It is Kashmir Valley. The Kashmir Valley, distinguished by forested clefts that surround the rugged terrain. It is renowned worldwide for its breathtaking beauty, the valley is located about 300 km away from Jammu. It is located in the Himalayas with clear blue skies, the valley is revealed by snow-capped mountains, which produce the rivers and streams.
Native plants are found here like deodar, pine and cinar. The place will become an unforgettable experience when you are gliding in Shikara. The valley will enthral you with its many natural tones reflected by lush meadows, soft slopes and meadows filled with colorful blooms.
Day 1: Srinagar Arrival and Local Sightseeing
Welcoming to Srinagar, the capital of the sea. When you arrive to Srinagar Airport, join the Royal Kashmir Tour.
The trip will take you to the houseboat. Take a city tour, and see the Shankaracharya temple, which is located on the top of Srinagar and the famous Mughal gardens including Chashmashahi, Nishat, and Shalimar.
These gardens were part of the Mughal Emperor’s idea of paradise and are now well-known places to picnic. You can also visit the craft shop in which there is the opportunity to buy local handicrafts, scarfs and jackets, duvets, carpets, paper mache and much more. After dinner, take a relaxing stroll through Dal Lake and explore the local market.
Stay the night at the hotel.
Day 2: Sonamarg Day Tour
Today, we embark on the full day tour of the stunning “Golden Meadows” of Sonamarg. Sonamarg is the final station in the Kashmir district. From here is the beginning of the area of Ladakh.
It is situated at an altitude of 2743 meters above sea-level. The swiftly flowing River Sind is popular for trout and pipers fish fishing in the spring and summer.
If you are on one of these glaciers you can also take a horse and take in an ice-covered snow ride (own cost). You will return to your accommodation in Srinagar in the late evening, and relax in a relaxing stay.
Day 3: Srinagar to Pahalgam
Then, early in the day, travel towards Pahalgam the ‘Valley for the Shepherds’ located at the point of confluence between the Lidder River as well as Sheshnag Lake.
On the way, stop by the remains of Awantipura which is his temple that dates back to 1100-years that was dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was built in the reign of King Awantivarman.
If you are in Pahalgam Enjoy the scenic beauty of the area or visit Bai Saren, about 2 kilometers away from Pahalgam.
Day 4: Pahalgam to Gulmarg
After breakfast, go towards Gulmarg which is a meadow of flowers. It’s a fascinating travel experience between Srinagar up to Gulmarg. Its beauty will be awe-inspiring to you.
Gulmarg is well-known throughout the world for its skiing and snowboarding.
In the British times, Gulmarg housed British and Europeans and also became Gulmarg as a European mountain resort dubbed Gulmarg.
Gulmarg is home to an European style and has the golf club is 18 holes. Stay overnight at accommodation in Gulmarg.
Day 5: Gulmarg to Srinagar
After breakfast, you can take the world’s longest and most high-altitude cable-car ride in Asia (own cost).
Take advantage of horseback riding, photography and shopping in this stunning snowy place.
After lunch, travel back to Srinagar and take a tour of Srinagar. Relax on a boat in Srinagar in the night, and have a relaxing stay.
Day 6: Return home to joyful memories
After breakfast, travel from breakfast to Srinagar Airport to board your flight. You will be able to cherish the memories of your time in the country.
Jammu and Kashmir
J&K comprises three major zones: Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. In between these three states are stunning green valleys and mountains, as well as religious sites and remote mountains. People here are friendly and welcoming and will accept you into their nation and their home. Every location has its distinct, unique culture that is evident in everyday life and in the way they live.
Jammu and Kashmir Highlights: Things to See and Do
There’s no shortage of things to do in Jammu or Kashmir. The state is full of stunning views, incredible landscapes, and beautiful plants, including charming homestays as well as eco-friendly hotels for tourists to pick from. For those who love adventure, a variety of things to do are waiting for you.
Kashmir is to epitomize of natural beauty and is well-known around the world. The senses are pampered at the numerous lakes, gardens as well as hill station that draw thousands of visitors every year. Snap the perfect picture and take home the ideal vacation experience:
- Tulip Garden
- Shalimar Berg
- Mughal garden
- dal lake
The gorgeous reserve areas of Jammu and Kashmir provide nature-lovers with stunning views of diverse terrains and some of the most rare wildlife. The state has a variety of National parks as well as reserves, all aimed to protect certain threatened species.
- Dachigam National Park
- Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
- Hemis Highlands Wildlife Refuge
- Kishtwar Highlands National Park
- Obera National Park
Culture and art
Jammu and Kashmir’s culture is built on the music, dance and festivals. The rich and varied heritage means that its handicrafts exhibit an ethnic and multi-religious flair. Kashmiris are world famous for their craft.
People from Jammu and Kashmir include dance in the celebrations they hold. The music is lively and the musicians make use of instruments like china, narsingaflute and drums.
The festival celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir provide a wonderful illustration that shows “Unity in Diversity.” It is divided in three regions each with their own culture and religion of living, however there is nothing that connects the three communities more than celebrations. Exuberance and joy are infectious and should be felt to fully understand.