Kashmir, the paradise on Earth is a wonderful holiday destination for the tourists in India. This state lies in the North Western Part of the Indian Subcontinent and is surrounded by the Greater Himalayas and the Pir Pangal Range. The snow capped mountains, the landscaped gardens and the romantic houseboats will definitely give you a wonderful holiday experience.
The lakes, mosques, temples and the gardens add beauty to the city. Kashmiri cuisine is one of the major attractions of the city. If you want to enjoy the true natural beauty of the place put up in any of the Houseboats in Kashmir. We at Touristplacesinindia.com provide you with complete information on all that you want to know about Kashmir and about tourism in Kashmir.
Some of the attractions in the city which draw tourists form all around the world every year include:
Gulmarg: It lies in the Baramula District of Jammu and Kashmir and is also known as the “beauty spot” of Kashmir. It is a hill station located near Srinagar. Some of the attractions at Gulmarg include the Khilanmarg – which offers an unparalleled view of the Greater Himalayas, the Alpather Lake – a picturesque alpine lake which remains frozen until mid June and the Shrine of Baba Reshi.
Pahalgam: It was once a shephard’s village which is situated at the confluence of streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River. One can hire ponies for horse riding from the tourist office here. One can also enjoy fishing at the Lidder River
Sonamarg: It is situated at a distance of 84 km from Gulmarg and is a picturesque destination with several mountain lakes like Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal passing through it. You can drive here through the Sindh Valley. The Sindh River that passes through the valley abounds with trout and mahaseer.
Amarnathji Yatra: It is a pilgrim tour of Hindus during the month of July and August every year. Here there is a Stalagmite in the form of Shiva Lingam formed naturally of ice. On two sides of this Lingam there are two more ice lingams – one of Parvati and another of Ganesha.
Kashmir is easy of access by roads, railways and airways. The nearest airhead is at Srinagar. There are daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu to Srinagar. The nearest railway station for Srinagar is Jammy Tawi. This station is connected with all major cities in India like Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Mumbai, Kanyakumari, and Ahmedabad by daily train services.
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