Katra Vaishno Devi patnitop and Shiv Khori tour, this 5 day tour package will begin from Jammu Railway Station or if you are arriving by air then from Jammu airport and will take you directly to Katra for your stay in the hotel it will be 1.50 hrs drive you will refresh at hotel. its a four in one tour you will visit Jammu city, Katra vaishno Devi Temple, Shiv Khori temple, and Patnitop hill station in Jammu, You will do Darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi on your first day of Arrival, on 2nd day visit to Shiv Khori temple, On third day visit to Patnitop hill station 4th day explore the beauty of Patnitop, 5th day Jammu City tour and return back to your home destination.
Day 1 - Jammu - Katra
Arrival early morning at Jammu and transfer to Katra (Jammu To Katra 50 kms - 1.5 hrs). Check into hotel and process to Vaishnodevi Darshan, Please note : (Total 13 kms walk to the temple that takes about 4-5 hours). To reach the Bhawan, options like helicopter, ponies and palanquins are available. En-route stops at Adhkwari Temple and darshan at Baba Bhaironath Temple is recommended). During Summer and peak travel season it may be advisable to start the climb previous evening. Once queue tickets are purchased the wait period could be half an hour to 3 hours depending on the rush. During season Yatra Parchi (entry tickets required to being the uphill walk), it is recommended to purchase in advance to avoid delays. Guests looking for Helidarshan (Helicopter ride, darshan and back), morning flights are recommeded for best weather and least uncertainty. Return by late evening.
Day 2 Katra – Shivkhori - Katra Same Day Excursion (85 Km-One way / Approx 03 Hours Drive)
After early breakfast, go for an excursion to Shivkohri is popularly known as “Mini Amarnath” temple with a 400 feet long cave. Shivkhori means the cave of Lord Shiva. While driving to the holy place, you will also visit three holy spots en-route. The first one is Aghaar Baba Jitto (6 kms from Katra), which is the shrine of revolutionary Baba Jitto. After that the shrine of Nau Deviyan (10 kms from Katra). Next Baba Dhansar Temple (17 kms from katra). It's lord shiva temple full of beauty and extremely beautiful waterfall at one corner. And also visit Siar Baba Waterfalls.
On reaching Shivkhori, you will be dropped at the starting point of the yatra to the Shivling which is around 4 kms steep walk. The yatra and darshan can take anytime between 1.5 to 3 hours. After darshan, return back to the starting point and get transferred back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 Katra - Patnitop
Following relish breakfast, we are headed towards Patnitop from Katra (90 kms distance). Which is a 3 hours drive from Katra. Patnitop is popularly known as “Mini Kashmir” since it is a cold hill station. On arrival Patnitop, check-in to the hotel and experience the captivate beauty of the place for the rest of the day. Take an evening stroll to Nag Temple & Padora Enclave. Hire a pony to take a trip through the mountains, Pine trees, rivers and greenery and do not forget to take a camera along. Evening at leisure. Enjoy the barbecue/bonfire session organized by the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4 Patnitop Exploration
Today after breakfast, you will get an option to visit the magnificent green valley of Nathatop. Birds eye view from Nathatop to the surrounding hills. Even the helicopters fly below this point. The cool breeze chills even in summers. It offers an amazing view of surrounding peaks and remains covered with white carpet snow in winters. It also offers a beautiful view of the surrounding Shivalik range and Brahma massif of the Kishtwar Himalayas.
Sanasar Lying in the lap of the fabled Pir Panjal ranges, Sanasar is surrounded by lush forests, and the Green Wilderness. It is a beautiful natural lake surrounded by the scenic beauty of the valley. Experience the breath-taking views of Himalayan mountains, witness the dense vegetation with horses grazing on it in summers, crystal clear lake water with astonishing waves dancing with the breeze. Sanasar offers adventure activities like Rock-climbing, Paragliding, Hot-air ballooning, Parasailing, and Abseiling in season but remain non accessible in winters due to heavy snowfall. Enjoy some time close to nature in this alluring destination. Later, drive back to hotel have your dinner and enjoy a comfortable stay at night in the hotel.
Day 5 Patnitop - Jammu Local Sightseeing
After you have your yummy breakfast in the morning, take a transfer to the Jammu railway station/ airport. On the way visit jammu local sightseeing of Raghunath temple, Manda Zoo/wildlife sanctuary, Amar mahal museum & Palace, Bahu Fort, Bage- e - bahu garden and Fish house/Aquirium. In the evening drop to jammu/Udhampur railway station and then continue with your onward journey.
4 Nights | 5 Days Tour
Visit to Jammu , Katra, vasihno Devi, Patnitop, Shiv Khori
Places To Visit
Batote: A small but well developed hill station on way to Katra Patnitop route at an altitude of 1560 mts. overlooking the spectacular lie of the Chenab gorge. This place is a very well developed tourist resort with lots of commercial activity and facilities
ShivKhori: 70 kms from Katra in District Reasi of Jammu and Kashmir, depicts the natural formation of Shiv Lingum. It is one of the most venerated Holy Cave Shrines of Lord Shiva in the region.
Sanasar: 119 kms. from Jammu and only 17 kms. from Patnitop, Sanasar is cup shaped meadow surrounded by gigantic conifers. A place for a quite holiday, the meadow has now been developed as a golf course.
Patnitop: At an altitude of 2024 meters across which the Jammu-Srinagar Highway passes. Enveloped by thickly wooded forests, Patnitop offers beautiful picnic spots.
Kud: This popular resort is situated on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, at an altitude of 1738 meters the place is famous for sweets shops. You can have best Patisa from Prem Sweets at Kud.
Things To Do
Visit Jajjar Kotli: 15 Kms from katra this place is an summer chill off destination for the people of Jammu in summers and pilgrims to Viashno devi temple. Clear water and banks which are filled with pebbles makes it a beautiful attraction for vistors.
White Water rafting: if you are an adventure lover then white water rafting in Chenab at Katra can be a thing for you to get you blood rush.
Dry Fruit Shopping: once you got to for vaishno Devi everybody is expecting atleast some prasd from you on you return. So shopping for dray fruits is a famous activity of devotees of Vaishno devi. you can by avriety of Dry fruits from here at very reasonavle rates.
Visit To Himkoti: if you ahave decided to trek to Bhavan by foot then himkoti can be agood starting point for you. You can have a birds eye view of the Jammu city from here. Himkoti is well maintained and neat for short trek in Katra.
Para Gliding: its another thing for adventure lover para gliding in Patnitop in summers at an altitude of 2400 mts in Dawariyai, situated on Patnitop-Sanasar Road, also known as Billoo Di Powri point.
Shopping Wollens: If you are visiting Vaishno Devi in winter that is November trhough Feburary then you may need war wollens to keep yourself warm at this place as the tempratures can dip here to sub zero's. if you have not brought wollens with you then you can buy from the local shops here in Katra. you can also shop for hand knitted woolens here.
Skiing: if you are a snow lover then you should be visiting this place in winters patnitop now offers skiing during winters, At Madhatop (5/6 Kms from Patni top on Sanasar Road) excellent possibilities for all kind of skiing are available.
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