Karishmatic Kashmir

Katra, Patnitop, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg & Pahalgam

8 Nights / 9 Days

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Tour Highlights

Take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake.
Walk around the world's highest Golf Course in... read more

Family , Hill Station , Pilgrimage , Romantic

Departure : * Ex - Jammu

Cradled in the lap of majestic mountains of the Himalayas, Kashmir is the most beautiful places on earth. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is rightly called Paradise. It is situated right at the top most part of the country and if Mother India is a Queen, then Jammu and Kashmir surely looks like the Crown on her head. From sun-kissed mountains, lush green valleys, beautiful gardens, to blue lakes, the state of Jammu and Kashmir has it all. The land of sparkling rivers and sleepy lakes, of startling gardens and regal Chinar trees, Kashmir boasts of some of the most beautiful flowering meadows and snow-capped peaks. The abundance of natural beauty has earned the valley a nickname of the Switzerland of the East.

Tour Highlights

Take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake.
Walk around the world's highest Golf Course in Gulmarg.
Enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayas from Patnitop .
Visit the oldest Shankaracharya Temple and the beautiful Mughal Gardens in Srinagar.

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 :
ARRIVE JAMMU * ON TO KATRA (52 KMS / APPROX.1.5 HOUR DRIVE)
Welcome to your 'Kashmir Experience' tour! Arrive at Airport / Railway Station in Jammu where you will be met and transferred to Katra. On arrival, check-in to your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.
Overnight in Katra - None (Meals on your own).

Day 2 :
KATRA - TREK TO MATA VAISHNODEVI (14 KMS ONE WAY)
As per your own preferred time, proceed to Banganga from where you will trek up the Mata Vaishnodevi Temple on your own.
Every day of the year, a mass of humanity surges up steep pathways that cut across the hillside for mile after mile.Popular belief holds that anybody who walks the Himalayan trail to her abode to ask for a wish rarely goes back disappointed. There are many who journey here to pay obeisance regardless of their faith, class, caste or religion, for Mata Vaishnodevi transcends all such barriers. Return to your hotel after Darshan.
Overnight in Katra (B)

Day 3 :
ON TO PATNITOP (70 KMS / APPROX. 2.5 HOUR DRIVE)
Today, transfer to Patnitop. This hill station is mainly famous for its many adventure spots. There are also options available for skiing in Patnitop, so skiing enthusiasts will love the place. You can also visit the water springs in the region during your trip to Patnitop. On arrival into Patnitop, check-in to your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the beauty of Patnitop.
Overnight in Patnitop (B)

Day 4 :
ON TO PAHALGAM (180 KMS / APPROX. 5.5 HOUR DRIVE)
Today, depart for Pahalgam, the 'valley of shepherds' which is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from the river Lidder and Sheshnag Lake. On arrival into Pahalgam, check-in to your hotel and enjoy the surrounding beauty.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this popular tourist destination of Pahalgam (On your own).
Overnight in Pahalgam (B)

Day 5 :
PAHALGAM
The day is at leisure to admire the beauty of this quiet place. One can enjoy a pony ride to nearby place like Chandanwari (on your own) or simply walk along the Lidder River. Filmgoers will recognize it instantly as it has been a favourite location in several movies.
Overnight in Pahalgam (B)

Day 6 :
ON TO GULMARG (145 KMS / APPROX. 5 HOUR DRIVE)
This morning, proceed to Gulmarg driving past willow trees, fast flowing streams and lush green meadows. Gulmarg - the 'Meadow of Flowers' is an apt term for this idyllic flower - laden spot, offering a spectacular view of towering snow capped peaks covered with dense forests of tall conifers, gigantic firs and pine trees. On arrival, check-in to your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure. You may wish to stroll leisurely across the green meadows to one of the world's highest Golf Course. You may also wish to take a fun-filled ride in the Gondola (on your own).
Overnight in Gulmarg (B)

Day 7 :
ON TO SRINAGAR (52 KMS / APPROX. 2 HOUR DRIVE)
Today, drive to Srinagar. En route, make a brief visit to Awantipura Ruins, an 1100year old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Arrive into Srinagar and check-in to your hotel
In the afternoon, visit the Mughal Gardens - Shalimar Garden, Chashmeshahi and Nishant Gardens (Closed on Friday). With terraced lawns, cascading fountains, paint-box-bright flowerbeds with the panorama of the Dal in front of them, the three Mughal Gardens were the Mughal Emperors' concept of paradise, where they relaxed with their exquisite queens. Today, they are popular picnic spots.
Later, visit the Shankaracharya Temple situated atop a hill. ShankaracharyaMandir is regarded as the oldest temple in the valley of Kashmir. The structure of the temple boasts about the architectural style of thosetimes.It is believed that Shankaracharya, the great philosopher, lived here during his trip to Kashmir. Ever since, the temple came to be known as the Shankaracharya Temple.
The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. You can enjoy shopping at the local market (on your own) for papier-mache items ranging from jewellery boxes to mirror frames, a range of intricately carved walnut wood furniture and accessories, stone jewellery boxes, beautiful woollen shawls etc.
Overnight in Srinagar (B)

