Pathankot / Chakki Bank (Arrival) - Dalhousie (3 nights) -
Katra (1 or 2 nights)
- Patnitop (2 nights) - Jammu (Departure)
: This is all-season itinerary
for guests to visit Hill stations of Patnitop and Dalhousie and Vaishnodevi
temple (Pilgrimage). During winter months (Jan - March), guests can experience
snow at Patnitop and areas around Dalhousie.
- Jammu / Amritsar / Pathankot / Gaggal Airports (Gets daily flights
from New Delhi). Amritsar / Jammu / Pathankot / Chakki Bank is the station for
Pathankot / Chakki
Bank - Dalhousie - 80 kms (2.5 / 3 hours)
Dalhousie - Katra -
230 kms (Upto 6 hours)
Katra - Patnitop -
100 kms (upto 4 hours)
Itinerary (This is an indicative itinerary, Sequence of the
activities can be customised as per season and guest preferences)
- Arrive in Pathankot / Chakki Bank Station or Pathankot
Airport. Proceed to Dalhousie. Dalhousie is a British-era hill
station located at 6000 ft above sea level.Relax for rest of the
Day 2- Full Day sightseeing to Khajjiar (22 kms), Chamba(50 kms
from Dalhousie same route as Khajjiar).
Day 3 - Relax and perhaps visit few
local sightseeing spots (Churches, Barkota Hills, Kalatop view points etc.) and
shops in the evening.
Day 4 - Proceed early for Katra.
Start Vaishnodevi Climb by afternoon or take a Helicopter ride and do darshan
and return by night.
Day 5 and Day 6 - Proceed by noon for Patnitop
(100 kms - 3.5 hours), an idyllic hill station at 5000 ft asl. Reach by evening. Visit Sanasar, Sudh Mahadev, Mantalai
the next day.
Day 7 - Return to Jammu (120 kms - upto 4 hours), visit local temples (Raghunath Mandir etc.)
/ Take Return Flight or train.
* Above itinerary is assuming guest
would be leaving Dalhousie early enough to reach Katra in time for the climb or
helicopter ride the same day. Additional 1 night stay Katra can be considered if
this is not the case or guest wants to give more time for the Darshan or prefer
a relaxed itinerary.
Accommodation Options -