we 5 adults (one senior citizen), and 1 child aged 3.5 yrs are travelling to kashmir and vaishnodevi from 23rd october 2014. We wish to see the following places not necessarily in this order:- srinagar,pahalgam,gulmarg, yusmarg, sonmarg, patnitop, and vaishnodevi.
Request you to suggest the best itinary starting from srinagar and ending with vaishnodevi darshan, since we are taking the train back on 1st november. Please advise the exact number of days required to enjoy these individual destinations at leisure, alongwith the best mode of transport and the order of destination. also pls suggest some good budget hotels, which have great food (preferably non-veg). We also need to know if vaishnodevi will be crowded during end of october, considering we have a senior citizen with us. We have heard that there is a ropeway that is now operational? Also pls confirm if there is snowfall during end of october? Please also specifically confirm if we can get a separate local tour operator for sightseeing for the entire trip in J & K.