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Kashmir, Darjeeling and Ladakh: 3 Top Hill Stations in India

By Archi Mehra Subscribe to RSS | July 19th 2012 | Views:
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India has some top-notch hill stations including Kashmir, Darjeeling and Ladakh. This article has been penned to highlight the features of Kashmir tour packages, Darjeeling tourism package and Ladakh tourism package.

Kashmir, situated in the state of Jammu & Kashmir in northern India, is a top draw for tourists. The scenic delight of Kashmir is truly beyond comparison. Be it the deep valleys or the snow-clad mountains or the sprawling flower gardens or the beautiful apple orchards, Kashmir’s beauty is unparallel. Now-a-days, Kashmir tour packages are easily available. You can look up for a good package on the internet. Depending on your budget, you can easily find a suitable package that will maximize your fun and minimize your expenses.

Dal Lake is one of the biggest attractions of Kashmir. The lake is mostly frozen and presents a beautiful picture. When the ice melts, it offers excellent boating facilities on houseboats. Other sports like angling and fishing can also be enjoyed here.

Kashmir also boasts of some alluring royal gardens like the Nishat Bagh and the Shalimar Bagh. The Pari Mahal is a beautiful palace that will inspire awe and admiration. Jama Masjid, the largest mosque of Srinagar, is another must visit. Other attractions of Kashmir are the Royal Spring, Hazratbal shrine, Shahi Masjid and Nazim Bagh. During your trip, also make sure to visit Gulmarg and Sonmarh which are extremely panoramic.

Though Kashmir can be visited round the year, for idyllic climate you are advised to buy the Kashmir tour packages between May-September. In case you are heading there in winter, make sure to carry enough woolens. For its breathtaking beauty and a warm, cosmopolitan culture, Kashmir is truly one of the hottest hill stations in India.

Darjeeling tourism: Darjeeling, situated in the state of West Bengal, in eastern India, is another popular hill station. It is majestically beautiful and proffers a captivating view of the Kanchenjunga. Make sure to carry your binoculars when you visit Darjeeling.

Under Darjeeling tourism package, you can stay in the best hotels and enjoy sightseeing to the fullest. Mall Road is a must-visit. It is a scenic viewpoint and houses a number of local shops and restaurants. Enjoy the snacks of Sunflower restaurant and have dinner in Lunar.

Your tourist guide will also tell you to visit the panoramic Tiger Hill at the crack of the dawn. The view of the sunrise from Tiger Hill is stupendously beautiful. Other popular attractions of Darjeeling are the Darjeeling Zoo, Maitreya Buddha Monastery, Senchal Lake and The Observatory Hill. At Ghoom, you can even enjoy a toy train ride.

Best time to visit Darjeeling is between April-June or between September-December. Try to avoid the monsoon season as it gets very wet during that time. So, buy a Darjeeling tourism package and go for a splendid holiday.

Ladakh tourism: Ladakh is another hot tourist destination that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is a vibrant place which proffers excellent opportunities to dig into some thrilling sports like river rafting, parasailing, trekking, rock climbing and mountain biking. Ladakh is also famous for its monasteries and a warm culture. Under Ladakh tourism packages, you must check out some of the famous monasteries like the Hemis Monastery, Thikse Monastery and Spituk Monastery. Royal Palace, Jama Masjid and Stok Palace Museum are other chief attractions.

Ladakh’s snow-capped mountains and scenic delights make it a perfect getaway for honeymooners and family people. So, buy a Ladakh tourism package and travel to this enchanting destination.

Archi Mehra - About Author:
Hungry Bags, the leading tour operator, offers enticing Kashmir tour packages, Darjeeling tourism packages and Ladakh tourism packages to lure you into an unforgettable hillside holiday.

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