Duration 8 Nights 9 Days
Arrival at Jammu. After meet and greet by our tour representative, transfer to Katra by exclusive private cab. Check in at hotel and relax. Later in the evening, proceed to Bhawan for holy darshan of Mata Vaishno devi. Overnight in Bhawan.
Blessings of Mata Ji and Bhairav Baba and proceed to Katra. Rest and overnight stay in hotel.
Early morning freshen up and check out from hotel to proceed to your next destination, Pahalgam. Enjoy the most beautiful spots on the way before you arrive and check in at your pre-booked hotel. Rest and stay overnight in the hotel.
In the first half, visit Baisaran campsite (referred to as Mini Switzerland). Later, enjoy sightseeing of Betaab Valley (named after Bollywood Hit 'Betaab') and Aru Valley along with Aru wildlife park. Overnight stay in your hotel.
Breakfast and departure to Srinagar. Enroute visit Bumzova Cave, Martand Temple and Saffron Fields. At Srinagar, check in at the house boat, booked for you. Kashmiri Kehva as a welcome drink. Evening for Shikara Ride and other leisure activities. With us, enjoy the delicious ethnic Kashmiri dinner at the house boat, followed by comfortable, overnight stay.
Indulge yourself as the Sun's first rays fall on the Lake as you welcome the morning standing at your houseboat balcony. Later, at ease, enjoy sightseeing to gardens and temples in Srinagar city. With us, visit Shalimar and Nishat garden, the natural spring Chashm-e-shahi, Pari Mahal along with Shankracharya temple and Hari Parbat temple and fort. Overnight in house boat.
Check out from house boat and drive to Sonamarg-the meadows of gold. Drive to Sonamarg is one of the most amazing and refreshing. Arrive and enjoy the many adventure activities, along with pony ride. Return to Srinagar and stay in hotel.
Breakfast and proceed to Gulmarg. Arrive and enjoy one of the world's highest gondola rides. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel in Srinagar.
Have breakfast and proceed further for your onward journey. Adieu and see you again.
History of Maa Vaishno Devi
Jai Mata Di
According to swampfire Hindu epic, Maa Vaishno Devi was born in the south of India in the home of Ratnakar Sagar. Her worldly parents had remained childless for a long time. Ratnakar had promised, the night before the birth of the Divine child, that he would not interfere with whatever his child desired. Ma Vaishno Devi was called Trikuta as a child. Later She was called Vaishnavi because of Her taking birth from Lord Vishnu's lineage. When Trikuta was 9 years old, She sought her father's permission for doing penance on the seashore. Trikuta prayed to Lord Vishnu in the form of Rama. During Shree Rama's search for Sita, He reached the seashore along with His army. His eyes fell on this Divine Girl in deep meditation. Trikuta told Shree Rama that She had accepted Him as Her husband. Shree Rama told Her that during this Incarnation He had vowed to be faithful to only Sita. However pleased with her devotion, Lord Rama gave her name Vaishnavi (devotee of Lord Rama (Maha Vishnu)and assured Her that in Kaliyuga He would manifest as Kalki and would marry Her. In the meantime Shree Rama asked Trikuta to meditate in the cave found in the Trikuta Range of Manik Mountains, situated in Northern India. Lord Ram gave her a bow and arrows, army of monkeys and a lion for her protection, Ma decided to observe the 'Navratra' for the Victory of Shree Rama against Ravana. Hence one reads the Ramayana during the 9 days of Navratra, in remembrance of the above connection. Shree Rama promised that the whole world would sing Ma Vaishno Devi's praise. Lord Rama also said Trikuta was to become famous as Vaishno Devi and would become immortal forever.The abode of Maa Vaishno devi is attaining huge pilgrimage attraction due to Lord Rama's blessings to the goddess.