Dham, Arth, Kaam, Moksh. The four pillars of human contentment find culmination at the Holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. The journey to the shrine is in itself a spiritual experience and one can see people with ailments climbing up the holy shrine ignorant of their pain and miseries. As they say, nothing matters when âMata callsâ. So follow the call of Mata towards a path of revelation and cry out loud âJai mata diâ
Katra is the base camp of the shrine. It is situated 50 kilometers (null.06 miles) from Jammu. Thousands of devotees regularly throng Mataâs shrine in belief that Mata will grant their wishes, albeit in the righteous sense of the word. A pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi is considered to be one of the holiest in the country.
Day 1- Wayanad
You will be in the city of Golden Temple or Swarn Mandir. Your hotel transfer followed by a welcome drink and rest in the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Amritsar.
Day 2- Wayanad
After a fresh awakening in the day and finishing your routine and breakfast, you will be on the city tour wherein you will explore a number of famous destinations like Golden Temple or Swarn Mandir – that is the largest Gurudwara. Added destinations include Jalianwallah Bagh (a memorial built to commemorate the martyrs of the massacre of 1919 got done by General Dyer), Durgiana Mandir, Atali Rai Tower, and various other attractions in the city. Not forget to mention Wagah Border that is at a distance of around 30 km. It is an international border dividing India and Pakistan on land. What draw the attention of tourists here is the march-past and ceremonial changing of guard. Solders parade in full swing here. Here, you will feel a sense of nostalgia. Return back to hotel in evening and then dinner with rest for the night.
Day 3- Ooty
On day 3rd, you will be check-out from hotel to explore Katra – the gateway to visit Mata Vaishno Devi Temple in J&K. The distance will take around 6 hours. In the evening, you will be in Katra for hotel check-in.Over night stay at hotel.
Day 4- Ooty
After awakening in the morning, you will be going to visit the holy temple of Mata Vaishno Devi. It is one of the famous and holy shrines in North India where tourists from across the country and worldwide come to pay homage to Goddess. You can travel on foot on hills to visit the temple. In the evening you will be in hotel on same day. Overnight stay at Katra in the hotel.
Day 5- Wayanad
Enjoy your breakfast in the morning and then you will be on the way to reach Pahalgam. The journey will take around 7 hours that is full of natural beauty as the way passes through picturesque mountain ranges. You will also take a brake at Patnitop. Ramban is also another destination to explore. You will also visiting Benihal where you will entr the Jawahar Tunnel that is 2.5 kilometer long and connects the valley of Kashmir with rest of India. In the evening, you will be in Pahalgam for check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6- Wayanad
You will be awakening in the lap of Mother Nature. Enjoy your breakfast to get ready for the sightseeing. You will visit Chandanwari and Betaba Valley along with a horse ride twards Baisaran Meadows. On the same day, you will be on the way to Srinagar. Check-in at hotel or Houseboat in Srinagar. Overnight stay and dinner in houseboat or hotel.
Day 7- Wayanad
It will be a pleasant morning in a place surrounding by mountain ranges and water. After your routine procedure, you will be visiting the famous Mughal Gardens or Nishat and Shalimar. It is a historical garden where you will be witnessing blossoming flowers, different types of trees, flowers and birds of course. You will be explore the real natural beauty of Srinagar. Later drive back to hotel or houseboat for overnight stay and dinner.
Day 8- Wayanad
After awaking in the morning and breakfast, you will be moving towards Gulmarg for a day trip. Here, you will explore a colorful village and rice fields that will provide you a breathtaking experience you have ever noticed. Here, you will explore the Tangmarg – a local market place. Not forget to mention the Gulmarg in the afternoon where you will explore the meadows.
Gondola cable car system will impress your during your trip to Gulmarg. A few minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afarwatt peak. For the day, you will explore wonderful moments of Kashmir valley. In the evening, you will in Srinagar where you can spend leisure time in local marketplaces or walking along the Dal Lake. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel or houseboat.
Day 9- Wayanad
The last day of your tour. Awake with fresh mind, take a breakfast and you will be taken to airport for your flight at your desired destination.