Amarnath is one of the most important pilgrimage in India for the worshippers of Lord Shiva. The Amarnath cave is haven to an enshrined image of ice called the Shivaling formed naturally, which resembles Lord Shiva. The destination is visited by millions of tourists every year from all across the world in what is famously known as the 'Amarnath Yatra'. The Amarnath cave situated in this town is considered to be a devout location for the pilgrims, most notably Hindus. Legend has it that, this place is regarded to be the same cave where Lord Shiva revealed the secret of life and eternity to Goddess Parvati. How about you visit the place, and end up finding your very own formula to eternity?
Located in Trikuta hills, 13 km from Katra at the height of 1560 m above sea level with bright clouds and thinning air, this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi, with spirituality and vibrancy lingering in the atmosphere. Revered and highly believed in, thousands of Pilgrims visit each year to seek blessings and show unflinching faith in this temple. Vaishno Devi is a religious trekking destination where pilgrims walk about 13 km uphill to reach the little caves which is among one of the 108 Shakti Peetha. Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani is a manifestation of Durga, a Goddess according to Hindu mythology. The trek itself is very enjoyable, though it might be a little difficult for kids and elderly people. However, ponies and palanquins are available by various vendors to take you there at the top. The whole way is decently paved with lots of shops selling snacks, food items and various religious goods. The pilgrims show their dedication and enthusiasm by shouting slogans and singing songs in the praise of Maa Vaishnavi all along the road. Overall, a great place if you are inclined towards both Hinduism and nature.
On arrival our representative meeting at the airport and immediately drive to Sonmarg Which will take about 3 hrs to reach the destination. Check into at hotel.
Leave after early breakfast and short drive will take you to Baltal (Helipad) and board into the helicopter and short ride to Panchtarni by helicopter. From Panchtarni to Amarnath ji cave it is about 6 Kms by foot/Horse/Palki which will take about 1 and half hours to reach to the cave depends on the rush of the yatries. On the return take Helicopter back to the Baltal and another 3 hours drive will take you to reach Srinagar. Dinner and overnight at Houseboat/Hotel.
Enjoy the Shikara ride on Dal Lake the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice and you will get a view of some very interesting places around the lake. Overnight at Houseboat/Hotel.
Morning check out from hotel and drive to Katra. Evening reach Katra, Check in at hotel Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning proceed to Vaishna Devi Darshan by foot or by helicopter (by own expense) evening back to katra & Overnight stay.
Moring drop to Jammu railway station / airport.