Kashmir with Vaishno
Devi tour is being designed for those persons who want to travel to
Kashmir and also want to visit the famous Vaishno Devi Holy Shrine.
Among the various shrines dedicated to various gods and goddesses
scattered all over the Himalayan and sub-Himalayan belt, Mata
Vaishno Devi shrine near Katra in Jammu, is the most popular shrine.
The holy cave shrine of Vaishno Devi is nestled in a beautiful
recess of the Trikuta Mountains forming a part of the lower
Himalayas. It is located 61 km north of Jammu at a height of 5200
feet above the sea level.
Day 01: Jammu
In the morning arrive at Jammu airport or railway station. Upon arrival
you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel
in Jammu. Jammu is the winter capital of
Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the Tawi river.
This state holds the glorious history of the valiant kings, the calmness of the lakes, the greenery of the forests,
the amazing rivers and various pilgrimage shrines.
Day 02: Jammu - Katra
In the morning we drive from Jammu 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 leisure.
Day 03: 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 04: Katra - Jammu
In the morning after having breakfast drive to Jammu. In the
afternoon we reach Jammu. In the evening we visit Raghunath Temple. This
temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and was built by Maharaja Gulab
Singh. Three of the inner walls of the main temple are covered with gold sheets. Temples dedicated to Gods and Goddesses referred to in
Ramayana surround the main temple.
Day 05: Jammu - Srinagar
In the morning after having breakfast drive to
Srinagar. The Mughals
journeyed across the torturing hot plains of
India in summer towards
the cool environs of Srinagar and hence called it a paradise. Srinagar, the state capital, is situated at an altitude of 1,730 metres above sea level.
has been described by some visitors as the Venice of the East as
well. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 06: Srinagar
Today we visit the famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar. The Mughal emperors often visited
Kashmir. They planted gardens with sloped terraces and flowing watercourses.
Chashma Shahi, Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh are the three famous
Mughal gardens in Kashmir.
Shahi means the Royal Spring and is dedicated to the Mughal emperor
Shah Jahan. The spring waters are believed to have curative
After visiting the Chashma Shahi we visit the Nishat Bagh and
Shalimar Bagh. Nishat Bagh is the larger of the two gardens and has
an impressive plantation of Chenar trees on its highest terrace.
This garden was built by Noor Jahan’s brother, Asaf Khan and lies alongside
the Dal lake. Shalimar Bagh was built by the Mughal emperor Jahangir, whose love for Kashmir was
legendary. The Shalimar Bagh is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flowerbeds.
Day 07: Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar
In the morning after having breakfast drive to
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 Srinagar.
Day 08: 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
American / Continental Breakfast
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All Transfers and Sightseeing
throughout the tour by Car with driver.
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