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Kashmir Heaven On Earth | Some Popular Places You Must Visit

 

Kashmir

The most beautiful place on the earth. Who are not want to visit Kashmir once? Kashmir is also called Heaven On Earth with its peaks and snow-clad ranges. From trekking to solo trips to leisurely family vacations, Kashmir is a complete package. An unbelievably beautiful landscape, valley of flowers, serene lakes and amazing trekking trails, Kashmir has a little of everything to offer to its visitors. Looking to decode Kashmir for your next trip?

Some most popular places in Kashmir

SRINAGAR

The summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar is one of the most beautiful places in Kashmir. The city is known for its natural environment, lakes, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats.

Dal Lake

Houseboats in Srinagar

Dal Lake is the most important landmark of Srinagar. Dal Lake has an average depth of almost 5 ft and a maximum depth of 20 ft. Covering an area of 18 sq km, the Dal Lake is part of a natural wetland that covers an area of about 21 sq km which includes floating gardens. The floating gardens are known as ‘Rad’ in Kashmiri language. The floating gardens are known for the lotus flowers that blossom during the months of July and August.

 

Tulip Garden

Tulip Garden 2018 Festival

 

Being the Asia’s largest Tulip Garden, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Gardens (I agree it is an uncool name!) have it all to get you enchanted with its awe-amazing range of colors and grandeur.

The Tulip Garden is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Range with an overview of Dal Lake. The Garden is spread along 30 hectares of land.
Tulip Festival 2018 is a must attend event for the flower enthusiasts, nature lovers, fans, aficionados, tulip lovers, and tourists from around the world. There are wide variety of eye-catching flowers.

Entry Timings
The entry timings are from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

How To Reach

  • To reach Srinagar by Train, one could take a train to either Jammu Tavi or Udhampur Railway Station. From there you can take a taxi or a bus to this beautiful place.
  • To reach Srinagar by Flight, book a flight to Srinagar International Airport. From there you can take cab/taxi to drop at your destination.

Things To Do Around Srinagar City

Stay at Houseboat, Take Shikara Ride on the beautiful Dal Lake

Best Time To Visit

March – August & December-February (You Can Enjoy Snowfall in Kashmir)

Where to stay

There are enough accommodation options in Srinagar ranging from budget hotels, mid-range hotels to luxury hotels. Houseboats on Dal Lake are a popular accommodation option. Along with breathtaking views of the Dal Lake and the mountains, they also offer a unique experience. Most of the houseboats are run by families living on the Dal Lake. Houseboats are also available in the budget, mid-range and luxury.

GULMARG

Gulmarg is the snow paradise of Kashmir. This skier’s paradise is popular for having one of world’s highest and largest rope ways with an aerial distance of approx. 5kms. The view from top of the mountains at 3979 meters above sea level is bewildering. Snow falls are regular even during summer, giving every tourist a fair chance to enjoy the fall.
Gulmarg is known for its snow-capped mountains and is the country’s favorite skiing destination. Gulmarg is also known to be one of the top places that honeymooners like to visit because of its sheer beauty. Gulmarg is also known to be one of the top places that honeymooners like to visit because of its sheer beauty. Gulmarg is also know as “Meadows Of Flowers”

Interested Places In Gulmarg

  •  The Gulmarg Ski Area
  • Gondola Lift
  • Alphather Lake
  • Nagin Valley
  • Golf Course
  • Baba Reshi Shrin

How To Reach

  • By Air – The nearest airport is Srinagar which is 56 kilometers away.
  • By Bus – Gulmarg is well connected by bus from Srinagar, Sonmarg and other neighbouring towns in Kashmir
  • By Train : Jammu is nearest Railway Station at a distance of 290 kilometers

Must Thing(s) To Do

  • Ski with the help of professionals at 14000 feet above the sea level.
  • Gondola lift is one of the major attractions of the hill station and is part of the only cable car in the entire of Asia that is at the elevation of over 13,500 ft. above sea-level.

Where to stay
Recommend: The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Signature Hotel

PAHALGAM

Pahalgam is a popular tourist destination and hill station in Kashmir surrounded by Lidder Lake and Betaab Valley, Pahalgam is the place you visit to experience clear water rivers and exhilarating deep valleys. This place is famous for river rafting at Lidder Lake, golfing and shopping for traditional Kashmiri items.

Pahalgam is associated with the annual Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari, located 16 kilometers (9.9 mi) from Pahalgam is the starting point of the yatra that takes place every year in the months of July–August.

Interested Places:

  • Kolhoi Glacier
  • Betaab Valley

How To Reach
You can take a train to Jammu which is about 255 kilometers from Pahalgam. You can then rent a taxi to Pahelgam. You can reach there by air by boarding a flight to Srinagar which is at a distance of 95 kilometers from Pahalgam

Must Thing(s) To Do
Visit Mini Switzerland on ponies

Where to stay
There are so many hotels where you would like to stay Vogla Hotel, Wood Stock Hotel

LEH & LADAKH

 

Leh is popular with romantics and adventurers alike. This destination is akin to a pilgrimage site for bikers, college goers and adventure drivers, who dream of a Ladakh trip at least once in their lifetime. The clear freezing water of Pangong Tso Lake, the vision of the Magnetic Hills and the beautiful blue sky that goes beyond your eyesight makes you lose yourself in the beauty of Leh & Ladakh.
The region came under the rule of several kingdoms and dynasties over the course of history and is known for its distinctive Tibetan-Muslim culture.

How to reach

  • By Air – Nearest airport is Leh. One can reach Leh from Delhi or Srinagar
  • By Road – Public and government tourist buses ply from Srinagar to Leh and Ladakh

Must Do

Go on a Biking trip through Ladakh

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Best Time to Visit

August to November

Where to stay

Bikamp Adventure, Hotel May Flower, Rahella Guest House Homestays

SONAMARG

Sonmarg is located in the Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir and it means a “Meadow Of Gold” The valley is home to a variety of peaks like Kolhoi Peak, Amarnath Peak and Sirbal Peak. The place is about 85 km away from Srinagar but the drive is absolutely worth it because beautiful Himalayan peaks surround you while you chase the snow-capped mountains, green grasslands, ponies to ride on, this place is what they call, ‘Jannat’ or ‘Heaven’ .
Sonmarg is also one of the base points for starting the Amarnath Yatra. River rafting, zorbing, trekking are the various events conducted around the popular tourist spots. Sonmarg is inaccessible in winters due to heavy snowfall and avalanches.

How to reach
By air – You can take a flight to Srinagar and then take a bus or a taxi to Sonmarg
By road – Sonmarg can be reached by Pahalgam which is weel connected by roads from all the major cities in north

Must Do
Trek to the Thajiwas Glaciers

Places to stay
Imperial Resorts, Hotel Akbar

Who Said Kashmir Is Heaven On Earth

“Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast.” if paradise is anywhere on the earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.

(Mughal Emperor Jahangir 17Century)

 

You will definitely fall in love with Kashmir

 

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