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The Magical Jammu & Kashmir
      - 6 Days
 



Kashmir Vacation Package Online - The Magical Jammu & Kashmir

Tour Details

 Durations : 5 Night / 6 Days
  • 2 Night Katra
  • 3 Night Srinagar
Visit the holy shrine of Maa Vaishno Devi in Katra and post darshan embark on a journey to the 'Paradise on Earth' for an experience to be cherished forever. The magic of Kashmir will leave you in awe - the bright sky, glimmering Dal Lake and the beautiful shikaras floating on the lake. Go on a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Mughal, Chesma Shahi and Gulmarg, the Meadow of Flowers and enjoy adventures of skiing and hiking for a once in a lifetime experience.
 
 Tour Itinerary

Day 1:
JAMMU - KATRA (56 KMS/ 2 HOURS APPROX)
On arrival at the Jammu airport/railway station, drive to Katra and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 2:
KATRA
After enjoying breakfast, begin the 13 km trek to the Vaishnodevi Mata shrine (ponies can be hired on direct payment basis). Return to the hotel after darshan. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Meals : Breakfast

Day 3:
KATRA - SRINAGAR
Today, move on to Srinagar. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at hotel.
Meals : Breakfast

Day 4:
SRINAGAR (EXCURSION TO GULMARG (52 KMS/2 HOURS APPROX)
In the morning, leave for Gulmarg, also known as the 'Meadow of Flowers'. Enjoy a fun-filled pony ride and gondola rides (on direct payment). Return to Srinagar for a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Meals : Breakfast

Day 5:
SRINAGAR
After enjoying breakfast, visit the renowned heritages of Mughal Gardens, Cheshma Shahi (Royal Spring), Nishat (Garden of Pleasure), Shalimar (Abode of Love) Mughal laid out in the 16th century along the bank of Dal-Lake in the heart of Srinagar city. Visit Shankaracharya Temple located on a hillock that provides a panoramic view of the entire city along with famous Dal-Lake & River Jhelum. Head towards the handloom centre famous for the production of Pashmina/Shahtoos shawls and worldly renowned carpets. Thereafter, ride a Shikara at Dal Lake (at own expense). Enjoy an overnight stay at hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Day 6:
DEPATURE
After enjoying breakfast, proceed to Srinagar airport to board a flight back home.
Meals : Breakfast

 
 Package Price
Rs. 16,299/- *
USD 314.862/- *
EUR 240.544/- *
GBP 196.902/- *
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 Destination
KATRA
A haphazard spread of whitewashed concrete buildings lie at the foothills of Trikuta Mountain. Why an insignificant town draws 8.2 million people annually is hardly a mystery. Katra is the gateway to the Holy Cave Shrine of Vaishno Devi that is on top of the mountain.

Many legends surround the goddess and each one claims that it is a sacred place and that the Mata will make all your wishes come true. At over 5200 ft the goddess is out of reach and a 13 km trek will lead you to her.

Largely influenced by the religious fervor of the devotees who throng its streets Katra stays in line with the beliefs and serves only vegetarian food and alcohol is not allowed here. It is still a small town at heart even when it seems to be in the eye of the storm during peak season and the Navratri Festival around October. A bazaar selling various knick-knacks is the only distraction here.

A helicopter will whisk you away and deliver you at Sanjichhat. If you can't trust your feet, a pony or a palanquin and porters will help you get to the Vaishno Devi Shrine. After seeking the grace of the Mata, if you still have some energy left in you, go further up to the Bhairavnath Temple. After a short rest and food at a bhojanalaya, you can make the trip down.

SRINAGAR
The picturesque Srinagar, the Summer Capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is a city of lakes and gardens. It possesses the quiet calm of someone who has seen too much of life. Since its history began - some date it back to the 3rd century BC-it has witnessed opulence and horror.

Shaken to destruction by an earthquake and washed away by floods in recent times, the city picked up the pieces. Its mystique was not missed by the powerful and the wise. Many rulers left a trace of their rule in Srinagar: Asoka, Vikramaditya, the Moghuls and the Dogra. The echo of the Sufi saints's wisdom still reverberates in Srinagar if you are willing to listen.

Urs at Sufi shrines revisit the saints' teachings on their death anniversary. Rozabal Shrine brings people to its door out of curiosity. It is said to be the tomb of Jesus Christ, a controversial claim. A Shiva temple on the Shankaracharya Hill is where Adi Shankaracharya meditated.

It is easy to forget the harsh reality in the enchanting gardens. The Mughal Gardens are like paradise recreated: Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh and Chashma Shahi Gardens. They are all designed to give you a magnificent view of Dal Lake.

