This tour will take you around the north Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir with some of most sceninc sites in Srinagar, Sonmarg, Pahalgam & Gulmarg and the Pilgrimmage of Mata Vaishnow Devi near Jammu...
Arrive at Jammu and meet with Escapade representative. Later assisted transfer to Hotel. Check-in and relax for some time. Later start your trek to Darshan of Maa Vaishno Devi. Overnight at Yatri Niwas.
Morning return back to Katra. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast leave for Srinagar. On arrival check-in at Houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat.
Morning after breakfast leave for sightseeing of Srinagar. Visit the Mughal Gardens, located on the eastern bank of the Dal Lake i.e. Shalimar bagh, Nishat bagh, Chashm e Shahi and botanical gardens, shikara ride to Nehru Park in the evening, Overnight in the Houseboat.
This morning you will proceed for a full day excursion to the Sonmarg, Meadow of Gold (84 kms/2 hr) on Srinagar- Leh road, A gushing river is the highlight of this meadow, flowing down from snowy heights into the dense woodlands of firs and silver birches. Glaciers pour down from this stream from the Himalayas on to the many camping sites in Sonmarg. A thick forest cover of sycamore, alpine flowers, silver birch, fir and pine, Sonamarg offers adventure in the form of treks, sledging, angling, alpine skiing and white water rafting. Enjoy pony ride or leisurely walks around the meadow at your own, Return to Srinagar, Overnight in the Hotel.
Morning drive to Pahalgam (94 kms/2.5 hrs) Valley of Shepherds. Enroute you will have an rare opportunity to visit the Saffron fields. Also visit Avantipura Ruins, Avantipura cricket bat factory & Anantnag Sulpher Springs enroute, Enjoy the bounty of Nature at Pahalgam, located on the bank of beautiful Lidder River, Overnight in the Hotel.
This morning you are free to explore Lidder valley at your own, Option 1. Visit to Aru Valley which is a small village, 15 kms upstream the Lidder River; the route is picturesque with ample campsites. This village is the starting point for treks to the Kolahoi glacier. Option 2. Visit to Chandanwari, 16 Kms which is the starting point of sacred Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge, Enroute you can visit Hajan, an idyllic picnic spot and Bettab valley where the famous bollywood movie Betaab was shot. Option 3. You can enjoy leisurely walks in pine forest along River Lidder and enjoy picnic on riverside. Option 4. You can enjoy ponny ride to Baisaran meadow, surrounded by thickly wooded pine forest and snow-capped mountains. This grassy glen offers a panoramic view of Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley. Overnight in the hotel.
Today you will be transferred by road to Gulmarg, Meadow of Flowers (154 kms /4 hrs) situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, and full day at leisure to take the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow capped mountains. Enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride (rope way) to Khillanmarg at your own cost, Overnight in the Hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your onward flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi the tour concludes.