General Information About Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir was a state of India from 1954 to 2019, constituting the southern and southeastern portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India, Pakistan and China since the mid-20th century.
Day 01 – Jammu, Katra: Leisure day in Katra
Begin your trip to Jammu and Kashmir with a leisure day in Katra.
The Jammu Kashmir family package begins with a pick-up from the Jammu Tawi Railway Station. You will be taken to the hotel in Katra. Check-in and have lunch. Relax and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure with your family.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Distance from Jammu To Katra: 45 km
Travel time: 1 hour
Day 02 – Katra: Pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi Cave
Head for a religious tour of the holy Vaishno Devi cave and temple.
Begin your second day in Katra with a delicious breakfast. Thereafter, you will be taken to Banganga. From here, you can head to the Vaishno Devi temple on foot or on pony-backs. After the darshan, head back to Banganga, Your private transfer will be waiting for you to drop you back to the Katra hotel.
Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the Katra hotel.
Day 03 – Pahalgam: A day to relax and unwind with the family
Head to Pahalgam for a relaxing day with your family.
Have breakfast at the Katra hotel and check-out. You will be escorted to Pahalgam. En route, you can visit Patnitop. The day is offered at leisure. You can go for leisurely strolls or go shopping with your family members.
Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the Pahalgam hotel.
Distance from Katra to Pahalgam: 260 km
Travel time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Day 04 – Pahalgam: Pahalgam optional tours
Take short optional excursions to the nearby valleys for a fun-filled day with the family.
Have breakfast in the Pahalgam hotel. On this day of the Jammu Kashmir family tour package, you can take short excursions to the nearby valleys or spend a day at leisure.
In the evening, you will be taken back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Optional: A short excursion to Betaab Valley, pony ride to Baisaran Valley, and river rafting in Aru Valley are the optional tours that you can take.
Day 05 – Pahalgam, Srinagar: Srinagar houseboat diaries
Move to the Dal Lake in Srinagar and spend time on the houseboat and Shikaras.
Start the day with a delectable breakfast in the hotel. After checking out from the hotel, you will be taken for a 2 hours’ drive to the next destination of your Kashmir family package.
The cab transfer will drop you at the jetty around Dal Lake in Srinagar. Here, you will find numerous houseboats that provide stay facilities. The Shikaras can also be availed from the jetty. After check-in and lunch at the houseboat, you will be taken for a Shikara ride to Nehru Park.
After a relaxing day in the Dal Lake, retire back to the houseboat for dinner and overnight stay.
Distance from Pahalgam to Dal Lake: 92 km
Travel time: 2 hours
Day 06 – Gulmarg: Day in the Meadows
Move on to Gulmarg for a leisure day in the meadows.
Next destination on the Kashmir itinerary is Gulmarg. After breakfast and check-out, you will be taken to Gulmarg for a leisure day. You can relax in the beautiful destination or take some of the optional activities.
The day concludes with a delicious dinner and an overnight stay at the Gulmarg hotel.
Distance from Dal Lake to Gulmarg: 56 km
Travel time: 1.5 hours
Optional: Pony ride to Strawberry Fields and a short excursion to Alpather Lake are some of the optional activities that can be done on day 6 of this Jammu Kashmir family package.
Day 07 – Gulmarg: Enjoy Gondola Cable Car Ride with your family
Try optional tours and activities, including the Gondola cable car ride.
After breakfast at the Gulmarg hotel, move out to spend another leisure day in Gulmarg. There are many more optional tours and activities to try in Gulmarg.
Later in the evening, you will be taken back to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Optional: Gondola cable car tour and visit to the Maharani Temple, the Ziarat of Baba Reshi, and the highest golf course in the world are some of the options to try in Gulmarg.
Day 08 – Srinagar: Local Sightseeing
Take a city tour of the summer capital of the state.
Have breakfast at the Gulmarg hotel. Check-out and move to Srinagar. Directly head for the tour of the Shankaracharya Temple. Later in the day, you can visit the grand Mughal Gardens. Thereafter, head to the hotel in Srinagar for check-in.
Enjoy dinner and night stay at the hotel.
Distance from Gulmarg to Srinagar: 50 km
Travel time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Day 09 – Srinagar: A day’s trip to Sonamarg – the Meadow of Gold
Spend an eventful day in the beautiful Sonamarg valley.
Have breakfast in the hotel in Srinagar and head for a day’s excursion to Sonamarg. There are many optional activities to try in the Meadow of Gold.
You will be transferred back to the hotel in Srinagar in the evening for dinner and night halt.
Distance from Srinagar to Sonamarg: 80 km
Travel time: 1 hour 45 minutes per side
Optional: Watersports at Manasbal, pony ride to Thajiwas Glacier, and a visit to temples of Khir-Bhawani and Narang are the optional activities families can indulge in.
Day 10 – Srinagar: Departure From Srinagar
The 9 nights 10 days Jammu Kashmir tour comes to an end.
Have breakfast in the Srinagar hotel. Check-out and head to the Jammu Tawi Railway Station for the return train.
Distance from Srinagar to Jammu Tawi Railway Station: 300 km
Travel time: 7 hours