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.
Meet and greet on arrival. After receiving from Jammu Railway station, proceed for Katra. welcome drink on arrival and check-in. After Breakfast/Lunch, proceed for visit to “Mata Vaishnodevi” Darshan. 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 back. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast , check out from hotel and drive to Srinagar.Arrive Srinagar , check in at the hotel , In the evening you can go for shopping around the local flea markets and also do window shopping or enjoy yet another short ride of the famous shikara. Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Morning after breakfast process for full day trip for Gulmarg(Meadow of Floyours) 2730 mts. above the sea level. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. you arrive at a small picturesue market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course with 18 holes. If youather permits one can also have the view of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is over 26,000 feets and dominates the entire region, also enjoy. the Gondola cable car system, and ascend towards the Afarwatt Mountain range. The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the loyour 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. you descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour or so and later do some horse-riding to the strawberry valley,Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Morning after breakfast process for full day trip of the majestic mountain resort of Sonmarg. The route towards Sonmarg takes you on a picturesque country side drive where You will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear water streams and blooming rice fields. you will zoom past the town of Kangan which handles all the local needs of this region. From Kangan, you will drive towards Mammar, famous for its trout farm and stopover for a warm cup of tea before you head towards Sonmarg. you 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 Sonmarg it will take a 3 hour walk or horseback trip to the Thajwass glacier. After our return visit the small town market for some snacks or just pay a visit observing the local people going with their daily routine. In the evening drive back from Sonmarg and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Today after breakfast in Srinagar and travel by surface to Pahalgam (90kms/3hrs), Pahalgam , Once a humble shepherd’s village, it is now Kashmir’s one of the premier summer resort, cool even during the height of summer. Pahalgam is not just a hill-station it is a recreation resort and also the starting point for the annual Amarnath Yatra held in summer. Upon arrival at Pahalgam, check in to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure in the lap of nature. Return back and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Pahalgam.
After Breakfast. Travel to Jammu and drop at Jammu Railway station for your journey to next destination.