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Overview

Day 1 : ARRIVE JAMMU

Welcome to Jammu, the City of Temples. On arrival at airport / railway station in Jammu, begin your tour of 'Kashmir - Paradise on Earth'. Proceed on a picturesque drive to Pahalgam. On arrival, check into to the hotel.  The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Pahalgam

Day 2 : PAHALGAM

The day is at leisure to admire the beauty of this quiet place. One can enjoy a pony ride to nearby places like Chandanwari on your own or simply walk along the Lidder, an idyllic picnic spot and a gateway for Amarnath Yatra. Filmgoers will recognize it instantly as it has been a favourite location in several movies.  Overnight in Pahalgam

Day 3 : ON TO SRINAGAR

Today, drive to Srinagar. En route, make a brief visit to Awantipura Ruins, an 1100 year old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Arrive into Srinagar and check-in to your houseboat.  In the afternoon, visit the Mughal Gardens - Shalimar Garden, Chashme Shahi and Nishant Gardens (Closed on Friday). With terraced lawns, cascading fountains, paint-box- bright flowerbeds with the panorama of the Dal in front of them, the three Mughal Gardens were the Mughal Emperor's concept of paradise, where they relaxed with their exquisite queens. Today, they are popular picnic spots. Later, visit the Shankracharya Temple situated atop a hill. Shankaracharya Mandir is regarded as the oldest temple in the valley of Kashmir. The structure of the temple boasts about the architectural style of that time. It is believed that Shankaracharya, the great philosopher, lived here during his trip to Kashmir. Ever since, the temple came to be known as the Shankaracharya Temple. The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. You can enjoy shopping at the local market on your own for papier-mache items ranging
 rom jewellery boxes to mirror frames, a range of intricately carved walnut wood furniture and accessories, stone jewellery boxes, beautiful woollen shawls etc.

Day 4 : SRINAGAR

Today, transfer from your houseboat to hotel in Srinagar. En route embark on a full day excursion to the picturesque 'Meadow of Gold' - Sonmarg. Sonmarg is synonymous with quiet meadows and flower-carpeted fields surrounded by amazing glaciers, miniature plateaus, snowfields, pines and islets. You can opt for a pony ride on your own to one of the glaciers for some fun in the snow and ice. Return to your hotel.  The rest of the evening is at leisure for you to explore the city on your own.

Day 5 : SRINAGAR

This morning, proceed to Gulmarg driving past willow trees, fast flowing streams and lush green meadows. Gulmarg - the 'Meadow of Flowers' is an apt term for this idyllic flower - laden spot, offering a spectacular view of towering snow capped peaks covered with dense forests of tall conifers, gigantic firs and pine trees. The rest of the evening is at leisure. You may wish to stroll leisurely across the green meadows to one of the world's highest Golf Course. You may also wish to take a fun-filled ride in the Gondola on your own.  Overnight in Srinagar

Day 6 : ON TO KATRA (270 KMS / APPROX. 8 HOUR DRIVE)

This morning, drive to Katra where you will check-in to your hotel on arrival. The evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Katra

Day 7 : IN KATRA * TREK TO MATA VAISHNODEVI (14 KMS ONE WAY)

Today, embark on a 14 km trek to the Vaishnodevi Mata Shrine where ponies can be hired on direct payment basis. Every day of the year, a mass of humanity surges up steep pathways that cut across the hillside for miles after miles. Popular belief holds that anybody who walks the Himalayan trail to her abode to ask for a wish rarely goes back disappointed. There are many who journey here to pay obeisance regardless of their faith, class, caste or religion,for Mata Vaishnodevi transcends all such barriers. After Darshan, return to your hotel. Overnight in Katra

Day 8 : DEPARTURE KATRA - ON TO JAMMU (56 KMS / APPROX. 2 HOUR DRIVE)

Today, bid farewell to your 'Kashmir - Paradise on Earth' tour as you are transferred to the airport / railway station in Jammu for your onward journey. You can soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of this city or continue to indulge in shopping!


Destinations

Kashmir

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Pahalgam

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Srinagar

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Katra

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Package Summary

Category:Exotic

Type:Premium

Duration:7NIGHTS / 8DAYS