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The first day of your tour will start with your arrival at Jammu Tawi railway station or airport. You will be received by our tour operator from the railway station or airport. You will be then taken to Katra by car. Check in at the hotel after reaching Katra and relax.
Katra is located at a distance of 31 miles from Jammu. The small, picturesque town is set in the beautiful hills of lower Himalayas. Katra serves as the jumping-off point for the pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi. Spend the remaining day, relaxing at your hotel in Katra. Enjoy the overnight stay in the beautiful town.
The second day of the tour starts with breakfast at your hotel in Katra. After breakfast, embark on your holy journey to Vaishno Devi Darshan. Trek to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. It is a 14kms arduous trek. If you feel tired walking, ponies can be arranged for the trek (at your own cost). The Mata Vaishno Devi temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples. Vaishno Devi, also called Mata Rani, Vaishnavi, and Trikuta is the manifestation of Adi Shakti, also called Durga or Chandi. After the Tirupati Balaji Temple, the Vaishno Devi Temple is the most visited religious shrine in India.
After Vaishno Devi Darshan, return back to Katra by late evening. Relax and enjoy your overnight stay at your hotel in Katra.
The third day of the tour starts with breakfast at Katra. After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Shivkhori Temple. It is 70kms away from Katra and will take 3 hours of time to reach by car. The Shivkhori temple is a renowned cave shrine of the Hindu. The word ‘Shivkhori’ means cave of Lord Shiva. The enigmatic cave shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva. On your way to Shivkhori Temple, you will visit two holy spots: Aghar Jitto and Nau Devi Temple. Aghar Jitto is located 6kms from Katra. It is a scenic spot situated amidst the beautiful hillocks. It is the shrine of the revolutionary folk hero, Baba Jitto. Nau Devi Temple is located 10kms from Katra. It is a beautiful cave temple, surrounded by a river.
After reaching Shivkhori, you have to walk for around 4kms for the darshan. The car will drop you at the starting point of the yatra to the Shivling. It can take anywhere between 1.5 to 3 hours for the yatra and darshan. After darshan, return back to the starting point where the car is waiting. It will drop you at your hotel. Relax and enjoy your overnight stay.
The fourth day starts with breakfast at your hotel in Katra. After breakfast, check out of the hotel and start off your journey to Srinagar. After your arrival at Srinagar, you will be transferred to the houseboat. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the houseboat (at your own cost). In the evening, go for an hour-long shikara ride and get enchanted by the beauty of Srinagar. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the houseboat in Srinagar.
The fifth day of the tour starts with breakfast at the houseboat in Srinagar. After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Sonmarg, situated at an altitude of 2740 metres. The scenic hill station is 82kms from Srinagar. It is a three hours scenic drive from Srinagar. Visit the Thajiwas Glacier and other various tourist spots in Sonmarg (on direct payment). After your day-long excursion, return to Srinagar. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Srinagar.
The sixth day of the tour starts with breakfast at Srinagar. After breakfast, start off your journey to Pahalgam. It is a popular tourist destination in Kashmir, located in the Anantnag district. The hill station is situated at an altitude of 8989 ft. Pahalgam is also popularly known as “The Village of the shepherds”. The breathtaking views of the town will surely delight you. It is the entry point for the renowned Amarnath Cave, a holy place for the Hindus.
On your way to Pahalgam, you must visit the Avantipur Ruins. It is an 1100-year-old temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple was founded by King Avantivarman. Over the years, the complex has lost its grandeur and has been reduced to ruins. Still, it is visited by plenty of devout every year.
After reaching Pahalgam, check in at the hotel. Go to the main market of Pahalgam in the evening at 4.30 pm and return back to the hotel by 6.30 pm. Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
The seventh day of the tour starts with breakfast at your hotel in Pahalgam. After breakfast, embark on a day-long excursion to Betaab valley, Aru Valley, and Chandanwadi. The Aru Valley is the mouth of the river Sheshnag. It is surrounded by magnificent snow-covered mountain peaks, deodar and dense pine forests. After your day-long excursion, relax at your hotel. Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay at Pahalgam.
The eighth day of the tour starts with breakfast at Pahalgam. After breakfast, start off your journey to Gulmarg, located 52kms from Pahalgam at an altitude of 8825ft. It will take 2-3 hours to reach Gulmarg by car. Visit the picturesque tourist spots of Gulmarg such as the Golf course (Golf kit and caddy charges are optional). Take the exciting cable car ride to Khilanmarg Snow Point (The Gondola ride up to Khilanmarg is not included in this package. The Gondola ride depends on weather conditions). Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel in Gulmarg.
The ninth day of the tour starts with breakfast at Gulmarg. After breakfast, check out of the hotel and start off your journey to Srinagar, located 96kms from Gulmarg. It will take 3 hours to reach Srinagar. After reaching Srinagar, visit the Shankaracharya Hill Temple and the Grand Mughal Gardens. After sightseeing at Srinagar, enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
The exciting Vaishno Devi with Kashmir tour finally comes to an end. After enjoying your buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will be dropped to the Srinagar airport so that you can take off to your respective destination.