Kashmir is one of the famous tourist destinations in India. Kashmir has every right to be called as “Heaven On Earth” because Kashmir is literally so beautiful and picturesque. In Kashmir, You’ll find green forest, rivers, alpine lakes, green hills, and icy mountains all of which are just a complete package for any traveler.
Once you step into this wonderful region, you will definitely wonder if you’re on the earth or you are looking straight at a huge picture postcard. The waters of the Himalayas are so still and the mountains in the backdrop makes it one of the most picturesque places on this planet. Nature has endowed Kashmir with implausible beauty, and no other words in the entire universe can describe its charm better than this couplet of Amir Khusro.
Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast,
Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast.
After 20 years of unrest, travelers are now returning to this wondrous land. The most popular lake of Kashmir, Dal Lake that truly is made up from 3 different lakes has no resemblance to an ordinary lake due to its channels, coasting islands, houseboats, floating market etc.
Kashmir offers various sightseeing tours, jeep safari, picturesque meadows, adventure, skiing and trekking packages.
Asia’s Largest Tulip Garden
Second Highest Gondola Ride
Kashmir Is The Most Romantic Destination
Skiing in Gulmarg
Warm & Friendly Locals
Trekking To Kashmir Great Lakes
Snowfall in winters
Srinagar enjoys a great air and road connectivity to other parts of India. Therefore, reaching Srinagar is easy and hassle-free. Here is detailed information how you can reach Srinagar by air, rail and road.
Named Sheikh ul Alam Airport (IATA code SXR), Srinagar Airport is an international airport. This airport is well connected and airlines offer regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chandigarh. The airport is placed just 15 km away from the center of the city.
Nearest Airport : Srinagar Airport, Srinagar
To reach Srinagar by train, one has to reach either Banihal railway station. From the there, you can hire taxi to reach Srinagar.
*The Railway line from Jammu to Baramulla is currently underway.
Srinagar is the capital of the Jammu and Kashmir (UT). The city is well connected with major cities like Delhi (876 km), Chandigarh (646 km), Leh (424 km) and Jammu (258 km). Hire cab to reach Srinagar.
Srinagar city is the heart of Kashmir Valley. Himalayan Mountain Range forming a picturesque backdrop, the sparkling Dal Lake and the rows of colourful houseboats and shikaras on it, Srinagar offers tourists a visual treat. Some of the top popular tourist attractions & things to do in Srinagar are Mughal Gardens, Hari Parbat, Chashme Shahi Garden and Pari Mahal.
Serenity and Tranquility redefines itself from the ambiance of Kashmir. Be it summer, Winter or Monsoon, every season has its own charm in Kashmir.
Here is a list of Top tourist places to visit in Kashmir Valley:
5). Aru & Lidder Valley
6). Betaab Valley
10). The Great Lakes Trek
Route: Srinagar – Pahalgam – Gulmarg – Sonmarg – Srinagar
Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights
Start Point: Srinagar
End point: Srinagar
Arrive at Srinagar Airport and board your taxi and proceed for your hotel. Check into your hotel in Srinagar. Rest of the day is free for leisure activities.
Enjoy Shikara Ride in Dal Lake in the evening. Visit Floating Post Office, Floating Market, Floating Restaurants etc. Overnight at Srinagar. Followed by dinner.
Today after Breakfast, proceed for a day excursion to Sonmarg (Golden Meadow). Sonamarg is a beautiful hill station located in Kashmir majorly famous for Glaciers and Beautiful Landscapes with Snow Capped Mountains.
Sonmarg is also the base for high altitude Himalayan Lakes trekking. Enjoy horse riding upto Thajiwas glacier and sledge riding on snow (on direct payment). Return back to hotel by Evening. Evening is free for leisure activities. Overnight at Srinagar. Followed by dinner.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, after which you will be transferred to Pahalgam also addressed as Valley of Shepherds. This place is also serves as the starting point of Amarnath Yatra. Left time at leisure. End the day with a delicious dinner at hotel and overnight stay.
Post breakfast, enjoy a picturesque drive to Gulmarg, the Meadow of Flowers, 2730 mts above sea level Gulmarg offers spectacular views of snow capped mountain peaks, conifer forests and green meadows. Gulmarg is a beautiful hill station majorly famous for Snow Games like Skiing and Sledge Ride etc. Evening is free for leisure activities. Overnight at Gulmarg Hotel.
Delicious breakfast at hotel, Proceed for world famous Gondola ride that will send chills down your spine while taking you to the Apharwat Peak via Kongdori (not included). Gulmarg is home to the highest 18 hole golf course of the world. Thereafter time is free for activities on your own. Overnight stay at Gulmarg.
Wake up and after having breakfast proceed towards Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar, Check into your Houseboat. Later proceed for Half Day Srinagar Local Sightseeing Tour. Visit Shankaracharya Temple, Mughal Gardens etc. Evening is free for leisure activities. Enjoy shopping in local market. Overnight at Srinagar Houseboat.
After breakfast with your partner, complete the check-out formalities and drop at Srinagar airport. Flyback to home with lot's of sweet memories. services ends here.