The Vale of Kashmir with two major Himalayan ranges is set like a diamond in the Indian subcontinent. The valley is surrounding by Pir panjal and great Himalaya from north and south. Kashmir has an incredible holiday Sightseeing itineraries for travelers, each journey are unique and unparallel. Kashmir is gifted by spectacular landscape and characteristic seasons. Each climate has its own charisma. Winter Trip Plan, all the major winter sports are obtainable , skiing , sledge riding , snow boards , snow biking , can be prepared in Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, or stay back and enjoy the snow fall and snow mountains in heated room. Spring and summer Trip Plan, The spring presents range of interesting activities for Tourists, with the city wake up after long winter and all the busy commercial part restarts in lower end and while the upper suburbs gets in new charm. The flower carpeted Landscape waving lakes and blue skies are pleasure of the valley.
Srinagar the lake city
Srinagar (1,730m) is the heart of Kashmir Valley. The Dal lake and Nagin lakes are soul of the city, enhances its beauty and antiques. An historical city dating back in BC era. Srinagar today is a resort for tourists to experience the magical beauty of the valley that has attracted visitors from all over the world since time of immemorial.The Dal Lake is Srinagar’s most attractive part of Srinagar, which is divided into four parts, Dal Lake, Nigeen Lake, big Dal lake, and Gagerbal. Dal Lake is not just a water body but home to different communities which are called Dal dwellers, fisher mans, house boat owners, Shop keepers, villagers along with others. The lake farmer produce various types of fresh vegetables which are sold in early morning vegetable market in centre part of Gagerbal on daily basics, and doing so from centuries, there are lotus fields, floating gardens which are matchless and unusual. The best and easy way to discover Dal Lake is shikara trip. The most attractive accommodation in Srinagar is House boats with all the facilities of two to five start hotels is unique and attractive. Birds are other beauty of this lake there are diverse nature of birds, if you are a bird photographer Dal lake is perfect place to explore your outing. In winter a lot of migrant birds travel to Kashmir and stays there in different lakes up to spring. Dal lake has two Islands (Rup lank) char chinar , (sona lank) three chinar and Neru Park . There is maharaja rest house which is called Kubutar khana. Water sports is also preference for adventure lovers there are swimming boats which offers services for water skiing , water biking , motor boat ride or just swim in middle of the Lake which makes it ideal holiday resort.
Mughal gardens are other attraction of Srinagar, Build in Mughal rule with their terraced lawns, cascade fountains and bright flowerbeds, overlooking the panorama of Dal Lake reflects the art and engineering of Mughal era. Shalimar The garden of love was build by Emperor Jehangir for his wife noor jehan. Nishat Garden was built in 1633 AD BY Asaf Khan. Chashmashahi Royal spring know for its sweet water was build by Shah Jehan in 1632 AD. Pari Mahal a palmistry school was build by Dara Shikoh in the foot hills of Zabarwan mountain ranges. Tulip garden is Asian largest tulip garden which remains open for month of April. Harwan is less known garden farthest of the rest of gardens is attached with Dachigam wild life century.The old city Another distinctive sightseeing is old city which has traditional articatact , most of the houses are build by wood and small bricks with beautiful punjer kare and wooden lawns show the rich history of Kashmir. It is worth to walk in old city through its busy tangled alleyways; you can sight gaily embroidered fabric, raw material for fragile carpets and shawls. Old city is gifted with Sufi shrines, some of the ancient, historical shrines and mosques among which Shah-i- Hamadan , Makhdoom Sahib, Pathar Masjid, Jama Masid , Pir Dastagir Sahib and budshaw tomb.