 
 Package Inclusion
  • Accommodation for 2 nights on a twin-sharing basis in Katra
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on a twin-sharing basis in Srinagar
  • Daily breakfast
  • Return transfers
  • All sightseeing tours as per itinerary in a non air-conditioned vehicle
  • All hotel & transportation taxes as applicable Exclusions
  • Everything is excluded what is not mentioned in inclusions.
 
 Terms and Conditions
  • Per person rates (Rs) - applicable on 2 persons staying together sharing the same room
  • Service tax extra as applicable
  • Transportation provided will be as per itinerary only (not at disposal)
  • The package does not include guide services; same can be availed at an additional cost
  • Entrance charges anywhere are not included
  • Package rates are subject to change without prior notice
  • Meal plan: EP - Accommodation only, CP - Accommodation with breakfast, MAP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP -
  • Accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • The package can not be combined with any other offer
  • Refund on cancellation strictly depends upon concerned hotel's cancellation policy
  • The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals & long weekends
  • Right Travels Inc ,,,, India (Pvt) Ltd reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice
Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellation done from the booking date till seven days prior to the departure date, charges are thirty percent of the package cost
  • Cancellation done from three days to seven days prior to the departure date, charges are fifty percent of the package cost
  • Cancellation done twenty four hours to three days prior to departure date, charges are seventy five percent of the packages cost
  • Cancellation done less than twenty four hours prior to the departure date, charges are hundred percent of the package cost
  • In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel.
 
 Remarks
  • All prices quoted per person on twin sharing basis in Indian Rupees. Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time. Rates valid for Indian Nationals only
  • Rates subject to change without notice depending on currency fluctuation.
  • Rates are based on Standard category of rooms.
  • Rates not valid during conventions and special events.
 

Destination Information

ABOUT THE TERRITORY:
Kashmir is the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. The Kashmir region became an important center of Hinduism and later of Buddhism; later still, in the ninth century, Kashmir Shaivism arose. In 1349, Shah Mir became the first Muslim ruler of Kashmir and inaugurated the Salatin-i-Kashmir or Swati dynasty. For the next five centuries, Muslim monarchs ruled Kashmir, including the Mughals, who ruled from 1526 until 1751, then the Afghan Durrani Empire that ruled from 1747 until 1820. That year, the Sikhs under Ranjit Singh, annexed Kashmir. In 1846, upon the purchase of the region from the British under the Treaty of Amritsar, the Dogras—under Gulab Singh—became the new rulers. Dogra Rule, under the paramountcy (or tutelage) of the British Crown, lasted until 1947, when the former princely sta tan, and the People's Republic of China became a disputed territory, now administered by three countries: India, Pakistan and the People's Republic of China.SRINAGAR is the capital of Jammu & Kashmir.

Kashmir's economy is centered on agriculture. Traditionally the staple crop of the valley was rice, which formed the chief food of the people. In addition, Indian corn, wheat, barley and oats were also grown. Given its temperate climate, it is suited for crops like asparagus, artichoke, seakale, broad beans, scarlet runners, beetroot, cauliflower and cabbage. Fruit trees are common in the valley, and the cultivated orchards yield pears, apples, peaches, and cherries. The chief trees are deodar, firs and pines, chenar or plane, maple, birch and walnut, apple, cherry.

Kashmir became known worldwide when Cashmere wool was exported to other regions and nations (exports have ceased due to decreased abundance of the cashmere goat and increased competition from China). Kashmir’s are well adept at knitting and making Pashmina shawls, silk carpets, rugs, kurtas, and pottery. Saffron, too, is grown in Kashmir. Efforts are on to export the naturally grown fruits and vegetables as organic foods mainly to the Middle East. Srinagar is known for its silverwork, papier-mache, woodcarving, and the weaving of silk.

The Indian-administered portion of Kashmir is believed to have potentially rich rocks containing hydrocarbon reserves.

RELIGION:
Three major faiths are clearly dominant in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir. In terms of total population, Islam clearly dominates the Kashmir valley. You will find the valley brimming with Muslim population. In addition to that Hinduism and Buddhism also constitute a part of the religions in Kashmir. The followers of Buddhism inhabit the Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir State.
Islam:
The predominant religion of Kashmir valley is Islam. Muslims constitute more than 90% of the total population of Jammu and Kashmir. Even in Jammu, Kargil and some other districts, Islam forms a substantial part of the population. The Muslims are broadly divided into two sects - the Sunnis and the Shias.
Hinduism:
Hinduism is the second most dominant faith in Kashmir. The majority of Hindus consist of Kashmiri Pandits and Gujjars. Majority of the Kashmiri Pandits migrated from the Kashmir valley because of the constant terror threat and are now present in a minority. On the other hand, many Gujjars got converted to Islam.
Buddhism:
Buddhist population is mainly found in the Ladakh region of Kashmir, where it predominates. In the main Kashmir valley, however, Buddhists are present in a negligible numbers.

