The snowy glaciers, expansive grasslands, pristine lakes, and stunning orchards are the visual delights of the enchantress known as Kashmir. The blissful aura of Kashmir has grabbed the attention and fascination of tourists across the globe as they flock towards this “Paradise on Earth”. The travelogue of the Kashmir Tour features captivating attractions like Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Betaab Valley, and Apharawat Peak. The prominent religious sites in Kashmir include the Jama Masjid, Shankaracharya Temple, and Maharani Temple. The apple of the eye of the Srinagar Tour Packages – Dal Lake is a massive lake that covers an area of eighteen square km and offers some of the most beautiful scenic visuals of the city. An array of houseboats, gardens, parks, and luxurious hotels stand tall on the bounds of Dal. Baisaran located five km from Pahalgam is a must-visit attraction surrounded by tall pine trees, lush green meadows, and mountains dusted with snow. It is also known for adventure activities like zip lining, trekking, and zorbing. Situated in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir lies the Amarnath Cave Temple one of the most prominent Hindu shrines in India. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and sits at an elevation of 3,888 m. Devotees from across the world go on this holy journey called Amarnath Yatra. When in Kashmir enjoy a massive range of fun-filled experiences like bird watching, Gondola Cable car rides, skiing, and even golfing.
Fondly known as ‘Heaven on Earth “located on the banks of river Jhelum is Srinagar. The pre-booked online Srinagar Tour Packages become your designated guide as you visit the tourist attraction known for its stationary houseboats, Shikaras on Dal Lake, and the tranquil Dal and Nigeen lakes. It is a dream destination for families and friends looking forward to spending some memorable moments together and those on the threshold of starting a new journey of togetherness. Most of the tourists use the Shikaras to visit the Floating Vegetable Market and meet the lively people of the Mir Bahris community. Srinagar houses beautiful Mughal-age gardens along with Asia’s largest tulip garden. When in Srinagar do try the Kashmiri cuisine or Wazwan and local dishes that have a unique flavour and aroma of spices. Srinagar is also known for its Kashmiri shawls, apples, and dried fruits like walnuts and almonds from the famous Lal Chowk Market.
Almost ninety km from Srinagar lies this Kashmir Tour attraction in the Anantnag District on the banks of the Liddar River. Pahalgam also known as the ‘Valley of Shepherds” is blessed with the natural beauty of green meadows, rugged terrains, and snow-covered mountains. Baisarn as it lies merely at a distance of five km from Pahalgam is a leading sightseeing tourist attraction of the Anantanag district of Kashmir. In recent times it has garnered the title of “mini -Switzerland” due to its hilltop meadows that are speckled with thick pine forests and encompassed by snow-clad mountains. Baisaran offers spectacular views of the Pahalgam town and Lidder Valley. It is a perfect place to spend some peaceful moments in the lap of nature. The valley can be explored easily on foot or take a pony ride of the panoramic landscape and the tranquillity of the place. Lidder River is a prominent waterway that adds to the natural splendour of the region as it originates from the Kolahoi Glacier located at an altitude of 4,653 m.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
The well-planned Srinagar Tour Packages make way toward the next most visited attraction in Srinagar-Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. It is the largest tulip garden in Asia which lies at the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range. Earlier it was known as Model Floriculture Centre and overlooks the serene Dal Lake. The Tulip Festival held here is an open invitation to tourists from all over the world. It is organized by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir during the beginning of the spring season. It houses flowers like daffodils, roses, hyacinths, and most importantly forty-eight varieties of tulips. The garden is sprawled across seven terraces and is constructed in a sloping fashion.
Plan a trip with the Kashmir Tour as you visit the popular skiing destination located in Pir Panjal Range- Gulmarg. Gulmarg is located at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is enveloped by deep ravines, age-old Himalayas, meadows of flowers, and evergreen forested valleys. Gulmarg is known for the second-highest Gondola Cable Car ride in the world. Besides being a most sought-after honeymoon destination, it has with time evolved as an adventure hub as the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering is located here. One of the most popular places to visit for wildlife lovers is the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve. An ideal place to witness the rich flora and Avifauna of the region. The green herbs and conifers give a scenic appearance to the sanctuary. Gaining recognition and becoming a favourite destination is the idyllic Strawberry Valley. Travellers can enjoy a walk in this pristine valley and savour freshly plucked strawberries.
