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 Jammu , Meet and assist on arrival and proceed straight to Katra by Coach. Arrive Katra and check in at Hotel. Later proceed to Vaishno Devi Shrine (Approx. 13 km Trek). One can trek up to the Shrine if fitness permits, otherwise Pony or Palanquins are also available at an extra cost. Arrive at Vaishno Devi Bhawan. Wash and change before Mata Darshan. Trek down to Katra after darshans. Overnight stay at Katra.
Morning breakfsat and proceed to Drive Srinagar. On arrival in Srinagar, Check-in at Hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
Morning proceed for full day tour of Gulmarg, which is one of the most beautiful summer resort in the valley. It is also popular for its golf course (in summer), the highest in the world and skiing during the winter season. Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. In the evening return to Houseboat. Night stay at Houseboat.
Full day excursion to Pahalgam 440 Mtrs (Vale of Kashmir). On the way visit Saffron fields, Avantipur ruins and Anantnag sulpher spring. Pahalgam is the most famous place for Indian Film Industry. Enjoy the nature charm of the valley. In the evening return to Hotel in Srinagar. Overnight in Hotel.
Today morning post breakfast proceed for sightseeing, passing the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jehlum river, local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat garden, Shankaracharya Temple, Shalimar garden, Chashmashahi, Parimahal, We will explore the gardens and later drive back to the hotel for a inner and Overnight stay at Srinagar hotel.
After breakfast in the Morning leave for Jammu to catch the train for onward journey.