Begin your trip to Jammu and Kashmir with the holy “Darshan” of the Vaishno Devi temple The Jammu Kashmir family tour package begins from the Jammu Tawi Railway Station. You will be picked-up from the station and taken to the hotel in Katra. Check-in and have lunch at the Katra hotel. Thereafter, you will be transferred to Banganga from where you can head to the Vaishno Devi temple on foot or on pony-backs. You can have dinner at a local restaurant near the temple after the darshan. Head back to the hotel in Katra for an overnight stay. Distance from Jammu to Katra: 45 km Travel time: 1 hour.
Head out from Katra and stop by at Patnitop before moving on for a leisure day in Pahalgam with your family Start your day with breakfast at the Katra hotel and the check-out of the hotel. Day 2 takes you to Pahalgam via Patnitop. Enjoy the splendid views on the way and plan your day ahead in Pahalgam. You can spend the leisure doing a number of activities. You can take leisurely strolls in the beautiful valley or go exploring the local markets and picking souvenirs with your family members. Towards evening, the itinerary of this Jammu Kashmir family package takes you back to the Pahalgam hotel dinner and overnight stay. Distance from Katra to Pahalgam: 260 km Travel time: 6 hours 15 minutes.
Go for short optional excursions to the nearby valleys and have a fun-filled day with the family Savour a delish morning meal and then get ready for a fun-filled day. You can plan short family excursions to the nearby valleys and explore the surroundings on your own. Alternatively, you can spend quality time with your family at the hotel. In the evening, you will be taken back to the hotel in your cab for dinner and overnight stay. Optional: Short excursion to Betaab Valley, pony ride to Baisaran Valley, and river rafting in Aru Valley are the optional tours that you can take.
Proceed to the Dal Lake in Srinagar and spend some family time on the houseboat and the shikaras Kick-start the day with a lavish morning meal and then pack up for your next transfer. Check-out and proceed to the jetty at Dal Lake in Srinagar where the houseboats are docked. Check-in at the houseboat, and relax for a while. Take a shikara ride to Nehru Park in the evening. Later, enjoy dinner and night stay at the houseboat itself. Distance from Pahalgam to Dal Lake: 92 km Travel time: 2 hours.
Move on to Gulmarg for a leisure day in the meadows Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the houseboat, and then check-out to head to Gulmarg. The private cab transfer is perfect to enjoy mesmerizing landscapes on the way. A day excursion to Gulmarg gives you the chance to visit the major attractions in Gulmarg and enjoy a lot of other optional activities. Conclude the day with dinner and overnight stay in the Gulmarg hotel. Distance from Dal Lake to Gulmarg: 56 km Travel time: 1 hour 30 minutes 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.
Head for some other optional tours and activities, including the famous Gondola cable car ride Day 6 is planned in Gulmarg. So, start the day with an early breakfast and start planning how to spend this leisure day. Optional tours and activities that you to choose from include Gondola cable car tour and visit to the Maharani Temple, the Ziarat of Baba Reshi, and the highest golf course in the world. You will be taken back to the hotel for dinner and night stay later.
Head to the summer capital and take a local sightseeing tour. After breakfast at the Gulmarg hotel, check-out and move to Srinagar. You can directly head for the tour of the Shankaracharya Temple. The tour of the grand Mughal Gardens is next on the Jammu Kashmir itinerary. Thereafter, you will be taken back to the hotel in Srinagar for check-in, dinner, and night stay. Distance from Gulmarg to Srinagar: 50 km Travel time: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Spend an eventful day in the beautiful Sonamarg valley Have breakfast in the hotel in Srinagar and proceed for a day’s excursion to Sonamarg. There are many activities that families can indulge in. In the evening, you will be taken back to the Srinagar hotel for dinner and night stay. 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 these activities.
This concludes your 8 nights 9 days Jammu and Kashmir trip Have breakfast in the Srinagar hotel and check-out. You will be taken to the Jammu Tawi Railway Station for the return train. Have lunch at a local restaurant en route. Distance from Srinagar to Jammu Tawi Railway Station: 300 km Travel time: 7 hours.