Day 8 :
SRINAGAR - DAY EXCURSION TO SONMARG (90 KMS / APPROX. 3 HOUR DRIVE)
Today, embark on a full day excursion to the picturesque 'Meadow of Gold' - Sonmarg .Sonmarg is synonymous with quiet meadows and flower-carpeted fields surrounded by amazing glaciers, miniature plateaus, snowfields, pines and islets. You can opt for a pony ride (on your own) to one of the glaciers for some fun in the snow and ice. Return to your hotel.
The rest of the evening is at leisure for you to explore the city (on your own). You can soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of this city or continue to indulge in shopping!
Overnight in Srinagar (B)

Day 9 :
DEPART SRINAGAR
Today, bid farewell to your 'Kashmir Experience' tour as you are transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
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Tour Inclusions

  1. Accommodation in the hotels listed or similar hotels.
  2. Transportation - Entire round trip Ex- Jammu by Non-Air conditioned Tavera / Qualis (Economy and Standard category) and Non-Air conditioned Innova (Deluxe category) as per the itinerary. Vehicle is as per the itinerary and not on disposal basis.
  3. Meals - Daily buffet breakfast as per the itinerary.
  4. Travel insurance.
  5. All currently applicable taxes i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax.

Notes

  • RIVIERA TOURS AND TRAVEL  terms and conditions apply.
  • Shopping would be on your own arrangements.
  • Please contact our sales staff to give you best flight deals.
  • Do carry comfortable walking shoes.
  • All sightseeing is subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.
  • In Gulmarg and Sonmarg, the vehicle will be stopped at a predesignated parking place by the local taxi / pony union.
  • From the parking area guests will have to walk or take ponies on direct payment
  • All the prices are for Indian Nationals only, unless specified.
  • The hotel confirmed will be as per the brochure or an alternate hotel of similar category.
  • It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card (Passport / Driving License / Voter ID card).

Tour Exclusions

  • Any transport to / from Jammu. Your tour price starts Ex Jammu.
  • Air, Train or Bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Items of personal nature viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours andexcursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees etc.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes etc, the tour price will be amended in accordance.
  • Entrance fees and guide charges wherever applicable.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'Tour Price Includes' column.
  • Supplement charges applicable for Long weekends and festivals.
  • 3.09 % Govt. Service Tax.

Price

Rates Valid for Kashmir Experience
Ex - Jammu    Valid From  11TH JANUARY 2017 TO 30 SEPT 2017

Economy  
Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis    32346.00
Cost per person on twin sharing basis ( 04 Pax)    24568.00
On Triple Sharing    25021.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with extra bed (or mattress)    10371.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with no bed (or mattress)    7439.00
Per Person on Single Occupancy with family    32346.00
On Single Occupancy    63458.00

 

Standard  
Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis    36482.00
Cost per person on twin sharing basis ( 04 Pax)    28704.00
On Triple Sharing    28190.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with extra bed (or mattress)    11605.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with no bed (or mattress)    8293.00
Per Person on Single Occupancy with family    40247.00
On Single Occupancy    71359.00

 

Deluxe  
Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis    47717.00
Cost per person on twin sharing basis ( 04 Pax)    39661.00
On Triple Sharing    37243.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with extra bed (or mattress)    16297.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with no bed (or mattress)    11220.00
Per Person on Single Occupancy with family    61976.00
On Single Occupancy    94199.00

Hotel

Economy    
City Hotel No of Nights
Katra Jai Maa Inn Or Similar 02
Patnitop Vardaan Resort Patnitop Or Similar 01
Pahalgam Paristaan Resort Or Similar 02
Gulmarg Gulmarg Resort Or Similar 01
Srinagar Hotel Golden Bees Or Similar 02

 

Standard    
City Hotel No of Nights
Katra Hotel Devi Grand Or Similar 02
Patnitop Vardaan Resort Patnitop Or Similar 01
Pahalgam Hotel Abshar / Valley View Resort Or Similar 02
Gulmarg The Meadows Resort Or Similar 01
Srinagar Hotel Grand Mahal / Jamal Resort Or Similar 02

 

Deluxe    
City Hotel No of Nights
Katra Country Inn And Suites By Carlson Or Similar 02
Patnitop Hotel Patnitop Heights Or Similar 01
Pahalgam Grand Mumtaz Resort Pahalgam Or Similar 02
Gulmarg Grand Mumtaz Resort Gulmarg Or Similar 01
Srinagar Hotel Grand Mumtaz Or Similar 02

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