Jammu - Katra - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Pahalgam - Sonamarg - Leh via Kargil - Pangong Lake
Jammu - Katra - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Pahalgam - Sonamarg - Leh via Kargil - Pangong Lake
Upon arrival at jammu railway station / airport & meet our representative who will transfer you to katra by car 2 hrs drive from jammu on arrival at katra check-in hotel Rest of the day at leisure, Stay overnight at Katra.
Early in the morning proceed further to visit the Holy temple of Vaishno Devi. This temple is situated on the top of the Trikuta hill about 24km away from Katra too & fro. To visit this temple one has to hire a pony, palki or travel by foot. Popular belief holds that anybody who walks the Himalayan trail to her abode to ask for a boon rarely goes back disappointed & 2nd option is by helicopter in 3 hrs your Darshan is complete After visiting the temple return back to Katra overnight stay at katra.
After breakfast leave for Srinagar by car the distance is 300kms which will be cover in 9 to 11 hrs on the you can stop for lunch at Patnitop & on arrival at srinagar check in hotel / house boat over night at Srinagar.
After breakfast & proceed for local sightseeing of Srinagar visit:-Mughal made garden these Gardens are known as Mughal gardens like-
Nishat garden: Nishat Bagh is a garden of bliss that commands a magnificent view of the lake beneath the snow-capped Pir Panjal mountain range that stands far away to the west of the valley. The Bagh was designed and built in 1633 by Asif Khan, elder brother of Nur Jehan.
Shalimar Bagh:It is here that Emperor Jahangir built his celebrated Shalimar Bagh, his dream project to please his queen. He enlarged the ancient garden in 1619 into a royal garden and called it 'Farah Baksh' ('the delightful'). He built it for his wife Nur Jahan ('light of the world'). In 1630,
Cheshma Shahi: Chashme Shahi or Chashma i Shahi (translation: the royal spring), also called Chashma Shahi, is one of the Mughal gardens built in 1632 AD around a spring by Ali Mardan Khan, a governor of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as per the orders of the Emperor, as a gift for his elder son Prince Dara Shikoh.
PARI MAHAL: Mahal or The Angels' Abode is a seven terraced garden located at the top of Zabarwan mountain range over-looking city of Srinagar and south-west of Dal Lake. The architecture depicts an example of Islamic architecture and patronage of art during the reign of the then Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is five-minute drive from Cheshmashahi, Srinagar. The Pari Mahal was built by Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh in the mid-1600s. It served as a library and an abode for him. Dara Shikoh was said to have lived in this area in the years 1640, 1645, and 1654. It was further used as an observatory, useful for teaching astrology and astronomy.
Shankaracharya Temple: The Shankaracharya Temple, also known as the Jyesteshwara temple or Pas-Pahar by Buddhists. Shankracharya Temple, it was renamed as Takht-e-Suleiman, is situated on the top of the Shankaracharya Hill, also called Gopadari Hill in the Zabarwan Mountain in Srinagar. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is on the summit of the same name at a height of 1,000 feet (300 m) above the plain and overlooks the city of Srinagar & shopping in market for Kashmir handicrafts, shah art palace & at evening Shikara ride will be provide to visit Famous Nehru Park, golden Lake, floating garden, lily flower Garden. Evening Back to hotel / houseboat overnight stay in Srinagar
After breakfast drive to pahalgam total distance from Gulmarg to pahalgam is 86 kms which be cover in 3 hrs by car, enroute you can see apple orchids, saffron fields & avantipur ruins which is eleven hundred years old temple & mattan temple. Finally by the lunch time you will reach to pahalgam. Pahalgam, which is the most famous place for Indian Film Industry & on arrival check in hotel & after lunch rest of day free for leisure & overnight in pahalgam.
