Kashmir Vaishno Devi Group Tour Package
Pune to Jammu by Train
After arrival in Jammu , pick up will be done from railway station/ airport. Drive to Katra, check in hotel.
Later proceed further to visit the Holy temple of Vaishno Devi. This temple is situated on the top of the
hill. To visit this temple one has to hire a pony or travel by foot. From Katra the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage is
about 12 kms. After visiting the temple, return back to Katra on the same day. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning leave for Srinagar. Enroute enjoy Kashmir Valley view. On the way you will stop
Patnitop sightseeing. You will also be able to see the exceptionally beautiful Jawahar Lal
Tunnel, the breath taking views of Ram Ban & Kud. Arrive Srinagar in the evening and check into
hotel.Dinner and Overnight in hotel.
We begin our day with a sumptous breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will drive to the majestic
mountain resort of Sonmarg. The route towards Sonamarg takes us on a picturesque country side
drive where we will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear water streams and blooming rice
fields. We will zoom past the town of Kangan which handles all the local needs of this region. From
Kangan, we will drive towards Mammar. We will once again alight from our vehicles at the tourist
spot of Gagangir. The spot is built in the middle of the river Sindh and looks like an island with snow
glaciers covering one or the other spot. In Sonamarg we will take a 3 hour walk or horseback trip
on your own to the Thajwass glacier. After our return we will visit the small town market for some
snacks or just pay a visit observing the local people going with thier daily routine. We will drive back
to Srinagar in the evening and transfer to the hotel for our overnight stay.
After breakfast in the morning, we will begin our country tour towards Gulmarg. The drive past colorful
villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small
picturesue market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. We
arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon Later we will begin a short tour around the meadow familarising
ourselves with the beauty. In Gulmarg you can board the Gondola cable car system on your own, and
ascend towards the Afarwatt Mountain range. The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful
shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afarwatt peak. From here you can click lots of photos of the
nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley.
We descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour and drive towards Srinagar. We will stay at the hotel for
Today we will do some half a day of local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens
of Nishat and Shalimar. Built in between a period of 14 years the two gardens are a heritage left behind
by the erstwhile Mughals, whose taste for laying exquisite gardens was fascinating. With a backdrop of
the sprawling Zabarwan mountains, the gardens boast of green turfs, blooming flowers and cascading
water fountains. We will explore the gardens and later drive back to the hotel for check out. We arrive
at houseboat and check in. You will have shikara ride in the lake. This boat ride glides you past some
wonderful vegetable gardens and aquatic life. Dinner and Overnight in houseboats.
We will begin our trip towards Pahalgam and drive on the National Highway 1A. This road connects the
Valley to the rest of the country. We drive past the saffron fields of Pampore, the marvellous ruins of
Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. You can
even sample a few exotic breads sold by vendors near the road. We switch the the national highway at
Khanabal and drive through the second largest city of Anantnag. From here the road turns scenic as we
drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction. In Pahalgam we check in at the hotel
and later do some nature walks to unwind ourselves. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive to Jammu for your return journey. Start journey from Jammu to Pune.
Tour Ends here with Sweet Memories.
Mr. Kamal Sharma
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