Trip to Temples Valley
Day 01:Arrival from Airport / Jammu Railway Station
Arrive at Jammu airport / Railway station. Our ETA assistant will meet you and transfer you to Katra. On the way visit Raghunath Temple & Rambeshwar Temple, after visiting the places continue drive towards Katra (The land of Temples), and on arrival Check in Hotel in Katra for overnight stay.
Day 02:Full day for Darshan
After breakfast leave for Darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple (Vaishnavi' means the one who is related to lord "Vishnu''. Goddess Vaishnavi is the manifestation of the collective spiritual strengths of Mata Maha Kali, Mata Maha Lakshmi and Mata Maha Saraswati. It is described in Durga Sapatshati that the goddess was born as a young girl of extraordinary beauty and strength, out of the collectively pooled 'Tejas' of various 'Devtas' and three lords Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar. The immediate purpose of the creation of the goddess was the annihilation of Asura (Devil) Mahishasura) Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine is one of the oldest shrine of India, located at a height of 5300 feet on the holy Trikuta Hills of the Shivalik Hill Range. The Holy cave is 13 Kms from the Base Camp Katra. The Town Katra is 50 Kms away from Jammu and 35 Kms from District HQ Udhampur and is linked by road. After visiting the Temple come back to Hotel for rest & Relax.
Day 03:Katra - Srinagar
Morning leave for Srinagar which is (8hrs. drive) enroute Patnitop, Banihal Tunnel and Saffron Field of Pampore on arrival in Srinagar check in Houseboat/Hotel.
Day 04:Sightseeing of Gardens and Temples in Kashmir Valley
Morning tour of world famous Mughal Gardens & Temples in Kashmir visiting:
Nishat Bagh (The Garden of Pleasure or Delight) 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 Nishat Bagh was designed and built in 1633 by Asif Khan, elder brother of Noor Jehan.
Chashmashahi (The Royal Spring) received its name from its water source, a spring located on its uppermost terrace. The garden, one of the smaller Kashmiri gardens around Dal Lake, is found on the South-Eastern side of the lake. Chashma Shahi was built by the Mughal governor Ali Mardan Khan under the emperor Shah Jahan in 1632-1633. It is said that this date is derived from a verse found on the site: "Guftamash bahr-i Chashma tarikhe/ Guft bar go kausar-i shahi," which translates to, "I enquired of him regarding the date of the spring/ He replied: Say 'Kausar-i Shahi'." The term "Kausar-i Shahi" is synonymous with Chashma-i Shahi (the royal spring), calculating this term in the 'abjad' system yields the hijra year 1042, or 1632-33 CE.
Shalimar Garden (Abode or Hall of Love) was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan, in 1619. The Bagh is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture.
Fairy Palace (Pari Mahal) was built in the mid-seventeenth century by Prince Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Shah Jahan.
Shankrachyra Temple is also known as the Jyesteshwara temple or Pas-Pahar is located on the Hill of main heart of City Srinagar and the hill is connected with Zabarvan Mountains. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located on the summit of the same name, and is overlooking the town of Srinagar. The temple dates back to 200 BC, although the present structure probably dates back to the 9th century AD. The temple was visited by the Adi shankaracharya and has ever since been associated with him. Furthermore, it is regarded as being sacred by Buddhists, who call the mandir "Pas-Pahar. The temple was originally built by Sandiman, who reigned in Kashmir from 2629 to 2564 BC. It was repaired by King Gopaditya (426 - 365 BC) and by King Lalitaditya (697-734). Its roof was also repaired by Zain-ul-Abidin (Budshah) after an earthquake. The Islamic preacher Shah Hamadan on arriving in Kashmir named the Valley Baghe-i-Sulaiman and this region Takhte-i-Sulaiman.
Zeethyar Temple the historic Shiv Lingam at Zeethyar temple at Nishat, The Shiv Lingam, at the temple in the heels of Zaberwan hills is one of the oldest idols of Bhagwan Shiva, among Kashmiri Pandiths. Most of the historians have an agreed opinion that the Lingam was shifted to the Zeethyar temple from a Mandir in Habba Kadal area of Shahr-e-Khaas.
Day 05:Airport or Srinagar Tourist Centre Departure for Jammu of Onward destinations
Morning Lake rides by Shikara to visit Floating Gardens, Lotus Gardens, Charchinar, Kabooter Khana (Pigeon Palace) and inside of the lake, after visiting the places continue drive for Srinagar International Airport.
NB: The including services in above mentioned tour packages are as follows
- All Transfers in above mentioned Packages by Non A/C Toyota Quails / Non A/C Tavera / Tata Indica / Similar
- Accommodation will be provided on Twin sharing basis
- English speaking guide and Expert Tour escort will be provided for groups only.
- Accommodation in above mentioned packages will be provided in Deluxe Houseboats/Budget Hotel.
- Rooms for staying will be provided on Twin / Double Sharing Basis
- Meals plan is on MAP (Breakfast, Dinner or Lunch) will be fixed as per Houseboats/Hotel.
- Gondola Ride, Horse Ride, Soft or Hard Drinks, Laundry, Chips or Snacks, Helicopter Tickets, Air Fare Tickets, Sledge Ride, Chandanwari or Aru Sightseeing, Any Entrance fees & tips.
Child Policy for Deluxe and Budget services
- 1-5 years charged 15% of the Packages on MAP plan without extra bed as per Houseboat/Hotel
- 5-12 years is charged 40% of the Packages with extra bed.
- 12 years above is charged as Adult Sharing in the same room.