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.
Popularly known as the "Paradise on the Earth" the state is world famous for its scenic splendour, snow-capped mountains, plentiful wildlife, exquisite monuments, hospitable people and local handicraft. Your trip to Jammu and Kashmir will be the most fulfilled and memorable journey ever as the state not only appeals you with its scenic beauty and snow-covered mountain ranges but the adventure sports will take you to a different world. Nestled in the Himalayan, Pir Panjal and Karakoram mountain ranges is renowned for its natural beauty and gentle people. Jammu and Kashmir is dotted with the most beautiful mountain peaks, massive glaciers, splendid monasteries, blue lakes, rivers, forests, verdant meadows and tall pine trees. While Sports like Skiing, golf, trekking, river rafting, paragliding, camping make the trip to Jammu and Kashmir more adventurous, Amarnath and Vaishno Devi attracts large number of pilgrims every year. Dal Lake, Kashmir Valley, Khardung La Pass, Gulmarg, Shalimar bagh are some of the major attractions of the state. The unparalleled beauty and charm of the state and the sweetness of it's citizens will remain etched in your memory forever.
Receiving of guests at Srinagar airport. Meet & greet and transfer by to Houseboat/Hotel. Welcome drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in the houseboat/ hotel.
After breakfast visit the Mughal Gardens, Chashmi-e Shahi, Nishat & Shalimar Bagh. In the afternoon enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake. Overnight at the houseboat/hotel.
After breakfast transfer to Gulmarg. After lunch you can enjoy a pony ride and also enjoy a Gondola ride (cable car) to Khilanmarg (at your own cost). Late evening return to hotel in Srinagar. Dinner and Overnight stay.
After breakfast transfer by car to Pahalgam (146 Kms. approx 4½ drive). After lunch time free at leisure or you may go for walks or pony ride to one of the many beautiful spots around Pahalgam. Late evening return to hotel in Srinagar. Dinner and Overnight stay.
After breakfast time free for local sightseeing till departure. Transfer by car to Srinagar airport for departure to next destination.