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AMARNATH-VAISHNODEVI YATRA - 15


Tour code               AVY - 15
Ex          Bengaluru
Distance           8900 kms (approximately Round trip)
Duration   By Train 15 Days & Deluxe Bus /  By Flight 10 Days 
Vehicle Used            Deluxe Bus   
Accommodation Twin sharing basis Standard rooms
States visited            Jammu & Kashmir
Places visited             Sonamarg, Baltal, Amarnath cave, Srinagar, Katra, Vaishnodevi, Delhi.


Departure dates:
    JUNE 28.  JULY 5.JULY 12. JULY 19. JULY 26.

COST :In Rs...
Adult
Twin Sharing
37500*
Adult
Single Sharing
50625
Child
(2-11 Years)
28125
Child
(2-11 Y)
18750*
Without Bed & Seat
Advance
Amount
10000*

NOTE :
  • For Infants 2-24 months(2 Years) Please send enquiry.
  • Charges for children mentioned applies only if they accompanied by 2 adults. If the child is accompanied by single adult full amount will be charged.
  • Children 2-11 Years will be charged 75% of the tour Cost with full-seat, without extra bed.
DAY 1   BANGALORE / HUBLI                                                                                                                
  Depart from Yeshwanthpur  railway station.
DAY 2  IN TRAIN                                                                                                                              
  Train journey continues.
DAY 3    DELHI                                                                                                                                  
  Morning reach Delhi, transfer to hotel. Evening 4.00PM departure to Katra, over night journey.
DAY 4   KATRA
  Morning  reach  Katra,  rest of the day free for your personal activities. Night halt at Katra
DAY 5   KATRA –VAISHNODEVI – KATRA                                                                                                  
  Morning dep for Vaishnodevi darshan, 14 km trek, darshan. Night halt at Katra.
DAY 6     KATRA – SRINAGAR                                                                                                                      
  Morning dep to Srinagar, evening reach . Night halt at Srinagar
DAY 7     SRINAGAR – GULMARG –SRINAGAR                                                                                              
  Morning excursion trip to Gulmarg, Meadow of flowers, enjoy the Gondola ride,Gulmarg 'Meadow of Flowers' 2730 Mts. above sea level. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs or enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Known as (Gondola). Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel at Srinagar.
DAY 8   SRINAGAR – SONMARG – BALTAL                                                                                                  
  Morning dep to Sonmarg, Meadow of Gold & famous for scenic beauty. enroute visit Keerbhavani temple (If time & Indian army permits). Evening reach and halt at Baltal Amarnath camp.
DAY 9    BALTAL - AMARNATH - BALTAL                                                                                                  
  Morning 14 kms Trek, Pony, Doli or Helicopter( your choice)  to Amarnath. Evening return & night halt at Baltal.
DAY 10   BALTAL - SRINAGAR                                                                                                               
  Morning proceed to Srinagar, Reach free day in Srinagar.Night halt at Srinagar.
DAY 11   SRINAGAR  
  Morning after breakfast, proceed to Srinagar local sight seeing - Shankaracharya Temple , Moghal Gardens, Shikara ride at World famous  Dal Lake.  Night stay at Srinagar.
DAY 12   SRINAGAR– JAMMU                                                                                                                
  Morning dep to Jammu. Night halt at Jammu.
DAY 13   JAMMU  -  DELHI                                                                                                                        
  Morning departure to Delhi, evening reach, night stay at Delhi.
DAY 14   DELHI - BENGALURU / HUBLI                                                                                                             
  Morning departure to Bengaluru from H.Nizamuddin railway Station.
DAY 15   IN TRAIN.                                                                                                                 
  Train journey continues.
DAY 16   BENGALURU / HUBLI        
  Reach your hometown.

Jammu : is the largest city in the Jammu region and the winter capital of Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir and situated on the banks of Tawi river. The name Jammu is derived from its ruler who founded it. Raja Jambulochan founded this city and named it Jambupora which later changed to Jammu.

Katra : Katra or Katra Vaishno Devi, as it is popularly known, is a small town in Reasi district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is located. It is the base camp for Maa Vaishnodevi Darshan yatries.

Vaishnodevi : Amidst snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas and sprawling forests, nestles the shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is one of the most visited pilgrimage centres in India. It is located on the Trikuta Mountain at a height of 5,300 ft. The Vaishno Devi Mandir is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located in the hill of Vaishno Devi, Jammu and Kashmir, India. In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess. The shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi witnesses thousands of devotees arrive all through the year irrespective of the difficulties faced by them. The Yatra begins at Katra and pilgrims have to cover 14km. of terrain by trek/horse/doli etc. to reach the Mandir.

Baltal : is a camping ground for pilgrims, 15 km north of Sonamarg on the Sindh river at the base of Zojila pass in Jammu and Kashmir . This little valley is only a day's journey away from and provides a shorter high-altitude alternate route to the sacred cave of Amarnath. Yatries start their journey towards the holy cave by pony, doli & helicopter . Langers ( tents where people from different part of India , serves yatries food free of cost ) are eager to serve the yatries with food and medical facilities.

Amarnath : cave is a famous shrine in Hinduism . It is dedicated to Shiva. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m (12,756 ft), It is believed that after the Middle Ages, this cave was forgotten by people and it was once again discovered by a shepherd in the 15th century. However, there are many stories about the discovery of this cave. One story states that once a Gujjar (Shepherd) named Buta Malik was given a bag full of coal by a holy man. When he reached home, he found that the bag contained not coal, but gold coins. Overjoyed, he ran back to the place where he had met the Holy man. However the holy man had disappeared and Buta Malik instead discovered the cave and the Lingam. According to a Hindu legend, this is the cave where Shiva explained the secret of life and eternity to his divine consort, Parvati.. Two other ice formations represent Parvati and Shiva's son, Ganesha.