CULTURE:
Like its scenic beauty, Kashmir valley is even famous for its cultural heritage. The valley of Kashmir is very rich as far as different aspects of its culture is concerned. Right through ages, it has adopted and assimilated components of various civilizations and religions. The amalgamation of Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist Philosophies has added colour and fragrance to the Kashmiri culture resulting into a composite culture based on humanism, secularisum and tolerance. Besides, it has borrowed certain features from its adjacent regions like Central Asia also. To sum up, the valley of Kashmir has a unique and peculiar culture, which is reflected in different walks of life. Some aspects in believers of Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism inhabit Kashmir. A few Christians and Buddhists also live there. Islam is the dominant religion in Kashmir Valley. There are different opinions regarding the spread of Islam in the valley. Some historians are of the view that a Syrian by the name of Hamim bin Sam was the first Muslim to settle in Kashmir. He came to Kashmir with Raja Dahir’s son Jasiya, after the latter fled to Delhi when Muhammed Bin Qasim defeated Dahir.

CLIMATE:
Kashmir Climate Conditions:
Kashmir has erratic climatic conditions. All around the state of Jammu & Kashmir the climate changes along with various geographical conditions. Near the middle mountains winter is cold and lasts for a long time. The Kashmir monsoon brings a lot of rain at this part of the region. In the higher mountain regions around the valley, there is often a snowfall. Summer in Kashmir is mild and much shorter than winter. Altogether the weather of Kashmir is either very chilling or pleasant throughout the year.

Kashmir Weather:
In the valley of Kashmir, winter is chilling cold and lasts from November to March. There are strong wind, snowfall and rainfall during this period. Warmer weather starts in the middle of March and lasts till the end of July, but at this period of the year there is a lot of rain leading to landslides.

As the state of Jammu & Kashmir is dotted with lakes and waterways, the atmosphere becomes damp, which covers the valley with a mist & fog.

The climate of J&K is just opposite from the rest of India. While the mercury reaches the breaking point in the foothills in the summer time, people of Ladakh and Kashmir wait for the snow to melt for there daily normal use. From October onwards, Jammu becomes a much more pleasant destination. However, the best time to enjoy the beautiful valley of Kashmir and the adventures of Ladakh region is between the months of May and September.

The Seasons in Jammu & Kashmir:
The seasons are marked with sudden change and the year is divided into six seasons of two months each.

  • Spring March 15 to May 15.
  • Summer May 15 to July 15.
  • Rainy Season July 15 to Sept. 15.
  • Autumn Sept. 15 to Nov. 15.
  • Winter Nov. 15 to Jan 15.
  • Ice Cold Jan. 15 to March 15.
  • From December 24 to March 8 temperature is often below zero. Strong winds blow from south and southeast. There is snowfall during winter and there are thick black clouds in the sky.

LANGUAGE:
The Kashmiri language is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India, and is a part of the Sixth Schedule in the constitution of the Jammu and Kashmir. Along with other regional languages mentioned in the Sixth Schedule, as well as Hindi and Urdu, the Kashmiri language is to be developed in the state. Some Kashmiri speakers frequently use Hindi as a second language, though the most frequently used second language is Urdu. Since November 2008, the Kashmiri language has been made a compulsory subject in all schools in the Valley up to the secondary level.
There are three orthographical systems used to write the Kashmiri language—these are the Sharada script, the Devanagari script and the Perso-Arabic script; additionally, due to internet technology, the Roman script is sometimes used to write Kashmiri, especially online. The Kashmiri language was traditionally written in the Sharada script after the 8th Century A.D.This script however, is not in common use today, except for religious ceremonies of the Kashmiri Pundits. However, today, it is written in Devanagari script and Perso-Arabic script (with some modifications). Among languages written in the Perso-Arabic script, Kashmiri is one of the very few which regularly indicates all vowel sounds. This script has been in vogue since the Muslim conquest in India and has been used by the people for centuries, in the Kashmir Valley. However, today, the Kashmiri Perso-Arabic script has come to be associated with Kashmiri Muslims, while the Kashmiri Devanagari script, has come to be associated with the Kashmiri Hindu community, who employ the latter script.

