Swami Vivekananda recounting his Amaranth experience said â€œI have never been to any thing beautiful, so inspiring, so cleansing. Amaranth Cave( altitude 3380), suituated inside the deep Himalayas of Kashmir is one of the Holiest destination in india .The Cave houses a stalactite image of Langam which wanes and waxes with cycles of the moon. The Holy cave can be approached in 4 days from Phalgam and 2 days from sonamarg. Dandies and ridding ponies, helpers and potters can be arranged on advance notice and payment.
One-day pilgrimage is offered by Helicopter subjected to prior booking and availability.
Tour Name: - Holy Amaranth.
Tour code: 108.
Duration: 3Nights -4 days..
Day 1. Arrive Srinagar airport meet and greet transfer by surface to Sonmarg for overnight in hotel. Drive 85kms full day excursion to Sonmarg at an alt of 2743mtrs.
Sonmarg is located North East of Srinagar Properly known as the â€œGolden meadowâ€.its is wild and virgin valley of meadows and woodlands. Afternoon Optional visit Thajwas glacier from Sonmarg take 1hrs side trip by Ponies to Thajwas glacier dipping into the valley of berch forest river Raffting.Over night in Hotel at Sonmarg.
Day 2. Early Morning drive Baltal Helipad 11 Km from Sonmarg.Board Helcopter a short trek will bring you to Holly Amarnath Cave.Retun by Helicopter to Baltal drive Sonmarg for wash and breakfast in hotel. Drive to Srinagar check in house-boat.Afternoon Shikara ride on Dal-lake.overnight in houseboat.
Kashmir is the principal region in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, the other two being Ladakh and Jammu. The valley of Kashmir is bounded by two major ranges, the Pir panjab and the Great Himalayas and has gift of ravishingly beautiful landscape. Legend has it that Kashmir was once a vast land-locked lake. With the help of sage Kashyap and other Gods the lake was drained and the demon killed. Hence the name Kashmir.
Day 2. Morning visit Mughal gardens and Shankarcharya temple.
Mughal Gardens: - Meticulary laid out by the great Mughals a visit Chasma Shahi (Royal spring), Nishat Bagh (pleasure Garden) and Shalimar Bagh (The Adobe of love) is must.
Shankarcharya Temple: - The 18th Century Shankarcharya Temple atop on a thousand feet hillock on the bank of Dal Lake offers panoramic views of Srinagar township with its Lake, Hari Parbat Fort and the Jhelum River. After noon free for personal activitiesOver night in House-boat.
Day 3. Morning drive 90 Km to Village of Shepherds â€˜PHALGAMâ€™ at an altitude of 2488 mts.Check in .Optional : Horse ridding,Nature walk/ drive up to Aru or Chandwari.Return Srinagar for over night in House-boat OR PHALGAM OR Gulmarg
Day 4. Morning drive 56 Km to Gulmarg at an altitude of 2650 mts.check in hotel for over night. Afternoon free for personal activities. Return Srinagar check in House-boat for over night .
Gulmarg meaning â€˜the meadow of flowers: - Gulmarg bosts of the highest golf course in the world. Have a spectacular view of the towering mountain including Nanga Parbat and other peak. In winter Gulmarg offers top-class skiing activies. OPTIONAL-GONDOLA RIDE:-Take a cable car ride to the top of Apharwat hills. View nomadic Gujjar Huts dotting the hillsides. Optional, Gondala ride (Cable care), Skiing, Horse-ridding, Nature walk, bird watching over night in hotel
Day 5. On time transfer to Srinagar airport/Bus statio, depart Srinagar.