Pilgrimage Kashmir Tour Package

Pilgrimage Kashmir Tour Package

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The prices are inclusive of:
** Hotel / Houseboats on Twin sharing Basis.
** Meal Plan:  Breakfast & Dinner
** All transfer and sightseeing by 01 Non A/C Qualis/Tavera.
** 01 Shikara Ride.
** All present applicable taxes as on date.
 
Day 01: Arrive in Jammu & Drive to Katra: (55 kilometers / 2-3 hrs drive):
On your arrival in Jammu, you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist and escort you to your waiting vehicle. From the station / airport it is a minimum of 02 hrs drive to the holy town of Katra. We will drive on the outskirts of the Jammu city and traverse across the Trikuta hills to eventually arrive in Katra and check in at the hotel for our overnight stay. Rest of the day at leisure for individidual activities.Dinner and overnight in hotel
 
 
Day 02: In Katra (Pilgrimage to the shrine):
After an early morning breakfast we will begin with a short drive to the base of the trek from where we will begin our trek. The ascent is good and you will be meeting a lot of co-pilgrims on thier way up. Sitauted at a distance of 12 kilometers, the pilgrimage will take a whole day coming and going which also includes brief stops for rest. A popular belief holds that anybody who walks this Himalayan trail to her abode to ask for a boon rarely go back dissapointed. After paying your obeisance in front of the deity, you will trek downhill and reach your hotel for a welcome period of rest and relaxation. Overnight in hotel.
 
 
Day 03: Katra to Pahalgam: (250 kilometers / 7-8 hrs drive):
After breakfast at the hotel, we will begin our day journey towards Pahalgam. The route traverses through the picturesque mountain resort of Patnitop. From Patnitop we will drive to Ramban that also serves as our next stop for lunch. From Ramban we will drive to Banihal and enter the 2.5 kilometer long Jawahar tunnel that connects the valley of Kashmir with the rest of India. We will emerge from the other side to a warm sunny afternoon and continue our drive towards Pahalgam. On arrival in Pahalgam, we will check in at the hotel and stay there for the night. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
 
 
Day 04: Local sightseeing in Pahalgam and drive to Srinagar: (97 kilometers / 3-4 hrs drive):
After breakfast at the hotel, you can opt to spend your half a day of sightseeing by driving to the picturesque Chandanwari and Betaab valley or ride by horseback across the wildlife sanctuary towards Baisaran meadows. After your return from the beautiful meadows, you will be driven back to Srinagar. In Srinagar you will check in at the hotel / houseboats for your overnight stay. Overnight in houseboats
 
 
Day 05: In Srinagar: Local sightseeing – Half a day:
Today we will do some half a day of local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar. Built in between a period of 14 years the two gardens are a heritage left behind by the erstwhile Mughals, whose taste for laying exquisite gardens was fascinating. With a backdrop of the sprawling Zabarwanmountains, the gardens boast of green turfs, blooming flowers and cascading water fountains. We will explore the gardens and later drive back to the hotel / houseboat for a inner and Overnight stay.  
 
 
Day 06: Srinagar to Gulmarg: (Full Day trip):
After breakfast in the morning, we will begin our country side day trip towards Gulmarg. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesue market town of Tangmarg and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. We arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon and begin a short tour around the meadow familarising ourselves with the beauty. In Gulmarg we will board 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 lower 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. We descend back to Gulmarg base after
 
Day 07: Departure transfer to Airport:
After a late morning breakfast, we will drive to the airport for your flight home. At the airport the driver will assist you with your luggage screening and drop you at outside the terminal gate. 
 
Kashmir is destination for ....
Fishing, camping, trekking, Horse-riding,
Biggest Flower gardens and vast Greenland,
Best skiing Slopes of Gulmarg during wintertime,
Golfer to play his best at the highest golf course in Gulmarg,
Trekker to hike the Himalayas,
Honeymoon couple to enjoy their married life on the serene waters in Houseboats or under the soothing shades of Mighty Chinar Trees.
 
Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir ) consists of three regions:
 
Jammu
Srinagar Kashmir
Ladakh
 
     
 
 
Jammu
 
The gateway of Kashmir, the winter capital elevation 300mts lies at the foot of Himalayan region of Kashmir.This city has a long been a center of Indian pilgrimage Dogra culture, temple city. Majority of Hindus with small Muslim communities around Banihal and Kishtwar south of the Kashmir valley, around Poonch and the border.
 
Places of interest:
 
Surinsar Lake: 42 Km. A picturesque picnic spot.
 
Mansar Lake: 80 Kms a beautiful Lake surrounded by hills accommodation in Huts and Tourist bungalow.
 
