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About Jammu and Kashmir Holidays -
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About Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir’s romantic houseboats, breath-taking shikara rides and gorgeous views of the morning sun will make you forget about the conventional style of living. However, wondrous views of sparkling lakes, mighty mountains and magical shikara rides are just a few of the many memories that Jammu and Kashmir has to offer. Dash through blankets of snow or marvel at the crumbling shines of Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir is indeed paradise on earth. Be your own knight in shining armour as you engage in some horseback riding along the Sheshnag Lake in the Jammu & Kashmir Valley. Or pluck juicy apples from gloriously green trees that bend with their weight. The choice is yours.
Best time to visit Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir’s climate ranges from temperate with blossoming flowers to cold with frozen lakes that spell eternal beauty. The best time to visit Jammu & Kashmir is between the months of April to June, when you can fulfil all your outdoorsy whims and fancies. As Summer unveils Jammu & Kashmir’s glorious greens with remnants of white, tourism is at an all-time high. This is a good time to stroll along Gulmarg’s strawberry fields.
With the temperatures never reaching an unendurable limit, you will always be up and about while in Jammu and Kashmir. The sparkling Dal lake calls out to you for overwhelming Shikhara rides or adrenalin pumping water sports. The nature enthusiast in you will be spoilt for choice at this time of the year. If you wish to take the road less travelled, go for the low season discounted Jammu & Kashmir packages between December to March. Thick sheets of snow wrap this paradise in a tight embrace. To satiate the adventure seeker in you, head to Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg. Engage in world-class skiing amidst the backdrop of snow-covered peaks and on the slopes of mighty Himalayan Ranges. Visit the India Tours website to check out discounted Jammu & Kashmir tour packages during this period.
DAY 01: Arrival Jammu To Katra ( 50 Kms / Approx 02 Hrs )
Welcome onboard a wonderful tour to one of the most happening destinations - Kashmir!
On arrival at Jammu airport / station (on your own). Complimentary Transfer from Airport to Katra at 1200 Hrs.
Guests are requested to time their flight as per above transfer timings. If not possible to time their flights the guests can do either of the following
- they can book airport taxi to reach to the Katra
- they can book cab with us at the mentioned supplement
- Alternatively Guests can prebook with us a cab straight to Katra, the destination for first night.
Today at 1200 hrs .we start a scenic drive from Jammu Airport towards Katra, Katra or Katra Vaishno Devi, as it is popularly known, is a small town in Reasi district in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India, situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is located. In the evening arrive and Check in resort and relax. Over-night at the Hotel / Resorts.
DAY 02: Katra (Visit Mata Vaishnodevi Temple By Helicopter)
After breakfast start your Holy Journey of Darshan to Maa Vaishnodevi. The base camp Katra, is located at an altitude of 2500 feet above the sea level; whereas Mata's Bhawan is located at 5200 feet. The visit to the holy shrine within the folds of Trikuta Mountain, via helicopter is just a start of this ecstatic and thrilling journey. Evening return back to Katra. Dinner & overnight stay at the Hotel. Note: Helicopter Ticket are going to be subject to availability, in case of non-availability guest will have to either go by Pony or electric vehicle.
DAY 03: Katra (Excursion Patnitop)
After breakfast Drive to Patnitop , Arrive Patnitop Enjoy Experience the thrill of a Cable Car ride! From Sanget Valley to Patnitop , Arrive Patnitop visit local City tour and in Evening back to katra. Dinner & overnight stay at the Hotel.
DAY 04: Katra To Pahalgam ( 285 Kms / Approx 07 Hrs )
After breakfast we drive through the new tourist Point Pahalgam , Pahalgam is a hill station in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Mountain trails run northeast to Amarnath Cave Temple, a Hindu shrine and site of the annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage. Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary is home to animals including brown bears and musk deer. Northeast, the Lidder River runs through scenic Betaab Valley. Southeast, Tulian Lake is flanked by mountain peaks and often frozen.. In Evening Arrive Pahalgam Check In Hotel and relax. Over-night at the resort.
DAY 05: Pahalgam (Excursion Chandanwadi, Betab Valley, Aru Valley)
Today after breakfast, depart for excursion trip to Chandanwadi, Starting point of Amarnath Yatra & Betab valley, Located on the way to Chandanwari, the valley was named Betaab after the bollywood movie by the same name! Earlier known as Hajan Valley, after the release of the movie, it was renamed as major part of the movie was shot here. After Noon proceed for trip to Aru Valley – Aru Valley is a tourist spot 11 km from Pahalgam noted for its scenic meadows, and mountains, it is a base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. The village lies of the left bank of the Aru river, which is a tributary of the Lidder river. Overnight at the resort.
