Rejuvenating Kashmir with Katra
Highlights: Katra (2N) - Pahalgam (2N) - Gulmarg (1N) - Srinagar (3N)
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Starting Point(s): Jammu
Ending Point(s): Srinagar

Srinagar - The Summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir and the largest city in the state. Srinagar is famous for its canals, houseboats and Mughal gardens. There are also many opportunities for the adventure lovers in Srinagar to pursue their interests in trekking, hiking, white water rafting, paragliding, camping and kayaking, etc. Srinagar is a modern waterworld, dominated by Dal Lake and its twisting waterways, tree-lined Nagin Lake, and the Jhelum River. Srinagar is an exotic location that can be visited both in summers as well as winters. Tourists can enjoy the chilly weather of valley in winters and can enjoy a pleasant weather of the valley during summers.

Gulmarg - Gulmarg is one of the beautiful place that can be visited in Kashmir valley. Gulmarg literally means the meadow of flowers. Originally, Gulmarg was called Gaurimarg, named after Shiva’s coasts. Gulmarg is located in the Baramulla District of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, it is surrounded by forested hills and meadows, snow-capped peaks, deep ravines and valleys. Gulmarg's legendary beauty, prime location for Bollywood Movies and proximity to Srinagar makes it one of the premier hill resort in the country.

Pahalgam - At an altitude of 2,130 metres and about 95-km from Srinagar, Pahalgam is probably the most popular hill resort in the Kashmir valley. Horseback riding for the kids. Barefoot walks for mom and dad in green mountain meadows. Alpine streams perfect for swimming and water fights between overheated children. Golf. Amusement Park. River Rafting. It has the further advantage of the beautiful Lidder River running right through the town.

Sonmarg - Sonamarg means "Meadow of Gold" is a hill station in Ganderbal district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.Sonmarg is situated at an altitude of 2740 m above sea level. Sonamarg (Meadow of gold) is a trekker's heaven and has adventurous routes with beatiful green water and frozen lakes around. The everlasting Thajiwas glacier, 3km from Sonamarg, provides a chance to enjoy sledge ride on the snow even in mid Summer. Ponies are available up to the glacier from Sonmarg. A large number of Hindi movies have been pictured in the serene beauties of Sonamarg.

Jammu - also known as “City of Temples” is the largest city in the Jammu region and the winter capital of Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir situated at the foothills of Shivalik, besides the river Tawi at an altitude of 1030 ft., is a historical city. Jammu has numerous temples in its lap. Linked with rail, road and air, it has emerged as a big trading centre in the recent years. The view of the dawn and dusk of this sacred city is simply enchanting. - Owing to the number of historical temples and domes of old mosques located within the city. A shrine of immense religious significance, the cave of Mata Vaishno Devi, attracts lakhs of devotees every year.

Katra Town, lying in the foot of Trikuta Mountains, 48 kms. from Jammu, serves as the base camp for visiting the famous shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, which is approachable on foot along a 13 kms long well laid footpath. Every year, more than 4.5 million pilgrims pass through Katra on their way to the holy shrine. The cave shrine of Mata Vasihnodeviji or Trikuta Bhagwati (alt: 5,200 ft.) has been a beacon of faith and fulfilment to millions of devotees from all over the world. The pilgrimage to the Shrine holds great significance for the pilgrims.

Patnitop Patnitop or Patni Top is a hill top tourist spot located in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, at an altitude of 2024 metres on the National Highway 1A, from Jammu to Srinagar. Situated on a secluded plateau in the Shiwalik belt of the Himalayas, Patnitop is a popular destination offering opportunities for adventure sports, walks and picnics & breathtaking views of river Chenab basin and the Pir Panjal range beyond. Activities include trekking in summer (May & June), camping, skiing in winter (Jan & Feb), and paragliding in May, Jun, Sept & Oct.

Day 1 :
Arrive Jammu & meet our representative / driver at the railway station / airport. Proceed to Katra (48 kms – 2 hrs drive). Arrive Katra & transfer to hotel. Day free for rest / leisure. Overnight in Katra.

Day 2 :
After breakfast Full day excursion trip for Mata Vaishnodevi Darshan. Overnight in Katra.

Day 3 :
After breakfast, proceed to Pahalgam (285 kms – 8 to 9 hrs). En-route visit Saffron Fields & Bat factory. Arrive & transfer to Hotel. Check in at the hotel refresh your self & post lunch in afternoon explore the surroundings with scenic view all around, on your own. Overnight in Pahalgam.

Day 4 :
After breakfast proceed for local sight – seeing covering Betaab Valley, and Chandanwari, to enjoy in the snow, River Lidder return back to the Hotel. Later at evening visit to Aru Valley, and evening free for shopping, and overnight at Pahalgam.

*Note : Only local vehicles of Pahalgam are allowed for sight-seeing in & around Pahalgam. So we will have to either hire a cab from the hotel or we can book the same at an additional cost of Rs.2000/- to Rs.2500/- (depending upon the season) for full day sight-seeing of Pahalgam covering Aru Valley, Chandanwadi & Betaab Valley.

Day 5 :
After breakfast, proceed to Gulmarg (148 kms – 4 to 5 hrs). Arrive & transfer to Hotel. Afternoon local sight-seeing of Gulmarg covering Khilanmarg, Gondola Cable Car Ride (at your own cost) & Golf Course (highest green golf course in the world at an altitude of 2650 metres).Overnight in Gulmarg.

Day 6 :
After breakfast, proceed to Srinagar (50 Kms – 2 hrs). Arrive & transfer to Hotel. Arrive & transfer Houseboat. Evening enjoy Shikara ride at Dal Lake. Overnight in Houseboat.

Day 7 :
After breakfast, excursion trip to Sonmarg (80 kms – one way). The place offers incredible Scenic beauty (while driving to Sonamarg) dense pine forests, Gigantic Mountains. The place itself is a popular resort for mountaineers, rock climbing, besides an important halt on way to Kargil (Ladakh) & provides the ideal base for various trekking routes, high mountains, lakes, glaciers & Shri Amarnath ji holy cave. Return back to Srinagar for overnight stay.

Day 8 :
After breakfast, proceed to Srinagar (50 Kms – 2 hrs). Afternoon local sight-seeing of Srinagar covering Hazratbal, Shankaracharya Temple & Mughal Gardens. Overnight in Srinagar.

Day 9 :
After breakfast, proceed for Srinagar airport to board flight for Mumbai. Tour concludes with pleasant & everlasting memories...

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