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg total distance from Pahalgam to Gulmarg is 145 kms which be cover in 3 to 4 hrs by car enroute you can see apple orchids and saffron fields, avantipur ruins which is eleven hundred years old temple. Finally by the lunch time you will reach to gulmarg & gulmarg is knows as (meadows of flowers) at an attitude of 2,650 metres (8,690 ft) above sea level, On arrival in Gulmarg check in hotel after fresh up take a walks on the lush Green Meadows of flowers with a Backdrop of snowcapped mountains & evening Back to Hotel, overnight stay in Gulmarg.
Gulmarg: - Gulmarg is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination. The town is situated in the Pirpanjal range & legendary beauty, its prime location and its proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hill resorts in country originally named Gaurimarg mouth a moat indicates the dividing it was renamed Gulmarg in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. Gulmarg was a favorite haunt of Emperor Jahangir who once collected 21 different varieties of flowers. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an attitude of 2,650 metres (8,690 ft) above sea level, and is the country's prime ski resort in the winter.
After breakfast visit the places in gulmarg: Kongdori, Khilanmarg, Alpathar Lake, Maharani Temple, Ningli Nalla Golf Course, St. Mary Church to visit all these places if the weather permits & Also, while in Gulmarg don’t forget to pay your respects at the famous Shrine of Baba Reshi, a Muslim saint. After lunch check out from hotel & drive to Sonamarg distance - 141 km will be covered in 3 to 4 hrs. Sonamarg is Altitude 3,000 mtrs. On the way visit water fall and streams on the arrival visit around the valley of Sonamarg.
Sonamarg- is sheer scenic splendor, situated on the way to Ladakh. It offers spectacular mountain ranges with varied geological features. Some of these mountains which rise to a height of about 5,300 meters from sea are lavishly green and some are barren and rocky. You can hire Pony on your own to Thajiwas Glaciers which is exhilarating and in the evening back to hotel overnight stay in Sonamarg.
After breakfast drive to kargil via drass total distance is 83 kms which will be cover in 7 to 9 hrs by evening you will reach to kargil on arrival check into hotel wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the & overnight kargil
After breakfast leave for leh total distance is 145 kms will be cover is 8 to 10 hrs enroute visit many different kind of monasteries a full day journey up to leh on arrival check in hotel , over night in leh.
Morning after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Leh visit
Shey palace: is about 15 kilometers from Leh and is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Ladakh. It also happens to have one of the oldest palaces called the Shey palace. During the summer, the landscape of Ladakh is a contrast between the magnificent mountains and the green meadows of the valleys basking in the sun. The Shey valley was beckoning us.
Hemis Monastery: The Hemis monastery is situated 44 kilometers from Leh. We started out very early in the morning to cover the distance from Leh to the Hemis monastery, on a metal road that winds along the Indus River. It was a vain attempt at beating the crowd because the crowd had the same idea. A cavalcade of jeeps filled with tourists, was hot on our trail. It is the largest monastery in Ladakh; Hemis belongs to the red sect, Brokpa. Built in 1630, 45 km south from Leh, it is not only impressive and intriguing but also different from the other important monasteries of Ladakh. An annual festival is held for two days in June-July in the courtyard of the monastery to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava.
Thikshey Monastery: Situated at an altitude of 3600 m above sea level, the monastery of Tiksey is situated about 20 km far from the town of Leh and ranks among the most important monasteries in Ladakh. It is the seat of Tiksey Rinpoche, the main leader of the Gelug School in Ladakh and is the main and leading monastery for more than ten other famous Ladakh monasteries such as Diskit, Spituk, Likir, and Stok. It is believed that in the early 15th century, Tsongkhapa, the founder of the reformed Gelug School, sent six of his disciples to remote regions of Tibet to spread the teachings of the new school. One of these six was known as Sherab Sangpo. Evening back to hotel and overnight in Leh.
After breakfast at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to Leh Enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism, Thikshey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village, Shey palace, the ancient capital of Ladakh & stock palace museum. Drive further to Leh and check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Leh.
Morning After breakfast, transfer will be given to Leh airport to board your flights for onwards destination our service terminates here.