Day 01: Jammu to Katra to Vaishno Devi
After arrival in Jammu , pick up will be done from railway station/ airport. Drive to Katra, check in hotel. Later proceed further to visit the Holy temple of Vaishno Devi. This temple is situated on the top of the hill. To visit this temple one has to hire a pony or travel by foot. From Katra the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage is about 12 kms. After visiting the temple, return back to Katra on the same day. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Katra -Srinagar
Early morning leave for Srinagar. Enroute enjoy Kashmir Valley view. On the way you will stop Patnitop sightseeing. You will also be able to see the exceptionally beautiful Jawahar Lal Tunnel, the breath taking views of Ram Ban & Kud. Arrive Srinagar in the evening and check into hotel.Dinner and Overnight in hotel.
Day 03: 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 Zabarwan mountains, the gardens boast of green turfs, blooming flowers and cascading water fountains. We will explore the gardens and later drive back to the hotel for check out. We arrive at houseboat and check in. You will have shikara ride in the lake. This boat ride glides you past some wonderful vegetable gardens and aquatic life. Dinner and Overnight in houseboats.
Day 04: Srinagar to Pahalgam: (97 kilometers / 3-4 hrs drive):
We will begin our trip towards Pahalgam and drive on the National Highway 1A. This road connects the Valley to the rest of the country. We drive past the saffron fields of Pampore, the marvellous ruins of Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. You can even sample a few exotic breads sold by vendors near the road. We switch the the national highway at Khanabal and drive through the second largest city of Anantnag. From here the road turns scenic as we drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction. In Pahalgam we check in at the hotel and later do some nature walks to unwind ourselves. Overnight in hotel.
Day 05: Departure Pahalgam to Jammu Railway station ( 280 Kms – 7Hrs)
After a late morning breakfast, we will drive to the Jammu. On your way to the airport you can make a brief stopover for some last minute shopping in the city center. Drop at Railway station will be provided.