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.
In the hovering ranges of Himalaya lies the temple cave, Vaishnodevi. Dedicated to Mother goddess Vaishnodevi, this famous shrine allures millions of devotees from all over the world. Popularly known as Mata Rani, Vaishno Goddess is a manifestation of the Hindu Goddess Mahalakshmi. It is a Hindu temple situated in the Trikuta Mountains within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is assumed that during the pooja and Aarti, Goddesses arrive at the Holy cave to pay their respect to Mata Rani. Devotees believe goddess herself calls the devotees to reach here.
Arrive Srinagar, pride of the beautiful valley of Kashmir famous for its lakes dotted with Shikaras and the Mughal Gardens.the Mughal gardens built by Emperor Jehangir. Also visit to the Shalimar bagh & Nishat bagh other beautiful gardens located on the eastern side of the Dal lake.And Visit to Khirbhawani temple , It is situated at Tullamula district of Srinagar district. It is a popular Hindu shrine, which is dedicated to Ragnya Devi. This historic temple was built by Maharaja Pratap Singh in 1912. It was later renovated by Maharaja Hari Singh. Transfer to Hotel/ Houseboat. day at leisure, shikara ride to Nehru Park in the evening, Overnight in the Houseboat/Hotel.
This morning you will proceed for a full day excursion to Gulmarg, Meadow of Flowers(57 kms /1 ½ hr) situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, full day at leisure to take the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow capped mountains. Enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride (rope way at your own cost) to Khillanmarg at your own cost. Overnight in the hotel.
Today you will be transferred by road to Pahalgam (147 kms /3 1/2 hrs) Valley of Shepherds. Enroute you will have an rare opportunity to visit the Saffron fields. Also visit Avantipura Ruins & Anantnag Sulpher Springs enroute, Arrive and proceed to your hotel, rest of the day at leisure to explore the countryside and enjoy leisurely walks through the pine forest along the river Lidder, overnight at the hotel.
This morning u will proceed for Aru valley and chandanwari by car(at your own cost). Aru is small village, 11 kms upstream the Lidder River, is a beautiful locality. The route is picturesque with ample campsites. This village is the starting point for treks to the Kolahoi glacier.The most beautifulof these is the huge,undulating meadowof Baisaran,surroundedby thickly wooded forests of pine .Hajan and Beetab valley on the way to chandanwari.Overnight in the hotel.
Today you will leave early morning from pahalgam and transferred to katra by road.in the evening you will be checked into hotel.overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning after b/fast start the journey to Mata Vaishno Devi (13 Kms, 4 Hrs trek)Onward to Bhawan by foot or Ponies (to be arranged directly) , OR by Chopper (if you have booked tickets). After Darshan, leave by Chopper / Ponies for Katra by late evening ,overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your onward flight back home.