Srinagar Kashmir Sightseeing
Srinagar is endowed with many ancient historical Shrines, temples, and heritage sites. Hazratbal Dargah the most prestigious mosque situated on western bank of Dal Lake. Jama Masid the prominent mosque built by Sultan Sikandar in 1400 AD. Shah-i-Hamadan Mosque the first mosque built in Kashmir. Shaah-i-Hamdan RamuttuAllah came Kashmir from Persia and spread Islam in Kashmir. The mosque was built in 1395. Shankaracharya Temple was built in 250 BC on hills of Takht-i-Sulaiman. The Mughal fort on the hills of Kohimaran dominates Srinagar. The afghan governor Ata Mohammed Khan built it in 18th century.
Srinagar out side sights
Pampore located on Srinagar Jammu high way is known for the saffron that grows here, the best season to see saffron flowers are October November. Awantipora 9 century AD two Temples. Martand Temple built by King Laitaditya in 8 century AD. Kheer Bhawani Temple Manasbal Lake 30 km from Srinagar crystal clear water and one of beautiful Lake of Kashmir.
Srinagar Kashmir excursions – Prominent Hill Stations
Gulmarg (2650 m) 56km a favorite haunt of Emperor Jehangir, is best place for day excursion a cable offers best ride up to the upper ranges of Himalayas, it is also home for skiers in winter. Baba Reshi: a shrine of Kashmiri Sufi saint is another attraction of Gulmarg.
Pahalgam (2130 m) 90 km once the village of shepherd is situated on the banks of Lidder River is premier sightseeing resort for all seasons it is best place to stay overnight or two to explore Baisaran hagun and other interesting places.
Sonamarg(2730 m) 84 km Golden meadows lies in between great Himalayas , Sonamarg is a base of adventure sports , long hikes and trekking. Sonamarg is surrounded by thick colorful pine forest. Thajiwas glacier is best way to explore Sonmarg for day tour visitor.
Yousmarg (2000 m) 47 km from Srinagar Yousmarg is perfect place for short trips with the unique wild flowers and verdant grassy pastures stretching to acres of land, thick pine forests and back drop panorama view of snow capped mountains leave you astonished.
KokerNag Achabal Garden(2000 M) 85 Km From Srinagar is largest freshwater spring in Kashmir it is very famous for its gardens and trout fishing, koker means rooster and nag means spring. The spring comes of the base of thickly wooded hill where it divides into channels, which resembles to the claw foot of a rooster. Achabal is very legendary Mughal garden in Kashmir, and many old Bollywood movies have been filmed their songs in this garden.
Daksum (2450 m) Situated in the vicinity of kokernag spring, it presents a magical view in a den forests, Daksum offers peaceful environment, and the only sound can be heard from birds and Bringhi River.
Verinag (1900 M) 80 km drive from Srinagar the chief source of river Jhelum, the Mughal Emperor Jehangir constructed the base as well the arcade 1620. A travel to Verinag is very special by the varieties of colorful flowers and quiet mountains.
Aharbal water fall (2500 m) 70 km drive from Srinagar through eminent apple orchards of Shopian and takes you to the thrilling fall created by Vashav River that passes through canyon.
Doodh Patri ( 2000 m) 42 km The recently Discovered valley with the green carpeted meadows, The water gushing here resembles the sight of flowing milk.
Gurez (2400 m) 124 km sited in the deep Himalayas, the valley is surround by enormous mountains, It has varied fauna and wildlife as well as Himalayan Brown bear , Snow leopard along with other species.
Kashmir Tour Package
Trek Kashmir Mountain travel has best organized tour packages for all seasons for Kashmir and Leh Ladakh. The tour itinerary Start with short holiday schedule (2 nights 3 Days) to long excursions, (9 nights 10 Days). All the programs are customize according the choice of travelers, we make best tailor made tours with camping option too. All you have to send your travel request number of days and month of travelling. The tour package includes accommodation, transportation for Sightseeing Pick up Drop Airport, Dinner breakfast and Specialist Tour Guide. In short tours you can take optional excursions by your choice as well as nights stays furthermore we discuss other services by advance planning according your travel needs.
