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Kashmir- Comparable to Heaven to the Hilt

By Raj Mehta Subscribe to RSS | December 5th 2011 | Views:

Kashmir has been compared to heaven by many wise souls. A visit to Kashmir will convince you that this comparison is not farfetched. Kashmir is an amalgam of heavenly sights, sounds and smells. You have to be there to believe it.

Kashmir Tour Packages has as its attractions snow covered mountains, rich valleys, serene lakes, historical monuments, and opportunities for adventure activities, charming gardens and various places of worship.

The important destinations in Kashmir Holiday Packages are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Jammu, Patnitop, Sanasar, Katra, Leh, Ladakh, Kargil, Zanaskar and Nubra Valley.

Srinagar is located in the heart of Kashmir valley and spreads its charm on both sides of river Jhelum. It is situated at an altitude of one thousand seven hundred and thirty meters. Srinagar has an unique geographical setting and its lakes, gardens, springs, hills , mountains, golf course, opportunities for trekking and various indoor and outdoor sports, cycling trials, world class hotels and restaurants serving variety cuisines attracts millions of tourists. Besides, it is abode to many spiritual places.

As is the whole Kashmir state, Srinagar is endowed with many lakes. Dal and Nagin are the two prominent lakes of Srinagar which enhances its picturesque setting. Dal is one of the most beautiful lakes of India and is also the second largest in Jammu and Kashmir state. The three sides of Dal Lake are surrounded by majestic mountains and on its shores are laid many gardens and orchards. Dal lake have hundreds of houseboats plying in it. Houseboats let you stay in the peace and tranquility of the lake. Nagin Lake is nearby Dal Lake. The water is pleasantly cool even in summer. Nagin Lake has many houseboats which act as shops letting you shop for multiple things in the lake.

There are many beautiful gardens in Srinagar as in whole Kashmir state. Most of them were built by Mughal emperors. The two of the famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar lie by the side of Dal Lake. They are Shalimar and Nishat respectively. The gardens will fan the romanticism in you. The numerous fountains, Chinnar trees, pavilions and lawns laden with flowers beguile you into seduction.

There are numerous ways of sightseeing in Srinagar. One of the options is doing so in a Shikara in Dal Lake, as there are many sightseeing spots by the sides of Dal. Hazrathbal Shrine is one such spot apart from the Mughal Gardens. Gulmarg is one of the premier hill resorts of Asia. It is beautiful and its proximity to Srinagar adds to its attraction. It is also one of the prime winter destinations of India. In winter, Gulmarg is covered by snow and it makes for premier ski resort of India. It has good sunshine and good snow – marks of an ideal ski resort. The skiing season usually is from mid December to end of March. Gulmarg is well suited for learning skiing as it has some of the best slopes for beginners. To make things easy there are ski lifts and chair lifts. Good quality equipment is available on hire. There are also services of trained instructors available. You can also engage in other snow sports and related activities.

Situated at the western edge of Tibetan Plateau, Ladakh is a high altitude desert. Landscape of Ladakh has been modified and sculpted into its present spectacular shape by the wind and the erosion over the centuries.

Raj Mehta - About Author:
Raj Mehta is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored may books on tour guide kashmir Packages and Kashmir Tours.

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