Katra: On the pilgrimage route to the famous shrine of MATA VAISHNO DEVI which is in Katra 50 kms from Jammu
 
Chanting Aloud "JAI MATA DI" (HOLLY MOTHER ) thousands of pilgrims chanting it during the NAVRATRAS in March April and September October to reach the Shrine a trek of 15 kms from Katra. The path has been paved and facilities of drinking water, snack bars, medical aid. There are also Helicopter services from Jammu to Katra and also from Katra to Shrine’
 
Excursions: Aknhoor, 30 kms a picnic spot on the river Chenab.
 
          
 
Patnitop: Hill station, charming plateau at 1950m, surrounded with dense woods and Lush greenery of pines. Patnitop is an any time place the best time for visit during May to June , and autumn September to October. From December to March surrounded by Snow one can do skiing/, sledging. Carry woolen at all times as showers can suddenly cause a chilled. 5 hours drive from Jammu 110 kms and to Srinagar 180 Km. There are good accommodation hotels / Tourist bungalow and youth hostel.
 
Srinagar :
 
The Jammu and Kashmir’s Summer capital more than 2000 years old in the heart of Kashmir valley spreads out on both side of river Jehlum. Srinagar has been called the “Venice of the Orient”
 
Elevation: 5214fts-1700mtrs
Population one million, majority of Muslims.
Gateway to Ladakh:
 
The quaint charm of Houseboats of Dal Lake, Nageen Lake and Naseem Lake in Srinagar to stay is a MUST .The Houseboats are having two Bed rooms, three bed rooms and four bed rooms with attached bath, with dining and Sitting room also with Sun-deck. Each houseboat is having the attendant who can also serve the food. Explore lapping journeys on a Shikara in the lakes, past floating gardens.
Houseboats In Kashmir:
 
                 
 
Houseboat were introduced accidentally in Kashmir. Most of British Civil and Military officers serving in the plains used to come to Kashmir with their families for holidays. They wanted to built houses for themselves but the Maharaja (King) of Kashmir of that time was suspicious of their designs and did not allow them to buy land, so they built the first Houseboat- named Victory designed by Mr M T Kenhard in 1888. Later other copied this design and now there are about 500 Houseboats in Srinagar for commercial purpose .
 
 
 
Places of interest:
 
Pahalgam: 95 km. east of Srinagar, 2400 mts above sea level. Popular holiday resort. It is called “Shepherds village” at the head of the Lidder valley. Best place for trout fishing. Apart from angling , Pahalgam is also known as the starting point for trekking. Pilgrims route to Amarnath Cave.
 
Accommodation: Good Hotels / lodges and Tourist Bung lows. Three hours journey by road from Srinagar, can be covered by Deluxe buses. Taxi can also be hired for the day trip basis .
 
Gulmarg: 56 kms from Srinagar, one and a half hour journey, 2690 mts above sea level. .It is called “Meadow of flowers”. In summer best for trekking, golfing and pony rides . One can have beautiful walk around and can see in good weather the high mountains like Naga Parbat (In Gilgit) 7650mts high, Kolohi and Harmukh which are 5425 and 5124 mts high.Gulmarg has the world’s highest green golf course in the world. There are cable cons that ferry the tourists up to the height of 3095 mts. (Gondola).
 
Accommodation: Plenty of hotels/Huts/lodges with reasonable prices. Taxis and Deluxe buses are running from Srinagar.
 
Yusmarg: 50 kms southeast of Srinagar, one and half hour journey through pine and fir forests. On the way to Yusmarg is the shrine of famous Kashmiri sufi saint : Sheikh Noor-ud-din, popularly known as Nunda Rishi. One can go up to Nilnag Lake either by foot or on a pony back. There is Tourist huts available.
 
Sonmarg: 87 km. from Srinagar, 3 hours journey, 2800mts above sea level. It is called Golden meadow” at the head of the river Sind with beautiful mountains and glaciers. Base for the treks to Harmukh range via Nichnai, Vishensar Lake, Gangabal and to Nara Nag . Also the Pilgrim route to Amarnath Cave , which can be done in one day from here. Famous for Trout fishing.
Gateway to Leh (Ladakh)
Accommodation: Few Hotels/ Huts and Lodges .
Taxis and Deluxe buses are running from Srinagar.
 
MUGHAL GARDENS
 
Nishat Bagh: The Garden of bliss laid down by Asif Khan father of Empress Noorjahan in 1633AD on the bank of Dal Lake with Zabarvan Massif at the back. In Nishat commands magnificent view of the Lake and the Snow capped Pir Panchal Range to the west of the valley.
 
