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Kashmir With Vaishno Devi

Kashmir With Vaishno Devi

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Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Hindu Goddess Mata Adi Shakti, also known as Mahalakshmi/Matrika Goddess. The words “maa” and “mata” are commonly used in India for “mother”, and thus are often used in connection with Vaishno Devi.

Embracing love in the air, Kashmir is a perfect destination for honeymooners. Right from the romantic ambience of the Mughal Gardens in Srinagar, to the beauty of Lidder Valley in Pahalgam, everything is simply perfect to greet the newly wedded couples. At Lifeline Tours and travels , we understand this very fact and thus have designed 6 nights and 7 days Kashmir Honeymoon Package. This tour package takes you to Vience of the east – Srinagar, splendid Sonmarg, picturesque Pahalgam and snow-covered Gulmarg. All these destinations are best to portray Kashmir’s beauty at its best.

Tour Plan

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Day 01: Arrive in Srinagar Stay at Houseboat:

On your arrival at the Srinagar International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist and escort you to your waiting vehicle. From the airport it is a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city. The drive takes you past the Abdullah Bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum River, Snaking its way towards the North-Western frontier of Kashmir. We arrive at the houseboat and check in. Later we will go on a 60 Minutes shikara ride in Dal Lake. This boat ride glides you past some wonderful vegetable gardens and aquatic life. Stay Overnight at Houseboat.
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Day 02: In Srinagar Local sightseeing :

Today, after breakfast 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 visit the factory Shop later then later drive back to the hotel and Overnight stay.
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Day 03 : Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar: ( 56 km’s / 2-3 hrs one way drive, Full Day Trip)

After breakfast in the morning, we will begin our country tour 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 picturesque 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 check in at the hotel. Later we will begin a short tour around the meadow familiarizing 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 Kashmirvalley. We descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour or so and later do some horse- riding to the strawberry valley. We will stay at the hotel for overnight. In the evening we will drive back to Srinagar where we can take a walk along the banks of the Dal Lake or simply rest in the cozy rooms of our hotel. Check into hotel and overnight stay.
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Day 04: Srinagar – Sonamarg - Srinagar: ( 87 km’s one way drive Day Trip):

After breakfast we begin our second day. We will drive to the majestic mountain resort of Sonamarg. The route towards Sonamarg takes us on a picturesque country side drive where we will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear water streams and blooming rice fields. We will zoom past the town of Kangan which handles all the local needs of this region. From Kangan, we will drive towards Mammar, famous for its trout farm and stopover for a warm cup of tea before we head towards Sonamarg. We will once again alight from our vehicles at the tourist spot of Gagangir. The spot is built in the middle of the river Sindh and looks like an island with snow glaciers covering one or the other spot. In Sonamarg we will take a 3 hour walk or horseback trip to the Thajwass glacier. After our return we will visit the small town market for some snacks or just pay a visit observing the local people going with their daily routine. We will drive back to Srinagar in the evening and transfer to the hotel for our overnight stay.
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Day 05: Srinagar to Pahalgam sightseeing: (97 km’s / 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 Lidderriver flowing from the opposite direction. In Pahalgam we check in at the hotel and later do some nature walks to unwind ourselves. You can also 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 spend the night at the hotel.
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Day 06: Pahalgam to Katra: (250 km/ 7-8 hrs drive):

After breakfast check-out from hotel and drive to Katra. The total distance of about 250 km’s, will be covered in about 7 to 8 hrs. Stay overnight in the hotel.
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Day 07 : Katra – Darshan “Vaishno Mata Temple Visit” – Katra: (14 km’s one way track )

Early in the morning you can proceed further to visit the Holy temple of Mata 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 we return back to Katra the same day. Stay overnight in the hotel. NO TRANSPORT
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Day 08 : Katra – Jammu Departure: (50 km’s / 1 ½ hrs Drive )

After breakfast we will start our drive to Jammu a journey of 50 Km’s will be covered in about 2 hours’ time. Upon arrival in Jammu you will straight away transferred to the Jammu Airport / Railway Station.Tour Ends….
Includes:
  • Transportation by Tata Indigo/ D’zire / Etios (2Pax) , Toyota Innova (4 to 6Pax)  for the entire tour
  • All sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary
  • Mentioned or similar hotels on as per the meal Plan
  • Child of the age of below 5 Years of complimentary without extra bed
Excludes:
  • Personal expenses
  • Train/Air fare
  • Guide
  • Entry Charges
  • GST 5%
  • Unforeseen Expenses because of the weather conditions.
Points to be noted

Clients / Guests have to make direct payment for the below sightseeing points.
  • In Pahalgam: Horse Riding, Chandanwari ,Betaab Valley, Aru Valley and Baisaran Valley
  • In Gulmarg: Horse Riding, Gondola Ride, Zorbing or any other sports activity.
  • In Sonamarg: Thajwass Glacier, Horse Riding.
  • Guests can book the taxi/ ponies / gondolas at the particular place.
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