is a beautiful blend of history, mythology and legends in the background of
paradise. The Vally's first majestic monument came up in the 7th and 8th
century-the sun temple of Martand- one of the first monuments to set the
style for the Valley's Hindu architecture.
There are the distinctly Greek influence stone temples of Avantipur, the
cave of Amarnath set high in the mountains, which is one of the most sacred
shrines of the Hindus.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and check in at hotel. After lunch at hotel, half-day
sightseeing tour of Delhi, visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple, Hanuman Mandir and
India Gate. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Srinagar
Early morning, depart for airport to board flight for Srinagar. Set against
the back-drop of the beautiful Dal Lake, Srinagar is a quaint city and whirl
of activity. On arrival, check-in at deluxe house-boat in the Dal Lake.
Afternoon, city tour of Srinagar, visiting Mughal Gardens-Chashma Shahi,
Nishat and Shalimar Gardens. Dinner and overnight at the house-boat.
Day 03 : Srinagar - Pahalgam (95kms / 3¾ hrs)
After breakfast, leave Srinagar for Pahalgam by surface. Pahalgam, 7000 ft
above sea level, unspoilt beauty of the landscape and the dancing snow-fed
streams that about in trout of this little village. On arrival, check-in
hotel. After lunch, sight-seeing of Pahalgam. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Pahalgam - Amarnath
After breakfast, start on foot for the Yatra to Amarnath carrying packed
lunch, 45 kms from Pahalgam and situated at a height of 3800 m in the upper
reaches of Himalaya. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 05 : Amarnath
Early morning, continue the Yatra for Amarnath, (breakfast and lunch
enroute )-the snow Shiviling in the holy cave on the Himalayan snow-covered
mountains. The origin of this holy place is lost in antiquity. There is
evidence that the trek was being undertaken as far back as l000 BC. Each
year, on the night of the full moon of July-August, pilgrims walks this long
trek form Pahalgam and converge upon the sacred cave in thousands. Legend
says that Lord Shiva reveled the mystery of Maya and salvation to his wife,
Parvati, on a full-moon night at this place. A pair of pigeons is supposed
to be meditating there every day . After Yatra, dinner and overnight in
Day 06 : Amarnath - Pahalgam
Early morning, leave for Pahalgam (breakfast and lunch enroute). Check-in
at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Pahalgam - Srinagar - Delhi
After breakfast at hotel, start by road for Srinagar. After lunch, board
flight for Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Delhi - Back Home
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to onward journey /back