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Duration
9 Days / 8 Nights
Trip
Start: Srinagar / End: Jammu

Kashmir Magic

Srinagar - Sonamarg - Gulmarg - Pahalgam - Katra - Jammu

Introduction

Kashmir’s description as a paradise is well-deserved, as anyone who has visited Kashmir will testify. The Kashmir Magic tour package offered by Indian Holiday is a brilliantly crafted tour which lets you enjoy the spellbinding beauty that Kashmir is famous for. This tour package will take you to all the popular tourist attractions that Kashmir is famous for. You will also get to seek the blessings of Maa Vaishno Devi. This itinerary consisting of 7 nights and 8 days takes you to various destinations in Kashmir including Srinagar, Sonamarg, Pahalgam and Gulmarg. At the end of the tour, you will get to visit the Maa Vaishno Devi cave temple. A special experience, however, awaits you in the form of a shikara ride on the Dal Lake.


Trip Highlights
    • Enjoy the beauty of Mughal Garden
    • Enjoy a shikara ride on the Dal Lake
    • Go on a day trip to Sonmarg
    • Have a leisurely time at Gulmarg
    • Visit the famous Betab Valley and other attractions in Pahalgam
    • Have darshan at Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Temple

Itinerary Details
Day 1 Arrival at Srinagar

After your arrival in Srinagar airport, get in touch with IHPL representative who will help you with an assisted transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After completing the check-in formalities, enjoy the welcome drink served to you upon your arrival. You can spend the rest of the day as you like, pursuing the activities of your interest. Some of the activities which you can try out are shopping in the local market, visiting the nearby areas and trying out the local food of the area.

This is followed by an overnight stay.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Srinagar

Enjoy your delicious breakfast and prepare yourself for exploring the various attractions of Srinagar. Your sightseeing in Srinagar will consist of the Mughal Gardens. The Mughal Gardens, built in the Persian style of architecture, is influenced by the Charbagh structure. You will also visit Chashmi-e Shahi, also known as the Royal Spring Garden. The Royal Spring Garden, the Garden of Pleasure and Shalimar Bagh are the other places that you will visit. All of these captivate the visitors with their spellbinding beauty. Afterwards, head towards the Dal Lake to enjoy a ride on the Shikara.

This is followed by an overnight stay.

Day 3 Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar

On this day of the tour, you will take a day trip to Sonamarg, also known as the “Gateway to Ladakh”. The ride from Srinagar to Sonamarg is dotted with magnificent sights. After reaching Sonamarg, you can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. Another experience to look forward to is the pony ride up to Thajiwas Glacier (at your own cost). This place is famous for being covered with snow throughout the year. Head back to Srinagar.

This is followed by an overnight stay.

Day 4 Srinagar - Gulmarg

On this day of the tour, make your way towards Gulmarg for a day of sightseeing and exploration. The drive to Gulmarg takes you past lovely sights along with the pleasant weather to keep you company. Gulmarg, the summer resort of the valley, is one of the best places for enjoying skiing while also being home to the highest golf course in the world. After arriving at Srinagar, complete your check-in formalities and enjoy the delicious dishes at lunch. After enjoying your lunch, you can either choose to take a pony ride or go for a Gulmarg Gondola cable car ride up to Khilanmarg (at your own cost).

This is followed by dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5 Gulmarg - Pahalgam

Enjoy your breakfast and then get transferred to Pahalgam by road. Complete your check-in formalities at the hotel upon arrival. Pahalgam is also the base of the much famed Amarnath Yatra, and renowned for its spectacular beauty. You have the rest of the day to yourself and can spend it any way you like. You can choose to go shopping in the local market, take a leisurely walk or enjoy a pony ride.

This is followed by dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 Sightseeing in Pahalgam

Enjoy your breakfast and then spend the day at your own leisure. You can spend it doing anything that sparks your interest. If adventure is what you love, then go river rafting in the Lidder River. You could also try horse riding and enjoy sightseeing. Along with this, visit the nearby attractions including Betaab Valley, Sheshnag Lake and Aru Valley, besides others.

This is followed by dinner and an overnight stay at Pahalgam.

Day 7 Pahalgam – Katra

After enjoying your breakfast, make your way towards Katra, a drive of around 7 hours. After arriving at Katra, which is also the base of Vaishno Devi Yatra, complete your check-in formalities at the hotel. You have the rest of evening to yourself and can spend it anyway you like.

This is followed by dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 8 Katra (Vaishno Devi Darshan)

Enjoy your delicious breakfast and then prepare yourself for the 13km trek to Vaishno Devi cave temple. The trek will cover four main points, which are namely Banganga, Adhkuwari, Sanjhi Chatt and finally The Bhawan. After entering the cave temple, you come across Maa Vaishno Devi residing in the form of 3 idols (known as pindies locally) – Maa Laxmi, Maa Saraswati and Maa Kali. After enjoying your pooja along with darshan, begin your journey backwards to the hotel.

This is followed by dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 9 Katra – Depart for Jammu

After enjoying your breakfast, get transferred by Jammu Airport by road or railway station for your onward journey.