With the stress-free Srinagar Tour Packages visit the largest of the three Mughal Gardens in Srinagar. Shalimar Bagh is a public park and is known as the “crown of Srinagar”. This work of art attraction was built in 1619 by the Mughal emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan and lies overlooking the scintillating and calm waters of Dal Lake. The garden covers a vast expanse of thirty-one acres and is a typical Mughal Garden with three terraces, and each terrace has a water fountain along with a pool with water supply. There are around four hundred and ten fountains within the premises of Shalimar Bagh. A unique characteristic of the Shalimar Bagh is the “Chini Khanas” or the arched niches situated behind the garden waterfall. In olden times these niches were lighted at night and gave the garden a magical amber hue to the garden.
Sonmarg means ‘meadow of Gold” and there is a plethora of heavenly attractions in this destination of the Kashmir Tour. Thajiwas Glacier which is three kilometres away from Sonmarg is an exceptional beauty located at an elevation of three thousand m above sea level. It is a perfect spot for trekking as well as camping. Baltal Valley is known for its scenic views, set at an altitude of 2743 m. It is also the halt destination for the Amarnath Cave Yatra as it lies at a distance of fourteen km from Amarnath. It serves as the base camp for devotees with adequate arrangements of tents to spend the night. A well-known pathway for trekkers Nichinai Pass is one of the most attractive destinations and lies thirteen km away from Sonmarg. The route to Nichinai Pass heads towards Krishnasar Lake, Gangbal Lake, and Vishansar Lake. Catch a glimpse of a frozen glacier nearby.
Located in Srinagar is the Shankaracharya Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and stands tall at a height of about 1000 feet above sea level. This religious site of the Srinagar Tour Packages is also known by other famous names like Jyesteshwar temple or Pas Pahar located on top of the Shankaracharya Hill. The temple is named after the saint Shankaracharya who visited the valley around the tenth century to preach his philosophy of Vedanta. He was well known for spreading the worship of Lord Shiva in Kashmir. The architectural beauty of this heavenly beauty is noteworthy. To reach the temple visitors have to climb a flight of 243 steps to enter the temple as it rests on a solid rock. A 20-foot-tall octagonal base supports the square building on top. Inside the temple is a small dark chamber that is circular in shape. As the ceiling is supported by four octagonal pillars which surround a basin where the Shivalinga is established.
Pulwama is a rare gem that features on the bucket list of the Kashmir Tour. It is known for its widespread saffron fields and unblemished surroundings. It lies at a distance of twenty-five km from Srinagar in the Pulwama district. It is the sixth largest city in the state and is popularly known as the ‘Anand of Kashmir” (Delight of Kashmir). Pulwama is filled with an abundance of natural beauty which include apple orchards, waterfalls, scenic valleys, and natural springs. It also has numerous adventure opportunities for adrenaline junkies like trekking in summers and skiing and snowboarding in winters. The waters of River Vishav create a majestic waterfall of Aharbal which lies thirty- five km away from Jama Masjid Shopian. -The waterfall has scenic surroundings that comprise a thick fir forest. An important and significant monument in Pulwama is the Avantishwar Temple located in Jawbrari Village. It was built by Raja Awanti Varma in the 9th century and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
The whole and sole purpose of the Srinagar Tour Packages is the Shikara Ride. It is the paramount reason why tourists come to Srinagar for a memorable and relaxing Shikara ride. Enjoy a ride across the scenic Dal Lake with the snow-dusted Himalayas in the backdrop making the experience both unparallel and enjoyable. It is one of the fun-filled ways to go sightseeing during the holidays in Jammu and Kashmir. Some of the attractions that can be visited with the Shikara ride are Nishant and Shalimar Gardens along with Hazratbal Mosque. The visitors can also reach places of interest like the island of Char Chinar and Nehru Park and a couple of hotels and restaurants located on the banks of Dal while enjoying the Shikara ride.
One of the most beautiful cities to visit with the Kashmir Tour is Anantnag in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is known for its gushing streams and sights which make Kashmir the heaven it truly is. Anantnag is located at a distance of fifty-three km from Srinagar and is considered the financial and commercial hub of Kashmir. Near Anantnag lies the confluence of three streams-Arapath, Brengi and Sandran. Anantnag has derived its name from the numerous natural springs inundating the entire region ( Anant means numerous and Nag means spring). It is also one of the historical landscapes in Kashmir as it has witnessed many invaders over time. The demolished ruins tell the tale of beautiful architectural wonders, especially the Martand Sun Temple. Kherbawani Asthapan located close to the Masjid Baba Dawood Khaki houses the Kherbawani spring and the changing colour of the spring attracts a lot of tourists to the place.