          
 
Shalimar Bagh: The Abode Of Love.’ Is said to have been a village, built by Paravarassna II. He used to stay here when on a visit to Sukhswami a saint living near Harwan. In 1619 Jehangir ordered a garden to be laid out this spot, calling it, Ferrah Bakkash (Delightful). In 1727 A.D Zaffar-Khan. A governor during the reign of Shah Jahan made an extension of it and called it ‘Faiz Baksh’ (Bountiful). The garden is laid down in four terraces, rising one above the other. A canal runs through the garden lined with polished stones and supplies with water from Harwan.Chasma – Shahi : East of Srinagar. Built in 1634 A.D by Shah- Jahan. It commands a superb view of the Dal Lake it has the advantage of having a natural spring of Pure, Cool and Sparking water known as Chasma- Shahi (Royal Spring).
 
Harwan Garden: Harwan Garden is a beautiful garden, situated at Harwan, about 18 km from Srinagar, in Jammu and Kashmir. This huge garden lined with flower beds and Chinar trees, is an ideal spot for picnickers. The picturesque Harwan Lake is behind the garden. The canal flowing through the middle of the garden is fed by the lake.
 
Cheshma Shahi: Cheshma Shahi is one of the three major Mughal Gardens in Srinagar. It is located 9km from Srinagar city centre, and is the first Mughal garden that you would visit as you pass the Nehru Park. The name Cheshma Shahi means Royal Spring (shahi means royal and chashma means spring).
 
Cheshma Shahi is small and charming. It was laid out by the Mughal Governor Ali Mardan Khan for Emperor Shah Jahan, the ruler famous for building the Taj Mahal, in 1632.
 
Shah Jahan built a pavilion and laid out the Mughal garden in three terraces, each above the other by 18 feet. Cheshma Shahi is famous for the pure and refreshing spring that flows from it.
 
Built at a height above the city, Cheshma Shahi offers a great view of the surrounding area with the Zabarwan hills behind it.
 
Pari Mahal: Once the royal observatory, Pari Mahal has a charmingly laid out garden and is a five-minute drive from Cheshmashahi. A Buddhist monastery at one time, it was converted into a school of astrology by Dara Shikoh, Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan's eldest son. Situated on the spur of a mountain overlooking the Dal, the ancient monument, with a well-laid spacious garden in front, is connected to Cheshmashahi by road. It is illuminated at night.
HISTORICAL PLACES:
 
 
Parimahal ( The palace of Fairies): It was a school of Astrology built by Dhara Shikua, Shah Jahan’s eldest son for his tutor Muhlah Shah. School of observatory.
 
Hari Parbat: The Hill of Hari Parbat crowned by the pathan fort who his visible from every part of the city. 400 feet above the plain, Legend says the hill grew from a pebble dropped by the goddess Paravati to crush a demon, in the form of Sharika bird (Maina). This is called now Hari Parbat.
 
          
 
Shankaracharya Temple: This Temple is situated at the height of 1000ft above the plain. The earliest of all the Temples built in 200 BC,. By Jalaka the son of the Great Buddhist convert Ashoka. The temple was subsequently rebuilt and dedicated by Raja Gopadittya in 6th Century. It is said to be that “ the Takhut-I-Sulaiman (throne one of the Solomon).
Panoramic view of whole Srinagar City .
 
Hazratbal: It is the most important Muslim Religious place, situated on the western shore of Dal Lake.
 
Jamia Masjid: The largest Masque built by Sultan Sikandar Constructed in 1400 A.D. Enlarged by his son Zain-Ul- Abdin.
 
Tomb of Zain-Ul-Abidin: The most attractive chapter of Muslim rule in Kashmir (1421-1472) in the reign of Zain- Ul-Abdin.
 
Pather Masjid: Pather Masjid of the Mughal Mosque built by emperor Noor Jahan in 1620 A.D. wife of Jahangir. Muslims did not however use it for prayers.
 
Shah Hamdan: Originally built in 1953 AD. To commemorate the visit of Mir Syed Ali Hamdan destroyed by fire in 1479 and 1731 AD. It was rebuilt in 1732 by Abdul Barket Khan and since then stand as a land mark in the City. Built of timber, not a nail or Screw was used in the construction.
 
Lakes Of Kashmir:
 
 
Dal Lake: Dal lake of Kashmir is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes in India. It has been and continues to be a part of the poetry by some renowned poets. This is second largest lake of Jammu and Kashmir state after Wular Lake. The lake is surrounded by majestic mountains from three sides and a large number of gardens and orchards have been laid along the shores. The University of Kashmir also stands along the shores of the Dal Lake. The hundreds of uniquely decorated houseboats which floats on the Dal lake afford an opportunity to tourists to reside on the lake in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
 
         

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