What’s the one thing which comes to your mind when you hear Kashmir? Well it should be its magnificent and breath-taking beauty! Did you think of something else? Then you should definitely take a trip to Kashmir!
History and Introduction: Kashmir is the one stop destination to witness the magical affair of nature’s beauty. You can either take a ride on shikharas, or just whoosh around the snowy valley. The Mughal gardens and Kashmir valley is attracting the tourists from all around the world. Kashmir is located in the north-western region of India. It is surrounded by Afghanistan to its north-west and Pakistan to the west, to south Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Since the partition of the Indian continent in 1947, it has become the subject of dispute between India and Pakistan.
Places to visit:Srinagar: Located on the banks of the Jhelum river, Srinagar known as the "summer capital" of J&K. Srinagar is well known for the "Dal Lake" and its many colourful 'shikharas' and house-boats. Pahalgam: its pristine little hill-town. It’s covered with dominant forest. You can spot Brown bear, Leopard, Rhesus macaque, Grey langur, Wild bears etc. Gulmarg: it’s the famous hill station in Kashmir. The journey is more beautiful than destination. The roads are covered with tall fragrant poplars, rice field’s and lots of pretty fragrant flowers. Gulmarg is also known for the highest green golf course in the world - at an altitude of 2,650 meters.
Other attractions are: St. Mary`s Church in Gulmarg, Ningle Nallah In Gulmarg, Alpather Lake in Gulmarg, Apharwat Peak In Gulmarg, Sonamarg in Srinagar, Leh/Ladakh, Vaishno Devi etc. Every minute spent in Kashmir is never wasted..!!
How to reach: By Air: Regular flights are available from all major cities of India. You can fly to Sheikh Ul Alam The airport in Srinagar, the Jammu Airport in Jammu or the Kushook Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh depending on which part of the valley you are headed to. By Rail: Jammu's Jammu Tawi Station is well-connected to other cities in India Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Trivandrum to name a few. By Road: There are comfortable and cost-effective private buses travelling from neighbouring cities like Manali, Shimla, Ludhiana, and Delhi. You can also avail government-owned buses as well as travel in a four-wheeler.
Adventurous to explore: Being an apple of the eye place for all the adventure geeks, Kashmir never fails to give an adrenaline rush. You can explore various adventurous activities like, River rafting, Trekking, Rock climbing, skiing and boating Etc., or if you want to sit and sip coffee in front of a scenic view, you have it all here. But, Must try:
Green, Brown, and White: Wondering what? Kashmir is the place where you get to encounter the wonders of nature: you can Experience rock climbing (brown), an adventurous trek with greenery surrounding to witness the breath-taking view (Green) or glide and slide in the snow covered valley.
Best time to visit: Kashmir is a pleasant place to visit around the year. The popular period from October to March. It’s best to avoid humid months of May and June. Winter: between December and February; Snow covered Pir Panjal range makes winter the best time to visit Kashmir for a honeymoon. A large number of tourists visit during this time to enjoy snowfall in Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Srinagar. Monsoon: between September and November; the Monsoon season is off-season in Kashmir Valley. However, you can experience apple picking activity while you are in Kashmir during Rains. Spring: between March and April; the early summers in the Kashmir valley, the hills are covered with lush greenery and flowers blossoming all around, making this a beautiful and vibrant time.
Kashmir is much more than what you hear! Why wait?? Visit today Witness the beauty which far exceeds imagination.