Places to Visit Include: - Srinagar – resplendent with several splendid Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake, unique shikaras and houseboats, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Chasm-e-Shahi, and Pari Mahal.historic mosques and temples Gulmarg – Asia’s highest ski resort, cable car, also good for trekking and horse-riding Pahalgam – streams and the river Liddar where you can go white-water rafting, do horse-riding, or trek through the place Sonamarg – another scenic place – ‘meadow of flowers’, surrounded by snow-capped mountains Scenic Patnitop is the highest point on the J&K highway, at a height of 2,024-m. With the Chenab at its feet, pretty Patnitop is thickly enveloped with cedar and deodar trees, and pine needles. Tourists flock to it for trekking, camping, abseiling, rock climbing, and paragliding during the summer, and skiing in the winter.
Check the weather reports a few days prior to your departure. Kashmiris are a hospitable and simple people, but do take care of your valuables especially in crowded places. Keep your head covered in religious places, leave your shoes outside, and do not drink or smoke in those premises.
The devout often trek from Pahalgam onwards for the Amarnath Yatra. We can guide you to one or more of the places you may like to visit there. Foreigners have to get registered on arriving at Srinagar and at their hotels.
Due to its varying topography, you will find from your Kashmir Holiday Packages that the climate also varies. All times of the year are good for a visit, but you will need light woollens even during the summer months, with heavy woollens being a must for the chilly winter season. In Srinagar, pretty shikaras and houseboats dot the picturesque Dal Lake, and luxurious gardens of the Mughal era including: In the midst of the Dal Lake is a tiny islet – Char Chinar, popular with the tourists; a reminder of the chinar or maple trees, with their richly-hued autumn leaves. Other popular tourist landmarks are: Shankaracharya Temple and Hazratbal Mosque. Nearby is the temple of Kheer Bhawani, with its changing colours, dedicated to the mother Goddess, another ‘must-see’ destination. Kashmir’s speciality is the wagwan, comprising of many delectable non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes, rice and dessert. Rogan josh, Rishta, gush Taba, and yakhni are favoured by non-vegetarians. Kahwah is their special brand of tea, made of saffron leaves.
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