If you plan to undertake a pilgrimage to the holy shrine at Amarnath you can also enjoy the beauties of Kashmir when you join a 4 night 5 days Amarnath Yatra with beautiful Sonmarg thrown in as a lovely side dish.
Day 1: Srinagar
Fly into Srinagar where our representative welcomes you and helps you board a coach that takes you to Sonamarg or the golden meadow. Here you check into a room in a hotel or select a Swiss camp style accommodation. Refresh yourself and then get together for a lovely Kashmiri dinner.
Day 2: Sonamarg-Baltal-Amarnath-Baltal-Srinagar
Rise early, breathe in the fresh air at Sonamarg and then enjoy a hearty breakfast. Get into a car that will take you to Baltal helipad. The helicopter takes off and you are spellbound by the breathtaking scenery spread below you. You can see Panchtarni below and pilgrims walking on the road. The helicopter lands at Panchtarni from where you set out on foot for the 6 km walk to the Shrine at the end of the Lidder valley or hire a pony. It takes quite some time for the Darshan after which you return to Panchtarni and then get into the car fro the return ride to Baltal. At Baltal you transfer to a car and head towards Srinagar. Relax in your hotel room for a while, descend for dinner and then walk by the Dal.
Day 3: Srinagar
A leisurely breakfast over you get together with the group and head for the Dal. Here you board a Shikara and enjoy an early morning ride where you get to see floating gardens and boats selling vegetables and produce. After that you go on to visit the lovely Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh and Mughal Gardens. Shopping can be fascinating and you could pick up a couple of souvenirs. Sample local cuisines and return to your room for rest.
Day 4: Gulmarg
Get up early, have a quick breakfast and board a coach for the drive to Gulmarg, about 56 km away. Gulmarg is like a Swiss resort with skiing facilities. Arrive here and admire the picture postcard scenery. Get into a gondola car for an aerial ride that takes you to Khilanmarg. Return, saunter about and then board the coach for your return to Srinagar.
Day 5: Departure
Breakfast over, the tour ends and you are assisted for the ride to Srinagar airport to return home.