KASHMIR TOUR WITH DELHI-AMRITSAR-KATRA – 11 Days
Amritsar is home to the Harmandir Sahib , the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal .
DAY 01: DELHI Arrival transfer from Air port/ Railway Station and checkin your booked hotel. Rest of the day Over Night Stay. DAY 02: DELHI AMRITSAR (BY SHATABDI EXP) 6 Hr Journey Early in the Morning transfer Departure to New Delhi Railway station and picup The Shatabdi Exp. Amritsar arrival check in hotel.After lunch visit to the Wagah Border. See The ceremony,and back to Amritsar.In the evening visit to the Famous Golden Temple. The Wagah border, often called the “Berlin wall of Asia”, is a ceremonial border on the India–Pakistan Border where each evening there is a retreat ceremony called ‘lowering of the flags’, which has been held since 1959. At that time there is an energetic parade by the Border Security Force (B.S.F) of India and the Pakistan Rangers soldiers. It may appear slightly aggressive and even hostile to foreigners but in fact the paraders are imitating the pride and anger of a Cockerel. Troops of each country put on a show in their uniforms with their colorful turbans. Border officials from the two countries sometimes walk over to the offices on the other side for day to day affairs. The happenings at this border post have been a barometer of the India-Pakistan relations over the years. DAY 04: KATRA After Breakfast to Mata Vishno Devi Temple for darshan & return back in the evening to hotel for overnight stay. DAY 5: KATRA – SRINAGAR (300 Km) After Breakfast from Katra for Srinagar. Upon Arrival check in at Deluxe House Boat/Hotel. Overnight at House Boat/Hotel.
DAY 6: SRINAGAR-GULMARG-SRINAGAR (112Km) After breakfast for full DAY excursion (with pack lunch) to Gulmarg.Evening .return back to Deluxe Houseboat / Hotel for dinner & overnight stay. DAY 7: SRINAGAR – SONMARG- SRINAGAR (174 Km) After breakfast for full DAY excursion(with pack lunch)to Sonamarg 174 kms. From Srinagar in the north – east of Srinagar at an altitude of 3000 mts.above sea level. The place offers incredible scenic beauty(while driving to Sonamarg) dense forests, Gigantic mountains.The place itself is a popular resort for mountaineers, rock climbers, besides an important halt on the way to Kargil (Ladakh) & provides the ideal base for various trekking routes, high mountain lakes, Glaciers . Evening return back to Dlx. Houseboat / hotel for dinner & overnight stay. DAY 8: SRINAGR Morning Boat Ride by (shikara) to explore the Dal – lake, waterways, backwaters, canals, Floating Gardens, Vegetable Gardens, Water Lillies, Lotus, Easily accessible Mobile Venders, Floating handicraft centres & inherited lifestyle of people living inside the Lake since decades. Return back to Deluxe houseboat/hotel for lunch. Afternoon Visit to famous Mughal Gardens Cheshma Shahi, Nishat, Shalimar collectivily known as Mughal Gardens are contribution of the great Mughals laidout in the 16th century & these fall along the bank of Dal – lake in the heart of Srinagar city & Shankrachariya Temple located on a hillock , thus providing panaromic view of entire city, along the famous Dal – lake & river Jehlum, enroute visiting handloom centres famous for production of Pashmina / Shahtoos shawls & world over reckoned carpets, evening return back to Dlx. Houseboat / hotel for dinner & overnight stay. DAY 9: SRINAGAR-PAHELGAWN (96 Km) After breakfast for full DAY excursion tour (with pack lunch) to Pahelgam 96 kms. In the south – east of Srinagar situated at an altitude of 2130 mts.Above sea level. It is Kashmir’s most popular resort surrounded by high mountains, dense forests, high mountain lakes, it also offers 9 hole golf course, skiing, pony trails, Angling (rainbow & Brown trout) horse ridding Trekking (both hard & soft) & various places of interest in & around like Aru valley, Lidderwat valley, Kolhai Glacier, Shesh Nag, Chandanwari (route to Amarnath ji holy cave ), Baisam & Mamil famous for 9th old (Shiva Temple ) thus, happens to be a preffered spot among domestic tourists, check in Hotel & in the afternoon explore the surroundings with scenic view all around & return back to Hotel for dinner & overnight stay. DAY 10: PAHELGAWN- JAMMU (305Km) In the morning take breakfast and go to the Jammu. Jammu arrival and Night stay at Hotel. In the Evening Visit To the Raghunath Temle DAY 11: JAMMU Jammu (Departure transfer to Air/Bus/Train terminal at Jammu to Board the Flight/Bus/Train for onward destination.