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By Sanjana Singh Subscribe to RSS | March 21st 2012 | Views:

Under tour packages to Kashmir, you can explore Srinagar in all its vivid beauty and visit other attractive destinations like Gulmarg & Pahalgam.

History: Srinagar finds a prominent place in the books of mythology. According to legends, Srinagar used to be occupied by a giant demon that inhabited a lake. Sage Kashyap used his powers to drain the lake of its waters. Then Goddess Parvati conjured up the mountains to crush the demon.

Kashmir sightseeing: Kashmir has a cosmopolitan culture which is evident from its mixed ethnicity. The breathtaking beauty of the mountains, forests, gardens & birds will leave you begging for more. During a tour to Srinagar, you will be mesmerized by the charms of the Dal Lake. Shikara (boat house) rides will give you immense joy as you float over the vast, endless lake sipping in the nippy air. Gulmarg and Sonmarg are other important destinations that fall under your tour packages to Kashmir. Serene Flower parks, picture perfect skyline and the awe-evoking Alpather Lake will have a hypnotizing effect on your senses.

Outdoor activities: In Kashmir, you can indulge into a lot of outdoor activities including:

• Shikara rides

• Adventure sports like angling, fishing, kayaking, surfing, and canoeing

• Winter games like skiing

• Trekking, hiking, camping, walking, exploring

• Shopping in shopping complexes, local markets, traditional bazaars, etc

• Sightseeing activities including visits to Mughal gardens, flower parks, streams, rivers, shrines, temples & mosques

• Golfing activities in Srinagar

Where to stay: Kashmir, being a top tourist destination, boasts of countless resorts, inns, guest houses & hotels (ranging from utmost posh to the most affordable ones). Also, you can browse through various tour packages to Kashmir, inclusive of tour packages for Srinagar, to have a delightful & anxiety-free Kashmir holiday.

Srinagar sightseeing & attractions: Some of the sightseeing spots that are must-visit under your Kashmir holiday include:

• Dal Lake

• Shalimar Bagh

• Nishat Bagh

• Chashmashai or Royal Spring

• Pari Mahal or Fairy Palace

• Shankaracharya Temple

• Jamia Masjid

• Rozahbal Mosque or the ‘tomb of Jesus’

• Hazratbal shrine

• Shahi Masjid

• Nazim Bagh

• Shrine of Charar-e-Sharif

• Khanqah-e-Moula

• Badshuhnun Dumat

When to Visit: Best time to buy tour packages for Srinagar is during May to September. But if you have a penchant for cold, snow & winter sports, then you can even take a Kashmir holiday during December and head to Gulmarg.

Local Festivals: Navroz, Urs and Ramzan are the chief festivals celebrated with passion and enthusiasm.

Emergency number (Srinagar): Police: 0194-2443010 and 0191-2454064, Hospital: +91-194-452531 SMHS Hospital: +91-194-2452013 Children Hospital: +91-194-451317, The Director Tourism: (0194) 452690/91

Sanjana Singh - About Author:
Writer of this article is working with Hungry Bags, a reliable travel agent that offers the best deals for Kashmir holiday. A range of tour packages to Kashmir and customized tour packages for Srinagar are arranged by the company, which ensure travelers a hassle-free trip to the Valley of Kashmir.

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