Day 1: ARRIVAL JAMMU – PATNITOP
Arrive at JAMMU RAILWAY STATION from there you will meet our driver with cab and you will be transferred to Patnitop. On arrival check-in at hotel. After check in visit Nag Temple & Padora Enclave. You may hire a pony to take a trip through the Pine trees and do not forget to take a camera along for memorable photography. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in PATNITOP.
Day 2: PATNITOP – SRINAGAR
After breakfast check out from hotel and you will be transferred to Srinagar (300kms / 7 – 8 Hours Drive). on arrival at Srinagar, check in at Hotel & relax. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel in Srinagar.
Day 3: FULL DAY LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast proceed for Local sightseeing covering the famous Mughal Gardens like Nishat Bagh "Abode of Pleasure on the shore of the Dal Lake", Shalimar Bagh "Abode of Love built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan', Cheshma Shahi & Pari Mahal. In the evening proceed for Shikara Ride on Dal Lake, this ride is one of the most soothing, restful aspects of a holiday in Jammu and Kashmir. Visit to floating gardens (raadh) is yet another wonderful experience. A cluster of Lotus flowers amidst the lake is a heavenly sight. Dinner & Overnight stay at SRINAGAR.
Day 4: SONAMARG DAY TRIP
Today after Breakfast, proceed for a day excursion to Sonamarg (Golden Meadow). Sonamarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonamarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. Enjoy horse riding up to Thajiwas glacier and sledge riding on snow (on direct payment). In the evening return back to Srinagar. Dinner & Overnight stay in Hotel in Srinagar.
Day 5: DOODHPATHRI DAY TRIP, HOUSEBOAT STAY
The place is just 42kms away from Srinagar, it's a beautiful place with carpet like meadows and A flowing river resounds with soft wind passing through the pine trees of the enclosures of the valley. It is also called as a VALLEY OF MILK because it produces rich milk in a large quantity It is said that the cattle grazing in the meadows of Doodpathri, produces rich milk in large quantity , this reason it is called the valley of milk Doodhpathri. Later drive back to Srinagar. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in SRINAGAR.
Day 6: SRINAGAR – GULMARG
After Breakfast proceed to Gulmarg, the Meadow of Flowers, 2730 mts above sea level Gulmarg offers spectacular views of snow capped mountain peaks, conifer forests and green meadows; it is home to the highest 18 hole golf course of the world. Thereafter time is free for activities on your own. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in GULMARG.
Day 7: IN GULMARG
Also proceed to enjoy GONDOLA RIDE/ CABLE CAR RIDE (at own cost). It can take you up to the height of 16, 000 ft. above sea level and will mesmerise you will the glaciers of Khilanmerg and Afarwat. A word of caution, it is cold there so brace yourself with warm clothes and accessories. If you have a nick for winter sports then you could buckle up yourself for snow skiing, sledging, snow bikes and ATV bikes. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in GULMARG.
Day 8: GULMARG – PAHALGAM
After Breakfast, drive to Pahalgam Situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, Pahalgam (2,130 m) was once a humble shepherd’s village with breathtaking views. Enroute visiting Saffron fields, Awantipur ruins (1100 yrs old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiverma), see the beautiful countryside on the way and lot of rice fields. Drive through pine forests. Now it is Kashmir’s premier resort, cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 25°C. After lunch have bridle walks and feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains. Dinner and Overnight stay at Pahalgam.
Day 9: IN PAHALGAM
After breakfast proceed for a drive towards Betaab Valley, Aru Valley & Chandanwadi (at own cost – only cars operated by locals are allowed). Witness the striking beauty of mountains. Enjoy walking around Aru Village. A walk along the Lidder stream towards Pahalgam from Aru Village is very highly recommended for Nature Lovers. Dinner and overnight stay in Pahalgam.
Day 10: PAHALGAM – JAMMU
After breakfast check out from Hotel and you will be transferred to Jammu, on arrival check in at Hotel & Relax. Dinner & overnight stay at JAMMU.
Day 11: DEPARTURE
After breakfast check-out and proceed to JAMMU RAILWAY STATION to catch the train for onward destination.
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25 Adults travelling together per adult Cost would be: 16750/ + 5 % GST 9 dbl bed room & 07 Extra mattress.
Jammu and Kashmir is home to several valleys such as the Kashmir Valley, Tawi Valley, Chenab Valley, Poonch Valley, Sind Valley and Lidder Valley. The main Kashmir Valley is 100 km (62 mi) wide and 15,520.3 km2 (5,992.4 sq mi) in area. The Himalayas divide the Kashmir valley from Ladakh while the Pir Panjal range, which encloses the valley from the west and the south, separates it from the Great Plains of northern India. Along the northeastern flank of the Valley runs the main range of the Himalayas. This densely settled and beautiful valley has an average height of 1,850 metres (6,070 ft above sea-level but the surrounding Pir Panjal range has an average elevation of 5,000 metres (16,000 ft).Because of Jammu and Kashmir's wide range of elevations, its biogeography is diverse.Northwestern thorn scrub forests and Himalayan subtropical pine forests are found in the low elevations of the far southwest. These give way to a broad band of western Himalayan broadleaf forests running from northwest-southeast across the Kashmir Valley. Rising into the mountains, the broadleaf forests grade into western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests. Above the tree line are found northwestern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows. Much of the northeast of the state is covered by the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe. Around the highest elevations, there is no vegetation, simply rock and ice.
Srinagar- Yatra- Hindu holy cave
Division Area km2 Percentage Area
Kashmir 15,948 15.73%
Jammu 26,293 25.93%
Ladakh 59,146 58.33%
India-administrated Jammu and Kashmir 101,387 km2 100%.
The Jhelum River is the only major Himalayan river which flows through the Kashmir valley. The Indus, Tawi, Ravi and Chenab are the major rivers flowing through the state.
Jammu and Kashmir is home to several Himalayan glaciers with an average altitude of 5,753 metres (18,875 ft) above sea-level, the Siachen Glacier is 76 km (47 mi) long making it the longest Himalayan glacier.
The climate of Jammu and Kashmir varies greatly owing to its rugged topography. In the south around Jammu, the climate is typically monsoonal, though the region is sufficiently far west to average 40 to 50 mm (1.6 to 2 inches) of rain per month between January and March. In the hot season, Jammu city is very hot and can reach up to 40 °C (104 °F) whilst in July and August, very heavy though erratic rainfall occurs with monthly extremes of up to 650 millimetres (25.5 inches). In September, rainfall declines, and by October conditions are hot but extremely dry, with minimal rainfall and temperatures of around 29 °C (84 °F).
Across from the Pir Panjal range, the South Asian monsoon is no longer a factor and most precipitation falls in the spring from southwest cloudbands. Because of its closeness to the Arabian Sea, Srinagar receives as much as 635 millimetres (25 in) of rain from this source, with the wettest months being March to May with around 85 millimetres (3.3 inches) per month. Across from the main Himalaya Range, even the southwest cloudbands break up and the climate of Ladakh and Zanskar is extremely dry and cold. Annual precipitation is only around 100 mm (4 inches) per year and humidity is very low. In this region, almost all above 3,000 metres (9,750 ft) above sea level, winters are extremely cold. In Zanskar, the average January temperature is -20 °C (-4 °F) with extremes as low as -40 °C (-40 °F). All the rivers freeze over and locals make river crossings during this period because their high levels from glacier melt in summer inhibits crossing. In summer in Ladakh and Zanskar, days are typically a warm 20 °C (68 °F), but with the low humidity and thin air nights can still be cold.