Kashmir’s innate beauty has been celebrated for centuries. Across the imperious mountains and the misty woods, the Kashmir valley cradles the some of the highlights of this show of natural splendor. Even the man made additions to this canvas-worthy scene, like the Mughal Gardens and boats on Dal Lake, are artistic and cultured. Visit Kashmir and discover the many shades of wonder.
You will be received in Jammu by our representatives, before being driven to Katra 47 kms away. Check-in to the hotel when you reach. Relax on your leisurely first day. Overnight stay in Katra.
With breakfast done, it’s time to commence the 13 km trek uphill to visit Vaishnodevi. Though a tough climb, the satisfaction of completing one of the most hallowed pilgrimages in Hinduism awaits you at the top. So let faith inspire you to new heights! Return to the hotel for an evening of relaxation. Overnight stay in Katra.
After breakfast, it’s time to leave the warmth of Katra for the splendour of Patnitop. Check in to the hotel on arrival and prepare for the 5km trek to Madhatop. The misty mountain tops of Madhatop provide a bird’s eye view of the Chenab basin, as you spend a private moment perched on the roof of the world. The rest of the day is free for you to explore at leisure. Overnight stay in Patnitop.
After breakfast, check out and head to Srinagar. After check-in, begin your city tour at the ethereal Shankaracharya Temple, perched on top of a hill. Take a trip to the dreamy Nishat Gardens, with its manicured lawns and stunning backdrops, before moving to Shalimar Garden on the shore of Dal Lake. Then there is Chashme Shahi with its royal springs and huge mountains beyond. Finish off with a shikara ride on Dal Lake. Overnight stay in the houseboat.
Enjoy breakfast and set off for the gorgeous wildernesses of Sonmarg, or ‘Meadow of Gold’. Wherever you look, you find eternal beauty. It could be the almighty mountains silhouetted against the deep blue sky, or the vast expanses of white snow, pierced by the meandering River Sindh. Hire a pony for a trip up to Thajiwas glacier or Yusmarg and revel in the peace. Return to a relaxing evening. Overnight stay in houseboat.
Check out after breakfast and depart for Gulmarg, or ‘Meadow of Flowers’. Check in upon arrival and get exploring this world-famous ski resort. Gulmarg’s most eye catching feature is the Gulmarg Gondolas, one of the highest cable cars in the world. You also have the option of visiting Khilanmarg, another flat plain encircled by sensational mountain views. Return to a relaxing evening. Overnight stay in houseboat.
Time to leave the houseboat after breakfast and head to Srinagar Airport, in time for your flight home.