Sonmarg : also known as Meadow of Gold is a hill station in Ganderbal district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Sonmarg which means “meadows of gold”, stands true to its name with majestic Himalayas in the background and spectacular valleys around. Sonmarg has scenic trekking routes which takes you to scenic Himalayan lakes of Vishansar, Krishnasar and Gangabal. With its stunning landscapes, valley of flowers and natural beauty, Sonmarg is a place where tourist would enjoy every moment while vacationing with friends and family. Visitor can also explore Sonmarg while taking a pony ride.This place is also an alternative route for the visitors traveling to Amarnath Caves. A gushing river runs down Alpine clad Sonmarg and there are quite a few camping sites.

Gulmarg : is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination and a notified area committee in Baramula district in the Indian state ofJammu and Kashmir. The town is within the Himalayas and is within miles of the Line of Control between India and Pakistan. Its lovely landscapes, snow-clad peaks, lush green forests and its prime location and proximity to Srinagar, make it one of the best hill resorts in the country. Gulmarg is dotted with beautiful sites that will enthral you in its splendour. A Gondola ride (cable car ride) takes you up to Kongdori to enjoy the magnificent sights of the meadow from the top.

Srinagar : Not only known for its beauty, Srinagar also has a special place in the history of ancient India. Irrespective of the season, Srinagar attracts tourists throughout the year to enjoy its snow clad mountains, colors of fall & greenery of the summers.

Dal lake : the largest lake, spread across 26 sq.km is home to the maximum number of houseboats & Shikara's. No trip to Kashmir is complete without a stay on one of its luxurious house boats & a boat ride on a 'Shikara' along the pristine lake. While the winters offers visitors the beauty of snow clad mountains & crisp, chilly winter breeze; summers showcases the plethora of colors on the canvas of nature from deep greens, to autumn browns & deep oranges.

Shalimar Bagh : Constructed by the great Mughal Emperor Jahangir in 1619 for his beloved wife Nurjahan, The Mughal Gardens layout taken from the Persian gardens has three terraces with fountains & lined with Chinar trees. Each of the 3 terraces carried distinct importance, the first one being the public terrace; called the Diwan-e-Aam. The second terrace called the Diwan-e-Khas was accessible only to nobles or guests of the court. And the third & the highest terrace called as “Abode of Love" was reserved for the king and the royal ladies. Nishat Bagh and Dal Lake are some adjoining attractions to Shalimar Bagh.

Nishatbagh : Nishat Bagh, meaning the 'The garden of joy' located on the eastern side of the Dal Lake is a marvelous garden designed by Asaf Khan, Nur Jahan's brother. This garden placed on the banks of the beautiful Dal Lake in the backdrop of the amazing the Zabarwan hills, is complete with fountains, flower beds and impressive lawns. Tourists can enjoy magnificent views of the Dal Lake from the garden. Besides, they can also visit Shalimar Bagh and Char Chinar.

Chashman Shahi : The Chashme Shahi originally derives its name from the spring which was discovered by the great female saint of Kashmir, Rupa Bhawani, who was from the Sahib clan of Kashmiri Pandits. The family name of Rupa Bhawani was 'Sahib' and the spring was originally called 'Chashme Sahibi'. Over the years the name got corrupted and today the place is known as Chashme Shahi (the Royal Spring).

Shankaracharya Temple : Shankaracharya Temple, known to be built by Jaluka, the son of Emperor Ashoka around 200 BC, is an ancient shrine located on the Shankaracharya Hill in Srinagar. This sacred site, situated at a height offers splendid views of the valley and the snow clad mountains of the Pir Panjal range. Local folks tell a story that saint Shankaracharya spent some of his time at this site during his visit to Kashmir to revitalize Sanatan Dharma.

Documents Required

Voter ID card / Original ID cards. 
Doctor certificate announce by Amaranth Shrine
 

Tour cost Includes Tour cost Excludes
  • Second sleeper Train Tickets for Bangalore Delhi - Bangalore.
  • Deluxe bus for transfers & Sightseeing.
  • Guidance & services of an experienced Tour Escort.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing standard rooms in good hotels
  • Vegetarian Food by our cooking Staff ( Tea/coffee/ Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
  • Special Pujas darshans.
  • Doli / Pony / Helitickets for Amarnath Cave and Vaishnodevi Mandir.
  • Gondola Ride at Gulmarg.
  • Entry Tickets , Boating, Camera Charges
  • Government Service Tax  (GST 5%) as applicable
  • Food during the train journey
  • Laundry ,Telephone calls ,Mineral water.
  • Any Increase in the fuel surcharge or any kind of taxes levied by the respective government or statutory bodies.
  • Cost of extension of the validity or deviation from route of the tour.
  • Laundry, consumption from the mini bar / refrigerator at Hotel, beverages, Mineral water, telephone charges, shopping, all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming the part of the group menus.
  • Any extra expenses incurred for changing the route due to any unforeseen circumstances, Natural calamities, political disturbances, strikes etc.
  • Extra cost incurred due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any Individual unforeseen cost incurring incidence.
  • Any private transfers taken to move from one place to another instead of coach.
  • Any up gradation in the room category.
  • Any other expense incurred other than which are mentioned in Tour cost includes list.