DAY 06: Pahalgam To Gulmarg ( 140 Kms / Approx 05 Hrs )
After breakfast we drive through the new tourist Point Gulmarg , En route visit Awantipura Ruins. On arrival Gulmarg known as Gulmarag in Kashmiri, is a town, hill station, popular skiing destination, check into your hotel. Afternoon proceed for gondola ride up to first phase. After Gondola ride back to hotel. Over-night at the resort.
DAY 07: Gulmarg To Srinagar ( Srinagar Local City Tour ) (90 Kms / Approx 03 Hrs)
After breakfast we drive through the new tourist Point Srinagar, Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It lies in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes. The city is known for its natural environment, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats, Arrive Srinagar check in hotel and Later proceed for half day Srinagar sightseeing covering the ancient Shankaracharya temple, famous Mughal Gardens Nishat Bagh, Abode of Pleasure on the shore of the Dal lake, Shalimar Abode of Love built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan and Visit Chasmashahi Garden . In evening Enjoy Shikara ride And Musical fountain and Laser Show At Dal Lake . Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 08: Sonmarg:
Today after Breakfast, proceed for a day excursion to Sonmarg (Golden Meadow). Sonmarg lies in Sind Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonmarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. Enjoy horse riding upto Thajiwas glacier and sledge riding on snow (on direct payment). Return back to Srinagar by evening. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel
DAY 09: Departure :
Today after early breakfast, proceed to Srinagar Airport at 1000 hrs. Guests are requested to time their flight as per this transfer timing.
Guest can also book
- airport taxi on own
- Prebook transfer till airport with us ( supplements Cost available )
Patnitop | Maa Vaishno DeviSrinagar :
Excursion Sonmarg | Shankaracharya Temple | Nishat Bagh | Mughal gardens | Dal LakePahalgam :
Awantipura Ruins | Betaab Valley | Aru Valley | Kolahoi Glacier | ChandanwariGulmarg :
Gulmarg Gondola Phase 1
- Accommodation in comfortable hotels on twin/triple/Single sharing basis
- All Meal ( Expect Day 02 Lunch )
- Vaishno Devi Darshans - Return Helicopter Tickets.
- Enjoy Cable car ride at Patnitop.
- Enjoy Kashmiri Apple Juice on the way to Pahalgam.
- Enjoy Chandanwari, Betaab and Aru Valley in Pahalgam will be by local non AC vehicles.
- Pahalgam Deer Park Entry Ticket.
- Gondola ride Phase – 1 Ticket.
- 01 Authentic Kashmiri Lunch (Wazwan) at Srinagar
- The Dal Lake Musical fountain and Laser Show At Srinagar.
- Shikara ride on Dal Lake At Srinagar.
- Monuments entrance fees.
- A Photo session Per Family once during the day.
- Maggie and tea in Pahalgam while coming back from Aru Valley
- Lunch at Sky view ( Patnitop)
- Local Tour Guide.
- Travel by comfortable A/C or non A/C small cars or Tempo Travellers or Mini Buses or big buses depending on the respective tour group size
- Professional Tour Manager
- Travel Insurance (for age below 69yrs)
- GST will be applicable as per prevailing rates
- Any increase in airfare, airport tax, fuel surcharge etc.
- Any up gradation in airline class, vehicle, hotel or hotel room category
- Cost of Pre/Post tour hotel accommodation
- Any extra expense incurred due to any forced majeure situation before the tour departure or during the tour, such as change in airline schedule,
- route or operation, changing the tour date, change in hotel etc.
- Personal expense like porter age, laundry, telephone, shopping, alcoholic beverages, extra mineral water or food which is not a part of group’s
- set meal menu
- Any extra cost incurred due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any personal emergency
- Conservation & National Park Fees.
- Domestic airfare (Insurance Surcharge + Fuel Surcharge)
- Emergency rescue.
- Entrance fees & Guide if any.(Guide costs INR.2000 or US$30 per day)
- Expenses due to the situation beyond our control (Such as; landslides, natural calamities, road blockade, political disturbance, flight cancellation etc.)
- Expenses of personal Nature.
- Medical expenses.
- Other Services not mentioned in cost including.
- Personal Insurance.
- Tips and Gratuities.
Kashmir is witnessing unprecedented demand for travel in recent months . Due to limited hotel supply in Kashmir , hotels offered at the booking stage may be changed at the time of actual travel. This may also lead to an increase in the price which will be informed to you prior to travel.