A land of unmatched scenic beauty and rich culture, Kashmir truly is a ‘Heaven on Earth’. The state of Jammu and Kashmir shows a rich diversity in its landscape as people move from the south to the north. Low hills in the south, snow-capped peaks and velvety valleys in the centre and a barren, yet enchanting realm in the extreme north make up the state’s geography. To explore these varied landforms and more, buy Kashmir tour packages from Yatra. The state can be easily reached via road, rail and air from all parts of the country, leading to easy access. One of its top tourist destinations is its capital, Srinagar. Here, people can visit Dal Lake, take a ride on shikaras, stay in a peaceful houseboat and relax in lakeside Mughal gardens like Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh and Chashma Shahi. The cuisine of the state is fragrant and full of spices, with dishes like Gushtaba, Dum Aloo, Rogan Josh, Yakhni and the famous tea, Kahwa, being the favourites. While in the city with Kashmir holiday packages, travellers can buy exquisite hand-woven rugs and carpets, and the globally renowned Pashmina shawls. The valley of Kashmir is surrounded by splendid hill stations like Sonamarg, Gulmarg and Pahalgam, where adventure sports like skiing can be relished in winters.
Another popular thrilling activity to undertake in the state is trekking to spellbinding lakes, peaks and valleys. Family tours to Jammu and Kashmir can be made better by going on a pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi and Amarnath – two of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. Kashmir also provides countless opportunities for white water river rafting, strenuous mountaineering, bike tours and off-road cycling. Located to the north of the Kashmir Valley, the desert plateau of Ladakh is a world of its own. The centre of Himalayan Buddhism in the country, the region houses numerous monasteries like those of Hemis, Shey, Likir, Alchi, Lamayuru and Diskit. Its administrative centre, Leh has inviting tourist attractions like Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Hall of Fame. Visiting natural wonders like Pangong Tso, Tso Kar and Tso Moriri with Kashmir honeymoon packages is an ideal way to spend the first few days together.
Once you arrive at Srinagar, a provided vehicle will transfer you from the airport to your hotel at Srinagar
After checking into your hotel, relax for a while before heading out for a sightseeing tour in the vehicle provided, followed by a stay in a houseboat
The sightseeing tour covers many of Srinagar's most popular tourist destinations, which includes an hour long boat ride on a gondola down the picturesque Dal Lake followed by a visit to the kost scenic gardens of Srinagar the Shalimar Bagh and the Nishat Bagh
Once the sightseeing tour ends, check into the houseboat and have your complimentary dinner before ending the day with an overnight stay at the houseboat in Srinagar
After waking up, have your complimentary breakfast and drive to Gulmarg which is roughly 2hrs away
Known as the Meadow of Flowers, Gulmarg is a treat for the eyes, with a kaleidoscope of colors bursting across the landscape. It is also a world class skiing destination, and one can take a Cable Car ride for a sightseeing view of Kongdori at an additional cost (not included in the package)
After the sightseeing tour ends, the vehicle will then proceed on the drive back to Srinagar. Enjoy a complimentary dinner, followed by an overnight stay at the hotel
Wake up the following morning and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. After having your breakfast, check out of the houseboat and head out in the vehicle provided to Pahalgam
You might notice this location from those mountain scenes in Bollywood movies. Known as the Valley of Shepherds, Pahalgam is a place rich in religious and touristic value. Enroute to Pahalgam, there will be stops along the way to visit the Awantipura Ruins, where the Kingdom of Awantipura once stood,as well as the Martand Sun Temple, which is dedicated to the Sun God Surya
Once you arrive at Pahalgam, check in to your hotel, and head out for a nature walk of the banks of the River Lidder. Pahalgam is also a popular starting point for treks, so you can explore the routes at your own leisure
After the sightseeing tour ends, return to your htoel in Pahalgam, where you can enjoy your complimentary dinner before turning in for an overnight stay at your hotel in Pahalgam
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