JAMMU & KASHMIR

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THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES TOUR OF FOLLOWING PLACES:-

1. Charan Padukka ( Char Gupha )
2. Banganga
3. Aadra Kumari
4. Mata Rani
5. Bhairavnath Nath
6. Patni Top (Side Scene )
7. Chenab Nadi
8. Gulmarg
9. Kalimarg
10. Shankaracharya Mandir
11. Salimarg Garden (Salimarg Bagh Mughal Garden )
12. pari Mahal
13. Mughal Garden
14. Botanical Park
15. Srinagar (Dal Jheel (lake)

JAMMU & KASHMIR :-The religious site of Charan Paduka in Katra is popular amongst pilgrims who visit Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Temple. This white temple is believed to be the place where Mata Vaishno Devi/Vaishnavi stopped over to check if she was still being chased by Bhairon Nath, the disciple of Mahayogi Guru Goraksh Nathji.

.In Charan Paduka Temple, the feet impression of Mata Vaishno Devi can be seen on a rock slab. The holy temple in Katra is situated at a height of 1030 m and is at a short distance away from Banganga River and Bridge. It was earlier a small shrine but now it has been transformed into a scenic and large temple.

.According to the legend, while escaping from Bhairon Nath towards the caves in the Trikuta Hills, Mata Vaishno Devi came to a halt at a place where one can still see her footprints on a rock slab.

.Like Mata Vaishno Devi, Charan Paduka temple is open throughout the year, however, the best time to visit here is between March and October. The weather is quite pleasant during these months.

BAN-GANGA

.An important religious site for the Hindu devotees, Ban Ganga is a sacred river where devotees in Katra like to take a dip before continuing the Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra. Originating from the southern slope of the Shivalik Range of Himalayas, Ban Ganga River has two ghats where a large number of Hindu devotees take a holy dip.

.The river is an important tributary of the Chenab River and got its name from two words, Ban meaning Arrow and Ganga which stands for sacred river of India, Ganges. Thus, the river is also called the twin of Ganges.

.According to the legend, when Mata Vaishno Devi/Vaishnavi accompanied by Langoor-Veer/Monkey was heading to her abode in Trikuta Hills, he felt thirsty. Then the goddess shot an arrow in the ground, and a spring sprang up, which is today recognized as Ban Ganga.

.It is believed that the goddess washed her hair in the water of the river, and thus, it is also known as Bal Ganga, where Bal means hair.

.The months between March and October are considered to be the best to visit Ban Ganga River. However, due to little rain in the monsoon season, the river does not have enough water in it. In the winter months too, the water from river decrease or almost dries up.

ARDH-KUWARI

.The Ardh Kumari Cave is considered to be one of the few pit stops on your way to pay respects to the Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. The cave is located almost half way on the hike to the Maata Vaishno Devi Temple. The cave is cosidered to be close to 15 gt long and is located close to 4,800 ft above seal level and is located just about 5 km from the Charan Paduka.

.Legend has it that Ma Vaishnodevi took shelter in this cave while meditating for nine months. This is the place where Ma Vaishnodevi beheaded Bhairavnarth in the form of Mahakali. It is believed that Durga hid herself from Bhairavnath for close to nine months in this cave and that when he finally found her, Vaishno Devi made a new opening to the cave with her trident.

GULMARG

.Nestled in the Pir Panjal Range in a cup-shaped valley, Gulmarg has been specially touched by nature’s splendid hand, and is a place which the gods would also love to visit. This magnificent tourist destination in the valley of Kashmir is great for both a family, honeymoon and snow adventure sports lovers.

.Dubbed as one the best skiing destinations in India, Gulmarg is adorned with lofty snow-capped mountains, lush greenery, small lakes, and a large variety of flowers.

.A holiday in Gulmarg promises to be a memorable one, with several sightseeing opportunities in tourism places like Khilanmarg, Tangmarg & Ferozepur Nallah. You can also take a spiritual tour to famous religious sites in Gulmarg like St. Mary’s Church, Baba Rezi Shrine & Maharani Temple. Another interesting activity that you should try is visiting the 18 hole Golf Course, counted among the highest golf courses in India.

.Gulmarg also offers its fair share of thrill & adventure to the tourists. The most popular adventure activity in Gulmarg is skiing, which can be enjoyed by both amateur & experienced skiiers. Other than that, tourists can also enjoy a Gondola cable car ride, enjoy trekking & trout fishing.

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SHANKARACHARYA TEMPLE

.The Shankaracharya Temple is also known as the Jyeshteshwara Temple. It is situated on top of the Shankaracharya Hill on the Zabarwan Range in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is at a height of 1,000 feet (300 m) above the valley floor and overlooks the city of Srinagar.

.The shrine may date to c. 200 BCE although the present structure probably dates to the 9th century AD. It was visited by Adi Shankara and has ever since been associated with him; this is how the temple got the name Shankaracharya. It is also regarded as sacred by Buddhists.It is among the best tourist place to visit in jammu and kashmir.

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