be able to
have a panoramic view of the Kashmir Valley. After visiting the
temple we drive back to our house boat.
Day 05: Srinagar
- Pahalgam - Srinagar (about 194 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Pahalgam.
is the popular hill resort of the Kashmir valley. Pahalgam is
situated at a height of 7,200 feet. The flora and fauna is good and
the scenery in Pahalgam is captivating. It is from Pahalgam that the
pilgrims often take a Amarnath Yatra. In Pahalgam one can have a walk
to Baisaren, which is about 2 km from Pahalgam. A small village, set
in pine and fir forest is pleasing and offers good view. After
visiting Pahalgam we drive back to Srinagar.
Day 06: Srinagar
- Sonamarg - Srinagar (about 170 km)
In the morning we drive to Sonamarg. Sonamarg,
a small but uniquely beautiful hill resort, is located on the
road. Sonamarg means the golden meadow. It derives its name from the
golden colour of its massed spring flowers. The main attraction in
Sonamarg are the Bisansar Lake and Krishnasar Lake. These two beautiful lakes
adds to the beauty of Sonamarg. The Krishnasar Lake is famous for
the Trout fishing. After visiting Sonamarg we drive back to Srinagar.
Day 07: Srinagar
- Gulmarg - Srinagar (about 120 km)
In the morning after having breakfast drive to Gulmarg,
the Meadow of Flowers. In Gulmarg you would be able to find European
surroundings and 18-hole Golf Course. During the British Raj,
Gulmarg hosted the Britishers and Europeans and these Britishers
created a European hill resort. The slopes of Gulmarg make it Asia's only heli-skiing resort. There are immense beauty and adventure activities that make Gulmarg much more than a cool hill resort.
In Gulmarg while walking along the
circular path you only have to look down to have a complete view of
the valley and Srinagar. You can also have a fine view of Nanga
Parbat, the naked mountain which is over 26,000 feet and dominates
the entire region. Rest of the day at leisure in Gulmarg to enjoy
the beautiful surroundings. In the evening drive back to
Day 08: Srinagar
In the morning after having breakfast we visit the
Jami Masjid. This mosque built in 1402 is the largest mosque in
Kashmir. After visiting this mosque we also visit another mosque in
Kashmir which is known as Shah Hamdan mosque. The pagoda like Shah
Hamdan mosque on the Naseem Lake claims to have relic the sacred
hair of the Prophet Mohammed. Made entirely of wood, the mosque is
named after the saint who is credited with the peaceful conversion
of millions of Hindu into
Islam. In the afternoon we drive back to houseboat.
Day 09: Srinagar
- Yousmarg - Srinagar (about 100 km)
Today we drive to Yousmarg. Yousmarg is one of the captivating
meadows of Kashmir, situated at an elevation of 7,500 feet above
sea-level. Yousmarg is not just a meadow but a cluster of meadows
bounded by magnificent trees in the lap of Pir Panjal mountain
range. In Yousmarg you can ride on pony in the meadows. After
visiting Yousmarg we drive back to Srinagar.
Day 10: Srinagar
In the morning transfer to airport or railway station for the
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double room on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
chosen category in the houseboat in Srinagar for 7 nights.
double room on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the chosen
category in the hotel in Katra for 2 nights.
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