has always been one of the most popular states of India which is
visited by almost thousands of tourists every year. Most of the
tourists visit Kashmir during their vacations. Kashmir offers
various facilities to the visitors. Gulmarg and Pahalgam draw large
numbers of visitors and offer outdoor activities such as trout
fishing, trekking, skiing and various other adventure sports in
winters. In this tour you will have a complete tour of
Kashmir with a visit to Kargil, Leh, Srinagar, Gulmarg and Mata Vaishno Devi temple.
Day 01: Srinagar
In the morning arrive at Srinagar airport or railway station.
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. Rest of the day free for leisure
to explore the beautiful surroundings in Srinagar.
Day 02: 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
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 Kerala
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 03: Srinagar - Kargil
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Kargil. On the way
we will cross Zoji La pass which is situated at a height of 3529
mts. Zoji La marks the boundary between Kashmir and
pass is sometimes blocked by snow each year. On Zoji La pas there is
one way traffic, so we have to wait for traffic controller
announcement for crossing Zoji La. In the evening we reach Drass
which is the second coldest inhabited places in the world. After
reaching Drass we drive further towards Kargil. Kargil
is situated in Suru Valley where the Suru river flows and meets the
Indus at a place called Marul. Upon arrival transferred to
Day 04: Kargil - Leh (about 230 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to
Leh. The drive
from Kargil to Leh is fascinating full of excitement. Due to its
altitude (3500 m) Ladakh is also known as the roof of the world. Leh
was an important place in the historical times on the silk road to
central Asia. The rest of the day is at leisure to acclimatize
yourselves to the high altitude of Leh. In the evening we will visit
Leh Bazaar and Leh monastery.
Day 05: Leh
Today we start our excursion by visiting the monastery of Thikse.
Thikse is one of the most imposing monastery in Ladakh. The
monastery has 12 stories, 10 temples, a nunnery and 60 lamas in
residence. It contains numerous stupas, statues, tankhas, wall
painting and a large pillar engraved with the teaching of
can also see here a collection of Tibetan scripts. After the visit
of Thikse we visit the village of Shey on the eastern bank of the
Indus. Shey was the royal residence and was located at an important
vantage point in the Indus valley. It has a large victory Stupa
which is topped with gold. After the visit of the monastery of Shey
we visit the monastery of Hemis. The rich monastery of Hemis is the
biggest in Ladakh and is perched on top of a pleasant green hill
surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery.
Day 06: Leh
This day free for leisure in Leh.
Day 07: Leh - Kargil
In the morning after having breakfast we drive back to Kargil. Upon
arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 08: Kargil - Srinagar
In the early morning we drive to Srinagar. Upon arrival in Srinagar
you will be transferred to house boat for overnight stay.
Day 09: Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar
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. 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 10: Srinagar - Katra
(about 280 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive from Srinagar to Katra.
Katra is the base camp for the visitors to the shrine of the Goddess
Vaishno Devi situated in the Trikuta hills. This place is visited by
nearly four million tourists every year. Rest of the day free for
Day 11: 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 Trikuta hill
about 12 km away from Katra. To visit this temple one has to hire a
pony or travel by foot. Popular belief holds that anybody who walks
the Himalayan trail to her abode to ask for a boon rarely goes back
disappointed. After visiting the temple we return back to hotel in
Katra the same day.
Day 12: Katra - Jammu
In the morning after having breakfast drive to
Jammu. Transfer to
airport or railway station.
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