Book on Call: +91 9858011213
Menu Valley Orchid Hotel

Katra & Kashmir

DURATION: 10 days/ 9 Nights

Tour Overview

Day 01 & 02

Your Katra tour

Reception at Jammu and you are on your way to the hotel (Hotel Sri Harinivas). Enjoy the hospitality of the hotel.

Visit the main market in the evening for souvenirs, dry fruits, woolen garments, hosiery, and leather jackets and feel free to bargain.

Get ready for the Mata Vaisno Devi Darshan (Timing for Aarti 5AM-7AM and 6 PM-8 PM) and it takes 12 hours (To and Fro), so you can start late in the evening and reach in the morning and come back the same day after Aarti. ( for online tickets counters open two months prior to the visiting date).

Stay in the hotel and get ready for Patnitop.

Day 3

Katra to Patnitop

After breakfast proceed to Patnitop:

Patnitop or Patni Top is a hilltop tourist location in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir state of India on National Highway 1A 112 km and about 90 kms. From Katra. Situated on a plateau in the Shiwalik belt of the Himalayas, Patnitop sits at an altitude of 2,024 m (6,640 ft). The river Chenab flows in close proximity to this location.

Your Patnitop Tour

Check into the hotel and take some rest and refresh yourself.

Get bedazzled by the beauty of Patnitop and explore the place mostly on foot and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place amidst mountains and some really invigorating climate.

You can also visit the famous Naga Mandir.

On the way back, ensure you stop at KUD, another tourist attraction and take some photographs amidst panoramic views and let your mouths salivate with the Desi sweets.

Day 04 & 05

Pahalgam Patnitop to Pahalgam

After breakfast and checkout from the hotel proceed to Pahalgam. Pahalgam is one of the most sought after tourist destinations, about 176 kms. from Patnitop , at an altitude of 7200 feet and located on the banks of River Liddar. Infact , many Bollywood films have been shot in Pahalgam , the latest being the Salman Khan Starrer Bhajrangi Bhaijan and the Shah Rukh Khan Starrer , Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Your Pahalgam tour (Places of interest and recommended activities)

Check into one of our hotels.

Explore the beautiful and picturesque sights on foot for an hour.

Visit the Main Market.

Come back in the evening and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Start on an excursion to Betaab Valley (The Betaab Valley has got its name from Sunny Deol’s movie, Betaab, which was shot extensively in this area and is 7 Kms drive away from Pahalgam. Surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks and dense pine and deodar forests, this valley is the mouth of River Sheshnag.

Explore the famous Chandanwadi (At an altitude of 3288 m, Chandanwadi is at a distance 16-km from Pahalgam and is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra, which takes place every year in the month of Saawan (Rain). It is also famous for snow sledging on a snow bridge.

2. Get mesmerized by the beautiful Bisaran, also referred to as the mini Switzerland.

Enjoy Pony Rides amidst the beautiful pine trees with River Liddar meandering on one side and snow capped mountains on the other.

Adventure sports lovers can go for Water Rafting and enjoy the rush of adrenaline through your veins

Day 6

Pahalgam to Srinagar

After breakfast and checkout from the hotel, proceed to Srinagar. Srinagar is around 96 kms from Pahalgam and while you are on the way, visit the Avantipur Ruins – the 1100 year old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Stay arranged at Hotel in Srinagar.

Day 7

Srinagar to Gulmarg and back to Srinagar

Standing at an altitude of 2650 mts. , and only about 50 kms. From Kashmir , Gulmarg’s legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hill resorts in the country.

SToday Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf course in the world. Moreover the cable car ride provides you with a heavenly trip like experience.

The journey to Gulmarg is half the enchantment of reaching there– roads bordered by a series of scenic poplar trees ,a sight captured in hundreds of old and new Bollywood movies, be it the Shammi Kapoor Starrer Kashmir ki Kali or the Latest Ranbir Kapoor Starrer Rockstar.

Your tour to Gulmarg (Places of interest and recommended activities)

Check in at one of our hotels.

Start your day by taking a Gandola Ride – one of the highest cable cars in the world, reaching 3,979 meters and reaching Apharwat via Khilanmarg Snow Point.

Get dazzled by the beauty of Apharwat for about 45 minutes (13,780 ft) and get close to the sky as you could possibly imagine.

Explore Gulmarg on your own by enjoying the picturesque locales like the Golf Course (if you are interested to play, Golf kit and caddy charges are extra) and Lavender Valley.

Get a view of high mountains like Naga Parbat, Kolohai and Harmukh.

Enjoy the pony rides in and around Gulmarg and explore the scenic view of the place and an invigorating climate.

Leave for Srinagar.

Day 8

Srinagar to Sonamarg and back to Srinagar

With an altitude of 2740 mts. and about 87 kms. From Srinagar, Sonamarg, which means ‘ meadow of gold ‘ has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and mahseer. Snow trout can be caught in the main river. In its vicinity lies the great Himalayan glaciers of Kashmir Valley namely Kolhoi Glacier and Machoi Glacier.

Your stay in Sonamarg

Explore the flushing meadows and scenic beauty of the place.

Get mesmerized by the glaciers and enjoy your playtime with snowballs.

View the beautiful Zero Point.

Enjoy a walk along the banks of River Sindh amidst lofty mountains and lush green meadows.

Go for Pony rides till the foot of the mountains and beyond.

Leave for Srinagar.

Day 9

Srinagar sightseeing

Srinagar is the summer capital of J&K and presents you with a diversity of places to visit. “Also referred to as the Venice of the Orient”, Srinagar presents you with so much to see.
Your tour in Srinagar (Places of interest and recommended activities)

Checkout from the Hotel and proceed for a tour to the magnificently terraced Mughal Gardens built by, as the name indicates ,The Mughal Emperors –

Explore the beauty of Pari Mahal and the accompanying high altitude garden with an overview of Royal Springs Golf course.

Enjoy the view of the world famous and Asia’s Largest Tulip Garden.

Get a divine experience of Shankaracharya Hill Temple, the sacred temple of Shankaracharya t resting atop the hills( Takht-I-Sulaiman) in the south-east of Srinagar. The site dates back to 250BC. The philosopher Shankaracharya stayed at this place when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanatan.

Time for local shopping like Shawls, Carpets, Crewel, paper machie and other handicraft products of Kashmir.

Back to the Hotel.

Day 10

Srinagar to Airport

Time to say goodbye and carry beautiful memories with you with a promise of remembering our hospitality and of having created a place in your hearts.

Word of caution-we want your trip to end on a good note, so we request you to depart for the airport at least 3 hours prior to departure because of stringent security checks and also to compensate for loss of time in lieu of a traffic jam.