Meet upon arrival at Jammu railway station or airport and proceed to Katra. The distance of about 47 kms will be covered in about 2 hrs. Arrive Katra and check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Vaishno Devi Temple After breakfast, start your Holy Journey to Mata Vaisnodevi Darshan. Mata Vaishno Devi temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti and is the second most visited religious shrine in India after Tirupati Balaji Temple. Trek to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine (14 km), ponies can also be arranged (at your own cost) for the trek. Return to Katra late in evening or night. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Katra.
Amarnath Temple After breakfast check out of the hotel at Gulmarg and proceed to Pahalgam. Enroute visit the world famous Saffron growing fields, Awantipora ruins (9th Century). Pahalgam is also famous for Indian film Industry (Bollywood). Pahalgam is also famous for some trekking routes and base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Enjoy the natural beauty and thereafter dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Lidder River After breakfast the day is free to explore Lidder valley at your own or you can pick one of the below given options by taking a local cab at your own cost. Option 1. Visit to Aru Valley which is a small village, 15 km upstream the Lidder River. The route is picturesque with ample campsites. This village is the starting point for treks to the Kolahoi glacier. Option 2. Visit to Chandanwari, 16 Km which is the starting point of sacred Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge. En-route you can visit Hajan, an idyllic picnic spot and Betaab valley. Option 3. You can enjoy leisurely walks in pine forest along River Lidder and enjoy picnic on riverside. Option 4. You can enjoy pony ride to Baisaran meadow, surrounded by thickly wooded pine forest and snow-capped mountains. This grassy glen offers a panoramic view of Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed to Gulmarg. Arrive Gulmarg and check in at hotel for overnight stay. Enjoy the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow capped mountains. In winter, Gulmarg acquires a new persona that of the country’s premier skiing resort. Enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride (rope way) to Khillanmarg at your own cost. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast drive back to Srinagar. Arrive Srinagar and check in at the houseboat. Evening enjoy a majestic Shikara ride on the famous Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with, which is often compared to Venice. You will get views of some interesting places around the Lake. Dinner and overnight at Deluxe Houseboat.
Morning after breakfast sightseeing of Mughal gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure), Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love). These beautiful mountains are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. Distance from Srinagaris about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute, visit a carpet weaving factory. Also visit ShankrachariyaTemple to have Darshan and Bird’s eye view of Srinagar city and famous Dal Lake. Afternoon City Tour visiting Fort, Jamia Masjid, Shah Hamdan Shrine and walk through the naroow streets of Old City, DownTown to experience the living style of local people. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel or Houseboat.
After breakfast, leave for full day excursion of Sonamarg “Meadows of Gold” which is one of the most beautiful drives from Srinagar. You may take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. It serves as the base for the treks to Harmukh range via Nichnai, Vishensar Lake, and Gangabal and to Nara Nag. This place is famous for trout fishing. Dinner and overnight in the hotel at Srinagar.