With apple orchards, saffron fields, glittering lakes & breathtaking meadows, Kashmir, in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, draws the attention of tourists from across the globe. With tranquil settings, magnificent views, and pristine nature, Kashmir is a perfect holiday destination that should be visited once in a lifetime.
Kashmir is an ideal destination to plan a family tour and honeymoon holiday in India. The picturesque Gulmarg, Srinagar, Pahalgam or Sonmarg, make a holiday with family, or honeymoon in Kashmir a wonderful experience. Kashmir is even home to the popular Amarnath Cave which calls the ardent devotees Lord Shiva from across the world.
While the beautiful Dal and Nigeen lakes in Srinagar offer an opportunity to relish a stay at the houseboat and enjoy a Shikara Ride; the alpine lakes like Tarsar Marsar, Vishnasar, Gadsar Lakes call out the adventure lovers for the best trekking experience. For more adrenaline-pumping adventure, nothing can beat the experience of skiing in Gulmarg during the winter season.
In our Kashmir Travel Guide, we render the best information on the must-visit places, things to do, where to stay, the best time to visit, affordable Kashmir tour packages, and other aspects of Kashmir Tourism. With us, your days in Kashmir will be a memorable one.
Encompassing serenity, Kashmir has outstanding accommodation options offering commendable hospitality to the tourists. The hotels and resorts in Kashmir, ranging from budget to luxury, offer top-notch services and promise to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. Whether you are looking for a heritage experience, mountain retreat, or rendezvous with nature, the hotels and resorts in every tourist destinations of Kashmir Valley promise to offer you complete relaxation.
There are hotels and resorts in Kashmir providing a relaxing spa service for a rejuvenating holiday in Kashmir. No matter which tourist destination one chooses to visit for vacation in Kashmir, every accommodation offers an excellent stay experience to cherish for a lifetime.
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TOP THINGS TO DO IN KASHMIR
The unparalleled beauty of Kashmir offers the travellers a number of things to do. From a Shikara ride in Srinagar to trekking to the alpine lakes; from skiing in Gulmarg during the winter season to river rafting in Pahalgam; Kashmir has numerous activities for tourists that makes Kashmir tour an exciting one.
The wildlife lovers can visit Dachigam National Park to catch the sight of the Himalayan animals and birds. Being home to the popular Amarnath Cave and the gleaming Hazratbal Shrine, Kashmir offers pilgrimage opportunities to the devotees.
CUISINE OF KASHMIR
Kashmir is not only pleasing to the eyes but does wonders to the taste buds with lip-smacking delicacies. Although rice has been the staple food of Kashmir since ancient times, the region has a wide array of food items that are mild in taste, rich in flavour and are particularly seasoned with saffron. The cuisine of Kashmir is strongly influenced by the Mughals and so the food here is predominantly non-vegetarian, with chicken, mutton and fish, being the prime ingredients.
Tourists on a holiday to Kashmir cannot return back without trying the popular food including Yakhni Pulao, Tabakhmaaz, Matschgand, Goshtaba, Riste Meatballs, Shab Deg, Lyader Tschaman, Aab Gosht, Rogan Josh, Harissa, Wazwan (a multi-course meal in Kashmiri Tradition). Apart from these, one should also try the unique beverages of Kashmir including Kashmiri Kahwa, Noon Chai also called Shir Chai or Gulabi Chai.
Our services start with your arrival at Srinagar airport. Meet & greet and transfer to Houseboat. Welcome drink khawa tea on arrival. (Lunch optional) Evening Enjoy a Shikara Ride in Dal Lake. (Houseboat)
DAY 02 : Srinagar - local sightseeing
visit the Mughal Gardens, Chashmi-e Shahi (The Royal Spring), Nishat (The Garden of pleasure) Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). Asia’s largest Tulip Garden , hazratbal mosque. In the evening Dinner and Overnight in the HouseBoat.
DAY 03 : Srinagar - Pahalgam (102 kms/ approx. 3½ hour drive)
Early in the morning leave for Pahalgam the 'valley of shepherds' which is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from river Lidder and Sheeshnag lake. En route visit the Awantipura ruins, an 1100 year old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and built by King Awantivarman. Check in hotel overnight in pahalgam
DAY 04 : Pahalgam - Srinagar (102 kms/ approx. 3½ hour drive)
After Breakfast enjoy the surrounding beauty or walk to Baisaren, which is about 2 km from Pahalgam. A small village set in pine and fir forest is pleasing and offers good view. you can drive to Aru valley or betab valley (At your own cost) afternoon drive back to Srinagar for overnight
DAY 05 : Srinagar-Gulmarg-Srinagar (56 kms / approx. 2½ hour drive)
Early morning from houseboat and proceed to Gulmarg driving past willow trees, fast flowing streams and lush green meadows. Gulmarg - the meadow of flowers is an apt term for this idyllic flower-laden meadow offering a spectacular view of towering snow-capped peaks covered with dense forests of tall conifers and gigantic fir and pine trees. Stroll leisurely or take pony rides (by your own payment) across the green meadow to one of the world's highest Golf Course. A must is a fun-filled ride in the Gondola lift (by your own payment). Return to Srinagar in the evening and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at Houseboat
DAY 06 : Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar (90 kms / approx. 3 hour drive)
Today you embark on a full day excursion to the picturesque 'meadow of gold’ Sonamarg. The fast flowing Sindh River makes it popular for trout and mahseer fishing in summer. You can opt for a pony ride to one of the glaciers for some fun in snow and ice (by your own payment). Return to the Houseboat in Srinagar in the evening and enjoy comfortable overnight stay.
NOTE : The vehicle will drop and pick you up at Sonamarg car stand. To reach the glaciers, you can hire ponies by your own payment basis overnight stay at houseboat
Day 07 : Srinagar - Airport
After breakfast time free till departure. Transfer by car to Srinagar airport