Tulip Kashmir Tour Package
Kashmir Tulip festival starts from mid April when tulip flowers come in to full bloom. Kashmir produces largest tulip flowers in Asia. Besides tulip Kashmir looks like a paradise in spring all flowers are in full blossom. The day excursions are very fascinating, the countryside orchards are colored by vegetable oils, and upper suburbs are snow coated. Travel to Sonmarg is one of best way to explore snow in Kashmir. A memorable experience where as travelling to Sonamarg, The road pass through snow tunnels and blanket snowed Thajiewas glacier presents most excellent sight.
Kashmir Spring Tulip tour Package Itinerary 3 nights 4 Days
Day 1: Srinagar Kashmir Airport to Dal Lake House Boat
Getting from Airport early morning flight generally Air Asia up to boulevard road check in House boat by shikara taxi, After breakfast Mugal Gardens round trip, sightseeing places, Tulip Garden, Chasmashahi Spring, Parimahal, Nishat Garden , Shalimar Garden, Hazratbal Shrine, Old City Monument sites round.
Day 2: Dal Lake To Sonamarg
After Breakfast Start 8.a.m. from Dal ghat up to Sonamarg, Being in Spring all the road sides afterwards Kangan is covered by Snow, the trip is best remedy for snow lovers, in sonamarg you can walk on snow or use snow sledges to explore sonmarg, evening back to Dal lake.
Day 3: Dal Lake To Gulmarg
The tour begins 9.a.m. from Dal ghat and drive to Gulmarg, after reaching Gulmarg a best way to enjoy gulmarg is to take cable car gondola up to last face 4000 meters and enjoy Swisszerland in Kashmir. Drive back house boat and enjoy shikara trip round the lake.
Day 4: Dal lake to Airport
You can go early morning vegetable market in shikara after breakfast drop airport.
Kashmir Tour Plan For Spring, Summer, and Autumn 5 nights 6 days
Day 1: Srinagar Airport to Dal Lake
Receiving at Srinagar Airport drive up to House boat in Dal lake or Nigin Lake, After check in Kashmiri zaffran kawa will be served, taking a hour rest , Local sightseeing Nishat garden, Shalimar garden , Chasmashahi, Tulip garden, old city , Hazratbal, Shah-i-Hamdan mosque along with other interesting attractions.
Day 2: Srinagar to Pahalgam one way 100 km drive
Pick up From House boat at 8 A.M. driving up to Pahalgam seeing the sights of Pampore Saffron pasture, Awantipora ruins, Martand Temple, after reaching Pahalgam a couple of sightseeing option are accessible here, a horse ride or by hiking up to Baisaran valley, Haung otherwise local sightseeing around Pahalgam and back to Srinagar.
Day 3: Srinagar to Sonmarg 90 km one way
Starting from House boat at 8 A.M. Drive up to Sonamarg passing through Ganderbal, Kangan. After reaching Sonamarg the best preference in Spring is Snow sledge or horse riding up to tajiwais glacier and back to Srinagar.
Day 4: Srinagar to Gulmarg 56 Km one way
Pick up from House boat at 9 A.M. Drive to Gulmarg by way of Tangmarg after reaching Gulmarg the best way to explore Gulmarg is cable car Gondola, the gondola reaches up to 4000 meters in Apperwat, where you can observe the greater reaches of Himalayan Landscape stretch’s, afterward back to Srinagar moreover Evening shikara trip around Dal Lake.
Day 5: Srinagar to Yousmarg
The journey begins with soft drive From House boat at 9 A.M. to Yousmarg on the way visiting Chare-Shrief Sufi shrine, after reaching Yousmarg a pony ride up to Nilnag and enjoy the multicolored meadows, wild flowers of Yousmarg and drive back to Srinagar.
Day 6: Srinagar to Airport
An early morning shikara trip to vegetable market is advisable, after breakfast drive to airport.
Best Time: April to November