CUISINE OF KASHMIR:
Kashmiri cuisine has evolved over hundreds of years and is highly influenced by the food of the Kashmiri Buddhists and Pandits, the Hindu community of the valley. Apart from this, it is also strongly influenced by the cuisines of Central Asia, Persia and the North India Plains.
Mutton, being the most notable ingredient in Kashmiri cuisine has more than 30 variety of dishes.
Kashmiri Pandit cuisine is elaborate and gives out the ethnic identity of the Pandits. The food is usually prepared in lots of yoghurt, oil and spices. Mostly Chicken, Mutton, Onions, garlic and tomatoes are avoided in the preparation of the dish.
Typical Vegetarian dishes from the cuisine of Kashmiri Pandits include :
Ladyar Tsaman (Indian cheese in turmeric), Veth tsaman (Indian cheese cooked in oil and kashmiri spices), Dama Oluv (potatoes), Nadeir yakhean (lotus stem), Choek vangan, Nadier Palak and the Razmah goagji
The non-vegetarian dishes are similar to the Muslim dishes but vary in taste as its influenced by the Pakistani Muslim food. They include dishes like Rogan Josh, Chamani Qaliyan, Matshgand, Kabargah,Gushtaba, Aab Gosht, Shab Deg Kashmiri Yakhni and Gaad (fish cooked with nadur or monju or mooli)
Kashmiri delicacies are a treat with use of dry fruits, especially in the preparation of curries. Kashmiris use lots of ghee to cook the dish but nowadays families have started using mustard oil as an alternative to avoid the intake of high fat. Kashmiri rice is very aromatic and light. Popularly known is the Kashmiri pulao well like by one and all. The cuisine is truly unique and traditional.

TOUR ATTRACTIONS:
Jammu & Kashmir is lovingly called the Heaven on Earth. The land of Jammu and Kashmir is blessed with exquisite natural beauty. With the snow clad mountaintops, exotic orchards, lush green pastures, alpine forests and many more, the divine and delightful land of Jammu & Kashmir is a boon to the worldwide nature lovers.

The panoramic view of the long stretches of sun kissed mountains and vast spread meadows makes the state uniquely beautiful land of Jammu & Kashmir, a real Paradise for the tourists.

Some of the most famous and cherished tourist spots of Jammu & Kashmir are:

  • Srinagar- this place is also known as the ‘City of Lakes’ and it has a very pleasant weather. This city contains the world famous Dal Lake. The other tourist spots are the Hazratbal Shrine and the Mughal Gardens.
  • Pahalgam- is one of the most beautiful valleys in the land of Jammu & Kashmir. The Pahalgam wildlife sanctuary is a major attraction of this place along with the trekking routes.
  • Gulmarg -it is one of the most appreciated tourist spots in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The natural beauty of the place is sublime and among the sight seeing spots, the ski resort and the world's highest golf course are the most famous.
Some of the other famous tourist destinations in Jammu & Kashmir are:
  • Jammu valley
  • Kashmir valley
  • Leh
  • Zanskar
  • Kargil
  • Patnitop

CONCLUSION:
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Cost and Dates

Package Type: Price Per Person on Twin Sharing
Rs. 16,299/- *
USD 314.862/- *
EUR 240.544/- *
GBP 196.902/- *
Validity: Valid from April 1, 2012 - June 30, 2012
(For other location please contact OR Send Query)
 
 

Hotel Details

Hotel: HOTEL ASIA VAISHNODEVI
Star Category:
City: Katra
Located just half a kilometre from the bus stand, Hotel Asia Vaishnodevi lies in the heart of Katra. Banganga, the starting point of the trek to the Vaishnodevi Temple, is just 1.5 km away while the helipad is 2.5 km. The hotel is 50 km away from the Jammu Airport and 48 km from Jammu Railway Station. An approved 3 star property, Hotel Asia Vaishnodevi is well facilitated to offer all modern conveniences required by business as well as family travellers.

Hotel Facilities:
Gift shops or newsstand | Swimming pool | Fitness facilities | Hair Salon | Dry Cleaning/ Laundry service | Room service

Room Amenities:
The hotel offers comfortable accommodation in 36 well furnished rooms that are divided into 2 Royal rooms, 8 Garden View Double rooms, 8 Garden View Family rooms, 9 Shrine View Double rooms and 7 Shrine View Family rooms. Cable television | Intercom service | Sofa chairs | Refrigerator | Luggage rack | Cupboard


Hotel: CENTRE POINT
Star Category:
City: Srinagar
Location:
Hotel Centre Point is located at Bishamber Nagar at Khayam in Srinagar. The Tourist Reception Centre is about a kilometre away, while the Lalchowk commercial centre about 1.5 kilometres away from the hotel. The famous Dal Lake is within 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

Rooms:
Hotel Centre Point offers 34 luxuriously appointed rooms including 10 Deluxe rooms and 24 Standard rooms equipped with modern amenities like satellite television, direct dial telephone, round the clock room service and attached bathrooms with hot and cold water facility.

Dining:
Hotel Centre Point offers the Spice Garden, an in-house multi cuisine dining hall offering a range of Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines.

Facilities:
Hotel Centre Point offers a range of guest services like laundry service, doctor on call, internet facilities, STD/ ISD calling facility, safety deposit locker, car rental facility, travel services, power back up, parking facility and elevators. The hotel also accepts all major credit cards.


Hotel: HOTEL PINESPRING
Star Category:
City: Srinagar
 
     
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